Control Your Android Phone by the Computer Using VNC

VNC is a program widely used for remote support. Multiple remote support tools free or paid are based on VNC and its variants and now there is also a VNC server that you can run on your Android phone.

Using the droid VNC server you can use your Android phone from your computer keyboard, and mouse. Is excellent for testing programs, installing applications or other tasks that are easier to do by the PC than the screen of the device.

First you install the droid VNC server which requires your Android phone is rooteado. After this the program will prompt for superuser permissions and you should allow. Ready! Your Android is now a VNC server and you can access it using any VNC client.

I thought I’d do a video explaining the operation but I found a video on Youtube in the same style of what I would write. The video below shows an Android phone being controlled from the computer through VNC. The phone screen is seen on the PC and keyboard and mouse commands are received by the appliance. Likewise if you use playing on the screen or on the buttons you see on the PC the result. Is exactly as in a remote support session using VNC between two computers.

A great utility I found to the VNC server on Android is making presentations of tools and apps on the phone for an audience, for example. You can keep the phone in your hands, using it and everyone can see the screen of the device be designed through the computer. Very simple, free and fulfills its promises. He’s just a little slow when there are many animations on the screen.

The keys that mimic the Android buttons on the keyboard of the computer through the droid VNC Server are as follows:

  • Pressing “Back” of the Android: ESC
  • Pressing “Home” of Android 2.3: Home
  • Pressing “Menu” of Android: Page Up
  • “Off” button of the Android: End
  • The keyboard also functioning normally directional

Despite the official website of the implementation report that does not work on Milestone, tested on the Motorola Milestone with Android 2.3.7, the CyanogenMod 7 and it worked perfectly.