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  1. #1

    Mounting Android devices

    Hello, I'm having a little trouble mounting an android device under Linux, the OS detects the device which can be seen from running
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.556173] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.642871] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=04e8, idProduct=6860
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.642885] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=4
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.642888] usb 1-1.2: Product: SAMSUNG_Android
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.642890] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    Aug 31 21:43:37 localhost kernel: [ 2344.642892] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: -snip-
    But does not register as a drive I have tried creating a udev rule for it as shown and waited patiently for a good 10 minutes with no luck. From what I can gather the android drivers have been removed from the kernel due to lack of development, has anyone found a work around for this?

  2. #2
    It's Samsung They disabled mass storage mode because they want you to use their Kies program to use usb. I don't think it has Linux support. I've seen some apps that require a rooted phone to use but I never got them working. The only thing I have been able to get to work is Air droid and transfer thins with Chrome.

  3. #3
    Thank you for your reply. Samsung do not offer Linux support for kies and last time I spoke to them about this they are not planning to, so I guess this is a no go.

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    Your best option for support would be on the XDA Forums.

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