7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2012 9:25 AM by burktodd RSS

Bluetooth Issues after ICS Upgrade

Model Number: SGH-T989
Android Version: 4.0.3
Baseband Version: T989UVLE1

 

I upgraded to ICS as soon as it became available and I have been having issues ever since. Chrome Beta and Words with Friends constantly freeze, but that isn't too horrible of an issue. The Bluetooth issues I am having are extremely frustrating.

 

I connect to BT through my car's aftermaker headunit. From here everything works great at first. I can stream music, make calls, access phonebook, etc.

 

Problem 1: After about thirty minutes of streaming, the phone freezes completely. It will then reset and disconnect from BT. To get it connected again, I have to turn off my headunit, turn off BT on my phone, then turn both back on.

 

Problem 2: I am generally either playing audio books with Smart AudioBooks or streaming music using Spotify. When I make or recieve a call, Smart AudioBooks/Spotify pause the track they are playing. After the call is ended, Google Play Music starts playing music instead of resuming my other app. 90% of the time, problem 3 also occurs at this stage.

 

Problem 3: Approximately 10 - 30 seconds after ending a call, my phone shuts off BT. To get it connected again, I have to turn off my headunit, turn off BT on my phone, then turn both back on.

 

Before upgrading to ICS, none of these issues occurred. The phone would not freeze, playback would continue with whatever the active audio app was, and BT would not shut off.

 

I doubt there are any fixes to this as of right now, but I figured I'd log these issues to hopefully get them fixed ASAP and have them be resolved in the next maintainance upgrade. These issues remove about 50% of my phones functionality for me and has turned this phone which I loved into a great hassle to deal with.

 

I will also post the make and model of my headunit in case that would be helpful. Although with it working perfectly pre-upgrade, I doubt the headunit is causing these issues.

 

Thanks.