android tablet

Darcy Casselman dscassel at
Fri Aug 3 22:38:10 UTC 2012

Like the Galaxy Nexus phone, the Nexus 7 (I've got one) doesn't have
an option to go into Mass Storage mode.  Your only options are MTP
(for music and other media) and PTP (for pictures).

I don't see the Nexus 7 in Ubuntu when I connect via either, though.

I have used Ubuntu One to get files onto both my Galaxy Nexus and
Nexus 7.  It works in a pinch, but is pretty tedious if there's a lot
to transfer.


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at> wrote:
> When I plug my Android phone into my computer there's a USB symbol in
> the notification bar at the top of the phone's screen.  When I pull down
> the notification bar and press on the "USB Connected" message I seen the
> USB Mass Storage screen, with a button that says "Turn on USB storage".
>  I click on that, and then two new locations appear in the computer's
> file manager (my internal phone storage and my the external SD storage
> card).
> --Bob.
> On Aug 3, 2012 9:05 AM, "raymond house" <raymondh40 at> wrote:
>>> Hi,bergfly, How do I select hard drive mode in the tablet? thanks
>>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM, bergfly <bergfly at> wrote:
>>>> Also, just plug the tablet into the computer and make sure the tablet is
>>>> in hard drive mode. By default Android connects to USB in charge only mode,
>>>> so you will need to change this on the tablet. Ubuntu will then detect is
>>>> as an external hard drive. . Much faster for file transfer than Ubuntu One.
>>>> On 3 August 2012 06:20, raymond house <raymondh40 at> wrote:
>>>>> Thank you Fouad, it makes sense, I'll do that.
>>>>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 7:35 AM, Fouad Hassouneh <
>>>>> fouad.hassouneh at> wrote:
>>>>>> you can use ubuntu one (install it from google play) and then you can
>>>>>> share the files on your Ubuntu OS and the Android tablet.
>>>>>> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM, raymond house <raymondh40 at>wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi all, is there somebody on here that can tell me which program works
>>>>>>> to transfer files from Ubuntu 12.04 to a Lexus-7 tablet running android
>>>>>>> 4.11. I have tried some and no results. Thanks
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