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Is it possible to connect this device to Linux workstation over USB using MTP mode? I've tried a few times using different tools but no success. GMTP just don't work, mtp-tools don't work reliably, etc.

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Why would you want to use MTP as opposed to simply mounting the SD card as a device? – Logos Jan 10 '12 at 15:43
Because connection device as Mass Storage works painfully slow on linux, transfers speed about ~200-500 kbps, it's almost unusable. – Sergey Stolyarov Jan 11 '12 at 4:46
Well, MTP also doesn't require “Safe umount”, sync etc. – Sergey Stolyarov Jan 11 '12 at 4:47
Strange, I get much higher speeds than that myself. Also, why wouldn't you want safe unmount, etc? Seems like that way lies file corruption? – Logos Jan 11 '12 at 12:53

Finally found an answer: it's not possible. Samsung implementation of MTP works incorrectly so device cannot be used in standard tools like GMTP.

Moreover, MTP application on the phone crashes sometimes during data transfer.

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