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    midi-sama reacted to osy in [Guide] HaC Mini - OSX Mojave on Intel Hades Canyon (NUC8i7HVK/NUC8i7HNK)   
    I recently acquired the NUC Hades Canyon at a bargain and thought it was almost the perfect computer for me: extremely tiny, has a powerful GPU, and a lot of ports. The only downside is that it doesn't run OSX (well). Since this is my ideal Mac Mini, I called the project HaC mini and have been working on it for the past month. The goal is to have a perfect build that is indistinguishable from a real Mac. That means every hardware and software feature works perfectly. I have a background in hardware and platform engineering but no experience in Hackintosh, so this was a great learning opportunity for me as well. In the spirit of learning, I'm also releasing a series of writeups for various hard issues that I resolved in hope that it will help future hackintoshers. These writeups are independent of the NUC Hades Canyon.
     
    NUC Hades Canyon Installation Guide
    Writeup - Fixing Metal Drivers
    Writeup - Fixing Thunderbolt Hotplug
    Writeup - Fixing HDA Audio
     
    Some improvements to existing Hades Canyon work I've seen previously:
    Metal graphics issues fixed Workaround for 10.14.5+ GPU panics Thunderbolt 3 working including hot plug, usb-c + hot plug, boot without anything connected, sleep, wake, etc SDXC port working Second ethernet port working Power management working  
    Some highlights in general:
    Full graphics acceleration Working services: iMessages, iCloud, Siri (with built in mics), Find My Mac, FileVault, etc Working Handoff, Continuity, Universal Clipboard, Apple Watch unlock with swapped Wifi card Multiple displays, two ethernet ports, TB3, eGPU with eject  
    Pretty much everything works, there's some very specific hardware issues documented here and are being worked on.
    Front headphone doesn't work yet, SPDIF digital audio doesn't work yet Most USB ports have sleep/wake eject issues (this is a hardware/BIOS problem) For TB3 to work you must have at least one TB or USB-C device plugged in on boot and during wakeup (you are free to unplug and hot-plug while running)
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    midi-sama reacted to cvad in Bootdisk Utility   
    macOS 10.14 Mojave Recovery HD:

     
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    midi-sama got a reaction from oldman20 in Sinetek's Driver for Realtek "RTSX" SDHC Card Readers   
    USB should work OOB, it's USB not PCI-e.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Allan in macOS 11 - Redesign and universal apps?   
    Tbh, it look noice!
     
    Tho, it's way too drastic, and Apple will not make it like that, unless they go with a touch friendly interface (which they said they will not do). And as fantomas1 said, it's gonna be macOS 10.14, as 11 would mean some really huge leap in the OS.
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    midi-sama reacted to buoo in What app on the mac can be used for organising files?   
    Terminal.app
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Allan in macOS 11 - Redesign and universal apps?   
    Tbh, it look noice!
     
    Tho, it's way too drastic, and Apple will not make it like that, unless they go with a touch friendly interface (which they said they will not do). And as fantomas1 said, it's gonna be macOS 10.14, as 11 would mean some really huge leap in the OS.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Cameleer in [GUIDE] [10.12] Sierra on Tab!   
    On my experience with HS on HD4000 systems similar to ATIV, I think it's ok to upgrade, you will still need to fix brightness after the upgrade. I recommend you TO NOT USE APFS. Skip the conversion, as it creates many issues (I dont have the tablet with me, but I do have many SSDs at home, some work fine with APFS, others dont, as they show slowness and corrupt data), so the safest way is to upgrade without converting (you can google for rehabman's guide on how to do it). Also, make a full TM backup before upgrading, because HS has introduced many graphical issues and instabilities.
    As of now, I'm using a Thinkpad P50, and even with that powerful iGPU (with Xeon CPU), HS managed to mess up and I went back to Sierra. Same goes with the VAIO. If you're ok with installing the HS then restoring it if anything happened, let us about the result.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Allan in macOS 11 - Redesign and universal apps?   
    Tbh, it look noice!
     
    Tho, it's way too drastic, and Apple will not make it like that, unless they go with a touch friendly interface (which they said they will not do). And as fantomas1 said, it's gonna be macOS 10.14, as 11 would mean some really huge leap in the OS.
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    midi-sama reacted to spyroskor in El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S   
    I have a Sony Vaio SVS13A1S9ES (6GB RAM, 750GB HDD and replaced DVD player with a caddy for SSD and installed 128GD SSD). Replaced original PCIe WiFI/Bluetooth half-mini card with AzureWave AW-CE123H.
    Installed OS X/macOS onto 128GB SSD.
     
    I had successfully installed El Capitan and updated it to 10.11.6. After the update a fix for audio was needed and everything worked fine.
     
    The I upgraded to macOS Sierra and upgraded it to 10.12.6. What was not working after the upgrade: Audio, WiFi and had boot screen glitch.
     
    How to fix them.
     
    Audio: Delete CodecCommander.kext and reinstall it into L/E. Download latest Lilu.kext and AppleALC.kext  and place them into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other. Devices Inject layout ID = 3.
    Uncheck (if checked) ResetHDA.
    In Clover at Acpi check AddDTGP and FixHDA.
    Place (if not already there) the AppleHDA patches into Clover KextsToPatch tab as per instructions.
    Insert (if not already there) the proper patches for HDMA into Clover KextsToPatch tab.
     
    WiFi: Download (if missing from previous OS X installation) FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext and place them into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other.
     
    Place into Clover KextsToPatch tab the following patches.
    Name: AirPortBrcm4360
    Find: 4183fcff 742c48
    Replace: 66c70647 52eb2b (47 52 is for Greece, for other countries one needs to find the proper code, follow the instructions)
     
    Name: com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360
    Find: 81f952aa 00007529 
    Replace: 81f952aa 00006690 
     
    Name: IOBluetoothFamily
    Find: 4885ff74 47488b07 
    Replace: 41be0f00 0000eb44 
     
    Second stage boot graphics glitch: Download IntelGraphicsFixup.kext and place it into EFI/Clover/kexts/Other. Also keep the patches regarding the glitch fix that were placed in Clover KextsToPatch tab when one installed El Capitan. I don't know if they are needed but I kept them.
     
    In Clover go to System Parameters and set Inject Kexts = Yes.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Socrahm in El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S   
    Good, I've been using 10.13 for a while now, however, I gave my laptop a family member since I got a new laptop, so I havent been doing much on it. 
     
    Anyways, here is things to be changed about the guide on OP:
     
    - for Audio : AppleALC + Lilu + Inject = 3 in clover (no need for HDAS DSDT renaming) + UseIntelHDMI to get HDMI audio + Either ResetHDA or CodecCommander (I recommend CodecCommander)
    - for brightness : Check Rehabman's guide  on AppleBrightnessInjector (simple: 1 kexts to be put in /Library/Extensions + Clover patch + a generic SSDT in rehabman's repo) guide: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-laptop-backlight-control-using-applebacklightinjector-kext.218222/
    - for USB 2.0: use USBInjectAll + SSDT-UIAC (check rehabman's guide, https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311/).If I have some time, I may make you a correct SSDT (do it yourself first).
    - for Nvidia: New way to disable it from config.plist alone or via a generic SSDT https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-disabling-discrete-graphics-in-dual-gpu-laptops.163772/
    - for DSDT: again, if I have some time, maybe I'll make some SSDTs for 100% hotpatch for this VAIO, may need tweaking for some models
    - for stability: myeah, it's usually HS's issue, HS has been a mess of instability and sadness. Try Sierra and see the results for yourself and tell us here.
    - for boot glitch: I've read that IntelGraphicsFixUp fixes it, but this kext is to be used with 4th gen iGPU, test it and give feedback (will not break anything, if it doesnt affect anything, it's fine, just remove it then, to be used with Lilu too)
    - for kexts: I recommend you to put all your injected kexts in kexts > Other, and remove the 10.XX folders as there may be some injection issues, or simply paste all your kexts in /Library/Extensions, then run in terminal:
    sudo chown -R root:wheel /L*/E*; sudo chmod -R 755 /L*/E*; sudo kextcache -i / then reboot.
     
     
     
    NOIIICE! I liek! I'll make one too for my Thinkpad!
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    midi-sama got a reaction from buoo in [GUIDE] OS X ON-THE-GO (OTG)   
    Assalamo Alaikom Wa Rahmato Allahi Ta3ala Wa Barakatuh
     
    OS X ON-THE-GO
    Hey there
    I've been asked lately (as many old users) about the Recovery Partition on OS X and how is it useful, well we found out that it is useful if you need it and know how to use it.
    This Recovery Partition is usually made when Installing OS X with the "createinstallmedia" method + Clover (See HERE for Mavericks and HERE for Yosemite), but it have many problems: 
    Chameleon users can't have it Some users that even though they use Clover install method, the createinstallmedia OS X installer fails to load at boot, or at installing, so they got to use the Chameleon Way, and we go back to the last point Some users have SSDs, which means smaller disk space, and since that recovery partition takes about 640MB, it's not funny at all to have it on such small storage device To use the Recovery way of OS X Reinstallation, you should have an AirPort compatible WiFi chip, without it, you can't download or reinstall OS X if it's broken So, is this recovery partition needed?
    Well, that depends on your needs, for people who are trying stuff on their OS X partition and wont a rescue it when broken, it's really useful, BUT, it lacks so many things that makes it suck or unusable (or unavailable).
    So many of the OLD OS X users had this idea of a portable OS X, which they succeed to do, and which is our AIM in this GUIDE since a Full OS X on a USB will really help broken OS X Installs and recover disks and save time and energy of reinstalling
     
    But before we start, I would like to thank many users who contributed to give me ideas and guides and help about this OS X On-The-Go: 
    iFire: he was the first one to give me that idea of a "Portable OS X", he started making an App that will make what this guide aims to but I didn't hear of him since a long time (hope you're ok ) Pokenguyen: Thanks to his guide, many ppl got OS X booting on their PCs, we will use his guide again to make our disk bootable Download-fritz for some Clover stuff yeah ... IF I FORGOT SOMEONE TELL ME NOTICE 1:
    Before we start, I would like to point out some benefits and some weak points of this OS X OTG:
     
    Benefits:
    Reliable when OS X is broken, you can use the dmg (we will make later) to reinstall OS X without getting to the Install screen (premade OS X system DMG) Still have all the functions of OS X like Finder and Safari and pretty much everything needed for a complete OS X desktop Use it on multiple computers without getting bricked, may help for testing kernels for AMD users (it's a suggestion) Weak Points:
    Well if you're trying on a conventional USB 2.0 Flash drive, it may take you a LOOOOOOOONG time to load itself and to load Apps which is sad, and may make you feel that that piece of software is worthless Limited storage, since you may be using a simple USB disk, space on that disk is really small (I mean the System DMG we will make is 7.1GB and a 8GB USB may work, but you'll get only 0.9GB of spare space ... it's ridiculous, since later you'll try to put the System DMG (we will make later) on it a 16GB USB will do the work and will play the role of a true recovery system Need configuring on each new system so before plugging it to any new PC make sure you make a new config for it, save it on Clover partition and switch whenever you need to You can only make a System DMG with the same version of the running OS X.  
    NOTICE 2:
     
    Our friend chris1111 made a giantic work of creating a EZ and Automatic way to Install OS X to an HDD directly from OS X (it's the same method but the output is directly the HDD, not a dmg as my guide show), it's less time taker and noob-proof And he even added a Post-Install package that mey be useful for some.
    Go check it here: NEW WAY TO INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE Enjoy
     
    Let's Get Started
     Requirements:
    At least 8GB of blank USB storage, and it must be for a minimum a USB2.0 (running OS X from USB only, nothing more, nothing less) The recommended tech for that is 16GB USB3.0 or a USB2.0 HDD cuz it will be faster than a flash drive (this way you'll run more apps and get faster loading, and even put a clean OS X system in case of emergency recovery) A running OS X machine, and its respective Installer version: You must run Mavericks to get a Mavericks DMG and you must have Mavericks installer, and you must run Yosemite to get Yosemite DMG and must have Yosemite installer, you can't make a cross-over At least 10GB of free space on your HDD (where OS X is installed) to make the necessary DMG Patience This piece of software (I'm in love ) https://github.com/MagerValp/AutoDMG/releases Important:
    If that didn't work, try again until it works, if it's slow, you gotta have another, more powerful USB
     
    STEP1:
    1) Downlaod OS X from the AppStore (for now, you'll find Yosemite Only)
     
     
    STEP 2:
    Open AutoDMG.app

     
    STEP3:
    Drag the OS X Installer to where it should be (obviously)
     

     
    And then wait until it analyze it and you may get updates needed: do not install them, it's useless and take more time (unless you have an ultra fast internet connection, then you can go for it )
     

     
    STEP4:
    Select "Build"
    It will prompt you where to save it, so save it wherever you want and name that output DMG whatever you want!
    Notice: you must at least have 10GB of free space for the output DMG
    Warning: DO NOT SAVE THE DMG ON THE TARGET DEVICE (the USB disk we will use to bootup the system)!
     

     
    Hit Save, it will ask you to enter your admin password, do so
     

     
    The Install will start right after, leave your PC on, and you may leave it for now and close all other apps, cuz it uses a lot of CPU/RAM/Resources!
     

     
    Warning: If you have a laptop, it may get REALLY HOT, so please take all precautions before starting!
     

    *Look at my CPU's Heat, forget about the HDD (or maybe the sun xD)
     
    For verbose output, just hit View Log:
     

     
    When the install finishes, you'll get this message informing that the Install finished
     

     
    STEP5:
    Plug your USB HDD/Flash and open Disk Utility and select your USB Disk
     

     
    STEP6:
    Go to Partitions, partition your HDD and make it GPT (you may skip that if you had already partitioned it and GPTed it), hit Options
     

     
    STEP 7:
    Select GUID Partition Table (GPT) then OK
     

     
    STEP 8:
    Then hit Apply
     

     
    STEP 9:
    Open the dmg we just made earlier, unmount the volume, the image will be listen in Disk Utility, select and go to "Restore", slide the dmg to the Source and the Target HDD/SSD/USB to Destination, then hit apply:
     

     
    STEP 10:
    A confirmation window will pop out, hit Erase and let it proceed:
     

     
    A progress bar will apear, go make yourself a sandwich meanwhile (if you have a USB, go out socialize then go back):
     

     
    STEP 11:
    Install Clover bootloader for both UEFI and Legacy mode
     
    Select these in the installer:
    ESP Install (it installs Clover in the EFI partiton, may be pain in the ass after, but it's for both UEFI/Legacy systems) Boot0af (try boot0ss if boot0af doesn't work) CloverEFI 64-bits SATA or BlockIO (BlockIO is faster, but may not work for everyone) A theme (mendatory) Driver64 XhciDxe-64 <Other Drivers if needed> Drivers64UEFI OsxAptioFixDrv-64 OR OsxAptioFix2Drv-64 (use ONE of them, NOT both) <any other driver if needed>
     
    Install it, then configure it with your own guide, the AIO guide, or if you're smart and advenced enough, by yourself Add kexts (FAKESMC FIRST!!!!) and kernels (if needed) then try to boot up the whole thing.
     
    Good Luck And Enjoy your OS X on-the-go

     
    A lil' notice:
    You may need to reconfigure the kexts and kernels each time you boot up, so maybe you may need to creat more than one config.plist, thanks to Download frits he showed me a way to use multiple config.plists on one Clover install:
    Make your configs Rename them (remember each one's name) In Clover GUI, go to options > Config: <type your config name without the .plist suffix> Then select Return and let it load Good luck
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    midi-sama reacted to black.dragon74 in [TOOL] [PROBLEM REPORTING FILES GENERATOR]   
    Last update: 2 Dec 2017
     
    Hello guys,
     
    I have seen many instances where people start a thread with the problem they are facing on their hack.
     
    They try to describe the issue in their own way that most of the times, is not able to properly describe what's going wrong with their system.
     
    The developers and other members can point out the problem exactly when they have a set of files, called problem reporting files.
     
    These are basically a set of files that contain various logs and some other components.
     
    Many a times a normal user can not generate those files properly and it leads to a lot of wastage of good time, frustrated by this, I wrote a script to generate proper problem reporting files. You can have a look here
     
    The purpose of this guide is to tell the normal user on how to generate those files properly for debugging.
     
    I wrote a script that automatically installs that debug report generator script and then gives you a .zip output.
     
    If you are seeking help about a problem and you are not attaching your problem reporting files, you will be redirected to this thread.
     
    How to generate debug report:-
     
    It is very simple, you just have to download the attached script and run it. The script in attachment will install the tool for you and will then prompt if you want to generate the files.
     
    If you want to generate files next time, you just have to invoke: "gen_debug" from terminal (without quotes)
     
    How to download and run attached script :-
     
    Unzip the downloaded zip file
     
    Open terminal
     
    Assuming your script is in Downloads folder, type the following code :-
    chmod a+x ~/Downloads/install_tools.sh ~/Downloads/install_tools.sh  Note: It is recommended to attach output of gen_debug whenever you are reporting a new problem (helps to debug and saves a lot of time). Whenever you change anything, it is compulsory to attach NEW output of gen_debug.
     
    Note 2: It is recommended to update your copy of gen_debug every alternate month (for fixes and new features). To do so, If you are running version 2.1 or above, you can simply type "gen_debug -u" (without quotes) in terminal. If you are running version 2.0 or less, you can use the attached script to update your copy.
     
    Note 3: To check gen_debug version you can run it and then you will see version in the output.
     
    CHANGELOGS:
    Update 2.3 - 2 Dec 2017:
    Fixed an issue where timestamp of dump was overridden with current system time, reported by RehabMan. Update using "gen_debug -u" Update 2.2 - 27Nov 2017:
    Added option to generate system information dump as requested by Jake, like # To generate normal report gen_debug # To include system dump gen_debug -sysprofile # To include system dump but in txt format gen_debug -sysprofile txt # Default format is .spx so that the dump opens up with System Information.app # Any option other than txt will be ignored as script will fallback to .SPX extension   Update 2.1 - 27Nov 2017:
    Fixed an issue where IOREG was not saved on some machines You can now update your copy of OSX-Debug by using "-u" arg, like gen_debug -u Regards
     
    Notice to mods: Can you please move it to appropriate section HERE and then delete this line?
    install_tools.zip
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    midi-sama reacted to fusion71au in Making a bootable High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows or Linux Mint (without access to Mac or App Store Installer.app)   
    Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows
    This is a proof of concept tutorial, to show it's possible to create a vanilla High Sierra installer, entirely from scratch, in Windows (even without App Store downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from a real Mac ).  @PikeRAlpha's link to Apple's Software Catalog provides us with all the URLs necessary to download the needed files directly from Apple instead of some dubious source from the internet...
     

    Pre-Requisites
    8GB or larger USB drive Boot Disk Utility v2.1.2017rev021b from @CVAD TransMac (free 15 day trial) Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free Download Installer Files Directly from Apple
    1)  Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
    BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)

    to a folder named "SharedSupport" on your Windows NTFS drive.  A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...

    2)  Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
    3)  Edit InstallInfo.plist with WordPad/text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to this post)...
    Note:  You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
    Boot Disk Utility to format the Installer USB and Restore OS X Base System HFS partition
    1.  Format USB with BDU & latest Clover ---> creates boot files in CLOVER partition + second FAT partition
    2.  Extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDU --> save to it's local folder
    3.  Restore 4.hfs to USB second partition with BDU --->  2nd partition becomes bootable "OS X Base System"
    Paragon Hard Disk Manager to extend HFS Partition to its Full Extent
    Open Paragon Partition Manager Free and resize the second partition of the USB drive to the full size allowed.  Don't forget to apply the changes at the end...
    Transmac to Copy "SharedSupport" folder to OS X Base System
    1.  Open the TransMac program and navigate to the HFS+ Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents folder.  Right click anywhere in the empty space on the RHS pane and select "Copy Here"...
    2.  In the next stage, select the "SharedSupport" folder we created above as the "Files and Folders to be copied to the Mac Volume"...
     
    Clover Settings
    Clover configuration is required now.  The default config.plist (in the Clover FAT32 partition of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky.  If not, the hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide has some good explanations on the various settings available and also offers sample configuration files based on CPU type.  Also, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with Wordpad or Notepad.
    The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
    config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other. NB BootDiskUtility by default already has FakeSMC.kext installed here.  You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. If you want to use the installer to run High Sierra in Windows on VMware, you can follow my guide to set up the Virtual Machine and replace Clover's default config with EFI_Clover for VMware (which is compatible to run in VMware).  In the screenshots below, I have attached the USB Installer (in this case PhysicalDrive7) to my macOS Virtual Machine.  Reboot the system to the USB installer to install High Sierra ...
    What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?
    Not a problem, as long as we get "OS X Base System" bootable, we can launch terminal from the Utilities Menu to copy the SharedSupport folder over to the Installer app.  In essence, we will build the full installer app = 5GB+ on the target HD eg "Macintosh HD", by copying both the "small" installer app = 15MB (on "OS X Base System") and the SharedSupport folder from the NTFS volume (mounted in this example on /Volumes/DATA)...
    -bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/ -bash-3.2# cp -R /Volumes/DATA/SharedSupport /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/  
    ...then start installation with the startosinstall utility...
    -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app  
    The above steps can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on "Macintosh HD" and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume.  Copy/download to "Macintosh HD", then run in terminal (after attaching DATA USB with /Shared Support folder)...
    cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command Updated Download Links for macOS Mojave 10.14.6_18G87
    Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
    BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist  
    Note: In Mojave, Apple has removed the --converttoapfs NO and --applicationpath arguments from the startosinstall utility....
     
    eg to use startosinstall for the above section "What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?", the syntax is now
    -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD  
    This basically means that for Mojave, the default installation will always convert the target volume to the apfs file system.
     
     
    startosinstall.command.zip
    InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.13.6.zip
    InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.14.6.zip
     
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    midi-sama reacted to fusion71au in Making a bootable High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows or Linux Mint (without access to Mac or App Store Installer.app)   
    Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Linux Mint
    Prerequisites
    8GB or larger USB drive Linux Mint (virtualized is also OK, tested with Mint 17.3 & 18.1) and the following installed packages:  hfsplus, hfsprogs, gparted, gdisk, p7zip and dmg2img... Download Installer Files Directly from Apple and Clover from SourceForge 
    1)  Open terminal, create SharedSupport folder in ~/Downloads
    mkdir ~/Downloads/SharedSupport 2)  Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
    BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)
     into ~/Downloads/SharedSupport.  A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...
     3) Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
    mv ~/Downloads/SharedSupport/InstallESDDmg.pkg ~/Downloads/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg 4)  Edit InstallInfo.plist with a text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to post#1)...


    Note:  You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
    5)  If you don't already have Clover installed, download the latest Clover.iso from SourceForge.  Extract the EFI folder to ~/Downloads...
    6)  Determine the size of the "OS X Base System" HFS partition by listing contents of BaseSystem.dmg with 7z l command.  Here, 4.hfs=2008506368 bytes=1915.5 MB (1024x1024 bytes per MB) or 3922864 sectors (512 bytes per sector)...
    Prepare USB with GParted and Restore OS X Base System with dmg2img
     1)  Open GParted.  In this example, I have an 8GB installer disk, /dev/sdb, initialized as GPT from Device Menu... 
    2)  Create the following 2 new partitions 
    Part 1 200MB FAT32 labelled EFI
    Part 2 5817MB HFS+ labelled Installer_App
    Leave 2174MB free for OS X Base System restore (=1916+129+129 MB of loader space before and after to keep Apple's Disk Utility happy)
    3)  Use gdisk to set correct partition type, name and attributes for the EFI System Partition and create new sdb3 for OS X Base System...
    4)  Open Terminal, type lsblk to show the system's attached disks, partitions and their mount points...
    5)  Change directory to access the SharedSupport files in ~/Downloads
    cd ~/Downloads/SharedSupport 6)  Type dmg2img -l BaseSystem.dmg to list the "partitions" in the compressed disk image file "BaseSystem.dmg"...
    7)  Use the command sudo dmg2img -v -i BaseSystem.dmg -p 4 -o /dev/sdb3 to write the 4.hfs image to your "OS X Base System" volume ie sdb3 partition.
    8)  Create mounting folders in /media/your_username 
    sudo mkdir /media/fusion71au/EFI sudo mkdir /media/fusion71au/Installer_App   9)  Mount the Installer_App volume (corresponding to sdb2) and copy the SharedSupport folder to its root ...
    sudo mount /dev/sdb2 /media/fusion71au/Installer_App   sudo cp -R ~/Downloads/SharedSupport /media/fusion71au/Installer_App/  10)  Mount the EFI partition, sdb1, and copy the EFI folder containing Clover into it...
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/fusion71au/EFI sudo cp -R ~/Downloads/EFI /media/fusion71au/EFI/ Clover Settings
    Clover configuration is required now.  The default config.plist (in the EFI partition, /EFI/Clover folder of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky.  If not, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with a text editor.
    The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
    config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other.  You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If legacy booting, you need to install legacy boot sectors on the drive (boot0af, boot1f32 and boot6).  There is an automated install for this here by @StarBrilliant If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. Hint:  For newbs, you don't necessarily need Clover to boot the installer in a VMware virtual machine.  Just attach the installer (without Clover) to a macOS guest running on a VMware Windows host (patched with @Donk's unlocker program - to create the VM guest, see my VMware guide).
    Boot to OS X Base System, build "Install macOS High Sierra.app" then startosinstall in Terminal
    1)  Unmount sdb1 & sdb2,
     sudo umount /dev/sdb1  sudo umount /dev/sdb2 then reboot your system to the USB Installer using the system's boot device selection key eg F12 for Gigabyte motherboards, F8 for ASUS motherboards, F11 for ASrock motherboards ...
    2)  Launch Disk Utility from the macOS Utilities main screen and prepare the target hard disk to install High Sierra eg "Macintosh HD", erase/formatted as HFS+j.  Hint - click View Menu to Show All Devices...
    3)  Launch terminal from the macOS Utilities main screen, Utilities Menu...
    4)  Type the following commands to assemble the full "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on the Installer_App volume...
    -bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Installer_App/ -bash-3.2# mv /Volumes/Installer_App/SharedSupport /Volumes/Installer_App/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/ Terminal Hints:
    Type the first few characters of a path, then press <Tab> key ---> rest of the path will autocomplete. Pressing the <up> arrow key will duplicate the previous command entered into terminal. 5)  Start installation with the startosinstall utility in Terminal...
    -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Installer_App/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Installer_App/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app where "Macintosh HD" is the target volume to install High Sierra in this example...
    Steps 4 and 5 can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on the "Installer_App" partition of the USB and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume.  Copy/download to Installer_App volume, then run in terminal...
    cd /Volumes/Installer_App chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command startosinstall.command.zip
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    midi-sama reacted to Dr. Hurt in [Guide] Mount and Access EFI partition on Windows 10   
    After upgrading to Windows 10, I realized that I could no longer access the mounted EFI partition even when explorer is running with admin privileges!!
     
    It took me some time to find a workaround so I thought I share it.
     
    1- Mount the EFI partition to a free mount point:
    -- Run command prompt as administrator
    -- Type "mountvol X: /s" (without the quotes, X being an unused mount point)
     
    2- Use Explorer++ (Free, Open Source app) to manipulate the files on the partition:
    -- https://explorerplusplus.com/
    -- Run Explorer++ with administrative privileges
     
    Hope you find this useful
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    midi-sama reacted to erfoz in [GUIDE] [10.12] Sierra on Tab!   
    Well, i've just updated to High Sierra (latest Public beta and possible GM). Updated Clover to the last version (r4200) and the kexts in the Other folder (AppleAlc, etc so you have sound after the update). Of course no Wacom drivers yet, but everything else is working fine, APFS included. Noticeable faster for me, too.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from gasmaz in [GUIDE] [10.12] Sierra on Tab!   
    ok guys, here is a utility that I found that replaces PlistEdit Pro, and works on every (EVERY) OS, since it's a website!
    http://tustin2121.github.io/jsPlistor/ Just copy the content of a plist and paste it in the Import... box.
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    midi-sama got a reaction from buoo in [GUIDE] OS X ON-THE-GO (OTG)   
    Assalamo Alaikom Wa Rahmato Allahi Ta3ala Wa Barakatuh
     
    OS X ON-THE-GO
    Hey there
    I've been asked lately (as many old users) about the Recovery Partition on OS X and how is it useful, well we found out that it is useful if you need it and know how to use it.
    This Recovery Partition is usually made when Installing OS X with the "createinstallmedia" method + Clover (See HERE for Mavericks and HERE for Yosemite), but it have many problems: 
    Chameleon users can't have it Some users that even though they use Clover install method, the createinstallmedia OS X installer fails to load at boot, or at installing, so they got to use the Chameleon Way, and we go back to the last point Some users have SSDs, which means smaller disk space, and since that recovery partition takes about 640MB, it's not funny at all to have it on such small storage device To use the Recovery way of OS X Reinstallation, you should have an AirPort compatible WiFi chip, without it, you can't download or reinstall OS X if it's broken So, is this recovery partition needed?
    Well, that depends on your needs, for people who are trying stuff on their OS X partition and wont a rescue it when broken, it's really useful, BUT, it lacks so many things that makes it suck or unusable (or unavailable).
    So many of the OLD OS X users had this idea of a portable OS X, which they succeed to do, and which is our AIM in this GUIDE since a Full OS X on a USB will really help broken OS X Installs and recover disks and save time and energy of reinstalling
     
    But before we start, I would like to thank many users who contributed to give me ideas and guides and help about this OS X On-The-Go: 
    iFire: he was the first one to give me that idea of a "Portable OS X", he started making an App that will make what this guide aims to but I didn't hear of him since a long time (hope you're ok ) Pokenguyen: Thanks to his guide, many ppl got OS X booting on their PCs, we will use his guide again to make our disk bootable Download-fritz for some Clover stuff yeah ... IF I FORGOT SOMEONE TELL ME NOTICE 1:
    Before we start, I would like to point out some benefits and some weak points of this OS X OTG:
     
    Benefits:
    Reliable when OS X is broken, you can use the dmg (we will make later) to reinstall OS X without getting to the Install screen (premade OS X system DMG) Still have all the functions of OS X like Finder and Safari and pretty much everything needed for a complete OS X desktop Use it on multiple computers without getting bricked, may help for testing kernels for AMD users (it's a suggestion) Weak Points:
    Well if you're trying on a conventional USB 2.0 Flash drive, it may take you a LOOOOOOOONG time to load itself and to load Apps which is sad, and may make you feel that that piece of software is worthless Limited storage, since you may be using a simple USB disk, space on that disk is really small (I mean the System DMG we will make is 7.1GB and a 8GB USB may work, but you'll get only 0.9GB of spare space ... it's ridiculous, since later you'll try to put the System DMG (we will make later) on it a 16GB USB will do the work and will play the role of a true recovery system Need configuring on each new system so before plugging it to any new PC make sure you make a new config for it, save it on Clover partition and switch whenever you need to You can only make a System DMG with the same version of the running OS X.  
    NOTICE 2:
     
    Our friend chris1111 made a giantic work of creating a EZ and Automatic way to Install OS X to an HDD directly from OS X (it's the same method but the output is directly the HDD, not a dmg as my guide show), it's less time taker and noob-proof And he even added a Post-Install package that mey be useful for some.
    Go check it here: NEW WAY TO INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE Enjoy
     
    Let's Get Started
     Requirements:
    At least 8GB of blank USB storage, and it must be for a minimum a USB2.0 (running OS X from USB only, nothing more, nothing less) The recommended tech for that is 16GB USB3.0 or a USB2.0 HDD cuz it will be faster than a flash drive (this way you'll run more apps and get faster loading, and even put a clean OS X system in case of emergency recovery) A running OS X machine, and its respective Installer version: You must run Mavericks to get a Mavericks DMG and you must have Mavericks installer, and you must run Yosemite to get Yosemite DMG and must have Yosemite installer, you can't make a cross-over At least 10GB of free space on your HDD (where OS X is installed) to make the necessary DMG Patience This piece of software (I'm in love ) https://github.com/MagerValp/AutoDMG/releases Important:
    If that didn't work, try again until it works, if it's slow, you gotta have another, more powerful USB
     
    STEP1:
    1) Downlaod OS X from the AppStore (for now, you'll find Yosemite Only)
     
     
    STEP 2:
    Open AutoDMG.app

     
    STEP3:
    Drag the OS X Installer to where it should be (obviously)
     

     
    And then wait until it analyze it and you may get updates needed: do not install them, it's useless and take more time (unless you have an ultra fast internet connection, then you can go for it )
     

     
    STEP4:
    Select "Build"
    It will prompt you where to save it, so save it wherever you want and name that output DMG whatever you want!
    Notice: you must at least have 10GB of free space for the output DMG
    Warning: DO NOT SAVE THE DMG ON THE TARGET DEVICE (the USB disk we will use to bootup the system)!
     

     
    Hit Save, it will ask you to enter your admin password, do so
     

     
    The Install will start right after, leave your PC on, and you may leave it for now and close all other apps, cuz it uses a lot of CPU/RAM/Resources!
     

     
    Warning: If you have a laptop, it may get REALLY HOT, so please take all precautions before starting!
     

    *Look at my CPU's Heat, forget about the HDD (or maybe the sun xD)
     
    For verbose output, just hit View Log:
     

     
    When the install finishes, you'll get this message informing that the Install finished
     

     
    STEP5:
    Plug your USB HDD/Flash and open Disk Utility and select your USB Disk
     

     
    STEP6:
    Go to Partitions, partition your HDD and make it GPT (you may skip that if you had already partitioned it and GPTed it), hit Options
     

     
    STEP 7:
    Select GUID Partition Table (GPT) then OK
     

     
    STEP 8:
    Then hit Apply
     

     
    STEP 9:
    Open the dmg we just made earlier, unmount the volume, the image will be listen in Disk Utility, select and go to "Restore", slide the dmg to the Source and the Target HDD/SSD/USB to Destination, then hit apply:
     

     
    STEP 10:
    A confirmation window will pop out, hit Erase and let it proceed:
     

     
    A progress bar will apear, go make yourself a sandwich meanwhile (if you have a USB, go out socialize then go back):
     

     
    STEP 11:
    Install Clover bootloader for both UEFI and Legacy mode
     
    Select these in the installer:
    ESP Install (it installs Clover in the EFI partiton, may be pain in the ass after, but it's for both UEFI/Legacy systems) Boot0af (try boot0ss if boot0af doesn't work) CloverEFI 64-bits SATA or BlockIO (BlockIO is faster, but may not work for everyone) A theme (mendatory) Driver64 XhciDxe-64 <Other Drivers if needed> Drivers64UEFI OsxAptioFixDrv-64 OR OsxAptioFix2Drv-64 (use ONE of them, NOT both) <any other driver if needed>
     
    Install it, then configure it with your own guide, the AIO guide, or if you're smart and advenced enough, by yourself Add kexts (FAKESMC FIRST!!!!) and kernels (if needed) then try to boot up the whole thing.
     
    Good Luck And Enjoy your OS X on-the-go

     
    A lil' notice:
    You may need to reconfigure the kexts and kernels each time you boot up, so maybe you may need to creat more than one config.plist, thanks to Download frits he showed me a way to use multiple config.plists on one Clover install:
    Make your configs Rename them (remember each one's name) In Clover GUI, go to options > Config: <type your config name without the .plist suffix> Then select Return and let it load Good luck
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    midi-sama reacted to Shaneee in [AMD] OS X El Capitan (10.11) Kernel Testing & Release (for help use the Help Topic)   
    Kernel sources updated to Darwin 15.6.0,
     
     
    Shaneee-10.11.x-RC4.zip
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    midi-sama reacted to sunnyqeen in El Capitan UEFI Clover on Sony Vaio S   
    For brightness, use the following method.
     
    https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/fixing-brightness-with-custom-edid.219413/
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    midi-sama got a reaction from gyemeira in [GUIDE] Samsung Ativ Smart Pro XE700T1C 10.10.x and 10.11.0 [100%]   
    I'll try that
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    midi-sama got a reaction from Blaggah in [GUIDE] [10.12] Sierra on Tab!   
    CodecCommander

    Fix Audio after sleep

     

    For now it's all good, on beta version I had to do some changes. Just install it in /L/E and run Kext Utility to fix caches and permissions.
    VoodooPS2Controller

    Change button scans

     

    WIP

     

    UPDATES AND CHANGES:

    If there is any update here, you IGNORE the one on the guide.

     

    None for now

     

    Goodies

    Addins you can use to get a better macOS experience (not to stuff up the main guide)

     

    TouchBar

     



     

    This is an "emulated" (surely not, since it's in the OS itself) bar that can work exactly as the real TouchBar

     


     

     

    You need, however to change the triggering button to Ctrl/Alt/Windows to tootle it on and off

     



     

    You can use your iPad to that too!

     

    Download/Build link

     

    Github

     

    Thanks to 10.12 on CC2 Guide

     

    Have fun

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    midi-sama got a reaction from Blaggah in [GUIDE] [10.12] Sierra on Tab!   
    Sierra on Tab!
    [DISCONTINUED]
    MY TAB'S MOTHERBOARD FRIED!

     
    First of all, I would like to thanks everyone on the Tablets > Samsung section for making OS X on XE700T1C possible, first from Yosemite up to El Capitan. This thread, however, is for Sierra installation, thanks to this thread (and the users there for the help), we gathered some information about our device capabilities and limitation on Sierra:
    What works: Everything but: What's not working/issues: PS/2 buttons (volume/rotation/Home buttons) - driver problem, needs kext edits For some: WiFi disconnections Wacom Driver (as for now, drivers for Sierra not released yet) They have been released. Intel Wifi/BT (no need to ask why, check the old threads for this device) Battery level may (most of the time) be wrong, please check HWMonitor for the real values, somehow macOS reads it wrong, and at some point it may even show "Replace Soon" (LOL). Battery may be stuck at "Charging" icon if woken up from sleep while being charged and then unplugged, to fix that, replug and unplug the charger. Before starting, neither me nor insanelymac.com is held responsible if anything goes wrong to your computer, or your cat died because you didn't feed it or a nuclear war. We are here to show you how to do stuff, you do it and take full responsibility of it.

    Part 1:
    Prepare your Computer:
    Before doing anything stupid, BACKUP YOUR FREAKING DATA! Don't come crying at me because you've lost your work files, notes or the secret recipe of Krusty Krab, I'll point my finger at you and laugh to my heart's content (yes, but I warned you, and as they say in arabic: 9ad a3thara man anthar قد أعذر من أنذر) YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! For that, you can use Samsung's tool (if you still have it), Microsoft Windows' tool (under windows 8/10 > File History, or under windows 10 using one of these) or using 3rd party tools like CCC or CloneZilla (open-source and totally free, recommended, backup partitions instead of disk, will help to restore single partitions instead of erasing the whole ssd), and if you're under OS X already, use Time Machine to backup, Linux users know what to do (CloneZilla, Aptik...). UPDATE your UEFI Firmware to the latest version, using Samsung Update, don't do anything stupid, let the updater do its thing and fulfill its requirements (full battery, no running program ..). May break your device if you do anything stupid here, don't be stupid then (I just solved world stupidity, praise me!). Prepare your tools: a OS X/macOS computer/VM (deal with it) one 8GB USB (or two, second may be small for clover only, recommended, external HDDs will work too) your ATIV (duh!) your brain, you can buy one if needed (mostly black markets, watch out: illegal) optionally, external USB mouse, as the internal one doesnt have scroll feature, blame ELAN for making the USB drivers not close to PS/2 ones Other than that, prepare yourself mentally, this will be tremendously long you'll pop your eyes out, so do this on a lit room and better in the morning when you're wide-awake, thank me later for that. Make some snakes while you're at it, you'll need them. Part 2:
    Prepare your install - Install!
    On your OS X/macOS computer Download (or build) Clover from here (or build from here) Download FakeSMC.kext (choose Binaries) toledaARPT.kext (only for AR9280/5 or compatible, optional) for BCM users, refer please to the older thread, must be the same for you, thought I've read that Sierra has some problems with some BCM cards, good luck then :3 Internet is NEEDED later, and AppleALC.kext and lastly HFSPlus.efi Download PlistEditor (google) Download macOS Sierra from the AppStore (by now the final release should be already published) Open Disk Utility and plug your USB stick. Select Erase > Name it whatever you want > Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) > Scheme : GUID Partition Table (GPT) > ERASE!!! You better have already saved what was there lol Select then Partition > hit + > Make a Clover partition of 500MB MS-DOS (FAT) partition and the rest Installer partition with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Apply Note 1: for smartasses saying "Why GPT, why not MBR?", A: for some reason El Capitan/Sierra Disk Utility wouldn't let me partition it later on, I don't know what's going on, but only GPT partitioning was permitted, somebody please confirm/fix this. Thanks. Note 2: for smartasses saying "Why did you make a Clover partition instead of using the existing EFI partition from the GPT formatting", A: having a partition to automount is better than mounting a hidden one each time!  Thou art done with Disk Utility, Thou shalt close it! Install Clover on the CLOVER (well fat partitions are renamed with capital letters) partition LEAVE only these folders/files from CLOVER folder: ACPI drivers64UEFI kexts > Other misc ROM themes tools CLOVERX64.EFI Copy the kexts from 2. in Other folder under kexts. Copy HFSPlus.efi under driver64uefi and remove VBoxHFS.efi Download this config.plist (credits @rehabman, also, right click on the link > Save Link As ... > and make sure it ends with .plist NOT .txt, if it doesn't, change the Format under it to All Files, and remove .txt) Open it with PlistEditor (haha, aint spoilin') Save and rename it to config.plist then replace CLOVER > EFI > CLOVER > config.plist with this new one. Open Terminal (I use iTerm, better): run this  sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --volume /Volumes/Installer Sip some tea, or watch whatever you like (huhuhuuhhuuh), it will take a while (unless you're one of those plebs with ULTRA FAST WHATEVER WHATEVER usb keys) Once done, close terminal, you're ready to rock! On your ATIV! (the exciting part) Boot to your Firmware Setup (aka BIOS Setup, but the name before is the correct one), by using ONE of these methods: Power off > Press and hold Windows button under the screen > Power On > Once you see the SAMSUNG logo, release the Windows Button > TADAA! Power off > Press and hold Volume Down button > Power On > Choose "Enter Setup" > TADAA! Power off > Press repeatedly F2 > Power On [keep pressing] > TADAA! Power off > Press repeatedly F10 > Power On [keep pressing] > Choose "Enter Setup" > TADAA! If you're on windows already: Method 1 Plug a keyboard (dock or usb keyboard) Click on the power off icon (in the charm bar in win 8.x, in Start in win 10) Hover on Reboot Hold Shift while clicking on reboot You should see "Please Wait" Method 2 Open Settings Go to Updates and Recovery (win 8.x) or Update and Security (win 10) Go to Recovery Select Advanced Startup It should start the Advanced menu while showing "Please Wait" Once done, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings TADAA! If you have GRUB2 UEFI> Select System Setup > TADAA! Once in, do these changes: Advanced > Fast BIOS Mode OFF USB S3 Wake-up OFF (you can make it ON, but will drain battery as the dock will stay ON and may also be annoying and has an effect on sleep) AHCI Mode Control Auto Boot > BIOS Adaptive Brightness ON/OFF depending on choice (ON to help your eyes at night) Secure Boot OFF OS Mode Selection UEFI OS Plug your USB key, hit Save, and furiously keep pressing F10 Now you'll see your USB drive in the BOOT menu, select it, and Clover will start up Start up macOS Installer (eat a sandwich meanwhile, unless you have those SUPER ULTRA FAST WHATEVER usb keys!) Open Disk Utility At this point you can still back up and start saving up your files! LAST WARNING! Erase your WHOLE SSD (remember that I told you to save your stuff? Now you know why!) To this point, YOU. ARE. DONE. Close and Install macOS Note 1: You'll see it stuck at "One second left" for more than one second (lol), wait until it reboots. Note 2: If your tablet rebooted after the 1st phase but didnt start the USB key automatically, open the BOOT menu and run clover and start up the Installer, it will resume the Install as it should Note 3: I forgot to mention this, but you should have common sense without me telling that to you, PLUG YER CHARGER! Once done, we'll get to the next step. Part 3:
    Configure and Fix up your install
     
    Congratulations, you've successfully installed macOS Sierra on your Tab, you can clap now! For now, it's all about your IQ level (hope you have 3 digits, and you should if you made it up to here). Now, finish up your install and first boot, and make sure you're connected to the internet (Internal Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Dongles... I dont care, deal with it, or you may just do Copy-Pasta from another computer, but that wont help for DSDT, for people experienced in OSx86, you know what you can do if you dont have internet).
     
    Once on your desktop, test the audio: Go to System Preferences Go to Sound Check if you see an Output device, if yes then proceed, if not, reboot again, if still not: Check your config.plist > Devices > Audio > Inject : 6 Check the kext AppleALC is under kexts > Other and no other folder under kexts but Other. Power off and boot the device up (cold boot) Select "Play feedback when volume is changed Change the volume using the keyboard keys, the buttons on the side wont work (lack of PS/2 drivers)
      Check TRIM: Hold Alt and click on the Apple menu > System Information Select SATA/SATA Express Select your drive Check TRIM Support : Yes in the description IF NOT: Open terminal Type  sudo trimforce enable Accept and confirm Wait until the computer reboots (it will take a while, no worries)
      SIP and add "Anywhere" to open any app Disabling SIP Reboot to recovery Open terminal Type in:  csrutil disable Reboot Enable "Anywhere" under Security and Privacy to allow foreign/unsigned apps Open terminal Type in:  sudo spctl  --master-disable Done Clover
    Open terminal and type: diskutil mount disk0s1 Copy the EFI folder in the USB to the EFI partition, so you'll get a EFI folder inside EFI partiton Make a folder named BOOT under folder EFI (so EFI > EFI > BOOT), copy CLOVERX64.EFI from CLOVER folder to it, rename it then (in BOOT folder) to BOOTX64.EFI  You'll be able to boot Clover from your SSD UPDD Rewind If you want to buy the UPDD software with the gestures and other stuff, head to http://touch-base.com/and order your software for $171.00 or 133.00 Euros (if you're a superrich pleb!). This software will then be updated and supervised by Touch-Base. If you're broke and want a free (but annoying alternative) follow this: If you want UPDD to control Wacom digitizer and you dont mind recalibrating it each time, download ONE of these: Digitizer ignores pen proximity (no hover) LINK Digitizer reacts to pen proximity (hover) LINK Q: Why do I have to recalibrate the pen after each reinstall? A: Because this driver was made initially for Samsung Slate 7 (the father of our Tab 7) and it had only HD screen (not like our FHD one) and so, when you move the pen over the screen it only reacts to the "HD" resolution portion of the screen. This is what I think, correct me if I'm wrong. if you only want touch with UPDD and want to wait until Wacom releases its driver LINK (this is the driver used by Surface 1 and possibly 2 too) - RECOMMENDED! Now either way, you have to use some of these tools (made by Automator, not some fancy coding or anything): Download this file containing the tools: RE:UPDD (huhuhuhuh) (thanks to @thanh for UPDDrewind) Extract them and throw them in Applications folder Mount the UPDD dmg, throw the installer under /Library/ Run re-updd and let it do its thing (confirm and type your password when asked) Notes: Please go to Part 4 > 7, below before running UPDDrewind After each reboot (under less than 24 hours from the time of the install) run UPDDrewind, you can add it to autorun at boot by adding it to the list in System Preferences > Users and groups > Your Username > Login items After each 24 hours of usage, run re-updd, it will reinstall and ask to run the driver program Reboot (now it should boot from your SSD) DSDT TIME On Clover menu, hit F4, then boot normally Once on the desktop, open MaciASL Copy patched folder from CLOVER > EFI > CLOVER > ACPI > patched to your Desktop Copy DSDT.aml and SSDT-0.aml (check that SSDT-0 is SataTabl, how? open it with MaciASL and look for OEM Table ID, id it's not, look into all your SSDTs and get the correct one) to a new directory on your desktop name it patched Open DSDT.aml Go to MaciASL > Preferences > Source > + Name: RehabMan repo URL:  http://raw.github.com/RehabMan/Laptop-DSDT-Patch/master Note: You may remove the others, you're free to choose. iASL > ACPI Specifications : 5.1 Close the Preferences and go to the Patch menu, apply these: [bat] Samsung Ativ Book 7 [igpu] Rename GFX0 to IGPU [syn] Fix _PLD Buffer/Package Error [syn] Fix *pnp/pnp lower case Error [usb] 7-series/8-series USB [usb] USB3 _PWR 0x0D (instant wake) For AR9285 only: [wifi] AR9285 WiFi RP02-PXSX : change RP02 in the 5th line to RP01 Download this patch file, click on Open in MaciASL's patch window, select Patch.txt and apply it. Save your DSDT Open terminal and copy this (everything):  curl -o ~/ssdtPRGen.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Piker-Alpha/ssdtPRGen.sh/Beta/ssdtPRGen.sh && \ chmod +x ~/ssdtPRGen.sh && \ sh ~/ssdtPRGen.sh && \ diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1 && \ cp ~/Library/ssdtPRGen/ssdt.aml /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ && \ cp ~/Desktop/patched/* /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ && \ echo "All done." Hit enter and reboot Download these kexts (extract them if needed) and put them in Clover > kext > Other (mount your EFI volume using diskutil mount disk0s1): ACPIBacklight: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-backlight/downloads ACPIBatteryManager: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-battery-driver/downloads VoodooPS2Controller: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-voodoo-ps2-controller/downloads Reboot. Part 4:
    Extras and level up your macOStouch experience:
     
    Congrats again! Now you have a fully functional macOS tablet ... not yet! Why? Cuz it sux! like really! Just try it! Well then, to make it "suck less", we need to fix a number of things (HiDPI -cuz 1080p is ultra smoll-, LaunchPad size and UPDD Gestures fixes/enhancements, also wacom and 3G). ALL THESE ARE OPTIONAL, so:
    HiDPI Fix Open terminal and type: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true Install and go to Unknown Monitor > Custom Resolutions > + > Scaled Resolution (on top): Here you can add any "Scaled" resolution. I recommend 1366x768 HiDPI resolution, so I add a scaled resolution of 2732x1536 as in a retina display resolution (1366*2 and 768*2) If you want a HiDPI resolution, get the width and heigh, multiply each by two, add it to SwitchResX. Click on Display (on top bar) and hit Write System settings, then File > Save Settings.  Reboot
    LaunchPad 6x3 icons setting: Open terminal and type:  defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 3; defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 6; defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE;killall Dock Result: For UPDD Guestures: Get my configuration here: UPDD Settings You can still use yours, and open UPDD Gestures > Settings Note: Do not put it on full screen, you'll need to force quit it to use it again (then run UPDDrewind) Wacom: Go to Wacom Drivers webpage Select Bamboo under "All" and download its driver Install Reboot For 3G I didn't test/try, you can always check the Yosemite/El Capitan thread in #1 or #20 for instructions and STARTING from #258 onward to get the new drivers and stuff. WIP Annoying Firewire Update Open terminal and type:  softwareupdate --ignore ThunderboltFirmwareUpdate1.2 Configure re-UPDD and UPDDrewind re-UPDD: to run it without typing your password (may reveal your password explicitly to anyone knowing how to use Automator) Open Automator > Open > re-updd.app (or drag-n-drop re-updd on Automator) Go to "Run Applescript" part add 
      password *PUT_YER_PASSWORD_HERE* after  administrator privileges Hit the Hammer button above the box to check the syntax Save UPDDrewind: Open it with Script Editor Change INSERT_PASSWORD_HERE by your mac password (leave the quotes) Go to File > Export >   File Format: Application Check Run-only Save Now your password wont be explicitly shown for this application, because we made it to run only, no edition/viewing is permitted afterwards. Delete the source UPDDrewind (if you save it somewhere else) KeyUP: download and throw in Applications Brightness: Download: http://bergdesign.com/brightness/#download Throw it in Applications If you're using black theme in macOS, right click on the app > Show Contents > Contents > Resources Rename: display_icon.png > display_icon_black.png display_icon_white.png > display_icon.png Close and reopen the app. CodecCommander: Check the posts under this one You're done!! You can celebrate your intelligence now! What's still needs to work on:
     
     
    Though we did all that, there are still parts that wouldn't just work right:
    Make UPDDrewind run when it detects that UPDD Gestures is ran An app to combine both re-updd and UPDDrewind, as they are just scripts and still needs refining (or just one AppleScript for password reasons) 3G/SIM card driver (I just didnt test, still, I'm putting it here) Fix the battery percentage, as I found that HWMonitor gives a precise percentage, like I have 98% in HWmonitor while the OS reports 100%, 96% in HWmonitor while OS reports 98% (they align at 50% and they diverge again) 100click/24hours for UPDD Driver (meh! but it's annoying to reinstall each time) VoodooPS2 driver configuration Microphone may stop working in the middle of work. Workaround: use your headphone with microphone or do a sleep-wake cycle. These are not in any given order, and they all matter to the smooth work on our devices. 
     
    Credits:
     
    I would like to give to everyone who has done some work to get this device work:
    @Rehabman for drivers and DSDT patches
    @Apple for the SW
    @HWmonitor team for HWmonitor and FakeSMC and other drivers
    @everyone in Tablets Forum for every piece of information and work, especially in these threads: Yos/ElC 10.12 report First thread for XE700T1C
    @anyone I forgot to mention (PM me to add you here, you deserve it)
     
    Thank you all
     
    Guys, if anything is wrong, just report it, I'll fix it ASAP, thanks
     
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