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[Guide] Intel NUC7/NUC8 using Clover UEFI (NUC7i7Bxx,NUC8i7Bxx,etc)

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Hi Leesureone, same problem! i noticed that it gave me Not supported! while i can pairing with my AirPods Pro without any issues!

could you come with any ideas?

thanks in advance :)
Seems like it maybe specific behavior related to your iPhone, we know bluetooth works but your phone won''t connect. Unfortunately that can happen on a real Mac. Here are some suggestions to try that may or may not help.
 
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will the OC7.7 for nuc8i7 also work on a nuc8i3?
It should, you might need to remap the USB ports but that’s about it.
 
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I just moved my NUC7I7DNKE to Monterey with the help of @Leesureone EFI on p89

Some specifics in mine that maybe can help people:
-Support for DW1560 wifi and bluetooth. All Apple features (handoff,airdrop, etc are working fine)
-Resolve a hot plug issue to get HDMI sound working as FakePCIID is completely deprecated

Working as a charm and nearly silent as the CPU package is drawing 3 watts when browsing.

EFI can be found here: https://github.com/extric99/Hackintosh-NUC7I7DNKE
 
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Hello, I have a NUC8i5BEK and have been running macOS for years no problem. I recently got an ipad and wanted to get airdrop, continuity, etc. working on it so I ordered this and a BCM94360CS2 card. Wifi works no problem but the bluetooth device does not show up. It won't show up in any OS. Even in Linux or Windows it should show up even without drivers but there is nothing in lsusb list in Linux or Device Manager in Windows.

I have now ordered an additional adapter thinking the first one was bad. And I have two BCM94369CS2 cards thinking it was bad!

My last idea is that the internal usb headers on the motherboard are bad or not enabling or something. Does anyone have any ideas why the above adapter wouldn't be working with my NUC?
 

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Hello, I have a NUC8i5BEK and have been running macOS for years no problem. I recently got an ipad and wanted to get airdrop, continuity, etc. working on it so I ordered this and a BCM94360CS2 card. Wifi works no problem but the bluetooth device does not show up. It won't show up in any OS. Even in Linux or Windows it should show up even without drivers but there is nothing in lsusb list in Linux or Device Manager in Windows.

I have now ordered an additional adapter thinking the first one was bad. And I have two BCM94369CS2 cards thinking it was bad!

My last idea is that the internal usb headers on the motherboard are bad or not enabling or something. Does anyone have any ideas why the above adapter wouldn't be working with my NUC?
It's difficult to say without more information but in Windows, and possibly Linux, drivers are needed. In Windows I believe the card should show in the device manager tree, it just wouldn't be enabled. In OSX if Wifi works and Bluetooth doesn't that is usually an indication your USB ports, specifically the internal headers, aren't mapped correctly. You can use IORegistry Explorer to find them and or Hackintool depending on what version of the OSX you are using. There are also the USB port mapping tools available but all require some knowledge and location of the ports.
 
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I built my EFI folder from scratch using the opencore guide for my 7i5BNH NUC (core i5-7260U) which seems to be working well. I have sound, wifi (intel wifi is actually working!), sleep etc. Bluetooth is showing in the menu bar but I haven't tested it as I don't have any bluetooth devices to pair it with except for my phone. My main desktop PC is using BigSur, but I'm still on Catalina for the NUC. I'm kinda almost not wanting to update it at this point with everything working, but the need to be on the cutting edge is gnawing at me. Is there anything that would hinder updating to BigSur? I'm still on SATA which is dual booted with Debian (nvme has windows 10 which is still my main OS). I'm happy to share my EFI folder if anyone else if interested. I have my own USBmap.kext I built, and my aml files I extracted so they'll be specific to my NUC.
 
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It's difficult to say without more information but in Windows, and possibly Linux, drivers are needed. In Windows I believe the card should show in the device manager tree, it just wouldn't be enabled. In OSX if Wifi works and Bluetooth doesn't that is usually an indication your USB ports, specifically the internal headers, aren't mapped correctly. You can use IORegistry Explorer to find them and or Hackintool depending on what version of the OSX you are using. There are also the USB port mapping tools available but all require some knowledge and location of the ports.
I am using zearp's NUC github so I am pretty sure the USBs are mapped correctly. Here is my hackintool USB map with the adapter and combo card installed. HS06 should be the internal header showing the bluetooth chip but it doesn't show up. I have tried both HS05 and HS06 with no luck.

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This is my second time responding to you. Is it normal for posts to just disappear here?
 
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