EtchDroid

An application that helps you write images to USB drives, no root required

EtchDroid is an open-source application that helps you write images to USB drives. You can use it to make a bootable GNU/Linux USB drive when your laptop is dead and you're in the middle of nowhere.

Features:


  • Supports raw disk images and most GNU/Linux distributions ISOs

  • Supports most DMG disk images (beta)

  • No root - everything is done within the bounds of the Android API

  • Free as in freedom

Planned features:


  • Write common GNU/Linux distro in streaming from the Internet without storing it on the device

  • Support for Windows installation ISO (will likely require root)

  • Support for Unetbootin-style image flashing

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.3 (4) - Added on 2018-10-08

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6.7 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 1.2 (3) - Added on 2018-09-25

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 6.7 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE