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[Q] Unable to transfer files to phone from PC via bluetooth.

OP MarkMRL

20th January 2014, 07:52 PM   |  #1  
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I bought a bluetooth dongle on Amazon (ORICO BTA 403, CSR8510 A10 chipset) and installed it on my Windows 7 x64 computer.

The dongle installs fine and works perfectly with all my older phones but not with my Xperia S running Android 4.1.2.

Basically, if I install the automatic windows driver, and pair with the phone, windows complains about no drivers for the device, and I can't do anything with it.

If I install the supplied software (CSR Harmony wireless software stack) I can pair and the Xperia S is installed properly, the various audio services work (I can stream music to PC using BT), but I still can't send or receive files, either from PC to Phone or from Phone to PC.

The connection times out after a second and gives me a connectivity error. It's like the phone refuses to connect to the PC, both when transferring and receiving.

I don't know if the phone is the problem, it seems to not work only when doing file transfers with PC, if I try to transfer files to other phones or to my mac (which has built in BT) it works fine.

Is there any way to fix this issue? Any way to troubleshoot this issue to tell if the problem comes from the phone or the dongle?

Searching with google I can't find any solution, I just get lost into a sea of bluetooth problems which have nothing to do with what I'm experiencing.

By the way, using Airdroid instead of BT is not a fix.
15th March 2014, 08:08 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by MarkMRL

I bought a bluetooth dongle on Amazon (ORICO BTA 403, CSR8510 A10 chipset) and installed it on my Windows 7 x64 computer.

The dongle installs fine and works perfectly with all my older phones but not with my Xperia S running Android 4.1.2.

Basically, if I install the automatic windows driver, and pair with the phone, windows complains about no drivers for the device, and I can't do anything with it.

If I install the supplied software (CSR Harmony wireless software stack) I can pair and the Xperia S is installed properly, the various audio services work (I can stream music to PC using BT), but I still can't send or receive files, either from PC to Phone or from Phone to PC.

The connection times out after a second and gives me a connectivity error. It's like the phone refuses to connect to the PC, both when transferring and receiving.

I don't know if the phone is the problem, it seems to not work only when doing file transfers with PC, if I try to transfer files to other phones or to my mac (which has built in BT) it works fine.

Is there any way to fix this issue? Any way to troubleshoot this issue to tell if the problem comes from the phone or the dongle?

Searching with google I can't find any solution, I just get lost into a sea of bluetooth problems which have nothing to do with what I'm experiencing.

By the way, using Airdroid instead of BT is not a fix.

Hi
I just purchased a similar BT usb dongle to use with my Windows7 32bit laptop, model name/number BTA-CSR4B5 Inateck USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy USB Adapter USB 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with LED Indicator For PC Desktop Computer Laptop Notebook, Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8 & Bluetooth 3.0/ 2.0, Support Bluetooth Stereo.
I want to use it for streaming audio to my headphones, I have successfully installed application/drivers with no problems then plug in dongle which searched & installed from windows more drivers which in compatibility mode and run as administrator installed ok, but then when i pair my BT headphones again auto search tries to find & install more drivers but always fails so i cannot get audio connection from laptop to BT HP's although there is a BT connection between dongle & HP's, I have tried another pair of BT HP's but get the same problem. any help from any1 most appreciated. BTW how did u get on with your problem?
i will try to upload some screen grabs hopefully yourself or any1 else maybe able to help me, solve this problem. thanks in advance.
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15th March 2014, 09:26 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Adeo63

Hi
I just purchased a similar BT usb dongle to use with my Windows7 32bit laptop, model name/number BTA-CSR4B5 Inateck USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy USB Adapter USB 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with LED Indicator For PC Desktop Computer Laptop Notebook, Compatible with Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8 & Bluetooth 3.0/ 2.0, Support Bluetooth Stereo.
I want to use it for streaming audio to my headphones, I have successfully installed application/drivers with no problems then plug in dongle which searched & installed from windows more drivers which in compatibility mode and run as administrator installed ok, but then when i pair my BT headphones again auto search tries to find & install more drivers but always fails so i cannot get audio connection from laptop to BT HP's although there is a BT connection between dongle & HP's, I have tried another pair of BT HP's but get the same problem. any help from any1 most appreciated. BTW how did u get on with your problem?
i will try to upload some screen grabs hopefully yourself or any1 else maybe able to help me, solve this problem. thanks in advance.

your problem is bare and I think you can try these two solutions out:
1- Restart your phone and check whether your problem has solved or not. 2- Restart your windows and also turn off your Antivirus and firewall and try again.
16th March 2014, 04:38 AM   |  #4  
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your problem is bare and I think you can try these two solutions out:
1- Restart your phone and check whether your problem has solved or not. 2- Restart your windows and also turn off your Antivirus and firewall and try again.

1.Its not a phone its Headphones. 2.Restart made no difference plus Antivirus/firewall not the cause, seems to be a driver problem when installing from windows update! Ta all the same.
17th March 2014, 07:04 PM   |  #5  
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The problem is ****ty drivers from the manufacturer. I installed Bluesoleil and it worked perfectly. Another solution is to use the Windows stack by manually installing drivers from the MS Windows Mobile Suite (or whatever it's called, I don't remember) but that only supports file transfer.
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