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android – How do you connect a OnePlus Two Device to Ubuntu through MTP?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


When I connect it to my ubuntu 14.04, I am only able to see the USB drivers for installing ADB.

There are a few solutions available for OnePlus One (See here) but I was not able to find one for OnePlus two.

How to&Answers:

After much tinkering, I found the solution –

You need the latest mtp drivers for OP2 –

$ sudo apt-get install libmtp-dev mtpfs

Now edit the following file –

$ sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/69-libmtp.rules

adding this line

ATTR{idVendor}=="2a70", ATTR{idProduct}=="f003", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", MODE="660", GROUP="audio", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1", TAG+="uaccess"

(The vendor id and product id can be got by using the “sudo mtp-detect” command)

now restart the service

sudo service udev restart

Your OP2 should be able to transfer files to your ubuntu PC now!

P.S – You will need to change the {idProduct} to whatever is specified by mtp-detect if you are not on the stock ROM/Kernel!


OnePlus X connected to Ubuntu 15.04 via USB

Alex Joseph’s answer above worked for me BUT I had to also install mtp-tools in order to have the mtp-detect command (otherwise I only got “command not found”).

$ sudo apt-get install mtp-tools

After that I could see my OnePlus X, verify the vendor id and product id, and follow the rest of the steps. My Ubuntu system now sees both internal storage and SD card.


I made the following changes and One Plus two starts showing up in my adb devices list:

  1. Go to your home directory and using any editor open the adb_usb.ini file. it is present under .android folder I used vim editor:

    vim .android/adb_usb.ini

  2. Add 0x2A70 text without any trailing spacees to the file as below:


# USE 'android update adb' TO GENERATE.


  1. Stop and start the server:

    adb kill-server

    adb start-server

  2. Now check, device should show up:
    adb devices


After install android adb, I can open OnePlus 3 folder on Ubuntu 16.04

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adb


I would suggest just enable developers tool in your settings,

I did the same thing. now I can transfer files easily.

If you can not find developer tools option in settings, just go to about phone and tap on build number 7 to 8 times continuously.

that’s it your done.


  1. Install Android Debug Bridge and Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library tools by.

    sudo apt-get install adb install mtp-tools
  2. Connect your OnePlus device, you should see a new volume with drivers. Run adb script from there:

    $ cd /media/$USER/20160907_1106261
    $ bash adb_config_Linux_OSX.sh
    android home is exist!
    VID 0x2a70 is already configured..
    adb should be OK!
  3. Install android-file-transfer package:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 0BB4A1B2FA1A38EB
    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/samoilov-lex/aftl-stable/ubuntu artful main"
    sudo apt install android-file-transfer
  4. Check your device connectivity by running mtp-detect.

  5. Run android-file-transfer.

See also: Device is already used by another process.


error returned by libusb_claim_interface() = -6LIBMTP PANIC: Unable to initialize device

  1. Activate Developer Settings by tapping 7 times Build number in About phone.
  2. Enable File transfer in USB configuration found in Developer options.

See: How can I access media on my OnePlus 5 with a Ubuntu OS?