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SSHDroid is a SSH server implementation for Android.
This application will let you connect to your device from a PC and execute commands (like "terminal" and "adb shell") or edit files (through SFTP, WinSCP, Cyberduck, etc...).

If you like this application, you can consider supporting it by upgrading to the pro version with more feature like:
- Extended notification controls
- Homescreen and lockscreen widget
- Shared-key authentication
- WiFi autostart whitelist
- Automation with intents support
- AdFree

q: How can I access to my device once the application is running?
Windows users:
- File Transfer: WinSCP (
- Remote Shell: PuTTY (

Linux users:
- File Transfer: natively supported by most file managers (like Nautilus or Dolphin), just enter the sftp address displayed as "Location".
- Remote Shell: run 'ssh' from the terminal.

Mac users:
- File Transfer: Cyberduck (
- Remote Shell: run 'ssh' from the terminal

q: How can I upgrade to the pro version?
a: If you previously purchased SSHDroidPro on Google Play, the new version will automatically detect it and upgrade to pro otherwise you can unlock it as in-app purchase.

q: Why my transfer speed decrease when I turn off the screen?
a: Enable the option 'Lock Wifi'. If your device is running at least Android 2.3.x, you should get full speed transfer even when the screen is off, otherwise enable the option 'Lock screen' too.

q: How can I use a shared key with Putty/Winscp?
a: You have to generate a key from the application in OpenSSH format and use Puttygen to import/convert it in ppk format. A recent version of Puttygen (>= 0.61) is required!

q: Is root required to run this application?
a: root is optional but not required.

q: How can I automate the application start/stop?
Use the following broadcast intents:

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Comments and ratings for SSHDroid
  • (61 stars)

    by warstrategy on 17/11/2012

    Seriously, you have to see this ssh app:

  • (61 stars)

    by henrip on 08/10/2012

    Great app. Just needs better documentation like howto disable root's default password and/or disable password logins completely.
    Ssh key management is great.

  • (61 stars)

    by jarlgjessing on 04/04/2012

    I second Pavel.. Does not work on my Nexus :-( But boy when it does :-)

  • (61 stars)

    by Andrei Franke Bergel on 04/10/2014

    Does not work even on rooted phone execv error: 'Permission denied', shell: '/system/bin/sh'

  • (61 stars)

    by Adam Bradshaw on 02/10/2014

    Yea i have a zz98 and it dosnt work on data base 66491223 so if you could fix then great!!

  • (61 stars)

    by Louis Caradine on 11/09/2014

    Very useful and simple , one problem on my Xperia Z is the connection dropped sometimes when idle or when copying a file via winSCP

  • (61 stars)

    by Kees Nuyt on 10/09/2014

    I use SSHDroid to periodically sync files (e.g. documents and keepass password database) between Unix/Linux systems [1] and my Huawei Ascend Y330-U01 phone, using scp. Works like a treat. Will try the new rsync option soon. Thanks for this great tool! [1] Also from the MobaXterm 'nix environment on MS Windows 7.