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I tired but I still cannot find hs14 for my bt port. Is it better for me to change my smbios or change something with usbinjectall.kext?

You applied the two patches to your config.plist and your USB port is still not seen?
 
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You applied the two patches to your config.plist and your USB port is still not seen?
Yes. When it was Mojave, I had same issue initially. You mentioned my smbios was 19,2 and my usbinjectall was not compatible with that version of smbios. I will upload my efi later
 
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You applied the two patches to your config.plist and your USB port is still not seen?
Here is my efi folder.
And as you can see from the screenshot, there is no bt device hs14 port listed in ioreg explorer.
Thanks in advance
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Strangely, in ioreg explorer, the hs14 port is still no shown...
I am on 10.15.2 Catalina by the way

I don't know why it's not showing... If you can go back to Mojave, apply one of the "proper" USB 15 port limit fixes so you don't have to worry about it anymore.
 

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Here is my efi folder.
And as you can see from the screenshot, there is no bt device hs14 port listed in ioreg explorer.
Thanks in advance
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Hi there.

It's clear from your screengrab that the SSDT-UIAC.aml you have installed is not working at all.

What's more there is no "space" for HS14. If you look you can just about make out - although the pop-up is blocking it - that HS11 = 14b, HS12 = 14c, HS13 = 14d (probably), SS01 = 14e. (You can verify this for us), SS02 = 14f. HS14 will never show up in this scenario.

As far as I can see your SSDT-UIAC.aml is correct.

What to do?

For completeness correct mistakes in config.plist :

1) No need for EHC renames in the ACPI section. Your Z370 does not have any EHCI controllers.

2) Check if you actually need an XHC1 rename. Disable the rename, reboot and run IORegistryExplorer. If XHC1 shows up then yes you do, BUT, check what you are renaming. That looks wrong. Otherwise if it's XHC already then it isn't needed.

3) Change CsrActiveConfig on the RtVariables tab from 0x3 to 0x67. This should allow USBInjectAll.kext to work if Catalina is blocking it.

4) Your PLRP's are correct for Catalina.

Also:

Make sure there are no duplicated USB-related kexts from EFI over in Library/Extensions but with different versions.

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Hi there.

It's clear from your screengrab that the SSDT-UIAC.aml you have installed is not working at all.

What's more there is no "space" for HS14. If you look you can just about make out - although the pop-up is blocking it - that HS11 = 14b, HS12 = 14c, HS13 = 14d (probably), SS01 = 14e. (You can verify this for us), SS02 = 14f. HS14 will never show up in this scenario.

As far as I can see your SSDT-UIAC.aml is correct.

What to do?

For completeness correct mistakes in config.plist :

1) No need for EHC renames in the ACPI section. Your Z370 does not have any EHCI controllers.

2) Check if you actually need an XHC1 rename. Disable the rename, reboot and run IORegistryExplorer. If XHC1 shows up then yes you do, BUT, check what you are renaming. That looks wrong. Otherwise if it's XHC already then it isn't needed.

3) Change CsrActiveConfig on the RtVariables tab from 0x3 to 0x67. This should allow USBInjectAll.kext to work if Catalina is blocking it.

4) Your PLRP's are correct for Catalina.

Also:

Make sure there are no duplicated USB-related kexts from EFI over in Library/Extensions but with different versions.

:)
Thank you for your suggestion.
After following your steps, I figured I no longer need xhc1 rename, since it is already in XHC.
Changed 0x67, and rebooted
then I found that the hs ports and ss ports are exactly the same as you mentioned, hs13 is 14d, ss1 is 14e and so on.

I remember once pastry chef helped to force the hs14 port to be enabled, and with that file I was able to reconfigure the SSDT and it worked on my Mojave.
but with the same file, I upgrade to Catalina and the SSDT stopped working.
I guess the issue is hs14 port does not shows up. but it works on win10. so should be injection problem,

is there any way I can do force inject the hs14 port to my Catalina and then proceed the brcm bluetooth fixup?

thanks in advance
 

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Thank you for your suggestion.
After following your steps, I figured I no longer need xhc1 rename, since it is already in XHC.
Changed 0x67, and rebooted
then I found that the hs ports and ss ports are exactly the same as you mentioned, hs13 is 14d, ss1 is 14e and so on.

I remember once pastry chef helped to force the hs14 port to be enabled, and with that file I was able to reconfigure the SSDT and it worked on my Mojave.
but with the same file, I upgrade to Catalina and the SSDT stopped working.
I guess the issue is hs14 port does not shows up. but it works on win10. so should be injection problem,

is there any way I can do force inject the hs14 port to my Catalina and then proceed the brcm bluetooth fixup?

thanks in advance

Hi there. Good work :thumbup:

Okay, I would ask @pastrychef what technique he used to get HS14 working on Mojave. This should still work for Catalina, the only problem, as I hinted at before, is that Catalina is stricter about 3rd-party kexts. If you have any installed in Library/Extensions then I would try moving them to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other and rebuilding kext-caches to remove traces of the originals. Hopefully @pastrychef can pop by and help :thumbup:
 

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Hi there. Good work :thumbup:

Okay, I would ask @pastrychef what technique he used to get HS14 working on Mojave. This should still work for Catalina, the only problem, as I hinted at before, is that Catalina is stricter about 3rd-party kexts. If you have any installed in Library/Extensions then I would try moving them to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other and rebuilding kext-caches to remove traces of the originals. Hopefully @pastrychef can pop by and help :thumbup:

I don't remember what I did in that instance... But it couldn't have been anything special...

Standard stuff:
Make sure system definition is compatible with USBInjectAll.
Make sure KextsToPatch match macOS version.
Get rid of GenericUSBXHCI kext.
 
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