Transfer over MTP or PTP doesn't work with Samsung Note 8

When I connect the Note 8 over MTP, it’ll show up in Nautilus but is inaccessible. Clicking on it will result only in turning (waiting) cursor. When connected via PTP (which is also, oddly, recommended way directly in the phone’s menu), I can access the storage, however, coping a big file results in basically frozen desktop due to gvfsd-gphoto2 process slowly eating all memory. I had to kill the gvfsd-gphoto2 process, and also Nautilus for the disk to be quiet. Small file copied without a problem. I was able to switch to a console.
With my other Lenovo phone everything works, and also in the past I was able to connect the same Note 8 all fine.

Do you experience the same problem?

I’d similar trouble. Can your please install the dolphin file manager (Gnome and KDE, as i’m understand, have a different implementations for MTP handling), to test if this is software issue of Nautilus, or not.

Also there is a simple-mtpfs package:

URL          :
License      : GPLv2+
Description  : SIMPLE-MTPFS (Simple Media Transfer Protocol FileSystem) is a file
             : system for Linux (and other operating systems with a FUSE
             : implementation, such as Mac OS X or FreeBSD) capable of operating
             : on files on MTP devices attached via USB to local machine. On the
             : local computer where the SIMPLE-MTPFS is mounted, the
             : implementation makes use of the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace)
             : kernel module. The practical effect of this is that the end user
             : can seamlessly interact with MTP device files.
simple-mtpfs -l
1: SamsungGalaxy models (MTP)

simple-mtpfs --device 1 FOLDER

# should work from GUI too
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