HTC legend with Fiat's Blue&Me

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  1. Bootsock

    Bootsock Well-Known Member

    Hi there, has anyone else out there had any joy using the Legend with Fiat / Alfa-Romeo's Blue&Me system? The Desire works fine, but the Legend seems flakey and constantly disconnects itself or causes the Bluetooth on the phone to force close.

    For reference, this has been tried on two different cars with the system, both running the latest update, and both cars show the same behavior, namely that the Desire is fine but the Legend is flakey and won't stay connected for long.

    All the usual things have been tried like rebooting, repairing, etc. all with little joy.

    Shame really as It's so far the only negative thing I've had with the phone so far...

    Anyone else had any experience of this yet?

    Sent from my HTC Legend using Tapatalk

  2. privateer

    privateer New Member

    I have exactly the same probleme with my new HTC Legend and the Blue&Me Feature in my Alfa Romeo Mito (same system then in fiats).

    Hope somebody can help us fix this problem?
  3. xanderg

    xanderg Member

    Same here... Have both the Desire and Legend and experiencing same problems with Blue and me in a 59 plate Fiat Punto... Desire works 100% fine and the legend is so flakey its hardly worth using!

    I thought this may have been handset specific and so sent it back for a replacement but the same issue remains with the new handset!

    Think this one needs to be looked at by HTC. Have called then but they didnt have a clue :-(
  4. Bootsock

    Bootsock Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've got a call logged with them too. Probably would help if a few people logged their own issues too direct with HTC.

    To be fair though the current latest blue and me update predates android 2.1 phones...

    Not had chance to try it with the car since receiving the legend firmware update last week though yet...

    Sent from my HTC Legend using Tapatalk
  5. beeck

    beeck New Member

    Im having the same problem, has there been a solution yet? Thx.
  6. OrangeSport

    OrangeSport Member

    I find it usually won't automatically connect (needs me to select B&M manually) but then it stays connected...
  7. OrangeSport

    OrangeSport Member

    I seem to have this sorted. Try unpairing the phone & delete all data from B&M then repair it. Mine seems OK now....
  8. privateer

    privateer New Member

    Android 2.1 or allready 2.2? because I
  9. okkie

    okkie New Member

  10. FastLove

    FastLove Member

    I have my Nexus One Pairing up and working great with My FIAT Linea Blue& Me. Except the message reader is not compatible.
    My main concern is that i cannot stream the music/video output from my nexus one to my blue&me / car speakers. Anybody tried that . Please help as i was expecting Froyo to solve this but it still doesnt work after the update. Blue & Me is also the updated version!
  11. avaadore

    avaadore New Member

    after many mails with htc, i got fed up with it.
    i rooted my htc legend, upgraded to android 2.2 froyo. and all bluetooth <-> blue&me problems are gone :D
  12. Bootsock

    Bootsock Well-Known Member

    Blue&Me doesn't support music streaming, besides, if It's stored on the phone just plug in the USB lead and charge it at the same time.

    For the record, my Legend has improved since I posted this, but It's still not very stable with B&M.
  13. Jeroen2507

    Jeroen2507 New Member

    I have an Alfa Giulietta (with blue & me) and this worked perfectly with a HTC Touch. A couple of weeks ago I bought a HTC Legend and the connection with the B&M is a disaster. B&M and the Legend connect and sometimes I can call via B&M. But answering the phone (via the car audio system) isn't possible.
    I tried it with the 2.1 and now with the 2.2 and I expierence the same problems.

    Does anybody have any idea or workaround for the annoying problem?
  14. chakspir

    chakspir New Member

    I have a HTC Legend updated to 2.2 and Fiat Linea with Blue and me updated to version 5.5. There are no connectivity issues, but it does not read messages though. All other functions like connectivity, phone book, last call info are working fine. You can get the blue and me update @ I have just installed a blue tooth media streamer software from the market in my phone and I will have to try if I'm able to stream media through the bluetooth to blue and me, if it works... it will be superb!
  15. leonbakhan

    leonbakhan New Member

    I have a Sony Xperia running android 4.0 and I can not pair it with Blue and Me in my grande punto emotion.
    anyone can help?
    Also hoe can I update the blue and me in my car. I purchased it last year
  16. Bootsock

    Bootsock Well-Known Member

    Yes! I've finally had some repeatable success with getting HTC and other Android phones working with B&M from Android 2.2 all the way to 4.1, although it's taken me a while to write this up!

    Before you start:

    You need to understand how the contacts are stored on your HTC Legend (or similar phone such as the Desire) and why this causes an issue with Blue&Me. By default the phone stores contacts locally on the phone using the contacts application rather than saving them to your Google address book. The contacts application will show all contacts, namely those that are stored on the phone, along with any other contacts from your Google account which may include lots of 'learned' email contacts. All of this when used with B&M means that the car tries to drag all this contact information over and usually ends up with a deluge of information such as email contacts which are pretty useless to it.

    So how do you you sort all this out? The best method is to make use of your Google account as the 'master' for the contacts which also has the added benefit of being a phone backup and allowing your address book to easily move across Android phones. Remember the steps to backup (export) your contacts in this and remember you do this at your own risk and anything you break is completely your own responsibility.

    This bit needs to be done using your Google account using a browser at

    Export *all* your contacts in vcard format from your Google Mail account. Do this via a browser and keep this file safe.

    This bit needs to be done on the phone:

    Export *all* your contacts in vcard format from your default HTC people or contacts application (which ever the built in application is on your version of Android), this saves them to the SD card. If you ever stored contacts on the SIM card, back these up also, as they are better off imported into your Google account (later). Once you've backed these up, transfer the saved file to your PC via your favourite method (i.e. Bluetooth, USB, physically with the card).
    Delete all your phone contacts, yes you read that correctly.

    Making sure your address book isn't full of unecessary or disorganised contacts:

    Make sure your Google Mail settings don't try and store every email address that's ever been in touch with you because this fills your Google address book full of junk. This then get's synchronised to your phone, and no surprise Blue&Me also then tries to suck in this address list of useless email contacts.

    Settings > General > "Create contacts for auto-complete"

    Make sure this is set as "I'll add contacts myself" and NOT "When I send a message to a new person, add them to Other Contacts so that I can auto-complete to them next time." which auto-saves all the junk.

    The next bit is a little tedious and needs to be carried out using a browser at

    Go to Contacts > "Other Contacts" - Review the contacts in here, for any you wish to keep, go into the contact and hit "Add to My Contacts", this will do what it says and move this to "My Contacts", repeat until you've got all the addresses you want to keep, finally select all "Other Contacts" and delete these. Most of this you'll notice will be just junk.

    Import the phone contacts from the file you saved earlier to the phone's SD card (you remembered to tranfer it to the PC, yes?) from Contacts > "Import Contacts"

    At this stage you'll probably wonder why you started this whole process and might find that you have some duplicate entries in your Google account's address book, don't worry too much as there's help and it can be found under Contacts > More > "Find and Merge Duplicates". Run this, review the output and see what you end up with.

    Again, review "My Contacts", see if there's anything which didn't merge which you expected and correct this manually using copy and paste, the goal being that each person has one 'Contact' for all their data, for example 'J.Bloggs' has a work, home and mobile number along with a work and home email address all under the same contact. If you have a picture of the person, you can add this too at this step.

    When you've finished this, which can take some time, you should have a nicely organised address book, you can then add people to groups such as "Starred in Android" which you should fine your phone has kindly added to your account already.

    The good news is, that's all the hard work done and you should be left with a sensible amount of contacts that you actually want, need and use. Not only this, but now, if you ever buy a new Android phone, as soon as you sign in with your Google account, it'll automatically bring in all the contacts.

    Finally, check your phone's contact application is set to use and show Google contacts and double check your synchronisation settings on your phone under Settings > "Accounts and Sync".

    When you use Blue&Me next, delete your old data from the car menu, turn on your phone's Bluetooth and make it visible, search for the phone from the car, pair it using the code, allow contacts to be sync'ed (on the phone) and finally. You should have a usable phone with Blue & Me, doing all this finally sorted out mine, and several other people's HTC phones with B&M and also made navigating contacts in the car a lot easier!

    If it all went wrong, just delete all your contacts again from phone and Google mail, restore the backed up files and you will be back where you where.

    Media streaming is not supported with Blue&Me on any version, even the latest 5.6 and 6.0 releases.

    Message reader only works on old devices rather than smart phones so assume this will not work unless you have something like a basic 10 year old Nokia phone. Android, iPhone, etc. forget it, message reader just won't work, see for a compatibility list.

    Android 4.0 and even 4.1 are fine with Blue&Me, just make sure that the phone is 'Visible' when attempting to pair the device (See Settings > Bluetooth).

    See this post on updating Blue&Me generally: Blue&me 5.5 update - Alfa Romeo Forum, it's the same process on all Fiat group cars, at the time of writing 5.6 and 6.0 are the latest versions depending on what hardware is installed in your car. All Blue&Me updates can be found here:

    Hope all that helps!

  17. GGYB

    GGYB New Member

    Hi all,

    I solved the problem much easier... Perhaps it works for others, too.
    1) Disabeled Bluetooth on the HTC Desire HD
    2) Removed the phone from Blue and Me
    3) Erased the address book on the Blue and Me
    4) Changed the name of the Phone by adding another character (in Bluetooth settings)
    5) Reconnected the phone
    6) Copied the address book from the phone to Blue and Me.

    Within 5 minutes.

  18. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

    Thanks for the tip GGYB. Welcome to Android Forums. It's great that you've share your insight. I'm sure the members here appreciate your efforts. I hope you enjoy these forums and it's great to have you a part of the community.

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