By Nathan Osman

2013-03-05 06:15:37 8 Comments

Related question: How can I stream music/audio from Android and PC to Android device via WiFi?

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?


@onik 2013-03-14 09:29:12

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.

@Nathan Osman 2013-03-14 18:04:03

I'm guessing such a modification would also require rooting the device?

@onik 2013-03-14 19:41:25

At the very least, probably even flashing a custom kernel/ROM.

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