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Guide BCM94352z Wifi & Bluetooth Fix For Hackintosh

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This is a WiFi fix for hackintosh or mac os who are using Broadcom BCM94352z wireless card. Most of the hackintosh forums suggest to buy this wifi card due to it's long term support for hackintosh. As you already know in every new release of Mac OS the some cards will no longer support but this chip is predicted to be support in future updates.

You can buy this card from Amazon or ebay or also you can find local electronic computer parts shop. There are two sizes for this card one is HMB and other is M.2 NGFF, The sizes are different so, be sure to check which fits into your laptop before you buy one. Once you replace the card put the jumper wire at the right one Positive at (+) and Negative at (-), replacing wrong way will make your laptop behave strangely like failed to boot, frequent reboot, frequent shutdown, BIOS warning, etc. Once, you have placed it correctly then you're good to go further.

Installing the Driver
Now when you placed your card you're not able to use WiFi and Bluetooth because this is the card especially made for hackintosh so you must need configure installing proper kext and patch. The patch is needed for Mac OS Sierra (10.12) and before. Please follow the guide:

Download the BCM94352z essential kexts from resources here. Once, downloaded, extract the zip file then copy FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext and FakePCIID.kext to Library/Extensions/ then Copy BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext and FakeSMC.kext into /System/Library/Extensions/. Also make sure that these 5 kexts are not in Clover/Other/ folder as well or Clover/10.12,10.13, etc. whatever. now open Terminal and paste the following lines one after another into terminal :
Bash:
sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions/ &&
sudo chown root:wheel /Library/Extensions/  &&
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ &&
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ &&
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo touch /Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
Reboot your system if you're using High Sierra (10.13.x), and continue the following patch if you're using Sierra (10.12.x), El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks and lower:

Additional Step For Sierra And prior version
All you've to do is mount the EFI partition, I'll simply mount my EFI partition with following command via Terminal
Bash:
sudo diskutil mount  EFI
Goto EFI Folder > EFI > Clover > and open Config.plist with TextEdit then Hit Ctrl + F of From Toolbar Edit > Find and Search for Keyword "KextsToPatch" and goto end of line before </array> Tag and paste the following code. Once you've pasted it should look like below screenshot. Then save the File with File > Save from Toolbar or Ctrl + S through keyboard.

Code:
            <dict>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>AirPortBrcm4360 - fcvo</string>
                <key>Disabled</key>
                <false/>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>
                gflSqgAAdSk=
                </data>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AirPortBrcm4360</string>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>
                gflSqgAAZpA=
                </data>
            </dict>
Now, once saved you can test it is added from clover configurator from Kernel and kext Patches > KextsToPatch, you'll see AirPortBrcm4360 patch there. If you see the blank then you've mistaken while pasting the code above please open TextEdit and do it again. Now, you can reboot your system and test your WiFi and Bluetooth status. If you got any problem you can ask me below in comment section.
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hi
there does anyone know if that card is suitable for a dell insperion 15 3521.

thank you
Yes.. this cards are compatible with almost all laptop brands. If laptop BIOS doesn't whitelist the unknown hardware. You can go with Broadcom BCM94352z HMB wireless card.
 
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