Getting Bluetooth SMS from iPhone 4 to Kenwood KDC-X796 Car Stereo to Work!

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Hi,

I want buy an app if available, but I want to make sure that it is appropriate for my usage.

I just installed a Kenwood Bluetooth stereo system in my vehicle. The company literature claims that you can send and receive text messages using Bluetooth through this unit. (Go here: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X796 CD receiver at Crutchfield.com and read the 2nd paragraph under the ?Overview? section describing the SMS capabilities of this stereo unit.)

All of the other Bluetooth functions work just fine except for the SMS. There is nothing in the owner?s manual that would notify someone or indicate that the SMS function does not work with the iPhone 4 (Download manual here: https://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/113/113BT752HD.PDF pages 24 & 25, or see excerpts from manual below). Consequently, I went to the Kenwood site and discovered that the SMS function does not work with an iPhone (see copy of Kenwood webpage below ? listed after manual excerpts below).

Upon searching Google, I read in several forums that there was an app that would solve this problem, but the posts in the forums did not name the app or mention where to get it.

I am hoping that there is an app will solve the problem.

Note: My iPhone 4 is unlocked and jail broken.

Thank you for your response/assistance.


Manual Excerpts for SMS:
(Page24)
SMS (Short Message Service)
Downloading the SMS
1 Press to enter Bluetooth mode.
2 Turn the volume knob to select
[SETTINGS], then press to enter.
3 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS],
then press to enter.
4 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS
DOWNLOAD], then press to enter.
5 Start downloading
■■During downloading: ?DOWNLOADING?
is displayed.
■■After completion of downloading:
?COMPLETE? is displayed.
6 Hold to finish the procedure.
■■To cancel the Bluetooth mode, press .
■■The cell-phone must be able to transmit the
SMS using Bluetooth. Setting on the cellphone
may be required. If the cell-phone
does not support an SMS function, the
SMS download item is not displayed in the
Settings mode.
■■When the SMS is downloaded from the
cell-phone, the unopened messages in the
cell-phone are opened.
■■Up to 149 already read and unread short
messages can be downloaded.
Display the SMS
?
To prevent car accidents, the driver should
not read the SMS while driving.
When a new message arrives
?SMS RECEIVED? is displayed.
Displaying the SMS
1 Press to enter Bluetooth mode.
2 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS
INBOX], then press to enter.
3 Turn the volume knob to select a
message.
■■Switches between name, phone number
and message reception date, press DISP.
4 Press the volume knob to display the
text.
■■To scrolls the message, turn the volume
knob.
■■To return to the message list, press the
volume knob.
5 Hold to finish the procedure.
■■To cancel the Bluetooth mode, press .
■■The unopened message is displayed at the
beginning of the list. Other messages are
displayed in the order of reception.

(Page 25)
■■The SMS that has arrived when the cellphone
is not linked with Bluetooth cannot
be displayed. You need to download it.
■■The short message cannot be displayed
during downloading.
■■Unread messages are prefixed with an
asterisk (*).
Return message setting
1 Press to enter Bluetooth mode.
2 Turn the volume knob to select
[SETTINGS], then press to enter.
3 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS],
then press to enter.
4 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS
MESSAGE], then press to enter.
5 Turn the volume knob to select a
message, then press to confirm.
■■When the [USER] is selected, a message
is displayed. Press the volume knob again.
6 Hold to finish the procedure.
Creating an original message
1 Press to enter Bluetooth mode.
2 Turn the volume knob to select
[SETTINGS], then press to enter.
3 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS],
then press to enter.
4 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS
MESSAGE], then press to enter.
5 Turn the volume knob to select [USER],
then press and hold to enter.
6 Turn the volume knob to select the
character.
■■To move to the column, press 4 / ?.
■■To select the character type, press DISP.
■■To delete the character, press .
■■To delete the all characters, press and
hold .
■■You can enter alphanumeric characters
using the ten keys on the remote
controller.
7 Press the volume knob to confirm.
8 Hold to finish the procedure.
SMS Setup
1 Press to enter Bluetooth mode.
2 Turn the volume knob to select
[SETTINGS], then press to enter.
3 Turn the volume knob to select [SMS],
then press to enter.
4 Turn the volume knob to make a
selection, then press to confirm.
See table below for selection.
5 Hold to finish the procedure.
■■To cancel the Bluetooth mode, press .
Item Selectable setting (Preset: *)
SMS
SMS
DOWNLOAD
Download a short message. (For details, see page 24.)
SMS REPLY AUTO * : Replies to the received SMS automatically. ; MANUAL : Sets whether to reply to the received SMS. ;
OFF : Does not reply to the received SMS.
SMS MESSAGE You can select a return message.
■■[SMS REPLY]:
??When ?AUTO? is selected, a reply is made only to the SMS from the phone whose phone number has been registered in the
Phone Book. If an SMS is received from the phone whose phone number has not been registered in the Phone Book, you can reply
to it in the same manner as you selected ?MANUAL?.
??When an SMS is received with ?MANUAL? selected, ?REPLY Y/ N? is displayed. Selecting ?Y? sends the reply. Selecting ?N? cancels
the reply. Selecting ?Y? allows you to select a message.
??If sending of a reply message fails, ?SEND ERROR? is displayed. While ?RESEND Y/ N? is still displayed on the display, selecting ?Y?
resends the reply. Selecting ?N? cancels the reply.


Kenwood Website Data:
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TOP > Bluetooth Compatibility List
Kenwood Bluetooth Compatibility List
This web site provides the compatibility information of your cell-phone and the Kenwood Bluetooth unit.
Select your Kenwood receiver model and your cell-phone. The compatibility information will be displayed.
Top of Form

Control Units compliant with Kenwood Bluetooth Unit
Remote Controller Bluetooth KCA-BT300/ KCA-BT200
SW1: Display Character Conversion *3 SW2: Interface SW3: Year
Include *1 *2 Include *5 *6 - - -
*1You can not dial numbers from this model.
*2Operation on the Head Unit is necessary in order to switch to dialing mode. Optional accessory: Compatible with KCA-RC547 (Remote Controller with Dialing Mode function).
*3Display Character Conversion: If the control unit cannot display accent characters such as "?" and "?", set the display character conversion function switch to "ON" to convert them to "U" and "A".
*5Year 2007 and older models do not provide a prioritized connect/disconnect indication for an audio device among the BT audio sources.
*6Optional connection cable (KNA-BT909) is necessary for using this unit.
*8Sort Order function of hands-free Setup may not operate depending on the cell-phone.
*9Be sure to update the Kenwood unit to the latest firmware. (April 24, 2012)
See Update Guide

Supported Cell-phone Compatibility List
In the compatibility list, the suitable Bluetooth Firmware version is displayed in the <KENWOOD Bluetooth Firmware version> row.
If you need to change the firmware, proceed to <About the Bluetooth module firmware updater>.

Brand Apple
Model iPhone 4 (AT&T)
ROM Version 4. 0 (8A293)
KENWOOD Bluetooth Firmware 1.12.30
Pairing yes
Connect yes
Pick-up and hang-up a call yes
Dial number yes
Redial yes
Voice Dialing yes
Phonebook automatic synchronization yes
Phonebook transfer no
Display battery level yes
Display network level yes
Enable to use A2DP profile yes
Enable to use AVRCP Target profile yes
Enable to send SMS no
Notify about new SMS no
 

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