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Connecting Nokia 6630 Phone with Linux This is about accessing a Nokia 6630 mobile phone from Debian Linux. The Firmware info (shown by dialing *#0000#) shows something like the following: V 3.45.113 04-01-05 RM-1 For a list of software I consider useful see What's on my Nokia 6630.

Connecting with a USB Datacable

I have no Bluetooth support on my PC yet so this is the first thing I want. Accessing the phone, sync the contacts and get the images from the device. The cable that comes with the phone has a small label Type: DKU-2. Connecting the phone autoloads the cdc_acm module and gives the following output in dmesg:

 usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using address 3 drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: Ignoring extra header cdc_acm 3-2:1.8: ttyACM0: USB ACM device 

To access the device (/dev/ttyACM0) be sure to be in the dialout group. /proc/bus/usb/devices shows some more info:

 T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 4 Spd=12 MxCh= 0 D: Ver= 2.00 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1 P: Vendor=0421 ProdID=0410 Rev= 0.00 S: Manufacturer=Nokia S: Product=Nokia 6630 S: SerialNumber=0123456789 C:* #Ifs=13 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=100mA I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=08 Prot=01 Driver=(none) I: If#= 1 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=fe Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 2 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 2 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=84(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#= 3 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=08 Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 4 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=0b Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 5 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 5 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) E: Ad=85(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=02(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#= 6 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=0b Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 7 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#= 7 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) E: Ad=86(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=03(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#= 8 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=02 Prot=01 Driver=cdc_acm E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 64 Ivl=128ms I: If#= 9 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=cdc_acm E: Ad=87(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms E: Ad=04(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#=10 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=02(comm.) Sub=af Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#=11 Alt= 0 #EPs= 0 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) I: If#=11 Alt= 1 #EPs= 2 Cls=0a(data ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) E: Ad=82(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 64 Ivl=64ms E: Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms I: If#=12 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=(none) E: Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms 



KMobileTools is a nice KDE application that allows you to control your mobile phone from your GNU/Linux PC. To install, add the following lines to your sources.list

 deb unstable main deb-src unstable main 

Then run #> apt-get update #> apt-get install kmobiletools In the config dialog use the following options: * Device * Mobile phone device: /dev/ttyACM0 * Text encoding: 8859-1 * Port speed: 115200 * Init string: AT S7=45 S0=0 V1 X4 &c1 E0 * Mobile Phone * Phone Type: Nokia (generic) * Dialing: ATD Dial System The tool was able to dial a number and to show battery and signal level. However, it could import neither my Contacts nor the short messages stored on the phone.


gnokii provides tools and a user space driver for use with mobile phones under Linux, various unices and Win32. To install: #> apt-get install gnokii Using the following config in /etc/gnokiirc seems to work:

 [global] port = /dev/ttyACM0 model = AT-HW initlength = default connection = serial use_locking = yes serial_baudrate = 19200 smsc_timeout = 10 [gnokiid] bindir = /usr/sbin/ [connect_script] TELEPHONE = 12345678 [disconnect_script] [logging] debug = off rlpdebug = off xdebug = off 

The identify command works: $> gnokii –identify GNOKII Version 0.6.5 IMEI : 355677002280929 Manufacturer : Nokia Model : Nokia 6630 Revision : V 3.0436v32 However this configuration doesn't do much more than getting a few basic infos that are available through the AT commandset of the Phone. It seems the recommended way to use gnokii with S60 phones is using the gnapplet. However it seems to be pretty critical to get a “good” copy of the applet. I found mine in the debian sarge package of gnokii (/usr/share/doc/gnokii/gnapplet.sis.gz). Gunzip it, upload it to the phone and run it before running gnokii with a configuration like this:

 [global] port = bl:ue:to:ot:hi:d model = series60 connection = bluetooth rfcomm_channel = 14 

This gives access to the calendar - though it ain't perfect yet. I wasn't able to get syncing to my homebrew web calendar working (phone never added alerts), but maybe it's just my fault. ==== GnuBox ==== The GnuBox software enables some symbian based phones to access the internet through a connected host PC. Unfortunately this is not the case with the Nokia 6630 – this phone has a crippled TCP stack and cannot be set to build an IP connection to a PC (it only works over an expensive GPRS connection). Update: This does work now, though setting it up is a bit of a PITA. Have a look at the above link - it now contains a new SIS for the 6630 and some notes about how to set it up. Took me a few hours to figure it all out, though. I can now browse the web with opera through the BT interface using my PC as a gateway. However the internal apps do not show the new connection, thus SyncML and friends still don't work.


Using OBEX to communicate over USB works fine. Just follow the USB OBEX HOWTO to set it up. This is probably the best way to transfer images taken with the builtin camera.

usbobex libs

First I installed the libusb devel package: #> apt-get install libusb-dev You may need autoconf, automake and libtool if you don't have them already: #> apt-get install autoconf automake libtool Then take a look at the excellent but rather outdated USB OBEX HOWTO. Here are just the commands I executed (the HOWTO still speaks about OBEX version 1.1 to come, while version 1.2 is already available). First let's create a private install directory for this software. if you prefer to install everything in the default directory (/usr/local/…), skip that and omit all further references to ~/usbobex. $> mkdir ~/usbobex Goto and download openobex (current version 1.2) $> tar xvfz openobex-1.2.tar.gz $> cd openobex-1.2 $> ./configure –enable-apps –prefix=$HOME/usbobex $> make $> su -c './src/obex_test -u' Here I got the following output: Using USB transport, querying available interfaces Interface 0: Nokia Nokia 6630 SYNCML-SYNC Interface 1: Nokia Nokia 6630 PC Suite Services I then made the following call to install the test binaries to /usr/local/bin $> make install === hotplug script === I also added the hotplug stuff mentioned in the howto. For the Nokia 3360 you need the following content in /etc/hotplug/usb/nokia.usermap

 nokia 0x0003 0x0421 0x0410 0x0000 0x0000 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00000000 

I also altered the example hotplug script to give write access to everybody

 #!/bin/sh # latest hotplug doesn't set DEVICE on 2.6.x kernels if [ -z "$DEVICE" ] ; then IF=`echo $DEVPATH | sed 's/\(bus\/usb\/devices\/\)\(.*\)-\(.*\)/\2/'` DEV=$(cat /sys/${DEVPATH}/devnum) DEVICE=`printf '/proc/bus/usb/%.03d/%.03d' $IF $DEV` fi if [ "$ACTION" = "add" -a "$TYPE" = "usb" ]; then chmod 0666 "$DEVICE" fi 


On with the HOWTO to build OBEX FTP… we first need some tools to compile the docs: #> apt-get install sablotron txt2html Goto and download obexftp (current version 0.8) Then apply the patch and compile: $> tar xvfj obexftp-0.20.tar.bz2 $> cd obexftp-0.20 $> ./configure –prefix=$HOME/usbobex OPENOBEX_CONFIG=$HOME/usbobex/bin/openobex-config $> make $> make install All the tests mentioned in the HOWTO should work now. I found, that there seems to be a problem with my phone, if I try to access the default obexftp channel via bluetooth. However it works nicely when connecting to the “Nokia OBEX PC Suite Services”. The channel can be found using sdptool browse bl:ue:to:ot:hi:d. It is 12 for my 6630, so e.g. ~/usbobex/obexftp -b 00:15:a0:52:00:cf -B12 -c “E:/Sounds/Digital” -l will work as expected. If you want to connect via USB use the following command: ~/usbobex/obexftp -u 1 -c E:\\Sounds\\Digital -l to get a list of all sound files on your phone's media card. === ObexTool === Lets have some fancy graphics, too :-) As always install some packages… # apt-get install bwidget tcl8.4 … then follow the HOWTO $> wget $> wget $> tar -C ~/usbobex/ -xzvf tablelist3.8.tar.gz $> tar -C ~/usbobex/ -xzvf ObexTool-0.31-alfa.tgz $> vi ~/usbobex/etc/ $> vi ~/usbobex/ $> wget $> cd usbobex $> patch -p1 < ../obextool.patch patching file lib/obexfile.tcl patching file lib/obextree.tcl $> vi ~/usbobex/etc/obextool.cfg You now can start the tool with $> ~/usbobex/ Update(Mark Kent - At 15/7/06, Hendrik Sattler maintains a debian repository which includes obextool, tablelist and some other useful goodies. They are pre-patched, so you do not need to go through the steps shown above. Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

# Nokia obextool - check for more info
deb extra main
deb-src extra main

Then, simply: # apt-get install obextool In order to get obextool to use the proper options with obexftp, you can specify what you want on the command line, like this: # obextool –obexcmd “obexftp -u 1” Although you'll want to edit the config file, as shown above. Similarly, I did not need to patch the debian obex tools for USB, it's already done. The version of obextool at Hendrik's page worked with my Nokia 6630 over usb.

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