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usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« on: November 17, 2019, 09:17:46 am »
I'd like to transfer some files from Peppermint to my Huawei phone.  When I connect my phone via usb to peppermint the phone data storage does not show in  file manager. I'm not prompted to select data transfer on the phone.
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Re: usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 10:54:05 am »
have you got mtp tools installed? 

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sudo apt install mtp-tools
you should be asked to enable mtp transfer mode on your phone and then mount in your file manager
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Re: usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 07:19:27 am »
I tried your suggestion but still nothing happens when I plug in the phone.

I came across info regarding using KDEConnect app and GSConnect Gnome software. Would that work on Peppermint?

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Re: usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 09:43:41 am »
If you plug in the phone

a) does a message appear on the phone asking you whether to allow the connection ?
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b) if you open the file manager, is the phone listed in the left-hand pane ?



kde-connect **can** be made to work in Peppermint, but if your phone is refusing to connect I'd assume the problem will exist in kde-connect too.
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Re: usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 01:56:38 am »
a) No, the phone does not display a prompt, or acknowledge the usb connection.

b) No, the phone does not appear in file manager.

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Re: usb connected huawei phone does not show in file manger
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 06:22:51 am »
Are you 100% sure you're using a data cable (and not just a power/charging cable) ?

Have you enabled USB Debugging mode on your phone ?
https://www.thecustomdroid.com/enable-developer-options-usb-debugging-android-pie/
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