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[TUTORIAL] How to pair Bluetooth Hands-Free devices after iOS 6 update

Discussion in 'PC Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Mar 20, 2013.

By GaryOPA on Mar 20, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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    Apple messed up something but users managed to fix it by themselves

    Did you update your iOS device to iOS 6 and you can't connect to your Bluetooth hands-free device anymore?
    Don't worry, there is a fix for that!


    If you are an iOS users who updated your device from iOS 5 to iOS 6 or just bough a factory device already updated (iPhone 5, iPad Mini etc) you are probably experiencing weird issues with Bluetooth devices such as Car's hands-free, wireless headphones and more, that simply do not pair with your iPhone/iPod or iPad.

    This is a widespread issue that plagues Apple official forums since the release of iOS 6. Far from offering a solution or recognizing the problem, Apple blames Bluetooth devices makers that made the devices "not compatible" and required a firmware update. This is not true for the majority of the cases as those devices work flawlessly on iOS 5 and below and in almost every actual Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and other mobile OS.

    As of now, Apple refused to release a fix for this and tried to hide the issue by simply deleting all post from their forums, specially when a fully functional workaround has been found by user Orbitasagrada.

    On the one hand, some users have stated that resetting iOS Network Settings , deleting previous paired devices in both the phone/tablet and the device itself or simply perform a clear restoreof the iOS device fixed the problem, but those methods do not work for the majority of users. On the other hand, Orbitasagrada's fix is very simple but sadly, it requires your device to be jailbroken as the Bluetooth pairing needs to be done on "Safe Mode" a special way to boot-up iOS devices with a limited number of functions and daemons running that is only available on jailbroken devices.

    So here is a brief "How-to" do it:

    As you can see, it is pathetic how Apple turned its head away of this issue and left users on their own, and this is not the first time they do that. Fortunately, once more, it has been proved that Jailbreak can save the day again...

    Credits for this "Safe mode fix" discovery goes to Orbitasagrada.

    NEWS SOURCE #1: Discussions #21531434 (via) Apple
    NEWS SOURCE #2: evasi0n (via) Official Site

    Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item!


Discussion in 'PC Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Mar 20, 2013.

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