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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

The following methods are tested on Windows 7; Ubuntu based Distribution and Slackware with desktop environment KDE 4.1x. Nothing can be said about Mac. The answer is intended to serve as a ...
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Not all files are visible over MTP

Similar to ScoobyDo's answer Disconnect the USB cable from phone. Click 'Clear data' on the Media Storage application. Then 'Force stop'. Reconnect the USB cable to phone. The Media Storage ...
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Android 5.0 Lollipop device not detected via USB

After a couple of days of digging, I found the solution to this issue. I opened up Device Manager. My first problem is I was looking for Android Composite ADB Interface, which is what it usually is ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

You can swipe down the Notificationbar and it will show Charging only. If you click that entry you can select the desired mode. The selected mode won't be set as default, so if you plug your device ...
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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

Sure there is. Just comfort differs, depending on what OS you're on. I mostly use adb for this. On Linux, you can even mount the device this way. There are also several adb GUIs if you prefer such as ...
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Ultra slow speed while transfer files between PC and Samsung S5

Wikipedia is our friend, again. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_Transfer_Protocol#Drawbacks Quote: MTP allows no parallelism, unlike USB mass storage or NAS. MTP has been built to only allow ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

Go into Developer options, and cycle the USB host mode, the files will show up on my PC.
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of MTP versus PTP?

From Wikipedia: The Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) is an extension to the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) communications protocol that allows media files to be transferred atomically to and from ...
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Why my DCIM folder is empty seen in the computer but not empty in the phone

For accessing your Android device via USB in "File Transfer" mode your computer uses the MTP protocol. This protocol allows to list and read/write the files from/to your device. What most ...
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Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows

My method is based on the answer suggesting WebDAV. It could be replicated by an FTP, Samba or other networked file server. Essentially you start a WebDAV server on your android device, and mount it ...
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Marshmallow USB connection type

USB Mode: Set Default to MTP (file transfer) Marshmallow/6.0 Default is set to Charge only mode, You can enable developer options and enable MTP feature by following below steps: Settings -> About ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

I recently came across this issue on a Nexus 5 and tried most the solutions listed here with no luck. In my case, it looks to be caused by a recognized bug with stock Android (source). My solution ...
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TWRP: Wiped phone, can't put any data onto it through MTP

I had the same issue with MTP not working from TWRP (Windows 10 x64). I used adb push as a workaround way to put update on the phone after disabling MTP from TWRP "Mount" menu: adb.exe push update....
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Connect my lollipop device via USB in mass storage mode

Connecting your phone via UMS (USB Mass Storage) won't be possible. It's been removed from Android, so the only way would be for you to fork the Android source and program it in again. I assume that's ...
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Default USB MTP for Android 6.0

Google changed the USB protocol for Marshmallow to always default to charge. The reason for this change because they brought back the ability to make external storage (SD card) become internal ...
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Why does MTP show wrong directory location?

What is Content Provider? It seems to be a problem related to Media Providers. As the name suggests, they provide a database of available media in a more organized way to other apps as the Contacts ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

As mentioned in another answer, on devices that use FUSE for SD card emulation (such as modern Nexus devices), only root can change timestamps of files in /sdcard. Since things like MTP and ADB don't ...
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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

Yes, you can try search for 'mtp alternative' in Google Play or visit its page below: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clearevo.mtp_alternative It requires USB Tethering to be ...
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Is there a viable alternative to MTP for file transfer?

6 years after asking this question, finding alternatives to MTP for any reason — it is broken in my case — can still be a hassle. I stumbled upon this question and the first, very rich answer of @...
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Suddenly no data can be written to SD Card from PC (MTP), read Ok, Galaxy Ace 4. What to do?

This might be a simple problem of a write protection or permissions issue. Take a backup of your SD card and format the SD card. This may reset the permissions and you will be able to write into the ...
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Default USB MTP for Android 6.0

The best I found so far is an application named MTPEnabler: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-mtp-enbaler-t3263467
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

Though I was pretty sure I'd transferred files with at least one of the USB cables I tried around the time I posted this question, I tried a third cable at work tonight and the file transfer option ...
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How much of the Android filesystem is visible over MTP?

MTP - an extension to PTP - is a client-server protocol, roughly like FTP. MTP client on PC sends operation requests (like GET_OBJECT, SEND_OBJECT, DELETE_OBJECT) to server running on Android device ...
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

i know you have probably fixed this by now but if not try typing *#0808# into your phone this will bring up a menu where you can select mtp
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Change MTP/PTP for a Galaxy S4 w/ a Broken Screen

If your phone is like mine, this option does not exist in any of the Settings menus. First, connect your phone to your PC via the USB cable. (If it is already attached, remove and reattach). Watch ...
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how to sync phone memory with pc?

I am posting this as an answer to my own question, instead of just a comment, because I've found a solution. In fact, the solution is to use the very same tool I was using, because they have recently ...
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Cannot get MTP to work unless USB debugging is enabled

Do you have Samsung Kies installed? Samsung phones don't use the generic Google-provided driver for MTP in Windows, but if you install the correct Kies version it'll also load the relevant driver. ...
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Android unrecognized by Debian Jessie

Here's the relevant Debian page on MTP. For Xfce: # apt-get install gvfs-backends # reboot
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File transfer over USB cable option no longer appears after upgrade to MIUI 10

On Windows PCs and other desktop PCs: try to use a different USB port, often rear ports have more power than the front ports which is sometimes needed by some devices use an USB 2.0 port if your ...
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How can I transfer photos to my Android Jelly Bean device while preserving the original timestamp?

If you use the Google Photo app and you want your file to be listed in the right order there's a solution. The background of the issue This is an Android Bug. It does not allow non-root user to ...
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