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    by: 475 9.4

    9.4 Users



    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 versions >= 7.8 accepts any network type that Android recognizes -- it's no longer limited to wireless networks.

    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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    Users comments for SSHelper

    Steven Huang

    by Steven Huang

    Oct 09, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Quality open source software!

    Russell Stuart

    by Russell Stuart

    Oct 09, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I used to depend on this app, but it doesn't work on Android O (8.0). "telnet ipaddr 222": connection refused. A sad day. So the 5 stars I gave it means "I used to Love it".

    Kevin Swift

    by Kevin Swift

    Oct 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great for rsync backups of files

    Devakrit Bagchi

    by Devakrit Bagchi

    Oct 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great opensource app -- for some reason rsync stopped working. Maybe a prob at my end.

    bo I

    by bo I

    Oct 03, 2017  |  "Great"

    Latest version has oversized fonts and buttons on the configuration screen. The SSH daemon restarts when I tilt my phone portrait -> landscape and back.

    Jason Gurley

    by Jason Gurley

    Sep 30, 2017  |  "Great"

    Works fine on my tablet but doesn't on my phone running Oreo, cannot connect at all.