I have recently installed eOS on my Samsung Galaxy S7. After some issues with easy installer, I finally get it working. So happy to enjoy Android without Google Account !
Now I am trying to access the phone storage from Windows File Explorer by plug in the phone to my Windows 10 computer with USB wire, as I did before installing eOS.
But the device is not recognized and appears in de Windows device manager as “unknown”.
So my question, shall I need to install a specific driver for eOS on Windows ? Is there a generic driver or one specific for each phone ?
My FP3 is never recognized as USB device, neither on Windows nor on Linux.
But Windows allows file transfer without any driver installations. The Explorer shows the device under My Computer as FP3 (your device has another name). There you will find both file systems, the internal memory and the SD card. If you allowed file transfer on the device copying will immediately be possible. But keep in mind, it’s not a usual USB connection, there’s also no possibility to hang out.
If you want to access your phone from Windows you may be interested to try out KdeConnect . KdeConnect allows you to browse the files on your phone over the wireless connection without using USB. It also does nice things like putting alerts from your phone onto your computer screen, and muting the computer sound when a call comes in, as well as compose SMS messages on your computer.
KdeConnect is now available on Windows desktops, although I have only used it myself on Linux.