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    LittleMike reacted to mickeyd453 in Catalina - Install Success   
    Tried to install Catalina on my old trusty Optiplex 980 - Upgraded Clover to 4945 and ran the installer and all went without a hitch, everything works with no modification to existing kexts so BT, WiFi and sound all good.
     
    Great job!
     

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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] macOS High Sierra 10.13 - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) (755) (790) (990)   
    Good news, my Optiplex780 is still working with Catalina.
    Installation Catalina directly on my Mojave SSD with SMBIOS iMac13,1
    After the installation I am back on SMBIOS iMac10,1.
    Many new things in Catalina.
    iTunes no longer exists. This is just music now.
    Own movies now in AppleTV and podcasts now in the podcast app.
    Sync iDevices now in the Finder.
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    LittleMike reacted to morpheousman in [Guide] macOS Sierra 10.12 - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) (755) (790) (990)   
    Okay. so back to trying to solve the No Video after wake from sleep problem. One card is working with a 790 Sierra Install, the other install was Yosemite on an Optiplex 780 that never had El Capitan on it. 
     
    These Video cards were bought a little over a year apart, but this is basically what I have. Sapphire Radeon HD5450, 1GB, DDR3.
     
     

     
     
    Okay, so after going nuts trying different DSDT's and settings in Clover, I wondered, could the cards not be 100% identical?
     
    So I took the Video Card from the 780 that had no video after wake from sleep in Sierra, and swapped it with the card in the 790 that had video after waking from sleep.
     
    Booted up the 790, put the computer into sleep, then woke it up and.... No Video! Okay, tried it a couple more times, and after waking from sleep, no video. So the cards are different!
     
    Okay, so what is the difference? I switched over to my Windows 10 partition, and used Gpuz to take a look at the cards.
     
    Here is the card that has video when waking from sleep:
     

     
     
    Shut down, swap cards, reboot. Here is the card that does not have video when waking from sleep:
     
     

     
     
    Notice any difference? The bios version is different! Hmmm, could it be that simple? 
     
    Okay, so I used ATI Winflash, and pulled off a copy of the bios from the working card. Then swapped cards, rebooted into Windows 10,
     
    saved a copy of the bios from the card that didn't have video after waking from sleep, and now flashed it with the bios from the card that was working.
     
    Okay, now I rebooted into my Sierra partition on my Optiplex 790. Put the computer in sleep mode. Okay, could it really be this easy? 
     
    I tapped the space bar on the computer, it started to wake up, and after a few seconds....... Boom, Video!
     
    Okay, now take that same card and put it in my 780 with the fresh Sierra install, loaded the DSDT from Post #1. 
     
    Booted the computer up, put it to sleep, tapped on the keyboard, and wallah!  Video!!!  
     
    Bios that works:  Wakes From Sleep.zip
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] macOS High Sierra 10.13 - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) (755) (790) (990)   
    Even with High Sierra, the Optiplex780 / 760 is not quite at the end. We're still playing!
     
    the Optiplex story:
    10.10: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/302877-guide-yosemite-1010x-dell-optiplex-780-760/
    10.11: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308097-guide-el-capitan-1011x-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/
    10.12: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/
    10.13: this guide
     
    Note: High Sierra supports only CPUs with SSE4 support, example: my Q9400 or my Q8200 working with Sierra. Core2Duo E7200 / Core2Quad Q8200 or higher works as well. See CPU-X.app for your CPU !!!
     
    For a direct update from 10.12 to 10.13, you first install the latest version of Clover.
    Copy your Kext's from Clover/kexts/10.12 to /other.
    Note new BIOS data and firmware data in Clover's config.plist in SMBIOS. For more information read on.
     
    Instructions for Clean Install:
     
    1. Download Install macOS High Sierra.app
     
     
    2. CreateInstall USB flash drive (8GB) with terminal (If problems with USB, then create internal Install HDD):
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app --nointeraction  
    3. Install current version Clover for HighSierra-Support to your Install medium (Legacy-Method):
     
    Install Clover in the ESP
    Bootloader / Install boot0af in the MBR
    CloverEFI / Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA
    Drivers64UEFI / EmuVariableUefi-64
    Drivers64UEFI / OsxAptioFixDrv-64
    Drivers64UEFI / PartitionDxe-64
    Install RC Scripts In Target Volume
    optional:
    Theme, free choice
    Install Clover Preference Pane
     
     
    4. Copy your config.plist and DSDT from your Sierra HDD or SSD or new users from here
     
    mount your EFI partition
     
    DSDT.aml insert to EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/
    config.plist insert to EFI/Clover/
     
    Attention! New bios data and new firmware data.
    Use current version CloverConfigurator!
     

     
    Example Optiplex780/760:
    my_DSDT.aml.zip (my DSDT, optimized for Core2Quad, configured for HD5450 and Audio LayoutID 13 (0D) for AppleALC + Lilu. Additionally Framebuffer in the Clover is "Shrike" for the HD 5450)
    my_config.plist.zip (Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM !!!)
     

     
    Example Optiplex755:
    by @ricoc90 (files and info): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332512-guide-macos-high-sierra-1013-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/#entry2598770
     
    Example Optiplex790/990:
    by @morpheousman (files and info): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332512-guide-macos-high-sierra-1013-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/#entry2595193
    by @chris1111 (files and info): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332512-guide-macos-high-sierra-1013-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/#entry2595284
    Thanks @morpheousman and @chris1111
     
    5. Copy your kexts of your Sierra HDD or SSD to EFI/Clover/kexts/other/
     
    Example760/780:
    these are my kexts for 10.13: other.zip
     
     
    6. Important preparation with HD5450 (780/760/755)
     
    With High Sierra, there is a black screen with the HD5450, because C2D and C2Q have no Injector iGPU. Since High Sierra, the HD5450 needs a rollback from Sierra.
    WhateverGreen.kext + Lilu.kext does not work with LegacyBios, unfortunately.
     
    Save in advance the following Kext's from your Sierra installation from /System/Library/Extensions:
     
    AMDRadeonX3000.kext
    AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle
    IOAccelerator2D.plugin
    IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext
     
    Note: Optiplex 790 (or higher) with i? CPU with Injector GPU does not require rollback.
     
     
    7. apfs.efi
     
    This is the current apfs.efi from 10.13.4 DP2:
     
    apfs.efi.zip
     
    The current original apfs.efi can be found after each install or update in usr/standalone/i386/ (use ShowAllFiles!).
    The new file system is only for SSDs. HDDs continue to work with HFS+.
     
    copy the apfs.efi to EFI/Clover/drivers64/
     
     
    8. Now High Sierra install on your HDD or SSD (Partitions with Guid scheme)
     
    The installation, even with subsequent updates, can take place in several steps.
    My experiences:
    APFS two steps
    HFS+ one step
     
    8.1 With the HD5450 there is a black screen the first time after the install.
    I take the SSD out of the Dell and connect it to another Mac.
    Here I am using the app "EasyKext Pro" and doing the rollback from the backup (step 6 above - AMDRadeonX3000.kext, AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle, IOAccelerator2D.plugin and IOAcceleratorFamily2.kext from Sierra 10.12.6).
    Reinstall SSD in the Dell and now we get a picture in High Sierra.
     
    after installation:
     
    9. Terminal (for unsigned apps)
    sudo spctl --master-disable  
    10. Install Clover on your HDD or SSD (Legacy-Method):
     
    Install Clover in the ESP
    Bootloader / Install boot0af in the MBR
    CloverEFI / Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA
    Drivers64UEFI / EmuVariableUefi-64
    Drivers64UEFI / OsxAptioFixDrv-64
    Drivers64UEFI / PartitionDxe-64
    Install RC Scripts In Target Volume
    optional:
    Theme, free choice
    Install Clover Preference Pane
     
     
    11. Copy your config.plist, DSDT, Kext´s and apfs.efi to your High Sierra HDD or SSD
     
     
    after installation sound:
     
    Please ask if you have problems with the AppleALC method! It is not hard to get it right.
     
    optional Audio Optiplex780/760:
     
    current AppleALC + Lilu in the Clover's Kext folder works for the Optiplex780/760 with:
    LayoutID 11 (0B) ManualMode
    LayoutID 13 (0D) autodetect Speaker/HP
     
    The current release can be found here:
    https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC/releases
    https://github.com/vit9696/Lilu/releases
     
    optional Audio Optiplex755:
     
    trial_AppleALC_Lilu_Optiplex755_layoutID28_1C.zip LayoutID 28 (1C) please report
     
    optional Audio Optiplex790 and 990:
     
    current AppleALC + Lilu in the Clover's Kext folder works for the Optiplex790/990 with:
    LayoutID 15 (0F) ManualMode
    LayoutID 16 (10) autodetect Speaker/HP
     
     
     
    Night Shift Patch:
     
    patched_signed_Night_Shift_CoreBrightness.framework_10.13.zip
     
    Replace the original in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ and reboot.
     
     
    Tested graphics cards with High Sierra:
    my XFX one HD5450: with DSDT patch and frame buffer "Shrike" works great with HDMI audio in the Optiplex780 with kext rollback from Sierra
    @morpheousman´s HD5450 Bios-Patch: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-18#entry2369870
    my EVGA Nvidia GT210: works with Inject Nvidia with High Sierra, but no HDMI audio possible
    other User with GT710
    Zotac GeForce GT 1030 2Gig Web Drivers only  - by @chris1111
    Saphire Radeon HD 6670 1 gig - by @chris1111
     
     
    Tested WLAN:
    PCIe: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 WLAN Dual Band up to 450Mbit/s to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, works OOB as Airport
    PCI: TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbit/s, works as Airport, thanks Maggo Attached File AtherosWiFiInjector.kext.zip
    USB: TP-Link TL-WN725N Nano WLAN USB Adapter 150Mbit/s, not as AirPort
     
     
    Developer Beta program:
    [How-To] macOS High Sierra Developer Beta program without special registration, if anyone is interested!
     

    com.apple.seeding.plist.zip
     
    Copies the com.apple.seeding.plist file to /Library/Preferences/ (not S/L/P)
     
    and open Terminal:
    sudo softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.13seed-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz see AppStore/Updates  
     
    Note:
    If the value is in com.apple.seeding.plist = 2, then it is Developers Beta program.
    If the value in com.apple.seeding.plist is = 3, then it is Users Beta program.
     
    Users Beta:
    sudo softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.13beta-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz see AppStore/Updates 
     
     
    Credits/Sources - Thanks to all mentioned users:

    InsanelyMac.com & root86.com
    @Slice and all others for the Clover Bootloader
    @vit9696 and @vandroiy2012 for AppleALC and Lilu
    @pepto, @polyzargone, @morpheousman, @chris1111, @owbp, @ricoc90 and all others for all Optiplex 780 (760) Guides!
     
     
    have fun   Optiplex
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    LittleMike reacted to NisseA in (GUIDE) Dell Optiplex 790 SFF MacOS Sierra 10.12.6   
    Including the guide in the Dell optiplex 790.zip.
     
    • Dell Optiplex 790 – This is necessary to install macOS Sierra for this tutorial
    • A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac.
    • A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
    • A copy of macOS Sierra – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the 
    macOS Sierra Installation app, which is available for free from the Mac App Store. 
    This is for an clean vanilla install.   
    My Specs 
     
    Dell Optiplex 790 SFF
     
    • Intel Core i7-2600 / 3.39 GHz (you might have a different CPU)
    • 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
    • Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120 gb
    • Nvidia Geforce Quadro 600 1024 gb 
    Netgear wna1000 N150 mini usb wifi adapter (https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Wi-Fi-Micro-Adapter-WNA1000M/dp/B004VDR37K)  
     
    Download OS X Sierra   
    Download macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store. Once macOS Sierra is downloaded, close the install pop-up that appears using Command (⌘) +Q. The application INSTALL macOS Sierra will appear in /Applications Done!   
    2. Prepare bootable USB Installer
    Note on flash drives: You will need a USB flash drive to make this work. Your USB should be at least 8G.
    Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly boot up on your desktop. Make sure that the disk you choose to use doesn't contain anything that you want to keep, because the following tutorial will delete everything on the drive. 
     
    • Open Finder - Applications and right-click on Install macOS Sierra and select Show Package Contents.
    • Open Contents - Resources.
    • Open a Terminal in applications or using the spotlight. 
    In the Terminal window type sudo followed by a space. Drag the createinstallmedia file from the finder window opened in Step 4 to the Terminal Window. Type --volume followed by a space. Connect your USB drive and drag the USB drive into the Terminal Window.• Type -- applicationpath in the Terminal followed by a space. Open Finder - Applications and drag the Install macOS Sierra into the Terminal Window. Press Return on the keyboard to submit the full command. Type a 'Y' to continue when prompted to do so, and press Return on your keyboard The install process will begin by erasing the contents of your USB disk and copying the installer files to the USB disk. The entire process is quite lengthy; it can takes around 15-30 minutes, so you will need to show some patience.   
     
     
    3. Installing Clover to the USB Disk

    • Download clover boot loader - https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/
    • open the Clover.pkg.
    • Clover installation screen will be prompt.
    • Click on Continue - Continue.
    • Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom.
    • Choose your USB Stick named Install macOS Sierra and click on Continue.
    • Click on Customise on the left bottom.
    • Choose Install Clover in the ESP
    • Choose Boot-loader - Install boot0af in MBR
    • At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume
    • Click after that on Install.
    • Clover will installed on the EFI Partition on the USB after install you can see the EFI partition in Finder. 
     
    4. Prepare USB stick for Dell Optiplex 790
     
    Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly boot up on your desktop.

    • Go to the folder Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF)
    • Copy the kexts inside the folder Kext
    • Copy and paste all the files to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.12
    •  Copy the config inside the folder Config
    Paste the config inside /EFI/CLOVER and replace Save the Clover.pkg on the usb for further installation. Done, you can now boot on the usb.  
     
    6. Installing OSX Sierra from your USB drive 
     
    Power on the desktop, press F12 until you get to the boot screen.  Enter Bios Setup and under “Boot sequence” choose legacy boot If needed, check the square for booting with usb. Apply and exit  Once again, press F12 until you get to the boot screen - Choose to boot from usb. When clover boot screen is visible, choose boot "Install macOS from Sierra USB Installer”. Choose you desired language and click on the arrow, the macOS Utilities screen will appear. For a new installation of macOS, you must erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. Choose in the macOS utilities for Disk Utility and click Continue.  Disk Utility will be opened, highlight your target drive for macOS Sierra installation in the left
    column.  Click the Erase button on top.  Under Name: Type Sierra or any other name. (your chose but remember the name) Under Format: Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).  Under Scheme: Choose GUID Partition Map.  Click Erase.  Click on Done.  Close Disk Utility you will be prompted to the macOS Utilities screen. In the macOS Utilities screen choose Install macOS and click 2x on Continue. Agree the license agreement and click again on Agree When the installer asks you where to install macOS, choose your Sierra HDD and click on Install. Sierra will be installed on the HDD, this will take about 6 - 15 minutes depending of your HDD. Upon completion, system will restart when its done. Press F12 key to choose the boot device. When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot macOS Install from Sierra”. macOS will continue to Install the OS on your HDD this will take about 10 -25 minutes after that the installation will be finished and your desktop will reboot. 7. Booting for the first time macOS Sierra

    • When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot MAC OS X from Sierra"
    • You will eventually get to the setup screens for macOS Sierra. Go through the setup process to setup macOS Sierra.
    • At the country selection choose your country and press continue.
    • Select Your Keyboard choose ABC and press Continue.
    • Choose at "How do i connect to the internet " ..."My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet” or use an ethernet cable
    • Choose at Transform Information To This Mac for "Don't Transfer any information now" click on Continue.
    • At Enable Location Services for "Enable Location Services on this Mac" click Continue.
    • Agree the Terms and Conditions.
    • Create your Computer Account and uncheck "Set time zone based on current location" press Continue.
    • Choose your Timezone and click Continue.
    • At the Diagnostic screen click Continue.
    • The setup process is ready, Done!. 
     
    8. Change Security & Privacy for 3rd party software

    • Start Terminal choose using the launchpad or spotlight
    • In Terminal type sudo spctl --assess --master-disable followed by password to activate the option in Security & Policy "Allow apps downloaded from" Anywhere.
    • Go to System Preferences – Security& Privacy and look of the option "Anywhere" is active if not activate the option. 
     
     
    10. Installing Clover to the HD 

    • Unpack the Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF).zip to your desktop.
    • Once again install clover with the pkg you saved on the usb
    • Click on Continue - Continue.
    • Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom. 
    Choose your HDD named Sierra click on Continue. • Click on Customise on the left bottom. Choose Install Clover in the ESP Choose Boot-loader : Install boot0af in MBR At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume Click after that on Install When its done, locate the folder Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) Download Clover configurator (http://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/) Drag it to the folder Applications in finder menu. Open the app and mount the EFI portion if its not mounted • Copy the kexts inside the folder kext
    • Copy and paste all the files to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.12
    •  Copy the config.plist inside the folder Config (optional, just open Clover configurator and create a new one)
    Paste the config inside /EFI/CLOVER and replace Done, you can now boot from the hdd.  
    11. Optional - USB WIFI
     
    If you have, Like me the netgear wna1000 N150 follow this steps then.
     
    Go to folder Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) Open the folder named Wifi Open the folder named netgear wna1000 N150 Open the Sierrav1.dmg  Install the “installer.pkg” Restart and done, you have now working wifi.  
     
    12. Optional - Clover config
     
    If you choose to make a new config file. (remember, if you have another graphics card this settings might look different. You might need boot flags or other settings to get it to work. THIS IS ONLY WORKS WITH GEFORCE QUADRO 600 as far as I know)
    Should work for everyone with a graphics card thats supported oot in MacOS.
     
    Open Clover configurator   Go to Boot and check the square named kext-dev-mode=1 Go to SMBIOS and press the button looking like that ——> Choose MacBook Pro 10,1 Go to System Parameters Press Get it from system and copy that Go to SMBIOS again and paste it in SmUUID Go to Rt Variables  Press Generate Close Clover configurator and save the config.plist  Paste the config.plist in /EFI/CLOVER (you can paste it on the usb too if you want) Done! You can now boot without the usb AND iMessage/FaceTime/iCloud/Appstore should work now.  
    13. Optional - skip the clover boot menu to boot straight into Sierra upon starting your desktop 
     
     
    Open the config.plist you’ve made with Clover configurator  Go to Boot In the section Default Boot Volume type Sierra (or the name you chose for your hard drive  with Sierra on) In the white square named Timeout type 0 Done! Your desktop will now skip the clover boot menu and boot straight into MacOS Sierra.  
    14. Optional - Bluetooth Adapter  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007MKMJGO?tag=pcad03-21
     
    If you have like me the (or want to buy one) Ultra-Mini USB Broadcom BCM20702 you can follow this steps.
     
    Go to folder Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) Copy the kexts in the folder Bluetooth Paste the kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.12’ Done! You should now restart your desktop.  
    15. Disable SIP - Optional
     
    Open your config.plist within /EFI/CLOVER/ Go to Rt Variables  Change the BooterConfig to 0x28 Change the CsrActiveConfig to 0x67 Restart your hackintosh Boot into recovery mode when reaching Clover boot menu. Open up terminal Type in csrutil disable Restart your hackintosh and boot into Sierra Open up terminal  Type csrutil status and check if its disabled. Done, you have now disabled SIP.

    16. Whats working?
    About everything should work by now including iMessage/FaceTime/iCloud/Appstore.  
     17. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed macOS Sierra onto your Dell Optiplex 790 SFF.
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    LittleMike reacted to slave-zeo in Dell XPS 8930 Resource Extravaganza!   
    Overall status: WORKING WELL
     
    Hello again, True Believers! On today's episode of Spider-man and His Amazing Friends we'll be looking at the Dell XPS 8930 tower system. 
     
    Lets start off by looking at a detailed list of the 8930's hardware,
     
    Intel® Core i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3192 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s), Coffee Lake
    32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (2x16GB sticks @ 2133MHz, aftermarket)
      NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Graphics card #1 (aftermarket) Intel® UHD Graphics 630, Graphics card #2 (cannot disable in UEFI BIOS)   Realtek Audio (not sure what chip yet)   KXG50ZNV512G NVMe TOSHIBA 512GB WDC WD30EFRX-68EUZN0 (3TB hard drive, aftermarket) PLDS DVD+-RW DU-8A5LH, Optical drive   Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Qualcomm QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Adapter   ASMedia USB 3.1 eXtensible Host Controlle Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller   The UEFI BIOS has tons of options that need to be disabled.     This is the main UEFI BIOS screen. Nothing to change here, except maybe the date.     The Advanced tab. Make sure to switch RAID to AHCI or your disk will not show up. Everything else should be set as in the picture.     Next up is the Security tab. Make the changes to match the picture. I'm not sure if this is needed but I went into the Secure Boot option and selected "Delete All Secure Boot Variables", see picture below.     Secure boot options. As stated above I deleted the variables.     Finally the Boot tab. Just set as in the picture. Never mind the "Windows Boot Manager". I ended up deleting the entry via the "File Browser Del Boot Option" and added Clover via the "File Browser Add Boot Option".   GREAT SCOTT! This had to be the easiest install of a Hackintosh ever. Basically I made an install USB stick and put FakeSMC.kext and AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext in the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other folder. No other kexts were needed. I booted off the USB stick, installed macOS and I was done with the OS portion.   After installation I rebooted the computer and then booted from the USB stick. I chose the freshly installed drive and it booted to the setup portion of the installation. After setup it was onward to the desktop. I'll not bore you with the specifics of fully setting up a bootable macOS install, but after all was said and done it was smooth sailing.    Post install was basically installing VooDooHDA and the nVidia web drivers. Ethernet was taken care of via the AtherosE2200Ethernet kext. USB and Bluetooth worked without any extra effort. As far as I can tell the only thing NOT WORKING is the WiFi. I Googled a bit but nothing turned up for the Qualcomm QCA9377. I keep on the look out for a kext though.     The CPU shows up as unknown, but everything else seems to be in order. The CPU's speedstep works as intended. I monitored it via the Intel® Power Gadget for a good bit and it was scaling fine.     The NVMExpress ssd looks to be detected and set up properly. I really didn't expect it to be. A very pleasant surprise.     Geekbench 4 scores. Not sure if it's good or bad. Take with a grain of salt.     Here are the Cinebench results. Again, I'm not sure if these are good or bad. This test seems a bit dated considering the comparative results of the other hardware. People seem to still use it, though, so here it is.     This is supposed to mean something about disk speed. I'm still not sure if it's good or not. Enjoy, if you're into this sort of thing.   Here is my EFI folder for the Dell XPS 8930, Google Drive Link Here are the Post Installation tools I used for this install, Google Drive Link   I have more information to share. I'll get back to this later on.
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    LittleMike reacted to chris1111 in [Guide] macOS Sierra 10.12 - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) (755) (790) (990)   
    Works OOB Radeon HD 5450 See this 
    You have Install issue because I am test 10 13 since the first Day
    Here my latest today Install on brand new SSD CRUCIAL (APFS)
     
     
     
     
    If you need Simple and working way 15 minutes all is perfect Let me know I am glad to help you MacPeet
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    LittleMike reacted to karlic in Step-by-step Sierra on Dell Optiplex 780 Small Form Factor with Clover   
    An Idiot’s (My!) Guide to Installing Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.3 on a Dell Optiplex 780 Small Form Factor
     
    Before you begin
     
    What you will need:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 SFF (I did say it’s an idiot’s guide) A Radeon HD5450 Graphics Card (the on-board card is not supposed to work, although it did for me) A USB stick, at least 8GB The following downloads:     Clover EFI bootloader from https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/     Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) from http://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/     DSDT.aml.zip from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/     my_Optiplex_config.plist.zip from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/     AppleALC.kext from https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC/releases     AppleIntelE1000e.kext from https://sourceforge.net/projects/osx86drivers/     FakeSMC.kext from https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads     USB_Injector.kext from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/     boot1h from https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-do-you-fix-boot0af-error.109717/  
    What will be useful:
    A computer with access to the Internet (preferably NOT the Optiplex in case you need to download something halfway through) A camera/phone for taking photos of settings Another USB stick of about 2GB or more. Check BIOS version
    Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF Restart the 780 and watch the boot screen Look at the very bottom of the screen for, “BIOS Revision AXX”, where XX is a number If the number is less than 15, you need to update the BIOS Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF. Record BIOS settings (in case you break something later on)
    Restart the 780 and when Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Scroll through each of the BIOS settings pages and take a photo for future reference Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF.  
    Updating the BIOS (only do this if it is less than version A15)
    Download O780-A15.exe from here http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/product-support/product/optiplex-780/drivers Download and install unetbootin from here https://unetbootin.github.io Insert a spare USB stick in a USB port (IT WILL BE ERASED) Erase and format the USB stick for MS-DOS Open Disk Utility  Select the USB stick Click on Erase Name = USB Format = MS-DOS (FAT) Scheme = Master Boot Record Click on Erase Click Done and quit Disk Utility If it fails the first time, click Done and do step 4. again (the USB stick was still mounted) Run unetbootin Enter your login password, when prompted Select Distribution = FreeDOS Select Version = 1.0 Type = USB Drive Drive = [wherever your USB stick is] Click OK and wait for it to finish Eject USB stick and remove it Re-insert USB stick Copy O780-A15.exe to the USB stick (at the top level, not in a folder) Eject USB stick and remove it Insert USB stick into Optiplex 780 SFF Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Default and press Return OR wait for it to time out Select FreeDOS Safe Mode and press Return Type C: and press Return Type in DIR and press Return. You should see O780-A15.exe Type in O780-A15.exe and press Return (NB. first is a letter ‘oh’ the second is a number ‘zero’) Press any key when prompted. (If you don’t have an ‘any’ key, just press Return) ;-) Wait for it to finish and restart When the Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Scroll through the BIOS settings and check they haven’t changed from those you recorded earlier. Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF Remove the USB stick. Setting up the BIOS for Hackintosh (Make sure you have a record of current settings)
    Start the Optiplex 780 SFF When the Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Click on Load Defaults Click on OK Click on Yes, if you’re asked about changing SATA settings Select (everything else stays the same): Settings/Drives/Diskette Drive/Disabled Settings/Drives/SATA Operation/RAID Autodetect / AHCI and click Yes Settings/Drives/SMART Reporting/Enable SMART Reporting Settings/System Configuration/Parallel Port/Disable Settings/System Configuration/Serial Port #1/Disable Settings/Performance/Intel SpeedStep/Enable Intel SpeedStep Settings/Performance/C States Control/C States Control Settings/Virtualization Support/Virtualization/Enable intel Virtualization Technology Settings/Power Management/AC Recovery/Last Power State Click Apply Click Exit Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF. Creating Sierra install USB stick
    On a Mac, open the App Store, search for macOS Sierra Click Download on the macOS Sierra entry Wait for it to download (times vary, but when it prompts to begin installing, close it down) Format a spare USB stick with 8GB or more free space (IT WILL BE ERASED) Open Disk Utility  Select the USB stick Click on Erase Name = USB Format = Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Scheme = GUID Partition Map Click on Erase Click Done and quit Disk Utility If it fails the first time, click Done and do step 4. again (the USB stick was still mounted) Open Terminal Copy these lines and paste into Terminal:​sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction Enter your login password and press Return Go and make a cup of tea. Now you can begin
     
    Make the USB stick Hackintosh ready
    Run Clover_v2.4k_r4012.pkg (the numbers will vary depending on when you downloaded it) Click Continue, Click Continue Click Change Install Location… <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select Install macOS Sierra Click Continue Click Customize <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select (all others are should be UNselected): Bootloader/Install boot0af in the MBR CloverEFI/Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA Drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64 Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFixDrv-64 <— There is NO ‘2’ in this Drivers64UEFI/PartitionDxe-64 Click Install Enter your login password Click Install Software Click Close Run Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) Open config.plist Select Gui Select Language and change it to match your own Select Screen Resolution and change it to match your own Select SMBIOS and click the Magic Wand (right-hand side) Select the left-most icon Select iMac (10,1) - Core 2 Duo Select each of the (2) shake buttons Select System Parameters Click Generate New Select File/Save     Close Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) Copy config.plist to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/  Click Authenticate Click replace Enter your login password Click OK Copy DSDT.aml to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Copy: AppleALC.kext, AppleIntelE1000e.kext, FakeSMC.kext, and USB_Injector.kex to: /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12/ Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Copy boot1h to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/ (this will only be used if you have problems)     Click Authenticate     Enter your login password     Click OK Copy Clover_v2.4k_r4012.pkg to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/      Click Authenticate     Enter your login password     Click OK Eject the USB stick Install macOS Sierra. Install Sierra on your Optiplex 780 SFF
    Remove any disks other than the one you intend to install onto (prevents accidents) Install the HD5450 graphics card and other devices you intend to use (USB mouse, keyboard, etc) Insert the USB stick Install macOS Sierra Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra and press Return The screen appears to freeze, be patient Test your reading speed as the console text scrolls past ;-) Select Disk Utility and click Continue Select your target disk and click Erase Name = Sierra Format = Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Scheme = GUID Partition Map Click Erase Click Done Close Disk Utility Select Install MacOS and click Continue Click: Continue Agree Agree Select the Sierra disk and click Install After about 30 mins (during which the screen may go blank) the Optiplex 780 SFF will reboot and again after another 30 mins IF it hangs, switch off Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot macOS Install from Sierra and press Return Select your country and keyboard and click Continue after each Click Continue Click Continue and Don’t Use Select Don’t Sign in, Continue, and Skip Click Agree and Agree Enter your details and click Continue Select your time zone and click Continue DEselect Send diagnostics & usage date to Apple and click Continue Click Continue Click Continue and press the key next to the Shift key, then click Done Open Terminal and type in  sudo spctl --master-disable and press Return Enter your login password and press Return Run Clover_v2.4k_r4012 from the USB stick /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra Click Continue, Click Continue Click Change Install Location… <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select Install macOS Sierra Click Continue Click Customize <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select (all others are should be UNselected): Bootloader/Install boot0af in the MBR CloverEFI/Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA Drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64 Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFixDrv-64 <— There is NO ‘2’ in this Drivers64UEFI/PartitionDxe-64 Install RC scripts on target volume Install Clover Preference Pane Click Install Enter your login password Click Install Software Click Close Copy: /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/DSDT.aml to /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/* to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/ Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF and remove the USB stick Start the Optiplex 780 SFF. IF it hangs with boot0af: error, switch off and reinsert the USB stick. Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra and press Return Be patient Use the top menu to open Terminal Type in: mount And press Return Look for /Volumes/Sierra and note the entry to the left, which will be /dev/diskXsY, where X and Y are numbers Type in: cd /Volumes/Image\ Volume umount /dev/diskXsY sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY bs=4096 shutdown -h now where X and Y are the numbers from above and pressing Return after each line Remove the USB stick and start the Optiplex 780 SFF Enjoy your Hackintosh. I had to visit System Preferences | Sound | Output and select HDMI to hear any sound
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    LittleMike reacted to Dan_Marshall in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    Thanks mate - tried with the 990 generic DSDT and these are the results:
     
    Booting with injectnvidia on - graphics buggy and lost screen resolution (1280 x 1024 only)
     
    Booting without injectnvidia (no checked boxes on any 'inject' clover configurator) - graphics buggy and lost screen resolution as above.
     
    You can see from the screenshots that it looks as if the graphics card is not recognised - also serial of the machine - I checked the SMBIOS and all the info is still there just not being displayed
     

     

     
    Both boots and the USB ports work as they should - all available and read as external.
     
    ?????????????????? Crazy! lol
     
    Anyways I have attached some screenshots of the above, the EFI folder used to boot (including DSDT and config.plist)
     
     
     
    Dell Optiplex EFI with Generic DSDT.zip
    Dell Optiplex 990 IOReg.zip
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    LittleMike reacted to Dan_Marshall in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    Dell Optiplex 990 Success!!
     
    After trying many settings with DSDT's and config files, I now have a fully working Dell Optiplex 990 SFF running El Capitan 10.11.6.
     
    Everything is working, sleep, shutdown, iMessage etc!
     
    As per above posts, I was having difficulty on my existing system with either non accelerated graphics or external USB drives reading as internal.
     
    After trying many different settings with the help of the files (790 CLOVER) and members of this thread, I started again as follows:
     
    Booted up with 790 Clover EFI folder 'as is' which got me into the machine. USB ports working but graphics buggy.
    Once in, I opened the config.plist file from the EFI folder that was used to boot the machine.
    Downloaded the 790 Clover folder from @morpheousman to the desktop
    I then opened the config.plist file from @morpheousman 790 Clover folder on the desktop.
    Comparing the 2 files in clover configurator, it showed that clover added many fixes and removed the patches to the booted config file (even though the files were exactly the same before booting)
    I then mirrored the config files so that they were identical - Removing the fixes that were added and manually entering the patches as per the original config.plist from the config file that was in the 790 CLOVER folder. The only extra entries I added were - injectnvidia for my Nvidia 8400GS and removed the name 'shrike' from the framebuffer.
     
    I rebooted (this took about 20 minutes - must've been writing to the nvRAM) and, viola!
     
    Fully working Dell Optiplex 990 running El Capitan 10.11.6 :)
     
    I know the above is not as technical for an explanation but more of a trial and error process and am delighted with the results.
     
    I have attached my EFI folder (Essentially the same as @morpheousman 790 CLOVER with the injectnvidia fix)
     
    Again many thanks to polyzargone for your patience and help with this and and morpheousman for the files. Please have a looked at the attached files and offer any advice / suggestions for improvements as you guys are the sensei!
     
    Dan


    Dan's Dell Optiplex 990 EFI.zip
    Dan's Dell Optiplex 990 IOReg.zip
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] macOS Sierra 10.12 - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) (755) (790) (990)   
    the Optiplex story:
    10.10: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/302877-guide-yosemite-1010x-dell-optiplex-780-760/
    10.11: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308097-guide-el-capitan-1011x-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/
    10.12: this guide
    10.13: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332512-guide-macos-high-sierra-1013-dell-optiplex-780-760/
     
    Note: Sierra supports only CPUs with SSE4 support, example: my Q9400 or my Q8200 working with Sierra. Core2Duo E7200 / Core2Quad Q8200 or higher works as well. See CPU-X.app for your CPU !!! SMBIOS MacPro3,1 is no longer supported with Sierra. Change to iMac10,1 and generate Serial, MLB and board serial number! HD5450 works with Sierra without problems, GT610 not more works with Sierra!!!
     
    1. Download Install macOS Sierra.app
     
    2. CreateInstall USB flash drive (8GB) with terminal (If problems with USB, then create internal Install HDD):
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction 3.  Install current version Clover for Sierra-Support to your Install medium (Legacy-Method):
     
    Install Clover in the ESP
    Bootloader / Install boot0af in the MBR
    CloverEFI / Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA
    Drivers64UEFI / EmuVariableUefi-64
    Drivers64UEFI / OsxAptioFixDrv-64
    Drivers64UEFI / PartitionDxe-64
    Install RC Scripts In Target Volume
    optional:
    Theme, free choice
    Install Clover Preference Pane

     
    4. Copy your config.plist and DSDT from your Capitan HDD or SSD or new users from here
     
    DSDT.aml insert to EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/
    config.plist insert to EFI/Clover/
     
    Example Optiplex780/760:
    DSDT.aml.zip (optimized for Core2Duo, configured for HD5450 and Audio LayoutID 11 (0B) for AppleALC. Additionally Framebuffer in the Clover is "Shrike" for the HD 5450)
    my_Optiplex_DSDT.aml.zip (my DSDT, optimized for Core2Quad, configured for HD5450 and Audio LayoutID 11 (0B) for AppleALC. Additionally Framebuffer in the Clover is "Shrike" for the HD 5450)
    my_Optiplex_config.plist.zip (Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM)
    Generic 760/780:
    Generic_DSDT.aml.zip (Not Patched for HD5450 Video, for other graphics cards. Audio is LayoutID 11 (0B) for AppleALC)
    config.plist_for_other_graphics_cards.zip (Not Patched for HD5450 Video, for other graphics cards. Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM)
     
    Example Optiplex755:
    DSDT.aml_755.zip (configured for HD5450 and Audio LayoutID 28 (1C) for Trial-AppleALC see below. Additionally Framebuffer in the Clover is "Shrike" for the HD 5450)
    config.plist_755.zip (Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM)
    DSDT.aml_755_for_other_graphics_cards.zip
     
    Example Optiplex790:
    790.zip (Patched DSDT (PEG0) for HD5450, config: Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM)
    DSDT.aml_790_LayoutID15.zip (for Sound with AppleALC - LayoutID 15 (0F))
    DSDT.aml_790_LayoutID28.zip (for on-the-fly-Sound with Clover, LayoutID 28 (1C))
     
    Example Optiplex990:
    DSDT_and_config_for_Optiplex990.zip (Patched DSDT (PEG0) for HD5450, Sound with AppleALC - LayoutID 15 (0F), config: Create serial number, board serial number, MLB, ROM)
     
    5. Create folders 10.12 in EFI/Clover/kexts/
     
    6. Copy your kexts of your Capitan HDD or SSD to EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/
     
    Example760/780: these are my kexts for 10.12: 10.12.zip
     
    7. Now Sierra install on your HDD or SSD (Partitions with Guid scheme)
     
    after installation:
     
    8. Terminal (for unsigned apps):
    sudo spctl --master-disable 9. Install Clover on your HDD or SSD (Legacy-Method):
     
    Install Clover in the ESP
    Bootloader / Install boot0af in the MBR
    CloverEFI / Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA
    Drivers64UEFI / EmuVariableUefi-64
    Drivers64UEFI / OsxAptioFixDrv-64
    Drivers64UEFI / PartitionDxe-64
    Install RC Scripts In Target Volume
    optional:
    Theme, free choice
    Install Clover Preference Pane
     
    10. Copy your config.plist, DSDT and folder 10.12 to your Sierra HDD or SSD
     
     
     

    after installation sound:
     
    Please ask if you have problems with the AppleALC method! It is not hard to get it right.

     
    optional Audio Optiplex780/760:
     
    since version 1.0.13.Release (and later) now with appleALC with LayoutID 11 (0B)
    new Codec LayoutID 13 (0D) for 780/760  (autodetect)
     
    https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC/releases
    https://github.com/vit9696/Lilu/releases
     
     
    optional Audio Optiplex755:
     
    trial_AppleALC.kext_Optiplex755.zip LayoutID 28 (1C) please report
     
    (If no one tries and reports, then nothing comes in the next release of the AppleALC. So far no users for experiments, a pity.)
     
    optional Audio Optiplex790 and 990:
     
    since version 1.0.19.Release (and later) now with appleALC with LayoutID 15 (0F)

    new Codec LayoutID 16 (10) for 790/990  (autodetect)
     
    https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC/releases
    https://github.com/vit9696/Lilu/releases
     
     
    Night Shift Patch:
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-26#entry2398751
     
    macOS10.13:
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-47#entry2484626
     
    Tested graphics cards with Sierra:
    My XFX one HD5450: with DSDT patch and frame buffer "Shrike" works great with HDMI audio and Sleep in the Optiplex780
    @morpheousman´s HD5450: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-18#entry2369870
    My HD6570: works OOB including HDMI audio
    My Nvidia GT610: works OOB only up to 10.11.6, with Sierra no support
    My EVGA Nvidia GT210: works with Inject Nvidia with Sierra, but no HDMI audio possible
    other User with GT710
    Zotac GeForce GT 1030 2Gig OOB Web Drivers only (@chris1111) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-44#entry2478188 (Optiplex 790)
    Saphire Radeon HD 6670 1 gig - by @chris1111 (Optiplex 790) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-75#entry2592085
     
    If you have other graphics cards for Optiplex or for other computers working with Sierra, then please report!
     
    Tested WLAN:
     
    PCIe: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 WLAN Dual Band up to 450Mbit/s to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, works OOB as Airport
    PCI: TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbit/s, works as Airport, thanks Maggo AtherosWiFiInjector.kext.zip
    USB: TP-Link TL-WN725N Nano WLAN USB Adapter 150Mbit/s, not as AirPort
     
    Developer Beta program:
    [How-To] macOS Sierra Developer Beta program without special registration, if anyone is interested!
     

    com.apple.seeding.plist.zip
     
    Copies the com.apple.seeding.plist file to / Library / Preferences / (not S/L/P)
     
    and open Terminal:
    sudo softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.12seed-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz see AppStore/Updates

     
    Credits/Sources - Thanks to all mentioned users: InsanelyMac.com & root86.com @Slice and all others for the Clover Bootloader @vit9696 and @vandroiy2012 for AppleALC and Lilu @pepto, @polyzargone, @morpheousman, @Chris1111, @owbp, @ricoc90 and all others for all Optiplex 780 (760) Guides!    
    have fun    Optiplex
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    LittleMike reacted to fusion71au in [Guide] unsupported real MacPro works with Sierra (Example of real MacPro3,1)   
    I can confirm this method works .
     
    I use a MBP5,1 SMBIOS for my XPS M1530 laptop and added its board id (Mac-F42D86C8) to the InstallationCheck(prefix) section while removing MacBookPro5,1 from the nonSupportedModels section of the Distribution file.
     
    Another workaround (possible in hacks but not on real Macs) is to temporarily change your SMBIOS to a supported model to allow installation on the hard drive eg  MacBook6,1 post#3.  Once the installer has completed putting all the OS files on the target partition for Sierra, you can boot into another OSX partition and change the SMBIOS back to MBP5,1 or whatever you normally use.  Note that as a minimum, your processor must support SSE4 - Penryn and newer Intel processors.
     
    Attached files work to allow MBP5,1 definition for the installer.
    MBP5,1.zip
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] unsupported real MacPro works with Sierra (Example of real MacPro3,1)   
    This guide makes an installation of macOS 10.12 Sierra on a real MacPro3,1 or other unsupported Mac's or Hackintosh's possible!
     
    Edit: Update for GM post #9
      What we need for this: Atom.app or Atom Beta.App Flat Package Editor.app (from /Developer/Applications/Utilities/PackageMaker.app/Contents/Resources/) Download Install 10.12 Developer Preview.app   In addition: (All files are intended for MacPro3,1, possibly you have a grudge here your BoardID) Archiv1.zip Archiv2.zip   USB flash drive creation ( 8GB / Created flash drive with the BaseSystem.dmg method! does not work with the createinstallmedia method! ):   1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg from the InstallShield Developer 10.12 Preview.app out of your Program Files folder with the disk utility on the USB flash drive   2. Delete the simlink packages under "/Volumes/USB/System/Installation/"   3. Copy the original package folder from the Install 10.12 Developer Preview.app to "/Volumes/USB/System/Installation/"   3.1 optional: install Clover (only for Hackintosh and this Method)   4. Replace the InstallableMachines.plist in /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ with from Archiv1.zip   5. Replace the PlatformSupport.plist in /Volumes/USB/System/Library/Core Services/ with from Archiv1.zip   6. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg from /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ to the desktop   7. Open this by right-clicking the Flat Package Editor   8. Delete the file "Distribution" and replace with file from Archiv1.zip (Previously open possibly this file with Atom.app and edit your BoardID after)   9. Replace now the OSInstall.mpkg in /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ with the file from the desktop   10. Now you can start, the Mac reboots with pinned Alt key and select your USB flash drive. Make here the installation on a free selected by you partition. The installation starts, then the computer reboots.   11. While it is booting Alt hold, so it will not boot into fresh Sierra. Instead, choose your example Capitan and ride high order.   12. Go here now in the Finder to the fresh Sierra HDD in /Volumes/Sierra/System/Library/Core Services/ and replacing there the file "PlatformSupport.plist" from the Archiv2.zip   13. That's it, do restart in the fresh Sierra and let the installation run through to the end.     Credits/Sources InsanelyMac root86 Slice for the Clover Bootloader Developers of Atom.app and Flat Package Editor.app and all the others   have fun
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    <offtopic> Thank you very much,  unsupported Mac works with Sierra !!!   Is not easy, but it works with MacPro3,1.
     

     
    only German [How-To]: https://www.root86.com/topic/8181-how-to-unsupported-mac-works-with-sierra-example-of-real-macpro31/?do=findComment&comment=93059
     
    <offtopic, sorry>
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    my Dell 780 works with macOS Sierra 10.12 
    Works quite well. Even Siri.     Audio on the fly is not working  Audio with patched HDA of Capitan works  HDMI-Audio works nativ  Appstore, Cloud, iMessage, FaceTime, Airdrop, AirServer, Siri and... works    Update: on the fly works with macOS Sierra            new Binary-patch on 00000000     Copy Layout1.zml.zlib and Platform.zml.zlib to VanillaHDA and install VanillaHDA   cache rebuilt   realtekALC to Clovers kexts 10.12
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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    10.11.5 Beta 3 works without problems 
     

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    LittleMike reacted to MacPeet in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    also 10.11.5 Beta4 15F31a works without problem
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    LittleMike reacted to Gotier in Tutoriel Installation Mountain Lion sur AsusTeK P5Q SE 2   
    Petite MàJ pour nos P5Q SE2, bien sur Mavericks les doigts dans le nez Yosemite passe aussi sans trop trop de galère
     
     EDIT : El Capitan est full opérationnel également  
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    LittleMike reacted to polyzargone in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    Updated to beta 10.11.4 15E27e and all went fine !
     



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