How to explore Android device files under FreeBSD ?
kremels at kreme.com
Sun Jul 14 20:32:00 UTC 2019
> On 14 Jul 2019, at 11:44, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 01:34:46 +0200, Kjell Tore Ullavik wrote:
>> One simple way is to just install and start a ftp-server app on your phone.
> On Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:36:08 -0400, Vlad D. Markov wrote:
>> 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.
> Why doesn't it seem to occur to people that this sounds entirely wrong?
> It's not that it is impossible, or doesn't work - but shouldn't it be
> much easier to copy _your_ photos from _your_ phone without requiring
> a 3rd party app, registering for a crappy cloud service, or mess with
> "developer settings”?
It is easier on a supported OS.
> In my opinion, it should be as easy as attaching the USB cable and
> then immediately having access to a direct access mass storage, as
> per the standard.
Oh sure, Android COULD do this, but they have no motivation to do so.
> Why do manufacturers think it's okay to make things needlessly
The main reasons are 1) to squeeze money out of you or 2) incompetence. It is often difficult to tell which one is at play.
> I mean... I even got this working with an iPad
because it is easier on an iPad and the camera roll shows up as a mass storage device? (not on macOS, granted, but last time I did this (years ago) on a FreeBSD machine I plugged in the device, mounted it, copied the photos out of the DCIM folder, and dismounted it.
> , so
> why should an Android-based phone, where Android is usually considered
> "some kind of Linux”,
Isn’t it really Java running on a bare bare bare linux kernel? There’s no real linux there.
> force you to do annoying things? I think with
> the tools available on FreeBSD, it should be possible to get images
> copied from an Android phone without much messing with that phone.
Should? Perhaps. I don’t think it is though.
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