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Connecting the Intel® Edison board to your Android Phone with Serial Port Profile (SPP)

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Connecting the Intel® Edison board to your Android Phone with Serial Port Profile (SPP)

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  • An Android* phone or tablet running Android and has Bluetooth.

  • Connect your Intel® Edison board to a Wi-Fi* network, see Step 3: Get your Board Online.

  • SCP using a host computer connected to the same network

  • Establish a terminal to your board either Via Serial port or SSH.


Using SCP, copy this file over to your board.

Navigate to the location of and run it in the background.

python &

Install the Bluetooth spp pro app on your Android device.

Type the following in the terminal to your board.

rfkill unblock bluetooth

Turn on the Bluetooth on your Android device and make it Discoverable.


Type in the following in the terminal.

scan on

Find your device and pair to it (replace the MAC address with the MAC address of your device)

pair 78:24:AF:13:58:B9

Select Pair on your device.

Turn on discoverable on your board.

discoverable on

Enable trust to your device.

trust 78:24:AF:13:58:B9

Open Bluetooth spp pro.

Scan for devices.

Then Connect to your board.

It should look like the following screen.

Try CMD line mode to send messages to the terminal of your board.

Image 1


If you're getting

Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AlreadyExists

then check which devices you are paired with


then remove the device you are paired to (replace the MAC address with the MAC address of your device)

remove 78:24:AF:13:58:B9

For other useful commands inside bluetoothctl


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