Enable Wake On Bluetooth

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34 Responses to Enable Wake On Bluetooth

  1. Pingback: Wake On Bluetooth Fix | rampagedev

  2. Hendrik says:

    Worked for me. System wakes on Magic Mouse button event. The only thing I did was not edit an existing device info. I rather copied an existing one, renamed it to Broadcom2046FamilyUSBBluetoothHCIController_B1 (BCM2046B1 in System Information) and changed the product and vendor ID. A great way to edit an .info file is XCODE. Copy & Paste is simpler and it does the hex to dec conversion for you.

  3. John Kroon says:

    thank you very much.. works great…

  4. John says:

    Running 10.9.2, I still cannot get Wake From Bluetooth working. 😦
    I have a CSR Product ID 0x0001, which I edited to 1, and Vender ID 0x0A12, which I edited to 2578. I have spent many hours trying to find a solution, I’m about to try another Bluetooth dongle, but would like to know which ones are working.
    Thanks for the guide, even though it didn’t work for me.

  5. John says:

    Thank you for the reply. Will a Rocketfish RF-MRBTAD micro bluetooth 2.1 adapter work?

  6. Tony says:

    I believe you have the new bcm94352 card. i added the ids and its not waking. does this work with this card?

  7. John says:

    After Reviewing Prasy’s blog, I may have the answer to why my $3 Chinese CSR BT Dongle does not work….

    “UPDATE #1 – After studying a bunch of IORegistry (just think of a bunch of detailed stuff , that gives the internal working of a system) . I’ve found out that Firmware version plays an important role here. It seems that these cheap $5 dongle that comes from China have different frimware. Each of it reacts differently – See more at: http://prasys.info/2011/04/fixing-csr-bluetooth-in-osx/#sthash.vG0GyKgr.dpuf

  8. John says:

    AWESOME!!! :}
    I got a Rocketfish BT Dongle, and it wound up being a Broadcom with the same Product ID 4D75, and Vender ID 0461 as is in your guide. Wake from sleep from BT device now works, and I no longer need to walk across the room and push the power button on my hackintosh media pc to get it to wake up. Many Thanks!

  9. andy says:

    i have install hackintosh on mainboard asus rampage IV black edition success . but bluetooth not work , device not found . how to setup it

  10. frankiee says:

    Hi Andrew, will this work with builtin bluetooth on the R4E? Could not get it to work so far. Do I actually need BTFirmwareUploader which can be found on your dmg? And what info.plist shall I edit exactly? Tried with Broadcom, and I do indeed get more options in the bluetooth panel, but pairing fails, and still cannot be switched off. Any help appreciated!

    • rampagedev says:

      Fireware on the DMG is not for the R4E.

      You can use this edit. I use BT off my wifi card.

      • frankiee says:

        Unfortunately also the edit alone does not really work. Kinda gave up on the internal dongle and ordered this one: GMYLE Micro USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Dual Mode w/ Low Energy Technology Wireless Adapter (Broadcom BCM20702 Chipset). Supposed to work well with Macs as well as hackintoshes. Will see how this works out.

      • rampagedev says:

        So did I. This edit adds function not fixing Asus BS with there firmware…

      • frankiee says:

        Yeah, the one I ordered works without any further modifications, also the plist patch was not needed as the IDs were already in. Reception of this model seems to be rather mediocre though, needed to attach it directly to my keyboard to get reliable connections and even then signal strength wasn’t too good. Maybe the IOGEAR GBU521 would have been better, but that costs double the amount. Regardless, I can confirm that the internal dongle is just useless …

  11. bigmacattack says:

    Mavericks 10.9.3 – BroadcomBluetooth…Transport.kext has no Info.plist. Is there an another option?

    • rampagedev says:

      Its a hidden file on some systems 😉

      • bigmacattack says:

        Thanks for the hint. Didn’t realize some of these files in kexts could be hidden.

        In any case – not only did I get the prescribed benefits of controlling bluetooth on/off and wake from sleep, but I realized that I was previously living with an unnecessary delay in connecting the wireless keyboard and magic mouse as well. Fantastic!

  12. Ravenstein says:

    section2\step 6: How to figure out which is my driver kext? , PS: I am not using a broadcom BT card. but a AR9285/AR3011 combo card.


  13. Kevin Austria says:

    I am using the Asus Rampage Black edition, i have done everything in the guide, but i still dont have bluetooth

    • rampagedev says:

      This has nothing to do with enabling BT but adding a feature. Read the guide. Also the onboard BT on Asus boards is buggy and will work only for a few boots before disappearing all together. Go buy a BT dongle that works.

  14. teonitro says:


    I have bought a Rocket Fish BT Dongle for my optiplex 780 (maverick 10.9.5).
    I have modified the info.plist as described. All checkbox are enabled to wake the coomputer when sleeping.
    When i force to sleep my maverick, i notice that the blue light of my Dongle is on but if i push the space from my apple keyboard the computer won’t wake up. ( i have a mouse connected by wifi : logitec)
    Does The wake up work with the keyboard for you or only the mouse ?

    Thanks for you feedback

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