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Fedora doesn't want to recognize a android phone! What to do?

asked 2016-01-18 15:12:07 -0500

kolera64 gravatar image

updated 2016-01-22 06:37:47 -0500

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I just plugged my Samsung galaxy grand neo to pc just to transfer some pics. Fedora doesn't recognize device! Charging works fine but otherwise nothing! On my phone is window that says your pc doesn't have software to support this... What should i do? :)

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What version of Android run on your phone?

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2016-01-19 06:04:06 -0500 )edit

4.2.2 Jelly bean...

kolera64 gravatar imagekolera64 ( 2016-01-19 13:33:59 -0500 )edit

I don't have a smartphone but from what I understand, Jelly Bean does carry the version number 4.3:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-19 21:17:58 -0500 )edit

No. That is newest version and i have one before! You can see that in the section ,,about the phone''...

kolera64 gravatar imagekolera64 ( 2016-01-21 10:41:55 -0500 )edit

Apparently, versions 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 are called Jelly Beans. Should one understand this?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-21 11:24:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-19 21:25:37 -0500

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updated 2016-11-25 15:19:07 -0500

You need two packages:

  • gvfs-mtp
  • simple-mtpfs

In order to install them, just run the following command from a terminal: sudo dnf install gvfs-mtp simple-mtpfs. Then restart your computer and try again connecting your phone. You may need to set your phone into USB Debugging mode.

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Thanks this works! Its awesome! Thank you again!!!

kolera64 gravatar imagekolera64 ( 2016-01-21 10:51:20 -0500 )edit

The link is Arch but here some extra documentation about simple-mtp and gvfs-mtp (ie no need to reboot simple-mtpfs --device 1 ~/mountFolder)

LouisLoudogTrottier gravatar imageLouisLoudogTrottier ( 2017-08-09 19:27:44 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-10-17 04:25:41 -0500

ed209 gravatar image

Airdroid runs perfectly fine. Copies back and forth everything without problems. No need for a cable.

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but a network is needed.

xaver gravatar imagexaver ( 2018-10-17 05:48:24 -0500 )edit

If you don't have even wifi, what's the point of having an expensive phone? And no, the wifi of a laptop will suffice.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-17 06:18:27 -0500 )edit

can you please imagine, that exist such people which are some days in month without wifi ?? :)

xaver gravatar imagexaver ( 2018-10-17 06:30:58 -0500 )edit

I meant it is not even necessary to have an internet connection in order to work. And I am one of those. wifi is just a toy, ethernet cable is the serious stuff.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-18 06:52:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-10-17 03:29:42 -0500

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updated 2018-10-17 03:46:12 -0500

Now we have fedora 28 (I use standard gnome) and October, 2018.

I can see a phone, I can browse a small folder with 3items. But when I want to browse my folder with more than 700 photos, the fedora file browser shows nothing. I waited 3 minutes and than I stopped it.

I can not copy photos from Galaxy S6 to computer using Fedora.

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I tried it on Mint now. When I connect phone the icon on Desktop appears (much better than Fedora). But when I browse to phone/dcim/camera folder - results is the same, now is "reading" six min utes anad nothing shown. It looks like linux problem.

xaver gravatar imagexaver ( 2018-10-17 05:31:48 -0500 )edit

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