Nokuntu is an application  for managing Nokia phones on Ubuntu. It is similar to Windows Nokia PC Suite,  It has a simple and easy to use user interface that combines many functions like managing media files, synchronization, sending SMS, sending files via Nautilus, share your PC Internet connection via Bluetooth on your phone, check battery status of your phone, auto detection of USB/Bluetooth connections, etc.

Here are some of the main features about Nokuntu explained in detail

  • Connect the phone via USB and use Nautilus file manager to brows the memory cards installed and copy/move/delete files.
  • If you want to access the phone's chip, then you'll have to install another graphic frond-end which is built for communicating using the "OBEX" protocol.
  • You can import your back-up contacts in the Phone and use them under Evolution e-mail client.
  • Receive/Send files via Bluetooth.
  • Connect to Internet using the built in modem.
  • Displays battery charging level.
  • Backup your SMS messages
  • Install Java applications.
  • Compose and send messages.
  • Add off-line maps.
  • Use the mobile phone's camera for capturing and storing videos directly to the PC/Laptop.

Installing Nokuntu

As explained above for the best usage of Nokuntu make sure to install the OBEX protocol frond-end called obextool. You can install the obextool in Ubuntu by entering the below command in your GNU/Linux Terminal window.
  • $ sudo apt-get install obextool
To install Nokuntu via PPA add the following PPA to your distribution
  • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/mobile
Update your apt repositories
  • $ sudo apt-get update
Now you are ready to install Nokuntu on your Ubuntu machine.
  • sudo apt-get install nokuntusp

Please note that Nokuntu project is currently not under development and may not support newer Nokia Devices.