Explore Rooted Droid Phone in Windows 7/Vista/XP Easily With Droid Explorer

Recently a hack has become available to root Motorola Droid phone with Android 2.0.2.0.1. Those of you who have rooted your Droid phone may have already started installing third party apps such as enhanced themes, gesture control etc. Wish you could explore your Droid phone easily, just the way you explore your newly purchased Windows 7 PC?

Droid Explorer is a free tool which lets you explore and manage your Droid phone by using Windows Explorer. Install the software on your Windows PC and you will be able to copy files to and from your Android phone with drag and drop. The program supports multiple devices and can detect the connected device automatically.

You can reboot your Droid phone, use the device’s command shell, copy and paste files between your Droid and your computer’s clipboard, take screenshots on your Droid in both portrait and landscape mode, etc. Droid Explorer supports Android Screen cast plug-in, which lets you control your Droid with mouse and keyboard.

In order to use Droid Explorer, you need to first install BusyBox on your Android phone. The steps to copy and install BusyBox to Droid phone can be found below.

Droid Explorer works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

Download Droid Explorer

How To Install BusyBox On Rooted Droid?

1. Download BusyBox

2. Connect your Droid to your PC and start adb shell. Make the system path Read/Write so that BusyBox can be installed. These are the commands:

$ su
# mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
# exit

3. Commands to copy busybox to the device

adb push ./busybox /system/sbin

4. Now open the adb shell again to setup and install BusyBox

$ su
# cd /system/sbin
# chmod 0755 ./busybox
# busybox --install .
# mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
# busybox

# exit

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2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    when I exit, am I going back to the C: prompt, or staying within the shell. I have tried it both ways and neither work… I get a permission denied. YES I did remount the drive

  1. March 22, 2010

    […] Dkszone.Net – This is where I found out how to install BusyBox. But you have to use adb command and install the Android SDK. For some reason, I had trouble with my computer recognizing the Droid and using adb, so my method doesn’t need you to install Android SDK, easier/simpler method. If you want to install BusyBox via adb, you will need the Droid drivers from Motorola here. […]