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I am trying to mount my Sony Xperia phone as a USB mass storage device.

I open terminal and type:

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0fce:0192 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x38473846

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63   976751999   488375968+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

sudo  mkdir /media/android    

sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/android

Mount is denied because the NTFS volume is already exclusively opened.
The volume may be already mounted, or another software may use it which
could be identified for example by the help of the 'fuser' command.

Any ideas as to what the problem is?

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Is this an android 4.+ device? –  xangua Jan 26 at 15:23
    
Yes, it is 4.2.2. –  user239691 Jan 26 at 15:26
    
You could try this webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html –  xangua Jan 26 at 15:54
    
Great. So it is a compatibility problem with the USB Mass Storage protocol. Do I also have to install Nautilus and/or Thunar? –  user239691 Jan 26 at 17:21
    
I tried installing that PPA and Nautilus but still get exactly the same result. –  user239691 Jan 27 at 11:22

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