There are Sierra After that I just followed your instructions and it works perfectly. You could use my kext file right off the download. I followed all the directions and the dongle IOGear one is recognized and is working paired with a Magic Mouse no problem and the Broadcom shows up in the Bluetooth hardware section on the system. Broadcom driver was not loaded in my case. But, there are a ton listed. Was your onboard Bluetooth working before?

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Follow-up to my post the other day.

Initially I thought that I would need to edit the kext again. Surprisingly though I can still use my wireless keyboard; hence the actual Bluetooth adapter seems to be functional.

Should I delete one of them?? But looking at most of the comments and other articles online on this topic, it seems that the dongle will override the internal Bluetooth module when you use the dongle.

After a few hours, I was in business with my restored hard drive and no loss of info! Unfortunately, although I can see the dongle in Bluetooth Explorer, when I try to activate it it just turns off Bluetooth.


March 12, at 7: Did you backup the original kext? I follow this steps and I was able to configure USB dongle, and I can connect the trackpad with the internal bluetooth of my Mac Mini of or with the dongle but the problem is that my Magic Trackpad 2 works equals between the two modes with or without the dongle: This confiuration of Mac OS X could be invalid or unsupported.

But no success with the Airdrop on iMac. Can you please confirm these steps are correct? Is there any way to activate it?

November 10, at 7: You want to use handoff feature yosemite. When I open either one, I can pull up the broadcom information and see Bluetooth adaptre.

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September 28, at Bluetooth Explorer [] Path: April 18, at 1: Has anyone got this device working with Mavericks and if so, how? I did it with Kext Utility… I can see the hack in place on the Info. I purchased the iogear 4. Any help from anyone? Use Spotlight to quickly open the Bluetooth Explorer.

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Folder other devices can browse: When I plugged in the dongle, Bluetooth support was nonexistent. May 10, at 9: Tags 7 8 apple apps bluetooth chrome desktop error featured fix fusion gadget google guide instagraphy internet ios iPad iPhone iphoneography ipod itunes linux lion lomography mac macbook macos Microsoft mountain ntfs os x osx parallels photoblog Photography problem review server tip vista vm vmware windows wordpress.


This is the file that you would need to edit to add mcro support for your new Bluetooth USB dongle. Maybe like what is described here:. February 21, at 7: Now heres the problem…when installing the the kext with the same method the bluetooth symbol showing up and dongle is running…i can bluerooth the above mentioned devices mouse and trackpad, NOT keyboard …but when the devices are showing as connected no pointer is moving… I also tried making a second kext with entry bluetooth 2.

Hi Ken, great stuff.

December 30, at Now you have the copy of the kext file, open up the IOBluetoothFamily.