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This variant of adbfs workous even WITHOUT having root access (busybox) on your phone!

Instructions:

You will need libfuse-dev and adb. On ubuntu

sudo apt-get install libfuse-dev android-tools-adb

Clone the repository

git clone git://github.com/spion/adbfs-rootless.git
cd adbfs-rootless    

Build

make

Optional: If you have a separate copy of android-sdk and would like to use that adb, copy the binary adbfs to the android-sdk/platform-tools directory. If platform-tools is in your $PATH you can skip this step.

Create a mount point if needed (e.g. in your home directory)

mkdir ~/droid

You can now mount your device (also from the platform-tools dir):

./adbfs ~/droid

Have fun!

troubleshooting

Error: device not found

When running you get the following error:

--*-- exec_command: adb shell ls
error: device not found

Solution: make sure that USB Debugging is enabled

Then sudo umount /media/mount/path before trying again

Error: device offline

When running you get the following error:

--*-- exec_command: adb shell ls
error: device offline

Solution: make sure that

  1. your android-sdk-tools are up to date. Newer versions of Android also require newer versions of adb. For more info, see this stackoverflow post

  2. you answer Yeswhen your phone asks whether it should allow the computer with the specified RSA key to access the device.

Then killall -9 adb; sudo umount /media/mount/path before trying again

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