Monday, May 27, 2013

Mount a Nexus 7 on Linux Mint

These are the steps I did to mount and access the Nexus 7 as an storage device on Linux MInt.
They are basically the instructions given here How do I connect a Nexus 7 to transfer files? but with my own data & customizations.

First of all install:
sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs 

Then connect the Nexus 7 to the Linux box, and get the some custom values:

mtp-detect | grep idVendor
mtp-detect | grep idProduct

Get the actual values:

   idVendor: 18d1
   idProduct: 4e41

Then create the text file:
sudo emacs /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

With this content:
SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”18d1”, ATTR{idProduct}=="4e41”, MODE=”0666″

And then:
sudo service udev restart
sudo mkdir /media/Nexus7
sudo chmod a+rwx /media/Nexus7
sudo adduser YOUR.USERNAME.HERE fuse

Edit the fuse configuration file:

sudo emacs /etc/fuse.conf

It has to look like this:

# Set the maximum number of FUSE mounts allowed to non-root users.
# The default is 1000.
#mount_max = 1000

# Allow non-root users to specify the 'allow_other' or 'allow_root'
# mount options.

Add this to your ~/.bashrc file, so you simplify the process of mounting and un-mounting the Nexus 7:

alias n7_connect='mtpfs -o allow_other /media/Nexus7'
alias n7_disconnect='fusermount -u /media/Nexus7'

And then reboot your Linux box..
Then, to mount, on the Terminal, type:

n7_connect ENTER

And to unmount yadda yadda.
Things work A Ok, although the transfer speeds seems a little slow.

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