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Droid-Bluetooth file transfer??? Paired but not connected?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Saiyan_Prince, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Saiyan_Prince

    Saiyan_Prince Member
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    Why does the phone say PAIRED BUT NOT CONNECTED??? How do i connect it to the other phone. To be more specific the other phone is the ERIS. So is it even possible to send songs, pics, etc to other phones from the DROID? And can the ERIS even accept bluetooth file transfers?

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  2. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    File transfers as in what?

    There have been a few discussions about this in recent days. Let me see if I can correctly sum it up. (Someone else will jump in if I missed.)

    Bluetooth only supports ad2p profiles for headsets, music, and sharing of contacts and pictures. This is limited by VZ. Until the phone is rooted, there is absolutely no way around this. You cannot send files other than contacts and pictures via bluetooth.

    It sucks... I know. I am in the same boat. I am [im]patiently waiting for the droid to be rooted so I can use bluetooth to share files between two droids.
  3. joneee

    joneee Well-Known Member

    There's an app called "Bluetooth File Transfer" in the market.
    I used to use it to transfer stuff to my computer from the phone, but I don't really need it anymore so I took it out. You might find it useful though.
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  4. Snowman

    Snowman Member

    I installed that app and tried to send a ringtone to my cousin's G1 and it was a no go as fadelight said. It sucks that your only limited to contacts and pictures.... :(
  5. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Android Expert

    It may not want you sending items you pay for to another phone. Can you send an mp3?
  6. brandoshido

    brandoshido Well-Known Member

    It would be easier to just use astro and email it.but for bluetooth, Paired but not connected is normal. I think it is not considered 'connected' until you actually transfer something
  7. Snowman

    Snowman Member

    I made that ringtone using Ringdroid...
  8. Zephyr

    Zephyr Newbie

    Sorry for the ? but I'm new to this--just got my Android 2.0 phone three days ago and having same problem. Friend is trying to BT me some ringtones, which she got free from the web so that's not an issue, and I too get paired not connected. I'd already figured that paired meant we linkes as I got the 'invite' and enterd the password no problem and figured it would go to connected once the transfer starts, but it alwasys comes up failed on her end. So my question--What do you mean by root/rooted? And if VZ is somehow blocking transferring why does it allow you to even pair? Is there ANYTHING that can be done with the bluetooth as far as files go then? Thx!
  9. blue

    blue Member

    I have been trying to get my Droid to send pics to my wife Eris. I have had no luck. It seems to be something with the Eris. If you go and try to share a pic with the Eris it doesn't give the option for Bluetooth transfer. Hope the new up date for the Eris that is rolling out may fix it. Or even when the upgrade to 2.0 will cure it.
  10. TheOldFart

    TheOldFart Newbie

    You can pair to your bluetooth headset or to your laptop/desktop computer. I have it paired to 2 different bluetooth headsets and to my laptop computer so that I can transfer files between the Droid and the computer via bluetooth, although USB is a lot faster.
  11. Zephyr

    Zephyr Newbie

    I have the new Droid phone. Have you had luck with any other phone (outside the Eris, that is)?
    Thx! I did a search online, but the answers I see contradict themselves so I'm not sure what to think at this point! :D
  12. blue

    blue Member

    The only other phone I tried it on was my old motor 755. And it worked flawlessly. Some else told me the used it and it worked with the HTC touch pro 2.
  13. Zephyr

    Zephyr Newbie

    Thx..I'll keep playing with it AND looking for answers. :)
  14. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    I think that was me in the other thread, to clarify it was the Touch Pro not the Touch Pro 2. I can send files without issue to the Touch Pro from the Droid but what I have found is that it is some what hit or miss when sending files to the Droid from the Touch Pro. Pictures always work, .mp3s about 75% of the time and any other file type is pretty random. Seems to work just fine when paired to my computer tho both sending to the Droid and the reverse.
  15. remodini

    remodini Lurker

    I use that marketplace Bluetooth app on my Droid, and transferred everything in the book to my samsung omnia from mp3's to data files.
  16. Artis

    Artis Newbie

    Looking, as I guess most of you are, for an easy way to BT songs, videos, etc to another BT phone from a Moto Droid. Haven't found one yet.

    If you do, please post, it would be most helpful.

  17. remodini

    remodini Lurker

    Did you read my above post??? The marketplace app called "Bluetooth File Transfer" allows you to do all of this. I have been Transferring every type of file in the book(songs vids, etc.), with no issues at all.
  18. Artis

    Artis Newbie

    Yes, tried it, to no avail. :-( Wanting to xfer a few mp3's from my moto droid to my daughter's new Razzle, but no luck.
  19. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Transferring from what kind of device to what kind of device?
  20. Artis

    Artis Newbie

    Specifically: From a Verizon Moto Droid to a Verizon Pantech Razzle.

    Thanks so much in advance for any help!!
  21. cmichael

    cmichael Lurker

    I can't transfer my contacts from a Voyager to the Droid. I got the Bluetooth file transfer app, and I can access all my pictures from the droid, but every time I try to send from the Voyager to the Droid, it says "check bluetooth status of receiving device". I can send from the Droid, but not receive.

    Please help. Thank you!
  22. remodini

    remodini Lurker

    I BT transfer any type of file from my Moto Droid, to my Samsung Omnia(winmo), without any problems at all. Once the two devices are sucessfully paired (passcode # entered), use the "Bluetooth Transfer" app instead of the android os default send via "bluetooth" to transfer any type of file u choose. I download music on on my droid and BT send them straight to my Omnia daily.
  23. cmichael

    cmichael Lurker

    Thanks for the help, but I have no problem sending files FROM the droid. But I can't send any files from my Voyager TO the Droid. They are connected, and I can retrieve the pics on the Voager from the Driod, but that's it.
  24. remodini

    remodini Lurker

    I have never used a Voyoger, but I'm sure the snag has to with the way you are trying to send it from that phone. My Droid seamlessly accepts whatever type of crazy files I send from my Omnia, and automatically stores it in "Downloads", and "Bluetooth" on the SD card.
  25. RazMan

    RazMan Lurker

    Have a look for an app called Androbex - that works a treat for me, transferring files, contacts etc to & from my Netbook. Another good one is Bluetooth File Transfer by Medievel Software. Both work on standard G1's

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