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I have Asus Zenfone 5 phone and now I want to connect the device to my Debian 7 via USB to mount inner phone storage as external disk. So after it was connected I see in logs:

dmesg

[79836.644019] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
[79836.779399] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0b05, idProduct=5481
[79836.779403] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=4
[79836.779406] usb 2-1: Product: Android
[79836.779408] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Android
[79836.779410] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: XXXXXXXXXXXX

lsusb

Bus 002 Device 008: ID 0b05:5481 ASUSTek Computer, Inc

But no disk was mounted. fdisk -l does not show my phone.

After searching over the Internet I've found that Zenfone have some problem when connected via usb2 and works fine with usb3. In Windows it forks fine with both usb2 and usb3. But I miss usb3 in my computer.

So my question - how can I connect Asus Zenfone 5 to Debian via usb2 or may be how can I emulate usb3 with usb2?

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Try this: Edit the file /lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules and insert these 2 lines

#### #Asus Zenfone 5 (MTP+ADB)
ATTR{idVendor}=="0b05", ATTR{idProduct}=="5481", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="audio", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"

Before the line:

"# Autoprobe vendor-specific, communication and PTP devices"

Works fine for me.

  • Thanks, @Stevenes Donato! Have I do something else, exclude adding the lines? To restart some service etc? I've edited the file but nothing changed after I connected the phone. – folibis Jan 14 '15 at 23:10
  • Ok, after adding lines suggested by @Stevened Donato I've installed kio-mtp and so suddenly it recognizes by KDE now – folibis Oct 29 '15 at 1:08
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I got using jmtpfs (it's in repository of wheezy). Enable MTP on zenfone usb options and do this how admin:

# mkdir asus
# jmtpfs asus -o allow_other

To umount:

# umount asus

Sorry, my eglish is very poor.

  • Still can't get it work. I've installed mtpfs and mtp-tools. mtp-detect says: "Found 1 device(s): 0b05:5481 @ bus 2, dev 4". Ok so I run sudo mtpfs /media/phone -o allow_other. It says: Attempting to connect device. Android device detected, assigning default bug flags. Listing File Information on Device with name: (NULL). But nothing works. I can access /media/phone. Dolphin just hangs up. – folibis Feb 11 '15 at 4:31

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