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Backing Up a Motorola RAZR V3m With Ubuntu

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I’ve had a Sprint Motorola RAZR v3m for a while, and when the time came to move to a Blackberry (for work), getting the information off of it would have been a horrendous process.

Instead, I present a pretty simple way of doing this using the Subversion version of opensync’s sync-moto script. Note that I did this under Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon):

• Get the id by using lsusb:
$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2110 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 22b8:2a64 Motorola PCS
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:0a02 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
• Add the following definition under /etc/modprobe.d/somethingorother :
alias cdc_acm usbserial
options vendor=0x22b8 product=0x2a64

• Plug in the phone and issue a:
** sudo /sbin/modprobe cdc_acm vendor=0x22b8 product=0x2a64**
• Download the Subversion copy of the opensync moto-sync plugin from:


• Issue the following sync command:
./mototool -d /dev/ttyUSB0 –backup –file mybackupfile.csv

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