The usual USB Mass Storage and Connect via USB modes don’t work from a Linux (Ubuntu) PC for some reason from a Blackberry Passport on BB10 OS 10.3. Since I needed to do this just to get my files off, I opted for the Sharing via Wifi method. I did this on a private Wifi network.
- on the Blackberry, go to Settings > Storage and Access and enable Access using Wifi. You will be prompted to set a password (so that not just everyone can get your files)
- Note the Wifi network name under “Identification on Network” button
- On your Linux laptop, from your file manager (here I assume Nautilus on Ubuntu, the default), select Connect to Server and type
smb://YourBlackberryNamewhere the name is given in step 2.
- In a few seconds, you should see your device mounted, and can view and copy files.