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bug #35096: Samsung GT-E2152 - failing to read messages from phone memory

Submitted by:  Shankar <shankargopal>
Submitted on:  Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:20:14 PM UTC  
Category: gnokiiSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: major malfunctionStatus: Postponed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

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Sat 17 Dec 2011 03:17:42 PM UTC, comment #6:

I'd love to, but I don't really have the programming skills to contribute to gnokii. Since mine is a very limited use, I probably would implement this through a bash or perl script. But this too would take me a while since computer work is not my primary occupation, and I would have to learn about AT commands etc. from basically a position of zero knowledge.

Shankar <shankargopal>
Sat 17 Dec 2011 01:15:26 PM UTC, comment #5:

This is on todo list for a loooog time already. If you're about to put any effort into support this, I'd encourage you to put this effort into gnokii. Daniele and I would be glad to support you. To get immediate support please join our irc channel (#gnokii at freenode)

Pawel Kot <pkot>
Project Administrator
Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:41:37 PM UTC, comment #4:

Ok. Can there be an option to allow this? Or would this be a "wontfix"? Can understand if the latter, it just means I have to write my own script / program for this from scratch :).

Shankar <shankargopal>
Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:37:11 PM UTC, comment #3:

It is known issue now. gnokii does not support TEXT mode for SMS, only PDU mode.

Pawel Kot <pkot>
Project Administrator
Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:33:28 PM UTC, comment #2:

Thanks for the swift reply. I have installed gnokii 0.6.31 from the experimental repository and still get the same problem. Attached are the debug log and the manual log (note that I made a few typos in the manual interface, and have also zeroed out part of the phone number of the contact).

(file #24615, file #24616)

Shankar <shankargopal>
Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:22:57 PM UTC, comment #1:

Can you please do the following:
1. Try out gnokii 0.6.31
2. Provide debuglog when using gnokii
3. Provide dump from manual communication with the phone when you are able to read the message.


Pawel Kot <pkot>
Project Administrator
Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:20:14 PM UTC, original submission:

I am trying to use a Samsung GT-E2152 with gnokii through a USB data cable. The installed version is 0.6.30 installed from the Debian Testing repository on a Debian Squeeze system.

When I attempt to read the memory of the GT-E2152 with the --getsms command using "ME" as the memory storage area, I am still only able to read the SIM memory. The messages in the phone memory return errors (number 500 if that helps).

However, if I connect directly to the phone using an emulator and use AT+CGMF=1 to change to text mode, I'm able to access all messages with AT+CGMR. Picked up this from a bug report on Gammu for another Samsung phone; I didn't expect it to work on this one but it did.

Can anything be done about this? Not sure how to turn on text mode in Gnokii.

I have classified this as a "major malfunction" since it makes it impossible to access most SMS's on these phones. On the other hand, that may just be my over-assessment, so please feel free to change it :).

Shankar <shankargopal>


Attached Files
file #24615:  gnokii.log added by shankargopal (4KiB - application/octet-stream)
file #24616:  hardcopy.0 added by shankargopal (217B - application/octet-stream)
file #24614:  config added by shankargopal (9KiB - application/octet-stream - My config file)


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    Sat 17 Dec 2011 01:15:26 PM UTCpkotStatusNeed Info=>Postponed
    Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:33:28 PM UTCshankargopalAttached File-=>Added gnokii.log, #24615
      Attached File-=>Added hardcopy.0, #24616
    Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:22:57 PM UTCpkotStatusNone=>Need Info
    Sat 17 Dec 2011 12:20:33 PM UTCshankargopalAttached File-=>Added config, #24614
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