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So as I said, I do not have an actual display or monitor for my raspberry pi 3. That's why I wanted to use an old android phone (htc desire 500) as a display.

That for I followed a tutorial (very serious though) --> http://joshuawoehlke.com/android-raspberry-pi-display-over-usb/

I rigourusly followed every single step of it, but finally, as I started the vnc viewer at 192.168.42.42:1 , it never asked for my password.

It just continued to connect until the natural error dialog error : connection timedout appeared. So Guys, if any of you has ever tried this, it would be really nice if you could help me out, because without a proper display i can't even begin my PI Project

  • first step to debug would be to ping your android from pi and vice versa, then telnet into it, and see if theres a VNC service running on Port 5900... my guess is that the tutorial misses a few steps regarding the configuration of the android device ip on the usb interface – Gotschi Aug 9 '16 at 11:39
  • have you enabled ssh using sudo raspi-config ? – Shan-Desai Aug 9 '16 at 12:19
  • no i didn't but thanks for the reminder 😁 – David Colonna Aug 9 '16 at 13:35
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The tutorial you posted is obsolete.

See Start VNC on Jessie at boot

Also the method of setting a static IP won't work see How do I set up networking/WiFi/Static IP

  • real thanks to you. i'm going to try it as soon as possible. – David Colonna Aug 9 '16 at 13:33

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