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Support for mtp storage (Android 4.1+) [closed]

asked 2013-09-04 09:04:20 -0500

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With Android 4.0 I was able to connect the phone via USB cable and it appeared in Thunar (file manager from Xfce) as a storage device. I was able to access both SD card content as well as the internal memory.

After update to 4.1, mass storage support was thrown away and something called mtp is now used. That said, connecting the phone via USB triggers no action.

I was searching and I've found some tutorials involving mtp mounting via FUSE. However, not all necessary packages are available in Fefora ATM. However, being a Fedora packager, I might be able to solve that.

Also note that I don't want to mount my cell phone from terminal (we're not in 90's).

I found gvfs-mtp package, but after installing it, I still cannot see my phone in Thunar. And that's what I want - connect my phone and see it there, without any terminal hacking or scripting.

My phone is HTC Desire X, if that matters. I use Fedora 19 with Xfce.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by sideburns
close date 2016-03-13 00:42:33.391253


When connecting the phone, Android Phone appears in device list for less than one sec

hroncok gravatar imagehroncok ( 2013-09-04 11:32:20 -0500 )edit

Creepy, gvfs-mtp works on my VirtualBox F19 :(

hroncok gravatar imagehroncok ( 2013-09-04 11:47:40 -0500 )edit

Filling a bug is a good idea. Be sure to describe the situation as detailed as possible.

hroncok gravatar imagehroncok ( 2014-02-24 08:28:31 -0500 )edit

mtp is pre-installed with Fedora 22 right out of the box. Just plug in the phone and transfer files.

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2015-10-19 23:45:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-04 14:56:34 -0500

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answered 2013-09-10 07:53:48 -0500

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You need install the following packages: gvfs-mtp libmtp

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Got them both, but thanks anyway.

hroncok gravatar imagehroncok ( 2013-09-13 07:05:53 -0500 )edit

Thanks @wolnei. On Fedora 22 Xfce, dnf install gvfs-mtp ; killall Thunar worked for me.

Stéphane Gourichon gravatar imageStéphane Gourichon ( 2015-10-19 04:01:54 -0500 )edit

I also had to killall thunar on Fedora 23.

Nick Spacek gravatar imageNick Spacek ( 2017-04-16 04:40:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-02-24 07:18:48 -0500

Bucic gravatar image

Is mtp supposed to work out of the box on Fedora? gvfs-mtp libmtp come with the default install of Fedora so should I report a bug in case of problems? Copying to my Windows Phone 8 device gives weird results (music not detected by the phone). / gMPT package is not available in Fedora repos.

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answered 2016-03-13 00:32:42 -0500

On fedora 23, I fixed connecting to kindle by dnf install jmtpfs libmtp gvfs-mtp

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This question was asked almost 2.5 years ago and has been dead for five months. There was no need to bring it back, so I'm closing it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-03-13 00:42:10 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot @Endle, that was very helpful!

Nick Spacek gravatar imageNick Spacek ( 2017-04-16 04:40:00 -0500 )edit

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