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  1. AppleHackDan

    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Here's my submission to add to the few laptops on this thread. To be honest, this was the easiest upgrade of macOS on a hackintosh I've ever had. I just ran the installer, and everything worked, which is pretty surprising considering I was upgrading from macOS Sierra. My ALPS touchpad works flawlessly with multitouch, and Audio works with my ALC292. Now my big gripe, the performance. I had upgraded to Mojave Beta 1, and then a month later went back to Sierra due to the performance issues I faced, and I feel like it has gotten worse with Catalina. I think this is because of APFS, or maybe it's just because it's a beta and I should just wait for a full release. If anyone has a short term solution I can apply, though, I'd be happy to try anything (anything that isn't installing an SSD or upgrading RAM) because the last 2 macOS updates have made my hackintosh unusable.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Finally got trackpad fully working! Turns out I needed to use release 5 instead of 6. While I may not have good palm prevention, nor a working preference pane now, I have my gestures, and I don't have to put all my body wait on my touchpad for it to register.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I have searched through my Hack and removed anything that pertained to PS2. I removed something like ApplePS2Nub, and good news, multitouch works! The bad news, however, is that if I want to move the pointer, I have to press hard on the trackpad, but we are getting somewhere. At least now I can enjoy the many gestures I used in Sierra.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Hmm.. Maybe then High Sierra broke it? I wouldn’t know because I completely skipped that release.
  5. AppleHackDan

    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    Thanks! Battery works like a charm now, but my Alps touchpad still isn't multitouch. They must've changed something, because neither the kext you gave me nor the one I used in Sierra worked. Anyways, I'll start searching for kexts in the fall when Mojave is released, and by then, hopefully someone has made a working alps driver for it.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    After a few days of fiddling around with the system and finding the proper kexts, I got my AR9485 and my audio consistently working. Now all I need to do is get battery indicator working, and find a proper multitouch kext for my ALPS touchpad.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I got the install working by cleaning out my Clover folder and installing the bare kexts needed and using RehabMan's HD 4400 plist. I may not have Audio nor Networking working, but this was more of a Proof of Concept to myself, and I'll get that all working in the Fall when it drops, and AthInjector is updated to work with Mojave. But i gotta say, Dark Mode with Red Accents lookin sexy af
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I was able to install Mojave fine, granted with a 25 minute boot up time, but when I try to boot to my mac partition to complete the setup with the Setup Assistant, I just get a gray screen with a movable cursor. I have narrowed this down to a graphics problem(was getitng kextd stall 'IORecources', and 'busy timeout[0] (240s) 'iGPU'), but I have no idea how to fix it. I was getting this stall with High Sierra as well, but at least when I waited, I could use the system. Specs: Intel Core i3-4030u Intel HD Graphics 4400 4 Gigabytes of Memory
  9. 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
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    [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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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    Another mini 110-1022NR attempt

    As soon as I finish configuring my E5440, I will restart the HP Mini!
  14. 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
  15. 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
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