Display and control your Android device with Omniedge from anywhere on MacOS, Windows and Linux


Yong QIAN

February 10, 2022


Scrcpy, pronounced "screen copy", is an application provides display and control of Android devices connected via USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and macOS.

With OmniEdge, Scrcpy can have a wonderful feature, remote display and control of android devices over OmniEdge's peer-to-peer network from anywhere.

Scrcpy's features include:

  • recording
  • mirroring with device screen off
  • copy-paste in both directions
  • configurable quality
  • device screen as a webcam (V4L2) (Linux-only)
  • physical keyboard simulation (HID) (Linux-only)
  • physical mouse simulation (HID) (Linux-only)
  • OTG mode (Linux-only)

1 Requirements

2 Install Scrcpy for macOS

The application is available in Homebrew. Just install it:

brew install scrcpy

You need adb, accessible from your PATH. If you don't have it yet:

brew install android-platform-tools

3 Install OmniEdge for MacOS

OmniEdge MacOS Cli is compatible with intel Macbook, macOS 10 or later Last update: Version 0.2.2, February 27, 2022.

To use OmniEdge on MacOS, please instal Tun/Tap Driver first

3.1 Install Tun/Tap Driver:

For Intel Mac:

For M1 Mac user:

  • Download https://github.com/Tunnelblick/Tunnelblick/tree/master/third_party/tap-notarized.kext
  • Download https://github.com/Tunnelblick/Tunnelblick/tree/master/third_party/tun-notarized.kext
  • Change the name to tap.kext and tap.kext,
  • Copy to /Library/Extensions
  • add net.tunnelblick.tap.plist and net.tunnelblick.tun.plist to /Library/LaunchDaemons/

    #net.tunnelblick.tap.plist
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>net.tunnelblick.tap</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
            <string>/sbin/kextload</string>
            <string>/Library/Extensions/tap.kext</string>
        </array>
        <key>KeepAlive</key>
        <false/>
        <key>RunAtLoad</key>
        <true/>
        <key>UserName</key>
        <string>root</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    #net.tunnelblick.tun.plist
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>net.tunnelblick.tun</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
            <string>/sbin/kextload</string>
            <string>/Library/Extensions/tun.kext</string>
        </array>
        <key>KeepAlive</key>
        <false/>
        <key>RunAtLoad</key>
        <true/>
        <key>UserName</key>
        <string>root</string>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    • restart Mac after allowing the security check.

3.2 Use OmniEdge cli on MacOS

  • Sign up your account: Sign up

  • Download and install omnidge cli by running the following command:

curl https://omniedge.io/install/omniedge-install.sh | bash
  • Login By Password:
omniedge login -u yourname@youremail.com -f your_auth_file_path
  • Login By Secret-Key, You can generate secret-key on omniedge web
omniedge login -s yoursecuritykey -f your_auth_file_path
  • Join Your Network,you can just call omniedge join, it will automatically prompt the available network for you to choose. And you can also add one parameter -n to specify the network id manually. And then, enjoy the omniedge network.
sudo omniedge join -f your_auth_file_path

and select your virtual network or

sudo omniedge join -n 'virtual-network-id'

with a speicified virtual network.

  • Wait a second and a secure VPN will be established

3.3 Installing OmniEdge on Android

OmniEdge Android is compatible with Android 6 or later mobile phone or TV. Last update: Version 0.2.2, March 21,2022.

Download for Android 6 or later

  • Download OmniEdge APK and install it
  • Run OmniEdge and Sign in with your email address
  • Click the connect button
  • Allow installing a VPN configuration
  • Enjoy the secure VPN connection

4 Display and control Android with OmniEdge

Run scrcpy in the termial:

$scrcpy --tcpip=100.100.100.2:5555

Then you will see the following output, and a popup-window will open to show your android device's screen:

scrcpy 1.22 <https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy>
2022-02-10 17:03:25.249 scrcpy[41700:1349554] INFO: Connected to 100.100.100.2:5555
/opt/homebrew/Cellar/scrcpy/1.22_1/share/scrcpy/scrcpy-server: 1 file pushed, 0 skipped. 15.5 MB/s (40955 bytes in 0.003s)
[server] INFO: Device: OnePlus HD1900 (Android 11)
2022-02-10 17:03:34.824 scrcpy[41700:1349549] INFO: Renderer: metal
2022-02-10 17:03:34.848 scrcpy[41700:1349549] INFO: Initial texture: 1080x2400
2022-02-10 17:05:13.675 scrcpy[41700:1349549] TSM AdjustCapsLockLEDForKeyTransitionHandling - _ISSetPhysicalKeyboardCapsLockLED Inhibit

Enjoy !!

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