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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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    Users review

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    Users comments for SSHDroid

    Ivan Marković

    by Ivan Marković

    Dec 27, 2017  |  "OK"

    Can't influence on key generation, problems with key import. Biggest problem: after a while, app just close which makes it very unreliable for a server.

    Michael Traub

    by Michael Traub

    Dec 23, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Cannot write to external SDcard

    Neil Short

    by Neil Short

    Dec 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    At last! Something that works!

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 07, 2017  |  "Good"

    pretty nice ssh server. the biggesy problem i found is that it does not create directories when copying recursively.

    andreas zam

    by andreas zam

    Nov 23, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    The Best SSH Server !!!

    Andy Lavarre

    by Andy Lavarre

    Nov 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I tried a bunch of others. They all failed in one way or another. SSH Droid was the only one that could access external SD without rooting the phone. Well done.