The Media Transfer Protocol (commonly referred to as MTP) is a devised set of custom extensions to support the transfer of music files on USB digital audio players and movie files on USB portable media players.

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Ubuntu 14.04 with Android 6.01 - MTP failing

At first I was getting an error when I was trying to access my phone's SD Storage. Then as I was trying to fix it I manage to break it even further. So, now when I plug my phone it doesn't show up. ...
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How do I transfer files to and from Nexus 7/Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to connect a Nexus 7 tablet (Android 6.0.1) from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I started by following the instructions from this answer. When I execute the last command android-connect, it tells me: ...
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Cannot mount MTP Android device after rooting?

I managed to install TWRP Recovery image twrp-3.0.2-0-vegetahd.img on an Aquaris E5 phone with stock Android; thereby having a rooted device. Out of the box, the stock Android allowed USB connection ...
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Can not Unmount mtp

Events in chronological order: 2 days before I connected my friend's phone (Motorola G2) via data cable but somehow it does not mount properly and so I have to unmount it It unmounted properly but a ...
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How to disable MTP devices in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit OS)

In our organization we have 1000+ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit OS) systems. I want to manage (enable and disable) MTP devices in these systems for all users remotely. Please help..
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lsusb doesn't list my android device

Three days I'm striggling with this problem. lsusb isn't detecting my ASUS Fonepad 7, but detects my Lumia, which is a Windows Phone device. I tried plugging my sister's phone, my dad's phone, which ...
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Making calibre work with Aquaris M10 phablet?

Sending books from calibre to the M10 phablet connected to a laptop through an USB cable does not work out of the box. On the laptop, start calibre Plug the tablet to the laptop using a USB cable ...
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Android file recovery using PTP?

I would like to recover photos from my reset android phone running 4.1.2.. There are several posts explaining that an MTP connection will not allow to take an image via "dd", for example question ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: when connected to the MTP device, is there a way to prevent the file manager window poping up? [duplicate]

When I connect the mtp device, the file manager is poped-up, which bothers me? So there is a way to prevent this? Yes I can connect to the MTP device successfully.
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Ubuntu freezes after Android MTP connected

I have a new issue with my Ubuntu: when I connect my Android phone as an MTP (Galaxy S5) to my laptop, Ubuntu says that it cannot not mount Android MTP then it freezes and nothing works even Alt+F2. ...
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Unable to successfully mount Samsung phone

Running 15.10 Wily. Installed using the minimal ISO (network install) and selected Xubuntu core. After installing procinfo and running ls_usb, I can see the device when it's plugged in Bus 001 Device ...
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MTP Device is connected and recognised but not displayed in file manager in ubuntu 14.04

My phone Lenovo Vibe P1 is no longer getting displayed in my File manager in my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. It is getting displayed without error in my brothers pc which is also running Ubuntu 14.04. It ...
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Pixel C on Ubuntu 14.04: no PTP, adb needs to be root

I have a Pixel C plugged to a PC. The device is properly recognized by the kernel: [ 190.454979] usb 1-1.2.2.4: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci-pci [ 190.550564] usb 1-1.2.2.4: New ...
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I'm having trouble using MTP file transfer with my ubuntu PC

Whenever I try to sync my library of music on banshee media player with my LG V10 I get i/o errors and my Ubuntu PC does that allow my smart phone to sync correctly. Its very frustrating. I have tried ...
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How to enable nautilus to show all files on android phone connected via usb mtp?

Android (4.2.2) phone (HTC Desire 310) is detected by Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS successfully. Nautilus starts automatically. But only a few folders are shown. And there are missing much more folders and ...
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Orange Roya Android Phone not able to mount in Ubuntu

I have an Orange Roya Android mobile that just does not want to mount in Ubuntu. I have tried a lot of workarounds and I cannot figure it out. On the phone side, it is set as an MTP device, I have ...
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Android M phones don't display all content in Thunar via MTP

After initially not recognising MTP at all (here) I have an issue with both my Nexus 5 and my new Nexus 5x whereby some - but not all - DCIM (camera) and Music folder content shows up in Thunar. I can ...
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MTP file transfer freezes/locks screen

As per subject, when I try to transfer files to my Android devices (Samsung tablet, HTC phone, ...) via MTP, the screen freezes/locks. I have to resort using the network and the speeds there are just ~...
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Connecting Lumia-535 to Ubuntu

I have been trying for ages to connect my Lumia-535 to Ubuntu 14.04 but to no avail. I have installed mpt-tools, mtpfs, libmtp9 and gmtp. I have not been able to connect my phone to ubuntu. ...
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MTP: Windows Phone 10 not accessable in Dolphin

When I connect my Windows Phone 10 device into the computer, it is listed in locations in dolphin. If I select the device the message The file or folder udi=/org/kde/solid/udev/sys/devices/pci0000:00/...
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How do I open a mtp android in nautilus?

I can transfer my files using gmtp, but I want to know if I can use nautitlus for it. I could do it on my Windows phone, but I dont remember how I set it up. I cannot see my phone in nautilus, but mtp-...
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network-manager don't work after installed MTP

I got problems with network connection after installing MTP by this tutorial: How to connect Android device using MTP Ubuntu - Tutorial I've read many posts on forums and several from here, but no ...
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Prevent external devices being locked to launcher

If I connect an external device (such as a USB stick or android smartphone) it will automatically open in nautilus and get a corresponding icon locked to unity launcher. Is there any way to prevent ...
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how to fix Unable to open MTP device '[usb:004,010]' in ubuntu 1V

I connected my Lumia 640 mobile to Ubuntu and when I tried to open it shows this error:
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Syncing Banshee with Android phone external SD Card, not mounting properly with MTP or PTP

I am running banshee on Ubuntu Trusty LTS. I have a samsung 5 phone, which has an external SD card. I would like to sync my playlists to my external card, but am having problems. I think my main ...
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Allview Viva C701 can't be used in MTP mode on Ubuntu 14.04

When plugging in this Android tablet after a second or two, I get an error message: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1 The file system is not shown. ...
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Phone with SD card not being detected as a media device but pen drive is being detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Earlier my sd card in phone was being detected as /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdb2 when I ran df -h It was shown in /media/rvakash/device_name but now after I tried to format it ...
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How do I get past the space in the name of the root directory on my mtp-mount cell phone?

I have a Motorola Droid Maxx which I can access from Thunar and the command line, but not from inside a bash script. The problem is that the root directory on the phone appears as "Internal storage" ...
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Cant seem to access my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone files via Ubuntu 14.04(Xubuntu)

I plug in the phone and Xubuntu 14.04 recognizes it, and i can see the folders and files. I even created a folder, but when I try and add files or move files, I get the error that the "Operation ...
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Problems copying files with MTP from Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to Kubuntu 15.10

I'm having real problems copying files from my phone (Samsung S5 mini) to my laptop (Kubuntu 15.10). I've tried many of the suggestions on other sites, such as udev rules and installing more mtp ...
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Folders on Android Internal Storage show as files via MTP?

I recently bought the new Nexus 5x and Google's official USB Type-C to USB A cable. Weirdly, upon plugging my N5X into my computer for the first time, the file system did not come up as expected. What ...
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TweakGeek disabled :/mtp UbuntuPhone

TweakGeek works fine, but when i installed TweakGeek, the phone (Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition) will not identified as mtp:/ on the desk. Uninstall TweakGeek solves this problem. What can i do? Thanks. (...
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Mount Nexus 5x via USB

I'm trying to mount one of the new nexus 5x phones on my laptop via mtp. When I plug it in, nautilus recognizes it as a nexus 5x and an option appears on the left. However, when I click on it, the ...
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Nikon WiFi transfer protocol (MTP, Hacking, Ports)

This is a copy of a post I made to photo.stackexchange.com. I felt I should put it here due to the more technical side of the question, and it barely relating to photography. I have a Nikon D5300 ...
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Transfer video, music, etc frome note 4 to ubuntu

I can't transfer video and other files from note 4 to ubuntu as it is not possible through mtp. Even after tweaking some of the files setting my idVendor & idProduct (this was followed from ...
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Can't mount an Vodaphone Smart 4 Turbo as storage device [closed]

I have a 4.4.4 android phone (Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my laptop. If I try to connect my phone via usb cable to manage my files, I can't, the pc doesn't respond. But ...
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Did Canonical just downgrade the kernel?

I'm on 14.04 LTE and I just got a regular update. I ran "uname -r" and it seems the kernel is now "3.13.0-65-generic." I'm very happy with this, because MTP now works with my Android phone (It didn't ...
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Ubuntu installation troubles on Windows Phone

I tried to use this tutorial Whoever read my old question knows my problem. My old question can be found here But, I tried to use that tutorial on the top, and now when I'm connecting my phone I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04/15.10 - Android file access issue

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04/15.10 and having trouble connecting one of my android device. I have tested access files from Samsung galaxy S3/ Moto G3 and Alcatel Idol3 with ubuntu. http://forum.xda-...
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Cannot access contents of Nokia lumia 800

I have everything in place for the device. mtp-everything possible under it, and gmtp. the device mounts. But, returns error 'Could not get object handles.', when I try to access its hard disc. ...
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USB Endoscope not recognised as a MTP Device. How to Correct?

I have a newly acquired USB Endoscope (aka 'snake camera') which works a treat on a friend's Apple Mac, but does not work on my Dell laptop running 14.04. The Endoscope is recognised as a device: $ ...
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Restricting MTP devices from being mounted by a user/group

I am working on converting an Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) installation into a kiosk-like system with disabled USB storage. However, this does not prevent a user from mounting an MTP device such as an android ...
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Not able connect my Nokia Lumia 530 in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to connect my Nokia Lumia 530 mobile phone using a USB cable in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version. I have already tried the solution given in the first answer of the question How to connect Nokia ...
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Why does copy&paste fail from and to a smarthphone's external sd-card (sdcard1) - mtp-probem

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 with Thunar 1.6.3. I cannot copy and paste folders and files from or to the SD-card of my Sony Xperia Z1 compact smartphone. (Everything in the following is translated back ...
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go-mtpfs and Android Mounting problem

I had real problems mounting my samsung Galaxy S3 Neo on Ubuntu 12.04, one lucky random day and it mounts and then for several days it doesn't then again randomly for once does ! This had been going ...
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Mount Android phone for another user

There are 2 Android phones connected to a particular machine, and they're mounted automatically in /run/user/<my_uid>/gvfs/. That's cool and all, but unfortunately I need them to be mounted ...
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Android phone MTP - create a mount point

I need to use dd command to create a image of the internal memory of my phone (Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo). To use dd I need to know the if source (e.g. /dev/sd1) but right now I just can access my ...
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Permission denied for “dd” of Android phone's file system connected over mtpfs in Ubunutu 14.0.4

I have connected my rooted Mi3 android phone to Ubuntu 14.0.4 using jmtpfs. I am using ~/Desktop/phone as my mount point. I am able to browse the Android device using Nautilus. Now I want to recover ...
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Still cannot mount android phone to Ubuntu 14.04

I'm sounding like a broken record! I have been trying to mount my Galaxy S3 to 14.04 for months now. I followed suggestions from community members, all to no avail. Now I have a new phone - Galaxy S5. ...
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Orange Nura phone not recognized on ubuntu 14.04

When I plug my orange phone on my ubuntu 14.04 computer, I see the following logs : Jul 11 11:30:00 philippe-Dell-DM061 kernel: [588445.733075] usb 1-3: USB disconnect, device number 4 Jul 11 11:30:...