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How to Access Android File System over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Question by Praveen Kumar : My USB port on the PC is malfunctioned and so it can’t connect my phone to the PC and now I can’t transfer files to and fro between PC and phone. Recently it came to my mind to go wirelessly for accessing files on my Galaxy S II but I am not sure how would I do it. Can anyone from the Android Advices team help me in to provide a temporary solution to this until I get USB port replaced. I am looking for the nearly same functions as offered by connecting PC with USB Cable.

Android Advices Answer

Since the main problem in this case is the malfunctioning of the USB port, the permanent solution would be to get USB port replaced and as you are seeking for a temporary solution, yes there is a way to access your mobile files directly on to your PC wirelessly without the need of any USB Cable. I am sure this will make you happy and all these are possible with a simple Android app. I hope you have heard about proxies and proxy servers. They are nice way to bypass the firewalls and the NAT problems and connect with your device from anywhere in the internet. This Android applications enables an Android phone allows users to easily share files on PC or other devices. So with this application you can work around with your music files, video files and whatever collection that you have moreover you can share it with almost any PC which is Wi Fi enabled in the same Wi Fi network.

SwiFTP FTP Server Android application when installed and run, will give you an application set up page when in you need to provide the username and the password. This is for the first time users who have recently installed this application. This password and user name are required when you are accessing the FTP server from any browser on your PC. Let me tell you that this information which you provide can be changed anytime.

  • Once that is done, in the next page you have the option of Start, Instructions and Setup. When you click on Setup you can change the username and the password and various other settings as well. The Instructions page provides instructions on how you can setup the FTP Server.SwiFTP FTP Server setup
  • To start a FTP remove server of your phone then you need to click on Start button to begin and it will then provide the URL for access.SwiFTP FTP Server Start
  • You can click on Stop to stop the internet access.SwiFTP FTP Server Start


If you have issues of the transfers go slow or stops completely when the phone is locked or in sleep mode, you need to make sure that you check the option of ‘keep phone awake’ available under setup to rectify this problem.SwiFTP FTP Server  Stop

SwiFTP FTP Server Android App Download

SwiFTP FTP Server Android application can be easily downloaded for free from Android Apps Labs. To download it directly on your mobile phone you need to visit the Android Apps Labs page listing of SwiFTP FTP Server and then click on the Install button to proceed with the installation automatically.

Alternatively you make use of the QR code below. From your mobile phone open the QR Code application and point the camera towards this bar until it reads out.

QR code



  1. Jim Ollerhead

    April 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Is this solution any better than using Samsung’s Kies? (free with the G2)

    If so, how?


    • Yogesh Patel

      April 4, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      And what would be the purpose of using that?

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