How to back-up my mobile phone address book via Bluetooth or otherwise?

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Tue Jan 4 12:38:10 UTC 2011

On 04/01/2011 13:24, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello everybody
> At present I still do not manage to copy the phone numbers and
> addresses from my mobile to my laptop via an external usb Bluethooth
> dongle. On the other hand, the typical KDE package "Bluedevil" DOES
> correctly recognise my mobile phone Samsung J700i. Inversely, my
> mobile does correctly recognise my laptop and asks for permission to
> exchange data with it. Moreover, I am even able to remotely browse
> through the folders of the of the memory card from my laptop: an Asus
> 1001HA with Kubuntu 10.10 and Win 7 dual boot. When typing "lsusb" in
> Konsole, the dongle is being identified as follows:
> ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode).
> I even do manage to transfer files between the laptop and memory card
> in the phone or vice versa and to carry out other actions via Dolphin
> at the laptop. But the problem is that the file with phone numbers and
> addresses is at some chip inside the phone. The software inside the
> phone contains a menu aimed at sending the contact data from my "phone
> book" via Bluetooth to other Bluetooth devices. But each attempt to so
> failed so far. Also attempts to back-up the address book at the memory
> card of my mobile do not work. Inversely, I do not manage to access
> the phone book from my laptop: not via Bluetooth, also not via a USB
> cable between phone and laptop. The only part of the phone I can
> access in both ways is the memory card. Instructions I have seen so
> far at Kubuntu forums do not help me to solve the problem.  Does
> anybody have a clue?

The only application I am aware of that works reasonably ok with mobile 
phones, linux and bluetooth/usb is Wammu. It is in the repos and there 
is also a PPA for it I believe.


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