# What does this Kext do
This Kernel Extension is a Firmware Uploader.
Note that this Kext is not a driver. It does not handle HCI commands, device pairing, and any feature other than uploading the firmware. The core part of Bluetooth is handled by Apple's Kexts with limited compatibility.
# What additional steps should I do to make Bluetooth work on macOS Monterey
- Make sure
IntelBluetoothFirmware.kextv1.1.3 or newer is used.
- Exclude the injection of
IntelBluetoothInjector.kextfor macOS Monterey from the Bootloader's config
BlueToolFixup.kextfrom acidanthera/BrcmPatchRAM (opens new window)
# Is the solution meant to replace native supported USB Bluetooth Dongles
Not at all, Intel Bluetooth is only partly compatible with Apple's Drivers and has limited functionality.
Please consider an alternative solution like USB Dongles with BCM or CSR chips if Bluetooth is crucial for you.
# I can't connect to device XXX but it's successfully discovered
Unfortunately, this is currently out of our control.
# Can Intel Bluetooth co-exist with other Bluetooth Devices
# Will there be any fixes for Bluetooth 4.X compatibility
No, we are not making any fixes for it.
Apple rewrote the entire Bluetooth Driver for macOS Monterey which now delivers better compatibility with Bluetooth 4.X devices.
# Will there be any fixes for XXX audio format
No, it's out of our control.