An update on EtchDroid development status
tl;dr: Project is not dead.
I wanted to write a little post on the status of EtchDroid, my Android app to flash OS images to USB drives from Android.
As you may see from the git history, I haven’t done a lot lately. That’s mainly because I’ve been very busy: I’m still not done with my college degree and I just got a new job.
EtchDroid will continue to exist and I will find some time to work on it this year; hopefully I’ll port it to other platforms too (not iOS).
In fact, I have some improvements I’d like to do:
Fix the annoying Android 9 bug (#10)
Mainly because it’s very annoying, but also because I run Android 9 on my motherfucking phone. I can’t even use my own app!
Rewrite internals (#15)
Add support for Windows ISOs (#5)
Arch Linux is my daily driver but I do need Windows occasionally. WoeUSB is great but my phone is way lighter than my laptop if I need it for someone else.
On-the-fly download and flash (#14)
Possibly with a repository of GNU/Linux distros.
- Resumable flashes
A little redesign
I have some usability improvents in mind ;)
macOS installer support (#6)
macOS installer is kinda weird, so don’t hold your breath.
No ETAs. I’ll probably be able to get something done in the summer, but I won’t promise. If you would like to help, pull requests are always welcome ;)
Last but not least I would like to thank everyone who contributed.
A bunch of people contributed translations. We now have:
- Italian (me)
- German (Jakob Senkl)
- French (Yassine Imounachen)
- Turkish (Can Berberoglu)
- Spanish (Carlos Sánchez)
- Murat Deniz
See you on GitHub ;)