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[SOLVED] Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by deepakdeshp » Mon May 21, 2018 1:43 pm

Hello,
I tried to copy some files from Android Galaxy grand 2 Samsung make to my Mint 18.3 Cinnamon system. After struggling for half a day I wasnt successful. Finally I booted into the dual boot Windows 10 (Booted after 1 month ) and the copying was smooth.
Is there anything I need to do to get the copying working?
Thanks all in anticipation.
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by JerryF » Mon May 21, 2018 6:20 pm

Can you expound on what happened? Did Mint recognize that the Galaxy was plugged in?
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by JoeFootball » Mon May 21, 2018 6:56 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:After struggling for half a day I wasnt successful.
I had similar challenges, had something to do with MTP or something, which I didn't pursue as I found this WiFi File Transfer app that basically sets up a temporary FTP server on your phone, all via my wifi network.

I quickly realized that I preferred this method because I could then use an FTP client (e.g., FileZilla) to transfer files, which I find far more reliable than a file manager.

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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by phd21 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Hi deepakdeshp,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are many posts on this topic already in this forum.

Have you installed the MTP packages from the "Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)"?

1.) The link below is for Linux Mint 18.x Cinnamon, Mate, or Xfce users NOT KDE users who already have this built-in

New KDE Connect Indicator Ubuntu / Linux Mint PPA ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/04/new-kde- ... linux.html


2.) How to Install Android File Transfer for Linux - OMG! Ubuntu!
https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/and ... -app-linux

3.) You can always use a cloud provider like "pCloud", "Mega.nz", etc... to sync your phones, computers, etc... with each other through your cloud account.

4.) Dukto

5.) Android PushBullet

`PB For Desktop`: Cross-Platform Desktop App For Pushbullet (Supports Android Notification Mirroring On Linux Desktops)
* Limited free version
http://www.webupd8.org/2017/03/pb-for-d ... sktop.html

6.) If your computer has Bluetooth, then you can use that as well.

7.) AirDroid Delight Your Multi-Screen Life - Linux users use the web (browser) option
https://www.airdroid.com/get.html

8.) Use a USB microSD adapter and put the phone's microSD card in that...

9.) Using MTP options

16.04 - How to connect Android 7.1 to Ubuntu Linux with USB? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/854332/ ... x-with-usb

How to connect your Android device on Ubuntu Linux
https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how ... -on-linux/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue May 22, 2018 12:07 pm

Hello phd21 , thank you for your detailed reply.
I am not able to run the kde application. I ran kde ap on the laptop and phone. On phone it didnt find any device to pair. Both are connected to the same w-fi network.
Message from laptop:-

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sudo indicator-kdeconnect
** Message: KDEConnectManager.vala:33: KDE Connect daemon found
** Message: KDEConnectManager.vala:42: Devices file not creates
** Message: KDEConnectManager.vala:214: no trusted device found, open KDE Connect in your phone to start pairing
I will try the other solutions you suggested.
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by phd21 » Tue May 22, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi deepakdeshp,

You are welcome...

You might need to install "kde-runtime" and reboot (restart) your computer before "kde connect" will work.
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:08 am

Thank you all , and especially phd21 who suggested various solutions.
Finally the solution proved to be simple. I upgraded the computer kernel to 4.17.1 which is released recently, and copying files from the phone to computer is a breeze now.
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Re: Android phone doesnt work on Mint 18.3

Post by phd21 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi deepakdeshp,

You are welcome...
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