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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AdrianC14, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. AdrianC14

    AdrianC14 Well-Known Member
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    I tried to receive a file from an another phone, but the status on my Droid Eris kept saying "paired but not connected" even though I tried to connect many times. Please help. Thanks.
     

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  2. renn9420

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    Have you tired to go to options by hitting the menu button and create pairing? If that is not an option then you must still be running official rom and can't pair with other devices other than the same kind of phone. Try to go to market and download Bluetooth File Transfer. Can't remember how it is exaqctly spelled but you should find it if do a search for file transfer.
     
  3. PiperCub49

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    I am having the same problems with my phone, but while trying to connect to my computer. I have the Bluetooth USB port (modem?). It says that they are paired but not connected.

    Hmmm...:thinking:

    -PC49
     
  4. renn9420

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    If it is are you using WIFI tether to link your phone to the computer, my gmail is amayarenn@gmail.com if you need faster answers
     
  5. renn9420

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    After your phone finds a device it needs to create a pairing. So what needs to be done is that you go to your list of devices touch and hold the device you want to connect to and an option will appear. Now it should say create pairing and maybe even delete pairing depending on your phone. You want to create pairing and it should then say paired instead of connected but not paired. It is easier if you go to the Market and search for "file transfer" then install "Bluetooth File Transfer". My gmail is amayarenn@gmail.com if you need faster answers.
     
  6. Lalaroo

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    Bluetooth File Transfer won't work on the Eris. And, it's my understanding that you cannot transfer files through bluetooth period with the Eris, because Android OS 1.5 doesn't support it.
     
  7. renn9420

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    The G1 was the same way until I updated to 1.6 but even then still had a hard time transferring files. So what I did was root my phone. It runs faster and able to tether my phone to m.y laptop and use the unlimited internet on my phone to get internet on my laptop. You can root the Eris and be free of restrictions. Just go to theunlockr.com or check out xda-developers.com to find out how. Hope find this helpful. Plus if you need to turn your phone in for repairs you can always unroot your phone even the hack is a legal one some carriers won't. Accept it.
     
  8. PiperCub49

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    I'm almost there. Can anyone help me with a PIN number? Where do I find it?
     
  9. Lalaroo

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    Pin number is usually 0000, but sometimes 1234. However, Android 1.5 doesn't support bluetooth file transfer, so even after entering the PIN you won't be able to transfer/receive files.
     
  10. PiperCub49

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    Does it support anything with Bluetooth? Could you tell me if Android 2.0 supports file transfer?
     
  11. renn9420

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    Don't know if you can get Android 2.0 on your phone? But let me know if you can.
     
  12. PiperCub49

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    They will be upgrading the Eris to 2.0 this spring. Thank you for all of your help.:)

    -PC49
     
  13. Lalaroo

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    Eris can pair with things like Bluetooth headphones and devices like that, it just can't transfer files. Once we get our update in Q1, we'll be set to transfer just like Moto Droid users can!
     
  14. PiperCub49

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    I can't wait! Thanks again for all of your help. I really do appreciate it...:)

    -PC49
     
  15. BigBeefy

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    I have looked on both sites, theunlockr and xda and on both sites they have not rooted the eris. If this is not true, will you post the link to how to root here please?
    Thanks
     
  16. jaboda79

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    So has this been fixed? I am trying to send my wife some music files to her Storm2, and I keep getting "Paired but not Connected." Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  17. xScorch Muffinx

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    The "paired but not connected" doesn't matter. I send and receive stuff all the time, all you have to do is accept the file from the person. Also, make sure you are discoverable.
     
  18. xScorch Muffinx

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    The pin is anything you want it to be, just make sure the other person enters the same one if needed.
     
  19. xScorch Muffinx

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    It wouldn't matter anyway, you can't send music. Only vids and pics.
     
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  20. jaboda79

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    Thank you for the quick response, but I am looking to send, so should I still be discoverable? I can receive no problem. Is there an app I should be looking into?
     
  21. jaboda79

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    That answers my question. Thanks a bunch.
     
  22. xScorch Muffinx

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    Nope, just open up the photo album you want, long press, then click share. Choose her device name and it will automatically send. She might have to accept the file first though.

    EDIT: Long press the picture thumbnail you want, not the album.
     
  23. mc48

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    All Things Root (Eris) - Android Forums

    you can root 1.5 not the 2.1 leaks yet.
     
  24. ahwaz

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    I have a HTC Desire HD and already I had this problem .But what I did to get of rid it is when you are go to Menu/Settings/Wireless & networks then tick Bluetooth and go to Bluetooth setting and then tick Discoverable in this case you will see that timer goes to count for 120 sec So tell your friend to send to you a file via his bluetooth when you accept it and enter the Number which appears Go to sliding menu above of the screen and accept this action I think the last thing that you have to go sliding menu is most people forget to do it So cause that you cant transfer file
     

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