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  1. porky101

    porky101 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    If anyone has jailbroken their iPod Touch or iPhone you know that you can get an app called Veency, that allows you to set up a vnc server on your iPhone and be able to view and control your iPhone via a TightVNC client on your computer.


    Is there an app for that for the Andorid software, whats it called and would I have to root my device? I have an HTC Droid Eris.
     

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  2. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    Unfortunately the Eris has not been rooted yet, so we will have to wait and see, but yes you probably have to have root access to run something like that.
     
  3. deman89

    deman89 Well-Known Member

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    Nope two options, AndroidVNC which conncects to a VNC server for free, and PhoneMyPC which has its won client : )
     
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    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    I stand corrected.:)
     
  5. porky101

    porky101 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I dont want to view my pc on my android. I want to do it the other way...view and control my android on my pc.
     
  6. pkopalek

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    Right, VNC Viewers are plenty. I use them several times per week.

    A VNC Server is something else. I'm going to look around, because that would be pretty interesting. I bet it's possible without root.
     
  7. porky101

    porky101 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    or just something i can use that will make it eaiser to take a video of my android phone without having to use a camera. i heard of something where you plug your phone into computer via usb or something and use that.....can u do that and use it as an "external capture device" or something?
     
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    It looks like some people have VNC Server software running on Dev phones, but not very reliably or functionally as a practical matter.

    I would expect to see this work in the coming months. There is a demand for it. Having root and running some linux commands might get you there right now, on a rooted phone. Hard to tell by reading the forum posts they have.

    But certainly nothing you can download and use at this point. Not that I can find! I hope someone can prove me wrong.
     
  9. MisterMcGoo

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    Another alternative to VNC server is freenx. I'm not sure if this is available for Android but it is available on most Linux distributions and I've used it on Red Hat and CentOS doing a simple yum install. There is also a free MS windows client you can download and use. I've found it to be much faster than VNC server. Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone has any experience using it. The only drawback I have seen is that it uses DSA encryption keys for SSH, not RSA leaving freenx somewhat less secure than VNC.
     
  10. coop26

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    don't know if this is what you are looking for, but "mobile defense" allows you some control of your phone from your cpu, and allows you to see where the phone is with its GPS. I found it in the market
     
  11. SoftwareForMe.com

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    Argh! When we first conceived of PhoneMyPC, our dream was to have bi-directional control, so you could control your PC with your phone (which we have accomplished), and you could control your phone from your PC (which we have not).

    It turned out that Android's security model made this impossible (I DO hate that word, but we haven't found a way yet). Even the root kits that I know of don't make available what you need to write such an app.

    I could get a copy of the Android source and hack it to make it work, but then only my custom-built applications would be able to do this.

    I would very much like Google to add such an API; something that allowed whole-screen access and touch-input and hard-button simulation.
     
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    Any updates on this subject???
     
  13. emerica243

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    How about an rdp client to go from the eris to an rdp based sysetm
     

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