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Blackberry File Transfer

Postby Davido02 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:25 pm

Ive been looking for an app that will allow me to transfer files primarily photographs from my blackberry Curve 9300 to my Linux Mint Box.
Googling tells me that RIM have not produced any drivers for Linux but the majority of the info I'm finding is several years old.

Anyone have any more up to date information?

Would it be possible to use the Windows Sync app under WINE somehow?
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Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:35 pm

All the Blackberries I've had, (I've had 4 and I think one of them was a curve 9300, current is a Bold 9600), you plug it into the USB and it appears as a USB removable drive, so you can mount it as such and use anything you want to move files onto/off of it - no drivers needed.

The only place where drivers come into it is that the Blackberry drivers on Windows up the voltage on the USB port to charge the phone, at one time this didn't happen on my Fedora system so although I was still able to use the device as a removable drive it wouldn't charge while plugged in, IIRC this was resolved some time last year (presumably by an update that I didn't notice) and now my BB charges from my Fedora laptop.

Bottom line, it should just work.


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[33804.999084] usb 1-8: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
[33805.114417] usb 1-8: New USB device found, idVendor=0fca, idProduct=8004
[33805.114424] usb 1-8: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=5, SerialNumber=3
[33805.114429] usb 1-8: Product: RIM Composite Device
[33805.114433] usb 1-8: Manufacturer: Research In Motion
[33805.114437] usb 1-8: SerialNumber: 9175F8B9F9F3F0DBF91224143CDF3A6E1EEDD8A3
[33807.460681] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[33807.460889] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-8:1.1
[33807.462702] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[33807.462709] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[33808.464959] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access     RIM      BlackBerry SD    0003 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 CCS
[33808.470922] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[33808.472554] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[33811.618941] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 15564800 512-byte logical blocks: (7.96 GB/7.42 GiB)
[33811.621421] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Incomplete mode parameter data
[33811.621427] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[33811.626671] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Incomplete mode parameter data
[33811.626677] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[33811.628566]  sdb: sdb1
$ pmount /dev/sdb1
$ df /dev/sdb1
Filesystem     1K-blocks    Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1        7763308 6948848    814460  90% /media/sdb1
$ ls /media/sdb1/BlackBerry/
app_world  audiobooks  documents  music  pictures  podcasts  ringtones  system  videos  voicenotes

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Postby PCNetSpec » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:42 am

Have you had a look at LinBerry ?

I can't say I've tried it, or if it will work with your phone .. but worth a look. ... artphones/
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