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Need New Qualcomm Bluetooth Driver v10.0.3.17 dated 20th June 2018

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1 year 2 months ago #553 by SM-003

pal1000 wrote: The latest 64-bit bluetooth < 4.1 driver for Qualcomm chipsets I could find is 10.0.3.15. Unfortunately this one is only for Dell.

www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drive...tails?driverid=g66t8

You can pierce inside with 7-zip to only grab the driver.
It's really bad we don't have a full INF for this driver as it patches Bluetooth MITM vulnerability CVE-2018-8-5383.

You can sort of hack upgrade if you don't have a compatible hardware ID because the driver itself is common for all vendors, only INF file differs, by following this procedure:

- Search for Services in Start and open it as admin;
- Locate and stop AtherosSvc (right click - Stop);
- Minimize Services applet;
- Open Device Manager and Disable bluetooth device.
- Copy all the driver files to windows\system32\drivers replacing existing ones. If you did all previous steps correctly this operation should succeed with no errors, no file in use errors specifically.
- Finally re-enable the Atheros Service and the driver and that's it.

The only indication of the driver update will be visible in Device Manager - Driver - Driver Details - File Version.


That dell driver of QC BT that you gave v10.0.3.15., I downloaded that but as you can see I can't find my BT compatible model there via the inf file, so can I install this version in my system for my QC BT 4.0 model.

Also, is that hack instruction for this 10.0.3.15 version or for v10.0.3.17

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1 year 2 months ago #559 by pal1000
That hack is usually general. I customized the steps to be specific to what the Qualcomm Bluetooth driver usually contains.
The general version is to take down (disable) everything the old driver loads with it and replace all the files of the old driver with new ones and finally restart the driver and it's extra software.

There are limitations to this hack in the sense that is unmanageable for really complex drivers. So don't try it for graphics drivers or Realtek HDA driver. Realtek UAD driver is manageable because is made of atomic, small and fully distinct parts but it is mostly pointless with the existence of the generic version.

Also for this hack to be as stable as possible, the driver (.sys file) and the other software parts have to be very close to the old driver regarding file size, version number, vendor and other similar characteristics. So upgrading from 10.0.3.14 to 10.0.3.15 on 64-bit Windows should be safe. However 10.0.3.17 is 32-bit only so it's not a good idea which leads me to the next observation.

Windows 10 Version 1803 introduced ARM64 version of Windows. Since that moment information about driver supported architecture became unreliable in Windows Update Catalog. Because Windows update catalog was lying, Dumo software perpetuated that lie.

Advanced driver manipulation toolbox that I am currently using:

- RAPR . It facilities driver store cleanup and pre-loading of drivers for devices not listed in device manager so Windows won't have the chance to push old drivers via Windows update when doing scan for hardware changes or at next full system start-up.

- Autoruns . It is used to disable drivers scheduled tasks, shell integration, logon start-up entries and other user-mode components.

- voidtools everything . A very advanced search tool. You can search by file name and extension, file content and location and that's pretty much how you find the right INF file for drivers with a bunch of INF files. This helps with Realtek HDA and UAD drivers a lot.

- pestudio . This is a binary analysis tool. It can tell if a sys file is 32-bit or 64-bit. That's how I found out 10.0.3.17 is only 32-bit and there is no 64-bit version anywhere unmasking Windows Update Catalog lie. As for why there is no 64-bit version it's a mystery.

- The last tool is Services management console which is part of Windows itself. I use it to start/stop and change startup mode of system services installed along with the drivers. Qualcomm Bluetooth driver installs a service called AtherosSvc.

All 4 downloadable tools from above have portable versions or can be configured to run in portable mode so you can have a driver manipulation toolbox on a USB stick.

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1 year 2 weeks ago #865 by SM-003
hi, any info about this driver version or anything newer available yet

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10 months 5 days ago #1161 by SM-003
5 months & still the x64 version of this driver isn't available, neither any newer version released, I wonder why?

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10 months 5 days ago - 10 months 5 days ago #1164 by Pacman
There is a new version 10.0.3.18, date: 11/13/2018 but 32bit for Dell.
catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Sco...b9-80b2-a2ab0bc24bdf

VID_0CF3&PID_3002 = "Dell Wireless 1702 Bluetooth v3.0+HS"
VID_0CF3&PID_3004 = "Dell Wireless 1535C Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_817A = "Dell Wireless 1601 Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_817B = "Dell Wireless 1601 Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_E003 = "Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth"
VID_0CF3&PID_E004 = "Dell Wireless 1703 Bluetooth"
VID_0CF3&PID_E005 = "Qualcomm QCA9565 Bluetooth 4.0"
VID_0CF3&PID_E006 = "Qualcomm QCA9462 Bluetooth 4.0"
VID_0CF3&PID_0036 = "Dell Wireless 1705 Bluetooth"
Last edit: 10 months 5 days ago by Pacman.

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10 months 4 days ago #1169 by SM-003

Pacman wrote: There is a new version 10.0.3.18, date: 11/13/2018 but 32bit for Dell.
catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Sco...b9-80b2-a2ab0bc24bdf

VID_0CF3&PID_3002 = "Dell Wireless 1702 Bluetooth v3.0+HS"
VID_0CF3&PID_3004 = "Dell Wireless 1535C Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_817A = "Dell Wireless 1601 Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_817B = "Dell Wireless 1601 Bluetooth Device"
VID_0CF3&PID_E003 = "Dell Wireless 1901 Bluetooth"
VID_0CF3&PID_E004 = "Dell Wireless 1703 Bluetooth"
VID_0CF3&PID_E005 = "Qualcomm QCA9565 Bluetooth 4.0"
VID_0CF3&PID_E006 = "Qualcomm QCA9462 Bluetooth 4.0"
VID_0CF3&PID_0036 = "Dell Wireless 1705 Bluetooth"


Thanks, bt as you can read the OP, I am asking for the x64 driver of this version as I know x86 is already available & if I use 32bit OS then I wouldn't even create this OP.

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