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thanks Tetonne.

i'l move to OEM folder as suggested.

i'll report with icloud and imessage later on.

thank tluck.

i'll try you suggestion and back with report.

hi Tetonne,

 i am able to sign in to icloud, and syncron my address book and others.

 but still no luck with my imessage. :( able to log with my password to my imessage, but after a while, it said registration failed.

 

hit tluck,

 tried your kext but failed. tried to patch on my own, and failed miserably :))

 so i'm gonna stick with VoodooHDA version 2.8.4. it works on my internal speaker and headphone.

 it's just that i need to manually change the output to headphone in sound's preference pane when i plug its jack.

 for the battery, you're right. i need to patch my DSDT. fortunately, rehabman provide the patch and comment on patched DSDT.

 on my case, it's related to 16 bit memory that need to be converted to 8 bit in DSDT declaration. (sort of... :D)

 i got the battery patch from this link.

 hope helps anyone out there having problem same with mine. :)

 

i'll update my clover package on my previous post.

 

next will be activating my displayport or VGA on the left side. :D

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@tluck and @Tettone,

regarding usage of displayport, i've tried to use dsdt as followed:

 

Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                {
                    Store (Package (0x02)
                        {
                            "AAPL,ig-platform-id",
                            Buffer (0x04)
                            {
                                0x03, 0x00, 0x66, 0x01
                            }
                        }, Local0)
                    DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                    Return (Local0)
                }

i can get my LCD and external monitor connected to display port works. but my LCD got stretched, only half of screen is shown while the external monitor works perfectly.

i also get memory for graphics increase to 512MB instead of 384MB.

any idea to solve this issue?

 

interesting part for me:

- when in DSDT i set: "0x04, 0x00, 0x66, 0x01 " and in config.plist i set 0x01620003 in ig-platform-id, looks like the DSDT setting is the one used.

------------update-------------

i finally able to use my mini display port by editing the AppleIntelFramebufferCapri in AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext\Contents\MacOS.
for reading material, u can go to this discussion: http://iatkos.me/forum/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=23300
 

on my T430, it's known that the lid/internal LCD display works with ig-platform-id: 01660004.
so, i keep using ig-platform-id: 01660009 (able to see 3 ports, LVDS, and 2 displayport) and edit the LVDS part to have same value as LVDS part in ig-platform-id: 01660004.

the use ig-platform-id: 01660009 gives me 512Mb graphics memory. that's higher than using ig-platform-id: 01660004, which only gives me 384MB memory.

one thing to note:

the poster wrote in his post that,

 

AAPL,ig-platform-id: 01660004, Stolen RAM for FB: 32MB, Pipes: 3, Ports: 1, FBMem: 1
@0, 05 03 00 00 02 00 00 00 03 02 00 00 // LVDS

however, in my installation, the 03 (bold) is shown as 30.

so i use 30 when editing.

after editing the kext, i reinstall the kext to SLE using kext wizard, update the kext cache, then reboot.

voila.... got my internal LCD display and my DELL monitor works together.

tried the VGA, but no luck.

not a big deal, i rarely or even never use the vga so far.

 

hope it will helps someone someday. :)
 

thx.

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@gendalo

 

most of us on this thread (having a T420) have Intel HD 3000 graphics. so we dont need to inject the  platform id for gfx. for your box which has HD 4000 is a bit different. i have seen some posts regarding this aspect. 

 

as far as LCD display stretching, you may need explicity add DualLink=1 for your LCD - can be added explicitly in the dsdt and/or clover's config.plist

 

 

                            "AAPL00,DualLink",
                            Buffer (0x04)
                            {
                                0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00
                            },
 

 

also it seems your T430 has ALC269 based on the realtek audio chip? vs conexant - that explains why the AppleHDA.kext i posted does not work for you. Kogen - the original creator of this thread moved from a T420 to T430 - maybe he has a new thread or info on T430 specifics?

 

thanks for sharing your results - if you do get a dsdt working with AppleSmartBattery kext - please share that ... i would be interesting in retrofitting for the T420 crowd.

 

good luk

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Hey!

I was wondering whether or not do you people with a T420 get any issues with shutdown (instead of shutting down the laptop just freezes with screen off randomly) when using pure UEFI Clover (I assume with EmuVariable, AptioFix and FatBinary drivers)?  I'm asking because I have a laptop with Phoenix SecureCore Tiano (UEFI 2.0) of the same era (Sandy Bridge/HM67) and me and some other people get the shutdown freeze on our laptops, not necessarily Dells, but Lenovo and Asus as well. I would like to hear what kind of setup are you guys running in case you don't have such an issue. I hear it's only under mountain lion and doesn't happen on Lion, but I'm not really keen on reinstalling the OS just to check this and possibly be really disappointed. In any case a private DarwinDump made with a software of later version (to cover sensitive data such as serial numbers) would be really appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance.

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@TimeWalker75a

 

well i dont get a freeze issue with shutdown. sometimes if i when issuing a shutdown via Mac Shut Down, it will shutdown the OS (grey screen etc with rotating circle). but then sometimes it just stops at a black screen and does not power off the bios/uefi.   so then i have to hold down the power button for 5 seconds to get a total power down. yes using EmuVariable AptioFix and FatBinary drivers.  i am running ML 10.8.4.  i dont shutdown all that often so its not been a huge problem.

 

any ideas or progress on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks for reaching out!

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That is what I was referring to as well.. so it's a common issue for Tiano which to be solved requires certain feedback. I'm struggling with this since clover revision 974, ever since UEFI boot was made possible based on the debugging dmazar did on my Dell and some other guy's Lenovo x220. At first I blamed EmuVariable to cause this, then I came to think it's a bug in the firmware.. but now people with AMI Aptio UEFI seem to have it. So I have no idea what to blame.

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@TimeWalker75a - yeah this not shutting completely down is a hard one to figure out. i tried a few things (e.gturned off extended UEFI memory) and nothing seems to change. over the last 2 days i have been shutting down at random times. shutdown is about 50% for me  - meaning i let runtime varies from 5 minutes to 14 hours and then attempt shutdown. sometimes it shuts all the way down as expected. But sometimes the OS shuts off and system it will remain "hung-zombie-on" - blackscreen with the bluetooth light on etc. 

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E330 User here :)
I keep getting stuck on 

"root device uuid is"

regardless of which boot option I choose (cache/kexts) and regardless of whether I enable or disable Duallink in the config.

Perhaps my install media is corrupted somehow, because everything went through without throwing an error message, but in the end I need to force eject the usb install medium (used it for osx and your pack), because EFI wouldn't unmount.

 

any ideas? cheers!

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@weishauptus - i take this is after you install the OS? did you install some of the core kexts? or are you injecting them? does it show the UUID of the boot disk? what clover drivers are loaded? need FSInject, OsxFatBinary OsxAptioFix, Emuvar, VboxHFS,  

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Re: shutdown issues on SC Tiano.

Hopefully @apianti will have time to look into UEFI debuggin protocol, but there's no possible way to debug the afterlife phase, so not sure how helpful this could be in terms of solving the shutdown hang. Though, it can possibly lead to debugging the startup phase in hopes to get rid of emuvariable in case the reason for cpudeadloop is found. At the moment it looks like the bug's inside the firmware which is produced by Phoenix for this (SNB) generation of laptops and hence there's no way to fixing it ourselves..

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@weishauptus - i take this is after you install the OS? did you install some of the core kexts? or are you injecting them? does it show the UUID of the boot disk? what clover drivers are loaded? need FSInject, OsxFatBinary OsxAptioFix, Emuvar, VboxHFS,  

Hi tluck, thanks for the reply.

Nope, unfortunately this is even before reaching the installer, sorry for being unclear on that one. It does show the UUID of the boot disk however. After that line it just freezes and becomes unresponsive. The E330 is a i3 machine using the intel HD4000 internal graphics, if that is of relevance. Perhaps the DSDT is getting things stuck?

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@weishautpus.

 

- hmm. if you get Loading Drivers...  dot dot dot then it is trying to load the kexts and then getting hung?. if not then it is not even getting that far.

 

i think based on your description, your installer is clover based? you may want to try to make a USB installer with Lion Disk maker? or some other method besides clover. 

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@gendalo

 

most of us on this thread (having a T420) have Intel HD 3000 graphics. so we dont need to inject the  platform id for gfx. for your box which has HD 4000 is a bit different. i have seen some posts regarding this aspect. 

 

as far as LCD display stretching, you may need explicity add DualLink=1 for your LCD - can be added explicitly in the dsdt and/or clover's config.plist

 

 

                            "AAPL00,DualLink",
                            Buffer (0x04)
                            {
                                0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00
                            },
 

 

also it seems your T430 has ALC269 based on the realtek audio chip? vs conexant - that explains why the AppleHDA.kext i posted does not work for you. Kogen - the original creator of this thread moved from a T420 to T430 - maybe he has a new thread or info on T430 specifics?

 

thanks for sharing your results - if you do get a dsdt working with AppleSmartBattery kext - please share that ... i would be interesting in retrofitting for the T420 crowd.

 

good luk

hi tluck,

 as per your request, i confirm that the latest version of AppleSmartBattery.kext  by rehabman is working on my T430.

 He fixed the fully charged battery to be shown as 100%, previously it was shown as 86%.

 i put my clover folder in post  #318 on this thread. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285678-lenovo-thinkpad-t420-with-uefi-only/page-16?do=findComment&comment=1935831

 you can find my dsdt there.

 the AppleSmartBattery.kext in that folder is still in version 1.32, you can download the latest version (1.33) source from rehabman's github.

 https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Battery-Driver

 the build version download link also available on that page.

 

thanks.

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@gendalo76...

 

thanks! very cool. rehabman's stuff is great. i was hesitant as I seem to recall some early posts around using AppleSmartBatteryManager and they all seemed to require a lot of DSDT changes/edits. But I am able to run rehabman's AppleSmartBatteryManager v1.33 without any dsdt changes.

 

in /S/L/E

  1. removed VoodooBattery.kext
  2. removed stock AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext
  3. installed new AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext
  4. edited the Contents/Info.plist - changed key UseExtendedBatteryInformationMethod to false (for v3 ACPI )
  5. reboot

 

seems like i get 4% more out the battery because it started out at 96%! it is working just fine - shows 100% now.

 

So now I am using rehabman's set:

 

  • FakeSMC + sensors app (just installed CPU and ACPI plugins)
  • VoodooPS2controller 
  • SmartBatteryManager

 

$ kextstat 
Index Refs Address            Size       Wired      Name (Version) <Linked Against>
   16    2 0xffffff7f811c5000 0x14000    0x14000    org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC (755) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   17    0 0xffffff7f811d9000 0x4000     0x4000     org.hwsensors.driver.CPUSensors (755) <16 7 5 4 3>
   30    0 0xffffff7f811e0000 0x6000     0x6000     org.hwsensors.driver.ACPISensors (755) <16 9 7 5 4 3>

   31    3 0xffffff7f80806000 0xd000     0xd000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.8.6) <9 7 5 4 3 1>
   52    0 0xffffff7f80828000 0x5000     0x5000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.8.6) <31 28 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   53    0 0xffffff7f80813000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.8.6) <31 28 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   54    0 0xffffff7f80822000 0x4000     0x4000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Mouse (1.8.6) <31 28 5 4 3>

   33    0 0xffffff7f81564000 0x6000     0x6000     com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager (1.33) <9 4 3>

 

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Hi all,

     First of all thanks for @tluck's EFI package and everyone else on this thread ----I got a T420 4180RW2, which has i7-2620M, HD3000 with a device id 0x0126 & NVS4200m with the device id 0x1057 (I turned of Optimus and use the internal graphics chip), QM67 and 1600x900 resolution.

     I used @tluck's Clover package ( b1942 ) to install 10.8.3 onto my T420.  The system has recognized my HD3000 chip with its correct device ID and the resolution works fine, the kexts seemed loaded, but I got no qe/ci what-so-ever. I could not find the reason and would appreciate any help.

     btw, the nvs4200m's situation is similar: kext loaded and device id recognized, but no qe/ci.

     

    Option tested ----

      SMBIOS-MBP8,3 & 8,1

      graphicEnabler=yes or no

      load video bios = yes or no

      dsdt ---- my own without patch and tluck's version, placed in OEM folder.

     

   kextstat | grep Graphics:

 

 62   13 0xffffff7f80b3f000 0x37000    0x37000    com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily (2.3.7) <10 7 5 4 3>
   63    0 0xffffff7f80b76000 0x2e000    0x2e000    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB (8.1.0) <62 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   72    2 0xffffff7f80a66000 0x3000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl (3.3.0) <71 62 10 9 7 5 4 3 1>
   88    0 0xffffff7f80eac000 0x62000    0x62000    com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD3000Graphics (8.1.0) <71 62 10 7 5 4 3 1>

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FYI. I'm using your customized Clover on my Thinkpad w520 to boot both windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.8.4, everything is working fine for so far.

Thank you  very much. 

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I am trying to build a Hackintosh (first laptop one) and the T420 with 1600x900 was a natural choice.

 

I have installed a Atheros Wifi replacing the existing Lenovo one, updated to the 1.45 BIOS Whitelist (Google 1.45 Whitelist and BIOS Mods will give the result).

 

Laptop works great in Windows, but I am having two issues:

1. My starting point is iAtkos Ml3u on a USB stick - I set the BIOS up to boot (boots ok on desktop with UEFI) but it simply won't boot the UEFI

2. Using ML2 (non UEFI) I get a long way thru it - except I get to the 1600x900 being stretched and only half of it visible (actually looks like 1024 of 1600). Other than that, Airport works great etc etc.

 

I have looked at the this forum plus the GUIDE on the T420 but the BIOS revsion is not something anyone seems to be mentioning.

 

If I have a wrong BIOS Version, happy to roll it back. At one stage I got it working perfectly at 1024x768 - again all under ML2.

 

Any assistance gratefully accepted.

 

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I am trying to build a Hackintosh (first laptop one) and the T420 with 1600x900 was a natural choice.

 

I have installed a Atheros Wifi replacing the existing Lenovo one, updated to the 1.45 BIOS Whitelist (Google 1.45 Whitelist and BIOS Mods will give the result).

 

Laptop works great in Windows, but I am having two issues:

1. My starting point is iAtkos Ml3u on a USB stick - I set the BIOS up to boot (boots ok on desktop with UEFI) but it simply won't boot the UEFI

2. Using ML2 (non UEFI) I get a long way thru it - except I get to the 1600x900 being stretched and only half of it visible (actually looks like 1024 of 1600). Other than that, Airport works great etc etc.

 

I have looked at the this forum plus the GUIDE on the T420 but the BIOS revsion is not something anyone seems to be mentioning.

 

If I have a wrong BIOS Version, happy to roll it back. At one stage I got it working perfectly at 1024x768 - again all under ML2.

 

Any assistance gratefully accepted.

resolution is surely linked to dual link

(should be 1 in your case (read previous post about it)

you'll find tluck great dsdt and stuff at post post 241

 

in config.plist (graphic)

dualilink must be like that (for 1600 px)

 

<key>DualLink</key>

<string>1</string>

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Ok... I think there is a gap in what I am trying to achieve.

 

I cannot use UEFI - I am looking for some guidance on getting ML3U which is a UEFI based version of 10.8. I have used DiskUtility to try and make a CLOVER boot, but this also doesn't boot on the machine I am trying to install on - I know I have the BIOS settings right - UEFI Only. CLOVER will not show any options - the cursor sits in the top left of the screen, as it also does with ML3U.

 

In the absence of NOT being able to boot via UEFI, I am booting using non-UEFI based ML2 - I am typing on it right now, and I have verified that the Driver for the 3000 is installed - its just stretched and only partially visible. This appears to be to do with the 1600x900x60Hz it is wrong on the AUO based LCD - this appears to be solvable via a DSDT.aml - I created one of these via DSDT Editor for Windows generating the file. The video driver appears to have QE/CI enabled, even though it is stretched as the main bar is transparent.

 

Sorry for being so descriptive - I'm trying to give everyone a complete picture - I am approaching things on two different fronts but UEFI seems to be a failure for me.

 

I have reverted to 1.43 whitelist as mentioned by some and still the same result.

 

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@FredFrog

 

let my try to understand your situation and perhaps provide some information.

 

Clover, essentially being a bootloader,  offers 2 methods of start up - theses method are MBR vs UEFI GPT/GUID. if you dont see the Clover GUI then you must not have not installed it properly based on your media format. 

 

The T420 can boot from bios using MBR or UEFI - it depending on the format partition of the device selected. If your start device (disk or USB stick) is MBR formatted, it will look for boot0 in the MBR. 

 

BIOS MBR -> boot0 -> boot1 -> boot ->CloverX64.efi

 

if the disk is GUID/GPT formatted it will look in the ESP partition for /EFI/boot/bootx64.efi (bootx64 is the exact same Cloverx64.efi)

 

BIOS UEFI ->CloverX64.efi

 

so either way you would end up at the same point when using Clover. if you have just a blinking cursor, then clover was not installed properly. you can test this out by installing clover on a USB and then boot it up from the USB. (hit space to halt the count-down)

 

1) format a USB stick as MBR type with HFS partition. then install clover for NON UEFI type (uncheck the first 2 items and in 3rd item  Bootloader use install boot0af - and select a theme.

 

2) format a USB stick as GUID/GPT with HFS partition. then install clover for UEFI - select Install for UEFI mobo. and select a them.

 

So you can boot (start the boot loader) using either method - if properly installed on the media.

This is not a bios version problem. i have used Clover and/or Chameleon with bios 1.43, 1.44 and now 1.45. 

 

AFAIK, itATKOS bundled OSX with some custom kexts and installation tools. ML2 seems to be a repackaging of chameleon boot loader + OSX. where as ML3 is now based on Clover bootloader + OSX. i personally have not used the itatkos stuff as i prefer to use the standard apple version directly. anyway it seems like you were able to install OSX (using the ML2 - MBR/chameleon boot loader).  

 

as Tetonne mentions, the screen size thing is about setting DualLink to 1. clover can do this in the config.plist. but since you may not be using clover, then you must set this in the DSDT. I presume your OSX disk is MBR formatted and has/uses /Extra for Extensions and DSDT.aml). i posted 2 versions of the T420 DSDT in the clover bundle in this thread. one for low-res (no dual link set) and one for high-res (duallink=1). the clover bundle also has a number of custom kexts that will replace or add to make it work. 

 

good luck with your T420 hack. it seems you got it off the ground. 

 

many T420 users now use Clover on GUID disks with UEFI - obviously that is what this thread is about. FYI... there is another T420 thread  that is about Chameleon (MBR) if you plan to stay with that method. 

 

 

 

 

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tluck,

 

thanks for the info.

 

Ok, I have used the BootDiskUtility from InsanelyMac to create the Clover Install - I have verified it works on my Desktop as a UEFI install on the USB. I even used the Clover b1942 and replaced the whole EFI directory which then shows the ThinkPad Theme - therefore I know it works (old Linux developer, so have played with GRUB / Lilo etc since Slackware 0.95, so pretty familiar with boot loaders). The desktop is a Gigabyte Z68M-D2H with i7-2600 and 16Gb RAM - this machine runs ML3U from the same USB stick I installed the ML3U on previously - therefore, I know it works, both booting and installing OSX 10.8.3.

 

The T420 BIOS settings seem to be correct - as mentioned previously, I have flashed the bios with whitelist and installed the Atheros Wireless, both 1.43 and 1.45. I have tried all three USB ports for booting and still no result. The T420 is a 4236J73 - don't think this variation is anything different from the T420's I have been seeing around.

 

I would love to boot and install this using UEFI, which is why I posted here - I have a Plextor SSD installed to make it run fast once installed - and ML2 runs quick but alias not ML3U.

 

I can capture BIOS settings etc, but the cursor in the top left even using just BootDiskUtility - taking OSX install out of the equation seems to be the key - I should see Clover... but I don't.

 

Thanks for your help

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FYI. I'm using your customized Clover on my Thinkpad w520 to boot both windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.8.4, everything is working fine for so far.

 

Thank you  very much. 

Hi pvhien,

 

Could you upload your EFI folder and the kexts here?

 

THX!

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@fredfrog

 so where are you at now with Clover UEFI and the T420?

 

bios settings. most are default. make sure turn on ACHI for sata and turn off VT-d (virtualization)

 

1) can you boot up a test GPT USB with clover using the basic install? i.e. see the Clover GUI?

 

2) do you have GPT disk with ML on it?

 

since you already have ML installed. if its not on a GPT format disk, can you copy from a MBR to GPT disk and then you should be good to go.

my advice is to get it working on regular disk and then migrate to SDD - which may require some trim support.

 

@pvhien - you could take a here             #241             for EFI and kext bundle.

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tluck et al,

 

no, that is the problem - can someone verify that BootDiskUtility on InsanelyMac can make a bootable UEFI under Windows which the T420 can then boot successfully - that is what I am trying to get working - forget ML3U as it noise at present.

 

If someone can verify that in its simplist form that BootDiskUtility can make a USB drive that will boot on the T420, then I need to see why it won't on my machine. I have done exactly the setup that tluck specified - ie Security->Virtualisation->vt-d disabled, UEFI Boot Only, ACHI for SATA.

 

As stated previously, a BootDiskUtility created USB key for my desktop boots as UEFI, just not on the T420 - with Whilelist BIOS 1.43 or 1.45. I have also tried other logical things like different brands of USB Key.

 

I have tried taking the Hard disk out - ie booting UEFI from USB created with BootDiskUtility with no hard drive (SSD or spindle) and still same result.

 

At a loss...

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fredfrog 

 

here is how to make a UEFI bootable usb:

 

1) on your mac desktop box reformat a USB with 1 partition hfs - in options - set to GPT mode.

2) use clover package installer - select the USB - check first 2 items UEFI mobo and ESP install and themes.

 

thats it. now reboot and use F12 to select the USB to boot from.

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      http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97606131925137056003
       
      HARDWARE
      CPU: Intel i5-8600K 3.6GHz hexacore (contains UHD 630 iGPU)
      CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim (no paste needed, and fan facing front)
      Mobo: GIGABYTE z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (WIFI)
      RAM: 1x 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX C16 2666MHz (in first slot)
      GFX Card: Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ SE
      SATA: used ports 0, 1, 3, 5 (HDD problems when connected to port 4)
      HDD: generic
      DVD Drive: generic
      PSU: EVGA 500W Semi Modular (but you should get 650W!)
      Case: CoolerMaster CM590 III
      Fans: 2x stock case fans (one sucky on front, one blowy on back), 3x be quiet! BL046 120mm fans (two blowy on top, one sucky on front). Airflow near-perfectly balanced.
       
      ADVICE
      With the Clover configuration, you want to pay close attention to all things relating to graphics. There are some specific settings for ACPI, Boot, Devices and Graphics which should be copied exactly in order to get the iGPU and dGPU to work in perfect harmony. For instance, make sure you use ig-platform-id 59120003 rather than 59120000 if you want FCPX to be usable. With the right settings, FCPX will not only run, but run flawlessly.
       
      I was not able to figure out how to make NVRAM/PRAM behave itself, and I got errors when I tried to issue relevant commands. As a result, I could not at first get iMessage to work properly. It worked once on my first installation attempt but not from subsequent attempts. This Clover configuration therefore has no consideration whatsoever toward iMessage reliability - however, iMessage ended up working somehow, anyway - I noticed it after I'd updated to 10.14.3 but this may just have been coincidence.
       
      Onboard WiFi does not work. There is no driver for it. I'm using wired ethernet to a bridge router as it was cheaper than getting a compatible PCI card.
       
      Audio is working well after I installed the z370 audio patch, then the ALC1220 codecs, then AppleALC.
       
      With kexts for generic 3rd party SATA and generic 3rd party eSATA, my HDDs and DVD drive work perfectly well.
       
      Sleep/Wake functions run perfectly. iCloud functions run perfectly. Shutdown leaves the mobo LEDs on, annoyingly.
       
      My USB 3 ports seem to suffer from low power output, and I don't know why.
       
      Overall, this system appears to run about as well under MacOS 10.14 Mojave as it does under Windows 7. I would solidly recommend this build to anyone looking to build a computer for workstation purposes, on a budget.
    • By JhonneR
      Good morning, everyone, I'm sorry if I was wrong in choosing the topic but I need help.
      I have found it extremely difficult to mount a Hackintosh in my acer.
      Setup;
      I5 2430m 2.4 6GB RAM
      Mobo P5we0 - Intel intel Graphics 3000
      At the moment I have not found out what my audio codecs are.
      but I'll leave the link on the motherboard.
      however, my real problem is several.
      I have already used the itakos image, I have already used several images that could be installed normally and that after installing the image I do not have internet via cable or wireless.
      And another, I already looked in other forums and I know that I will be called a donkey in the logical question but I have not been able to install the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] or clover to start from the Hard Disk, so I do not know what to do.At the moment I still do not know if there has already been someone who has already installed the High Sierra or just the Sierra in this notebook model and obtained permanent success.
      If anyone can help me, I'll be grateful.
      Installations without success, but with the system already installed in ACER;
      SIERRA
      HIGH SIERRA
      MOJAVE
      All with the same symptom. Starting only by the bootable USB stick and without internet connection via cable and wireless.
      Appreciate ! Acer 5750 Official Page
    • By Slice
      Since rev 4844 Vector Themes are supported and there are ready-to-use Clovy by Clovy, cesium by Slice and BGM_SVG by Blackosx.
      You may see it's structure to create own theme
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
       
      Now I want to add vector graphics support in Clover. See rev 4560 and later.
      It is not working yet but designers may begin to create Vector Themes.
      It supposed to consist of SVG elements and has design size. It will be rendered to any screen size scaled from design size.
       
      What application in macOS can create SVG graphics?
      Inkscape is not working in macOS 10.11+. Pity.
      LibreOffice Draw works with SVG but buggy.
      Boxy SVG cost 10$ but looks good enough. It creates the best in simplicity files and have more then enough features.
      Illustrator is good but expensive.
       
      How to improve SVG file?
      Clover has restricted support for SVG. It is your job to make compatible file and as small as possible to speedup rendering.
      Some helps:
      Help:Inkscape – From invalid to valid SVG Inkscape files
      From invalid to valid SVG Adobe Illustrator files
      From invalid to valid SVG files of other editors: BKchem, ChemDraw and CorelDRAW
      Help:Illustrator – Assistance with creating and saving SVG images in Adobe Illustrator that will pass W3C validation
      User:Quibik/Cleaning up SVG files manually
      Later I will write own instructions specific to Clover abilities.
       
      How to create SVG fonts?
      You can google to find ready-to-use SVG fonts.  I found some problems with too beaty fonts: slow rendering and overflow crash. Be careful.
      You can get ttf or otf fonts and convert them into svg by using online WEB services. Not a problem to google.
      But then I want to find a way to simplify the font to reduce a size and speedup rendering.
      You can create own font by FontForge It is opensource and available for Windows, Mac and GNU+Linux. It creates otf font which you can convert to svg font.
       
      Pictures from Badruzeus
      https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=301597
    • By ludufre
      Installing macOS Mojave on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

       
      There are two version of this laptop:
      - 20AS = Chipset QM87, without Express Card (mine).
      - 20AT = Chipset HM86, with Express Card.
      I strong believe is the same thing...
       

      Changelog:
       
      02/05/2019 18:47h GMT-0
      - Updated info about CPU replacement and 4G LTE modem.
       
      02/04/2019 15:24h GMT-0
      - Sometimes the VoodooHDA.kext doesn't work.
      - Added AppleHDADisabler.kext to fix that (attached bellow).
       
      01/24/2019 14:42h GMT-0
      - Added more adjustments to use of VoodooHDA.
      - Updated VoodooHDA links to 2.9.1 official (without installer).
      - Changed PCM volume from 90 to 180 in Info.plist (attached modified VoodooHDA.kext bellow)
      - Updated SSDT-L440.aml (Removed HDEF and HDAU, not needed).
      - Updated config.plist (Changed to user Audio layout to 1).
       
      01/22/2019 20:47h GMT-0
      - I gave up on the AppleALC.
      - Headset does not work.
      - Now with VoodooHDA is perfect and the sound even louder.
       
      01/22/2019 14:37h GMT-0
      - Add info about update 10.14.3. 
       
      01/22/2019 13:46h GMT-0
      - Add link to BIOS reassing guide.
       
      01/20/2019 11:49h GMT-0
      - First version.
       
      What works and what does not
       
      - Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M ->  Work. All SpeedStep stages.
      - Video Card: Intel HD4600 ->  Work. QE/CI and Metal.
      - Chipset: Intel QM87 ->  Work.
      - Mini DisplayPort ->  Work. But no audio, yet.
      - VGA ->  Not work. Normal.
      - Audio: ALC292 ->  Work.
      - WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 ->  Not work. Replaced with DW1560 (need whitelist removal).
      - Ethernet: Intel I217-LM ->  Work.
      - Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 ->  Not work.
      - Keyboard and Touchpad ->  Work.
      - Webcam ->  Work.
      - Fingerprint Reader ->  Not work. Normal.
      - USB3.0 ->  Work.
      - Sleep ->  Work.
      - Airdrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot and Continuity ->  Work after replaced wireless.
       
       
      Extras
       
      - FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 
      Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible)
      Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.
       

      Todo
       
      - Make DP audio work.
      - Make Card Reader work.
      - Upgrade CPU to i7-4712MQ (Ordered. It's on the way) Done, but received i7-4700MQ (47w TDP and I have overheating issues)
      - Replace touchpad with T460 model (Ordered. It's on the way)
      - Sierra Gobi5000 4G LTE modem EM7355 (Ordered. It's on the way. I hope works. ) Done, but not work. Do not even recognize in LSPCI...
      - Upgrade to 16GB RAM Done
       
       
      What you need to install

      - Running install of macOS
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
      - macOS Mojave install app
      - Clover EFI
      - Clover Configurator
      - Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


      How create create the install flash drive
       
      Prepare install flash drive

      Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install".

      - Open Disk Utility.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination flash drive, then Erase.
      - Name: Install, Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Scheme: GUID Partition Map
       
      Create install flash drive

      Open terminal and run this command:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ .app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction This will take about 30 minutes.
       


      Install bootloader

      Download the RehabMan's CloverEFI fork (used 4701) and install with this options on "Install macOS Mojave":
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - UEFI Drivers - ApfsDriverLoader-64
      - UEFI Drivers - AptioMemoryFix64


       
       
      Make things works

      Will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop.
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below
                    If you have modded BIOS with Advanced Menu and enabled 128MB DRAM-prealloc use 128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
                    If no, then use 32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      - Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.3.2.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the FakeSMC.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0915.
      - Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2018-1008.
      - Download the IntelMausiEthernet.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1031.
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.1.
      - Download the AppleALC.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.4.
      - Download the VoodooHDA from here. I used the version 2.9.1.
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.2.6.
      - Download the AppleBacklightFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1013.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
      - Download the ACPIBatteryManager.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1005.
       
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)
       
      Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.
       
      If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:
      1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card. Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.
      But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:
      - The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.
      - You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.
       
      So what you need to do:
      1. Disassembly your laptop;
      2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
      3. Patch it (In addition to removing the whitelist, add the advanced menu);
      4. Fix RSA signature;
      5. Reflash BIOS;
      6. Replace wireless card;
      7. Remount your laptop;
      8. Done.
       
      Soon, I'll provide step by step in this process. Probably until end of this week.
      In the meantime, if you need to, send me your dump that I do steps 3 and 4 for you.
      I also add the Advanced Menu so you can increase to 128MB the DRAM-prealloc.
       
      To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)
       
       
      After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.9.
      - Download the BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0505.
      - Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.2.
       
       
      Now you can start the instalation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      How install
       
      UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

      UEFI configuration
       
      My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 

      - Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
      - Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED
      - Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes
      - Save & Exit Setup (F10)
       
      - Now, hold the F12
      - In the list, select your flash drive.
       
      The installer will start. 
      
      Format destination disk

      Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

      - Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
      - Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

      Close Disk Utility.
      
      Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
      Follow instructions in screen.

      After install

      After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
      
      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       

      Post installation

      Install bootloader
       
      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to install Clover on internal disk.

      Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.

      Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.

      Now you need to replace the config.plist inside your destination disk EFI parittion with config.plist inside flash card EFI partition.

      The flash drive EFI partition is unmounted. Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 1.
       
      Last step
       
      Copy all Kexts from flash drive to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo cp -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      Updates
       
      System update 10.14.3
       
      - Updated with success;
      - Everything works perfectly after reboot;
       

       
       

       
      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, @LexHimself, @brumas, @Shiki and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      SSDT-L440.aml
      VoodooHDA.kext.zip
      AppleHDADisabler.kext.zip
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