I've been trying to copy the photos off my iPhone 4. I have got it to mount as a device and can see the folders on the phone. However, when I navigate into DCIM > [apple numbered folders] > I then get a momentary view of all the photos in there before the file browser window closes and the phone seems to unmount.

I installed ifuse a libimobiledevice-utils and did the pair && unpair bit.

Although I then read that support in 12.04 is native so I purged those packages. Behaviour was the same in both.

This is probably not relevant but I also tried to browse to the device in /media when it said it was mounted but it wasn't there...

Thanks in advance, Rich