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High Sierra Handoff issues, help?

Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
4
Motherboard
ASUS Z170 Deluxe
CPU
Intel i7-6700k
Graphics
ASUS GTX1080 STRIX
Hey,

As stated above I have an Asus Z170-Deluxe running 10.13 with the supplemental update; Wifi worked out the box, but Bluetooth needed Rehabman's BRCM patches.

System report states everything is supported and the Continuity Activation Tool Beta says that everything is activated.
Instant Hotspot is available but won't connect, Handoff works with apps from Mac to iPhone, but not vice versa (it worked once, only once).

Also, Universal Clipboard does not work. I have ran the CAT beta with sudo -f to no avail.
It says that the wifi card is unrecognised.

Code:
Verifying Continuity status...          OK. OS X reports Continuity as active
Verifying Mac model reference...        WARNING. The compatibility of this Mac Model (iMac17,1) with this mod is unknown and may have unpredictable results
Verifying Mac board-id...               OK. Long board id detected: Mac-B809C3757DA9BB8D
Verifying OS X version...               Warning: This tool wasn't tested with OS X versions higher than 10.10. Detected OS version: 10.13
Verifying Wi-Fi hardware...             WARNING. An unknown/untested AirPort card using the 'BrcmNIC' kext is active. This tool can't fix this.
Verifying AWDL status...                OK. An AWDL interface is up, Wi-Fi is ready for Continuity
Verifying Bluetooth hardware...         WARNING. No Bluetooth controller references were found in the PRAM, dongles can't be detected.
Verifying Bluetooth version...          OK. Bluetooth 4.0 detected
Verifying Bluetooth features...         WARNING. Unknown Bluetooth features have been detected (code:11). This tool can try to fix this.
Verifying Bluetooth firmware...         OK. Bluetooth firmware version: v14 c5810
Verifying Login Item...                 OK. Login item for Auto Continuity Check is set.

--- Modifications check ---
Verifying OS kext protection...         OK. Kext developer mode is already active
Verifying SIP...                        Ok. System Integrity Protection is already disabled
Verifying ContinuitySupport...          OK. Unknown Mac Model. This tool will try to fix this
Verifying kexts readability...          OK. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth kexts were found and could be read
ATTENTION: run in sandbox
Verifying Wi-Fi whitelist status...     OK. The whitelist is correctly patched with your board-id
Checking legacy kext...                 OK. Not using legacy kext.
Verifying BT4 dongles compatibility...  OK. Compatibility with BT4 USB dongles is not enabled, this tool can fix this if a dongle is plugged in
Verifying old Wi-Fi kext presence...    OK. Legacy Wi-Fi driver Brcm4331 was already removed
Verifying legacy Wi-Fi card patch...    OK. The patch is already done. Old Broadcom Wi-Fi cards may work.
Is there a patch or kext to solve this and get continuity and handoff fully working?

I'm Mac 17,1.
Vendor 14E4 and Device 43A0; Broadcom 4360

The rest of the specs are i7-6700k and GTX1080.

I have tried signing in and out and all the other tricks but nothing has helped.

Thanks in advance for any help!

P.S. I've now lost my thread creating virginity, if I have forgotten to attach any files; sorry!
 

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Joined
Aug 19, 2017
Messages
8
Motherboard
Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X
CPU
i5 3570
Graphics
Sapphire RX 560 4GB
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
Try this trick

cd /System/Library/Extensions

sudo mv AirPortBrcmNIC-MFG.kext AirPortBrcmNIC-MFG.kext.bak

sudo rm -f /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache && sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /

(Reboot)

Sign out iCloud, reboot, try again handoff
 
Joined
Nov 7, 2016
Messages
4
Motherboard
ASUS Z170 Deluxe
CPU
Intel i7-6700k
Graphics
ASUS GTX1080 STRIX
Try this trick

cd /System/Library/Extensions

sudo mv AirPortBrcmNIC-MFG.kext AirPortBrcmNIC-MFG.kext.bak

sudo rm -f /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache && sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /

(Reboot)

Sign out iCloud, reboot, try again handoff
Hey gogglefive,

Doing this method made Instant Hotspot, and whatever parts of handoff I had, stop working.

Thanks though!
 
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