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    DoiX got a reaction from DawTaylor in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    Updated Install Tutorial - at user request

    Other info: Grey text in /* */ means the info is outdated.

    PLEASE READ THE GUIDE STEP BY STEP, DON'T SKIP THEM ONLY TO COMPLAIN SOMETHING WENT WRONG AFTERWARDS.

    I. Snow Leopard:

    Stuff you need before starting: 2 empty CDs, 1 Empty dual layer DVD or a 8GB USB Stick, optionally a computer even your laptop running OS X(Virtual Box one will do as well) or TransMac, a retail image (10.6.8/10.6.7 preferably), on another stick/cd or even on the retail stick, just make sure you copied it after you restored the retail image on it.

    1. Download boot cd and burn it on the empty CD (lowest speed possible).

    2. If you have OS X, restore the install dmg to your USB stick, if you have windows you can use the previously mentioned TransMac or burn the iso of 10.6.8 on the dual layer DVD. (the pirates will help you with the iso, again)

    3. Boot from boot CD, then eject the CD and insert the install DVD / keep the CD and plug in the USB Stick. Now press F5 to rescan all drives.
    *Notice, if you are using USB Stick install method you may have to restart the laptop and boot into boot CD again so the stick gets detected.

    4. Select on the screen the install media(DVD/Stick/whatever) and boot with the following flags: -v GraphicsEnabler=No cpus=1 busratio=20

    5. When the screen loads up, click next/agree and go to "Utilities" (menubar up) and select "Disk Utility", select the HDD and click partition > options > MBR (funny enough our Über Laptops don't have a good bios to go with them, GUID is not supported).

    Now partition the drive how you want, i recommend 70GB at least for the root partition and a TimeMachine partition of 20GB(it helps for when you screw something up). After you are done, exit disk utility, select the partition on which you want to install, then click customize and deselect printer drivers and language packs. Install

    6. After the install is done, you will need the boot CD to boot in your newly installed OS X with these flags: -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20 -x.

    If you have the 1920x1080p Display version of the laptop, the screen will be all fuzzy and pinkish colored. We will fix that later, but for now you gotta have mouse skills to you can click the next button which will most likely be outside your screen.

    7. Configuration time, install:
    [size="1"]- [b]FakeSMC, NUllCPUPowerManagement, USB 3.0[/b] - [b]Chameleon.[/b] - [b]PCI Root UID, Generate CPU States, PCI Configurations Fix[/b] - System Definitions > MacBookPro > [b]8,1[/b][/size] Now go to Applications folder > open KextUtility and wait. When it's done restart the laptop and boot without boot CD using -v GraphicsEnabler=No flag to see if theres any error. If everything is OK open [Mu.lti.Be.ast] again and install sound ( VoodooHDA 2.7.3) and network (Lnx2Mac's)

    8. Copy this DSDT (courtesy of wen1) to Extra/ folder, the end.



    II. Lion:

    There are 2 ways of doing it, a simple one and a hard one either way you will need to download rBoot and burn it on a CD.

    Simple method:

    Download iAtkos Lion, burn it on a DVD/restore it to your USB stick, follow on-screen instructions, select the following at the customization screen:


    Install, then boot with -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20 (if you experience some sort of Kernel Panic boot with this extra flag: arch=i686), if you encounter any other problem, boot with rBoot LE CD -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20

    NOTE: You must boot with rBoot BECAUSE iAtkos installs a desktop SMBIOS instead of a laptop one. This hinders the loading of the Graphic Drivers.


    Hard method:

    Updating from previously installed snow leopard

    #-- Updating to 10.7.2 & 10.7.3 & 10.7.4 --#

    1.Download Combo Update from Apple:
    1.a 10.7.2
    1.b 10.7.3
    1.c 10.7.4
    2. Install, don't reset
    3. Install the patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext from the Lx02 Lion package installer or using one of these links below:
    3.a 10.7.3 AICPUPM.kext
    3.b 10.7.4 AICPUPM.kext
    4. Re-Install AppleHDA.kext since the update replaces it. Manually, or from the installer package - either way you should rebuild and repair permissions using Kext Wizard to be on the safe side.
    5. Reboot.

    IMPORTANT: 10.7.3 and above removes some atheros cards ID's from the kext, so if you find yourself without wifi, simply install the 10.7.2 IO80211Family.kext (can also be found in the Package Installer)


    III. Mountain Lion:

    Simple method:

    Download/buy OS X Mountain Lion then download and open the app below and choose your OS X Retail Image. If you're using the one downloaded from the app store: Navigate to Applications (which is where it will save your downloaded copy of ML by default) -> right click "Install OS X Mountain Lion" and click "Show Package Contents" -> Contents -> SharedSupport -> Double click "InstallESD.dmg"

    App: #1838563
    Follow app instructions then let it do it's job and when it's done simply restore the image using Disk utility to a thumb drive/sd-card/partition or burn it on a Dual Layer DVD (the image is around 5gb)

    Boot into your newly restored/burned image, choose where you wish to install it (don't forget to erase that location). When the install is done you have 2 options:
    Boot using rBoot LE then use the Lx02x Lion install package (see Post Install section) and skip battery kext, it's bugged for some reason. Don't forget to install FakeSMC (sensor modules) and the bootloader (not included in my package) Boot into another OS X install (if you have one) and do the same as above, Lx02 package install, bootloader install. Longer method:

    As described by PCWIZ13 here: #1824

    Windows method:

    You have 2 ways of doing it at this point:


    1. Based on PCWIZ13's tutorial, except you use MacDrive&Transmac to create and restore the image.
    2. Using OS X installed in a Virtual Environment.

    If i have time i'll make a step by step tutorial for # 1 on how to create and restore the image in windows. Until then, i'm sure someone already did it, you can try to use google to find it.

     
    Updating to 10.8.1:
    Manually install the update, before resetting do the following:
    Rollback AppleSmartBattery.kext if VoodooBattery isn't installed. Rollback AHCIFamily.kext to be able to boot with the kext cache Optional: If Wi-Fi doesn't work restore IO80211Familly.kext

    >>>>>>Post (Mountain) Lion Install:<<<<<<<<<
    Please refer to this: #1547 - New version. Same principles apply, more or less.
     
     

     


    The kexts in the pack are mandatory to boot without rBoot LE CD/ to be fully functional. Install them with Kext Wizard (also provided) in S/L/E


    SpeedStep in Lion & Mountain Lion:
    *from previous post*

    1. Follow those instructions SpeedStepper including the MSRDumper kext (LOAD IT FROM THE TERMINAL DO NOT INSTALL IN EXTENSIONS)
    2. Set SMBios to MacBookPro8,2 - you can mess around with others and see your results
    3. Make sure /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist has the following flags
    <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> 4. Back-Up and delete Sleep/NullCPUPowerManagement kexts
    5. Copy SSDT.aml from archive to Root partition *see bottom of the post*
    6. Reboot, use -v flag pay attention to
    kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: Turbo Ratios <number> kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: initialization complete kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient: ready this means AICPUPM got patched correctly and you should have SpeedStep working.


    Hidden Content - Outdated Information Show Content /* I made 2 SSDT files:

    ONLY FOR i7!
    9TS_SSDT.aml.zip -9TS-SSDT.aml.zip uses 9 turbo states like real MBP 8,2 that allows your CPU to reach its max (2.9GHz) but if you are a heavy user like myself rendering and other stuff, this version is not good if you care of your laptops life span because it automatically goes to the max. Keeping it under heavy load most of the time heats up the CPU to 80ºC with no cooler pad. (Also included in pack)

    3TS_SSDT.aml.zip -3TS-SSDT.aml.zip uses 3 turbo states, so your CPU doesn't go to it's max TS (2.9GHz) unless there is a hard core application demanding it so the CPU heats up to only around 60-65ºC (which is better than on windows either way). The CPU will run under average conditions with a TS of 24-26 unlike the 9TS version which would go to 2.9 even from opening youtube. (Also included in pack)

    Install the one you want by simply copying it to your root partition (where OS X is installed) */


    SSDT UPDATE:

    The Lx02X-Lion V1 (formerly known as L502x V7) pack has better SSDT than the ones posted here, read the description inside the installer package for more details.
    Core i3 users just use GenerateCStates=Yes GeneratePStates=Yes DropSSDT=Yes

    Dual Monitor

    Under Lion with miniDP > VGA cable it works perfectly. I have no info about Snow Leopard or other types of cables, i do know that HDMI is not working. If you are using dual monitors + please provide informations.

    Nvidia GT540M

    I have a hunch it may work since it's based on the same chip as Fermi 4xx but it requires more documentations, and hex editing of some files. When i have time i'll start working on it. So far, from my preliminary research the ID of my card recognized on the internet as a GT 450m.

    Using DSDT and/or EFi you can power the card and make OS X to properly detected but due to Optimus or better said how OS X chooses the IGPU as primary we are unable yet to make it work, unless we get a modded bios. (which still is a work in progress)

    I've provided in the installer pack and as a standalone file somewhere around this forum, a DSDT that will power off the nvidia gpu. This will increase battery life and reduce heat. The NVidia GPU is still under development, there have been some break throughs but not enough. An alternative to my work is a modded bios, you can track their progress here: http://www.bios-mods...-BIOS-and-HOWTO

    Notice

    1. Kexts that are found in /Extra folder, do not work properly under Lion, and do NOT load at all if UseKernelCache=Yes is used. In this case move them to S/L/E yourself and delete the extensions.mkext from /Extra or use "Migration Tool" from [Mul.ti.Be.ast Lion] edition then use Kext Utility or Kext Wizard to repair permissions and rebuild cache

    2. L502x DSDT is compatible with 15z model and with L702x (confirmed here). L702x users can also select their system DSDT from the installer package (Lx02X-Lion).

    3. Make sure you have org.chamelon.Boot.plist file inside /Extra folder, if you have it in / (root partition) delete it from there!
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    DoiX got a reaction from RehabMan in OS X El Capitan 10.11.4: Skylake Intel HD Graphics General Discussion   
    The SKL drivers are still in development / debug mode, the verbose screen was never meant to be seen by normal users, especially on a macintosh. Failed doesn't mean something is broken, failed means one function didn't found the required parameters in order to run and thus the next one will be tried. Even Pike said in some comment on his blog that it's "fine".
     
    I didn't see your signature, was under the impression you have a laptop. There are some people reporting wake problems with your specific board.
     
    The debug process is simple, check console app for the log during the time interval you tried to wake the PC up. Go from there. Alternatively, remove the GLDriver.bundle from extensions to disable QE/CI and see if wake works then, if not then try removing SKLGraphics.kext. Alternatively, check if the sound gets initiated (set volume feedback in settings and change the volume) even if the screen remains black, or install some VNC app and try to connect with another device to it, if you succeed in reaching the desktop via VNC even if the screen is black then it's an HDMI issue that might require FB kext patching.
     
    @denicio I see iMac17, are you also a desktop user? Changing those settings won't affect much, messed with them on my laptop a while back, only 1 or 2 of them actually triggered a KP at boot, the rest had no noticeable effect in terms of functionality or benchmarking scores, but it may be different for desktop users.  
     
    P.S Scheduler interface revision default value is 1 on macbooks starting with BDW driver implementation on 10.11.X
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    DoiX reacted to TimeWalker75a in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    I'm not in the mood for checking all of the same stuff that has been discussed countless times before and posted all over the places. The patches are always the same for this series of laptops and I find it odd that it doesn't work for you. All I see is that graphics fail to initialize and contrary to what jkbuha is saying about using device-properties it was always enough to just use InejctIntel (the matter of fact thats what I use for the past year) and it should work. 
     
    Swapped my DW1702 card out with an AW290-NB from Asus based on broadcom 43xx chip. Broadcom card is far superior when compared to atheros. Same mouse paired in Windows doesn't require re-pairing in OSX which was the case with atheros. Also, the negotiation link speed is now 130 Mbit opposed to just 65 with atheros and its actually 270 to 300 Mbit in windows. Oh, and now both BT and Wi-Fi can be disabled from menu bar, which is a good thing .. considering Fn+F2 doesn't work. Have zero issues on my Vostro now that the wireless card has been swapped out. Everything is running like clockwork.
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    DoiX reacted to TimeWalker75a in OSX on DELL Vostro 3450 / Inspiron N4110 / XPS L702x UEFI Clover   
    This guide will discuss the process of getting OS X Mavericks or Yosemite to run on Vostro 3450 / Inspiron N4110 / XPS L702x using UEFI Clover, no other discussions please.
    I should start by saying that I'm not responsible for any bricks that may happen if you follow this guide and I'm not saying I will be updating this with every bit of changes I do to my personal system after every minor OSX upgrade. Though, with this kind of setup you shouldn't have to lift a finger after installing OSX updates... Also, don't mirror my files!
     
    This is your goal:

    I'm sure if you ended up here you probably know the majority of limitation that Phoenix SecureCore Tiano firmware applies to this system, but I'll mention them none the less:
    - Can't boot GPT formatted disk with legacy bootloader such as XPC, Chameleon, Chi*mera
    - Can't boot UEFI OS or bootloader as UEFI is locked down from the factory
    - Cardreader is not bootable
    - Secondary disk installed in place of DVD drive is not bootable either
    - BIOS doesn't let you disabled Turbo Boost or Hyper Threading

    So, let's get to the point, shall we?

    1. Flashing a UEFI-capable modified BIOS

    BIOS images are meant only for Dell Vostro 3450, Inspiron N4110 and XPS L702x (both Intel model and AMD/nVidia models) and no other! Vostro 3350 and 3550 use AMI Aptio BIOS, not SecureCore Tiano!

    Modified BIOS images includes the following changes:
    - Unlocked write access to MSR 0xE2 - credits to RevoGirl;
    - Unlocked Advanced Setup options (includes UEFI Boot option) - credits to jkbuha, HairyCube and myself;
    - CPUID 206A7h microcode updated to V28 - credits to jkbuka (again) and Florin9doi;
    - Video BIOS for Intel updated from 2098 to 2170 with GOP protocol support (bring 1366x768 resolution to GUI) - credits to Ash;
    - BIOS DSDT modified to fix Dell's ACPI syntax screw-up while checking for MBT (media buttons) - credits for PhoenixTool fix in 2.14 to AndyP.

    In order to flash the modified BIOS image you have to obtain it first. Make sure to read the enclosed readme.
    - Vostro 3450 A13-C4: LINK
    - Inspiron N4110 A12-C4: LINK
    - XPS 17 L702x A19-C4: LINK
     
    Use WinFlash method if you are on stock DELL BIOS.
    If you already have UEFI capable BIOS I recommend using PFlash method to prevent BIOS settings from being reset.

    When you are done flashing go to your BIOS Setup and navigate to Advanced tab, go to Boot Configuration section and enable UEFI Boot.

    2. How to install OSX

    In case you want to boot Legacy Windows from primary HDD (because let's face it, Dell made it pretty hard to use UEFI Windows with all the freezing issues caused by their proprietary software while having a UEFI installation) and you have a caddy in place of your DVD drive with a disk you want to dedicate to booting OSX simply put you can't do that by default BIOS means as caddy is not bootable. You can only make it bootable as a UEFI medium and there is why this guide was even put together. Also I should mention that booting Legacy Windows from UEFI Clover is a big no go with Tiano firmware, so don't expect that. The only way to access Legacy Windows is to either use F12 and choosing Hard Disk or exiting Clover.

    Now go ahead and download Clover bootloader that you will need for this guide :
    Required Pre Installation files: LINK
     
    2.1. You have to have a flash drive prepped with UEFI Clover (no need to prepare it in some weird way, just copy the files to it). Just format the flashdrive to FAT32 and put the contents of "UEFI Clover USB" onto it. 
     
    N.B. Make sure to rename EFI/CLOVER/config-17 or config-14 (depending on the computer model) to just config.plist, EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched-17 and patched-14 to just patched respectively!

    2.2. You need a second flash drive as well as an access to a genuine Apple computer (or a VM) that is capable of accessing Mac AppStore in order to download the free Mavericks installation app. Then, using DiskMakerX application you have to make a bootable OSX drive.
     
    2.3. When that's done use UEFI Clover USB drive to boot your OSX medium and partition your HDD in the DVD caddy as you desire, but make sure partition map is GPT. You can then install OSX to that target disk while you are at it. The installation process is usually subdivided into 2 stages.
     
    3. Post installation
     
    I've put together a convenient installer that allows you to put some needed finishing touched to your OSX installation on your supported DELL laptop. 

    Go ahead and download the installer (only OSX 10.9 & 10.10 is supported):
     
    DELL SCT OSX Support Package v1.1.3 - HERE | - PREV -
     
    When you run the installer you will need to select the destination disk you are installing it to. Please note, the files will be copied to EFI System Partition of active boot disk. 
    - Select laptop model
    - Select motherboard type 
    - Select daughterboard type
    - Select wireless module (limited support available)
    - Select "About This Mac" customizations for either Vostro, Inspiron, XPS
    - Select applications to install 
     
    If you are installing Support Package for the first time new serial numbers for MBP8,1 model identifier will be generated automatically, if you are reinstalling and already have your config in EFI partition serial numbers will be retained. The installer will put CLOVER onto your system partition and install all the necessary kernel extensions (preconfigured) to support your hardware.
     
     
    4. Adding Clover to your F12 Boot Manager
     
    When you have installed the Dell SCT OSX Support Package package remove your Clover USB drive, reboot your laptop and boot into Clover GUI, press F3 and start the Shell entry that has appeared. While in shell you first need to determine what is the number of file system of the EFI System Partition on your DVD caddy drive. Perform the command:
    map fs* The ESP on the GPT disk will be marked as GPT,1 and is usually either fs2 or fs3. Let's assume fs3 is ESP. We don't want the BOOT folder as it won't ever be bootable with HDD sitting in DVD caddy, so we get rid of that:
    fs3: cd \EFI rm -r BOOT Then, to add custom Clover Boot Manager entry you need to do the following:
    bcfg boot add 3 fs3:\EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi "Clover" We used 3 here as by default in BIOS 0 is diagnostics, 1 is Bios Setup and 2 is Boot Manager. Now, go to your BIOS Setup and just for emergency set the boot order as follows:
    - USB - CD/DVD Drive - Clover - Hard Disk - eSata - Network - Removable Disk Having this boot order configuration first off will be as a precaution if something ever happens and you can't start the laptop normally, so USB as the first device will allow you to boot a crisis bios recovery PFlash.efi with a BIOS capsule. Also, this kind of boot order will allow you to boot legacy Windows installed on your primary HDD by just exitting Clover, so there won't be a need to go to boot menu (F12) to select HDD when you need to boot Windows.
    You can add Shell binary to boot menu the same way, you just have to point it to the other EFI application:
    bcfg boot add 9 fs3:\EFI\CLOVER\tools\Shell64U.efi "Shell" That's it. If you followed the guide at this point you should have a fully working OS X Mavericks installation.
     
    5. Known issues
     
    If anyone has any insights on fixing these remaining problems on this range of machines I would be very grateful. So far the problems are as follows:
     
    1. Wireless interface toggle hotkey (Fn+F2) doesn't work in UEFI mode and causes system to freeze, hence it was disabled in OSX ACPI using a custom patch. This is caused by a buggy UEFI implementation by DELL, which is the reason they originally locked it down from the factory. Use software toggles to control status of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
    2. HD3000 still has the ability to utilize VGA port with some minor annoyances, namely - no hotplug support. You have to connect the monitor before you start OSX and when you unplug the monitor in running system, OSX will still think it's connected until you reboot. 
    3. No support for docking mode for HDMI connector (works ok with VGA), meaning if you close the LID when HDMI screen or projector is connected laptop will enter sleep. 
    4. Having HDMI screen connected during shutdown and restart will cause the system to stall. Turn of the screen and unplug from laptop before shutting down or restarting. 
    5. On XPS L702x HDMI connector is physically linked to NVIDIA chip and therefore will not work in OSX due to Optimus being unsupported. DisplayPort connector is linked with Intel graphics and is known to work.
    6. Soft rebooting from Windows into OSX will leave the headphone socket non-operational until you cold boot OSX. 
     
    Credits to @Dokterdok  for providing detailed research and solution for Handoff & Continuity support. Tested with BCM943225HMB card. 
     
     

    Table design courtesy of OSX Latitude. I hope they are ok with me borrowing the canvas.
     
    Updated - 14th Jun 2015:
    - DELL SCT OSX Support package updated to v1.1.3
     
    Updated - 14th Feb 2015:
    - DELL SCT OSX Support package updated to v1.1.2
     
    Updated - 28th Sep 2014:
    - DELL SCT OSX Support package updated to v1.1.1
    - No reports from L702x Optimus users to this day... 
     
    Updated - 5 Sep 2014:
     
    - DELL XPS 17 L702X Optimus support added 
    - Major update to SCT OSX Support package bringing it's version to 1.1.0 (active testing needed!!)
     
    Update - 26 Jul 2014:
     
    - DELL SCT OSX Support Package updated to v1.0.4, includes Yosemite Beta support
     
    Update - 1 Jul 2014:
     
    - DELL SCT OSX Support Package updated to v1.0.3
     
    Update - 8 Mar 2014:
     
    - Mandatory BIOS updates have been posted. See enclosed readme for changes and installation information.
    - DELL SCT OSX Support Package updated to v1.0.2
     
    Update - 3 Mar 2014:
     
    - Clover updated to 2638
    - Post installation files packaged into .pkg installer v1.0.1 for convenience
    - Guide partially rewritten to be less confusing
     
    Update - 25 Feb 2014:
     
    - Clover updated to 2608
    - Updated grand majority of kernel extensions
    - Added fully remapped keyboard profile, all the keys can now be toggled to either use Fn or not .. straight from OSX (kudos RehabMan)
    - Added memory compartment temperature monitoring sensor
    - Added subtle brightness control using ACPIBacklight, levels adjust gradually and not in rough steps (kudos RehabMan, again)
    - Added fan control profiles - choose between automatic, audible (~3000 rpm) or passive modes from HWMonitor menu
    - Got rid of IOWMIFamily for display backlight control, now VoodooPS2 handles these too (1.8.11 and later)
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    DoiX got a reaction from DawTaylor in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    @blaatschaap, first, please post your specs, or even better, update your signature. Second, what are you trying to install ML or Mavericks?  
     
    Although the tutorial is old, it's the same process and will remane the same for Mavericks and the next major OS X release, unless Apple changes something. As for the package, the kexts may be outdated, but they work. Updates to them can be found scattered around this thread. Search is your friend
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    DoiX reacted to DawTaylor in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    Sure, here it's. Here's a link for it in dropbox too. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fb0v5maf3dccsp/SSDT.aml.zip
     
    And a big thanks for all your help, without it I would probably drop my hackintosh project soon.
     
    @TimeWalker75a, a big thanks for you too, your knowledge about how to flash bioses without windows helped me so much.
     
    Now I guess it's time for me to spread what I've learned and help others with their hack projects too.
    SSDT.aml.zip
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    DoiX got a reaction from DawTaylor in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    Updated Install Tutorial - at user request

    Other info: Grey text in /* */ means the info is outdated.

    PLEASE READ THE GUIDE STEP BY STEP, DON'T SKIP THEM ONLY TO COMPLAIN SOMETHING WENT WRONG AFTERWARDS.

    I. Snow Leopard:

    Stuff you need before starting: 2 empty CDs, 1 Empty dual layer DVD or a 8GB USB Stick, optionally a computer even your laptop running OS X(Virtual Box one will do as well) or TransMac, a retail image (10.6.8/10.6.7 preferably), on another stick/cd or even on the retail stick, just make sure you copied it after you restored the retail image on it.

    1. Download boot cd and burn it on the empty CD (lowest speed possible).

    2. If you have OS X, restore the install dmg to your USB stick, if you have windows you can use the previously mentioned TransMac or burn the iso of 10.6.8 on the dual layer DVD. (the pirates will help you with the iso, again)

    3. Boot from boot CD, then eject the CD and insert the install DVD / keep the CD and plug in the USB Stick. Now press F5 to rescan all drives.
    *Notice, if you are using USB Stick install method you may have to restart the laptop and boot into boot CD again so the stick gets detected.

    4. Select on the screen the install media(DVD/Stick/whatever) and boot with the following flags: -v GraphicsEnabler=No cpus=1 busratio=20

    5. When the screen loads up, click next/agree and go to "Utilities" (menubar up) and select "Disk Utility", select the HDD and click partition > options > MBR (funny enough our Über Laptops don't have a good bios to go with them, GUID is not supported).

    Now partition the drive how you want, i recommend 70GB at least for the root partition and a TimeMachine partition of 20GB(it helps for when you screw something up). After you are done, exit disk utility, select the partition on which you want to install, then click customize and deselect printer drivers and language packs. Install

    6. After the install is done, you will need the boot CD to boot in your newly installed OS X with these flags: -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20 -x.

    If you have the 1920x1080p Display version of the laptop, the screen will be all fuzzy and pinkish colored. We will fix that later, but for now you gotta have mouse skills to you can click the next button which will most likely be outside your screen.

    7. Configuration time, install:
    [size="1"]- [b]FakeSMC, NUllCPUPowerManagement, USB 3.0[/b] - [b]Chameleon.[/b] - [b]PCI Root UID, Generate CPU States, PCI Configurations Fix[/b] - System Definitions > MacBookPro > [b]8,1[/b][/size] Now go to Applications folder > open KextUtility and wait. When it's done restart the laptop and boot without boot CD using -v GraphicsEnabler=No flag to see if theres any error. If everything is OK open [Mu.lti.Be.ast] again and install sound ( VoodooHDA 2.7.3) and network (Lnx2Mac's)

    8. Copy this DSDT (courtesy of wen1) to Extra/ folder, the end.



    II. Lion:

    There are 2 ways of doing it, a simple one and a hard one either way you will need to download rBoot and burn it on a CD.

    Simple method:

    Download iAtkos Lion, burn it on a DVD/restore it to your USB stick, follow on-screen instructions, select the following at the customization screen:


    Install, then boot with -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20 (if you experience some sort of Kernel Panic boot with this extra flag: arch=i686), if you encounter any other problem, boot with rBoot LE CD -v GraphicsEnabler=No busratio=20

    NOTE: You must boot with rBoot BECAUSE iAtkos installs a desktop SMBIOS instead of a laptop one. This hinders the loading of the Graphic Drivers.


    Hard method:

    Updating from previously installed snow leopard

    #-- Updating to 10.7.2 & 10.7.3 & 10.7.4 --#

    1.Download Combo Update from Apple:
    1.a 10.7.2
    1.b 10.7.3
    1.c 10.7.4
    2. Install, don't reset
    3. Install the patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext from the Lx02 Lion package installer or using one of these links below:
    3.a 10.7.3 AICPUPM.kext
    3.b 10.7.4 AICPUPM.kext
    4. Re-Install AppleHDA.kext since the update replaces it. Manually, or from the installer package - either way you should rebuild and repair permissions using Kext Wizard to be on the safe side.
    5. Reboot.

    IMPORTANT: 10.7.3 and above removes some atheros cards ID's from the kext, so if you find yourself without wifi, simply install the 10.7.2 IO80211Family.kext (can also be found in the Package Installer)


    III. Mountain Lion:

    Simple method:

    Download/buy OS X Mountain Lion then download and open the app below and choose your OS X Retail Image. If you're using the one downloaded from the app store: Navigate to Applications (which is where it will save your downloaded copy of ML by default) -> right click "Install OS X Mountain Lion" and click "Show Package Contents" -> Contents -> SharedSupport -> Double click "InstallESD.dmg"

    App: #1838563
    Follow app instructions then let it do it's job and when it's done simply restore the image using Disk utility to a thumb drive/sd-card/partition or burn it on a Dual Layer DVD (the image is around 5gb)

    Boot into your newly restored/burned image, choose where you wish to install it (don't forget to erase that location). When the install is done you have 2 options:
    Boot using rBoot LE then use the Lx02x Lion install package (see Post Install section) and skip battery kext, it's bugged for some reason. Don't forget to install FakeSMC (sensor modules) and the bootloader (not included in my package) Boot into another OS X install (if you have one) and do the same as above, Lx02 package install, bootloader install. Longer method:

    As described by PCWIZ13 here: #1824

    Windows method:

    You have 2 ways of doing it at this point:


    1. Based on PCWIZ13's tutorial, except you use MacDrive&Transmac to create and restore the image.
    2. Using OS X installed in a Virtual Environment.

    If i have time i'll make a step by step tutorial for # 1 on how to create and restore the image in windows. Until then, i'm sure someone already did it, you can try to use google to find it.

     
    Updating to 10.8.1:
    Manually install the update, before resetting do the following:
    Rollback AppleSmartBattery.kext if VoodooBattery isn't installed. Rollback AHCIFamily.kext to be able to boot with the kext cache Optional: If Wi-Fi doesn't work restore IO80211Familly.kext

    >>>>>>Post (Mountain) Lion Install:<<<<<<<<<
    Please refer to this: #1547 - New version. Same principles apply, more or less.
     
     

     


    The kexts in the pack are mandatory to boot without rBoot LE CD/ to be fully functional. Install them with Kext Wizard (also provided) in S/L/E


    SpeedStep in Lion & Mountain Lion:
    *from previous post*

    1. Follow those instructions SpeedStepper including the MSRDumper kext (LOAD IT FROM THE TERMINAL DO NOT INSTALL IN EXTENSIONS)
    2. Set SMBios to MacBookPro8,2 - you can mess around with others and see your results
    3. Make sure /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist has the following flags
    <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> 4. Back-Up and delete Sleep/NullCPUPowerManagement kexts
    5. Copy SSDT.aml from archive to Root partition *see bottom of the post*
    6. Reboot, use -v flag pay attention to
    kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: Turbo Ratios <number> kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: initialization complete kernel[0]: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient: ready this means AICPUPM got patched correctly and you should have SpeedStep working.


    Hidden Content - Outdated Information Show Content /* I made 2 SSDT files:

    ONLY FOR i7!
    9TS_SSDT.aml.zip -9TS-SSDT.aml.zip uses 9 turbo states like real MBP 8,2 that allows your CPU to reach its max (2.9GHz) but if you are a heavy user like myself rendering and other stuff, this version is not good if you care of your laptops life span because it automatically goes to the max. Keeping it under heavy load most of the time heats up the CPU to 80ºC with no cooler pad. (Also included in pack)

    3TS_SSDT.aml.zip -3TS-SSDT.aml.zip uses 3 turbo states, so your CPU doesn't go to it's max TS (2.9GHz) unless there is a hard core application demanding it so the CPU heats up to only around 60-65ºC (which is better than on windows either way). The CPU will run under average conditions with a TS of 24-26 unlike the 9TS version which would go to 2.9 even from opening youtube. (Also included in pack)

    Install the one you want by simply copying it to your root partition (where OS X is installed) */


    SSDT UPDATE:

    The Lx02X-Lion V1 (formerly known as L502x V7) pack has better SSDT than the ones posted here, read the description inside the installer package for more details.
    Core i3 users just use GenerateCStates=Yes GeneratePStates=Yes DropSSDT=Yes

    Dual Monitor

    Under Lion with miniDP > VGA cable it works perfectly. I have no info about Snow Leopard or other types of cables, i do know that HDMI is not working. If you are using dual monitors + please provide informations.

    Nvidia GT540M

    I have a hunch it may work since it's based on the same chip as Fermi 4xx but it requires more documentations, and hex editing of some files. When i have time i'll start working on it. So far, from my preliminary research the ID of my card recognized on the internet as a GT 450m.

    Using DSDT and/or EFi you can power the card and make OS X to properly detected but due to Optimus or better said how OS X chooses the IGPU as primary we are unable yet to make it work, unless we get a modded bios. (which still is a work in progress)

    I've provided in the installer pack and as a standalone file somewhere around this forum, a DSDT that will power off the nvidia gpu. This will increase battery life and reduce heat. The NVidia GPU is still under development, there have been some break throughs but not enough. An alternative to my work is a modded bios, you can track their progress here: http://www.bios-mods...-BIOS-and-HOWTO

    Notice

    1. Kexts that are found in /Extra folder, do not work properly under Lion, and do NOT load at all if UseKernelCache=Yes is used. In this case move them to S/L/E yourself and delete the extensions.mkext from /Extra or use "Migration Tool" from [Mul.ti.Be.ast Lion] edition then use Kext Utility or Kext Wizard to repair permissions and rebuild cache

    2. L502x DSDT is compatible with 15z model and with L702x (confirmed here). L702x users can also select their system DSDT from the installer package (Lx02X-Lion).

    3. Make sure you have org.chamelon.Boot.plist file inside /Extra folder, if you have it in / (root partition) delete it from there!
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    DoiX reacted to TimeWalker75a in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    ME doesn't affect anything. I have flashed it and I tell you there is no way of going back. So if your laptop is still under warranty I wouldn't suggest you doing this, as they can tell that this version was never included in the OEM BIOS that Dell provides (in fact, Dell never included any ME updates in their BIOSes for this entire generation of laptops, which is sad when you look at Lenovo, who provide OptionROM and ME updates on regular basis) in case you have to send it in for a repair.
     
    For flashing download this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkz7va7f4om58i1/BARTPE.zip  (there, this one should do)
     
    Burn the image (which is a copy build as Bart PE) to a CD using Disco http://discoapp.com/ or any other free software of your choice and boot from it, once booted you will see some network message, close it with "No". Then press the GO button and click "Command Prompt (CMD)" which will open elevated command prompt. Type "flash" without the quotes and it will say that it's loading the capsule in memory and will reboot and flash your BIOS.
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    DoiX got a reaction from webcivilian in OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide for Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    I figure you should know this, boot.plist EFI doesn't inject only the DualLink Patch, but also correct values for the IGPU that closely matches the MBP one. I made it that way to reduce random artifacts. So if anyone is having them after switching to DSDT only patch, try adding the EFI string back to the boot.plist.  As far as i know, the DSDT will have priority over the EFI string so no conflicts will occur.
     
    Also... depending on the string you have, it may also inject values for the NVIDIA card (when/if it's active)
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    DoiX reacted to theconnactic in OS X 10.9 DP's builds   
    After Effects CS6 works even on my AMD hackintosh!
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    DoiX reacted to Andy Vandijck in FixEDID V2.3.2, Application to generate overrides automatically for Apple Displays   
    The app is finished.
    After running it automatically get the display data from the first display.
    If you want to make a patch for the second, change the number above on 2 instead of 1 and press the set display data button.
    If you have a second screen it will now get the required data.
    Use DarwinDumper (2.7.6 or better) to get your EDID.
    In DarwinDumper (2.9.1 or better) open EDID.bin, for older open the EDID.hex file with the open button.
    Select the Apple Display type to emulate.
    Press the Make button.
    Now on your desktop you will get the following new files:
    - A displayoverride for your display which is patched (probably don't want to use this).
    - A EDID binary which is patched (handy for 2nd check with edie-decode).
    - DisplayMergeNub.kext auto tailored for your config (probably want to install this).

    EDIT: New version V1.1
    - Modified driver creation to use the new DisplayMergeNub
    - Fixed a bug to get 2nd / 3rd / etc display with button (caused crash)
    - Added basic params override for display to be set as LCD
    - Fixed Info.plist creation code
    EDIT: 1.1b
    - Fixed OSBundleLibraries in Info.plist generation
    EDIT: 1.2
    - Fixed driver file copy bug in case of spaces in path
    - Added Apple LED Cinema display data and option
    - Added option for only EDID injection (unpatched)
    EDIT: 1.3
    - Added support for the display classes AppleDisplay and AppleBacklightDisplay (for some notebooks)
    EDIT: 1.4
    - Added IODisplayPrefs check in DisplayMergeNub.kext
    - Added build target for DisplayMergeNub.kext
    - Added IODisplayPrefs key in FixEDID for matching on that key
    - Added optimization for multiple monitors (identical), now you can override each display, even on multiple GPU's individually
    - Fixed a mistake in just edid override
    EDIT: 1.5
    - Added override for IODisplayPrefs (check/don't check)
    - Added used display class for the selected monitor auto detection (AppleDisplay/AppleBacklightDisplay)
    - Updated DisplayMergeNub.kext for handling boolean for IODisplayPrefs use or not
    EDIT: 1.5b
    - Recompiled 32-bit kext binary for 10.5 and above
    - Recompiled 64-bit kext binary for 10.6 and above
    - Merged both binaries in one universal binary so the kext now works on 10.5 and better
    EDIT: 1.6
    - Added hex2int conversion in ObjC manner (thanks to
    Marchrius for the hex2int routine)
    - Changed code to only parse vendor and device once and then convert to int and set the decimal value
    - So thanks to Marchrius setting the vendor and device values is a lot faster now
    EDIT: 1.7
    - Added version override to EDID V1.4 (fixes some issues)
    - Added option for adding / fixing monitor ranges descriptor (missing in some EDID's but required by EDID V1.3 or V1.4)
    - Option for adding / fixing monitor ranges is by default enabled but can be disabled by unchecking the checkbox
    EDIT: 1.8
    - Disabled checkbox for monitor range patch by default (patch can be enabled by clicking on the checkbox)
    - Rewrote the routine for getting the IODisplayPrefs key and setting the vendor and device id in both decimal and hexadecimal (thanks to Marchrius for supplying the faster routine, I modified it slightly for multiple displays) it now gets the vendor and device id from the IODisplayPrefs key instead of running 2 tasks for getting them. It also is now NSTask and NSPipe based (thanks again to Marchrius). It really is about 4 times faster.
    - Made override for monitor ranges more generic, it should now work on any display
    EDIT: 1.9
    - List with all the displays implemented from which you can choose (credits: Marchrius)
    - Reads only once the displays unless refresh is clicked (credits: Marchrius)
    - Faster setting of display data (credits: Marchrius)
    - New UI (credits: Marchrius)
    EDIT: 2.0
    - Added display class override to kext
    - Added display class override to app
    => This means you can make an AppleBacklightDisplay from an AppleDisplay and vice versa
    EDIT: 2.1
    - Added signed kext
    - Added signed app (all now GateKeeper compliant)
    - Added scaled resolutions adding for HiDPI support
    - More bugfixes
    EDIT: 2.2
    - Added help function
    - Added remove button for resolutions
    - Added credits file
    - Added color profile only patch
    - Added adding / fixing monitor ranges on no patch and color profile only
    - Added quick buttons for displays (click menu of display models, type 1 to 7)
    - Added quick buttons for Display Class (click menu of class, type A or
    - Added quick buttons for Display Override Class (click menu, type C or D)
    * For using HiDPI resolutions, use RetinaDisplayMenu, attached below...
    EDIT: 2.2.1
    - Changed synthesized method to direct binding (enables building of 32+64 bit app and adds support for building for versions less than 10.7.X)
    - Rebuilt FixEDID with a 32+64 bit universal app
    EDIT: 2.3
    - Added iMac Retina panel (iMac14,2)
    - Added aspect ratio description after panel names (16:10 or 16:9)
    - Bugfix related to fixing monitor ranges on "Only Inject EDID Unpatched" and "Only Patch Color Profile"
    EDIT: 2.3.1
    - Added MacBook Air panel (MacBookAir5,1)
    - Added scaleable UI
    - Added fullscreen app support
    EDIT: 2.3.2
    - Added aspect ratio detection based on first detailed descriptor of the EDID on open of the EDID binary (based on detailed resolution)

    EDIT: 2.3.2 (2nd build)
    - Fixed aspect ratio detection, there was a resolution issue and I reimplemented detection based on GCD value (greatest common divisor)

    NOTE: For 32 bit and 64 bit kext it will need to be rebuilt using an older version of Xcode... Xcode 5.X's clang compiler won't build 32 bit kexts

    If you have Monitor_Apple.kext or DisplayMergeNub.kext installed and which to patch, remove the kext in /S/L/E and caches, reboot, run DarwinDumper and then run the app, otherwise the display values will be wrong...

    Enjoy and please give me feedback
    Source is included
     
    Github repo:
    https://github.com/andyvand/FixEDID
     
    Github development repo:
    https://github.com/andyvand/FixEDID_Devel
    RetinaDisplayMenu.zip

    FixEDID-2.3.2.zip
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    DoiX reacted to oldnapalm in OS X 10.9 DP's builds   
    MBR patch
     
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/99-mavericks-mbr-patch/
     
    It's basically the same patch as ML (thanks nawcom) except for the second jump.
     
    10.8
    3b31: je -> jmp 46e3: jne -> jmpq 81fa: je -> jmp 10.9
    3cfe: je -> jmp 498b: je -> nop dad4: je -> jmp The problem I was having (crash after language selection) was because of codesign, fixed with
    codesign -f -s - OSInstall
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    DoiX reacted to nyolc8 in Mavericks - to be locked down (in the future)?   
    When you make the codesign for it, it communicate with apple servers and then the server gives you a token or something and then xcode build that into your kext/app. So you can't "just" sign it.
     
     
    Now that is the thing I don't understand as well...
     
    ***
     
    I read on another forum, someone tried to put modified (so codesign broken) kexts into Extra/Extenisons/ and osx loaded all of them from there without any message at kext cache creation    They said, System/Extensions/ will be locked... but what about Extra/Extensions/?
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    DoiX reacted to Riley Freeman in Apple unveils OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"   
    I thought Sea Lion had more of a ring to it.
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    DoiX reacted to flAked in SpeedStepper (now supports Mountain Lion 10.8.3)   
    SpeedStepper v1.0 for SnowLeopard 10.6.8
     
    SpeedStepper is a command-line tool that patches AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext to load on ASUS P67 boards.
     
    It patches 10 distinct write operations to MSR 0xE2, that is locked by the ASUS BIOS.
     
    Supported is only AICPUPM v142.6.0 (32/64bit).
     
     
    Usage:
    1) make a backup of the kext, patching will be done in-place
    2) sudo ./speedstepper /S/L/E/AICPUPM.kext/Contents/MacOS/AICPUPM (abbreviated)
    3) update kextcache
    4) read thread ... (soon) to get SpeedStep working, in the meantime goto link
     
    speedstepper.zip
     
     
    SpeedStepper v1.2 for Lion 10.7.0 & 10.7.1
     
    Only works with AICPUPM v166.0.0 (64bit)
     
    speed_stepper_lion_gm.zip
     
     
    SpeedStepper v1.2 for Lion 10.7.2 (beta)
     
    Only works with AICPUPM v167.0.0 (64bit)
     
    speed_stepper_lion_1072.zip
     
     
    SpeedStepper v1.3 for Mountain Lion 10.8.3
     
    Only works with AICPUPM v196.0.0
     
    speedstepper_ml_1083.zip
     
     
     
    Also see MSRDumper for debugging P-States!
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    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
  17. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
  18. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
  19. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
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    DoiX got a reaction from Serangan in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    @iMac, the kext from the download archive has rehabman 's layout configuration. Either remove it or wait for me to get home and I'll post my kext with the prntscrn button modifications.
     
    Here you go: VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip please tell me if gestures work. I suppose they didn't work before because the general layout was messed up.
  21. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from TimeWalker75a in [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)   
    I don't remember if those modifications were done by me, anyway, i'll try your kext and see how it works
    Edit: It works.
     
    @To the rest, I didn't really have much time to allocate to Osx86 lately, sorry about that. I assume my package is outdated in some extent by now, so.... what would you like to see in the next release, also what new bugs have you guys found that you would like to get fixed?
     
    I know about the damned graphic artifacts in ML 10.8.1+ they seem to be a sort of allergic reaction of ML related to something. On my machine there are some scenarios i can replicate to get them:
    1. Heavy usage on the GPU side
    2. Too many sleep/wake cycles without a restart between
    3. Deleting cached extensions - in this scenario they will disappear after a couple of system restarts (not force restarts)
    4. Restarting/powering down the laptop after a KP. The first boot will always have artifacts, they are gone after restarting
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    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
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    DoiX got a reaction from janjouf in Osx86 RetailDisk KitGen v1.1   
    It's a simple app that creates for the user a PC bootable OS X Image. It's probably been done before but since i made it for the users in the L502x thread i figured i could just as well release it to the whole public.
     
    What it does step by step:
     
    Prompts the user to select a retail image and a place to save the new one. Then starts copying the packages into the proper locations and even downloads and installs FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, ApplePS2Controller/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and Enoch bootloader. (yep, another lazy-o app)
     
    All that's left for the user to do is restore it to a thumb drive/sd-card/partition or burn it on a Dual Layer DVD (the created image is around 5gb)
     
    If someone knows how to remove the unnecessary packages without breaking the OSInstall please PM so i can update the script. A single layer DVD size image is better than a dual one.
     
    It's compatible with any unmodified OS X Retail Image as long as there's a BaseSystem.dmg inside the InstallESD.dmg.
    The kexts and boot loader are downloaded from my server into /tmp folder then deleted when it's done using them.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve, please don't hesitate to share them.
     
    Osx86 RetailDisk KitGen v1.1 General.zip
     
    When in doubt, check for yourself the zip that gets downloaded: resourcesgen.zip
     
    Oh i forgot: It's using the ASObjC Runner for the "progress" bar. So all credits go to http://www.macosxaut...pps/runner.html for it!
  24. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from janjouf in Osx86 RetailDisk KitGen v1.1   
    It's a simple app that creates for the user a PC bootable OS X Image. It's probably been done before but since i made it for the users in the L502x thread i figured i could just as well release it to the whole public.
     
    What it does step by step:
     
    Prompts the user to select a retail image and a place to save the new one. Then starts copying the packages into the proper locations and even downloads and installs FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, ApplePS2Controller/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and Enoch bootloader. (yep, another lazy-o app)
     
    All that's left for the user to do is restore it to a thumb drive/sd-card/partition or burn it on a Dual Layer DVD (the created image is around 5gb)
     
    If someone knows how to remove the unnecessary packages without breaking the OSInstall please PM so i can update the script. A single layer DVD size image is better than a dual one.
     
    It's compatible with any unmodified OS X Retail Image as long as there's a BaseSystem.dmg inside the InstallESD.dmg.
    The kexts and boot loader are downloaded from my server into /tmp folder then deleted when it's done using them.
     
    If anyone has any suggestions on how to improve, please don't hesitate to share them.
     
    Osx86 RetailDisk KitGen v1.1 General.zip
     
    When in doubt, check for yourself the zip that gets downloaded: resourcesgen.zip
     
    Oh i forgot: It's using the ASObjC Runner for the "progress" bar. So all credits go to http://www.macosxaut...pps/runner.html for it!
  25. Like
    DoiX got a reaction from jj_9 in [Updated] Aergia v1.1 - A menu bar utility!   
    Hi there, i'd like to introduce you to Aergia
     
    Aergia is a menubar app i've made because i got tired of joggling with 3 ore more apps to do my daily osx86 routine. It's intended to be a easy one-click-away type of tool, for the lazy. Hence the fitting name.
     

     
    On to the features:
     
    The restart button: uses a script that bypasses normal restart routine, it's for the systems that for some reason can't restart normally. It was made for my laptop when it had this bug so results will vary, the restart may not be instant and can actually take a few minutes or not happen at all.
     
    The sleep and shutdown are just there to complement the restart one.
     
    Toggle Turbo States: This is a useful feature for laptop users when they go mobile and want more battery life. Currently it works only on Chameleon by altering the DropSSDT=Yes/No field. Based on the assumptions it actually affects your system.
     
    Toggle File Visibility: Just your average show/hide hidden files function.
     
    Rebuild Kext Caches: In hindsight, i should have named it rebuild kext caches, because thats what it does. Oh well, maybe in the next update Rebuilds the system kextcache file.
     
    Kext installer: It's a basic kext installer, you can choose if you want to install it in the current partition or another. It launches a finder window, so if you have finder in the background so will this window be. Next version will fix this.

     
    The round blue info button provides some info about the features, and the "x" closes, not hides, the utility.

     
     
     
    DOWNLOAD:
     
    Update: Aergia V1.1 Aergia.zip
    Changelog-V1.1:

    - implemented Sparkle Framework (update feature) + "Check for updates" button.
    - fixed Kext installer window, it will now be on top of the any other windows.
    - renamed "Repar Kext Caches" to "Rebuild Kext Caches".
    - it should now work with Snow Leopard!  
     
     
    If you have any feature ideas/requests or bug reports please post them here to send them via email (can be found in the Info popup inside the app)
     
    P.S Aergia works great with Growl Fork!
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