Android-file-transfer-linux

Android File Transfer for Linux

This project is maintained by whoozle

Android File Transfer For Linux (and Mac OS X!)

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Android File Transfer for Linux — reliable MTP client with minimalistic UI similar to Android File Transfer for Mac.

It just works™.

Do I need it?

If you’re happy with gmtp/gvfs/mtpfs or any other mtp software, you might not need this software (but give it a try!).

If you’re suffering from crashes, missing tags and album covers, usb freezes and corrupted files, this software is right for you.

Features

Support

If you want to help me with development, click on the following badge and follow the instructions. I’m developing AFTL in my spare time and try to fix everything as fast as possible, sometimes adding features in realtime (more than 100 tickes closed by now). Any amount would help relieving pain of using MTP. :D

Click here to lend your support to: Android File Transfer for Linux and make a donation at pledgie.com !

Building instructions

Prerequisites

Building with ninja

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G Ninja ..
ninja

./qt/android-file-transfer

Building with make

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make

./qt/android-file-transfer

Building dmg package on Mac OS X

mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make package

open ./packages/Android\ File\ Transfer.dmg

Installation

sudo ninja install or sudo make install will install program into cmake prefix/bin directory (usually /usr/local/bin)

How to use

FUSE interface

mkdir ~/my-device
./aft-mtp-mount ~/my-device

Remember, if you want album art to be displayed, it must be named ‘albumart.xxx’ and placed first in the destination folder. Then copy other files. Also, note that fuse could be 7-8 times slower than ui/cli file transfer.

QT user interface

  1. Start application, choose destination folder and click any button on toolbar.

  2. The options available there are: Upload Album, Upload Directory and Upload Files. The latter two are self-explanatory. Upload album tries searching source directory for album cover and sets best available cover.

  3. You could drop any files or folders right into application window, the transfer will start automatically.

Known problems

The actual list of all known problems and bugs available here

Contacts

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, my email address is vladimir.menshakov@gmail.com.

Special thanks

License

Android File Transfer for Linux is released under GNU GPLv3 License.

Copyright © 2015 Vladimir Menshakov