Galaxy S4 Tips and Hints
When using USB the Galaxy S4 needs be connected by means of the MTP protocol. Unfortunately my Ubuntu 10.04 does not support this out of the box. Installing a tool supporting this wasn't that easy and thus I settled with following solutions:
- Use Airdroid. Install Airdroid on your phone and you can control it in your PC browser (Link). There is only one real downside: You cannot manage whole folders ;-( It is only possible to upload one or more files...
- Install an SSH-server on your phone and copy your files and folders:
- Connect: ssh -p 36461 192.168.178.41 (Port and IP-address can be looked up in the phone app.) Disconnecting does not work properly, press ~<Space>.<Enter> which help. (p stands for port; SSH server selects port randomly..)
- Copy: scp -P 36461 -r /home/pfu/N3200Backup/GalaxySplus/music/my-music/* 192.168.178.41:/sdcard/Music/ (See here)
- Unfortunately I weren't able to use rsync. For this you most probably have to install rsync on the phone and run it as demon (see here and here).
- Furthermore, the Android device does not know the find command (e.g. for deleting older pictures).
Some more things to tell (which didn't work in my setup):
- Setting the USB mode in debug did not help here as it did for the S plus. Here is explained how to enable the debug mode.
- Installing MTP:
- Good overview over the possibilities and alternatives.