Ubuntu – Ubuntu can’t see the Android phone!


I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to connect my Samsung galaxy Gio (Model # GT-S5660M) with Android 2.3.4 (GINGERBREAD_MR1). When I plug my phone in,via USB, it will charge, however Ubuntu will not recognize it in any other way. I tried the MTP programs in the software center however they both turned out to be of no use (neither detected the phone).

So my question is, How can I make it so I can, at least, transfer audio and videos to the micro SD in my phone with out removing it and using an adapter?

Best Answer

I am using Android 4.0.4 with Sony experia.This solution work out for me.

Open a terminal in ubuntu 12.04


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

then open software update and install available updates. Then restart the system and after restart your Android phone internal data storage will be listed in the devices automatically.

You can find out detailed information on this link