Freerunner: GSM Contacts

Jim Colton jimcolt at
Wed Jul 30 20:58:55 CEST 2008

This program named 'phonekit' may be what needs looking at.   I have not yet
found the source code for it after a little looking.

Try this hack:

Go to /home/root/.evolution/addressbook/local/system and remove the file
named addressbook.db.summary

Then do  ps -aef | grep phonekit and kill the phonekit process.
Then restart the phonekit by doing:   dbus-launch phone-kit &

Then restart X by doing:   /etc/init.d/xserver-nodm restart

Check your contacts now.


On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:50 AM, Joachim Breitner
<mail at>wrote:

> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 18.07.2008, 18:20 -0600 schrieb Joey Stanford:
> > The SIM on an unlocked Motorola K1 and Motorola V3 allows me to see
> > all my contacts on the SIM.
> > When I load the SIM into the Freerunner, I can only see about 10 of
> > them (the first 10 in fact).  This happens on 2007.2  as well as ASU.
> > I'm using ASU exclusively now from the dailies.
> >
> > I've hooked up the K1 to Motorola Phone Tools, read in all the SIM
> > contacts, deleted all of the SIM contacts, and rewrote out the stored
> > contacts to the SIM.  This was helpful in that previously any contact
> > containing a dash in the number also wasn't read by 2007.2.  (e.g.
> > 1-222-333-4444 woudn't be read but  12223334444 would be).   I thought
> > at first this was just a dash problem since the neo was showing 10 of
> > these and they all had no dashes.  The new contents on the SIM card
> > are stored without dashes and now, as above, I only get the first 10
> > (or so).
> >
> > Any ideas on how to overcome this?  Normal phone operations work (e.g.
> > I can call you!) so I wouldn't file this under the SIM issues reported
> > with ATT SIM cards.
> Dunno about the SIM card reading problem, but patches that improve
> 2007.2's handling of numbers with dashes are available at
> Although I'm not sure if I will do the work to make these patches
> acceptable for inclusion (currently, they were rejected with comments),
> as 2007.2 is a developer's dead end, and the SHR changes the programs
> too much to just merge these patches. But I use the patches and if you
> can build your own openmoko image/ipk's, then you can use them as well.
> Greetings,
> Joachim
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