VX ConnectBot

VX ConnectBot is an enhanced version of the popular open-source telnet and secure shell (SSH) client ConnectBot.

Features and enhancements:

New key mappings:

Device Customization

VX ConnectBot aims to provide customizations for smartphones with a physical keyboard.

The following devices with a hardware keyboard are reported to work well without customization:

Currently, there are keymap customizations for the following smartphones:

Individual key mappings can be viewed here.


VX ConnectBot is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0


VX Connectbot on Android Market

Direct downloads:
vx-connectbot-1.7.1-29.apk (latest stable version, google play, requires Android 2.2 FROYO or newer)
vx-connectbot-1.7.1-20.apk (legacy version, requires Android 1.5 CUPCAKE or newer)
vx-connectbot-1.7.1-41-beta.apk (latest beta with ECDSA support, requires Android 3.0 HONEYCOMB or newer)


Bug requests

Please post bug and feature requests at GitHub

Source Code

Source code is available at GitHub


Copyright © 2012 Martin Matu┼íka <martin dot matuska at vx dot sk>

This software is based on ConnectBot.

ConnectBot Copyright © 2007-2011 Kenny Root http://the-b.org, Jeffrey Sharkey http://jsharkey.org

Based in part on the Trilead SSH2 client, provided under a BSD-style license. Copyright © 2007 Trilead AG. http://www.trilead.com

Also based on JTA Telnet/SSH client, provided under the GPLv2 license. Copyright © Matthias L. Jugel, Marcus Meiner 1996-2005. http://www.javassh.org

Also based in part on the JSOCKS library, provided under the GNU LGPL license. © http://jsocks.sourceforge.net

Also based in part on JZlib provided under a BSD-style license. Copyright © JCraft, Inc., 2000-2004 http://www.jcraft.com

This software includes modifications from Irssiconnectbot developed by Iiro Uusitalo and Ville Kerminen.

This software includes the ssh-agent service developed by Roberto Tyley (https://github.com/rtyley)

SCP file transfer support is badsed on modifications by Kartikaya Gupta.

Internal file selection dialog is based on Android File Dialog by Alexander Ponomarev, provided under a BSD-style license.


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