sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
sudo apt-get update

Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. After you update everything restart PC.

If you want to revert back before making any changes:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp

This was an answer to a question I recieved in the android forums and I don't want to enter it until I've got some idea what I'm doing.

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A PPA, or Personal Package Archive, is a collection of software not included in Ubuntu by default.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp

This will fetch the PPA's key adding the package and enabling your Ubuntu system to verify that the packages in the PPA have not been interfered with since it was built. The PPA belongs to user name langdalepl and the PPA is called gvfs-mtp

sudo apt-get update

This pulls down the latest list of software from each archive Ubuntu knows about including the PPA you just added.

sudo ppa-purge ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp

Reverses what you have just done

I would also suggest reading about PPA security Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some "red flags" to watch out for?

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    I would also suggest reading about PPA security askubuntu.com/q/35629/71679
    – damien
    Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 6:26
  • I read the suggested links and now I'm wondering if this ppa is "safe" where can I find experienced user opinions on this ppa.
    – hortstu
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 3:14
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    In this case it should be safe to use.Many userss have used this PPA. It has also been recommended by others who read source code.
    – damien
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 4:13

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