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OS SIERRA INSTALLATION for Elitebook 8570p

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Hi Guys,

I’m stuck with 3mb VRAM, and can’t get my screen resolution! I’ve tried to reinstall 18 times with different configurations but I can’t seem to get it right! PLEEEEASE HELP I really don’t know what to do now. I've tried Enoch but still no success!





  • System Model: HP EliteBook 8570p
  • Processor: i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2901 Mhz, 2 Cores
  • GPU:  AMD Radeon HD 7570M
  • RAM: 12GB​




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      Sierra on Tab!

      First of all, I would like to thanks everyone on the Tablets > Samsung section for making OS X on XE700T1C possible, first from Yosemite up to El Capitan. This thread, however, is for Sierra installation, thanks to this thread (and the users there for the help), we gathered some information about our device capabilities and limitation on Sierra:
      What works: Everything but: What's not working/issues: PS/2 buttons (volume/rotation/Home buttons) - driver problem, needs kext edits For some: WiFi disconnections Wacom Driver (as for now, drivers for Sierra not released yet) They have been released. Intel Wifi/BT (no need to ask why, check the old threads for this device) Battery level may (most of the time) be wrong, please check HWMonitor for the real values, somehow macOS reads it wrong, and at some point it may even show "Replace Soon" (LOL). Battery may be stuck at "Charging" icon if woken up from sleep while being charged and then unplugged, to fix that, replug and unplug the charger. Before starting, neither me nor insanelymac.com is held responsible if anything goes wrong to your computer, or your cat died because you didn't feed it or a nuclear war. We are here to show you how to do stuff, you do it and take full responsibility of it.

      Part 1:
      Prepare your Computer:
      Before doing anything stupid, BACKUP YOUR FREAKING DATA! Don't come crying at me because you've lost your work files, notes or the secret recipe of Krusty Krab, I'll point my finger at you and laugh to my heart's content (yes, but I warned you, and as they say in arabic: 9ad a3thara man anthar قد أعذر من أنذر) YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! For that, you can use Samsung's tool (if you still have it), Microsoft Windows' tool (under windows 8/10 > File History, or under windows 10 using one of these) or using 3rd party tools like CCC or CloneZilla (open-source and totally free, recommended, backup partitions instead of disk, will help to restore single partitions instead of erasing the whole ssd), and if you're under OS X already, use Time Machine to backup, Linux users know what to do (CloneZilla, Aptik...). UPDATE your UEFI Firmware to the latest version, using Samsung Update, don't do anything stupid, let the updater do its thing and fulfill its requirements (full battery, no running program ..). May break your device if you do anything stupid here, don't be stupid then (I just solved world stupidity, praise me!). Prepare your tools: a OS X/macOS computer/VM (deal with it) one 8GB USB (or two, second may be small for clover only, recommended, external HDDs will work too) your ATIV (duh!) your brain, you can buy one if needed (mostly black markets, watch out: illegal) optionally, external USB mouse, as the internal one doesnt have scroll feature, blame ELAN for making the USB drivers not close to PS/2 ones Other than that, prepare yourself mentally, this will be tremendously long you'll pop your eyes out, so do this on a lit room and better in the morning when you're wide-awake, thank me later for that. Make some snakes while you're at it, you'll need them. Part 2:
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    • By MacPeet
      the Optiplex story:
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      10.11: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/308097-guide-el-capitan-1011x-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/
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      Credits/Sources - Thanks to all mentioned users: InsanelyMac.com & root86.com @Slice and all others for the Clover Bootloader @vit9696 and @vandroiy2012 for AppleALC and Lilu @pepto, @polyzargone, @morpheousman, @Chris1111, @owbp, @ricoc90 and all others for all Optiplex 780 (760) Guides!    
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      to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
      (use Pacifist v3.2.14 to access the contents of Essentials.pkg, and make directory /System/Library/Kernels first.)
      (Need kernel only if you use Chameleon with -f to boot the installer disk, needn't with Clover.)
      10. Boot to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ to install macOS.
      And, need a /Extra/SMBIOS.plist supported with /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
      Set a SMBIOS with Chameleon Wizard.
      Work fine with Enoch r2839+
      and /Extra/kernel.plist with
      (don't need patched OSInstall.mpkg since pb4)
      If you want to patch MBR by yourself, here is the patch code, works on 10.12.0~10.12.6
      perl -pi -e "s|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x0F\x84\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x90\xE9\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|g" OSInstaller
      codesign -f -s - OSInstaller
    • By haegar33
      I have browsed thru all forums and all threads for this card but apparently my system is still something special. With some cumbersome effort (none of the simple one-click ##### and other USB-Installers methods ever worked for me) I managed to install Sierra 10.12.5. However when booting is nearly finsihed I get the famous black screen which can be recovered by quickly unplug/plug the DP monitor cable leading finally to a proper initialisation of my 290X. 

      1.) RadeoDeInit is on, without this patch the screens stays dark forever
      2.) Booting with iGFX never works for me, I always get memory allocation errors during boot until I disable the Intel graphics completely.
      3.) I am on Clover 4318, newer version do not make any differences.
      4.) I am using a System Configuration for an Imac 14,2. Most other configs do not make difference either.

      I have not started again the nightmare of Framebuffer patching (as I remember from Yosemite) and I think it will not help as the card is recognised by Sierra but just not initialised.
    • By bilbo

      SIERRA + Z820

      (from El capitan's guide)
      Hi everybody.
      Yes I know. Maybe it is a little late for Sierra but I need a stable system and I always go to for final release. In my opinion, High Sierra is a beta. Anyway, yes, it’s late, but I didn’t have too much time last year.
      WORK- Everything except Sleep and common graphical issues.
      Some important topics:
      1. The update.
      Some procedures are now easier and shorter, and with the help of DSDT patched, an/or DSDT auto-patches, I hope it will be easier for everybody. This is a guide DSDT-centric. If you have the right bios version, you will be able to get it quick and easy. If not, I’ve described how do it anyway. But I strongly recommend update the bios to 3.91. It´s a safe process from windows.
      2. Credits.
      I’m not an expert. Best improves of this guide has been possible thanks to some people. All credit for them.
      -Thanks for the audio fix for macpeet and Rockey12
      -Thanks for the Lsi driver patched for Sierra to despeinao
      -Thanks for DSDT patching to Maldon
      -Thanks for SSDT patching info for 26x7 and 26x3 models to Hugodlc
      3. Please, help to improve this guide.
      Consider any part of this guide open to discuss. If you see something wrong, or which could be improved, please, just say it, and I’ll fix it.
      English is not my native language. If you can’t understand some step, or something could be best written, please, just say it (via pm if you want ) and I’ll fix it too
      4. Some important considerations about hardware:
      In short, there are V1 versions (for E5-Xeons V1, Sandy Bridge) and V2 (for E5-Xeons V2, Ivy bridge). Both of them are identical in generic specs (audio, usb, ethernet, pci, etc), but their bios are slightly different. Remember that DSDT is related to bios version. And SSDT is related to CPU model. Don’t exchange them. I provided DSDTs for 3.91 in V1 and V2 versions. If you have other version, and you don’t want or you can’t update, just follow the full guide to patch your DSDT.
      Anyway, with patches, edit DSDT is easy. But, I’m still recommeding extract your DSDT and SSDT and patch them.
      IMPORTANT WARNING FOR 26x7 and 26x3 USERS!!!. These models have a special cpu definitions in SSDT, causing the “Should have XX threads but only found YY” error. Please, go to Appendix (under construction).
      5. And please, (this is for "anonymous" users) don't PM me with questions. No need for that. Any question can be answered openly.
      Ok, let’s go.
      PART I
      1-BIOS SETUP
      This guide is for UEFI systems. This is not important to follow this guide except in Clover installation section. Keep in mind it to adapt some settings if you need use legacy-bios mode.
      If you don’t need any special option, and you have been playing with options, reset the bios to default settings.
      6. The main BIOS options are:
      In storage options:
      set ACHI mode (IMPORTANT).                                                         Set boot order. UEFI first, (for me), USB first and HD second.
      Security options:
      Device Security: I like disable unused devices (scu controller        Disable Vt-d.  IMPORTANT
      and serial port). Optional
      Disable Secure boot. Enabled. (For boot with non signed OS).     In power options:
      I use UEFI boot, but I keep legacy support active.                           Set Runtime power management to Enabled.This option will allow Power
      (This is optional.)                                                                        Management later.
      In power options:                                                                         In Advanced:
      About the rest of options, I’m not sure of the impact in                    Set PXE, Storage and Video to EFI. (for me).
      performance.                                                                                  If you have a graphic card non EFI-compliant, you can set video
      in Legacy, keeping an UEFI boot.
      Don’t forget set thunderbolt policy in Legacy mode.
      PART II:
      (This guide assume you have a MacOs running. I have no idea how do it on PC)
      -Important: Download Sierra dmg only from Apple. Don´t use suspicious dmgs or Isos. It’s not longer available to search in Apple Store, but you can find one link to download it from Apple Store. ("get os mac os sierra" link) It’s 10.12.6. Let the file in Applications folder. (and keep one compressed copy for future attempts).
      -Download my stuff folder with all necessary stuff.
      -Format one USB stick with common settings:

      Go to erase tab, select GUID partition table in options, and Mac Os Extended (Journaled) as Filesystem. Name the partition as “USB”. Ok to Apply.
      -On a terminal window, type (copy and paste) :
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction -Enter and type your admin password. It will take 10-15 minutes. (When it finish, you’ll see the prompt again)
      -Download Clover from here . Version used to make this guide: Clover_v2.4k_r4359 ((Sierra requires r3994 or newer) )
      -Download Clover Configurator from here. It makes easier edit config.plist file
      -Download plisteditor pro demo for edit info.plist files.
      -Download additional tools for instal kexts, fix permission and rebuild cache. I use Kext helper from rampage’s dmg, although I need always forcequit. An alternative is Kext Utility.
      -Maybe EFI mounter (from download sections). CloverConfigurator mounts EFI too, but maybe with this utility is easier.
      -Install Clover in the USB. On first screen, don’t forget change the install location in order to do not install on your Internal HD. Select your USB stick.
      -Click on Customize.
      -Choose “Install for UEFI booting only” and “Install Clover in the ESP” as main options (if your system is UEFI-based)
      -This is optional: choose your favorite Theme.
      -In Drivers64UEFI select: / EmuVariableUefi-64 / OsxAptionFix2Drv

      Let the rest of option unselected and Click on Install.
      When clover finish, It will mount EFI partition. Time to modify it. You’ll find all necessary files in my folder. There are three things to modify: config.plist, drivers, and kexts
      -Owners of CPU models 26x7 or 26x3 see appendix 2. (It’s not finished yet)
      9.1 Config.plist
      The default config.plist is not useful for us. Replace it by mine (folder n.2)
      But take a look to options (with clover configurator) to understand my options in order to be able to adapt them for your specs or your preferences. It’s a basic config.plist. I could add more options or fixes. but is a good idea install with minimum options.
      All fixes in ACPI section has been removed except some minor fixes in 2 subsection, smart ups option, etc. SmartUps it’s not important now, but it will be later. So I prefer activate this option.
      The most important, The rename usb devices patches are included.

      Bootflags needed are only -v and npci=0x2000. Of course -v is optional only to see the boot process. You can deactivate it when you finish.

      Any option activated in Boot Graphics/ Cpu/Device/Disable driver
      Gui options. These are only personal preferences.

      Graphics. Any Graphic injection and any option activated. At least, no needed for my 1080ti card. Check it out for your card video.
      An essential section. Kernels Patches needed

      RT Variables booterConfig, and Csr to deactivate security policy in Sierra. The info values are taken from smbios.

      One important change from El cap’s guide. SMBIOS is set to Mac Pro 6,1. We will be able to avoid the black screen later, with the right kexts.

      IMPORTANT—> press “generate new” repeatedly to get one random fresh serial number
      System parameter:

      9.2 -Drivers64UEFI folder.
      You’ll see more drivers installed than you selected. That is because some of them are mandatories. That is fine.
      As usual, delete VBoxHfs-64 driver and replace it by HFSPlus.efi. (from my folder).

      9.3 Kexts:
      Add Kexts from my stuff to /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.12
      They are:

      -FakeSMC.kext ,(from rampagdev, dual cpu dmg or X79 ) Without lpc sensor plugin. This plugin sometimes causes KP
      -VoodooTSCync.kext, to avoid boot with -x (from rampagdev, dual cpu dmg or X79.dmg)
      You’ll find several versions into my folder. One generic version ans several for every core number. I haven’t noticed any change using the generic or the specific version. I think that is not important for our platform. I provided the generic version and customized versions for every cpu.
      Anyway, try if you want.The customize method is: