SSHelper

SSHelper


SSHelper is an advanced, multi-protocol, secure server for the Android platform.

SSHelper works just fine with a normal, unrooted Android device — i.e. your device. It also offers special features on rooted devices.

SSHelper works as an application and as a service. As a service it runs in the background, providing secure communications protocols without requiring user attention.

SSHelper supports interactive Secure Shell (hereafter SSH) sessions and various kinds of transfers including scp, sftp, and rsync, on all common platforms:

On Windows, SSHelper works with WinSCP, PuTTY and similar programs.

On Linux, apart from normal SSH shell session activities, SSHelper can be used directly with file browsers for seamless filesystem browsing and transfers by specifying the "sftp:" protocol.

On the Mac, SSHelper works with Cyberduck and similar programs.

SSHelper announces itself on your network by way of Zeroconf/Bonjour, an efficient way to configure a local network.

SSHelper includes a log monitor Web server showing an activity log on local network browsers.

SSHelper also includes a clipboard Web server that permits read/write access to the Android clipboard from local network browsers.

SSHelper is free, open-source and there are no ads. It's licensed under the GPL and the source is freely available.

The SSHelper Home Page is located at http://arachnoid.com/android/SSHelper -- visit for more information and configuration tips.

Recent changes:
10.09.2014 Version 6.8. Included more proactive safeguards against crashes.
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About SSHelper
SSHelper is an advanced, multi-protocol, secure server for the Android platform.

SSHelper works just fine with a normal, unrooted Android device — i.e. your device. It also offers special features on rooted devices.

SSHelper works as an application and as a service. As a service it runs in the background, providing secure communications protocols without requiring user attention.

SSHelper supports interactive Secure Shell (hereafter SSH) sessions and various kinds of transfers including scp, sftp, and rsync, on all common platforms:

On Windows, SSHelper works with WinSCP, PuTTY and similar programs.

On Linux, apart from normal SSH shell session activities, SSHelper can be used directly with file browsers for seamless filesystem browsing and transfers by specifying the "sftp:" protocol.

On the Mac, SSHelper works with Cyberduck and similar programs.

SSHelper announces itself on your network by way of Zeroconf/Bonjour, an efficient way to configure a local network.

SSHelper includes a log monitor Web server showing an activity log on local network browsers.

SSHelper also includes a clipboard Web server that permits read/write access to the Android clipboard from local network browsers.

SSHelper is free, open-source and there are no ads. It's licensed under the GPL and the source is freely available.

The SSHelper Home Page is located at http://arachnoid.com/android/SSHelper -- visit for more information and configuration tips.

Recent changes:
10.09.2014 Version 6.8. Included more proactive safeguards against crashes.

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A Google User
Dec 3, 2014
Very usefull app When I have problem with MTP I use for file transfers. I also use it as a terminal Android OS
A Google User
Nov 22, 2014
Nice Very nice app! However on Android 5 busybox commands are not working: error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. It would be great if this could be fixed ;-)
A Google User
Jul 25, 2014
Serves exactly what it aims. Very good.
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Great And the programmer has a fantastic philosophy!
A Google User
Jun 7, 2014
Great for Phone Backups Love this app! This seems to be the only fully open-source SSH server available. I am currenlty using it for backups with BackupPC. To Developer: Thanks for this great app! I have a feature request: When I execute "ssh -l root " I am not not logged in as root but as the app user id instead. I have to run "su" after the shell comes up. Is there a way to login as root using the "-l root" parameter of ssh.