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BlackBerry Link for Linux

I am curious - when will BlackBerry Link be available for Linux?

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

Hey shamino9,

Welcome to the BlackBerry® Support Community Forums.

 

Currently the BlackBerry Link software does not support the Linux operating system.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks.

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

I am also on Ubuntu.. It is not fun to be forced to switch back to Windows just for that..

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

I am mostly interested in the remote file access feature available in BlackBerry Link.

Would it be possible to just get the VPN protocol and configuration used by BlackBerry Link so I can try and emulate the remote file access in Linux?

And as a side-note - not having Linux support is not good a idea as it is used by many software developers and engineers.
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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

Hi

is it a way to avoid the message "want to install blackberry link" anytime I plug my Q10 on my Linux computer ?

 

second point, How could I have acces to memory storage, without removing the media card ?

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

 


>>shamino9 wrote:
I am mostly interested in the remote file access feature available in BlackBerry Link.

Would it be possible to just get the VPN protocol and configuration used by BlackBerry Link so I can try and emulate the remote file access in Linux?

 

I believe the BB10 security model partitions the device memory and protects it from direct wireless or USB access. Only the media memory is accessible from Linux via wi-fi using Samba.

 

 

So what is needed is an import/export capability.  Contacts and calendar could be exported to media memory and adjusted as needed on any computer. No need to buy another software license to mainain your phone.


 

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux


lezaps wrote:

Hi

is it a way to avoid the message "want to install blackberry link" anytime I plug my Q10 on my Linux computer ?

 

second point, How could I have acces to memory storage, without removing the media card ?


To the first question - I am uncertain of how to disable the prompt.

 

To the second: On linux, you can access your blackberry via (samba) network shares (once you enable it in settings under storage access).

 

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux


Brry wrote:

 


>>shamino9 wrote:
I am mostly interested in the remote file access feature available in BlackBerry Link.

Would it be possible to just get the VPN protocol and configuration used by BlackBerry Link so I can try and emulate the remote file access in Linux?

 

I believe the BB10 security model partitions the device memory and protects it from direct wireless or USB access. Only the media memory is accessible from Linux via wi-fi using Samba.

 

 

So what is needed is an import/export capability.  Contacts and calendar could be exported to media memory and adjusted as needed on any computer. No need to buy another software license to mainain your phone.


 


I use Google calendar and contacts - so accessing those things remotely is not a problem.

 

What I want to do is have the blackberry link remote file access feature on linux. The remote file access feature allows you to access your PC files anywhere, on your BB; once you have an internet connection to both your PC and phone. It accomplishes this remote file acces by creating a special VPN connection. It's this VPN connection I am interested in.

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Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux


shamino9 wrote: >>> I use Google calendar and contacts - so accessing those things remotely is not a problem.

 

I synced with Gmail but it scrambled some of my Q10 contacts. Depending on Gmail or Outlook for managing BB10 metadata is a weak strategy for RIM because they have no control over that software.

 

>>> What I want to do is have the blackberry link remote file access feature on linux. The remote file access feature allows you to access your PC files anywhere, on your BB; once you have an internet connection to both your PC and phone. It accomplishes this remote file acces by creating a special VPN connection. It's this VPN connection I am interested in.


Ok, I think I understand. But it might be a challenge to get a useful protocol specification. The backup file produced by BB link appears to be encrypted.  I don't think it knows anything about the data, except the address of a memory region.  Much like an  FTP client-server.

 

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yes -- Re: BlackBerry Link for Linux

Nothing more simple.

With Ubuntu, open the "Software Management", write "Blackberry" into the search field.

Bingo! Two or more apps available for free. Enjoy!