Jump to content

Dell Latitude E6430 full solution

68 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

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.
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.



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.



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




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.



No special kexts.

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



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



I use my HWSensors3 with FakeSMC 3.5.0.

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.




I like VoodooHDA and have no problems with it.

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

Mic is working.



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


My config, ACPI files and kexts are in attachment.





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


Снимок экрана 2018-12-06 в 11.00.50.png



Welcome to discussion!



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



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.


Low frequency = 800

High = 2400


Test the same application but AC off. Only battery.


Low frequency = 1200

High = 3300


Should be vice versa?!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.




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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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


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

It was me who first investigate it.


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
 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));

5. Special multimedia keys

@@ -1681,6 +1685,18 @@ bool ApplePS2Keyboard::dispatchKeyboardE
                 keyCode = 0;
+		  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,
     { { 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,

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
     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
     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();

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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?



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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 

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 fantomas1
      Première bêta... macOS Catalina 10.15 beta (19A471t)
      anciennes carte graphiques Nvidia + Intel HD 3000
    • By fantomas1
      First beta... macOS Catalina 10.15 beta (19A471t)  Release Notes!!!
      Useful information:
      macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.dmg.zip (thanks to gengik84)
      Clover r4945 (thanks to Cyberdevs)
      Lilu_plugins (thanks to gengik84)
      Port Limit Patch (thanks to daliansky)
      older non metal nVidia and Intel cards (thanks to fusion71au))
    • By fusion71au
      Patch Catalina or Mojave macOS Installer App for Unsupported Machines
      Often for economic reasons, Apple prevents the Installer.app for its latest macOS from installing on older machines perfectly capable of running it eg macOS 10.14 Mojave on Unsupported Macs Thread.

      In Mojave 10.14, @ASentientBot posted a method to patch the distribution file in OSInstall.mpkg to enable the Mojave installer to install on unsupported machines (with or without graphics card metal support). 
      In Catalina 10.15beta, the above method no longer works since Apple is checking OSInstall.mpkg for its file signature and the mandatory requirement in Catalina to install to 2 separate apfs volumes necessitates using the original Catalina macOS Base System Installer.  Fortunately, it is still possible to substitute High Sierra’s Apple Signed OSInstall.mpkg inside the Catalina or Mojave InstallESD.dmg by making it R/W.
      The procedure below will allow Macs or Hacks able to install High Sierra to also install Catalina or Mojave (eg SMBIOS MacPro5,1, iMac11,3, MacBook Pro7,1 which have been unsupported in macOS 10.14.x and 10.15beta) -credit to @ASentientBot's post.
      1. Mac or Hack capable of and running High Sierra 10.13.x
      2. An original, untouched copy of OSInstall.mpkg from High Serra InstallESD.dmg - attached OSInstall_10.13.6.mpkg.zip save to your ~/Downloads folder
      3. macOS Installer App eg for Catalina beta or Mojave downloaded to /Applications
      4. Add NVRAM boot arg (or Clover config.plist boot arg on a hack) -no_compat_check to enable system to boot to final completed Mojave or Catalina install.
      1. Open Terminal and type the following
      open /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg (assuming the Catalina or Mojave Installer App is in /Applications)  
      2. Open Disk Utility, click File|New Image|Image from ‘InstallESD”
      3. Save as read/write image, no encryption in /Applications
      4. Unmount InstallESD in DU by clicking the "eject" icon next to it
      5. Open the R/W InstallSD.dmg in /Applications and replace Catalina’s/Mojave's OSInstall.mpkg with High Sierra’s version by typing in terminal
      open /Applications/InstallESD.dmg cp ~/Downloads/OSInstall_10.13.6.mpkg /Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg  
      6. Unmount InstallESD in DU by clicking the "eject" icon next to it
      7. Replace original Catalina/Mojave InstallESD.dmg with our patched one, making a backup of the original.  In terminal, type
      sudo mv /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg /Applications/InstallESD_orig.dmg sudo mv /Applications/InstallESD.dmg /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/  
      8.  Test the newly patched installer!…

    • By gengik84
      Uno dei tre Requisiti:
      Hack funzionante Mac vero Macchina virtuale Impostazioni Bios per il boot:
      Cercate una voce  del tipo “Sata Mode”e settatela  in AHCI
      Secure Boot: disabilitare o altri sistemi operativi
      CSM: UEFI o LEGACY, oppure a secondo del tipo di installazione
      VT-x / VT-d disable
      *Nota: Secure boot e csm valido solo per bios UEFI
      Materiale Occorrente 
      "OS X (Versione App.Store)”
      USB 8GB  *nota: nel caso di usb superiori dovrà essere partizionata, in modo da avere una partizione su cui "lavoreremo,di questa dimensione
      kext Wizard 
      Bootloader Clover_2.3k_r xxx:                   http: //sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/
      Clover Configurator:                                    http: //mackie100proj...a.org/download/
      FakeSmc.kext:                                            https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors/releases
      In allegato,a fondo pagina troverete un "pacchetto" contenente : ShowAllfiles, Kext Wizard, FakeSmc.kext: 
      App alternative:
      ESP Mounter Pro: per montare la partizione EFI
      Vi illustrerò tre metodi per creare la usb, ma sono ben distinti… quindi usatene soltanto uno
      Metodo 1: “Install Mac_OS_X.command” Metodo 2: “Create Install Media di Apple” Metodo 3:  Metodo Manuale Alla fine delle preparazione dell’installer, tutti i metodi necessitano l’installazione del Bootloader Clover sulla a vostra USB.
      PUNTO 1: che la vostra usb sia stata preventivamente nominata USB (caratteri maiuscoli) Tabella di partizione GUID e la formattazione in  Mac esteso Journaled.
      PUNTO 2: che l’installer di OSX si trovi in Applicazioni
      Utility Disco 
      Selezionate la pendrive, andate su “partizione”, selezionate “1 partizione”, impostate Mac OS esteso journaled e date il nome USB, poi in basso cliccate su opzioni e scegliete Tabella partizione (GUID), poi “applica”.
      Riporto nuovamente l’operazione sopra citata adoperando dal nuovo Utility Disco introdotto su El Capitan.
      Rimane ovviamente invariato nome della usb in ==>> USB (maiuscolo), la formattazione in Mac esteso Journaled e sia la mappa partizione in GUID
      Da utility disco selezionate la usb, cliccate su inizializza.
      dal menù a tendina scegliete la relative impostazioni
      Procedura effettua da High Sierra è la stessa della precedente, l'unica attenzione e operazione da aggiungere in primis  è cliccare nel menù a tendina in alto sulla sinistra di utility disco e selezionare "mostra tutti i dispositivi"
        METODO 1: "Install_Mac_OS_X.Command" Lo script che trovate allegato in fondo alla guida permette la creazione dell’installer in maniera automatica
      Include la possibilità di scelta di tre versioni di osx
      Yosemite El Capitan Sierra Il risultato finale è come quello del metodo "manuale" descritto nella guida, per cui l'installazione avverrà in un solo passaggio, non in due come con il metodo createinstallmedia. 
      Offre inoltre la possibilità di inserire un kernel patchato, utile, per esempio, per chi usa AMD.
      Rimane invariato il nome dato alla usb in USB, mappa partizione e tipo di formattazione
      Se la vostra usb non sarà rinominata nel modo corretto, verrete avvisati dal terminale, quindi non dovrete far altro che apportare la relativa modifica e rilanciare nuovamente lo script
      Metodo 2 
      L'intento è quello di usare la procedura fornitaci direttamente da Apple, "createinstallmedia", introdotta  con Mavericks. 
      Tale metodo prevede l’uso del terminale che via via se ne sta perdendo il “valore e l’uso”
      Inizialmente per i neofiti potrà sembrare problematico ma alla fine non è così.
      Durante il post installazione alcune operazioni ne richiedono l’ uso.
      Perciò mi sono chiesto perchè, qualora uno volesse, non far conoscere da subito un po’ questo “strumento”???
      Per favorirvi vi ho allegato i comandi già  “pronti”, i quali li potrete copiare ed incollare sul terminale.
      A questo punto aprite il terminale, copiate ed incollate il comando sottostante e premete invio, digitate la vostra password e premete nuovamente invio.
      Comando per creare USB con Yosemite:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction  
      Comando per creare USB con El Capitan
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction Comando per creare USB con Sierra 
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/ --nointeraction Per creare USB con Hight Sierra o Mojave usate --> C_I_M (aggiornato per 10.14)
      Funziona con il drag & drop sul terminale, in questo caso non vi è necessità che la usb sia nominata in un determinato modo ed essendo basato su create install media ovviamente funziona da 10.9 a 10.14.... 
      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover sulla vostra usb.
      Avendo usato questo metodo l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      METODO "MANUALE"....  (lascio per futura memoria-Compatibile fino a 10.12)
      **Nota:** Installazione in UEFI  dipenderà dalla scheda madre in vostro possesso, quindi se non supporta tale opzione , il bootloader dovrà essere installato in  modalità Legacy.
       Vi invito, qualora non sapeste questa informazione, a recarvi nel sito ufficiale del produttore e controllare le informazioni a riguardo
      Fatto questo dobbiamo installare  Clover sulla usb.
      A seconda del tipo di Bios o al tipo di installazione che vogliamo fare UEFI o Legacy avremo ovviamente configurazioni diverse in questa fase.
      Lanciate il pkg.

      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  AptioMemory --> (consigliato) 
                               : Driver64UEFI  ApfsDriverLoader --> (consigliato) --> sostituisce l'uso del driver apfs.efi
                               : Selezionate l'altri driver come da successiva immagine,
      *Nota: Altri driver che si possono usare  al suo posto  sono:
      Proseguite con l’installazione.
      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      Per installazione Legacy
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”
      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2
      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67
      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Per High Sierra:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      Per Mojave:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi per 10.14 a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Versione di clover non antecedente a V_4015
      Volete usare HFS?
      E' possibile fare un installazione diretta su altro disco o partizione, nel caso può essere usato anche per effettuare aggiornamenti...
      nel caso guardate...
       Mojave in HFS 
       Oppure direttamente da usb  
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip


    • By br0adband
      Here we go again with a new version of macOS and so far I haven't been able to get it booted in VMware Workstation, just curious if anyone else has either. Same old instructions to create a working bootable ISO function (same as Mojave but change the name of the installer app obviously). It won't boot past the Apple logo, can't boot into safe mode, or recovery either. Made several attempts so far to upgrade a clean Mojave VM using the Catalina installer app, still no joy on the reboot, it just hangs on the Apple logo with zero activity (no hard drive, network, nothing at all).
      Of course Apple has made some changes, so now begins the troubleshooting and scoping out what's changed and how to work around it and get this thing up and running for some mucking around.
      I suppose this would be a good thread to discuss all this in so, we'll see what happens. ;)