After reading the documented process of adding internal bluetooth to the 4G
and the 5G
iPods by Fstedie I went about figuring out how to get it to work for the 2G Mini. The final result is a completely unaltered looking Mini that has A2DP stereo bluetooth. The stock headphone jack continues to work as normal, however the left channel on the bluetooth headphones gets disconnected while a wired headphone is being used.
Soldering gearThis bluetooth adapter
. Since this link will probably be dead relatively soon it might pose a problem for those of you trying to do this mod; the item is listed as a generic bluetooth adapter but in the manual it is revealed to be the BTAV101 manufactured by Flaircomm.
A few lengths of thin wire. I harvested my wires from an old parallel cable.
So, let's get on with it.
UPDATE:- After getting it all together and trying it out it turns out that the mini's case doesn't allow the transmitter to work nearly as far as it normally would. Extending the antenna out of the case doesn't help. It works up to about 6 feet when out of my pocket but it starts getting choppy while in my right pocket. Not sure what's causing the interference in my pocket, but the problem disappears while in my left pocket.