View Full Version : connecting to android phone

June 11th, 2012, 02:58 AM
Neat little app. for you http://airdroid.com/. install to your phone and you can connect from your Linux PC.

BRilliant bit of kit!

By the way,do not click on the Googleplay tab--click on the 'downloadAPK' underneath.


June 11th, 2012, 04:46 AM
It does sound neat, but I hate and really distrust connecting through 3rd parties. I really don't trust them despite their claim of encryption.

Although not nearly as neat of cool, I just run a ssh daemon on my phone and connect to the phone directly. Sure its a non-graphical environment however I can dowload files via sftp. I also rsync to and from the phone a lot. All of this independent of a third party. The app you site gives a lot more functionality, its just the trust factor I'm having a hard time with.

June 11th, 2012, 05:01 AM
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I prefer to just plug it in by a cable as a USB storage device and copy files to/from that way? No security risks, no app needed.