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When I connect my phone Xperia Tipo to my Ubuntu 12.04, the USB icon does not appear in a launcher.

lsusb gives me following results:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8086:0189 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2880 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. 
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0fce:5170 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB 

I installed Wammu and it does not see phone either:

Wammu is now searching for phone:
All finished, found 0 phones
No phone has been found!

On the phone I have debbugging turned on and it sees Ubuntu.

Can I ask for instruction step by step? I am a begginer on Ubuntu.

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did you set the phone to "mass storage mode"? – Rinzwind Apr 10 '13 at 19:12
I have the same problem now: I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I try to connect it with Sony Xperia Z2 (which has Android 4.4). I have set Mass Storage Mode(MSC) setting but nothing happens when I connect cell phone to the laptop. Please advise what else I can do/ Thanks! – user291858 Jun 9 '14 at 8:37
The 'Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB' is the Xperia, I think. – gaoithe May 13 '15 at 22:27

select USB Connection Mode,then choose : Mass Storage Mode(MSC)

take a look for this step by step solution

it worked for me

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Jul 3 '13 at 18:45

In your Xperia go to :

  1. Settings > Xperia > usb connectivity > usb connection mode
  2. Select Mass storage mode (MSC) > Press OK
  3. Then plug your phone with your SDCARD inside

Thats it.

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this doesn't work for me using a Xperia Z (C6603) running stock Android 4.4.4. lsusb doesn't see the phone (confirmed the usb port and cable are working, tried alternate cable); the phone charges from this port and cable. Neither MSC nor MTM work. – frumbert May 3 '15 at 22:11
Some cables are power only - not data. A cable charging the phone does not necessarily mean it can be used to connect to computer. – gaoithe May 13 '15 at 22:29
@Frumbert do you still have a problem? Show the output of your lsusb? My Xperia wouldn't mount automatically - Ubuntu 14.04.1 - but manual mounting worked. More details here:… – gaoithe May 13 '15 at 22:32
@gaoithe: Nothing works for me. Ubuntu fails to recognise the device electronically. Works well on Windows 7, works occasionally on MacOS 10.10. – frumbert May 15 '15 at 5:11
@Frumbert. Anything seen in 'dmesg' also 'lsusb' when you plug in? – gaoithe May 15 '15 at 8:32

This question seems to comeup in google when searching for similar issue related to Xperia C4.

I noticed that the USB mass storage work when connected to the laptop directly and not when connected via the docking station. Here I have a dell laptop setup, with a fairly recent docking station.

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