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Remotely Flash Files onto Your Android Device
The traditional way of flashing files onto your Android devices comes with a couple of downsides. If you want to do so manually, this involves connecting your device with a USB cable that you seemed to have lost only a couple of minutes ago. Then there’s the trial and error process that comes with testing new themes, mods, and ROMs. However, this can all be avoided simply with XDA Senior Member Prl91‘s RemoteFlash.
What RemoteFlash allows you to do is flash individual files from your PC straight onto your Android device, minus the cables and the hassle. It consists of 2 components: a standalone Java application serving as the PC client, and a simple APK for your Android. Requiring a reboot after APK installation, the app would then silently run in the background while the PC client auto-scans for your device to subsequently flash the selected file with the option of wiping /data and /cache. Keep in mind that both the PC and your device must be on the same WiFi network, and any other device with RemoteFlash installed on the network will have to disconnect for the scan to operate normally. Prl91 recommends a custom recovery using OpenRecoveryScript such as TWRP, although CWM may be usable depending on the build installed.
As of time of writing, Prl91 has not implemented MD5 checking for faulty file transfers, although there is a system in place that continuously monitors the streams of bytes going through the TCP socket stream. If a byte were to be dropped or the connection flickers, the client would immediately cancel the transfer from PC to your device. However, Prl91 is planning on implementing MD5 checking in the future.
Both the PC client and Android APK are free for download exclusively on the XDA Forums, and can be found, along with more information, in the application thread.
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