Former Writer · Apr 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

New VNC Server Shows Promise for Rooted Android Devices

Every now and then, technology that’s been around for a while gets a little refresher. For some, it’s gaining compatibilty with newer operating systems, and for others, it’s becoming compatible with previously incompatible operating systems. Others still are simply revamps of older work to provide better functionality and easier usage on a wider range of devices than previous releases. This is the case with a new VNC server that is currently being developed by XDA Senior Member knoxbrder.

The VNC server hasn’t been tested on many devices yet, but it does seem to work very well on the rooted devices that have been tried. According to the developer, this VNC server is based on older Google code, but it features a number of new implementations such as using the native screenshot code and uinput. The server itself has a lot of features and has had a lot of work put into it. All work has been well documented by knoxbrder, and the instructions are clear and easy to understand. Some of the controls include:

local Escape key is “back” on remote Android device
local Windows or Home key is “home” on remote Android device
local Menu or Pg-Up key is “menu” on remote Android device
local F6 key is “camera” on some devices (not all)
local Pg-Dn key is “call” on some devices (not all)
local End key is “end call” and/or power on/off
local Alt-o / Alt-i is “power off/on” on some devices
local Alt-u is “volume up” on some devices
local Alt-d is “volume down” on some devices

While there is still a lot of work being done and work that needs to be done, this VNC server is showing a lot of promise, and VNC fans would do well to check it out and see how it works over previous VNC servers. Additional information, documentation, and downloads can be found in the original thread.


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