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    Angry iPhone 4s cant mount. unable to mount iphone. permission denied.


    When I plug my iphone 4S via USB, linux detects it but says:

    The device iPhone is locked. Enter the passcode on the device and click try again.

    I do so. And still same error message.
    And when I click cancel to remove the error message, I get: unable to mount iphone. permission denied.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    I'm not familiar with iphones so I'm not sure about the first message. The second message about permission denied would mean you need administrator privileges to mount it. Open a terminal in Mint and without the iphone attached, type in the following command: sudo fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). You should be prompted for your user password, enter it and hit the Enter key. You should see some output. Attache the iphone and wait about 10 seconds and repeat the fdisk command above. You should then see how the iphone is detected by comparing the output of the fdisk commands and be able to use the mount command to mount and access. If you are not sure about this, post the output of fdisk, at least the line regarding the iphone.

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    It is a new security setting since iOS 7 I believe. Apple has cutout the ability of Linux trusting the iPhone. I can still get photos most of the time anyway on mine.

    SEE THIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    I'm not familiar with iphones so I'm not sure about the first message. The second message about permission denied would mean you need administrator privileges to mount it. Open a terminal in Mint and without the iphone attached, type in the following command: sudo fdisk -l(Lower case Letter L in the command). You should be prompted for your user password, enter it and hit the Enter key. You should see some output. Attache the iphone and wait about 10 seconds and repeat the fdisk command above. You should then see how the iphone is detected by comparing the output of the fdisk commands and be able to use the mount command to mount and access. If you are not sure about this, post the output of fdisk, at least the line regarding the iphone.
    This is what appears in the cmd line:

    sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00065bbb

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 1936916479 968457216 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 1936918526 1953523711 8302593 5 Extended
    Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary.
    /dev/sda5 1936918528 1953523711 8302592 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xa4b57300

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 63 488392064 244196001 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000170586112 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121597 cylinders, total 1953458176 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0002de38

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 2048 1953458175 976728064 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

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