Apparently Motorola's phones have MTP disabled (?) and can't find a way to transfer the files to my computer. Have read a bunch of links and none of them work. Have created the file /etc/udev/51-android.rules (sources 1 and 2) and /etc/udev/69-libmtp.rules (source) as the links show and nothing works.

The 51 file as I have it written

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="22b8", ATTR{idProduct}="2e76". MODE="0666", GROUP="plugdev"

the 69 file as I have it written

# Motorola Moto G (MTP+?)
ATTR{idVendor}=="22b8", ATTR{idProduct}=="2e76", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k",   MODE="660", GROUP="audio", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"

Since I am not really sure of what any of it means I have tried changing the ID of the vendor to 03f0 (hp, my computer) (know it makes no sense but I had to try since nothing was working), and the ID of the product to 2e82 a supposedly earlier version of my phone.

Other sources I have read that havent worked link


If the MTP function is not available you can transfer your file through FTP.

The easy way :

  • install the Wifi File Transfer application on your android device
  • Start the application , it will give you the username , the password and the url e,g ( the 3332 port should be allowed through the firewall )
  • Open the browser and type , type the password and the username
  • Drag an drop your files ( bidirectional) after giving the username and the password generated by the android application.
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    Even though that wasn't the question it works for what I want. If nobody has a solution as to how to mount a Moto G then I will give you the point :). Thanks!. – M.O. Jan 23 '17 at 20:58
  • @Mariel Please upgrade libmtp from backports then try to mount your device following the steps describrd on your question packages.debian.org/source/jessie-backports/libmtp – GAD3R Feb 13 '17 at 19:26

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