Can't connect to Android device

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http://askubuntu.com – And, once again, my Android device won't connect and I have to work through some complicated set of procedures to get it working. Sorry to be bitter, but I've now been through this too many times. It seems like with each upgrade of either Ubuntu or Android, everything stops working and once again I have to learn a whole new set of configurations I've never seen before and won't see again. In any case, I've never got MTP to work, I've only ever got it to connect by USB mass storage, which was how it was working most recently. But now, since 13.04, it seems that option has been taken away entir (HowTos)