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Old 01-25-2014, 05:58 AM   #1
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How to connect Galaxy tab3 (Android) with Ubuntu 12.04 Notebook?

I have a file on a Samsung Galaxy tab3. I would like to transfer that file on my ubuntu 12.04 notebook. How to do it? By connecting the tablet to the notebook and using nautilus, an error is coming: "Einhängen von SAMSUNG_Android nicht möglich Fehler beim Initialisieren der Kamera: -1: Unspezifizierter Fehler" which mean "no connection with samsung android possible error during initialization of the camera..".
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As far as i know, not possible. I have an s4. Normally use samba or ftp for transfer.

Still i do think it is pretty stupid having a linux and open source based operating system that cannot connect to an actual linux system. I wonder whose socks they where smoking when they came up with that idea.

I just wish that my provider had different phones excluding apple, but on my contract i got the phone cheap and monthly ontract cost almost thesame as my old mobile. So my upgrade was only due to same cost better features. But i was very dissatisfied to learn you cannot just plug it in and it works.
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if you have both, tablet and notebook in the same network (wireless) you could use "AndFTP" on your tablet which allows for exchanging data between Computer and Android-device via FTP. I have configured my notebook as FTP-server and do all dataexchange via FTP (instead of USB).

Probably (because your tablet is recognized as a camera by Ubuntu) it should be necessary/possible to change the USB-settings on the Android.


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Old 01-25-2014, 09:33 AM   #4
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It was ok in HTC one (the internal setup to harddrive had to be changed). I am wondering why samsung is not working.
I will check that
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It is not HTC or Samsung, it is Android that changed. Once they adopted MTP to transfer files, I think MTP is a Microsoft proprietary protocol when devices are plugged to a computer.

There is a plug in for your file manager to allows you to connect your device though.

You can try. Check this link for how to

Or you can wait at the end of April the new Ubuntu LTS is going to be release and already comes with the plug in included in the OS.

Good luck to you
Old 01-25-2014, 02:20 PM   #6
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Get Airdroid from the Play Store and install it on your tablet. Run it, and you can connect to the tablet from your browser, and transfer files both ways, plus much more. Easy and free.


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