I recently migrated from Linux Mint 18 to Debian 8.7.1 (Jessie), with Xfce as desktop manager and Thunar as file explorer.

To my dismay, while Mint recognized my Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (CM13 stable) while in MTP mode, Debian blatantly ignored the device.

My question is simple: I was able to interact with my phone by means of adb, but this is a rather cumbersome way of moving files around. Is there a way to make Debian (and Thunar) recognize my phone, while using the MTP protocol?

The only installation disc I used when installing Debian was the DVD 1.


Here's the relevant Debian page on MTP.
For Xfce:
# apt-get install gvfs-backends
# reboot


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