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[Guide] Acer Aspire 8942G, 10.9, 10.10, 10.12, 10.13

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Hello. I am often enquired about my Acer Aspire 8942G. So I decided to create a topic about this deal.


I use MBR and Mavericks is installed on the second hard disk, which have two partitions. One with Mavericks, the second with NTFS-partitions.

I prefer to install(restore) mac with the help of R-drive image under Windows. But it don't means that you must do so either. Do as you prefer

Note. Usually people start with Chameleon. You should use only two extra kexts, namely FakeSMC and NullCPUPowerManager for the first start.

And use these keys at the Chameleon -v -f GraohicsEnabler=No

Necessary kexts(patched kext and hackintosh kext









Note; S/L/E means System/Library/Extensions I have written it as it occasionally confuses the beginners

Note 2; you can find driver for LAN and sound from previous system here




Graphics, DSDT and FaakeSMC, AppleHDA

1) This patched Framebuffer we use

Personality: AlouattaConnectorInfo count in decimal: 4Disk offset in decimal 5913920000000 02 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 10 00 00 04 - LVDS0000010 00 04 00 00 04 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 04 01 02 - DP0000020 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 02 02 01 - HDMI0000030 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 03 03 – VGA0000040

Plus you have to use GraphicsInjector or the best solution as I think is VideoBios within DSDT. Only with this method, "Display Sleep" works(I've already give the DSDT with that)


2) My dsdt is big, and it start up many of the equipment. I think it is enough had so as to improve something else, as it were. But you can suggest to me some correction.

For instance, some optimization and so on

Note, if your Acer doesn't boot with my DSDT, than it happens you use a little bit another model with small distinction, For example another processor such as Core i5 instead of i7. It happens because the addressing differs from mine at one place of the DSDT,

Find and correct it, on your DSDT. If you encounter this problem, write about here if you cannot cope with that on you own.

PS I have the DSDT from Acer Asoire 8942G which has Core i5, but I don't lay it out because it is old a little and I should finish it in this case.

3) FakeSMC

I attached correct the Fake for our laptops, it emulates not only SMC, AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver and ApppleGraphicsPowerManager(correct id) are being put right as well.

It also detects many sensors by means of HWSensors, the other sensors I wasn't be able to make it as it is super very hard but possible. You can read this topic just for the interest


4) See here what patches what made for AppleHDA



Settings of bootloaders. Chameleon, XPC, bareBoot and Clover

You can find settings of bootloader at the folder Extra_files

Note; you must past your serial number. You can use Chameleon Wizaed for it.

Note 2; With Chameleon you should make patch of all kexts manually, in Clover and bareboot these patches are writhen at their settings in order to not repatch drivers after each update.

Though you must replace AppleSmartBatteryManager after each update

Note 3, As you can see at the XPC I use all patches except for Graphics patch. For some reasons, Graphics patch doesn't work at xpc. Hope that developer of this bootloader will solve the problem soon. As a consequence, I make patch of AMD5000Controller manually with the help of hexedit.


That we replace on



These two files are necessary for VoodooPS2Controller, and should be founded in indicated folders





Here is edid, you can use DisplayProductID or DisplayNergeNub, Although being together, they mustn't hinder each other.

See more exactly here




Strugle with out-of-work DVDPlayed caused by BatteryKext


Unsolved problems

1) Glimmer on LDVS


2) Pops durings waking up with AppleHDA, it happens only in Mavericks


3) VoodooSDHC no longer works completely, at the Mavericks. At the Mountain Lion, it works very buggy.


4) Small spam at the kernel log made by the SmartBattery.


5) Some indicators. Indicator of wifi doesn't work completely. Touchpad indicator can be only switched on/off under Windows.




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  • 4 weeks later...

V2 Attached optimized DSDT where was removed 2895 unnecessary lines and corrected some warnings.

V2.1 Totally removed WMI. Moved  away 687 lines as compared to V2.

V2.2 renamed all usb devices to uhc devices.

V2.2.1 changed layout to 12 to inject AppleALC, renamed EHC, UHC devices(for Sierra).

V2.2.2 used this patch https://github.com/RehabMan/Laptop-DSDT-Patch/blob/master/usb/usb_prw_0x0d_xhc.txtDSDT_V2.aml.zip Sleep works now

V2.2.3 removed unused method



DSDT V2.2.1.zip

DSDT V2.2.2.zip

DSDT V2.2.3.zip

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  • 1 year later...

Kexts and Clover's config for yosemite


Kexts and Clover's config for Sierra

DSDT and Kexts for Sierra.zip

USB Installer Sierra.High Sierra.zip

Kexts and Clover's config for High Sierra



Mirror link



Don't forget to activate TRIM by sudo trimforce enable if you have SSD.

With 1012 config speed step doesn't work. Use 1013 config with FakeCMS.

You should put all kexts to S/L/E as sensors kexts dont start properly from efi/clover/kexts.

About macos updates on MBR https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/343853-how-to-install-high-sierra-updates-on-mbr-partition/

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