How can i find my bluetooth version?

I found a command (hciconfig -a) but it didnt work for me. I got that info with bluetoothctl show:

Controller 07:A1:7C:D5:CF:C2 (public)
        Name: my-pc
        Alias: my-pc
        Class: 0x003c010c
        Powered: yes
        Discoverable: no
        DiscoverableTimeout: 0x000000b4
        Pairable: yes
        UUID: Message Notification Se.. (00001133-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: A/V Remote Control        (0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: OBEX Object Push          (00001105-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Message Access Server     (00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: PnP Information           (00001200-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: IrMC Sync                 (00001104-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Vendor specific           (00005005-0000-1000-8000-0002ee000001)
        UUID: Headset AG                (00001112-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: A/V Remote Control Target (0000110c-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Generic Attribute Profile (00001801-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Phonebook Access Server   (0000112f-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Audio Sink                (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Device Information        (0000180a-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Generic Access Profile    (00001800-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Headset                   (00001108-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: Audio Source              (0000110a-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        UUID: OBEX File Transfer        (00001106-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
        Modalias: usb:v1D6Bp0246d0538
        Discovering: no
        Roles: central
        Roles: peripheral
Advertising Features:
        ActiveInstances: 0x00 (0)
        SupportedInstances: 0x05 (5)
        SupportedIncludes: appearance
        SupportedIncludes: local-name

There is a section that shows me ‘SupportedInstances: 0x05 (5)’ and if I understood clearly, it meant

5 (0x5)     | 3.0

but when I searched it from store, it tells me, I saw that my computer has bluetooth 4.2 so I wanted to be sure about this situation. Have I done this correctly?

That would be the way to find out, however that’s a deprecated tool no longer in bluez-utils. It doesn’t appear the D-Bus Device API completely replaces it yet.

The deprecated tools are only available via bluez-utils-compat from the AUR (Arch User Repository). It may not always work properly, install at your own risk.

I’m not sure what that means off hand, but I know it doesn’t mean BlueTooth 5. Mine reports 0x06 (6). That doesn’t match the HCI versioning.

I downloaded that and my output looks like;

hci0: Type: Primary Bus: USB
BD Address: 00:E1:8C:E5:CF:C1 ACL MTU: 1021:4 SCO MTU: 96:6
RX bytes:14984 acl:0 sco:0 events:2419 errors:0
TX bytes:595682 acl:0 sco:0 commands:2417 errors:0
Features: 0xff 0xfe 0x0f 0xfe 0xdb 0xff 0x7b 0x87
Packet type: DM1 DM3 DM5 DH1 DH3 DH5 HV1 HV2 HV3

Hmm, it doesn’t report HCI Version. Well, it is a deprecated tool. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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