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I successfully installed macOS 10.11.6 and Windows 7 Pro SP1 in UEFI mode on the laptop.
I know, there are detailed guides here and on osxlatitude.com but I was not agree with them and carefully check and test every step to tune my Mac.
 
Hardware
Intel® Core� i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz, speedstep works with Clover default settings
Chipset Intel 7 series, no patches needed
Video: IntelHD4000 or NVS5200M switchable in BIOS, work in both cases
LAN; Intel 82579LM, works with IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.2.1
Audio: IDT 92HD93BXX, works with VoodooHDA 2.9.0.
SDHC reader O2Micro; works with native AppleSDHC.kext with Clover Arbitrary properties.

USB3.0 works natively if not disabled in DSDT
PS2 keyboard and touchpad works with VoodooPS2.
WiFi: Dell Intel WiFi was replaced by Dell DW1520, Broadcom BCM943224HMS. DeviceID=4353
LCD Screen 1366x768

BIOS A12. Initially was A02. Then I flashed A23 and found it is quite bad. The screen is full of artefacts. Flash A12 and all is OK. Not tested other versions.

For some reason BIOS can switched from Intel to Nvidia by itself so I have to do my solution working independent on this state.

 

WiFi

It is not working OOB although it has DeviceID known to Apple. The reason is WhiteList in the driver.

I set MacModel as MacBookPro10,1 while the WiFi will work on MacBookAir. I make a patch in Clover.

As well a patch for channels.

I deleted a kext Brcm4331 because it has the same DeviceID. Let kext Brcm4360 to work alone.

 

VideoCards

In Bios we can set Optimus = Enable/Disable

If Enable then we have two videocards Intel first and Nvidia second. In this case additional SSDT-3.aml will switch off Nvidia.

If Disable then we have only Nvidia card. It will work if Board-ID taken from iMac13,2.

But here there is contradiction with WiFi with required Board-ID from MacBookAir.

So I take MacModel as MacBookPro10,1 which is most close by CPU IvyBridge.

Set BoardID like iMac13,2 to make Nvidia working.

Patch BoardID in Brcm4360 to make WiFi working.

Now I have

Inject->

->Intel=YES

->Nvidia=YES

and SSDT-3.aml in ACPI\patched folder. This SSDT will switch off Nvidia if Intel card ON.

For Intel graphics there is a patch against 8 apples at start.

This Nvidia 5200 is Fermi and works in ElCapitan.

 

Brightness

No special kexts.

The brightness controlled by keys F1,F2 and slider in Control Panel in both case Intel or Nvidia. Details here  #72 

 

DSDT and SSDT

This is very long story and finally I have working sleep in both cases Intel or Nvidia.

 

Sensors

I use my HWSensors3 with FakeSMC 3.5.2.

I got monitoring:

CPU temperature

GPU temperature

GPU main frequency

GPU shader frequency

Battery state % full, time to charged or time to empty.

Battery voltage dinamically.

Battery amperage dynamically. I can see it changes on heavy games.

HDD temperature.

Battery.png

 

Audio

I like VoodooHDA and have no problems with it.

The sound is clear, loud, and switchable between internal speaker and headphone.

Mic is working.

 

Bluetooth

Just tested with BTFirmwareUpdate.kext and it works in 10.11.6. I not needed it so switched off by wireless switch at right side.

For 10.13.6 there is other kext BRCMInjector.

 

Keyboard, Touchpad and Touchstick

Post #14

I made my fork of the VoodooPS2 driver, take here sources and release version

https://github.com/SergeySlice/VoodooPS2-for-ALPS

 

My config, ACPI files and kexts are in attachment.

05.12.2017

EFI.7z

 

EDITED:

Better DSDT in the post #6.

Sleep working even when AC inserted.

 

EDITED 06.12.2018

Now I have HighSierra and this is my EFI folder. Note, HighSierra is possible only with Intel graphics (Optimus is enabled in BIOS)

 

Снимок экрана 2018-12-06 в 11.00.50.png

 

 

Welcome to discussion!

EFI-E6430.7z

BRCMInjector.kext.zip

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Hi I recently got my E6430 with i7-3740QM and osxlatitude helped a lot with dsdt and ssdt for sleep. It still is not going past 3.50Ghz in geekbench I saw another thread here that says it is impossible for all 4 cores to be working with such (3740QM) I tried turning off All-Cores in BIOS and yes it jumped to 3.7GHz finally but geekbench was so bad (6384) that it was not worth it, so I understand if that is not something you can help with. 

 

I do want to know if you have hdmi out working with the video I am wanting to do some work with group and projector but I am seeing that my hdmi and vga both do not work with the mac os x. They work of course with Windows if I boot with that hard drive but not with OS X. Did you get that working? 

 

Will your EFI folder work with mine if I swap and test or is there something I should change for it to work? I am still trying to learn the dsdt and ssdt meaning (what they each do) and what or how we edit them for custom application to each machine. 

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@AnaMathematica

Welcome!

I think you can test your laptop with my EFI. Be sure you can get back.

I also can not make HDMI working. It works in Windows but macOS.

 

About CPU I have a strange issue. I think it is DSDT bug.

Test with AC inserted.

ACPower.png

Low frequency = 800

High = 2400

 

Test the same application but AC off. Only battery.

BatteryPower.png

Low frequency = 1200

High = 3300

 

Should be vice versa?!

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For the TurboBoost to work correct I had to turn off TurboBoost in BIOS no one else said anything affirming this at osxlatitude but I read someone on another forum with a different situation and hardware approach this way, so I try because I was so frustrated to try anything and it worked! 

 

Here is that post from OsXLatitude

 

I have no idea why that would be such but I ran many tests once I got Jake Lo's dsdt and ssdt files he made for my 3740QM since when I first put them in swapping ACPI folder and config the PowerGadget did not go past 2.4 or 3 GHz , and had strange issues similar to yours but not identical. Mine were Jake Lo's ACPI/config swap had 3 or more different GHz-Ceilings, depending on what stage of sleep and how entered sleep, such like

 

Stage 1: Laptop first on from boot, 1.5GHz 

Stage 2: Laptop sleep from Energy Pane I chose 1 minute, then after wake, 3 GHz ceiling on PowerGadget

Stage 3: Laptop sleep from Lid, then wake from lifting lid and pressing power button, then 1.6 GHz

Stage 4: Laptop sleep from selecting sleep from Apple Menu, then wake, PowerGadget shows ceiling back at 3 GHz

 

I am forgetting some details here when I did however turn off in first test, both SpeedStep and TurboBoost in BIOS, Laptop booted up in full? 3.5 GHz and showed no different ceilings in PowerGadget wether Lid or Powerbutton or other sleep-method. Maybe this might affect the results on your Laptop to try BIOS Turbo/Speed to off and see?

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For the TurboBoost to work correct I had to turn off TurboBoost in BIOS 

Maybe this might affect the results on your Laptop to try BIOS Turbo/Speed to off and see?

 

No, in my case TurboBoost works as expected.

If ON then speed up to 3100.

If OFF then speed up to 2400. 

No side effect.

 

I want to share my better DSDT. I corrected:

1. Wake with Intel graphics as main (Optimus=Enable)

2. Sleep/Wake with AC adapter inserted.

3. Corrected switch off Optimus.

DSDT.aml.zip

 

 

And I understand the problem with SpeedStep.

It depends on Board-ID which I set as iMac to make Nvidia works.

But speedstep of iMac is not good for MacBook.

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I have no good Trackpad driver. Only VoodooPS2Mouse or VoodooPS2Trackpad by rehabman which works exactly the same. They have no scroll function.

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I have no good Trackpad driver. Only VoodooPS2Mouse or VoodooPS2Trackpad by rehabman which works exactly the same. They have no scroll function.

Two finger scrolling (and other features) are available with compatible Synaptics hardware.

You probably don't have Synaptics.

Search for PS2 kexts appropriate for your trackpad hardware.

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Use this one for Alps touchpad

That one is closed-source, violating the APSL.

 

There is also some ALPS versions of my version of VoodooPS2Controller.kext floating around (I don't track it, no ALPS hardware here).

Assuming one prefers open source, that is...

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Sorry, not sure if that has the latest changes by Dr.Hurt.

This here is the last update posted

Thanks for the update information.

Hope he will commit sources to github because osxl don't allow download to guests.

 

This driver is really best!

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Sorry, not sure if that has the latest changes by Dr.Hurt.

This here is the last update posted

I found no differencies with github sources. He seems already commit them

My changes more

1.

-Great thanks to Dense for helping with activating vanilla trackpad prefpane 

It was me who first investigate it.

2.

ADBKeys I know

diff -Nurpb /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/ApplePS2ToADBMap.h /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/ApplePS2ToADBMap.h
--- /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/ApplePS2ToADBMap.h	2016-11-04 03:10:14.000000000 +0300
+++ /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/ApplePS2ToADBMap.h	2017-10-11 07:36:59.000000000 +0300
@@ -119,22 +119,22 @@ static const UInt8 PS2ToADBMapStock[ADB_
     0x55,   // 51  Keypad 3 PageDn
     0x52,   // 52  Keypad 0 Insert
     0x41,   // 53  Keypad . Delete
-    0x44,   // 54  SysReq
+    0x44,   // 54  SysReq / Custom Calc
     0x46,   // 55
-    0x0a,   // 56  Europe 2(ISO)
+    0x0a,   // 56  Europe 2(ISO) º\ª (Spanish)
     0x67,   // 57  F11
     0x6f,   // 58  F12
     0x51,   // 59  Keypad =
-    DEADKEY,// 5a
-    DEADKEY,// 5b
+    0x4f,  // 5a Custom WWW
+    0x50,  // 5b Custom My Documents
     0x5f,   // 5c  Keyboard Int'l 6 (PC9800 Keypad , )
     DEADKEY,// 5d
     DEADKEY,// 5e
     DEADKEY,// 5f
-    DEADKEY,// 60
-    DEADKEY,// 61
-    DEADKEY,// 62
-    DEADKEY,// 63
+    0x3e,  // 60  Right Ctrl
+    0x3d,  // 61  Right Alt
+    0x4c,  // 62  Keypad Enter
+    0x4b,  // 63  Keypad / //??
     0x69,   // 64  F13
     0x6b,   // 65  F14
     0x71,   // 66  F15
@@ -143,26 +143,26 @@ static const UInt8 PS2ToADBMapStock[ADB_
     0x4f,   // 69  F18
     0x50,   // 6a  F19
     0x5a,   // 6b  F20
-    DEADKEY,// 6c  F21
-    DEADKEY,// 6d  F22
-    DEADKEY,// 6e  F23
-    DEADKEY,// 6f
-    0x68,   // 70  Keyboard Intl'2 (Japanese Katakana/Hiragana)
-    DEADKEY,// 71
-    DEADKEY,// 72
-    0x5e,   // 73  Keyboard Int'l 1 (Japanese Ro)
+    0x73,  // 6c  Home
+    0x77,  // 6d  End
+    0x69,  // 6e  Print Scrn
+    0x71,  // 6f  Pause
+    0x37,  // 70  Left Window
+    0x36,  // 71  Right Window
+    0x6e,  // 72  Applications
+    0x34,  // 73 Custom Play/Pause
     DEADKEY,// 74
     DEADKEY,// 75
-    DEADKEY,// 76  F24 , Keyboard Lang 5 (Japanese Zenkaku/Hankaku)
-    0x68,   // 77  Keyboard Lang 4 (Japanese Hiragana)
-    0x68,   // 78  Keyboard Lang 3 (Japanese Katakana)
+    0x3f,  // 76 Custom Stop
+    0x40,  // 77 Custom Prev Track
+    0x42,  // 78 Custom Next Track
     0x68,   // 79  Keyboard Int'l 4 (Japanese Henkan)
-    DEADKEY,// 7a
+    0x4d,  // 7a VidMirror
     0x66,   // 7b  Keyboard Int'l 5 (Japanese Muhenkan)
-    DEADKEY,// 7c
-    0x5d,   // 7d  Keyboard Int'l 3 (Japanese Yen)
-    0x5f,   // 7e  Keypad , (Brazilian Keypad .)
-    DEADKEY,// 7f 
+    0x7f,  // 7c
+    0x48,  // 7d Volume Up
+    0x49,  // 7e Volume Down
+    0x4a,  // 7f Volume Mute
     DEADKEY,// 80 
     DEADKEY,// 81 
     DEADKEY,// 82 

3. URL to sources

 	<key>Source Code</key>
-	<string>https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller</string>
+	<string>https://github.com/DrHurt/OS-X-ALPS-DRIVER</string>

4. Test keyboard echo

diff -Nurpb /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/VoodooPS2Keyboard.cpp /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/VoodooPS2Keyboard.cpp
--- /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/VoodooPS2Keyboard.cpp	2016-12-25 10:20:06.000000000 +0300
+++ /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Keyboard/VoodooPS2Keyboard.cpp	2017-10-11 07:37:45.000000000 +0300
@@ -92,7 +92,8 @@ void* _org_rehabman_dontstrip_[] =
 
 // get some keyboard id information from IOHIDFamily/IOHIDKeyboard.h and Gestalt.h
 //#define APPLEPS2KEYBOARD_DEVICE_TYPE	205 // Generic ISO keyboard
-#define APPLEPS2KEYBOARD_DEVICE_TYPE	3   // Unknown ANSI keyboard
+//#define APPLEPS2KEYBOARD_DEVICE_TYPE	3   // Unknown ANSI keyboard
+#define APPLEPS2KEYBOARD_DEVICE_TYPE	0x1B
 
 OSDefineMetaClassAndStructors(ApplePS2Keyboard, IOHIKeyboard);
 
@@ -411,8 +412,11 @@ ApplePS2Keyboard* ApplePS2Keyboard::prob
     TPS2Request<2> request;
     request.commands[0].command = kPS2C_WriteDataPort;
     request.commands[0].inOrOut = kDP_TestKeyboardEcho;
-    request.commands[1].command = kPS2C_ReadDataPort;
-    request.commands[1].inOrOut = 0x00;
+//    request.commands[1].command = kPS2C_ReadDataPort;
+//    request.commands[1].inOrOut = 0x00;
+  request.commands[1].command = kPS2C_ReadDataPortAndCompare;
+  request.commands[1].inOrOut = kDP_TestKeyboardEcho; //Slice 0xEE
+
     request.commandsCount = 2;
     assert(request.commandsCount <= countof(request.commands));
     device->submitRequestAndBlock(&request);

5. Special multimedia keys

@@ -1681,6 +1685,18 @@ bool ApplePS2Keyboard::dispatchKeyboardE
                 keyCode = 0;
             }
             break;
+		  case 0x130: keyCode = 0x7d; break;		   // E030 = volume up
+		  case 0x12e: keyCode = 0x7e; break;		   // E02E = volume down
+		  case 0x120: keyCode = 0x7f; break;		   // E020 = volume mute
+			  
+		  case 0x119: keyCode = 0x78; break;		//E019 = next track
+		  case 0x110: keyCode = 0x77; break;		//E010 = prev track
+		  case 0x124: keyCode = 0x76; break;		//E024 = stop
+		  case 0x122: keyCode = 0x73; break;		//E022 = play/pause
+			  
+			  //	  case 0x21: keyCode = 0x54; break;		//E021 = calculator
+			  //	  case 0x16: keyCode = 0x55; break;		//E016 = logout
+		  case 0x10b: keyCode = 0x7a; break;		//E04d = VideoMirror
             
         case 0x0153:    // delete

I don't know if the existing driver do this other way.

 

6. ALPS new ID

diff -Nurpb /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp
--- /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp	2017-02-11 19:47:38.000000000 +0300
+++ /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp	2017-10-10 22:44:44.000000000 +0300
@@ -140,6 +140,7 @@ static const struct alps_model_info alps
     { { 0x62, 0x02, 0x14 }, 0x00, ALPS_PROTO_V2, 0xcf, 0xcf,
         ALPS_PASS | ALPS_DUALPOINT | ALPS_PS2_INTERLEAVED },
     { { 0x73, 0x02, 0x50 }, 0x00, ALPS_PROTO_V2, 0xcf, 0xcf, ALPS_FOUR_BUTTONS },
+    { { 0x73, 0x03, 0x64 }, 0x00, ALPS_PROTO_V2, 0xff, 0xff, ALPS_PASS | ALPS_DUALPOINT | ALPS_PS2_INTERLEAVED },
     /* Dell Vostro 1400 */
     { { 0x52, 0x01, 0x14 }, 0x00, ALPS_PROTO_V2, 0xff, 0xff,
         ALPS_PASS | ALPS_DUALPOINT | ALPS_PS2_INTERLEAVED },

7. Change boot to void as these procedures will not return a value

diff -Nurpb /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp
--- /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp	2017-02-11 19:47:38.000000000 +0300
+++ /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.cpp	2017-10-10 22:44:44.000000000 +0300
@@ -2410,7 +2411,7 @@ bool ALPS::alps_hw_init_ss4_v2()
     
 }
 
-bool ALPS::ps2_command(unsigned char value, UInt8 command)
+void ALPS::ps2_command(unsigned char value, UInt8 command)
 {
     TPS2Request<2> request;
     int cmdCount = 0;
@@ -2424,12 +2425,12 @@ bool ALPS::ps2_command(unsigned char val
     _device->submitRequestAndBlock(&request);
     
     if (request.commandsCount != 2) {
-        return false;
+        return;
     }
     //return request.commandsCount = cmdCount;
 }
 
-bool ALPS::ps2_command_short(UInt8 command)
+void ALPS::ps2_command_short(UInt8 command)
 {
     TPS2Request<1> request;
     int cmdCount = 0;
@@ -2441,7 +2442,7 @@ bool ALPS::ps2_command_short(UInt8 comma
     _device->submitRequestAndBlock(&request);
     
     if (request.commandsCount != 1) {
-        return false;
+        return;
     }
     //return request.commandsCount = cmdCount;
 }
diff -Nurpb /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.h /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.h
--- /Users/sergey/Desktop/oldAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.h	2017-02-11 19:40:32.000000000 +0300
+++ /Users/sergey/Desktop/newAlps/VoodooPS2Trackpad/alps.h	2017-10-10 22:44:44.000000000 +0300
@@ -445,9 +445,9 @@ protected:
     
     bool alps_hw_init_ss4_v2();
     
-    bool ps2_command_short(UInt8 command);
+    void ps2_command_short(UInt8 command);
     
-    bool ps2_command(unsigned char value, UInt8 command);
+    void ps2_command(unsigned char value, UInt8 command);
         
     void set_protocol();
     

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I just want to say, thanks for sharing!
It works like 99% good on my E6430 with fresh High Sierra

Sadly, sleep is neither working with Battery nor with AC.

And i got some Artefatcts while booting, but i dont worry about. If booted, everything is good!

 

But all in all, thanks again for sharing your config!

Best regards from germany!

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Yes, i use your DSDT.
I realisized, that if screen goes off, i cant wake it anymore, it just stays dark. (e.g. Sleepmode) and reboots after 15 min.

 

Do i have to generate my own DSDT? I didnt do that in the past...is there a good tutorial?

Thanks.

 

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that should hopefully fix your issue.

 

Thanks, but sadly it doesnt work :(

Any other options?

 

EDIT: i found out, that the laptop doesnt even shutdown properly, only reboot works... :/

Fixed: Clover ShutdownFix 

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      https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMW32GX4M2C3200C16-Vengeance-PC4-25600-Desktop/dp/B07GTG2T7L/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=memory+ddr4+32&qid=1553358238&s=gateway&sr=8-15

      --GPU

      MSI RX Vega 64 AIR Boost 8G OC
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/MSI-RX-64-AIR-8G/dp/B07DH7S1X1/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=vega+64+gigabyte&qid=1565492819&s=electronics&sr=1-2

      --SSD

      Samsung 970 EVO 1TB SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW) NVMe M.2 V-NAND
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=s+samsung+970+evo+1tb&qid=1565493002&s=electronics&sr=1-1

      --POWER SUPPLY

      EVGA Supernova 1000 P2 80+ Platinum, 1000W ECO Mode Fully Modular 
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Supernova-Platinum-Crossfire-220-P2-1000-XR/dp/B00EKJQM5E/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=power+supply+1000w&qid=1565493196&s=gateway&sr=8-3

      --WIRELESS

      TP-Link Archer T9E
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Archer-T9E-Beamforming-Technology/dp/B00TQEX7AQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=TP-Link+Archer+T9E&qid=1553358397&s=gateway&sr=8-1

      --CASE

      Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Black Edition ATX Open Frame Panoramic Viewing
      -Link
      https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Tempered-Panoramic-Certified-CA-1E7-00M1WN-03/dp/B01N4IGVSC/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Thermaltake+Core+P5&qid=1565493567&s=gateway&sr=8-2

      --DSDT Patches--
      -FIX ACPI ERRORS -FIX OEM SSDTs to AVOID ERRORS AND WARNINGS -REMOVE UNUSED SCOPES / DEVICES -HIGH PRECISION EVENT TIMER -SATA -DMAC -REMOVE PROBLEMATIC AND UNUSED DEVICES -FIX K.P in REBOOT -SLPB -DARWIN / WINDOWS 2015 -XHCI -PLUGIN TYPE -HDAS to HDEF -HDEF -REAL TIME CLOCK -ARTC -IRQs -SBUS -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -LAN -FWHD -USBX -PMCR -PPMC -XSPI -CNVW -GMM -IMEI -EC -PNLF -ARPT -GFX0 -NVME -DTGP -ACQUIRE MUT0 0XFFFF -MUTEX MUT0 0x00 -EXTERNAL REFERENCES -UNKNOWNOBJ -HDMI / HDAU -FULL RENAMED DEVICES ---SCREENSHOTs---




















      -Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
      Thanks to KGP for SSDT Thunderbolt
      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!
    • By fantomas
      macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta (19C32e)
    • By kushwavez
      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - Catalina 10.15.1
      Original link:
      https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11355-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-catalina-windows-10/
      (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)
      Specifications:
      - Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH)
      - BIOS: Insyde Corp. v 1.15
      - CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake)
      - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530
      - RAM: SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz
      - WiFi + Bluetooth: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth)
      - Audio: Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 
      - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
      - Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW)
      - Webcam: HD Webcam
      - HDD: TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD
      - SSD: SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD
      - Display: 1366x768 (15.6", Matte)
      - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh
      - Connectors: 
      1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad: Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard.
      Working:  
      - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z)
      - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z)
      - Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile)
      - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color)
      - HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch
      - Audio (ALC 255): (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17)
      - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext
      - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native)
      - Integrated webcam (native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard (ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the Catalina install zip (bootpack & postinstall): acer_aspire_V591G-55TU_cata.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
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