Nokia 301 on Wammu / Gammu

I had an older Nokia and got a new one which I needed to upload my phone book to. In order to connect to Nokia 301 from Gammu, plug the phone in with a USB cable and select the "Modem" option on the phone. The others won't work.

Wammu is a GTK frontend to Gammu. You can use for various tasks, but I found that restoring my backup through Wammu failed (even though the file was created with Wammu), while using the commandline tool Gammu directly worked.

Firstly, use the command "gammu-detect" and find the line that reads something with "Nokia", most likely the first line. It will contain something like:

device = /dev/ttyACM3
name = Nokia Nokia_301_Dual_SIM
connection = at

Put this info in your file ~/.gammurc. You then use this command to backup a file created from either Wammu or Gammu:

gammu -s 0 restore ~/Desktop/nokia.backup

The 0 denotes that we are using the 0th section of the configuration file, so if you don't have any other configurations, simply leave the 0.

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