For Remote Desktop functionality there is Droid VNC Server, other current better options? Android Screencast (Seems like something that was promising)?

I used to "Wi-Fi keyboards", but now with VNC its not so interesting, as I have to set the input-method on the phone. (i think "Remote Keyboard" app could be interesting if there are situations when VNC are difficult.

What about options for working directly with the phone, like desktop SMS applications?

I am thinking of any way of connecting (Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi....) with a rooted phone?

Primarily Windows Desktop (But many possibilities is always better)

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You can hae a look at AirDroid for desktop SMS.

It works as a kind of web server on your phone, which means you have to access it from a secure web page (downside: works only inside the same WiFi network).

But next to smses you can do a lot more with it, but I recommend you have a look at it yourself.

  • I am checking it out. There are many apps that doesnt work over the Internet, but there should be some VPN solution?
    – Olav
    Dec 29, 2012 at 14:14
  • You could setup port forwarding in your router if your intention is to let "someone from the outside" access it (or to access a device you left home with Airdroid or the like running). Of course, if you've got VPN setup and running, that's obsolete as you can act as if you'd be within the same network already.
    – Izzy
    Dec 29, 2012 at 14:43


Our vmlite vnc server does exactly what you asked. Remotely view and control any android devices from desktop or another phone/tablet, rooting is NOT required.

You can use vnc viewer or HTML browser to control the remote phone.

  • How does it differ from Droid VNC Server? I see it cost money, but also does not require root. (My phone is rooted)
    – Olav
    Dec 29, 2012 at 16:58
  • VIt works better, no crashes, support android 4.2, unique features: bottom toolbar, auto rotation, remote rotation, auto turn on screen, etc. next release will support 3G and Internet access, yes, no firewall forwarding, can access from anywhere, you simply give out someone a pin number to remote access your phone ...
    – huisinro
    Dec 30, 2012 at 7:58
  • Forgot to mention, vmlite supports gestures, swipe, scroll, pinch, zoom, long press, etc. we dont use uinput, input is more powerful, we also provide an IME that takes Unicode input from pc.
    – huisinro
    Dec 30, 2012 at 8:09

If you have a Samsung Phone you can check out Teamviewer QuickSupport which lets you fully control your Phone.

There are also ways to use it with other Roms and Phones.

See: QuickSupport Mod

  • How easy is it to set up? How performant is it compared to VNC (I love TV, but I have the impression it performes less well than VNC for desktop computers). Does the Teamviewer VPN also work?
    – Olav
    Dec 29, 2012 at 17:59

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