How to connect mini bluetooh keyboard to Desire Froyo

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ccabreu

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This is for those who are having problems connecting Desire with a Bluetooth Keyboard, in my case a Chinese mini Bluetooth keyboard (model PA-BK03- $ 27.00).
Things you need:
1) Rooted Desire (in my case OpenDesire 1.3b)
2) 3 files (hidd, hcitool and hciconfig) from code google
3) Recovery console (unrevoked for example)
4) And a Bluetooth keyboard…
The basic principle is to copy these 3 files to /system/xbin and set the permissions to 755, and than, after you enable Bluetooth on the phone and on the device, run the follow command:
#hcitool scan
Scanning ...
DC:2C:26:B3:C6:46 Bluetooth Mini Keyboard
Than
# hidd --connect DC:2C:26:B3:C6:46 (use your own MAC Address)
After it, you mini keyboard will stop blinking the blue led….TADA….is done!
I just cook the blu_sign.zip that contains the 3 files…you can use your recovery console apply it. And I recommend to use gscript lite to write the “hidd --connect” command and shortcut it in your home screen.
All the credits goes to…. Erin at i-miss-erin blogspot
And please I’m not a developer just curious and I hope that some noble developer make an fancy apk better than this.
Brasil na final da copa…
 

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bradputt

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hi may I know where you bought this keyboard? ebay?


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jimlad

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Hi that's very interesting, will this method help with connecting other bluetooth devices? ps3 controller perhaps... or the wii one which apparently wont work with htc sense..



hup Holland hup :D
 

mercianary

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The ps3 controller isn't a hid device, but afaik a wii nunchuck is.

They did get ps3 controllers working on PC though , so it might be possible.

That keyboard looks nice btw. If it had one of them weird nipple things that old laptops used as a mouse I'd deffinately invest in one.
 

ccabreu

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S60mike, I just connect my mighty mouse from apple and guess what...its working. Amazing for some games

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mmeidl78

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When i try to pair my apple magic mouse it shows:

Can't create HID control channel: Connection refused

Where can/must I enter 0000 as pairing-code? Isn't this required? Now I try my Apple BT Keyboard :)
 

ccabreu

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When I enter hidd command android popup to enter mighty mouse code. Try first at android bluetooth setting.

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ccabreu

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mmeidl78

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When I enter hidd command android popup to enter mighty mouse code. Try first at android bluetooth setting.

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It worked. After a lot of trys and typing the damn Mac-Code etc. into the terminal on the phone ^^ I've got the english keys on a german keyboard while typing - but thats not so bad ......

Great Work !

Thanks
 

Bouncer5

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According to the keyboard on dealextreme, it supports android apparently.... I would have said it was out of the box support
 

sactoguy

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Tried a couple times with my foldable keyboard from Palm,, it keeps telling me that "stderr: Device is not available: No such device"
 

mmeidl78

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I've used the aluminium Apple Bluetooth-Keyboard and it worked well. I've got english layout on german keyboard but thats not a big problem :)
 

Biffy

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s60mike: I'm desperate to get the apple keyboard working with my desire. What rom are you using please? And is it the two or three battery keyboard?
 

hackm0d

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s60mike: I'm desperate to get the apple keyboard working with my desire. What rom are you using please? And is it the two or three battery keyboard?

+1
Got a Nexus One here.
There is a major internal difference between the two and three battery keyboards, with many saying the three battery keyboard works better.
 

Biffy

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Well that's good news for me as I have the 3 battery! :) But not had any luck yet. Tried on a rooted rom but got device not found on hciconfig. So running stock again for now.

Does anyone know if Froyo will make it any easier and is it impossible to run hidd un-rooted?