Thanks Meter 118
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles area, CA
Originally Posted by DirtyWizard
Is there another way to access the internal storage over USB ? I would like to use a Linux system to copy large amount of files..
This USB storage thing IS a problem on Linux sytems with the Prime, right now. I tried everything to get it to work one day ... before finally realizing that I was wasting my time.
To copy files, you could use ADB, but that is really slow for large amounts of copying, and you do have to install the Google SDK on your machine (which isn't a bad thing, but takes time.)
3 other solutions (1 & 2 are a 2-step copy process ... and only #1 is a USB method):
1) Instead of MTP, you can use the photo option (PTP, I believe) ... it's the choice right next to MTP in your settings. Unfortunately, with this method, you can only copy to your photo folder, so from there you would need to move your files to your final destination folder. PTP did allow me to see and move any type of files.
2) Copy your files to a microSD and plug them into your Prime's microSD and copy from there. (I know this is an obvious solution, but for completeness, I included it!)
3) AirDroid -- I've used this, and it works well ... probably quite slow for large amounts of copying.
Not the greatest solutions, but they will get you by...
Nexus 4 -- PLSX or OmniROM; Nexus 7 3G -- OmniROM; Asus TFP -- CM10.1; Kindle Fire -- CM11