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I recently bought a Surface Book i5 256GB with dGPU, and I found that there's no tutorial about Hackintosh since it's released, so i am here to be the first (maybe) to try this out
This guide is not being recommended by its author, as the final performance is usually janky and unstable, most fundamental functions of your Surface will not work in Hackintosh, please always consider the consequence of proceeding, you also risk losing your data, again, please proceed with caution
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This project is deprecated (and it was only meant for 10.11 - 10.12.3) due to hardware availability on my side, no support for future OSes will be provided by me personally and support on current OSes will be limited. Your contributions, testing and guides will be appreciated by the community.
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Disclaimer: everything is on yourself, please proceed with caution and care
Keyboard & Trackpad (No Gestures)(Buggy, when you hold a key, pointer won't move),
SD card reader,
USB 3.0 ports,
Intel HD 520 Graphics works perfect on 10.11.4
DP Video output now works(don't close the lid, it lead to big problems)(after closing the lead with external monitor, when plug in the external monitor, it no longer recognize the internal display, you must unplug the monitor and reboot)
Long press power key brings up the power menu
Touch Screen (Alex's driver won't work since it's now on HID Camplg ports, which is not open source)
Wireless (Wi-Fi & Bluetooth)
What Works for 10.12
Everything for 10.11 :-)
Bugs For 10.12.3 and below
Graphics is janky and unstable. and does not work natively, driver patch is needed
Graphics will not work on 10.12.4 as reported for the built-in display, please take notice and do not upgrade
First Step: Installing a Virtual Machine
You will need a VM in order to get the thumb drive ready, please install a VM or you can use a real Mac to do this, the installation is not very hard, but do need some times for downloads and other stuff.
Download VMWare Workstation Pro 12.0 Trial Version Download VMWare Unlocker Download Python Runtime Modify Unlocker Bat file -- In the unlocker installer, there's a win-install.bat file that you can open by CMD, but don't open yet, we need to modify a path in the file, open the file using your favorite text editor, find unlocker.exe in the file, change it to unlocker.py The previous step is redundant Follow the instruction on unlocker readme file Go to a Apple Store, get a Install App from their computer and convert the BaseSytem.dmg to CDR, or you can just skip those steps to the making USB step Use the converted CDR as install media in VMware Installing OS X as normal Second Step: Prepare to install
You need an actual Mac to make the install USB or using a VM, both methods are fine, I wouldn't say more about installing a VM on your devices, you can Google that yourself
You'll need to download the 10.11.x installing App from this link For macOS 10.12 please go to this link to get the preview version You need to open Disk Utility. Select the USB Drive and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journal-ed), Name it whatever you want, as long as you can remember the name. Now, open the terminal, enter the following text, this will cost you around 4 minutes on a USB 3.0 device and 30 minutes on a USB 2.0 device, go get yourself some drinks For 10.11 sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/PARTITION NAME --applicationpath "/Applicatons/Install OS X El Capitan.app" --nointeraction The previous method won't work on 10.12 anymore, you will get a USB that is not booting, use the guide below Download Clover from Clover Official Download Page Install Clover by choosing "Install UEFI Version only, install to EFI partition, Install Themes, Driver64UEFI(unselect CsmVideoDxe-64) After installing, you should see a Partition called EFI mounted, and it's your thumb drive (Copy the EFI folder from Installing OS X to the EFI Partition) only do this if it didn't do atomically DownloadSurfaceDriver.zip and follow the instruction in the ReadMe.txt to paste the files into your CLOVER folder ++++++++++Notice for 10.12 USB Creation++++++++++
The pervious way of making the 10.11 drive won't work anymore in 10.12, instead, after downloading the 10.12 install app, you'll need to follow the following steps
Show hidden files by executing this command defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES Navigate to /Application/Install macOS Sierra/Contents/SharedSupport and mount InstallESD.dmg
Open "Disk Utility", restore the USB drive with Basesystem.dmg (hidden) in the mounted DMG file.
Copy /Packages in the mounted DMG file to the restored USB's /System/Installation. Delete the old link before proceeding to the copy.
Copy basesystem.dmg and basesystem.chunklist to the root directory of your USB drive
Third Step: Installing OS X 10.11
Now, we can start installing 10.11, you should plug in an external keyboard, mouse, and your thumb drive, after you finish the booting process, you should see the welcome page, choose the language you prefer and proceed the installation
Go to Windows First, partition your drive for at least 50 GB if you want to keep using, because as I tried before, remapping disk after installing macOS or OS X is extremely HARD, don't try that unless it's necessary, you will risk the integrity of your data by doing that
Choose Disk Utility, choose your installing partition and click erase, format as OS X Extended (Journal-ed), then, exit Disk Utility and proceed the installation process, you might need to proceed the same process twice to get the full install, so if you didn't saw your OS X drive, please choose install again. (The installation will automatically continue.)
Or: Installing macOS 10.12
Please change ig-platform-id to 12345678 before installing the framebuffer kext.
Things getting a little bit tricky when you're trying to install 10.12 on Surface Book. Since there's still a little bit of problems with the NVMe driver, you will likely get a error message says: unable to unmount volume for repair
I am not sure if the error spreads largely, but, I experienced it every time I install the 10.12
The temporary workaround is that to use an external USB hard drive or a SD card, I don't recommend a USB thumb drive unless it's superfast.
Install 10.12 as normal to the external hard drive apply all the combo updates to the external hard drive system Use the recovery environment comes with the Installer (not the hard drive) Open Disk Utilities and restore the whole USB hard drive to the macOS install drive You can apply combo or delta updates as normal, but do not apply big updates that requires a standalone app download, backup and reinstall instead Problems regarding 10.12 installing has been solved, please proceed as normal
The Final Process: Make your experience better
You don't have to patch the keyboard drivers for 10.12.1 and/or above
For 10.12, please install the kexts in 10.12 "install" folder located in the driver pack
Make the keyboard works (10.11 only)
Navigate to InstallHD/System/Library/Extension Copy the IOUSBFamily Kext to your desktop or wherever you like Right click on it and choose show package content, go to /Contents/PlugIns Right click on IOUSBHIDDriver and choose show package content, go to /Contents Open Info.plist using software like: PlistEditor Pro, and xCode Navigate to IOKitPersonalities Copy Generic Keyboard and right click on IOKitPersonalities Select "Paste as a child" Expand Generic Keyboard 2 change the value of bInterfaceProtocol to 0 change the value of bInterfaceSubclass to 3 change USBCompatibilityMatch to YES (doesn't have this on 10.11) save the file and open Kext Utilities Drag and Drop the kext in to it, enter password and after it finished reboot, then you should have a working keyboard Install Clover to SSD
To install clover to ssd, you need the CLOVER PKG installer and remeber to update as a new version releases, it might contains bug fixes.
Install clover as normal, install to your HACKINTOSH INSTALL DRIVE Use UEFI Boot Version, Install theme, and Driver, unselect CsmVideoDxe PUT THE SURFACE BOOT DRIVER INTO THE DIRECTORY Use BOOTICE x64 Version under windows, mount EFI under windows, Select UEFI tab, add a new boot entry navigate to EFI:\EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi, name it clover bootloader (or whatever you like). Go to Surface UEFI, unselect Windows Boot Manager under Boot tab, select and drag CLOVER to the first position of the UEFI boot sequence,
NOTICE: DO NOT DELETE "INTERNAL" selection in UEFI setup, or your Surface WILL NOT BOOT (won't happen on newer BIOS)
By the way, according to the feedback, there has been some problems with the AppleHDA patch, please install AppleHDA298.kext to S/L/E directly using your kext installer instead of placing it under /CLOVER/kexts, also, please use sRGB as color profile to avoid any grahpics glitch in 10.11.
You'll need a Wi-Fi dongle to get online or you can use USB Sharing on Android and iOS, don't know whether network sharing on Ubuntu Touch, Windows Phone and Blackberry will work
You'll also need a Bluetooth dongle to get BT working
and all of you
ASUS N56VB (HM76)] Sierra (10.12.6) and High Sierra (10.13.2) working with full hotpach (No DSDT Patching Needed)By lukss12
Well I've past last days reading, understanding and trying to implement all the things mentioned in the guides from different forums, mainly the ones written by RehabMan. This is my first Hackintosh experience and I'm pretty happy with the results I got. Software and modifications developed by the people in the scene is awesome. I get a full hotpatch system for my N56VB Working: Audio: VoodooHDA 2.9.0d10 + AppleHDADisabler by Slice, Zenith432
Graphics (HD4000): Clovers’s HD4000 config by RehabMan with GFX0 to IGPU rename
Trackpad: ApplePS2SmartTouchpad 4.7 beta 5 by EMlyDinEsH and PrefPane (Scripts by Masterscript, Kexts and Daemons by Rehabman)
Wifi: IO80211Family kext with patched AirPort.Atheros40 by chunnann. NOTE: Some mixed bgn routers don’t work
EthernetLAN: AtherosE2200Ethernet kext by Mieze
BackLigth: Implemented using new RehabMan guide for Sierra 10.12.4+ (PNLF hot patch (SSDT-PNLF.aml) into Clover’s ACPI folder + BacklightInjector kext + patch for AppleBacklight in config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch)
Battery Stats: Fixed using custom SSDT-BATTERY.aml made by me porting DSDT patch from RehabMan's repo to a SSDT approach. This depends in some Clover's renames in original DSDT (added in config.plist):
Rename ECOR to XCOR
Rename SMBX to XMBX
Rename SMB2 to XMB2
Rename BIFA to XIFA
Rename _BIX to XBIX
Rename Method SMBR to XMBR but not method calls
Rename Method SMBW to XMBW but not method calls
Rename Method ECSB to XCSB but not method calls
Rename Method TACH to XACH but not method calls
Internal 2.0 HUB (USB Webcam and USB Bluetooth) need USBInjectAll Kext by RehabMan with custom SSDT-UIAC.aml in CLOVER/ACPI/patched and renaming EHC1 to EH01 and EHC2 to EH02 (Clover Rename Patch)
USB 3.0 Port: Work with native Apple drivers by renming XHC1 to XH01 and XHCI to XHC_ in DSDT (Clover Rename Patch)
SMBUS: Inject the missing DVL0 device using SSDT-SMBUS.dsl hotpatch from RehabMan's repo
Power Managment: Use SSDT-PM.aml generated with ssdtPRGen.sh by Piker-Alpha following RehabMan's native PM guide. Also enable AppleIntelCPUPM=true and KernelLapic=true
NOTE: Recomended to run these to disable hibernation and prevent problems (RehabMan's reccomendation)
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage
sudo pmset -a standby 0
sudo pmset -a autopoweroff 0 Internal Fan Speed: Use SSDT-FAN.aml compiled from original black.dragon74's file
Hotpatch Config SSDT: SSDT-Config.aml
Keyboard Fn Keys: Use ACPIKeyboar kext by RehabMan's with my custom SSDT-RMKB.aml (and rename patches for CLover) configured to delegate keypresses to ELAN's PS/2 driver by EMlyDinEsH
List of Special Keys and state: Fn + F1 Sleep: EC _Q0A - Disabled because bad functioning Fn + F2 Wireless: EC _Q0B - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + F3: EC _Q0C - Undefined Fn + F4: EC _Q0D - Undefined Fn + F5 Brigth Down: EC _Q0E Fn + F6 Brigth Up: EC _Q0F Fn + F7 Screen Off/On: EC _Q10 - Not patched working properly with ELAN driver Fn + F8 Video Mirror: EC _Q11 Fn + F9 TrackPad On/Off: EC _Q12 - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + Arrow Left(Media Previous): EC _Q6C Fn + Arrow Right(Media Next): EC _Q6D Fn + Arrow Up(Media Stop): EC _Q6E - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + Arrow Down(Media Pause/Play): EC _Q6F Fn + Space Bar: EC _Q71 - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + C Letter: EC _Q72 - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + V Letter(Camera): EC _Q74 - Not in AppleKeyboard Fn + Numpad's Intro(Calc): EC _Q77 - Not in AppleKeyboard Left Assignable Button Button: EC _QEC - Assigned to MUTE Not Working: Bluetooth: There is no kext for our chip version (MacOS will recognize it but you will never get to use it -our chip needs certain FW download that is not implemesnted in kexts-) Thank you so much for bringing me the tools to use MacOS in my laptop. I'm uploading my CLOVER folder with all the SSDTs needed and proper config.plist
(I don't know if I can upload kexts from others devs here so you can get all the kexts mentioned from their developers repos) (Forgive my english, it's not my native language and I may make a lot of errors when writting)
EDIT: I'm uploading DSL files made by me (I'm not uploading DSL files made by other devs or decompiled from .aml generated by tools like ssdtPRGen.sh because it may offend someone)
Hi, I first started Hackintosh with a Yosemite installation. This was the second partition on an MBR drive with the first partition as NTFS w/o Windows. It worked fine despite what I've heard but it ran out of space so I cloned that partition to another drive. This was eventually pointless because it created a 160gb partition on a 500gb drive and I came to learn HFS cannot be resized if the table is MBR. Now, this clone, which I used for a long period of time, still boots fine. However, no bootloader recognizes the initial OSX partition. They both used to come up and work just fine however.
Nowadays, I'm running macOS Sierra with a Clover EFI installation which doesn't recognize the first partition, nor does the chameleon from the second clone.
I've tried installing Chameleon and Clover to that partition and booting from it, but no go.
Thanks in advance.
Hackintosh Spectre XT 15t-400 Touchsmart Sierra
For complete info go to my repo https://github.com/joaquinperaza/Hackintosh-HP-SpectreXT-15t-4000
This i just a future discussion post. I want to contribute as thank of all your help.
I made this repo to collect all related info about this laptop. I am not using other dsdt or ssdt patches than clover ones, but I am open to your contributions. Where to start:
Have a Mac? So prepare a USB using your preferred method, you can choose:
Clover (Base guide Dont have a mac? Dont worry you can use a virtual box machine in your HP: To set up the vm use: http://www.wikigain.com/install-macos-sierra-10-12-virtualbox/
I discovered and posted how to run usb intaller in VirtualBox VM using Linux/Windows host:https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/5zks4c/create_sierra_bootable_usb_from_virtualbox/
I followed this guide that was the most similar to this model: https://www.google.com.uy/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiT2KW8v9HTAhWGIJAKHRtkAZIQFgggMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fhackintosh%2Fcomments%2F5pwtdd%2Fhp_spectre_xt_pro_13b000_running_macos_sierra%2F&usg=AFQjCNEXuPraFVEtqD7am308-wVd7ssCZQ
So I did it with UxxxBxxx, with this options: UEFI Mode and Inject Intel
USB installer tunning:
After completing the UxxBxxx installation donwload clover configurator and add the settings that appear in cloverconfIMG folder. PD:You should also select -v (verbose) flag in boot section in first tests. PD:Ignore ket patches for the moment Copy the drivers inside the drivers64UEFI folder to your EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI folder. Copy the kexts from the kext folder to your EFI/CLOVER/kexts EXCLUDE VoodooHDA inside kext/10.12 folder. Sierra install:
Now you're ready to run Sierra installer (if you are lucky the only issue you would have is no mouse and keyboard during install). Follow normal instructions for install OSX. Key points:
Disable Secure boot in bios and disable legacy, enable cpu virtualization Boot vith -v flags in first tests. Post installation:
Install those 'post install kext' with EasyKext Pro:
VoodooPS2Controller.kext (Enable mouse and keyboard) USBInjectAll.kext (enable touchscreen and webcam) Dont install the optionals fixes yet. Reagarding audio i have tested to solution:
Apply AppleHDA patched kext (Inside other files folder) //No microphone Use VoodooHDA installer and add the VoodooHDA inside kext/10.12 folder to clover. VoodooHDA provide microphone and beats audio but less quality and no volume. Hdmi fix: The plattform 0x01660004 dont have connectors, but is the onlyone compatible with our screen, so I patched the HEX table for you to make our screen compatible with 0x01660008 wich natively support our HDMI port. Just delete AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext from your System/Library/Estensions folder and immediately install the one inside kext folder/optional fixes with EasyKext Pro Then add this kextspatches in CloverConfigurator: | Name | Find | Replace | Plist checked? | | ------ | ------ | ------ | ------ | | AppleIntelFramebufferCapri | 04006601 01030101 00000002 | 04006601 01020402 00000004 | NO | | AppleIntelFramebufferCapri | 05030000 02000000 30020000 00000000 01000000 40000000 00000000 01000000 40000000 00000000 01000000 40000000 00000000 00000000 | 05030000 02000000 30020000 02050000 00080000 06000000 03040000 00040000 81000000 04060000 00040000 81000000 00000000 00020011 | NO |
Wifi fix: Unfortunately our Intel Centrino N wifi card is not compatible i bought an Atheros AR9285 AR5B95, just replace and add install kexts inside Atheros AR9285 AR5B95 Sierra with EasyKext. | Name | Find | Replace | Plist checked? | | ------ | ------ | ------ | ------ | | AirPortAtheros40 | pci168c,30 | pci168c,2b | YES |
The majority of the software is public on the internet, I only have patched some files and wrote this guide, I am not responsible of any possible damage to your PC, do it at your own risk despite I consider it worth it. If you have any question/issue/suggestion/collaboration please report it via issue tab I will look it immediately.