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This tutorial has been updated on GITHUB to 10.14

the tutorial on insanelymac got too fragmented for a simple forum thread and will not be updated, but still be used for discussion and hints, tips and tricks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dell XPS 15 (9550, Version of 2016) Sierra 10.13.1 Tutorial

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Before we start:
this installation includes real time DSDT/SSDT patching from within clover. This is pretty easy to install. But it is NOT suited for people with no or only few knowledge in Hackintosh Systems. If you only know how to copy commands in your shell and you dont know what they're doing, then stop the tutorial and revert to windows or buy a real mac. Even if you get it running: this system is not failsafe and will be broken multiple times in its usage time, where you have to fix it without a tutorial.
Optional steps are marked in GREEN, System dependent steps are BLUE

English is not my mother-tongue and i'm writing this without proof reading, so please forgive my bad spelling :)

If you've questions or something doesn't work: first check if you've done all steps of this tutorial! If yes: please read the whole thread (doesn't matter how long it is) before asking to prevent multiple questions. Additionally do a search in google and this forum.


Credits:
Many knowledge of "how to hackintosh a dell in the first place" by the tutorial of @Gymnae http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319766-dell-xps-9550-detailled-1011-guide/
Using many kexts and solutions from @RehabMan


What's not working:

  • Hibernation (works somehow, but high chance to destroy your whole data), Sleep works fine!
  • SD-Card reader
  • Killer 1535 Wifi (rarely used, need replace)
  • nVidia Graphics card (Intel works)
  • FileVault 2 (full HDD encryption)

Requirements:

  • one working MAC OS X Enviroment
  • 16GB USB Stick (larger is sometimes not bootable and/or requires advanced partitioning)
  • MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 installation file from the app store (redownload, just in case)
  • Knowledge in PLIST editing
  • USB Harddrive for backup - you'll loose all data on your computer!

Step 1: Prepare Installation
Use the existing Mac to download the Sierra installer from the App Store and create a bootable USB stick with CLOVER. You can do this with the App "Pandora's Box" of insanelymac (use google for download link), which is pretty easy to use.
Optional: check if your SSD can be switched to 4k sector size. This prevents NVMe corruption. See https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/4k_sector.md

After you've finished you need to download the Dell XPS 15 specific configurations for clover.
Link: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/archive/10.13.zip
and unzip this file or checkout git directly:

git clone https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX.git

You only need the folder 10.13, you can delete the 10.11. I'll refer to this folder by "git/"
Now mount the hidden EFI partition of the USB Stick by entering

diskutil mount EFI

Inside the terminal. Mac OS will automaticly mount the EFI partition of the USB stick, but just in case: make sure it really is
Overwrite everything in the CLOVER folder of the partition EFI with the content of git/10.13/CLOVER.
If your PC has a Core i5 processor, you'll have to modify your config.plist in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/: search for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.

If you could use the 4k sector patch, replace the config.plist with the 4kconfig.plist. 
If you use a hynix device and you didnt do the 4k sector switch, you'll have to add the following patch to your config.plist

<key>Comment</key>
<string>IONVMeFamily Pike R. Alpha Hynix SSD patch</string>
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Find</key>
<data>9sEQD4UcAQAA</data>
<key>Name</key>
<string>IONVMeFamily</string>
<key>Replace</key>
<data>9sECD4UcAQAA</data>

Go into the EFI Configuration (BIOS) of your Dell XPS 15:

 

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In order to boot the Clover from the USB, you should visit your BIOS settings:
- "VT-d" (virtualization for directed i/o) should be disabled if possible (the config.plist includes dart=0 in case you can't do this)
- "DEP" (data execution prevention) should be enabled for OS X
- "secure boot " should be disabled
- "legacy boot" optional
- "CSM" (compatibility support module) enabled or disabled (varies)
- "boot from USB" or "boot from external" enabled

Note: If you get a "garbled" screen when booting the installer in UEFI mode, enable legacy boot and/or CSM in BIOS (but still boot UEFI). Enabling legacy boot/CSM generally tends to clear that problem.
In my case I left VT-d and Fastboot as they were. Also, update your 9550 to the latest BIOS.

Don't forget to set mode to "AHCI" in the sub-menu "SATA Operation" of "System Configuration". It's mandatory.

Also disable the SD-Card Reader to reduce the power consumption drastically. Insert the stick on the Dell XPS 15 and boot it up holding the F12 key to get in the boot-menu and start by selecting your USB-Stick (if you've done it correctly it's named "Clover: Install macOS Sierra", otherwise it's just the brandname of your USB-Drive). You should get to the MacOS Installation like on a real mac. If you're asked to log-in with your apple-id: select not now! Reason: see Step 5.


Step 2: Partition and Installation
INFORMATION: after this step your computer will loose ALL data! So if you haven't created a backup, yet: QUIT NOW!

Dont install macOS yet. Select the Diskutil and delete the old partitions. Create a new HFS partition and name it "OSX". If you want to multiboot with Windows 10, then you'll have to create a second partition, too (also HFS! Dont use FAT or it will not boot! You have to reformat it when installing Windows). Make sure to select GUID as partition sheme.
Close the Diskutil and install OSX normally. You'll have to reboot multiple times, make sure to always boot using the attached USB stick. So dont forget to press F12. After the first reboot you should see a new boot option inside clover, which is highlighted by default. Just press enter. If you only see one, then something went wrong.



Step 3: Make it bootable
After a few reboots you should be inside your new macOS enviroment. You can always boot into it using the USB stick. Remove the USB drive after successful bootup. Enter

diskutil mount EFI

in your terminal, which should mount the EFI partition of your local installation.

install git/Additional/Tools/Clover_v2.4k_r4003.pkg. Make sure to select "Install Clover in ESP". Also select to install the RC-Scripts. This should install the Clover Boot System. Now copy everything from git/10.13/CLOVER to EFI/CLOVER like you did before by creating the usb stick. (if you had to modify the config.plist in step 1, do it here, too). Your system should be bootable by itself. Reboot and check if your system can boot by itself.


 
Step 4: Post Installation
Because all DSDT/SSDT changes are already in the config.plist, you dont need to recompile your DSDT (albeit i suggest doing it anyway to make your system a lil bit more failsafe, see gymnaes El-Capitan tutorial for more informations). So we can skip this part and go directly to the installation of the required kexts. Open a terminal and goto the GIT folder.

sudo cp -r ./Post-Install/LE-Kexts/* /Library/Extensions/
sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.bak 2> /dev/null
sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.bak 2> /dev/null
sudo ./AD-Kexts/VoodooPS2Daemon/_install.command

Now you'll have to replace the config.plist. Because you'll install modified kexts you'll HAVE TO replace the config.plist in your installation. Otherwise your PC will not boot anymore.

diskutil mount EFI

replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with git/Post-Install/CLOVER/config.plist. Again: if your PC has a Core i5 processor, search the config.plist for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.

OPTIONAL (in case you've audio problems):
AppleHDA has some problems after Wake-Up. You'll have to plug in a headphone to get your speakers working again. You can use VoodooHDA instead, which breaks the headphone jack most of the time, but makes the rest much more stable.

sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/CodecCommander.kext
sudo rm /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-ALC298.aml

then remove from your config.plist from the key "KextsToPatch" the elements "AppleHDA#1" to "AppleHDA#7". Install the package: git/Post-Install/AD-Kexts/VoodooHDA-2.8.8.pkg
i also suggest moving some of the kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 to /Library/Extensions. It's just more stable.

Finalize the kext-copy by recreating the kernel cache:

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /

sometimes you'll have to redo the last command if your system shows "Lock acquired".
OSX 10.12.2 removed the posibility to load unsigned code. You can enable this by entering

sudo spctl --master-disable

If you're using the 4K monitor, you'll have to copy the UHD enabling kexts to your clover directory:

sudo cp ./Post-Install/AD-Kexts/UHD-Kexts/* /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13/

To enable GPU acceleration: Edit your clover config file again and remove the following block from it:

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<key>FakeID</key>
<dict>
<key>IntelGFX</key>
<string>0x12345678</string>
</dict>

 

 

To prevent getting in hibernation (which can and will corrupt your data), just set the default sleep mode to "suspend to ram" (sleep) instead of "suspend to disk" (hibernation)

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

To get HDMI Audio working:
Search for your Boarrd-ID in the config.plist and open /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist with a texteditor. Search for your board-id in there and change the value of it from "Config2" to "none"
 
OPTIONAL (alternative power management):
the whole power management is done by intels speed step technology (HWP), which is enabled in the clover config. If you want to let OSX manage the power management, you'll have to do these steps:

sudo cp ./Post-Install/CLOVER/ACPI/optional/SSDT.aml /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/

then open the config.plist (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and change <key>HWPEnable</key><true/> to <key>HWPEnable</key><false/>.
 
Step 5: iServices (AppStore, iMessages etc.)
 

WARNING! DONT USE YOUR MAIN APPLE ACCOUNT FOR TESTING! It's pretty common that apple BANS your apple-id from iMessage and other services if you've logged in on not well configured hackintoshs!

If you want to use the iServices, you'll have to do some advanced steps, which are not completly explained in this tutorial. First you need to switch the faked network device already created by step 4 to be on en0. Goto your network settings and remove every network interface.

sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

Reboot, go back in the network configuration and add the network interfaces (LAN) before Wifi.

You also need to modify your SMBIOS in the config.plist of Clover in your EFI partition with valid informations about your "fake" mac. There are multiple tutorials which explain how to do it like "http://www.fitzweekly.com/2016/02/hackintosh-imessage-tutorial.html".

It's possible you have to call the apple hotline to get your fake serial whitelisted by telling a good story why apple forgot to add your serial number in their system. (aka: dont do it if you dont own a real mac). I personally suggest using real data from an old (broken) macbook.



Step 6: Upgrading to macOS 10.13.2 or higher / installing security updates
Each upgrade will possibly break your system!
(Update: after the latest updates in this tutorial the system should be update-proof.) 

 

Step 7: Fixes / Enhancements / Alternative Solutions / Bugs

See: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/Tutorial_10.13_Step7.md

 

Afterword and fixes
as i said before: this is not a tutorial for absolute beginners, albeit it's much easier then most other tutorials, because most is preconfigured in the supplied config.plist. Some Dells have components included, which are not supported by these preconfigured files. Then i can only suggest using Gymnaes tutorial which explains most of the DSDT patching, config.plist editing and kexts used in detail and use the supplied files here as templates.

Tutorial Updates

  • 27. March 2017: UHD Kexts added, replaces perl command
  • 23. March 2017: 4k sector tutorial against NVMe corruption added  
  • 7. March 2017: Suggestion to disable the SD Card Reader for reduced power consumption
  • 4. February 2017: Dell SMBIOS Truncation workaround added
  • 23. January 2017: Hynix SSD fix added
  • 31. December 2016: USB-C Hotplug Fix and USB InjectAll Removed
  • 28. December 2016: NVMe SSDT Spoof precreated, FakeID already preset in installation config.plist. VoodooHDA added as alternative to SSDT-ALC298 patch as well as color coding in tutorial
  • 22. December 2016: FakeSMBios added

Accessories Appendix:

  • The official Dell adaptor DA200 (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=at&l=de&s=dhs&cs=atdhs1&sku=470-abry) works completly on Sierra 10.2.2. You can use the Network, USB, HDMI and VGA. Everything is Hot-Pluggable
  • a cheap 3rd party noname USB-C -> VGA adaptor didnt work
  • you can charge the Dell with a generic USB-C Power Adaptor, but USB-C has only a maximum power of 100W, so it's either charging OR usage, not both. Dont forget you need a special USB-C cable (Power Delivery 3.0) for charging.
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I decided to join you, it's me, Gymnae.

I left a goodbye not on the other forum. Such stupid rules

 

Glad to see you in insanelymac.Thanks for your work on XPS 15 9550.

 

@wmchris

I have some question.

 

1、Does Clover r3899 support native nvram works on skl platform or just use nvram.plist?

2、My XPS 15 9550 have a usb bug,all the external devices can work perfectly expect my removable disk.When i plug in the mobile hard disk drive it have no effect or no reaction and it doesn't show in my usb devices,but usb mouse,usb keyboard and usb disk either usb2.0 and usb3.0 works fine.it can be solved by plug in the mobile hard disk drive when boot up and it will show in the usb devices and works fine.I want to know what cause it and how to solve it.

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Glad to see you in insanelymac.Thanks for your work on XPS 15 9550.

 

@wmchris

I have some question.

 

1、Does Clover r3899 support native nvram works on skl platform or just use nvram.plist?

2、My XPS 15 9550 have a usb bug,all the external devices can work perfectly expect my removable disk.When i plug in the mobile hard disk drive it have no effect or no reaction and it doesn't show in my usb devices,but usb mouse,usb keyboard and usb disk either usb2.0 and usb3.0 works fine.it can be solved by plug in the mobile hard disk drive when boot up and it will show in the usb devices and works fine.I want to know what cause it and how to solve it.

3899 doesnt have native nvram support, but the nvram emulator works.

your external hdd problem sounds more like a power consumption problem. did you check that the controller used in this hard drive advertises itself for higher power submission? most cheap controllers dont do it properly and require an Y USB cable. Just tried by myself with two different 2,5" external HDDs (one original apple oem sata drive in an enclosure ;)) and it worked fine.

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your external hdd problem sounds more like a power consumption problem. did you check that the controller used in this hard drive advertises itself for higher power submission? most cheap controllers dont do it properly and require an Y USB cable. Just tried by myself with two different 2,5" external HDDs (one original apple oem sata drive in an enclosure ;)) and it worked fine.

 

I use a external hdd box with usb3.0 output and works fine in windows and fine in 10.11.x but can't work properly in 10.12.x and i found it may be need additional current.

 

However when i plug in the box when start up it works fine but when i plug off and plug in again it disappear again and it very strange.

 

Ps:my external hdd box is standard usb port and it can't use Y USB cable...

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can you try it on a regular macbook to check if it's incompatible with OSX 10.12 or a problem with your setup?

Can you try using it with the USB-C port and the latest hotplug hack i uploaded? This port uses a different USB hardware.

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Okay guys i want your input. Is it worth installing Sierra or shoud we stay on El Capitan? I know I have to wipe my ssd before installing Sierra. Otherwise it wont install

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Sierra is much more stable and offers more hardware compatibility than el.cap. No drawbacks - only improvement (except with guijiangs hdd)

Okay. Is is better to fresh install Sierra or can I upgrade El Capitan to Sierra?

 

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You can safely upgrade from el cap - but be sure to have working kexts and patches at hand

I have tried to upgrade to Sierra using el Capitan, but nothing gets upgraded. Sorry about this question. Am I missing something?

 

After trying to upgrade from El Capitan to Sierra without success. I decided to do a clean install. I successfully  installed Sierra now. But I am in the process of patching my system the way it was before.

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one problem is that the installer often wants to add some computer specific patches first - most likely firmware updates. if these fail it will not continue the setup. I had this problem all the time even with normal security updates, most likely because i use an old, unpatched (and valid original) MacBookPro9,1 SMBIOS.

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Trying to get swiping with 2 fingers on trackpad forward & backward in Safari to work.  Other gestures work fine.

 

Thanks for a great guide!

 

Happy New Year

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Good to see you back, @wmchris.

 

But, it seems every time I ask, the thread gets deleted. I'm still trying to get usb-c working. My problem is now that I get a KP with the Macbook9,1 smbios as generated by clover. It worked under Macbook Pro 13,3 but even that won't boot now and I'm back on the iMac smbios that came in the post-install.

 

Any advice.

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HDMI & audio don't work. But thank you so much fot this post I got a lot further now.

You'll need to change your smbios for the HDMI. Macbook9,1 is apparently the best, but I've been having issues.

 

I've had problems with audio. Booting with headphones plugged in has helped in the past.

 

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You'll need to change your smbios for the HDMI. Macbook9,1 is apparently the best, but I've been having issues.

 

I've had problems with audio. Booting with headphones plugged in has helped in the past.

 

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

Managed to get HDMI working.

>Found my board ID

>Searched it in /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist

>The line under my Board id I changed "Config2" to "none"

 

Rebuilded kextcache & rebooten.

Shoutout tot Goodwin

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Hi, for everyone who have a problem with Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Type C port and its hotplug function I have working solution created by dpassmor. Luckily I managed to apply his patch with ssdt to mine config.plist before entire thread has been deleted.

 

Add the following to ACPI/DSDT/Patches:

<dict>
<key>Comment</key>
<string>rename _RMV to XRMV</string>                                        
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Find</key>
<data>
X1JNVg==
</data>
<key>Replace</key>
<data>
WFJNVg==
</data>
</dict>

Then under ACPI/DropTables add following:

<dict>
<key>Signature</key>
<string>SSDT</string>
<key>TableId</key>
<string>xh_rvp10</string>
</dict>

And it’s last adjustment to the config.plist. You need to add this under KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch:

<dict>
<key>Comment</key>
<string>10.12.2 fudge USB 3.1 device ID</string>
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Find</key>
<string>30783135623638303836</string>
<key>InfoPlistPatch</key>
<true/>
<key>Name</key>
<string>AppleUSBXHCIPCI</string>
<key>Replace</key>
<string>30783135623538303836</string>
</dict>

The last step it is to compile SSDT-TB and add it to your ACPI/Patched folder, then reboot.

 

Now I can confirm that my HooToo thunderbolt3 to hdmi, usb and microsd card reader adapter works fine thanks for dpassmor.

SSDT-TB.dsl.zip

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Hi, for everyone who have a problem with Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 Type C port and its hotplug function I have working solution created by dpassmor. Luckily I managed to apply his patch with ssdt to mine config.plist before entire thread has been deleted.

 

Add the following to ACPI/DSDT/Patches:

<dict>
<key>Comment</key>
<string>rename _RMV to XRMV</string>										
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Find</key>
<data>
X1JNVg==
</data>
<key>Replace</key>
<data>
WFJNVg==
</data>
</dict>
Then under ACPI/DropTables add following:
<dict>
<key>Signature</key>
<string>SSDT</string>
<key>TableId</key>
<string>xh_rvp10</string>
</dict>
And it’s last adjustment to the config.plist. You need to add this under KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch:
<dict>
<key>Comment</key>
<string>10.12.2 fudge USB 3.1 device ID</string>
<key>Disabled</key>
<false/>
<key>Find</key>
<string>30783135623638303836</string>
<key>InfoPlistPatch</key>
<true/>
<key>Name</key>
<string>AppleUSBXHCIPCI</string>
<key>Replace</key>
<string>30783135623538303836</string>
</dict>
The last step it is to compile SSDT-TB and add it to your ACPI/Patched folder, then reboot.

 

Now I can confirm that my HooToo thunderbolt3 to hdmi, usb and microsd card reader adapter works fine thanks for dpassmor.

This gives you hot-plug on the type C port?

 

What smbios are you using?

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      • Chipset → Audio Controller → Enabled
      • Chipset → Above 4G Decoding → Enabled
       
      • Power → ErP → Disabled
      • Power → RC6 (Render Standby) → Enabled
       
      // IF USING  CORSAIR H100i V2 AIO CPU WATER COOLER 
      • MIT → Smart Fan 5 Settings → CPU Fan Control mode → PWM 
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
       
      SCREEN DUMP SPOILERS
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 3 – CREATE A MOJAVE USB FLASH INSTALLER
       
      Prepare USB Installer for Mojave ( Video below )
       
      • Insert USB drive
      • Launch /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
      • Disk Utility → View → Show All Devices
      • On Left-hand panel → External →(Identify your USB device in left hand panel)
      • Click and highlight your USB device in the left-hand panel.
      • Click erase button.
      • Name: USB
      • Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled )
      • Scheme: GUID Partition Map
      • Click Erase button.
       
      • Place the downloaded MacOS Mojave app into Applications folder.
      • Open Terminal copy and paste:
       
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction && say Mojave Drive Created  • Enter
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 4 – INSTALL CLOVER ON THE MOJAVE USB INSTALLER 
       
      Make Mojave USB flash drive installer bootable.( Video below )
       
      • Launch Clover application, double click.
      • Click Continue → Continue → Continue 
      • Click Change Install Location button.
      • Click Install macOSMojave USB installer → Continue
      • Click Customize button
      • Choose:
      Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP Themes UEFI Drivers Install RC scripts on target volume • Click Install button
      • Installation Complete!
       
      Video:
       
       
       
       
       
       
      PART 5 – CUSTOMIZE MOJAVE USB INSTALLER FOR AORUS Z390 PRO
       
      Replace Clover EFI folder with the customised AORUS Z390 configuration ( 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

      • INSERT USB INSTALLER INTO THE USB 2.0 PORT  
       
       
      • Power on PC and press F12• Choose bootable USB drive from boot menu.
       
       
       
      • Install macOS Mojave to internal solid state or hard drive.
       
      NOTE
      During install the system will reboot and you will see onscreen message EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY exception. This instance is normal,  no skeletons !.
       
       
      When system returns to the Clover boot menu choose:
       
      • Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Preboot
       
       
       
      After next restart choose:
       
      • Boot macOS 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, Aorus Pro can only boot with the aid of the Mojave USB Installer.
      To boot from the internal drive, copy Clover EFI folder from  Mojave USB installer into the  Internal EFI drive.
       
      • Using ESP Mounter Pro, mount internal EFI/ESP partition and external USB EFI/ESP
      • Copy contents from USB EFI/ESP partition and paste into internal EFI/ESP
       
       
      Video:
       
       
       
      • 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 
       
       
      Configure Config.plist for iMessages. ( Video below )
       
      • SMBIOS = Mac Mini 8.1
      • Rt Variables —> ROM —> is your MAC address (delete colons from Mac address)
      • MLB field =  Enter serial number generated and append 5 random characters
      • SmUUID = in Terminal run command “uuidgen” and copy it to SmUUID field
      • Board Serial is same as MLB field.
      • Clover Configurator —>  Save 
       
      Video:
       
       
       
      • Mount internal drive EFI/ESP partition
      • Go to folder CLOVER → drivers64UEFI 
      • Delete AptoMemoryFix-64.efi
      • Place both EMUVariableUefi-64.efi and OsxAptoFix2Drvfree2000.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 )
      • It is important to delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi, this will avoid very intermittent boot errors such as: “Couldn’t allocate runtime area”  post errors.
       
       
       
       
       
      DEFAULT SSDT –  DEFAULT SSDT USB PORTS FIX CONFIGURATION - SSDT ALREADY INSIDE AORUS Z390 EFI FOLDER
       

       

       

       
       
      Limitation: USB2 devices can not be used on SS03 → SS08
       
       
       
       
       
       
      ------------    GUIDE FINISHED YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE WORKING AORUS Z390 PRO HACKINTOSH  WITH SSDT USB FIX   ------------
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Enable HDMI Audio on RX580
       
       
       
       
       
       
      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
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      OPTIONAL:  Dual Boot macOS Mojave & Windows 10 
       
       
       
       
       
       
      FOR MORE HACKINTOSH INFORMATION SUCH AS USB PORTS FIX, CLOVER CONFIGURATOR, HACKINTOSH BACKUP WITH CARBON COPY CLONER .....   THEN SEE MY PREVIOUS GUIDE FOR ASUS Z370-G Strix
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.dsl.zip
    • By SepehrM
      I'm trying to install High Sierra 10.13.3 on an ASUS N552VW laptop, and I get stuck after this message:
      "could not recover SATA HDD after 5 attempts, terminating" 
      And some other warnings afterwards.
      Specs:
      CPU: Intel Skylake 6700HQ 2.6GHz
      RAM: 16GB DDR4
      2TB HDD + 128GB SSD
      GPU: Intel HD Graphics 530 + Nvidia GTX960m
      I'm installing using a 16GB USB3 flash drive on one of HDD volumes (UEFI Mode)
       
      I uploaded the verbose log and clover config.plist
      config-new.plist

    • By DiddyKong
      Fully optimizing DSDT & SSDT for OS X Sierra POST INSTALL on a Dell345MT with a i7 - 920(first gen) 
       
      I have scoured the web, went to insanelymac chat on discord, no one replies to me but will reply to others, idk if my question is too advanced or too easy. 
       
      I know how this forum feels about 3rd party software, but that was just a crutch, I'm 100% vanilla now which is why I'm now posting for help because I eliminated the possibility having to do with 3rd party. Anyways, with that said I just have a couple things I want to be sure of.
       
      I used a n---bistro to get a App Store copy of Sierra, as I didn't know there were other ways of getting it now from a windows10 machine. anyways, I was able to build a vanilla usb. I couldn't figure the EFI out on my vanilla Sierra-usb, but the EFI on the usb-ni---bistro I had would boot my pre-install and post-install. so I was able to install Sierra. After a few days of figuring out how to remake a EFI and config, I broke my EFI.
       
      So back to my windows10 SSD and I found BootDiskUtility, and that made a EFI usb with the newest version of clover(r4895). So then swapped SSDs back to my OS X, plugged in the BDU-usb, after trial and error I got back into my Sierra. Now with the newest version of clover and no traces of ni---bistro anymore. Then copied the BDU-usb to my SSD EFI and was able to boot without a usb again!! YAY.
       
      Then starting working on fixing my web drivers for my gtx 1050 2gb. Installed the os update so i'm at 10.12.6, pulled my hair out figuring out the web drivers, eventually got them installed and the cuda fixed.
       
      Now all 3 of my screens work, yet windows can't sit 'between' screens, I just simply haven't looked for that fix yet as I want the sys itself running like a top first.
      My screen saver works, I don't get stuck in screensaver, I did once before, I believe lilu.kext and whatevergreen.kext fixed that.
      Now with all that I felt it was time to give my config.plist a diet cos it was bloated, I generated a config copied the clover settings check for check instead of coping text cos I'm trying to shrink it.
      Config.plist boots my system with DSDT-1FE7B5D7
       
      So that last thing on the list of optimizing I feel would be a 100% correct DSDT and SSDT cos then I could use a blank config.plist with my patched DSDT & SSDT correct
       
      but with the patching part that I think I understand how to do it now, but when I extract with F4 every file has RSDT in front of it, I have one that says RSDP.aml and RSDT.aml
      so would I just erase the RSDT from the beginning of each file then go from their, which would then leave me with a DSDT.aml and 17 SSDTs
       
      so if thats correct I would then decompile with iasl patch and compile and put the patched files into EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/
       
      also how do I know if everything is patched correctly? like if my CPU is fully working and not just sorta working that way when I start running software like photoshop, unity, 10 chrome tabs, my hackintosh doesn't crash
       
      Thanks to anyone that can help me out, I've been working on my system for about two weeks and this is basically the wall I finally can't seem to figure out how to pass

    • By Bahaa
      Need help here
      My graphic card is detached 7mb
      and I try a lot of solution and no one work 
      can any one help
       

    • By MaLd0n
      ---INSTALLATION TUTORIAL---
       
      ---Original Post---
      https://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=77102#p77102
       
      ---CLOVER FOLDER---
       
      CLOVER.zip
       
      --MOBO
      GigaByte Z390 M Gaming



      --PROCESSOR
      Intel Core i9-9900K


      --COOLER
      CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML120R RGB


      --MEMORY
      Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB)


      --GPU
      Sapphiretech Radeon RX 590 8 GB GDDR5


       
      --SSD
      Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M2 Flash Drive


      --POWER SUPPLY
      EVGA 750 N1, 750W


      --WIRELESS
      TP-Link Archer T9E


      --BLUETOOTH
      Orico BTA-403


      --CASE
      Thermaltake View 21 Tempered Glass Edition


      --DSDT Patches--
      -FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS -FIX ACPI ERRORS -REMOVE UNUSED SCOPES / DEVICES -HIGH PRECISION EVENT TIMER -SATA SERIE 10 ID -DMAC -REMOVE 22K LINES, PROBLEMATIC and UNUSED -FIX K.P in REBOOT -NVRAM / REAL TIME CLOCK -SLPB -DARWIN / WINDOWS 2015 -XHCI -PLUGIN TYPE -HDAS to HDEF -HDEF -REAL TIME CLOCK -ARTC -IRQs -SBUS -MIKEY -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -UAR1 -LAN -FWHD -USBX -PMCR -PPMC -XSPI -GMM -IMEI -EC -PNLF -ARPT -GFX0 -NVME -DTGP -ACQUIRE MUT0 0XFFFF -OPERATION REGION GPIO -MUTEX MUT0 0x00 -EXTERNAL REFERENCES -UNKNOWNOBJ -HDMI / HDAU -FULL RENAMED DEVICES  
      --SCREENSHOTS--





























      --BruceX--
       
      --USB-C-- test with SanDisk Ultra USB-STICK 128gb


       
      -Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
      Slice, Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy, ycr.ru, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, RehabMan, Download-Fritz, Zenit432, cecekpawon, Intel, Apple, Oracle, Chameleon Team, crazybirdy, Mieze, Mirone, Oldnapalm, netkas, Elconiglio, artut-pt, ErmaC, Pavo, Toleda, Master Chief and family, bcc9, The King, PMheart, Sherlocks, Micky1979, vit9696, vandroiy2013, Voodoo Team, Pike R. Alpha, lvs1974, Austere.J, CVad, Sampath007, onemanosx, erroruser, Jenny David, Olarila Facebook Community, Hackintosh Facebook Community and many others!
      We're all here to have fun and learn from each other!
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