Android File Transfer for Linux — reliable MTP client with minimalistic UI similar to Android File Transfer for Mac.
It just works™.
If you’re happy with
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.
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
For ubuntu and other debian-based distros use the following command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libqt4-dev ninja-build libfuse-dev libreadline-dev
libfuse-devfor FUSE interface,
makefor building the project. You could use libqt5-dev as well.
mkdir build cd build cmake -G Ninja .. ninja ./qt/android-file-transfer
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make ./qt/android-file-transfer
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make package open ./packages/Android\ File\ Transfer.dmg
sudo ninja install or
sudo make install will install program into cmake prefix/bin directory (usually /usr/local/bin)
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.
Start application, choose destination folder and click any button on toolbar.
The options available there are:
Upload Directory and
The latter two are self-explanatory.
Upload album tries searching source directory for album cover and sets best available cover.
You could drop any files or folders right into application window, the transfer will start automatically.
The actual list of all known problems and bugs available here
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Android File Transfer for Linux is released under GNU GPLv3 License.
Copyright © 2015 Vladimir Menshakov