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[GUIDE] Fit BCM94360CS2 inside Lenovo L440

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Hello, I am posting this show how I adapted the BCM94360CS2 M2 NGFF board on my Lenovo L440.

 

I have some guides about this notebook over here and previously used Dell DW1560 (BCM94325Z).

 

The DW1560 worked almost perfectly Handoff, Continuity, Universal Clipboard and AirDrop with the kexts: AirportBrmFixup.kext, BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM3.kext and BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext, but the Instant Hotspot doesn't work.

 

So, I decided to grab a M2 NGFF adaptor (because this notebook only have mPCIe) and the BCM94360CS2 and put inside this notebook:

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Previously with DW1560

 

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Moved the battery and removed DW1560

 

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Obviously don't fit

 

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Need to cut this piece of plastic and remove the CMOS battery conector

 

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Maybe I removed too much plastic (hehe) and soldered the battery wires directly in motherboard

 

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Now the adapter fits

 

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Instant hotspot now working without any Kexts, yeah!

 

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Important! Just remember: this notebook have whitelist in BIOS/UEFI that need to be patched to allow other wireless cards.

 

 

 

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On 10/27/2019 at 6:26 AM, ludufre said:

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Important! Just remember: this notebook have whitelist in BIOS/UEFI that need to be patched to allow other wireless cards.

 

 

 

how? can u tell me? I have L340-15IRH model

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On 10/27/2019 at 1:26 AM, ludufre said:

The DW1560 worked almost perfectly Handoff, Continuity, Universal Clipboard and AirDrop with the kexts: AirportBrmFixup.kext, BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM3.kext and BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext, but the Instant Hotspot doesn't work.

 

 

@ludufre, with the BCM94360CS2 card, are these kexts still required?

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I'm looking for the M2 NGFF adapter on eBay and I notice that they have these codes: TS, MO, IQ, IC, etc. Any idea what they mean? I was thinking about getting this one: M2 NGFF Adaptor. Will it work?

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They have a 94360ng card that is the same format as the 94352 so no modification is needed.  It works without kexts as well.

 

only issue is the antenna connectors don’t snap in place.   They are loose fit so solder or tape needed to secure them down.

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