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Why Android still uses this piece of shit protocol, it often doesn't even work under Windows, nice one Microsoft.
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>>52650968
>works on my machine
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i doesn't even work on linux
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>>52651014
It barely works on Windows what did you expected?
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Pretty sure that's a Samsung thing, then they force you to install their shit software
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>>52650968
>>52650968
Samsung.

Not Android.
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>>52651014
yaourt -S jmtpfs[/spoiler]
Don't know its in the main repos or AUR
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There's no real alternative for MTP. What do you suggest? Also, Samsung sucks.
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>>52651034
Samsung/android is just using MTP.

Btw MTP is a microsoft product and it's fucking shit. USB mass storage was so much better
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I haven't had an issue with MTP except for the shitty non-parallel thing. Windows or Linux.

Although, I did have to install the Windows drivers every other month but that's mostly Windows and not MTP.
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>>52651014
Nexus 5 works fine in Ubuntu 15.10
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>>52651303
go back to USB mass storage.

Android devs ditched it since it was inconvenient for them (IIRC it was some issue that they couldn't hide system directories and had to unmount whatever area was exposed to the computer as a mass-storage device), but their job isn't to make their lives convenient, it's to make my life convenient. And there's nothing easier or simpler to understand and use than "plug it in and it shows up as a USB mass storage device".
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>>52651485
It's not that easy since the storage is often part of the data partition. Mass Storage would require unmounting (which may fuck up certain apps which store data on there), another file system (since Windows does not support ext4) and it would kill the concept of a unified data partition, which is bad since it takes away lots of storage which could be used for apps otherwise.

So yeah, MTP is a shitty protocol but Mass Storage isn't really great for usability either. Another option would be using an own protocol made by Google (like AFC on iPhones), but then people would cry about having a separate protocol for Android file transfer.
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Autocad doesn't work on iOS, nice one Linux.
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>>52651014
Works for me™
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>>52651354
>USB mass storage
>can't use sdcard from phone while plugged in
>shitty FAT can get corrupted if you unplug without unmounting
>format a card with something other than FAT and Windows doesn't have fs driver for it

MTP solved actual problems with USB storage. It didn't solve them well, but that doesn't mean the problems didn't exist. Stupid thing about MTP is there was already a protocol that could've been used: OBEX from Bluetooth/IrDA. Or go full on WebDAV. All computers already have stacks for both of those. Just pure faggotry that Microsoft chose to extend the stupidest protocol in existence that was created by fucking Kodak for use in their toy cameras.
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