🇩🇪 FP3 bluetooth problem with Ford SYNC3

Hi @BertG,

I will check on this and get back to you asap. :slight_smile:


Thx a lot; especially for this very fast reply!
I really love, that FP is taking us users up on such questions. Of course that doesn’t solve the problems instantly, but it makes me feel taken seriously and it shows they (i. e. You @rae) do care.

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Aahhh. I really strongly hope that this can be solved in a rather short than long while. Thans for forwarding. BR

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Apologies for the delay, but rest assured, I have not forgotten about this request. I will loop back as soon as I have more information to share. :slightly_smiling_face:


Greetings from Munich! We have the same problem here with a Fairphone 3 and a Lexus UX300h We would like to use the Fairphone 3 as a company mobile phone in our company. But this is only possible if Bluetooth works in our cars (VW Polo, VW Golf, Lexus UX300h).
We really like the Fairphone 3! We hope that an update will be released soon to solve the Bluetooth problems. :slight_smile:

Have you tried, or would you like to try switching to /e/-OS?

Hi everyone,

I have heard back from my colleagues in the relevant department and they are already well aware of this issue and are continuing with tests and analyses to address this.

Additionally, I am also told that in Ford’s official release notes, they mentioned there is a software upgrade to improve the bluetooth connection stability with smartphones. This also points out some bug fixing needs to be conducted in the car kit.

But ultimately, on the Fairphone side, we are still actively trying to find a solution. I will, of course, update you once again when there is a change in the situation. Thanks again for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience.

:slight_smile: Rae


Hi, thanks for the suggestion & sorry for my late answer. Unfortunately, this is not possible for IT security reasons. Our IT security policy is relatively strict here.

@ Rae

That’s good to hear. I hope you find the solution soon. :slight_smile:

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Irgendwas neues dazu?
Hat jemand, die verschiedenen Audio-Codecs bzw. Bluetooth-Protocoll-Versionen in den Entwickler-Optionen durchprobiert?
@rae würde evtl. ein Log (HCI-Snoop-Protokoll) helfen um das Problem zu beheben?

Any news on the issue?
Did anyone try out the different audio codecs and bluetooth-protocoll-versions of the developer options?
@rae would a log (HCI-Snoop-Protocoll) help to adress the issue?

Hi @rominator007, we cannot guarantee that it will, but if you do happen to try it, please share your findings. On our end, this is on our radar and it in being looked into by our software team, but we have no new developments to report just yet. Will keep you all updated when new information comes to light.

Rae :slight_smile:

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I see. Well I just tried again with the setting “Bluetooth-Geräte ohne Namen anzeigen” checked (English: something like “Show Bluetooth devices without name” or similar). That did not help.
I tried different values of “Bluetooth AVRCP-Version” to no avail.
And I tried with a value of “Bluetooth Audio-Codec” of “Optionale Codecs aktivieren” (English: something like “Activate optional codecs” or similiar) also without any result.

The behavior is as following: I try to couple starting with the car or the FP3. Everything looks alright. Event the phone is showing the connected bluetooth symbol at the top of the screen. Then the car gives me an error message “FP3 bietet keine SYNC-kompatiblen Funktionen.” (English: “FP3 does not offer any SYNC-compatible functions.” or similiar) and the connection is closed (I assume by the car).

This leads me to the assumption that the offered bluetooth services by FP3 are somehow not accepted by the car.

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Here is the version of SYNC running in my car:

For someone searching the web:
SYNC 3, Softwareversion: 2.2
Build 16280_PRODUCT
Ford Motor Company

I will post the HCI protocoll later when I have the android debugger installed in order to get to “/sdcard/btsnoop_hci.log” which annoyingly enough I can’t without the debugger.
I will also try to connect with this service app that I cannot find right now and don’t know it’s name that has a bluetooth-option.
I also found some “feature-flags” in the developer options where some bluetooth-settings are disabled strangely enough. Anybode knows something about this?

Software version 2.2 seems to be outdated, but I am not sure. I would ask your local Ford dealer for an update and try Bluetooth pairing again afterwards.

Hm, I had some hope that this issue could be solved by the latest FP Firmware update. Unfortunatelly it did not. Would have been really really great if it did!!

The latest (current) update for the FP3 seems to address security issues only.

so sad ! as Trump would say

I highly doubt that Trump is twittering from a Fairphone. Even if he used one, his tweets would not get any better…

sure he wouldn’t. It was just about the right tone for the “So sad” :wink:

I now upgraded to Sync 3 Version 3.0 and the behavior is pretty much the same.

Unfortunately I could not produce the Bluetooth-Log as it seems to not get placed at /sdcard/btsnoop_hci.log as everybody states around the internet.
This is really a drag. I even had to grab a pack of CDs for the vacation instead of the music on my FP3 :-/