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Sony Xperia & Bluetooth

asked 2017-10-13 21:51:18 +0300

JonnJonz gravatar image

updated 2018-04-04 23:28:24 +0300

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 issue is 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!

Update II ( No changes, not working after the (EA) update. On top of that also the bluetooth of my Jolla 1 is not working anymore (see also here:

Update III ( --> solved

I had the possibility to test it with some other cars (and entertainment systems), think the results are independent from V13 or V14:

BMW 220D (manufacturing date January 2018): Possible to connect, sync telephone list incl. numbers, calls via the hands-free system were possible, music were routed via bluetooth

VW Passat (manufacturing date February 2018): Possible to connect, sync telephone list incl. numbers, calls via the hands-free system were possible, music were routed via bluetooth, strange behavior: possible to turn the volume down but not up :/ (only possible on the phone in both direction).

Maybe this is more an issue about the manufacturing date of the entertainment system and not an issue about the used car brand itself.

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michfu ( 2017-10-17 10:52:30 +0300 )edit

right collect all answers

ljimonad4iks ( 2017-10-30 19:09:41 +0300 )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 +0300 )edit

In my case the bluetooth implementation of the Jolla C is not working, with my BMW sync is possible but with no audio, no names (only telephone numbers) etc. Not sure what cause all the problems, Jolla gave never an answer regarding that issue. They aware of the problem but don't saw any reasons to fix that.

JonnJonz ( 2018-02-21 23:22:29 +0300 )edit

Try filling the "name" and "surname" fields in Prople, then check if names are shown. On the Alfa Giulia only entdies with names are shown, and the infotainment hardware is the same as BMW.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2018-02-21 23:33:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-10-23 02:27:41 +0300

goldenm gravatar image

BT works with Jabra Solemate.

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answered 2017-10-23 13:42:33 +0300

harry gravatar image

Bluetooth Sound works with my CarKit Parrot MK6000 but phoning does not work. See

JollaC and SailfishX: car kit connected with bluetooth music works but phone calls do not

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answered 2017-11-19 19:02:45 +0300

zuyev gravatar image

updated 2018-11-14 10:58:36 +0300

Xperia X Dual (Sailfish OS

  1. Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD is full working.
  2. Parrot Minikit Neo not working.
  3. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 not working.
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did you try only pairing or is the parrot fully working?

mettska ( 2018-01-13 23:14:42 +0300 )edit

Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD is fully functional.

zuyev ( 2018-11-14 10:48:33 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-12-02 18:17:54 +0300

bertie gravatar image

updated 2017-12-02 18:24:45 +0300

My experience with a Sony MDR-1000X headset and a Xperia X phone:


  • Pairing
  • Listening to music using the Media App
  • Controlling playback via headsets (pause, play, fwd, rwd, volume up&down)


  • Answering calls
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answered 2017-12-02 22:25:03 +0300

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updated 2017-12-03 00:57:18 +0300

Two keyboards worked (well, mostly, special characters are always a bit off):

  1. Nokia SU-8W
  2. No-Name Keyboard "Mini Bluetooth Keyboard"

I also tried a very old Motorola H500 headset. It worked, but there was a lot of noise on the line during a phone call. When pairing the headset with an Intex Aqua fish, there was no noise.

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answered 2017-12-04 20:58:36 +0300

hkth gravatar image

Pairs and works with UE Megaboom bluetooth speaker as expected.

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answered 2017-12-05 22:30:04 +0300

peter.woelflingseder gravatar image

Xperia X pairs with Fiat 500L (Uconnect handsfree system) but is not usable.

  • Contacts and call history are not downloaded to Uconnect.
  • Playing music only works slutteringly.

This is urgent to be fixed for daily business life.

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Music stuttering can probably be fixed by turning wlan off.

Nrde ( 2018-01-12 10:45:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-02-03 01:55:06 +0300

How2DetermineIfWitch gravatar image

updated 2018-02-03 02:02:31 +0300

My Sailfish X on Xperia bluetooth connection works out of the box with:

  • Aukey EP-B26 Bluetooth Headphones.
  • UE Mini Boom soundbox
  • SONY SRS-XB3 soundbox
  • 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Entertainment / Headset System
  • EC Technology foldable Bluetooth Mini keyboard A40-KBBT002BDE-1
  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ARM-Cortex-A53

No functionality so far with

  • Fitness Tracker DBPOWER ST0028FBA (app installed via Fdroid obviously can not initiate any bluetooth connection)

If anyone finds one particular fitness tracker / heart rate monitor / step counter .... that hooks up to sailfish X, hints would be very much appreciated. Can't find any info on that here or elsewhere online.

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Unfortunately my Sony does not pair with my logitech mini boombox. When bluetooth is searching for devices I see many numbers of unknown devices, but not the number of my mini boom box.

Kea ( 2018-03-09 17:18:49 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-03-08 08:05:20 +0300

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I put this in the comments on the only other Subaru reference earlier in here. But here is my experience:

I am using Sailfish X, and prior to the bluetooth had worked with my Subaru Legacy 2015 in the following capacities that I had tested: Audible App played through the Car Used the car system to do voice dialing for outgoing calls Incoming calls rang on the car, and i could answer the calls using the car's "answer" button.

After updating to The car and the phone connect via bluetooth, and i see the address book transfers . However, that is where everything else fails. Audible App will only play though the phone speaker, not the car. Using the car system to do a voice call, acts like it will work, but fails to actually dial the number (though I can use the contact name to get the correct number) incoming calls do not ring through the car speakers Both incoming and outgoing calls do not route through the bluetooth for audio and only use the phone speakers.

I plan on deleting and recreating the bluetooth connection tomorrow to see if that fixes the problem and will report back.

Also, I the car was coming up as a "Headset" initially, after the failures I changed that to "Car Kit" but it failed as well. I didn't cycle through all the options.

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answered 2018-03-08 16:59:05 +0300

Kea gravatar image

My XperiaX does not pair with my mini boom speaker. Bluetooth search list has about 14 devices in my surrounding, but not the one I want!

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And why do I only get numbers from devices in the bluetooth list? How does one knows which number is the right one?

Kea ( 2018-03-08 17:01:54 +0300 )edit
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