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Many people stated this thing about output of apfs.efi

but using that driver is useful for display resolution and in some case it delay video output and people does not see apfs.efi lines

 

if you search in this forum you can find a simple patch from PMHeart and a more simple script from ErmaC to patch apfs.efi to disappear that log output.

 

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@fabiosun ,

 

CsmVideoDxe-64.efi seems apfs.efi related... 

 

If I don't use it I get these messages before entering the clover boot menu (see attachment).

 

 

Back to the topic... 

 

 

The remaining question is why my system is not recognised by the Appstore as iMac Pro and if this issue is Clover_v2.4k_r4369 related.. 

 

Update:

 

 

Yes.... Same behaviour with my system disk if I omit CsmVideoDxe-64.efi (in fact I formerly also did not implement CsmVideoDxe-64.efi in the EFI-Folder of my MacOS USB Flash Drive Installer). 

 

With CsmVideoDxe-64.efi, also some messages appear before entering the clover boot menu.. but for a millisecond.. thus, I am not able to see or trace the content.. 

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Hello Slice,

 

I know that an HD3000 system is an old equipment, but that's the one I have. Do you have any insight on how to get rid of the graphics glitches?

 

I already have 8GB of RAM and don't know the DVMT size or how to increase it.

 

I was booting in legacy mode but I discovered I can do UEFI and now I'm using Aptio2Fix without a slide parameter. My calculated slide=39 doesn't work.

Once upon a time I heard about slide=0 may help to artefact problem on Intel HD3000. I can't confirm or comment this because I have no such video.

My HD4000 depends on BIOS version (comp #2 in sig). Version A12 good while version A23 is full of artefacts. Did you checked different BIOSes?

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Once upon a time I heard about slide=0 may help to artefact problem on Intel HD3000. I can't confirm or comment this because I have no such video.

My HD4000 depends on BIOS version (comp #2 in sig). Version A12 good while version A23 is full of artefacts. Did you checked different BIOSes?

 

For that model, ASUS didn't release many BIOSes, the one I'm using is the latest and that's the one that boots Win8 and Win10.

 

In fact, on the download site there's no previous version. I'm even afraid to downgrade because I bricked the same laptop by flashing a bad BIOS. Had to replace the motherboard.

 

The slide=0 I think was a placebo. Currently, I can't boot with slide=0 on AptioFix2. With AptioFix1 slide=0 allows me to boot but the artifacts are there. They appear later when the computer has a more time on.

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Many people stated this thing about output of apfs.efi

but using that driver is useful for display resolution and in some case it delay video output and people does not see apfs.efi lines

 

if you search in this forum you can find a simple patch from PMHeart and a more simple script from ErmaC to patch apfs.efi to disappear that log output.

 

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link verbose apfs boot added

 

perfect... apsf.efi issue resolved... thanks! 

 

BTW.. apparently I do not need the CsmVideoDxe-64.efi on my system.. also thanks for all related info

 

 

Now back to my original question:

 

Can it be that the incorrect recognition of my system in the Appstore can be due to the current Clover_v2.4k_r4369 iMacPro implementation?

 

The same question states for the apparent issue with the MacOS 10.13.2 (17C2120) USB Flash Drive Installer partition, which currently is not visible in the Clover Boot Menu. 

 

BTW.. the native NVRAM implementation also concludes that the MSR in the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe v1014 BIOS is in fact unlocked? 

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no. sorry not related to Nvram...

maybe you can check with pikeralpha tool to see but i think it is locked.

Maybe you can try with uefipatch

I see in the latest Patches.txt some lines related to skylake CPU

 

.....

 

 

 

BTW.. the native NVRAM implementation also concludes that the MSR in the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe v1014 BIOS is in fact unlocked? 

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no. sorry not related to Nvram...

maybe you can check with pikeralpha tool to see but i think it is locked.

Maybe you can try with uefipatch

I see in the latest Patches.txt some lines related to skylake CPU

 

I did previously check the MSR with AppleIntelInfo.kext (still using a  i7-7800X) and within earlier ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS versions the MSR was always locked.

 

Now with the i9-7980XE, my system immediately reboots on kextload of AppleIntelInfo.kext. The kext is not compatible with the latter CPU, see https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/AppleIntelInfo/issues/22.

 

The UEFI patch apparently works fine with the ASUS X299 Prime-A and ASUS X299 Strix BIOS, however with the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS it fails apparently due to a different BIOS file system.. See https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool/issues/91.

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If you are sure uefipatch is working with ASUS X299 Prime-A

output message is the same also for your motherboard after patching..

Last login: Tue Jan  9 17:40:28 on console
fabios-Mac-Pro:~ fabio$ cd desktop
fabios-Mac-Pro:desktop fabio$ /Users/fabio/Desktop/UEFIPatch PRIME-X299-A-ASUS-1004.CAP
parseImageFile: Aptio capsule signature may become invalid after image modifications
parseFile: non-empty pad-file contents will be destroyed after volume modifications
parseFile: non-empty pad-file contents will be destroyed after volume modifications
patch: replaced 8 bytes at offset 4380h 81E10080000033C1 -> 9090909090909090
patch: replaced 8 bytes at offset 4380h 81E10080000033C1 -> 9090909090909090
Image patched
fabios-Mac-Pro:desktop fabio$ 

 

I did previously check the MSR with AppleIntelInfo.kext (still using a  i7-7800X) and within earlier ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS versions the MSR was always locked.

 

Now with the i9-7980XE, my system immediately reboots on kextload of AppleIntelInfo.kext. The kext is not compatible with the latter CPU, see https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/AppleIntelInfo/issues/22.

 

The UEFI patch apparently works fine with the ASUS X299 Prime-A and ASUS X299 Strix BIOS, however with the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe BIOS it fails apparently due to a different BIOS file system.. See https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool/issues/91.

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offtopic

 

If you are sure uefipatch is working with ASUS X299 Prime-A

output message is the same also for your motherboard after patching..

Last login: Tue Jan  9 17:40:28 on console
fabios-Mac-Pro:~ fabio$ cd desktop
fabios-Mac-Pro:desktop fabio$ /Users/fabio/Desktop/UEFIPatch PRIME-X299-A-ASUS-1004.CAP
parseImageFile: Aptio capsule signature may become invalid after image modifications
parseFile: non-empty pad-file contents will be destroyed after volume modifications
parseFile: non-empty pad-file contents will be destroyed after volume modifications
patch: replaced 8 bytes at offset 4380h 81E10080000033C1 -> 9090909090909090
patch: replaced 8 bytes at offset 4380h 81E10080000033C1 -> 9090909090909090
Image patched
fabios-Mac-Pro:desktop fabio$ 

 

Off topic request: can you please attach your patches.txt? I will give it a try... 

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i tested my hp 4230s sandy laptop

now, i can use native NVRAM with OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi.

 

i always used slide=0 before. but if i use new OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi, i can't use slide=0. i have to remove slide=0 bootarg.

as result, only use OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi

 

thank you so much again.

 

EDIT1.

i will check Snow leopard booting.

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i tested my hp 4230s sandy laptop

now, i can use native NVRAM with OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi.

 

i always used slide=0 before. but if i use new OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi, i can't use slide=0. i have to remove slide=0 bootarg.

as result, only use OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi

 

thank you so much again.

I'm in the same boat. Using slide=0 gives me the prohibited sign. I even calculated my slide value (well, it was calculated for me by apianti) and I can't boot with that value either.

 

However, I did have native NVRAM without emuvariable.efi.

 

How are you doing with the graphical glitches of the HD3000? do you have any??

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Hi, I do not set the bus speed in config.plist. Please have a look at it: 

 

How can I fix that? Btw. my bios is in "turbo" mode, so maybe overclock everything a bit. Should I then set the busspeed?

 

Do you mean that it is too slow? Because I am fine with it, if it was too fast :)

 

 

EDIT: So the busspeed should be 100MHz / 100000kHz? I now actually set the busspeed to 100000, and it is reporting now:

Finally: ExternalClock=25MHz BusSpeed=100000kHz CPUFreq=3400MHz PIS: hw.busfrequency=100000000Hz

Does that look correct to you?

 

Yeah it should 100MHz, unless you overclocked the base clock.

 

This one still crashes in FCPX while using opencl hd4600+nvidia. Do you really think that it crashes because of memory corruption?  The area in my memory map at 0x10000 looks quite big to me....?

 

 

btw. the Info.plist kext patching in clover is quite retarded: You cannot use strings for search/replace, it seems:

 

Yeah it uses either base64 or hexadecimal encoded data, it's not a string because it's meant to replace data not just strings.

 

News from the Skylake-X/X299 SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 front

 

System boots flawless with OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi from Clover_v2.4k_r4369. No memory allocation errors and no slide boot flag necessary

 

Nevertheless, problems with the macOS 10.13.2 17C2120 USB Flash Drive Installer. 

 

USB MacOS Installer partition does not appear in the Clover Boot Menu.

 

I don't know if the problem is Clover or macOS USB Flash Drive Installer related.  

 

When booting with the EFI on the USB Drive, I get the following message before entering the clover boot menu

 

Does no one read what I say? DO NOT USE AptioFix after r4369!!!!!!! Only AptioFix2. There is a bug that will allow the relocated kernel to overwrite the previously reserved runtime regions that were just protected from being moved into the kernel. Remove AptioFix and use AptioFix2.

 

The same results :(

 

I think I might go with Aptio1. With Aptio 2, sometimes I get the prohibited sign. Mostly when I turn off the computer for more than a minute. 

 

When I get the prohibted sign, I turn it off (just press the power button, no need to press and hold) and turn it on right away and it boots fine. 

 

Thanks anyway you've been very helpful. I have to live with those graphics glitches.

 

Can't anymore, AptioFix is more broken than AptioFix2. Unless you use an older version. You firmware has more reserved regions than I have ever seen before and only some are marked for runtime, it's hard to say if those other regions also need to be protected because they are indeed runtime or not but 

 

where i find kext disabling menu on last clover (4369) ?

 

There is no such thing. Unless you mean disabling individual kext injection.

 

You have asus x299? Your NVRAM working natively? Your MSR is unlocked? 

 

There should be no issues except with Z97 and X99 systems, the rest should be working with a few caveats.

 

 

it kinda seems that way....

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Hi apianti

if I don't remember bad you talk about to mod nvram section in x99 bios.

Can you point me in right direction if it is there some guide to execute this firmware patch?

 

I would like to ask also, in my condition I see many useful variable stored I think by clover and my system is fully working

For x99 users is there a really needs to have a working Nvram?

thank you

 

 

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There should be no issues except with Z97 and X99 systems, the rest should be working with a few caveats.

 

 

it kinda seems that way....

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Ambiguous output redirect

other weird behaviour... 

 

Even with 10.13.2 (17C2120) and SMBIOS iMacPro1,1, the Appstore does not recognise my system as iMac pro and just provides standard MacOS Installers instead of the iMac Pro specific ones. 

 

If I intent to download e.g. the 10.13.2 Full Package installer, I get the following error message (see attachment)

 

If I just update to 10.13.2 SA, again the standard installer is taken... 

 

I don't know if this issue is Clover_v2.4k_r4369 or build related.. I have a i9-7980XE which is not natively implemented yet by OSX (in contrary to the i9-7900X) and I use a Nvidia GPU instead of a Vega 64. 

 

Surprisingly, for user DSM2 with an ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe, a  i9-7900X  and 2x Vega 64 but Clover _v2.4k_4318, everything works as expected.. His system is fully recognised by the Appstore as iMacPro and he receives the correct iMac Pro specific macOS installer packages. 

 

 

You probably need to do some patching.

 

But if I remove EmuVariableUefi-64.efi, my SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 serial number, board serial number and UUID will not be correctly transmitted and I will face issues with iCloud, iMessage and Facetime, isn't it? 

 

No, those are from your configuration....

 

what about CsmVideoDxe-64.efi? Can I skip that too?

 

No, that is to allow full resolutions over the CSM module. You could possibly try disabling CSM, removing it, and then you may get full resolution with the UEFI drivers. You can no longer boot legacy though.... Don't see why you would need to though.

 

This is legacy Clover BDS menu timeout. I am not sure if it used anywhere.

 

That's why I chose that variable to test the writing. They have a whitelist in which only certain variables can be written, that is one. They can write to it, but not another test variable. So, they have working NVRAM just that the actual NVRAM modules have a bug that restricts what can be written at runtime.

 

Hello Slice,

 

I know that an HD3000 system is an old equipment, but that's the one I have. Do you have any insight on how to get rid of the graphics glitches?

 

I already have 8GB of RAM and don't know the DVMT size or how to increase it.

 

I was booting in legacy mode but I discovered I can do UEFI and now I'm using Aptio2Fix without a slide parameter. My calculated slide=39 doesn't work.

 

I also have an HD3000. I'm trying to figure it out.... 

 

Once upon a time I heard about slide=0 may help to artefact problem on Intel HD3000. I can't confirm or comment this because I have no such video.

My HD4000 depends on BIOS version (comp #2 in sig). Version A12 good while version A23 is full of artefacts. Did you checked different BIOSes?

 

I have heard this too and I don't think it's actually related to the solution. Because it does nothing for me. I think that the slide was just overwriting some region it needed and disabling KASLR didn't put the kernel overwriting these regions. The fact that two versions of the same firmware act differently tells me that most likely it has to do with a memory region that in windows and linux is ok but in macOS it determines the wrong mapping or no mapping for it.

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For that model, ASUS didn't release many BIOSes, the one I'm using is the latest and that's the one that boots Win8 and Win10.

 

In fact, on the download site there's no previous version. I'm even afraid to downgrade because I bricked the same laptop by flashing a bad BIOS. Had to replace the motherboard.

 

The slide=0 I think was a placebo. Currently, I can't boot with slide=0 on AptioFix2. With AptioFix1 slide=0 allows me to boot but the artifacts are there. They appear later when the computer has a more time on.

 

It most certainly is, I think it was just a matter of luck, as sleep/hibernation seemed to be.

 

i tested my hp 4230s sandy laptop

now, i can use native NVRAM with OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi.

 

i always used slide=0 before. but if i use new OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi, i can't use slide=0. i have to remove slide=0 bootarg.

as result, only use OsxAptioFix2Drv.efi

 

thank you so much again.

 

EDIT1.

i will check Snow leopard booting.

 

slide=0 just disables KASLR.

 

I'm in the same boat. Using slide=0 gives me the prohibited sign. I even calculated my slide value (well, it was calculated for me by apianti) and I can't boot with that value either.

 

However, I did have native NVRAM without emuvariable.efi.

 

How are you doing with the graphical glitches of the HD3000? do you have any??

 

I don't get why it's failing when you set the slide, there must be some other side effect, but your firmware is nuts with the allocations. Jeez.

 

Hi apianti

if I don't remember bad you talk about to mod nvram section in x99 bios.

Can you point me in right direction if it is there some guide to execute this firmware patch?

 

I would like to ask also, in my condition I see many useful variable stored I think by clover and my system is fully working

For x99 users is there a really needs to have a working Nvram?

thank you

 

fabio, don't you have working NVRAM? It is just whitelisted. And yes you probably want fully functioning NVRAM to actually be able to write stuff, like when you use an upgrade or an installer or want to set startup disk, or any number of things stored in NVRAM. sleep/hibernation....

 

can someone help me calculate the slide value needed. ive attached my memmap.

 

 

Thanks in advanced!

 

Use any slide you want.

Available  0000000000100000-00000000312F9FFF 00000000000311FA 000000000000000F

Is clover ready for 17C205 security update?

 

No idea. Yes?

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Is clover ready for 17C205 security update?

 

If it wasn't, I wouldn't be writing this on my hack... ;)

 

I have updated my both hacks and no problems, just testing the correct slide value to see if it minimizes the glitches on my HD3000.

 

Cheers!

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i tested snow leopard boot.

 

OsxAptioFixDrv

-snow boot no problem

-native nvram - works

 

OsxAptioFix2Drv

-lead to get memory allocation error

-native nvram - works

 

my sandy laptop show that OsxAptioFixDrv is best.

hd 3000 is no problem on hp 4230s

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hd 3000 is no problem on hp 4230s

 

No weird horizontal lines from time to time, specially in web browsers when you have many tabs and apps open? 

 

What's your SMBIOS? Can you share your config / DSDT?

 

Thanks in advance.

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i tested snow leopard boot.

 

OsxAptioFixDrv

-snow boot no problem

-native nvram - works

 

OsxAptioFix2Drv

-lead to get memory allocation error

-native nvram - works

 

my sandy laptop show that OsxAptioFixDrv is best.

hd 3000 is no problem on hp 4230s

 

You must use old AptioFix or AptioFix2 pre r4369 for anything older than ML.

 

EDIT: Also just don't use AptioFix after r4369 at all. It will produce side effects.

No weird horizontal lines from time to time, specially in web browsers when you have many tabs and apps open? 

 

What's your SMBIOS? Can you share your config / DSDT?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

I will go weeks, then for days have artifacts, then fine again. Currently I can't even get my HD3000 to work right. It is not injected properly and I can't figure out why.

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No weird horizontal lines from time to time, specially in web browsers when you have many tabs and apps open?

 

What's your SMBIOS? Can you share your config / DSDT?

 

Thanks in advance.

UEFI, only intel inject, macbookpro8,1, slide=0

 

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You must use old AptioFix or AptioFix2 pre r4369 for anything older than ML.

 

EDIT: Also just don't use AptioFix after r4369 at all. It will produce side effects.

 

 

I will go weeks, then for days have artifacts, then fine again. Currently I can't even get my HD3000 to work right. It is not injected properly and I can't figure out why.

Thank you for advice

 

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Quick question:

 

At least in theory, would it be possible for Clover (and / or some connected UEFI drivers) to update the CPUs microcode?

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Quick question:

 

At least in theory, would it be possible for Clover (and / or some connected UEFI drivers) to update the CPUs microcode?

 

Yeah, if you have the microcode update, I don't see why it couldn't. The operating system is able to do this, linux does, look at the proprietary drivers in use in say ubuntu.

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Well, I think you might guess why I am asking this. So, there are new microcode updates for many Intel CPUs fixing (at least partially, likely it is more a mitigation than a real fix) those nasty security issues. And yes, I know you can update the microcode using Linux. But AFAIK this is not persistent. When I understand this correctly, you usually need a BIOS update to make it more persistent, but I doubt there will be many esp for older boards.

 

So, what about delegating this to clover? I.e. a user would download the microcode update (for example here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File) and a UEFI module/driver will take care of doing the update?

 

By this way, we would have mitigation for many Hacks where it wouldn't be possible otherwise. And of course not everyone is on 10.13 ...

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Well, I think you might guess why I am asking this. So, there are new microcode updates for many Intel CPUs fixing (at least partially, likely it is more a mitigation than a real fix) those nasty security issues. And yes, I know you can update the microcode using Linux. But AFAIK this is not persistent. When I understand this correctly, you usually need a BIOS update to make it more persistent, but I doubt there will be many esp for older boards.

 

So, what about delegating this to clover? I.e. a user would download the microcode update (for example here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File) and a UEFI module/driver will take care of doing the update?

 

By this way, we would have mitigation for many Hacks where it wouldn't be possible otherwise. And of course not everyone is on 10.13 ...

 

Yeah, it's not persistent unless it's flashed with the firmware. Only SOME CPUs can be microcode updated to MITIGATE the problem in conjunction with the actual separating of the kernel and user space so it's no longer possible to attack by side-channeling. The separating of the memory spaces is really what will protect from the vulnerability, as well as Intel saying that all accesses of this nature should have a serializing instruction to prevent speculation.

 

 ive been wondering the same thing. any chance somehere could tell us how to implement a microcode update (made for linux) with clover that would be awesome! 

 

I'm not sure it makes much sense. It alone is not going to protect from the vulnerability, because the problem is in the actual silicon of the chip, so the memory map can be side-channeled through speculation. The memory map needs to be separated from any other memory map if you want to not have this vulnerability.

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      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the Catalina install zip (bootpack & postinstall): acer_aspire_V591G-55TU_cata.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      For any system kext installation\modification you need to boot with config_debug.plist (or disable SIP manually)
      Also on Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By MaLd0n
      ---TUTORIAL---

      https://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=8685
       
      --Original Post--
       
      https://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=11237
       
      --Bios/UEFI Settings--
       
      *Update bios/uefi to F7+*
      1- Go to M.I.T./Advanced Frequency Settings tab
       
      Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) - Profile 1
       
      2- Go to BIOS tab
       
      CSM Support - Disabled
       
      3- Go to Peripherals/Thunderbolt(TM) Configuration tab
       
      Security Level - No Security
      Thunderbolt USB Support - Enabled
      GPIO3 Force Pwr - Enabled
       
      4- Go to Chipset tab
       
      Internal Graphics - Enable
       
      ---CLOVER FOLDER---
      https://olarila.com/files/Clover.Folder/EFI CLOVER Z390 DESIGNARE.zip
      *Use this folder with FULL DSDT PATCHED
       
      ---OPENCORE FOLDER---
      https://olarila.com/forum/download/file.php?id=24376
      *Use this folder with FULL DSDT PATCHED
       
       
      ---Extract one Full dump for DSDT edits, post files---
       
      RunMe.app
       
       
       
      ---HARDWARE---
       
      --MOBO

      GIGABYTE Z390 DESIGNARE
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Z390-DESIGNARE-Gigabyte-Thunderbolt-Motherboard/dp/B07K8RJZRG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Z390+DESIGNARE&qid=1565492390&s=electronics&sr=1-1

      --PROCESSOR

      Intel Core i9-9900K
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Intel-i9-9900K-Desktop-Processor-Unlocked/dp/B005404P9I/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=Intel+Core+i9-9900K&qid=1553358099&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

      --COOLER

      CORSAIR H100i RGB PLATINUM AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-H100i-PLATINUM-Liquid-Cooler/dp/B07JWB5BSN/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=WATER+COOLER+CPU&qid=1565492509&s=gateway&sr=8-4

      --MEMORY

      Corsair CMW32GX4M2C3200C16 Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600)
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMW32GX4M2C3200C16-Vengeance-PC4-25600-Desktop/dp/B07GTG2T7L/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=memory+ddr4+32&qid=1553358238&s=gateway&sr=8-15

      --GPU

      MSI RX Vega 64 AIR Boost 8G OC
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/MSI-RX-64-AIR-8G/dp/B07DH7S1X1/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=vega+64+gigabyte&qid=1565492819&s=electronics&sr=1-2

      --SSD

      Samsung 970 EVO 1TB SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) NVMe M.2 V-NAND
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=s+samsung+970+evo+1tb&qid=1565493002&s=electronics&sr=1-1

      --POWER SUPPLY

      EVGA Supernova 1000 P2 80+ Platinum, 1000W ECO Mode Fully Modular 
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernova-Platinum-Crossfire-220-P2-1000-XR/dp/B00EKJQM5E/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=power+supply+1000w&qid=1565493196&s=gateway&sr=8-3

      --WIRELESS

      TP-Link Archer T9E
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Archer-T9E-Beamforming-Technology/dp/B00TQEX7AQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=TP-Link+Archer+T9E&qid=1553358397&s=gateway&sr=8-1

      --CASE

      Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Black Edition ATX Open Frame Panoramic Viewing
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Tempered-Panoramic-Certified-CA-1E7-00M1WN-03/dp/B01N4IGVSC/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Thermaltake+Core+P5&qid=1565493567&s=gateway&sr=8-2

      --DSDT Patches--
      -FIX ACPI ERRORS -FIX OEM SSDTs to AVOID ERRORS AND WARNINGS -REMOVE UNUSED SCOPES / DEVICES -HIGH PRECISION EVENT TIMER -SATA -DMAC -REMOVE PROBLEMATIC AND UNUSED DEVICES -FIX K.P in REBOOT -SLPB -DARWIN / WINDOWS 2015 -XHCI -PLUGIN TYPE -HDAS to HDEF -HDEF -REAL TIME CLOCK -ARTC -IRQs -SBUS -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -LAN -FWHD -USBX -PMCR -PPMC -XSPI -CNVW -GMM -IMEI -EC -PNLF -ARPT -GFX0 -NVME -DTGP -ACQUIRE MUT0 0XFFFF -MUTEX MUT0 0x00 -EXTERNAL REFERENCES -UNKNOWNOBJ -HDMI / HDAU -FULL RENAMED DEVICES ---SCREENSHOTs---




















      -Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
      Thanks to KGP for SSDT Thunderbolt
      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, Sampath007, onemanosx, erroruser, Jenny David, Olarila Facebook Community, Hackintosh Facebook Community and many others!
      We're all here to have fun and learn from each other!
    • By e97
      HackPro X99 System
      Until Apple blesses us with the MacPro7,1 – this is for those that require tools to do their work.
      An appropriate bicycle for the mind.
       
       

       

       

       
      Specs:
       
      CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3 (12 core, 2.5 GHz / 3.3 GHz Boost)
      Motherboard: SZMZ X99-8D3
      RAM: 16GB DDR3-14900R 1866Mhz ECC RDIMM modules
      GPU: Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
      Storage: Phison E12 m.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD
      Water blocks: BARROW CPU + GPU
      Radiator: 360mm x 25mm slim
      Pump: DDC
       
      Case dimensions: 431 mm x 342 mm x 177 mm
       
       
       
      XCPM OFF
       

       
      XCPM ON
       

       
      OpenCL
       

       
       
       
      iMacPro1,1
       

       
       

       
      OpenCL
       

       
       
      NVMe
       

       
       
      Win 10 x64 v1809
       
      AIDA64 - Cache & Memory
       

       
       
      EFI-Clover-X99.zip
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Anyone else I forgot
       
       
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