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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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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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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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 ...
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How to connect a Nokia Lumia 730 to Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have trouble to connect my new Nokia 730 to Ubuntu 14.04. I tried some solution I found searching WEB (like this one: How to connect Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 12.04) but nothing helped. My ...
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Scopes reboot non stop, language of the system is changed, computer can't open the peripheral

I got a problem with my ubuntu touch phone (aquaris E4.5). Today there was an update, I thought it was the OTA-4 but checking the parameters it was display ubuntu 14.10 (r22). Everything worked ...
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Banshee throws the mtp connection to my phone

When my AquarisE4.5 Ubuntu phone is connected by USB and I fire up Banshee (with MTP support), it throws the phone mount, and I can't remount until Banshee is closed. Syslog said: May 13 05:30:10 ...
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Lubuntu Unable to open MTP Device dialogue do not dismiss

The question has been asked before here. Due to a dodgy usb connection , I keep getting numerous 'Unable to mount MTP Device dialogs'. Further more they cant be closed due to some bug in Lubuntu ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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Sync Android with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a lot of trouble syncing my device (Motorola XT1080) with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried different ways of altering MTP options (here, here, and here) but nothing seems to work. The ...
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How can I stop 'Unable to mount Android Device' messages from popping up?

Using 15.04 When I connect my phone to my PC, I get a message popup saying that Ubuntu was unable to mount the device - however I'm able to access the storage on my phone to add/remove files etc. ...
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usb mount problem to aquarisE4.5

Regardless of restarts, I cannot connect with USB to my AquarisE4.5 through my file browser anymore. First it says: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1. ...
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Accessing WP8.1 Lumia 930 phone in 14.10

Is it even theoretically possible to access music files in WP8.1 Lumia phone with Ubuntu (or any other distribution)? I think I've installed all the essential mtp related tools and libraries, but I ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments ...
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Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 How to view hidden files in the home folder via MTP?

When I connect my Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 with my Ubuntu 14.04.2 PC I can see all folders in the phone's home directory but no hidden files/folders like .local/share/.. This is annoying because many ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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Android MTP USB 3.0 connection repeating errors

I have a laptop with USB3 port. It was pre-installed with Windows 8 and I had a weird problem when I plugged my Android phone to USB port. The USB mass storage would show up and then immediately ...
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MTP not working on Cyanogenmod OS 11(Yureka Playgod) with Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently bought Micromax Yureka Playgod with Cyanogen OS 11 and after connecting the device to Ubuntu 14.04, I have found that the device is not mounted. But if I enable PTP, it mounts camera ...
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Ubuntu doesnt see my Kindle (4th generation) as mtp device

My kindle 4th generation was working for a year just fine just plugging it in with a USB- microUSB cable and transferring the books with calibre. Now since a couple of weeks it does charge but it ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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Device is not detected via MTP (TCL Idol X S950 phone)

I have just purchased a new TCL Idol X S950 phone and I'm figuring out some issue to make it visible on my system. This phone uses Android 4.2.2 and I guess this is the cause of the issue: my ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) slow USB transfer, messy file browsing

Working with Ubuntu 13.04, connecting my Nexus 7 (2nd gen, 2013) via MTP works fine. I just connect the Nexus 7 and Nautilus immediately opens up in the correct directory. No more need to fiddle ...
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Access files on Samsung Galaxy S3 external sd card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 running the stock Samsung ROM and I'm trying to transfer files - videos, photos, music and downloads, from my handset to my system via USB running Ubuntu 12.04. I have ...
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Copy files and folders to Nexus 7 from Kubuntu

when I connect my Nexus 7 to my Kubuntu laptop it shows up as a camera instead of a drive. I am running Kubuntu 12.10 and am fully up to date with my Nexus7.i would like to copy files over to it. On ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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Android device detected by mtp-detect but not by adb

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and connecting it via USB to an LG P705 Android device. A short time ago the adb devices command listed it -- but something happened and now that command now gives only an ...
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Problem with Media Device(MTP) when connect to Ubuntu 14.04

I used to transfer files from pc to mobile using MTP option. but suddenly two days back i am unable to connect my mobile. I clicked on MTP option in mobile but i didn't get any device in ubuntu. i ...
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gMTP have problems while syncing music with Lumia 520

I have a Lumia 520 and an album called Monstercat. When I open up gMTP and connect then sync music, it worked. However, when I see the songs in Lumia all the songs have only an artist. Each album ...
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How to open mtp files from a Sony Walkman in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and I cannot open any music files directly from my Sony Walkman NWZ-E353 (mp3 player). I used to be able to them open directly in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 but now with Lubuntu I ...
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MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04 using Ubuntu 14.04 repositories

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit installed on one of my laptops and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on the other. I think the latter version of Ubuntu has native MTP support as I did not install ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...