Is there any way to run rclone on Android without root? I am not looking for anything fancy, like mounting just the ability to use the rclone binary with a config to access a remote.
With root there are multiple options. Without root I can't find a way to do it. There are many non-root terminal emulators but they can't execute binary apps from /storage/emulated/0, nor can they access any directories outside of this path.
There is currently one 3rd party option- RCX (io.github.x0b.rcx) however it contains several Microsoft Analytics trackers. Asking a user to expose their sensitive rcone.conf file to an app that is streaming their data to 3rd party servers and app developers is an unacceptable security compromise.
Are there any possibilities others have found? Would the rclone dev's be willing to release an official rclone app? I don't need any fancy GUI just basic functionality, a simple black window that would allow me to run the basic rclone commands (rclone conf, rclone copy, rclone sync etc.)
Platform convergence seems to be the future and allowing users to access their files on mobile platforms like Android would be a huge benefit to the rclone project.