Fixing bluetooth on the XPS 15 9550 on Ubuntu


The bluetooth module of the Dell XPS 15 9550 has never been working for me, but copying a firmware blob onto my machine fixed my issues.

Why doesn't this work automatically?

The firmware blob that is needed by Broadcom devices is not supplied by default, and it has to be supplied manually.

How To

Download BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd and copy it into /lib/firmware/brcm/ and then reboot your device.

sudo cp BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd /lib/firmware/brcm/
sudo chmod 0644 /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM-0a5c-6410.hcd
sudo reboot

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