One of the things we often take for granted from our mobile devices is the ability to quickly transfer files between any Bluetooth-capable devices. iOS doesn’t really play ball, though, leaving iPhone users to look for other means to share audio, video, and image files.
There have been a few attempts from Cydia purporting to allow Bluetooth file sharing, namely Celeste, which released last year. Unfortunately, not only did it not actually work particularly well, but it was limited to iOS devices only. What happened to universal sharing by default?
Well, enter AirBlue Sharing; the answer to the prayers of those looking to share files with local devices. Unlike Cesleste and the other solutions available, it gives you back your freedom by allowing you to send/receive from any Bluetooth device – even Android.
Compatible with devices running iOS 4.2 through iOS 5.0.1, this great tweak requires no configuration whatsoever, and offers high speed Bluetooth transmission of up to 1.7 MB/s. It leaves no stone unturned in its quest for total sharing, allowing you to send directly from Notes, Photos, Videos, Music, Contacts or Voice Memos if you so choose.
Here are a couple of video of this great tweak in action:
The cost? Well, it comes in at a rather hefty $4.99, and is available in Cydia as we speak. Then again, it works well, and is probably the best solution for Bluetooth sharing.
If you fancy giving AirBlue Sharing a go, head over to the BigBoss repository – a default in your list of Cydia sources unless you’ve opted to delete it – and make your purchase.
We’re loving it here at Redmond Pie, and cannot recommend it enough!
You will obviously need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak. For jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2, you can simply follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac. For those of you with iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touches can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1.