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How do I run the latest version of rsync as root when accessing my phone from a remote host?

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Download the latest rsync binary:

mkdir ~/bin && cd ~/bin &&
curl --progress-bar -L -o rsync "https://github.com/JBBgameich/rsync-static/releases/download/continuous/rsync-aarch64" &&
chmod 755 rsync && echo 'export PATH=$HOME/bin:$PATH' > ~/.profile

To then use the new downloaded version of rsync as root on the Android phone, use the following rsync command options from the remote host:

rsync -e 'ssh -p 2222' --rsync-path='su -c /data/user/0/org.galexander.sshd/files/bin/rsync' 

You'll need to add the source and destination and other rsync options. See the man page for what these listed options are doing :)

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