General Anyone have success with Bluetooth File Transfer or similar program???

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  1. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    I'm on 2.1 and I still can't get file transfer to work. I'm wondering if it's ever actually been done with an Eris.

    Thank you,
    PC49:)
     

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  2. graphitedv

    graphitedv Well-Known Member
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    Never had a problem. I have used Mac/PC/Linux to transfer files. It goes into the downloads/bluetooth folder on the SD card.
     
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  3. ericDylan

    ericDylan Well-Known Member
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    i just got a new laptop with bluetooth and did it just to do it ... it really had no purpose but it was a success :) .. btw dell adamo win7, droid eris leak v3
     
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  4. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    Thank you both! I'm so glad that it works! I have asked before and gotten pretty much nowhere. This is like having the other half of the phone! Now to get it working on mine... :rolleyes:

    Are you guys both using the Bluetooth File Transfer program? I can only get to "searching" and the wheel keeps spinning, but nothing happens. I'm trying to connect to my Dell XPS M1530.
     
  5. timmywa

    timmywa Well-Known Member
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    Astro file manager has a BlueTooth file-transfer applet built-in and that works.
     
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  6. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    timmywa,

    I still haven't gotten Bluetooth File Transfer to work, but I did get Astro to work, thanks to you. I appreciate the help more than I can write! Thank you!:D

    -PC49
     
  7. graphitedv

    graphitedv Well-Known Member
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    What OS are you using? Are you able to pair at all?
     
  8. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    I running 2.1. I am not able to pair. "Connected, but not paired."
     
  9. graphitedv

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    I meant OS on the computer, but it sounds as if it is not accepting the authentication to the PC. Delete the connection and put it Eris in discovery mode. Then from the PC, connect to the Eris and confirm (on the phone) that you want to pair. I have never tried to pair from the phone to PC, so that may be the problem... PC to phone, no problem.
     
  10. graphitedv

    graphitedv Well-Known Member
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    I have never used a third party transfer program (I did try it in 1.5). The built in obex works fine.
     
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  11. k6ng6r00

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    has anyone tried to do a bluetooth transfer with a jailbroken ipod touch 2g or 3g?
     
  12. Tarheel_Rambler

    Tarheel_Rambler Well-Known Member
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    I use bluetooth file transfer all the time with ES File Explorer.

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  13. Yoboebirdo

    Yoboebirdo Well-Known Member
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    No luck with the Bluetooth File Transfer to my HP laptop with a Rocketfish BT USB card. It can see the computer and whatnot but when it tries to transfer a photo back and forth the phone hangs and eventually if i back out of it it brings up a force close regarding the service or something. Rather weird. This was with a 2.1 OTA (yes factory reset)
     
  14. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    I have been using my ANYCOM Bluetooth adapter to get the signal. Is there anyway that I can get the signal without the USB adapter? My computer does have Bluetooth on it, but I can't really find anything that works like the USB does.

    Does the screen shot below help at all with the OS question? Sorry for my ignorance here.

    EDIT: Picture removed
     
  15. LED

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    I tried the Astro bluetooth plugin and successfully transferred a file from my macbook. One thing to keep in mind is that you have to accept the bluetooth connection on the Eris from the notification bar, and also accept the incoming file transfer. If you don't do this, the computer just sits there waiting. This was not totally obvious to me upon first try.
     
  16. v941726

    v941726 Well-Known Member
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    Don't you have to have root access to transfer both ways? That's the message I get with the bt app
     
  17. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Well-Known Member
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    Nope. I'm strictly on 2.1; that's it. I'm not rooted or anything like that and I can transfer files both ways.:)
     
  18. Tarheel_Rambler

    Tarheel_Rambler Well-Known Member
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    X2...same situation, same experience.
    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  19. graphitedv

    graphitedv Well-Known Member
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    It may be possible, but not likely that your USB BT does not support obex file transfers. Connect to the phone and make sure you accept the pair request. I have an old USB BT dongle and it works, so I do not think it is at fault. It may also be a Vista problem... it sucks with permissions to devices.
     
  20. zimmyflip

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    hey ive noticed that with my eris anyways that it doesnt let me connect through my phone, i have to connect with the other device. For some reason the bluetooth doesnt seem to like connecting unless you connect into it. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  21. dgould

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    When I try to transfer from the phone to the laptop, it fails with the error; socket failed to connect. Any suggestions?
     

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