When i want to send a file from my nexus 7 (android 6.0) it fails to send the file, and my nexus 7 says the transfer is forbidden by the target device. I can send files, but not receive them.

I have tried the solution in this thread: How do you make Ubuntu accept files sent over bluetooth

But that does not work, what can i do?

pic of my personal file sharing settings: https://i.stack.imgur.com/fN1gw.jpg

Bluetooth settings: https://i.stack.imgur.com/WAzbC.jpg

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One package that isn't listed in your linked thread is obexftp and you can install with

sudo apt-get install obexftp

Then see if your bluetooth transfers work

The obexftp package provides object exchange file transfer protocol which is needed for bluetooth and other file transfers.

  • Make no difference for me. Dec 30, 2015 at 22:49
  • Ubuntu 15.10 might be a lost cause as far as incoming bluetooth transfers are concerned. File a bug report
    – Jeremy31
    Dec 30, 2015 at 22:55

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