In Genbeta, we talked about other times about third-party applications focused on the ability to control our mobile phone from the PC itself. However, the solution we show you today is special, because is completely open-source, without intermediate additions, and with extensive configuration possibilities.
We are talking about Scrcpy (Screen copy), a tool developed by rom1v and that we can download from its own GitHub page. Run it on our computer we can control our entire Android mobile using the keyboard and mouse, both via USB and wirelessly via TCP/IP. In this article, we show you how.
How to see the screen of your Android mobile with Scrcpy
The tool is very easy to use and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. To do this, simply download the compressed file and Follow the steps that we leave you below. In our test, we used a Windows computer, so the steps will be oriented towards this system.
- Enable USB debugging on your mobile. To do this, enable the options for developers and in the search box of the phone settings, search for “USB Debugging” and enable it.
- Install adb drivers on your computer. They are in the same compressed file, so just click on the adb.exe executable.
- Connect your device to the same WiFi network as your computer and mobile phone using a USB cable.
- Get the IP address of the mobile (you can do this from the settings > information of the phone or by selecting the information icon of the WiFi network connected to our phone and going to “IP address”).
- Enable adb over TCP/IP on mobile. To do this, open the system console in Windows and run the “adb tcpip 5555” command without the quotation marks.
- Disconnect the mobile from the computer, that is, remove the USB drive.
- Connect to the mobile by typing in the console the command »adb connect Mobile-IP:5555“. Replace “mobile-IP” with the one you got in step four.
- Run Scrcpy.
One of the great advantages of using Scrcpy is that No loss of quality. By default, the bit rate is 8 Mbps, but thanks to console commands, it is possible to change this value to increase or decrease the quality. All of these commands can be found on the GitHub page itself.
As you have seen, to establish the connection, it is necessary to use adb. The steps are focused on using this wireless tool, but It is also possible to do this by connecting the phone via USB to the computer. The tool is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
Best of all, we can also drag APK files from computer to the window in which you view the mobile screen, or send documents to the terminal memory very easily.
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