No mount points with rclone-mount Magisk module on Android

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Unable to find any mount points after configuring rclone-mount with Magisk.

I have to admit that I am generally confused about Magisk's rclone-mount module. It seems to work well for people. For example, here's a fairly recent post from this forum:

Rclone mount on rooted Android - Help and Support - rclone forum - thread 20935

Why aren't you using the Magisk module's native mount method? I find it works quite reliably and works for most use-cases.

I'd like to achieve that too. However, I keep running into issues. The problem I'm trying to solve now is that the expected mount points are not available after configuring a new connection. I can use rclone ls <mountpoint> to list the contents of a server and that succeeds so I know the connection is working. But there are no mount points under any of these locations:

  • /mnt/cloud/
  • /storage/cloud/
  • /sdcard/cloud/

And I don't see any errors (but also not sure where I could look for them).

I assume the fusermount binary is the problem. I have referred to:

Fusermount on android (rclone mount) | XDA Forums]

(xda-developers - dotcom /t/fusermount-on-android-rclone-mount.3866652/)

However, that's an older thread and I am hesitant to try suggestions from 2019, and also confused regarding exactly what I should try next.

This is the fusermount file that gets installed by the Magisk module:

# file fusermount
fusermount: ELF shared object, 64-bit LSB arm64, dynamic (/system/bin/linker64), for Android 21, built by NDK r20 (5594570), not stripped

Does that look correct?

These are the contents of the installation directory:

:/data/adb/modules/com.piyushgarg.rclone # ls -la
total 244
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  4096 2021-10-11 12:50 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root  4096 2019-04-17 12:16 ..
drwxrwxrwx 3 root root  4096 2021-10-11 12:33 .config
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     0 2021-10-11 12:50 disable
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 55256 2021-10-11 12:14 fusermount
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root   306 2021-10-11 12:14
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 67608 2021-10-11 12:14 inotifywait
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 70696 2021-10-11 12:14
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   444 2021-10-11 12:14 module.prop
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root     0 2021-10-11 12:14 rclone
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  4813 2021-10-11 12:14 rclonew
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     0 2021-10-11 12:50 remove
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14543 2021-10-11 12:14
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root     0 2021-10-11 12:14 skip_mount
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root  2028 2021-10-11 12:14

That's before I copy the rclone binary into place.

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.57.0-beta.5698.19fc1b2a9

  • os/version: Android 9 - os/kernel: 4.4.78-perf+ (armv8l)
  • os/type: android
  • os/arch: arm64
  • go/version: go1.16.9
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

Just trying to browse to the mount points.

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

# cat /data/ssh/root/.config/rclone/rclone.conf
type = sftp
host =
user = myuser
key_file = ${RCLONE_CONFIG_DIR}/mykey.pem

Should I use the rclone package for Termux instead? Can I achieve automatic mounting of the servers at boot with the Termux package? (I have not used Termux before.)

Thanks and sorry for the long post. If I was less confused, I could probably have drilled down to the specific issue a little better.

I opened an issue with more details here:

Requesting help to troubleshoot where my install is going wrong. No automatic fuse mounts · Issue #107 · Magisk-Modules-Repo/com.piyushgarg.rclone

Is this the better approach?

google drive - How to mount rclone on Android? - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange