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Sony Xperia & Bluetooth

asked 2017-10-13 21:51:18 +0200

JonnJonz gravatar image

updated 2017-11-16 01:00:00 +0200

Jolla announced different information about the bluetooth functionality (from not available to will maybe works without garanty).

Hope that the user which are using the Sony Xperia X in conjunction with Sailfish OS can share their experience, think this is not only interesting for me :-) Mean functionality with bluetooth devices, car entertainment systems etc.

The bluetooth functionality from the Jolla C was unfortunately a mess (no sync of the telephone list with the car entertainment system, problems with music streaming with the car entertainment system, bluetooth speaker etc.) Got from Jolla unfortunately, after mentioning these problems in the past, the answer that the Jolla C is only a community device (don't expect that we will fix such topics in the future).

Many thanks in advance :-)

Update: Sailfish X up and running, unfortunaltely the description from Jolla is not that good resp. not detailed enough.

First check: My Nokia bluetooth speaker are working fine when I use the Jolla media app, can conncet both of them (stereo mode). Connecting itself was very fast in my case. Received app (can recommend it :-)) is working now.

Jolla C is also working fine, can tranfer information between the two phones.

BMW: Possible to connect, contacts were synced (names and numbers) which was not supported with the Jolla C, calls via the hands-free system is possible. So this topics are fare better than in conjunction with the Jolla C.

Unfortunately syncing music, independent if I use the Jolla media app or the app "Received" is not possible, no sound. In the settings Sailfish X is supporting 7 different profiles (Jolla 1 only 6), but with the Jolla 1 everything is running fine but not with the Xperia X :-(

Jolla please help!

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michfu ( 2017-10-17 10:52:30 +0200 )edit

right collect all answers

ljimonad4iks ( 2017-10-30 19:09:41 +0200 )edit

HFT is not enabled in Sailfish Xperia X because of bluez5. See my answer somewhere down the road - I have posted also the profiles reported by Sailfish Xperia X and AquaFish.

Sailfish on AquaFish is bluez4 and HFT works.

Headset and Audio source and sink (a2dp) seem to work in bluez4 and bluez5. Perhaps not all devices but most.

There are issues with pairing, especially pairing older devices.

deloptes ( 2017-11-23 01:06:51 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-10-14 00:55:33 +0200

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updated 2017-10-16 12:17:12 +0200

DrYak gravatar image

My Xperia X connects with my:

  • Jolla 1
  • Nokia n900 & n9
  • JBL Flip 3 (audio)
  • JBL headphones
  • AUDI A3 Dension Lite (audio playback and voice)
  • Parrot

Everything I need! I'm a happy guy!

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Do you have one or two JBL Flip 3 (stereo mode)? I have also two bluetooth loudspeaker, but when I connect both of them (stereo mode) with my Jolla C the sound is awful (with one device is ok). Not sure what caused the problem, seems to be a problem to transfer all the information. Works great with my Jolla 1.

JonnJonz ( 2017-10-14 13:55:46 +0200 )edit

No, I have just one Flip. But I did not have a problem with any bluetooth device, so I don't expect problems with 2. But not sure

JoJo ( 2017-10-14 22:05:04 +0200 )edit

Thanks for this answer. I tried to pair my Xperia X with my Jolla1, but it failed the first tries. No other phone found while searching. So I gave up.

But your answer gave me the incentive to do some more tries, with different variations ("Visibility: On" instead of "On (3 minutes)" and so on). And suddenly the smartphones found each other.

But pairing failed, so I tried this again several times in different variations: Started pairing from Jolla1, started pairing from Xperia X, ...

After about 10 to 20 tries, pairing the two phones, laying directly next to each other, succeeded, too. So I finally can send pictures from Jolla1 to Xperia X. :) But this whole process needs some more fixing to work more flawlessly. (At least it works in the end ;)

ralooyar ( 2017-10-29 22:28:52 +0200 )edit

paired with Sony WH-1000Xm2 ;)

ljimonad4iks ( 2017-10-30 19:03:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-13 23:12:47 +0200

AHT gravatar image

To put it briefly, Bluetooth in X worked perfectly when connected with Jolla1 and C-fied Aquafish to transfer files and contact information. Pairing with hands-free system of 2009 Toyota failed systematically.

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answered 2017-10-14 00:07:54 +0200

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updated 2017-10-14 14:58:26 +0200

I paired successfully my Xperia with

1) my Soundmatters FoxL loudspeaker image description

2) my physical azerty keyboard image description

To be checked: car audio.

--EDIT-- Car audio OK (Garmin Nüvi)

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I paired and operate sucesfully X with Lumia 640 Jolla 1 Ford car audio

Paired but do not tranfered files Asus Transformer

To be checked BMW moto audio

orol ( 2017-10-14 11:50:46 +0200 )edit

where did you get your Xperia cover and mini bluetooth keyboard?? Looks great...

melg01 ( 2017-10-14 12:53:40 +0200 )edit

Thanks a lot!

melg01 ( 2017-10-15 13:16:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-18 13:14:46 +0200

Qwerty gravatar image

updated 2017-10-19 14:01:05 +0200

Yes @SagaciousT I entered car's mac address. Devel-su will ask you the password. Then, atleast for me, graphical settings opened and asked for the pin number. Actually my problem was that entering pin dialog did not start. At first I searched nearby devices with hcitool scan.

Edit. This is what I did to pair Xperia with my car. Graphical paring gave "pairing failed" all the time and pin-dialog didn't start.

devel-su (type your password)
hcitool scan (finds nearby bluetooth devices)
hcitool cc xx:xx:xx:xx:xx (put your devices mac address)

Then pin-dialog started and pairing was done .

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Now I can pair my phone with my car with these instructions. Thank you. Sorry my poor English.

Gouneesz ( 2017-11-01 17:22:01 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-14 12:28:29 +0200

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updated 2017-10-16 22:38:26 +0200

My XperiaX pairs perfectly with OneplusOne, bluetooth Speaker and Jolla1.

UPDATE: Mercedes Radio Audio 20 needs to activate 'external authorisation'. Then the phone can find the car and they are able to pair. Phone connection works well and future pairing will be established automatically. (Thanks to mbpilotuser for the support)

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Mine will connect to the car, a Citroen C5 but will then timeout and disconnect after a couple of minutes. The Jolla 1 was always rock solid and never had any problems like that in the years I've had it.

toner_cloud ( 2017-10-14 17:19:49 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-14 12:44:49 +0200

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updated 2017-10-16 19:48:36 +0200

My Xperia X finds my UE Boom 2 speaker but fails to pair with it :-(

EDIT: after a few more tries, suddenly paired with my Boom and working fine, although some occasional glitches or jitter. Bluetooth may need some improvement, but at least it's basically working, that's more than I expected.

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Can you pair only one of them?

JonnJonz ( 2017-10-14 13:58:24 +0200 )edit

I also tried to connect my XperiaX to an UE Boom 2. Phone said the device is conected but the UE didn't confirm with that drumsound BUT as I played an audiofile the sound came from the UE. I am running official SailfishX and the UE Bopm 2 is on latest firmware.

Helge ( 2017-10-16 09:48:40 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-11-12 18:47:17 +0200

deloptes gravatar image

Jolla PLEASE give us usable bluez4 version for Sailfish X, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

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answered 2017-10-14 00:33:09 +0200

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Someone have try with Pebble watch?

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Yes works with rockpool. But no companion app is working :-( But this is also at J1, JC and AquaFish.

chris_bavaria ( 2017-10-14 03:00:31 +0200 )edit

Same for me, my Pebble Time works great with rockpool (as it did with my Jolla C). As with the other phones, remember to select the non-LE device when pairing since rockpool unfortunately don't have LE support.

ghling ( 2017-10-14 14:20:43 +0200 )edit

Pebble Time Steel also works for me with Rockpool. Same advice as @ghling: Use the non-LE device. ;)

Armadillo ( 2017-11-15 19:30:58 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-10-16 15:08:56 +0200

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updated 2017-10-16 15:10:29 +0200

Bluetooth pairs and works with Nokia N808, Z1 Compact (android 4.4.4), Generic Android 6.0, Bluetooth headset (chinese), and my Thinkpad. BUT the big annoyance is that sending via bluetooth isn't integrated into gallery/file browser, etc so I haven't found a decent way to transfer files besides USB.

Photos can be sent by opening the photo and sending it, so one at a time, with a few clicks and screen loads between each one.

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answered 2017-10-16 19:39:49 +0200

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Tried to pair Xperia x with Ford Audio but it did not work. Car shows the pin number but phone says something like "pairing failed".

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I had the same issue with my Smart. When I got this message, I started the pairing again and selected the Smart device again. Then it was possible to enter the pin code.

mbpilotuser ( 2017-10-16 21:04:10 +0200 )edit

Now I got it to work. Did not work via settings. Car sends a pin but can not type it in my phone. Then I used command line devel-su hcitool cc MAC-address now my phone asks the pin code and pairing was done!

Qwerty ( 2017-10-18 10:10:39 +0200 )edit

Qwerty, I have nearly the same problem with my Volvo. My car shows a PIN that I cannot enter at the phone and immediately after the car says something like pairing failed. Do I have to enter a specific MAC address with your workaround or is this part of the command?

SagaciousT ( 2017-10-18 11:49:28 +0200 )edit

You have to enter the MAC of the cars BT system. You can get it via devel-su hcitool scan

deloptes ( 2017-10-22 01:08:28 +0200 )edit

I could pair with my ford sync but when tried a call it disconnected so it does not work. Putting the pin code in was no problem at all

NuklearFart ( 2017-10-23 09:37:04 +0200 )edit
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