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Remote controlling a Nexus 7 from PC ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ianfitzgibbon, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. ianfitzgibbon

    ianfitzgibbon Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all

    Apologies in advance - but is there any app for the nexus 7 that I can "remote control" it from a PC.

    logmein.com style, as my uncle has just got himself a nexus and I already help him with all his pc issues and want to help him with N7 .. but he is over 30 Mins car journey away..

    Thanks again


  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Hi Ian, welcome to AF! :)

    There are plenty of apps which allow you to control your PC from your phone/tab, but there only appears to be one which does it the other way around: Droid VNC Viewer.

    Unfortunately, it looks as though that requires root to work properly so I doubt that's suitable?
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  3. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    That sounds like a brilliant applications and the people who commented were full of praise. I would think that the OP would have to make the 30 minute trip once to root the N7 and install the app.The app shows as being compatible with the N7.
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  4. ianfitzgibbon

    ianfitzgibbon Lurker
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    Thank you sooooo much guys for the replies - as you said rooting at the moment is probably out of the question as my uncle has just got a N7 and is very new to it / driod OS itself.

    It's a pity the vnc viewer will only work on rooted tabs :s

    Thank you again guys and brilliant forum :)
  5. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

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  6. ianfitzgibbon

    ianfitzgibbon Lurker
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    Thanks again guys :D
  7. whs37

    whs37 Android Enthusiast

    Hmm, Teamviewer should be a good option. Did not know that existed for Android. I use it on the PC and it works great.
  8. gbynum

    gbynum Member

    Can you talk a little more about this ... I installed it ... does seem cleaner than the Jump VNC viewer I've been using to view the PC ... but don't see how to control the android device.
  9. Teknologic

    Teknologic Android Expert

    I've been using teamviewer on pc for a long time and since the first week it came out on android. I never knew you could control it both ways... I'll have to give that a look when I get home.

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