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I am using Rhythmbox (2.96) using a iphone 4.2.1. I installed the libimobiledevice

sudo apt-get install ipheth-utils libimobiledevice-dev libimobiledevice-utils

But when i drag and drop a .mp3 file on my iphone icon via rhythmbox.
it won't start working.

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Have you looked at any of these questions? – Alvar May 30 '12 at 20:08
It doesn't work for me either. Never got an answer when I asked. – Organic Marble Mar 27 '15 at 2:35

Try copying music from Nautilus (the file browser) to the iPhone instead, treating the iPhone like a drive.

If that doesn't work, please edit your question to update it with more information.

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