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Connecting Samsung p777 cell phone to ubuntu

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Joined: 2006-11-20

Is there a way to connect my cell phone via usb cable to ubuntu to access my phone? Can i sync data aswell?

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04
It should be possible if

It should be possible if you can get a special USB cable for your phone (one end fitting the phone and the other for the USB port).

But there is another way which is more open and will hence work with other mobile phones too. You can get a bluetooth receiver that connects via USB and then allows you to transfer files from your phone via bluetooth to your computer.

The only tricky part here is getting it to work with GNU/Linux. It is possible there are such devices which could work easily (be autodetected), but others could require a bit of configuring.

I bought one such, only it isn't bluetooth but infrared. It seems there is support for it, but since I didn't try much so far I haven't got it to work yet (it wasn't a priority for me). It is the MA-600 something dongle.

Anyway, that's what I know. Good luck.

Joined: 2006-11-20
i have the cable

i need a compatible software to communicate with the device. When i plug it in nothing happens.

tbuitenh's picture
Joined: 2005-12-21
You're probably out of

You're probably out of luck. AFAIK most phones use secret protocols to communicate with PCs.

Your phone is not in this list, but maybe one program listed there will work:

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