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Is there any app to transfer files of another device using Wi-Fi?

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  1. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast
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    So, I got a Fire 7 (7th gen) tablet, and my phone, Eluga Ray Max. Both the devices are connected to my WiFi router. I was wondering if there is an app using which I can use the files from my phone on the tablet without the phone really being near me using LAN. Something like Remote Files in Pushbullet but over LAN not internet.

    I know Xender and SHAREit transfer files over LAN but it requires user interaction and I'll have to walk to my phone, I don't want that. (I'm not lazy, I'm saving my energy...:oops:)
     

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    I am a Linux user (Android is based on Linux), so I tend to use something like AndFTP app on my phone to sftp files to/from my Linux PC on WiFi. But you could also install an ssh server app on another Android phone to use AndFTP to sftp files to/from that phone. I was using SSHServer for a server on Android, but more recently have been using SimpleSSHD (which works best with ssh keys, SSHServer may work better with just a password).They work with (Linux generated) openssh keys (more secure) as an alternate to passwords, I forget if PuTTY in Windows can generate similar keys (as an alternate to password).

    Note that newer Android versions (like 6.0.1) seem to block write (but not read) access of Android ssh servers to internal storage [/sdcard loops back to internal (primary) storage] and actual path to microSD is in /storage listed by UUID of the microSD (which preformatted might be 0000-0000). So if you want to copy something from the other phone to microSD, you would need to run AndFTP from the destination, and have separate connections set up in that for local internal storage and local microSD as the local directory (folder). The phone is a Samsung J7 with T-Mobile which I guess relates to the j7eltetmo phone name.

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    2. ~$ ssh -p 2222 172.16.0.137
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    4. user@j7eltetmo:/storage/emulated/0/ssh $ ls -l /storage
    5. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2017-09-20 01:08 0000-0000
    6. drwx--x--x root     everybody          2015-01-01 06:05 emulated
    7. drwxr-xr-x system   system            2017-09-20 01:07 enc_emulated
    8. drwxr-x--x root     root              2017-09-20 01:08 self
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    10. user@j7eltetmo:/storage/emulated/0/ssh $ ls -l /storage/0000-0000
    11. drwxr-x--- root     everybody          2017-03-06 08:26 Android
    12. -rwxr-xr-x root     everybody   157863 2015-12-18 12:49 Contacts.vcf
    13. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2013-02-07 13:40 DCIM
    14. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2017-03-16 11:35 Download
    15. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2013-02-02 11:46 LOST.DIR
    16. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2013-02-06 23:48 mobi_drm
    17. drwxr-xr-x root     everybody          2017-01-31 20:20 ssh
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    19. user@j7eltetmo:/storage/emulated/0/ssh $ ls -l /sdcard
    20. lrwxrwxrwx root     root              2017-09-20 01:07 sdcard -> /storage/self/primary
    But if you are too lazy to walk across the room or down the hall, you would need to leave an ssh server running on the phone you want to grab files from (not accessible from mobile data, so that end of it is safe).
     
    #2 efflandt, Oct 6, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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