Android - Creating a bootable USB through android

Based on the discussions with OP, he has

  • Broken Win 10 machine, unable to get into OS

  • Rooted Android

He wants to

  • Extract Data from the Win machine

  • Install OS


  • Install DriveDroid ( requires root ) which can

DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone. This is ideal for trying Linux distributions or always having a rescue-system on the go... without the need to burn different CDs or USB pendrives

  • From the developers XDA thread, download Hiren's boot CD (for windows) - link in OP into the Android device

  • Enter BIOS of your machine and set the Boot order to boot from USB as first choice ( key combination would be based on the machine and Google can help)

  • Connect Android to device and boot, device will recognised and a temporary Win environment Win XP / 7 can be created. Connect an external drive and transfer files to drive

Above based on my personal experience in getting data out of dead Win XP

Installing new OS

  • In my case, CD was working so I installed OS again

  • One of the reviews ( by Steffen Mossefin) claims he was able to do that using this app.

Edit:: Help section of app suggests ways of installing windows using this app by creating bootable USB drives, which of course need access to another PC - not tried this