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Is there a way to upgrade my MacBook Pro late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Bluetooth to Bluetooth 4.0 without using a usb extension? As I only have one working USB port.

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I do not see a way to do that.

Aside of software/firmware from Apple, there is the hardware issue as well.

  • There is software/firmware?? – maxisme Jun 3 '14 at 15:08
  • As Buscar said, it's a hardware issue. – Matthieu Riegler Jun 3 '14 at 15:14
  • from Apple for your model ? – Ruskes Jun 3 '14 at 15:14
  • There is no way to upgrade the hardware? – maxisme Jun 3 '14 at 17:31
  • Not without changing the logic board. – Ruskes Jun 3 '14 at 17:48
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QuickerTek makes a card that replaces the Apple WiFi/Bluetooth card. A bit pricey at $149: http://www.quickertek.com/products/Ucard.html This works in 2011-2012 13" and 15" MacBook Pros (non-retina). The version for 2011-2012 MacBook Pros (non-Retina) uses Apple's driver.

Also have versions for:

  • 2010 15" MacBook Pro - uses a firmware patch
  • 2009-2010 13" and 15" MacBook Pro, and 2009-2011 17" MacBook Pro - uses a firmware patch and have to disable original Bluetooth card

QuickerTek also makes cards for MacBook Airs and Retina MacBook Pros.

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