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    Matgen84 reacted to crazybirdy for a file, Catalina MBR HFS Firmware Check Patch   
    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.15 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
     
    Please read Readme-10.15.pdf first.
     
    How to finish the Catalina installation.
    1. Use EasyMBR-Installer1015 to make USB Catalina Installer.
    2. Boot to USB Catalina Installer, open Utilities -> Disk Utility, format as MBR HFS+. 
        Install Catalina to blank MBR HFS+ "Target" partition.
    3. Boot to USB Catalina Installer, open Utilities -> Terminal, run the script command:
        copytempdata
    4. Boot to "Target" MBR HFS+ partition on single user mode (-s), run the script command:
        hfsupdatecache
    5. Reboot to "Target" MBR HFS+ partition, setup user name and login, finish the installation.
     
    Also, you need to setup Clover as BooterConfig=0x28, CsrActiveConfig=0x67
     
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    List of known issues:
    1. Some app-pkg-installers can't install to HFS+, but install to APFS fine.
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    What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
    1. Pass the MBR check, allow macOS 10.15 installation on MBR partition.
    2. Pass the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
    3. Pass auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.15.
    4. This MBR-Manual-Method will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
    5. This MBR-Manual-Method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
    No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
     
    What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
    As the following....
    1. createinstallmedia method,
        needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
    2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
        install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR HFS+ and GUID HFS+, will never convert the partition format.
        We can manually format as MBR HFS+ or GPT HFS+ on installation screen like as 10.12.
        We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 on installation screen now.
        Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 future versions, I think so.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
    3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
        End of MBR and HFS+, there is no more MBR HFS+ patch available for 10.15 native OSInstaller.

    How to make 10.15 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
    Just use EasyMBR-Installer1015 to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q4. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave, Catalina?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.15.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
     

     
    Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
     

     
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    Matgen84 reacted to Cyberdevs for a file, Atheros installer for macOS Mojave and Catalina   
    Please read me:
    Ever since macOS Mojave came out (I mean the first DP) Apple removed the support for Atheros based WiFi Adapters from the IO80211Family.kext, so to fix it we need to add the AirPortAtheros40.kext to the Extensions manually.
    After each clean install the AirPortAtheros40.kext needs to be installed and after clean installing Mojave DPs after few times I decides to create this app to save some time.
     
    How to use it:
    This application will install the missing AirPortAtheros40.kext into /System/Library/Extensions and after the installation is done and once you reboot your computer the Atheros based WiFi adapters will be enabled.
    The installation is the first step of the process and it is fast but the next steps which are repairing the permission on /System/Library/Extensions and rebuilding the system caches might take a while so please wait until you were asked to reboot your computer.
     
    I'm using a TP-Link WDN4800 with an Atheros chipset and it works on other similar hardware.
     
    If this app helped you please consider donating; any amount is appreciated.
     

     


     
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    Matgen84 reacted to Cyberdevs for a file, Mac Tweaks   
    Mac Tweaks
    Easily take charge of macOS's internals.
     


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    Matgen84 reacted to Cyberdevs for a file, Mac Optimizer (NVRAM and Kext Cache Cleanup and Rebuilding PrelinkedKernel Tool)   
    This is a tool for cleaning the NVRAM and Kext Caches and rebuilding the PrelinkedKernel.
    Please do not post/upload or redistribute this app to other sites or forums.
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    Matgen84 reacted to cvad for a file, Software Update Switcher 10.8-10.14 SWUSwitcher.app   
    Get a seed updates for macOS 10.8-10.14 without first having to sign up for Apple programs.
    (Completely replaces macOS*BetaAccessUtilities.)
     
    Enjoy...
     
     
    Feel free to "Rate File"

     
     
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    Matgen84 reacted to crazybirdy for a file, Mojave MBR HFS Firmware Check Patch   
    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
     
    To use those patched files you must follow HowTo to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
    The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.14 HFS Firmware check by crazybirdy.
     
    What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
    1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR partition.
    2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
    3. Patch to stop auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.14.
    4. This patched MBR OSInstaller will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
    5. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
    No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
     
    What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
    As the following....
    1. createinstallmedia method,
        needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
    2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
        install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
        We can manually format as MBR or GPT, HFS+ or APFS on installation screen like as 10.12.
        We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13 and 10.14 on installation screen now.
        Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, and 10.14 future versions, I think so.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
    3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
        install via stage 2 automatically, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition, and can be installed as update from previous version.

    How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
    Just use EasyMBR-InstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Automatic-Method)?
    Just use 14MBRinstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.13.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
     


     
    Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_1014fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
     

     
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