So I want to move the photos on my OnePlus5 to my pc. My OS is Ubuntu 16.04. My PC recognises the device and also pops something up to install the drivers but none of them work for me.

screenshot here.

I've tried both of these that are for different OnePlus models but neither have worked: https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/detect-oneplus2-in-ubuntu-in-mtp-mode.365343/ https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33143928/how-do-you-connect-a-oneplus-two-device-to-ubuntu-through-mtp

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    Your screenshot also shows the"OnePlus" drive mounted. Ignore the one where you clicked. NO DRIVERS REQUIRED.
    – user772515
    Nov 21, 2017 at 2:18
  • As @MichaelBay said, have you tried opening the drive 'OnePlus? I had a device which shows up as a CD-ROM and a bunch of softwares/drivers inside it. They were for Reverse USB Tethering and of that sort.
    – RogUE
    Nov 21, 2017 at 2:27
  • @MichaelBay, unfortunately when I click on the 'Oneplus" drive its completely empty. Even though I have lots of photos etc on my phone Nov 22, 2017 at 23:23
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    So you need to open the dropdown menu in your Android phone, tap the USB settings and select MPT for everything but photos or PTP for photos only. You need to learn how to use your hardware.
    – user772515
    Nov 23, 2017 at 0:06

4 Answers 4


What you want to do is to configure your phone's USB settings for MTP (Media Transfer Protocol). Unfortunately, this is hidden away deep in the Developer Settings on recent OnePlus 5 phones. To enable Developer Options, go to the phone's "About Phone" page (in the settings) and tap the build number 7 times.

Then, open the Developer Options (from System Settings), enable it, and look for the Default USB Configuration option. Change it from "Charging only" or "No data transfer" (probably the default) to "MTP"/"File transfer". Then, your phone should work like any other USB storage device.

  • On Android Pie it's at Settings -> System -> Developer options - > Default USB Configuration -> File Transfer
    – JBSnorro
    Mar 19, 2020 at 22:49

None of the answers above worked for me, I had to select the "File transfer" option, then install adb

 sudo apt install android-tools-adb

Then execute the .sh file found in one of the mounted drive:

source ./adb_config_Linux_OSX.sh

Only then was I able to see an "Internal Shared Storage" icon in the other mount drive, containing all the files of the device.

  • This worked for me.
    – runakash
    Sep 10, 2020 at 21:40
  • yes it works after install and reboot, no need to execute the sh script.
    – jmuhire
    Jun 26, 2021 at 13:32

I have a Oneplus 5T and had a similar issue however I don't see an MTP option. I tried the "File Transfer" option and got visibility of files similar to those in the image above.

For me the solution was: Settings -> Bluetooth & device connection -> USB -> PTP

This enabled Ubuntu to see my phone's DCIM directory and the photos.


for one plus 7, go to settings -> system -> otg storage and toggle otg storage to ON. It will remain ON for 10 minutes. But if you are doing some work accessing the drive, it will continue to be available.

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