This software has been optimized for rooted devices. While we added a minimal mode for non-rooted devices, it MIGHT be limited to screen mirroring only. For full features, please root your device.

Getting started with a rooted device


Prerequisites

 

Step 1: Download and install the app and the client app

First of all, download and install the server app on the Play Store, and download the client app using the "Download" dropdown in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

 

Step 2: Connect your computer and your device to the same Wi-Fi network

The main way of operating BBQScreen is by connecting your computer and your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network. If you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network, you can enable the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USB Tethering capabilities of your phone, which will emulate a network.

 

Step 3: Start the mirroring, and connect

Open the BBQScreen app on your device, and the client app on your computer. Turn on the switch in the top-right corner of the Android app, and allow Root access when prompted. If everything went fine, your device name should show up in the Devices list on your computer. Double-click the device you want to connect to.

Some corporate and universities network might be filtering the device discovery. In this case, you will need to manually type in the IP address of your device. It is shown in the Android app at the top of the screen.
Having an issue at this step? Please check our list of common issues in the Frequently Asked Questions section. If you still can't connect, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Step 4: Enjoy!

Your screen should be appearing on your computer by now! If you have an issue, please refer to the FAQ section, or contact us.

 

Getting started with a non-rooted device


When operating in non-rooted mode, your device must remain plugged in USB. Also in this method, audio streaming might only work on Android 4.4 and above.

Prerequisites

 

Step 1: Download and install the app and the client app

First of all, download and install the server app on the Play Store, and download the client app using the "Download" dropdown in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

 

Step 2: Connect your computer and your device to the same Wi-Fi network (optional)

The main way of operating BBQScreen is by connecting your computer and your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network. If you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network, you can enable the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Tethering capabilities of your phone, which will emulate a network.
If you cannot or don't want to access a Wi-Fi network, the communication can be forwarded through USB.

 

Step 3: Turn on USB Debugging and install ADB drivers

In order to let the client app turn on the app without root, you must enable USB Debugging. To do that, go into your phone's Settings > About Phone and tap the line labeled Build number multiple times, until the message "You are now a developer!" appears (this step isn't required on Android 4.0 and Android 4.1).

Then, plug your Android device to your computer.

Windows only: It should recognize a new hardware. Point it to the drivers located in (by default) C:\Program Files (x86)\BBQScreen Client\prebuilts\drivers. If everything goes fine, an Android ADB Device should be installed.
If the drivers aren't recognized or aren't working properly, please see the FAQ question about drivers, or please contact us by telling us your device brand and model, and we'll assist you for your specific device.
On Android 4.3 and 4.4, a security dialog might be now appearing on your device screen, press 'OK' to authorize your computer.

 

Step 4: Start the mirroring, and connect

Open the BBQScreen app on your device, and the client app on your computer. When prompted about the lack of root access, press the "USB" button in the middle. In the client app, press the button labelled "Start USB service" in the lower-left corner.
If you're on the same Wi-Fi network, your device should now appear in the devices list at the top right of the app. Double-click your device to start watching its screen. If you want to go through USB, press the "Connect via USB" button.
You DON'T need to (and can't anyway) turn on the switch in the app.

Some corporate and universities network might be filtering the device discovery. In this case, you will need to manually type in the IP address of your device. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, and tap your active connection.
Having an issue at this step? Please check our list of common issues in the Frequently Asked Questions section. If you still can't connect, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

Step 5: Enjoy!

Your screen should be appearing on your computer by now! If you have an issue, please refer to the FAQ section, or contact us.