How to enable custom Bluetooth profiles on car driver screen to make it work with Android KitKat’s Message Access Profile?

Drsunil V November 7, 2013
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How to custom enable Bluetooth to make it work with Android KitKat’s Message Access Profile (MAP) option?

Android 4.4 enables Bluetooth MAP, which enables Bluetooth equipped Android devices to communicate with Bluetooth devices, such as cars, stereo systems, etc… I want to know how to get it working on the device end – the car, stereo, etc…

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  1. Drsunil V
    November 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you. I have viewed the web link which you have provided. Yes the process works through bluetooth which has been mentioned in the website link. but question is that in a car with does not have bluetooth, how can bluetooth be custom enabled in the car so as to work with the android phone?

    • Hovsep A
      November 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

      i think you need Bluetooth enabled car kits that support the Message Access Profile (MAP), You can use Bluetooth car kits (check if the Bluetooth kit in your car support Message Access Profile (MAP) and has a list of supported phones) but i am not sure about pairings like if you need two pairings for hands-free calling and one for music....

  2. Hovsep A
    November 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Message Access Profile (MAP)
    https://developer.bluetooth.org/TechnologyOverview/Pages/MAP.aspx
    not sure how many profiles you can have, you have to wait for the kitkat update and check that section. Maybe someone with kitkat can shed light.