[CentOS] Frustrated. Java on Centos 6 doesn't give an error message when downloading from a Samsung Galaxy S3

Fri May 24 15:03:52 UTC 2013
Craig White <craig.white at ttiltd.com>

MTP doesn't work all that well on Linux even when it works.

The real easy and best solution is 'Wifi File Explorer' which runs a web server on your phone which you can access from the desktop computer and transfer files & folders between them. I use Fedora for desktop system and I definitely still use Wifi File Explorer.

I think most people are using cloud storage with the smart phones these days and that makes for tepid enthusiasm for attempting to maintain any type of synchronization between a single desktop system and the smart phone. The cloud or running Wifi File Explorer on your smart phone becomes a solution that allows you to add other computers and devices into the equation at any time.


On May 24, 2013, at 7:33 AM, Rock wrote:

> On Thu, 23 May 2013 23:40:17 -0400, Scott Robbins wrote:
>> On more current distributions, that is, just about everything but RHEL6 and
>> clones, one can install a version of mtpfs, simple-mtpfs on Fedora, for
>> example, jmtpfs on Arch, and get it to work.
> Just my luck that Centos is one of those linuxes that are problematic.
> Anyway, here's the summary:
> a) Connecting the Samsung Galaxy S3 by USB (fails)
> b) Connecting that phone by Kies Air (fails for multiple files, no error message!)
> c) Connecting that phone by AirDroid (works! Even for multiple files!)
> Slow. Cumbersome. But all that matters is that files can be transferred
> from the Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Centos 6 PC.
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