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How to Write to Raspberry Pi SD Cards Using an Android Device

 You don't have access to a computer and need to make a micro SD card for your Raspberry Pi. With this ingenious Android software, you won't have any problems.

How to Write to Raspberry Pi SD Cards Using an Android Device

The first step in setting up a Raspberry Pi is to write an SD card, which requires a computer, a card reader, and software like Raspberry Pi Imager. But what if you're not near a computer and need to create a fresh operating system for your Raspberry Pi? Fortunately, for Android phones and tablets, there is a really helpful software.

Mike Redrobe's Raspi SD Card Imager is an utility for creating operating system images for the Raspberry Pi. It can download and flash a variety of images, including Raspberry Pi OS, Ubuntu, and RetroPie, from a single app.

How to Write to Raspberry Pi SD Cards Using an Android Device

You may write your own unique pictures to an SD card while on the road if you have them. Let's look at how to write the newest Raspberry Pi OS 32-bit on a microSD card for a spare Raspberry Pi 4.

What You Will Require

  • Android-based gadget
  • Adapters that allow you to connect a micro SD card reader to your computer
  • Micro SD memory card
  • Raspberry Pi and its extras

How to Use the Raspi SD Card Imager to Install the Raspberry Pi OS

1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android device and search for Pi SD Card Imager.

Pi SD Card Imager
Pi SD Card Imager

2. Place your micro SD card (along with the reader) in your Android device. Use the built-in micro SD card reader if your device has one.

3. Press the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen to open the Raspi SD Card Imager programme. Choose Choose OS and then select Pi 4 using the filters at the top of the screen.

4. Select Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) from the drop-down menu (3.2GB). The installation files will be downloaded and cached to your Android smartphone.

Choose OS and then select Pi 4
Choose OS and then select Pi 4

5. From the three-dot menu, choose SD or USB. Choose the drive where your micro SD card is stored.

6. To enable out-of-the-box SSH functionality, click "Enable SSH for remote login."

7. To begin the procedure, click "Write to SD." This should take no more than 10 minutes, depending on the Android device.

8. Remove the micro SD card from the Raspberry Pi and replace it with the micro SD card.

9. Turn on the Raspberry Pi, and it will complete the last phases of the installation. The Pi will reboot after that, and you will see the Raspberry Pi OS Desktop.

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