There is a thing which is called miracast, it can mirror the display of the Android phone to another monitor, but my screen doesn't have this function, am I possible to do it in Ubuntu?
Scrcpy is an open source alternative that sounds promising, but I get across this bug. I didn't want to use TeamViewer, LogMeIn or AirDroid.
This alternative also let you remotely use the phone from Ubuntu.
- Install adb:
sudo apt install adb
- Install scrcpy (if you meet the requirements):
sudo snap install scrcpy
- Enable adb debugging, the device should be listed on
adb devices. Maybe you need to move to PTP and little more.
When you get the message the Allow USB debugging? The computer's RSA key fingerprint is: [a fingerprint] is possible to check it with following command (the public key might be in
cut -d" " -f1 adbkey.pub | openssl base64 -A -d -a | openssl md5 -c
- Tap BACK, HOME and APP_SWITCH with these shortcuts.
- scrcpy 1.9+: Ctrl + o turn device screen off (keep mirroring). Bidirectional shared clipboard.
- scrcpy 1.10+: use it wirelessly.
- scrcpy 1.12+: Ctrl + r rotate the screen.
The project is very active, keep track of releases and update often.
Easy and no sign up crap. Just install it and on the app switch screen sharing on:
Then on your browser (hopefully Firefox) pointing to your mobile's IP:
I was able to do it easily with Ashot. It's an open source project, programmed in Java, so you just download and run (assuming you have Android Studio already set up).
When you extract the folder, run
java -jar AShot-1.1.jar. It will ask you for the Android SDK. Browse to it, and select your path (something like
/home/yourUserName/Android/Sdk/). It should connect automatically and display the Android screen that is connected via USB. If you get an error in connection, copy the
adb executable from
tools/ and try again.
cd Android/Sdk cp platform-tools/adb tools/
It has a slight delay, so it's not good for streaming video, but good enough for presentations.
Screen Stream is another app that can do this. You install the app on your Android device, and then connect to it through wifi (or optionally 3G) from your PC using a normal webbrowser.
Internally, the app captures the screen and sends it as a MJPEG stream to the browser. It is not super-fast, so unsuitable for video, but it works well enough for showing other stuff.