Connecting a Nokia 6021 with a CA-42 cable and bluetooth

I finally managed to get my phone connected to my linux boxes with Gnokii, both using a Nokia CA-42 cable and using a bluetooth dongle.
Using a CA-42 cable all thats needed is to run

modprobe usbserial vendor=0x0421 product=0x0802

before attaching the phone. That will resultin a /dev/ttyUSB0 device appearing when the phone is attached.
Gnokii can then connect to the phone with this setup in ~/.gnokiirc:

port = /dev/ttyUSB0
model = AT

Once connected, the phone is found:

$ gnokii --identify
GNOKII Version 0.6.8
IMEI         : 355687309745842
Manufacturer : Nokia
Model        : Nokia 6021
Revision     : V 03.83

and I can remote control the phone. Not everything appears to work, though. I can read and send SMS messages, and I can get and set contact information. I haven’t managed to get gnokii to read calendar setting or logos or ringtones.
I managed to get it to connect via bluetooth too. First I had to pair the phone with the computer from the phone, and allow access without confirmation.
When that was done, I could connect to the phone with gnokii:

$ gnokii --identify
GNOKII Version 0.6.8
IMEI         : 355687309745842
Manufacturer : Nokia
Model        : RM-94
Revision     : V 03.83

Its the same phone, even though it is identified differently.
In this case the ~/.gnokiirc stanza is:

port = 00:13:70:0E:D6:7D
model = 6510
connection = bluetooth


3 responses to “Connecting a Nokia 6021 with a CA-42 cable and bluetooth”

  1. Bruno grieder avatar
    Bruno grieder

    It works with ircomm over irda too.
    My port is dev/ircomm0

  2. christian avatar


    I do not get gnokii working with:
    – Nokia 6021
    – CA-42
    – port = /dev/ttyACM0 (in /etc/gnokiirc)

    Trying “gnokii –identify” gives:

    CabelReceived model RM-94
    IMEI : 359357005852224
    Manufacturer : Nokia
    Model : RM-94
    Revision : V 04.50

    Trying “xgnokii” opens a display but this display appears frozen. The following message is repreated over and over:

    Message sent: 0x0a / 0x0009
    00 01 00 0b 00 02 00 00 00
    SM_Block: exiting the retry loop

    Anybody some help??
    Thanks in advance!!

  3. Benjamin Soans avatar
    Benjamin Soans

    I had a problem with Ubuntu installing a different driver for my Nokia 6020. My friend David Aitken was able to figure it out and this was how he sorted it out. He added blacklist cdc-acm to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist That sorted out my problem. This page was a great help however. Thank you Rene!

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