Comment 168 for bug 903422

There was recently a change to the adb tool. It now does authentication; the user is prompted to "allow" a new computer when the phone is connected to it. The old adb is not compatible.

This change is probably why it fails, even though MTP on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus previously worked.

I used the new adb (with the authentication) to manually push files. That worked fine. Trying the other forum posts (like changing the udev rules) did not work for me.

It was very aggravating to get the cool new phone (Nexus 4) and then not be able to transfer files to it.

(This comment reposted from duplicate bug 1092621.)