BrcmPatchRAM - Upload firmware into Broadcom Bluetooth USB devices

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  1. menace47

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    Nov 20, 2016 at 5:01 AM #751
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    Is there a reason for disabling native BT?
    I'm currently loading BrcmPathRam2.kext and BrcmFirmwareData.kext to EFI/Clover/kexts/Other/ and bluetooth is not being recognized.

    I've attached my iogreg and system info screenshot which shows the card under USB.
     

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    Nov 20, 2016 at 5:07 AM #752
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    UEFI on my Gigabyte mobo is set to

    XHCI switching = auto (not smart auto)
    XHCI = enabled
    EHCI = enabled
     
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    Nov 20, 2016 at 2:32 PM #753
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    The suggestion was to someone else for a special test.
    You should read the entire conversation if you're interested in why.

    Your BT controller is 0a5c_4500. It is not supported by BrcmPatchRAM. But I think that is just the hub. Actual device is 0a5c_820a, which is also not supported by BrcmPatchRAM.
     
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    Nov 23, 2016 at 10:49 AM #754
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    I have a USB bluetooth which is detected as below:

    BCM20702A0:

    Product ID: 0x21ec
    Vendor ID: 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.)
    Version: 1.12
    Serial Number: 001986001B7F
    Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Broadcom Corp
    Location ID: 0x3a100000 / 1
    Current Available (mA): 500
    Extra Operating Current (mA): 0

    After installed BrcmPatchRAM on Sierra it is still not working.

    I saw a supported 0a5c:21ec Inatek bluetooth but it is for BCM20702A1.

    Is it possible to make my usb bluetooth working?
     
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    Nov 23, 2016 at 1:43 PM #755
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    Attach ioreg as ZIP: http://www.tonymacx86.com/audio/58368-guide-how-make-copy-ioreg.html. Please, use the IORegistryExplorer v2.1 attached to the post! DO NOT reply with an ioreg from any other version of IORegistryExplorer.app.

    Provide output (in Terminal):
    Code (Text):

    kextstat|grep -y acpiplat
    kextstat|grep -y appleintelcpu
    kextstat|grep -y applelpc
    kextstat|grep -y applehda
     
    Attach EFI/Clover folder as ZIP (press F4 at main Clover screen before collecting). Please eliminate 'themes' directory. Provide only EFI/Clover, not the entire EFI folder.

    Attach output of (in Terminal):
    Code (Text):

    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
     
    Compress all files as ZIP. Do not use external links. Attach all files using site attachments only.
     
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    Nov 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM #756
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    Hi RehabMan, please check the attachment as requested.
     

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    Nov 23, 2016 at 11:12 PM #757
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    Some sort of USB problem. You can see that BrcmPatchRAM2 is hanging, no doubt due to failure during firmware upload.

    I notice some unusual USB software:
    - Virtualbox
    - com.eltima.kext.eveusb

    Also, I notice the device is connected to a USB1 controller (AppleUSBUHCIPCI). Really old hardware here?
     
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    Nov 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM #758
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    Yes quite old, C2Q ICH10 hardware.

    The USB ports on the board are all USB2.0/1.1. For example the logitech webcam i have will run at USB 2.0 bus no matter which port i plug into; the USB bluetooth always shows under USB bus regardless which port it use.

    I have removed the eltima driver (USB Network Gate) and Virtualbox. Still not working.

    Btw, the USB bluetooth is from Soundbots, i can't remember which model (SB340/341/342).

    Attached updated ioreg, let me know what else can i try to do.
     

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    Nov 24, 2016 at 3:11 PM #759
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    No experience with such old hardware. Problem is a USB problem... for you to investigate.
     
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    Nov 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM #760
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    Think its about time for me to investigate Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals ;)

    Thanks for the help.
     

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