MX ANDROID : HOW TO FTP FILES FROM YOUR LAPTOP TO YOUR ANDROID BOX firstly ftp is a method to send files from one location to another or more specifically one device to another , ftp is short for file transfer protocol . if your familiar with enigma 1 or enigma 2 boxes such as dm500s / dm800 s / vu + / amiko alien etc etc you will very likely know about such programs as dream control center (dcc ) or filezilla , you will most likely have used one or both of these applications to edit cccam in your box and add your c line . or perhaps you manually installed say tsmedia by sending tsmedia into the tmp/ file in your box , well using such applications to do these sorts of things is what we mean and what we are talking about when we say to ftp . now if you want to install say an android app or an xbmc addon in your android box well you have two methods for each . to install an android addon you either open play store (or similar ) in your android apps and install from there or you add the android app to a usb stick and then insert the usb stick into your android box and then install the app that way . and in a lot of cases you may not be able to install an app from play store so you then have to get the addon on to a usb stick and install it that way . similar applies to xbmc addons in that you can either install from a repo or you add the addon to a usb stick and insert the stick into your addon and then install it . that is a bit messy and tiresome as you have to keep moving your usb stick between your laptop and box and back again . well with this tutorial you will be able to wirelessly send files to a usb stick thats connected to your android box . the first thing you will need to do is insert a usb memory stick into your android box . next in your android apps open play store and from there install a free app called WIFI FTP SERVER . lastly on your laptop install filezilla , if you have an enigma box you may already have this . ok so the first thing you do is open wifi ftp server app , on the right side of screen you will see enabled your box ip address windows ap in the middle of your screen you will see start get pro version and on the left side of the screen wifi status ip address network heres what you should see. now very simply all you have to do is go to the middle of your screen and select START . now you will see a split screen , what you saw above will all be on the left side of your screen . and on the right side of your screen you should see information from your box that you will need to enter into filezilla to connect filezilla to it . so you should see server url http:// (your box ip ) :2221 userid android password android above is roughly what you will see on the right side of your screen . the userid / password / port number will be the default settings but for security the userid and password can be changed . PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST LEAVE WIFI FTP SERVER APP OPEN UNTILL YOU ARE FINISHED TRANSFERRING FILES . ok so now this bit is done , so far that was easy wasnt it ? lol , i know it seems a tad too easy lol but in this case it really is this easy believe me . right now go to your laptop and open filezilla . when you open filezilla on the left of screen you will see two boxes one on top of the other that contain files in your laptop , and on the right side of screen you will also see two boxes but they will be empty , but once you connect to the android box files will appear in these boxes . so open filezilla and at the top of the filezilla screen you will see host / username / password / port / quick connect . above is what filezilla looks like but the files etc that you see are different to what you will see on your laptop ,also you will see that the boxes on the right of screen have files in them , on your laptop screen at this point you wont see any files there . ok at the top of your screen in the box where it says HOST put in your android box ip address , your android box ip address should be on the right side of your tv screen as i explained above , just type that ip into the box that says host . then type in android in the box that says username , and also type android into the box that says password , and the type 2221 (thats the default port number ) in the box that says port , lastly click on QUICK CONNECT . now all being well filezilla should connect to your android box and on the right side of the screen the two boxes i mentioned above will now be filled with files , if you see files in the boxes on the right you have successfully connected your laptop to your android box . now comes the bit where you use filezilla to send a file to the usb stick thats connected to your android box . on the left side of your filezilla screen you will see a box that says LOCAL SITE and to the right of that it will likely say C: users/ , and below that a box that says FILE NAME / FILE SIZE /FILE TYPE / LAST MODIFIED . in the box that says LOCAL SITE scroll down the list of files and look for DOWNLOADS and click on that to open it , remember any file you download goes there so thats where your android / xbmc files will be . now after clicking on the download file the list of files in the box just below should have changed and all your downloaded files should be displayed . now you have to go to the boxes on the right of screen , the box will say REMOTE SITES and the box below that will basicly say the same things as the box on the left . in the REMOTE SITES box on the right side of your screen look for and click on the file called EXTERNAL STORAGE . now the files in the box just below that will have changed and you should see SDA1 (this is what your android box calls your usb stick ) , so where you see the file called sda1 double click on it to open it , if there are already files on the usb stick they will of course then be displayed . right so now go back to the boxes on the left of screen and scroll down the list of downloaded files and find the android or xbmc file that you want to send to the usb stick in your android , left click on the file (keep pressing left click ) and while your doing that use another finger to drag your cursor (the cursor is the little arrow on screen) over to the box on the right side of the screen that displays the files on your usb stick and then stop pressing the left button , now the file you had clicked on in the box on the left should now be in the box on the right . transfer any other files to your usb stick the same way , then install these files on your android as you would install any android or xbmc addon . thats it , now you can go back to your tv screen and the wifi ftp server app thats displayed there and on the left side of screen select STOP , that very simply stops the connection to your laptop . if you wish to reconnect again simply open wifi ftp server app and follow the instructions above . this does not give you access to all files in the android many of which are hidden . however you can access files related to apps you have installed . for example if an app stopped working such as movies25 just recently well a file called a pyo file would be updated and uploaded to a site by the app maker to make the app work again , well you can download such a pyo file and with wifi ftp server you can send that file into the folder of the non working app and the app should then work again . ill try and do something along those lines next .