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I've updated via system preference fro 10.14.2 to 10.14.3 successfully. However, I've lost location services for Siri and Maps.

Anyone else?

I've tried a little trial and error troubleshooting but no luck...
SysPref->Privacy->Location Services is enabled with all settings checked. I've tried to disable and enable, but not luck.

I tested booting from previous backup of 10.14.2 install/uefi (pre update) and Location Services worked.

Prior to OSX update I also updated to latest clover, WEG, Lilu, AirportBrcmFixup, AppleALC.

So I tested by downgrading all of the above one at a time to the previous state, and still no Location services on 10.14.3

I've used kext utility to repair any broken kexts.

I've also tried forcequiting from activity monitor:

And I've Try Deleting:

I've booted into a guest user and this did not allow location services either.

My build is using a native Broadcom BCM94352Z Dell DW1560 and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext + BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext

Any thoughts?

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i have icloud cleaning process bookmarked which has worked for me with similar issues, so pasting below,

because from my experience any icloud issues disable location services so i think they are linked.

your guest comment is concerning. but posting this anyway.



Go to Finder and select your user/home folder. With that Finder window as the front window, either select Finder/View/Show View options or go command - J. When the View options opens, check ’Show Library Folder’. That should make your user library folder visible in your user/home folder. Select Library. Move the following to the Trash and restart.


Close all running apps. Put the following items in the trash:


1) In the ~/Library/ folder, put the Caches folder in the trash.


2) In the ~/Library/Application Support/ folder, put the folder iCloud in the trash.


3) In the ~/Library/Preferences/ folder, put the file MobileMeAccounts.plist in the trash.

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17 hours ago, millusions said:

Close all running apps. Put the following items in the trash:


1) In the ~/Library/ folder, put the Caches folder in the trash.


2) In the ~/Library/Application Support/ folder, put the folder iCloud in the trash.


3) In the ~/Library/Preferences/ folder, put the file MobileMeAccounts.plist in the trash.

Thanks for the reply and the advice.

I tried your suggestion but unfortunately still no location services.

I think you are right to think that the guest user not working as concerning as well.


So something bigger happening here...


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how about icloud stuff? is it working?

maybe a new smbios.


for repairing kexts and caches KCPM Utility Pro is a must have.


hey. from memory, the BCRM things, i think you're supposed to only use one? just shooting from memory here, i could be wrong.


apart from 2 hacks, i have a i7 (2012) mac mini and a 27 (2013) inch imac, i rolled both back to 10.14.0,

the mac mini kept losing remote control connection, it's fine on 10.14.0. haven't had one issues in about 10 days since downgrading.

the imac, which i did this morning, had some sometimes weird white/gray screen on resume from sleep, with some progress bars on bottom they looked like something from an iphone.

i think i'll wait till 10.14.6 for both machines.




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2 hours ago, millusions said:

how about icloud stuff? is it working?

Handoff, iMessage, iCloud, Facetime, all work fine.


2 hours ago, millusions said:

maybe a new smbios.

Haven't tried this yet... would I try to use iMac Pro smobios?


Looking at Rehabman's readme concerning the kext at https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM

It says to use either BrcmPatchRAM.kext or BrcmPatchRAM2.kext depending on OS version.

And to use either BrcmFirmwareData.kext or BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext depending on injection type.  Originally I had all my kexts loaded in the other folder and injected via UEFI.  However, once upgrading to 10.14.3 and reading that it's better to use a kext installer rather than the UEFI method I opted to use the  BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext instead of the BrcmFirmwareData.kex (which can only be injected by UEFI)


I'm going to try and revert to the  BrcmFirmwareData.kext via UEFI to see if that changes anything.


If that doesn't work I'll just hope that the next release 10.14.4 solves the issue...


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not sure mate, not a guru, just have several hundred hack reboots under my belt ha ha.


make a copy of config.plist name it MacPro5.plist, press space bar at clover, maybe make an imac one while you at it..


i had a similar issue years ago with Mavericks, location services was grayed out and not selected/selectable never got to the bottom  of it. can't remember, i think re-install fixed it.


if it was me i'd roll back instead of waiting for a fix, i rarely do updates on hacks. running like 10.13.2 cuz of 1070 GTX. it's rock solid.

when i was doing Brcm stuff, i didnt follow instructions, trial and error, and just AirportBrcmFixup kext is all it took to work 100%. but i guess you have wifi and no bluetooth?


sorry, thats my 5 cents, and it's pretty much all i had

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Appreciate the help.


I reckon a fresh install would be the go.


And bluetooth does work fine.  Always has, including location services, but something about this upgrade didn't jive.


At the end of the day, I can live without location services.   Thanks again for the advice!

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