Is there any way to create a bootable USB (not turn your android device into a bootable USB), with an OTG USB stick through android?

I do not have a laptop to do this on, as the one I need (the one i need to bootable USB for, and the one i need to fix)no longer has an OS installed nor a CD drive. So any help would be much appreciated.

I am aware of the app to turn your android device into a bootable USB, but that does not work in my case.


Based on the discussions with OP, he has

  • Broken Win 10 machine, unable to get into OS

  • Rooted Android

He wants to

  • Extract Data from the Win machine

  • Install OS


DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives

  • From the developers XDA thread, download Hiren's boot CD (for windows) - link in OP into the Android device

  • Enter BIOS of your machine and set the Boot order to boot from USB as first choice ( key combination would be based on the machine and Google can help)

  • Connect Android to device and boot, device will recognised and a temporary Win environment Win XP / 7 can be created. Connect an external drive and transfer files to drive

Above based on my personal experience in getting data out of dead Win XP

Installing new OS

  • In my case, CD was working so I installed OS again

  • One of the reviews ( by Steffen Mossefin) claims he was able to do that using this app.

Edit:: Help section of app suggests ways of installing windows using this app by creating bootable USB drives, which of course need access to another PC - not tried this

  • Is this still a good route to use even if I have no CD drive? – KennethM Oct 29 '16 at 16:44
  • Updated solution – beeshyams Oct 29 '16 at 17:24
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    I managed to, yes. But I went to my parents house and used their computer to complete the process. Thank you very much! – KennethM Oct 29 '16 at 17:44
  • this requires root, right? – user186920 Nov 3 '16 at 23:52
  • @MarkYisri : yes.. added that to make it clear – beeshyams Nov 4 '16 at 2:34

ISO to USB app does the work same as rufus for windows


Use ZArchiver (Play Store link) to extract ISO to USB. In BIOS open EFI boot file present in USB (options like in HP: Run UEFI application). Once boot menu opens, install/recover Windows.

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