Uitukka can not receive apk file over Bluetooth [duplicate]

asked 2014-11-06 13:21:18 +0300

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updated 2015-01-23 14:13:41 +0300

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Tried to send a 19MB apk file with Samsung S4 to Jolla. Transfer failed and Samsung displayed error: Unsupported content format. Renamed the file to have .txt ending and Jolla could receive the file. This is a problem with Jolla device since I can send the apk file to Nokia 808 without a problem.

EDIT: I managed to send the apk file after installing Yandex store! Sequence of events that led to this: 1) Installed Android support 2) Installed android apps 3) Installed Uitukka 4) Installed Yandex store (signed in) 5) Removed Yandex store 6) Used android apps 7) Jolla powered off but doing wake up alarms 8) Tried to send apk over bluetooth and failed. Tried to install apk with file manager and it complained: Can not open apk. 9) Reinstalled Android support but for no avail 10) Installed Yandex store, and now installing apks work and Jolla can receive apk files

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by ossi1967
close date 2014-11-06 20:16:49.399666



Seems that Jolla can only receive files it has file associations to over Bluetooth. That's not good, because I as a user want to store files on Jolla which I have no intention on opening with Jolla. Yandex store removal seems to have broken these associations, they should have been set to Android support application. Above is speculation on my part.

alloj ( 2014-11-06 17:04:16 +0300 )edit

I have the same problem but with .epub E-Book files. And I even have FBreader installed!

Venty ( 2014-11-06 17:19:31 +0300 )edit

Only being able to receive file types which are "supported" on the device apparently is a requirement in the bluetooth spec. While I can somewhat understand the idea behind it, it is an annoyance for more advanced users.

I suggest the Sailfish Utility App to include an option to toggle this behavior. And possibly future other such inconvenient limitations too. (e.g. DLNA on the N9 had some silly limitations, as required by DLNA. Those limitations were easily disabled by an app.)

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-11-06 19:40:31 +0300 )edit

I cannot find the source right now (and am too lazy to search), but I remember having read somewhere that this is in fact a requirement of some BT-related specification: The receiving device must reject unknown content. (Checking file types and rejecting file transfers is active work the developer has to do; it would be much easier to just accept everything that comes your way. So I wouldn't believe Jolla just included this "feature" for no reason.)

I agree it's nonsense, though. Maybe there's a config file that tells BT which file tipes are known? Or maybe there's a way to bind all unknown file types to the file manager?

(ah - Fuzzillogic was faster ... :) ...)

ossi1967 ( 2014-11-06 19:51:05 +0300 )edit

@ossi1967This question, I guess. I read the same ;)

Fuzzillogic ( 2014-11-06 19:55:47 +0300 )edit