[nSLUG] MTP for linux and android phone

Jack Warkentin jwark at bellaliant.net
Fri Dec 16 11:51:07 AST 2016

Hi Sparky

I had the same problem, but solved it in an entirely different way, 
using ftp.

There is an android app available from the Google Play Store called ES 
File Explorer. It includes an ftp server that only accepts connections 
over the local wireless's LAN.

Then there is a Firefox addon called FireFTP available for free download 
at http://fireftp.net/. It sets up file-manager type subwindows for both 
the FireFTP host and the ftp server that you connect to. Transfers are 
made simply by selecting files to be transferred, specifying where the 
files are supposed to go on the other site and clicking a transfer 
arrow. Once the connection information is set up, all you have to do the 
next time is modify the smartphone's IP address in FireFTP, if that IP 
address happens to be different the next time.

Of course, FireFTP can be used to access *any* ftp server on the 
Internet, but it works great for your purposes.

Hope this helps


galaxies_of_light at unseen.is wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for help/advice to mount my cell phone on my linux machine
> as a USB device and use MTP to transfer files to/from my cell using my
> computer. I've scoured the forums and tried many different things, but
> have had no success.
> I am running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (aka "Ubunu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr")
> and my phone is a Motorola Moto G that runs on android.
> I get a couple of errors when I try to mount my cell:
>      This one:
> Could not display "mtp://[usb:001,018]/".
> Error: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path
> /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1
> Please select another viewer and try again.
>      Or this one:
> Unable to mount motorola MotoG3
> Couldn't find matching udev device
> Can anyone suggest the best next step?
> Thanks so much!
> - Sparky
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Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at bellaliant.net
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