Released October 24, 2011 / 2.2, 2.4, or 2.5 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Change out wireless card for new "handoff" capabilities.

My Late 2011 MBP is not capable of doing the new handoff features provided in Yosemite. I have read that it is possible to replace the wireless card which includes bluetooth and wifi transmitters. The websites that claim this are not sites that I am familiar with and/or trust. I've worked with you guys for a long time and I was hoping you could confirm this possibility and if it is true confirm the part # for the new wireless card. Thanks for your time!

Mikey P

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Yes, people are hacking away at their systems to get Handoff services to work ;-}

The MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air systems which have the combo WiFi/Bluetooth board BCM94331PCIEBT4AX can do a simple swap out of the board to a CM94331PCIEBT4CAX board which offers Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

You will still need to alter some OS files, luckily someone has created a script Which you can find here: Continuity-Activation-Tool. This site also offers a detailed listing so far of known hardware & OS fixes needed per model.

The iMac systems which use independent boards for WiFi & Bluetooth have more involved fixes. Right now I would hold off on altering these systems until the dust settles a bit more.

In any case your system is one of the lucky ones! A simple swap-out.

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Thank you for confirming this for me! I am having trouble finding this new Bluetooth/wifi board (CM94331PCIEBT4CAX) anywhere on the internet. I can find the old board everywhere for around $20 on eBay, Google, etc. Even your website doesn't seem to offer it. I searched for that part number and came up empty. Any clues where to purchase one? Thanks!

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The reason it the mad rush of people clearing the shelves of the the suppliers to get their systems running. I would wait here as I think you will also find they are now going at a premium price as well! Remember there just isn't many apps that have the ability to use handoff yet!

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