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Asus 1201N Installation and support [Mav]

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Hi,

 

i've been following this thread for some time now and decided to install OS X Yosemite on my machine.

 

Thanks to TimeWalker for his great work!

 

Using the method described before i'm now running fully functional Yosemite! The only hardware patch was replacing the aw-ne107H (Realtek) with aw-ne785H (AR5B95). This card is running out of the box.

 

I also tried to install El Capitan, but without luck.

Using injection method i get a circle with one line crossing after some time and the verbose mode gets crapy letters.

Using only the boot loader in verbose mode i get to grey screen with color spinning wheel but can't proceed any further.

 

Which version of the boot loader have you used for El Capitan and do you use the EFI folder from the guide?

 

I hope together we can get El Capitan running as smooth as Yosemite :)  

Maybe TimeWalker is infected by the mackintosh virus again :D

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I had Snow Leopard and Lion a long time on my 1201N. Thought there is no update,
but all this here sounds pretty curious to me! :thumbsup_anim:

 

Great work and thanks a lot!

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Hellow fellows,where is everybody?Have you guys stopped at Yosemite?What about El Capitan that´s a real challenge for our little asus!

Let´s join forces to get El Capitan running.

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Quite happy with Yosemite so not too fussed, tend to use my iPad and my desktop hackintosh more than my 1201n

Hi to everyone,

 

Is it possible to install OS X Captain in our netbook Asus 1201N?

 

Thanks

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Hi to everyone,

 

Is it possible to install OS X Captain in our netbook Asus 1201N?

 

Thanks

See here

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I managed to fix rhe sound on Yosemite 10.10.5 simply by adding to 10.10.5AppleHda.kext/contents/resources extracted from my Mavericks/10.9.5AppleHda.kext the following :

1.layout1.aml

2. layout1.xml.zlib

3.Platforms.aml.zlib

4.Platforms.xml

Sound is perfect.

I would like you all to know that I have my install on a partition of my hard drive formated as hfs plus on an Mbr drive with windows 10 as primary os.To do this I had to patch the OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstaller for Mbr functionality.I have used Timewalker75´s pakage but with Clover_v2.3k_r3354 wich allows to boot both windows and Mac on a Mbr drive.I now I have a flawless system.

Now I am going to download El Capitan,patch it for Mbr and update my yosemite,I will obviously have to modify Timewalkers´s support package but I know now I will have el Capitan on my asus for sure.

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Gentlemen i have now succesfully installed El Capitan 10.11.4 on my little asus 1201n and everything works except the camera.Any ideas,because the system is otherwise flawless!!!!!! 

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I have sorted the can+mera probem and the system el Capitan 10.11.4 is running flawless on my little asus !!

Edited by fantomas1
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Was bored and my 1201n was just seated there, so I decided to install Yosemite. Currently on the 2nd part of the process (after installing, you have another "Installing" part again (?)). It's really slow, I forgot it was this slow, damn. 

 

Anyway, I used the files on the first page. Should I'd use the lastest clover or the one in the first page will run fine?

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I have sorted the can+mera probem and the system el Capitan 10.11.4 is running flawless on my little asus !!

 

 

Was bored and my 1201n was just seated there, so I decided to install Yosemite. Currently on the 2nd part of the process (after installing, you have another "Installing" part again (?)). It's really slow, I forgot it was this slow, damn. 

 

Anyway, I used the files on the first page. Should I'd use the lastest clover or the one in the first page will run fine?

Just use the clover version on first page it works just fine for Yosemite and also for El capitan because you are using GPT partition.

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This is my guide based on my experience installing EL Capitán 10.11.5 on asus 1201N.

1.     you must have Yosemite installed in your asus

2.     Prepare a clean installer of El Capitan 10.11.5 as per page 1

3.     Download Clover_v2.3k_r3554 from here https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/files/Installer/.Save your config.Plist,acpi folder and kexts folder from your actual Clover USB stick.Install the new version of clover on your stick and copy the saved acpi folder and kexts folder and config.list to the clover folder of your USB stick.Please replace in your config.Plist Arguments with this : <key>CustomLogo</key>

<false/>
<key>Arguments</key>

<string>slide=0 kext-dev-mode=1 npci=0x2000 rootless=0</string>    It will disprotect el capitan to allow kext injection! Once you have your system running flawless please remove rootless=0 to protect your os.

                                                                                                                                                                                                4.    Now stick your clover USB and your intaller USB and start your laptop.Be patient it takes a few minutes to inject kexts before the installer starts loading!

5.     Press ESC and choose you clover USB and when you see the install usb press install with injected kexts

6.     Once you reach the install ,do not format your hdd just install over your Yosemite.It will automatically update your system leaving the kexts from TimeWalker in system extensions.

7.     The system will restart and load el capitán 10.11.5

8.     You wil have wiifi but not camera or card reader.This is because in El capitán the USB ports are chosen in a different way,go to this webb site to fix your USB problem http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/306777-guide-usb-fix-el-capitan-1011/

9.     You are done you have a fully flawless working El Capitan 10.11.5 asus

I hope I have contributed to help this comunity achieving its aims

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I have installed Mavericks, but when I boot with the Clover USB, there is only the USB, no SSD I can choose?

 

What can be the reason? I only need to boot the SSD and install Kext and Clover on the SSD. :-(

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I've fixed Clover's kernel patcher, SPDScan and other MCP-chipset related issues and put together an installer package (really, it was for my self) suitable for 10.7 to 10.10 to get everything up and running in just few clicks.

Don't mirror my files without my permission!

 

Some essential steps to get this going on 1201N, using Mavericks as an example:

 

1. Get ahold of OSX machine where you can prepare a USB MBR/FAT32 drive with CloverEFI. Get Clover r2771 and install to USB drive in the following manner:

cdd726b321.png

We just need MBR/PBR bootsectors to install, the rest is of minor importance.

2. Download Mavericks from Mac AppStore using your valid AppleID and use DiskMakerX to create a bootable USB GUID/HFS+ installer media

3. Remove EFI folder from your drive, put the contents of 1201N_CLOVER_USB archive there.

4. Go to BIOS and disable AHCI, set SATA mode to IDE. If your HDD is still formatted with OEM recovery image you need to disable BootBoster too as it will prevent you from entering Esc boot menu.

5. Start up the netbook, press Esc at POST and select your Clover USB drive. Boot from it and when GUI appears select your OSX Install Media and press space, chose Boot with Injected kexts.

6. When prompted to switch on keyboard and mouse just tap space. Go into Disk Utility and repartition your HDD/SSD with GPT (GUID) partition table. Create a Mac OS Journaled partition to install Mavericks onto. Exit disk utility and proceed with the installation. The installer will reboot the netbook and next time choose Boot OS X Install from ....*whatever you named your partition*, boot using space with injected kexts again and installation will finish.. it takes a while on MCP79 AHCI controller compared to Intel.

7. After you have installed Mavericks just boot it again using *space method* ....

 

8. When you have booted OSX, use same Clover package as before and install it in the following manner:

17cd5f2063.PNG

 

9. When that's done get my support package for 1201N and install it. Make sure to read the change log as it has some important information.

2205a8e1ad.png

Version 1.2. (August 9th, 2014):

 

- Corrected a problem with serial number generator (thanks @theconnactic)

- Fixed error where installer was finishing with Failed message

- Patch added to address “ATH: Unknown locale xx” spam with Atheros 9285 (no need to mod EEPROM)

 

NB: Delete config.plist from EFI system partition before running the installer to ensure it generates a proper serial instead of backing up the old invalid one!

 

Version 1.1. (August 7th, 2014):

 

 

- Clover binaries updated to r2796

- Fix problem when keyboard and touchpad would freeze at wake)

- HWMonitor app updated to utilize native Yosemite drop-down transparency

- Removed LogoutHoot as Yosemite DP5 is now properly executing launchd at restart/shutdown

- Fixed VoodooPS2Daemon installing in wrong directory and not working subsequently

- Reworked AGPM for ION, now properly scaling GPU clock after sleep

 

 

 

Version 1.0. (July 20th, 2014):

 

 

CloverEFI:

- Clover binaries updated to r2771, see default 1201N config in OEM/1201N/ after installing

- DisableLegacyUsbSupport() bug that prevented EHCI from working resolved when building x64-mcp release (boot7 for BlockIO)

- kernel_patcher reworked for 10.7 - 10.10, in conjunction with FakeCPUID Atom 330 can boot OSX up to Yosemite

- ScanSPD() reworked to support MCP79 chipset, memory module information is now properly read from DIMMs, not from SMBIOS

- NewWay ACPI fixes enabled to make sure OperationRegions are corrected regardless of memory size

 

ACPI:

- DSDT patched from scratch by hand, minor corrections (IRQs, Darwin, WMI-related code removed) included in original table

- SSDT-1 includes _PSS for Atom 330 (single as it doesn’t support EIST)

- SSDT-2 includes _CST for Atom 330 (only C1 is supported)

- SSDT-3 includes HWMonitor monitoring device that reports CPU Heatsink, Motherboard ambient temps and System Fan RPM

- SSDT-4 includes ARPT (Atheros AR9825) fix and can be easily swapped if using another mPCIE module

- SSDT-5 includes crucial Device Specific Method injections for MCP79/MPC7A platform

 

Audio:

- ALC269Q patched from scratch and can’t be broken by OSX updates, the resource files are not overwritten and plists are not either

- Ins and Outs are paired with auto detection, Headphones and Speakers retain different volume levels.

- Audio loss after sleep resolved by using CodecCommander kernel extension with dedicated 1201N config.

 

Keyboard and Touchpad:

- WMI code completely removed in favor of PS2K, using fork of RehabMan’s VoodooPS2 F-buttons can be used either in special mode (no Fn required) or in standard mode. Change the mode in System Preferences > Keyboard.

- Configure keyboard as F3 - Expose, F6 - Show Desktop and you can swipe 3 fingers up to show desktop and 3 down for Expose. Disable F15/F16 brightness control.

- Touchpad supports two finger momentum scrolling,

- Touchpad supports palm rejection, it can be automatically disabled when USB mouse is plugged in (see System Preferences > Accessibility)

- Touchpad can be disable either via dedicated button (LED will indicate the status) or with Fn+F9/F9 (depends on key mode used)

- Touchpad state and LED will be reset if disabled when shutdown or restart are issued

 

Video and LCD panel:

- Video BIOS hard-patched implementing 1360x768 screen resolution that allows sharper GUI in Clover and proper boot screen and verbose boot resolution

- Backlight adjustment is made with subtle level transitions (even real Air2,1 doesn’t have that) using ACPIBacklight

- Backlight level is correctly preserved in CMOS in order to apply at BIOS level after you restart or shut down

- LCD panel display override added

- LCD display backlight can be disabled with Fn+F7/F7

- ION 9400M VGA out works if plugged in at cold boot (doesn't work past 10.9.4, Apple dropped VGA for nVidia), HDMI works with hot-plug, but won’t pass audio .. ever.

- Video Mirror mode can be toggled (when screen attached) with Fn+F7/F7

- AGPM injection for ION graphics, 324 MHz idle, 378 MHz moderate load, 486 MHz full load.

 

Miscellaneous:

- Alcor Card Reader works (you won’t see it in System Profiler unless you plug in SD or keep and SD>microSD adapter in there at all times)

- Built-in VGA UVC web cam is masked as Apple’ s FaceTime camera and works in default and third-party apps

- Broadcom BT-270 bluetooth is masked as Apple’s Bluetooth Controller and can be switch off from menu bar in 10.8.5+, no ghost devices appear

- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be disabled simultaneously with Fn+F2/F2 (LED in the front toggles too)

- Closing the LID will put the netbook to S3 sleep, but opening up won’t wake it (ASUS EC bug), HID tickle is required.

 

Kernel Extensions:

- All vanilla kernel extensions are retained untouched regardless of OSX version, a minimum set of kexts is used to get the system running

 

 

 

Explore your new fully functional (except HDMI audio) 1201N in whichever system version you desire ...

 

 

Main system I'm on is 10.8.5, feels snappier, colder and less flashy, enters sleep immediately too ... can't beat that.

Test partition has 10.10 DP3 installed, updated to Public Beta without issues.

P.S. Don't mind missing battery icon, i have my battery out.

 

 

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I am trying your clover binary on an acer revo 3600, same chipset mcp79, it fails to solve the USBF error . I am also using boot7. Any clue?

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I've fixed Clover's kernel patcher, SPDScan and other MCP-chipset related issues and put together an installer package (really, it was for my self) suitable for 10.7 to 10.10 to get everything up and running in just few clicks.

Don't mirror my files without my permission!

 

Some essential steps to get this going on 1201N, using Mavericks as an example:

 

1. Get ahold of OSX machine where you can prepare a USB MBR/FAT32 drive with CloverEFI. Get Clover r2771 and install to USB drive in the following manner:

cdd726b321.png

We just need MBR/PBR bootsectors to install, the rest is of minor importance.

2. Download Mavericks from Mac AppStore using your valid AppleID and use DiskMakerX to create a bootable USB GUID/HFS+ installer media

3. Remove EFI folder from your drive, put the contents of 1201N_CLOVER_USB archive there.

4. Go to BIOS and disable AHCI, set SATA mode to IDE. If your HDD is still formatted with OEM recovery image you need to disable BootBoster too as it will prevent you from entering Esc boot menu.

5. Start up the netbook, press Esc at POST and select your Clover USB drive. Boot from it and when GUI appears select your OSX Install Media and press space, chose Boot with Injected kexts.

6. When prompted to switch on keyboard and mouse just tap space. Go into Disk Utility and repartition your HDD/SSD with GPT (GUID) partition table. Create a Mac OS Journaled partition to install Mavericks onto. Exit disk utility and proceed with the installation. The installer will reboot the netbook and next time choose Boot OS X Install from ....*whatever you named your partition*, boot using space with injected kexts again and installation will finish.. it takes a while on MCP79 AHCI controller compared to Intel.

7. After you have installed Mavericks just boot it again using *space method* ....

 

8. When you have booted OSX, use same Clover package as before and install it in the following manner:

17cd5f2063.PNG

 

9. When that's done get my support package for 1201N and install it. Make sure to read the change log as it has some important information. 

2205a8e1ad.png

Version 1.2. (August 9th, 2014):

 

- Corrected a problem with serial number generator (thanks @theconnactic)

- Fixed error where installer was finishing with Failed message

- Patch added to address “ATH: Unknown locale xx” spam with Atheros 9285 (no need to mod EEPROM)

 

NB: Delete config.plist from EFI system partition before running the installer to ensure it generates a proper serial instead of backing up the old invalid one!

 

Version 1.1. (August 7th, 2014):

 

 

- Clover binaries updated  to r2796

- Fix problem when keyboard and touchpad would freeze at wake)

- HWMonitor app updated to utilize native Yosemite drop-down transparency

- Removed LogoutHoot as Yosemite DP5 is now properly executing launchd at restart/shutdown

- Fixed VoodooPS2Daemon installing in wrong directory and not working subsequently

- Reworked AGPM for ION, now properly scaling GPU clock after sleep

 

 

 

Version 1.0. (July 20th, 2014):

 

 

CloverEFI:

- Clover binaries updated  to r2771, see default 1201N config in OEM/1201N/ after installing

- DisableLegacyUsbSupport() bug that prevented EHCI from working resolved when building x64-mcp release (boot7 for BlockIO)

- kernel_patcher reworked for 10.7 - 10.10, in conjunction with FakeCPUID Atom 330 can boot OSX up to Yosemite

- ScanSPD() reworked to support MCP79 chipset, memory module information is now properly read from DIMMs, not from SMBIOS

- NewWay ACPI fixes enabled to make sure OperationRegions are corrected regardless of memory size

 

ACPI:

- DSDT patched from scratch by hand, minor corrections (IRQs, Darwin, WMI-related code removed) included in original table

- SSDT-1 includes _PSS for Atom 330 (single as it doesn’t support EIST)

- SSDT-2 includes _CST for Atom 330 (only C1 is supported)

- SSDT-3 includes HWMonitor monitoring device that reports CPU Heatsink, Motherboard ambient temps and System Fan RPM

- SSDT-4 includes ARPT (Atheros AR9825) fix and can be easily swapped if using another mPCIE module

- SSDT-5 includes crucial Device Specific Method injections for MCP79/MPC7A platform

 

Audio:

- ALC269Q patched from scratch and can’t be broken by OSX updates, the resource files are not overwritten and plists are not either

- Ins and Outs are paired with auto detection, Headphones and Speakers retain different volume levels.

- Audio loss after sleep resolved by using CodecCommander kernel extension with dedicated 1201N config.

 

Keyboard and Touchpad:

- WMI code completely removed in favor of PS2K, using fork of RehabMan’s VoodooPS2 F-buttons can be used either in special mode (no Fn required) or in standard mode. Change the mode in System Preferences > Keyboard.

- Configure keyboard as F3 - Expose, F6 - Show Desktop and you can swipe 3 fingers up to show desktop and 3 down for Expose. Disable F15/F16 brightness control.

- Touchpad supports two finger momentum scrolling,

- Touchpad supports palm rejection, it can be automatically disabled when USB mouse is plugged in (see System Preferences > Accessibility)

- Touchpad can be disable either via dedicated button (LED will indicate the status) or with Fn+F9/F9 (depends on key mode used)

- Touchpad state and LED will be reset if disabled when shutdown or restart are issued

 

Video and LCD panel:

- Video BIOS hard-patched implementing 1360x768 screen resolution that allows sharper GUI in Clover and proper boot screen and verbose boot resolution

- Backlight adjustment is made with subtle level transitions (even real Air2,1 doesn’t have that) using ACPIBacklight

- Backlight level is correctly preserved in CMOS in order to apply at BIOS level after you restart or shut down

- LCD panel display override added

- LCD display backlight can be disabled with Fn+F7/F7

- ION 9400M VGA out works if plugged in at cold boot (doesn't work past 10.9.4, Apple dropped VGA for nVidia), HDMI works with hot-plug, but won’t pass audio .. ever.

- Video Mirror mode can be toggled (when screen attached) with Fn+F7/F7

- AGPM injection for ION graphics, 324 MHz idle, 378 MHz moderate load, 486 MHz full load.

 

Miscellaneous:

- Alcor Card Reader works (you won’t see it in System Profiler unless you plug in SD or keep and SD>microSD adapter in there at all times)

- Built-in VGA UVC web cam is masked as Apple’ s FaceTime camera and works in default and third-party apps

- Broadcom BT-270 bluetooth is masked as Apple’s Bluetooth Controller and can be switch off from menu bar in 10.8.5+, no ghost devices appear

- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can be disabled  simultaneously with Fn+F2/F2 (LED in the front toggles too)

- Closing the LID will put the netbook to S3 sleep, but opening up won’t wake it (ASUS EC bug), HID tickle is required.

 

Kernel Extensions:

- All vanilla kernel extensions are retained untouched regardless of OSX version, a minimum set of kexts is used to get the system running

 

 

 

Explore your new fully functional (except HDMI audio) 1201N in whichever system version you desire ... 

 

 

Main system I'm on is 10.8.5, feels snappier, colder and less flashy, enters sleep immediately too ... can't beat that. 

Test partition has 10.10 DP3 installed, updated to Public Beta without issues.

P.S. Don't mind missing battery icon, i have my battery out.

 

 

ef95060254.png

 

a958570b4d.png

 

 

 

 

 

TimeWalker75a

 

This is excellent! 

 

To be direct, can this be partially used to install OSX on a ASUS AT3IONT-I Deluxe motherboard? It uses the NVidia ION GPU. 

 

Thank you for any and all help :)

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