Bluez 5.46 for RaspberryPi 3 (pi3)

Updated on 2017-08-13 Sunday – all working with 5.46-1 on RPI3.
All patches that were included as part of ‘stretch’ deb source Bluez 5.43 are now in 5.46-1

It’s been a while since I last blogged. I had to wipe out my previous blog and start over a lot of life has changed in 3 years since my last updates. It was time to start new anyway! 🙂

I’ve been working with Bluez 5.45 for quite some time. I decided to help out the pi3 maker community with a Debian package made in Jessie to assist those who would seek to use the latest Bluez for it’s BLE (Low Energy) capabilities, and the updated bluetooth classic capabilities like PAN.

This is to test out the latest Bluez 5.46

I can say with certainty that USB dongles do work.
RaspberryPi 3 (RPI3) – Built in Chipset = Works out of the box with this update!

Use  from here;
wget http://www.blog.willandnora.com/downloads/bluez546.tar.gz

Find out what you have installed first;
dpkg -l | grep blue

Install the required packages;
dpkg -i <package>

Happy Bluez adventures with your BLE!

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