Monday, September 23, 2013

Bootable USB Creators for Windows / Linux

YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows)

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO's which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary.
Aside from a few distributions, all files are stored within the Multiboot folder, making for a nicely organized Multiboot Drive that can still be used for other storage purposes.
Creating a YUMI Multiboot MultiSystem USB Flash Drive
YUMI works much like Universal USB Installer, except it can be used to install more than one distribution to run from your USB. Distributions can also be uninstalled using the same tool!
YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator
YUMI's Main Multiboot Boot Menu
YUMI - Multiboot Boot Menu

How to Create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive

  1. Run* YUMI- following the onscreen instructions
  2. Run the tool again to Add More ISOs/Distributions to your Drive
  3. Restart your PC setting it to boot from the USB device
  4. Select a distribution to Boot from the Menu and enjoy!
That's all there is to it. You should now be booting your favorite distributions from your custom Multi-Boot USB device!
How It Works: YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) enables each user to create their own custom Multiboot UFD containing only the distributions they want, in the order by which they are installed. A new distribution can be added to the UFD each time the tool is run.
If you run YUMI from the same location you store ISO downloads, they should be auto-detected (*See Known Issues Below), eliminating the need to browse for each ISO.
Other Notes: If MultibootISOs was previously used, you must reformat the drive and start over. YUMI uses Syslinux directly, and chainloads to grub only if necessary, so it is not compatible with the older Multiboot ISO tool. Although I do plan to add back the capabilities of MultibootISOs as time permits.
The distro uninstaller works great, but unlisted ISO's that have been added must currently be manually removed!

Basic Essentials to create a MultiSystem Bootable USB Drive
  • Fat32 Formatted USB Flash or USB Hard Drive
  • PC that can boot from USB
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 host to create the Bootable USB
  • YUMI-
  • Your selection of ISO Files
Download link for  YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) - YUMI-  is:

Universal PC Suite For Android Smart Phones

Universal PC Suite For Android Smart Phones


Some Android Smart Phone manufacturers/vendors don't provide PC Suite for their android products. So it becomes very difficult to  synchronize Contacts (Phonebooks), Messages, Call Logs, Files/Folders, Apps etc with the PC/Laptop. 

Even if they provide the PC Suite, due to its large file size its very difficult to download and install them  every time  as they require internet for their installations to complete. 

So, alternatively we can download and install an alternative Universal PC Suite For Android Smart Phones.

Since version 1.8 MyPhoneExplorer supports Android-based phones (connected via WiFi, USB cable or Bluetooth) 

  • Adressbook - with direct sync to Outlook, GMail, Windows contacts, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Lotus Notes and Tobit David
  • Organizer with calendarview and direct sync to Outlook, Google, Sunbird, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Windows calendar(Vista), Rainlendar, Lotus Notes, Tobit David and net shared calendars (WebDAV, FTP, local)
  • SMS - archive, export, import, excessive messages,...
  • Filebrowser with cachesystem to minimize datatransfer, automatic photosync...
  • Set phoneclock based on atomtime
  • and much more. f.e.: calllists, edit profiles, control phone, memorystatus, phonemonitor,...

Two files are required for this PC Suite to work:

MyPhoneExplorer Client : (.apk for Phone)

MyPhoneExplorer Software : (.exe for PC/Laptop)

You need to install adb driver on pc and you should enable usb  debugging mode on the phone.

Universal adb drivers link :

I have personally tested this PC Suite with Samsung Galaxy Chat GT-B5330 (Android ICS 4.0.4) and with Sony Ericsson Cedar J108i (Non Android) phones.  A good alternative to OEM PC Suite.