Just what I needed! I kept wanting an easy way to move files to and from my Samsung Tablet and I found myself thinking, "Wouldn't it be nice if I could just move files as needed over SSH, just the way I do it on my Linux system?" That's when I went looking around the Play store, tried a couple of disappointing alternatives, and eventually found SSHelper. This deserves all the accolades it can get. Many thanks, Paul Lutus. You rock!
Open-source GPL software for trust! SSHelper provides SSH login to your phone, SFTP, SSHfs and also rsync capabilities (e.g., transfer files from/to phone, also perfect for backups). Authentication supports password and public keys. Write access to external SD card (Android 4.4+) possible with some tricks (no need to root phone).
Worked perfectly before Android 8.0 Oreo update. After update, IP is incorrect and I'm unable to connect.
Stopped working as of Android O. Server keeps restarting itself and I can only connect for a brief moment
*** Broken by Android 8.0.0. *** Old review - Up and running with SSH under PCManFM (Linux file manager) and command line SFTP in just a couple of minutes (after much frustration with other apps). Thank you.
This app is just awesome. I can finally fully automatically sync my music library to my phone. Thank you so much!
08.05.2017 Version 9.1. Created an rsync binary based on the most recent source (i.e. rsync 3.1.2) that should work on all Android versions that SSHelper supports. This should resolve the "Kernel too old" error messages reported by some users.
ConnectBot is a powerful open-source Secure Shell (SSH) client.