Primitive FTPd APK

Version 5.16 - org.primftpd
Last updated: 2019-11-05 05:30:08

A simple FTP server.

APP Information

App Download Version5.16 (42)
Updated2019-11-05 05:30:08
Apk Size3.67 MB
App Developerwolpi
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packageorg.primftpd.apk

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App Description

Primitive FTPd is primftpd,tools,primitive,ftpd, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit wolpi website who developed it. org.primftpd.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.16 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Primitive FTPd APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 429+ times on store. You can also download org.primftpd APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

A simple FTP server. Allows to exchange files with other machines over wifi. No more USB cable searching. Runs without root privileges. Is not started when device boots (but can if you wish). Control yourself when the server runs. While it runs it prevents standby to avoid long uploads and downloads to abort (configurable). Transfers can be encrypted by SFTP.

App ChangeLog

  • * Translation updates - many thanks to all weblate translators!
  • * More logging to find issues

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

Works great especially on Nougat devices. Used another program for a few years but due to android updates I had to switch to Primitive FTPD. Keep up on the android security framework changes and Primitive ftpd could easily capture pole position.

Works great. Unlike other apps I tried, this works with Windows command line FTP, which I think means it supports active mode.

FTP has saved me countless times, Easy and pretty much accessible anywhere a browser supports it.

Nothing primitive about this app. This is 2019, this FTPd offers SECURE FTP. Do not waste your time and money on apps that don't. THIS APP SHOULD NOT BE FREE!

Very simple to use and works like a charm!

Please, remove "primitive" word from app's name. This app is fully functional and good. Thank you for your job!

This ftpd server worked great on my Nintendo switch.

Best stable ftp server with good preferences

Super convenient and easy to use. Now using it as my primary way to transfer files from/to my phone from my PC.

Simplistically and beautifully done. It never fails and super easy to setup and use. Could be more useful if we can somehow restrict the FTP directory to a particular folder. And sharing with friends in a group becomes easier and safer.

Couldn't tell if internal storage was available for service. Other servers can, but I can't see it in here. Uninstalled.

One of the best FTP servers for Android. It even offers SFTP, although I don't have write permissions through SFTP on Android 8 on my SD-Card for some reason (FTP works fine, writing through SFTP on Android 6 works fine as well)

only lets me share archives, will not allow me to view files insid3 them. useless.

Functionally I like this app a lot. It does exactly what it's supposed to. However the app interface is cluttered and plain ugly so this could need some improvements.

Like in the old days, no adds, simply does what it suppose to do, free open source softwarez, long live tha linux :-)

Has the features I needed (start on boot, etc.) and ones I didn't think I needed (IP address displayed when tethering to PC).

Have been using it for a long time. Installed it on every Android device since. Excellent piece of software.

Nice, but can't configure to share internal and external storages simultaneously - either external only, or copy errors from it, root or no root.

Working as it should be. Great job

Very Usefull App! No ad and wow this powerful FTP Sharing is open source. Hope i always see future deveplopment from you.

Great FTP/SFTP server. Works with SD cards. thank you Deceloper(s)

Its simple, fast and straightforward. No ads.

Being able to run without root is great. Not being able to run with root is not great at all.

very old APIs. doesn't actually work.

Wonderful app. Open source and works great.

Very good app. Does exactly as described.

Weird and old APIs... using the third option makes the choose folder gui inside settings obselete...

Well done! What a nice app! Waiting for you to add some more features 😁😁😁 if help is needed contact me!

Nice and useful.

no ads. fast.

Open Source... Made in Germany-Quality. Just Perfect !

Finally just in time for HogGin woo

it just works

couldn't get it to work

This will only work with Anonymous Login. There doesn't seem to be any way to get SFTP to work. Recommended to access FTP server over Hotspot to make sure only you can access it.

it worked

Great app

The power of Free Software!

Had to uninstall it as it could not handle directories with loads of files.

Excellent app, very convenient to use!

It's an excellent that it's open source and has a wide range features sadly a lot of them just don't work. Though to be honest a lot of that is Google's fault for screwing up memory card support (it's got to have been intentionally done). And making the storage access framework which absolutely does not work on any device or application I've ever used it on. Sadly this application is no different in that SAF does not work. normally I'd circumvent that with root if the app supports it, but the root mode in this app doesn't seem to work either. Like all these android FTP servers hanging during file transfer is a serious problem and a fatal one if your ftp client doesn't have a transfer (and error) queue, which no Android app that I know of has at all.

Thank you! This simple server is the only one to work with SD card (through SAF) on Lineage OS. You little ripper!

Server returns internal IP address (not external) so don't work on passive mode, or is there an option to make this work?

I use it on Android TV 8 with ext HDD. It works in RO. How to RW?

Does not work, better to use Termux FTP.

Amazing app! Open-source and fully functional. Great option to bypass SAF, helped with slowdowns on uploads. Thanks!

Probably the best ftp server, ad-free and fully functional. Mobile data ftp connection really ROCKS and everything else on the server!! Open source the best forever!!!

It does work. SSH FTP with Oreo. Great job!

started to look very promising, but after first transfer stopped working, always giving errors.

Finally! Root access with sftp and external sdcard access! I have only one more wish: Whats about a multi-user support? But this is exactly what I searched for hours (because no app supports sftp AND root). Wounderfull!

Good app but old versions you could type the server start directory which I preferred. Also now there are too many shortcuts on my apps list of this.

Please remove the two additional annoying shortcuts or make them optional in settings.

Very useful app! It even includes a handy quick settings toggle!

This app has the potential to become my default (S)FTP-server for my S8+. It's just that I can't make it work with my external SD : I haven't been able to upload / download files from the ext. SD. This is a real breaker for me. It can be Nougat (Android 7.0) specific, donno for sure. It mentions something about permission that can be revoked from time to time and gives even an SAF URI to restore these permissions : content:// but where should I write this URI ??

External sd access broken.

Simple ftp

Just works.

Awesome server no ads highly recommended

Anyone rating less than 4 stars should find a paid alternative and use it instead...we don't need your poor rating. It's open source, fast, feature rich for a simple ftp/s server. If something is broken, go to GitHub and report the issue. Don't complain about it in the comments.

Good free no ads. Come with 1x1 widget to start/stop easily. But can't upload to micro sdcard. No auto start when launch app. Can't show hidden files.

read only

Clean, simple, ad-free. Excellent.

I'm giving it five stars because I did not find anything better. This is the best FTP/SFTP server among apps I have tried so far.

Nice tool, works as expected. It would be nice to have possibility to see logs directly inside the application sib-view.

FTP needs to be started when app is open, and please add SD write permission for Android 7.1.1

Great devs! Keep it up!!

Fast, easy to use and simple. Awesome. Love it :3


Would be perfect if it would contain permission request for storage like sdcard write. It does not play good on MM or N. Please add the sdcard write request from the OS. Using it on an Nvidia Shield TV.

On nougat getting issue with server start directory. Once set to sd card cant change to internal phone memory. Basically cant find the path to internal memory just by going through directory listing. Right now to change that i had to clear app data so that server start directory goes to default internal memory....

Seems outdated. Seems not to work with the new Marshmallow SD card write restrictions.

Absolutely easy and fastest way to share files between my PC and phone. Great app!

Doesn't seem to see the external SD card. /mnt folder is not listed.

Very lightweight FTP server app. Please enable Anonymous mode is defaut

Perfekt little app!

Light & clean.

Works well

The best. The real deal.

Works just fine

In sftp mode, /storage is inaccessible, only the root dir. Midnight Commander cannot connect in ftp mode. Caja file manager does not connect automatically to default ftpd dir. So, There seems to be too many small quirks...

This app rocks!! Simply works, fast, basic, and easy...ftp and sftp options, best one I've used from Play. No issues with adoptable storage. Makes it easy to move photos and files quickly between devices.

This app is better than other ones with lots of bells and whistles.

Just what is needed for sharing files without cables!

Can't connect to sftp. "connection reset by peer"

It can also start from /

Add support to edit files in sd card

Meets my expectations and works very good for my file xfers.

Amazing application for all encrypted wireless transfers. Easy to set up and reliable.

This app is really simple to use


Perfect. Love the app

Thank you for great tool, now I don't use USB cable anymore and it's so comfortable! App of the year - also on android 6 works just fine for me

Doesn't support external SD card writing permission on Marshmallow. Useless for me.

No way to access SD card through FTP, other apps allow that.

it's really stupid to allow us to change the start folder but with no button to search for that folder!!!! How are we supposed to enter the folder name??? By leaving the app and going to a file app, get the link, copy and come back to your stupid app and paste it?? pff.

After connection lost it's not restarting and I need to reboot my phone remotely through shell.

Flawless operation for both FTP & SFTP. Wish: a live log to view activity.

A big thanks to the developer. Gets the job done. Highly recommended.


Nothing gives me a warm fuzzy like an open-source app that does a useful thing totally well.

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,org.primftpd.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.







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