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Author: Mark Rousell
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] OT: Damned phones
On 03/03/2023 17:59, capercally.bleery670@??? wrote:
> This only touches very lightly on devuan, but I feel here is the only
> place where I get a friendly audience for this query.
> I am desperately looking for a way to upload files from my Android 12
> phone to my Unix desktop, subject to several constraints:
> - no round trip to cloud and back, I can't afford the bandwidth
> - no MTP over USB, too fscking unreliable
> - only libre Android apps (available from F-droid), as there's no
>    google account on the phone

> There are apps that look like they *should* work, such as ServeIt,
> but it turns out that most (or all) of them have not been updated
> for the ever-more-locked-down newer Androids, where the "Access all
> files" permission seems very hard to obtain.

A number of file manager apps can connect of LAN via SMB. Whether
any/some of these will meet your libre requirements or have access to
the files you need will depend on your testing.

I'm currently on a Samsung S9 (Android 10) and the built in Samsung file
manager can successfully connect via SMB (to my surprise).

I've also set up Nextcloud (which works) and if you're on *nix then you
should probably be able to run it on your desktop without going to the
cloud anywhere else.

Mark Rousell