Display Android Screen on PCIf you are in mobile app related business, you would have felt the need to display your phone/tablet screen on PC, especially when you wanted to give some presentation to clients. Also, if you Googled it, you will find some apps on Play Store which might help you achieve this, but, most of them require your Android device to be rooted. Now, this is a major challenge, because not everyone would like to root their device, obviously for reasons like less expertise, fear of loosing warranty etc.

In this post, we will cover the process of displaying (or mirroring) an Android device screen on Windows based PC (without rooting). We will cover the process for iOS devices and Mac in upcoming posts.

This might look like a complicated process, but it will work, if you follow the steps as it is. Okay, here we go:

Step 1: Download and Install Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)

- Install

Step 2: Install Android Software Development Kit (SDK) and platform tools

- Install (do not change the installation folder, generally it is C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\)
- After installation, open Android SDK Manager
- Uncheck all check boxes
- Select only “Android SDK Platform-tools” and click on Install 1 package
Android SDK Manager Screenshot

Android SDK Platform-tools should be installed on your system

Step 3: Enable USB debugging mode in your phone

- It is generally in Settings->Developer options->USB debugging
(Tip for Nexus phone useers:  Go to About Phone -> Build Number and click 7 times on Build Number to turn on the developer options)
- Enable USB degugging (debug mode when USB is connected)

 

Step 4: Download and install your phone’s USB driver

- Search <phone name> drivers on Google – Example: Nexus 5 drivers
- Download the most appropriate driver for your phone from the vendor’s support web page
- Unzip the drivers into a folder
- Connect your phone to PC using USB cable
- Go to Device Manager
- Look for your phone in other devices and update driver
- If this doesn’t work, try uninstalling device and installing driver again

 

Step 5: Set ADB path

- Go to Computer
- Right click on it and click on Properties
- Click on Advance System Settings
- In advanced tab, click on Environment Variables…
- Under System Variables, look for variable “Path”
- Click on it and then edit it
- Add “;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools\” towards the end of the existing thing
- Click Ok to Save
Set ADB Path

How to set ADB path in Windows PC?

Note:
  1. Do not delete or overwrite existing string in variable “Path”, just add to the end
  2. If your Android SDK installation folder is different, make sure to add the relevant path, example “;<installation folder>\platform-tools\

Step 6: Download Android Screen Monitor

- Click to open the downloaed .jar file

Most probably, this will work. If not, let us know the error you are getting and we will try to solve your problem.

 

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