Markus Heberling Coding == Relaxing

26Jun/131

Accessing the Windows Phone 8X by HTC from Linux

Currently the "Windows Phone 8X by HTC" (what a stupid name) is not supported under Linux.

If you are using Ubuntu Raring, you can  use my PPA, where I have patched the USB ID of the WP8X: https://launchpad.net/~markus-tisoft/+archive/wp8x

On other systems you can compile the libmtp yourself. Download the libmtp sources and apply the following patch:

After installing the new libmtp version, your phone should be detected and you can explore it with Nautilus. Make sure your phone is not locked with a PIN while attaching the USB cable, it wouldn't work for me in that case.

I have submitted the patch upstream, so hopefully it will be included in the next version.

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  1. Mark, have you been sucessfuly syncing your windows phone from Linux? I am a fairly new user and can’t get it to work for the life of me. Any tips?


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