Viewing files on an Android phone using Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

I wanted to pull some photographs off my android phone at the weekend, so I plugged it in and nothing happened (well nothing useful anyway). I quickly remembered that you need support for mtpfs…

# apt-get install mtpfs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package mtpfs
#

Not what I expected – turns out that the package name was changed a while ago!

# apt-get install jmtpfs
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  fuse libmagic1
Suggested packages:
  file
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  fuse jmtpfs libmagic1
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 359 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,566 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
  :
  :
  :
Setting up libmagic1:amd64 (1:5.22+15-2) ...
Setting up fuse (2.9.3-15+deb8u1) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Setting up jmtpfs (0.5-2) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.120) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-4-amd64

Problem sorted – remember to unlock the phone otherwise you wont see any files!

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