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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from nmindz in GUIDE: How to Fix Brightness hotkeys in DSDT   
    If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
     
    (All the Credits goes to @RehabMan     For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
     
     
    This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
    Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix. Save the DSDT and restart Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys (UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
    log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug 6. Then patch DSDT:
    into method label _Q1D replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q1C replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log. 

    7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors
    8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT
    9. Save and place the compiled DSDT.
    10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness 
     
     
     FOR  more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
    http://www.insanelym...18#entry1997112
    Get Latest Version of  OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
    https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-debug/downloads
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from vinhkm6 in A complete beginner's guide   
    This forum is vastly popular among all Hackintosh users. There are many topics covered here and there. 
    Most of the important topics pinned section wise.But for a newbie its not easy to decide which guide they should follow. 
     
    Note : First search about your system in this forum, Other may have updated guide suitable for exact same system as you.If not follow this guide. I will try to try to point every important topics here in one. All original posts are linked, Go to original posts for detailed guide on that specific subject.
     
    BIOS SETTING
    While it is beneficial to have a unlocked BIOS (Mostly for Laptop Users) but it is not mandatory to install OS X. There are some basic things you should check in your BIOS before installing.
    Disable VT-d (Virtualization). Or if you want to use virtualisation then use clover boot argument "dart=0" Set SATA mode to "AHCI" Set DVMT memory to 128 / 64 MB. If setting not present then you may need DVMT-prealloc patch in clover.(Checkout graphics section) Disable secure boot.  Disable fastboot. (There are few laptops which works with first boot too.But you should turn off during installation ) you may use MBR or UEFI mode. But it is recommended to use UEFI due to it's many advantages over MBR. ( EX- faster device initialisation, Native support of Mac OS)  MBR users need to apple MBR patch to their USB Installer media. [Catalina MBR Patch]  
    POINTs TO REMEMBER
    1. SMBIOS
    you need select SMBIOS of a similar Mac model as per your hardware.  With unique and unused (Not Invalid) serial number.
    Use CloverConfigurator and select a Mac model which has similar CPU and GPU as your system. (Exact same CPU ID not required) Then Keep changing serial numbers. Check newly generated Serial Number in [Apple Support Coverage page.] If warranty details are available then change again.(You must not use serial numbers which are already registered) Continue till you get a serial number which either says "Invalid". It means you have now a official serial number but No Mac has been produced with that serial number. Use that serial number. Once you log in to Apple Account, You should not change your serial number.  
    2. KEXT Installation
    There are three locations for Kext
    \System\Library\Extensions : Exclusive for Apple System Kexts \Library\Extensions : For third party Kexts \Clover\Kexte\Other : Kext Injection during Boot  
    You can install any kext to either EFI\Clover\Kext\Other or else \Library\Extensions
    During installation you can keep essential kexts in Clover\Kext\Other folder. But after Installation you should move kexts to L\E. As kext in L\E are loaded in to kernel Cache and monitored by kernel.It will make your system more stable and less boot time.
    [Detailed Information]
     
    USB MEDIA CREATION
     
    1. USB Installer Media Creation
     To create a USB Installer media you need to device with Mac OS installed. 
     (If you don't have a Mac then use the this guide to make a installation drive from windows.) 
    Most recommended process is to use a Mac as follows,
    Download Installer App from Apple store. Open "Disk Utility" and format USB Flash Drive to "Mac OS Journaled Extended" format.  Then run the following command on terminal The command is an example for "Mojave". Other can be found in Apple support page. sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USBNAME --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app --nointeraction      5.  Then install Bootloader to the USB Device.
     
    2. Boot Loader :
    First thing to build a Hackintosh is emulation of a real Mac so that you can boot in to a OSX Installer.As your system can't directly boot a Mac OS, You need to boot either Clover , Chameleon or OpenCore. After booting in to these boot loader, you can boot in to OSX as well as your other OS like windows and linux.
    After many years,these boot loaders not only help to boot but also handles a big part to make your system more compatible to OSX. 
    So choose wisely
     
    2.1 Chameleon/Enoch 
    Chameleon was a oldest bootloader which was first developed to support MBR boot devices. Later they adopted to UEFI also. I still remember using it during the era of snow leopard, lion
    Support page
    Download
    2.2 Clover :
    Clover is most popular boot loader today.
    It supports UEFI and MBR. It has features like on fly DSDT, SSDT and kext patching. Device properties injection, fake properties injection.
    You can natively update OSX, Use Recovery option.Most popular and highest support.
    Support Page
    Download
    2.3 OpenCore :
    it was mostly meant for  advance user due to its feature to install directly to system BIOS.Where Clover and Chameleon can be used from hard disk or USB storage device.If you have knowledge of BIOS moving then you can go for it.It also can be used from hard disk too.
    Support Page
    Download
     
    First download and install Any one of them to Installer USB. Configure it, Once you get it to work, then copy the same to your hard disk to make it permanent. Download Clover configurator to edit clover configuration. if you are new then download a nearest system spec prebuilt config file from rehabman's repo or else you may search in this forum too. then fine tune it.
    Clover Configurator
    Clover Config Repo
     
    3. SMC Emulation:
    You need SMC Emulation to feed the OSX with a machitosh firmware.Also to translate your device basic firmware output to Macintosh support.(Ex : your system sensor data, )
    There are 2 major options for you.
     
    3.1 FakeSMC
    Stability wise, would it be better to use FakeSMC for its long development period and a large amount of documentation around it.It is more stable and if you have old hardware then batter is to go with FakeSMC.
    Download
    3.2 VirtualSMC
    It is new but filled with features like (MMIO Implementation, 2nd gen firmware support). Many are shifting to VirtualSMC these days.
    Also I personally like it's new way to manage battery,No more need of battery patch to most of the devices.
    Download
     
    Download the latest release, then copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other
     
    4.CPU Compatibility:
    Intel: All CPUs starting from Intel Core 2 Duo upto newer CPUs are supported.
    AMD: Most AMD CPU are supported but its required modified kernel. Support Page
    Sometimes latest release CPU does not get support unless Apple releases systems of same CPU generations. So you may not get support for all Mac OS version's support to all CPUs.In few cases you may use compatible CPU ids using clover's Fake CPU ID option.
     
    5.Graphics :
    While all intel integrated Graphics are supported natively, DualGPU are not supported. So first thing you need is to disable switchable graphics (AMD,nVidia) and use only Intel graphics only.
    If you have discrete GPU which is not tied to Intel HD then you can use it. (Mostly desktop, few laptop which comes without IntelHD, discrete switching capability in BIOS)
     
    Installation of WhateverGreen
    So the first thing you need is WhateverGreen. It is a kext which works to fix most common graphics problems.(Ex- Sleep Issue, Brightness Control, Graphics Injection)
    Nvidia & AMD mixup kext are also integrated to WhateverGreen. So it is recommended to install WhateverGreen irrespective of your graphics card.
    Download the kext and copy to EFI\Clover\kexts\Other
    Support Page
    Download
     
    Disable discrete GPU (For Dual Graphics Laptop)
    As I mentioned above, you need to disable dualGPU first. There are few different techniques you can adopt to (Use any one)
    Disable in BIOS Setting (If such setting available) Use boot argument "-wegnoegpu" with WhateverGreen Disabling GPU using DSDT   
     
    5.1 Intel HD
    To use Intel HD properly, Only one thing you need is "Whatevergreen". It will help, native Apple framebuffer to load. 
    If your BIOS does not have DVMT Setting,Then add "DVMT-prealloc Patch" in Hackintool's Advanced patch option.Also use proper framebuffer patch according to your system.
     
    A detailed guide of IntelHD frame buffer patching is available here by Headkaze
     
    5.2 Nvidia GPU
    Nvidia Web Driver Support Page
    5.3 AMD GPU
     
     
    6. PS2 Input devices:
    All most all laptop keyboard and touchpad uses PS2 port.Also Many desktop users still using PS2 devices.As Mac OS does not support PS2 devices, you need a PS2 driver called VodooPS2 first.
    When it comes to VoodooPS2, There is two major options. 
     
    5.1 Rehabman's Voodoo-PS2-Controller
    This is oldest built.So it is more stable and supports a long range of devices.
    Download
    5.2 Acidanthera's VoodooPS2
    It is new and supports native trackpad gestures. While writing, it has limited number of hardware support.
    But with time this will involve.
    Download
     
    Just download and copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other. Or if you can not get it to work then use USB Mouse and A USB Keyboard.
     
    7.NVMe Drives
    From Os X 10.13, NMVE Drives are natively supported, So no need of any patches anymore.
     
    At beginning Apple only allowed few specific NVMe drives (Up to OsX 10.12). So if your motherboard supports NVMe drive booting then You can use NVMe patches in clover to get NVMe support.
    thanks to Pike R. Alpha's Bin patches for NVMEFamily.kext .
    Support Page
    Download
     
    POST INSTALLATION
     
    1. CPU Power Management 
    Once you made proper adjustment to graphics, You need to look in to power management. While power management is mostly important for laptops,Desktop users also should look in to this so that their CPU can run optimal and smoothly.Power management is highly dependent on CPU and IGPU.
     
    There are few different methods to get it working.The basic method is to use a SSDT.aml file generated "Pike R Alpha's Script".It is recommended and most stable.
    Alternatively if your system is intel 4th gen or higher then you may use XCPM method. Also HWP mode if you have 6th gen or higher CPU.
     
    1.1. Using auto generate states
    This process is only applies to first generation intel processor or older. Only enable "GeneratePStates" & "Generate CStates" in config. No need to SSDT.aml
    Sandybridge or higher CPU must not use this method.It will result kernel to Panic.
     
    1.2 Using Custom SSDT
    As I already mentioned,It is the most stable option and results optimised power consumption.
    Download. Piker R alpha's ssdtPTGen.sh from here. Run this file and create SSDT.aml for your CPU. Copy to EFI\Clover\ACPI\Patched . Uncheck all options like generate pState,Plugin type in SSDT section of clover config. Drop CPU related SSDT table 'CpuPm' and 'Cpu0Ist'.   
    1.3. XCPM Method
    XCPM (Intel Speedstep Technology) was introduced on 4th gen Intel processors. This allow to handle CPU usage and power consumption dynamically according to load.Also it is integrated with Intel HD.
    Graphics(GFX0)  should be renamed to IGPU by clover or in DSDT. Remove SSDT.aml from Clover\ACPI\Patched folder. Disable all SSDT generation methods. Enable "PluginType=YES" in clover config or else use this (download and compile) clover hot patch. 4th gen and 5th gen users should apply LPC patch into method label _DSM parent_label LPCB remove_entry; into device label LPCB insert begin Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store (Package (0x02) {\n "compatible", Buffer () {"pci8086,8c44"}\n }, Local0)\n DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))\n Return (Local0)\n } end;  
    1.4 XCPM + HWP Method
    HWP was introduced during Skylake CPUs.The new tech is supposed to make the processor respond much quicker to performance burst requests as well as improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the performance bursts themselves. It does this by handing some extent of the frequency control back to the processor – which, in conjunction with the OS (which needs to allow it to take over control of P-States) can perform much better. 
     
    Detailed guide to HWP
     
    As you can now see your CPU performance using Intel Power Gadget or HWMoniter (Istat Menu for VirtualSMC Users) . While you are using SMBios of a nearest CPU, It may very a little bit in case of frquency,Turbo frequency and idling speed(LFM). (for example I am using MacBook Pro 14,1 SMBios,So my system is idling as 1.30GHZ which is a bit higher for me.Almost half speed of my CPU)
    So you need to adjust your CPU frequency, Turbo Frequency and Idling speed(Keep it to minimum as 400MHz or 800MHz )as per your SMBIOS.
    Download FrequencyVector Editor By Pike R Alpha
    Choose your SMBios. It will Automatically Patch your LFM to minimum. You just change CPU max frequency and turbo frequency.
    Once you are done your system will have a optimised CPU Power management . 
     
    2. USB port Management 
    From OS X 10.11, Apple changed the way USB ports work.(thanks to Rehabman for this info) As Mac OS uses ACPI to detect USB ports in a system, it often gets wrong value for a Hackintosh. So to solver the issue, you need a "USB port injector kext" to inject all your ports.
     
    Also OSx has 15 port limit, you need to apply a port limit patch in clover.
    Port limit patches for different versions (Thanks to PMHeart)
    Catalina 10.15.0 (2 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83F90F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83F93F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Mojave 10.14.6: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.5: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.4: (3 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 870B0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB3F0F 870B0400 00 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 4183FF0F 0F839404 0000 Replace* [Hex] : 4183FF3F 0F839404 0000 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83E30FD3 E34109DF Replace* [Hex] : 83E33FD3 E34109DF Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Mojave 10.14.3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]:83FB0F0F 83030400 00 Replace* [HEX]: 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.1: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.0: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 83030500 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.0 High Sierra 10.13.6: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837D880F 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.6+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.5: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.3: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.2: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.1: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.0: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x Sierra 10.12.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd74ff ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd74ff ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.12.x El Capitan 10.11.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd8cfe ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd8cfe ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.11.x Note: while this solves the issue, some times it may causes system instability . So you should disable mostly unused ports using DSDT hot patches (SSDT-UIAC.aml) ,Then remove port limit patch.
     
    To do that download Hackintool and go to to USB tab. Now insert USB3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to every port, And rectify the details (Connector Type) accordingly. Once you finished checking all port, remove all the listed USBPorts which are not turned green(ports are not usable). Then Export SSDT-UIAC.aml ,install to clover/ACPI/Patched . 
     
    USB Power Management:
    Most of the laptop has EC device named mostly as EC0 or H_EC . Rename the device to EC by Clover DSDT patch to load ApplePowerBusController under EC. (You can confirm in IoReg)
    If you don't have a EC device then add a Fake EC Device.
     
    Newer Mac device use device named USBX.So People who are using SMBIOS higher then iMac 7,1 or MacBook 13,1 should add an device named USBX under scope _SB . If you used Hackintool to eliminate unused USB ports then you must have gotten SSDT-USBX.aml if needed for your system.
    DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "hack", "USBX", 0x00000000) { Device (_SB.USBX) { Name (_ADR, Zero) // _ADR: Address Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // _DSM: Device-Specific Method { If (!Arg2) { Return (Buffer (One) { 0x03 // . }) } Return (Package (0x08) { "kUSBSleepPortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBSleepPowerSupply", 0x13EC, "kUSBWakePortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBWakePowerSupply", 0x13EC }) } } } 3. Audio
    Audio is almost common issue due large range of audio Codecs and controllers . There are three major options for Audio fix. All have different way to enable sound so installation guides are also different. Must 'rename HDAS to HDEF' By DSDT edit or Clover. 
    3.1 VoodooHDA 
    It is the oldest kext built to fix audio devices. This works as a alternative option to Apple's native AppleHDA.
    While VoodooHDA supports large number of devices, It provides a lower sound quality for few cases.
    download
    3.2 AppleHDA
    This was developed by mir0ne and it is able to use native AppleHDA.
    It involves patching of AppleHDA kext present in S\L\E
    Download
    3.3 AppleALC
    An open source kernel extension enabling native macOS HD audio for not officially supported codecs without any filesystem modifications.
    So this is the most recommended option.
    Download
    Support Page
     
    4. Battery 
    While battery is handled by firmware only. Proper kext is needed to notify system regarding battery status.
    To enable Battery icon in notification bar. Also you can use the features present in "Power Saver ' Section in setting.
    There is two major option, with completely different approach. 
     
    4.1 ACPI-Battery-Manager
    This kext uses ACPI methods to notify battery status.So you need to patch your DSDT first. Then install the kext.
    BatteryManager kext should be loaded under device BAT0 in IOReg.
    Download
    Battery patches (By Rehabman)
    4.2 VirtualSMC Battery plugin
    If you are using VirtualSMC then you have already got a SMCBattery plugin.
    It uses a different to approach. So you don't need any DSDT patch.It works out of the box in most of the cases.
    If not then check you IOReg first.AppleACPIACAdapter kext should be loaded under device ADP1. If no ADP1 device is present,Then rename your AC Adapter device (Something like  AC, ACAD) to ADP1 . [Original Post]
    Download link is present in SMC Section.

     
    5.Connectivity
    Connectivity is a major part Hackintosh. Properly installation of ethernet is required to iMessage activation. Also bluetooth and Wifi need to be configured properly to continuity and Handoff feature to work.
     
    Ethernet
    Just follow the support page for your Ethernet card.
    Intel Ethernet : [Support]  [Download]
    Realtek Ethernet : [Download]
     
    Atheros Wifi
    Supported Cards : AR9285/AR9280
    Atheros wifi cards are supported up to 10.12 . While it can be used further using older kext but you may get random system crashes. 
    You can use various method like custom injector Kext  or using DSDT patches. It is recommended to change with supported Broadcom card.
     
    Broadcom Wifi 
    Supported Cards : 
    As apple uses Broadcom WLAN cards for their Mac.Cards like 94360 are natively supported , Others few (Like popular 94352Z) are compatible with OS X with Wifi AC (5.0 ghz) support. In few cases you may need to edit country code for Wifi AC to work.
    Broadcom Wifi Guide
    Broadcom Bluetooth
    Note: With 10.15 Bluetooth Injection method has been changed.( Discussion topic ) Use this fork Broadcom-Ram patch for bluetooth by Acidanthera.
     
    A deprecated guide by Toleda, It contains a lot of information for Wifi & Bluetooth.Must check out
    Brdcm Wifi + Bluetooth Guide
     
    Bluetooth Continuity
    Continuity is feature to enable features like handoff, Instant Hotspot features . Only for iPhone users though ... (Apple Continuity)
    Just download the kext and install it. It will take care of rest.
    Download

     
    (.....Continues)
    When it comes to Hackintosh, There are a lot to talk about. I will keep updating this post for next few days....
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from vinhkm6 in A complete beginner's guide   
    This forum is vastly popular among all Hackintosh users. There are many topics covered here and there. 
    Most of the important topics pinned section wise.But for a newbie its not easy to decide which guide they should follow. 
     
    Note : First search about your system in this forum, Other may have updated guide suitable for exact same system as you.If not follow this guide. I will try to try to point every important topics here in one. All original posts are linked, Go to original posts for detailed guide on that specific subject.
     
    BIOS SETTING
    While it is beneficial to have a unlocked BIOS (Mostly for Laptop Users) but it is not mandatory to install OS X. There are some basic things you should check in your BIOS before installing.
    Disable VT-d (Virtualization). Or if you want to use virtualisation then use clover boot argument "dart=0" Set SATA mode to "AHCI" Set DVMT memory to 128 / 64 MB. If setting not present then you may need DVMT-prealloc patch in clover.(Checkout graphics section) Disable secure boot.  Disable fastboot. (There are few laptops which works with first boot too.But you should turn off during installation ) you may use MBR or UEFI mode. But it is recommended to use UEFI due to it's many advantages over MBR. ( EX- faster device initialisation, Native support of Mac OS)  MBR users need to apple MBR patch to their USB Installer media. [Catalina MBR Patch]  
    POINTs TO REMEMBER
    1. SMBIOS
    you need select SMBIOS of a similar Mac model as per your hardware.  With unique and unused (Not Invalid) serial number.
    Use CloverConfigurator and select a Mac model which has similar CPU and GPU as your system. (Exact same CPU ID not required) Then Keep changing serial numbers. Check newly generated Serial Number in [Apple Support Coverage page.] If warranty details are available then change again.(You must not use serial numbers which are already registered) Continue till you get a serial number which either says "Invalid". It means you have now a official serial number but No Mac has been produced with that serial number. Use that serial number. Once you log in to Apple Account, You should not change your serial number.  
    2. KEXT Installation
    There are three locations for Kext
    \System\Library\Extensions : Exclusive for Apple System Kexts \Library\Extensions : For third party Kexts \Clover\Kexte\Other : Kext Injection during Boot  
    You can install any kext to either EFI\Clover\Kext\Other or else \Library\Extensions
    During installation you can keep essential kexts in Clover\Kext\Other folder. But after Installation you should move kexts to L\E. As kext in L\E are loaded in to kernel Cache and monitored by kernel.It will make your system more stable and less boot time.
    [Detailed Information]
     
    USB MEDIA CREATION
     
    1. USB Installer Media Creation
     To create a USB Installer media you need to device with Mac OS installed. 
     (If you don't have a Mac then use the this guide to make a installation drive from windows.) 
    Most recommended process is to use a Mac as follows,
    Download Installer App from Apple store. Open "Disk Utility" and format USB Flash Drive to "Mac OS Journaled Extended" format.  Then run the following command on terminal The command is an example for "Mojave". Other can be found in Apple support page. sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USBNAME --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app --nointeraction      5.  Then install Bootloader to the USB Device.
     
    2. Boot Loader :
    First thing to build a Hackintosh is emulation of a real Mac so that you can boot in to a OSX Installer.As your system can't directly boot a Mac OS, You need to boot either Clover , Chameleon or OpenCore. After booting in to these boot loader, you can boot in to OSX as well as your other OS like windows and linux.
    After many years,these boot loaders not only help to boot but also handles a big part to make your system more compatible to OSX. 
    So choose wisely
     
    2.1 Chameleon/Enoch 
    Chameleon was a oldest bootloader which was first developed to support MBR boot devices. Later they adopted to UEFI also. I still remember using it during the era of snow leopard, lion
    Support page
    Download
    2.2 Clover :
    Clover is most popular boot loader today.
    It supports UEFI and MBR. It has features like on fly DSDT, SSDT and kext patching. Device properties injection, fake properties injection.
    You can natively update OSX, Use Recovery option.Most popular and highest support.
    Support Page
    Download
    2.3 OpenCore :
    it was mostly meant for  advance user due to its feature to install directly to system BIOS.Where Clover and Chameleon can be used from hard disk or USB storage device.If you have knowledge of BIOS moving then you can go for it.It also can be used from hard disk too.
    Support Page
    Download
     
    First download and install Any one of them to Installer USB. Configure it, Once you get it to work, then copy the same to your hard disk to make it permanent. Download Clover configurator to edit clover configuration. if you are new then download a nearest system spec prebuilt config file from rehabman's repo or else you may search in this forum too. then fine tune it.
    Clover Configurator
    Clover Config Repo
     
    3. SMC Emulation:
    You need SMC Emulation to feed the OSX with a machitosh firmware.Also to translate your device basic firmware output to Macintosh support.(Ex : your system sensor data, )
    There are 2 major options for you.
     
    3.1 FakeSMC
    Stability wise, would it be better to use FakeSMC for its long development period and a large amount of documentation around it.It is more stable and if you have old hardware then batter is to go with FakeSMC.
    Download
    3.2 VirtualSMC
    It is new but filled with features like (MMIO Implementation, 2nd gen firmware support). Many are shifting to VirtualSMC these days.
    Also I personally like it's new way to manage battery,No more need of battery patch to most of the devices.
    Download
     
    Download the latest release, then copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other
     
    4.CPU Compatibility:
    Intel: All CPUs starting from Intel Core 2 Duo upto newer CPUs are supported.
    AMD: Most AMD CPU are supported but its required modified kernel. Support Page
    Sometimes latest release CPU does not get support unless Apple releases systems of same CPU generations. So you may not get support for all Mac OS version's support to all CPUs.In few cases you may use compatible CPU ids using clover's Fake CPU ID option.
     
    5.Graphics :
    While all intel integrated Graphics are supported natively, DualGPU are not supported. So first thing you need is to disable switchable graphics (AMD,nVidia) and use only Intel graphics only.
    If you have discrete GPU which is not tied to Intel HD then you can use it. (Mostly desktop, few laptop which comes without IntelHD, discrete switching capability in BIOS)
     
    Installation of WhateverGreen
    So the first thing you need is WhateverGreen. It is a kext which works to fix most common graphics problems.(Ex- Sleep Issue, Brightness Control, Graphics Injection)
    Nvidia & AMD mixup kext are also integrated to WhateverGreen. So it is recommended to install WhateverGreen irrespective of your graphics card.
    Download the kext and copy to EFI\Clover\kexts\Other
    Support Page
    Download
     
    Disable discrete GPU (For Dual Graphics Laptop)
    As I mentioned above, you need to disable dualGPU first. There are few different techniques you can adopt to (Use any one)
    Disable in BIOS Setting (If such setting available) Use boot argument "-wegnoegpu" with WhateverGreen Disabling GPU using DSDT   
     
    5.1 Intel HD
    To use Intel HD properly, Only one thing you need is "Whatevergreen". It will help, native Apple framebuffer to load. 
    If your BIOS does not have DVMT Setting,Then add "DVMT-prealloc Patch" in Hackintool's Advanced patch option.Also use proper framebuffer patch according to your system.
     
    A detailed guide of IntelHD frame buffer patching is available here by Headkaze
     
    5.2 Nvidia GPU
    Nvidia Web Driver Support Page
    5.3 AMD GPU
     
     
    6. PS2 Input devices:
    All most all laptop keyboard and touchpad uses PS2 port.Also Many desktop users still using PS2 devices.As Mac OS does not support PS2 devices, you need a PS2 driver called VodooPS2 first.
    When it comes to VoodooPS2, There is two major options. 
     
    5.1 Rehabman's Voodoo-PS2-Controller
    This is oldest built.So it is more stable and supports a long range of devices.
    Download
    5.2 Acidanthera's VoodooPS2
    It is new and supports native trackpad gestures. While writing, it has limited number of hardware support.
    But with time this will involve.
    Download
     
    Just download and copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other. Or if you can not get it to work then use USB Mouse and A USB Keyboard.
     
    7.NVMe Drives
    From Os X 10.13, NMVE Drives are natively supported, So no need of any patches anymore.
     
    At beginning Apple only allowed few specific NVMe drives (Up to OsX 10.12). So if your motherboard supports NVMe drive booting then You can use NVMe patches in clover to get NVMe support.
    thanks to Pike R. Alpha's Bin patches for NVMEFamily.kext .
    Support Page
    Download
     
    POST INSTALLATION
     
    1. CPU Power Management 
    Once you made proper adjustment to graphics, You need to look in to power management. While power management is mostly important for laptops,Desktop users also should look in to this so that their CPU can run optimal and smoothly.Power management is highly dependent on CPU and IGPU.
     
    There are few different methods to get it working.The basic method is to use a SSDT.aml file generated "Pike R Alpha's Script".It is recommended and most stable.
    Alternatively if your system is intel 4th gen or higher then you may use XCPM method. Also HWP mode if you have 6th gen or higher CPU.
     
    1.1. Using auto generate states
    This process is only applies to first generation intel processor or older. Only enable "GeneratePStates" & "Generate CStates" in config. No need to SSDT.aml
    Sandybridge or higher CPU must not use this method.It will result kernel to Panic.
     
    1.2 Using Custom SSDT
    As I already mentioned,It is the most stable option and results optimised power consumption.
    Download. Piker R alpha's ssdtPTGen.sh from here. Run this file and create SSDT.aml for your CPU. Copy to EFI\Clover\ACPI\Patched . Uncheck all options like generate pState,Plugin type in SSDT section of clover config. Drop CPU related SSDT table 'CpuPm' and 'Cpu0Ist'.   
    1.3. XCPM Method
    XCPM (Intel Speedstep Technology) was introduced on 4th gen Intel processors. This allow to handle CPU usage and power consumption dynamically according to load.Also it is integrated with Intel HD.
    Graphics(GFX0)  should be renamed to IGPU by clover or in DSDT. Remove SSDT.aml from Clover\ACPI\Patched folder. Disable all SSDT generation methods. Enable "PluginType=YES" in clover config or else use this (download and compile) clover hot patch. 4th gen and 5th gen users should apply LPC patch into method label _DSM parent_label LPCB remove_entry; into device label LPCB insert begin Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store (Package (0x02) {\n "compatible", Buffer () {"pci8086,8c44"}\n }, Local0)\n DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))\n Return (Local0)\n } end;  
    1.4 XCPM + HWP Method
    HWP was introduced during Skylake CPUs.The new tech is supposed to make the processor respond much quicker to performance burst requests as well as improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the performance bursts themselves. It does this by handing some extent of the frequency control back to the processor – which, in conjunction with the OS (which needs to allow it to take over control of P-States) can perform much better. 
     
    Detailed guide to HWP
     
    As you can now see your CPU performance using Intel Power Gadget or HWMoniter (Istat Menu for VirtualSMC Users) . While you are using SMBios of a nearest CPU, It may very a little bit in case of frquency,Turbo frequency and idling speed(LFM). (for example I am using MacBook Pro 14,1 SMBios,So my system is idling as 1.30GHZ which is a bit higher for me.Almost half speed of my CPU)
    So you need to adjust your CPU frequency, Turbo Frequency and Idling speed(Keep it to minimum as 400MHz or 800MHz )as per your SMBIOS.
    Download FrequencyVector Editor By Pike R Alpha
    Choose your SMBios. It will Automatically Patch your LFM to minimum. You just change CPU max frequency and turbo frequency.
    Once you are done your system will have a optimised CPU Power management . 
     
    2. USB port Management 
    From OS X 10.11, Apple changed the way USB ports work.(thanks to Rehabman for this info) As Mac OS uses ACPI to detect USB ports in a system, it often gets wrong value for a Hackintosh. So to solver the issue, you need a "USB port injector kext" to inject all your ports.
     
    Also OSx has 15 port limit, you need to apply a port limit patch in clover.
    Port limit patches for different versions (Thanks to PMHeart)
    Catalina 10.15.0 (2 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83F90F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83F93F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Mojave 10.14.6: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.5: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.4: (3 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 870B0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB3F0F 870B0400 00 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 4183FF0F 0F839404 0000 Replace* [Hex] : 4183FF3F 0F839404 0000 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83E30FD3 E34109DF Replace* [Hex] : 83E33FD3 E34109DF Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Mojave 10.14.3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]:83FB0F0F 83030400 00 Replace* [HEX]: 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.1: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.0: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 83030500 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.0 High Sierra 10.13.6: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837D880F 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.6+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.5: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.3: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.2: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.1: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.0: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x Sierra 10.12.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd74ff ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd74ff ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.12.x El Capitan 10.11.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd8cfe ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd8cfe ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.11.x Note: while this solves the issue, some times it may causes system instability . So you should disable mostly unused ports using DSDT hot patches (SSDT-UIAC.aml) ,Then remove port limit patch.
     
    To do that download Hackintool and go to to USB tab. Now insert USB3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to every port, And rectify the details (Connector Type) accordingly. Once you finished checking all port, remove all the listed USBPorts which are not turned green(ports are not usable). Then Export SSDT-UIAC.aml ,install to clover/ACPI/Patched . 
     
    USB Power Management:
    Most of the laptop has EC device named mostly as EC0 or H_EC . Rename the device to EC by Clover DSDT patch to load ApplePowerBusController under EC. (You can confirm in IoReg)
    If you don't have a EC device then add a Fake EC Device.
     
    Newer Mac device use device named USBX.So People who are using SMBIOS higher then iMac 7,1 or MacBook 13,1 should add an device named USBX under scope _SB . If you used Hackintool to eliminate unused USB ports then you must have gotten SSDT-USBX.aml if needed for your system.
    DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "hack", "USBX", 0x00000000) { Device (_SB.USBX) { Name (_ADR, Zero) // _ADR: Address Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // _DSM: Device-Specific Method { If (!Arg2) { Return (Buffer (One) { 0x03 // . }) } Return (Package (0x08) { "kUSBSleepPortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBSleepPowerSupply", 0x13EC, "kUSBWakePortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBWakePowerSupply", 0x13EC }) } } } 3. Audio
    Audio is almost common issue due large range of audio Codecs and controllers . There are three major options for Audio fix. All have different way to enable sound so installation guides are also different. Must 'rename HDAS to HDEF' By DSDT edit or Clover. 
    3.1 VoodooHDA 
    It is the oldest kext built to fix audio devices. This works as a alternative option to Apple's native AppleHDA.
    While VoodooHDA supports large number of devices, It provides a lower sound quality for few cases.
    download
    3.2 AppleHDA
    This was developed by mir0ne and it is able to use native AppleHDA.
    It involves patching of AppleHDA kext present in S\L\E
    Download
    3.3 AppleALC
    An open source kernel extension enabling native macOS HD audio for not officially supported codecs without any filesystem modifications.
    So this is the most recommended option.
    Download
    Support Page
     
    4. Battery 
    While battery is handled by firmware only. Proper kext is needed to notify system regarding battery status.
    To enable Battery icon in notification bar. Also you can use the features present in "Power Saver ' Section in setting.
    There is two major option, with completely different approach. 
     
    4.1 ACPI-Battery-Manager
    This kext uses ACPI methods to notify battery status.So you need to patch your DSDT first. Then install the kext.
    BatteryManager kext should be loaded under device BAT0 in IOReg.
    Download
    Battery patches (By Rehabman)
    4.2 VirtualSMC Battery plugin
    If you are using VirtualSMC then you have already got a SMCBattery plugin.
    It uses a different to approach. So you don't need any DSDT patch.It works out of the box in most of the cases.
    If not then check you IOReg first.AppleACPIACAdapter kext should be loaded under device ADP1. If no ADP1 device is present,Then rename your AC Adapter device (Something like  AC, ACAD) to ADP1 . [Original Post]
    Download link is present in SMC Section.

     
    5.Connectivity
    Connectivity is a major part Hackintosh. Properly installation of ethernet is required to iMessage activation. Also bluetooth and Wifi need to be configured properly to continuity and Handoff feature to work.
     
    Ethernet
    Just follow the support page for your Ethernet card.
    Intel Ethernet : [Support]  [Download]
    Realtek Ethernet : [Download]
     
    Atheros Wifi
    Supported Cards : AR9285/AR9280
    Atheros wifi cards are supported up to 10.12 . While it can be used further using older kext but you may get random system crashes. 
    You can use various method like custom injector Kext  or using DSDT patches. It is recommended to change with supported Broadcom card.
     
    Broadcom Wifi 
    Supported Cards : 
    As apple uses Broadcom WLAN cards for their Mac.Cards like 94360 are natively supported , Others few (Like popular 94352Z) are compatible with OS X with Wifi AC (5.0 ghz) support. In few cases you may need to edit country code for Wifi AC to work.
    Broadcom Wifi Guide
    Broadcom Bluetooth
    Note: With 10.15 Bluetooth Injection method has been changed.( Discussion topic ) Use this fork Broadcom-Ram patch for bluetooth by Acidanthera.
     
    A deprecated guide by Toleda, It contains a lot of information for Wifi & Bluetooth.Must check out
    Brdcm Wifi + Bluetooth Guide
     
    Bluetooth Continuity
    Continuity is feature to enable features like handoff, Instant Hotspot features . Only for iPhone users though ... (Apple Continuity)
    Just download the kext and install it. It will take care of rest.
    Download

     
    (.....Continues)
    When it comes to Hackintosh, There are a lot to talk about. I will keep updating this post for next few days....
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    All functional keys are not always using EC Queries. Sometimes they use PS2 keys. Even combo of PS2 keys  ( As pers windows default shortcut combo win+P, win+L...).
    follow the link for custom ADB mappings. 
     
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    Hi everyone. After upgrading to 10.15 public release, System stuck at end of lading screen with a cursor. I was using whatevergreen with proper framebuffer patch in 10.14.6 without error. After upgrade,I can't get to login screen. I guess it's a frambuffer issue, with verbose boot completes successfully and stuck at same apple splashscreen with a cursor at the end. Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Using whatevergreen 1.3.3
    framebuffer and memstolen patch in info.plist
    CPU: i5 7200U
    Graphics : Intel HD 620
     
    I am able to login to recovery partition without error. 
     
     
     
    Update: It was seeming like graphic issue but the issue was with virtualSMC and PS2 driver conflict causing hang before login screen. Issue resolved by removing PS2 Driver.
     
    WhateverGreen Works Great. Thank you guys for bringing all kexts to one. No more hassles ( multiple kext, multiple DSDT patch,Custom Framebuffer kext) like old days of  OS X snowleo to Sierra.
     
     
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    is just for rename to apple device name, sata, nothing more
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from artdevjs in [Beginner's Guide] Fix Keyboard Hot keys / Functional Keys   
    Many People gets confuse due to their wrong keyboard hotkeys or completely disabled hotkeys while using VoodooPS2Controller.kext. today I am writing a little guide for newbies to Enable Possible Every disabled Hotkeys on laptop with their personalised shortcuts.
     
    Common Issues Can be Solved Using this guide:
    Media Hotkeys not working Brightness Hotkeys not working Wrong keyboard entries Completely dead keys Bringing Every Windows hotkeys to Mac  Basics:
    While our laptop keyboards use PS2 Methods for input in windows, Mac Uses ADB Codes for Its Keyboard.VoodooPS2Controller convert those PS2 codes to Mac compatible ADB Codes. All the PS2 Scan codes for universal keys like ( A-z, 1-0, !-+) are same for almost every laptops but OEM Hotkeys are different. All laptop has Different Functional keys.So hot keys usually don't work properly without proper edits.
     
    To Solve this issue First find the codes for your system then remap them to specific Mac ADB codes to do the same exact output in system.
     
    (Note : I learned about all these things from different people and different posts, I will try to link Original Posts.)
    !!Huge Thanks to RehabMan & All VoodooPS2Controller tester and developer!!
     
     
    1.Check your Functional keys
    First of all you need to check wether your functional keys transmits PS2 or EC scan codes. Install latest version VoodooPS2 kext debug version, and watch your console while pressing keys. A. PS2 Scan Codes
     
    If It is a PS2 Scancode then you will get some report as like this. (moniter Using ApplePS2 in search box and "NOW" option activated.)
    ApplePS2.. : Sending e022=69 down ApplePS2.. : Sending e022=69 up The first value is your PS2 Scan codes and the value after equal to is the ADB code injected to system. If nothing happens then it might be a EC Query. VooDooPS2 Github Link B. EC Queries
     
    Install ACPI Debug kext: https://github.com/R...OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" Patch Save the DSDT and restart Now go to console and search for "ACPIDebug" and press those keys ACPI Debug Github Link You will get some result like this ACPIDebug : EC _Q12 2.Get your new Keys
     
    A.Direct ADB
    Some hotkeys like play/pause, scan next track,Brightness,Lunchpad are exist in real Mac so you can find there ADB codes directly. You can remap your hotkeys directly to those ADB Codes. Some ADB Codes Play/Pause : 34 Next Track : 42 Prev.Track : 4d Others ADB codes can be found in this page. You can check those ADB Codes you can easily. Convert the ADB codes to Decimal from hexadecial. While VOODooPS2 Debug version is installed,Hold the right alt and press the decimal value then leave the alt key and you can see the Executed ADB code.( For e.g. ADB code for next track is 34 so in decimal it will be 66. So press alt then type 66 and release the alt.your track will be changed in your music player) B. Extra Function Key
    Some Hot keys like Lock windows,Print Screen,HP/Dell Support key, print, Multi monster setup are not present in Mac. In that Case you need to Assign those hotkeys to function keys like (f15, f16,f17...f20). After that in Mac Keyboard shortcut preference you can set them for various commands  (Note: take help of Automator to create more personalised shortcuts)
    ADB Codes for function Keys f16=6a f17=40 f18=4f f19=50 f20=5a  
    3.Remap Keys 
    A. PS2 Codes
    Go to your latest VoodooPS2 kext. Detailed specification on Github Page. Open " VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext/Contents/info.plist" with Xcode or Plist Editor. Go to Custom PS2 to ADB Map Section Information Property List >> IOKitPersonalities >> ApplePS2Keyboard >> Platform Profile >> Default >> Custom ADB Map  enter your PS2 Scancodes = ADB Value you want to use( In Hex)
    <key>Custom ADB Map</key>        <array>             <string>e022=34</string>             <string>e024=4f</string>         </array> B. EC Contolled Keys
    With Proper DSDT Edit you can Notify to PS2M for any EC Controlled Queries. Example for Brightness Fix (Original Post)
    into method label _Q11 replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q12 replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Custom EC Queries Shortcuts  can be done by similar process.(Will Be updated Soon)
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from spez in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    I am sorry,I did not think about TSCSync before.Thank you 
     
    But as I said I am still getting issue with Intel HD 620.No QE-CI and Its only showing 7MB VRAM.I have attached DSDT and clover config I made,followed by you and Rehabman.
     
    Please guide...and thank you again.
    DSDT.zip
    config.plist.zip
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from mnfesq in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    For people who has similar configuration can use my Config as reference.
     
    Working with 10.12 & 10.13
    config.plist.zip
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from nmindz in GUIDE: How to Fix Brightness hotkeys in DSDT   
    If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
     
    (All the Credits goes to @RehabMan     For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
     
     
    This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
    Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix. Save the DSDT and restart Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys (UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
    log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug 6. Then patch DSDT:
    into method label _Q1D replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q1C replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log. 

    7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors
    8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT
    9. Save and place the compiled DSDT.
    10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness 
     
     
     FOR  more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
    http://www.insanelym...18#entry1997112
    Get Latest Version of  OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
    https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-debug/downloads
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from chikenoid in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    I Have updated to 10.12.6. I have removed Fake CPU and GPU kext. I patched Intel frame buffer according to 0x591600 rehab man patch. But still I am only getting 7mb video memory.
    I will be glad if you can fix the clover config.
    config.plist.zip
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from chris1111 in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    It is the mistake during KextToPatch..
     
    change target "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFrameBuffer" to "AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFrameBuffer".
     
    ig-platform-id= 0x591b0000
     
    Kext to Patch ( Thanks to RehabMan)
    Name : com.apple.driver.AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebuffer Find : 01030303 00006002 00005001  Replace : 01030303 00003001 00009000 
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from amoghms10 in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    Still having the same issue.

    Like I said about Audio Kext, I moved FakeCPUID and FakePCIID Intel HD to S/L/E then everything works fine.Seems Kext are unable to load from EFI Partition.
    config.plist.zip
    IO Updated.zip
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from chris1111 in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    It is the mistake during KextToPatch..
     
    change target "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFrameBuffer" to "AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFrameBuffer".
     
    ig-platform-id= 0x591b0000
     
    Kext to Patch ( Thanks to RehabMan)
    Name : com.apple.driver.AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebuffer Find : 01030303 00006002 00005001  Replace : 01030303 00003001 00009000 
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    soumaxetuirk reacted to fusion71au in [Guide] Dual-boot with Windows 10 and Clover - Legacy or UEFI   
    Install the UEFI Windows Bootloader in an existing Legacy Windows MBR Installation
     
    Sometimes, you have the scenario where there is an already existing install of legacy Windows on an MBR disk.  Afterwards, you install OSX on a separate GPT disk with Clover and find that it won't boot the existing Windows MBR drive.  What to do without formatting and re-installing Windows in UEFI mode?
     
    Answer:  Install the Windows EFI bootloader, bootmgfw.efi on the existing Windows NTFS partition using bcdboot.exe.  This program can be executed from the command prompt and is also found in Windows installation media (iso, DVD or usb).  The Windows 8 or newer versions of bcdboot.exe are required for exclusive installation of UEFI boot files in an EFI folder (and will also work with Windows 7). 
     

     
     
    Clover will also require the NTFS.efi driver in order to read data from NTFS partitions.
     
    Procedure
    1.  Boot to OSX on the GPT drive and mount the EFI System Partition.  This can be done with terminal:
    diskutil list diskutil mount diskXs1 (where X is the disk number of your OSX GPT drive) 2.  Copy NTFS.efi into the  /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & /drivers64UEFI folders.
    3.  Insert a Windows 8/10 installer USB and reboot the computer to the Windows installer using the BIOS boot select key (eg <F12> on Gigabyte boards).
    4.  At the Windows Installer GUI, press <Shift> and <F10> keys simultaneously to bring up the Windows Command Prompt
     
     
    5.  Type the following lines into the terminal, pressing <Enter> after each line:
    diskpart list disk select disk # (where # is the number of the MBR hard disk with Windows installed) list partition select partition * (where * is the Windows partition number) assign letter=W exit bcdboot W:\windows /s W: /f UEFI 6.  Close the command prompt and reboot the computer to Clover on your OSX drive. With any luck, you should now have a "Boot Microsoft EFI boot menu from ####" entry ---> boots Windows in UEFI mode by running bootmgfw.efi.
     
     
    7.  You can add the following lines to the GUI section of your Clover config.plist to hide the extraneous legacy Windows entries:
     
     
    bcdboot.zip
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    soumaxetuirk reacted to MaLd0n in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    we need some tests
    i dont like without DSDT, many essencial patches, but if work and u like, done!

    Replace DSDT and test
    without pnlf and battery
    DSDT.02.zip
    lets take some tests
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    soumaxetuirk reacted to MaLd0n in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    CLOVER.zip
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from MaLd0n in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    Thank you so much.I changed as you said.Also patched framedbuffer (rehabman HD620 plist followed).
    I can boot in to OS with full resolution but no QE-CI .also I can boot with one core only (cpus=1)
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    soumaxetuirk reacted to MaLd0n in Lenovo Ideapad 310 ( 7th gen i5, Intel HD 620)   
    need fake intelgfx too, if dont work need dvmt 64/96(need test) or patch in config.plist
    Name com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer Find 8945c839 c67651 Replace 8945c839 c6eb51 Comment Disable minStolenSize less or equal fStolenMemorySize assertion, 10.12.x ( (based on Austere.J patch) -IntelGFX 0x19168086
    -Inject Intel
    -ig-platform-id 0x19160000
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from nmindz in GUIDE: How to Fix Brightness hotkeys in DSDT   
    If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
     
    (All the Credits goes to @RehabMan     For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
     
     
    This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
    Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix. Save the DSDT and restart Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys (UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
    log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug 6. Then patch DSDT:
    into method label _Q1D replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q1C replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log. 

    7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors
    8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT
    9. Save and place the compiled DSDT.
    10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness 
     
     
     FOR  more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
    http://www.insanelym...18#entry1997112
    Get Latest Version of  OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
    https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-debug/downloads
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from nmindz in GUIDE: How to Fix Brightness hotkeys in DSDT   
    If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
     
    (All the Credits goes to @RehabMan     For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
     
     
    This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
    Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix. Save the DSDT and restart Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys (UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
    log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug 6. Then patch DSDT:
    into method label _Q1D replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q1C replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log. 

    7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors
    8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT
    9. Save and place the compiled DSDT.
    10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness 
     
     
     FOR  more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
    http://www.insanelym...18#entry1997112
    Get Latest Version of  OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
    https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-debug/downloads
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from nmindz in GUIDE: How to Fix Brightness hotkeys in DSDT   
    If you have a working Brightness Slider and you might be using Brightness slider or manual hotkeys to control brightness then this guide may help you to use your Native hotkeys of laptop.
     
    (All the Credits goes to @RehabMan     For OS-X-ACPI-Debug Kext and DSDT Patches.)
     
     
    This step assumes that you are using RehabMan's VoodooPS2Controller or Acidanthera's PS2Controller
    Install the kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Debug Open MaciASL and click on patch.(Add rehab man repo) Apply "Add DSDT Debug Methods" and "Instrument EC Queries" that are under Brightness Fix. Save the DSDT and restart Look in Syslog as you press the key corresponding to brightness to determine which _QXX methods handle the keys (UPDATE: From Sierra Apple changed logging process. So you won't find ACPIdebug result using syslog command. Instead use following command )
    log show --last 5 | grep ACPIDebug 6. Then patch DSDT:
    into method label _Q1D replace_content begin // Brightness Down\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0205)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0285)\n end; into method label _Q1C replace_content begin // Brightness Up\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0206)\n Notify(\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.PS2M, 0x0286)\n end; Change the variable _Q1D/_Q1C as per the log. 

    7. Try compiling and check if it generates errors
    8. If it does, then change the PS2M to PS2X according to the one found in your DSDT
    9. Save and place the compiled DSDT.
    10. Now you should see that you have your corresponding keys to change your brightness 
     
     
     FOR  more detail and Queries,Check Out original Post of @RehabMan Here;
    http://www.insanelym...18#entry1997112
    Get Latest Version of  OS-X-ACPI-Debug kext here:
    https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acpi-debug/downloads
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    soumaxetuirk got a reaction from Allan in Help me get Yosemite Riunning on my HP Notebook   
    can you explain a bit more?which boot loader are you using and where exactly you getting the problem..
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