How to explore Android device files under FreeBSD ?
Vlad D. Markov
dvoich at aim.com
Sat Jul 13 23:36:16 UTC 2019
I gave up on connecting via cabling. I installed an app that made my phone an ftp server then I ftped the files onto my computer.
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 01:10:13 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Jul 2019 22:41:12 +0000, Manish Jain wrote:
> > No matter how hard I try, no da0 turns up.
> Does _nothing_ turn up? Maybe you need to enable USB on the
> phone first. Check your settings. In some cases, the device
> files are being created after a specific interaction on the
> phone, i. e., it detects that some USB contact has been
> established, and then asks as if USB mass storage or MTP
> compatible device is desired; after making that selection,
> the appropriate devices are being created according to the
> "self-identification" of the phone.
> > I found a couple of solutions, both Linux based :
> > 1) Connect with USB and put your phone in PTM (Picture Tranfer) mode
> > rather than the default MTP.
> > Now you can download the pictures.
> This is possible on FreeBSD with programs based on libgphoto2,
> the gphoto2 CLI and gtkam GUI tool. Just make sure you have
> the device permissions set (or call the program with "sudo");
> this of course requires a /dev/ugen* entry, and sometimes
> you need to enable / set this in the phone, too: they can act
> both as USB mass storage (/dev/da* device(s)) or MTP device
> (/dev/ugen* device).
> Again, check the phone's settings. It's possible that all
> USB access has been turned off.
> > 2) Send the files over Bluetooth.
> Does your system have BT capabilities?
> Personally, I find it a lot easier to deal with a real cable
> connection, no stupid apps, 3rd party "cloud" services and
> other nonsense... ;-)
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