Support for Nexus 4 in Ubuntu 12.10

21 thoughts on “Support for Nexus 4 in Ubuntu 12.10”

  1. Not working for me. After I run the above command and a reboot, once I plug my phone I get several dialogs about not being to mount Nexus 4…

  2. Which version of Ubuntu is it? Did yo unlock the phone? Did you install successfully the backport packages?

  3. Hey Bob! AirDroid looks nice indeed, and the Ubuntu stuff as well, but I don’t like the idea of wiping out my phone for testing it ;)

  4. Works for my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 in Ubuntu 12.04. Better than the other Nexus MTP hacks.. Thank you.

  5. Sukria,

    It works for me. Asus A43E – Ubuntu 13.04. LG L7 – ice Cream Android. THANKS A LOT !!!

    In terminal:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
    sudo apt-get update

    Suddenly “Software Updater” fired up, suggesting update available for GFVS, click install update. Not even restarting required.

    USB cable connected. Handphone did file scanning. After completed, handphone files were shown in Ubuntu desktop. Move, copy etc as usual.

  6. Many thanks for a fix for this that works first time! Been looking for an easy way to access the Nexus for ages and was getting very frustrated with gMTP which kept crashing. Can finally treat the phone like a USB device.

    Thanks again :-)

  7. Tony, in 13.04 you should not have to do this, there is support by default. Works fine for me without extra installs.

  8. i followed all the steps but still not working on my nexus 4. i,m usin ubuntu 12.04 LTS. i need so help please, i am a beginner on ubuntu.

  9. The only difference was I started the commands with
    sudo su
    typed my password, and after, the commands below without “sudo”

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