Windows CE or Windows Mobile Bluetooth Configuration Setting

Article ID: 64308721

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 devices support 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) with the below key. Example filename SS1.reg.
 

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

Copy this registry file unto the device \Application partition then perform a cold boot.

+ Applicable Products

  • MC3200 Mobile Computer
  • MC55A0
  • MC67 NA Mobile Computer
  • MC67NA Base Model Mobile Computer
  • MC75A Mobile Computer
  • MC9190-G Mobile Computer
  • MC9200 Mobile Computer
  • MC9500-K Mobile Computer
  • VC70N0
  • Workabout Pro 4 Mobile Computer