Patched MacBook Air Mid 2011 HandOff Kexts

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  1. br1nary macrumors newbie

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    For anyone having issues patching the kext files to enable handoff,

    I have pre-patched MacBook Air Mid-2011 kexts. Do not use these for any other model, or you risk messing up your WiFi and bluetooth.

    Download MBA Mid-2011 Patched Kexts

    http://www.filedropper.com/handoff-mba-mid-2011

    Enable Kext Dev Mode

    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1"
    Use KextDrop to install the downloaded kext files

    reload the system prelinked kexts


    Code:
    sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
    
    sudo kextcache -system-caches
    reboot.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. dago5252 macrumors member

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    So can I just download and apply this file via terminal? I have a 2011 MBA 4,2.

    thanks
     
  3. br1nary thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Enable the kext dev mode and reboot,

    then install the kexts with kextdrop, run the two terminal commands, and then reboot.

    handoff should be working then.
     
  4. dago5252 macrumors member

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  7. StevenWalker macrumors regular

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    So how come with this method we can use general modded files and it apparently works, but with the other method we have to edit the files and put in our 'specific' MAC- ID number in the file?

    If you could explain it would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  8. upnorth067 macrumors member

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    Still not working???

    Hi br1nary,

    Thanks for providing the files. I have the same late 2011 MBA version 4,2 and I applied your files following your steps and I'm still not able to see my iPhone 6 as a wifi network option.

    When I goto System Info, I do see the following:

    <SNIP>
    Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes
    Handoff Supported: Yes
    Instant Hotspot Supported: Yes
    <SNIP>
    LMP Version: 0x6


    Any ideas about why I can't connect my Mac to my iPhone? I appreciate any help or insight.

    Thanks!
     
  9. DavidBlack macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the provided files, I will try this later on my Macbook Air and report my findings later. :)
     
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