Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sideloading Content - Hooking Up Nexus 7 to LubuntuLinux

Wondering how to quickly side-load content (e.g. ebooks, movies) onto the Nexus 7 tablet, I set out to connect my LubuntuLinux machine to the Nexus 7.

Playing around with LubuntuLinux and a Nexus 7 tablet, it wasn't too hard to find the path others had followed to allow one access to the file system. It was pretty simple to type in a few commands and then, in without a problem.

This approach worked perfectly!
Set up a UDEV rule via the terminal by opening the rules file

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sudo nano -w /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules

And entering the following line at the end of the file (be sure to use your user name at the end!):

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SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTR{idProduct}=="6860", MODE="0600", OWNER=""

Now install the tools and set a mount point by entering the following commands one line at a time

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sudo apt-get install mtpfs
sudo mkdir /media/GNexus
sudo chmod 775 /media/GNexus

Plug your Galaxy Nexus in, and enter the next line in the same terminal window:

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sudo mtpfs -o allow_other /media/GNexus

Drag and drop through Nautilus, and when you're done and need to unmount, enter the following:

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sudo umount mtpfs


As for OSX it's also not supported natively, but Google has this app to add support -

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1 comment:

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing but why don't use Airdroid instead? Airdroid is really amazing

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