[CentOS] Accessing Android phones on CentOS 7

Fri Apr 26 20:42:29 UTC 2019
Scott Robbins <scottro11 at gmail.com>

On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 05:48:14PM +0200, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently busy sanding down a few remaining edges, and one thing
> that's left is accessing Android phones. On less conservative distros
> based on KDE Plasma 5, this is a no-brainer, since all you have to do is
> plug in the phone and then browse its content using Dolphin or some
> other file manager. Unfortunately this is not possible with the version
> of KDE shipping with CentOS 7.

I'm not sure about a GUI file browser, but using simple-mtpfs works fine
for me.  With sudo, plug the phone in, and then simple-mtpfs /mnt (assuming
nothing else is under /mnt), causes a message to appear on the phone, do I
wish to allow it, I tap allow, then run the command again, and the phone's
files appear under mount.  It's not something I do too often, so I don't
bother with a directory special directory to mount the phone or worry about
getting it done as normal user, but simple-mtpfs works well for my limited

Scott Robbins
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