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droidVNC-NG on Android

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Christian Beier
7,7 Mb


droidVNC-NG on Android is an advanced open-source VNC server that does not require root privileges. The program allows remote access to the device screen without the need for a USB connection. It is a secure and reliable application with enhanced functionality for smartphones and tablets running the Android operating system.


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License Freeware
Compatibility Android 5.x, Android 6.x, Android 7.x, Android 8.x, Android 9.x, Android 10.x, Android 11.x, Android 12.x, Android 13.x, Android 14.x
Supported languages English, Russian


Pros and Cons

  • launching VNC server from programs or specific events;
  • wireless connection without physical connection;
  • root privileges are not required for establishing the connection;
  • software is released with open source code;
  • direct sending of data to Android devices;
  • support for most mobile architectures;
  • a large number of additional functions;
  • high degree of security;
  • small application size.
  • Most presses are only available through the Android software keyboard;
  • limited input of keyboard events for VNC viewer programs;
  • a small set of hotkeys;
  • complex configuration.

More about droidVNC-NG

The operation principle of this software is based on providing network access to the Android device's frame buffer. It uses automation programs such as Macro Droid, Automate, or Tasker. Unlike many other similar utilities, droidVNC-NG is capable of transmitting client pointer events to the server with text copy/paste processing, support for special keys to access recent apps, and "Back"/"Home" buttons without root access. The program also supports additional server-side scaling.

Additional features:

  • Application resolution selection;
  • Screen rotation support;
  • Secure connection with password;
  • Indication of the currently used port;
  • Running in the background on device startup;
  • Connecting to Mode-2 repeater in Ultra VNC mode;
  • Configuration provided through JSON file;
  • Zeroconf, Bonjour publication for server auto-detection;
  • Possibility of reverse remote access;
  • Mouse pointer on the controlled display.

The developers of droidVNC-NG for Android have paid a lot of attention to security issues. In addition to password protection, they offer a solution of directly sending entered information to the mobile device - without registration, transmission, or storage on external servers. There is also the option to transfer files over the local network when using the Tight VNC viewer utility. Remote control of the mobile device requires activation of the API for special features service.

droidVNC-NG is arguably the most efficient solution in its class for remote access to the screen of an Android mobile device. The program has advanced functionality, does not require root privileges, is released with open source code, and is constantly improved and updated.

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