Browsing the contents of another phone via Bluetooth

Published by Steve Litchfield at 7:44 UTC, July 7th 2006

Question:

Q. Is it possible to browse the contents of another phone via Bluetooth? My old Samsung could do this. Once paired you would also have the option to browse the files of the phone (images, video and audio).

Answer:

A. No, this isn't possible with Nokia smartphones, which have a proper operating system. And no Bluetooth profiles that allow this in the first place. Thinking about this from the point of view of security, you needn't worry about leaving Bluetooth turned on - there's absolutely no way anybody could hack into your device.

Your old Samsung probably had a custom Bluetooth application on each phone that worked specifically with other Samsungs.....



 

Filed: Home > Support > Browsing the contents of another phone via Bluetooth

Platforms: Series 60, Series 80, Series 90, UIQ, General, N-Gage, S60 3rd Edition, UIQ 3

Categories: Miscellaneous, Communications

Discussion

desertrat
The fact that "Nokia smartphones, which have a proper operating system" should make this even easier! For example on my Linux desktop using KDE (which has pretty good bluetooth integration) I am able to browse the contents of C: and E: of my E70. I can copy files to and from the phone with ease. It would be even better if I was able to do this on the phone itself (ie browse any device that supports obex ftp).

Security has nowt to do with it.
aatifsumar
just got my hand on a friends samsung phone. . .the credit card size 1. . .and it bluejacked my 3250 without me accepting nething. ...
zainman
Quote:
Originally Posted by aatifsumar
just got my hand on a friends samsung phone. . .the credit card size 1. . .and it bluejacked my 3250 without me accepting nething. ...
and how did he do it? what software did he use?
aatifsumar
no software. . .u kno that credit card sized samsung fone?? she just got it and was fiddling with the BT . . . and sumhow accesed my gallery. . . .theres an inbuilt feature in the connection menu of the phone with an option saying browse file system . .and it works. . .y cant our s60 do this??? o and btw get screenshare its awesome!!! u can hook 2 fones and use 1 as a spycam.. .u can watch a video on 2 fones. . .lots of possibiltiies. ..
moone
you can fine some information on google
brendand
It's called the FTP profile - and Symbian supports it. Nokia just don't seem to provide a client for it. A third party application might be able to do this.

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