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[GUIDE] Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Mavericks 10.9.1 on ASUS N53SN/N53SV/N53SM Notebooks


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How to build a HackinTosh with Mountain Lion (10.8 and 10.8.2), the latest version of MacOS X.

This guide and some of my kexts is compatible with the Following Models: Asus N53SN , N53SV, N53SM, AND SOME N53 SERIES Models .



About my specs:
Let’s see what we have here…

My Notebook: Asus N53SN- SZ024V

Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
Chipset: Intel HM65
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology
and Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1920x1080x32)
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) , Bluetooth v2.1
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 16GB)
Storage: 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
Camera: 2.0 Megapixel with security lens cover
Speakers: Built-in speakers with SonicMaster Technology
Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
Card Reader: 1x 8-in- card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS-Pro-Duo)
Input / Output:1x Headphone-out jack, 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x HDMI port
Battery: 6 cell
Dimensions: 15.6 x 10.6 x 1.2 ~ 1.6 (W x D x H)


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What's works ?:

Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1920x1080x32)
Realtek ALC269 Audio
Atheros AR9285 Wireless
Atheros or Broadcam Bluetooth (Most device works , some of them not)
Battery Management
Elan Multitouch Ps/2 Trackpad
Card Reader
Usb 2.0/ 3.0
Realtek 8xxx Ethernet
Sleep/Wake/Reboot working
Fn Hotkeys (Function Key )
Super Multi DVD drive
Asus VGA Webcam ( with Camtwist app)

Not Work:

NVIDIA GeForce GT550M




What do you need:

Basically it is better to already have a working version of MacOS installed on your HackinTosh. It is always possible to achieve all steps of this GUIDE with an external MacOS system, but it will be more difficult. Also, I recommend you to have the following stuffs:

A working install of OS X (this may be in a virtual machine or a native install) to prepare the installer
1 x USB/SD card of 8GB minimum.
1 x Original Mountain Lion Install DVD (InstallESD.dmg).
8GB of available space minimum to install Mountain Lion.
1 x Human Brain.
30 minutes up to 3 hours spare time.


STEP 1 – Creating USB/SD Mountain Lion Installation Drive:

For this part, you need to force Finder to show all hidden files link


Right Click “Install OS X Mountain Lion” -> Show Package Contents.
Contents -> Shared Support -> InstallESD.dmg.
Open InstallESD.dmg (this will popup the “Mac OS X Install ESD” volume).
In ”Mac OS X Install ESD” volume open BaseSystem.dmg (this will popup the “Mac OS X Base System” volume).
Open the Disk Utility application.

Now we will create our USB/SD Mountain Lion installation DVD volume.

Partition your USB/SD device to match two partition, GUID Partition Scheme, both must be Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

other steps , you can watch this video fully usb installations:






Thanks chris :)


watch this video while 10 minutes (10:00) and do it your usb drive this tutorial.
after 10 minutes on video , we don't need any steps.



some people send me pm about installation steps. if you have a trouble that you can use below links.

How to install mountain lion your notebook ;

here; http://goo.gl/BFYiA


I added here my Extra files for you. You must integrate this files your usb drive root.

Also I added my Drivers (kext files) here for you , after installation you need this files.

You will see my Extra files in Attachments , You can download here.


Ok if you have a bootable usb drive 10.8.0 retail mac osx files added. We are ready for installation.

1- install with , -v and finish installation.
2- When you finish installation you must boot with -x -v command. Because we have to delete some kext files like graphics kext.

When you open safe mode with (-x -v) command , you must delete this files ;

here;

Roots ( Mac osX installed drive) ---> System ---> Library --->Extensions come here and delete below files ;

Delete all graphics kexts (+ plugin and bundles) :


AMD

- AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext

- AMDRadeonVADriver.bundle

- AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle





- AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext

- AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGA.plugin

- AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle

- AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsVADriver.bundle

- AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext

- AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext

- AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin

- AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle

- AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle





ATI

- ATI2400Controller.kext

- ATI2600Controller.kext

- ATI3800Controller.kext

- ATI4600Controller.kext

- ATI4800Controller.kext

- ATI5000Controller.kext

- ATI6000Controller.kext

- ATIFramebuffer.kext

- ATIRadeonX2000.kext

- ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin

- ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle

- ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle

- ATISupport.kext



Nvidia

- GeForce.kext

- GeForceGA.plugin

- GeForceGLDriver.bundle

- GeForceVADriver.bundle

- NVDAGF100Hal.kext

- NVDAGK100Hal.kext

- NVDANV50Hal.kext

- NVDAResman.kext

- NVSMU.kext


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when you deleted above files your graphics card will work , if you have only below kext your S/L/E.

You must install only this files;

For Graphics card ; we need only this files:

INTEL
- AppleIntelHD3000Graphics.kext
- AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGA.plugin
- AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle
- AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsVADriver.bundle
- AppleIntelIVBVA.bundle
- AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext
- AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle
- AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext

I added some apps for you , you can downloads this apps , this thread . When you deleted this kext files ,
you must open "Kext Utility.app" , this app rebuild your permission and cache. Also you can install kext files with this apps.


Now we must deleted this files for not take "Kernel panic" our system.

Roots ( Mac osX installed drive) ---> System ---> Library --->Extensions

delete below files:


AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext
AppleHDA.kext

if you don't delete this two files , your mac osx have a Kernel Panic. After deleted this 2 files ;

open "Kext Utility.app" and drop below kexts and install your mac osx 10.8.0 system.


EvOreboot.kext --> for reboot , you need this kext.
FakeSMC.kext ---> This kext , for real mac machine.
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext --> This kext for your cpu management.

İnstall this 3 kext and repair your mac osx installed hard drive permission. When you finished all this procedure , you are ready to reboot your system , after all that you can't get any kernel panic.

All kext files , upload my me. You can find this files below links.

For update , you can download here;

OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (Combo) :

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581

Extra files ;

Dsdt , smbios and other files here;

http://www.mediafire...sc91kjsn4cvj6bw

(All Kext Files) Here;

http://www.mediafire...dssxje7f9us0rd8

needed apps (Here):


http://www.mediafire...iz45x1h8a19685k



Update ;

Bluetooth and Ethernet kext here;

http://www.mediafire...9qcwz4758s4ybqs



By the way ; My Real Name is: Baki Eryiğit , from TURKEY.

Have a nice day guys. I hope , you will install without any issue.

 

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Ok guys , I added small video on Asus N53SN mac osx 10.8.2 installed. I hope , you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBa6xT4nr3Q








My Notebook Mac osx 10.8.2 picture ;

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Also you can download my files here;

http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=3330

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On my machine (N53SV) there's no need to delete any kext and you shouldn't either.
Also EvOReboot and nullcpu are not needed (you can use speedstepper or my patched bios http://www.insanelym...-on-asus-n53sv/ )

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On my machine (N53SV) there's no need to delete any kext and you shouldn't either.
Also EvOReboot and nullcpu are not needed (you can use speedstepper or my patched bios http://www.insanelym...-on-asus-n53sv/ )


I added in my kext (driver) patched AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext , Who use ssdt , can change with this kext.

Yeah we don't need EvOReboot but when I used EvOReboot , my system close faster and immediately so I choose using this kext.

I deleted AppleHDA kext , because we are using VodooHDA.kext for sound , so we have a 2 option , 1- we can use AppleHDAdisabler.kext or 2- We can delete and replace with VodoooHDA.kext , I choose delete :).

How did you patched bios ? , my notebook , " Asus N53SN" have a different code name bios ;

BIOS 209
1.Show system serial number on setup menu
2.Add CPU AES-NI function support
3.Update CPU microcode
4.Fix sometimes system can't boot after press power button.
5.Update EC firmware

you can see here;

http://uk.asus.com/N...N53SN/#download

maybe you will patch last one and add here for us. Bios seems to same N53SV but I can't take this risk :)

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Hello mac users ;

Today I installed my mac osx again , and I changed my Extra files.

My added files name ; "Asus-Extra-Files-2-No-Nvidia.zip"

1- Changed smbios ; 15'' Macbook Pro 8.2
2- Dsdt changed , now with this Dsdt.aml Nvdia graphics card disabled. Notebook color blue.
Also with this dsdt , you can't get any kernel panic.
And battery life increase , almost 3.5 hours.
3-org.chameleon.Boot changed. İf you have full hd screen issue you can use this files.

Ok. with this extra folder , our system working great now.



I added files Attachment also you can download here;



http://www.mediafire...5afbreadaaz8nj6


or;



http://www.osx86.net...-_mount_...html






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I added in my kext (driver) patched AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext , Who use ssdt , can change with this kext.

Yeah we don't need EvOReboot but when I used EvOReboot , my system close faster and immediately so I choose using this kext.

I deleted AppleHDA kext , because we are using VodooHDA.kext for sound , so we have a 2 option , 1- we can use AppleHDAdisabler.kext or 2- We can delete and replace with VodoooHDA.kext , I choose delete :).

How did you patched bios ? , my notebook , " Asus N53SN" have a different code name bios ;

BIOS 209
1.Show system serial number on setup menu
2.Add CPU AES-NI function support
3.Update CPU microcode
4.Fix sometimes system can't boot after press power button.
5.Update EC firmware

you can see here;

http://uk.asus.com/N...N53SN/#download

maybe you will patch last one and add here for us. Bios seems to same N53SV but I can't take this risk :)

don't flash the N53SV one it will probably break your notebook.
I will patch the N53SN one for you later today. :)

EDIT: As for the deleting part I was saying you don't need to delete graphics kexts..

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don't flash the N53SV one it will probably break your notebook.
I will patch the N53SN one for you later today. :)

EDIT: As for the deleting part I was saying you don't need to delete graphics kexts..



I will wait patched bios for N53SN :) Thanks for this.

by the way my Processor:

2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz) please

patch for this. :)


If I used to disabled nvidia graphics card dsdt.aml , We don't need delete any graphics kext but , If we are try the use 2 of them at the same time , 2 graphics card cross , so I have to delete my 1. messages kext.

My added 2. Extra Folder (Disabled Nvidia card Gt 550M with dsdt.aml ) like you said we don't need delete any graphics kext , but first one :) we must delete.

Thanks again , I will wait patched bios :)

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I will wait patched bios for N53SN :) Thanks for this.

by the way my Processor:
2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz) please
patch for this. :)


If I used to disabled nvidia graphics card dsdt.aml , We don't need delete any graphics kext but , If we are try the use 2 of them at the same time , 2 graphics card cross , so I have to delete my 1. messages kext.

My added 2. Extra Folder (Disabled Nvidia card Gt 550M with dsdt.aml ) like you said we don't need delete any graphics kext , but first one :) we must delete.

Thanks again , I will wait patched bios :)

Ok I got it, I think I misread the instruction then..yeah if you don't patch the dsdt you get 2 cards in the system profiler... my fault :)

anyway here it is, enjoy!

I can't test it but it should work. I also changed the bios date so it will allow you to flash it (asus notebooks doesn't accept bioses with same or older date than current one)

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Ok I got it, I think I misread the instruction then..yeah if you don't patch the dsdt you get 2 cards in the system profiler... my fault :)

anyway here it is, enjoy!

I can't test it but it should work. I also changed the bios date so it will allow you to flash it (asus notebooks doesn't accept bioses with same or older date than current one)



Ok. I am going to try , this bios. Thanks again.

I will add result soon

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Ok. I am going to try , this bios. Thanks again.

I will add result soon

did it survive? :D

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did it survive? :D


Yeah I flashed , without any issue.

But sometimes when I reboot my notebook , I have a kernel panic from cpu.

Is this possible , I think my cpu fan work faster or placebo affect.

When I look my cpu monitor , working 792Mhz x8.0 and 1980 Mhz with x20 , so I can't worked my ssdt.

Which settings used with your org.chameleon.Boot.plist ? can you upload your files I want to try with them.

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After flash bios now sometimes , I have this kernel panic issue.

Look at picture;

AppleRTC problem, I guess , If we can't fix this issue , can you reupload with fixed timezone , latest default N53SN bios. :)

If we cant fix that , I want to return default bios settings. Something wrong :)


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The patch I did doesn't touch anything related to the RTC. Did you patch RTC in the dsdt?
We have the same CPU, and the modules which manages the cpu are the same both in my bios and yours.
This is my boot.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Boot Banner</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>DropSSDT</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1080x32</string>
<key>Instant Menu</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

if you still get this panic then you have something wrong in the dsdt or somewhere else.
Double check everything because I'm running fine here :)

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The patch I did doesn't touch anything related to the RTC. Did you patch RTC in the dsdt?
We have the same CPU, and the modules which manages the cpu are the same both in my bios and yours.
This is my boot.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Boot Banner</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>DropSSDT</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1080x32</string>
<key>Instant Menu</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

if you still get this panic then you have something wrong in the dsdt or somewhere else.
Double check everything because I'm running fine here :)



Can you upload your Extra folder here ? , dsdt , smbios and ssdt.aml , i want to look yours. :)

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Here it is.
Did you restore the original AppleIntelCPU kext from the installer?

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Hi!!

First of all, thank you very much for all this information. I have a N53SM and I'd really like to have Mac OSX on it.

Thanks to your guide I managed to install Mountain Lion 10.8.0 on my laptop, but I'm not able to update it to 10.8.2.

What I did is to run the update just after getting the 10.8.0 version to work, I mean, just after the 10.8.0 installation (I didn't do the post-installation steps that you specified). What happened is that the update process went OK but when I restarted my computer and booted Mac OSX, the spinning wheel appears and after that my screen just displays garbage.

It's using the Intel HD 3000 graphics card and I even replaced the kexts you mentioned after this update (I used the Terminal app from the Mountain Lion installer to do that) and tried with all your "Extra" folders but nothing changes.

How and when do you do the update process?

Thank you in advance :D

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Here it is.
Did you restore the original AppleIntelCPU kext from the installer?


No , I am using original AppleİntelCpu kext.

Hi!!

First of all, thank you very much for all this information. I have a N53SM and I'd really like to have Mac OSX on it.

Thanks to your guide I managed to install Mountain Lion 10.8.0 on my laptop, but I'm not able to update it to 10.8.2.

What I did is to run the update just after getting the 10.8.0 version to work, I mean, just after the 10.8.0 installation (I didn't do the post-installation steps that you specified). What happened is that the update process went OK but when I restarted my computer and booted Mac OSX, the spinning wheel appears and after that my screen just displays garbage.

It's using the Intel HD 3000 graphics card and I even replaced the kexts you mentioned after this update (I used the Terminal app from the Mountain Lion installer to do that) and tried with all your "Extra" folders but nothing changes.

How and when do you do the update process?

Thank you in advance :D


When you install 10.8.0 and login go this page ;

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581

Download here combo 10.8.2 update , When you finished the download , double click and install.

Reboot and login again. If you have a problem login.

use this commaend ;

-x -v (safe mode)

and change your kext files.

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When you install 10.8.0 and login go this page ;

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1581

Download here combo 10.8.2 update , When you finished the download , double click and install.

Reboot and login again. If you have a problem login.

use this commaend ;

-x -v (safe mode)

and change your kext files.


Thank you for your answer :) That's what I did but after installing the update, I cannot get to the login screen because my screen only shows garbage after the loading screen with the apple :S

Any idea?

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Thank you for your answer :) That's what I did but after installing the update, I cannot get to the login screen because my screen only shows garbage after the loading screen with the apple :S

Any idea?


When you boot -v , look screen which kext have a kernel panic.

You can pass this situation 2 ways.

install 2 mac osx and edit kext manually S/L/E and delete my said kext.

or if you have windows 7 already , find '' Macdrive 8 '' and install your windows. With this app you can reach and edit your mac osx installed hard drive.

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When you boot -v , look screen which kext have a kernel panic.

You can pass this situation 2 ways.

install 2 mac osx and edit kext manually S/L/E and delete my said kext.

or if you have windows 7 already , find '' Macdrive 8 '' and install your windows. With this app you can reach and edit your mac osx installed hard drive.


The problem is that I don't get a kernel panic, or at least I don't see it. When I boot with -v or -x -v, I get a lot of text but after the "Ethernet lnx2mac_blah blah" line it goes to graphic mode but only displays garbage without showing a kernel panic before that.

It's like when I set a bad screen resolution but that's not the case :S





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