MTPFS FAIL

posted in: Linux, Technicalities | 2

My ubuntu 12.04 computer cannot see my Android 4.1.2 phone, instead I must install go-mtpfs and control it via command line. Thankfully, Andrew over at webupd8 provides all the necessary tools (all credit goes to him, for long version see there):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install go-mtpfs

Optional:

sudo apt-get install go-mtpfs-unity

Mount:

go-mtpfs /media/MyAndroid

Unmount:

fusermount -u /media/MyAndroid

Ironic that I should now need a special programme to mount my one Linux device on my other Linux device while windows works out of the box…

2 Responses

  1. Lazza

    I have an Android 4 phone as well, usually I put it in USB drive mode so I can use it with Ubuntu without any additional software. :)

  2. Jan

    Thanks for your comment, Andrea. Unfortunately it seems LG p880 does not come with such a mode and a quick search (one, two) suggests that only an extra app will allow access to external SD card, internal stays out of reach.

    The more annoying as the webupd8-method seems to tamper with files’ timestamps.

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