Your PC is crashed, but if you don’t have another PC to create Windows Bootable media. But don’t worry, this article is for you. I am gonna tell you the hidden secret. I will tell you how you can recover your PC by creating a bootable USB from “Android Phone”, without using PC.
Once in a lifetime we all had been there, your PC is not starting up. It may be due to a deadly virus or hard disk failure. And there’s your data that need to be recovered, but there’s no way to make a bootable USB or burn a recovery media.
So you may think that the only way to download and make a bootable USB/CD from ISO files. Is it right?
If you are an Android phone/tablet user running Android 3.1 or higher, the device probably having USB OTG (On-The-Go) support. That means you can connect USB devices to your phone/tablet, like a Pendrive, a mouse or even a keyboard.
This is the way we are going to use to recover your PC. Download the Windows ISO file, connect USB storage device (Pendrive) to your Android device, and make a bootable USB from ISO file using a super cool App.
After downloading the ISO file of operating system you want, you’ll require a tool to make it bootable. On Windows, you probably use Rufus utility, but right now it’s not available for Android. But don’t worry, there’s Rufus-like alternative is available.
It can be used to do a recovery, or just install a new operating system.
ISO 2 USB is the most reliable and first App to burn ISO files to USB. Basically, it does same job as Rufus do, converts a portion of your phone’s storage into a bootable drive.
ISO 2 USB for Android (Free)
There are two types of OTG cables available: one for devices with USB-C Type port and another for devices with Micro-USB port.
After connecting an OTG cable to your phone, just plug a USB pendrive into the OTG adapter to write your downloaded ISO.
Tap the first PICK button, select your USB device and proceed to the second PICK button to select the ISO image file.
Make sure to allow Android App’s permissions requests; the App will request access to your storage and the USB drive. After that, you can tap START button to write the ISO file to your USB pendrive.
It shouldn’t take long to finish the process, remove the USB device after successful transfer, insert it in your PC and start installation or recovery.
Note: Don’t forget to change the boot order in your PC’s BIOS settings to activate booting from USB device.