Ftp Server Pro

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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 you 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.


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.


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 will be forwarded to your phone in port 2221.
5) Run Ftp server in your phone, open settings and in "Network interfaces" select "Loopback (" or "All"
6) Start ftp server.
7) In your PC connect your ftp client to (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:


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


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


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.
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821 reviews
Aragami Sensei
10 May 2020
Worth the 0.99$, works like a charm under Windows 10 Pro and a Samsung Galaxy S9+. I created a mounted drive link to the phone FTP server under Windows 10 Pro so I don't have to reconnect to it everytime. All I have to do is open the APP and start the server and as soon as I arrive home I have direct access to all my photos and stuff on the phone and can just download them in a few clicks. Have many and settings to root, internal storage, SD card and a custom folder (What I did). *****👌
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Nigel Fletcher
1 October 2020
Excellent app. Does what it says on the tin. One issue is that when the server is running for long periods it becomes unresponsive, not connectable and needs to be closed and restarted to get going again. App is running on an android based kodi box. Also, is there any way to get the app to run at startup?
9 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
31 January 2020
Paid for pro version, only to discover it can't run in the background (switching to another app causes transfers to stall), so my phone can't walk and chew gum, simultaneously. Don't see any settings, for this, either. PAID for this. Please fix it.
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What's new

Fix delete/rename files in external SDCard in Android 6