If you have a Mac that’s not supported for Apple’s new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite but want in on the fun, then you might be in luck.
A clever solution authored by “dokterdok” has been posted to GitHub and makes “necessary changes to enable OS X 10.10 Continuity on compatible hardware.” This app brings features such as Application Handoff, Instant Hotspot and Airdrop to unsupported Macs – some Macs with Bluetooth 4.0 are not supported by Apple for Continuity features.
The author does urge you to “take a look at this complete Continuity guide to understand if your Mac is compatible, or if you need troubleshooting” and cautions that it “can break your system.” However, the author adds that the tool “makes many compatibility checks and a backup before the actual patching is done, in order to reduce risks.” To be safe, we recommend that you backup your data before installing the tool.
Check out the software at GitHub to see whether your unsupported Mac is compatible with the software and whether you’ll need any hardware changes first.
And for more on Yosemite and its Continuity features, check out OWC’s thorough Yosemite Compatibility and Transition Guide.
Note: OWC has no affiliation with the software named in this article and receives no benefit related to this support (other than a benefit we all share in the continued support of these applications). If you appreciate the function or functionality this software offers, we encourage you to support the author.