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[DEV] Bluetooth Experience

3rd January 2011, 09:05 AM |#1  
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I managed to start bluetooth on nookie froyo, BT scan is working well(on command line), sometimes it shows devices in the android gui.

The steps : ( use at your own risk and only for comfirmed devs)

Add bluetooth capabilities (HCILL) in kernel
Toggle the WL12XX_RFKILL flag on in evt1a defconfig.
Take the bluetooth firmware (bts file) from gforge.ti ( wl1271 firmware) for froyo pandroid and put it into /system/lib/firmware, alias /lib/firmware to /system/lib/firmware (useful for command line).

boot the kernel
and then
echo 0 >/sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
echo 1 >/sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state

hciattach -s 115200/dev/ttyS1 texas
hcitool scan must show you your BT devices (if discoverable)

Stability is not yet here, Maybe some problems with UART high speed handling ?

This is very positive, it seems that the wl1271 chip is well connected to omap3621...

I will continue to dig ...

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3rd January 2011, 09:16 AM |#2  
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You are my new hero! Good work man.

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3rd January 2011, 10:27 AM |#3  
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So very cool....

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Woah. You, sir, just won TWO free copies of the internets! Can't wait to see where this goes, now that the HW seems to be good!
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3rd January 2011, 12:20 PM |#6  
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Forgive my ignorance on the subject but what does this mean? maybe the remote possibility of finally being able to use skype and actually talk with a bluetooth earpiece/headset?
3rd January 2011, 12:29 PM |#7  
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That means, IMHO:

1) The hardware is in fact connected. One less thing wait for the salting crew to find.

2) It is possible bluetooth can now be activated in software, since the devs now know it is not a complete waste of time trying to activate hardware that is present but not live.

3) This guy freakin' rocks!

3rd January 2011, 12:48 PM |#8  
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/me breaks out bt gps dongle to charge it, and runs out to his car to see if the bin on his center dashboard can fit a 7" screen. Yep! Just fits.
3rd January 2011, 03:05 PM |#9  
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forget skype, wiimote! YAY
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Originally Posted by deolarte

forget skype, wiimote! YAY

Forget skype?! Blasphemy!
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