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Android Version

Thinkpad Tablets are Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Devices.

File Transfer

USB Mass

Honeycomb does not support the USB mass storage protocol.

Thank goodness for the Thinkpad's full sized USB port. Lenovo kindly included a USB File Transfer app that allows shuttling files to the tablet via USB thumb drive.


When the tablet is connected to a desktop computer, the tablet exposes itself via Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). MTP is considered superior to USB Mass Storage because it allows multiple devices to attach to the device at the same time (the tablet can continue to use the SD card even while it is mounted to an external device). However, it is a proprietary protocol, so Linux support is spotty.

I got some limited access to the device editing UDEV rules as follows:

{{ATTRS{idVendor}=="17ef", ATTRS{idProduct}=="741c", ENV{ID_GPHOTO2}="1", ENV{GPHOTO2_DRIVER}="proprietary", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", MODE="0664", GROUP="audio",}}

Thank you to the author of this page:

Kubuntu can now see the device as a camera, but Dolphin errors when I try to access it.

libmtp is supposed to help.

This utility uses ADB to put files onto a Honeycomb device. I haven't tried it yet:

This utility exposes an MTP device over Fuse:

It is in the Debian repositories, but I don't understand how to tell it which device to use.

Pages in category "Tablet"

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