How to explore Android device files under FreeBSD ?
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Sun Jul 14 23:34:41 UTC 2019
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:44:16 +0200
> 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"?
You shouldn't need to do that. "developer settings" is probably a
> 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.
There's no good reason to support that when MTP does it better and is
> Mount it, copy your files, unmount it, done. No
> need for apps and cloud nonsense. Of course, using an MTP interface
> is also easy, and with GUI tools like gtkam, access is super easy.
> It should work that way by default, with cable.
You can do that, but some people prefer to do it wirelessly.
Most Android file managers support sftp (as well as ftp and ftps), but
I've never got any of them to work with FreeBSD. I get
sshd: error: PAM: Authentication error for <user> from
It's strange because FileZilla works from Windows, and I can get ssh
terminal access from Android and Windows. Username and password are
> Why do manufacturers think it's okay to make things needlessly
In my experience they haven't.
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