I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App.
After upgrading from Android 4.3 to 4.4.2,
- sftp from Nautilus or FileZilla in Ubuntu to Android can't read or write the content of /sdcard any more.
- But ssh and scp from terminal in Ubuntu can still read, write and transfer files in /sdcard.
I connect using the same ssh user
t in sftp from Nautilus, and ssh and scp from terminal, although why is the ssh prompt
u0_a116@C6730 rather than
If they indeed use the same ssh user, why is there the difference in read permission?
In ssh to Android, I see the read, write and excecution permissions for "others" users are not allowed:
u0_a116@C6730:/ $ ls -l ... lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-11 17:07 sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 ... u0_a116@C6730:/sdcard $ ls -l drwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 1980-01-01 00:00 Alarms drwxrwx--x root sdcard_r 2015-07-22 08:05 Android drwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 2015-08-18 22:41 Cardboard drwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 2015-08-20 19:40 DCIM drwxrwx--- root sdcard_r 2015-08-29 21:22 Download ...
I guess my ssh user
t belongs to the "other" group. but don't know how to confirm that. I couldn't add the permissions:
u0_a116@C6730:/sdcard $ chmod -R a+r Download/ Bad mode
What does the "Bad mode" error mean?
What are some solutions?
Can I change file permissions on Android directly? Do I need root? But I heard that rooting my device Kyocera Hydro Icon with Android 4.4.2 isn't possible due to locked bootloader?
Can I downgrade Android from 4.4.2 to 4.3?
Can I upgrade my ssh user account to be one level above "others", so as to have write and read permissions? Do I need root? Will that solve the problem, given the difference in read permissions between sftp from Nautilus and ssh and scp from terminal under the same ssh user?
I found a discussion at http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/sdcard-problems-upgrading-android-t2938749 , where the suggestions seem to require root, right? Thanks.