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Hey @chris1111

 

Thanks for coding this applications and drivers. But I can not make it working. Here are the things what I have done so far.

 

1 - I installed USB Wireless Utility which is provided by your GitHub ( https://github.com/chris1111/USB-Wireless-Utility ) I read the "read me" and installation went through as described. I plugged my usb adaptor and rebooted my pc. Wireless utility was not consisted. Sometimes it showed up randomly when I tried, sometimes it opened after a while. But I couldn't see any router in the list. It kept saying "disconnected"

 

2 - I installed USB-Wireless-UtilityPrefPane-V1 from ( https://github.com/chris1111/USB-Wireless-UtilityPrefPane ) I didn't remove other one, I just went through. I watched your video before doing that. I rebooted my pc and now wireless utility opens and closes when I click directly. But it says "disconnected" again. How can I make it connect ? Is there a way?

 

I am providing you some screenshoots. Thanks in advance.

 

( By the way my router ssid is hidden now. Should I make it visible  in order to use with this wifi dongle if it works ? )

 

 

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1 hour ago, barfusti said:

Hey @chris1111

 

Thanks for coding this applications and drivers. But I can not make it working. Here are the things what I have done so far.

 

1 - I installed USB Wireless Utility which is provided by your GitHub ( https://github.com/chris1111/USB-Wireless-Utility ) I read the "read me" and installation went through as described. I plugged my usb adaptor and rebooted my pc. Wireless utility was not consisted. Sometimes it showed up randomly when I tried, sometimes it opened after a while. But I couldn't see any router in the list. It kept saying "disconnected"

 

2 - I installed USB-Wireless-UtilityPrefPane-V1 from ( https://github.com/chris1111/USB-Wireless-UtilityPrefPane ) I didn't remove other one, I just went through. I watched your video before doing that. I rebooted my pc and now wireless utility opens and closes when I click directly. But it says "disconnected" again. How can I make it connect ? Is there a way?

 

I am providing you some screenshoots. Thanks in advance.

 

( By the way my router ssid is hidden now. Should I make it visible  in order to use with this wifi dongle if it works ? )

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why installing two thing for the same tings ? your only need to try one of this

what is the USB adapter you have

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@chris1111 I really don't what that usb was. There was no brand or nothing else.

 

I have another USB adapter. I tried it. It says Uptech for brand name. I tried your clover wifi version 6 and this one works. I can't know details so I am providing you another screenshot. This one is Realtek based I believe. 

 

Anyway , wifi is working now. Thanks for your works so much again. By the way , white wifi icon is super cool. 

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Got the installer, which downloaded the file and the "readme," however that readme now points to an instruction video that's no longer available:  v=FqAc24VTJ54

 

hey @chris1111 - all good? 

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On 5/9/2018 at 3:58 AM, wfd18 said:

Installed the kext and rebooted but still constantly opening and closing.. I managed to get the mediatek wireless utility to work from here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/mediatek-wireless-dongle-mt7601-chip-sierra.244543/

 

 this one actually stays open now, but pretty sure it still isn't picking up my device... I've tried so many things, I just want this to work.. Any ideas..?

I was able to get it to work with the same device specs.

My wifi adaptor dongle was from Wayona 802.11n 

used the https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=298354 kext , along with the wifi utility tool.

Was not able to see connected devices initially.
After Rescan - found the available ssid's

I had to keep the application in the "wake on signin" list in case wifi gets disabled after sleep etc.,
so that I can get the app start again once I sign out and sign In

Bingo- Thanks to dev @chris1111 and all participants.

I'm made this in my recent build Hackintosh for Acer Swift3 SF314-52 (MAC OS Mojave 10.4.0)  BTW

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Thank you for the github repo @chris1111,
 

Somehow I couldn't make https://github.com/chris1111/Wireless-USB-Adapter-Clover work with my wifi adapter Prolink WN2100. `lsusb` says the device is 07b8:2770 "AboCom Systems Inc 802.11n/b/g Mini Wireless LAN USB2.0 Adapter" which according to https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x it's an `rtl8192cu` (the debian wiki typo it as WN2001). On Mojave 10.14.4 (SIP is disabled) it won't detect the usb adapter. On El Capitan it was working fine using driver by BearExtender.

I really appreciate it if anyone knows how to solve the issue.

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1 hour ago, pixelblender said:

Thank you for the github repo @chris1111,
 

Somehow I couldn't make https://github.com/chris1111/Wireless-USB-Adapter-Clover work with my wifi adapter Prolink WN2100. `lsusb` says the device is 07b8:2770 "AboCom Systems Inc 802.11n/b/g Mini Wireless LAN USB2.0 Adapter" which according to https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x it's an `rtl8192cu` (the debian wiki typo it as WN2001). On Mojave 10.14.4 (SIP is disabled) it won't detect the usb adapter. On El Capitan it was working fine using driver by BearExtender.

I really appreciate it if anyone knows how to solve the issue.

Did you try different release ? 

EDIT*** I think your adapter use this Driver  RTL8192CU8.kext

This is not support on Wireless USB adapter Clover

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20 hours ago, chris1111 said:

river  RTL8192CU8.kext

This is not support on Wireless USB adapter Clover

 

oh well :| . I hope someday you support it with the Wireless USB adapter Clover. thanks @chris1111

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Here my FIX for macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

WIFI RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext

I am use TP Link Archer T2UH

support Drivers:

RT3572,RT3072,RT3070,RT3573,MT7610,MT7610,MT7610,

RT5370,RT2870,RT3071,RT2770,RT3573,RT5572,RT3573,

RT3573,RT5572,RT3572

 

Follow project ➣ WIFI-Dlink Catalina-Panel

 

 

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On 6/5/2019 at 12:43 AM, chris1111 said:

Here my FIX for macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

WIFI RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext

I am use TP Link Archer T2UH

support Drivers:

RT3572,RT3072,RT3070,RT3573,MT7610,MT7610,MT7610,

RT5370,RT2870,RT3071,RT2770,RT3573,RT5572,RT3573,

RT3573,RT5572,RT3572

 

Follow project ➣ WIFI-Dlink Catalina-Panel

 

 

 

Could you fix this to work on Beta 3?

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On 6/5/2019 at 1:43 AM, chris1111 said:

Here my FIX for macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

WIFI RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext

I am use TP Link Archer T2UH

support Drivers:

RT3572,RT3072,RT3070,RT3573,MT7610,MT7610,MT7610,

RT5370,RT2870,RT3071,RT2770,RT3573,RT5572,RT3573,

RT3573,RT5572,RT3572

 

Follow project ➣ WIFI-Dlink Catalina-Panel

 

 

Thanks Chris for your hard work.

I have an Asus usb n14.

It works now under catalina latest beta.

for those who can't install,use hackintool disable gatekeeper feature.

then you can install without a problem.

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Thanks for your hard work, Chris.

I have a problem with Self-Assigned IP although device and wifi are connected.

I have tried removing SystemConfiguration files to reset default but not effected.

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I also thank you for all your work, Chris. I just made my first Hackintosh using an HP8300 USDT to replace an old Mac Mini. We use it in our living room and connect it to a large screen TV so Wifi and Bluetooth are very important to us. (it's running Mojave - 10.14.2)

 

I'm using your USB Wireless Utility for Clover (v7) and my wifi adapter is this dual-band EDUP model (Realtek RTL8811AU - about $13 on Amazon). It's working very well. The only problem I have is when the machine wakes from sleep to record some Live TV via an HDHomerun device that is on our network. If the Wifi connection breaks when the machine wakes up then the recording fails. (I do have "wake for network access" unchecked)

 

If I try the (beta) Wireless Utility PrefPane instead, can I solve the "disconnect after waking" problem by only having one Network (or one Profile) listed and making a new Location for Wifi in Network Preferences ? Would that make things more stable after waking from sleep ? Or does that only work if you are using an actual internal Broadcom wifi card ?

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6 hours ago, bobmn1 said:

I also thank you for all your work, Chris. I just made my first Hackintosh using an HP8300 USDT to replace an old Mac Mini. We use it in our living room and connect it to a large screen TV so Wifi and Bluetooth are very important to us. (it's running Mojave - 10.14.2)

 

I'm using your USB Wireless Utility for Clover (v7) and my wifi adapter is this dual-band EDUP model (Realtek RTL8811AU - about $13 on Amazon). It's working very well. The only problem I have is when the machine wakes from sleep to record some Live TV via an HDHomerun device that is on our network. If the Wifi connection breaks when the machine wakes up then the recording fails. (I do have "wake for network access" unchecked)

 

If I try the (beta) Wireless Utility PrefPane instead, can I solve the "disconnect after waking" problem by only having one Network (or one Profile) listed and making a new Location for Wifi in Network Preferences ? Would that make things more stable after waking from sleep ? Or does that only work if you are using an actual internal Broadcom wifi card ?

Thanks @bobmn1

 

I think thats working much more better with an internal Broadcom wifi card 

Maybe All things are more stable after waking up

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57 minutes ago, chris1111 said:

Thanks @bobmn1

 

I think thats working much more better with an internal Broadcom wifi card 

Maybe All things are more stable after waking up

 

I did some testing last night. The USB Wifi seems to reset quite well if I use AppleScript to close "StatusBarApp" and then use "open -a" to reopen it. So maybe if I have a WLAN Profile plist in place with only 1 network and I can add a script to any "wake" event then I could make sure the connection is reset properly after sleep. I think somebody wrote a daemon called "Sleepwatcher" that can trigger a script to run when a power event occurs. So maybe I will try something like that.

 

Bob

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23 hours ago, bobmn1 said:

 

I did some testing last night. The USB Wifi seems to reset quite well if I use AppleScript to close "StatusBarApp" and then use "open -a" to reopen it. So maybe if I have a WLAN Profile plist in place with only 1 network and I can add a script to any "wake" event then I could make sure the connection is reset properly after sleep. I think somebody wrote a daemon called "Sleepwatcher" that can trigger a script to run when a power event occurs. So maybe I will try something like that.

 

Bob

I tried writing a script that stops the "StatusBarApp" and then starts it again. I do see the Network list come up but it doesn't automatically connect to the one in the Plist file and most times I can't connect manually either. I have to actually restart the machine to get a successful connection. I also tried using "launchctl" to stop and start Wlan.Software but that didn't work either. 

 

I saw that somebody with AirPort could just do this:

/usr/sbin/networksetup setairportpower en0 off

and then this

/usr/sbin/networksetup setairportpower en0 on

 

"networksetup -listallhardwareports" showed that my wifi dongle was "en3" ; maybe I just need to find the correct "networksetup" commands

 

There must be some way to do this - I just haven't found it yet.

 

(OR - maybe I will just buy a Wifi Extender with an Ethernet port and connect that way - they are not very expensive)

 

Bob

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Hello! I've just updated Mac OS from 10.14.3 to 10.14.6 and my Wi-Fi stopped working. I'm using a cheap USB wifi adapter with RT5370. 

 

The thing is that in the Utility it says that I'm connected but in my Network configuration it says "Self-Assigned IP" and its giving me a very strange IP Adress . I've tried manually configuring IPv4 and it says "Connected" but I can't really access to internet. I've also checked the router page from another computer and I can see the Hackintosh connected (with the correct MAC address) but no IP assigned to it. I really don't understand...

 

Thanks you in advance!

 

I also tried some of @chris1111 apps and could't make it work

 

Some ideas?

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On 7/26/2019 at 7:22 AM, bobmn1 said:

I tried writing a script that stops the "StatusBarApp" and then starts it again. I do see the Network list come up but it doesn't automatically connect to the one in the Plist file and most times I can't connect manually either. I have to actually restart the machine to get a successful connection. I also tried using "launchctl" to stop and start Wlan.Software but that didn't work either. 

 

I saw that somebody with AirPort could just do this:

/usr/sbin/networksetup setairportpower en0 off

and then this

/usr/sbin/networksetup setairportpower en0 on

 

"networksetup -listallhardwareports" showed that my wifi dongle was "en3" ; maybe I just need to find the correct "networksetup" commands

 

There must be some way to do this - I just haven't found it yet.

 

(OR - maybe I will just buy a Wifi Extender with an Ethernet port and connect that way - they are not very expensive)

 

Bob

I kept trying different things but nothing worked the way I wanted. So I bought a $20 refurbished AC1200 Range Extender (TP-Link) at a computer store and connected it to my Hackintosh via Ethernet. Wow - this is *so* much better. I have a totally stable connection - no problem at all with Sleep/Wake. And the speed is better too. So I think I'll keep this and not use the USB Wifi dongle. But I do still really appreciate all the work Chris (and others) have done. If I didn't need to worry about Sleep/Wake I think it would have been fine.

 

Bob

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Hi

 

I'd been using wireless utility + RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext for almost 2 yrs without any minor problems (On High sierra/sierra)

 

But for the last two months it has started annoying me by weird behaviours! Sometimes it won't find anything. Sometimes it finds but won't connect. sometimes it connects but it WON't GET AN IP (consequently I got Self-assigned IP) and sometimes if finds and connects properly (5% of attempts only, & purely randomly). I tried almost all other kexts and modified Utilities. I'm really fed up..

 

I hope someone here do a favour and come along to find and fix that crazy problem..

 

Product ID: 0x7601

Vendor ID: 0x148f

 

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On 10/20/2017 at 11:24 PM, chris1111 said:

Here Installer for macOS High Sierra user with Clover UEFI or ESP ➤ WIFI Network macOS High Sierra

Working perfect in my Archer T2UH

 

Works in HFS+J Volumes or APFS Volumes

Follow all steps in the Packages, SIP need to be disable and also Gtaekkeper for using that.

Support Driver: 

RT2870,RT2770,RT3070,RT3170,RT3072,RT3370,RT3572,RT3573,

RT5370,RT5372,RT5572,MT7610,MT7612,MT7650,MT7662,MT8070,RT9707

It's working but I'm not able to connect to any open network.

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On 6/5/2019 at 5:43 AM, chris1111 said:

Here my FIX for macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta

WIFI RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext

I am use TP Link Archer T2UH

support Drivers:

RT3572,RT3072,RT3070,RT3573,MT7610,MT7610,MT7610,

RT5370,RT2870,RT3071,RT2770,RT3573,RT5572,RT3573,

RT3573,RT5572,RT3572

 

Follow project ➣ WIFI-Dlink Catalina-Panel

 

 

I can not make it working on Catalina offcial. Please fix it

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Seems a problem with the Wireless Utility install on Catalina final ... 

 

The package is trying to install content to the system volume. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.

 

Either that or i missed something ... 

 

Cheers

Cass

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      All kexts will be placed inside /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/, mount again this partition (diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXsX) for it.
       
      Now we need to add Battery patch to a new DSDT:
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #battery_ASUS-N55SL.txt # created by RehabMan 8/12/2013 # created originally for jesselid # works for: # ASUS N55SL, BIOS rev. 204 # ASUS VivoBook series # ASUS Zenbook UX31A # ASUS UX301LA # ASUS X553E-SX399V # ASUS F501A # ASUS K55VM # ASUS U46SV, BIOS rev. 2.04 # ASUS N43 # ASUS PU500CA (90NB00F1-M01120) # ASUS N73SV # ASUS X401A-WX108 # ASUS F551CA Bios rev. 207 # ASUS S551LB VivoBook # ASUS ZenBook UX32VD # ASUS F550L-X455H # ASUS X53S # ASUS K550JD-XX003H # ASUS G53SX # ASUS K56CB # ASUS UX305 into method label B1B2 remove_entry; into definitionblock code_regex . insert begin Method (B1B2, 2, NotSerialized) { Return (Or (Arg0, ShiftLeft (Arg1, 8))) }\n end; # not really for battery, but might come in handy to read fan speed(s) into device label EC0 code_regex TAH0,\s+16 replace_matched begin TH00,8,TH01,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex TAH1,\s+16 replace_matched begin TH10,8,TH11,8 end; into method label TACH code_regex \(TAH0, replace_matched begin (B1B2(TH00,TH01), end; into method label TACH code_regex \(TAH1, replace_matched begin (B1B2(TH10,TH11), end; into method label GFAN code_regex \(\\_SB\.PCI0\.LPCB\.EC0\.TAH0, replace_matched begin (B1B2(\\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.TH00,\\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0.TH01), end; # battery EC into device label EC0 code_regex B0SN,\s+16 replace_matched begin B0S0,8,B0S1,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex B1SN,\s+16 replace_matched begin B1S0,8,B1S1,8 end; into method label BIFA code_regex \(B0SN, replace_matched begin (B1B2(B0S0,B0S1), end; into method label BIFA code_regex \(B1SN, replace_matched begin (B1B2(B1S0,B1S1), end; into device label EC0 code_regex DT2B,\s+16 replace_matched begin T2B0,8,T2B1,8 end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(DT2B, replace_matched begin (B1B2(T2B0,T2B1), end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s+\(([^,]*),\s+DT2B\) replace_matched begin Store(%1,T2B0) Store(ShiftRight(%1,8),T2B1) end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (RDBA, 0, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (BA00, Index(TEMP, 0x00))\n Store (BA01, Index(TEMP, 0x01))\n Store (BA02, Index(TEMP, 0x02))\n Store (BA03, Index(TEMP, 0x03))\n Store (BA04, Index(TEMP, 0x04))\n Store (BA05, Index(TEMP, 0x05))\n Store (BA06, Index(TEMP, 0x06))\n Store (BA07, Index(TEMP, 0x07))\n Store (BA08, Index(TEMP, 0x08))\n Store (BA09, Index(TEMP, 0x09))\n Store (BA0A, Index(TEMP, 0x0A))\n Store (BA0B, Index(TEMP, 0x0B))\n Store (BA0C, Index(TEMP, 0x0C))\n Store (BA0D, Index(TEMP, 0x0D))\n Store (BA0E, Index(TEMP, 0x0E))\n Store (BA0F, Index(TEMP, 0x0F))\n Store (BA10, Index(TEMP, 0x10))\n Store (BA11, Index(TEMP, 0x11))\n Store (BA12, Index(TEMP, 0x12))\n Store (BA13, Index(TEMP, 0x13))\n Store (BA14, Index(TEMP, 0x14))\n Store (BA15, Index(TEMP, 0x15))\n Store (BA16, Index(TEMP, 0x16))\n Store (BA17, Index(TEMP, 0x17))\n Store (BA18, Index(TEMP, 0x18))\n Store (BA19, Index(TEMP, 0x19))\n Store (BA1A, Index(TEMP, 0x1A))\n Store (BA1B, Index(TEMP, 0x1B))\n Store (BA1C, Index(TEMP, 0x1C))\n Store (BA1D, Index(TEMP, 0x1D))\n Store (BA1E, Index(TEMP, 0x1E))\n Store (BA1F, Index(TEMP, 0x1F))\n Return (TEMP)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (WRBA, 1, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (Arg0, TEMP)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x00)), BA00)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x01)), BA01)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x02)), BA02)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x03)), BA03)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x04)), BA04)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x05)), BA05)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x06)), BA06)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x07)), BA07)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x08)), BA08)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x09)), BA09)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0A)), BA0A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0B)), BA0B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0C)), BA0C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0D)), BA0D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0E)), BA0E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0F)), BA0F)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x10)), BA10)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x11)), BA11)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x12)), BA12)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x13)), BA13)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x14)), BA14)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x15)), BA15)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x16)), BA16)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x17)), BA17)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x18)), BA18)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x19)), BA19)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1A)), BA1A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1B)), BA1B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1C)), BA1C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1D)), BA1D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1E)), BA1E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1F)), BA1F)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 code_regex BDAT,\s+256 replace_matched begin //BDAT, 256,\n BA00,8,BA01,8,BA02,8,BA03,8,\n BA04,8,BA05,8,BA06,8,BA07,8,\n BA08,8,BA09,8,BA0A,8,BA0B,8,\n BA0C,8,BA0D,8,BA0E,8,BA0F,8,\n BA10,8,BA11,8,BA12,8,BA13,8,\n BA14,8,BA15,8,BA16,8,BA17,8,\n BA18,8,BA19,8,BA1A,8,BA1B,8,\n BA1C,8,BA1D,8,BA1E,8,BA1F,8\n end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(BDAT, replaceall_matched begin (RDBA(), end; into method label SMBR code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDAT\) replaceall_matched begin WRBA(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex \(BDAT, replaceall_matched begin (RDBA(), end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (RDBB, 0, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (BB00, Index(TEMP, 0x00))\n Store (BB01, Index(TEMP, 0x01))\n Store (BB02, Index(TEMP, 0x02))\n Store (BB03, Index(TEMP, 0x03))\n Store (BB04, Index(TEMP, 0x04))\n Store (BB05, Index(TEMP, 0x05))\n Store (BB06, Index(TEMP, 0x06))\n Store (BB07, Index(TEMP, 0x07))\n Store (BB08, Index(TEMP, 0x08))\n Store (BB09, Index(TEMP, 0x09))\n Store (BB0A, Index(TEMP, 0x0A))\n Store (BB0B, Index(TEMP, 0x0B))\n Store (BB0C, Index(TEMP, 0x0C))\n Store (BB0D, Index(TEMP, 0x0D))\n Store (BB0E, Index(TEMP, 0x0E))\n Store (BB0F, Index(TEMP, 0x0F))\n Store (BB10, Index(TEMP, 0x10))\n Store (BB11, Index(TEMP, 0x11))\n Store (BB12, Index(TEMP, 0x12))\n Store (BB13, Index(TEMP, 0x13))\n Store (BB14, Index(TEMP, 0x14))\n Store (BB15, Index(TEMP, 0x15))\n Store (BB16, Index(TEMP, 0x16))\n Store (BB17, Index(TEMP, 0x17))\n Store (BB18, Index(TEMP, 0x18))\n Store (BB19, Index(TEMP, 0x19))\n Store (BB1A, Index(TEMP, 0x1A))\n Store (BB1B, Index(TEMP, 0x1B))\n Store (BB1C, Index(TEMP, 0x1C))\n Store (BB1D, Index(TEMP, 0x1D))\n Store (BB1E, Index(TEMP, 0x1E))\n Store (BB1F, Index(TEMP, 0x1F))\n Return (TEMP)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 insert begin Method (WRBB, 1, Serialized)\n {\n Name (TEMP, Buffer(0x20) { })\n Store (Arg0, TEMP)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x00)), BB00)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x01)), BB01)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x02)), BB02)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x03)), BB03)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x04)), BB04)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x05)), BB05)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x06)), BB06)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x07)), BB07)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x08)), BB08)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x09)), BB09)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0A)), BB0A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0B)), BB0B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0C)), BB0C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0D)), BB0D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0E)), BB0E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x0F)), BB0F)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x10)), BB10)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x11)), BB11)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x12)), BB12)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x13)), BB13)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x14)), BB14)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x15)), BB15)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x16)), BB16)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x17)), BB17)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x18)), BB18)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x19)), BB19)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1A)), BB1A)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1B)), BB1B)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1C)), BB1C)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1D)), BB1D)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1E)), BB1E)\n Store (DerefOf(Index(TEMP, 0x1F)), BB1F)\n }\n end; into device label EC0 code_regex BDA2,\s+256 replace_matched begin //BDA2, 256,\n BB00,8,BB01,8,BB02,8,BB03,8,\n BB04,8,BB05,8,BB06,8,BB07,8,\n BB08,8,BB09,8,BB0A,8,BB0B,8,\n BB0C,8,BB0D,8,BB0E,8,BB0F,8,\n BB10,8,BB11,8,BB12,8,BB13,8,\n BB14,8,BB15,8,BB16,8,BB17,8,\n BB18,8,BB19,8,BB1A,8,BB1B,8,\n BB1C,8,BB1D,8,BB1E,8,BB1F,8\n end; into method label SMBR code_regex \(BDA2, replaceall_matched begin (RDBB(), end; into method label SMBR code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label SMBW code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex Store\s\((.*),\sBDA2\) replaceall_matched begin WRBB(%1) end; into method label ECSB code_regex \(BDA2, replaceall_matched begin (RDBB(), end; # additional work for _BIX method present in some ASUS laptops into device label EC0 code_regex B0C3,\s+16 replace_matched begin XC30,8,XC31,8 end; into device label EC0 code_regex B1C3,\s+16 replace_matched begin YC30,8,YC31,8 end; into_all method label _BIX code_regex \(\^\^LPCB\.EC0\.B0C3, replaceall_matched begin (B1B2(^^LPCB.EC0.XC30,^^LPCB.EC0.XC31), end; into_all method label _BIX code_regex \(\^\^LPCB\.EC0\.B1C3, replaceall_matched begin (B1B2(^^LPCB.EC0.YC30,^^LPCB.EC0.YC31), end; # or could remove the _BIX method if it turns out not to work #into_all method label _BIX remove_entry; And the Brightness:
       
       
       
       
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #graphics_PNLF_ivy_sandy.txt # This patch enables the brightness slider in SysPrefs->Displays # and will also enable activation of sleep mode by closing # the laptop lid. # # This particular version is intended to be used with ACPIBacklight.kext # although it can also be used with AppleBacklight.kext, # provided AppleBacklight.kext is patched to recognize your # display or an injector is used to set brightness levels. # # See this thread for more information: # http://www.tonymacx86.com/hp-probook-mavericks/121031-native-brightness-working-without-blinkscreen-using-patched-applebacklight-kext.html # (also read any linked threads) # # # Note: This patch should be applied to the DSDT or SSDT that defines # your integrated graphics device (always at _ADR 0x00020000) # into_all device label PNLF remove_entry; into_all device name_adr 0x00020000 code_regex (OperationRegion\s\(RMPC,\sPCI_Config[^\}]*\}) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00020000 insert begin OperationRegion (RMPC, PCI_Config, 0x10, 4)\n Field (RMPC, AnyAcc, NoLock, Preserve)\n {\n BAR1,32,\n }\n Device (PNLF)\n {\n // normal PNLF declares (note some of this probably not necessary)\n Name (_ADR, Zero)\n Name (_HID, EisaId ("APP0002"))\n Name (_CID, "backlight")\n Name (_UID, 10)\n Name (_STA, 0x0B)\n //define hardware register access for brightness\n // lower nibble of BAR1 is status bits and not part of the address\n OperationRegion (BRIT, SystemMemory, And(^BAR1, Not(0xF)), 0xe1184)\n Field (BRIT, AnyAcc, Lock, Preserve)\n {\n Offset(0x48250),\n LEV2, 32,\n LEVL, 32,\n Offset(0x70040),\n P0BL, 32,\n Offset(0xc8250),\n LEVW, 32,\n LEVX, 32,\n Offset(0xe1180),\n PCHL, 32,\n }\n // DEB1 special for setting KLVX at runtime...\n //Method (DEB1, 1, NotSerialized)\n //{\n // Store(Arg0, KLVX)\n //}\n // LMAX: use 0x710 to force OS X value\n // or use any arbitrary value\n // or use 0 to capture BIOS setting\n Name (LMAX, 0x710)\n // KMAX: defines the unscaled range in the _BCL table below\n Name (KMAX, 0x710)\n // KPCH: saved value for PCHL\n Name(KPCH, 0)\n // _INI deals with differences between native setting and desired\n Method (_INI, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n // save value of PCHL for later\n Store(PCHL, KPCH)\n // determine LMAX to use\n If (LNot(LMAX)) { Store(ShiftRight(LEVX,16), LMAX) }\n If (LNot(LMAX)) { Store(KMAX, LMAX) }\n Store(ShiftLeft(LMAX,16), KLVX)\n If (LNotEqual(LMAX, KMAX))\n {\n // Scale all the values in _BCL to the PWM max in use\n Store(0, Local0)\n While (LLess(Local0, SizeOf(_BCL)))\n {\n Store(DerefOf(Index(_BCL,Local0)), Local1)\n Divide(Multiply(Local1,LMAX), KMAX,, Local1)\n Store(Local1, Index(_BCL,Local0))\n Increment(Local0)\n }\n // Also scale XRGL and XRGH values\n Divide(Multiply(XRGL,LMAX), KMAX,, XRGL)\n Divide(Multiply(XRGH,LMAX), KMAX,, XRGH)\n }\n // adjust values to desired LMAX\n Store(ShiftRight(LEVX,16), Local1)\n If (LNotEqual(Local1, LMAX))\n {\n Store(LEVL, Local0)\n If (LOr(LNot(Local0),LNot(Local1))) { Store(LMAX, Local0) Store(LMAX, Local1) }\n Divide(Multiply(Local0,LMAX), Local1,, Local0)\n //REVIEW: wait for vblank before setting new PWM config\n //Store(P0BL, Local7)\n //While (LEqual (P0BL, Local7)) {}\n If (LGreater(LEVL, LMAX))\n { Store(KLVX, LEVX) Store(Local0, LEVL) }\n Else\n { Store(Local0, LEVL) Store(KLVX, LEVX) }\n }\n }\n // _BCM/_BQC: set/get for brightness level\n Method (_BCM, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // initialize for consistent backlight level before/after sleep\n If (LNotEqual(PCHL, KPCH)) { Store(KPCH, PCHL) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVW, 0x80000000)) { Store (0x80000000, LEVW) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVX, KLVX)) { Store (KLVX, LEVX) }\n // store new backlight level\n Store(Match(_BCL, MGE, Arg0, MTR, 0, 2), Local0)\n If (LEqual(Local0, Ones)) { Subtract(SizeOf(_BCL), 1, Local0) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEV2, 0x80000000)) { Store(0x80000000, LEV2) }\n Store(DerefOf(Index(_BCL, Local0)), LEVL)\n }\n Method (_BQC, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store(Match(_BCL, MGE, LEVL, MTR, 0, 2), Local0)\n If (LEqual(Local0, Ones)) { Subtract(SizeOf(_BCL), 1, Local0) }\n Return(DerefOf(Index(_BCL, Local0)))\n }\n Method (_DOS, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // Note: Some systems have this defined in DSDT, so uncomment\n // the next line if that is the case.\n //External(^^_DOS, MethodObj)\n ^^_DOS(Arg0)\n }\n // extended _BCM/_BQC for setting "in between" levels\n Method (XBCM, 1, NotSerialized)\n {\n // initialize for consistent backlight level before/after sleep\n If (LNotEqual(PCHL, KPCH)) { Store(KPCH, PCHL) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVW, 0x80000000)) { Store (0x80000000, LEVW) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEVX, KLVX)) { Store (KLVX, LEVX) }\n // store new backlight level\n If (LGreater(Arg0, XRGH)) { Store(XRGH, Arg0) }\n If (LAnd(Arg0, LLess(Arg0, XRGL))) { Store(XRGL, Arg0) }\n If (LNotEqual(LEV2, 0x80000000)) { Store(0x80000000, LEV2) } \n Store(Arg0, LEVL)\n }\n Method (XBQC, 0, NotSerialized)\n {\n Store(LEVL, Local0)\n If (LGreater(Local0, XRGH)) { Store(XRGH, Local0) }\n If (LAnd(Local0, LLess(Local0, XRGL))) { Store(XRGL, Local0) }\n Return(Local0)\n }\n // Use XOPT=1 to disable smooth transitions\n Name (XOPT, Zero)\n // XRGL/XRGH: defines the valid range\n Name (XRGL, 40)\n Name (XRGH, 1808)\n // KLVX is initialization value for LEVX\n Name (KLVX, 0x7100000)\n // _BCL: returns list of valid brightness levels\n // first two entries describe ac/battery power levels\n Name (_BCL, Package()\n {\n 1808,\n 479,\n 0,\n 53, 55, 57, 59,\n 62, 66, 71, 77,\n 83, 91, 99, 108,\n 119, 130, 142, 154,\n 168, 183, 198, 214,\n 232, 250, 269, 289,\n 309, 331, 354, 377,\n 401, 426, 453, 479,\n 507, 536, 566, 596,\n 627, 660, 693, 727,\n 762, 797, 834, 872,\n 910, 949, 990, 1031,\n 1073, 1115, 1159, 1204,\n 1249, 1296, 1343, 1391,\n 1440, 1490, 1541, 1592,\n 1645, 1698, 1753, 1808,\n })\n }\n end;  
       
      It's done! Now go brush your teeth!
       
       
      To do list
       
      - Turn AppleHDADisabler in CloverEFI path.
      - Fix FN keyboard keys.
      - Turn Battery DSDT patch in CloverEFI path.
      - Test Cardreader.
      - Test USB3 port.
       
       
      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 and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
      EFI.zip
    • By Vyzantion
      I would like to try to install Catalina on a 64 GB flash drive, in order to bypass the SATA issue. I so thay many managed to do that on external SSDs.
      Actualy, already tried it. The first step finished ok, just it took much longer. After first booting from the target flash drive from the installing flash drive, it blocked on something like ”installer will create a non-removeable partition”. Perhaps if I waiting long enough, I would have passed that phase, but there were already some 15 minutes since it blocked.
    • By fusion71au
      This is a brief guide on how to create a vanilla El Capitan (also same process for Sierra) OS X Installer USB with an updated prelinked kernel containing FakeSMC.

      It is tailored for those users who want to understand the “nuts and bolts” of how to create an installer and also to help brush up on their terminal skills (rather than have one made for them with the numerous automated “tools” available or even Apple’s createinstallmedia) :
       
       
      Specifically, it is also a “Proof of Concept” which shows that installation is possible without even having to rely on boot loader kext injection.

      Prerequisites
      Existing Yosemite installation (or Mavericks - see post#4 for steps 7,8) “Install OS X El Capitan.app" downloaded to the Applications folder Pacifist FakeSMC.kext - Slice or Kozlek branch Bootloader - Clover or Chameleon 8GB or larger USB drive (16GB recommended), formatted HFS+ (MBR or GUID) named “Installer”  
      Procedure
      1.  Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag
      2.  Open OS X terminal and type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line.
          The image restore and file copying may take a while to complete, and at the end of the process, the Installer volume is renamed to “OS X Base System"....
       
      sudo -s hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg  -target /Volumes/Installer -erase -format HFS+ -noprompt -noverify rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System diskutil unmount /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD exit 3.  Right click on the “OS X Base System” Volume and click “Get Info”
       

      4.  Click on the lock icon and untick “Ignore ownership on this volume”
       

      5.  Extract/Copy the El Capitan Kernels folder into /System/Library/ of the USB with Pacifist.  NB It is found in the "Essentials.pkg" in /System/Installation/Packages
       

      6.  Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel —> OG.prelinkedkernel
       

      7.  Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of the installer USB using Finder.
       

      8.  Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel…..
       
      sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System exit Any errors should be noted but the output below is normal e.g.


      9. Install your Bootloader targeting the OS X Base System volume
       
       
       
       
      10.  Boot your system with the USB without injected kexts into the OS X Installer GUI....
       
       
       
       
       
      Post Install
      The original prelinked kernel in a fresh install of El Capitan will also lack FakeSMC ie it will only be linked to Apple signed kexts.  In order to boot into El Capitan the first time around without boot loader kext injection, the PLK needs to be rebuilt for the El Capitan volume like we did for the installer:
       
      1.  Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag
      2.  Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel for the El Capitan volume —> OG.prelinkedkernel
      3.  Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of El Capitan using Finder
      4.  Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel.  In this example, the El Capitan volume is named "El_Capitan" - change if you have named it something else...
      sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/El_Capitan/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/El_Capitan exit 5. Install your Bootloader targeting the El Capitan volume.  This step is only necessary if you are installing El Capitan on a new drive without existing boot loader (not required if installing on a disk with existing boot loader beside Yosemite).
      6. Reboot your system without injected kexts into El Capitan!
       
       
      Other links
      The All-In-One Guide to Vanilla OS X for beginners
       
      Updates for Sierra and High Sierra   Custom Prelinkedkernel Generator Tool I have made a custom prelinkedkernel generator "PLK.tool" for Sierra + El Capitan.  Instructions:   1.  Download and extract the attached BaseSystem_PLK.tool.zip into your ~/Downloads folder.   2.  Copy any extra kexts necessary for booting your hack to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem/ExtraKexts (e.g. FakeSMC, VoodooPS2Controller), making sure SIP is disabled. 3.  Copy BaseSystem.dmg to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem  4.  Open terminal and run the following commands... cd ~/Downloads/BaseSystem chmod +x PLK.tool ./PLK.tool ---> supply your admin password ---> will place your new custom prelinkedkernel on the desktop.       macOS High Sierra bypass Firmware and MBR checks in post#13.
      BaseSystem_PLK.tool_ElCap.zip
      BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Sierra.zip
      BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Mojave.zip (need to run in Mojave to avoid dependency errors)
      BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Catalina.zip
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