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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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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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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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 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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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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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 [ 498....
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Android, can't see phone on my computer

I have installed gMTP and tried to follow this tutorial to solve this problem: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/upgrade-to-gvfs-with-mtp-support-in.html But neither worked. I tried to connect both my ...
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Ubuntu can not display photos from smart phone

Ubuntu 14.10 can NOT display pictures with new Samsung Note 4 connected. The error message is: Failed to open input stream for file
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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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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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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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How can I get an Ubuntu Phone mounted properly in Ubuntu 15.04? “libmtp error: Could not send object info.”

I get the following error when I try to transfer files to my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 by USB: libmtp error: Could not send object info. It appears to be a problem relating to MTP, but I am ...
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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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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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“Error getting file: -6: Not Supported” error copying from MTP device

I have HTC DROID DNA with the firmware of HTC ONE M8 and it only allows to use MTP file transfer protocol. I can copy some files, but on the majority of them Im getting "Error getting file: -6: Not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I install the latest version of libmtp?

In the latest version of the libmtp library there are fixes for my Android device so I would like to install the latest version I'm just not sure how! I would assume that this would pushed into the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...