0

So what I am trying to do is, by any means, transfer one .txt file from my phone to the Raspberry Pi. However, I want to be able to do this without inputting a pin, via bluetooth, that I have to accept with a Raspberry Pi and a Monitor. At the time of the transfer I will have no internet connection, but a wifi adapter is connected. I want this process as headless as possible. Any thoughts?

  • I can hook up the raspberry pi to a monitor to setup and the internet, but above is what I want to achieve. – Rattlehead300 Aug 14 '14 at 19:59
1

If you have Apache running in RPi, create an upload form with two buttons: "Select file" and "Upload".

Upload will be done via phone's browser.

It is headless, not sure whether is easy.

  • Thank you. What I am looking for is the way to connect without a bluetooth PIN or an alternative method via WiFi. I eventually want to get to that any phone can connect and send it a file. I've tried to get a pin mode on bluetooth, but it still requires me to input the pin on the raspberry pi as well as accept the file. Another way I have tried is creating a common folder via Ad-Hoc, but it either crashed my /etc/network/interfaces file or did not show up on my PC. I am going to look into Apache for the final setup, thanks again. – Rattlehead300 Aug 15 '14 at 13:03
  • Via WiFi will not ask for pin. Let me know if you need help with the script (mine is with php) – jet Aug 15 '14 at 20:59
0

If you don't mind keeping a folder in sync as opposed to a specific file, bittorent sync can do that, and here is a link

it does NOT need internet (in fact it works better with local connections)

I don't know about it working over bluetooth (should be possible), but it will work just fine over wifi (could setup a hotspot and either have the phone connect to it or have it connect to the phone)

  • Not exactly what I am looking for. I have setup a script that will update my WiFi settings based on a text file. I am looking to just transfer the file without internet, including my data plan's. Also, this wouldn't work if I changed phones. Thanks for the suggestion though. – Rattlehead300 Aug 14 '14 at 20:52
  • @Rattlehead300 - I believe it would work even if you changed phones (but you would need to re-enter the secret key on the phone) - as for why it's getting negative posts, I believe you are fighting against the inherent "security" of the BT protocol which requires the pin.. but perhaps it would be better for the down-voters to explain themselves instead. – user2813274 Aug 15 '14 at 18:43

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.