Samsung - MTP on Ubuntu/Mint/Debian
MTP on Ubuntu/Mint/Debian
With many devices not supporting mass storage anymore Android seemed to have moved from mass storage to PTP and MTP
With Windows supporting MTP by default and Mac OSX with an application there isn't any native support in Linux.
There are a few work arounds like gMTP but that didn't really work for me.
There also is another work around that requires you to edit some files.
To make it easier for others I wrote a little bash script, that does most for you.
Step 1 : sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs
Step 2 : Plugin your device
Step 3 : Open up a terminal
Step 4 : Type in : “mtp-detect”
Step 5 : Write the PID and VID down, you will need this later
Step 6 : disconnect your device
Step 7 : Download the script and execute it by sudo ./mtp (don't forget to make it an executable first)
Step 8: Follow the instructions on screen and after it's done reboot and plugin your device
Step 9: Use the command "android-connect" to mount your device and "android-disconnect" to dismount
It's not much, but I hope it helped someone.
Please let me know if it worked for your device/distro.
Tested and working on the P3110 and P5110.
(First) time mount can take up to 1-2 minutes, have had where it would mount in a few seconds, others half a minute. Be patient.