How to Mirror an Android device to my Linux PC

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Let’s mirror your android device to your Linux PC using scrcpy

You can mirror your android device to your computer using a free and open-source application called scrcpy. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

It works with Nexus, Pixel, and Android One devices running Android 5.0 or higher versions.

It is a command-line tool but it provides you with great features like no size or resolution limit, fast display without lag or latency, and full-screen mode by pressing ‘f’.

You can install scrcpy from the command line by running sudo apt install scrcpy.

You can install scrcpy from the command line by running

sudo apt install scrcpy

If you’re worried about missing updates, you can try adding a PPA for this application.

  • Open your terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rom1v/android -y

Update with:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

After installing, you can open the application and use it to mirror your screen.

After installing, you can open the application by running it from your terminal application.

When you run the application please make sure your android device is connected to your PC using a USB cable, and USB debugging is turned on. Also, you might need to allow USB Debugging connection requests on your android device.

Then, you will see a window that shows your Android device’s screen. You can click and drag in this window to move the view around or scroll to zoom in and out on your device. You can also resize and maximize this window if necessary.

You can also use the tool from the command line using command-line options. Type

scrcpy -h

in a terminal emulator app on your computer to see all of these options. These allow you to set things like resolution, rotation, bitrate, and more with no need to mess with settings within the UI every time you want to mirror your device.

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