Recently I was asked a question by a friend who wanted a way to control their Android phone using the PC. My friend was originally using VMLite but was looking at another method. One search led to AndroidScreencast project. While it was (reasonably) easy to get my PC to display what was on my phone, it didn’t respond to any mouse click or keyboard keys. Digging through the internet forums, I’ve found an alternative, MyMobiler.
Unlike the AndroidScreencast project which only required ‘root’ access on the phone and executing a Java app on the PC, MyMobiler requires installation of the MyMobiler android app, which is free, and also a Windows program. After installation of the app, I was able to connect my phone to my PC but I was not getting any display.
Reading through the setup guide from their website, I found that I needed to change the display option to ‘other’ from the Android app and then hey presto, I was able to get my phone to be displayed on my PC monitor.
While the program isn’t perfect, it is pretty much usable. The only thing that I find slightly annoying is the refresh rate of the phone display on the PC monitor, which is slower than the phone itself, leading to the appearance of lag.
This was tested on LG Nexus 4 running stock (rooted) Android JellyBean 4.3.
Anyone having issues with this program can contact the developers or post a comment below and I’ll see if I can help. This is a wonderful program for those who are looking to use their keyboard and mouse on their PC to control their Android device.