Continuity Activation Tool Enables Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop on Older Macs

Continuity Activation Tool Enables Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop on Older Macs

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A new 'Continuity Activation Tool' has been released that enables Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop on some older Macs.

This tool makes the necessary changes to enable OS X 10.10 Continuity on compatible hardware. Continuity features activated by this tool include Application Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop iOSOSX.

Features:
● Activate continuity: Does a Continuity compatibility check, backups the original Systems kexts, disables a Mac-model blacklist in the Buetooth kext, whitelists the Mac board-id in the Wi-Fi kext.
● System diagnostic: Produces a report of the current system parameters influencing Continuity.

Here's a look at the Macs that require this tool and whether or not they require a hardware update.
Continuity Activation Tool Enables Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop on Older Macs

There are also some Macs that don't need the tool but do need a hardware upgrade. More information can be found in UncleSchnitty's guide on MacRumors. The tool is not compatible with BT4 USB Dongles, it only works with the right internal Apple wireless hardware.

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Continuity Activation Tool Enables Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and Airdrop on Older Macs
Hemel - October 24, 2014 at 4:23am
I installed this on my mid 2011 Mac Mini and it works great. Only problem I have is that everytime I restart, it now has the progress bar and installs something. Is that normal or is something wrong?
iGlassGuy - October 24, 2014 at 9:14am
I think that's normal. My personal MBP Late 2011 does that which has the hardware upgrade and modified kext. My MBP Retina 2014 which has had nothing modified does the same thing.
Hemel - October 24, 2014 at 7:24pm
OK, thanks! The only problem with this is I couldn't get CMD+R to work at the Apple logo as progress bar is always there. Either way, I decided to start fresh and am in the process of erasing my Mac mini and trying this from a fresh install. Thanks for the reply!
iAmMe - October 25, 2014 at 4:07am
I think it looks like Yosemite now where there's now a progress bar showing while the OS loads (aka booting). ;)
Alejandro Iván - October 26, 2014 at 12:28am
That's normal. Now Yosemite shows a progress bar when loading the OS. It's not installing anything, it just tries to show the progress when booting (maybe because it loads slower).
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