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Linux Mobile (Cellular) Phone Survey: Samsung

Linux compatibility, synchronization and configuration guides for mobile (cellular) phones made by Samsung . The general resource section at the bottom, contains links to helpful Linux utilities (mostly available under GPL), community efforts, HOWTOs and FAQs. Have you written a documentation yourself? Then please feel free to submit a new entry.

Samsung A460  NEW  Linux 
Samsung C3050  NEW  Fedora 12, CentOS 
Samsung N400RedHat (KRUD) 
Samsung S300  NEW  Mandriva (Mandrake) 11.0 
Samsung SCH-i300/i330  NEW  Linux 
Samsung SCH-i519 *)Linux 
Samsung SCH-i819 *)  NEW  Linux 
Samsung SCH-N191 [archived link]Debian 
Samsung SCH-N191 [archived link]Linux 
Samsung SCH-A563 [archived link]Debian 
Samsung SCH-A563 [archived link]Linux 
Samsung SCH-N191 [archived link]  NEW  Gentoo 
Samsung SGH-D600  NEW  LinuxGerman
Samsung SGH-820D  NEW  Ubuntu 
Samsung SGH-i858 *  NEW  Linux 
Samsung SGH-T809  NEW  Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake 
Samsung X460  NEW  Linux 
Samsung Galaxy I7500  NEW  LinuxGerman
Samsung Galaxy Tab  NEW  AndroidGerman

*) dedicated Linux phones

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pyHandset uses the Python Serial Port Extension to send Hayes AT commands to a mobile phone. It allows to backup phone book entries and sms messages. It does not provide synchronisation but allow phone book entries modification and deleting messages through a simple curses graphical user interface. It also provides a way to send or write SMS messages to memory.


The SamsuTools project develops a set of tools for handling SAMSUNG mobile phones under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD systems. The tools allow you to: Transfer photos and videos recorded by your mobile phone camera to your computer. Use your mobile phone as an USB disk via a convenient FUSE file system interface. Install Java J2ME applications in your mobile phone for free over USB cable.


SamBru (Samsung Backup and Restore Utility) is a Perl script that talks to a Samsung SCH-6100 or SCH-8500 cellular phone. You can use it to back up and restore the phone book. It can save the data in either raw/native format or as vCard data so GnomeCard can be used to view and edit the data.

NAND Flash Software

SAMSUNG First to Develop Linux OS-based NAND Flash Software for Mobile Phone Industry.


BitPim is a program that allows you to view and manipulate data on LG VX4400/VX6000 and many Sanyo Sprint cell phones. This includes the PhoneBook, Calendar, WallPapers, RingTones (functionality varies by phone) and the Filesystem for most Qualcomm CDMA chipset based phones.


comsams - communicate with your Samsung mobile phone. You can download pictures, telefon entrys and display phone information. This software communicates with the phone over IrDA.


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