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  1. AlanJames1987

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    Does anyone know of a VNC server for Android? Not a client like Remote VNC, a server.
     

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    May I beg the question, why do you want to access the phone remotely?
     
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    If I had to guess, it's because typing with a keyboard is easier than on the phone.

    Or my second place guess would be, because it's less obvious that you are playing on your phone during work, if it's a window hidden on your computer when the boss walks up.

    Edited to Add: Third guess, it's easier to work on the spouse's phone when you can VNC into it, than it is to try to tell them what to do, and ask them what they are seeing.
     
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    iv thought about this too..

    It would be neat to do, but I cant think of any reason why id want to..
     
  5. AlanJames1987

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    Absolutely the reason. Typing on the touchscreen is easy enough but its slow.
     
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    Fair enough. I'm not sure an app like this exist yet though.
     
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    Although that looks very promising I don't have a rooted phone, and thus can't use my keyboard to control my device.
     
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    Try Wifi keyboard. I used to have it. It should be just what your looking for.
     
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    Again, Wifi Keyboard is a very cool application but I have found that it takes longer to use it than just typing normally. Is there a synergy client that can be used? iOS has one, do we really want Apple to win this war?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmQp9fGca8g
     
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    On iPhone I had a very nice one. I used it to document screen shots. Typing was much more convenient. When I set up a wireless tether, it was much easier to run the network connection from the computer than from the phone.
    I found Android VNC requiring root, and
    Droid VNC which didn't work on my Samsung Vibrant.
    I think I'll have to root my phone.
     
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    Install the Android SDK, connect the phone to the computer via USB and open a shell from the computer using "adb shell"
     
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    I need something like this as well and cant get android sdk to work at all.

    Veency on jailbroken iphone was so easy.

    Cpuld control everything on the whole iphone as if you were holding it.

    I thought Android was meant to be more open and easy to do things???
     
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    There actually is a Android VNC server.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=org.onaips.vnc&feature=search_result

    Also, this is an old thread from last summer.
     
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    I missed this thread last summer. I'm glad it got bumped. Now I've got something new to play with.
     
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    Do any of these Android VNC servers let you remotely control an Android device via the internet from a Windows PC?
     
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    Yes, windows supports a number of VNC clients. TightVNC is probably the best open source one at this time but there is RealVNC, UltraVNC, etc.
     
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    I noticed that these VNC servers only work on rooted Android devices. Can anyone explain why? I don't think I'm comfortable with rooting yet.
     
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    It's for the mouse and keyboard emulation. Also I don't think Android (yet) has a native API for taking screenshots (which VNC needs to do to send back to the client) so it will need some low level root access for these.
     
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    I have to agree but so is navigating the phone & getting things to respond to my touch (And keep other things FROM responding when I don't want them to)

    This doesn't happen so easily with a mouse :)

    Cheers :D

    Pat
     
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    The best one I've seen BY FAR is Gbridge

    Problem is there's no app for it though (I know because I checked on the market) :(

    Cheers :D

    Pat
     
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    If you just want to do limited stuff swiftp is an ftp server. Maybe there's an ssh server too.
     
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    Don't waste your time or money, first try to load Mobizen. It does not require ROOT access, it uses USB tunneling and it is FAST! with mirroring and supports rotation automatically, extra volume buttons on the UI skin. Full mouse and keyboard support too.
     

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