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Thumbdrive and ISO emulator for phones Source


Thumbdrives is a USB mass storage emulator for Linux handhelds. It uses the USB gadget configurations in the kernel to present a virtual USB CD drive or thumbdrive to the attached device. This makes it possible to install linux from the phone on the target device.

CD emulation above cdrom sizes is not supported by the kernel and those .iso files will be emulated as usb mass storage instead. Files ending in .img will always be emulated as usb mass storage and will be writable.


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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: maturing

This project has been in development for some time and is somewhere around a 1.0 release. It should work mostly fine.


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* You need to have an appstream:// handler, e.g., GNOME Software or KDE Discover, installed and the app needs to be available in a configured software repository, more details.

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Licensing and technical details

License: MIT Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK3 libhandy

Programming languages: Python

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://git.sr.ht/~martijnbraam/thumbdrives/blob/master/data/nl.brixit.Thumbdrives.metainfo.xml.in