It looks like the release of Android on the Samsung Galaxy SII will not allow you to access the files on the phone by default through your Ubuntu PC. I searched for a while to find the solution, and it is so simple!

Steps:
1. Go to: Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ USB utilities.
2. Connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable.
3. Tap Connect storage to PC.
4. Scroll down from the phone notification bar. Click USB Mass Storage and tap “Connect storage from PC”. The android robot will turn from green to orange.
5. From your PC, open the folder to view your files.
6. Copy files between your PC and the memory card.

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6 Responses to Connect Samsung Galaxy S2 to Ubuntu 12.04

  1. Gerard Javault says:

    Hi,

    THANKS a LOT !!!!!
    I ‘ve been looking for this for ages too !!!

    It set android as a pure USB storage … so that any equipment will see it as one.
    It’s brillant !
    (I knew you had to use this kind of maneuvre for macs, but for androids …)

  2. Anthony says:

    Thanks for the info. My phone did mount and I could see folders but not read/write files, you’re instructions fixed that and now I can read/write just perfectly :-)

  3. Krishna says:

    Thanks a lot

  4. Dave Hendley says:

    No problem everyone, glad I could help.

  5. Technizia says:

    I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy S duos. Could anyone help?

  6. Erwin Migsch says:

    Which recipee has Gerard Javault (May 22, 2012 at 6:41 am) been using? He says: “THANKS a LOT !!!!!
    I ‘ve been looking for this for ages too !!!
    It set android as a pure USB storage … so that any equipment will see it as one…..”
    Unfortunately, my Galaxy Note II does not ddisplay the same dialogue as mentioned by Dave Hemley, and it is in German.
    Or is there a direct way to make my PC ab my Ubuntu 12.04 regard the Android as a mere USB-storage-device.
    I would be grateful for for any help.
    Erwin Migsch
    NB: My Nautilus shows all supreme layer items (folders and files), but it does not show the content of folders

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