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Toshiba Satellite L755 1j2 Hackintosh 

 

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Download This file. It contains the zip file with everything you need for the installation.

 

• A Toshiba Satellite L755 1j2– This is necessary to install macOS Sierra for this tutorial

• A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX El Capitan, Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.

• A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).

  • A copy of macOS Sierra – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the macOS Sierra Installation app, wich is available for free from the Mac App Store.
  • This is for an clean install.

 

1. My Specs

My installation was successfully done on an Toshiba Satellite L755-1J2 

 laptop computer with the following specs.

• Intel Core i7 (2nd Gen) 2670QM / 2.2 GHz 

• 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

• Western Digital 250GB HDD

• NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M - 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM 

• Mobile Intel HM65 Express

• Atheros AR9285 wifi+bt 3.0

 

2. Download OS X Sierra

• Download macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store.

• Once macOS Sierra is downloaded, close the install pop-up that appears using Command ()+Q.

• The application INSTALL macOS Sierra will appear in /Applications

• Done!

 

3. Prepare bootable USB Installer

Note on flash drives: You will need a USB flash drive to make this work. Your USB should be at least 8G.

Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC. Make sure that the disk you choose to use doesn't contain anything that you want to keep, because the following tutorial will delete everything on the drive.

 

• Open Finder - Applications and right-click on Install macOS Sierra and select Show Package Contents.

• Open Contents - Resources.

• Open a Terminal window thru Applications - Utilities - Terminal.

• In the Terminal window type sudo followed by a space.

• Drag the createinstallmedia file from the finder window opened in Step 4 to the Terminal Window.

• Type --volume followed by a space.

• Connect your USB drive and drag the USB drive into the Terminal Window.• Type --applicationpath in the Terminal followed by a space.

• Open Finder - Applications and drag the Install macOS Sierra into the Terminal Window.

• Press Return on the keyboard to submit the full command.

• Type a 'Y' to continue when prompted to do so, and press Return on your keyboard

• The install process will begin by erasing the contents of your USB disk and copying the installer files to the USB disk. The entire process is quite lengthy; it can takes around 15-30 minutes, so you will need to show some patience.

 

 

4. Installing Clover to the USB Disk

• Unpack the satelliteL755.zip to your desktop or specified map you preferred.

• Open the map satelliteL755 - Clover_v2.4k_r4077.pkg

• DubbleClick on the Clover_v2.4k_r4077.pkg package file.

• Clover installation screen will be prompt.

• Click on Continue - Continue.

• Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom.

• Choose your USB Stick named Install macOS Sierra Public Beta click on Continue.

• Click on Customize on the left bottom.

• Choose Install Clover in the ESP

• Choose Bootloader : Install boot0af in MBR

• Choose in Clover EFI for CloverEFI 64- Bits SATA

• At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume

• Click after that on Install.

• Clover will installed on the EFI Partition on the USB after install you can see the EFI partition in Finder.

 

5. Prepare USB stick for theToshiba satellite L755

Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your Laptop.

• Go to map where you have unpacked the SatelliteL755 zip file there you will find a map called EFI.

• Copy the map EFI and go to your EFI partition thru Finder.

• Paste the EFI folder in the EFI partition and replace everything.

• Done your USB Stick is ready to boot macOS Sierra installer.

 

6. Installing OSX Sierra from your USB drive

Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install macOS Sierra onto the Hard Drive.

Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.

• Power on unit while tapping F12 Key to choose boot device, select USB device.

• When Clover boot screen is visible, choose boot "Install macOS from Sierra USB Installer".

• Choose you desired language and click on the arrow, the macOS Utilities screen will appear.

• For a new installation of macOS, you must erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing.

  • Choose in the macOS utilities for Disk Utility and click Continue.
  • Disk Utility will be opened, highlight your target drive for macOS Sierra installation in the left column.
  • Click ERASE button on top.
  • Under Name: Type Sierra or any other name. (I always use osx)
  • Under Format: Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  • Under Scheme: Choose GUID Partition Map.
  • Click Erase.
  • Click on Done.
  • Close Disk Utility you will be prompted to the macOS Utilities screen.

• In the macOS Utilities screen choose Install macOS and click 2x on Continue.

• Agree the license agreement and click again on Agree

• When the installer asks you where to install macOS, choose your Sierra HDD click on Install.

• Sierra will be installed on the HDD, this will take about 6 - 15 minutes depending of your HDD.

•.Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time.• Press F12 key to choose the boot device.

• When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot macOS Install from Sierra".

• macOS will continue to Install the OS on your HDD this will take about 10 -25 minutes after that the installation will be finished and your laptop will reboot.

 

 

 

7. Booting for the first time macOS Sierra

• When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose "Boot MAC OS X from Sierra"

• You will eventually get to the setup screens for macOS Sierra. Go through the setup process to setup macOS Sierra.

• At the country selection choose your country and press continue.

• Select Your Keyboard choose ABC and press Continue.

• Choose at "How do i connect to the internet " ..."My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet", we will fix this later, go further with the setup process and press continue.

• Choose at Transform Information To This Mac for "Don't Transfer any information now" click on Continue.

• At Enable Location Services for "Enable Location Services on this Mac" click Continue.

• Agree the Terms and Conditions.

• Create your Computer Account and uncheck "Set time zone based on current location" press Continue.

• Choose your Timezone and click Continue.

• At the Diagnostic screen click Continue.

• The setup process is ready, Done!.

 

8. Change Security & Privacy for 3rd party software

• Start Terminal choose GO - Utilities - Terminal.

• In Terminal type sudo spctl --assess --master-disable followed by password to activate the option in Security & Policy "Allow apps downloaded from" Anywhere.

  • Go to System Preferences – Security& Privacy and look of the option "Anywhere" is active if not activate the option.

    9. Revert HDD for proper boot.

• Launch Terminal and execute the following command:

sudo diskutil corestorage revert /

• When prompt type your password.

• Exit Terminal and reboot again with your USB to macOS.

 

10. Installing Clover to the HD

The steps 10 and 11 are the same as steps 4 and 5 but now we will install clover to the HDD of the Satellite L755 1j2.

• Unpack the SatelliteL755.zip to your desktop.

• Open the map SatelliteL755 - Clover_v2.4k_r4077.pkg

• DubbleClick on the  Clover_v2.4k_r4077.pkg package file.

• Clover installation screen will be prompt.

• Click on Continue - Continue.

• Click on Change Install Location on the right bottom.

• Choose your HDD named Sierra click on Continue.

• Click on Customize on the left bottom.

• Choose Install Clover in the ESP

• Choose Bootloader : Install boot0af in MBR

• Choose in Clover EFI for CloverEFI 64- Bits SATA

• At last choose Install RC Scripts on target volume

• Click after that on Install, Clover will installed on the EFI Partition on the USB after install you can see the EFI partition in Finder.

 

11. Prepare HDD for booting the Toshiba Satellite L755

Now, we need to prepare the HDD Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.

Go to map where you have unpacked the SatelliteL755 zip file there you will find a map called EFI.

• Copy the map EFI and go to your EFI partition thru Finder.

• Paste the EFI folder in the EFI partition and replace everything.

• Done your Satellite L755 is ready to boot macOS Sierra.

 

12. Install kext for wifi

If the wifi isn't working by now, you need to follow these simple steps:

• Go to your SatelliteL755 folder which you have extracted to your HDD of your macOS Sierra.

• Open kext utility thats located in utilities-folder.

• drag the kext-files inside the wifi-folder and install then reboot your machine.

  • Done, you should now be able to connect to your wifi.

 

13. Trackad.

  • Delete the file "Trackpad.prefPane" in /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ ,
  • Copy the new one into the same directory thats located in the Trackpad-folder,
  • Install the release VooodooPS2Controller kext with Kext-Wizard from Rehabman folder.
  • Open Terminal.
  • paste sudo xattr -c -r /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Trackpad.prefPane and then press enter.
  • paste sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Trackpad.prefPane and then press enter.
  • paste sudo cp /Users/$USER/Downloads/RehabMan-Voodoo-2016-1208/org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.Daemon.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons && sudo cp /Users/$USER/Downloads/RehabMan-Voodoo-2016-1208/Release/VoodooPS2Daemon /usr/bin and then press enter.
  • Rebuild Permissions and rebuild cache with Kext Wizard.
  • Restart.
  • After login wait a minute for first load/build settings.

 

14. If graphics isn't working!

  • Go to the Graphics-folder
  • Install cudadriver-8.0.83 and install.
  • download WebDriver and install then restart.
  • Done! Now it should work.

 

15. Whats working?

About everything should work by now.

 

16. Finished!

You’ve successfully installed macOS Sierra onto your Toshiba Satellite L755 1j2.

 

17. iMessage & FaceTime Fix

You will need MLB and Rom numbers from a legit Mac device that is on the mac server.

Run iMessage debug on a iMac, Macbook, etc and make a copy and paste of the Terminal output.

• Open Clover Configurator.

• Mount EFI Partition.

• Import config.plist from EFI/EFI/Clover (File , import configuration, browse to config.plist and select).

• In Clover Configurator Click on RT Variables, Enter Rom and MLB Values from iMessage output from valid iMac device.

• Save changes to config.plist.

• Reboot, Sign into iMessage. iMessage and FaceTime should now both be working.

18. BOOT 0 Error

If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following.

• Reboot system back into Sierra installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE).

• Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2).

• Unmount the drive you installed Sierra on.

• Launch Terminal and execute the following command:

• dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2.

• Exit Terminal.

• Boot Normally.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi.

I also have a Toshiba L755 but mine is Intel HD3000 video only.

Mine is running well with everything working flawlessly except for 2 problems.

1. It restarts on shutdown.

2. It restarts when entering sleep.

Not a reboot when waking but a reboot when dropping into sleep.

Even NullCPUPowerManagement will not stop it from sleeping and rebooting !

I have attempted  shutdown/restart patches both in the DSDT and in the clover.plist with no joy.

I notice that NullCPUPowerManagement is included in the download package.

Is it necessary for you to load this to boot ? I do not need it or even to patch AppleIntelCPUPM but I am stuck with the pesky reboot on sleep problem.

How is sleep/wake for you ?

There is no custom DSDT included in your download here. Do you just use an OEM DSDT ?

If you have modified yours, do you mind providing it ?

Thanks in advance

 

 

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On 4/15/2018 at 2:50 AM, bisk said:

Hi.

I also have a Toshiba L755 but mine is Intel HD3000 video only.

Mine is running well with everything working flawlessly except for 2 problems.

1. It restarts on shutdown.

2. It restarts when entering sleep.

Not a reboot when waking but a reboot when dropping into sleep.

Even NullCPUPowerManagement will not stop it from sleeping and rebooting !

I have attempted  shutdown/restart patches both in the DSDT and in the clover.plist with no joy.

I notice that NullCPUPowerManagement is included in the download package.

Is it necessary for you to load this to boot ? I do not need it or even to patch AppleIntelCPUPM but I am stuck with the pesky reboot on sleep problem.

How is sleep/wake for you ?

There is no custom DSDT included in your download here. Do you just use an OEM DSDT ?

If you have modified yours, do you mind providing it ?

Thanks in advance

 

 

don't have the laptop anymore but I just disabled sleep and no, never used a DSDT or changed anything with it.

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First, it's really appreciated for your step-by-step guide. But in August '18 your zip file is no longer available on dropbox. So, would you mind to upload it again, since I still rely on my L750 as my only mac OS machine. If you've lost your original zip file, could you specify what kexts should be prepared in the EFI partition except that mentioned NullCPUPowerManagement? 

Thanks in advance!

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