Handoff - DP4

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by langscinema, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. langscinema macrumors member

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    Still no handoff toggle showing in sys pref / general page :(
    Running DP4 on MB Air mid 2011
     
  2. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    Damn, I was just about to try it on mine. AFAIK, the mid-2011 MBA should be compatible.
     
  3. langscinema thread starter macrumors member

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    yes it should be compatible......I went into the settings of the MB Air and it clearly shows BT LE is supported however whats interesting is it continues to show it is "not" discoverable......wonder if thats an issue?
     
  4. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    not seeing it on my 4s anymore :( i've got a rMBP late 2013
     
  5. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    I have a 5S and rMBP late 2013, the App's handoff works, but the calls, don't.
     
  6. langscinema thread starter macrumors member

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    interesting.......
    when you go into about this mac, system report, bluetooth......do you show on or off for "discoverable"?
     
  7. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Yes...
     
  8. ProphetX macrumors 6502

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    Mine shows off on 2013 rmbp. But handoff is working.
     
  9. MacVidCards Suspended

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    If you have BT 4.0 you probably need to run the modded kext in the other thread.

    You also need AC WiFi, the kext mod makes it load ac kext
     
  10. nicklad, Jul 21, 2014
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    With DP3, there are now board id checks for the 802.11n (BCM4331 and BCM4353) parts in a canLoad() function in the KEXT:

    __dev0x4331ValidLoadDriverBoardIds and __dev0x4353ValidLoadDriverBoardIds

    [​IMG]
     
  11. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Same here Handoff seems to be working via Safari. However phone calls don't come to my Mac. They do however come to my iPad.
     
  12. langscinema thread starter macrumors member

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    Should I assume then if my MB Air mid 2011 does not support Wifi AC then I'm out of the game for handoff?

    Heres what my Wifi reads:
    Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n

    TY
     
  13. nicklad macrumors 6502

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    To be honest, we need to see what Apple ship at least in the public beta to get an idea of what the support is going to be. It appears to be in flux and active development at the moment.
     
  14. langscinema thread starter macrumors member

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    understood......many thanks
     
  15. ffcphone macrumors member

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    Me neither running Mac Mini mid-2011 which apparently is the first of the Mac Minis to support the Continuity features. I saw the option in DP1, however.
     
  16. tembelreis macrumors newbie

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    I have Macbook Air Mid 2011 as well and handoff is not working for me either eventhough phone calls are coming through to my Mac. As others stated here the handoff on/off option was present on DP1 although it didn't realy work. The system info doesn't show handoff options so as already has been established on this forum and many others it seems the wifi a/c is currently a triger for this great feature. I have seen it work perfectly fine between iPad Air and iPhone 5s and neither one of them has wifi a/c so I am hoping handoff will eventualy work on at least on all macs that has Bluetooth 4. But if Apple has financial gain in mind, they may just use wifi a/c as an excuse to omit this option. They may even omit from all old ios devices if they add wifi a/c to new iphone and ipads.
     
  17. ffcphone macrumors member

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    OS X Yosemite DP5 on Mac mini mid 2011 - still no handoff option in settings -general :(
     
  18. langscinema thread starter macrumors member

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    yea, nothing showing again on my MBA mid 2011 :mad:
     
  19. venom466 macrumors member

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    :mad:

    same for me....
     
  20. ffcphone macrumors member

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    Although I never used DP1-3, I merely installed DP1 to access the updates to get through to DP4 straightaway, I did see the handoff option in DP1 the brief few moments I had it installed. But I've not seen it in DP4 or 5 on my mid-2011 Mac Mini even though supposedly it has the correct bluetooth hardware installed.
     
  21. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Starting in DP3 the presence of Handoff checkbox has nothing whatsoever to do with BT.

    100% based on the OS loading 94360 wifi next

    There is a hack to do this

    I can remove BT entirely and still get Handoff option
     
  22. venom466, Aug 5, 2014
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    So if I understand correctly it depends on the wifi, isn't it?

    I have a MBA mid 2011 and I did not understand which is the problem

    Can you telling me what I need to do to enable handoff?

    EDIT:
    I understand that is a kext problem :)

    if I try to load the kext 94360 on this card

    Tipo di scheda: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0xE9)
    Versione firmware: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.24)

    might work?
     
  23. score4fps macrumors newbie

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    Have the will, can't find the way...

    Running Yosemite DP v5 and ios8 v5, logged into both with same ".mac" and ".icloud" Apple IDs, on an iPhone 5 and a mid-2011 MBA that seems to be the model that should work:
    Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 4.3.0b8 14558
    Hardware, Features, and Settings:
    Name: BHWMBA
    Address: 10-40-F3-83-8C-27
    Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes
    Manufacturer: Broadcom
    Transport: USB
    Chipset: 20702A3
    Firmware Version: v143 c5755
    Bluetooth Power: On
    Discoverable: On
    Connectable: Yes
    Auto Seek Pointing: On
    Remote wake: On
    Vendor ID: 0x05AC
    Product ID: 0x821F
    HCI Version: 0x6
    HCI Revision: 0x167B
    LMP Version: 0x6
    LMP Subversion: 0x228F
    Device Type (Major): Computer
    Device Type (Complete): Mac Portable
    Composite Class Of Device: 0x38010C
    Device Class (Major): 0x01
    Device Class (Minor): 0x03
    Service Class: 0x1C0
    Auto Seek Keyboard: On

    I get the phone calls and texts both ways, but further handoff/continuity integration (of course, no "handoff toggle" in system prefs, either.) Nothing with Mail, Safari, etc, no cross-platform icons, etc...

    Any suggestions would be appreciated...
     
  24. venom466 macrumors member

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    I think it's a problem related to the kext of WIFI module.

    I tried to load a modified kext for MBP but it does not work the same ...

    I give up :confused:
     
  25. score4fps macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i tried that MBP Kext posted recently, did not do it for me either...
     

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