I have written a post about Linberry on how to install it on Ubuntu, please check the post if you haven't read it yet. Today, I'd like to share my experience connecting BlackBerry Gemini 8520 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin with LinBerry.

LinBerry Installation
Please refer to my previous post on how to install LinBerry on Ubuntu.

Connecting BlackBerry to LinBerry
On the current release of LinBerry, it doesn't support BlackBerry password, so please disable the BlackBerry password. On your BlackBerry device, press "BlackBerry menu > Options > Password" and set "Password" to "Disabled".

Now, open LinBerry, and you will be asked to connect your BlackBerry to USB port.

When message dialog "Do you want to turn on Mass Storage Mode?" appears, choose "No" and now you should have BlackBerry connected to LinBerry.

LinBerry Main Features
In the current release of LinBerry (Beta 2), there are five main features:
1. Contents backup
From the LinBerry main window, choose "Backup Contents" menu. A new dialog window will appear:

Set the location of backup file you want to save to, select the items you want to backup, and press "Start backup" to perform backup process. Once the backup process finished, there is a *.tar.gz file which can be restored by using LinBerry restore feature.

2. Contents restore
If you have performed a backup process before, you can restore BlackBerry contents by using this feature. Choose "Restore Contents" from LinBerry main menu, a new dialog window will appear:

Please locate the backup file (with *.tar.gz extension) then press "Proceed with restore", please wait until the process is completed.

In the next part of this post, I'll cover three features of LinBerry: Contacts Management, Applications Management, and use BlackBerry device as a modem.

Regards :)