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9 hours ago, vladie said:

Hi

Trying to run your config on i7-9800x, asus prime x299-a, rx vega 64.

Kernel starts to boot (from USB stick) and i see first screenshot for near 60 seconds, and then i see second screenshot (if i will wait more i see message 'still waiting for root device')

TSCAdjustReset was adopted.

 

UPDATE: seems that are only one USB port are seen by os x (i can insert usb stick into this port and boot installer). Tried kext-s from XHC-USB-Kext-Library, but no luck :( Keyboard/mouse not working, so i can't install macos in order to create working XHC-USB-Kext config with IoRegistryExplorer. I've also tried to boot high sierra installer (with usb port count patch enabled) - but result the same - no keyboard/mouse.

 

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Hey can you share your EFI Folder?  I’m trying to get this running on the same setup as you but I can’t even get that far. 

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11 hours ago, Napka said:

@Vladie I had similar problems with latest BIOS v1602. Reverted to 1503 and everything’s good again.

 

 

My CPU i7-9800x is supported since v1602. But i will try to revert, thanks.

UPDATE: unfortunately, downgrading to v1503 have no effect. will try to buy usb hub today (i have one working usb port), connect usb flash+keyboard+mouse to it and install mac os.

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I've successfully installed mojave on asus x299-a prime + i7-9800x, using usb hub on single working usb port. Mojave didn't want to work with Asmedia 2142 ports, currently i have no idea how to make them active. Tried USBInjectAll+XHCI-unsupported, but no luck. Intel ports (except single working) also didn't work, but i see two USB 3.1 Bus intel controllers into USB device tree.

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30 minutes ago, vladie said:

I've successfully installed mojave on asus x299-a prime + i7-9800x, using usb hub on single working usb port. Mojave didn't want to work with Asmedia 2142 ports, currently i have no idea how to make them active. Tried USBInjectAll+XHCI-unsupported, but no luck. Intel ports (except single working) also didn't work, but i see two USB 3.1 Bus intel controllers into USB device tree.

 

Can you post your EFI folder?

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36 minutes ago, tio121 said:

 

Can you post your EFI folder?

 

it's just a efi folder from KGP github repository. you need to use usb hub, inserted into cyan usb connector (it's located above single usb-c connector), for connecting usb installer flash, keyboard and mouse.

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It's quite strange, but Asmedia ASM1074 driver is not loaded. I've installed KGP's ACPI patches (seems that they are matched X299-A prime, i've checked USB definitions), but this doesn't help. Is anyone know how to force this driver loading?

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I was ready to write this off as an incompatible CPU.  But vladie seems to be able to boot into OSX fine.  He's running the same CPU and same motherboard as I am.  

 

I'm using the EFI folder from github as-is with the addition of the TSC kext.

 

Any ideas?

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6 hours ago, tio121 said:

I was ready to write this off as an incompatible CPU.  But vladie seems to be able to boot into OSX fine.  He's running the same CPU and same motherboard as I am.  

 

I'm using the EFI folder from github as-is with the addition of the TSC kext.

 

Any ideas?

 

have you configured BIOS settings according to KGP instructions?

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Yes I followed his settings. 

 

Other people have this same issue as well with the new intel chips. Did you do anything different?

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18 hours ago, tio121 said:

Yes I followed his settings. 

 

Other people have this same issue as well with the new intel chips. Did you do anything different?

 

currently mojave boots without problems (i've installed it on SATA drive). video (rx vega 64) works without any setup, 4k support working. the only problem that i currently have - non working intel 200-series usb controller, seems that this is problem with bios (i cannot downgrade it because of new-generation cpu support). so i decided to buy other motherboard (deluxe version) and try again.

 

ps. try my clover:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fwikz8rz85joby/CLOVER.tar.bz2?dl=0

 

UPDATE: i've found a reason - why my USB doesn't work. on initialization, AppleUSBXHCI reports next:

 

XHCI@(null): AppleUSBXHCI::start: hardware exception occured

 

Seems that this can be some incompatibility with new CPU :(

 

UPDATE2: yessss!!!! XHCI is working. adding npci=0x3000 to kernel parameters solved this problem.

UPDATE3: Areca 1883i card works plug'n'play, Intel X540-T2 modified to be a small tree 10gbe too.

Bluetooth works plug'n'play with iogear bluetooth usb stick. 

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Even with your EFI folder I get the same issue.

 

Can you check your bios settings if you have anything different than the optimized defaults and KGP's settings?

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Hi all,

 

First of all, I have to say that reading this topic (and its predecessor for HS) feels like heaven when you think about renewing your good-old-x58-based hackintosh like me :).

Long story short, I am currently looking at the ASRock X299 Taichi XE manual, and I am not 100% sure that this motherboard has its MSR 0xE2 register unlocked:

Could someone confirm that?

 

(Sorry if this has already been written somewhere else, but looking at the forum posts, I found several member having this mobo in their signature, but no clear confirmation is it is running great for this matter...)

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:40 PM, tio121 said:

Even with your EFI folder I get the same issue.

 

Can you check your bios settings if you have anything different than the optimized defaults and KGP's settings?

 

have you updated BIOS to latest version ?

reset bios settings to defaults and try again to setup it according to KGP manual

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Hi all,

I'm very new to these posts but I'm trying to build the same mojo and got same problems. Could you help me? Could you attach a working EFI folder?

Thanks

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macOS Mojave 10.14.4 beta1 (18E174f)
 

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Important Note: to properly load respective kexts under 10.14.4 beta1 during boot, Clover_v2.4k_r4862 is deemed necessary. @Slice recently committed respective modifications of kext_inject.c introduced by @PMheart .  

Enjoy and have fun,

 

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Working USB port limit patches for 10.14.3 and 10.14.4 Beta1

 

Thanks to @ydeng, there are now working USB port limit patches for 10.14.3

 

kext     : com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily
Find     : 83FB0F0F 871604 00
Replace  : 83FB3F0F 871604 00
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 1 ©ydeng

 

kext     : com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI
Find     : 83FB0F0F 838F0400 00
Replace  : 83FB3F0F 838F0400 00
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 2 ©ydeng

 

kext     : com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily
Find     : 83E30FD3 E34109DF
Replace  : 83E33FD3 E34109DF
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 3 ©ydeng

 

And here are the respective USB port limit patches for 10.14.4 Beta1 provided by @PMHeart

 

kext     : com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily
Find     : 83FB0F0F 870B0400 00
Replace  : 83FB3F0F 870B0400 00
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 1 ©PMHeart

 

kext     : com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI
Find     : 4183FF0F 0F839404 0000
Replace  : 4183FF3F 0F839404 0000
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 2 ©PMHeart

 

kext     : com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHostFamily
Find     : 83E30FD3 E34109DF
Replace  : 83E33FD3 E34109DF
Name     : USB Port Limit Patch 3 ©PMHeart

 

The port limit patches should be used in line with the fully implemented XHC USB kexts.

 

However, it is still recommended to disable the port limit patches and use truncated 15-port kexts instead. This might avoid buffer overruns and will make your system more vanilla with respect to future macOS updates.

 

Enjoy and have fun,

 

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First steps with a Sapphire Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and 10.14.3 SU (18D109)

 

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Today, I encountered a unique opportunity to perform some dirty first steps and tests with a Sapphire Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109) on a friend's system here in Berlin. 

 

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1.) The first disappointing discovery independent from macOS was that this GPU for now apparently seems not compatible with UEFI. The BIOS enforced "CSM" by default otherwise the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe system would not have booted at all. 

2.) Once under macOS 10.14.3, the Radeon VII was rather recognised by macOS like a Vega Frontier at first place, with only one DP1.4 port actually natively working. 

 

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3.) After applying just some cosmetics to SSDT-X299-Vega64.aml and implementing the latter in line with Whatevergreen.kext, the Radeon VII appeared under "About this Mac" such:

 

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Thanks to SSDT-X299-Radeon-VII.aml (which is basically SSDT-X299-Vega64.aml), Radeon VII and Radeon VII HD-Audio PCI drivers also correctly popped-up in Section "PCI" of Apple's system Report as properly implemented and fully loaded:

 

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In combination with Whatevergreen.kext, the three DP1.4 ports and the single HDMI port of the Sapphire Radeon VII also have been properly implemented in form of just four Radeon frame buffers + the respective HDAU device. 

 

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All four ports were fully functional, including display HotPlug and multi-monitor support. Also sleep/wake worked absolutely flawless. 

The UI worked fluid without an issues or lag and also video playback fully worked as expected. 

Now the bad news at least for macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109):

All benchmark tools available, i.e. Cinebench OpenGL, Geekbench OpenGL and Metal, LuXMark OpenGL or Heaven and Valley were not able to find any GPU supporting OpenGL or Metal. 

Thus, unfortunately under the above mentioned macOS versions, the Radeon VII seems yet not to support OpenGL or Metal so far.

Thought that this recent findings also might be interesting for others .. :wink_anim:

 

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Sapphire Radeon VII now fully UEFI compatible!

 

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At first place I should highlight some important correction. My first tests and results concerning the Radeon VII did not base on a MSI but Sapphire Radeon VII. I simply confused the brand my friend employed on his system. I therefore already correct my initial lapsus in my former post above up to my best knowledge..  image.gif.9ab16978bd6883677c6071f9890c66a8.gif:lol:

This morning, @DSM2  pointed me to some approach recently discussed in the German Hackintosh forum: 

@Mork vom Ork recently 
provided a link for a windows tool developed by ASRock, which implements a hybrid firmware on the ASRock Radeon VII. Unfortunately, ASRX7_16G190201.exe did not work in my case with the Sapphire Radeon VII.

However, @CMMChris
 extracted the VBIOS from ASRX7_16G190201.exe by means of a hex editor and provided the resulting BIOS ROM radeon-vii-uefi.rom in his respective post in the German Hackintosh Forum. 

After saving the original Firware of the Sapphire Radeon VII with Winflash.exe (admin permissions) of AMD/ATI ATIFlash 2.84 under Windows 10, I subsequently flashed the Sapphire Radeon VII with radeon-vii-uefi.rom without any issues.


Subsequently I disabled CSM in the BIOS of my ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe and successfully booted my system with the Sapphire Radeon VII and new ASRock hybrid firmware..

Legacy only problem of Radeon VII fully removed! :headbang:

I guess that the latter approach should work for any Radeon VII.

Enjoy and have fun,

 

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21 hours ago, Balamut said:

Still having issues with OpenCL and Metal?

 

The entire correct, native VII macOS implementation is still missing.. At present the VII is recognised and implemented Vega like, without hardware acceleration.   

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KGP, 

 

Fantastic write up and guide! I just upgraded from a dual e5 xeon hackintosh running Mojave to skylake-x

 

My system is as follows

EVGA x299 Micro

I7-7800X

8gb 2800 g.skill ddr4 (more to come)

Powercolor Vega56 8gb

250gb Samsung Evo 970 NVMe

 

Ive used your respective EFI folder and created new serial numbers for smbios. Ive read the guide a couple times maybe I'm missing something but I cant even boot at all just hangs at End RandomSeed.

 

Ive searched google for answers on this and have tried everything suggested. So I must be missing something from your write up. I did reenable the MSR patch as far as ive read evga doesnt unlock it. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks Epnk82

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Did you implement a properly adopted TSCAdjustReset.kext under /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Others? Maybe you also need boot flag npci=0x2000?

 

Disable MSR lock in BIOS settings! If you do not disable MSR lock in BIOS settings, you must check “KernelPm” and enable  xcpm core scope kernel patch in config.plist for being able to boot your system. With disabled MSR lock, “KernelPm” and xcpm core scope kernel patch can remain disabled. 

 

Everything detailed above clearly outlined in my guide and absolutely nevessary for succesful system boot! 

 

Good luck,

 

KGP

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On 2/8/2019 at 8:25 PM, KGP-iMacPro said:

Today, I encountered a unique opportunity to perform some dirty first steps and tests with a Sapphire Radeon VII under macOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and macOS 10.14.3 SU (18D109) on a friend's system here in Berlin.

Did you try the newest beta yet? I heard they added the device-id.

 

The latest MacBook Pro also has a Vega 20 card option... Could you fake it as that, possibly?

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KGP, thanks for the great and detailed guide :graduated:! It's made the process of getting Asus x299 Prime Deluxe rig up and running quickly and painlessly.

 

I am having an issue getting your SSDTs to load though. I've recompiled them, checked the code, all seems fine. Example is my Sata controller still reads "Generic AHCI Controller" in system report. Wondering if you could offer a clue as to where to look? I do have your ACPI edits enabled in my Clover config.plist.

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9 hours ago, J Lamp said:

KGP, thanks for the great and detailed guide :graduated:! It's made the process of getting Asus x299 Prime Deluxe rig up and running quickly and painlessly.

 

I am having an issue getting your SSDTs to load though. I've recompiled them, checked the code, all seems fine. Example is my Sata controller still reads "Generic AHCI Controller" in system report. Wondering if you could offer a clue as to where to look? I do have your ACPI edits enabled in my Clover config.plist.

 

Based on the info you provide above I am not able to help at all. Please read beginning of section C.) and provide respective information. 

 

https://github.com/KGP/X299-System-SSDTs/blob/master/Distribution/SSDT-X299-SAT1.aml should work OoB as long you also implement https://github.com/KGP/X299-System-SSDTs/blob/master/Distribution/SSDT-DTPG.aml

 

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      After install

      After first part install the system will reboot.
      
      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       

      Post installation

      Install bootloader
       
      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to install Clover on internal disk.

      Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.

      Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.

      Now you need to replace the EFI folder inside your destination disk EFI parittion, with EFI folder inside flash card EFI partition.

      If the flash drive EFI partition of your destination disk or flash drive is unmounted:
      Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 0 for destination disk and 1 for flash drive.
       
      Then, eject the flash drive.
       
      Last step
       
      Move all Kexts from EFI partition to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo cp -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.14/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      Updates
       
      System update 10.14.6
       
      - Download and open latest CloverConfigurator
      - Open Mount EFI and click in Mount Partition in EFI Partitions list
      - Click in Open Partition that appears
      - Go to EFI -> CLOVER
      - Backup config.plist and ACPI folder to desktop
      - Go back and delete CLOVER folder
      (If you restart now you can't boot in macOS - DON'T RESTART)
      - Download latest Clover and install (link and config above)
      - Replace config.plist and ACPI folder from your desktop
       
      - Update Lilu.kext, AppleALC.kext, WhateverGreen.kext, HWSensors kexts (FakeSMC, ACPIMonitor, IntelCPUMonitor, ITEIT87x) in /Library/Extensions/
      - Run:
       
      sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i /  
       
      - Install macOS Update 10.14.6 and restart
       

       
      And last but not least
       
      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
       
      Z370N-WIFI v2.zip
    • By nukebuzag
      Hi, my name is Javier, i'm trying to install a Mojave Clean Installation, following the guide but allways is stopped with "alloc type 2". I've been searching the forums for 4 days, I've tried everything they say, but I can't fix the error. I'm trying to add the driver "OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi", "OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi" and "OsxAptioFix3Drv.efi" but don't work... My current hardware is:

      Motherboard: MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC, bios.v-E7A95IMS.180
      CPU: Intel core i7-7820X
      HardDrive: Samsung 960EVO NVMe M.2 500Gb
      GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega64 8GB HBM2
      RAM: 32Gb - x4 8Gb - Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3600

      Please can anybody help me? Thanks you very much
      EFI.zip
    • By ludufre
      Installing macOS Mojave on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

       
      New Catalina Installation Guide: 
       
       
      There are two version of this laptop:
      - 20AS = Chipset QM87, without Express Card (mine).
      - 20AT = Chipset HM86, with Express Card.
      I strong believe is the same thing...
       

      Changelog:
       
      10/20/2019 20:00h GMT-0
      - Added info about update 10.14.16.
      - Added link do Catalina guide. 
       
      07/30/2019 14:56h GMT-0
      - Fixed typo in credits. Thanks @"Sniki"
       
      06/09/2019 14:16h GMT-0
      - Added missing parts in the post-install step. 
       
      06/04/2019 17:19h GMT-0
      - Updated Clover link. 
       
      06/02/2019 18:08h GMT-0
      - Added info about update 10.14.5. 
       
      03/13/2019 13:15h GMT-0
      - Updated info about touchpad replacement and CPU and 4G LTE modem.
       
      02/05/2019 18:47h GMT-0
      - Updated info about CPU replacement and 4G LTE modem.
       
      02/04/2019 15:24h GMT-0
      - Sometimes the VoodooHDA.kext doesn't work.
      - Added AppleHDADisabler.kext to fix that (attached bellow).
       
      01/24/2019 14:42h GMT-0
      - Added more adjustments to use of VoodooHDA.
      - Updated VoodooHDA links to 2.9.1 official (without installer).
      - Changed PCM volume from 90 to 180 in Info.plist (attached modified VoodooHDA.kext bellow)
      - Updated SSDT-L440.aml (Removed HDEF and HDAU, not needed).
      - Updated config.plist (Changed to user Audio layout to 1).
       
      01/22/2019 20:47h GMT-0
      - I gave up on the AppleALC.
      - Headset does not work.
      - Now with VoodooHDA is perfect and the sound even louder.
       
      01/22/2019 14:37h GMT-0
      - Added info about update 10.14.3. 
       
      01/22/2019 13:46h GMT-0
      - Added link to BIOS reassing guide.
       
      01/20/2019 11:49h GMT-0
      - First version.
       
      What works and what does not
       
      - Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M ->  Work. All SpeedStep stages.
      - Video Card: Intel HD4600 ->  Work. QE/CI and Metal.
      - Chipset: Intel QM87 ->  Work.
      - Mini DisplayPort ->  Work. But no audio, yet.
      - VGA ->  Not work. Normal.
      - Audio: ALC292 ->  Work.
      - WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 ->  Not work. Replaced with DW1560 (need whitelist removal).
      - Ethernet: Intel I217-LM ->  Work.
      - Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 ->  Not work.
      - Keyboard and Touchpad ->  Work.
      - Webcam ->  Work.
      - Fingerprint Reader ->  Not work. Normal.
      - USB3.0 ->  Work.
      - Sleep ->  Work.
      - Airdrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot and Continuity ->  Work after replaced wireless.
       
       
      Extras
       
      - FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 
      Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible).
      Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.
       
      - CPU upgrade:
      Replaced the stock Intel Core i5 4300M 2.6Ghz (3.3Ghz turbo) 6M cache with Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4Ghz (3.4Ghz turbo) 6MB.
      I initially had problems with overheating. The processor ran at full load above 90 degrees.
      After using a quality thermal paste I can work between 70 and 80 degrees.
      Acceptable taking into consideration that the new processor has 47TDP versus 37TDP which is recommended.
      I also had no problem consuming the battery while charging. The original 65W source seems to have figured out.
       
      - Touchpad upgrade:
      Replaced the stock with T460 touchpad.
      This is serious: you have to do it! It should be stock. Touchpad with precision and absurd quality!
      Just do it!
       
      - RAM upgrade:
      No mistery here. Just upgade.
       
       
      Todo
       
      - Make DP audio work.
      - Make Card Reader work.
      - Upgrade CPU to i7-4712MQ (Ordered. It's on the way) Done, but received i7-4700MQ (47w TDP, with good paste I have no overheating)
      - Replace touchpad with T460 model (Ordered. It's on the way) Done. Sensitivity and perception of quality much better. I recommend 100%!
      - Sierra Gobi5000 4G LTE modem EM7355 (Ordered. It's on the way. I hope works. ) Done, but not work. Recognize but not connect. I already gave up...
      - Upgrade to 16GB RAM Done
      - Make trackpad appear in System Preferences
       
       
      What you need to install

      - Running install of macOS
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
      - macOS Mojave install app
      - Clover EFI
      - Clover Configurator
      - Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


      How create create the install flash drive
       
      Prepare install flash drive

      Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install".

      - Open Disk Utility.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination flash drive, then Erase.
      - Name: Install, Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Scheme: GUID Partition Map
       
      Create install flash drive

      Open terminal and run this command:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction This will take about 30 minutes.
       


      Install bootloader

      Download the CloverEFI from SourceForge (used 4934) and install with this options on "Install macOS Mojave":
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - UEFI Drivers - ApfsDriverLoader-64
      - UEFI Drivers - AptioMemoryFix-64


       
       
      Make things works

      Will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop.
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below
                    If you have modded BIOS with Advanced Menu and enabled 128MB DRAM-prealloc use 128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
                    If no, then use 32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      - Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.3.2.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the HWSensors 3 from here. I used the FakeSMC.kext, ACPIMonitor.kext and IntelCPUMonitor.kext inside of DMG version r196.
      - Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2018-1008.
      - Download the IntelMausiEthernet.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1031.
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.6.
      - Download the VoodooHDA from here. I used the version 2.9.1 and patched the sound volume (attached below).
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.2.9.
      - Download the AppleBacklightFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1013.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
      - Download the ACPIBatteryManager.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1005.
       
      - Download the VirtualSMC.kext from here. I used version 1.0.2. Replaced with FakeSMC of the HWSensors 3 r196 package.
      - Download the FakeSMC.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0915. Replaced with VirtualSMC.kext due 10.14.4 issues on update.
      - Download the AppleALC.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.4. Replaced with VoodooHDA.kext due mic not working.
       
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)
       
      Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.
       
      If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:
      1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card. Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.
      But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:
      - The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.
      - You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.
       
      So what you need to do:
      1. Disassembly your laptop;
      2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
      3. Patch it (In addition to removing the whitelist, add the advanced menu);
      4. Fix RSA signature;
      5. Reflash BIOS;
      6. Replace wireless card;
      7. Remount your laptop;
      8. Done.
       
      Soon, I'll provide step by step in this process. Probably until end of this week.
      In the meantime, if you need to, send me your dump that I do steps 3 and 4 for you.
      I also add the Advanced Menu so you can increase to 128MB the DRAM-prealloc.
       
      To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)
       
       
      After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2.0.0.
      - Download the BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0505.
      - Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.2.
       
       
      Now you can start the instalation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      How install
       
      UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

      UEFI configuration
       
      My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 

      - Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
      - Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED
      - Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes
      - Save & Exit Setup (F10)
       
      - Now, hold the F12
      - In the list, select your flash drive.
       
      The installer will start. 
      
      Format destination disk

      Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

      - Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
      - Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

      Close Disk Utility.
      
      Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
      Follow instructions in screen.

      After install

      After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
      
      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       

      Post installation

      Install bootloader
       
      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to install Clover on internal disk.

      Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.

      Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.

      Now you need to replace the EFI folder inside your destination disk EFI parittion, with EFI folder inside flash card EFI partition.

      If the flash drive EFI partition of your destination disk or flash drive is unmounted:
      Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 0 for destination disk and 1 for flash drive.
       
      Then, eject the flash drive.
       
      Last step
       
      Move all Kexts from EFI partition to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      Updates
       
      System update 10.14.3
       
      - Updated with success;
      - Everything works perfectly after reboot;
       

       
       
      System update 10.14.4
       
      - Updated Clover to 4910.
      - Updated Lilu.kext to 1.3.5 and WhateverGreen to 1.2.7.
      - After first reboot the update progress stoped with:
      GTrace synchronization point 4 Unsupported CPU Unsupported PCH hmm.. mismatch sizes: 3100 vs 20 It was still possible to start the previous installation, selecting "Macintosh" as opposed to "macOS Install" in Clover.
      So I created a flash drive with Clover 4910 and put only my config.xml, SSDT-L440.aml, the updated Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext. And I decided to test VirtualSMC instead of FakeSMC.kext.
      With this I was able to install update 10.14.4. After installation I can boot normally, even with FakeSMC.kext that already in /Library/Extensions.
      I do not know what exactly happened, but now works everything like was previously.
       


       
       
      System update 10.14.5
       
      - Updated Clover to 4934.
      - Updated Lilu.kext to 1.3.6 and WhateverGreen to 1.2.9.
      - After first reboot the update progress stoped again (like 10.14.4 update) with:
      GTrace synchronization point 4 Unsupported CPU Unsupported PCH hmm.. mismatch sizes: 3100 vs 20 It was still possible to start the previous installation, selecting "Macintosh" as opposed to "macOS Install" in Clover.
      I decided to rollback to FakeSMC.kext but this time with the version of HWSensors 3. Link above.
      With this I was able to install update 10.14.5. After installation I can boot normally.
       

       
       
       
      System update 10.14.6
       
      - Updated Clover to 5097.
      - Updated Lilu.kext to 1.3.8 and WhateverGreen to 1.3.3.
      - Make system update.
       
       

      And last but not least

      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @"Sniki" and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
      Attachments
      32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      SSDT-L440.aml
      VoodooHDA.kext.zip
      AppleHDADisabler.kext.zip
    • By brerackl
      Good evening,
       
      I used to mess around with iATKOS back in 2011, I since have been out of the loop and have gone through several different PC's.
      Now I have built a new PC and would like to install High Sierra to my external SSD.
      I have gotten as far as installing clover and the .raw image to my USB stick but I am getting stuck on the +++++++++++ then reboot problem.
      I realize a LOT has changed and I am having a bit of trouble figuring it out. 
       
      My PC's specs are as follows:
       
      CPU:
                  Intel Core i7 7820X
       
      RAM:
                  32GB Ballistix RGB Tactical Tracer (by Micron)
       
      Motherboard:
                  EVGA X299 FTW K
       
      Graphics:
                  NVIDIA RTX 2070 (EVGA)
       
      Storage:
                  4TB Western Digital HDD
                  1TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB
                  480GB Micron SSD
       
      If someone can help point me in the right direction that would be amazing, I have tried using some of the efi files for different x299 setups and such but no luck same results, played with different boot flags and options but everything is so much different I don't really know what does what. 
      I would very greatly appreciate if anyone can point me to some reading or a specific set of files to get me past this error as I haven't the slightest why it is even doing this. Mind you the last time I played around with this was back in 2011 with iATKOS and CD's, I have no CD drive in this build and need to do this via USB and as I understand this is 100% possible I just need the right boot setup and settings.
       
      Thank you in advance,
      Brett
    • By arsradu
      Hi guys,
       
      So, this little tutorial is meant to help people fix a new issue with Mojave: opening jpg files (looks like it happens with larger files, not so much with smaller ones) using Quick Look (on spacebar key pressed) or Preview app, using the dedicated GPUs.
      The issue is that, when trying to open jpg files (for some reason, it doesn't occur with pngs), the pop-up window would remain in an endless loop. And from that point forward, any other app trying to open the same file will either become unresponsive (in the case of the Preview app) or just stay in endless loop (in case of Quick Look)
       
      As a workaround, in case the tutorial below doesn't work for you, you can use Grab (built-in app in MacOS) to open said files.
       
      This issue DOES NOT occur using the iGPU. So...if you're comfortable using the iGPU, just switch to that and you should be good to go. You don't need this tutorial.
       
      This tutorial is based on @Cyberdevs' research and testing on this topic (especially useful if you're using an RX series AMD video card), and my own very limited time testing this on my rig. I just thought it would be useful to create a new thread for it so that people can discuss this particular issue here.

       
      With that being said, I'll just move on to the actual tutorial.
       
      New (probably better) method.
       
      Switch your SMBIOS in Clover config in regards to the dedicated GPU you're using, instead of the CPU. Take a look here and choose the corresponding SMBIOS closest to your hardware.
      Yeah, that's it.
       
      In case you lose CPU PM with this method, there are multiple ways to fix that, and they do not make the object of this thread.  It worked perfectly fine for me though and I didn't need to change anything else.
       
      Alternatively, you can also try one of the MacPro SMBIOSes, such as MacPro5,1 or MacPro6,1. It was tested multiple times and it showed good results. 
      Keep in mind that choosing these will most likely not show you an iGPU in System Report, since those machines generally (probably all of them) use Xeon CPUs with no iGPUs either.
       
      /!\NOTE: There have been reports saying that using this method (switching SMBIOS to a MacPro one) with newer versions of MacOS may cause iTunes to crash.
      So...keep that in mind and better try some of the other methods mentioned here.
       
      A simple Lilu plugin
       
      Thanks to vulgo for the plugin and @Matgen84 for sharing and testing it, we now have yet another possible solution to this issue. It's a Lilu plugin (which means that it requires Lilu.kext in order to work) it's called NoVPAJpeg, and it can be downloaded from here.
      You use it as a regular kext, alongside Lilu. I prefer (and recommend) using it within the EFI folder, in Clover/kexts/Other. But if you want to use it in S/L/E, that should work just fine.
       
      More info can be found in this post here.
       
      UPDATE:
       
      According to Vulgo, NoVPAJpeg.kext is now deprecated.
      In case its functionality is needed, use WhateverGreen.kext and add the following boot arguments:
      shikigva=32 shiki-id=Mac-7BA5B2D9E42DDD94 In case you wanna try alternative medicine  ...
       
      The main thing we need to do is actually very simple: we need to enable the iGPU (integrated GPU) by default, in BIOS, while actually being connected to the dedicated GPU.
       
      For ATI GPUs (curtesy of @Cyberdevs' post here).
       
      The discreet GPU should be set as primary in BIOS and your displays should be connected to your discreet GPU
      The iGD/iGPU/iGFX must be enabled in BIOS/UEFI as the secondary GPU.
       
      I removed the DSDT Reconfigured the config.plist to and removed some flags which weren't needed because of the DSDT added the InjectATI + Ornioco Framebuffer (I removed the Orinoco framebuffer because of some weird glitches but it might be useful for other AMD GPUs if you inject the correct framebuffer according to your GPU. No need to inject anything for nVidia GPUs unless your GPU needs it) Added the InjectIntel + ig-platform-id for my intel HD530 (for intel HD 530 I use the 0x19120001 ig-platform-id)  
      Steps 5 to 7 might not be necessary I just did them anyway, if anyone succeeded to get quicklook working without those steps let me know so I can exclude those steps.

           Also confirmed to work with AMD R9 270X on a SandyBridge rig (without an iGPU) using WhateverGreen + Lilu kexts, which also helped to solve the transparency issue along with the Quick Look problem, it also resolved the buggy Screen Capture (Command+Shift+5) issue as well. 
       
          Also, do:
      nvram cleanup kextcache & prelinked kernel rebuild reboot  More info on that here.
       
       
      For NVIDIA GPUs (tested on my old MSi GTX 650)
       
      This is what I needed for my NVIDIA GPU and the MSI motherboard in the signature (*since then, I upgraded my GPU to my current RX 580). Your milage may vary, depending on your hardware. But, the idea should be the same regardless.
       
         For MSi motherboads (check out my motherboard details in the signature)
       
      Set your BIOS to use PEG (dedicated GPU) so you can boot.
      Since you're reading this, chances are that you're already connected to the dedicated GPU and the BIOS is set to PEG. So just go into BIOS and see if you're using the iGPU or the dedicated (PEG) graphics device by default.
      If you're already using this, skip to Step 3 (the part AFTER Reboot). Reboot (I think you don't necessarily need to boot into the OS...but you do need to reboot at least until Clover UI) Reboot back into BIOS and set it from PEG to IGD (integrated graphics) WITHOUT removing the cable. Save Reboot again.  
         The result should be that the OS is tricked into thinking you're booting with the IGPU when in fact you're using the dedicated GPU.
       
         For Gigabyte motherboards
       
         Set:
      Peripherals -> Initial Display Output -> iGFX Chipset -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled
           DVMT Pre-Allocation -> default 64M.
           DVMT Total Gfx Mem -> default 256M Save Reboot  
         You should do this with the cable connected to the dedicated GPU.
       
      You will also need to patch the iGPU from Clover config.
      1. Graphics -> Inject Intel (UNCHECK Inject Nvidia or ATI if it's checked).
      2. ig-platform-id (in my case for Intel HD 4600 Desktop) it was: 0x0d220003
       
      And use IntelGraphicsFixup.kext (now included into WhateverGreen.kext) in Clover/kexts/Other. In my particular case, without the kext, I would get freezes in Safari.
       
      Another way to activate the iGPU while having the dGPU set as primary is by going into BIOS/SAG/Graphics Configuration/iGPU and setting Multi-Monitor to [Enabled], all the rest remains on [Auto], and set Inject/Intel to [True] in Clover config.*.
       
      Thanks to @gjw for the tip.
       
      *Motherboard dependent. But the multi-monitor option might be the same regardless of manufacturer.
       
       
      This might be a bug with Mojave and it could be fixed by Apple in the future. but in the meantime, feel free to use this if it helps you fix the issue.
       
      For HP motherboards (including laptops), so far no solution, unless the BIOS somehow allows to switch from dGPU to iGPU and vice-versa.
       
      Cheers!
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