iBlueToothProject Team Release SweetTooth App – Aims to Get all Missing Bluetooth Profiles Working on the iPhone

iPhone app - Sweettooth

If you ask me to pick the most useless features of the iPhone, I'll definitely
tell you it's the Bluetooth. The iPhone comes with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (short
for Enhanced Data Rate) built-in. But it only supports the Bluetooth Headset
Profile and Bluetooth Hands-free Profile 1.5.

A group of iPhone developers have been working on a project called iBlueTooth  whose goal is to ultimately get all the missing Bluetooth
profiles working on the iPhone. They have recently released an iPhone app called SweetTooth that demonstrates the work they have done on
unlocking the full capability of iPhone's Bluetooth.

The iPhone comes with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (short
for Enhanced Data Rate) built-in. But it only supports the Bluetooth Headset
Profile and Bluetooth Hands-free Profile 1.5.

That means, iPhone's Bluetooth can just let you pair with compatible headsets
(e.g. Apple's iPhone Bluetooth Headset) to pick calls. Compared with any
Bluetooth-powered mobile phones in the market, it's not uncommon you can make
use of Bluetooth to:

  • Transfer file between bluetooth devices (laptop, desktop, mobile phones,
    etc)
  • Stream stereo music wirelessly(A2DP).

We do not see any light Apple to release an update on Bluetooth in the next
firmware version. But a group of iPhone developers has already put endless hours
on a iBlueTooth Project that tries
to bring the full power of Bluetooth to iPhone.

The goal of iBlueTooth Project is to ultimately get all the missing Bluetooth
profiles working on the iPhone. Recently, the project team released an
application called SweetTooth that demonstrates the work they have done on
unlocking the full capability of iPhone's Bluetooth. SweethTooth is the GUI based version of their app called bluesn0w app which you had to run using Terminal. In case you hadn't noticed, the name was inspired by Dev team's yellowsn0w application to unlock iPhone 3G.

SweetTooth is the first Bluetooth scanner that lets you discover all Bluetooth devices within range. The application is still in development mode and
mainly for demonstration purpose. At this moment, you can view the available Bluetooth device around you but that's it. SweetTooth can't make any connection
to the Bluetooth devices.

SweetTooth is now available for download via Cydia which means you can install it only on a jailbroken iPhone. To use it, simply tap
"Rescan" button and SweetTooth will show you all available Bluetooth devices
that are discovered. However, please proceed with caution.


iPhone app - Sweettooth   
iPhone app - Sweettooth

The development team of SweetTooth has not disclosed the date of the
official release. However, they claim that eventually SweetTooth will support
all Bluetooth profiles that the chip can support. That's pretty impressive and
as an iPhone user, I will be looking forward to the app with high expectations.

What do you think about SweetTooth? Always, please share
your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Thanks Bill for the tip and also to Egypt who had tipped us about the project quite sometime back.



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