Droid Explorer, Open Source Android device manager for Rooted devices

The Droid Explorer application was designed to be a small tool to manage your rooted android device with the simplicity of Windows Explorer. Device Requirements

PC Requirements

Confirmed Devices
All Devices have been rooted and busybox installed

  • HTC Dream / G1 / ADP1
  • HTC Sapphire / Magic / MyTouch 3G / ADP2 / Ion
  • HTC Hero / G2 / CDMA Hero
  • Google Nexus One
  • Motorola DROID
  • Samsung Galaxy / i7500
  • Acer Liquid
  • Samsung Galaxy S Line


  • Includes the required windows USB drivers – you will be prompted to install the drivers during installation if running vista/7
  • Auto setup of Android SDK tools and drivers during install
  • Use an existing Android SDK if you already have one set up
  • Multiple Device Support
  • No need to mount SD card to access files
  • Copy any file on the device to PC
  • Copy files to the clipboard
  • Copy update to device and auto-apply
  • Drag & Drop copying from Explorer to Droid Explorer
  • Auto-detection of connected/disconnected device
  • Open files on PC
  • Plugin Framework
  • Application Manager
  • Right Click APK to install/uninstall
  • Take screenshots of the device (landscape & portrait)
  • Open right from “My Computer” (a lot like how WinMobile is with active sync)
  • SQLite Manager Plugin
  • Uses System Icons for files displayed in explorer
  • Familiar Explorer like UI, including an Explorer-like the location bar
  • Android Screencast plugin
  • Install/Uninstall APK files right from explorer
  • Standalone plugin runner
  • Window 7 JumpLists for plugins
  • DesktopSMS plugin – Send SMS messages from your desktop
  • Service can be controlled now from the options dialog (can create the service if you do not use the installer)
  • Backup plugin for the “Bare Bones” Roms
  • Run shell scripts on the device by double-clicking them
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I’d like any thoughts you may have for other features to add to Droid Explorer. Report bugs or request features here or on the project issue tracker.

Web Installer (x86)

Requires internet connection to download Android SDK tools
x86 Service will not work on x64 OS

Web Installer (x64)

Requires internet connection to download Android SDK tools
Use this install if running a 64 bit OS

Support and download here