Enable Support for Android MTP in KDE

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Dec 14, 2012 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Since many mainstream Linux distros still lack proper support for the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), making a Linux machine play nicely with an Android device can be a bit tricky. Unless you happen to use Kubuntu. In this case, you can add MTP support to the Dolphin file manager by installing the MTP KIO slave using the following commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:philschmidt/ppa-kio-mtp-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kio-mtp

Once you've done that, connect your Android device, and you should be able to manage it as a regular storage device using Dolphin. Not using Kubuntu? Then follow the instructions on the Afiestas blog on how to compile and install the MTP KIO slave from source.

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