I am using Ubuntu Natty. I want to transfer files to and from my samsung galaxy which is running froyo. But every time I try to transfer a file from my Samsung Galaxy phone to Ubuntu natty I get the message

Remote device rejected your request

on my phone. I don't know what to do about it. Can someone please help me or point me in the right direction?

  • Did you pair those devices? Press the Super key, type Bluetooth, and follow directions (can't go into details as I have no BT adapter right now).
    – htorque
    Jun 29, 2011 at 8:14
  • Yes. I paired them. But I get that errors regardless. In any case I will try wat you have suggested. Thanks
    – Jay
    Jun 29, 2011 at 20:51
  • @htorque Could you please tell me, what do you mean by the super key? Should I press it alone or in combination with some other key?
    – Jay
    Jun 30, 2011 at 7:21
  • You can also try my answer to similar question, here is a link. Dec 30, 2013 at 14:55

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Had the same problem with SGS2, solved by going (on pc) into Bluetooth Preferences -> Receive Files and switching "Receive files into Download folder over bluetooth" back and forth


Well I did have this problem and I just figured this out. Make sure your computer has "Allow Bluetooth Devices To Find This Computer" selected. Then follow this:

Start -> search -> Bluetooth File Transfer

Click this then click "Receive Files". Now you are ready to receive files from any other devices!

I think it works brilliantly but I am using Windows 7. It might be different for Windows XP. But I am sorry, I don't know. Hope this helped!


Based on the error you have received, I would suggest you to install something like "blueman" since it have better options and I bet this will solve your issue because I too have the same issue with my sony ericsson.

Installation is pretty simple, just search blueman in synaptic/software center.


Click on the Bluetooth applet > Properties > Enable receive files, then try it again.


s6102 setting > Application > Running Services > Bluetooth share > Stop

Finish, then go for new transfer.


Click on the Bluetooth applet > Properties > join a personal area network


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