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My blackberry bold can not receive any data via bluetooth from another type of cellphone or bluetooth dongle, however it can transfer data via bluetooth to others, what's wrong ? I tried to search through RIM website but can get no satisfaction result. Did I push any wrong buttons in the set-up menu? Please help !!!

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SOURCE: My blackberry bold can not receive any data via bluetooth

I had the same exact problem wondering why in the world can I send but not receive?! I even turned off the firewall thinking it had something to do with it but it didn't. I did a bit of digging around on the internet and found a solution. I have a Pearl 8110 and I found this info for the storm and added some minor info in brackets. Just tried and it works ;)

Here you go:


1. Open the Media app.
2. Select a media type (e.g. Music)
3. Press Menu.
4. Select Receive Using Bluetooth.
5. Select Yes. (It will then ask you the location you want to save to but of course by default it will select the proper folder)
6. Select Save. (Transfer will begin

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I had the same exact problem wondering why in the world can I send but not receive?! I even turned off the firewall thinking it had something to do with it but it didn't. I did a bit of digging around on the internet and found a solution. I have a Pearl 8110 and I found this info for the storm and added some minor info in brackets. Just tried and it works ;)

Here you go:


1. Open the Media app.
2. Select a media type (e.g. Music)
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5. Select Yes. (It will then ask you the location you want to save to but of course by default it will select the proper folder)
6. Select Save. (Transfer will begin

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