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iPhone Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

xraytech

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Mar 24, 2010
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Okay who has one?

I just got mine and I'm having trouble getting it up and running.

Installed the "Sphero BB-8" App on my iPhone 6+ and I get to this screen and it just stalls...


Checked the Sphero Support and tried a Reset and again it stalls at this screen.

After watching a few Unboxing videos on YouTube, my guess is the App is trying to connect to Sphero to download a Firmware update.

Any thoughts?
 
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xraytech

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Mar 24, 2010
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What was the issue and the fix (in case someone else might run into something similar)?

Ooops, sorry...

It was a Pairing issue between my iPhone and BB-8. it took a while but I kept trying and the App finally connected.
 
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SloanNYC

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Feb 14, 2013
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Ooops, sorry...

It was a Pairing issue between my iPhone and BB-8. it took a while but I kept trying and the App finally connected.

I had to delete the app and reinstall to get it to pair correctly. It is definitely a programming oversight to not have a way to exit this step and try to start over. Or on a force quit to reset in a way that increases chances of connecting.
 

JonHawkins

macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2015
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Okay who has one?

I just got mine and I'm having trouble getting it up and running.

Installed the "Sphero BB-8" App on my iPhone 6+ and I get to this screen and it just stalls...


Checked the Sphero Support and tried a Reset and again it stalls at this screen.

After watching a few Unboxing videos on YouTube, my guess is the App is trying to connect to Sphero to download a Firmware update.

Any thoughts?
 

JonHawkins

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Nov 2, 2015
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Here is a good and complete unboxing for the Star Wars BB-8 Droid. It is not as easy to use as most would think. The controls are tough to get used to.
 
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