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  1. Hi guys, this thread is to show you a new and open source app, created by me, that I called TINU: The name means: TINU Is Not #####, the U refers to a popular software that is used to create macOS hackintosh installers (that for good reasons is banned on this forum), but the aim of the name is to explain that this app is a totally different thing from that software and works in a totally different way. This app basically is a graphical interface for the createinstallmedia executable that is inside the macOS and Mac OS X installer apps, it is capable to create a bootable installer completely vanilla like what you do using the command line method, and also this method is recommended by apple itself. In addition to this, this app provvides you simplicity and flexybility, and lets you to avoid most of the tedious steps or problems of other simlar apps. TINU allows you to create easily a bootable macOS installer without messing around with command line stuff and without using disk utility, all you need to do is use the app and then install your bootloader of choiche on the usb (or just leave it as is if you want to use it on a real Mac). Features: - Simple-to-use UI that allows you to easily start the bootable macOS installer creation process. - It can work with every macOS installer app that has the createinstallmedia executable inside its resources folder (including also beta and newly released installers). - You can use any erasable volume that is at least 7 GB of size (if the volume's drive is not in GUID format, TINU will re-format it accordingly). - Can work with the Mac OS recovery system, so you can create a bootable macOS installer from the macOS installer itself or from the macOS recovery partition, and you can use TINU to install macOS, too. - 100% clean: The bootable macOS installers created with this tool are vanilla, just as if you created them using the command line "createinstallmedia" method in Terminal. - Open Source: You can verify what this program does on your computer and you can create your own version by downloading and playing with the source code. - Does not require any special preparations. Just open the program, make sure you have a USB drive plugged in and have a macOS installer app on your disk. - No need to use Disk Utility. TINU can format your drive or partition for you. - Integrated EFI partition mounter tool. - Works using the latest versions of macOS and will also support newer Mac installers out of the box without requiring an update. - Offers advanced features to customize your bootable macOS installer. Features that are planned for future versions: - Support for other languages, at least Italian. (To sugegst a new feature please contact me on github) Requirements: - A computer that runs Mac OS X Yosemite or a more recent version (Mac OS X El Capitan is required to use TINU in a macOS recovery or installer). - A drive or a free partition (on a drive which already supports GUID) of least 7 GB that you want to turn into a macOS/Mac OS X installer. - A copy of a macOS/Mac OS X installer app (Maveriks or newer versions are supported) in the /Applications folder or in the root of any storage drive on your machine (excepted the drive or volume you want to turn into your macOS install media). Download: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases Frequently asked questions: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs Useful links: Thread (english) on insanelymac.com: - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/326959-tinu-the-macos-installer-creator-app-mac-app/ Thread (italian) on insanelymac.com: - https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/333261-tinu-app-per-creare-chiavette-di-installazione-di-macos-thread-in-italiano/ Thread (english-german) on hackintosh-forum.de: - https://www.hackintosh-forum.de/index.php/Thread/33630-TINU/ Post on Reddit: - https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/a1h61d/tinu_vanilla_bootable_macos_installer_creation/ Facebook hackintosh help and beta testing (Italian only): - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italia.hackintosh/?fref=ts Contact me (project creator): - Insanelymac.com profile: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/user/1390153-itztravelintime/ - email: piecaruso97@gmail.com Note that: - This software is under GNU GPL v3 license so any new branch/mod/third party release must be open source and under the same license. - We (the project creator and othe people involved with active developmment) assume no responsibility for any use of this app and this source code, and also for any kind of hardware and software damage to any computer and any device or peripheral that may come from this app or source code during it's use and outside it's usage - We do not guarantee support to you, this is only an open source project, not a product released by a company! - This project is born only for educational and demonstrative purposes, it's not intended to be used for commercial purposes and it will never be. - This is a no-profit project, born only to let people to create macOS install medias in a more simple way and also to learn how to create this kind of apps. Credits: - Apple for macos and installer apps and scripts - People that helped me a lot: Francesco Perchiazzi, Nicola Tomarelli, Roberto Sciortino, Raffaele Sonnessa, Ermanno Nicoletti, Tommaso Dimatore, Michele Vitiello Bonaventura, Massimiliano Faralli, Davide Dessì, Giorgio Dall'Aglio, Peter Paul Chato. - Special thanks to Italian Hackintosh group!! for help (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italia.hackintosh/?fref=ts) - Thomas Tempelmann for help with the UI - Pietro Caruso (ITzTravelInTime) for creating, maintaing and developing this project Here are also some screenshots inside this spoiler tab
  2. Simple steps to create macOS Installer for Vmware on Linux or Windows This guide describes how you can create a Vmware image (vmdk) for installing macOS in Vmware. Most tutorials about this topic require an ISO installer file that was typically created in macOS or you have to download some preinstalled image file from unknown source. None of them are ideal. But if you follow the steps below, you will not need to access macOS and will use official and trusted sources. First of all download gibMacOS from here and set up https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS Run the script to download the full macOS installer: on Linux: gibMacOS.command on Windows: gibMacOS.bat Install qemu-img converter on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu): install qemu-tools package on Windows use this installer: https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/ when you run the installer, it is enough to select the "tools" and "dll library". Convert the downloaded BaseSystem.dmg to Vmware image run the following commmand in that directory where BaseSystem.dmg was downloaded (somewhere here: gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/publicrelease/061-44387 - 10.15.3 macOS Catalina) on Linux: qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk on Windows: c:\"Program Files"\qemu\qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk Use the previously created image to install macOS in Vmware I assume you have a patched and working Vmware already. If not, find another guide but in nutshell: - confirm the VT-x is supported on your Intel machine (if you are on AMD you may not able to virtualize macOS or you need to do more work) - install VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player (free for non-commercial use) - use an unlocker to patch the Vmware to support macOS guest currently this works well: https://github.com/BDisp/unlocker/ So when you are here you have a patched Vmware and a Vmware image (recovery.vmdk). Run Vmware and create a new virtual machine by choosing macOS guest. But add another hard disk as well with selecting to use an existing virtual disk. Browse the recovery.vmdk. You will get a warning about the image is not in the latest format but choose to keep the existing format. After you installed the macOS, install the vmware tools as well. Tested on Windows 10 with macOS Catalina 10.15.3 in Vmware 15.5 Player Comments are welcome.
  3. Questo è il thread in italiano dedicato alla mia app TINU, l'app open source che ho creato per creare chiavetta di installazione di mac utilizzando il metodo "createinstallmedia". Il nome è l'acronimo di TINU Is Not U (Per le regole del forum devo censurare, ma la U si riferisce ad un programma che piu o meno svolge lo stesso scopo che per buoni motivi è bandita su questo sito, il punto del metterlo nel nome sta nel sottolineare che la mia app è totalmente diversa) L'app è pensata per essere molto semplice ed immediata da usare (con un interfaccia grafica progettata con criteri e metodi usati in ambito professionale per lo sviluppo di applicazioni utente) e per essere molto solida e stabile che funziona sempre al primo colpo (a differenza di altri tool che conosciamo ...) A livello funzionale quest'app non è altro che un interfaccia grafica per il metodo da terminale "createinstallmedia" che viene sfrutatto dalla stessa per creare la chiavetta, quindi le chiavette create con TINU sono chiavette al 100% vanilla come se le aveste create dal terminale, l' applicazione, rispatto al metodo da terminale, aggiunge però funzioni utili come il controllo ed il riconoscimento di errori nel processo, la formattazione automatica della chiavetta USB che si sceglie di usare in formato Mac OS Extended (journaled) (detto anche HFS+) con mapatura di partizione GUID, ed anche altre opzioni personalizzabili o disattivabili come l'applicare un icona alla chiavetta di instalalzione. Tra gli altri vantaggi troviamo il fatto che permette di creare chiavette utilizzando qualunque applicazione di mac che contiene l'eseguibile "createinstallmedia" inclusi installer delle beta ed installer appena rilasciati, e non richiede di fare cose particolari prima come formattare la chiavetta e cambiare lingua al sistema e puo utilizzare applicazioni di mac che si trovano in varie directory nel sistema e non solo quelle che stanno nella cartella delle applicazioni ed hanno un nome specifico (nota che l'applicazione di installazione di mac deve essere quella interacche pesa diversi gb e non quella da pochi mb che l'app store puo scaricare alcune volte e che non contiene tutto quello che serve per permettere a createinstallmedia di funzionare) Tra l;e altre cose quest'app è l'unica app di questo genere sviluppata e che continua ad essere sviluppata in Italia ed è anche l'unica completamente open source. Trovate qui alcuni link utili: - Scarica l'app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases - Codice sorgente dell'app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU - FAQs (Domande fatte di frequente, in inglese): https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs - Thread in inglese su tinu (English thread about TINU): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/326959-tinu-the-macos-install-media-creation-tool-mac-app/ Qui invece ci sono un paio di guide (Anche se l'app è molto facile da usare): - Piccola guida su come usare TINU per un hackintosh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug1yBZybpD4 - Piccola guida su come usare TINU per creare cheiavette per Mac "originali": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZOZOUt2ErM Pianifico molte altre nuove funzioni per future versioni dell'app (vedi il thread in inglese per saperne di più) Il supporto a clover in TINU è pianificato per una versione futura, anche se dei protipi a livvello codice per renderlo possibile, sono gia stati sperimentati con successo. Spero che anche voi del forum italiano aprezzerete questa app come gli utenti del forum inglese, per idee e suggerimenti, siete liberi di esprimervi :-)
  4. Description This esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies. Highly recommend using DW1560 wifi card, killer wifi isn't supported. This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I take no credit for. I am only responsible for minor changes in files and plists, as well as placement and instructions throughout the guide (as well as the work used from previous projects). Many files and ideas are sourced from @maz-1, @syscl, and my previous guides Granted, many files are similar or the same but there is significantly less of them and/or they are predeployed into spots where they will work just as well, even if not as efficient on bootup. Esentially, this guide is designed to provide a perfectly working setup with little knowledge of the topic and without optimization (because often they can break things). Most patches on the main plist use patches implemented by him as well. ****This guide does work excellently however and will provide you with a near perfect setup for Catalina for your XPS 9350, and is currently my daily driver as I struggled using the referenced users files as well. Styling This guide is designed to be literally as thorough as possible to appeal to those who really don't understand many of the things in @maz-1's guide or some of the other users as they assume you would already understand this information. It does not cover complex topics like undervolting etc etc Notes Never tested USB C except for charging, works great no issues with sleep, wakeup. power management is defaulted as I found with @maz-1 it had issues when on battery switching from AC USB devices eject on sleep (not really an issue) Haven't implemented a Bluetooth solution into this yet, as I don't really use it -- will be added ASAP (I believe KILLER WIFI will NOT work, must use one of the supported chipsets (DW1560 is excellent) BIOS Setup Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps) Format a USB (16GB) as Journaled and then proceed to download the latest Catalina Installer Patcher Application Download the latest Catalina installer from within the Patcher App, and select to download a new copy and install to your USB device Download the clover configurator application and mount the EFI of the USB partition, then copy the contents of the Files linked above to the EFI Folder within the EFI partition. ** This is because the App Store installers will often not download a full installer, just an truncated version that downloads the installer files from the interent while installing. Thus, they're not bootable from a USB as they're not complete. That is why you should use this method to make sure the installer is usable for bootable media. Install Steps Simply use F12 to boot from the USB device, and select the USB Device and then boot from the Install mac OS partition. I have defaulted the installer to boot into verbose mode so I can easily see the errors you guys are seeing if you encounter them. If everything goes well, you can disable these from the boot arguments selection of Clover Configurator Boot into the USB Device, and follow the steps to format your SSD from the installer to install Mac OS Catalina. NOTE THE TRACKPAD WILL NOT FUNCTION AT THIS POINT, BUT THE TOUCHSCREEN WILL. This is caused by the way the installer handles Kext loading but because the touchscreen is being loaded via usb and the keyboard in a different method (which I can explain in detail if you'd like, the install will be possible. Do not be alarmed if the installer takes a long time to boot into, this is expected Once you have done this step, use F12 to select the USB and boot into the installer from the SSD in the options menu. (you cannot boot natively yet as the EFI isn't copied into the SSD yet. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now we will add this as a native boot option. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now will we add this as a boot entry so you can always boot from this natively without the USB. Boot Entry Setup Boot into the BIOS of the computer, then navigate to the Boot setup (or entries (not sure what it is called exactly, but it will be a list of the options your computer selects to boot) Click add new, and make sure the USB isn't plugged in. Select the only option that is avaiable, and in FS0 navigate to Boot/BOOTx64. Add this as an entry, then select this as whatever priority you would like. Credits Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers (@maz-1) Messages and Facetime Using Clover Configuator generate your own Serials, Board Numbers, MLB There are various guides online to do this and as default they're set to essentially Null (Fakeserial) This is fairly straightforward and there is lots of documentation, just don't open these apps until you've done this properly. Finished! Congratulations, there really aren't any more steps that are required. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Files can be downloaded here, and issues and help requests can be said here or opened into the GitHub page. Please @ me for a faster response on this page, as I am not that attentive, also, feel free to PM me. Github: https://github.com/tlefko/XPS13-9350-Catalina Thanks for reading! Please checkout our official site -- https://twortech.wixsite.com/pcmac Files.zip
  5. I'm trying to upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra. My Sierra is working and booting great with the latest Clover 5.0 r5115, but when trying to upgrade to High Sierra, any time the computer reboots into the installer, it gets stuck at the line "Start ReadKernelCache". The screenshot is attached. I've tried the following troubleshooting steps that I've read in other similar posts, none of which worked. It always remains stuck at that line: Boot with UseKernelCache=No and/or -x and or -f Temporarily remove discrete graphics card and try to install with integrated graphics Add MATS to the Drop Tables list in Clover Configurator Look for an option similar to "Above 4G Encoding". My motherboard doesn't seem to have that. Try a bootable USB drive with the High Sierra installer instead of the App Store mechanism. The USB boots great, and I can initiate the installation, but upon reboot, I get the same issue trying to boot into the installer. Disable integrated graphics in the motherboard's BIOS Below are my system details. It seems like it should be possible, based on this post, to run High Sierra with this motherboard and CPU, but I can't get the installer to run. Thanks for any help! Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5-TH CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Clover: 5.0 r5115 with basically no mods from the default ISO aside from enabling APFS driver
  6. macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 Hello, this is a simple guide to get OS X 10.14 working on any XPS 13 9350 model This guide uses files from (@syscl) (albeit edited) and full credit to him for the Deploy.sh and DSDT patches. However, his Clover folder is unbootable with Mojave and thus has been redone. However, his Deploy is still retained but edited to remove some DSDT patches that break things on Mojave I did my best to keep the guide simple and for the most part it is, it's inteded for the 6200U non iris but should work with others. (credit @syscl) Issues Wake up via lid is hit or miss (sometimes needs key press) SD Card slot Restarts don't work (endless black screen while turning off but still on) Usage Notes USB Devices eject upon sleep (USB Patches via Deploy were major issue) Changing board number via Clover Config doesn't work always unless serial is changed (No idea..) Audio is controlled via VoodooHDA however prefpane is not nessacary. Never tested USB C anything. Charging should be fine however I'm not sure about others, don't personally use it) What Works Everything else! Setup Notes The new AFPS file system must be used, there is no way to avoid it. Has no noticeable adverse effects except slower boot time It is difficult to repartition AFPS drives and resize them, recommend clean install or you could have one partition smaller than your hard drive that can't be increased unless reformatted Although Volumes will be converted, keep drive as GUID BIOS Settings Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting (Disable Legacy if easily confused) Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps) Download latest Mojave version from Mac App store (Register AppleID as developer, enroll your mac, download the preview from the link onsite or google for detailed instructions. Make Bootable media (google how or download app to do it, it's just a terminal command) Download the Latest Clover revision (currently using r4568) and install it to your USB as UEFI and ESP (no need for drivers) Copy The contents of this Github repository into your EFI folder on the USB (Mount the EFI Partition via clover config, efi mounter, etc.) (No Boot Folder in EFI) If you have the same XPS Model as me you can use stock ACPI patched files (6200u, hd 520, 3200x1800,) if not delete contents of both folders (origin, patched) and will fix later via @syscls modified deploy) Installing Mojave (Clean Install) Boot PC off the USB, select your Installer as your Boot drive from clover menu config is currently set to FAKESERIAL and -v. I believe (@syscl's) deploy generates serial # information Once installer is loaded, go to disk utility and format as a GUID Partition Table with whatever partitions you want (Don't format whole drive to afps make sure it's GUID) Run the Mojave installer to the drive wait for it to finish, then turn off) From Clover, select the name of the Mojave Partition (not preboot, recovery, etc.) and not your USB stick either From here the installation will continue. DO NOT CLICK ON MOUSE OR KEYBOARD (crashes installer shortly after at least for me) Post Install (Clean Install) Reboot off your USB once again, load up your Mojave drive. First Boot will take long, if your using my ACPI files (from @sysl's deploy, edited) and have same model you should have everything out of box (except wifi) Regardless, run through the installer and set it all up. (without acpi) At this point screen should be fine, mouse, keyboard, no wifi should be present or bluetooth. No brightness control as well. go to terminal to mount EFI or via clover Config, EFI Mounter, etc, of both USB and the internal disk Copy and REPLACE the EFI folder from the USB into your hard drive. Unplug your USB and reboot and you should be able to boot without the USB now Turn off PC, boot into clover. Don't select a drive and press F4 and Fn+F4 a few times, wait a few seconds, then boot back to the drive Plug back in the USB, mount it's EFI, and run the modified Deploy Script on your Hard Drive EFI partition After deploy is finished, there will be VoodooI2C error as I deleted it from Kexts, for me it breaks Trackpad and Keyboard. For now will be using VoodooPS2. After Modded Deploy You should have no Internet at this point, the following next steps should resolve that. However, your Brightness, lidsleep, USB, bluetooth should be working Using your favourite Kext Installer (Put it on a USB or something to get it on the PC), install (credit @Rehabman's) FAKEPCIID and FAKEPCIID_Broadcomm texts that are included in the ManualKexts Folder Then run "Sudo kextcache -i /" from terminal, reboot, then run it again. By this point your wifi should be fixed, and everything should be done Post Install Notes Your welcome to transfer whatever other kexts you want to S/L/E, personally I leave them in the CLOVER Folder injected. Doing upgrade via mac app store is similar, just partitioning hard drive is harder. Apart from that same process essentially, not recommended Credits Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @syscl (clearly...) Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers. ex. Lidwake.kext (although not fully compatible) Support Your welcome to open any issues on this thread, I personally have little DSDT knowledge so I will do my best to help! Thanks for Reading! - This is a clone from my GitHub, the link to the repository is below with all files https://github.com/tlefko/macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 - I would really like to hear everyone's experience trying this guide so please let me know in the comments how it worked for you, if you plan to try it, etc. Checkout our official site here https://twortech.wixsite.com/pcmac
  7. Hi all, I have a perfectly working Mojave installation on my Dell 3537, i5-4200U, Intel HD4400 Graphics, 8GB RAM. When I tried to upgrade using Catalina, it got stuck on showing '8 hours and 54 minutes remaining' and then the time started increasing instead of decreasing. So I decided to create a bootable USB and when I boot it, it always gets stuck on one of these two lines (sometime one comes before the other..): apfs_module_start: 1683: load: com.apple.filesystem.apfs, v1412 .... OR ApplePS2Controller: Notification consumer published: ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad Things I have tried already and did nothing: - Removing VoodooPS2Controller kext and use external mouse/keyboard, - keep only minimal kexts in clover for booting (ethernet, smc etc) - clover patch to change ECDV to EC - Add SSDT-EC.aml to my patched ACPI folder in clover Next thing will try is removing VirtualSMC and use FakeSMC during installation, if anyone faced same issue and found a solution, please advise. Thanks CLOVER.zip
  8. I have tried to install clover via no UEFI legacy mode (and with UEFI method) using the method here (http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-desktop-guides/144426-how-install-os-x-yosemite-using-clover.html) both times I can get to just past the clover boot screen and it freezes after that. I have verbose (-v) selected in boot options: On the non-UEFI install then it hangs on: "Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key>...." I have had a lot of issues with trying to get the installer working and many different things that had to be disabled but now it just gets to here and stops. Some times it will glitch out on this screen and give me a the circle with the line through it and text garbage around it where the text in the pictures are. Need help please. This is the laptop im using the specs are the same nothing has changed. https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS_VivoBook_X202E/ config.plist
  9. This is a brief guide on how to create a vanilla El Capitan (also same process for Sierra) OS X Installer USB with an updated prelinked kernel containing FakeSMC. It is tailored for those users who want to understand the “nuts and bolts” of how to create an installer and also to help brush up on their terminal skills (rather than have one made for them with the numerous automated “tools” available or even Apple’s createinstallmedia) : Specifically, it is also a “Proof of Concept” which shows that installation is possible without even having to rely on boot loader kext injection. Prerequisites Existing Yosemite installation (or Mavericks - see post#4 for steps 7,8) “Install OS X El Capitan.app" downloaded to the Applications folder Pacifist FakeSMC.kext - Slice or Kozlek branch Bootloader - Clover or Chameleon 8GB or larger USB drive (16GB recommended), formatted HFS+ (MBR or GUID) named “Installer” Procedure 1. Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag 2. Open OS X terminal and type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line. The image restore and file copying may take a while to complete, and at the end of the process, the Installer volume is renamed to “OS X Base System".... sudo -s hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/Installer -erase -format HFS+ -noprompt -noverify rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System diskutil unmount /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD exit 3. Right click on the “OS X Base System” Volume and click “Get Info” 4. Click on the lock icon and untick “Ignore ownership on this volume” 5. Extract/Copy the El Capitan Kernels folder into /System/Library/ of the USB with Pacifist. NB It is found in the "Essentials.pkg" in /System/Installation/Packages 6. Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel —> OG.prelinkedkernel 7. Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of the installer USB using Finder. 8. Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel….. sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System exit Any errors should be noted but the output below is normal e.g. 9. Install your Bootloader targeting the OS X Base System volume 10. Boot your system with the USB without injected kexts into the OS X Installer GUI.... Post Install The original prelinked kernel in a fresh install of El Capitan will also lack FakeSMC ie it will only be linked to Apple signed kexts. In order to boot into El Capitan the first time around without boot loader kext injection, the PLK needs to be rebuilt for the El Capitan volume like we did for the installer: 1. Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag 2. Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel for the El Capitan volume —> OG.prelinkedkernel 3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of El Capitan using Finder 4. Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel. In this example, the El Capitan volume is named "El_Capitan" - change if you have named it something else... sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/El_Capitan/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/El_Capitan exit 5. Install your Bootloader targeting the El Capitan volume. This step is only necessary if you are installing El Capitan on a new drive without existing boot loader (not required if installing on a disk with existing boot loader beside Yosemite). 6. Reboot your system without injected kexts into El Capitan! Other links The All-In-One Guide to Vanilla OS X for beginners Updates for Sierra and High Sierra Custom Prelinkedkernel Generator Tool I have made a custom prelinkedkernel generator "PLK.tool" for Sierra + El Capitan. Instructions: 1. Download and extract the attached BaseSystem_PLK.tool.zip into your ~/Downloads folder. 2. Copy any extra kexts necessary for booting your hack to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem/ExtraKexts (e.g. FakeSMC, VoodooPS2Controller), making sure SIP is disabled. 3. Copy BaseSystem.dmg to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem 4. Open terminal and run the following commands... cd ~/Downloads/BaseSystem chmod +x PLK.tool ./PLK.tool ---> supply your admin password ---> will place your new custom prelinkedkernel on the desktop. macOS High Sierra bypass Firmware and MBR checks in post#13. BaseSystem_PLK.tool_ElCap.zip BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Sierra.zip BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Mojave.zip (need to run in Mojave to avoid dependency errors) BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Catalina.zip
  10. grisno

    Atheros QCWB335

    Version 1.00


    Hi people, This is a preliminary installer to activate the Combo Mini PCIe Atheros QCWB335 in MacOS. I want to thank the whole community for their efforts and content provided, because without these it would not be possible to create this installer. I would appreciate comments and suggestions!! Status: AIRPORT : OK Atheros QCWB335 (AR9565) (168c:0036) Mini PCIe * BLUETOOTH : OK Atheros AR3012 (0cf3:3121) USB 2.0 ** AIRDROP : Not Tested HANDOFF : Not Tested CONTINUITY : Not Tested WOL : Not Tested IMESSAGE : OK FACETIME : OK ICLOUD : OK APPSTORE : OK Known Issues: - Partial support with a maximum speed of 10Mbits (10.11.0+) * - Don't support Bluetooth Power Off/On by Software (10.10.0+) ** - Sometimes Lost Bluetooth After Sleep WakeUp (10.10.0+) ** Sources: Insanelymac
  11. grisno

    AzureWave AW-CE123H

    Version 1.01


    Installer to activate the Combo Mini PCIe AZUREWAVE AW-CE123H in macOS (10.8.5+) Status: AIRPORT : OK AzureWave AW-CE123H (14e4:43b1) [Broadcom BCM94352 HMB] Mini PCIe BLUETOOTH : OK AzureWave AW-CE123H (17cf:0b05) [Broadcom BCM20702A1] USB 2.0 AIRDROP : OK HANDOFF : OK CONTINUITY : OK WOL : Not Tested IMESSAGE : OK FACETIME : OK ICLOUD : OK APPSTORE : OK SIRI : OK I want to thank the whole community for their efforts and content provided, because without these it would not be possible to create this installer. I would appreciate comments and suggestions!!
  12. grisno

    HP G6-2209SS

    Version 4.30


    macOS driver installer for laptop HP Pavilion G6-2209SS with support for dual boot Bootloader. Maybe it can be installed on other HP Pavillion G6 series laptops, but in some cases additional fixes will have to be made. I want to thank the whole community for their efforts and content provided, because without these it would not be possible to create this installer. I would appreciate comments and suggestions!! Status: CPU : OK Intel Core i3-2370M AUDIO : OK IDT 92HD87B2/4 (111d:76d9) Layer 3 & 12 (Speakers+Hearphones+LineIn+MicInt w/NoiseFilter+MicExt+HDMI) VIDEO : OK Intel HD Graphics 3000 (8086:0116) (LVDS + HDMI A/V + VGA) (VGA MacOS < 10.8.2) MEMORY : OK Intel 2nd Generation Core Proccesor DRAM Controller (8086:0104) (Dual Channel DDR3 Up To 16GB) SATA : OK Intel 7 Series Chipset Family SATA Controller (8086:1e03) (ACHI Mode) DVD : OK (Read & Write) USB 2.0 : OK Intel 7/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhaced Host Controller (8086:1e26 & 8086:1e2d) USB 3.0 : OK Intel 7/C216 Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (08086:1e31) WEBCAM : OK HP TrueVision HD (SuYin) (064e:e263) [USB 2.0] KEYBOARD : OK PS/2 TRACKPAD : OK PS/2 Synaptics LAN : OK Realtek RTL8501E Fast/Gigabyte Ethernet Controller PCI Express (10ec:103c) * AIRPORT : KO MediaTek RT3290 PCI Express (1814:3290) (Not Supported) BLUETOOTH : KO MediaTek RT3290 PCI Express (1814:3298) (Not Supported) CREADER : OK Realtek RTS5229 PCI Express (10ec:5229) (10.12.5+) *** ACPI BAT : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ACPI PWR : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ACPI RST : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ACPI SLP : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ** ACPI WAK : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ** HIBERNATE : OK (Only Clover Bootloader w/Hibernatemode: 0, 21 & 29) IMESSAGE : OK (Chameleon & Clover) FACETIME : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ICLOUD : OK (Chameleon & Clover) APPSTORE : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ITUNES : OK (A/V DRM Content & Sync iPod/iPhone) SIRI : OK CMOS : OK RTC : OK LPC : OK Intel HM76 Express LPC Controller (8086:1e44) SMBUS : OK Intel 7/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (8086:1e22) IMEI : OK Intel 7/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller (8086:131a) GPT PART. : OK (Chameleon & Clover) (10.13+ APFS Not Tested) MBR PART. : Not Tested Known Issues: - AppleRTL8169Ethernet: phyWaitForAutoNegotiation TIMEOUT. * - AppleRTL8169Ethernet: only work to 10Mbits. * - You can't wake up the system when the laptop uses the battery and the system disk is a USB hard drive. ** - You can't wake up the system from PS/2 Keyboard/Trackpad. ** - The Wifi MediaTek RT3290 (1814:3290) device are not supported. - The Bluetooth MediaTek RT3290 (1814:3298) device are not supported. - The PCIe CardReader Realtek RTS5229 (10ec:5229) device are not supported. *** (10.12.5-) - Stop working when sleep with inserted card. *** (10.12.5+) - Chameleon Bootloader Not Work Properly With macOS Mojave Coming soon: - Installer: Create unified installer for all Mac OS versions - Manual: How To Install Wifi Card Blacklisted In HP UEFI BIOS - Manual: How To Install OSX Without Destroying Windows 8.x Partition - Driver: VirtualSMC Support
  13. grisno

    HP 15-D002SS

    Version 1.22


    Hi people, This is a preliminary MacOS driver installer for laptop HP Pavilion 15-D002SS with support for dual boot Bootloader. Maybe it can be installed on other HP Pavillion 15 series laptops, but in some cases additional fixes will have to be made. I want to thank the whole community for their efforts and content provided, because without these it would not be possible to create this installer. I would appreciate comments and suggestions!! Status: CPU : OK Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz AUDIO : OK Realtek ALC282 (10ec:0282) Layer 1 & 3 (Speakers+Hearphones+MicInt[w/NoiseFilter]+HDMI) VIDEO : OK Intel HD Graphics 4000 (8086:0166) (LVDS + HDMI A/V) MEMORY : OK Intel Corp. 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (8086:0154) (Dual Channel DDR3 Up To 16GB) SATA : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (8086:1e03) DVD : OK HP DVDRAM GU90N (Read & Write) USB 2.0 : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (8086:1e26) USB 2.0 : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (8086:1e2d) USB 3.0 : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (08086:1e31) WEBCAM : OK HP TrueVision HD USB 2.0 UVC KEYBOARD : OK PS/2 TRACKPAD : OK PS/2 Synaptics LAN : OK Realtek RTL8101E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (10ec:8136) AIRPORT : OK Atheros QCWB335 (AR9565) PCI Express (168c:0036) (10.10.0+) ** BLUETOOTH : OK Atheros AR3012 USB 2.0 (0cf3:3121) (10.11.x+) *** CREADER : OK Realtek RTS5229 PCI Express (10ec:5229) (10.12.5+) **** ACPI BAT : OK (Chameleon & Clover)ACPI PWR : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ACPI RST : OK (Chameleon & Clover)ACPI SLP : OK (Chameleon & Clover) * ACPI WAK : OK (Chameleon & Clover) *ACPI FAN : KO (Chameleon & Clover) * HIBERNATE : OK (Only Clover Bootloader w/Hibernatemode: 0, 21 & 29) ***** IMESSAGE : OK (Chameleon & Clover)FACETIME : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ICLOUD : OK (Chameleon & Clover)APPSTORE : OK (Chameleon & Clover) ITUNES : OK (A/V DRM Content & Sync iPod/iPhone) SIRI : OK CMOS : OK RTC : OK LPC : OK Intel Corp. HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (8086:1e59) SMBUS : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (8086:1e22) IMEI : OK Intel Corp. 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller (8086:1e3a) GPT PART. : OK Chameleon & Clover) (10.13+ APFS Not Tested) MBR PART. : Not Tested Known Issues: - Can't wake up the system when the laptop uses the battery and the system disk is a USB hard drive * - Can't wake up the system from PS/2 Keyboard/Trackpad * - Partial support with a maximum speed of 10Mbits (10.11.0+) ** - Don't support the poweroff/on by software (10.10.0+) *** - WID driver with incomplete powermanager support (10.12.5+) **** - Stop working after wakeup from sleep with inserted SDCard (10.12.5+) **** - Don't work properly hibernatemode 21 & 29 (10.12.0+) ***** Coming Soon: - Support ACPI FAN RPM - Create unified installer for all Mac OS versions - macOS Mojave Support
  14. I have a bootable clover usb stick and it goes through the first part of the install to a fresh SSD...then on the first reboot Mojave tells me that the installer resources cannot be found....does anyone know what this means Thanks very much, R
  15. Hi I am try to install High Sierra, as per ##### I have have successfully booted from the install usb drive and have booted into "Install macOS High Sierra". I had to add a boot flag (-no_compat_check) to the clover bootloader in order for the usb stick to boot properly. Also, at first I couldn't see the SSD drive in disk utility, but I fixed that by asking disk utility to show all drives. Onto the current problem. I am having major issues trying to install High Sierra to a NVMe SSD. When I run "Install macOS High "Sierra" I get the following error: "The version of macOS installed on this mac is newer than the version you are trying to install. When a new update is available, you can install it from the Updates plane in the Mac App Store. If you want to reinstall macOS, please use macOS recovery." Also, It doesn't matter if the startup volume is formatted as APFS or HFS+. If I format the drive using GPARTED on linux, the installer just says the startup volume doesn't have journaling enable. If I then run disk utility and enable journaling on the startup volume, then go back to the installer, I get the aforementioned error msg. I have the following specs: i9-7900. Asus Prime X299 Deluxe. ADATA 512GB NVMe SSD. How do I fix this issue?
  16. Hello everyone, it sure has been a while since I last posted here. I'm trying to upgrade my Hackintosh to High Sierra, and right now it's running Sierra which I installed last year. My hardware is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo with Intel Core i5-2500K. Unfortunately, I can't even run the installer. I have an installer USB stick with Clover 4558 on it, and whenever I try to run the installer from it, I get a KP after an extremely long boot process. There are so many panic messages that flash by so fast, but I think I got everything relevant in these pics.
  17. grisno

    Atheros AR9004WB-1NG

    Version 1.00


    Hi people, This is a preliminary installer to activate the Combo Mini PCIe Atheros AR9004WB-1NG in MacOS. I want to thank the whole community for their efforts and content provided, because without these it would not be possible to create this installer. I would appreciate comments and suggestions!! Status: AIRPORT : OK Atheros AR9004WB-1NG (AR9485) (168c:0032) Mini PCIe * (10.9.0+)BLUETOOTH : OK Atheros AR3012 (0cf3:3121) USB 2.0 ** (10.9.0+)AIRDROP : Not TestedHANDOFF : Not TestedCONTINUITY : Not TestedWOL : Not TestedIMESSAGE : OKFACETIME : OKICLOUD : OKAPPSTORE : OK Known Issues: - Partial support with a maximum speed of 11Mbits (10.9.0+) * - Don't support Bluetooth Power Off/On by Software (10.9.0+) ** Sources: Insanelymac
  18. Dr. Hurt

    iKext (kext installer)

    Version 2.0


    A fast, simple kernel extension (kext) installer that I created for personal use and thought I'd share with you folks here. It's strictly compliant with Apple's guidelines for installing extensions, meaning that it does not force-recreate caches like other kext installer utilities (which gave me some strange issues, and is the reason behind creating this tool). Provided as-is without warranty of any kind. Tested and working perfectly on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  19. My App Store will only download the High Sierra 13.2.01 installer and I have had some issues with that version so I need High Sierra 13.1 but I can’t get it from the App Store anymore. I was able to get a 13.1.05 installer from somewhere and I now want to verify that it is genuine. The checksums for InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg match the 10.13.1 (17B48) ones as found at: https://github.com/notpeter/apple-installer-checksums But I want to make sure that tools like createinstallmedia are also genuine. So I am looking for the SHA1 (or md5) hashes of all files in the installer app bundle. There is a great open-source osx verification project at https://sektioneins.de/en/blog/16-01-08-osx_verify.html that does exactly what I want but unfortunately High Sierra versions have not been added. It basically is a json with the hashes for all files in the bundle. Is there anyone willing to provide me with all hashes of their Install macOS High Sierra app bundle? The tool from the link is a python script that iterates all files in the bundle, calculates the hashes, and writes it to a json file. It can be used like so: git clone https://github.com/sektioneins/osx_verify cd osx_verify ./osx_verify.py --scan <insert path to 13.1.05 installer app here> --store 'Install macOS High Sierra.13.1.05.app.json' --description 'Install macOS High Sierra.13.1.05.app' The json file will be created in the osx_verify/db folder. If someone can post their json file here, or if someone has another way of verifying all the files in the bundle I would be grateful.
  20. Hey, I have a bunch of issues installing High Sierra on my new build. As far as I can tell the biggest problem is getting the correct MacOs Installer. The ones I have tried either don´t show up in Clover (no Installer icon), or keep looping when booting. • I have tried downloading High Sierra via my (El Capitan) MacBook Pro - but App store won´t allow me to download more than the small 19 MB version. • I tried signing up to Apple´s Beta program, but no full version of High Sierra is available there either. • I have downloaded via some "macOS High Sierra Patcher.dmg" I found - but the installer was corrupt somehow. • I downloaded a .dmg file from another source - but that version seems to be completely wrong (says the Installer version is 13.0.63 (1363) but I can´t find any reference for that installer anywhere, so it´s probably fake or corrupted) Can anyone help me find a source of an ORIGINAL, working, FULL version of the High Sierra Installer? Or perhaps tell me a way to download the full version from App Store? Either 10.13.2 or just the first version; 10.13.0 That would be a HUGE help! Thanks a lot in advance
  21. Disk Warrior shot up a hardware error ("5, 1502" whatever that means) with my boot drive yesterday and now I'm wondering, in the process of replacing this drive (because hardware failure will be complete failure with hard drives), if there's a way to create a bootable installer thumb drive with NVIDIA's WebDrivers so I can actually see a screen. Also, I'm hoping that after a clean installation I can use my Time Machine backups to get my system back to where it was? TIA for your patience.
  22. I'm trying to install Yosemite on my HP XW6600 Workstation. Specs: CPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.3GHz RAM: 16GB GPU: GTX 950 1GB When trying to get to the installer I got a kernel panic saying "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI"\" but I managed to bypass that by booting with "-f -v -x acpi=off" and now I get another KP saying "pmap_steal_memory" and I have no idea what's the cause of this.
  23. I'm having a problem getting into the installer. I have a DELL Optiplex 980 with a Core i5 and a Nvidia Geforce 730. It keeps getting stuck here.
  24. I have acer laptop with Windows 10 and linux installed. I want to install sierra on it. I dont have any Mac system or hackintosh pc. The guides which I found on internet , require a mac system to create a usb installer . I have Sierra dmg file. Please guide me how to create sierra usb installer in windows or linux.
  25. Hi there! So I got a OSX install USB. I boot from it, Clover shows. In there are options to boot from Windows or the install usb. I boot from the install usb. After a minute or two of the apple logo with the spinning circle I come back to clover. I try the install USB again, it comes back to clover again. What should I try? By the way I'm following this guide: http://cloverboot.weebly.com/install-osx.html And where it shows the apple logo screen, it comes back to the clover screen after a minute or so. Thank you so much!! Intel i7 4790 Gigabyte Z97X-SLI MSI Nvidia 960 4GB 8GB Corsair RAM Windows 10