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Thread: RaspberryPi 3 Kali Bluethoot no devices

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    Exclamation RaspberryPi 3 Kali Bluetooth no devices

    Hi, I've sucesfully installed Kali in my Raspberry Pi 3, but with one problem, as it's known the internal bluetooth doesn't have support for RPi3 in Kali, so to use my Bluetooth Keyboard I have to use the doognle, and as I can see kali recognizes perfectly the doongle, Blueman recognizes it, bluetoothctl recognizes it:

    root@kali:~# bluetoothctl
    [NEW] Controller 00:1B:10:00:2A:EC kali [default]
    [bluetooth]# power on
    Changing power on succeeded
    [bluetooth]# agent on
    Agent registered
    [bluetooth]# scan on
    Discovery started
    [CHG] Controller 00:1B:10:00:2A:EC Discovering: yes

    (this is 2 minutes waiting)

    and all the other commands that shows the connected devices:

    root@kali:~# lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1e7d:2d51 ROCCAT Kone+ Mouse
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    and if the bluetooth service is enabled or not:

    root@kali:~# service bluetooth status
    ● bluetooth.service - Bluetooth service
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
    Active: active (running) since Tue 2016-11-15 18:41:30 CET; 2 days ago
    Docs: man:bluetoothd(8)
    Main PID: 276 (bluetoothd)
    Status: "Running"
    CGroup: /system.slice/bluetooth.service
    └─276 /usr/lib/bluetooth/bluetoothd

    Nov 15 18:41:30 kali systemd[1]: Starting Bluetooth service...
    Nov 15 18:41:30 kali bluetoothd[276]: Bluetooth daemon 5.43
    Nov 15 18:41:30 kali systemd[1]: Started Bluetooth service.
    Nov 15 18:41:30 kali bluetoothd[276]: Starting SDP server
    Nov 15 18:41:31 kali bluetoothd[276]: Bluetooth management interface 1.9 initialized
    Nov 15 18:41:31 kali bluetoothd[276]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
    Nov 15 18:41:31 kali bluetoothd[276]: Sap driver initialization failed.
    Nov 15 18:41:31 kali bluetoothd[276]: sap-server: Operation not permitted (1)

    are showing good results(maybe the service doesn't), but when I try to find my keyboard with both Blueman and bluetootctl, they simply doesn't do it, there isn't any device, the range is good and the battery level of the keyboard too, it even is recognized by my phone.

    Any suggestions on what's the problem?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Vitama; 2016-11-20 at 18:15.

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    Hi Vitama,

    The following steps worked for me using a fresh Sticky Finger's install and a Bluetooth dongle:

    apt install bluez bluez-firmware
    dpkg -i pi-bluetooth_0.1.1_armhf.deb
    systemctl enable bluetooth
    sudo service bluetooth start
    sudo bluetoothctl
    [bluetooth]# agent on
    Agent registered
    [bluetooth]# default-agent
    Default agent request successful
    [bluetooth]# scan on
    Discovery started
    [bluetooth]# pair 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
    Attempting to pair with 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
    Pairing successful
    [bluetooth]# trust 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
    [CHG] Device 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx Trusted: yes
    [bluetooth]# connect 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
    Attempting to connect to 00:1F:xx:xx:xx:xx
    Connection successful
    Please give that a try and let me know how you go.

    Many thanks,

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    Hi Vitama,

    I finally got around to look into the internal Bluetooth issue of the Raspberry Pi 3 and got it to work with Sticky Fingers Kali-Pi:

    I am currently testing these steps with stock Kali and will post more details later.
    EDIT: Testing is complete and I have posted the final walk through for getting Bluetooth to work with Kali Linux in this thread

    Happy hacking,
    Last edited by re4son; 2016-11-28 at 21:24.

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    It works!
    You're a magician, finally I can use the internal bluetooth in kali.
    Thank you very very much for your work.

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