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    Can anybody patch this DSDT for brightness control and fix errors ?

    Hi, can you please share how were you able to do that? I'm trying to figuring it out on my VAIO FZ with Nvidia 8400M GT and Sierra 10.12.6 working nicely, apart from brightness, HDMI, sleep and some minor things..
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    ACPI Backlight Driver

    Anyone knows how to implement alish's solution described above for my VAIO FZ which share the same "setting"?
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Guys... After another attempt, which I promised myself to be the last, I have actually installed and configured Sierra 10.12.6 brilliantly well on the VAIO FZ! Basically, I've created a new install media USB with the latest Sierra and the latest Enoch 2905 on it (and that was the norm). Then I've used the latest VoodooPS2Controller kext instead of the two PS2 kexts (AppleACPIPS2Nub & ApplePS2Controller) I was using before. Now keyboard and touchpad are working fine! The latter is way too much "speedy" and I can't configure any settings but it works and I don't care much because I'm using an external mouse (even the Magic Mouse via Bluetooth). Plus I've actually used the latest USBInjectAll kext (always from Rehabman) and everything seems to be working fine, apart from the things already noted on previous posts/attempts like: - the webcam (that results "connected" but it's blank), - the SD card reader (totally not recognized), - wake after sleep which gives me a black screen and the VAIO is totally frozen. - when connecting with HDMI the VAIO completely locks itself being unresponsive and without transmitting anything to the new attached monitor. A forced shutdown is the only option. - display backlight which can't be controlled (neither from the keyboard nor from Settings) if not using a 3rd party app like "Brightness Slider" from the AppStore, which emulates the dimming. Today I've ordered a new AirPort Extreme AR5BXB112 AR9380 Mini PCIe WiFi card which has 3 antennas like the already installed (and stock) Intel WiFi 4965agn and it should be recognized as-is after putting it inside the VAIO. We'll see. Finally, I've been able to successfully create both the ROM and MLB serials for it to be more like a real Mac, injecting the latest FileNVRAM kext in S/L/E and FileNVRAM dylib inside /Extra/modules, and I was also able to configure iMessage/FaceTime correctly after a little while! EDIT: I've also successfully implemented the "Night Shift" feature of more recent Macs into this Hackintosh, by installing the duo kexts Lilu and NightShiftUnlocker into /Library/Extensions, repairing the cache and rebooting. You can find the most recent versions of these in the attached zip file. While testing the HDMI behavior (not working at all as written above), I've also tested the VGA connection and that works! I won't be using that feature at all but I wanted to report it for completeness. Lilu v1.2.1 + NightShiftUnlocker v2.2.1.zip
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    I know, and everything has been done correctly... that’s the point [emoji51][emoji45]
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Yea, I would've tried High Sierra just to see if the webcam was working and if the system was even more smooth/reactive given the advantages of the new Metal graphics. Thing is I don't really know how to use Clover, it's too difficult to understand. I would've tried it if you already made a guide on the Dell forum Regarding Sierra, I've seen that basically keyboard & touchpad stops working when I copy the kexts from /E/E to /L/E etc. Booting from the USB key with KernelBooter_kexts=Yes was doing the job, at least initially after having installed and configured Sierra. I can't understand why, it just doesn't make sense because I'm following exactly what you've written/said and it's the way it should be done. Oh and I've always used those kexts (from your Dell) because they're working (at least at the initial stages). I'm still wondering if all these is somewhat related to some USB ports not fully recognized... in fact I'm still using your USB injector kext because I don't have the time/knowledge to try (again) to modify mine based on the I/O reports of the VAIO. NOTE: from the log I can see "ALPS GlidePoint v10.115".
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Thanks a lot for your answer! I'm gonna try it. EDIT: With your attached kext the keyboard has started to work again! Not the trackpad though and I'm getting some random system hang. Can't really say if it's because of this new kext or what. What do you recommend to try High Sierra? I don't think so, but would it be possible to upgrade directly from Sierra with the app?
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Sierra is up and running, I've managed to configure it via Bluetooth sharing my Mac's keyboard (using the same Typeeto app I've used before). Keyboard & Trackpad aren't responding though, even after a whole new installation. I've also tried the updated VoodooPS2 kext (installing it accordingly and repairing every permissions) but it didn't change anything. Seems like the physical connector has been disconnected but it can't be possible and I've had a similar behavior in the past while installing/using MacOS. I really don't know what to do...
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Hello! No one did new experiments here? [emoji57] I was thinking of trying to install again Sierra (but the final 10.12.6) or High Sierra 10.13.1 to see if something was changed for the better on this VAIO, like the ability to have a fully recognized monitor and a working webcam. @Hervé : is there a new guide on how to create a High Sierra USB install? Apple seems to have changed the file structure a bit, and I can't follow your guides... EDIT: I've successfully installed again Sierra (10.12.6) and the Monitor panel into Settings is now working (Apple fixed that!) so I can change the color profiles and gain something in terms of general calibration. I've followed exactly the steps needed to have a fully working and clean setup, but at the reboot (after the first MacOS configuration and after having copied the kexts from E/E to L/E and having disabled KernleBooter_kexts=Yes) I'm presented at the login screen (cos I've set a password) and the Touchpad and Keyboard of the VAIO aren't working at all. I can only use an external mouse connected to USB... if only I had a USB keyboard... Even trying to boot up from the USB (Install media) doesn't change the keyboard/touchpad behavior. As I said in previous posts and from my past attempts, it seems that the VAIO enters in a "freezing" state regarding those PS2 connections. I'm betting that those won't work even if I try to boot on a different OS...
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    Can't get iMessage/FaceTime to work

    Thanks for your answer. As you probably already know, Enoch is basically Chameleon bootloader which uses the /Extra folder inside the only partition where MacOS is. And into that folder I have the /Extensions folder with just a bunch of useful kexts (yes, I'm still using KernelBooter_kexts=Yes), my DSDT.aml and smbios.plist. Pretty basic and simple. I should also have an EFI partition but it's used by the bootloader and I don't have to insert anything in there (contrary to Clover if I remember correctly). Other than that, unfortunately I don't see the hackintosh inside the iPhone's menu and that's obviously the major problem, BUT I can see it enabled inside the "Phone" menu and it's selected as a device in which I can forward iPhone calls! That's why I don't really understand Anyway, I will try again following your guide maybe later on. It's not a major issue for me right now.. at least calls are working and that's the best thing.
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    Can't get iMessage/FaceTime to work

    Thank you for the guide, but even here NO ONE talks to people with 11-characters serial (not 12 --> 17 total) on their smbios.plist, also using Enoch bootloader... After a lot of research I've come up with the fact that the free app "Pandora's Box" can generate an MLB also for 11-characters, so you'll have a 13-characters long serial. The thing is that I have FaceTime fully working but not iMessage that sees me as inactive. I think it's because I don't have any ROM serial into my SMBIOS (into the /Extra folder), even though Pandora's Box has the option to generate one. Could it be?
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Spectacular, the system seems very stable and very well configured, with at least 80% of the hardware components working as expected. Yes, wake is not working but having an SSD makes me shut down the system and boot it again in a minute, so it's not a big deal. I'm wondering if it's now good (eventually!) to install Windows 10 having a full GUID partition table and just one partition (the one where Sierra is installed). I know, there're plenty of guides on the net disclosing this, but I'm asking to you guys first if you know what could be the best and simple solution to not lose time and efforts after all this EDIT: I think I don't need Windows at all LOL I was thinking of installing it mostly to see if there was a way to make the webcam to work, booting first into Windows with its working webcam' software from Sony and then booting into Sierra. BTW I was able to get FaceTime to work!! iMessage is inactive, I've read plenty of guides (all the same) and I think I have done all things correctly even for me with just an 11-characters serial. I don't plan to test more to get it to work. Also the whole iCloud is working fine and the MacAppStore too. And here's some fresh new screenshots Hopefully the upcoming 10.12.4 won't screw up all things (it should even fix the Monitor panel in Settings without any hack-changes).
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Thanks for answering, I have used that first guide for the first time days ago, and I made the "EHCx to EH0x" change in DSDT along with the "port restrictions removal" and the USBInjectAll kext load while booting. But today I've tried a different approach consisting of: - using the original DSDT "methods" with EHC1 and EHC2; - find how many and which ports are actually used (as per the DSDT); - add/remove those ports in the Info.plist file located into IOUSBHostFamily.kext (/Contents/Plugins/AppleUSBEHCIPCI.kext/Contents); - remove the USBInjectAll kext. I think this is a very stock method to use, even though I will have to do the same thing at every system update.
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    There's still something wrong with the PS2 Controller because yesterday I wasn't able in any way to get it to work after a while. Today, after a cold boot, keyboard and touchpad are working again, but this isn't normal and I'm still asking why... Further, every once and then, my USB mouse (for example) stops working and I have to unplug it and connect it again to get it to work. I think it's all due to the USBInjectAll kext of RehabMan .. should I effectively build mine from that? I have no idea on how to do it.
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    Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M - QE/CI

    Hey guys, I'm back on Sierra after just ONE single attempt (had to rebuild the USB installer, etc.), and it's working generally well like before, but with the same issues. One thing though is that I've been able to configure the old wireless USB dongle that I had, the Sitecom WL-352 v1 (RTL8191S chipset), so I'm surfing the web with Safari and my iCloud account syncing perfectly. I still have to figure out the iMessage thing but right now I don't really care. @Hervé: this time I've used just the same FakeSMC kext as yours, and the USBInjectAll kext from RehabMan and it worked, but still the webcam isn't working and I really don't know why. What I care about though is... how can I make that damn Monitor panel to work? I've tried the "guide" from Tony's website (the one with Sierra's known issues) and I had modified my EDID (into DSDT) to reflect a 13" panel (as it was suggested) but it didn't work, so I tried also the VenID and DevID change directly but at the next reboot I had a completely white screen and to recover I had to load again the USB installer and copy back the unmodified DSDT from the USB to the Extra folder into the SSD. If you're wondering why I'm still asking about this, it's simply because I'd like to change the Monitor's Color Profiles to better reflect colors. Is there another way? One major findings that I want to share with you is that if you install from the Mac AppStore the free app "Brightness Slider" you'll have sort of a working brightness changing mechanism whereas you can also configure 2 buttons on the keyboard to increase and decrease brightness! EDIT: I've installed SwitchResX and now I have the possibility to also change color profiles to better reflect the color gamut. Nice! EDIT 2: well, now I have an Atheros AR9285 (I already had it hidden at home) installed right into the Vaio and fully working on Sierra after a small patch (and thanks to Hervé for the already present DSDT definition). UPDATE: it seems that after a "fresh" (cold) boot the Vaio started recognizing again the ALPS touchpad with the original kexts installed (AppleACPIPS2Nub and ApplePS2Controller) I have also patched the stock Trackpad prefpane (https://www.hackintosh.zone/file/997-correct-preference-pane-trackpad-macos-sierra/) so now it's working perfectly and I can also assign different actions to the touchpad, for example tap2click and even 2-fingers scrolling which is actually working! => One last question... how can I fix wake? Sleep works fine just by closing the lid, but wake screws completely the screen. It could be due to some USB ports not completely recognized and/or some sleep/wake arguments to add while booting!?
  15. I have been able to connect even though it's soooo slow and unreliable, but at least it works! With the original software/driver from Sitecom! If anyone wants a working driver for RTL8191S, there you go: http://www.sitecomlearningcentre.com/products/wl-352v1001/wireless-micro-usb-adapter-300n-x2/downloads
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