Ftp Server

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4.0
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About this app

Read/write any folder, including sdcard, in your android device with this ftp server. You can backup your photos to your PC, copy music and movies to your device, etc.

If you still do not have a ftp client I recommend FileZilla client (you can download it on http://filezilla-project.org/) but you can also use file explorer on windows.

Free version does not allow landscape screen.

Features:

Use any network interface in your device including: WIFI, Ethernet, Mobile network, USB...
Anonymous user (can be disabled).
One Ftp user (can be disabled). Name and password can be changed.
Home directory can be root directory,
Read only mode.
Passive and active modes.
Show hidden files.
Custom home folder.
Option to run server as a foreground service.
Energy save mode.
Languages supported: English, Spanish, Romanian, French, Italian, Hungarian, German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Russian and Catalan.
Intents:
com.theolivetree.ftpserver.StartFtpServer
com.theolivetree.ftpserver.StopFtpServer

TODO:

Run server as root user (only rooted devices).
TLS/SSL support for secure connections.

How to connect with Ftp server using USB cable:

This can useful when you have USB cable and not network available.
1) On your phone go to Settings->Applications->Development and set option "USB debugging".
2) Connect your phone to your PC using USB cable.
3) Start adb server. On your PC run command "adb start-server".
adb is a program that you can find on android sdk. Usually you will find it on android-sdk\platform-tools\adb.
4) Forward needed ports from your PC to your phone. On your PC run command "adb forward tcp:2221 tcp:2221"
You will need to repeat this step for all ftp server and passive ports configured in your phone. It will be easier if you use a small range of passive ports.
With this, any connection in your pc to 127.0.0.1:2221 will be forwarded to your phone in port 2221.
5) Run Ftp server in your phone, open settings and in "Network interfaces" select "Loopback (127.0.0.1)" or "All"
6) Start ftp server.
7) In your PC connect your ftp client to ftp://127.0.0.1:2221 (port might be different, it depends on your Ftp Server configuration).

Connections in this mode need to be always started by PC so only passive mode is available when using USB connection.

Permissions needed:

INTERNET
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

Network permission to enable server to open network communication with ftp clients.

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

Enables ftp server write received files from ftp clients on sdcard.

WAKE_LOCK

Keeps phone wake only while server is running. If phone is not wake connections to ftp server can fail.

Libraries used by this program: Apache ftp server v1.0.6. Apache2 License. Android viewflow pakerfeldt (01/Nov/2011). Apache2 License: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.html

Special thanks to: Beatriz Vera, Surjit Panda, Alex Sovu, Balazs David Molnar, Damien Varvenne, Simone Balducci, Juanvi, Chengcheng Hu, Noelia, Noxa Tagakov, Joon Lim, Tomokazu Wakasugi and Paulino Feitio.
Updated on
Jun 7, 2017

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4.0
8.99K reviews
Jared Parker
August 31, 2020
The only issue I have, is the fact that I can't set an IP address to the app. Every time I turn it off it resets to a new one. It is great for transferring files between the computer and has many more uses, but for most anything you would need to be able to set an IP to that device (security cameras). If your phone dies or something then you have to reset everything. Add that and you easily get 5 stars. That small setback makes it a pain in the ass to use simply for transferring files.
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A Google user
April 14, 2020
I use this app to sync photos from a phone that's supposed to run unattended to create a very long timelapse of some plants. Performance of the FTP server is superb, even for rather long directory listings. However, every now and then the server just stops accepting connections. To bring it back to live, I'd have to stop the FTP server, wait for it to come up with a "This app has stopped working" message, force close it and then start it again. If this issue would be fixed, I'd definitely give it 5 stars.
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A Google user
September 26, 2018
It works well and instantly. I can now access, copy and delete my phone files and folders on the phone SDCard wireless, using any FTP client. Most easy use the windows 8 or higher on board file explorer, or and FTP client you like more on your PC or Mac or Linux. Negative: I can not so quickly switch between phone internal storage and external storage. For this I have to configure the FTP Server again any time when I want to switch.
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What's new

Fix delete/rename files in external SDCard in Android 6