How real is the option of Bluetooth?

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  1. swisstony

    swisstony New Member

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    Hi,

    I rang Apple about Bluetooth because I'm getting REALLY frustrated about how they have locked it down.

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    I have to admit i was getting a little 'abrasive' with the bloke on the phone because he said that Bluetooth was restricted for security reasons -WHY!!!!!. That was the question I asked but he couldn't answer it.

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    I said i was developing applications for the Ipod Touch 3g and he said that the developer tools allow access to the Bluetooth protocols.

    Is this true? if thats the case i'm asking others on this forum have they had any success with developing apps to do the 'normal' things we would like to do with bluetooth? I suspect not as there is not a proliferation of applications.

    I'm currently getting used to Xcode & Interface Builder but I really want to exploit the bluetooth capability more than anything at the moment.

    Any help would be useful - note - cant jailbreak cos I've got a 3g and i'm on 4.1 with no saved shsh blobs!!!!!!!!!!!! DOH!

    swisstony
  2. bobby681

    bobby681 Active Member

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    There was iBluetooth, then iBluenova. Both discontinued, which did a half decent job of it. I heard some other dev is working on it now, but haven't seen anything since.
  3. swisstony

    swisstony New Member

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    Thx for that Bobby 681,

    Does anyone know who developed iBluetooth and iBluenova and was it open source?

    Were these for jailbroken or un-jailbroken devices?

    I'm on a mission here!!!!

    Someone tell me it cant be done so that I can stop wasting effort. Otherwise its your fault I'm wasting my life!!!!!

    Swisstony
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    He has twitter accounts - http://twitter.com/ibluenova
    It is for jailbroken devices.
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    You can jailbreak 3G on iOS 4.1 now but it will be tethered
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    Peebs New Member

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    Jailbroken only obviously, Apple would never let such a thing into the appstore as they don't want this to happen, so they dimmed down the bluetooth features.
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    No he can't.
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    Drewza1243 Member

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    Oops, sorry! I was thinking of the 2G!
    Doesn't Sn0wbreeze do it though?
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    OK, let me correct myself. You can jailbreak 3G with Sn0wbreeze 2.0 but you have to be previously jailbroken on 3.1.2
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    You have to have the blobs for it, which he doesn't.
  10. swisstony

    swisstony New Member

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    Just think of the following Apple would have for the I<whatever> kit if they werent so hell bent on making money.

    But i guess they are treading a fine line between customer satisfaction AND maximising profits.

    Does anyone have any technical info on accessing bluetooth capability, ie. memory mapping, the electronic hardware that is used (chipsets, etc), routines to access the drivers that are unprotected (a2dp), etc?

    thanx

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