#StackBounty: #bluetooth #pi-zero-w #buildroot System doesn't discover bluetooth adapter

Bounty: 50

I have custom buildroot image built for Raspberry Pi Zero W. My primary goal is to be able to activate on-board blueetoth, however I seem to have
immense problems achieving it. My main problem is that no matter what I do my system cannot detect any bluetooth adapters.

My buildroot .config:

Releveant part of config.txt:

# fixes rpi3 ttyAMA0 serial console

# enable rpi3 ttyS0 serial console


root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rootwait console=tty1 console=ttyAMA0,115200

What I do after boot finishes:

modprobe hci_uart

All starts without errors. Then when I type bt-device -l, no adapter is shown.

When executing command hciattach /dev/ttyS0 any 921600 noflow - I get informed of several bluetooth timeouts and then I only get:

# hciconfig -a
hci0:   Type: BR/EDR  Bus: UART
        BD Address: 00:00:00:00:00:00  ACL MTU: 0:0  SCO MTU: 0:0
        RX bytes:0 acl:0 sco:0 events:0 errors:0
        TX bytes:12 acl:0 sco:0 commands:3 errors:0

I also tried hciattach /dev/ttyS0 bcm43xx 921600 noflow -
But this fails with Unknown device type or id

I’ve already spent many hours researching various resources, but I still feel very lost.

As a sidenote, I’d like to preserve serial console on GPIO pins, since its very useful for debugging.
For now I have no idea how to make this configuration work.

Get this bounty!!!

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