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    • By ibm650
      New here, I used to do macs but mainly PCs now. So please excuse my ignorance. Mac stores are closed in Arizona, My friend has a circa 2015 Macbook Pro.  On startup, the line goes about halfway and then goes to a spinning icon that goes on and off.  I did a disk repair and permissions , but it still does the same.  So I tried to reload the OS, it says not found, apparently you cannot download Yosemite anymore.  So, the rest of my machines are windows.  Where do I get Yosemite and how can I build it on a Windows machine that I can have the Mac start up. Help please.
    • By ludufre
      New guide available for macOS Catalina 10.15 (i3 and i5 versions)!
       
       
      Installing OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on ASUS VivoBook S400C (also know as S400CA)
      Specifically in S400CA-CA178H model, most likely all other models are compatible
      Can't boot S400CA-CA206H due HD3000 issues (i3-2375M model)
       
        

      Updated 17/06/15 #1:
       
      - Brightness now work. DSDT patch below.
       
       
       
      - Updated attachment with DSDT.aml and missing VoodooHDA kext.
      - Added TO DO list.
       
      Updated 17/06/15 #2:
       
      - WebCam now work. Kext AnyiSightCam.
       
       
       
      - Update attachment with new WebCam kext.
       
      Updated 19/06/15 #1:
       
      - Can't boot installation in S400C-CA206H model (i3-2375M/HD3000).
       
       
       
      - VGA tested. Don't work.
      - Boot logo work. Missed CsmVideoDxe-64 on my install.
       
      Updated 21/06/15 #1:
       
      - I Forgot of the need of FakeSMC.kext.
       
       
       
       
      Updated 22/11/17 #1:
       
      - High Sierra 10.13.1 on ASUS Vivobook S400C (S400CA-CA178H).

       
      Prequel
       
      Hi, my name is Luan and today I will show how I installed the OS X Yosemite version 10.10.3 on my ultrabook.
      I know that my procedure maybe can be made in other ways, but this is about how I made it.
      I am part of this world for four years. Since the launch of XCode 7 and no need to sign the Developer Program to test applications on the iPhone, I decided to install OS X.
      God bless WWDC15 (I'm not religious, just a popular saying in my country).
       
       
      What works and what does not work
       
      - Processor ->  Work. i5-3317U @ 1.7Ghz/2.6Ghz.  SpeedStep 8 to 26 stages. AsusAICPUPM <true/> in Clover config.plist. 
      - Video Card ->  Work. HD4000. Full QE/CI.
      - Chipset ->  Work.
      - HDMI ->  Work.
      - VGA ->  Not work. I did not have time to fix yet.
      - Audio ->  Work. Kext VoodooHDA + AppleHDADisabler.
      - WiFi ->  Work. Replaced by Athero 9285 Wifi/Bluetooth.
      - Ethernet ->  Work. Kext Experimental Atheros AR81(31/32/51/52/61/62/71/72) Driver for 10.7/10.8.
      - Touchpad and keyboard ->  Work. Kext ELAN, FocalTech and Synaptics (Smart Touchpad) Driver (Mac OS X).
      - FN keyboards keys ->  Not work. I did not have time to fix yet.
      - Brightness control ->  Work. DSDT patch.
      - Sleep ->  Work.
      - Battery ->  Work. Kext ACPIBatteryManager by RehabMan and DSDT patch (below).
      - Card Reader -> Not tested. I have no adapters.
      - Integrated Camera ->  Work. Kext AnyiSightCam.
      - Bluetooth ->  Work. Kext Bluetooth Firmware Uploader and ControllerPowerState change to 1.
      - Boot Logo ->  Work.
       
       
      What I needed to install
       
      - Running install of Yosemite on VMware -> Downloaded version 10.10 via torrent (Google it). You can use a real Mac of an friend. I believe that Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9) also work.
      - Two USB flash drives of 8GB -> One for OSX install and another to the bootloader. This second not need to be 8GB, a 256MB is perfect.
      - OS X Yosemite install app -> Downloaded via App Store inside the virtual machine. I used version 10.10.3.
      - CloverEFI -> Also downloaded inside the virtual machine. I used build 3229.
      - DSDT patch skills -> Needed to battery works. How to patch DSDT.
       
      P.s.: You can use a single flash drive, in my install I used two because I don't wanted lose the os install created on the main flash drive.
       
       
      How I created flash cards
       
      Install flash drive:
       
      Partially used @snatch guide. More specifically this part:
       
       
       
       
       
       
      In the part above used the first flash drive (8GB).
       
      Bootloader flash drive:
       
      Format the second flash drive with GUID partition and Journaled file system type. If you want to use only one flash card, don't format!
       
      Downloaded the CloverEFI (used 3229) and installed with this options:

      Options:
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - Drivers64UEFI - CsmVideoDxe-64
      - Drivers64UEFI - OsxAptioFixDrv-64
       
      Will be created a partition named EFI. Edit the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist and change those values:
       
      - SystemParameters - InjectKexts - <true/>
      - Graphics - Inject - ATI - <false/>
      - Graphics - Inject - Intel - <true/>
      - Graphics - ig-platform-id - 0x01660003
      - KernelAndKextPatches - AsusAICPUPM - <true/>
       
      P.s.: I will provide below my config.plist as attachment.
       
      Now you will capable to boot in installation, but your keyboard and mouse will not work. Let's fix that:
       
      - Download the Smart Touchpad kext from here. I used the version 4.3. This also enable the touchscreen.
      - Download the FakeSMC kext from here. I used the version 6.9.1315. This is very important. Can't boot without it.
      - Put the Kexts inside /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/
       
      Now you can start the instalation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      BIOS Setup Configuration
       
      - Intel Virtualization Technology: Disabled
      - VT-d: Disabled
      - USB Configuration - XHCI Pre-Boot Mode: Disabled
       
      P.s.: BIOS version 210.
       
       
      Installing indeed
       
      - Plug in the two flash drives.
      - When appear the Asus logo, press ESC once to enter Boot Menu.
      - Select the flash drive name with UEFI prefix. In my case "UEFI: KingstonDataTraveler 2.0PMAP".
      - On CloverEFI menu, use arrow to mark the flash drive with de OS X install, press Space on keyboard and select: "Boot Mac OS X in verbose mode".
      - As usual, format your HDD or SSD as GUID and Journaled. Make more partitions if you need. Take a note of the OSX partition name you entered on Disk Utillity.
      - After that, go ahead as always and start the instalation.
      - Go in the kitchen grab some lunch. You deserve it.
       
       
      Post installation
       
      What we have so far? The system installed on your ultrabook. Now you need to get rid of bootable flash drive installing the bootloader on HDD or SSD.
       
      Installing the bootloader in internal HDD or SSD:
       
      - Boot again selecting the flash drive on Boot menu. Same you did before.
      - Now select the partition you noted early.
      - If you do everything wright, the system will start normally.
      - Now you will use the CloverEFI install package again (same options from above). This time, the target will be your OS X installed partition.
       
      Our adorable ultrabook don't boot EFI if partition on the HDD or SSD if isn't MS-DOS. We will need to format and install Clover again.
       
      - Open the Terminal and enter "sudo -s".
      - Run the command: "diskutil list".
      - Take note of what location is your EFI. Usually it is "rdisk0s1". Make sure it's correct or you loose your data.
      - Now, let's format it, now execute: "newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/rdiskXsX". rdiskXsX is your EFI partition location from line above.
       
      Now you need to copy all data of your flash card bootloader to the root of your new created EFI partition on internal disk.
      This EFI partition is unmounted. Mount with "diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXsX".
       
      Just restart without flash drives to test.
       
      Others Kexts:
       
      Download the kexts from the links below. I strongly recommend always use newest versions. If you are too lazy, I attach on end of the post.
       
      Ethernet: ALXEthernet
      Sound: VoodooHDA (You may have to select the output there in System Preferences)
      Battery: ACPIBatteryManager
      Bluetooth: BTFirmwareUploader
      Integrated Camera: AnyiSightCam
       
      All kexts will be placed inside /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/, mount again this partition (diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXsX) for it.
       
      Now we need to add Battery patch to a new DSDT:
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #battery_ASUS-N55SL.txt # created by RehabMan 8/12/2013 # created originally for jesselid # works for: # ASUS N55SL, BIOS rev. 204 # ASUS VivoBook series # ASUS Zenbook UX31A # ASUS UX301LA # ASUS X553E-SX399V # ASUS F501A # ASUS K55VM # ASUS U46SV, BIOS rev. 2.04 # ASUS N43 # ASUS PU500CA (90NB00F1-M01120) # ASUS N73SV # ASUS X401A-WX108 # ASUS F551CA Bios rev. 207 # ASUS S551LB VivoBook # ASUS ZenBook UX32VD # ASUS F550L-X455H # ASUS X53S # ASUS K550JD-XX003H # ASUS G53SX # ASUS K56CB # ASUS UX305 into method label B1B2 remove_entry; into definitionblock code_regex . insert begin Method (B1B2, 2, NotSerialized) { Return (Or (Arg0, ShiftLeft (Arg1, 8))) }\n end; # not really for battery, but might come in handy to read fan speed(s) into device label EC0 code_regex TAH0,\s+16 replace_matched begin TH00,8,TH01,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex TAH1,\s+16 replace_matched begin TH10,8,TH11,8 end; into method label TACH code_regex \(TAH0, replace_matched begin (B1B2(TH00,TH01), end; into method label TACH code_regex \(TAH1, replace_matched begin (B1B2(TH10,TH11), end; into method label GFAN code_regex \(\\_SB\.PCI0\.LPCB\.EC0\.TAH0, replace_matched begin (B1B2(\\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.TH00,\\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.TH01), end; # battery EC into device label EC0 code_regex B0SN,\s+16 replace_matched begin B0S0,8,B0S1,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex B1SN,\s+16 replace_matched begin B1S0,8,B1S1,8 end; into method label BIFA code_regex \(B0SN, replace_matched begin (B1B2(B0S0,B0S1), end; into method label BIFA code_regex \(B1SN, replace_matched begin (B1B2(B1S0,B1S1), end; into device label EC0 code_regex DT2B,\s+16 replace_matched begin T2B0,8,T2B1,8 end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(DT2B, replace_matched begin (B1B2(T2B0,T2B1), end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s+\(([^,]*),\s+DT2B\) replace_matched begin Store(%1,T2B0) Store(ShiftRight(%1,8),T2B1) end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (RDBA, 0, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (BA00, Index(TEMP, 0x00))\n Store (BA01, Index(TEMP, 0x01))\n Store (BA02, Index(TEMP, 0x02))\n Store (BA03, Index(TEMP, 0x03))\n Store (BA04, Index(TEMP, 0x04))\n Store (BA05, Index(TEMP, 0x05))\n Store (BA06, Index(TEMP, 0x06))\n Store (BA07, Index(TEMP, 0x07))\n Store (BA08, Index(TEMP, 0x08))\n Store (BA09, Index(TEMP, 0x09))\n Store (BA0A, Index(TEMP, 0x0A))\n Store (BA0B, Index(TEMP, 0x0B))\n Store (BA0C, Index(TEMP, 0x0C))\n Store (BA0D, Index(TEMP, 0x0D))\n Store (BA0E, Index(TEMP, 0x0E))\n Store (BA0F, Index(TEMP, 0x0F))\n Store (BA10, Index(TEMP, 0x10))\n Store (BA11, Index(TEMP, 0x11))\n Store (BA12, Index(TEMP, 0x12))\n Store (BA13, Index(TEMP, 0x13))\n Store (BA14, Index(TEMP, 0x14))\n Store (BA15, Index(TEMP, 0x15))\n Store (BA16, Index(TEMP, 0x16))\n Store (BA17, Index(TEMP, 0x17))\n Store (BA18, Index(TEMP, 0x18))\n Store (BA19, Index(TEMP, 0x19))\n Store (BA1A, Index(TEMP, 0x1A))\n Store (BA1B, Index(TEMP, 0x1B))\n Store (BA1C, Index(TEMP, 0x1C))\n Store (BA1D, Index(TEMP, 0x1D))\n Store (BA1E, Index(TEMP, 0x1E))\n Store (BA1F, Index(TEMP, 0x1F))\n Return (TEMP)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (WRBA, 1, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (Arg0, TEMP)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x00)), BA00)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x01)), BA01)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x02)), BA02)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x03)), BA03)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x04)), BA04)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x05)), BA05)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x06)), BA06)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x07)), BA07)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x08)), BA08)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x09)), BA09)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0A)), BA0A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0B)), BA0B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0C)), BA0C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0D)), BA0D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0E)), BA0E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0F)), BA0F)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x10)), BA10)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x11)), BA11)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x12)), BA12)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x13)), BA13)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x14)), BA14)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x15)), BA15)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x16)), BA16)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x17)), BA17)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x18)), BA18)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x19)), BA19)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1A)), BA1A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1B)), BA1B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1C)), BA1C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1D)), BA1D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1E)), BA1E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1F)), BA1F)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 code_regex BDAT,\s+256 replace_matched begin //BDAT, 256,\n BA00,8,BA01,8,BA02,8,BA03,8,\n BA04,8,BA05,8,BA06,8,BA07,8,\n BA08,8,BA09,8,BA0A,8,BA0B,8,\n BA0C,8,BA0D,8,BA0E,8,BA0F,8,\n BA10,8,BA11,8,BA12,8,BA13,8,\n BA14,8,BA15,8,BA16,8,BA17,8,\n BA18,8,BA19,8,BA1A,8,BA1B,8,\n BA1C,8,BA1D,8,BA1E,8,BA1F,8\n end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(BDAT, replaceall_matched begin (RDBA(), end; into method label SMBR code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex \(BDAT, replaceall_matched begin (RDBA(), end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (RDBB, 0, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (BB00, Index(TEMP, 0x00))\n Store (BB01, Index(TEMP, 0x01))\n Store (BB02, Index(TEMP, 0x02))\n Store (BB03, Index(TEMP, 0x03))\n Store (BB04, Index(TEMP, 0x04))\n Store (BB05, Index(TEMP, 0x05))\n Store (BB06, Index(TEMP, 0x06))\n Store (BB07, Index(TEMP, 0x07))\n Store (BB08, Index(TEMP, 0x08))\n Store (BB09, Index(TEMP, 0x09))\n Store (BB0A, Index(TEMP, 0x0A))\n Store (BB0B, Index(TEMP, 0x0B))\n Store (BB0C, Index(TEMP, 0x0C))\n Store (BB0D, Index(TEMP, 0x0D))\n Store (BB0E, Index(TEMP, 0x0E))\n Store (BB0F, Index(TEMP, 0x0F))\n Store (BB10, Index(TEMP, 0x10))\n Store (BB11, Index(TEMP, 0x11))\n Store (BB12, Index(TEMP, 0x12))\n Store (BB13, Index(TEMP, 0x13))\n Store (BB14, Index(TEMP, 0x14))\n Store (BB15, Index(TEMP, 0x15))\n Store (BB16, Index(TEMP, 0x16))\n Store (BB17, Index(TEMP, 0x17))\n Store (BB18, Index(TEMP, 0x18))\n Store (BB19, Index(TEMP, 0x19))\n Store (BB1A, Index(TEMP, 0x1A))\n Store (BB1B, Index(TEMP, 0x1B))\n Store (BB1C, Index(TEMP, 0x1C))\n Store (BB1D, Index(TEMP, 0x1D))\n Store (BB1E, Index(TEMP, 0x1E))\n Store (BB1F, Index(TEMP, 0x1F))\n Return (TEMP)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (WRBB, 1, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (Arg0, TEMP)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x00)), BB00)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x01)), BB01)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x02)), BB02)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x03)), BB03)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x04)), BB04)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x05)), BB05)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x06)), BB06)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x07)), BB07)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x08)), BB08)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x09)), BB09)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0A)), BB0A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0B)), BB0B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0C)), BB0C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0D)), BB0D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0E)), BB0E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0F)), BB0F)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x10)), BB10)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x11)), BB11)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x12)), BB12)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x13)), BB13)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x14)), BB14)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x15)), BB15)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x16)), BB16)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x17)), BB17)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x18)), BB18)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x19)), BB19)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1A)), BB1A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1B)), BB1B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1C)), BB1C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1D)), BB1D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1E)), BB1E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1F)), BB1F)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 code_regex BDA2,\s+256 replace_matched begin //BDA2, 256,\n BB00,8,BB01,8,BB02,8,BB03,8,\n BB04,8,BB05,8,BB06,8,BB07,8,\n BB08,8,BB09,8,BB0A,8,BB0B,8,\n BB0C,8,BB0D,8,BB0E,8,BB0F,8,\n BB10,8,BB11,8,BB12,8,BB13,8,\n BB14,8,BB15,8,BB16,8,BB17,8,\n BB18,8,BB19,8,BB1A,8,BB1B,8,\n BB1C,8,BB1D,8,BB1E,8,BB1F,8\n end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(BDA2, replaceall_matched begin (RDBB(), end; into method label SMBR code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex \(BDA2, replaceall_matched begin (RDBB(), end; # additional work for _BIX method present in some ASUS laptops into device label EC0 code_regex B0C3,\s+16 replace_matched begin XC30,8,XC31,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex B1C3,\s+16 replace_matched begin YC30,8,YC31,8 end; into_all method label _BIX code_regex \(\^\^LPCB\.EC0\.B0C3, replaceall_matched begin (B1B2(^^LPCB.EC0.XC30,^^LPCB.EC0.XC31), end; into_all method label _BIX code_regex \(\^\^LPCB\.EC0\.B1C3, replaceall_matched begin (B1B2(^^LPCB.EC0.YC30,^^LPCB.EC0.YC31), end; # or could remove the _BIX method if it turns out not to work #into_all method label _BIX remove_entry; And the Brightness:
       
       
       
       
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #graphics_PNLF_ivy_sandy.txt # This patch enables the brightness slider in SysPrefs->Displays # and will also enable activation of sleep mode by closing # the laptop lid. # # This particular version is intended to be used with ACPIBacklight.kext # although it can also be used with AppleBacklight.kext, # provided AppleBacklight.kext is patched to recognize your # display or an injector is used to set brightness levels. # # See this thread for more information: # http://www.tonymacx86.com/hp-probook-mavericks/121031-native-brightness-working-without-blinkscreen-using-patched-applebacklight-kext.html # (also read any linked threads) # # # Note: This patch should be applied to the DSDT or SSDT that defines # your integrated graphics device (always at _ADR 0x00020000) # into_all device label PNLF remove_entry; into_all device name_adr 0x00020000 code_regex (OperationRegion\s\(RMPC,\sPCI_Config[^\}]*\}) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00020000 insert begin OperationRegion (RMPC, PCI_Config, 0x10, 4)\n Field (RMPC, AnyAcc, NoLock, Preserve)\n {\n BAR1,32,\n }\n Device (PNLF)\n {\n // normal PNLF declares (note some of this probably not necessary)\n Name (_ADR, Zero)\n Name (_HID, EisaId ("APP0002"))\n Name (_CID, "backlight")\n Name (_UID, 10)\n Name (_STA, 0x0B)\n //define hardware register access for brightness\n // lower nibble of BAR1 is status bits and not part of the address\n OperationRegion (BRIT, SystemMemory, And(^BAR1, Not(0xF)), 0xe1184)\n Field (BRIT, AnyAcc, Lock, Preserve)\n {\n Offset(0x48250),\n LEV2, 32,\n LEVL, 32,\n Offset(0x70040),\n P0BL, 32,\n Offset(0xc8250),\n LEVW, 32,\n LEVX, 32,\n Offset(0xe1180),\n PCHL, 32,\n }\n // DEB1 special for setting KLVX at runtime...\n //Method (DEB1, 1, NotSerialized)\n //{\n // Store(Arg0, KLVX)\n //}\n // LMAX: use 0x710 to force OS X value\n // or use any arbitrary value\n // or use 0 to capture BIOS setting\n Name (LMAX, 0x710)\n // KMAX: defines the unscaled range in the _BCL table below\n Name (KMAX, 0x710)\n // KPCH: saved value for PCHL\n Name(KPCH, 0)\n // _INI deals with differences between native setting and desired\n Method (_INI, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n // save value of PCHL for later\n Store(PCHL, KPCH)\n // determine LMAX to use\n If (LNot(LMAX)) { Store(ShiftRight(LEVX,16), LMAX) }\n If (LNot(LMAX)) { Store(KMAX, LMAX) }\n Store(ShiftLeft(LMAX,16), KLVX)\n If (LNotEqual(LMAX, KMAX))\n {\n // Scale all the values in _BCL to the PWM max in use\n Store(0, Local0)\n While (LLess(Local0, SizeOf(_BCL)))\n {\n Store(DerefOf(Index(_BCL,Local0)), Local1)\n Divide(Multiply(Local1,LMAX), KMAX,, Local1)\n Store(Local1, Index(_BCL,Local0))\n Increment(Local0)\n }\n // Also scale XRGL and XRGH values\n Divide(Multiply(XRGL,LMAX), KMAX,, XRGL)\n Divide(Multiply(XRGH,LMAX), KMAX,, XRGH)\n }\n // adjust values to desired LMAX\n Store(ShiftRight(LEVX,16), Local1)\n If (LNotEqual(Local1, LMAX))\n {\n Store(LEVL, Local0)\n If (LOr(LNot(Local0),LNot(Local1))) { Store(LMAX, Local0) Store(LMAX, Local1) }\n Divide(Multiply(Local0,LMAX), Local1,, Local0)\n //REVIEW: wait for vblank before setting new PWM config\n //Store(P0BL, Local7)\n //While (LEqual (P0BL, Local7)) {}\n If (LGreater(LEVL, LMAX))\n { Store(KLVX, LEVX) Store(Local0, LEVL) }\n Else\n { Store(Local0, LEVL) Store(KLVX, LEVX) }\n }\n }\n // _BCM/_BQC: set/get for brightness level\n Method (_BCM, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // initialize for consistent backlight level before/after sleep\n If (LNotEqual(PCHL, KPCH)) { Store(KPCH, PCHL) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVW, 0x80000000)) { Store (0x80000000, LEVW) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVX, KLVX)) { Store (KLVX, LEVX) }\n // store new backlight level\n Store(Match(_BCL, MGE, Arg0, MTR, 0, 2), Local0)\n If (LEqual(Local0, Ones)) { Subtract(SizeOf(_BCL), 1, Local0) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEV2, 0x80000000)) { Store(0x80000000, LEV2) }\n Store(DerefOf(Index(_BCL, Local0)), LEVL)\n }\n Method (_BQC, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store(Match(_BCL, MGE, LEVL, MTR, 0, 2), Local0)\n If (LEqual(Local0, Ones)) { Subtract(SizeOf(_BCL), 1, Local0) }\n Return(DerefOf(Index(_BCL, Local0)))\n }\n Method (_DOS, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // Note: Some systems have this defined in DSDT, so uncomment\n // the next line if that is the case.\n //External(^^_DOS, MethodObj)\n ^^_DOS(Arg0)\n }\n // extended _BCM/_BQC for setting "in between" levels\n Method (XBCM, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // initialize for consistent backlight level before/after sleep\n If (LNotEqual(PCHL, KPCH)) { Store(KPCH, PCHL) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVW, 0x80000000)) { Store (0x80000000, LEVW) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVX, KLVX)) { Store (KLVX, LEVX) }\n // store new backlight level\n If (LGreater(Arg0, XRGH)) { Store(XRGH, Arg0) }\n If (LAnd(Arg0, LLess(Arg0, XRGL))) { Store(XRGL, Arg0) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEV2, 0x80000000)) { Store(0x80000000, LEV2) } \n Store(Arg0, LEVL)\n }\n Method (XBQC, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store(LEVL, Local0)\n If (LGreater(Local0, XRGH)) { Store(XRGH, Local0) }\n If (LAnd(Local0, LLess(Local0, XRGL))) { Store(XRGL, Local0) }\n Return(Local0)\n }\n // Use XOPT=1 to disable smooth transitions\n Name (XOPT, Zero)\n // XRGL/XRGH: defines the valid range\n Name (XRGL, 40)\n Name (XRGH, 1808)\n // KLVX is initialization value for LEVX\n Name (KLVX, 0x7100000)\n // _BCL: returns list of valid brightness levels\n // first two entries describe ac/battery power levels\n Name (_BCL, Package()\n {\n 1808,\n 479,\n 0,\n 53, 55, 57, 59,\n 62, 66, 71, 77,\n 83, 91, 99, 108,\n 119, 130, 142, 154,\n 168, 183, 198, 214,\n 232, 250, 269, 289,\n 309, 331, 354, 377,\n 401, 426, 453, 479,\n 507, 536, 566, 596,\n 627, 660, 693, 727,\n 762, 797, 834, 872,\n 910, 949, 990, 1031,\n 1073, 1115, 1159, 1204,\n 1249, 1296, 1343, 1391,\n 1440, 1490, 1541, 1592,\n 1645, 1698, 1753, 1808,\n })\n }\n end;  
       
      It's done! Now go brush your teeth!
       
       
      To do list
       
      - Turn AppleHDADisabler in CloverEFI path.
      - Fix FN keyboard keys.
      - Turn Battery DSDT patch in CloverEFI path.
      - Test Cardreader.
      - Test USB3 port.
       
       
      And last but not least
       
      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
      EFI.zip
    • By soumaxetuirk
      This forum is vastly popular among all Hackintosh users. There are many topics covered here and there. 
      Most of the important topics pinned section wise.But for a newbie its not easy to decide which guide they should follow. 
       
      Note : First search about your system in this forum, Other may have updated guide suitable for exact same system as you.If not follow this guide. I will try to try to point every important topics here in one. All original posts are linked, Go to original posts for detailed guide on that specific subject.
       
      BIOS SETTING
      While it is beneficial to have a unlocked BIOS (Mostly for Laptop Users) but it is not mandatory to install OS X. There are some basic things you should check in your BIOS before installing.
      Disable VT-d (Virtualization). Or if you want to use virtualisation then use clover boot argument "dart=0" Set SATA mode to "AHCI" Set DVMT memory to 128 / 64 MB. If setting not present then you may need DVMT-prealloc patch in clover.(Checkout graphics section) Disable secure boot.  Disable fastboot. (There are few laptops which works with first boot too.But you should turn off during installation ) you may use MBR or UEFI mode. But it is recommended to use UEFI due to it's many advantages over MBR. ( EX- faster device initialisation, Native support of Mac OS)  MBR users need to apple MBR patch to their USB Installer media. [Catalina MBR Patch]  
      POINTs TO REMEMBER
      1. SMBIOS
      you need select SMBIOS of a similar Mac model as per your hardware.  With unique and unused (Not Invalid) serial number.
      Use CloverConfigurator and select a Mac model which has similar CPU and GPU as your system. (Exact same CPU ID not required) Then Keep changing serial numbers. Check newly generated Serial Number in [Apple Support Coverage page.] If warranty details are available then change again.(You must not use serial numbers which are already registered) Continue till you get a serial number which either says "Invalid". It means you have now a official serial number but No Mac has been produced with that serial number. Use that serial number. Once you log in to Apple Account, You should not change your serial number.  
      2. KEXT Installation
      There are three locations for Kext
      \System\Library\Extensions : Exclusive for Apple System Kexts \Library\Extensions : For third party Kexts \Clover\Kexte\Other : Kext Injection during Boot  
      You can install any kext to either EFI\Clover\Kext\Other or else \Library\Extensions
      During installation you can keep essential kexts in Clover\Kext\Other folder. But after Installation you should move kexts to L\E. As kext in L\E are loaded in to kernel Cache and monitored by kernel.It will make your system more stable and less boot time.
      [Detailed Information]
       
      USB MEDIA CREATION
       
      1. USB Installer Media Creation
       To create a USB Installer media you need to device with Mac OS installed. 
       (If you don't have a Mac then use the this guide to make a installation drive from windows.) 
      Most recommended process is to use a Mac as follows,
      Download Installer App from Apple store. Open "Disk Utility" and format USB Flash Drive to "Mac OS Journaled Extended" format.  Then run the following command on terminal The command is an example for "Mojave". Other can be found in Apple support page. sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USBNAME --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app --nointeraction      5.  Then install Bootloader to the USB Device.
       
      2. Boot Loader :
      First thing to build a Hackintosh is emulation of a real Mac so that you can boot in to a OSX Installer.As your system can't directly boot a Mac OS, You need to boot either Clover , Chameleon or OpenCore. After booting in to these boot loader, you can boot in to OSX as well as your other OS like windows and linux.
      After many years,these boot loaders not only help to boot but also handles a big part to make your system more compatible to OSX. 
      So choose wisely
       
      2.1 Chameleon/Enoch 
      Chameleon was a oldest bootloader which was first developed to support MBR boot devices. Later they adopted to UEFI also. I still remember using it during the era of snow leopard, lion
      Support page
      Download
      2.2 Clover :
      Clover is most popular boot loader today.
      It supports UEFI and MBR. It has features like on fly DSDT, SSDT and kext patching. Device properties injection, fake properties injection.
      You can natively update OSX, Use Recovery option.Most popular and highest support.
      Support Page
      Download
      2.3 OpenCore :
      it was mostly meant for  advance user due to its feature to install directly to system BIOS.Where Clover and Chameleon can be used from hard disk or USB storage device.If you have knowledge of BIOS moving then you can go for it.It also can be used from hard disk too.
      Support Page
      Download
       
      First download and install Any one of them to Installer USB. Configure it, Once you get it to work, then copy the same to your hard disk to make it permanent. Download Clover configurator to edit clover configuration. if you are new then download a nearest system spec prebuilt config file from rehabman's repo or else you may search in this forum too. then fine tune it.
      Clover Configurator
      Clover Config Repo
       
      3. SMC Emulation:
      You need SMC Emulation to feed the OSX with a machitosh firmware.Also to translate your device basic firmware output to Macintosh support.(Ex : your system sensor data, )
      There are 2 major options for you.
       
      3.1 FakeSMC
      Stability wise, would it be better to use FakeSMC for its long development period and a large amount of documentation around it.It is more stable and if you have old hardware then batter is to go with FakeSMC.
      Download
      3.2 VirtualSMC
      It is new but filled with features like (MMIO Implementation, 2nd gen firmware support). Many are shifting to VirtualSMC these days.
      Also I personally like it's new way to manage battery,No more need of battery patch to most of the devices.
      Download
       
      Download the latest release, then copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other
       
      4.CPU Compatibility:
      Intel: All CPUs starting from Intel Core 2 Duo upto newer CPUs are supported.
      AMD: Most AMD CPU are supported but its required modified kernel. Support Page
      Sometimes latest release CPU does not get support unless Apple releases systems of same CPU generations. So you may not get support for all Mac OS version's support to all CPUs.In few cases you may use compatible CPU ids using clover's Fake CPU ID option.
       
      5.Graphics :
      While all intel integrated Graphics are supported natively, DualGPU are not supported. So first thing you need is to disable switchable graphics (AMD,nVidia) and use only Intel graphics only.
      If you have discrete GPU which is not tied to Intel HD then you can use it. (Mostly desktop, few laptop which comes without IntelHD, discrete switching capability in BIOS)
       
      Installation of WhateverGreen
      So the first thing you need is WhateverGreen. It is a kext which works to fix most common graphics problems.(Ex- Sleep Issue, Brightness Control, Graphics Injection)
      Nvidia & AMD mixup kext are also integrated to WhateverGreen. So it is recommended to install WhateverGreen irrespective of your graphics card.
      Download the kext and copy to EFI\Clover\kexts\Other
      Support Page
      Download
       
      Disable discrete GPU (For Dual Graphics Laptop)
      As I mentioned above, you need to disable dualGPU first. There are few different techniques you can adopt to (Use any one)
      Disable in BIOS Setting (If such setting available) Use boot argument "-wegnoegpu" with WhateverGreen Disabling GPU using DSDT   
       
      5.1 Intel HD
      To use Intel HD properly, Only one thing you need is "Whatevergreen". It will help, native Apple framebuffer to load. 
      If your BIOS does not have DVMT Setting,Then add "DVMT-prealloc Patch" in Hackintool's Advanced patch option.Also use proper framebuffer patch according to your system.
       
      A detailed guide of IntelHD frame buffer patching is available here by Headkaze
       
      5.2 Nvidia GPU
      Nvidia Web Driver Support Page
      5.3 AMD GPU
       
       
      6. PS2 Input devices:
      All most all laptop keyboard and touchpad uses PS2 port.Also Many desktop users still using PS2 devices.As Mac OS does not support PS2 devices, you need a PS2 driver called VodooPS2 first.
      When it comes to VoodooPS2, There is two major options. 
       
      5.1 Rehabman's Voodoo-PS2-Controller
      This is oldest built.So it is more stable and supports a long range of devices.
      Download
      5.2 Acidanthera's VoodooPS2
      It is new and supports native trackpad gestures. While writing, it has limited number of hardware support.
      But with time this will involve.
      Download
       
      Just download and copy the kext to EFI\Clover\Kext\Other. Or if you can not get it to work then use USB Mouse and A USB Keyboard.
       
      7.NVMe Drives
      From Os X 10.13, NMVE Drives are natively supported, So no need of any patches anymore.
       
      At beginning Apple only allowed few specific NVMe drives (Up to OsX 10.12). So if your motherboard supports NVMe drive booting then You can use NVMe patches in clover to get NVMe support.
      thanks to Pike R. Alpha's Bin patches for NVMEFamily.kext .
      Support Page
      Download
       
      POST INSTALLATION
       
      1. CPU Power Management 
      Once you made proper adjustment to graphics, You need to look in to power management. While power management is mostly important for laptops,Desktop users also should look in to this so that their CPU can run optimal and smoothly.Power management is highly dependent on CPU and IGPU.
       
      There are few different methods to get it working.The basic method is to use a SSDT.aml file generated "Pike R Alpha's Script".It is recommended and most stable.
      Alternatively if your system is intel 4th gen or higher then you may use XCPM method. Also HWP mode if you have 6th gen or higher CPU.
       
      1.1. Using auto generate states
      This process is only applies to first generation intel processor or older. Only enable "GeneratePStates" & "Generate CStates" in config. No need to SSDT.aml
      Sandybridge or higher CPU must not use this method.It will result kernel to Panic.
       
      1.2 Using Custom SSDT
      As I already mentioned,It is the most stable option and results optimised power consumption.
      Download. Piker R alpha's ssdtPTGen.sh from here. Run this file and create SSDT.aml for your CPU. Copy to EFI\Clover\ACPI\Patched . Uncheck all options like generate pState,Plugin type in SSDT section of clover config. Drop CPU related SSDT table 'CpuPm' and 'Cpu0Ist'.   
      1.3. XCPM Method
      XCPM (Intel Speedstep Technology) was introduced on 4th gen Intel processors. This allow to handle CPU usage and power consumption dynamically according to load.Also it is integrated with Intel HD.
      Graphics(GFX0)  should be renamed to IGPU by clover or in DSDT. Remove SSDT.aml from Clover\ACPI\Patched folder. Disable all SSDT generation methods. Enable "PluginType=YES" in clover config or else use this (download and compile) clover hot patch. 4th gen and 5th gen users should apply LPC patch into method label _DSM parent_label LPCB remove_entry; into device label LPCB insert begin Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store (Package (0x02) {\n "compatible", Buffer () {"pci8086,8c44"}\n }, Local0)\n DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))\n Return (Local0)\n } end;  
      1.4 XCPM + HWP Method
      HWP was introduced during Skylake CPUs.The new tech is supposed to make the processor respond much quicker to performance burst requests as well as improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the performance bursts themselves. It does this by handing some extent of the frequency control back to the processor – which, in conjunction with the OS (which needs to allow it to take over control of P-States) can perform much better. 
       
      Detailed guide to HWP
       
      As you can now see your CPU performance using Intel Power Gadget or HWMoniter (Istat Menu for VirtualSMC Users) . While you are using SMBios of a nearest CPU, It may very a little bit in case of frquency,Turbo frequency and idling speed(LFM). (for example I am using MacBook Pro 14,1 SMBios,So my system is idling as 1.30GHZ which is a bit higher for me.Almost half speed of my CPU)
      So you need to adjust your CPU frequency, Turbo Frequency and Idling speed(Keep it to minimum as 400MHz or 800MHz )as per your SMBIOS.
      Download FrequencyVector Editor By Pike R Alpha
      Choose your SMBios. It will Automatically Patch your LFM to minimum. You just change CPU max frequency and turbo frequency.
      Once you are done your system will have a optimised CPU Power management . 
       
      2. USB port Management 
      From OS X 10.11, Apple changed the way USB ports work.(thanks to Rehabman for this info) As Mac OS uses ACPI to detect USB ports in a system, it often gets wrong value for a Hackintosh. So to solver the issue, you need a "USB port injector kext" to inject all your ports.
       
      Also OSx has 15 port limit, you need to apply a port limit patch in clover.
      Port limit patches for different versions (Thanks to PMHeart)
      Catalina 10.15.0 (2 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83F90F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83F93F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.15.x Mojave 10.14.6: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.5: (4 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [HEX]: 83E30FD3 Replace* [HEX]: 83E33FD3 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FB3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Patch #4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 83FF0F0F Replace* [HEX]: 83FF3F0F Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 4 PMHeart/DalianSky MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.4: (3 Patches) Patch #1: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 870B0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB3F0F 870B0400 00 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 1 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 4183FF0F 0F839404 0000 Replace* [Hex] : 4183FF3F 0F839404 0000 Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 2 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Patch #3: Name*: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily Find* [Hex]: 83E30FD3 E34109DF Replace* [Hex] : 83E33FD3 E34109DF Comment: USB Port Limit Patch 3 ©PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.4 Mojave 10.14.3: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]:83FB0F0F 83030400 00 Replace* [HEX]: 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.2: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.1: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14.1+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.x Mojave 10.14.0: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 83030500 00 Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90 Comment: USB 10.14+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.14.0 High Sierra 10.13.6: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837D880F 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.6+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.5: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.4: Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find* [HEX]: 837d940f 0f839704 0000 Replace* [HEX]: 837d940f 90909090 9090 Comment: USB 10.13.4+ by PMHeart MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.3: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.2: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.1: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x High Sierra 10.13.0: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 837d8c10 Replace* [Hex] : 837d8c1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 24 MatchOS: 10.13.x Sierra 10.12.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd74ff ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd74ff ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.12.x El Capitan 10.11.x: Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI Find* [Hex]: 83bd8cfe ffff10 Replace* [Hex] : 83bd8cfe ffff1b Comment: change 15 port limit to 26 MatchOS: 10.11.x Note: while this solves the issue, some times it may causes system instability . So you should disable mostly unused ports using DSDT hot patches (SSDT-UIAC.aml) ,Then remove port limit patch.
       
      To do that download Hackintool and go to to USB tab. Now insert USB3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to every port, And rectify the details (Connector Type) accordingly. Once you finished checking all port, remove all the listed USBPorts which are not turned green(ports are not usable). Then Export SSDT-UIAC.aml ,install to clover/ACPI/Patched . 
       
      USB Power Management:
      Most of the laptop has EC device named mostly as EC0 or H_EC . Rename the device to EC by Clover DSDT patch to load ApplePowerBusController under EC. (You can confirm in IoReg)
      If you don't have a EC device then add a Fake EC Device.
       
      Newer Mac device use device named USBX.So People who are using SMBIOS higher then iMac 7,1 or MacBook 13,1 should add an device named USBX under scope _SB . If you used Hackintool to eliminate unused USB ports then you must have gotten SSDT-USBX.aml if needed for your system.
      DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "hack", "USBX", 0x00000000) { Device (_SB.USBX) { Name (_ADR, Zero) // _ADR: Address Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // _DSM: Device-Specific Method { If (!Arg2) { Return (Buffer (One) { 0x03 // . }) } Return (Package (0x08) { "kUSBSleepPortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBSleepPowerSupply", 0x13EC, "kUSBWakePortCurrentLimit", 0x0834, "kUSBWakePowerSupply", 0x13EC }) } } } 3. Audio
      Audio is almost common issue due large range of audio Codecs and controllers . There are three major options for Audio fix. All have different way to enable sound so installation guides are also different. Must 'rename HDAS to HDEF' By DSDT edit or Clover. 
      3.1 VoodooHDA 
      It is the oldest kext built to fix audio devices. This works as a alternative option to Apple's native AppleHDA.
      While VoodooHDA supports large number of devices, It provides a lower sound quality for few cases.
      download
      3.2 AppleHDA
      This was developed by mir0ne and it is able to use native AppleHDA.
      It involves patching of AppleHDA kext present in S\L\E
      Download
      3.3 AppleALC
      An open source kernel extension enabling native macOS HD audio for not officially supported codecs without any filesystem modifications.
      So this is the most recommended option.
      Download
      Support Page
       
      4. Battery 
      While battery is handled by firmware only. Proper kext is needed to notify system regarding battery status.
      To enable Battery icon in notification bar. Also you can use the features present in "Power Saver ' Section in setting.
      There is two major option, with completely different approach. 
       
      4.1 ACPI-Battery-Manager
      This kext uses ACPI methods to notify battery status.So you need to patch your DSDT first. Then install the kext.
      BatteryManager kext should be loaded under device BAT0 in IOReg.
      Download
      Battery patches (By Rehabman)
      4.2 VirtualSMC Battery plugin
      If you are using VirtualSMC then you have already got a SMCBattery plugin.
      It uses a different to approach. So you don't need any DSDT patch.It works out of the box in most of the cases.
      If not then check you IOReg first.AppleACPIACAdapter kext should be loaded under device ADP1. If no ADP1 device is present,Then rename your AC Adapter device (Something like  AC, ACAD) to ADP1 . [Original Post]
      Download link is present in SMC Section.

       
      5.Connectivity
      Connectivity is a major part Hackintosh. Properly installation of ethernet is required to iMessage activation. Also bluetooth and Wifi need to be configured properly to continuity and Handoff feature to work.
       
      Ethernet
      Just follow the support page for your Ethernet card.
      Intel Ethernet : [Support]  [Download]
      Realtek Ethernet : [Download]
       
      Atheros Wifi
      Supported Cards : AR9285/AR9280
      Atheros wifi cards are supported up to 10.12 . While it can be used further using older kext but you may get random system crashes. 
      You can use various method like custom injector Kext  or using DSDT patches. It is recommended to change with supported Broadcom card.
       
      Broadcom Wifi 
      Supported Cards : 
      As apple uses Broadcom WLAN cards for their Mac.Cards like 94360 are natively supported , Others few (Like popular 94352Z) are compatible with OS X with Wifi AC (5.0 ghz) support. In few cases you may need to edit country code for Wifi AC to work.
      Broadcom Wifi Guide
      Broadcom Bluetooth
      Note: With 10.15 Bluetooth Injection method has been changed.( Discussion topic ) Use this fork Broadcom-Ram patch for bluetooth by Acidanthera.
       
      A deprecated guide by Toleda, It contains a lot of information for Wifi & Bluetooth.Must check out
      Brdcm Wifi + Bluetooth Guide
       
      Bluetooth Continuity
      Continuity is feature to enable features like handoff, Instant Hotspot features . Only for iPhone users though ... (Apple Continuity)
      Just download the kext and install it. It will take care of rest.
      Download

       
      (.....Continues)
      When it comes to Hackintosh, There are a lot to talk about. I will keep updating this post for next few days....
    • By fusion71au
      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
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