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Hi im trying to move some files from my phone to my netbook via usb its running Ubuntu 12.10 (gnome shell). When I plug my s3 it seems to recognise what it is but can't read any of its contents. I just want to use it as if it were a storage device and move some files to my netbook can anyone help with this issue please.

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What USB mode did you put your phone in? MTP, PTP, mass storage, etc. If configured as plain mass storage device it should appear like a USB flash drive in Ubuntu. –  gertvdijk Feb 5 '13 at 16:04
When you connect your phone to a system using a USB, it by default starts charging. to transfer data between your phone and system you need to unlock your phone and bring down the top menu where you will see a USB symbol waiting with a statement "Turn ON USB" tap on it and select to turn ON then depending on your device setting the device gets detected. –  VRU Feb 5 '13 at 16:32
I believe newer devices don't have msc,and ubuntu doesn't support mtp very well. –  Web-E Feb 5 '13 at 17:19

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