Vysor

Recently, I was looking for apps that would do approximately what ‘Samsung SideSync’ does – which is to allow a remote, VNC-like connection, with our PCs or Laptops as clients, and with the Android device as our Remote Host. But I was looking for solutions that run under Linux, which SideSync does not.

And so another possibility which I ran in to, was This Solution. The main problem with “Vysor”, is that some users don’t understand what it does. It creates a remote session To one’s Android device alright, but by default, requires that we have ADB drivers installed on the PC or Laptop, and that we have a USB cable connecting that computer to our Android…

Actually, The Best Way to access Vysor, is first to install the Chrome Extension, which will act as client. In order for this to work, we first need to make sure that WebGL Is Enabled on our Chrome For Linux.

And then, if we still want to use Vysor, only without the USB cable, we may need to install This Additional App, which acts as an ADB-over-WiFi bridge, on the Android side. On the PC or Laptop side, we nevertheless need to have the ADB drivers installed.

IF we can get all these components to work together, then we’ll also have an Android-session over WiFi, BUT, there is a problem. It represents a security risk. By exposing the full ADB capabilities of our phone to whatever WiFi network, we’d also be allowing other potential hacks to take place.

I did not go as far as described, before deciding that this was less-than-ideal for me. Other people – mainly devs – find this to be a good replacement for the Emulators they’d normally use to debug their Android apps, since it allows those devs to do so, directly via their Android devices. If you have a farm of those…

Dirk

 

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