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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:25 am    Post subject: Connecting to a Blackberry passport Reply with quote

Hi All:

You can mount the BBPP from your gentoo box via two methods which I will describe here. The WiFi method below worked the first time I used it but not the second. The USB development mode works every time so I usually use that.
Wifi mode:
The instructions are here and I have also posted there describing my results. https://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/BlackBerry-10-Functions-and/How-to-use-blackberry-10-device-from-GNU-Linux-mounting-remote/td-p/2431411

Using the USB 'development mode' method required some tinkering around here here it is step by step:
1. Plug in your BBPP to your USB port, ensure that its in development mode,
2. In /var/log/everything/current you will get something like this: Jan 22 16:53:53 [kernel] [293741.777698] systemd-udevd[25484]: renamed network interface usb0 to enp10s0u2,
3. do this:
jserinki7 jserink # ip link show dev enp10s0u2
6: enp10s0u2: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
link/ether a6:e4:b8:0e:cb:60 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
4. Ok, we see that the interface is down, so put it up:
jserinki7 jserink # ip link set dev enp10s0u2 up
jserinki7 jserink # ip link show dev enp10s0u2
6: enp10s0u2: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
link/ether a6:e4:b8:0e:cb:60 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
5. Right, now we need a local address on the same subnet as the phone. The BBPP development mode default IP is 169.254.0.1 so we will assign address 169.254.0.2/24 to our dev enp10s0u2 like this:
jserinki7 jserink # ip addr add dev enp10s0u2 169.254.0.2/24
6. Now ping the phone:
jserinki7 jserink # ping 169.254.0.1
PING 169.254.0.1 (169.254.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 169.254.0.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=1.05 ms
64 bytes from 169.254.0.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.373 ms
7. Now, make sure "Access using WiFi" is enabled on the phone. Do this:
jserinki7 jserink # smbclient -L 169.254.0.1 -U BlackBerry
Enter BlackBerry's password:
Domain=[BBGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.37]

Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
IPC$ IPC IPC Service (Samba (JohnSerinkBB))
removable_sdcard Disk removable_media_SDCARD
media Disk media
Domain=[BBGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.37]

Server Comment
--------- -------

Workgroup Master
--------- -------
8. So the phone is there. You can either mount from the CLI or use Thunar, "smb://169.254.0.1/media/", enter in credentials, "smb://169.254.0.1/removable_sdcard/, enter in credentials and you are in.
9. You can now move files to and from the phone.

I have not done much rummaging around the file system yet but am curious where I could perhaps copy over my SMS log and stuff like that. Photos are in the camera directory.

Cheers,
John
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