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Old May 15th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bluetooth - cannot connect w/ computer

I've tried to connect my GS2 to my computer. Usually I don't have problems, but each time it comes back w/ "can't install device - driver not found."

I've used the computer's connectivity wizard for this and also tried via Kies to connect. On one occasion, I got the phone to transfer a photo - but, then it stopped again.

I've been to the Samsung website, installed drivers for Windows 7, but, still this doesn't seem to work.

Anyone else having these problems? Anyone know where to get a bluetooth specific driver?
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I have occasional problems with initial bluetooth pairings with devices, same as I used to have on the SGSI - those are fixed by restarting the phone.

Have you connected the phone via USB to the computer with USB debugging enabled (Under Settings --> Applications --> Development), and Kies installed? It should copy drivers over then, or at least thats what it did for me from memory.
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I managed to pair the phone with my PC's bluetooth, but the button to explore the phone's files remained greyed out, along with 3 other buttons that are supposed to illuminate.

I then clicked the only button I could, which sent a business card to the phone and I have no idea where it went, I want to delete it lol.
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Have you connected the phone via USB to the computer with USB debugging enabled (Under Settings --> Applications --> Development), and Kies installed? It should copy drivers over then, or at least thats what it did for me from memory.
yes, and yes. But, as I would presume, the USB drivers and not the same as the Bluetooth drivers.

I've tried to connect via the Laptop's BT wizard, where it tries to connect and in the end it fails "no driver available"

I've tried via the Bluetooth connector in Kies too. That fails as, one, it states that it connect connect to Andriod devices (pretty fricking weirdd as that is what its supposed to support), and, two, it says the connect failed because 'connection was denied by the device' (And before anyone asks, yes, I did accept the connnetion on the phone).

I would guess that SAMSUNG needs to read this thread, and add BT driver to their support website.
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I've tried to connect my GS2 to my computer. Usually I don't have problems, but each time it comes back w/ "can't install device - driver not found."

I've used the computer's connectivity wizard for this and also tried via Kies to connect. On one occasion, I got the phone to transfer a photo - but, then it stopped again.

I've been to the Samsung website, installed drivers for Windows 7, but, still this doesn't seem to work.

Anyone else having these problems? Anyone know where to get a bluetooth specific driver?
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I am also facing the similar problem with my Galaxy II (GT-i9100). Though Notebook (Window 7-64 bit) and Galaxy II gets paired but Windows fail to recognize it. When I run the trouble shooter online and try to apply the fix, the message appears "Bluetooth Peripheral Device doesn't have a driver" Not fixed. Neither Samsung has put any driver in its website to fix the problem. Will any body help me to fix the problem? Thanks!
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I own the new SGS 2 since one week and I have noticed that when I try to connect it to Kies on my pc, it says "android devices cannot connect to Kies via Bluetooth"! Is it true? Even my old Nokia phone was able to connect to Nokia PC Suite via Bluetooth, then why can't Samsung Galaxy S2 which is supposed to be the BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD TODAY? In order to transfer files and for sync, I have to use a cable to connect to Kies. Is Samsung listening?

Secondly, there seems to be some problem with my phone ringer. When someone calls me, it does NOT ring on first try when the screen is off (timed out). On second try it does. Sometimes randomly it rings, sometimes it doesn't! Is this due to interference from some application I've installed? Or is it due to some Power Saving setting? PLS HELP!!
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I own the new SGS 2 since one week and I have noticed that when I try to connect it to Kies on my pc, it says "android devices cannot connect to Kies via Bluetooth"! Is it true? Even my old Nokia phone was able to connect to Nokia PC Suite via Bluetooth, then why can't Samsung Galaxy S2 which is supposed to be the BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD TODAY? In order to transfer files and for sync, I have to use a cable to connect to Kies. Is Samsung listening?

Secondly, there seems to be some problem with my phone ringer. When someone calls me, it does NOT ring on first try when the screen is off (timed out). On second try it does. Sometimes randomly it rings, sometimes it doesn't! Is this due to interference from some application I've installed? Or is it due to some Power Saving setting? PLS HELP!!
this is a software issues,try to manage your os as cleans as possible,reboot once a day
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Thanks for your reply, Mccm, but can you be clear in what exactly are you saying? Are you saying that the SGS II does have the capability to connect to Kies on my pc via bluetooth??

There are no issues with my OS. And yes, I reboot once a day. Are you saying that you and all other owners of SGS II are able to connect to Kies via bluetooth???
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You guys have left out the best bit - Kies actually has a menu item inviting you to connect to your phone via BT. Then a window pops up telling you Kies does not work over BT on Android. Then it tries to connect to the phone anyway. Then it tells you the device refused the connection.

Yeah, for the slickest phone in the world, pretty clunky.
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Yes, Noghar, it is really surprising that the best phone in the world cannot connect to Laptop via bluetooth!! And I would have expected more replies from actual owners of this phone. I wonder why no one is replying on this important issue? Has anyone using sgs 2 been able to connect their phone & transfer files to & from the laptop using bluetooth?? Genuine owners of this phone, please answer.
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Yes, Noghar, it is really surprising that the best phone in the world cannot connect to Laptop via bluetooth!! And I would have expected more replies from actual owners of this phone. I wonder why no one is replying on this important issue? Has anyone using sgs 2 been able to connect their phone & transfer files to & from the laptop using bluetooth?? Genuine owners of this phone, please answer.
Yes Bro, I own a Galaxy S2 since a week. I have the same problem with bluetooth connection with my laptop. Someone told me that S2 will not connect with my laptop as S2 is having newer version of BT i.e. v3.0 and laptop has got older version v2.0 . But this justification was proved wrong when i connected my S2 with my 5 year Old Asus P535 PDA.

Looking for some solution.......
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Yes, you are right, Zaheer708....the version of bluetooth has got nothing to do with it and that is not a valid reason for the phone not connecting to the laptop via bluetooth. As per my understanding, the issue is of a missing "peripheral driver".....neither the Samsung people have cared to update Kies with the required driver nor the Microsoft people have updated it for Windows 7. I think the bluetooth connection will start working when either of these companies update this new driver on their sites. This is only my guess.....hope it turns out to be true.

But this is really surprising that none of the actual owners of SGS II on this forum or even the moderator ( who I guess, must be a techie) have anything to say on this very important question. I am wondering why no one is confirming or denying that the SGS II can connect to Kies via bluetooth?????
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But this is really surprising that none of the actual owners of SGS II on this forum or even the moderator ( who I guess, must be a techie) have anything to say on this very important question.
I don't use BT to connect to anything other than a headset. As to being "a techie".... I'm no more that than many other members here.
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Cool. But I'm sure all the owners of SGS II must have tried to connect with Kies via bluetooth at one time or another after purchasing the phone, so why is no one posting here whether they were able to connect via bluetooth or not. There must be hundreds of owners of SGS II on this forum. Strange!

If there is a problem with drivers on the Samsung or Microsoft Windows sites, then they should know about it and find a solution to the issue.
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I'm sure all the owners of SGS II must have tried to connect with Kies via bluetooth at one time or another after purchasing the phone
This of course assumes that all SGS2 owners have BT-equipped PCs.

People will post if they have something to offer the discussion. If they don't.... well, you can't force them to contribute. Nobody is under any obligation here.
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SGS2 owner here, with BT enabled laptop.
Having the same problem wont connect to kies and cant find the bluetooth driver anywhere.
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I have had GS2 for 3 weeks. On day 1 I was able to pair to my Samsung R720 Laptop vwith BT connection. Have not been able to transfer any files via BT. Windows (7) reports "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)" for the 4 entries within hardware manager for my GS2.

Samsung need to release drivers.

I also get the same messages as others regarding Kies not connecting via BT to Android - how lame!

Any suggestions gratefully received!
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Just got my SGS2 last week and installed Kies today. Having the same problem and error mesages. Unbelievable

Just saw a link somewhere that Video now works in Skype? Another annoyance.

Things come full circle eh! Apple are the new Microsoft in the war of the smartphones agains the evil hoardes of open source.

1 single piece of hardware everyone can write APIs and DLLs for versus thousands of handsets running multiple versions of Android or various others. No wonder nobody can keep up

And i won't even get into my 5-6 hour battery life......i'm really considering an iPhone 5 now.... did i just say that?.......
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I'm having exactly the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy S2. This is something that needs to be urgently addressed by either Microsoft or Samsung. In another forum there was a suggestion to install "Microsoft Mobile Center" and to manually select "Windows Mobile-based device support" for the "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" (i.e. by manually updating it in the device manager), but I'm afraid that doesn't work with Kies, since it still tries to find another driver.
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I'm unable to pair properly my brand-new Galaxy S2 with a Dell laptop. It's unbelievable!!! Mom's Galaxy Mini paired seamlessly whereas mine (which is supposed to be the hottest phone in the world today) simply cannot.

I've got Windows 7 64-bit; every time I try to pair the phone a window shows up saying "BLUETOOTH PERIPHERAL DRIVER - no driver found". This is insane, how could be possible that no one at Samsung tried to damn pair their flagship product with a Windows 7 computer???

I'm very frustrated, hopefully some day there will be a solution to this.

In the mean time, I'm gonna give my 2 cents and send an email to Samsung Global informing them about this GIANT issue.
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I must be in the minority here - I can connect my laptop and my phone over bluetooth with no problems and have been able to transfer files between the two.
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I must be in the minority here - I can connect my laptop and my phone over bluetooth with no problems and have been able to transfer files between the two.
Where did you get the drivers ?! What's the exact name of the device in bluetooth device list?
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I didn't install any specific drivers - other than what may come with kies when it was installed. On the pc it appears as galaxy phone and I connect the same way as I do for any other bt gear
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Default Bluetooth peripheral device drivers not found!!

Hi guys!! I have purchased Samsung GS2 couple of days back and facing the same problem with my BT enabled laptop. I think it's a generic problem for most of us. Still googling for a solution. Looking forward for the BT drivers. If anybody found the fix, then please do share.
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Got a brand new Galaxy S2 with same problem with a Win 7 (32bit) laptop. No connection, driver not found, driver not installed.

DISAPPOINTED with this phone because not even video chatting works Android 2.3.4 update is supposed to fix this, but it's been rumored to be coming since early June but that's all, it's just a rumor. I have zero willingness to start "rooting" this phone and instaling experimental, leaked, hacked updates which have been reported to be unstable and actually even breaking functionality of some parts of the phone.

I am very annoyed that with same money i could have bought an iPhone where Bluetooth and video chatting actually works. But i wanted to believe in the "openness" of Android, which seems to be just bunch of bull as video chat upgrade was just released but only to Samsung Google Nexus S and few other phones.

It's unbelievable that Samsung lets their flagship phone be lagging in functionality like this?!?!? As i don't hear much more about this, are people really not using their Bluetooth and Video chat? What's the point of buying a top of the line phone like this then?!?
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Video chat works fine. See below.

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2.3.4 "fixes" video calling in Google Talk.

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it's been rumored to be coming since early June but that's all, it's just a rumor.
Seeing as there are numerous leaked 2.3.4 firmwares already available I'd say it's much more than a rumour.

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What you're referring to is a Skype update, which (a) had nothing to do with the OS version and (b) is obsolete anyway as an update released recently includes support for the GS2 and a slew of other current-gen handsets such as the HTC Sensation and Evo 3D.

I can't help with the Bluetooth connectivity issue (which is after all the topic) as I don't use BT to connect to other computers. My use is limited to connecting to other handsets or headsets, for which it works fine.
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I didn't install any specific drivers - other than what may come with kies when it was installed. On the pc it appears as galaxy phone and I connect the same way as I do for any other bt gear
Maybe it's significant that pcbms and I are Junior Members (nay, I'm only a New Member!)

Like pcbms my S2 talks Bluetooth perfectly to my Win7 notebook - (also to a Vista device equipped with a BT adapter) literally worked straight out of the box - and what's a driver? (Joke - but built in Bluetooth is like having a wifi card in the notebook - drivers do not enter AFAIK)

Now, I'm not attempting to talk to Kies via Bluetooth - why would I? Kies (IMO) is one of those pesky bits of software that you get wedged into whenever you buy a new camera or phone: completely binnable, unnecessary, confusing. I just talk S2 Bluetooth directly to the computers - how undifficult is that?

Now I'm going to say something I never thought I'd utter - just trust Windows. Trust Bluetooth. KISS, but forget Kies!
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What you're referring to is a Skype update, which (a) had nothing to do with the OS version and (b) is obsolete anyway as an update released recently includes support for the GS2 and a slew of other current-gen handsets such as the HTC Sensation and Evo 3D.
Just got the new Skype today, about time to get video calling to work!! Sooo Happyyy

Some people report turning handset on/off will fix Bluetooth connectivity with PC, unfortunately this did not work for me
Tried re-installing drivers from Kies, but problem still persists.
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Hi all,
I came across a simple solution to solve this and it is a no brainer. Just download PDANet.exe from the internet.

You can find it here or any other source you can search.
Download PdaNet

When you run this program it loads all the drivers you need for USB and PDA device connectivity and when you connect your Andriod phone, it installs the drivers it needs for connectivity.

I tried many solutions, none of them worked, but this gave me the break. Now I can connect my Galaxy phone to my PC.

Happy connectivity!
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hi all

on my Win7 64bit machine with bluetooth I can transfer files to and from my galaxy s2 without any issues.

On the programs menu in the accessories folder is a item called "bluetooth file transfer". clicking on that opens a file transfer dialog and it all works fine.
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When I connect my SGS2 to my PC via bluetooth, it searches for drivers online but fails to find any.
Is there any site from where I can manually download the drivers?
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Same problem as everyone else, and this solution works you just have to use the bluetooth file transfer method as below, even though the missing driver is still missing!



QUOTE=dt-spd;3087772]hi all

on my Win7 64bit machine with bluetooth I can transfer files to and from my galaxy s2 without any issues.

On the programs menu in the accessories folder is a item called "bluetooth file transfer". clicking on that opens a file transfer dialog and it all works fine.[/QUOTE]
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1-day old S2 owner, same problems as above - bluetooth/WiFi/Kies no drivers, so unable to transfer files between computer and S2 (bugger).

Went to samsung site for S2, stumbled across download Kies application (80mb), installed it on PC, now bluetooth works fine (WiFi untested, only interested in bluetooth).

don't know if this will work for others, but did for me, on Vista.
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I came here looking for the answer to this old problem not realising I'd been here months ago and got nowhere.

The latest Kies download at Mobile Phone's Software&Manual SAMSUNG DOES appear to have bluetooth drivers as part of the package. At least, it set up a serial port, and says that connection is working fine.

However it still conks out on the other entry 'Bluetooth peripheral' claiming it does not have a driver for it.

So, not quite back to square one, but not at square two yet either.

Running W7 64 bit. Phone appears in 'My deivces' but I can't connect to it or open the serial connection, and all the status readings are 'unavailable'. Boring.
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I am experiencing the same problem. I contacted Samsung support via chat and was told they don't have bluetooth drivers available. Oh well...at least I know its not operator error. Below is the chat thread in case you are curious....

Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond.
You are now chatting with 'Lisa'. There will be a brief survey at the end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today.
Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK5640211269X
Lisa: Hi, thank you for contacting Samsung Technical Support. How may I help you today?
Visitor: I need help connecting my galaxy s II to my windows 7 pc via bluetooth.
Lisa: I understand that you want to connect your Galaxy S II for AT&T to your PC using bluetooth. Am I correct?
Visitor: Yes
Lisa: Thank you for the confirmation.
Visitor: I know how to pair the two devices. When I do, I receive the following error message: driver not found
Lisa: Thank you for the information.
Visitor: The exact message is "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)"
Lisa: Let me know if you installed the drivers on your PC.
Visitor: It is asking for a "bluetooth peripheal device"
Visitor: I have successfully paired this laptop with other smart phones, keyboards, bluetooth mice, etc.....
Visitor: Do you know of a location where I can download the necessary drivers?
Lisa: I will provide you with the weblink to download the drivers.
Lisa: http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/downloadfile/ContentsFile.aspx?CDSite=US&CttFileID=4519748&CDCt tType=SW&ModelType=C&ModelName=SGH-I777ZKAATT&VPath=SW/201109/20110928044301055/ATT_i777_GS2_USB_Drivers.zip
Lisa: Please click on the above link to install the drivers on your PC.
Visitor: Thanks....one moment please....
Lisa: You are welcome.
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Lisa: Not to rush you,are we still connected on the chat?
Visitor: I previously found that file from the Samsung support website. I installed it, went to the error message, told it to manually select the location (and include sub-directories) and update the driver. The default location by the way was C/Program Files/Samsung - I did this and received the following error message: Windows could not find driver software for your device If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit its website and check the support section for driver software". I think this happened because the driver download was for USB...which I can connect to successfully. Do you know of another location where I can find drivers specifically for bluetooth?
Lisa: I am sorry to inform you that, we do not have any specific Bluetooth drivers available for the device.
Visitor: ok. Thank you. bye.
Lisa: You're welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Visitor: No thank you.
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no unable and yes same message Android phones will not conect
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hi all

on my Win7 64bit machine with bluetooth I can transfer files to and from my galaxy s2 without any issues.

On the programs menu in the accessories folder is a item called "bluetooth file transfer". clicking on that opens a file transfer dialog and it all works fine.

Same here. Works for me too. I am using Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 64bit which can connect to SGS2 no problem. But generally its just used for quick transfer of small files. Else sometimes the transfer can fail if you try to send too many files or too big. If I want to transfer anything big, better to use USB.

I never tried to connect to Kies with bluetooth. Actually my laptop have dual operating OS. Windows XP for work place (programs compatibility issue) and I connect through Kies from XP. My PC bluetooth don't work in Windows XP so never bothered. But like I said, don't need it. And I only used Kies for firmware updates anyway and maybe once in awhile backup my contacts / files.

Anyway, bluetooth is very limited. Just use the USB. And if you have to use bluetooth, keep the files small and don't send too many at once. The files would be placed in a folder named "Bluetooth".

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1-day old S2 owner, same problems as above - bluetooth/WiFi/Kies no drivers, so unable to transfer files between computer and S2 (bugger).

Went to samsung site for S2, stumbled across download Kies application (80mb), installed it on PC, now bluetooth works fine (WiFi untested, only interested in bluetooth).

don't know if this will work for others, but did for me, on Vista.
1) Bluetooth. It works in my Windows 7 64bit. Don't know bout Vista, but you really don't need bluetooth just to transfer files between PC and SGS2

2) Wifi. Never used it to transfer files

3) Kies. Download the software off the net and install. Connect using USB. Safer, and probably faster.

4) Connect using USB. Fastest and simplest method for PC and SGS2 connections. Just go to Settings/Wireless & Network/USB settings and click connect and then connect the cable to the PC and follow the screen directions. You can then treat the SGS2 like a thumb drive.

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Well I will try from basics:
install win 7 X64 on a wiped hdd on a Lenovo X61
install Bluetooth drivers from Lenovo
install KIES
pair the SGS2 and X61 through KIES

If this doesn't work I don't know what will.

I'll get back with the results...

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As I feared, no luck.

So giving the optimal conditions for success yet still no connection. Samsung god damn, get you fingers out of the ... and get moving in creating those drivers.
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Hi guys. New to android and just got my SGS2.

I had the same problem on my Dell M6600 with Win7 x64. I ended up pointing both of the broken BT Peripherals manually at the Microsoft Standard Serial over Bluetooth link drivers since I noticed that there were no Serial connections when I created the pairing. It seemed to work, both are listed as "Working" in their properties and I now have the option to Transfer files between listed in my Bluetooth Device Control screen.

Dont know if that is the same problem as everyone else but figured I would through it out there.

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Well I will try from basics:
install win 7 X64 on a wiped hdd on a Lenovo X61
install Bluetooth drivers from Lenovo
install KIES
pair the SGS2 and X61 through KIES

If this doesn't work I don't know what will.

I'll get back with the results...

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As I feared, no luck.

So giving the optimal conditions for success yet still no connection. Samsung god damn, get you fingers out of the ... and get moving in creating those drivers.

You don't need kies to connect with bluetooth. Just use the standard windows bluetooth. If windows can connect with bluetooth enabled devices correctly, it should do the same for SGS2.
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aesalazar,

I'm interested in trying this. Are the drivers you referring to in a standard location? If so, what directory should I look for?

thanks!
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aesalazar,

I'm interested in trying this. Are the drivers you referring to in a standard location? If so, what directory should I look for?

thanks!
Yes. Go to update the driver, hit browse my computer, Let me pick..., Ports (COM & LPT), Microsoft, and pick Standard Serial over Bluetooth.

Cant say for sure this is a real fix. There are no errors listed according to Device Manager but I haven't found a good way to test the two com ports created although I haven't really tried very hard.

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I have been able to connect via Bluetooth using a Toshiba laptop running Vista. My phone shows up on "Show Bluetooth Devices" and the only option you have is to "Send File" or Receive File". So as previously mentioned (in other posts) this connection method is probably only useful if you have a quick file you want to transfer between the computer and the phone. I was hoping for a feature that let me explore my phone via Bluetooth (not sure if this was what people were hoping for too). As far as I can tell when you transfer to the phone you can't decide where the file goes. I did a quick test and sent a picture and when I went to my gallery I had a new folder called Bluetooth. So if you don’t mind your files going into whatever folder, you’d be okay with this feature. Otherwise, you’ll have to transfer each file one by one on the phone to the desired folder, once again, even more reason why this feature is only really good for a quick transfer. You’d be better off connecting via USB and doing your larger and more specific moves that way. Looks like we'll have to wait until they upgrade the feature or maybe "There's [another] App for that".
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"As far as I can tell when you transfer to the phone you can't decide where the file goes. I did a quick test and sent a picture and when I went to my gallery I had a new folder called Bluetooth. So if you don’t mind your files going into whatever folder, you’d be okay with this feature.".
It only goes into the bluetooth folder. Don't transfer big files. It will fail sometimes. USB still the best.
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Hi All,

I need some help. I bought a Motorola HK200 bluetooth headset. When paired with Galaxy S2, it only can receive phone audio output. Can you advise how to get it configured to speaker output so I could listen to music, skype etc?

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I need some help. I bought a Motorola HK200 bluetooth headset. When paired with Galaxy S2, it only can receive phone audio output. Can you advise how to get it configured to speaker output so I could listen to music, skype etc?

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Pretty sure you will need a device with A2DP to get that type of audio to transmit. Does the HK200 have that? I would guess not but dont know the device. If you go to BT on the phone, click and hold the HK and go to properties, is anything besides "Phone Audio" listed?

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Pretty sure you will need a device with A2DP to get that type of audio to transmit. Does the HK200 have that? I would guess not but dont know the device. If you go to BT on the phone, click and hold the HK and go to properties, is anything besides "Phone Audio" listed?

Ernie
I think you need an app from market. I have an app called "volume control +" which have a setting that shows media volume level for bluetooth headset. I have yet to test it out since I don't usually use bluetooth to listen to songs. A little odd having the sound going into one year only. (Tested. App don't play music through bluetooth either. Probably need to look for something else)

Hehe. But you probably need to look for something similar.

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I have exactly same problem with my Xperia Arc S. Thought it was the phone but it looks like its the computer. Can only connect to laptop via USB. Can anyone help?
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This certainly worked as I was getting frustrated with the many tried methods listed and nothing worked.

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