can't open my android via pantheon-files, have tried to install go-mtpfs or mtpfs-tools.

MTP errors

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    I have a similar problem, but in my case when connecting a cell phone. the file manager shows and immediately hides it over and over again.
    – Javier A.
    Sep 3, 2021 at 1:21
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    same here, a workaround is to access it using a terminal... cd /run/user/1000/gvfs/ (the number 1000 is the user id, if your is different get it with the command id)
    – Sebastian
    Sep 3, 2021 at 21:06

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Looks like this is a regression due to a major re-write of the sidebar code. There is an issue report already here: https://github.com/elementary/files/issues/1781

There is a PR awaiting review and approval here: https://github.com/elementary/files/pull/1752 which seems to fix this issue although that was its main aim.

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