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gammu - Does some neat things with your cellular phone or modem.


gammu [parameters] <command> [options]

Commands actually indicate which operation should Gammu perform. They can be specified
with or without leading --.


This program is a tool for mobile phones. Many vendors and phones are supported, for
actual listing see Gammu Phones Database.

Parameters before command configure gammu behaviour:

-c, --config <filename>
name of configuration file (see gammurc)

-s, --section <confign>
section of config file to use, eg. 42

-d, --debug <level>
debug level (see LogFormat in gammurc for possible values)

-f, --debug-file <filename>
file for logging debug messages

Call commands
answercall [id]
Answer incoming call.

cancelcall [id]
Cancel incoming call

Cancel all existing call diverts.

conferencecall id
Initiates a conference call.

dialvoice number [show|hide]
Make voice call from SIM card line set in phone.

show|hide - optional parameter whether to disable call number indication.

divert get|set all|busy|noans|outofreach all|voice|fax|data [number timeout]
Manage or display call diverts.

get or set
whether to get divert information or to set it.

all or busy or noans or outofreach
condition when apply divert

all or voice or fax or data
call type when apply divert

number number where to divert

timeout when the diversion will happen

getussd code
Retrieves USSD information - dials a service number and reads response.

holdcall id
Holds call.

maketerminatedcall number length [show|hide]
Make voice call from SIM card line set in phone which will be terminated after
length seconds.

senddtmf sequence
Plays DTMF sequence. In some phones available only during calls

splitcall id
Splits call.

switchcall [id]
Switches call.

transfercall [id]
Transfers call.

unholdcall id
Unholds call.

SMS and EMS commands
Sending messages might look a bit complicated on first attempt to use. But be patient,
the command line has been written in order to allow almost every usage. See EXAMPLE
section for some hints on usage.

There is also an option to use gammu-smsd when you want to send or receive more messages
and process them automatically.

Introduction to SMS formats
Gammu has support for many SMS formats like:

Nokia Smart Messaging
used for monochromatic picture images, downloadable profiles, monochromatic
operator logos, monochromatic caller logos and monophonic ringtones

Linked SMS
both with 8 and 16-bit identification numbers in headers

EMS this is SMS format used for saving monochromatic images, monophonic ringtones,
animations, text formatting and others

MMS notifications
contains links where phone should download MMS

Alcatel logo messages
proprietary format for logos

You need to ensure that the target phone supports message type you want to send. Otherwise
the phone will not be able to display it or will even crash, because firmware of phone did
not expect this possibility.

Encoding chars in SMS text
Text in SMS can be coded using two ways:

GSM Default Alphabet
With GSM Default Alphabet you can fit at most 160 chars into single SMS (Gammu doesn't
support compressing such texts according to GSM standards, but it isn't big limit, because
there are no phones supporting them), but they're from limited set:

· all Latin small and large

· all digits

· some Greek

· some other national

· some symbols like @ ! " # & / ( ) % * + = - , . : ; < > ?

· few others

With Unicode single SMS can contain at most 70 chars, but these can be any chars including
all national and special ones.

Please note, that some older phones might have problems displaying such message.

Gammu tries to do the best to handle non ASCII characters in your message. Everything is
internally handled in Unicode (the input is converted depending on your locales
configuration) and in case message uses Unicode the text will be given as such to the

Should the message be sent in GSM Default Alphabet, Gammu will try to convert all
characters to keep message readable. Gammu does support multi byte encoding for some
characters in GSM Default Alphabet (it is needed for ^ { } \ [ ] ~ |). The characters
which are not present in GSM Default Alphabet are transliterated to closest ASCII
equivalent (accents are removed). Remaining not known characters are replaced by question

SMS commands
addsmsfolder name

deleteallsms folder
Delete all SMS from specified SMS folder.

deletesms folder start [stop]
Delete SMS from phone. See description for gammu getsms for info about sms folders
naming convention.

Locations are numerated from 1.

displaysms ... (options like in sendsms)
Displays PDU data of encoded SMS messages. It accepts same parameters and behaves
same like sendsms.

getallsms -pbk
Get all SMS from phone. In some phones you will have also SMS templates and info
about locations used to save Picture Images. With each sms you will see location.
If you want to get such sms from phone alone, use gammu getsms.

geteachsms -pbk
Similiary to gammu getallsms. Difference is, that links all concatenated sms

getsms folder start [stop]
Get SMS.

Locations are numerated from 1.

Folder 0 means that sms is being read from "flat" memory (all sms from all folders
have unique numbers). It's sometimes emulated by Gammu. You can use it with all

Other folders like 1, 2, etc. match folders in phone such as Inbox, Outbox, etc.
and each sms has unique number in his folder. Name of folders can depend on your
phone (the most often 1="Inbox", 2="Outbox", etc.). This method is not supported
by all phones (for example, not supported by Nokia 3310, 5110, 6110). If work with
your phone, use gammu getsmsfolders to get folders list.

getsmsc [start [stop]]
Get SMSC settings from SIM card.

Locations are numerated from 1.

Get names for SMS folders in phone

savesms TYPE [type parameters] [type options] [-folder id] [-unread] [-read] [-unsent]
[-sent] [-sender number] [-smsname name] [-smscset number] [-smscnumber number] [-reply]
[-maxsms num]
Saves SMS to phone, see below for TYPE options.

-smscset number
SMSC number will be taken from phone stored SMSC configuration number.

Default: 1

-smscnumber number
SMSC number

-reply reply SMSC is set

-folder number
save to specified folder.

Folders are numerated from 1.

The most often folder 1 = "Inbox", 2 = "Outbox",etc. Use gammu
getsmsfolders to get folder list.

makes message unread. In some phones (like 6210) you won't see unread sms
envelope after saving such sms. In some phones with internal SMS memory
(like 6210) after using it with folder 1 SIM SMS memory will be used

-read makes message read. In some phones with internal SMS memory (like 6210)
after using it with folder 1 SIM SMS memory will be used

makes message unsent

-sent makes message sent

-smsname name
set message name

-sender number
set sender number (default: Gammu)

-maxsms num
Limit maximal number of messages which will be created. If there are more
messages, Gammu will terminate with failure.

Types of messages:

ANIMATION frames file1 file2...
Save an animation as a SMS. You need to give number of frames and picture
for each frame. Each picture can be in any picture format which Gammu
supports (B/W bmp, gif, wbmp, nol, nlm...).

BOOKMARK file location
Read WAP bookmark from file created by gammu backup command and saves in
Nokia format as SMS

CALENDAR file location
Read calendar note from file created by gammu backup command and saves in
VCALENDAR 1.0 format as SMS. The location identifies position of calendar
item to be read in backup file (usually 1, but can be useful in case the
backup contains more items).

Save caller logo as sms in Nokia (Smart Messaging) format - size 72x14,
two colors.

Please note, that it isn't designed for colour logos available for
example in DCT4/TIKU - you need to put bitmap file there inside phone
using filesystem commands.

EMS [-unicode] [-16bit] [-format lcrasbiut] [-text text] [-unicodefiletext file]
[-defsound ID] [-defanimation ID] [-tone10 file] [-tone10long file] [-tone12
file] [-tone12long file] [-toneSE file] [-toneSElong file] [-fixedbitmap file]
[-variablebitmap file] [-variablebitmaplong file] [-animation frames file1 ...]
[-protected number]
Saves EMS sequence. All format specific parameters (like -defsound) can
be used few times.

-text adds text

adds text from Unicode file

adds default animation with ID specified by user. ID for different
phones are different.

adds "frames" frames read from file1, file2, etc.

adds default sound with ID specified by user. ID for different
phones are different.

adds IMelody version 1.0 read from RTTL or other compatible file

IMelody version 1.0 saved in one of few SMS with UPI. Phones
compatible with UPI (like Sony-Ericsson phones) will read such
ringtone as one

adds IMelody version 1.2 read from RTTL or other compatible file

IMelody version 1.2 saved in one of few SMS with UPI. Phones
compatible with UPI (like Sony-Ericsson phones) will read such
ringtone as one

adds IMelody in "short" form supported by Sony-Ericsson phones

add Sony-Ericsson IMelody saved in one or few SMS with UPI

bitmap in any size saved in one SMS

bitmap with maximal size 96x128 saved in one or few sms

bitmap 16x16 or 32x32

all ringtones and bitmaps after this parameter (excluding default
ringtones and logos) will be "protected" (in phones compatible
with ODI like SonyEricsson products it won't be possible to
forward them from phone menu)

-16bit Gammu uses SMS headers with 16-bit numbers for saving linking info
in SMS (it means less chars available for user in each SMS)

-format lcrasbiut
last text will be formatted. You can use combinations of chars:

│Character │ Formating │
l │ left aligned │
c │ centered │
r │ right aligned │
a │ large font │
s │ small font │
b │ bold font │
i │ italic font │
u │ underlined font │
t │ strikethrough font │

Creates a MMS indication SMS. It contains URL where the actual MMS
payload is stored which needs to be SMIL encoded. The phone usually
downloads the MMS data using special APN, which does not count to
transmitted data, however there might be limitations which URLs can be

MMSSETTINGS file location
Saves a message with MMS configuration. The configuration will be read
from Gammu backup file from given location.

OPERATOR file [-netcode netcode] [-biglogo]
Save operator logo as sms in Nokia (Smart Messaging) format - size 72x14
in two colors.

Use 78x21 formatted logo instead of standard 72x14.

This isn't designed for colour logos available for example in newer
phones - you need to put bitmap file there inside phone using
filesystem commands.

PICTURE file [-text text] [-unicode] [-alcatelbmmi]
Read bitmap from 2 colors file (bmp, nlm, nsl, ngg, nol, wbmp, etc.),
format into bitmap in Smart Messaging (72x28, 2 colors, called often
Picture Image and saved with text) or Alcatel format and send/save over

PROFILE [-name name] [-bitmap bitmap] [-ringtone ringtone]
Read ringtone (RTTL) format, bitmap (Picture Image size) and name, format
into Smart Messaging profile and send/save as SMS.

Please note, that this format is abandoned by Nokia and supported by
some (older) devices only like Nokia 3310.

RINGTONE file [-long] [-scale]
Read RTTL ringtone from file and save as SMS into SIM/phone memory.
Ringtone is saved in Nokia (Smart Messaging) format.

-long ringtone is saved using Profile style. It can be longer (and saved
in 2 SMS), but decoded only by newer phones (like 33xx)

-scale ringtone will have Scale info for each note. It will allow one to
edit it correctly later in phone composer (for example, in 33xx)

SMSTEMPLATE [-unicode] [-text text] [-unicodefiletext file] [-defsound ID]
[-defanimation ID] [-tone10 file] [-tone10long file] [-tone12 file] [-tone12long
file] [-toneSE file] [-toneSElong file] [-variablebitmap file]
[-variablebitmaplong file] [-animation frames file1 ...]
Saves a SMS template (for Alcatel phones).

TEXT [-inputunicode] [-16bit] [-flash] [-len len] [-autolen len] [-unicode]
[-enablevoice] [-disablevoice] [-enablefax] [-disablefax] [-enableemail]
[-disableemail] [-voidsms] [-replacemessages ID] [-replacefile file] [-text
msgtext] [-textutf8 msgtext]
Take text from stdin (or commandline if -text specified) and save as text
SMS into SIM/phone memory.

-flash Class 0 SMS (should be displayed after receiving on recipients'
phone display after receiving without entering Inbox)

-len len
specify, how many chars will be read. When use this option and
text will be longer than 1 SMS, will be split into more linked SMS

-autolen len
specify, how many chars will be read. When use this option and
text will be longer than 1 SMS, will be split into more linked
SMS.Coding type (SMS default alphabet/Unicode) is set according to
input text

sms will set voice mail indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

sms will not set voice mail indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

sms will set fax indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

sms will not set fax indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

sms will set email indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

sms will not set email indicator. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

many phones after receiving it won't display anything, only beep,
vibrate or turn on light. Text will be cut to 1 sms.

SMS will be saved in Unicode format

The ~ char in SMS text and -unicode option (Unicode coding
required) can cause text of SMS after ~ char blink in some
phones (like Nokia 33xx).

input text is in Unicode.

You can create Unicode file using WordPad in Windows (during
saving select "Unicode Text Document" format). In Unix can use
for example YUdit or vim.

-text get text from command line instead of stdin.

get text in UTF-8 from command line instead of stdin.

Gammu detects your locales and uses by default encoding based
on this. Use this option only when you know the input will be
in UTF-8 in all cases.

-16bit Gammu uses SMS headers with 16-bit numbers for saving linking info
in SMS (it means less chars available for user in each SMS)

-replacemessages ID
ID can be 1..7. When you will use option and send more single SMS
to one recipient with the same ID, each another SMS will replace
each previous with the same ID

-replacefile file
File with replacement table in unicode (UCS-2), preferably with
byte order mark (BOM). It contains pairs of chars, first one is to
replace, second is replacement one. The replacement is done after
reading text for the message.

For example replacement 1 (0x0061) with a (0x0031) would be done
by file with following content (hex dump, first two bytes is BOM):

ff fe 61 00 31 00

TODO file location
Saves a message with a todo entry. The content will be read from any
backup format which Gammu supports and from given location.

VCARD10|VCARD21 file SM|ME location [-nokia]
Read phonebook entry from file created by gammu backup command and saves
in VCARD 1.0 (only name and default number) or VCARD 2.1 (all entry
details with all numbers, text and name) format as SMS. The location
identifies position of contact item to be read in backup file (usually 1,
but can be useful in case the backup contains more items).

Saves a SMS with a WAP indication for given URL and title.

Read WAP settings from file created by gammu backup command and saves in
Nokia format as SMS

sendsms TYPE destination [type parameters] [type options] [-smscset number] [-smscnumber
number] [-reply] [-report] [-validity HOUR|6HOURS|DAY|3DAYS|WEEK|MAX] [-save [-folder
Sends a message to a destination number, most parameters are same as for gammu

-save will also save message which is being sent

request delivery report for message

sets how long will be the message valid (SMSC will the discard the message
after this time if it could not deliver it).

setsmsc location number
Set SMSC settings on SIM card. This keeps all SMSC configuration intact, it just
changes the SMSC number.

Locations are numerated from 1.

Memory (phonebooks and calls) commands
Memory types
Gammu recognizes following memory types:

DC Dialled calls

MC Missed calls

RC Received calls

ON Own numbers

VM voice mailbox

SM SIM phonebook

ME phone internal phonebook

FD fixed dialling

SL sent SMS log

Memory commands
deleteallmemory DC|MC|RC|ON|VM|SM|ME|MT|FD|SL
Deletes all entries from specified memory type.

For memory types description see Memory types.

deletememory DC|MC|RC|ON|VM|SM|ME|MT|FD|SL start [stop]
Deletes entries in specified range from specified memory type.

For memory types description see Memory types.

getallmemory DC|MC|RC|ON|VM|SM|ME|MT|FD|SL
Get all memory locations from phone.

For memory types description see Memory types.

getmemory DC|MC|RC|ON|VM|SM|ME|MT|FD|SL start [stop [-nonempty]]
Get memory location from phone.

For memory types description see Memory types.

Locations are numerated from 1.

getspeeddial start [stop]
Gets speed dial choices.

searchmemory text
Scans all memory entries for given text. It performs case insensitive substring
lookup. You can interrupt searching by pressing Ctrl+C.

Filesystem commands
Gammu allows one to access phones using native protocol (Nokias) or OBEX. Your phone can
also support usb storage, which is handled on the operating system level and Gammu does
not use that.

addfile folderID name [-type JAR|BMP|PNG|GIF|JPG|MIDI|WBMP|AMR|3GP|NRT] [-readonly]
[-protected] [-system] [-hidden] [-newtime]
Add file with specified name to folder with specified folder ID.

-type File type was required for filesystem 1 in Nokia phones (current filesystem
2 doesn't need this).

Sets the read only attribute.

Sets the protected attribute (file can't be for example forwarded from phone

Sets the system attribute.

Sets the hidden attribute (file is hidden from phone menu).

After using it date/time of file modification will be set to moment of

addfolder parentfolderID name
Create a folder in phone with specified name in a folder with specified folder ID.

deletefiles fileID
Delete files with given IDs.

deletefolder name
Delete folder with given ID.

getfilefolder fileID, fileID
Retrieve files or all files from folder with given IDs from a phone filesytem.

getfiles fileID, fileID
Retrieve files with given IDs from a phone filesytem.

getfilesystem [-flatall|-flat]
Display info about all folders and files in phone memory/memory card. By default
there is tree displayed, you can change it:

there are displayed full file/folder details like ID (first parameter in


In some phones (like N6230) content of some folders (with more files) can be cut
(only part of files will be displayed) for example on infrared connection. This
is not Gammu issue, but phone firmware problem.

Display info filesystem status - number of bytes available, used or used by some
specific content.

getfolderlisting folderID
Display files and folders available in folder with given folder ID. You can get
ID's using getfilesystem -flatall.

Please note, that in some phones (like N6230) content of some folders (with more
files) can be cut (only part of files will be displayed) for example on infrared
connection. This is not Gammu issue, but phone firmware problem.

Display info about drives available in phone/memory card.

sendfile name
Sends file to a phone. It's up to phone to decide where to store this file and how
to handle it (for example when you send vCard or vCalendar, most of phones will
offer you to import it.

setfileattrib folderID [-system] [-readonly] [-hidden] [-protected]

Logo and pictures commands
These options are mainly (there are few exceptions) for monochromatic logos and images
available in older phones. Recognized file formats: xpm (only saving), 2-colors bmp, nlm,
nsl, ngg, nol, wbmp, gif (for Samsung).

In new models all bitmaps are saved in filesystem and should go into filesystem section

copybitmap inputfile [outputfile [OPERATOR|PICTURE|STARTUP|CALLER]]
Allow one to convert logos files to another. When give ONLY inputfile, output will
be written to stdout using ASCII art. When give output file and format, in some
file formats (like NLM) will be set indicator informing about logo type to given.

getbitmap TYPE [type options]
Reads bitmap from phone, following types are supported:

CALLER location [file]
Get caller group logo from phone. Locations 1-5.

DEALER In some models it's possible to save dealer welcome note - text displayed
during enabling phone, which can't be edited from phone menu. Here you can
get it.

Get operator logo (picture displayed instead of operator name) from phone.

PICTURE location [file]
Get Picture Image from phone.

STARTUP [file]
Get static startup logo from phone. Allow one to save it in file.

TEXT Get startup text from phone.

setbitmap TYPE [type options]
Sets bitmap in phone, following types are supported:

CALLER location [file]
Set caller logo.

COLOUROPERATOR [fileID [netcode]]
Sets color operator logo in phone.


Sets welcome message configured by dealer, which usually can not be changed
in phone menus.

OPERATOR [file [netcode]]
Set operator logo in phone. When won't give file and netcode, operator logo
will be removed from phone. When will give only filename, operator logo will
be displayed for your current GSM operator. When you give additionally
network code, it will be displayed for this operator.

PICTURE file location [text]
Sets picture image in phone.

STARTUP file|1|2|3
Set startup logo in phone. It can be static (then you will have to give file
name) or one of predefined animated (only some phones like Nokia 3310 or
3330 supports it, use location 1, 2 or 3 for these).

TEXT text
Sets startup text in phone.

Sets wallpaper in phone.

Ringtones commands
Ringtones are mostly supported only for older phones. For recent phones you usually just
upload them to some folder in phone filesystem.

There are recognized various file formats by options described below: rttl, binary format
created for Gammu, mid (saving), re (reading), ott, communicator, ringtones format found
in fkn.pl, wav (saving), ime/imy (saving), rng, mmf (for Samsung).

copyringtone source destination [RTTL|BINARY]
Copy source ringtone to destination.

getphoneringtone location [file]
Get one of "default" ringtones and saves into file

getringtone location [file]
Get ringtone from phone in RTTL or BINARY format.

Locations are numerated from 1.


playringtone file
Play approximation of ringtone over phone buzzer. File can be in RTTL or BINARY
(Nokia DCT3) format.

playsavedringtone number
Play one of built-in ringtones. This option is available for DCT4 phones. For
getting ringtones list use gammu getringtoneslist.

setringtone file [-location location] [-scale] [-name name]
Set ringtone in phone. When don't give location, it will be written "with preview"
(in phones supporting this feature like 61xx or 6210).

-scale Scale information will be added to each note of RTTL ringtone. It will avoid
scale problems available during editing ringtone in composer from phone menu
(for example, in Nokia 33xx).

When use ~ char in ringtone name, in some phones (like 33xx) name will blink
later in phone menus.

Calendar notes commands
In Nokia 3310, 3315 and 3330 these are named "Reminders" and have some limitations
(depending on phone firmware version).

deletecalendar start [stop]
Deletes selected calendar entries in phone.

Retrieves all calendar entries from phone.

getcalendar start [stop]
Retrieves selected calendar entries from phone.

To do list commands
deletetodo start [stop]
Deletes selected todo entries in phone.

Retrieves all todo entries from phone.

gettodo start [stop]
Retrieves selected todo entries from phone.

Notes commands
Reads all notes from the phone.

Not all phones supports this function, especially most Sony Ericsson phones even
if they have notes inside phone.

Date, time and alarm commands
getalarm [start]
Get alarm from phone, if no location is specified, 1 is used.

Get date and time from phone

setalarm hour minute
Sets repeating alarm in phone on selected time.

setdatetime [HH:MM[:SS]] [YYYY/MM/DD]
Set date and time in phone to date and time set in computer. Please note, that this
option doesn't show clock on phone screen. It only set date and time.

You can make such synchronization each time, when will connect your phone and
use Gammu. See SynchronizeTime in gammurc for details.

Categories commands
Categories are supported only on few phones (Alcatel).

addcategory TODO|PHONEBOOK text

getallcategory TODO|PHONEBOOK

getcategory TODO|PHONEBOOK start [stop]

listmemorycategory text|number

listtodocategory text|number

Backing up and restoring commands
addnew file [-yes] [-memory ME|SM|..]
Adds data written in file created using gammu backup command. All things backed up
gammu backup can be restored (when made backup to Gammu text file).

Please note that this adds all content of backup file to phone and does not care
about current data in the phone (no duplicates are detected).

Use -yes parameter to answer yes to all questions (you want to automatically
restore all data).

Use -memory parameter to force usage of defined memory type for storing entries
regardless what backup format says.

addsms folder file [-yes]
Adds SMSes from file (format like gammu backupsms uses) to selected folder in

backup file [-yes]
Backup your phone to file. It's possible to backup (depends on phone and backup

· phonebook from SIM and phone memory

· calendar notes

· SMSC settings

· operator logo

· startup (static) logo or startup text

· WAP bookmarks

· WAP settings

· caller logos and groups

· user ringtones

There are various backup formats supported and the backup format is guessed based
on file extension:

· .lmb - Nokia backup, supports contacts, caller logos and startup logo.

· .vcs - vCalendar, supports calendar and todo.

· .vcf - vCard, supports contacts.

· .ldif - LDAP import, supports contacts.

· .ics - iCalendar, supports calendar and todo.

· Any other extension is Gammu backup file and it supports all data mentioned
above, see gammu-backup for more details.

By default this command is interactive and asks which items tou want to backup.

Use -yes for answering yes to all questions.

backupsms file [-yes|-all]
Stores all SMSes from phone to file into gammu-smsbackup.

By default this command is interactive and asks which folders you want to backup
and whether you want to remove messages from phone afterwards.

Use -yes for answering yes to all questions (backup all messages and delete them
from phone), or -all to just backup all folders while keeping messages in phone.

restore file [-yes]

Please note that restoring deletes all current content in phone. If you want
only to add entries to phone, use gammu addnew.

Restore settings written in file created using gammu backup command.

In some phones restoring calendar notes will not show error, but won't be done,
when phone doesn't have set clock inside.

restoresms file [-yes]

Please note that this overwrites existing messages in phone (if it supports it).

Restores SMSes from file (format like gammu backupsms uses) to selected folder in

savefile TYPE [type options]
Converts between various file formats supported by Gammu, following types are

BOOKMARK target.url file location
Converts backup format supported by Gammu to vBookmark file.

CALENDAR target.vcs file location
Allows one to convert between various backup formats which gammu supports
for calendar events. The file type is guessed (for input file guess is based
on extension and file content, for output solely on extension).

TODO target.vcs file location
Allows one to convert between various backup formats which gammu supports
for todo events. The file type is guessed (for input file guess is based on
extension and file content, for output solely on extension).

VCARD10|VCARD21 target.vcf file SM|ME location
Allows one to convert between various backup formats which gammu supports
for phonebook events. The file type is guessed (for input file guess is
based on extension and file content, for output solely on extension).

gammu convertbackup

convertbackup source.file output.file
New in version 1.28.94.

Converts backup between formats supported by Gammu. Unlike gammu savefile, this
does not give you any options what to convert, it simply takes converts all what
can be saved into output file.

gammu savefile

Nokia specific commands
nokiaaddfile TYPE [type options]
Uploads file to phone to specific location for the type:

APPLICATION|GAME file [-readonly] [-overwrite] [-overwriteall]
Install the *.jar/*.jad file pair of a midlet in the application or game
menu of the phone. You need to specify filename without the jar/jad suffix,
both will be added automatically.

Delete the application's .jad and .jar files before installing, but
doesn't delete the application data.

Delete the application (same as -overwrite) and all it's data.

You can use jadmaker to generate a .jad file from a .jar file.

name] [-protected] [-readonly] [-system] [-hidden] [-newtime]

Goes through phone memory and generated playlist for all music files found.

To manually manage playlists:

gammu addfile a:\\predefplaylist filename.m3u

Will add playlist filename.m3u

gammu getfilesystem

Will get list of all files (including names of files with playlists)

gammu deletefiles a:\\predefplaylist\\filename.m3u

Will delete playlist filename.m3u

Format of m3u playlist is easy (standard mp3 playlist):

First line is #EXTM3U, next lines contain names of files (b:\file1.mp3,
b:\folder1\file2.mp3, etc.). File needs t have \r\n terminated lines. So just run
unix2dos on the resulting file before uploading it your your phone.

nokiacomposer file
Show, how to enter RTTL ringtone in composer existing in many Nokia phones (and how
should it look like).

nokiadebug filename [[v11-22] [,v33-44]...]


nokiadisplaytest number


6110.c phones have place for name for one GSM network (of course, with flashing
it's possible to change all names, but Gammu is not flasher ;-)). You can get this
name using this option.

nokiagetpbkfeatures memorytype

This option should display T9 dictionary content from DCT4 phones.

nokiagetvoicerecord location
Get voice record from location and save to WAV file. File is coded using GSM 6.10
codec (available for example in win32). Name of file is like name of voice record
in phone.

Created WAV files require GSM 6.10 codec to be played. In Win XP it's included by
Microsoft. If you deleted it by accident in this operating system, make such steps:

1. Control Panel

2. Add hardware

3. click Next

4. select "Yes. I have already connected the hardware

5. select "Add a new hardware device

6. select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list

7. select "Sound, video and game controllers

8. select "Audio codecs

9. select "windows\system32" directory and file "mmdriver.inf

10. if You will be asked for file msgsm32.acm, it should unpacked from Windows CD

11. now You can be asked if want to install unsigned driver (YES), about select
codec configuration (select what you want) and rebotting PC (make it)


nokianetmonitor test
Takes output or set netmonitor for Nokia DCT3 phones.

For more info about this option, please visit Marcin's page and read netmonitor
manual there.

test 243 enables all tests (after using command gammu nokianetmonitor 243 in
some phones like 6210 or 9210 have to reboot them to see netmonitor menu)

Reset counters from netmonitor test 36 in Nokia DCT3 phones.

For more info about this option, please visit Marcin's page and read netmonitor
manual there.

Get/reset to "12345" security code

Perform tests for Nokia DCT3 phones.

EEPROM test can show an error when your phone has an EEPROM in flash (like
82xx/7110/62xx/33xx). The clock test will show an error when the phone doesn't
have an internal battery for the clock (like 3xxx).

nokiasetlights keypad|display|torch on|off

nokiasetoperatorname [networkcode name]

Enable all (?) possible menus for DCT3 Nokia phones:

1. ALS (Alternative Line Service) option menu

2. vibra menu for 3210

3. 3315 features in 3310 5.45 and higher

4. two additional games (React and Logic) for 3210 5.31 and higher

5. WellMate menu for 6150

6. NetMonitor

and for DCT4:

1. ALS (Alternative Line Service) option menu

2. Bluetooth, WAP bookmarks and settings menu, ... (6310i)

3. GPRS Always Online

4. and others...

nokiasetvibralevel level
Set vibra power to "level" (given in percent)



Siemens specific commands
siemensnetmonact netmon_type
Enables network monitor in Siemens phone. Currently known values for type are 1 for
full and 2 for simple mode.

siemensnetmonitor test


Network commands
getgprspoint start [stop]

listnetworks [country]
Show names/codes of GSM networks known for Gammu

Show information about network status from the phone.


WAP settings and bookmarks commands
deletewapbookmark start [stop]
Delete WAP bookmarks from phone.

Locations are numerated from 1.

getchatsettings start [stop]

getsyncmlsettings start [stop]

getwapbookmark start [stop]
Get WAP bookmarks from phone.

Locations are numerated from 1.

getwapsettings start [stop]
Get WAP settings from phone.

Locations are numerated from 1.

MMS and MMS settings commands
getallmms [-save]

geteachmms [-save]


getmmssettings start [stop]

readmmsfile file [-save]

FM radio commands
getfmstation start [stop]
Show info about FM stations in phone

Phone information commands
Displays information about battery and power source.


Gets network information from phone (same as networkinfo) and prints location
(latitude and longitude) based on information from OpenCellID.

Show, if phone wait for security code (like PIN, PUK, etc.) or not

Show the most important phone data.

monitor [times]
Retrieves phone status and writes it continuously to standard output. Press Ctrl+C
to interrupt this command.

If no parameter is given, the program runs until interrupted, otherwise only given
number of iterations is performed.

This command outputs almost all information Gammu supports:

· Number of contacts, calendar and todo entries, messages, calls, etc.

· Signal strength.

· Battery state.

· Currently used network.

· Notifications of incoming messages and calls.

Phone settings commands
Displays calendar settings like first day of week or automatic deleting of old

getprofile start [stop]

resetphonesettings PHONE|DEV|UIF|ALL|FACTORY

This will delete user data, be careful.

Reset phone settings.

PHONE Clear phone settings.

DEV Clear device settings.

ALL Clear user settings.

· removes or set logos to default

· set default phonebook and other menu settings

· clear T9 words,

· clear call register info

· set default profiles settings

· clear user ringtones

UIF Clear user settings and disables hidden menus.

· changes like after ALL

· disables netmon and PPS (all "hidden" menus)

Reset to factory defaults.

· changes like after UIF

· clear date/time

Dumps decoding commands
These commands are available only if Gammu was compiled with debugging options.

decodebinarydump file [phonemodel]
Decodes a dump made by Gammu with LogFormat set to binary.

decodesniff MBUS2|IRDA file [phonemodel]
Allows one to decode sniffs. See Discovering protocol for more details.

Other commands
entersecuritycode PIN|PUK|PIN2|PUK2|PHONE|NETWORK code|- [newpin|-]
Allow one to enter security code from PC. When code is -, it is read from stdin.

In case entering PUK, some phones require you to set new PIN as well.

presskeysequence mMnNpPuUdD+-123456789*0#gGrR<>[]hHcCjJfFoOmMdD@
Press specified key sequence on phone keyboard

mM Menu

nN Names key

pP Power

uU Up

dD Down

+- +-

gG Green

rR Red

numeric keyboard

Make phone reset:

SOFT without asking for PIN

HARD with asking for PIN

Some phones will ask for PIN even with SOFT option.

Some phones will reset user data on HARD reset.

setpower ON|OFF
New in version 1.33.90.

Turns off or on the phone.

This is usually required for built in modules in notebooks.

screenshot filename
Captures phone screenshot and saves it as filename. The extension is automatically
appended to filename based on what data phone provides.

Batch mode commands
batch [file]
Starts Gammu in a batch mode. In this mode you can issue several commands each on
one line. Lines starting with # are treated as a comments.

By default, commands are read from standard input, but you can optionally specify a
file from where they would be read (special case - means standard input).

Configuration commands
searchphone [-debug]
Attempts to search for a connected phone.

Please note that this can take a very long time, but in case you have no clue
how to configure phone connection, this is a convenient way to find working
setup for Gammu.

install [-minimal]
Installs applet for currently configured connection to the phone.

You can configure search path for installation files by DataPath.

The -minimal parameter forces installation of applet only without possible support
libraries, this can be useful for updates.

Gammu information commands
checkversion [STABLE]
Checks whether there is newer Gammu version available online (if Gammu has been
compiled with CURL). If you pass additional parameter STABLE, only stable versions
will be checked.

Print information about compiled in features.

help [topic]
Print help. By default general help is printed, but you can also specify a help
category to get more detailed help on some topic.

Print version information and license.


gammu returns 0 on success. In case of failure non zero code is returned.

1 Out of memory or other critical error.

2 Invalid command line parameters.

3 Failed to open file specified on command line.

4 Program was interrupted.

98 Gammu library version mismatch.

99 Functionality has been moved. For example to gammu-smsd.

Errors codes greater than 100 map to the GSM_Error values increased by 100:

101 No error.

102 Error opening device. Unknown, busy or no permissions.

103 Error opening device, it is locked.

104 Error opening device, it doesn't exist.

105 Error opening device, it is already opened by other application.

106 Error opening device, you don't have permissions.

107 Error opening device. No required driver in operating system.

108 Error opening device. Some hardware not connected/wrongly configured.

109 Error setting device DTR or RTS.

110 Error setting device speed. Maybe speed not supported.

111 Error writing to the device.

112 Error during reading from the device.

113 Can't set parity on the device.

114 No response in specified timeout. Probably phone not connected.

115 Frame not requested right now. See <http://wammu.eu/support/bugs/> for information
how to report it.

116 Unknown response from phone. See <http://wammu.eu/support/bugs/> for information
how to report it.

117 Unknown frame. See <http://wammu.eu/support/bugs/> for information how to report

118 Unknown connection type string. Check config file.

119 Unknown model type string. Check config file.

120 Some functions not available for your system (disabled in config or not

121 Function not supported by phone.

122 Entry is empty.

123 Security error. Maybe no PIN?

124 Invalid location. Maybe too high?

125 Functionality not implemented. You are welcome to help authors with it.

126 Memory full.

127 Unknown error.

128 Can not open specified file.

129 More memory required...

130 Operation not allowed by phone.

131 No SMSC number given. Provide it manually or use the one configured in phone.

132 You're inside phone menu (maybe editing?). Leave it and try again.

133 Phone is not connected.

134 Function is currently being implemented. If you want to help, please contact

135 Phone is disabled and connected to charger.

136 File format not supported by Gammu.

137 Nobody is perfect, some bug appeared in protocol implementation. Please contact

138 Transfer was canceled by phone, maybe you pressed cancel on phone.

139 Phone module need to send another answer frame.

140 Current connection type doesn't support called function.

141 CRC error.

142 Invalid date or time specified.

143 Phone memory error, maybe it is read only.

144 Invalid data given to phone.

145 File with specified name already exists.

146 File with specified name doesn't exist.

147 You have to give folder name and not file name.

148 You have to give file name and not folder name.

149 Can not access SIM card.

150 Wrong GNAPPLET version in phone. Use version from currently used Gammu.

151 Only part of folder has been listed.

152 Folder must be empty.

153 Data were converted.

154 Gammu is not configured.

155 Wrong folder used.

156 Internal phone error.

157 Error writing file to disk.

158 No such section exists.

159 Using default values.

160 Corrupted data returned by phone.

161 Bad feature string in configuration.

162 Desired functionality has been disabled on compile time.

163 Bluetooth configuration requires channel option.

164 Service is not running.

165 Service configuration is missing.

166 Command rejected because device was busy. Wait and restart.

167 Could not connect to the server.

168 Could not resolve the host name.

169 Failed to get SMSC number from phone.

170 Operation aborted.

171 Installation data not found, please consult debug log and/or documentation for more

172 Entry is read only.


To check it out, you need to have configuration file for gammu, see gammurc for more
details about it.

Sending messages
All messages below are sent to number 123456, replace it with proper destination.

Send text message up to standard 160 chars:

echo "All your base are belong to us" | gammu sendsms TEXT 123456


gammu sendsms TEXT 123456 -text "All your base are belong to us"

Send long text message:

echo "All your base are belong to us" | gammu sendsms TEXT 123456 -len 400


gammu sendsms TEXT 123456 -len 400 -text "All your base are belong to us"


gammu sendsms EMS 123456 -text "All your base are belong to us"

Send some funky message with predefined sound and animation from 2 bitmaps:

gammu sendsms EMS 123456 -text "Greetings" -defsound 1 -text "from Gammu -tone10 axelf.txt -animation 2 file1.bmp file2.bmp

Send protected message with ringtone:

gammu sendsms EMS 123456 -protected 2 -variablebitmaplong ala.bmp -toneSElong axelf.txt -toneSE ring.txt

Retrieving USSD replies
For example for retrieving prepaid card status or retrieving various network info:

gammu getussd '#555#'

Uploading files to Nokia
Add Alien to applications in your phone (you need to have files Alien.JAD and Alien.JAR in
current directory):

gammu nokiaaddfile APPLICATION Alien

Add file.mid to ringtones folder:

gammu nokiaaddfile TONES file.mid

Setting operator logo
Set logo for network 230 03 (Vodafone CZ):

gammu setbitmap OPERATOR ala.bmp "230 03"

Converting file formats
The formats conversion can done using gammu savefile or gammu convertbackup commands.

Convert single entry (at position 260) from gammu-backup to vCalendar:

gammu savefile CALENDAR output.vcs myCalendar.backup 260

Convert first phonebook entry from gammu-backup to vCard:

gammu savefile VCARD21 output.vcf phone.backup ME 1

Convert all contacts from backup to vCard:

gammu convertbackup phone.backup output.vcf

Reporting bugs
There are definitely many bugs, reporting to author is welcome. Please include some useful
information when sending bug reports (especially debug logs, operating system, it's
version and phone information are needed).

To generate debug log, enable it in gammurc:

logfile = /tmp/gammu.log
logformat = textall

Alternatively you can specify logging on command line:

gammu -d textall -f /tmp/gammu.log ...

With this settings, Gammu generates /tmp/gammu.log on each connection to phone and stores
dump of communication there. You can also find some hints for improving support for your
phone in this log.

See <http://wammu.eu/support/bugs/> for more information on reporting bugs.

Please report bugs to Gammu bug tracker.

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