Linux & Android - copy files using ADB instead of MTP

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When using MTP is too slow or is totally not working, you can use ADB to copy files from/to your Android phone via USB cable.

  • Install Android tools on Fedora:
  • yum install android-tools
  • Enable debug USB mode on Android phone
  • Connect your Android phone to PC via USB cable
  • List connected Android devices, should show one in unauthorized state
  • adb devices
  • Accept ADB conenction prompt on phone (do not confuse with MTP connection prompt)
  • List connected Android devices again to verify wheather it is connected now
  • adb devices
  • Copy files between your phone and PC using adb pull or adb push command
  • adb pull /sdcard/DCIM/Camera ./