Desktop can't see android phone

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ampers
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Desktop can't see android phone

Post by ampers »

My Linux Mint desktop does not see my LG G5 android phone when I plug it in.

I have a 64gb external card in it and want to transfer a load of videos, music and photographs to it (30gb)

Whould be grateful for some advice.
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JoeFootball
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Re: Desktop can't see android phone

Post by JoeFootball »

I had similar challenges, and if I recall correctly, it had something to do with getting MTP support on Linux.

But my solution was to go the other way, and I've had great success with the AirDroid app, albeit I need to be on my home network to use it. Be sure that your phone is connected to your wireless network when you do, otherwise your only option is to do the transfer via the AirDroid service, and you'd probably want to keep your files local for several reasons.

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Re: Desktop can't see android phone

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On my phone in "connect to pc" I had to check the camera button, rather than "Install Driver" or "Media device(MTP).

That's what worked for me.

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Re: Desktop can't see android phone

Post by gibbs1984 »

What version of Linux Mint are you running? Cinnamon? LDE? XFCE?

What version of Android is your phone running?

Since Marshmallow when connecting your phone via USB the default option is just charging, you need to change it to File Transfer so that the computer sees it.

Have you done this?
Linux Mint 19.0 (Cinnamon) 64bit.

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