WebDAV Server Pro

WebDAV Server Pro


With this application you can mount any directory on your phone, including memory card, as a drive on Windows or Linux. You can also use a WebDAV client to browse a phone directory.

This application has been tested using Windows8 Explorer (should also work with Windows7 but it will not work on WindowsXP) and WebDAV client bitkinex. You can download it from http://www.bitkinex.com/

Special thanks to: Beatriz Vera, Peter Ulrich, Gabor Fodor, Manuela Merino García and Anna Rainieri.

Implemented Intents
com.theolivetree.webdavserver.StartWebDavServerPro
com.theolivetree.webdavserver.StopWebDavServerPro

You can find a lock setting to specify how the device should be kept awake while server is running. There are three modes available:
New locks used
*SCREEN_DIM_WAKE_LOCK : Existing mode. Screen is on so energy consumption is higher. Use this mode if connections is dropped.
*WIFI_MODE_FULL : New mode. Screen is off so device will use less energy while server is running but data connection can be dropped. It is not recommended to use this mode.
*WIFI_MODE_FULL_HIGH_PERF: New mode only available on Android >= 3.1. Screen is off so energy consumption should be less than in the first mode. This mode is recommended to save energy but you might find problems so you might to select default lock mode.

How to connect with WebDAV server using USB cable:

This can useful when you have USB cable and no 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:8080 tcp:8080"
With this, any connection in your pc to 127.0.0.1:8080 will be forwarded to your phone in port 8080.
5) Run WebDAV server in your phone, open settings and in "Network interfaces" select "Loopback (127.0.0.1)"
6) Start WebDAV server.
7) In your PC connect your WebDAV client to http://127.0.0.1:8080 (port might be different, it depends on your WebDAV Server configuration).

Permissions needed:

INTERNET
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

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

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

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

WAKE_LOCK

Keeps phone wake only while server is running. If phone is not wake WebDAV server can not be accessed.

Problems with big files:

If you have problems handling big files it might be due to a limitation in Windows webdav client. You can try the following to increase the size of files that Windows webdav client is able to manage:

1) You have to turn on BasicAuth via regedit to allow accessing the App's server by username and password.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]
"BasicAuthLevel"=dword:00000002

2) You have to change Window's limit to file size when using the integrated WebDAV client.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]
"FileAttributesLimitInBytes"=dword:000f4240

3) Restart windows.

This allows file sizes up to 4 Gigabytes handled by the client.

Recent changes:
Material design
Bug fixing
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File size
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About WebDAV Server Pro
With this application you can mount any directory on your phone, including memory card, as a drive on Windows or Linux. You can also use a WebDAV client to browse a phone directory.

This application has been tested using Windows8 Explorer (should also work with Windows7 but it will not work on WindowsXP) and WebDAV client bitkinex. You can download it from http://www.bitkinex.com/

Special thanks to: Beatriz Vera, Peter Ulrich, Gabor Fodor, Manuela Merino García and Anna Rainieri.

Implemented Intents
com.theolivetree.webdavserver.StartWebDavServerPro
com.theolivetree.webdavserver.StopWebDavServerPro

You can find a lock setting to specify how the device should be kept awake while server is running. There are three modes available:
New locks used
*SCREEN_DIM_WAKE_LOCK : Existing mode. Screen is on so energy consumption is higher. Use this mode if connections is dropped.
*WIFI_MODE_FULL : New mode. Screen is off so device will use less energy while server is running but data connection can be dropped. It is not recommended to use this mode.
*WIFI_MODE_FULL_HIGH_PERF: New mode only available on Android >= 3.1. Screen is off so energy consumption should be less than in the first mode. This mode is recommended to save energy but you might find problems so you might to select default lock mode.

How to connect with WebDAV server using USB cable:

This can useful when you have USB cable and no 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:8080 tcp:8080"
With this, any connection in your pc to 127.0.0.1:8080 will be forwarded to your phone in port 8080.
5) Run WebDAV server in your phone, open settings and in "Network interfaces" select "Loopback (127.0.0.1)"
6) Start WebDAV server.
7) In your PC connect your WebDAV client to http://127.0.0.1:8080 (port might be different, it depends on your WebDAV Server configuration).

Permissions needed:

INTERNET
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE

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

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

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

WAKE_LOCK

Keeps phone wake only while server is running. If phone is not wake WebDAV server can not be accessed.

Problems with big files:

If you have problems handling big files it might be due to a limitation in Windows webdav client. You can try the following to increase the size of files that Windows webdav client is able to manage:

1) You have to turn on BasicAuth via regedit to allow accessing the App's server by username and password.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]
"BasicAuthLevel"=dword:00000002

2) You have to change Window's limit to file size when using the integrated WebDAV client.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WebClient\Parameters]
"FileAttributesLimitInBytes"=dword:000f4240

3) Restart windows.

This allows file sizes up to 4 Gigabytes handled by the client.

Recent changes:
Material design
Bug fixing
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 18, 2015
Precisely the solution I had been looking for. Now I can map my Android device as a network drive and access all its files trough my computer's file explorer which is SOOOO much more convenient than any mobile file explorer. Also no cables!!! Had problems transferring files at first but that was due to the PC's Windows program, not the app. Had to edit registry to fix as described, but was pretty easy to implement. One suggestion: how about option to automatically turn on when connected to a specific router? That, and/or Tasker support?
A Google User
May 1, 2015
Very pleased I am running 5.0 lollipop and this is and was so worth the money. It does everything i could want, and once i adjusted the transfer size in my pc I can move anything. Great product can't wait for more.
A Google User
Mar 23, 2015
Brilliant Most comprehensive app description ever, perfect for me with intents to start and stop server from Tasker
A Google User
Feb 6, 2015
Works great Does what it's supposed to do Have had it for over 2yrs. & have never had a problem with it (Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Note 4) Thx a lot!
A Google User
Jul 27, 2014
Perfect Perfect app for tranfering data to and from both a samsung 10.1 tablet and phone, never had any problems with it, well worth the few pence for the paid app and helps to support the developer