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    Default BMW Bluetooth Audio Success!

    Hot diggety Droid! They said it could not be done! After initial failure and frustration, and after Googling numerous sob stories from other disappointed new BMW owners, I have finally figured out the secret to getting AD2P Bluetooth Music to work with my 2011 BMW 328i and my lowly OG Droid! Well maybe "figured out" is too strong a term. It was more like dumb luck. It's a little tricky but it does work reliably.

    Here's the issue: Numerous new BMW/Android owners have seen their phones appear to be successfully paired with their BMW's. Contacts sync, phone calls work, even messaging works. But although the phone and the car indicate that music/audio is also paired and songs appear to be playing on the phone, no music can be heard through the car speakers, just silence. BMW offers no sympathy, they don't plan to fully support Android OS until their 2013 models!

    Here's the solution: Pair up your phone. Once the phone and the car show a successful pairing (but music still isn't audible) REBOOT your phone (with the car still turned on). It's that simple. Wait a minute or two and you'll see the BMW's musical notes Bluetooth Audio indicator turn white again but this time the music will be audible. Yes its a PITA and a waste of time, but its worth it.

    After the reboot, if this trick works (and it hasn't failed me yet), not only can you Bluetooth stream music from your phone to your late model BMW, but with the appropriate app, like AudioGalaxy, you can simultaneously stream from your home computer > into the cloud > into the OG Droid in your pocket > into your car speakers.

    And if that doesn't put a smile on the face of an OG Droid owner, you shouldn't be driving a Bimmer!

    By the way, I am running Cyanogenmod Nightly Build 253. I have no idea if this works with any other ROM.
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    Default Re: BMW Bluetooth Audio Success!

    FYI, I upgraded from an OG Droid to a Galaxy Nexus and had absolutely no trouble streaming music over the BMW bluetooth. It just works from the get-go as soon as the phone is paired. No more head-scratching or hair-pulling!
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    Default Re: BMW Bluetooth Audio Success!

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Stone View Post
    FYI, I upgraded from an OG Droid to a Galaxy Nexus and had absolutely no trouble streaming music over the BMW bluetooth. It just works from the get-go as soon as the phone is paired. No more head-scratching or hair-pulling!
    Roland, can you give a little more information. What year / model BMW do you have? Do you have iDrive? I also switch from an OG Droid to the Nexus but can't connect to via bluetooth or USB.

    I have a 2011 328i without iDrive. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

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