Keep Things Simple with AndroidControl for PCs

Keep Things Simple with AndroidControl for PCs

When modifying the software of our devices, it can become a little tiresome to constantly switch programs in order to find the right tool. For this reason, XDA forum member nickiberli took the time to create an easy-to-use .exe with a tidy GUI and access to all of the functions you should need, all in one place.

AndroidControl includes all of the features you would normally expect to perform when carrying out tasks on your phone using your Windows PC. It will push and pull files to and from the device, reboot it, boot into recovery or bootloader, kill and start the ADB server, flash radio, recovery, zImage and boot images and kernel modules, uninstall, enable and disable existing packages and even install new packages. All of this can be done without opening a single program from the Android SDK.

The program will only work on Windows machines, and has some prerequisites for successful installation. You can download it from the development thread.

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Ben Elliott
Ben Elliott

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