Kubuntu: How to add MTP support to Dolphin

since Android adopt MTP (Medium Transfer Protocol), a protocol for the file transfer developed by Microsoft, the need to support this protocol in KDE natively it is growing.

In this post we will see how to add MTP support in Dolphin, the KDE file manager.


Note: Installation in production environments is not recommended; it’s just for tinkering.

per add MTP support to Kubuntu 12.10 i Kubuntu 12.04 it is necessary to add the corresponding KIO-slave, which can be done extremely easily by adding the following repository:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philschmidt/ppa-kio-mtp-daily

Then just update your local information:

sudo apt-get update

And finally perform the installation:

sudo apt-get install kio-mtp

Once installed we can manage the files on our Android device – and any other MTP device – from Dolphin. There are of course some things that don’t work quite right because of that this is an early implementation, Although for one basic administration (Copying files from our hard drive to the MTP device and vice versa as well as deleting them) works perfectly.

More information – KDE 4.10: Dolphin enhancements 2.2
font – Muktware

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