[Q] Turn phone into bluetooth dongle???

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xf59

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Jul 8, 2011
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Hi, I am wondering if it were possible for somebody on here to write an app or pc program that turns my phone into a bluetooth dongle via usb? Because I have a bluetooth headset that I want to use on my pc but I can't use it because I don't have a bluetooth dongle. Now instead of going out and buying a bluetooth dongle, I figured since I have an android phone that it would somehow be possible to use my phone as a bluetooth adapter/dongle that my pc can use? I'm using windows 7 amd 64-bit, and a sprint galaxy nexus. (please move to appropriate forum, idk how i got in the galaxy note ii forum i thought i was in sprint galaxy nexus forum)
 
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na7q

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Hi, I am wondering if it were possible for somebody on here to write an app or pc program that turns my phone into a bluetooth dongle via usb? Because I have a bluetooth headset that I want to use on my pc but I can't use it because I don't have a bluetooth dongle. Now instead of going out and buying a bluetooth dongle, I figured since I have an android phone that it would somehow be possible to use my phone as a bluetooth adapter/dongle that my pc can use? I'm using windows 7 amd 64-bit, and a sprint galaxy nexus. (please move to appropriate forum, idk how i got in the galaxy note ii forum i thought i was in sprint galaxy nexus forum)

never seen such a thing. would be cool. i recommend just going and buying a dongle. they are super super cheap anyway. so very little harm will be done with that money. :p
 

someone0

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I don't know if it can and never seen a project like this, but I think you better off buying the USB-Bluetooth adapter. It's extremely cheap now a day. And you gotta ask yourself, is it very worth it to wait? Even if it exist, it wouldn't be as capable as the real one, and then you have to worry about some other stuff what happen when the phone ring, does the phone have the head set or the PC? Seriously, go buy the adapter unless you want to scratch your own itch.
 

xf59

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thanks for the feedback. I got a bluetooth adapter recently but it says my headset has no device drivers to install so it doesn't work for me :/ Idk how to make it work
 

tommo123

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ah, i had that on win7. doesn't come with a2dp drivers. you need your own (laptops tend to come with the manufacturers own) like blue soleil or some such
 

esteffanjonkman

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Hi, I am wondering if it were possible for somebody on here to write an app or pc program that turns my phone into a bluetooth dongle via usb? Because I have a bluetooth headset that I want to use on my pc but I can't use it because I don't have a bluetooth dongle. Now instead of going out and buying a bluetooth dongle, I figured since I have an android phone that it would somehow be possible to use my phone as a bluetooth adapter/dongle that my pc can use? I'm using windows 7 amd 64-bit, and a sprint galaxy nexus. (please move to appropriate forum, idk how i got in the galaxy note ii forum i thought i was in sprint galaxy nexus forum)

Hey man. So, actually making your phone into a bluetooth dongle is a lil' bit nasty due to permission issues. BUT, there is another way. As you are willing to use this "measure" to stream your PC's audio to your bluetooth headset, you can download an audio streaming app from the appstore (such as SoundWire for Android), set up the connection between your PC and your smartphone, and THEN you share your phone's media through the phone's bluetooth service to the headset. Maybe there can be a loss of syncronization for games and videos, but music will be just fine! Hope it helps ;)
 

LokeshC2

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Hi, I am wondering if it were possible for somebody on here to write an app or pc program that turns my phone into a bluetooth dongle via usb? Because I have a bluetooth headset that I want to use on my pc but I can't use it because I don't have a bluetooth dongle. Now instead of going out and buying a bluetooth dongle, I figured since I have an android phone that it would somehow be possible to use my phone as a bluetooth adapter/dongle that my pc can use? I'm using windows 7 amd 64-bit, and a sprint galaxy nexus. (please move to appropriate forum, idk how i got in the galaxy note ii forum i thought i was in sprint galaxy nexus forum)

Hmm. Well, things like USB WiFi dongles and USB bluetooth dongles do exist, so USB had nothing against wifi or bluetooth. And those dongles work just fine even when connected through a USB hub. And as you say, your device has both WiFi and bluetooth. So, the simplest possible solution would be to have the PC view the phone as a USB hub, and the phones WiFi and bluetooth can be shown as USB dongles connected through this "hub". Infact, with that option, it should be possible to share lots of things between the PC and phone. You could share NFC, or even a fingerprint scanner, if you have them. Internet is obvious, because we already have USB tethering for that. I believe we also have apps that let us use the smart phone camera as a webcam? That too can be covered in this. Heck, even a GPS for the PC. (Or laptop?) Anyway, I am not much for coding and such, so if someone finds a way to implement it, please let me know? (If this becomes an app, then send me a free link, perhaps?)
 

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    Hi, I am wondering if it were possible for somebody on here to write an app or pc program that turns my phone into a bluetooth dongle via usb? Because I have a bluetooth headset that I want to use on my pc but I can't use it because I don't have a bluetooth dongle. Now instead of going out and buying a bluetooth dongle, I figured since I have an android phone that it would somehow be possible to use my phone as a bluetooth adapter/dongle that my pc can use? I'm using windows 7 amd 64-bit, and a sprint galaxy nexus. (please move to appropriate forum, idk how i got in the galaxy note ii forum i thought i was in sprint galaxy nexus forum)

    Hey man. So, actually making your phone into a bluetooth dongle is a lil' bit nasty due to permission issues. BUT, there is another way. As you are willing to use this "measure" to stream your PC's audio to your bluetooth headset, you can download an audio streaming app from the appstore (such as SoundWire for Android), set up the connection between your PC and your smartphone, and THEN you share your phone's media through the phone's bluetooth service to the headset. Maybe there can be a loss of syncronization for games and videos, but music will be just fine! Hope it helps ;)