Jump to content
ITzTravelInTime

TINU: The bootable macOS installer creation tool - Mac app

335 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Advertisement

I have released that if i called this app BINU, and it would mean BINU is not Un*****, and this name would be maybe a better joke because spelled backwards it spells like the beginning of the u software i don't particularly like, but i like more how TINU pronunciates so i whould continue to use it and i whould not change the name of the app.

Edited by ITzTravelInTime

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some news for you, i am working on a bugfix release of TINU 2.1  which will be released as soon as i can because it solves a couple of serius UI bugs and i am also working on a surprise for you, so stay tuned.

Edited by ITzTravelInTime

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi guys, first of all happy new year, i have some announcements:

 

I finally recovered from the broken shoulder, but i have to make some exercises in the next weeks to have the fully functionality of arm back, so i am almost fine with the arm, i need just to trtain it.

 

i have to annunce a delay for the release of the new bugfix version of tinu 2.1 because of some bugs with the new log window on yosemite.

 

As a new year objective i want to have finally clover support in TINU this year because i have a basic system that allows it and that works, so i have to design and integrate the code i have made in a prototype program.

 

So happy new year to everyone and let's hope for the best for all the commiunity and thank you for supporting TINU.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done with the installer app. I will look at playing with it shortly after I upgrade an older MBP with new SSD drive

 

While you may have already included it, is there support for MBP's suffering from the dGPU issue.. where the GeForce drivers need to be removed to enable the MBP to work with just the integrated GPU (and give life to a DEAD MBP)

 

I have been trying to install MacOS on a MBP suffering from a dGPU but as the installer uses the dGPU, I cannot install. Even in recovery mode.... (installation starts and stops at about 15%) 

Until I can find a way for this, the MBP can only install Linux or Windows...

 

There is some great info by DHAVAL DALAL here https://dhavaldalal.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/how-to-disable-failed-discrete-gpu-nvidia-geforce-gt-650m-for-macbook-pro-101-mid-2012-on-high-sierra-10-13-4/comment-page-1/?unapproved=791&moderation-hash=d24b2eab9b185e7bc6ee194dcf412296#comment-791

 

Another suggestion is having an option to instal Mojave on hardware that is not supported. .what a great feature to offer if you have not done so already. YaY!

 

Well done again and any suggestions / guidance / additions to app most appreciated :-)

BTW - I love MacOS and once loved Apple Hardware but... they really have lost their way with less than impressive hardware.. but still high prices.

 

Br M

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Major410 said:

Well done with the installer app. I will look at playing with it shortly after I upgrade an older MBP with new SSD drive

 

While you may have already included it, is there support for MBP's suffering from the dGPU issue.. where the GeForce drivers need to be removed to enable the MBP to work with just the integrated GPU (and give life to a DEAD MBP)

 

I have been trying to install MacOS on a MBP suffering from a dGPU but as the installer uses the dGPU, I cannot install. Even in recovery mode.... (installation starts and stops at about 15%) 

Until I can find a way for this, the MBP can only install Linux or Windows...

 

There is some great info by DHAVAL DALAL here https://dhavaldalal.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/how-to-disable-failed-discrete-gpu-nvidia-geforce-gt-650m-for-macbook-pro-101-mid-2012-on-high-sierra-10-13-4/comment-page-1/?unapproved=791&moderation-hash=d24b2eab9b185e7bc6ee194dcf412296#comment-791

 

Another suggestion is having an option to instal Mojave on hardware that is not supported. .what a great feature to offer if you have not done so already. YaY!

 

Well done again and any suggestions / guidance / additions to app most appreciated :-)

BTW - I love MacOS and once loved Apple Hardware but... they really have lost their way with less than impressive hardware.. but still high prices.

 

Br M

 

 

Nice suggestions, but TINU is really aimed at vanilla hackintoshes and supported macs, since the mods for unsupported machines will breack the vanilla, and that's not a thing i want to do. You can find more usefoul, in your case, the tools mojave patcher or high sierra patcher which are apps aimed for unsupported for macs like yours. A permanent fox for your macbook whould be a mod pcb to bypass the dgpu. To try to boot with a vanilla installer like what is done by tinu, you can try by adding to the nvram the nv_disable=1 boot arg which will not allows the nvidia driver to load in most cases (to do that you need to enetr recovery mode or the mac os installer in some way and edit the nvram using the terminal) .

 

And i agreee with your opinion about apple's hw, i hope they will make theyr machines servicable and upgradeable again. this is a thing i am really missing from the steve jobs days

Edited by ITzTravelInTime

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Major410 said:

grazie molto.

I will take a look at the high Sierra patcher but also modding the PCB... do you have a specific link?

Br M

 

I don't have a specific link, but look for the facebook group called low end mac because here there is the guy who developed the mod pcb for the motherboard and you can find some god help for original mac there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The latest TINU seems to work for macOS 10.15 Catalina beta, but i will also make a new version of TINU later this month.

In September/October i plan to release a new version of TINU made with the new xcode 11 and the swift 5 language.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So TINU news, i keepth on hold the tinu project for the sumemr because my developer id expired, so starting from the next relese it will be not signed.

i am currently working on a catalina compatibility improovement version, with a lot of bug fixes and samall changes.

 

then i found TINU is listed here as one of the top 32 open source hackintosh projects: https://awesomeopensource.com/projects/hackintosh

 

That's all for now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, telepati said:

is TINU dead?

 

It's not dead, it's just me not having a lot of time to dedicate to it, but a pretty substantial update is in the works, it's not so mutch about visible changes but about changes under the hood and you can continue to use the latest tinu with catalia, it's built in such a way that allows it to work with newer installers out of the box, for catalina it needs some improvements for apfs support, and those have been already applyed to the vrsion i am working on, but i need to finish a pretty big rework before releasing it, and so it will be something i will do in the next weeks.

 

If you just want to try out some betas i can release them, just don't except something bug free or polished

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

It's not dead, it's just me not having a lot of time to dedicate to it, but a pretty substantial update is in the works, it's not so mutch about visible changes but about changes under the hood and you can continue to use the latest tinu with catalia, it's built in such a way that allows it to work with newer installers out of the box, for catalina it needs some improvements for apfs support, and those have been already applyed to the vrsion i am working on, but i need to finish a pretty big rework before releasing it, and so it will be something i will do in the next weeks.

 

If you just want to try out some betas i can release them, just don't except something bug free or polished

I would love to try out betas if I find a bug I'll let you know 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working on something i can upload to you (mainly adding a couple of missing features and doing some testing). I was wondering about uploading the beta on github, but that could create some confusion among users, so do you have any suggestions about releasing the beta?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

Working on something i can upload to you (mainly adding a couple of missing features and doing some testing). I was wondering about uploading the beta on github, but that could create some confusion among users, so do you have any suggestions about releasing the beta?

Rapidshare or megaupload possibly anything like that would work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, killernos said:

Rapidshare or megaupload possibly anything like that would work.

 

I was thinking about a telegram group or a telegram channel, and also megaupload is no longer a thing, now there is it's successor, mega which is a dropbox-like file sharing solution

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can use TINU from macos yosemite, to create usb from catalina installation. since it is the only current version that I have installed on the pc

Edited by Bernardo415

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

Working on something i can upload to you (mainly adding a couple of missing features and doing some testing). I was wondering about uploading the beta on github, but that could create some confusion among users, so do you have any suggestions about releasing the beta?

You could have a second branch for betas and let users compile it themselves from the beta branch directly from GitHub. Once everything has been tested working, them merge it into main branch and make a new release.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Bernardo415 said:

I can use TINU from macos yosemite, to create usb from catalina installation. since it is the only current version that I have installed on the pc

Yes, yosemite it's actually the oldest mac os version in which you can use tinu

6 hours ago, Pavo said:

You could have a second branch for betas and let users compile it themselves from the beta branch directly from GitHub. Once everything has been tested working, them merge it into main branch and make a new release.

 

I have a development branch, but i think that's a lot asking a user to compile, so i think i will just have a different readme.md in the beta branch with a link to the download of the latest pre-compiled build available

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

here is a little hint at what, the rework job i am doing now, is about, but it's something which requires you to understand swift, and there is a beta coming soon, i have to finish this rework first and test it10770620_Schermata2019-12-07alle04_23_54.thumb.png.98ff7166bd1c6d18e154be4e050f3438.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By AudioGod
      I have put together this simple little guide for anybody wanting to use a Patched DSDT EFI with the same configuration as me.
      This is also a thread to discuss everything Z390 Pro and try and help where we can and maybe make things a little better for you. 
       
      A huge massive thank you to @glasgood @MaLd0n @larabee These three guys have helped me and talked me so much and are as helpful as you could ever get, Without them I wouldn't have a perfect working build like I do or be putting up this Guide & Discussion Thread sharing the hard work and countless hours that we have all put in to this.   
       
       
      This EFI and Patched DSDT have been created to work with a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro, 9900k with a Vega 56 but has also been tested and verified fully working with the following Hardware using Catalina 10.15.3
       
      CPU's
      8700k, 9600k, 9700k, 9900k
       
      GPU's
      RX 560, 570, 580, 590, Vega 56, Vega 64, Radion VII, 5700, 5700 XT
      (If you have success with any different CPU or GPU's then please do let me know)
       
       
       @glasgood Has kindly put together a new simple Catalina install guide so Just Follow He's Guide For a Perfect Install.
       
       
      HARDWARE USED
      • Intel I9 9900k 
      • Gigabyte AORUS Z390 PRO
      • Sapphire Nitro+ SE Vega56 (connected to monitor with DisplayPort)
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 16GB @3200mhz (2 x 8GB)
      • Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Unit. 
      • CoolerMaster MASTERLIQUID ML360R RGB CPU Cooler
      • Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe SSD macOS Catalina 10.15.3
      • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD (2.5) Windows 10 Pro
      • ABWB BCM943602CS 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E)   
      • Lian Li PC-O11DW Dynamic ATX Case
       

       

       

       

       
       
      WORKING
      • Sound 
      • Ethernet Port
      • WiFi
      • SSD Trim
      • USB 3.0 & 2.0 (All ports Open Natively)
      • AirDrop
      • iCloud
      • Hardware Acceleration
      • iMessages
      • Facetime
      • Sleep & Wake
      • Sleep and Shutdown via the Power Button
      • Handoff
      • Netflix on Safari browser
      • Continuity
      • Sidecar
       
       
      CLOVER  FOLDER
      Use this folder with fully patched DSDT
      Current EFI 
      Updated 26/03/2020
      PLEASE NOTE - You MUST update to the latest EFI before updating to 10.15.4 or you may find your unable to update.
       
      Clover EFI Update - 26/03/2020 - Use with Bios revision F12d Only or Replace with the older F11 DSDT if you don't want to update the bios
      Clover Z390 Pro Vega Navi EFI 260320.zip - Vega, Navi (5700, 5700XT), Radeon VII DSDT EFI
      Clover Z390 Pro Polaris EFI 260320.zip - R5XX Polaris DSDT EFI
       
       
      PLEASE NOTE - Please flash your motherboard bios to revision F12d to use my current EFI. It’s a major rework of the bios and vital changes have been made to the layout and power tables. New DSDTs have been created and installed into the new EFI’s but will not work correctly with any other bios revision.
       
       
      Latest Gigabyte Z390 PRO BIOS (F12d)
      mb_bios_z390-aorus-pro_f12d.zip
       
       
      CFG Unlock (MSR) F12d BIOS Profile - The Easy Way 
      Highly recommended if your using a Vega 56/64, Radeon VII or Navi GPU
       
       
      DSDT's & Older EFI’s (A big thanks to @MaLd0n for compiling these DSDT's)
       
       
      Alternative EFI - N-D-K Fork of OpenCore (05/03/2019)
       
       
      To Create Your Own Patched DSDT Message @MaLd0n using the link bellow
      https://www.olarila.com/forum/17-dsdt-patch-requests/
      (If you want a perfect setup then getting your own patched DSDT made would be the best thing to do, Mine will work perfectly fine but different hardware no matter how small a change it is can tend to have some sort of effect on the DSDT and your setup)
       
       
      If Your Not Using File Vault Then Please Disable Hibernate
      disablehibernate.command
       
       
      ADDITONAL DOWNLOADS
      Clover
      Clover Configurator
      Kext Updater
       
       
      OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
      BroadcomFix.zip   (Use these kexts if your Broadcom bluetooth/Wifi isn't working properly)
      FakeSMC    (Can be used instead of VirtualSMC)
      Hackintool
      IORegistryExplorer
      Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
       
       
      BIOS SETTINGS (Bios Revision F12d)
      • Enter BIOS → Press F12 → Enter Setup
      • Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
       
      • Boot -> Windows 8/10 Features -> Win 8/10WHQL
      • Boot -> CSM Support -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled if need be but try to have it set to Disabled first)
      • Favourites -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) -> Profile1
      • Favourites -> VT-d -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled or Disabled, Your choice)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Display Output -> PCIe 1 Slot
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Disabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration ->  XHCI Hand-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup 
       
       
      SCREENSHOTS

       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       
    • By AudioGod
      I have put together this simple little guide for anybody wanting to use a Patched DSDT EFI with the same configuration as me.
      This is also a thread to discuss everything Z390 Master and try and help where we can and maybe make things a little better for you. 
       
      A huge massive thank you to @glasgood @MaLd0n @larabee These three guys have helped me and talked me so much and are as helpful as you could ever get, Without them I wouldn't have a perfect working build like I do or be putting up this Guide & Discussion Thread sharing the hard work and countless hours that we have all put in to this.   
       
       
      This EFI and Patched DSDT have been created to work with a Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master using bios revision F11c, 9900k with a 5700 XT but has also been tested and verified fully working with the following Hardware
       
      CPU's
      8600K, 8700, 8700K, 9600K, 9700K, 9900K, 9900KS
       
      GPU's
      RX 560, 570, 580, 590, Vega 56, Vega 64, Radion VII, 5700, 5700 XT
      (If you have success with any different CPU or GPU's then please do let me know)
       
       
       @glasgood Has kindly put together a new simple Catalina install guide so Just Follow He's Guide For a Perfect Install. (glasgood put the guide together for the Z390 Pro but the two boards are so alike that you can follow this guide with no problems at all using the Z390 Master)
       
       
      HARDWARE USED
      • Intel I9 9900k @5.2Ghz
      • Gigabyte AORUS Z390 MASTER
      • Sapphire Reference RX 5700 XT ( connected to monitor with DisplayPort )
      • Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32GB @3600mhz (2 x 16GB)
      • Corsair RM850x 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Unit
      • EK Custom Liquid Cooling Loop
      • Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe SSD macOS Catalina 10.15.3
      • Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD (2.5) Windows 10 Pro
      • ABWB BCM943602CS 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E)   
      • Lian Li PC-O11DW Dynamic ATX Case
       

       

       

       
      WORKING
      • Sound 
      • Ethernet Port
      • WiFi
      • SSD Trim
      • USB 3.0 & 2.0 (All ports Open Natively)
      • AirDrop
      • iCloud
      • Hardware Acceleration
      • iMessages
      • Facetime
      • Sleep & Wake
      • Sleep and Shutdown via the Power Button
      • Handoff
      • Netflix on Safari browser
      • Continuity
      • Sidecar (only works using the iMac19,1 EFI and with your igpu Enabled)

       
      EFI FOLDERS  
      please note - You must flash your Z390 MASTER bios to revision F11c to use any of these EFI's, The DSDT is not designed for any other Bios revision
      mb_bios_z390-aorus-master_f11c.zip - Aorus Z390 Master Bios F11c 
       
      Current EFIs 
      Updated 26/03/2020
      PLEASE NOTE - You MUST update to the latest Clover EFI before updating to 10.15.4 or you may find your unable to update.
       
      Clover EFI Updated 26/03/20 - Use with Bios revision F11c Only or Replace with the older F10 DSDT if you don't want to update the bios
      Clover Z390 Master Vega Navi EFI 260320.zip - Vega, Navi (5700, 5700XT), Radeon VII DSDT EFI
      Clover Z390 Master Polaris EFI 260320.zip - R5XX Polaris DSDT EFI
       
       
      CFG Unlock (MSR) F11c BIOS Profile - The Easy Way 
      Highly recommended if your using a Vega 56/64, Radeon VII or Navi GPU
       
       
      ADDITIONAL DSDT's & Older EFI’s (A big thanks to @MaLd0n for compiling these DSDT's)
       
       
      Alternative EFI - OpenCore No DSDT and Done the way OpenCore intended it (03/03/2020)
       

      Alternative EFI 2 - N-D-K Fork of OpenCore (03/03/2020)
       
       
      To Create Your Own Patched DSDT Message @MaLd0n using the link bellow
      https://www.olarila.com/forum/17-dsdt-patch-requests/
      (If you want a perfect setup then getting your own patched DSDT made would be the best thing to do, Mine will work perfectly fine but different hardware no matter how small a change it is can tend to have some sort of effect on the DSDT and your setup)
       
       
      If Your Not Using File Vault Then Please Disable Hibernate
      disablehibernate.command
       
       
      ADDITONAL DOWNLOADS
      mb_bios_z390-aorus-master_f10
      Clover
      Clover Configurator
      Kext Updater
      RepairPermissions
       
       
      OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
      BroadcomFix.zip   (Use these kexts if your Broadcom bluetooth/Wifi isn't working properly)
      Hackintool
      IORegistryExplorer
      Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
       
       
      BIOS SETTINGS (Bios Revision F11C)
       
      • Enter BIOS → Press Delete → Enter Setup
      • Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
       
      • Boot -> Windows 8/10 Features -> Win 8/10WHQL
      • Boot -> CSM Support -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled if need be but try to have it set to Disabled first)
      • Favourites -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) -> Profile1
      • Favourites -> VT-d -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled or Disabled, Your choice)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Display Output -> PCIe 1 Slot
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Wifi -> Disabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Disabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hands-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
       
       
      SCREENSHOTS

       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Vyzantion
      I have just re-made the Catalina installer, with the updated OS. It could not install from it, like it could not copy. Then I have tried to reinstall Mojave, it worked pretty cleary last year the exact pen drive. It failed as well, saying something like: not package found, contact the system administrator. I was able to boot from USB pen drive Linux and install Windows from DVD. But no macOS from the pen drive, even from what worked fine before. I have reseted the BIOS several times, no succes. The first sign of something wrong was this: When I first tried to boot Catalina, it said something about BIOS (BIOS, not UEFI) reset and enter setup. I hapenned several times on my attempts. If something screwed in my hardware? The USB ports? The BIOS perhaps?
    • By Rohan20
      Opencore is running really really slow on Catalina 10.15.4. So It was running perfectly before I put the ssdt-pnlf for enabling Brightness control. it is running really slow and I verified my config with the sanity checker and its all correct. can someone please help. I am attaching my oc folder.

       
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/drkek0eaz19ina5/OC.zip?dl=0
       
    • By tlefko
      Description
      This esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies. Highly recommend using DW1560 wifi card, killer wifi isn't supported. This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I take no credit for. I am only responsible for minor changes in files and plists, as well as placement and instructions throughout the guide (as well as the work used from previous projects). Many files and ideas are sourced from @maz-1, @syscl, and my previous guides Granted, many files are similar or the same but there is significantly less of them and/or they are predeployed into spots where they will work just as well, even if not as efficient on bootup. Esentially, this guide is designed to provide a perfectly working setup with little knowledge of the topic and without optimization (because often they can break things). Most patches on the main plist use patches implemented by him as well. ****This guide does work excellently however and will provide you with a near perfect setup for Catalina for your XPS 9350, and is currently my daily driver as I struggled using the referenced users files as well.
      Styling
      This guide is designed to be literally as thorough as possible to appeal to those who really don't understand many of the things in @maz-1's guide or some of the other users as they assume you would already understand this information. It does not cover complex topics like undervolting etc etc Notes
      Never tested USB C except for charging, works great no issues with sleep, wakeup. power management is defaulted as I found with @maz-1 it had issues when on battery switching from AC USB devices eject on sleep (not really an issue) Haven't implemented a Bluetooth solution into this yet, as I don't really use it -- will be added ASAP (I believe KILLER WIFI will NOT work, must use one of the supported chipsets (DW1560 is excellent) BIOS Setup
      Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps)
      Format a USB (16GB) as Journaled and then proceed to download the latest Catalina Installer Patcher Application Download the latest Catalina installer from within the Patcher App, and select to download a new copy and install to your USB device Download the clover configurator application and mount the EFI of the USB partition, then copy the contents of the Files linked above to the EFI Folder within the EFI partition. ** This is because the App Store installers will often not download a full installer, just an truncated version that downloads the installer files from the interent while installing. Thus, they're not bootable from a USB as they're not complete. That is why you should use this method to make sure the installer is usable for bootable media.
      Install Steps
      Simply use F12 to boot from the USB device, and select the USB Device and then boot from the Install mac OS partition. I have defaulted the installer to boot into verbose mode so I can easily see the errors you guys are seeing if you encounter them. If everything goes well, you can disable these from the boot arguments selection of Clover Configurator Boot into the USB Device, and follow the steps to format your SSD from the installer to install Mac OS Catalina. NOTE THE TRACKPAD WILL NOT FUNCTION AT THIS POINT, BUT THE TOUCHSCREEN WILL. This is caused by the way the installer handles Kext loading but because the touchscreen is being loaded via usb and the keyboard in a different method (which I can explain in detail if you'd like, the install will be possible. Do not be alarmed if the installer takes a long time to boot into, this is expected Once you have done this step, use F12 to select the USB and boot into the installer from the SSD in the options menu. (you cannot boot natively yet as the EFI isn't copied into the SSD yet. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now we will add this as a native boot option. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now will we add this as a boot entry so you can always boot from this natively without the USB. Boot Entry Setup
      Boot into the BIOS of the computer, then navigate to the Boot setup (or entries (not sure what it is called exactly, but it will be a list of the options your computer selects to boot) Click add new, and make sure the USB isn't plugged in. Select the only option that is avaiable, and in FS0 navigate to Boot/BOOTx64. Add this as an entry, then select this as whatever priority you would like. Credits
      Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers (@maz-1) Messages and Facetime
      Using Clover Configuator generate your own Serials, Board Numbers, MLB There are various guides online to do this and as default they're set to essentially Null (Fakeserial) This is fairly straightforward and there is lots of documentation, just don't open these apps until you've done this properly. Finished!
      Congratulations, there really aren't any more steps that are required. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Files can be downloaded here, and issues and help requests can be said here or opened into the GitHub page. Please @ me for a faster response on this page, as I am not that attentive, also, feel free to PM me.  Github: https://github.com/tlefko/XPS13-9350-Catalina Thanks for reading! Files.zip
×