Windows CE or Windows Mobile Bluetooth Configuration Setting

Article ID: 64307795

Issue / Question

How to disable Microsoft (MS) Bluetooth stack?

Applicable To

Workabout Pro 4

MC67NA Premium

MC75A

MC3200

MC9500-K

MC9200

MC9190-G

MC55A0

VC70N0

Resolution / Answer

Almost all Zebra Windows CE or Windows Mobile device supports both the Microsoft (MS) Bluetooth stack and the Stonestreet One (SS1) Bluetooth stack (BTExplorer).

Only one Bluetooth stack can be used at a time. By default, the Microsoft Bluetooth stack is enabled. A registry key on the device can be modified to disable the MS stack and enable the SS1 stack.

A. Using a registry editor, navigate to the following: 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SymbolBluetooth]

Edit the following key: 

“SSStack”=dword:1

where:
0 = enable MS stack and disable SS1 stack (default)
1 = enable SS1 stack and disable MS stack

After setting the registry key, warm boot the device.

B. Create a registry file (.reg extension; example SS1.reg) with the following key: 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SymbolBluetooth]
"SSStack"=dword:1

Copy the SS1.reg file unto the device \Application partition then perform a cold boot.

+ Applicable Products

  • MC3200 Mobile Computer
  • MC55A0
  • MC67 NA Mobile Computer
  • MC75A Mobile Computer
  • MC9190-G Mobile Computer
  • MC9200 Mobile Computer
  • MC9500-K Mobile Computer
  • VC70N0
  • Workabout Pro 4 Mobile Computer