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Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VMware Workstation on a Windows Host

 

I wanted to make a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X El Capitan virtual machine running on a Windows host.  The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.

 

There are many guides and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMWare disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….

 

I’ve gathered info for this guide from various threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum eg

 

Credit and thanks to @Donk, @Albert Nietsnie and @MSOK for all their hard work in creating and testing the VMware Unlocker program.

 

Requirements

  • Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X)
  • 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X)
  • Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine
  • VMware Workstation 12 or later
  • VMware Unlocker 2.0.7 or later
  • Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#41
  • 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC

Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack
1.  On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.

2.  Unmount any attached install image/InstallESD.dmg (if currently mounted) by rebooting the system or running the hdiutil unmount command in terminal eg

 

 

ls /Volumes

hdiutil unmount -force /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System   (if you find 'OS X Base System')

hdiutil unmount -force /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD       (if you find 'OS X Install ESD')

3.  Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes….

 

 

 

 


#!/bin/bash
 
 # Mount the Installer image
 hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Create El Capitan sparseimage of 7316mb with a Single Partition - Apple Partition Map
 hdiutil create -o /tmp/ElCapitan -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J -type SPARSE
 
 # Mount the El Capitan sparseimage
 hdiutil attach /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build
 
 # Restore the Base System into the El Capitan Blank sparseimage
 asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase
 
 # Remove Packages link and replace with actual files
 rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/
 
 # Copy El Capitan installer dependencies
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
 
 # Unmount the installer image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Unmount the Base System image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
 
 # Convert the ElCapitan spareseimage image to ISO/CD master
  hdiutil convert /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/ElCapitan.iso
 
 # Rename the ElCapitan ISO image and move it to the desktop
  mv /tmp/ElCapitan.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/'EC 10.11.0.iso'
 
 # Delete ElCapitan.sparseimage file
  rm -f /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage

 

 

4.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:

cd downloads
chmod +x CECI.tool
./CECI.tool

5.  At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.

 

Updates:

@shela has created an ISO generating script compatible with OS X 10.6-10.12: create_osx_iso post #362.

See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS 10.13+ using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.

 

Install and Patch VMware Workstation 12 on your PC
1.  Download and install VMWare Workstation Player 12 or later
2.  Download and extract Unlocker 2.0.7 or later to your USB stick…
3.  Run the win-install.cmd as administrator by right clicking the file in Windows explorer or run it from an Administrative Command Prompt.

 

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Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine
1.  Double click on the VMware Workstation 12 Player icon on your desktop and click “Create a New Virtual Machine”.  Choose “I will install the operating system later” at the How will you install screen….

 

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2.  Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and OS X 10.11 as the version.  By default, an OS X 10.11 folder will be created in your Documents\Virtual Machines folder.

 

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3.  Under Specify Disk Capacity, you can leave the default 40GB or set a larger value.  I personally store the virtual disk as a single file.  Click Finish and you will see OS X 10.11 on the Main Screen of Workstation 12.

 

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4.  Next, we need to edit the virtual machine settings to map the virtual SATA CD/DVD drive to the El Capitan installation iso we created earlier.

 

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5.  To prevent the virtual machine from crashing in Windows, the virtualHW.version set in the vmx configuration file needs to be changed from 12 to 10 (alternatively, the line smc.version = "0" can be added to the file).  The OS X 10.11.vmx file can be edited with the WordPad program (navigate to the OS X 10.11 virtual machine folder with Windows Explorer and right click on the file to open in WordPad).

 

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6.  For HW10, set USB compatibility to USB 2.0, otherwise your mouse and keyboard might not work in the virtual machine.

 

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7.  Finally click “Play virtual machine”

 

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Installation of El Capitan
Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
1.  Select language, agree to legal terms

 

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2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I’ve named the drive Macintosh HD but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.

 

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3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.

 

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4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete and the VM will automatically reboot…

 

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5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…

 

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6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….

 

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7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.  You should eject the Installation iso now by right clicking and selecting “Eject OS X Base System”.  This will allow you to install VMware Tools….

 

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8.  After rebooting, the VM can now be resized or run at full screen resolution.  Audio and network/internet should also work OOB.

 

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SMBIOS Customization and iMessage Vars

To make the Virtual Machine more "Mac like", you can edit the vmx file to add unique identifiers from a real Mac's SMBIOS -

eg for an iMac 11,3 SMBIOS, you can enter the following lines....

smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE"
board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE"
board-id = "Mac-F2238BAE"
hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE"
hw.model = "iMac11,3"
serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE"
serialNumber = "W80#######6"

Refer How to spoof real Mac in VMware - Multi-booting and Virtualisation.

 

The critical variables for iMessage/Facetime activation are MLB & ROM.  By default, VMware "reflects" the host's MLB and ROM since it assumes you are running the OSX guest on a real Mac host - see post#42 by @Donk.

 

If the host is a Windows PC, the following lines need to be added to the vmx file (requires virtualHW.version 12 and smc.version = "0")....

efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE"
system-id.enable = "TRUE"

and the MLB, ROM and optionally system-id entered manually eg

efi.nvram.var.MLB = "W80######BA1A" (MLB can be 13 or 17 characters long, alphanumeric string)
efi.nvram.var.ROM = "<=>?@A" (ROM is entered here as a 6 character ASCII string)
uuid.bios = "## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##-## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##" <---Optional (if you want to inject a given system-id hexadecimal value)

Note the output for ROM from imessage_debug is a 12 character hexadecimal that needs to be entered here as a 6 character ASCII string eg using an Hex to ASCII converter we find that "3c3d3e3f4041" hex is equivalent to   "<=>?@A".

 

Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite

The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite :).  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.

 

With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie

 

To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop

cd downloads
chmod +x CMI.tool
./CMI.tool

To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop

cd downloads
chmod +x CYI.tool
./CYI.tool

Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...

 

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Enjoy :)

 

Update for macOS 10.12 Sierra

The above settings still work for macOS Sierra after upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8 - see post #13.

 

Update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave

See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.

Post#41 describes how to build "Install macOS ******.app" on the fly from installer files downloaded beforehand in /SharedSupport folder.

 

Update for macOS 10.15beta Catalina

See post Update for macOS Catalina 10.15beta

 

CECI.zip

CYI.tool.zip

CMI.tool.zip

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You can get imessage working (if it isn't already) by adding the following to VMWare configuration file (OS X 10.11.vmx):

 

efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.ROM = "XXXXXX" [6 digit decimal]
efi.nvram.var.MLB = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" [16 digit hexadecimal]
 
You can use a random number for ROM and MLB.

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El Capitan Recovery Partition

Sometimes you may need to boot into El Capitan's Recovery Partition to disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) to install a particular kext or application.

 

The quickest way to achieve this is by simultaneously holding down the <Windows> and <R> keys as your El Capitan virtual machine is booting up and you see the VMware logo.  Ensure you click inside the VM window first so that your keystrokes are registered!

 

Once you reach the GUI to select your language and are presented with OS X Utilities, open the terminal app and type csrutil disable as shown below, then reboot the VM...

 

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Adding the Recovery Partition as an entry to the VMware Boot Manager

If you are unable to directly boot into the recovery partition with <Windows>+<R>, another method is to add the Recovery HD as a boot option to VMware's EFI Boot Manager.  Procedure courtesy of @EMR from the VMware forums:

 

1.  Once your El Capitan virtual machine has been completely shut down, open the VM's vmx file with Wordpad and add the line

bios.bootDelay = "3000"

Save the file and restart the virtual machine.

2.  As the virtual machine starts booting, click anywhere inside its window and press <F2> when you see the "VMware" logo.  Most likely the Boot Manager will only display one useful option ("Mac OS X") which lets you boot your OS X virtual machine but no option will appear for the Recovery HD.  Use your down-arrow key until you get to "Enter setup".  Press Enter.  That will take you to the Boot Maintenance Manager:

 

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3.  Don't move the focus away from "Configure boot options". Press Enter. That will take you to the "Configure boot option" menu.

 

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4.  Don't move the focus away from "Add boot option". Press Enter. That will take you to File Explorer, in which a series of boot files are displayed.

 

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5.  Using your down-arrow key, navigate to the "file" whose name begins with "Recovery HD". Press Enter. You'll remain in File Explorer.

 

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6.  Using your down-arrow key, navigate to "<com.apple.recovery.boot>". Press Enter. You'll remain in File Explorer.

 

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Edit:  For High Sierra and newer macOS with APFS volume for Recovery, the path to boot.efi is different.  Instead of "com.apple.recovery.boot", boot.efi will be inside a folder with long number "UUID" name eg \UUID\boot.efi...

 

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7.  Using your down-arrow key, navigate to "boot.efi". Press Enter. That will take you to the "Modify Boot Option Description".

 

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8.  Don't move the focus away from "Input the description". Enter whatever description you deem appropriate. For instance, enter "Recovery HD".

 

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9.  Then, on the same screen, select "Commit changes and exit".

 

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10.  From that point on, whenever you go to your virtual machine's "Boot Manager", there'll be a "Recovery HD" option, which is the one you should select to go to your Recovery HD.

 

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Install and configure Clover for your VMware guest

In this mini guide, I'll show how to install and configure Clover for an El Capitan guest running in VMware.

 

Why install Clover?

  • Clover acts as a boot manager so you can select partitions other than your main OSX installation to boot eg the Recovery HD.
  • By selecting a volume and then the <Spacebar> key, you can boot in verbose mode, safe mode or single user mode to diagnose and fix booting problems.
  • By setting the CsrActiveConfig in Clover's config.plist to 0x67 or 0x0, you can disable or enable El Capitan's SIP without needing to boot into the Recovery Partition.
  • Finally by entering various serials in Clover's config.plist (SMBIOS and Rt Variables), you can customise your VM for iMessage/Facetime/iCloud activation purposes.

Pre-requisites

Installation of Clover

 

 

 

1.  Open and run the Clover package installer by double clicking on it in Finder.

 

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2.  Read the "Important Information" and click continue.

 

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3.  Select the OSX partition as the target to install to (in this example, "Macintosh HD") and click continue.

 

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4.  Click the customize button...

 

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5.  Select "Install for UEFI booting only" and "Install Clover in the ESP" check boxes (optionally, you can also select to install a theme eg BGM), then click install.  You do not need to install any other UEFI drivers or select any other options.

 

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6.  Provide your administrator password to allow the installer app to proceed...

 

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7.  Close the installer app once it has done its job.  You'll notice that the EFI partition is now mounted and can be accessed from the desktop.

 

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Configure Clover's config.plist with Clover Configurator

 

 

 

1.  Navigate to the /EFI/EFI/Clover folder in Finder and right click on the config.plist file to open with the Clover configurator app.

 

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2.  Click on the ACPI tab on the LHS of the GUI and make sure all the DSDT fixes and other options are unchecked.  Note both "Old way" and "New way" DSDT fixes should be removed.

 

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3.  Click the Boot tab and uncheck all the boot arguments.  The Default Boot Volume can be left as LastBootedVolume and the Default Loader as boot.efi.  Adjust Timeout value in seconds if you wish.

 

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4.  CPU tab should be empty.

 

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5.  Devices tab should be empty (uncheck USB fixes).

 

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6.  Disable Drivers tab should be empty.

 

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7.  Screen resolution in GUI tab should be changed to 1024x768 to prevent the error message "Your Mac OS guest might run unreliably with more than one virtual core" when you run the VM with Clover.  Note: If you have installed VMware tools for your virtual machine, you will still be able to resize and adjust the resolution of your VM window after you have booted into OSX.  In this example, I have selected the BGM theme.

 

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8.  Graphics tab should be empty (uncheck all injections).

 

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9.  Kernel and Kext Patches tab should be empty.

 

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10.  For the purposes of iMessage and Facetime activation, make sure you place valid values for MLB and ROM in the Rt Variables tab - see How to enable iMessage FAQ for more details.  The CsrActiveConfig can be set to 0x67 to fully disable El Capitan's SIP or 0x0 to leave it fully enabled.

 

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11.  You can leave the SMBIOS tab blank and Clover will automatically assign a valid SMBIOS for your VM based on the host CPU.  You can optionally choose to generate your own values by clicking the magic wand icon on the RHS and entering unique values for Serial Number and SmUUID.

 

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12.  Click the System Parameters tab and make sure that Inject Kexts is set to No.  Inject System ID can be left checked and optionally, a value can be specified in Custom UUID.

 

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13.  Click the Save button (bottom icon second from left), and then OK when you see "the document config.plist is on a volume that does not support permanent version storage".

 

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>ACPI</key>
	<dict>
		<key>DSDT</key>
		<dict>
			<key>Debug</key>
			<false/>
			<key>DropOEM_DSM</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Name</key>
			<string>DSDT.aml</string>
			<key>ReuseFFFF</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
		<key>DropTables</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>SSDT</string>
				<key>TableId</key>
				<string>Cpu0Ist</string>
			</dict>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>DMAR</string>
			</dict>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>SSDT</string>
				<key>TableId</key>
				<string>CpuPm</string>
			</dict>
		</array>
		<key>SSDT</key>
		<dict>
			<key>DropOem</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Generate</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>Boot</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Debug</key>
		<false/>
		<key>DefaultLoader</key>
		<string>boot.efi</string>
		<key>DefaultVolume</key>
		<string>LastBootedVolume</string>
		<key>Legacy</key>
		<string>PBR</string>
		<key>Secure</key>
		<false/>
		<key>Timeout</key>
		<integer>5</integer>
		<key>XMPDetection</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>Devices</key>
	<dict>
		<key>USB</key>
		<dict>
			<key>FixOwnership</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Inject</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>GUI</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Mouse</key>
		<dict>
			<key>DoubleClick</key>
			<integer>500</integer>
			<key>Enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Mirror</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Speed</key>
			<integer>8</integer>
		</dict>
		<key>Scan</key>
		<true/>
		<key>ScreenResolution</key>
		<string>1024x768</string>
		<key>Theme</key>
		<string>BGM</string>
	</dict>
	<key>Graphics</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Inject</key>
		<dict>
			<key>ATI</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Intel</key>
			<false/>
			<key>NVidia</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
		<key>NvidiaSingle</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
	<dict>
		<key>AppleRTC</key>
		<false/>
		<key>AsusAICPUPM</key>
		<false/>
		<key>Debug</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelCpu</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelHaswellE</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelLapic</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelPm</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>RtVariables</key>
	<dict>
		<key>BooterConfig</key>
		<string>0x28</string>
		<key>CsrActiveConfig</key>
		<string>0x0</string>
		<key>MLB</key>
		<string>C02032109R5DC771H</string>
		<key>ROM</key>
		<string>UseMacAddr0</string>
	</dict>
	<key>SMBIOS</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Manufacturer</key>
		<string>Apple Inc.</string>
		<key>Trust</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>SystemParameters</key>
	<dict>
		<key>InjectKexts</key>
		<string>No</string>
		<key>InjectSystemID</key>
		<true/>
	</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

 

 

 

Booting into OSX with Clover
1.  Click play in VMware's main screen to start your OSX guest, then click inside the VM window to focus mouse/keyboard input to the VM.
2.  After the VMware splash screen, you will see Clover's main menu with El Capitan and its Recovery HD to choose from.

 

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3.  Pressing <Spacebar> will allow you to choose special booting modes eg verbose, safe mode, single user verbose mode.

 

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4.  When you reach the desktop after logging in, the "System Information" screen will now be more realistic.  Instead of just "Mac" and the VMware 7,1 model identifier, you'll have something like the picture below.  You can confirm your iMessage serials by running iMessage debug....

 

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Addendum: 

The official Clover releases from SourceForge after r3423, compiled with Xcode5, don't seem to work well in Virtual Machines.

 

Attached to this post is Clover r4332 (compiled with gcc5,3 in Linux) and a minimal Clover config.plist for VMware - the end result of editing with Clover configurator as described above.  Tested with unlocked Workstation 12 running OSX 10.9 -->10.13 guest in Windows X64 host.

 
Installation
1. Download and unzip EFI folder from "EFI_Clover_r4332 for VMware.zip"
2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal
diskutil mount disk0s1
3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition.
4. Reboot your VM.
 
Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.

EFI_Clover_r4332 for VMware.zip

Clover-v2.4k-4332-X64.iso.zip

Edited by fusion71au
Path to Recovery boot.efi different in High Sierra and newer macOS with APFS Recovery

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I got iMessage working without Clover.

1) Use Chameleon Wizard to generate name, board and serial in the VM once it's running: http://wizards.osxlatitude.com/chameleon/download.html

2) Choose a MAC address (make it easy on your self and pick one that coverts to characters easily): http://hwaddress.com/?q=Apple

3) Put that in the vmx for the static ethernet address

4) Covert that to ascii and use it for the ROM: http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/number/hex-to-ascii.htm

5) Run this MLB Generator and use the generated MLB: https://gist.github.com/theracermaster/b6a9db46b14061d4c995

 

Then login to iMessage. I got no request to contact Apple or anything.

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I have followed the instructions for creating the ISO but when trying to boot to it i get the below screen.  I am running VMware Workstation 12.1 on a Windows 10 Laptop.  I have run add the SMC.Version line to the vmx file and have been able to run an OS X from a vmdk file, but I have not been able to do a Vanilla install.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Tim

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Hi,

 

Using ESXi 6 with some real hardware pass-through. HW that I'm using is PCIe adapter for broadcom WiFi/BT that is natively supported in OSX and Nvidia GT610 (both were working out of the box on Mavericks using myHack on a real Dell hardware). So now I've decided to go virtual but have full 3D support and real network that allows me to use continuum feature.

 

ESXi is patched, installation went successful. Network card is recognized without any issues but video is not. I can see it in system information GPU is seen but memory is reported incorrectly (128mb instead of 2gb). So the issue is - I cannot use my video card - virtual video is taking priority. 

 

Please advise.

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Update for Sierra GM

The host settings from post#1 still work for macOS Sierra.  After upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8, select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and macOS 10.12 as the version.

 

To prepare the Sierra ISO on your Mac or Hack:

 

1.  On your Mac or Hack, download/copy "Install macOS Sierra.app" into your Applications folder.

2.  Unmount any attached install image/InstallESD.dmg (if currently mounted) by rebooting the system or running the hdiutil unmount command in terminal eg

 

 

 

ls /Volumes

hdiutil unmount -force /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System   (if you find 'OS X Base System')

hdiutil unmount -force /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD       (if you find 'OS X Install ESD')

 

 

3.  Download and unzip the CSI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes.  Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete.

#!/bin/bash
 
 # Mount the Installer image
 hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Create Sierra sparseimage of 7316mb with a Single Partition - Apple Partition Map
 hdiutil create -o /tmp/Sierra -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J -type SPARSE
 
 # Mount the Sierra sparseimage
 hdiutil attach /tmp/Sierra.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build
 
 # Restore the Base System into the Sierra Blank sparseimage
 asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase
 
 # Remove Packages link and replace with actual files
 rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/
 
 # Copy Sierra installer dependencies
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
 
 # Unmount the installer image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Unmount the Base System image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
 
 # Optimise Sparseimage Size
 hdiutil compact /tmp/Sierra.sparseimage
 hdiutil resize -size min /tmp/Sierra.sparseimage
 
 # Convert the Sierra spareseimage to ISO/CD master
  hdiutil convert /tmp/Sierra.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/Sierra.iso
 
 # Rename the Sierra ISO image and move it to the desktop
  mv /tmp/Sierra.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/Sierra.iso
  
 # Delete Sierra.sparseimage file
  rm -f /tmp/Sierra.sparseimage

 

4.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:

cd downloads
chmod +x CSI.tool
./CSI.tool

5.  At the end of the process, you will have a Sierra.iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.

6.  Attach the iso to the Virtual Machine on the PC Host and start the installer, run VMware tools etc...

 

 

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CSI.tool.zip

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Sierra ISO on your Mac or Hack:

 

1.  On your Mac or Hack, download/copy "Install macOS Sierra.app" into your Applications folder.

2.  Download and unzip the CSI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes.  Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete.

 

 

I ran the script on a fresh Virtual El Capitan guest and it gave out errors (see attached picture). What should I do to fix?

 

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I ran the script on a fresh Virtual El Capitan guest and it gave out errors (see attached picture). What should I do to fix?

 

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Hi,

 

I had this issue also.

 

You need to open a terminal and enter: hdiutil info and find the disk that the disk id that is showing /Volumes/OS X Install ESD

For me this was /dev/disk3s2. For you it may be something else.

Then enter: hdiutil detach /dev/disk3s2 (or whatever yours is).

This will unmount the Sierra.app install image.

 

From there you can run the script as outlined.

 

Thanks

Adam

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Hi,

 

I had this issue also.

 

You need to open a terminal and enter: hdiutil info and find the disk that the disk id that is showing /Volumes/OS X Install ESD

For me this was /dev/disk3s2. For you it may be something else.

Then enter: hdiutil detach /dev/disk3s2 (or whatever yours is).

This will unmount the Sierra.app install image.

 

From there you can run the script as outlined.

 

Thanks

Adam

 

Thanks, but I did not have the chance to try your method. After a restart, the script worked. Whatever, now I could finally start learning about this macOS :)

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Hello. I set this up myself a couple of weeks ago on a Dell Precision 7510. Anyway I have one small issue and a question. The small issue is, getting itunes or xcode to recognize when I attach my iPhone. I finally found if I change the settings for the VM's USB from 3.0 to 2.0 it works. But I also have a USB Blu-ray Burner that is USB 3.0 and a few hard drives that are USB 3.0 also. So if I could get USB 3.0 to work that would be great. If not I can get by with 2.0

 

The second question is I realized I had installed the 32-bit version of VMware Player. I have since downloaded the 64-bit version. How hard would it be to switch to the 64-bit version without starting from scratch? Would it even be worth it? I just know OSX has been 64-bit for a couple of versions now. And it seems a bit sluggish. Don't even know if this would make a difference. But everything else I have is 64-bit. Thanks in advance.

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After some messing about with a Snow Leopard disc I had and not getting anywhere (the "not Mac OSX Server" error), I followed the guide for macos Sierra instead. Installed successfully and appears to be very responsive running from an SSD.

 

I was able to install the VMWare tools and there are no issues with sound/network.

 

VMWare Workstation Player 12.5.2 build-4638234

 

Attached my vmx file macosSierra.7z in case it's useful. This was on a Skylake i5 6600K system.

 

The only slight problem I've noticed so far is some graphical glitches on widgets.

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There is also an issue with moving graphical elements in application windows not updating unless you drag the window around. Must be a graphics driver problem?

macosSierra.7z

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Hello,

Thank you very much for the guide.

I have installed macOS Sierra using your guide and it is working. One thing I couldn't managed is the resolution of the VM. I have installed the VMWare Tools after macOS installation and restarted the Sierra but still only resolution is 1024*768.

How can I fix this?

Regards.

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I've been forced (at new job) to use a dell :/

I have VMWare Workstation 12 Pro 12.5.2 build-4638234, Unlocker 2.08 and a pre-existing macOS Sierra VM (set up on my original mac using VMWare Fusion)

 

I have modified the vmx file with the following and the machine will boot.  iMessage Debug did not return an existing system-id from the VM (running just fine/iMessage working under Mac VMWare Fusion) so i assumed i could exclude it, since the guide says 'optional'

smc.version = "0"
smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE"
board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE"
board-id = "Mac-BORKBORKBORKBORK"
hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE"
hw.model = "VMware7,1"
serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE"
serialNumber = "BORKborkBORK"
efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE"
efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE"
system-id.enable = "TRUE"
efi.nvram.var.MLB = "BORKBORKBORKBORKB"

but when I add the final line, VMWare errors with "VMX file is corrupt."

efi.nvram.var.ROM = "BORKB"

I THINK it has something to do with the text encoding from the hex<>ascii website.. my hex ROM converted to ascii only ends up as 5 characters.. not 6 as suggested in the guide, and presumably one of the characters is not UTF-8 compatible?  

 

Well.. I messed around with it and finally got rid of the corrupt VMX error.. must've been a problem i introduced when mixing and matching Mac TextEdit and Windows Notepad.

 

PS THANK YOU!! THIS IS AWESOME!!

Edited by hunterdg

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Hi All,

 

I'm running a Sierra vm on Windows host with workstation 12.  I have a usb headset that doesn't work.  Audio plays haltingly or not at all.

 

I have tried these things to no avail:

  1. reinstall vmware tools
  2. set USB on VM from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0
  3. Used Audio MIDI setup to tweak the headset format.  (I have tried 8, 16, 24, 32, 44, 48 X1000 Hz).  The lowest frequencies work slightly better (but still not good enough for headset use.

I haven't found any other things to try and am out of ideas.  

 

Any advice?  Best, greg

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Hello,

Thank you very much for the guide.

I have installed macOS Sierra using your guide and it is working. One thing I couldn't managed is the resolution of the VM. I have installed the VMWare Tools after macOS installation and restarted the Sierra but still only resolution is 1024*768.

How can I fix this?

Regards.

 

I found the fix for this in the VMWare Tools folder...  make sure you have the latest VMWare Tools installed in your guest OS.

 

open Terminal and run

cd /Library/Application\ Support/VMWare\ Tools/        (*note this is the Root Library folder, not the User Library folder)

vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080                               (or whatever resolution you want)

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Hello again.

Not sure what happened but I can't get the VM to work anymore. It boots to a black screen and I can't ever get it to do anything. Eventually the screen saver will start running, but I can't get it to go away. Not sure what I did wrong. Tempted to delete it and start over, but thought I might see if someone had some ideas first.

 

Thanks

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      <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>HD 4000 Logo Fix</string> <key>Find</key> <data> AQAAdRc= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>IOGraphicsFamily</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> AQAA6xc= </data> </dict> Path DSDT da bateria:
      #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; Path do brilho
      #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; Está pronto!
       
       
      Em anexo arquivos utilizados na instalação. Pelo amor de deus, sempre use versões mais novas.
       
       
      E por último mas não menos importante
       
      Eu gostaria de agradecer os seguintes membros da comunidade, por tornar esse sonho possível:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas e todos os outros membros envolvidos direta ou indiretamente.
      EFI antes instalação.zip
      EFI após instalação.zip
    • By ludufre
      New guide available for macOS Catalina 10.15 (i3 and i5 versions)!
       
       
       
      Installing OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on ASUS VivoBook S400C (also know as S400CA)
      Specifically in S400CA-CA178H model, most likely all other models are compatible
       
        
       

      Updated 22/11/17 #1:
       
      - High Sierra 10.13.1 on ASUS Vivobook S400C (S400CA-CA178H).
       
       
      Updated 27/06/16 #1:
       
      - Altered Brightness to fix with Clover <KextsToPatch> method.
       
      - Added Kexts to fix USB port injection (FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_XHCIMux.kext and USB.kext).
      - Touch Screen was missing from the list. Added and now works.
      - Sleep now works after DSDT patch
      - Card Reader now works too
      - Created section about DSDT and Todo list
      - Added missing patchs
      - Updated BIOS config list before install.
       
      Updated 26/06/16 #1:
       
      - Added patch in <KextsToPatch> in Clover config.plist to fix 2nd Stage Boot logo. (not in attachments)
       
       
      What works and what does not work
       
      - Processor ->  Work. i5-3317U @ 1.7Ghz/2.6Ghz.  SpeedStep 8 to 26 stages. AsusAICPUPM <true/> in Clover config.plist. 
      - Video Card ->  Work. HD4000. Full QE/CI.
      - Chipset ->  Work.
      - HDMI ->  Work.
      - VGA ->  Not work.
      - Audio ->  Work. VoodooHDA 2.8.8 (use PKG file).
      - WiFi ->  Work. Replaced by Athero 9285 Wifi/Bluetooth (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=atheros+9285).
      - Ethernet ->  Work. AtherosE2200Ethernet 2.1.0.
      - Keyboard and touchpad ->  Work. ELAN, FocalTech and Synaptics (Smart Touchpad) Driver (Mac OS X) (version 4.6).
      - FN keyboards keys ->  Work. Changed FN keys layout inside ELAN kext above.
      - Brightness control ->  Work. Clover <KextsToPatch> below.
      - Touchscreen ->  Work. USB port inject kext in attachment.
      - Sleep ->  Work. DSDT patch (below) and <HighCurrent> set to <true/> in Clover.
      - Battery ->  Work. ACPIBatteryManager by RehabMan (version 2016-0531) and DSDT patch (below).
      - Card Reader ->  Work. USB port inject kext in attachment.
      - Integrated Camera ->  Work. AnyiSightCam.
      - Bluetooth ->  Work. Bluetooth Firmware Uploader (version 3.1).
      - 2nd stage boot logo ->  Work. Clover <KextsToPatch> below.

       
       
      What you need to install
       


      - Running install of El Capitan on VMware -> Downloaded version 10.11 via torrent (search by "10.11 vmware" torrent). You can use a real Mac of an friend. My method only works on Mavericks (10.9) and above.
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger.
      - OS X El Capitan install app -> Downloaded via App Store inside the virtual machine. Downloaded version 10.11.5.
      - CloverEFI -> Also download inside the virtual machine. I used build 3577.
      - DSDT patch skills -> Needed to battery works. How to patch DSDT. Or you can download mine DSDT below, but would not recommend.

       
       
      How create the flash drive
       
      Creating the install:
       
      Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install"
       
      Open terminal and run this command:
       
       
       
       
      This will take about 30 minutes.

      Installing bootloader:
       
      Download the CloverEFI (used 3577) and install with this options on "Install OS X El Capitan":

      Options:
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - Drivers64UEFI - CsmVideoDxe-64
      - Drivers64UEFI - OsxAptioFixDrv-64
       
      Will be created a partition named EFI. Edit the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist and change those values:
       
      - Graphics - Inject - ATI - <false/>
      - Graphics - Inject - Intel - <true/>
      - Graphics - ig-platform-id - 0x01660003
      - KernelAndKextPatches - AsusAICPUPM - <true/>
       
      Important: Rename "#Inject" to "Inject" and "#ig-platform-id" to "ig-platform-id".
       
      P.s.: I will provide below my config.plist as attachment.
       

      Now you will need two Kexts:
       
      - Download the Smart Touchpad kext from here. I used the version 4.6.
      - Download the HWSensors dmg and use the FakeSMC.kext from inside. I used the version 6.20.1410. This is very important. Can't boot without it.
      - Put these Kexts inside /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11/
      - Put the Clover installer on the flash drive too.

       
      Now you can start the instalation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      BIOS Setup Configuration and Installation
       
      - Shutdown the ultrabook and insert the flash drive.
      - Power on with F2 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Go to "Save & Exit" and press "Restore Defaults".
      - Go to "Advanced" tab and change these values:
       
      - VT-d: Disabled
      - Go to "Save & Exit" again and select "Save Changes".
      - Now in "Boot Override" section select the flash drive named with UEFI prefix. In my case "UEFI: KingstonDataTraveler 2.0PMAP".
      - The clover menu will show. Use the arrow keys to mark the flash drive. The option name is "Boot OS X Install from Install OS X El Capitan", then press Enter.
      - If you did everything correctly, you can start the installation. Remember: Format the HDD or SSD with GUID partition mapping.
      - This will take about 20 minutes.
      - After first part install the system will reboot. You need to press ESC to enter Boot menu when Asus logo appear.
      - Select the flash drive again.
      - In Clover main menu, press enter in "Boot OS X Install from Install OS X El Capitan" once again.
      - The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       
       
      Post installation
       
      - When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.
      - After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to install Clover on internal disk.
      - Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.
      - Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.
      - Now you need to replace the EFI folder inside your internal disk EFI parittion with EFI folder inside flash card EFI partition.
      - The flash drive EFI partition is unmounted. Mount with "diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 1.
      - Now restart the system. You need to press ESC to enter Boot menu when Asus logo appear.
      - Select the flash drive again.
      - In Clover menu, use arrows and go to the last option with name "Clover Boot Options" and press Space.
      - Select the option "Add Clover boot options for all entries".
      - Shutdown, remove the flash drive and power on.
      - If you do everything wright, the system will start normally.
       
      Others Kexts:
       
      Download the kexts from the links below. I strongly recommend always use newest versions. If you are too lazy, I attach on end of the post.
       
      Ethernet: AtherosE2200Ethernet 2.1.0
      Sound: VoodooHDA 2.8.8 (use PKG file). You need to select the output there in System Preferences after reboot.
      Battery: ACPIBatteryManager by RehabMan (version 2016-0531). You need to path DSDT (below).
      Bluetooth: Bluetooth Firmware Uploader (version 3.1).
      Integrated Camera: AnyiSightCam
      USB Port Injector: FakePCIID and FakePCIID_XHCIMux (version 2016-0512) and USB.kext attached below.
       
      All kexts will placed inside /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11/, mount again this partition (diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1) for it.
       
       
      Fine Adjustiment
       
      Prevent eject when sleep
      Open "/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist" and change:
       
       
      <key>HighCurrent</key> <false/> To:
       
      <key>HighCurrent</key> <true/>  Enable FN keys
      Open "ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/Plugins/ApplePS2Keyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist" and change:
       
      <key>Fn keys Layout</key> <string>NONE</string> <key>Fn keys Mode</key> <integer>2</integer> To:
       
      <key>Fn keys Layout</key> <string>ASUS</string> <key>Fn keys Mode</key> <integer>3</integer>  Second stage boot logo fix
      Add in /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist inside KextsToPatch.
       
      <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>HD 4000 Logo Fix</string> <key>Find</key> <data> AQAAdRc= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>IOGraphicsFamily</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> AQAA6xc= </data> </dict> Brightness fix
      Add in /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist inside KextsToPatch.
       
      <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>HD 4000 brightness fix</string> <key>Find</key> <data> EAcAABAHAAA= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleIntelFramebufferCapri</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> EhMAABITAAA= </data> </dict> DSDT Patchs
       
      First of all, extract your system DSDT.aml pressioning F4 on Clover boot menu. Will be stored in /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin.
      Copy to /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched and apply following patchs using MaciASL:
       
      Fix *pnp/pnp lower case Error
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #fix_HID_pnp.txt # To fix Name(_HID, "*pnpXXXX") and Name(_HID, "pnpXXXX") into_all all code_regex (Name\s+\(_HID,\s+\")\*pnp(.*\") replaceall_matched begin %1PNP%2 end; into_all all code_regex (Name\s+\(_HID,\s+\")pnp(.*\") replaceall_matched begin %1PNP%2 end; Rename GFX0 to IGPU
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #graphics_Rename-GFX0.txt # Note: Most DSDT/SSDTs use GFX0 for the integrated graphics device, # but there are few renegades that use VID or AGP1. # If your DSDT uses VID or AGP1 instead of GFX0, see the # alternate patch "Rename VID/AGP1 to IGPU" # sometimes there is already IGPU used for other things into_all all code_regex IGPU, replaceall_matched begin IGFX, end; # rename GFX0 -> IGPU for better power management into_all all code_regex GFX0\. replaceall_matched begin IGPU. end; into_all all code_regex \.GFX0 replaceall_matched begin .IGPU end; into_all all code_regex \sGFX0, replaceall_matched begin IGPU, end; into_all all code_regex \(GFX0 replaceall_matched begin (IGPU end; into_all all label GFX0 set_label begin IGPU end; into_all all label _SB.PCI0.GFX0 set_label begin _SB.PCI0.IGPU end; into_all all label \_SB.PCI0.GFX0 set_label begin \_SB.PCI0.IGPU end; into_all all label _SB.PCI0.GFX0.DD02 set_label begin _SB.PCI0.IGPU.DD02 end; into_all all label \_SB.PCI0.GFX0.DD02 set_label begin \_SB.PCI0.IGPU.DD02 end; into_all all label ^^^GFX0 set_label begin ^^^IGPU end; into_all all label ^^GFX0 set_label begin ^^IGPU end; into_all all label ^GFX0 set_label begin ^IGPU end; Battery (ASUS N55LS/Vivobook)
       
      #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; Fix Sleep issues caused by USBs
       
      #Maintained by: RehabMan for: Laptop Patches #Changed by Luan (ludufre) Eduardo #usb_prw_0x0d_xhc.txt # remove _PRW methods to prevent instant wake # delete any existing XHC1 device into device label XHC1 name_adr 0x00140000 remove_entry; # delete any existing USB2 device into device label USB2 name_adr 0x001D0000 remove_entry; # if _PRW objects are methods into method label _PRW parent_adr 0x001D0000 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_adr 0x001A0000 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_adr 0x00140000 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_adr 0x001B0000 remove_entry; # some other LAN cards use 0x00190000 into method label _PRW parent_adr 0x00190000 remove_entry; # if _PRW methods are stuffed into a separate scope into method label _PRW parent_label _SB.PCI0.EHC1 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_label _SB.PCI0.EHC2 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_label _SB.PCI0.XHC remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_label \_SB.PCI0.EHC1 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_label \_SB.PCI0.EHC2 remove_entry; into method label _PRW parent_label \_SB.PCI0.XHC remove_entry; # if _PRW objects are names into device name_adr 0x001D0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x001A0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00140000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x001B0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00190000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; # some _PRW have three entries in the Package into device name_adr 0x001D0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x001A0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00140000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x001B0000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; into device name_adr 0x00190000 code_regex Name.*_PRW.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\n.*\}\) remove_matched; # seems to work better if _PRW is present, but returns 0 (original was 3) for sleep state into device name_adr 0x001D0000 insert begin Name(_PRW, Package() { 0x0D, 0 }) end; into device name_adr 0x001A0000 insert begin Name(_PRW, Package() { 0x0D, 0 }) end; into device name_adr 0x00140000 insert begin Name(_PRW, Package() { 0x0D, 0 }) end; into device name_adr 0x001B0000 insert begin Name(_PRW, Package() { 0x0D, 0 }) end; into device name_adr 0x00190000 insert begin Name(_PRW, Package() { 0x0D, 0 }) end; into device label XHC set_label begin XHC1 end; into_all all code_regex XHC(?=\W) replaceall_matched begin XHC1 end; into method label _WAK code_regex \_SB.PCI0.XHC1.XWAK replace_matched begin _SB.PCI0.XHC1._INI end; It's done!
       
       
       
      To do list
       
      - Replace VoodooHDA by aDummyHDA (AppleHDA Patcher).
       
      Can't make mic/output jack work. I don't know how fix the layout.
       
      - Sleep and Hibernate
       
       
      Entering to sleep have a delay ~30 seconds, and wake to blackscreen, making necessary to press any key to power on the display.
       
      Hibernate not work. The system never wake up. (temporarily disabled with "pmset -a hibernatemode 0")
       
      - Brightness adjustment by FN keys
      Need time to search DSDT patch.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Attached files used in the installation. For God's sake, always use the newest versions.
       
       
      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, @LexHimself, @brumas and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
      EFI before install.zip
      EFI after install v2.zip
      USB.kext.zi
    • 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 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) ?
    • By Andres ZeroCross
      First my Old Threads is here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308178-el-capitan-wih-i7-6700-skylake-gigabyte-ga-z170-hd3-palit-jetstream-gtx960/

      My Computer Specifications
      1. Processor : Intel Core i7 6700
      2. Motherboard : Gigabyte Z170-HD3
      3. VGA Card : Palit Jetstream GTX960 4GB DDR5
      4. Wifi Card ; TP-Link TL-WDN4800
      5. PCI-E to Sata = Bafo PCI-e to 2 Sata3 and 2 e-Sata
      6. PCI to USB 2.0 - NEC Chipset
      7. Main Harddisk Harddisk : Fujitsu SSD 120GB + Seagate 500GB that plug into Bafo PCIe to Sata3
      8. Other Harddisk : Natno SSD 12GB, 2x Seagate 2TB, Seagate 500GB, all of it are plug into onboard Sata Chipset Controller (But Unknow at El Capitan / 10th Intel Chipset)
      9. RAM : Team 3000Mhz 8GB (2x4GB)
      10. Display : Asus VN248H
      11. Clover version : 3280

      My Step :
      1. Because Internal Sata Chipset and USB 3.0 are not supported yet, so i clone my Fujitsu 120GB SSD from my Hacbook Asus X455LA that already installed El Capitan Build 15B30a with Carbon Copy Cloner
      2. I use MacPro 6.1 as SMBIOS and use FakeCPUIID of Intel 4790k (0x0306C3)
      3. Remove CPUSensor.kext from "FakeSMC.kext/Contents/Plugins" if you don't do this it will be stuck at ACPI log verbose.
      4. I try boot from USB that already install Clover 3280 and it boot. I use "-v nv_disable=1 dart=0"
      5. Then at desktop, i install nvidia web driver 346.03.02F02 (before that you need to modif it,, use pkgutil --expand bla bla ba,, google it and change required os to "15B" then use pkgutl --flatten bla bla to repackage) then i change info plist from AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/Plugin/AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext/Contents/info.plist and change line that contain board-id of MacPro 6.1 from Config2 to none
      6. Then i install that kext,, and restart
      7. i use "-v dart=0 nvda_drv=1 and it will need more time than usual to get login form,, yeah i did it. But there is some bugs
       
      Bugs :
      1. Internal sata is not function
      2. USB 3.0 is error too,,  at verbose i see "error mantisa log"
      3. Sometimes my system get freeze for a few seconds. I thinks this is error from Nvidia web driver,, i see nvdia error log from "sudo dmesg"

      At last,, sorry for my bad english
      Thanks
       
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      I upload my IOREG and DSDT
       
       
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