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DriveDroid Alternatives

DriveDroid is described as 'allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone' and is a bootable usb creator in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to DriveDroid for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Linux Mint. The best alternative is Rufus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DriveDroid are balenaEtcher, dd, UltraISO and MultiBootUSB.

DriveDroid alternatives are mainly Bootable USB Creators but may also be DVD Burners or CD Burners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DriveDroid.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone.

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  1. Rufus is a utility that helps format and create bootable USB flash drives, such as USB keys/pendrives, memory sticks, etc.

    Some users think Rufus is a great alternative to DriveDroid, some don't.
  2. balenaEtcher is a free and open-source image burner with support for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It makes USB and SD card image burning as simple and fast as possible.

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    It's used to burn ISO's onto USB sticks, not to emulate USB sticks with and Android phones.

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    doesn't create uefi boot for windows 7,

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  3. dd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    dd, that stands for ‘data duplicator’, is a command-line utility for Unix mainly used for copying and converting data.

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  4. CD image files are easily created with UltraISO. Duplicate discs to a CD image, create bootable CDs and audio CD images - and UltraISO also handles DVD image files. If you need to know how to make a CD image or need to edit an ISO image file, UltraISO is the tool you need.

  5. MultiBootUSB is a software to create multi boot live Linux on a removable media i.e USB disk. It is similar to UNetbootin but many distros can be installed, provided you have enough space on the disk.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 9.2.0, released in April 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub.



  6. WinSetupFromUSB is a Windows program, which prepares multiboot USB flash or fixed disk to install any Windows versions since 2000/XP, boot various Linux and *BSD flavors, as well as many Windows, Linux, DOS based and other utilities. Since version 1.

  7. BurnAware

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    BurnAware is a full-fledged, easy-to-use burning software which allows users to write all types of files such as digital photos, pictures, archives, documents, music and videos to CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (including M-Disc).

  8. Flexible and configurable USB drive multiboot solution which also supports UEFI booting.

  9. ROSA Image Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Optical drives are rapidly disappearing from our computers of all kinds, and consequently installing operating systems from USB flash disks is becoming increasingly popular.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2016.

  10. MultiSystem is an awesome Linux tool for creating multiboot USB drives, developed by François Fabre (http://liveusb.info/dotclear/).

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