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02-20-2013, 09:34 PM #1Any way to force Bluetooth 'Forget this Device' to work? Problems with BT since 6.1.2
iPhone 5. Was at 6.1, very stable with ~35 tweaks installed. I have a Pebble, and it worked as it was supposed to, no issues. Last night, I backed up, upgraded to 6.1.2, restored, and rejailbroke. Immediately afterwards, the Pebble worked fine as well (showed bluetooth notifications of texts I was receiving.) So I go about reinstalling my Cydia tweaks, and each time I respring I get the popup from the pebble wanting to establish a Bluetooth connection, which I allow every time. After installing 10-12 tweaks (none of them Bluetooth related at all) I notice my pebble doesn't reconnect. I go into the bluetooth settings, and try to manually connect to the Pebble and it fails. So I go to try and remove the Pebble from the list of Bluetooth items and it won't remove. Every time I click 'Forget this Device' it goes back to the main Bluetooth page and the Pebble is still listed there.
So I reset all Network settings. It's still there. Reset ALL settings. Still there. I restore to a fresh copy of 6.1.2, restore all my apps from an iCloud backup, and re-jailbreak. The pebble is working fine again, so I go about reinstalling Cydia tweaks again. Each time I respring I make sure the Pebble is working. I get about 10-15 tweaks in again (different order this time), and the same thing happens. Pebble refuses to connect, and my iPhone refuses to forget the device in the Bluetooth list. This time it was working fine before I installed CallBar, but wouldn't work afterwards. I uninstalled Callbar and the problem persists. The first time, I didn't even install Callbar, so I'm reasonably sure that's not the issue.
I'm able to make a bluetooth connection with a set of headphones, so it's not a systemwide bluetooth issue, and I'm able to connect my Pebble to my iPad, so I don't think it's an issue with it. None of the tweaks were causing problems in 6.1, so I find it hard to believe that they are causing the issue in 6.1.2. As I said, none of them have anything to do with Bluetooth except for BTNotificationEnabler, but I didn't even get a chance to install that one before the problem started. Does anybody have any ideas that I can try to make it forget the Pebble and hopefully reconnect it again?
TL;DR Does anybody know how to make my iPhone actually forget a bluetooth device when pressing 'Forget this Device' doesn't actually work?
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02-24-2013, 11:49 PM #2
Hi el nacho i have a similar issue, could not forget the device , what I did was uninstall Auxo and I could forget the device and reinstalling it again, i recomendyou unsistall one by one of cydia tweaks until you see which one is, or reinstall ios 6 and forget this device.
02-25-2013, 01:47 AM #3
First step, ensure before you start installing the Cydia stuff that you forget / remove the pebble and any other bluetooth device. Turn any device that might want to connect off.
Complete the full process of installing all your Cydia packages without connecting any bluetooth device.
Once fully complete do a reboot. Then search and pair your bluetooth device as normal.
02-25-2013, 04:19 PM #4
I'm having same problem with iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1 refusing to forget BT device nor will it connect to BT device.
Pain in the arse.
What's up with that?
02-26-2013, 01:47 PM #5
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03-16-2013, 01:40 PM #8
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You can shut down your iPhone then start it holding volume up key. Then you will boot into an unjailbroken-like system, then you can try forget the device.
Works for me. Hope it can help you.
03-22-2013, 12:33 PM #9
04-04-2013, 04:11 PM #10
@El Nacho & eightsheep : Thanks for your tips, my iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.2 had this problem too, i tried in Safe Mode like you suggested and it works, so thanks a lot because this is the only place where i found a solution and i was near to restore and lost my jailbreak !!
07-30-2013, 06:02 PM #11
I had the same issue with a JBL Flip that kept pairing with my phone when I came home. I also have Auxo installed. After i read your suggestion about the volume button, I thought the Safe Mode method might work and be a little faster. Seems to do the trick.