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  1. AppleHackDan

    DV4-2165dx VGA Out Frustrations

    Recently, I've had the urge to hack this old laptop to run Sierra. All's been well, but the LCD is cracked and it gets annoying to use the computer with a giant crack running down the screen with dead/greenish-blue pixels around it. So I've been trying to get VGA out to work, and that needs a DSDT patch. Now, I don't have the slightest clue on how to even code in assembly. So I used the code provided in the tutorial and put it under 'GFX0' and I got lots of errors, and after hours of googling and ripping my hair out, I decided to come to the forums for some help. Any help is appreciated! Thanks. ACPI.zip
  2. AppleHackDan

    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E5440 macOS Sierra

    I won't make a tutorial on High Sierra yet until a dot update happens because from what I've seen, the differences between Sierra and High Sierra are not big enough for me to suffer through the alleged degraded performance and security holes.
  3. I have a Dell Inspiron AIO 2020, which seems like it could be hackintoshable. The only problems are that A: It can run ML only because of QE/CI (Fine with that though as I heard later versions have CI only.) and B: It does not detect my hard drives. The only setting in my BIOS for hard drives is ATA mode, which is the only one in the list anyways. I have tried a plentiful amount of kexts that supposedly fix issues with this, and it doesn't work. I am using Niresh ML 10.8.5 right now to get it installed. Here's what I haven't tried because I dont know how to do it A: Put those kexts into S/L/E, I haven't done them because there is no S/L/E and rebuilding the DMG with it in is a nightmare as i've done it before. I can switch to Pandora's box, if it even supports ML, but then i might have another issue with something else. B: Make a DSDT.aml file. I know how to retrieve my DSDT from both Clover and Windows, but i do not know how to inject something that would make this chipset work, if there is a dsdt edit that could make it work. I'm perfectly fine if this computer can't be hacked. I just wanted to do it because i have some free time and I wanted to show that even a locked down AIO with an Ivy Bridge Pentium could run Mac. But if any of you have a solution, can you please share it? Thanks in advance.
  4. AppleHackDan

    Install macOS Sierra Nehalem - HP

    I have a laptop like this (dv4-2165dx) I posted the problem here before. If you want to try the solutions listed there, you'll probably have success. Especially try the DSDT. I myself would just stay on Yosemite.
  5. AppleHackDan

    Another mini 110-1022NR attempt

    As soon as I finish configuring my E5440, I will restart the HP Mini!
  6. AppleHackDan

    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E5440 macOS Sierra

    Thank you for the detailed post. I will update the main one with this added info. Also, I forgot to add credit for the people that made the config and the dsdt. I can edit it though probably
  7. macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on a Dell Latitude E5440 A full installation guide. Now 50% Easier I needed a real hackintosh that was on the latest version of Mac, had UEFI, and had QE/CI. So this was my only option. Thank you: Rehabman,Mickey1979,Herve,The mods at OSXLatitude, that's all I can think of right now What is NOT working right now Card Reader Video Out might not be working, I cannot check currently What is working Wifi Audio ALPS touchpad and PS/2 Keyboard QE/CI with an Intel HD 4400 DVD/RW drive All USB ports (including USB 3 ports) Sleep works OOBE Note: If you have the one with a Nvidia card, disable it in the BIOS or use the nv_disable=1 flag in clover PRE-INSTALLATION (BIOS + MBR ONLY) Requirements : A USB Flash Drive with at least 8 GB of storage usable that you don't mind formatting An environment that runs macOS/OS X. I used a previous laptop with OS X Mavericks on it to make my image. A VirtualBox VM will also work well. Install macOS Sierra.app in /Applications 1. Make sure your flash drive is formatted into the HFS+ file format. I personally used Disk Utillity. Name the partition Installer. 2.Download Pandora's Box 3. Download the MBR Patch 4.Click on Create Installer 5.Find 'Installer' under Select a Volume 6.Click on the [...], and find the installer.app. It should be located in the Applications folder. 7. Under MBR patch, make sure to select parent folder that CONTAINS the MBR patch 8. Click Install 9. Once it's done installing, don't remove the flash drive from your computer, we have a few things to do. ------------------------ 1.Download the latest version of the Clover Bootloader. 2.Make sure to install Clover to the USB drive. Pandora's Box has renamed your USB drive to Pandora Installer 4. Click Customize, and make sure that UEFI only is checked off. 5. Make sure Install Clover in the ESP is checked, Driver64 is Checked, and Boot0ss is checked. You don't need any themes right now. 6. Install Clover 7.While you have your EFI partition mounted, extract the EFI.zip onto the root of your flash drive. It may ask to replace the contents in EFI, click YES. This will install the kexts, config.plist, and dsdt that you'll need to be able to boot to the installer. 8.Reboot your device and plug in your flash drive into the Latitude. When your computer boots, mash your F12 button. Make sure not to break it. When it pops up do NOT go to the UEFI boot option. Under legacy boot, hit enter on USB 9.If all goes well, you should be on the Sierra install screen. I did not know if the PS2 kext would work when being in the clover kexts. So I decided not to put them. Which means your trackpad isn't working right now. Use a USB mouse and keyboard for now. Note: If you cannot see Disk Utility, go to the Language Chooser, and hold Alt+T. Then type /Applications/Utilities/Disk\ Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk\ Utility. You will need to select the drives with your keyboard 10.Open Disk Utility, and partition your drive with at least two partitions. One should be a 300 MB Fat32 partition, and the other should your Mac Installation. PRE-INSTALLATION (UEFI + GPT Only) Requirements : A USB Flash Drive with at least 8 GB of storage usable that you don't mind formatting An environment that runs macOS/OS X. I used a previous laptop with OS X Mavericks on it to make my image. A VirtualBox VM will also work well. Install macOS Sierra.app in /Applications 1. Make sure your flash drive is formatted into the HFS+ file format. I personally used Disk Utillity. Name the partition Installer. 2.Download Pandora's Box 3.Click on Create Installer 4.Find 'Installer' under Select a Volume 5.Click on the [...], and find the installer.app. It should be located in the Applications folder. 6. Click Install 7. Once it's done installing, don't remove the flash drive from your computer, we have a few things to do. ------------------------ 1.Download the latest version of the Clover Bootloader. 2.Make sure to install Clover to the USB drive. Pandora's Box has renamed your USB drive to Pandora Installer 4. Click Customize, and make sure that UEFI only is checked. 5. Make sure Install Clover in the ESP is checked, and Driver64UEFI is selected. You don't need any themes right now. 6. Install Clover 7.While you have your EFI partition mounted, extract the EFIUEFI.zip onto the root of your flash drive. It may ask to replace the contents in EFI, click YES. This will install the kexts, config.plist, and dsdt that you'll need to be able to boot to the installer. 8.Reboot your device and plug in your flash drive into the Latitude. When your computer boots, mash your F12 button. Under UEFI boot, press enter when you highlight your flash drive. If it doesn't boot clover, then go down to troubleshooting. 9.If all goes well, you should be on the Sierra install screen. I did not know if the PS2 kext would work when being in the clover kexts. So I decided not to put them. Which means your trackpad isn't working right now. Use a USB mouse and keyboard for now. Note: If you cannot see Disk Utility, go to the Language Chooser, and hold Alt+T. Then type /Applications/Utilities/Disk\ Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk\ Utility. You will need to select the drives with your keyboard 10.Open Disk Utility, and partition your drive with at least two partitions. One should be a 300 MB Fat32 partition, and the other should your Mac Installation. POST INSTALLATION 1. Open up the Kexts folder 2.Open up Kext wizard. Go to the installation tab. 3.Drag the contents of the kexts folder into the box. It should be auto-selected to /System/Library/Extensions. 4. Click install. It may ask for credentials 5. Go back to the main page and highlight /System/Library/Extensions. Make sure it says repair permissions and rebuild cache. Then click install 6. Restart your laptop. This will be the last time you will need to boot from your USB. 7. Install clover onto the Fat32 partition that you made before. Same settings as before, but instead of putting it as boot0ss, put it as boot0af. Use the same EFI.zip that you used before to put on the Fat32 clover partition. Sorry if this guide is a little over the place, this is my first guides, and ratings in the comments are much appreciated! EDIT: Updated downloads and made some steps easier (mainly the post-installation ones) EDIT 2: Cleaned up a lot of the steps. Made them more pleasant to read. I might add images next. EFI.ZIP <-------Download EFIUEFI.ZIP<--Download KEXT.ZIP <-----Download
  8. AppleHackDan

    Another mini 110-1022NR attempt

    I saw someone else attempted to install SL on this model netbook. He didn't follow up on that post, so I guess it's my turn. I am using this guide if anyone's wondering http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/294954-guide-iatkos-s3-v2-snow-leopard-1068-on-acer-aspire-one-d150/ , and if this guide does work I may make a simpler to follow faster guide, giving kudos ofc. This guide *should* work cause they are basically the same laptop with. I will make daily updates. And I have not forgotten about my DV4. Sierra is being worked on but is at a halt right now with the graphics driver.
  9. AppleHackDan

    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    So I reformatted the partition, installed a fresh copy of Sierra, and tried what you said. Now, it will restart at Prevent Idle Sleep : IOdisplayWrangler (1). I think that the system is trying to boot, but it loads bad drivers, and the system reboots because it doesn't support the card? Not sure And the stock drives I was talking about were all the AppleIntelHD*.kext ones.
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    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    So I got disk utility to format my drive, thanks for that btw, but now whenever I try to boot onto the hard drive, the computer shuts down in the middle of booting up. The last thing it says something about AppleUSBHostRecources. I couldn't really see the rest of it, because it shuts off half a second after that message. I think this is because of the Graphics chip in the DV4, because whenever I leave the stock kexts in there, it just goes to a black screen, and when I take them out, it just shuts down. But then again, I'm not an expert on any of this. So what should I do?
  11. AppleHackDan

    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    Ok, so the installer boots and everything, but I can't open disk utility. It is stuck on Language Chooser, until the installer fails. So is there a fix for that?
  12. AppleHackDan

    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    Thank you! I can now get to the installer. I mean, the installer crashes, but it's probably the Mbr patch I have. You are the best! And, can I make a guide on this laptop using the files? I will give lots of credit to you.
  13. AppleHackDan

    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    Sorry it took me a while to respond ( Flakey internet, School, etc. ) I tried editing the kext, and that didn't work, so I'm uploading these ACPI files. I got this from the dsdt.sh script that I found somewhere here. I am also uploading the config for Yosemite, and the one I'm using for the USB. They should be the same, except I disabled SIP on the USB one. And just to note, I don't use a DSDT, so that should be Vanilla. I'm pretty sure these are the right files. I could be wrong though. I know as much about hackintosh as we know about whats inside Jupiter. Please do this whenever you can you are probably a busy person. ACPI.zip config.plist-Yosemite.zip config.plist-USB.zip
  14. AppleHackDan

    HP Laptop not booting up installer with Sierra

    Thanks for the response, but that didn't work. Is there a way that I can get those Yosemite kexts in the Sierra installer? Either that or I'm stuck with Yosemite.
  15. So, I've been having trouble with my HP DV4. It runs Yosemite great. I've been wanting to upgrade it to sierra for the past week, but I've been running into trouble with the installer. Whenever I use it, it gets stuck on still waiting for root device. It does the same thing on both Enoch Chameleon and Clover. It gets to Still waiting on IOProviderClass, and then it says Still waiting for root device. If it doesn't say that, it will panic, and then restart 5 seconds later, despite me putting the boot args to not restart on panic. So, I've been stumped . Everything I tried lead to this. I've tried lots of different boot arguments, and like 3 different installers. So can anyone give me any help? Specs: P.S. These specs were directly copied from the HP website, so there might be some useless things in this. Product Name dv4-2165dx Microprocessor 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M Processor Microprocessor Cache 3MB L3 Cache Memory 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) Memory Max 8192MB Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics(Arrandale) Video Memory Up to 1696MB Hard Drive 500GB (7200RPM) Display 14.1" Diagonal WXGA HD HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1280 x 800) Sound Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound Keyboard 101-key compatible Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical scroll Up/Down pad PC Card Slots 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34) External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 3rd port shared with eSATA 2 Headphone out 1 microphone-in 1 eSATA + USB 2.0 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
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