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I would like to stream audio from a Bluetooth-enabled "dumb phone" to my Andoid phone. The Android phone is running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4). I have searched the Play store for such an app, but all I could find were applications that did the opposite (stream audio from the Android phone instead of to it).

Is this somehow possible?

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George, please note that questions like is there an app for X are off topic here (see our FAQ for details). I took the freedom to slightly re-phrase it to prevent it from being closed. Your problem is not "to find an app", but "to stream audio", right? :) –  Izzy Mar 5 '13 at 8:06
    
@Izzy: Thanks! That's correct. –  Nathan Osman Mar 5 '13 at 8:25
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The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) is a source/sink configuration. In an normal scenario, you have a source (for example, and Android phone) and a sink (Bluetooth headset/speakers). But in your case, the Android phone would have to act as a sink to the dumbphone source. This is not currently supported, even though the phone supports the A2DP profile.

One solution would be to install a custom Bluetooth stack, which defines which profiles are supported on the device. This would additionally require a software component that can bypass the Android Framework and use the stack directly, since the framework lacks A2DP sink support. So far, no such modifications can be found.

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I'm guessing such a modification would also require rooting the device? –  Nathan Osman Mar 14 '13 at 18:04
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At the very least, probably even flashing a custom kernel/ROM. –  onik Mar 14 '13 at 19:41
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