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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Changing Windoz Phone PW then MTP access to Zune MTP?

I'm trying to access my Zune HD from Linux and found a pretty crisp answer that because MS uses MTPZ I won't ever be able to interact with it except from Windoz. So, along comes ...
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Mouiting OnePlus One phone on Ubuntu

I got this new android phone, no sd card, that uses MTP protocol, I am trying to get the fs mounted on Ubuntu 14.04 but looks like something is missing. When I run $ mtp-detect Device 0 (VID=05c6 ...
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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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I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My Lumia 630 connects as a camera rather than a MTP device

It does connect without any hassle. But Ubuntu thinks its a camera. I can browse through my files, edit them, but I would like to see my 630 as an MTP device. How do I do that? I am a newbie to ...
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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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“these files are on a digital audio player” message

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu Precise I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with VLC. This means that I am not able to see any file within my android. ...
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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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Error renaming file: -6: Not Supported

I tried to rename a file of my MotoG phone, through Ubuntu which is connected through a data cable. The phone is connected as a Media Device (MTP). I got a Error renaming file: -6: Not Supported. ...
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Android Photos Not Viewable

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Laptop. When I plug my phone in, I can't open any pictures or videos. I've tried switching my media connection on my phone to all three options, nothings working. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mounting media player for sync with gPodder

I have a Creative Zen media player which "mounts" with MTP over libmtp. In 12.04 I used gPodder to sync over this MTP connection but since upgrading to 14.04, gPodder seems to no longer works over ...
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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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Automatically copy (sync) Fotos from camera (mtp)

I'm using cuttlefish to start a script which is supposed to automize the workflow with respect to my camera. My camera (Sony A7) offers two usb modes that make sense: mass storage - this does not ...
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How to connect Nokia Lumia 525 to Ubuntu 12.04

I follow this question step still not work for me so I ask again, I execute following two command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update How can I ...
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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 ...