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Hi,

 

I have problem with Handoff working on Hackintosh.

I am logged to iCloud on both devices, but in general settings still I don't have option to switch on Handoff.

I found out in my system report that My bluetooth donge doesn't support handoff (highlighted text), but it seems to me that is not true.

 

 

27545364_2088541331424085_73846110591345

 

Hackintosh spec:
CPU: Intel i5-6500 3.20GHz 6MB
RAM: HyperX 16GB 2133MHz Fury Black CL14 (4x4GB)
MBO: MSI B150M MORTAR
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB
Wifi: TP-LINK Archer T6E wireless card PCI-E AC1300
BT: ASUS USB-BT400 USB 2.0 Bluetooth v.4.0
SMBIOS: iMac17,1

 

 

My kexts:
27657545_2088434508101434_27873473839294

 

Does anybody has solution for this? Thanks in advance!

 

 

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Similar issue here. Everything was working fine (using a Fenvi WiFi/BT card), then suddenly, some services stopped working. I can't figure out why; only recent change was the latest update to Safari and iTunes.

 

Running 10.13.3 (17D47) and patched Nvidia 104.

 

System Profiler still shows Handoff as Supported and lists the channels used, both in WiFi and Bluetooth.

 

 

Bluetooth

  Bluetooth Low Energy Supported:	Yes
  Handoff Supported:	Yes
  Instant Hot Spot Supported:	Yes
  Manufacturer:	Broadcom
  Transport:	USB
  Chipset:	20702B0
  Firmware Version:	v143 c9282
  Bluetooth Power:	On
  Discoverable:	Off
  Connectable:	Yes
  Auto Seek Pointing:	On
  Remote wake:	On
  Vendor ID:	0x05AC
  Product ID:	0x828D
  HCI Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  HCI Revision:	0x2442
  LMP Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  LMP Subversion:	0x418F
  Device Type (Major):	Computer
  Device Type (Complete):	Mac Desktop
  Composite Class Of Device:	0x380104
  Device Class (Major):	0x01
  Device Class (Minor):	0x01
  Service Class:	0x1C0
  Auto Seek Keyboard:	On
 

and Wi-Fi

  Card Type:	AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x111)
  Firmware Version:	Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.37.5.1a3)
  Locale:	FCC
  Country Code:	US
  Supported PHY Modes:	802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  Supported Channels:	1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
  Wake On Wireless:	Supported
  AirDrop:	Supported
  AirDrop Channel:	149
  Auto Unlock:	Supported
  Status:	Connected

I tried:

  1. Logging out and back into iCloud
  2. Logging out and back into Messages
  3. Toggling the iPhone and MacBook Pro
  4. Using BTContinuity kext mentioned above
  5. Using BTIOFamily patch
  6. Deleting the BT plist stack
  7. Deleting messages related preferences and caches
  8. Running mald0n's Olarila.command
  9. Toggling BT and Wi-Fi on and off
  10. Reseting NVRAM
  11. Rebooting

Now, Airdrop works. I see the hackintosh on the other devices and conversely. Bluetooth devices work (keyboard, mouse), and Wi-Fi works. I can access the App Store and make purchases.

 

What doesn't work is Handoff, Continuity, and Messages. I have searched forums (which is where most of the steps and patches came from) and am running out of ideas.  :wallbash:

 

Do any of the wizards have some magic to share?   :cry:

 

Thanks

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On 2/13/2018 at 8:18 PM, outdoormagic said:

Similar issue here. Everything was working fine (using a Fenvi WiFi/BT card), then suddenly, some services stopped working. I can't figure out why; only recent change was the latest update to Safari and iTunes.

 

Running 10.13.3 (17D47) and patched Nvidia 104.

 

System Profiler still shows Handoff as Supported and lists the channels used, both in WiFi and Bluetooth.

 

 

Bluetooth


  Bluetooth Low Energy Supported:	Yes
  Handoff Supported:	Yes
  Instant Hot Spot Supported:	Yes
  Manufacturer:	Broadcom
  Transport:	USB
  Chipset:	20702B0
  Firmware Version:	v143 c9282
  Bluetooth Power:	On
  Discoverable:	Off
  Connectable:	Yes
  Auto Seek Pointing:	On
  Remote wake:	On
  Vendor ID:	0x05AC
  Product ID:	0x828D
  HCI Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  HCI Revision:	0x2442
  LMP Version:	4.0 (0x6)
  LMP Subversion:	0x418F
  Device Type (Major):	Computer
  Device Type (Complete):	Mac Desktop
  Composite Class Of Device:	0x380104
  Device Class (Major):	0x01
  Device Class (Minor):	0x01
  Service Class:	0x1C0
  Auto Seek Keyboard:	On
 

and Wi-Fi


  Card Type:	AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x111)
  Firmware Version:	Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.37.5.1a3)
  Locale:	FCC
  Country Code:	US
  Supported PHY Modes:	802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  Supported Channels:	1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
  Wake On Wireless:	Supported
  AirDrop:	Supported
  AirDrop Channel:	149
  Auto Unlock:	Supported
  Status:	Connected

I tried:

  1. Logging out and back into iCloud
  2. Logging out and back into Messages
  3. Toggling the iPhone and MacBook Pro
  4. Using BTContinuity kext mentioned above
  5. Using BTIOFamily patch
  6. Deleting the BT plist stack
  7. Deleting messages related preferences and caches
  8. Running mald0n's Olarila.command
  9. Toggling BT and Wi-Fi on and off
  10. Reseting NVRAM
  11. Rebooting

Now, Airdrop works. I see the hackintosh on the other devices and conversely. Bluetooth devices work (keyboard, mouse), and Wi-Fi works. I can access the App Store and make purchases.

 

What doesn't work is Handoff, Continuity, and Messages. I have searched forums (which is where most of the steps and patches came from) and am running out of ideas.  :wallbash:

 

Do any of the wizards have some magic to share?   :cry:

 

Thanks

I had the same problem and the way it worked for me is: turn off handoff on both hack and iphone and then log out of i cloud on both your hack and your phone and restart both, and log in to i cloud on your hack first and enable handoff, next log in to i cloud on the your phone and then enable handoff. this is how it worked me good luck

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Edited by newsman1

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Thanks. I thought I had tried that, but tried again. No go. What did finally work was not fixing the Hack, but fixing the MBP and iPhone. Updating the MBP to High Sierra solved everything. I now have Handoff, Continuity, and all that.

Conclusion:

OSes must be of the same "family" (High Sierra) to be sure. [I was fine with Sierra on MBP and High Sierra 13.3 on Hack, but 13.3 broke it].

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