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SSHelper is an advanced, multi-protocol, secure server for the Android platform.

SSHelper works just fine with a normal, unrooted Android device — i.e. your device. It also offers special features on rooted devices.

SSHelper works as an application and as a service. As a service it runs in the background, providing secure communications protocols without requiring user attention.

SSHelper supports interactive Secure Shell (hereafter SSH) sessions and various kinds of transfers including scp, sftp, and rsync, on all common platforms:

On Windows, SSHelper works with WinSCP, PuTTY and similar programs.

On Linux, apart from normal SSH shell session activities, SSHelper can be used directly with file browsers for seamless filesystem browsing and transfers by specifying the "sftp:" protocol.

On the Mac, SSHelper works with Cyberduck and similar programs.

SSHelper announces itself on your network by way of Zeroconf/Bonjour, an efficient way to configure a local network.

SSHelper includes a log monitor Web server showing an activity log on local network browsers.

SSHelper also includes a clipboard Web server that permits read/write access to the Android clipboard from local network browsers.

SSHelper is free, open-source and there are no ads. It's licensed under the GPL and the source is freely available.

The SSHelper Home Page is located at -- visit for more information and configuration tips.

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Recently changed in this version

10.09.2014 Version 6.8. Included more proactive safeguards against crashes.

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  • (58 stars)

    by Peter Holloway on 01/03/2014

    Is there any way that I'm missing for me to use this app to allow ssh connections over a local network hosted by the phone itself (Wi-Fi hotspot)? If not are there any plans to include this feature in later releases?

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    by Martín Ferrari on 01/03/2014

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    by Shailesh Patel on 21/02/2014

    I've been looking for rsync over ssh to my android phone for a very long time - all the apps I tried didn't work at all or were very slow or just required too much setup. Finally came across this app today and decided to try it out --- it started up the server immediately on launch and without looking through any options, I simply decided to try ssh and rsync over ssh and it worked flawlessly! Im

  • (58 stars)

    by Khalsa Singh on 12/02/2014

    I am not sure where the issue is but when i try to rsync my galaxy s2 from a centos6.4 on hpdv6000 laptop my wifi connection drops on laptop, not sure if it is centos wifi or this app. rsync session hangs and i have to restart centos to get wifi back. just wondering if anyone else having same issues. or if Devloper is aware of any issues. would love to hear back coz i really want this app to work

  • (58 stars)

    by Tommy Chang on 26/01/2014

    With this ssh server, I can easily use sshfs to mount my note 10.1 to my Linux ! This ssh server is by far the best one I've tried. Highly recommended!!

  • (58 stars)

    by Tom Louie on 12/01/2014

    excellent server, extraordinary documentation

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    by zaphod B on 08/01/2014

    jerks at samsung pushed "KNOX" security policies with 4.3 update, now cannot use this to ssh or rsync to my phone. was the best ssh server app. Note that "SSH Server" still works, so there is a way around samsung's idiotic KNOX, this app just does not have it (yet?)

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