How to Enable Intel Bluetooth on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

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How to Enable Intel Bluetooth on macOS [Clover/OpenCore]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers implementation of Intel Bluetooth on macOS using Clover and OpenCore.

Overview


There are several Intel WiFi cards which works OOTB. However, it lacks on and off function and can have invalid or no Address. You'll need to use Injector which enables on and off function and the firmware uploads the firmware to fix potential issues which provides full support for the Bluetooth hardware.

To enable Intel WiFi, refer to the guide linked below.

Compatibility


For more information on Intel WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility, refer to the thread linked below.

Supported Devices


  • 0x8087, 0x0a2a
  • 0x8087, 0x07dc
  • 0x8087, 0x0aa7
  • 0x8087, 0x0025
  • 0x8087, 0x0aaa
  • 0x8087, 0x0026
  • 0x8087, 0x0029
  • 0x8087, 0x0a2b
  • 0x8087, 0x0032

Requirements

WiFi HardwareSupported Intel WiFi
Network KextsOriginal Network kexts in S/L/E
macOS VersionmacOS Sierra and Later

Adding required kext


To enable the WiFi support, you'll need to add "IIntelBluetoothFirmware.kext" and "IntelBluetoothInjector.kext."

The next step is to download the required kexts to enable WiFi support. "IIntelBluetoothFirmware.kext" and "IntelBluetoothInjector.kext." is needed together to work with conjunction in order to enable the Bluetooth support.

For Clover:
If you're using Clover, copy both the kexts to EFI/Clover/Kext/Others

For OpenCore:
If you're using OpenCore, copy both the kexts to EFI/OC/Kexts. You'll also need to add the kexts entries in Kernel section of your config.plist

Restart your System


After performing all the above steps, restart your system for the applied changes to take effect.
You can see a Bluetooth icon in the menu bar now. If not, you can enable it from System Preferences>Bluetooth>Show Bluetooth in menu bar.
 
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