[HowTo for dummies] Moving files between Jolla and Linux/Mac using SFTP via GUI [not a question]

asked 2015-12-24 13:11:53 +0200

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updated 2015-12-24 13:16:26 +0200

This is a super simple guide for moving files between your Jolla and your Linux/Mac computer. No command line required.

1. Step: Enable developer mode

Settings -> System -> Developer mode

Check the 2 first options and enter a password of your choice. Write down the password.

enabling dev mode on a Jolla

2. Step: Turn your computer on and log into your user account if you haven't already

3. Step: Connect your Jolla to your computer with an usb cable and choose Developer mode from the pop-up dialog. Put your Jolla on the table, you won't need to use it for the rest of this guide.

4. Step: Open your computer's file manager. On Ubuntu it looks like this:

file manager on Ubuntu

5. Step: In the file manager, navigate to sftp:// (the USB IP adress as seen in the first picture).

navigating to sftp://

On Ubuntu you can enter this location from the menu bar or by pressing Ctrl and L at the same time.

entering the directory

6. Step: When prompted, enter the password you set in step 1. The user name is nemo.

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7. Step: Done! You are now at the very bottom of the file system. Be careful not to mess stuff up! Here's what you should see right now on Ubuntu:

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Unmount your Jolla by clicking the icon seen in the screenshot next to the mouse before removing the USB cable. Also, turn off Remote connection (set in step 1) for maximum safety.

Additional info: You can find your pictures, videos and music under home -> nemo in folders named Music and Pictures. Your SD card is located at media -> sdcard under one of the folders. Don't worry about the strange names.

Have fun! -jollailija

First step image from https://together.jolla.com/question/28095/howto-ssh-jolla-on-windows-over-wlan/

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The question has been closed for the following reason "not a real question" by jollailija
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While this is a nice -and welcome- how to If you have to activate dev mode and use sftp it is not considered for dummies.

:/ still a proper solution to this huge problem is missing. Some tried noone delivered a polished product.

ApB ( 2015-12-24 13:22:59 +0200 )edit

@ApB Well, this is the easiest non-MTP file transferring solution for Linux/Mac I've found so far. I'd say anything can be considered as "for dummies" as long as the guide is clear enough (someone using Mac, please add some screenshots :) ) and you don't need to install/configure additional software.

jollailija ( 2015-12-24 14:05:08 +0200 )edit

Maybe i should have written for the average joe. Anyway i believe you get my point. :)

ApB ( 2015-12-24 14:11:48 +0200 )edit

@ApB: there are no "average Joes" among the Jolla users, and I'm pretty sure there will never be

SchröpfeMich ( 2015-12-24 18:04:13 +0200 )edit

Good works!

Luca ( 2015-12-24 18:57:06 +0200 )edit