The files from my android device get detected only when there is an internet connection. If I am not connected to internet I get an error message: "Unable to mount folder. The server for this folder could not be located." I can open my files (device will get mounted) once I go online on my system. Please help to fix this. I want to connect my phone without going online.enter image description here

  • MTP works for me out of the box. What are the specs of the host machine and the Android device? Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 1:00
  • Host machine : elementary os freya (intel i5, 4gb ram, Radeon Graphics). Phone: Android L (Asus zenfone 4.5 (Zen UI),). Also noticed that only my phone doesn't get mounted; it works well with other android phones :(
    – Ajith
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 8:52

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Source: Enable MTP-Support on ElementaryOS
Keep in mind that this is a workaround and that the guide is written 2013.


I asked a similar question here: How can I get Noise and Photos to recognize my phone? maybe it will help you out. I was able to get my Galaxy s6 to work (except for Noise).

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