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Hi @All,

 

About data corruption on XPS Skylake series, I want to clarify something we(@darkhandz, @gujiangjiang @shixuev5 @lzt7star ...) discussed here in GitHub[in Chinese].

 

4 brief conclusions:

  • data corruption has nothing to do with HWP(syscl and @darkhandz have experienced data corruption even with GenerateC/PState)
  • data corruption has nothing to do with specific hard disks, because Toshiba XG3, Hynix PC300 have same issue 
  • data corruption seems to be triggered when we put macOS into sleep, but data corruption will not always happen when we put computer to sleep
  • data corruption has nothing to do with system version, both El Captain and Sierra have the data corruption issue

@darkhandz has captured some important screenshots after data corruption indicating AppleFSCompression error. But Pike didn't think this log is sufficient to pinpoint the issue. Some suggestion from Pike can be referred here[see posts part]

 

We need more information, so guys don't hesitate to upload or share your experiences once the data corrupt. Thank you!

 

syscl

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Hi everybody,

 

sorry if this question is too obvious or alarmist, but i the case of a sudden data corruption 

 

- are you able to recover from the recovery partition via time machine or do you have to make a reinstall and then use time machine

- or do you have to have some kind of cloned image ready 

 

My XPS is running very well thanks to you guys and i really like to keep using it. But the threat of a sudden data corruption makes me a little nervous, because i wanted to use the XPS as my main frontend development machine to do client work.

 

thank you for any tip.

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Hi everybody,

 

sorry if this question is too obvious or alarmist, but i the case of a sudden data corruption 

 

- are you able to recover from the recovery partition via time machine or do you have to make a reinstall and then use time machine

- or do you have to have some kind of cloned image ready 

 

My XPS is running very well thanks to you guys and i really like to keep using it. But the threat of a sudden data corruption makes me a little nervous, because i wanted to use the XPS as my main frontend development machine to do client work.

 

thank you for any tip.

If you shutdown XPS(Skylake) instead of putting it into sleep, I think your data will be safe. I want sleep to be fully functional, thus I want to figure out the issue.

 

Anyway, booting from solid state disk is pretty fast.

 

syscl

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Hi everybody,

 

sorry if this question is too obvious or alarmist, but i the case of a sudden data corruption 

 

- are you able to recover from the recovery partition via time machine or do you have to make a reinstall and then use time machine

- or do you have to have some kind of cloned image ready 

 

My XPS is running very well thanks to you guys and i really like to keep using it. But the threat of a sudden data corruption makes me a little nervous, because i wanted to use the XPS as my main frontend development machine to do client work.

 

thank you for any tip.

most of the time you can recover it from within the recovery system. Only if this fails you have to reinstall directly from a time machine backup. But dont forget: not all XPS15 suffer from this issue. I only read about it here, never seen it in real life and i've multiple machines.

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Hi @all,

Today I have notice strange battery issue. I don't know if it is caused by the BIOS update, but it appears under Windows 10 & 10.12.3. My battery is only charging to 88% and battery indicator shows that battery is fully charged, I have downloaded app called battery monitor an its shows that the full capacity of my battery is 6,519 mAH and designed capacity is 7,368 mAH. As far as I know my XPS comes with 84whr battery (84whr * 11.1 = 7.567), does anybody have the same issue with battery?

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Interesting note: when changing SMBIOS (both in Clover and kext) to MBP13,3, onboard HDMI and HDMI via the USB-C adapter stop working entirely.

 

I can leave the kext alone (still MBP13,3) but change the Clover config back to MB9,1 and both ports start working again.

 

What changes other than obvious SMBIOS settings like serial and board ID did you make to get the MBPro 13,3 definition to work? I couldn't get it to run more than two minutes without a KP just testing out the default definition. I really need to get a working laptop system definition because the iMac definition won't let me control the screen auto-dimming or give me access to advanced battery settings.

Thanks

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Hi @all,

Today I have notice strange battery issue. I don't know if it is caused by the BIOS update, but it appears under Windows 10 & 10.12.3. My battery is only charging to 88% and battery indicator shows that battery is fully charged, I have downloaded app called battery monitor an its shows that the full capacity of my battery is 6,519 mAH and designed capacity is 7,368 mAH. As far as I know my XPS comes with 84whr battery (84whr * 11.1 = 7.567), does anybody have the same issue with battery?

same here. The battery just wears off very fast, so i would say it's "normal" after a decent amount of time in usage. Mine is at 6218mAh after 192 load cycles. i suggest changing the charge behaviour in the EFI to "always on AC" to reduce stress on the battery.

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same here. The battery just wears off very fast, so i would say it's "normal" after a decent amount of time in usage. Mine is at 6218mAh after 192 load cycles. i suggest changing the charge behaviour in the EFI to "always on AC" to reduce stress on the battery.

 

Could you please put it into the guide? Cheers ;)

The Dell XPS 9550 is ALMOST PERFECT, right? Just few things to make it the PERFECT hackintosh:

- Audio!! Without the known glitches.

- Thunderbolt (just to make sure it works).

- Hibernation (and maybe sleep).

- SD reader (who cares).

- Every patch in SSDT instead DSDT. Would make it more robust for bios changes. And easier to make it work for everyone (and maybe something automated).

 

This is almost perfect!! Good Job ;)

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Upon booting into the OS X Installer, I am not given a choice of global display language.  The language defaults to Chinese, which is difficult for me as I really only speak English.  I'm able to use DiskUtil and start the installation from memory, because I've done it before - but I'd love to know what caused this and whether I'll end up with a Chinese version of OS X installed somehow.  Any clues?

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Upon booting into the OS X Installer, I am not given a choice of global display language.  The language defaults to Chinese, which is difficult for me as I really only speak English.  I'm able to use DiskUtil and start the installation from memory, because I've done it before - but I'd love to know what caused this and whether I'll end up with a Chinese version of OS X installed somehow.  Any clues?

You can easily switch the system language after finishing the setup. I also had a Chinese setup somehow.

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Upon booting into the OS X Installer, I am not given a choice of global display language.  The language defaults to Chinese, which is difficult for me as I really only speak English.  I'm able to use DiskUtil and start the installation from memory, because I've done it before - but I'd love to know what caused this and whether I'll end up with a Chinese version of OS X installed somehow.  Any clues?

 

You can change the language into clover configuration file (config.plist): https://clover-wiki.zetam.org/configuration/gui#gui_language

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Could you please put it into the guide? Cheers ;)

The Dell XPS 9550 is ALMOST PERFECT, right? Just few things to make it the PERFECT hackintosh:

- Audio!! Without the known glitches.

- Thunderbolt (just to make sure it works).

- Hibernation (and maybe sleep).

- SD reader (who cares).

- Every patch in SSDT instead DSDT. Would make it more robust for bios changes. And easier to make it work for everyone (and maybe something automated).

 

This is almost perfect!! Good Job ;)

- I'm curious to know what audio glitches you have. Can you go into detail a bit more? The only problem thus far is that when you wake from sleep, sometimes the audio doesn't work and you have to plug in a headphone and remove it to get the speakers working again. 

 

- SD Reader: Not likely that there's going to be a driver, however I'm really considering hiring a developer through freelancer who can create us a working driver.

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You can easily switch the system language after finishing the setup. I also had a Chinese setup somehow.

accidentally it was on chinese in the installation config.plist. i changed it to en_US in the git.

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Thanks wmchris,

 

I upgraded from El Capitan via your repo files to Sierra 10.2.3 :)

Steps I took:

  1. Downloaded Sierra installer running my old el cap install
  2. Ran the installer in el cap to prepare the install partition
  3. totally failed using my config.plist and kext set for 10.2
  4. switched to your install set and created a usb-stick with the sierra installer
  5. followed your guide to get your CLOVER files on it
  6. rebooted
  7. fixed the language ;)
  8. rebooted and installed sierra
  9. followed your steps to get the fresh install to boot
  10. created a new hacknvme kext
  11. rebooted with your post-install config.plist with my smbios edited in
  12. works!

 

Then I noticed:

  1. Touchpad is not properly recognized
  2. I don't like your HWP setting, the CPU is scaling to much upwards
  3. the GPU does not appear to be a great accelerated as it was under el cap
  4. Sound is not working. Not with the proper SSDT, AppleALC.kext and CodecCommander - still investigating

 

I adjusted your config.plist to not use your SSDT hotpatching at all, but my trusted set of pre-patched SSDTs. It works! But still the same thing, I don't like HWP and GPU speed. The CPU package draws more power than with el cap.

 

Maybe it's a fix in the config.plist, a patch or whatnot. But sierra is a go :)

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think i said before i'm using the toshiba and never had one corruption so far. So i doubt it has something to do with the SSD itself.

 

 

i used the HWP kext for months in the past with ElCap and had no corruption at all. Additionally i dont think that this simple command in the kext is able to make the SSD corrupt. If you want to use the kext see gymnaes 10.11 tutorial for the 9550. He has published a script for reloading HWP after sleep. I personally suggest using the clover flag -> much easier and from the same developer.

 

they're are two different KP. 1. if you use a different SMBIOS you should always be sure to set it correctly and 2. if you use a skylake smbios (which provides cpu informations) you should not provide additional CPU informations as ssdt

 

so to be clear setting HWPEnable=true in clover automatically reloads HWP after sleep with no additional configuration?

And what do you mean by 'set SMBIOS correctly'? I used clover configurator wizard to generate a new SMBIOS for MacBookPro13,3. Boots fine and runs with HWP. When I try generate an SSDT with SSDTprgren (with HWP disabled in clover and no kext) then I get KP. I set proper frequency vectors with Piker's frequenyvector edit script- same issue.

Can anyone really confirm that GPU power management fully works with HWP? Rehabman said X86platformplugin doesn't load with HWP enabled which means GPU power management isn't fully implemented. 

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so to be clear setting HWPEnable=true in clover automatically reloads HWP after sleep with no additional configuration?

And what do you mean by 'set SMBIOS correctly'? I used clover configurator wizard to generate a new SMBIOS for MacBookPro13,3. Boots fine and runs with HWP. When I try generate an SSDT with SSDTprgren (with HWP disabled in clover and no kext) then I get KP. I set proper frequency vectors with Piker's frequenyvector edit script- same issue.

Can anyone really confirm that GPU power management fully works with HWP? Rehabman said X86platformplugin doesn't load with HWP enabled which means GPU power management isn't fully implemented. 

 

Nope, for met with el cap at least the cover flag did not automatically reload HWP after sleep, hence the script. The kext, clover flag and script are not mutually exclusive and it doesn't hurt to have them all.

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Hello! 

 

One week and no data corruption! But now, i'm using time machine xDD

 

Well, now i have another problem, hdmi video output not work and, when i plug my Dell DA200 into usb-c port nothing happend. I try hdmi, vga, usb and ethernet and nothing recogniced D:

 

I have the same SMBIOS like config at first post (iMac 5K 27") maybe i need to change to macbook pro?

 

Thanks for all.

 

 

 

EDIT:

 

 

 

Fixed, i change my smbios to macbook13,3, added my board-id to kext and now HDMI / VGA works hot-plug. But usb in da200 not work D:

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After some fiddling now I got all working, Audio via AppleALC and normal boot.

 

But overall the system is not as snappy as it was with El Capitan, the fan spins up more, more heat is generated. Something is not right yet. Maybe "too" many fixes?

I'm using the same HWP settings as with el Capitan, so unless whmchris's plist introduces fixes which slower the system, it's Sierra itself. Did not expect that

 

But Sierra works.

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After some fiddling now I got all working, Audio via AppleALC and normal boot.

 

But overall the system is not as snappy as it was with El Capitan, the fan spins up more, more heat is generated. Something is not right yet. Maybe "too" many fixes?

I'm using the same HWP settings as with el Capitan, so unless whmchris's plist introduces fixes which slower the system, it's Sierra itself. Did not expect that

 

But Sierra works.

 

There are plenty real MacBook users on internet forums who report more fan noise and heat after installing Sierra in comparison to El Capitan. It's either macOS is more demanding on CPU or it is a bug that needs to be fixed in future updates. Who knows.

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There are plenty real MacBook users on internet forums who report more fan noise and heat after installing Sierra in comparison to El Capitan. It's either macOS is more demanding on CPU or it is a bug that needs to be fixed in future updates. Who knows.

 

That wouldn't be too surprising given Apple's track record. In the past waiting for the first point release was enough :) Could also be all the background services, which are just getting more and more

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There is this weird hiccup now, which could pertain the touted data corruption.

 

My EFI partition contains files with 0 byte size, illegal characters and which are undeletable. I had to rename the "10.12" kext folder, create a new version and copy the needed kexts from my USB bootstick into it. This setup lasts for 1-2 boots or so - then the EFI files become corrupted again. I cannot tell which files do become corrupted, but so far replacing the kexts did it. I consider the EFI parition to be at fault, hence I rance fsck_msdos via single user mode and it yielded an endless stream of errors, which all were fixed. The files, though, are still there.

 

Tonight I'll use SystemRescueCD to re-check the EFI parition with its tools, try to delete these files and if nothing helps, salvage what is good and reformat the EFI parition and reimage it. This problem only occured while upgrading to 10.12 - or maybe it only became visible. 

 

The HFS+ parition of OS X also shows errors which the normaly fsck did not fix, but which were fixed with

/sbin/fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk0s2

I do hope this does not indicate a corrupted drive.

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There is this weird hiccup now, which could pertain the touted data corruption.

 

My EFI partition contains files with 0 byte size, illegal characters and which are undeletable. I had to rename the "10.12" kext folder, create a new version and copy the needed kexts from my USB bootstick into it. This setup lasts for 1-2 boots or so - then the EFI files become corrupted again. I cannot tell which files do become corrupted, but so far replacing the kexts did it. I consider the EFI parition to be at fault, hence I rance fsck_msdos via single user mode and it yielded an endless stream of errors, which all were fixed. The files, though, are still there.

 

Tonight I'll use SystemRescueCD to re-check the EFI parition with its tools, try to delete these files and if nothing helps, salvage what is good and reformat the EFI parition and reimage it. This problem only occured while upgrading to 10.12 - or maybe it only became visible.

 

The HFS+ parition of OS X also shows errors which the normaly fsck did not fix, but which were fixed with

/sbin/fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk0s2
I do hope this does not indicate a corrupted drive.

Similar thing happened to me couple of days ago. Had hwp enabled. Xps went to sleep/hibernation? Then efi corrupted. Tried to rescue it but no luck. Had to format the efi from windows. Then booted the macos partition from usb and reinstalled Clover and efi files

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      Video:
       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 5 – CUSTOMIZE MOJAVE USB INSTALLER FOR AORUS Z390 PRO
       
      Replace Clover EFI folder with PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip  OR  if NO graphics card installed in PCIe slot, then use PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip( Video below ) 
       
      • Install ESP Mounter Pro v1.9
      • Using ESP Mounter Pro, Mount ESP on disk2s1 ( Your disk name may be different )
       

       

       
       
       
      • Open mounted EFI partition found on desktop
      • Copy all the contents from Aorus 390 Pro EFI folder
      • Replace USB EFI folder with all the contents inside the Aorus 390 Pro EFI folder.
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 6 – INSTALL MAC OS MOJAVE ON INTERNAL DRIVE
       
      INSTALL NOTE
       
      ENSURE BIOS: Above 4G Decoding is set to Disabled 
      if Above 4G decoding is set to enabled then macOS Mojave install will freeze at 2 mins remaining and will not shut down properly!!!!
       
      Please be patient during install, so when install gets to 2 or 3 mins remaining then it may take extra time. Be ready to boot from UEFI USB installer by pressing F12 when install initiates restarts. 

      • INSERT USB INSTALLER INTO THE USB 2.0 PORT  
       
       
       Here is a walkthrough of the full process using the macOS Mojave USB Installer on the Aorus Z390 Pro. 
       
       
       
       
      • Power on PC and press F12• Choose bootable USB drive from boot menu.
       
       
       
      • Install macOS Mojave to internal solid state or hard drive.
       
       
       
      When system returns to the Clover boot menu choose:
       
      • Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
       
       
       
      At next restart, press F12 and boot from external UEFI USB device and choose:
       
      • Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
       
       
       
      Proceed with macOS Mojave install
       
       
      macOS Mojave is now installed, but it can only boot at this moment thanks to FakeSMC and Clover on the Mojave USB flash drive installer.
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 7 – MAKE AORUS Z390 PRO INTERNAL DRIVE BOOTABLE
       
      Make internal drive bootable ( Video below )
       
      So far, the Aorus Pro can only boot the internal system drive with the aid of the Mojave USB Installer.
      To boot from the internal system drive without the installer: 
       
      Download and install Clover with RC Scripts on target volume.  
      If your Aorus Pro Z390 has AMD RX 580 then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip  folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition.          OR
      If your Aorus Pro Z390 has no graphics card installed in PCIe slot, then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip  folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition.   
       

       
       
       
      • Remove USB Mojave installer and shut down and restart.
       
      Aorus Hackintosh should now be able to boot to macOS Mojave, Done, well almost ! 
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 8 – ENABLE IMESSAGES & FACETIME 
       
       
      // UPDATE 21st MAY 2019
       
      Possibly Clover Configurator now automatically populates correct values for working iMessages when you select an SMBIOS.  
       

       
      After selecting SMBIOS, example iMac19,1 for Aorus Pro with RX580 ( image above ) then go to Apple and ensure you have the "serial number is not valid " message. Done!
       
      If you still have problems connecting to iMessage, test and ensure that AirDrop is working, then follow instructions inside spoiler. 

       
       
      • Mount internal drive EFI/ESP partition
      • Go to folder CLOVER → drivers64UEFI 
      • Place both EMUVariableUefi-64.efi inside → drivers64UEFI
       
       
      Using Clover Configurator, add the following argument to config.plist using Clover Configurator.
       
      • Slide = 0
       

       
       
      Shutdown and then press power on button on PC.
       
      • You should now be able to Log into iCloud, iMessages and FaceTime
       
       
       
      • NOW delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi from CLOVER → drivers64UEFI Folder 
      • Shutdown and restart Aorus Pro hackintosh. iMessages etc is now operational without EMUVariableUefi-64.efi ( EMUVariableUefi-64.efi only needed to initialise iMessages )
       
       
      // UPDATE 22nd May 2019 
       
      • It seems that there are no "Couldn't allocate runtime area"  errors when continuing to use EMUVariableUefi-64.efi since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 and using Clover version r4920. 
      • It is important to delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi, this will avoid very intermittent boot errors such as: “Couldn’t allocate runtime area”  post errors.
       
       
       
       
      PART 9 – ENABLE TRIM for Solid State Flash Drives
       
      Open Terminal and enter the following command:
      sudo trimforce enable  
       
       
       
       
      DEFAULT SSDT –  USB PORTS FIX CONFIGURATION WITH FRONT USB-C - SSDT ALREADY INSIDE AORUS Z390 EFI FOLDER  – Provided by @AudioGod 
       
       

       

       
      If you have USBC on Computer Chassis / Case, then SS01 and SS02 is mapped to that USB C port 
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
      ------------    GUIDE FINISHED YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE WORKING AORUS Z390 PRO HACKINTOSH  WITH SSDT USB FIX   ------------
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: Set Wi-Fi Country Code
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL: System Information - PCI
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Native Display Brightness - with MonitorControl

       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Dual Boot macOS Mojave & Windows 10 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Replace the default "About This Mac" Apple Logo with RED AORUS APPLE
       
       

       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 1 –  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 2 -  SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder 
       
       
       
       
       

      OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 3 – Create your own SSDT
       
       
       
       
       
      FRAMEBUFFER PATCHING  – For working Intel UHD 630 Graphics, working HDMI Port, working HDMI Audio on Aorus Z390 Pro
       


       
       
       
       
       
       
      FINAL CUT PRO  – Configuration for AMD RX5xx 
       
       
       
       
      AORUS PRO Z390 WIFI version with Intel CNVi  – Disable Bluetooth on HS14
       
      Resolve bluetooth issue  reported by @eSaF 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      CLOVER  – Updating / Upgrade Clover boot loader 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SLEEP  – Sleep and Automatic Sleep

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SLEEP  – Resolving Instant Wake ( Corsair H100i v2 AIO )
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      WIFI  – Clover Hotpatch PXSX to ARPT
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      RECOMMENDED READING  – Excellent Hackintosh Vanilla guide created by CorpNewt with in depth tutorial on Clover.  
       
      https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/coffee-lake
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      AORUS Z390 MOTHERBOARD X  – EFI WITH NO USB SSDT, WITH PORTS LIMIT PATCH, WITH SSDT-GPRW SLEEP / WAKE FIX
       
      Q - I notice you have the Aorus Pro Z390 version, will this guide work with other Gigabyte Aorus Z390  motherboards ?
      A - Possibly, but it is not guaranteed that these EFI folders below may work. 
       
       
      PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
      POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
       
      PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
      POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.dsl.zip
       
      CodecCommander.kext.zip
      SSDT-ALC1220.aml.zip
    • By Technology & more
      Can Someone make a guide to install macOS Mojave on the Surface Pro 1?
    • By MardukPVP
      Hello guys,

      recently I have tried to install macOS mojave on my Mi Notebook pro (i5 - 8250u model) but have faced one big problem.
      My guide was from Razorkey (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-xiaomi-mi-notebook-pro-high-sierra-10-13-6.242724/). As a newbie I have almost no experience in installing macOS on a PC / Laptop... so I hope you can help me .

      But first things first I configurated the BIOS settings on my Mi - Notebook Pro. Therein I just disabled secure boot (because there are quite few options to tick).

      After that I headed over to my secondary Windows - PC and installed a High Sierra virtual machine (thanks to this tutorial: https://techsviewer.com/install-macos-high-sierra-vmware-windows-pc/). At that point everything worked fine.

      Then I downloaded the Mojave patcher and downloaded the full 6GB macOS Installer, put it into applications and formatet my 16GB USB Stick into the journaled + GUID with the name USB meanwhile.
      Next I typed 
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB 
      into the terminal and at that point everything looked like it would work pretty fine. I downloaded Clover Config, mountet the EFI partition and pushed the EFI folder from this site: https://github.com/daliansky/XiaoMi-Pro to the EFI partition on my 16GB USB drive.

      In the folloing I restarted my Notebook, selected the MacOS installer and it bootet into the MacOS installer. By doing that I only noticed that the progress bar turned green at a certain time (attatchment). Even though everything bootet pretty fine, i formattet my only ssd (Samsung) into APFS + GUID and startet the installation.
      At the point of two minutes my notebook suddenly rebootet and it brang me into the same clover selection menue as before (with only one method [macOS Installation]). Unfortunately there was no further installation method.

      When I was trying to reboot the laptop into the installer i got a error [your computer restarted because of a problem...] and i would have to do everything again.


      I hope someone can help me fixing this problem  . Thanks in advance.




    • By BALDY_MAN
      I've just got my hack. to were I'm happy with it.
      its been a long road. and up to this point was always evolving. and from the software side. id Like to thank EVERYONE that as given there time help and support  in my Hackintosh adventure.
      the hardware side. as at times been a bit of a challenge (learning to bent stainless tubing) I got the powder coating done by a local company
      Please comment
                                                                            Best regards 
                                                                                             Baldy
       







    • By Theapc06
      Hi I Just Bought A Hp Elite 8300 I3 3200 Desktop Computer And I Was Wondering If The Intel HD Graphics Were Going To Be Supported When I iNSTALL Mojave Or High Sierra Thanks -ALEX
       
       
      PS: What Is The Better OS To Go For On This Desktop PC : MacOS High Sierra -10.13 Or MacOS Mojave -10.14
       
                                                   Thanks Again -Alex
       
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