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[SUCCESS] Acer Aspire V 15 V5-591G-55TU [High Sierra] [Dual-Boot Windows]

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Hi!

Could anyone help me installing High Sierra on this system?

I succesfully installed Sierra before on this system with help of Jake Lo (thanks!!), I just wondering if could High sierra possible to installed on this system?
Boot stopped at this. I'll attach my Clover folder and a picture from boot.
UEFI enabled, and for skylake I used IntelGraphicsDVMTfixup and IntelGraphicsFixup kexts. My bios is very limited and does not have any option to change dvmt prealloc or anything else.
Everything works fine on Sierra.

Here is my system:
 

THIS TOPIC IS OUTDATED AND WILL NO LONGER UPDATED.

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR GUIDE & UPDATED FILES:

https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11355-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-catalina-windows-10/

 

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Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G-55TU

 

(Note: Bootpack works fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)


Mobo: Skylake USOPP_SLS
Bios: Insyde corp latest version
CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.30 GHz (Skylake)
GPU: Geforce GTX 950M 2 GB (optimus, disabled), Intel HD 530
Ram: 8 GB DDR4 (4+4 GB)
Wifi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A, Replaced to BCM94352Z

Ethernet: Realtek 8168B/8111B
Audio: ALC 255 (layout-3 fix)

Card Reader: Realtek

HDD: 1 TB
Dual-boot with Windows 10


Any help appreciated!

UPDATE! (2017.10.30)

UPDATE! (2017.11.09)

UPDATE! (2018.02.01)

Successfully installed High Sierra 10.13, 10.13.1, 10.13.3

SEE THIS POST: #49 IF YOU THINK YOUR CPU IS HOT (60+°C) OR NOT GOING UNDER 1.3GHz FREQUENCY WHEN IDLE

(Original OSXLatitude post link: https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11355-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-catalina-windows-10/)

Working:

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with BCM94352z: (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, install them with Kext Utility or another kext installer) (Original WiFi is Qualcomm Atheros, unsupported but BT works)
  • Hand-off with BCM94352z
  • Full Graphics enabled on HD 530, HDMI, VGA.
  • ALC 255 Audio: (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack (microphone not tested) with layout-3 fix (you can use AppleHDAPatcher)
  • Ethernet Realtek 8168B/8111B
  • App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native)
  • Integrated webcam (native)
  • 3.0 USB (native)
  • Touchpad and Keyboard: Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn. (VoodoPS2Controller.kext)
  • Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with kext utility or other installer.
  • Sleep Mode: In High Sierra sleep mode not worked for me natively. Inject custom EDID to fix the blank screen after wake from sleep
    See here for instruction (thanks black.dragon74 and Jake Lo !!)
  • Please add these 2 patches to ACPI\DSDT\Patches in your config.plist in order to avoid not responding applications after sleep: (added in "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip")
HECI to IMEI
48454349 
494d4549 

EC0 to EC
4543305f 
45435f5f
  • Before updating to a new version of High Sierra please update kexts to new versions to avoid kernel panics
  • Note: No need for "IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext" so you should delete it.

Not working:

  • Original Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
  • NVIDIA GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
  • Card Reader: Unsupported

For WiFi:

  • You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used tp-link Archer T1U (5GHz support), Tp-link have official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
  • (OR)Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kext I wrote above

I'll attach my EFI folder for anyone who want to install High Sierra (acer_aspire_v5_591g_55tu_hs.zip).
*REUPLOADED updated CLOVER folder, attached as "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip" (uploaded to OSXLatitude forum, can't upload here).
 
I'm using High Sierra in Dual-boot with Windows 8.1. To do this in a clean install or with Windows installed first try my little minimal guide:
 
Dual-boot clean install (on one drive):
1. Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it's no matter what), 1 for Mac), 
2. Install Mac, boot with your USB, *mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder, copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,
3. Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 
4. 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):
If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (you can search for it).
(You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
1. Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.
2. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.
3. Restore from image: select your full system restore image.
4. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.
5. Do Step 2. from "*" from clean install dual-boot above. but KEEP "Microsoft" FOLDER IN IT!
6. Do Step 4. from clean install dual-boot above.
7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
(I 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
  • The best version for restore method is Windows 8.1. It's using 200 MB EFI. Windows 10 using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. You can use with Windows 10, just ignore the errors

IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):

  • Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT installer

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, for that open cmd 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, to manage files download totalcmd or explorer++ (run as admin))
    • remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI)

Here is a video from dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Q8uPkwcWQ

Here some pictures:
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Edited by kushwavez
Modified the link pointing for the updated version

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5 minutes ago, avonkingsley said:

How did you make the native card bluetooth work in the first place?

Can you please share the kext if there exist any?

This post is very outdated. For the best support go to the osxlatitude link.

I didn't use any kexts for that, it's just worked oob. I didn't do any reliability tests with it so I don't know what about that. Handoff is not working with that, just basic things like audio sharing. 

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