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    • By guira
      Hey all, im new in Hackintosh world, I managed to install macOS Mojave in ASUS laptop x555LA, WIFI,HDMI,INTEL graphics, touchpad, laptop keyboard, ethernet, sound( barely, have to change it every time i run the laptop) is WORKING (after to much hours :D), also clover starts well without USB connected.
      Now my problem is that in clover, USB mouse and USB keyboard works perfectly but when MacOS load, don't know why, they stop working(just touchpad and lap keyboard working), I tried all to repair this but I can't, anyone can help me? also brightness not working but not a problem, just want USB keyboard and USB mouse working.
      AH and sorry for my English, im trying my best :D.
      btw, USB mouse and keyboard worked  when installing Mojave, but never worked in desktop or in login.
      Thanks so much , if u need more info I will be here!
    • 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 kushwavez
      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - Catalina 10.15.1
      Original link:
      https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11355-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-catalina-windows-10/
      (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)
      Specifications:
      - Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH)
      - BIOS: Insyde Corp. v 1.15
      - CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake)
      - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530
      - RAM: SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz
      - WiFi + Bluetooth: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth)
      - Audio: Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 
      - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
      - Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW)
      - Webcam: HD Webcam
      - HDD: TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD
      - SSD: SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD
      - Display: 1366x768 (15.6", Matte)
      - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh
      - Connectors: 
      1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad: Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard.
      Working:  
      - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z)
      - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z)
      - Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile)
      - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color)
      - HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch
      - Audio (ALC 255): (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17)
      - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext
      - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native)
      - Integrated webcam (native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard (ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - 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!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      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:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      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 irfan67670
      Hi all,
       
         I have a perfectly working Mojave installation on my Dell 3537, i5-4200U, Intel HD4400 Graphics, 8GB RAM. When I tried to upgrade using Catalina, it got stuck on showing '8 hours and 54 minutes remaining' and then the time started increasing instead of decreasing. So I decided to create a bootable USB and when I boot it, it always gets stuck on one of these two lines (sometime one comes before the other..):
        
        apfs_module_start: 1683: load: com.apple.filesystem.apfs, v1412 ....
        OR
        ApplePS2Controller: Notification consumer published: ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad
       
        Things I have tried already and did nothing:
        - Removing VoodooPS2Controller kext and use external mouse/keyboard,
        - keep only minimal kexts in clover for booting (ethernet, smc etc)
        - clover patch to change ECDV to EC
        - Add SSDT-EC.aml to my patched ACPI folder in clover 

        Next thing will try is removing VirtualSMC and use FakeSMC during installation, if anyone faced same issue and found a solution, please advise.
       
        Thanks
      CLOVER.zip
    • By Rules96
      So I've searched all the internet but haven't found a reliable answer: I have 
      1) My SSD with Windows from which I'm now writing this post
      2) My EFI SSD where: a)EFI partition b)APFS container (partition with apple volumes inside such as preboot,recovery,system) c) NTFS volume
      (b) is physically 150GB but only 110GB is occupied inside APFS 
      3) MY GPT HDD where I have d) primary NTFS partition 150 GB free space
      I want:
      1) backup (b) to (d) as file.backup
      2) remove (b) from (2) / extend NTFS partition etc use SSD for windows only
      3)some time later be able to create "150GB" (or better 120GB) "unallocated space" on  (2) alongside EFI and NTFS partitions and recover my APFS partition from file.backup to "unallocated space" so that I could normally (as I do now) boot EFI->CLOVER->THAT_APFS_MACOS
      How do I do that under windows os (or at least other OSes) ?
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