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Thread: Howto Connect HTC One X to Xubuntu 12.04 with MTP & USB

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    Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Talking Howto Connect HTC One X to Xubuntu 12.04 with MTP & USB

    Although I tend to use airdroid to connect wirelessly, it bugged me that I couldn't browse and exchange files when connected via a USB cable, so I set about finding a solution. Ask Ubuntu was helpful but the real solution came from XDA Developers, so credit where it is due.

    1. On your HTC, make sure that Developer Options is turned on

    2. Connect HTC with USB to your PC

    3. On your PC run lsusb in a terminal to find the VendorID (which should be 0bb4 for an HTC) Hopefully you get back this line:
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0bb4:0dfb High Tech Computer Corp.
    4. Staying in terminal, create a new rules file:
    sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules
    and paste this into it and save
    # HTC ONE
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0bb4", MODE="0666"
    5. Still in terminal, run the following commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo mkdir /media/HTC
    6. Now disconnect your phone and reboot your PC

    7. If you are using Xubuntu, the install of a new gvfs will have broken your thunar slow/double opening fix, so you need to repair that:
    sudo nano /etc/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount
    and change 
    and save.

    8. Reconnect your phone via USB

    9. Run the following commands in a terminal
    sudo mtpfs -o allow_other /media/HTC
    df -h
    10. Open Thunar (or run cd /media/HTC) and browse /media/HTC and your files should be there

    11. Before unplugging the phone run
    sudo umount /media/HTC
    It is possible to automate this a bit more, create launchers, and enable the mounting phase for a normal user by editing /etc/fuse.conf

    Also, file transfers are very slow this way, so perhaps aidroid is still the way to go?

    Hope this helps someone
    Last edited by Merrattic; June 15th, 2013 at 03:07 PM.
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