So I can't afford a PC, but maybe I can get a Raspberry Pi. I heard about the SD card flashing, is it possible to do it on a smartphone? Download files and flash the SD card or will I need some things to run? Is it possible without having any computer?
- So I can't afford a PC, but maybe I can get a Raspberry Pi.
- I heard about the SD card flashing, is it possible to do it on a smartphone? Download files and flash the SD card or will I need some things to run?
- Is it possible without having any computer?
OK dear mate, I have divided Your Question into 3 parts (for my own convenience). First of all, only a Raspberry Pi board (any one, Raspberry Pi A, B, Raspberry Pi-2, even the latest Raspberry Pi-3) is of no use without a means to talk to it, I mean a keyboard, a mouse, a (HDMI)monitor, a SD card reader and a SD card upon which You will install Raspbian OS.
So if You are planing to have Your Raspberry Pi, without any of the above peripherals, You will have to SSH to Your Raspberry Pi, (another issue), or Use VNC (may be from Your smart phone), You will have to edit/modify Files in the Raspbian OS, prior to run it. (May be I am wrong, but) You will need a SD card reader, and a friends PC, (I know You cann't afford, or have a PC, at the time being). My Question may be confusing, But, If You can't afford all those peripherals, How will You run/use a Raspberry Pi?
So my humble opinion is, If You are purchasing Raspberry Pi, a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, better purchase a SD card reader too.
Thanks and sorry for the bad english.
Use Pi card imager found on the android play store.
More info here:
Just to do it, I've completely setup an SD from my phone and was successful in running it on a brand new 3 B+. I am using a Samsung Note 8. My image includes Rasbian and Retropie. No PC was used in the process, not once.