Mounting Nexus 4 device under Ubuntu

Mar 4, 2013  

I’ve not posted here in a while as I’m now full time busy with my startup project. More on this later :)

I’m also now the lucky owner of a brand new Google Nexus 4 phone. Sadly, it does not work out of the box with Ubuntu yet and most forums recommends some kind of manual hacking/mounting. Luckily, there is a much easiest solution.

Ubuntu 13.04 will see an updated MTP GVFS stack which Philip Langdale back-ported in a PPA. To get it on your Ubuntu box, just enter this in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade