Remote Files on Android for Ubuntu

This is so easy it’s insane. Now that I’ve figured out how to do it. Use the following steps to browse files on your android device using SSHFS on another linux device. Me? I’m using it to copy files over to my new tablet from computers on my network using SSHFS. You might need an SD card to allow downloads. Your mileage may vary.

(0. Root your device.)
1. From the Home screen, select Settings, Applications, and enable Unknown Sources.
2. Search for “sshdroid apk”. There’s a free version that works GREAT. And by great, I mean perfectly, predictably, and dependably. Download it to your SD card.
3. If you haven’t already, use the market to install a file manager utility. Astro, File Pro and others work quite well.
4. Use your file manager to navigate to the SD Card and install SSHDroid.
5. Connect to your network via wifi. Open SSHDroid. It even tells you the IP of the device on your LAN.
6. Use SSHFS to mount your android files to a local folder. sshdroid runs with username: root and password: admin. I like to use “sshfs root@ /home/username/otherfiles/”
7. Enjoy full-size ooey-gui goodness.


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