Before I write my own app, I want to know if there is an app to fully control one Android phone from another Android phone (over the Internet)?

I need this so that I can remotely start apps, install apps and control apps for a remote Android phone (un/rooted) without requesting permissions. An app to basically do remote screen sharing with full privileges given.

I have used TeamViewer and AirDroid, but I don't like these as the remote device needs to allow permissions.

The usecase is simple: I am giving my mother (not so tech savy), who lives in another country, an Android phone (assuming it will have Internet connectivity over Wi-Fi). I want to be able to fully control her phone from my Android phone (from another country).

  • How can it possibly do things that require permissions without requesting permissions? Unless you make a completely insecure Android build from scratch (or root, or make use of massive exploits), that's simply not possible. Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 15:33

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You can try RemoDroid. Install it on both system and I believe instructions are in the app.

  • The question is fairly easily rephrased into a "how do I" type question, so I don't think that's an issue. HasH_BrowN is right though, we want answers to be more than a link. A brief description of how it works or applies to the OP would be helpful. Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 15:06
  • @MatthewRead Odd. Try as I might, There is no safe app that provides the long distance part. Remodroid is local only, Teamviewer does not allow mobile to mobile connection, and They seem to be the only reliable apps of their type.
    – Dan Brown
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 15:23

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