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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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Recently changed in this version

- Preliminary Android 5 support (may not work with root yet)

- rsync is now included in SSHDroid (sperimental build with libiconv support)
- Fixed a problem with importing keys >= 2048 bit
- Fixed a problem with in-app purchase restore
- Google Play Services updated
- Optimized layout for tablets
- Minor UI changes

- zeroconf support
- new option "User Shell"

Comments and ratings for SSHDroid
  • (62 stars)

    by warstrategy on 17/11/2012

    Seriously, you have to see this ssh app:

  • (62 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.

  • (62 stars)

    by jarlgjessing on 04/04/2012

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

  • (62 stars)

    by Tormen Traubstein on 08/12/2014

    ... if you set things up once then it just works (tm) ! Reliably and very neat with remote-shutdown option via the broadcasts ! Thanks ! Just hope it will survive the 5.0 changes (in root mode).

  • (62 stars)

    by Larry Bradley on 05/12/2014

    Works great. However, it is not obvious how to work with keys. To import an existing key from a Linux system, copy the key to the Android device, then use the menu item to manage keys. Press the "search" icon, NOT the + icon, then browse for the key. Using the + icon does something else, but doesn't import a key. The author should provide better documentation for the Pro app.

  • (62 stars)

    by Guangda Hu on 02/12/2014

    It contains a busybox. But it would better if it can be chosen to use the busybox (and the symbol linked commands) that are already installed in the system, and avoid installing the redundant busybox.

  • (62 stars)

    by Javed alam on 02/12/2014

    Love it

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