Android devices can communicate with the Linux operating system using a data cable, but in case you don’t have a data cable. You need to connect your Android device to the computer using Wireless connection which is said to be a bit tricky. The Android users gets the possibility to connect to the Linux by using an FTP App.
The FTP app creates an FTP server on the Android device and allows the users to connect it to the Linux computer. All you need is to find and install the FTP transfer app from the Google Play Store. One of them is WiFi FTP Server, you need to install it and read the instructions to operate the application. The application requires Android 4.0.
All you need is to launch the app and open the settings from the top right corner. Open the Root folder from the list and choose the folder you want to set as the shared folder. This is the location to which the Linux will save and access files to. In case something goes wrong, restart the app and everything goes to normal.
Now get an FTP application for Linux i.e. FileZilla or any other. After installing FileZilla, press Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T. Use the command-line installation instructions for Linux.
Installing on Ubuntu
sudo apt install filezilla
Installing on Arch Linux
sudo pacman -S filezilla
Installing on Debian
sudo apt-get install filezilla
Installing on OpenSUSE
sudo zypper install filezilla
Installing on Fedora
sudo dnf install
Installing on Generic Linux
The best way is to browse the developer Website and grab a copy of FileZilla.
FileZilla Server Connection
Now when the server is up and running, connect to the server by launching the Application and Unlocking Android device. Find the FTP server app and follow the instructions to connect.
There are a few simple steps you need to follow in order to transfer files from Linux to Android:
- In the Host section, Add the FTP address from the App i.e. like ftp://local.ip.address.
- Find the Username and password from the app and connect to the device using “android” as both login and password.
- Add 2221 as the Port and start a connection to the FTP server using quickconnect button.
Sending Files from Linux to Android Device
Find Local site section, navigate to the file or folder for sending and right-click on the file and click the upload button. It will transfer the data to the Android device. FileZilla also allows adding multiple files to the queue for sending. Ctrl + P will process the list queue. Downloading Files from Android Device to Linux Sending data from Android to Linus is very easy. It is similar to the uploading process. Under the “Remote site” section, Now browse to file and click on Download button to start the downloading process.
Downloading Files from Android Device to Linux
Sending data from Android to Linus is very easy. It is similar to the uploading process. Under the “Remote site” section, Now browse to file and click on Download button to start the downloading process.