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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

- Chinese language updated
- minor changes

- fixed a bug on key import

- minor changes

- bugfix release

- fixed an issue with the "path" (scp is back)
- minor changes

- fixed a bug with shared keys auth and homefolder
- compatibility fixes for S4 and Note 3

- fixed an issue with root permissions

- fixed a bug in the initialization (Dialog not disappearing)
- fixed the layout in the help (bottom links are now visible)
- minor changes

Comments and ratings for SSHDroid
  • (61 stars)

    by Jeffrey Sellers on 04/04/2014

    Learning about ssh and sftp, this will be useful. Plus, no more Usb cables necessary.

  • (61 stars)

    by Ben Lutgens on 02/04/2014

    On my Note3 (4.3) it works great! On my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (KitKat) I'm unable to write to my external SD Card via SFTP, I get permission denied. I presume this is KitKat handling of external storage. Allegedly some other apps have found ways to work arou

  • (61 stars)

    by Alexandre Devos on 29/03/2014

    très lent dans les dernières versions. dommage very very slow since last versions (transfer rate max ~30kB/s)

  • (61 stars)

    by Xenolith Ɵ on 27/03/2014

    Spyware. Just flood you with ads. ... In reply to the developers comment. I think you need to look up the definition of Spyware. AdMob is exactly what spyware is. It tracks what I do, which I would call spying. Then to make matters worse, it displays qu

  • (61 stars)

    by OIST ISS on 26/03/2014

    Does a great job, but after a while (few hours) it will hang up and start refusing connections. Once the device reboots or the service is stopped/started, it will work for another few hours.

  • (61 stars)

    by Hossein Ghiyasi Mehr on 26/03/2014

    Nice app!

  • (61 stars)

    by Michal Zuber on 20/03/2014

    Finally a nice working sshd, simple and polished UI. Thank you