A new app called the ‘Yosemite Continuity Activation Tool’ can get OS X 10.10 Yosemite’s “Continuity” feature working on Macs not officially supported by Apple. According to CultofMac, the hack can also diagnose what you need to change on your Mac to enable Handoff, Instant hotspot, and AirDrop on your older Mac which does not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
While the Continuity feature depends on Bluetooth 4.0 LE to work, there are many third-party cards which you can plug into your Mac. However, Apple doesn’t recognize or officially support these third-party solutions to enable Continuity. This tool does exactly that, enabling the feature in the following Macs:
- Any MacBook Air from 2008 onwards
- Any Mac mini from 2009 onwards
- Any iMac from 2008 onwards
- Any MacBook Pro from mid 2009 onwards
The main problem with this tool though is that you need to replace your Mac’s wireless and Bluetooth card to get Continuity to work, since USB Bluetooth dongles won’t work. If you’d still like to give it a go, follow the link below to download the app.