Bluetooth Pairing Between Linux & Mobile Phone with KMobileTools

Get Synced! A really nice slogan offered by KMobileTools, a GPL mobile phone software dedicated for Linux. It's a Nokia Phone Suite similar which handling common operations between computer & mobile phone devices such as read, write, sending SMS, address book synchronizing & more features included. I found this tool since I got big mark question with my previous article (Bluetooth Handling Comparison Between Macintosh & Linux), but at lasts, I'm satisfy enough - the Bluetooth connection is rock!

You may get the tarball from it's download page & like as is usual - whether you like or not - you have to compile it first. Anyway, the installation from the source was pretty simple. Loud & clear as is described from the readme file. Just need 3 commands run from the package active directory;

#make install

The interface is so convince, it contain a window with a few menu & links. Take a part to Add a new mobile phone devices link.

Then, the Engine Selection window appear. Pick AT Engine as default choice & continue to Next button.

From this point, prepare to activate Bluetooth from your mobile phone devices. Select I want to connect with my mobile phone using Bluetooth & press Bluetooth Pairing Wizard button.

When the wizard find a device, it will show the name & address in the list box available. Click Start Searching if it's not ready yet. Otherwise, select a device & click Next button.

A Searching window shows up finding compatible services from the devices.

The wizard will try to retrieve the available services from the mobile devices from Search Services button. You may select one service as you desired to have. Continue to Next button.

Click Finish button to save the configuration wizard. You may repeat steps above to get another services or you can add it manually by editing the configuration file /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf.

Get a device pairing by selecting Bluetooth connection checkbox. Leave initialization string as listed as default, then continue to Next button.

A balloon tips in tray appear requesting you to click to open passkey entry dialog.

It will show Authentication request window asking passkey for authentication to your mobile devices.

When it successfully paired, a balloon tips comes up again telling you that a bonding has just created.

Now, the device information retrieved. It will show you the device manufacturer, model, software revision version & also IMEI number.

From the Various Options window, you may select phonebook memory sources. Look that the SMS center number will filled automatically.

Last, set the connection name:

When it already connected, a Device Manager window will said that the device are loaded.

And you're done. The KmobileTools main window changes with new information.

Clicking on device name will show you with a phone overview. It contains number of SMS, contact names & also battery & signal status!

Let's check the phonebook, is your contact names already there?

Now, enter the SMS session. find a number with Browse button & select a name...

Enter a message & click Send button. Great tools ha?

Anyway, this tool is great as it name. The ease of installation & use makes me give a big two thumbs up for the developer teams. Hope that this kit will available as default repository for future universal Linux release, replacing Pilot application for Palm which has small number than common mobile phone user (CMIIW). FYI, this KMobileTools reviewed from Fedora 7 (using KDE 3.5.x).

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    Monday, February 08, 2010 5:14:00 PM

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    Jeff Stepman
    Cell phone jammer

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