Originally Posted by festizzio
So the issue is very weird and I can't think of a good explanation for it. Occasionally, when my bluetooth automatically connects to my car stereo, Walkman will start automatically and start playing music. Other times, it connects to bluetooth automatically, but the music never turns on. I see a Walkman Bluetooth service in the task manager, but it still won't connect. Sometimes it will connect when I turn the car stereo back on after it was previously connected, other times it won't work. Sometimes I will kill the Walkman service entirely and it will turn on automatically, other times it won't. When it doesn't turn on automatically, I can always start it up with no problem manually, but as you can guess while driving this isn't a great idea.
Has anybody experienced this or know what might be wrong? I haven't had this issue on any previous phone; they always started the music automatically. I'm using the latest build of SlimKit, but this has happened with previous ROMs.
I have a Highline stereo in my car and have similar problems with sometimes failing on first connect. As I have never had this issue with any other of my Bluetooth devices I put it down to the car stereo rather than the phone.
There is a bluetooth config file that needs to match up with what the car stereo is expecting, which would explain why it works on some roms and not on others. If you find a rom that it works on, copy and paste it into a rom where it doesn't .
I used to have to do that with my galaxyS2 to get it to talk to the car. I believe its in system/etc/bluetooth main.conf or audio.conf
Also, I'm not sure the Walkman app is so good and might be the source of the problem. I have noticed that it struggles to play mix albums and can be a bit flakey if it doesn't have a working internet connection when you first turn it on.
Poweramp has a 'resume on Bluetooth' option and plays mixes seamlessly, always starting to play as soon as there is a connection.
This probably wasn't the answer you wanted
EDIT: Lots of people have complained about
'Thow' and how useless it is
, and how it stops a device connecting sometimes, try freezing the throw app with Titanium, might be the culprit.
Sony Z1 compact
4.4.4 Kit Slim Evo 8.1 Black
Ext SD: 64Gb