Bluetooth file transfer in CentOS 5

Having a  bluetooth enabled handphone which is used to took a lot of  picture but forgot to bring the usb cable everyday.

Again as the laptop also got bluetooth.. let’s try to get it working.

to get started..

you may need this package available in the your system first.

yum install  obexftp gnome-bluetooth

now need to test if the obexftp is working or not first.

sdptool browse

then.. from the address… try listing the folder in the hanphone first.

obexftp -b 00:1B:59:5E:E6:92 -c / -l

then change the directory respectively

[[email protected] bth]# obexftp -b 00:1B:59:5E:E6:92 -c /"Memory Stick"/"DCIM"/"100MSDCF" -l

to get  a file..

[[email protected] bth]# obexftp -b 00:1B:59:5E:E6:92 -c /"Memory Stick"/"DCIM"/"100MSDCF" -g "DSC13000.jpg"

to put a file

[[email protected] bth]# obexftp -b 00:1B:59:5E:E6:92 -c /"Memory Stick"/"MISC"/"Application" -p "MidpSSH.jar"


the rest of the command please consult

man obexftp

now for the easier use..

this time managed to rebuild the rpm from the rpm source… wonder why is not the DAG repo yet..

rpm -Uvh

restart the bluetooth service.

now from the file browser i.e nautilus.

can  just type obex:// at the location box.

and you can see the list of bluetooth device that had been successfully connect..


then from that just double-click and copy/paste whatever file you as if it is in local folder ..


bug & source rpms taken from :

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7 Responses

  1. blink4blog says:

    hi bro, i am doing the same thing as you but if you just show the Connection Information it does not show the bandwidth and speed.

    another tool that similar with Mobile Connect is Vodafon Mobile Connect.

    btw, does the modem goes into stalled mode of purplish LED and sometimes resume to light blue?

    • HawkEYE says:

      .. Vodafon Mobile Connect is the software come with the USB Modem itself right.

      And it only run on windows machine..
      for the bandwidth and speed , you can monitor it by adding some “applet” to the “top panel”
      namely “NetSpeed”

      the modem goest into purplish LED and back to light blue due to coverage .. (i think switching between GPRS and EDGE) mode.. can also dropped by itself whenever idle. the best one is with CYAN color.. indicating of 3G coverage available.

  2. krul says:

    hello bro it work nice job.. but when i install wicd , i can not configure the maxis broadband.. can u help

  3. namran says:


    I never had experience with wicd..
    (is this the software that you’re referring to ?)

    plus this also my first time heard about wicd..
    hehehe… may be you could have email them.

  4. king z says:

    dude i got this on ubuntu… n have to admit it was simple…
    but the problem is… now i switched to kubuntu, n the network manager is different from that of ubuntu…
    i’m not seeing country, isp and even connection choice.. help me pretty pls.. meet me on facebook: Raja Zakwan

  5. dudie2pooh says:

    Dude. You’re using a camera for this? Ever heard of screenshots?

  6. namran says:

    haha.. for the testing purpose..that ubuntu was running on livecd..
    -with the sluggish internet connection provided by
    these so-called wifi broadband..
    – too lazy to plug in usb and transfer back to other os.

    ended up captured on handphone camera a lot easier.
    afterward can just bluetooth transfer it and upload to blog.


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