Ok, so I have a Galaxy S4 (SGH-i337) and I want to connect it to my desktop (Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate) to use my computer headset to take calls. I bought a new 4.0 dongle from amazon and it installed fine. Detected the phone, paired, and seemed to be working. I could play music on my phone, and hear it through my headset. I saw an option to receive SMS messages on the computer, so I tried it. It seemed to attempt to download my contacts/messages, but didn't work. Tried sending myself a text-it went through even though the program never changed from "sending...". Ok, whatever, don't need texts on my PC. Tested calling my voicemail and everything went to hell. The bluetooth control panel closed along with the SMS control, and the bluetooth connection button on the phone keypad deselected itself and the voicemail played through the phone like normal. It didn't disconnect the bluetooth entirely- I could re-open the control panel and listen to music after I clicked connect. It just craps out when I try to use the phone.
I tried it on my laptop (Acer, Win7, built in bluetooth), and the phone connected perfectly, downloaded my contacts instantly, and played call audio though the computer without any problem whatsoever. The interface looked a bit prettier as well. Only thing missing was the ability to send texts, but I don't care about that. I linked some pics below of what the interface looks like on both computers.
The only difference I could find was that my desktop dongle has a Broadcom chipset (downloaded and installed newest WIDCOMM drivers from the broadcom website) while the laptop has an Atheros chipset (old driver from 2012).
Anyone here come across this problem before? Any ideas for a fix? I don't need anything fancy, I just want to link it to my computer and talk through my headset. At this point I'll take anything, doesn't have to be bluetooth or even wireless!
I used version: V188.8.131.521 Qualcomm Atheros BlueTooth driver. Just be sure to uninstall old bluetooth stacks/drivers, reinstall your bluetooth device, and remove and re add your phone (if it is already listed under devices from a previous try).
Edited by hamluis, 30 July 2015 - 05:11 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.