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[Q] Do any KitKat ROMs support Bluetooth Low Energy?

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16th April 2014, 01:29 PM   |  #1  
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I have a stock, unrooted Galaxy Nexus GSM purchased new from Google currently running 4.3.

I have a FitBit Flex which will only sync with phones that have Bluetooth Low Energy support.
I can not find any information on any of the KitKat ROMs out there for Galaxy Nexus to see if I install it, will Bluetooth LE work?

If it does then work, my next concern would be if the FitBit app would recognize that the Bluetooth LE works and it would then be able to sync, or if it simply would still see it as a Galaxy Nexus which they do not list as a supported device: http://www.fitbit.com/devices

If anyone can offer me some advice here, I'd greatly apprecaite it!

Thanks.

(btw, sorry if this is in the wrong froum. please move it if it is)
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I have a stock, unrooted Galaxy Nexus GSM purchased new from Google currently running 4.3.

I have a FitBit Flex which will only sync with phones that have Bluetooth Low Energy support.
I can not find any information on any of the KitKat ROMs out there for Galaxy Nexus to see if I install it, will Bluetooth LE work?

If it does then work, my next concern would be if the FitBit app would recognize that the Bluetooth LE works and it would then be able to sync, or if it simply would still see it as a Galaxy Nexus which they do not list as a supported device: http://www.fitbit.com/devices

If anyone can offer me some advice here, I'd greatly apprecaite it!

Thanks.

(btw, sorry if this is in the wrong froum. please move it if it is)

See here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2492436

With any kitkat rom I install only the modified apk from that thread and everything is ok!
Il you wanna stay with 4.3 you must install btle libraries as mentioned in the thread.
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16th April 2014, 03:06 PM   |  #3  
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Gnex supports BLE with almost every KK rom.

(try BLE Checker on play store: on my Vanir says Supported!)
16th April 2014, 04:13 PM   |  #4  
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yes, and wrong place to ask this
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See here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2492436

With any kitkat rom I install only the modified apk from that thread and everything is ok!
Il you wanna stay with 4.3 you must install btle libraries as mentioned in the thread.


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I used The Nexus Root Toolkit (by WugFresh) to Unolock and Root my GNex. Then I used the link you gave me to get the BTLE files and the FitBit apk. I installed everything and it freakin' works!!! I'm so happy!

I'm so annoyed at Google for letting support of this device go after only 18 months. I bought it because they praised it as being thee flagship, unaltered, always up-to-date phone to have. I figured I'd be on the latest version of Android with this phone for many years. I wanted to keep it stock, but they've forced me to now go rooted. I suppose I could now flash a KK ROM, but I'm not sure what that would benefit me at this point.

Thank you again SO much for your help and fast reply! (Even if I did post this in the wrong place!)

Love XDA!
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Ok, so I have to update what happened. Everything seemed to be working fine until I got into my car. My GPS has a bluetooth connection. It would connected, but then almost immediately the Bluetooth service would crash on my phone. Happened over and over again. Even after a reboot. Then when I got home, I tried it with my bluetooth speaker. Same exact thing. I figure the bluetooth binaries that I installed screwed up my connections that used to work. I even tried re-pairing them. Didn't help.

I gave up and decided to wipe everything and flash KK. I used CM11 nightly. Now everything, so far, is working as expected. GPS, speaker & fitbit. CM KK takes some getting used to over stock JB. I don't know what changes are KK and which are CM.
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