If you’re ever in a situation where you need to show some content from your Android phone on your PC, what do you do? There are number of ways to mirror your Android phone onto your desktop, but none are as apparently easy (or snappy) as this one, since this method doesn’t require any kind of application installed on your Android phone. All you’ll need to do is connect one to the other over USB and it will automatically mirrored to Seven-Square application and in a few seconds, you should be able to control your phone with a keyboard and mouse.
Seven Square is written QT language, the aim of this application as official page says its “A tool used to view a mirror screen of your Android device on the PC, used for demonstration, debugging, and so on. even you can click on the mirror screen as you touch on the device panel.”
- Click and swipe on the screen (so you can unlock screen by swipe)
- Virtual menu/home/back key on the UI
- QWERTY key support (just type via your keyboard)
- Auto connect to your device when plug in
- Click on window to wake-up the device (emulate power key press event)
- Support both Android ICS and Jelly Bean. Froyo not full tested
- Wrote in Qt 4.x, easily port to different desktop environment
- Rotate view windows on demand (Press F12)
- Virtual cursor (pointer anchor) on the UI
- Auto resize to fit the screen resolution of the device
- Zoom window as your wish and keep the ratio
- Support customized ‘screencap’ for speeding up (RGBA32, RGB888, RGB565)
- Auto enable compressed data transfer if ‘minigzip’ found on the host
- 1~2FPS on MSM8625 device (1.2G dual core, 512M memory, 800×480)
Not available yet:
- Do not support multi devices.
- Do not support screen recording as video.
- Do not support screenshot as picture.
Available for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17.x/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Seven Square in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb qt4-qmake libqt4-dev libqtcore4 libqtgui4
unzip master.zip;cd sevensquare-master;make
sudo make install;cd;rm -rf sevensquare-master master.zip
Once installed run following command in terminal to run this application:
Now in your Android device go to Settings > Developer Tools > and enable USB Debugging, and now connect your Android device to your computer using USB cable to mirror its screen.
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