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Month: August 2020

Re: [trinity-users] fetching photos from android phone

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:43:01 -0700

On Sunday 30 August 2020 16:13:38 Mike Bird wrote:
> On Sun August 30 2020 15:26:16 Marvin Jones via trinity-users wrote:
> > Can't it be mounted as a Mass Storage Device?
> > I plug my Android phone (and/or Android tablet) into a USB port
> > and Trinity asks to open it in konqueror.  Then Bob's your uncle.
> When I try that my laptop just charges my phone.
> Non-systemd Debian buster.
> Anyone got the clue I'm missing?
> --Mike

You can change you connection from charging to file transfer (which is MTP, 
right?). I was messing round with this -- no luck, either -- but I did 
discover something interesting. 

When I was installing a Jessie system, I would use the MATE desktop to 
complete the process (for downloading TDE packages, etc.); and in MATE, there 
is a file manager called Caja, which allows access to an Android phone which 
is connected via USB cable. 

In Caja, the connections showed up like so: 


I could access files on the phone and SD card, but could not add or delete, 
and using root did not seem to help. If the phone itself has been rooted, 
that would probably help. But I am not quite there yet, so I set it aside for 
the near future. 

From what I can tell, Konqueror and other file managers do not recognize these 
connections; only Caja, and then you need the MATE desktop. But I have not 
explored this any further, due to lack of time, and other pressing issues.