Recent Changes: -added artur_pt to Thanks list for being the first person to try to help me 4 years ago. -FINALLY removed the [WIP] in title. I think it's safe now, haha -HUGE post cleanup! should be (hopefully) easier to navigate -added new section for 10.13 High Sierra -added link to Andrw0380's 10.13 files -removed old link to Andrw0380's 10.12.1 / 10.12.2 beta files -updated link to Andrw0380's updated 10.12.4 files -updated thread title, now shows 10.8.5-10.13.x -removed images as they weren't loading anymore anyway
Previous Changes: -added link to Andrw0380's 10.12.1 / 10.12.2 beta files -updated 10.12 about image, not a clone of 10.11 about image anymore -updated thread title, now shows 10.8.5-10.12.x -slight post cleanup
DISCLAIMER: I can be in no way held responsible for any damage to your computer as a result of the information or files provided on this page. I can't be held responsible for the faults and errors of those who follow (or choose not to follow) my advise or instructions. You are on your own if you proceed. This was created with the assumption that anyone following it would be using the SAME machine model and hardware setup as mine, a HP ENVY 17t-j000 Quad. Using any other model or hardware configuration may work but is completely unsupported! This was never intended to be used as an installation guide and shouldn't be referenced as one. It is merely a place to list my testing results. Consider this your one and ONLY warning. Continue at your OWN RISK...
NOTICE: I will always be very proud of the work that was put into the making of these files not just by me but through the amazingly generous and wonderful people in this community. During my absence, that same community even took over and provided others with the assistance to keep up-to-date with the newer flavors of OS X. All of that hard work, time and effort will remain here on the first page for as long as possible for both reference and historical purposes. For reference, I supported and maintained packages for 10.8.x Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks and 10.10.x Yosemite (briefly).
Andrw0380 has generously been providing more updated support packages for this thread for quite some time now. If you are to use any of the files listed below, I would recommend his as they are typically more recent and better tested. Be sure to check over his posts for further details and usage instructions and don't forget to say THANKS for his time and effort.
The good news is it has recently been brought to my attention that RehabMan has been hard at work and has created a much better, more reliable method for both current and possibly future OS X installs. His new method, named the "hotpatch" method is far superior to our old ones and should rightfully take its place. I leave you with a direct link to his detailed and extensive guide to assist both current and future users with their adventures in OS X. Should you find success using his method, please remember to say THANKS for his work and to possibly add to his growing repository to hopefully assist future users in their own success stories.
RehabMan "hotpatch" guide
10.13.x (macOS High Sierra) ENVY Files: Files generously provided by Andrw0380 HERE Be sure to say THANKS for all the hard work!
10.12.x (macOS Sierra) ENVY Files: Files generously provided by Andrw0380 HERE Be sure to say THANKS for all the hard work!
10.11.x (El Capitan) ENVY Files: Files generously provided by Andrw0380 HERE Be sure to say THANKS for all the hard work!
10.10.x (Yosemite) ENVY Files: Files generously provided by Andrw0380 HERE Be sure to say THANKS for all the hard work!
REMINDER: An unbelievable amount of hard work, dedication and enormous amounts of time have gone into the making, testing and maintaining of the content for this post, this thread and the entire forum as a whole. Please do try to remember that SOMEONE has to make all this happen. Be sure to THANK those who deserve it. A little appreciation goes a long way.
CONCLUSION: Lastly, I am rarely active anymore and would just like to say thank you to all those who stepped up and not only took my place during my absence but also improved upon what I started so many years ago now. I truly can't believe how long this thread has survived and it is awe-inspiring to see how much further it has moved along since I last visited it. You are all just amazing and wonderful people for doing what you do. You all know who you are. Keep doing what you do and thank you again for everything that you've already done and for everything that you will hopefully continue to do in the future.
Hello everyone, I've been trying to install sierra in my new external HD and I'm stuck with this screen. I read here a guy change from -v to -x and worked, so I did it and I got the apple. Before changing it I was stuck with the same result but without the apple.
I have a Mac Mini 2006 (upgraded) with Intel GMA950 graphics, running MLPostFactor 10.8.5. It is connected to an ASUS VS197 LCD panel using DVI-D. This is natively a 1366x768 panel that is recognized and works fine.
However, the other choices for resolution are 4:3 800x600 and 1024x768, and then the oddballs 832x624 and 1360x768. None of these are useful as a low-resolution widescreen for gaming or watching DVD content. Specifically I want to get access to 848x480 or 854x480, and also 1024x576. SwitchResX makes these choices available, but it doesn't work with a "full screen" game, presumably because the game directly queries OSX Display to get a list of valid resolutions and SwitchResX is bypassing that system instead.
So the solution is obvious: buy a new computer pull the monitor's EDID data, hack it to enable new resolutions, and then tell OSX to use this custom EDID instead of the one retrieved from the monitor.
Following the steps of the EDID injection guide, here is where I am:
* Retrieve EDID, DisplayVendorID etc from ioreg.
00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 04 69 F2 19 24 94 00 00 31 16 01 03 80 29 17 78 EA F5 45 A4 55 50 9E 27 0F 50 54 BD EE 00 81 C0 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 66 21 56 AA 51 00 1E 30 46 8F 33 00 9A E6 10 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FD 00 32 4B 18 53 11 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC 00 41 53 55 53 20 56 53 31 39 37 0A 20 20 00 00 00 FF 00 43 43 4C 4D 54 46 30 33 37 39 32 34 0A 00 F1
* Use an EDID editor to enable new 848x477 and 1024x576 resolutions. (Verify with an online EDID tool, and compare to the previous version)
00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 04 69 F2 19 24 94 00 00 31 16 01 03 80 29 17 78 EA F5 45 A4 55 50 9E 27 0F 50 54 BD EE 00 81 C0 4B C0 4B CA 4B CF 61 C0 61 CA 61 CF 01 01 66 21 56 AA 51 00 1E 30 46 8F 33 00 9A E6 10 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FD 00 32 4B 18 53 11 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC 00 41 53 55 53 20 56 53 31 39 37 0A 20 20 00 00 00 FF 00 43 43 4C 4D 54 46 30 33 37 39 32 34 0A 00 47
* Create a new subfolder and plist within /System/Library/Overrides/Display/ containing the new EDID string and monitor name.
Now the problems begin. Even though the plist file is being read (which I know because the Monitor Name has changed in Displays), the custom EDID is not being used. When I dig into IORegExplorer I am able to come up with AAPL00,EDID string and it is the unmodified one read from the monitor. I even tried a plug-and-unplug while OSX is running, and also tried to reset the SMC and NVRAM, but no dice.
Do I need to start digging into DSDT hacking? Is the Intel driver pulling down EDID during boot and I need to override it somewhere else? What am I missing here?
I am trying to boot for the first time off my HDD, but it hangs here. At first my installer did this too, but fixing my config.plst fixed it. -x and nv_disable make no difference. The one thing I have not tried is using my iGPU, but I rather not have to use it. I know I don't need to, because if I use tonymac, it works fine. My specs are:
Without boot CPUS=1, I will stuck at login screen (after enter password). There is one time I successful booted in, however the GUI is buggy and animated laggy.
What I've done:
-Patching LAPTOP DSDT/SSDTs (aisle, MaciASL)
-Native Power Management for Laptops ( ssdtPRGen.sh )
-Lapic Kernel Enabled
The only thing I haven't try is VoodooTSCSync.kext, however from what I've studied from hackintosh forum, it is not suitable to install this for laptop. I've no idea where is the problem/mistake right now. Can somebody please enlighten me? Thanks.
Note: I promise you, I never ever edit config.plist with textEditor, I only edit with PlistEdit Pro. Also, I will only edit DSDT/SSDTs in format .asl with MaciASL.