Downloading Games via Bluetooth - a Tutorial

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This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others some
time.

As you've read, you can add games to your v3, v300 - v600 and others
without having to install a bunch of software IF you do it over
Bluetooth. You can simply drag the .jar file to the OBEX Object Push
icon and it's done. I'm happy to confirm that it's true and works
quickly and easily ONCE you've got things set up just right.

The Bluetooth dongle for your PC should have come with a CD containing
some drivers. When those drivers are installed you will have a new icon
on your desktop that says "My Bluetooth Places." Note that if you
simply plug the dongle into a USB port it will work with Mobile Phone
Tools but you won't have the "My Bluetooth Places" icon and you need it
for this operation. So, unplug the dongle and run the CD. When the
installation is complete, plug in the dongle, you will see the icon and
you can open My Bluetooth Places UNLESS, like me and so many others, you
have XP SP2 installed! If that's the case clicking the icon will do
absolutely NOTHING! SO...

If you are running XP SP2 this next step is important: Click START:RUN
and enter 'devmgmt.msc' and click OK. Click the + in front of Bluetooth
and select the first item which is Generic Bluetooth Radio. Click
'Update Drivers' and select the CSR driver instead of the Microsoft one.
See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840635 for
an explanation and further details.

OOOkay! Now that you've done all that, you can open My BT Places and
setup to find your phone as you would normally. Once you see your
phone, double click it to see the OBEX Object Push icon. Don't see it
do you? There's yet one more step. On the toolbar, click Bluetooth:
Advanced Configuration: Client Applications and scroll down to and
highlight 'File Transfer,' click 'Properties' and UNcheck "Secure
Connection.'

NOW you can double-click the phone icon and, at long last, see the
elusive 'OBEX Object Push' icon. Just drag the .jar file to it and it
will be transferred to the phone. Follow the prompts on the phone to
install it and enjoy the game!
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    > This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several hours
    > figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others some time.

    Thanks for that.

    Havent got a dongle yet but when I do I'm sure your guide will come in
    useful.

    Does it matter what dongle you buy or are they all the same?

    Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    I don't think it matters which one you buy. I bought the cheapest one I
    could find on ebay which, at the time, cost under $20 delivered. It
    looks pretty generic with no name on it but the package said "Nimbus"
    with no info about them other than it was made in Taiwan. The disk
    simply is labelled "Blutooth Driver" with nothing else. The Widcomm
    software and CSR Driver seems to be the defacto standard. Using the
    Bluetooth adapter it's easier to upload just about everything. Now that
    I have it all sorted out I'll only use MPT for Phonebook backup.

    From:Joe
    editz_at-hotmail-com

    >> This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    >> hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others
    >> some time.
    >
    > Thanks for that.
    >
    > Havent got a dongle yet but when I do I'm sure your guide will come in
    > useful.
    >
    > Does it matter what dongle you buy or are they all the same?
    >
    > Thanks.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    OK -- that was fun -- thanks. Now, how do you uninstall a game?

    "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    news:wm_Gd.62570$nP1.32738@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    > hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others some
    > time.
    >
    > As you've read, you can add games to your v3, v300 - v600 and others
    > without having to install a bunch of software IF you do it over
    > Bluetooth. You can simply drag the .jar file to the OBEX Object Push
    > icon and it's done. I'm happy to confirm that it's true and works
    > quickly and easily ONCE you've got things set up just right.
    >
    > The Bluetooth dongle for your PC should have come with a CD containing
    > some drivers. When those drivers are installed you will have a new icon
    > on your desktop that says "My Bluetooth Places." Note that if you
    > simply plug the dongle into a USB port it will work with Mobile Phone
    > Tools but you won't have the "My Bluetooth Places" icon and you need it
    > for this operation. So, unplug the dongle and run the CD. When the
    > installation is complete, plug in the dongle, you will see the icon and
    > you can open My Bluetooth Places UNLESS, like me and so many others, you
    > have XP SP2 installed! If that's the case clicking the icon will do
    > absolutely NOTHING! SO...
    >
    > If you are running XP SP2 this next step is important: Click START:RUN
    > and enter 'devmgmt.msc' and click OK. Click the + in front of Bluetooth
    > and select the first item which is Generic Bluetooth Radio. Click
    > 'Update Drivers' and select the CSR driver instead of the Microsoft one.
    > See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840635 for
    > an explanation and further details.
    >
    > OOOkay! Now that you've done all that, you can open My BT Places and
    > setup to find your phone as you would normally. Once you see your
    > phone, double click it to see the OBEX Object Push icon. Don't see it
    > do you? There's yet one more step. On the toolbar, click Bluetooth:
    > Advanced Configuration: Client Applications and scroll down to and
    > highlight 'File Transfer,' click 'Properties' and UNcheck "Secure
    > Connection.'
    >
    > NOW you can double-click the phone icon and, at long last, see the
    > elusive 'OBEX Object Push' icon. Just drag the .jar file to it and it
    > will be transferred to the phone. Follow the prompts on the phone to
    > install it and enjoy the game!
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Same method as deleting any other item. From your phone, go to GAMES,
    scroll to the name of the game you want to delete, press MENU, scroll to
    DELETE and press SELECT. Presto! It's gone.

    From:Compulady
    compulady@softhome.net

    > OK -- that was fun -- thanks. Now, how do you uninstall a game?
    >
    > "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    > news:wm_Gd.62570$nP1.32738@twister.socal.rr.com...
    >> This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    >> hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others
    >> some time.
    >>
    >> As you've read, you can add games to your v3, v300 - v600 and others
    >> without having to install a bunch of software IF you do it over
    >> Bluetooth. You can simply drag the .jar file to the OBEX Object Push
    >> icon and it's done. I'm happy to confirm that it's true and works
    >> quickly and easily ONCE you've got things set up just right.
    >>
    >> The Bluetooth dongle for your PC should have come with a CD
    >> containing some drivers. When those drivers are installed you will
    >> have a new icon on your desktop that says "My Bluetooth Places."
    >> Note that if you simply plug the dongle into a USB port it will work
    >> with Mobile Phone Tools but you won't have the "My Bluetooth Places"
    >> icon and you need it for this operation. So, unplug the dongle and
    >> run the CD. When the installation is complete, plug in the dongle,
    >> you will see the icon and you can open My Bluetooth Places UNLESS,
    >> like me and so many others, you have XP SP2 installed! If that's the
    >> case clicking the icon will do absolutely NOTHING! SO...
    >>
    >> If you are running XP SP2 this next step is important: Click
    >> START:RUN and enter 'devmgmt.msc' and click OK. Click the + in
    >> front of Bluetooth and select the first item which is Generic
    >> Bluetooth Radio. Click 'Update Drivers' and select the CSR driver
    >> instead of the Microsoft one. See:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840635 for
    >> an explanation and further details.
    >>
    >> OOOkay! Now that you've done all that, you can open My BT Places and
    >> setup to find your phone as you would normally. Once you see your
    >> phone, double click it to see the OBEX Object Push icon. Don't see
    >> it do you? There's yet one more step. On the toolbar, click
    >> Bluetooth: Advanced Configuration: Client Applications and scroll
    >> down to and highlight 'File Transfer,' click 'Properties' and
    >> UNcheck "Secure Connection.'
    >>
    >> NOW you can double-click the phone icon and, at long last, see the
    >> elusive 'OBEX Object Push' icon. Just drag the .jar file to it and
    >> it will be transferred to the phone. Follow the prompts on the
    >> phone to install it and enjoy the game!
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    I have an ActionTec Bluetooth adapter, and I only seem to be able to
    transfer ringtones from my phone to my computer, but not vice-versa. I also
    can't transfer Java games (.jar) files to the phone. When I drop the .jar
    file onto the OBEX Object Push icon, I see a message about getting the file
    list from the device, then I see a brief ftp message, then a dialog pops up
    that says this operation is not supported on this phone. Is this just an
    issue with the V505 and AT&T or is there something wrong with the Bluetooth
    transfer?

    I have also used Motorola Phone Tools to push mp3 ringtones to the phone in
    the past, but now since I've reloaded my Windows XP (SP1) operating system
    (and also reloaded the Bluetooth drivers from the ActionTec CD), that no
    longer works. I can pull a ringtone or picture from the phone, but I can't
    seem to push one onto the phone. With MPT the symptom is that it starts to
    copy (it shows me about 5k of data transferred), then hangs and says I've
    lost my connection to the phone.

    Any ideas on what's going wrong with this?

    Regards,

    Steve

    "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com> wrote in message
    news:wm_Gd.62570$nP1.32738@twister.socal.rr.com...
    > This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    > hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others some
    > time.
    >
    > As you've read, you can add games to your v3, v300 - v600 and others
    > without having to install a bunch of software IF you do it over
    > Bluetooth. You can simply drag the .jar file to the OBEX Object Push
    > icon and it's done. I'm happy to confirm that it's true and works
    > quickly and easily ONCE you've got things set up just right.
    >
    > The Bluetooth dongle for your PC should have come with a CD containing
    > some drivers. When those drivers are installed you will have a new icon
    > on your desktop that says "My Bluetooth Places." Note that if you
    > simply plug the dongle into a USB port it will work with Mobile Phone
    > Tools but you won't have the "My Bluetooth Places" icon and you need it
    > for this operation. So, unplug the dongle and run the CD. When the
    > installation is complete, plug in the dongle, you will see the icon and
    > you can open My Bluetooth Places UNLESS, like me and so many others, you
    > have XP SP2 installed! If that's the case clicking the icon will do
    > absolutely NOTHING! SO...
    >
    > If you are running XP SP2 this next step is important: Click START:RUN
    > and enter 'devmgmt.msc' and click OK. Click the + in front of Bluetooth
    > and select the first item which is Generic Bluetooth Radio. Click
    > 'Update Drivers' and select the CSR driver instead of the Microsoft one.
    > See: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840635 for
    > an explanation and further details.
    >
    > OOOkay! Now that you've done all that, you can open My BT Places and
    > setup to find your phone as you would normally. Once you see your
    > phone, double click it to see the OBEX Object Push icon. Don't see it
    > do you? There's yet one more step. On the toolbar, click Bluetooth:
    > Advanced Configuration: Client Applications and scroll down to and
    > highlight 'File Transfer,' click 'Properties' and UNcheck "Secure
    > Connection.'
    >
    > NOW you can double-click the phone icon and, at long last, see the
    > elusive 'OBEX Object Push' icon. Just drag the .jar file to it and it
    > will be transferred to the phone. Follow the prompts on the phone to
    > install it and enjoy the game!
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    I hope you are able to help me - I purchased a Nimbus Bluetooth for my
    wife to use with her PC and Compaq iPaq. After loading the software
    drivers, I got a message: "Your Bluetooth Software license does not
    include use with this Bluetooth device". In addition, the software
    cannot see the device installed on the computer (Windows confirms
    installation and good working order). I have looked all over the place
    to find a solution and have not had any success. I contacted Broadcom
    who now own the WIDCOMM software, but they claim customers modify the
    software for devices - I cannot contact the device mamufacturer as they
    do not seem to have a web site or address. Can you help?


    BruceR Wrote:
    > I don't think it matters which one you buy. I bought the cheapest one I
    > could find on ebay which, at the time, cost under $20 delivered. It
    > looks pretty generic with no name on it but the package said "Nimbus"
    > with no info about them other than it was made in Taiwan. The disk
    > simply is labelled "Blutooth Driver" with nothing else. The Widcomm
    > software and CSR Driver seems to be the defacto standard. Using the
    > Bluetooth adapter it's easier to upload just about everything. Now that
    > I have it all sorted out I'll only use MPT for Phonebook backup.
    >
    > From:Joe
    > editz_at-hotmail-com
    >
    > >> This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    > >> hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others
    > >> some time.
    > >
    > > Thanks for that.
    > >
    > > Havent got a dongle yet but when I do I'm sure your guide will come
    > in
    > > useful.
    > >
    > > Does it matter what dongle you buy or are they all the same?
    > >
    > > Thanks.


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    "HansA" <HansA.1jqaya@WiFi-Forum_dot_com> wrote in message
    news:HansA.1jqaya@WiFi-Forum_dot_com...
    >
    > I hope you are able to help me - I purchased a Nimbus Bluetooth for my
    > wife to use with her PC and Compaq iPaq. After loading the software
    > drivers, I got a message: "Your Bluetooth Software license does not
    > include use with this Bluetooth device". In addition, the software
    > cannot see the device installed on the computer (Windows confirms
    > installation and good working order). I have looked all over the place
    > to find a solution and have not had any success. I contacted Broadcom
    > who now own the WIDCOMM software, but they claim customers modify the
    > software for devices - I cannot contact the device mamufacturer as they
    > do not seem to have a web site or address. Can you help?
    >

    The answer may lie within this newsgroup, if you care to read it a little.

    Alternatively, try Google:

    http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&scoring=d&q=Motorola+bluetooth+licence+Device+&btnG=Search

    Ironman.
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Have you done everything in the tutorial in the exact order shown?
    http://brobin111.blogspot.com has the tutorial.

    From:HansA
    HansA.1jqaya@WiFi-Forum_dot_com

    > I hope you are able to help me - I purchased a Nimbus Bluetooth for my
    > wife to use with her PC and Compaq iPaq. After loading the software
    > drivers, I got a message: "Your Bluetooth Software license does not
    > include use with this Bluetooth device". In addition, the software
    > cannot see the device installed on the computer (Windows confirms
    > installation and good working order). I have looked all over the
    > place to find a solution and have not had any success. I contacted
    > Broadcom who now own the WIDCOMM software, but they claim customers
    > modify the software for devices - I cannot contact the device
    > mamufacturer as they do not seem to have a web site or address. Can
    > you help?
    >
    >
    >
    > BruceR Wrote:
    >> I don't think it matters which one you buy. I bought the cheapest
    >> one I could find on ebay which, at the time, cost under $20
    >> delivered. It looks pretty generic with no name on it but the
    >> package said "Nimbus" with no info about them other than it was made
    >> in Taiwan. The disk simply is labelled "Blutooth Driver" with
    >> nothing else. The Widcomm software and CSR Driver seems to be the
    >> defacto standard. Using the Bluetooth adapter it's easier to upload
    >> just about everything. Now that I have it all sorted out I'll only
    >> use MPT for Phonebook backup.
    >>
    >> From:Joe
    >> editz_at-hotmail-com
    >>
    >>>> This may be elementary for many here but since I just spent several
    >>>> hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others
    >>>> some time.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for that.
    >>>
    >>> Havent got a dongle yet but when I do I'm sure your guide will come
    >>> in useful.
    >>>
    >>> Does it matter what dongle you buy or are they all the same?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >
    >
    > --
    > HansA
    > brought to you by http://www.wifi-forum.com/
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    Is it possible to copy games FROM my V3 to my computer for backup or to
    share?
    I followed the Tutorial and it worked just great!
    Thanks,
    Charlie
  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    Glad it worked for you. Unfortunately, the games transfer seems to be a
    one way affair as there doesn't seem to be a way to get them back out.
    Of course, if these are games you uploaded, you still have a copy on
    your PC but if you want to capture games that were shipped with the
    phone or that you downloaded via a link, you can't do it as far as I
    know.

    From:Charlie
    1@*NOSPAM.nut

    > Is it possible to copy games FROM my V3 to my computer for backup or
    > to share?
    > I followed the Tutorial and it worked just great!
    > Thanks,
    > Charlie
  11. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola (More info?)

    going this route over USB is much simpler (no software needed, simply
    updating some drivers for your xp sp2 after using the bluetooth pc
    adapters install cd) - good argument for goint right to that then if
    you're gonna put jars on it

    how about ringtones, at least as easy as a USB then? I'll keep
    looking/reading - this thread has me thinking bluetooth adapter now..
    thanks!

    CKaz


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    Ringtones and wallpapers are easy too. Open the file transfer icon to
    access the appropriate location to drop the ringtones, videos or
    wallpapers. A program like MPT is still good for contact management and
    backup. It can be used with BT or a USB cable.

    From:CKaz
    CKaz.1kv22z@nospam.cellphoneforums.net

    > going this route over USB is much simpler (no software needed, simply
    > updating some drivers for your xp sp2 after using the bluetooth pc
    > adapters install cd) - good argument for goint right to that then if
    > you're gonna put jars on it
    >
    > how about ringtones, at least as easy as a USB then? I'll keep
    > looking/reading - this thread has me thinking bluetooth adapter now..
    > thanks!
    >
    > CKaz
    >
    >
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    Ok so I don't need anything unlocking my phone, just go pickup a
    bluetooth pc adapter? Going to do it this week then :) [v551]


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    That's right. No .jad files needed either. Just drag and drop the .jar
    file and let the game install by following the prompts on your phone.
    When you buy the BT adapter see if it has the Widcomm software which is
    what you'll need. If you can't find out, that's OK too, just follow the
    instructions on the blog to get & install it.

    From:CKaz
    CKaz.1lj5fz@nospam.cellphoneforums.net

    > Ok so I don't need anything unlocking my phone, just go pickup a
    > bluetooth pc adapter? Going to do it this week then :) [v551]
    >
    >
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    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  15. Great stuff... I bought a mobile few days back it has been locked by the network user I went through the instruction give n the site Unlockguide were could i get a code....
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