Before this, I have been using SwiFTP to transfer files wirelessly to my phone. I still will use it. But now I have an alternative.
Now from my Fedora Linux machine, I can pair with my HTC Desire phone and can browse the files on the sdcard. Cool huh !
This is how it looks like on my Fedora Linux File browser:
|Choosing to browse files using bluetooth after pairing|
|File browsing my HTC desire via BlueTooth FTP server|
On your HTC Desire:
- Turn on bluetooth in your HTC Desire (Settings - Wireless and Networks - Bluetooth
- Once on, at the same page, go to Bluetooth Settings
- Make your device discoverable so that you can pair with your computer
- Goto Advanced Settings and check the FTP Server setting
On you computer:
- Turn on bluetooth on your computer
- Scan for devices. You should be able to see your HTC desire device name.
- Pair with your HTC desire.
- Select your bluetooth icon and choose browse files (Fedora linux specific)
- An authorization request needs to approved on your phone. Approve it and a window will open to show you files on your phone's sdcard.
** So far I've only tested using Fedora 13 which I am using. Will test later with Windows 7. If you tested on Windows 7 and can browse successfully, do comment and let me know.