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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.

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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

Solution

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

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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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