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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, 2013 at 8:06
  • Hello, Can you please help me regarding this same ? Any example code ? I cant find any tutorial to stream audio. stackoverflow.com/questions/16789394/… May 8, 2014 at 5:57

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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.

  • I'm guessing such a modification would also require rooting the device? Mar 14, 2013 at 18:04
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    At the very least, probably even flashing a custom kernel/ROM. Mar 14, 2013 at 19:41

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