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Introduction

This howto has been tested with a Motorola C330 phone. Notice that this phone use a standard USB cable, like the ones of some Nikon camera or Archos jukebox.

To get the full list of officialy supported phones, check kmobiletools website.

Start by emerging kmobile tools.

Merging kmobiletools

emerge -av kmobiletools

Loading cdc_acm module (USB Modem)

Once installed, check that the device is recognized :

Code: dmesg | grep ACM
cdc_acm 1-1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device

If dmesg |grep ACM doesn't return anything, you need to modprobe cdc_acm:

modprobe cdc-acm

If the module doesn't exist, you need to edit your kernel config :

Linux Kernel Configuration: CDC ACM
Device Drivers  --->  
   USB support  ---> 
      <M>   USB Modem (CDC ACM) support 
make && make modules_install.

You should now be able to modprobe it.

Checking the entry in /dev

Once dmesg |grep ACM shows your device, you need to check if the device is well registered in /dev

ls -l /dev/ttyACM*

If nothing shows up you need to create the device :

mknod /dev/ttyACM0 c 166 0

And it's a good idea to symlink 'mobile' to it (easier to remember, and kmobiletools expects this entry by default)

ln -s /dev/ttyACM0 /dev/mobile

Now kmobiletools should be able to find your phone.

If you got errors, and run as a simple user, try to check rights on the device and on mobile :

chmod a+rw /dev/ttyACM0
chmod a+rw /dev/mobile

Using udev

If you are using udev, you only need to add a rules file to the /etc/udev/rules.d directory. I created a file called moble.rules and added the following for my Motorola RAZR V3, but it should work for any Motorola Phone.

 BUS=="usb" SYSFS{product}=="Motorola Phone*" KERNEL=="ttyACM*" SYMLINK=="mobile" MODE=="666"

If you are using a different brand of phone, you can find the product information by typeing the following and looking for something similar to your phone:

 lsusb -v | grep iProduct

Just replace "Motorola Phone*" with the description of your phone found in the command above.

Credits

KaZeR.

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