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Using a phone as a bluetooth device


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I recently purchased a new laptop (old one's motherboard freaked out and died RIP :( ). anyways the new one doesnt have a bluetooth device.... What im wondering is .. if its possible to use a USB enabled phone (ie Motorola L6) as a bluetooth device for the computer? Would this involve firmware hacking the phone/unlocking it? is this built into any OS/linux distro?

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No i didn’t, I figured people here wouldn’t mind, and I trust the people who post on this forum more then I trust (as well as value their opinion more), than some random person from the internet. My understanding of a forum was that it was a place where one could ask a community of people for their expertise, and input.

<sarcasm> But okay, I'll just not bother posting, and sticking to just Google searchs... In fact we all should do just that, and you know boycott forums and stuff. </sarcasm>

edit: spelling :oops:

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Oh, for crying out loud...

Right, xxAtimiskxx - stop telling people to google it if it's a reasonable question. Fine, if it's something you get asked over and over and over again that's clearly and obviously available in the first 5 pages of Google. then say what you like.

Sunari - Ignore him, he's having a brainfart.

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ive heard of using a Mobile as a modem but never any one setting it up as a dongel, though there still may be a high chance u can, also just a side note, google tunrs up nothink ^_^

Though as the others have pretty much suggested is a bluetooth dongel outta the question? here in Aus we can pick them up for about $10, so thats about $5US and like $1.25UK :S (go our ecconomy!!)

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Its unlikely to work as you want it to, and if it did it would probally be a complete pain in the arse to setup and use. Its a nice idea, but in this case I would recommend dropping the £4 that a white label USB dongle will set you back on ebay. Its simple the most efficient method in this case.

However, if efficiency is not your goal, go for it, I would be interested in seeing if it can be done. You would just need a way of connecting the bluetooth and usb buses [wrong word I know, correct me please] together inside the phone, allowing your computer to talk directly to the bluetooth chip. You would probally need to write some drivers to allow this to function. Have a look at the Treo 650 linux project for some pointers, as linux being linux, it can probally do something similar to this already.

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hmm, well cameras for example can act in a diskmode.. could the same concept not be applied? the new phones which have the card slots (miniSD/microSD) im gonna guess they have a disk mode..

could the same concept not be used.. to access the bluetooth device in 'dev' mode? or something.. I realize this would probably require some extensive firmware mods.. maybe even drivers.. but its possible ?..

I realize that its easier to buy a dongle.. but now im intrigued by the challenge...

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