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[How-To] Record call durations

9 March 2012Entry by

Note: this how-to is aimed at advanced users. Messing something up may harm your device, everything is done at your own risk.

Want to keep record of all your call durations? Well, while the functionality is not included by default, there’s a hack that can help you out. All we need to do is to patch the SQL database.

Note: You don’t need to be root for following the guide.

Open up your X Terminal and cd into a folder we need:

cd /home/user/.rtcom-eventlogger

Make a backup of your original database file, just to be sure:

cp -a el-v1.db el-v1.db.backup

Download the patch (you’ll need wget, if you don’t have it, install it with sudo gainroot; apt-get install wget):

wget ‘http://talk.maemo.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=10495&d=1275242093′ -O triggers.txt

Apply the patch:

sqlite3 -batch /home/user/.rtcom-eventlogger/el-v1.db < triggers.txt

Finally, install Extended Call Log from Extras:

sudo gainroot

apt-get install extcalllog 

You’re finished! Now the call durations will start recording. Please note that it will just start, so you’ll need to go through a couple of calls before you can see the durations.


Thanks to kovach from TMO for the patch.


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