Connect an HID Bluetooth Mouse to the Nexus Q

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The Nexus Q, Google’s new cloud-based media center, is one of the most intriguing devices to hit the market this year. Recently, we wrote about unlocking the device and installing Android apps. The latest mod for the device comes to us from XDA Forum Member fredc888, and allows users to connect an HID-compliant mouse to the media player, further enhancing the device’s capacity to run apps and games.

Since the Q doesn’t have a traditional Bluetooth menu to connect to devices other than Android phones or tablets, the Bluetooth stack configuration file must be directly edited to allow input devices and connect to them automatically. This requires unlocking the bootloader, which wipes the device’s data partition. Unbricking options for the Nexus Q are very limited, so users should be extra careful when writing to the device.

If you have a Nexus Q and would like to add Bluetooth mouse functionality, check out the mod thread. Be sure to provide feedback and thank fredc888 for his contributions. As always, keep your eyes on the Portal and the Q forums for the latest updates on all things concerning the device!

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