I’ve looked at old questions on this topic and it does not appear to have gotten any easier, over the years. I’ve followed the guides for MTP transfer but that hasn’t worked at all. Then tried PTP but whilst I can see the phone and open it in the file manager I can’t create directories to copy files into. Having tried those two I move on to try it with ADB over the USB Port but no joy there either, as I’ve got no permissions. On other Android phones when I’ve started ADB a popup on the phone checks if you want to allow and trust the connected computer, click “yes” and away you go. That doesn’t appear to be the case here.
So Linux with MTP, PTP and ADB don’t work moving on the a Windows 7 VM try both MTP and PTP neither of which get mounted in the file system, perhaps that’s down to pass through of Linux, but the Windows VM does seem them being connected and installed drivers for the MTP and PTP but neither appear to mount.
This is amazingly restrictive. I would have thought that transferring music to a phone is one of the first things to do. Apparently it’s just me. Maybe I should just take the SD Card out of it and copy music directly to the SD Card.
Is this down to the stock install in the Fairphone? Is the Lineage version any better?