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Old 01-04-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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HowTo exchange file between SonyXperiaZ3Compact (Android) and Debian7 ?

I made
on the Debian7 64bit Notebook
a) install MTP
b) install FUSE
On the mobile, switch on the USB developper debug mode

But I still have no access to the photos of the mobile in order to transfer them to the PC (I can transfer them via bluetooth but it takes a lot of time).
If there any advice what to install in order to have access the mobile phone internal memory of that phone from the Debian7 notebook?
Thanks a lot for any suggestion.
Old 01-04-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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I've installed an App called WiFi File Transfer on my Android Moto G. (Go check Google Play, the Pro version is worth the money.) With it connected to your lan over WiFi, start the app and it'll display the phone's local IP address plus a port to access the content.

Point your browser at the IP address (something like and your PC is now looking at a web server running on your phone.
You can then just upload or download content to and from the phone from the PC.

There's no need to bit-fiddle in Linux as Smarterdroid's already done the hard work!

Play Bonny!

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Old 01-05-2016, 04:44 AM   #3
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floppy_stuttgart, it doesn't work on wheezy, at least not via mtp.
trust, me i tried.
it worked the the moment i upgraded to jessie.
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If your desktop environment is KDE, there is an app called KDE Connect which enables your computer to browse the files of your Android phone as well as other features like controlling the multimedia player of your computer from your phone and forward phone notifications to your desktop. This is all done wirelessly using WiFi. I use it on my Manjaro partition and so far am very happy with it.

The app is available on both Google Play and F-Droid. It must also be installed on your computer. It should be found in the repositories under the name "kdeconnect".

The Dolphin file manager is also recommended, as it supports browsing your phone without other steps. It will be shown as a mounted device. Some tweaks make it work on other file managers, but I did not go through them since I'm using Dolphin.

If your desktop environment is not KDE, another program called KDE Connect Indicator can be downloaded in addition to KDE Connect itself to make up for it. The package name is "indicator-kdeconnect". I tried it on my Ubuntu partition which uses the Unity desktop environment, but unfortunately I was not able to make it work for now, my phone and computer do not detect each other. Still, I leave it as a suggestion to let you know it exists, in case you want to try it out.
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you also may try AirDroid or SSHDroid. both work on wifi (no usb required) and will allow to exchange files (should be installed on the phone)


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