Performed using an EVO 3D but hopefully, these instructions can be helpful for any Android user with a device that supports Bluetooth MAP (messaging access protocol)
On Touch Pad: at least one of regular messaging services should be configured or else inbound text notifications appear but the messaging screen won't open to it.
Once you have some messaging service in place (Skype, Google Chat, whatever) you're ready to pair the devices:
1: Go to Bluetooth - Turn it on.
2: Select Bluetooth Preferences
- now complete the first 10 steps listed below for the phone before continuing
3: Select Add Device
4: Choose Type Phone
5: When your phone appears on the list select it
6: When the pairing verification code appears hit Pair on both Phone and TouchPad, hit yes on both.
7: On the phone, perform step 12 below (check the box for Always and Hit Accept)
On the Phone (Evo 3D for me)
1: From the home screen, hit Menu, then Settings
2: Select Wireless & networks
3: Ensure Bluetooth is on (box checked)
4: Select Bluetooth Settings
5: Select Advanced Settings
6: Ensure Message Access service is on (box checked)
7: Select Message access settings
8: Check the box for SMS
9: Hit the back button twice to return to the Bluetooth Settings screen
10: Check the box for Discoverable
- Continue with the Touchpad Steps above from Step 3 then follow on screen prompts
11: When the on screen code appears for pairing verification hit Pair on both the phone and Touchpad
12: A Bluetooth Authorization window will then appear showing your phone requesting permissions, check the box for Always and Hit Accept.
Inbound texts appear on the phone as well as in the Touchpad notification area and in the messaging app. All texts sent from the Touchpad also appear on the phone.
Hope this helps a few folks.