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Yuradumass

May 5, 2007, 10:55 AM
What are Bluetooth profiles considered: software? hardware? firmware?

Is it possible to add the Bluetooth profile of A2DP to a phone that does not have it?

Thank you for any clarification you are able to provide.
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katrina

May 7, 2007, 3:41 PM
Not by a consumer, depending on the hardware the manufacturer used, they may be able to upgrade it to support A2DP, but as a consumer there is no feasable way to do this yourself.
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raycarroll70

May 7, 2007, 3:58 PM
No, Even though Bluetooth profiles are software in nature, the hardware of your wireless device has to have the A2DP chipset which is hardware build in it for stereo Bluetooth to work.
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Yean

May 8, 2007, 6:24 PM
I know on the Treo 700p you can add A2DP through treocentral.com. Chech out phonehacks.com and i-hacked.com. 😉
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Rich Brome

May 9, 2007, 10:39 AM
Yuradumass said:
What are Bluetooth profiles considered: software? hardware? firmware?

A little of each. All of those levels are involved. A profile is really just a way of describing set of functionality; each profile requires some support at all levels of the Bluetooth stack to work, right down to the hardware.

...Is it possible to add the Bluetooth profile of A2DP to a phone that does not have it?

Generally not, although there are rare exceptions.

The hardware (and usually firmware) need to already support the missing profile. It needs to be a situation like the software developers left it out due to time constraints, or disabled it because they weren't able to test and tw...
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