Bill Tillman btillman99 at
Tue Feb 15 07:54:47 UTC 2011

I haven't mounted my Android yet on my FreeBSD servers but I would think the 
advice below of mounting it like a MSDOS thumb drive would be correct. I would 
also think you'd need to use the "longname" switch as well on your command line. 
Otherwise you'll be stuck with the old 8.3 filename format limits.

From: Mike Tancsa <mike at>
To: ajtiM <lumiwa at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Sent: Mon, February 14, 2011 8:32:56 PM
Subject: Re: android

On 2/14/2011 8:00 PM, ajtiM wrote:
> Hi!
> I bought HTC Inspire 4G phone and I lie to upload some mp3 files. When I 
> connected a phoe to the USB port I got:
> da4 at umass-sim1 bus 1 scbus3 target 0 lun 0
> da4: <HTC Android Phone 0100> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
> da4: 40000 MB/s transfers
> How can I mount it, please?

    ls -l /dev/da4*

You will probably see /dev/da4s1 which is most likely msdos. If so, try
mount_msdosfs /dev/da4s1 /mnt


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