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  1. 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)
  2. Run macOS Sierra on a Dell Latitude E6320 NO ONE IN THIS FORUM (INCLUDING ME) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS (DATA, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT…) OCCURRED TO YOU, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE, AND BY FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL THE RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS INSTALLATION ISN'T WITHOUT RISKS SO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DOING ANY FOOLISH ACTION, BACKUP YOUR DATA! This tutorial will describe the steps to install macOS Sierra on a Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M. If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial. A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra, 9 to 5 Mac and Morpheousman for using parts of their tutorial I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English. 1. Credits/Sources Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide: OSX Latitude.com Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac Forum member Jake Lo from OSXLatitude.com for helping me out with installing. Morpheousman and Polyzargon from InsanelyMac who helping me with my other topics. (Dell 780) MacPeet, Chris1111 and all other forum members who helping out the community. A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra, 9 to 5 Mac and Morpheousman for using parts of their tutorial. And Hervé from insanelymac for using is modified DSDT.aml for E6320 2. Requirements Here are the requirements: A Dell Latitude E6320 – This is necessary to install macOS Sierra for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX El Capitan, Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy of macOS Sierra – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the macOS Sierra Installation app, wich is available for free from the Mac App Store. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.12 to – For me, I used a 500GB HDD to install 10.12 to. An Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor – For use with wifi Highly recommended. I use a TP-LINK TL-WN725N adaptor. E6320_V2.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared. 3. My Specs My installation was successfully done on an Dell Latitude E6320 i5-2520M laptop computer with the following specs. Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5GHz, 3MB cache, Dual Core 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 250GB HDD INTEL HD3000 Video Intel 825xx onboard network Dell wireless 375 Bluetooth 3.0 onboard (works OOB) IDT 92HDxxx HD audio onboard TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor Apple Magic Trackpad (only @home) Apple Wireless Keyboard US (only @home) Apple Magic Mouse 4. Download OS X Sierra Download macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store. Once macOS Sierra is downloaded, close the install pop-up that appears using Command (⌘)+Q. The application INSTALL macOS Sierra will appear in /Applications Done! 5. Prepare bootable USB Installer Note on flash drives: You will need a USB flash drive to make this work. Your USB should be at least 8GB and a USB 3.0 drive is preferred. Kingston sells an 8GB USB 3.0 drive for less than 10 euro. Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC. Make sure that the disk you choose to use doesn't contain anything that you want to keep, because the following tutorial will purge everything on the drive. Open Finder - Applications and right-click on Install macOS Sierra and select Show Package Contents. Open Contents - Resources. Open a Terminal window thru Applications - Utilities - Terminal. In the Terminal window type sudo followed by a space. Drag the createinstallmedia file from the finder window opened in Step 4 to the Terminal Window. Type --volume followed by a space. Connect your USB drive and drag the USB drive into the Terminal Window. Type --applicationpath in the Terminal followed by a space. Open Finder - Applications and drag the Install macOS Sierra into the Terminal Window. Press Return on the keyboard to submit the full command. Type a 'Y' to continue when prompted to do so, and press Return on your keyboard The install process will begin by erasing the contents of your USB disk and copying the installer files to the USB disk. The entire process is quite lengthy; it can takes around 15-30 minutes, so you will need to show some patience 6. Installing Clover to the USB Disk Unpack the E6320.zip to your desktop or specified map you preferred. Open the map E6320 - Clover_v2.3k_r3726. DubbleClick on the Clover_v2.3k_r3726.pkg package file. Clover installation screen will be prompt. Click on Continue - Continue. Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom. Choose your USB Stick named Install macOS Sierra Public Beta click on Continue. Click on Customize on the left bottom. Choose Install Clover in the ESP Choose Bootloader : Install boot0af in MBR Choose in Clover EFI for CloverEFI 64- Bits SATA At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume Click after that on Install. Clover will installed on the EFI Partition on the USB after install you can see the EFI partition in Finder. 7. Prepare USB stick for the Dell E6320 Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your Laptop. Go to map where you have unpacked the E6320 zip file there you will find a map called EFI. Copy the map EFI and go to your EFI partition thru Finder. Paste the EFI folder in the EFI partition and replace everything. Done your USB Stick is ready to boot macOS Sierra installer. 8. Bios Settings Dell Latitude E6320 Before we boot from the Dell Latitude we need to optimize the bios for OSX Sierra Start your Dell Latitude and press F2 to get into the Bios. In the main screen click on "Load Defaults", the bios will be reset to default settings. Go to General - Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting. Go then to System Configuration - SATA Operation and choose on the right for AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Sierra. 9. Installing OSX Sierra from your USB drive Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install macOS Sierra onto the Hard Drive. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit. Power on unit while tapping F12 Key to choose boot device, select USB device. When Clover boot screen is visible, choose boot "Install macOS from Sierra USB Installer". Choose you desired language and click on the arrow, the macOS Utilities screen will appear. For a new installation of macOS, you must erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Mavericks , Yosemite or El Capitan and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps 1-9. (NOT TESTED IN SIERRA) Choose in the macOS utilities for Disk Utility and click Continue. Disk Utility will be opened, highlight your target drive for macOS Sierra installation in the left column. Click ERASE button on top. Under Name: Type Sierra or any other name. Under Format: Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Under Scheme: Choose GUID Partition Map. Click Erase. Click on Done. Close Disk Utility you will be prompted to the macOS Utilities screen. In the macOS Utilities screen choose Install macOS and click 2x on Continue. Agree the license agreement and click again on Agree When the installer asks you where to install macOS, choose your Sierra HDD click on Install. Sierra will be installed on the HDD, this will take about 6 - 15 minutes depending of your HDD. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press F12 key to choose the boot device. When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot macOS Install from Sierra". macOS will continue to Install the OS on your HDD this will take about 10 -25 minutes after that the installation will be finished and your laptop will reboot. 10. Booting for the first time macOS Sierra When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot MAC OS X from Sierra" You will eventually get to the setup screens for macOS Sierra. Go through the setup process to setup macOS Sierra. At the country selection choose your country and press continue. Select Your Keyboard choose ABC and press Continue. Choose at "How do i connect to the internet " ..."My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet", we will fix this later, go further with the setup process and press continue. Choose at Transform Information To This Mac for "Don't Transfer any information now" click on Continue. At Enable Location Services for "Enable Location Services on this Mac" click Continue. Agree the Terms and Conditions. Create your Computer Account and uncheck "Set time zone based on current location" press Continue. Choose your Timezone and click Continue. At the Diagnostic screen click Continue. The setup process is ready, Done!. 11. Setting up your keyboard When the setup is finished the Keyboard Setup Assistent will appear. Press Continue to Identify Your Keyboard. You will ask to press some keys. After pressing some keys you will get the message Your Keyboard Cannot Be Identified, press OK. Choose at Select the Keyboard Type for ANSI (United States and others) Press Done your Keyboard is setup 12. Adjust some settings in macOS 10.12 Once in 10.12 go to Finder – Preferences – General and choose in show these items on the desktop for Hard Disk External Disk Go to tab Sidebar and choose your desired Favorites, Shared and Devices. Close the Finder Preferences. 13. Change Security & Privacy for 3rd party software Start Terminal choose GO - Utilities - Terminal. In Terminal type sudo spctl --assess --master-disable followed by password to activate the option in Security & Policy "Allow apps downloaded from" Anywhere. Go to System Preferences – Security& Privacy and look of the option "Anywhere" is active if not activate the option. Close system preferences. 14. Revert HDD for proper boot. Launch Terminal and execute the following command: sudo diskutil corestorage revert / When prompt type your password. Exit Terminal and reboot again with your USB to macOS. 15. Installing Clover to the HD The steps 15 and 16 are the same as steps 6 and 7 but now we will install clover to the HDD of the E6320. Unpack the E6320.zip to your desktop or specified map you preferred. Open the map E6320 - Clover_v2.3k_r3726. DubbleClick on the Clover_v2.3k_r3726.pkg package file. Clover installation screen will be prompt. Click on Continue - Continue. Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom. Choose your HDD named Sierra click on Continue. Click on Customize on the left bottom. Choose Install Clover in the ESP Choose Bootloader : Install boot0af in MBR Choose in Clover EFI for CloverEFI 64- Bits SATA At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume Click after that on Install, Clover will installed on the EFI Partition on the USB after install you can see the EFI partition in Finder. 16. Prepare HDD for booting the Dell E6320 Now, we need to prepare the HDD Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC. Go to map where you have unpacked the E6320 zip file there you will find a map called EFI. Copy the map EFI and go to your EFI partition thru Finder. Paste the EFI folder in the EFI partition and replace everything. Done your E6320 is ready to boot macOS Sierra. 17. Install Wlan driver for the TL-WN725N The wireless lan on the Dell E6320 doesn’t work, therefore I use a Wireless N USB Nano Adaptor from TP-LINK. The software is straight forward and installs without problems. Go to your E6320 folder which you have extracted to your HDD of your macOS Sierra. Open the map "beta driver for mac os X 10.11" . Run Installer_RTL.pkg Click Continue - Continue - Continue - Agree - Install Enter your Password and click Install Software - Continue Installation Click Restart to Reboot your Laptop. The first time you will get a kernel panic don't worry reboot again and the laptop will start macOS Sierra. Done! 18. What's working? Just about everything. 19. Finished! You’ve successfully installed macOS Sierra onto your Dell Latitude E6320. TROUBLESHOOTING 20. iMessage & FaceTime Fix You will need MLB and Rom numbers from a legit Mac device that is on the mac server. Run iMessage debug on a iMac, Macbook, etc and make a copy and paste of the Terminal output. Open Clover Configurator. Mount EFI Partition. Import config.plist from EFI/EFI/Clover (File , import configuration, browse to config.plist and select). In Clover Configurator Click on RT Variables, Enter Rom and MLB Values from iMessage output from valid iMac device. Save changes to config.plist. Reboot, Sign into iMessage. iMessage and FaceTime should now both be working. 21. BOOT 0 Error If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following. Reboot system back into Sierra installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Sierra on. Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2. Exit Terminal. Boot Normally. Run macOS Sierra 10.12 E6320.pdf
  3. mactabletman

    CINTIQ COMPANION 2!

    ***************UPDATE 7/18/2015**************** WORKING -wireless with card found here (https://partstore.com/Part/Lenovo/Lenovo/20200480/Refurbished.aspx) And kexts in new kext pack from rehabman. Thanks to chuppiejones! -Battery stat (thanks to srinn for the DSDT edit!!!) -bluetooth OOB (no turn off option, might need work) -brightness and graphic acceleration -sound (with voodookext from rehabman) -touch/pen (with stock wacom driver from website) -Micro SD OOB -All USB ports OOB NOT WORKING -volume rocker (i got it to work with one click then after it doesnt work) -sleep (automatically wakes up) -SD fullsize (not recognized) The SD card not working seems like good news and bad news to me, the bad news, it doesnt work, the good news this might be the reason sleep isnt working either. So hopefully we can kill two birds with one stone. For this install I will be using two USB drives, one as an installer the second to install to. Alternatively you could create two partitions on the installer USB if its big enough (16gb or larger) and install to the second partition this however will slow down the install. Later when I have the install stable enough I will extend this guide to make it an internal multi boot guide. Also please note that the USB drive you use seems to be quite important. A fast USB3.0 drive is necessary for the computer to recognize it at boot otherwise it will always boot into windows. I had trouble with this and could only find a couple drives (very new) that would work, all my older drives werent recognized fast enough to load the clover boot menu. _____Creating USB INSTALLER_____ -Download yosemite from the mac app store - put a thumb drive into your mac and open disk utility. -Partition the drive as GUID with MAC os extended journaled format -name the drive Yosemite -open terminal and copy and paste this command sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume/Volumes/Yosemite --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --no interaction Installing clover Now open Clover_v2.3k_r3185 (the version im currently using and will include in the zip file), click Continue > Continue > Change Install Location Select the “Installer” partition you made. Click Customize Select Install for UEFI booting only select one theme ( I prefer bootcamp) Under Drivers64UEFI select -EmuVariableUefi-64 -OsxAptioFixDrv-64 -PartitionDxe-64 Then click install. Customizing clover with our files When its finished you will notice a new mounted partition/drive on your computer called EFI, this is the hidden boot partition of your installer drive. Navigate to EFI > EFI > CLOVER > kexts Paste the fakesmc kext included in the zip file into the "10.10" folder and the "other" folder. Navigate to the EFI > CLOVER > ACPI > Patched and paste all the .aml files from the DSDT folder in the included zip. Navigate to EFI > CLOVER and overwrite the current config.plist with the config.plist included in the zip file. Initial Install Once finished eject your newly made installer usb drive and plug it into the top usb port on your cintiq (this port seems to work best for me, but maybe im just crazy) Boot the device holding volume up to enter BIOS. In bios, go to the "boot" tab and disable all boot options but leave the first one as usb key. Have fast boot disabled. In "UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities" make sure everything is disabled as well as in "Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities. Im not sure this is all necessary but this is whats working for me. Save changes and exit. Essentially you should disable any internal drive from booting so it will look for your USB key. However I had issues and it kept booting windows anyway, mostly due to what I assume was a slow USB 2.0 drive. After switching to only USB3.0 drives and putting them in the top port, i didnt have the issue. Now when you boot the device it should load into the clover boot screen. Just select the installer and hit enter. This should boot into the OS X Yosemite installer without any issues. From here select the drive you want to install to. If you have to go into the disk utility and partition a drive. First boot up! Woohoo! When the install is finished the computer will restart. Boot back into clover this time selecting the new install. Download the most recent wacom cintiq driver for OSX and put it on your usb drive, install it and you should be good to go. I will update this with the different files as I make changes and get other things working. Keep in mind not all of this might be necessary and some of the options might not be the best in the config file. If anyone has any input feel free to let me know and I will update. Install pack version 3 7-18-2015 Added updated DSDT from srinn for working battery, removed acpiplatform kext Added kext files for working wifi with aftermarket card thanks to chuppiejones Companion2packV3.zip Install pack version 2 3-3-2015 ( OUTDATED ) Added sound and battery kexts. While i understand DSDT editing is the preferred method for battery to work, half way thru the process I found myself considering a gunshot to the face instead. I have some linux experience but it was just god damn frustrating and time consuming, especially knowing these kexts get the job done. If anyone wants to go thru with the DSDT edit for the battery I would gladly use/host it here with credit. Use kext wizard to install the kexts in the "kexts to install" folder, then repair permissions and rebuild caches. Companion2packV2.zip Install pack version 1 2-26-2015 ( OUTDATED ) Hey guys just wanted to set up a place holder for when I get the guide finished, but here is a video of me successfully running yosemite with full pen (prefpane, hotkey) and touch support!! really excited, finally seeing all the work i did for months on the previous model finally come to fruition is amazing!! Companion2packV2.zip
  4. Now have a Olarila app, just download app and clover folder for your Chipset! https://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=6771 First... If you need DSDT edits... -Post your full Clover folder with original tables in Origin folder(Extract with F4 in Clover boot screen) -Run it, post files generated in your desktop RunMe.app Installation --Create a bootable copy of macOS Sierra Check out the link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/559-flash-drive-maker/ --Create a bootable copy of macOS HighSierra Check out the link http://diskmakerx.com/ --Install Clover in USB stick https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/files/Installer/ --Replace with my Clover folder CLOVER.zip --Install Sierra/High Sierra and boot into system! Post Installation --Install Clover in HDD/SSD and replace with my folder CLOVER.zip --Reboot and activate video! -Nvidia WebDriver Sierra http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312525-nvidia-web-driver-updates-for-macos-sierra-update-07212017/ -Nvidia WebDriver High Sierra http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/324195-nvidia-web-driver-updates-for-macos-high-sierra-update-10162017/ -Cuda http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/302795-cuda-90214-is-out-update-10162017/ -DSDT My DSDT DSDT.GA H97M-DS3P MaLd0n.zip -Patches -FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS -HPET -SATA -DMAC -SLPB -DARWIN -LPC -XHCI -HDEF -RTC -IRQs -SBUS -MIKEY -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -LAN -EC -PNLF -HDMI -FakeSMC https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek -Audio https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC -LAN https://github.com/Mieze/IntelMausiEthernet -Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders! Slice, Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy, ycr.ru, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, RehabMan, Download-Fritz, Zenit432, cecekpawon, Intel, Apple, Oracle, Chameleon Team, crazybirdy, Mieze, Mirone, Oldnapalm, netkas, Elconiglio, artut-pt, ErmaC, Pavo, Toleda, Master Chief and family, bcc9, The King, PMheart, Sherlocks, Micky1979, vit9696, vandroiy2013, Voodoo Team, Pike R. Alpha, lvs1974, Austere.J, CVad and many, many, many others! We're all here to have fun and learn from each other! ENJOY!
  5. Hello :D I was wondering if it will be possible to put OSX on MSI Trident 3? What do you think? Intel® Core™ i7-7700 ProcessorIntel® H1101 x M.2 SSD*1x 2.5" HDD*BIOS 500 series for PCB 1.0 version support M.2 SATA SSD only and BIOS A00 series for PCB 2.1 version support M.2 SATA / PCIe auto switch2 x DDR4 2400MHz SO-DIMMs, up to 32GBMSI GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB GDDR55.1 Channel HD Audio with Nahimic audio enhancer1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A (with Super Charger 2)1 x Mic in / 1 x Headphone out1 x HDMI out (VR Link)1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type A4 x USB2.01 x HDMI out1 x HDMI in (connect Graphic card and front VR-Link port)3 x OFC Audio jacks1 x RJ45Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168BT 4.2GigaBit LAN (Intel® WGI219VIntel)230W AC AdapterFan Cooler
  6. I know that it is almost impossible to install any os x on AMD APU netbooks, but i am hoping that someone could help me here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  7. I jusst bought a 500gb crucial mx500 to see wheter the slow response of my hackintosh was due to the old 2.5" 500gb wd black hdd that i savaged from a broken laptop at home to install osx the first time but i don't know how to transfer my datas, os, programs and bootloader on the new drive since crucial only shows how to clone the drive but doesn't (obiously) refer to the clover boot partition, how can i do that? and what filesystem should i use? apfs or hfs+? I can also use windows or linux programs since i'm on a triple boot setup
  8. VMQemuVGA display adapter driver for OSx86 running as a VirtualBox guest. The binary should work on all OSs from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite 10.10. It allows to set different screen resolutions in VirtualBox from System Preferences. The changes I've made to the fork have been minimal. GitHub project page Binary and source releases Special thanks: PureDarwin probonopd rafirafi Zenith432 VMware, Inc
  9. Hello community, I am a 20 year old, learning many languages in Uni, HTML, CSS, SQL, Java, Latex and some PHP. I must become a bit better in all of them, since I wish to pursue my dream of earning a living doing what I most like. Out of all of them, my favourite is Java, you can do so much with it, and it is also a good gateway drug to C and C++ or so I have heard I would love some Java coders to join in this and let's try to make a dedicated download center for a lot of kexts and utilities for Hackintosh. If you don't wanna join in, any suggestion to make something else, or any advice or piece of code or 2 cents you have is welcome! God Bless https://bitbucket.org/kosakgroove/ What I really love in Java is that it is practically platform independent, this is specially useful for this day and age we live in...
  10. Angelo_

    Come configurare asus ac51usb wifi

    Ciao ho acquistato questo adattatore wifi in quanto sembrava essere compatibile fino a sierra e mi serve per un altro hackintosh in casa non raggiungibile da ethernet e per il prezzo(circa 20€) era meglio degli edimax da 300mbps solo che sto riscontrando dei problemi nel farlo funzionare, ho installato il kext per l'mtk 7610u da qui e installato con kext wizard(manualmente non dava risultati) per poi installare il software di asus solo che quest ultimo non riesco a farlo funzionare dato che si avvia e compare per poco l'iconcina in alto a destra per poi scomparire e non si apre mai l'utility come su windows, qualcuno ha questa o usb simili e sa come sistemare questo problema? osx mi vede l'esistenza di un wifi ma non mi sembra mi dia modo di connettermici in alcun modo. Grazie
  11. I tried to get to the installer on my brother's pc with specs as follow 4790k, maximus VII gene, 16gb of ddr3 ram(4*4) , 2 random hdds and a 250gb 850 evo but after i boot into clover and select the usb it does the wall of text, gets into the installer, let me(sometimes) select the language and if try to go into disk utility or just to install after a few seconds or instantly it reboots, any idea about how to fix that?
  12. Angelo_

    usb 3.0s?

    HI, i've installed high sierra a while ago and never really used it that much but i got bored of w10 so i've decided to use it as my daily driver for a while and i noticed that usb 3.0 ports don't work with usb 3 devices and only with usb 2.0 devices(capped at the 480mb/s limit of usb 2.0), is there a way to get past that? i couldn't find it in this forum, i don't need the speed that much for right now(even tho i might since i shoot in raw and usb 2.0 is slow for file transfer of big photos or videos i take on holidays or on days off) but i'd like to at least be able to use the usb 3.0s with my usb 3 devices and hub. Hope that i write this post correctly, english is not my main language. ps i don't need because i'm on lan but does it exist a driver/kext for intel wifi/bluetooth combo integrated in my z87 mpower(centrino 2200) ? bluetooth works already.
  13. Hi, I am gonna to buy wifi card, since my Dell M660 does not have supported card. If there is list of supported cards please give link to that. Thanks
  14. neterosensei

    Samsung Galaxy Book 12

    Hey there ! I would like to install sierra on my Galaxy Book 12 inch!! Specs i5 7200u HD 620 1440p res SSD sata3 USB c ports WIFI ATHEROS/QUALCOMM QCA6174 Its a 2 in 1 convertible laptop! So its detachable and also i can use it with a keyboard! Can i install osx sierra or high sierra on this? Actually im tryinh to install but i get thoose errors cartellaEFI.zip
  15. stevep0070

    HP DV6 2150us install help

    Hello- So I have been trying dilligently for days to get OSX Yosemite installed on my HP Pavillion dv6 2150us laptop. I have tried all kinds of different flags and bios settings and in verbose i get all the way to a point where that screen looks like it changes to a GUI but it is garbled lines that i cant make anything of. I am looking for pretty much a walkthrough on how to get this working. I am using a legitimate copy of OSX Yosemite from my wifes MacBook Air but I would like to install El Capitan (which I can get from her MacBook when I update it). What would be the best bootloader for my install? Kexts? really any and all help would be appreciated. Attached are hardware and system info screenshots. Thank you all so much in advance. Its my first post but I have been lurking the forums for weeks getting tons of information from other's posts but I just haven't been able to get it right yet.
  16. hey everyone, It's Masum From Bangladesh. I have Vostro 3450. i want to install yosemite 10.10.1/2 in dell 3450 using this method- How to install OS X Yosemite on your PC with "Yosemite Zone" but my vostro 3450 bios wont support to install Mac OSX boot,so i want to try- OSX on DELL Vostro 3450 / Inspiron N4110 / XPS L702x UEFI Clover im afraid to brick my vostro 3450(where if UEFI-capable modified BIOS don't work properly).i have some qu:- 1. If i successfully install ufei bios by those tutorial ,may i able to go back my stock Dell A13 bios again? 2. How many bug is there to modify uefi bios?what is this? 3. Guide me step by step(Best and easy way) 4. what kind of problem i face during triple boot(Mac osx+win server 10+ cent os 7) 5. Video tutorial appreciate/ prefer . Hope u help me to figure out(Mac osx+win server 10+ cent os 7) triple boot. looking forward from u. Regards Masum E-mail-heromasum@yahoo.com Facebook-heromasum Viber-+8801920081008
  17. faisalwin7

    Stuck on Login Screen

    So, i'm installing Yosemite via Clover bootloader, and after installing, i can into desktop after setup assistant, after reboot it, i got stuck on login after entering correct password. is there any step to resolve it? thanks
  18. What is Wineskin? Wineskin is a tool used to make ports of Windows software to Mac OS X. The ports are in the form of normal Mac application bundle wrappers. It works like a wrapper around the Windows software, and you can share just the wrappers if you choose. Best of all, its free! Download If you are using Mac OS X and want to run Windows applications, the most popular option is to install Windows OS using Bootcamp, or run Windows in a virtual machine. Linux users will know that you can use Wine to install and run Windows applications natively. The good news is that Mac users can run Wine to install Windows applications as well. Wineskin is a Wine-tool ported over to the Mac platform. Check out how you can run Windows applications on Mac OS X. Wineskin is simply an implementation of Wine at its core. For those who are not sure what Wine (an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is, it is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X. Installation The installation is pretty straight-forward. 1. Download Wineskin from website. The latest version as of this post is 2.5.12. But now the 2.6.0 is available. 2. Extract the file and move the Wineskin app to your Applications folder. Open it. On the first run, there won’t be any engine showing up in the list. Click the “+” button to download and install the latest engine. The engine is required to make the Windows applications work. Once the engine is installed, you are ready to install Windows applications. Installing Windows applications Before you start, make sure you have the executable file of the desired Windows application with you. Note that Wineskin doesn’t support all the Windows applications out there. Check out Wine’s AppDB to see if the application you want is supported. 1. Click the “Create New Blank Wrapper” button and enter a name for this wrapper. In this example, we will be installing Peazip on Mac. While creating the wrapper, it will prompt you to install mono package for running .Net applications and Gecko package for running HTML-based apps. 2. Once the wrapper is created, open it in Finder; right click and select “Show Package Content.” You should see two folders: “Contents” and “drive_c” and a Wineskin app. Run the Wineskin app. 3. Select “Choose Setup executable” and select the executable file of the Windows application. The installation will proceed just like it does in Windows. Running Windows applications Run the Wineskin app (from the Wrapper folder) again. This time, click “Advanced.” Browse and select the installed application and click “Test Run.” This will run the Windows application. This is what the application will look like: Once you are happy with the test run, the next time you can just double click the Wrapper app to open this application. That’s it. Source: Make Tech Easier
  19. hi everyone I really hope someone able to help me here I've tried for so long to install mac (different versions) using '' MOST KNOWN METHOD '' but every time either kernel panics ( i think because the entire system freeze ) or the screen doesn't post anything only mouse cursor and a grey screen these are my PC specs ( using AIDA 64 Extreme on Windows 8.1 enterprise ) and i hope someone could tell me what to do or what steps i should follow : CPU : Dual Core Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, 2.933 GHz Motherboard : Intel DG41WV , Motherboard Version : AAE90316-102 , BIOS Version : WVG4110H.86A.0018.2012.0510.1507 Ram : (X2) Kingston 99P5458-001.A00LF 2 GB DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM GPU : NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (1 GB) Audio : Realtek ALC662 @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller IDE Controller : Intel® 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) and if any info im missing in this post plz let me know and i will provide asap good luck and thanks to everyone
  20. IronManJFF

    10.10.4 disponible !

    Lol.. 10.10.4 est maintenant officiel
  21. Hello guys, I am a little bit confused. I want to install os x mavericks on my empty partition. The problem is that I am allways reading that you should install osx first and then windows on the other partition. I don't want to use all of my data and just want to install os x on my partition. I read a lot about chameleon loader but I am still a little bit confused. I want to install the os x mavericks by niresh . Could you please help me. How do I install osx on a empty partition besides win 7 . Thank you !
  22. Hi, last week I've been working with my AMD PC to install Hackintosh Yosemite (I tried to install Mavericks and I have the same problem) and all it's ok but the graphics are so bad and the resolution too (I can't change it or I don't know how). How can I fix the graphics problem? I haven't a graphics card but I have an APU with integrated graphics. This is my hardware : AMD A8-7600 APU Processor with Radeon R7 Graphics (integrated 4 Cores CPU + 6 Cores GPU) MSI Motherboard A78M-E35 2x 4Gb Crucial RAM DDR3 1600 Mhz No graphics card It's impossible to play any game... Thank you so much.
  23. Hello all. I am new to these forums and Hackintoshes in general. I successfully installed OS X Snow Leopard using an official Snow Leopard install DVD I own and some other booting tools. I suppose I don't have an official Hackintosh in the sense that I run OS X from as a guest machine. If it helps, I use Oracle's VirtualBox. The VM runs perfectly fine. I used a combined update to update from the first version of Snow Leopard (available on the install disk) to the last/latest version of Snow Leopard. So, with that being said, is it possible to update the operating system while my guest is running without having to change things around? I'd ideally like to be running OS X Yosemite. The Yosemite OS update is available from the App Store for free right now, but I'm a little hesitant to run it at the moment. I was reading somewhere that you should only update your Hackintosh with combined updates from Apple. Any truth to this? I sincerely apologize for my ignorance. As you can tell, I'm still learning. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  24. Hey guys. So today, I checked out Niresh's Mavericks (w/ AMD support) and followed the "How to install OS X Mavericks on your PC with Niresh" and encountered an error literally just before the installation completed. Here are some screenshots taken from my S4: My specs are: CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 (1090T BE) (Which Niresh confirmed that AMD Phenom II X6 1090T is fully compatible with his Mavericks distro) Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 RAM: 4GB I installed the Niresh Mavericks Installer (.dmg) on a virtual machine of OS X Mountain Lion's Disk Utility (not on Windows'). All of that worked fine. I was able to boot into the installer on my 32GB SanDisk USB stick and was installing Mavericks on a portable USB 3.0 (Western Digital Passport) hard disk. Please help!
  25. I recently built a computer and put a 3tb HDD in it. Because of MBR, Windows excludes 1tb of the 3. So I thought, Why not fill the terribyte with OSX? So I went looking for kexts to support my build: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Intel Core i7 Haswell 3.5Ghz EVGA GeForce GTX660 S2 2GB GDDR5 TrendNET TEW-643PI PCIe I cannot find a kext for the TrendNET internet card, and sadly the location of my computer cannot get an ethernet cable. I've heard of Lnx2Mac's Realtek driver but it says Lion and Sandy Bridge, and my processor is Haswell. Does anybody know of a driver for the TEW-643PI?
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