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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Where are MTP mounted devices located in the filesystem?

I have an Android phone that connects with my computer via MTP. This works fine; I can see and transfer files with Nautilus. However, I often want to use the terminal to move large numbers of files, ...
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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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Unable to mount/access phone after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

A Nokia Lumia 920 will not mount in 14.04. When I was running 13.10 this wasn't an issue. What should I try? Or will I have to revert to 13.10? What mtp-detect shows: kjhg@kjhg-LIFEBOOK-AH530-HD6:~$ ...
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How to connect mtp android device to ubuntu 13.10

I searched here and google and all I could find is how in Ubuntu 13.04 forward mtp devices are supported. The answer I found are for ubuntu 12.04 or ubuntu 12.10 Well, I connected my phone in mtp ...
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How to mount an Android Jelly Bean phone if there's no option?

I can't mount the LG Optimus P700 (running the Android Jelly Bean OEM image) on my Ubuntu 12.10. Other phones always have a selectable "Mass Storage" menu, but this one has no menu option for it when ...
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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 to connect lumia 630 with ubuntu 14.04?

I plugged my Windows Phone 8.1 device to Ubuntu 14.04. The OS is not detecting my phone.
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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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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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Which media player to sync with my LG Nexus 5?

I have an LG Nexus 5 phone running Andriod 4.4.2 and a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. When attached via USB2 or USB3 I can mount the file system on the phone without issue and can manually ...
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Some Ubuntu 13.04 applications cannot access files on MTP-mounted systems. Why?

Ubuntu 13.04 comes with MTP support to access files on newer Android devices. My Nexus 10 works OK: after plugging in, I can access the N10 files with Nautilus, and I can copy from and to the device. ...
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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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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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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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Connecting a Samsung Galaxy S3 in Ubuntu 13.04

In 13.04, whenever I connect an Android device, one of three things happens: 1 . It mounts successfully (maybe once out of 3 attempts) 2 . It fails to mount with the following error message: ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 730 to Ubuntu 15.04?

My Nokia Lumia 730 (WP8.1) is not getting detected on Ubuntu 15.04. Can anybody tell me how to fix this?
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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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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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My MTP capable device is not detected? What can I do about that? [duplicate]

Many questions here ask for how to get a certain MTP enabled device (a phone, tablet or media player) working, assuming that the device is somehow supported by current FOSS software. But what to do if ...
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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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HP 7 Plus with Android 4.2.2 not detected on Ubuntu 14.04.1

$ sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for **: Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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Getting MTP enabled devices to work with Ubuntu?

Since Ubuntu 13.04 storage access to external devices via MTP is supposed to work out of the box via a GVFS-MTP module. While this question is about the Galaxy Nexus, other Android devices as ...
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Ubuntu only shows music files on Andrioid Device

I am having trouble browsing my documents on my Android device through my Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop. It's a Samsung Galaxy Mega and my laptop is a Lenovo Z580. I am able to connect and browse my phone but ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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How to get MTP device name

... I've tried search but it gives a tons of "how to connect MTP devices" I just want to know how to get connected device name like (Nexus 10 or Galaxy S5), that I can see in Nautilus device list.
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Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device

Palm Treo 700p : not an MTP device (syslog error) : Jpilot HotSync Timeout The phone is ancient by today's standards, but it does what I need and I like it. Two or three ubuntu os upgrades ago ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MTP error

I am trying to make my new phone (Oneplus One) work with Ubuntu 14.04, Dell Vostro 2520. Here is the output from /var/log/syslog.. [ 489.186871] usb 1-1.1: USB disconnect, device number 10 [ ...
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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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Where is libmtp?

I'm trying to install playedit-0.1.6 (an editor for Android playlists) in Kubuntu 14.10. It's only available in source form, it seems. So I went through the configure ritual several times, each time ...
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MotoG not recognized in ubuntu 12.04, MTP mode not supported. Why?

I bought a MotoG handset and wanted to transfer music files to my phone. But as I connect it to my laptop, Ubuntu doesn't recognize the phone, whereas it detects my friend's HTC phone. Basically, when ...
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Is the ubuntu phone filesystem mountable via a usb connection?

Is the ubuntu phone filesystem mountable in linux via a usb connection? Is there reason to believe this feature is here to stay? For me rather than full desktop/phone convergence, I'd be happy with ...
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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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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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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 ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to Lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages. Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...