I recently purchased a CSR8510 A10 based Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy aka BLE) dongle and I'm using it on a mid-2011 iMac that doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 support. Just plugging it in doesn't appear to work, the CSR8510 A10 device appears in the USB device tree, but there is no indication of Bluetooth functionality.
To diagnose the problem I run the LightBlue OS X app and on launch it displays a dialog with the "Turn Bluetooth ON" message and "Press Done when it is on". If I push the "Done" button it just displays the dialog again. So it appears that it sees the device, but it isn't initializing.
Is there a way to get this device working?
I tried the instructions here mentioned by dwightk, but they don't appear to be effective.
I also tried the instructions here, but they don't appear to work either.
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