Ubuntu 12.10: GVFS with MTP (Medium Transfer Protocol) support

Earlier we pointed out how to add MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) support to Dolphin -the default KDE file manager- by adding the corresponding KIO-slave. Today it’s time to do the same with Nautilus and any other file manager that makes use of GVFS.

MTP support in GVFS

To install the version of GVFS with MTP support we will make use of the repository kindly prepared by the guys at Web Upd8. The PPA works both in Ubuntu 12.10 as in Ubuntu 12.04.

So, the first thing is to add the repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gvfs-libmtp

Once this is done, you need to refresh the local information and apply the updates:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Updates can also be applied from the Ubuntu update manager.

Once we have applied the updates we will need to restart our computer; once we are back in our session it will be enough to connect our MTP device (anyone using version 4.0 and higher of Android, For example) to appear in our file manager (such as Nautilus or Thunar).

Learn more – How to add MTP support in Kubuntu
font – Web Upd8

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