2011 MacBook Pros can support Handoff/Continuity

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  1. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    Just downloaded the gold master for El Capitan and tried to run the Continuity Tool in my post above and no go. Any ideas?
    Code:
    Verifying Wi-Fi hardware...             OK
    
    Verifying Bluetooth version...          /Users/mstewart/Downloads/Continuity-Activation-Tool-master/Continuity Activation Tool.app/Contents/Resources/contitool.sh: line 357: [: 6
    6: integer expression expected
    NOT OK. Your hardware doesn't support Bluetooth 4.0, necessary for Continuity Current LMP Version=6
    6, expected 6. Aborting.
    
    Press any key to go back to the main menu...
    
     
  3. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh-oh...This is exactly why I came here today. Wanted to see if the Continuity Tool is working in El Capitan. Any updates?
     
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    That's what I've been getting. I know the internal BT card works. Which CAT do I need to use? I grabbed one from one of the links but when I right click "get info" it says the app is v2.0. I've been trying to find v2.1 beta.
     
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    you need 2.0.1 i dont think there is a 2.1 beta.
    Cloudpaird is not modified during the CAT proccess so you can do it before or after. I changed mine after if that matters, but make sure you SIP is off when you try to move the file or SIP will not allow it to modify the system directory.
     
  8. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    the download link here: https://github.com/sysfloat/Continuity-Activation-Tool/tree/beta

    says 2.1 but gives me 2.0.0? am i missing something?
     
  9. slvrscoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if you saw but CAT has been fully updated for 10.11
     
  10. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    My wifi just decided to break today. Like I have the X on the wifi icon and the system isn't recognizing the card. BT works fine and it works in the restore partition just fine. I'm currently restoring to a Time Machine Backup from this AM...hopefully that fixes it! (Running latest El Capitan)
     
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    Time Machine restore did the trick. Good to go! PHEW!!!
     
  13. noX1609 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everybody,

    im new to this topic and after reading many oages of this thread i'm confused^^

    I currently have a Macbook Pro 13" Early 2011 and i want to change the Card so i get bluetooth 4.0 with all it's advantages.

    So is there any tutorial i can follow to get this working on OSX El Capitan?
    And which card do i need?

    Thanks in advice for your help!
     
  14. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a

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    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

    If you've replaced your network card in your MacBook as prescribed all over this thread...

    REMOVE it and put in the old card if you have to give your computer to Apple for a repair!

    I have a 15" MacBook Pro (early 2011) that I put the new card in. Unfortunately it ended up blowing the video card and the motherboard needed to be replaced. So I took it into the Apple Store, saw a genius and they told me it would be repaired for free under the extended warranty that Apple had put on the defective video cards. Unfortunately, their diagnostic software said the wifi card was "bad", so they took out my newer card and replaced it with the old edition! I'm going to try to call them and see if they'll send me a replacement card since I didn't authorize that repair...but I'm not holding my breath. Probably picking up a new one on eBay.

    Maybe my mistake will help someone else out. I ALMOST put the older card back in...but thought it wouldn't be a big deal. Apparently it was! :(:mad:
     
  15. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Did you take it to an Apple Store or an authorized service center?

    I took mine to an authorized service center specifically for that reason and was fixed under warranty. They don't send it to Apple. Apple sends them the parts and it gets fixed in-house.
     
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  17. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Next time take it to a service center. They won't check for the card.
     
  18. redpandadev macrumors regular

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    This exact same thing happened to me. I spoke with the manager at the store, and while they were not able to replace the card, after explaining the situation, they agreed to compensate me for the cost to replace the card I lost. We agreed that $50 was fair. In my case, I was also making a purchase that day, so they just discounted my purchase by $50. Annoying it happened, but the solution they offered me was perfectly reasonable. Can't hurt to ask, though if you've already signed for the repair you might be beat. I brought it to their attention as soon as I saw the piece of paper that showed what was replaced, and before I signed for it.

     
  19. cube macrumors G5

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    OK, so here is what I understand:

    58: FCC
    59: ETSI
    62: ROW

    What about the missing numbers? (SIN, RUS, etc. ?)

    Are there pictures of the genuine cards?
     
  20. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

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    Just received my Bluetooth module. Will be installing it today.
     
  21. MacBookJames macrumors newbie

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    Can anybody tell me if I install the card:

    Does the system recognise the card at all without running the activation tool? Is the tool only required for handoff or for the card to be recognised at all?

    If it is recognised, but I can't use handoff should it continue to work as a bluetooth 3.0 with future versions of :apple:OSX?

    Thanks :)
     
  22. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    Card will work regardless. Tool is used simply to activate the Handoff/Continuity features.
     
  23. MacBookJames, Sep 3, 2016
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    Thanks for your help SideStepSociety

    I'm now looking for some more advice.

    I've installed the new wireless card. Wifi it working no problem.

    However when I try to connect my phone via Bluetooth it's not working. I've run the continuity tool - that didn't help - now I've it back to see if that would do it. No cookie.

    When I try to pair my iPhone they see each other - they pair, then disconnect straight away. If I try to reconnect my iPhone says
    Connection Unsuccessful
    LAPTOP NAME is not supposed.
    The only option i have is to forget the device.

    I can however connect to it as a personal hotspot?!

    I've tried with other iPhone to eliminate that and the problem persists. Does anybody have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  24. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    There's no need to actually pair the devices together in the Bluetooth menu unless you want to make use of Bluetooth tethering.

    All the Handoff/Continuity features are configured automatically. As long as you've enabled it on both devices and signed into the same iCloud account on both, you are not required to connect the two devices yourself.
     
  25. Da_Hollow macrumors newbie

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    I know I'm late to the party, but I tried to follow this, but after step one and the reboot, it doesn't let me do anything, the wifi isn't disabled, still active and even when I try to manually place the .kext file in it's proper place, OSX say's I can not mod important files. Its like I am locked out or not running admin privileges, but I have root privileges. Running El Capitan on a late 2011 MBP 15. Yes, I replaced the Airdrop/Bluetooth board with the correct one (with the "C"). I'm a novice when it comes to Macs so please bear with me.
     

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