I am unable to connect my samsung mobile as mass storage devic

Asked by SACHIN on 2011-09-23

I am unable to connect my Samsung GT-S3370 mobile phone as mass storage since I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10.
I want to transfer files to and from mobile. Please help!

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2011-09-27
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2011-09-27
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2011-09-24
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

Which is mobile phone OS ?
Could you run command "sudo lsusb" to check that phone is seen on USB bus.

SACHIN (sacme) said : #2

1. lsusb output is:
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04e8:f000 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root
2. Its java phone

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

I googled on "04e8:f000" but find nothing clear. You can also request help on http://ubuntuforums.org/.
Samsung SCH-U290 (Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04e8:f000 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd )
http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3116287.0;wap2 also had an issue when he went to 10.10.

As USB mass storage protocol is a standard one, it looks strange.
Do you see the phone in /media folder ?
Did you made an update of system after 10.10 ?
Could you try on a live session of 11.04 to see if issue still exist.

How about transferring files through Bluetooth?

SACHIN (sacme) said : #5

yes, but data transfer is slow via bluetooth

SACHIN (sacme) said : #6

thanks to all
the problem is solved using following
sudo gedit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf
DisableSwitching=1

SACHIN (sacme) said : #7

thnx

Anton (parubok4) said : #8

The same issue exists in Ubuntu 13.04 too.
The solution works. Thanks!!!

Juan Matias Rizzi (juan-rizzi) said : #9

Thanks
The solution also works in Ubuntu 12.04.