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A simple and cross-platform Android Devices Manager

A simple and cross-platform Android Devices Manager

MobyDroid

MobyDroid is a simple and cross-platform Android Devices Manager.

It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris...).

THIS IS JUST A BETA RELEASE !

Prerequisites

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 or later
  • ADB

Usage

Simply extract and run the jar file:

java -jar "mobydroid.jar"

Motives

I have been running linux from while now. And what I noticed is there is no GUI Android Devices Manager until now (QtADB didn't work for me).
Basicly I kept using ADB command line and kept waiting for someone to make something or some alternatives.
Some day a friend of mine kept complaining about the same problem. After that, I decided to make a simple Apk installer with a graphical user interface. And something lead to another.
And I wanted to share it for any one having the same problem.

So here it is !

tasks

settings

terminal

info

screenshot

browser

manager

Install

Distro Download Link
Arch yaourt mobydroid mobydroid (AUR)
Debian mobydroid_0.1-1.deb
Fedora RPM mobydroid-0.1-1.rpm
Manjaro yaourt mobydroid mobydroid (AUR)
Ubuntu mobydroid_0.1-1.deb
RPM mobydroid-0.1-1.rpm

Download

Type Size Download Link
Standalone 2.29 MB MobyDroid_v0.1.zip
Jar Only 0.22 MB MobyDroid_v0.1_jar.zip

BETA

THIS IS JUST A BETA RELEASE !
So you should expect a ton of bugs or crash issues.
Please feel free to reply in this thread any comments, suggestions, questions, bug reports, ect.
if you encounter an issue or have a great ideas please file an issue on issues.

How to Install ADB on Windows, macOS, and Linux

A Great article on XDA see here

Troubleshooting

If you cannot connect to your device check the following:

  • Your adb server is running by issuing adb start-server
  • You can see the device using adb adb devices

If you see the device in adb but not in MobyDroid please file an issue on issues.

ADB Protocol Description

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a client-server architecture used to communicate with Android devices (install APKs, debug apps, etc).

An overview of the protocol can be found here: Overview

A list of the available commands that a ADB Server may accept can be found here:
Services

The description for the protocol for transfering files can be found here: SYNC.TXT.

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