I can send files to my phone , but I can't browse the files ...
my bluetooth informations :
~$ lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21b4 Broadcom Corp. BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
is it a bug in ubuntu 12.10 ?
Yes, it's a bug.
You're not the only one. Many people have this exact problem. Sorry, I know of no fix at the moment.
It may have something to do with mounting the device
This blogpost helped me to get some files off my phone over bluetooth in 12.10
Btw Installing blueman didn't work for me
Summary with what did work for me:
1 install the package: obexfs from the command line, this can be done with:
sudo apt-get install obexfs
2 pair the phone with the PC (works from the bluetooth icon on the right upper corner of the screen)
3 Get the device MAC and mount it with obexfs:
Do this on the command line with:
It will reply:
Scanning ... 8F:77:17:77:44:16 Your Phone
Copy the mac adress and mount it on a folder in your home directory, for example on ~/Public
with this command:
obexfs -b 8F:77:17:77:44:16 ~/Public
You can find the files from your phone with your file browser in ~/Public
There is a known bug for this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1057546 .
The solution suggested by user26381 works fine, and if you don't want to use the graphical interface every time you can make a script something like the below (for a Nokia e72) and add it to your path. Since the MAC address of your phone will not change, you only need to setup the script once.
Now create a script with the following contents, using your MAC address and folder name. In this example the script is in the Gnome scripts folder within my home dir but it could be anywhere. The advantage of the Gnome scripts folder is that you can execute it via the nautilus GUI.
You will have to make the script executable using the following command: chmod u+x ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/e72
Whenever you need to browse the files on your phone just do the following: