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The Nexus 7 and Fedora 17

Fedora support MTP, but the Nexus 7 is not recognised.

But it is fairly straight forward to get ADB, if your using the Developer Tools, and MTP mounting working.

  1. Create the file /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules

    # Google Nexus 7 16 Gb
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e41", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # MTP media (multimedia device)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e42", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # MTP media with USB debug on(multimedia device)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e43", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # PTP media (camera)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e44", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # PTP media with USB debug on (camera)
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e40", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # Bootloader
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="d001", MODE="0666", OWNER="your-login" # Recovery
    # MTP Support
    ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e41", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"
    ATTR{idVendor}=="18d1", ATTR{idProduct}=="4e42", SYMLINK+="libmtp-%k", ENV{ID_MTP_DEVICE}="1", ENV{ID_MEDIA_PLAYER}="1"

  2. Restart udev

    # systemctl restart udev.service

  3. Install required software

    # yum install mtpfs libmtp

You should now be able to mount your device:

$ mtpfs /home/user/some_mount_point

The existing help I have found on MTP failed to include both Product IDs. Meaning if USB debugging was enabled on the device libmtp would not recognise your device.