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simplicity is key:

what is definately great and a big plus is the “openness” of the Android (a by Google heavily modified GNU-Linux) environment.

  • no need for extra software (itunes) to access the device
    • a usb-c-cable will do
      • connect it
      • then on drag-down-menu tap “charge device” and change the mode to “file transfer” dada!
      • now the Android Phone behaves like a usb-stick and can be accessed from any GNU-Linux, OSX and even Windows, HURRAY! 🙂 (that is exactly that kind of simplicity that everyone should want))

app extractor

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ext.ui&hl=en_US&gl=US

a genious app that allows sharing installed apps with other Android devices

also it:

  • actually gives a more complete list of all apps installed on a device
  • allows to pack any installed app into a name.apk file to be send via bluetooth or messenger or downloaded to PC via wifi/wlan
    • via bluetooth used to work, but increased security restrictions this could fail
      • workaround: get an USB-C capable USB stick 🙂
      • or use a PC and a USB-C cable
      • or use the wireless access method to copy files

wireless access to Android device

access to Android devices via SFTP (encrypted FTP) allows this genious app:

make sure PC and Android Device are in the same LAN-WIFI and subnet

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.primftpd/

  • install it
  • start it
  • go to settings
  • tap on username (default is: user)
  • tap on password (set a strong password of at leat 10 chars: UPPER LETTERS lower letters numbers and special chars)
  • tap on port (ftp default 12345 sftp 1234) (change or leave it like that)
  • tap on what server to start (disable ftp)
  • leave settings
  • click on “Play” button on top right
    • the “PrimitiveFTPd” will display IPv4 and IPv6 address on the top
  • install and start https://filezilla-project.org/
    • apt install filezilla
  • Filezilla:
    • new connection
    • select SFTP
    • type in IPv4 as displayed in “PrimitiveFTPd” on top
    • type username: user
    • type in set password
    • click connect
    • it should ask “do you trust key X”, check the Box “always trust this key” and hit OK
    • now it should display the contents of the device root folder and allow up and download as well as creating new directories 🙂
    • HURRAY!

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