I have a non-rooted Android phone with the Termux app installed. I can run ifconfig on the phone's terminal and see the IP address of wlan0, and I can ping the phone's IP from the terminal on my computer. Is it possible to SSH into it from a computer on the same network? If so, what would the username and password be?

I know the openssh package is installed on the phone: apt list | grep openssh returns openssh/stable,now 8.1p1-4 arm [installed].

I can also run the ssh command in the phone's terminal (Termux).

Are there any extra packages I would have to install via pkg or apt? Please let me know, anything helps.

  • To connect to a device via SSH, there has to be an SSH server/SSH daemon running. Is sshd running on your device? This is typically not the case, as it's not needed.
    – GiantTree
    Feb 7, 2020 at 22:11
  • @GiantTree Makes sense; how would I know whether or not sshd is running? And if it is, do you know what the ssh credentials would be? Feb 7, 2020 at 22:14
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    @IrfanLatif Yes thank you soooo much! ;) That was exactly what I wanted! Feb 8, 2020 at 1:22


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