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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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    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 11, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Used it to remove some really annoying nagging app that came with the phone.

    Abdullah Aziz Dostugir

    by Abdullah Aziz Dostugir

    Aug 08, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Steven Volckaert

    by Steven Volckaert

    Aug 08, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Doesn't work. I installed this on my Nvidia SHIELD Android TV device (the 2017 model), to download the logs of the Kodi app. To start, the SSHDroid app does not appear in the app list. You have to go to the Android TV settings to be to launch it. After doing that, the app only shows some user interface, which is clearly not tuned for HD displays. Other than that, it does nothing at all.

    Nanda Kumar

    by Nanda Kumar

    Jun 07, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Looks great. Copying of 500 MB files stops at mid.

    Fabricio Murta

    by Fabricio Murta

    Jun 05, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Crappy shareware, can't even support host key auth in the free version. Keep away if you're looking for a free ssh server alternative

    Cristi Lupaşcu

    by Cristi Lupaşcu

    May 03, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app! It's a big help to copy files via ssh to the phone when I do not have a USB-C cable around.