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HP 840 G3 EliteBook ** WiFI and Bluetooth resolved** Big Sur / Catalina

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10152020 - Big Sur Beta 10 update, using OC .0.6.3

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09222020 - Big Sur Beta 8 update, no issues.

09192020 - Big Sur Beta 7 update, no issues.

09042020 - Big Sur Beta 6 update, no issues.

 

I have moved on with this and do not use my HP G2 for Hackintosh, its mainly used for Kali Linux for Packet analysis these days, with that said I am using the HP 840 G3 for Hackintosh. I transitioned to OpenCore and Big Sur for this laptop but feel free to continue to ask questions. 

 

My G3 has the BCM84360CS2 mod, I got the module from eBay for $10 and the adapter for $10 off amazon.

 

Big Sur Beta 5 is working using the below EFI folder. OpenCore 6.1.0 and latest kexts

 

Method: USB Big Sur installation

  • Create an Big Sur Beta5 or Catalina USB installer (google is your friend here, plenty of tutorials there)
  • Mount the EFI partition of your USB installer using Clover Configurator
  • Copy the EFI file attached here.
  • Boot your laptop using F9 and choose the USB installer and follow the prompts

 

 

Spoiler

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Catalina and old method in the Spoiler

 

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Catalina update 10.15.5 without issues, make sure you update your kexts before hand and clover 5118

Catalina update 10.15.4 without issues, make sure you update your kexts before hand and clover 5107

Catalina update 10.15.3 without issues, make sure you update your kexts before hand.

Catalina update 10.15.2 without issues, make sure you update your kexts before hand.

Catalina update 10.15.1 without issue although you may have to make sure clover boots from the right partition.

HP 840 G2/G3, working with OS X 10.15 Catalina, for this to work you will need the SSDT-ECUSBX.aml and place that  EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched. 

Make sure you remove Remove all patches about renaming acpi of EC or H_EC, revert all ACPI renaming in ACPI DSDT.

 

My method to install OS X on the SSD from a working real Mac via SSD to USB converter. I then install Clover and add my kexts and set the config.plist

 

Not working

SD Card reader

Finger Print device

 

Working

Video - screen looks better in OS X then it does in Windows 10

Display port

VGA port

WiFi and BlueTooth working OOO using the below hack

Battery status with Rehabman's DSDT patch

Brightness controls

Sounds - using VoodooHDA

* Microphone - cannot turn it off or mute

Keyboard backlight - controlled though BIOS anyways

touchpad - using VoodooPS2Controller

USB3 - this laptop has two on board only and I haven't test them using the docking station

USB3.1 C

Ethernet - using IntelMausiEthernet

Sleep - kind of, closing the lid doesn't go to sleep but goes to sleep over time.

Web Cam, works but I covered it up.

 

Credits go to Jake Lo for creating this EFI file. I did make some changes to his, this one is Open Core 6.1.0 and latest Lilu.kext and WhatEverGreen.kext

HP_840_G3_BSB5.zip

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I resolved the WiFi and Bluetooth issues by using a supported module

 

NOTE I have found that the NCM94322 doesn't work well in Catalina, it does kind of work but other problems like iMessage and FaceTime are problematic. I recommend using the BCM94360, its supported and all works. 

 

BCM943224PCIEBT2 Card To NGFF(M.2) Key A/E Adapter from Amazon for $14

MacBook Air 13 A1369 11 A1370 WiFi Bluetooth Air Port Card from eBay $10

 

 I had to do some cutting on the A/E adapter but was able to get it to fit, its a lot taller but the case closes without problems. I rather like this hack as the WiFi and Bluetooth are needed services and OS support will increase over all performance and confidence. 

 

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If you want Mojave on this system, this is what I did.

 

Copied EFI folder to a thumb drive

took the SSD out of the laptop and installed Mojave from a real mac

installed clover and put the EFI folder from the thumb drive

reboot and done.

 

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I haven't done it but you will have to contact HP and flash the bios using a CMOS.bin file.

For those that are interested, here is my clover stuff for the HP 840 G3

 

HP G2 800.zip

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Donw35, thanks for your post.

 

I am interested in trying this on my G3, and my plan was to follow this guide:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-hp-probook-elitebook-zbook-using-clover-uefi-hotpatch.261719/

 

But as i understand correctly, I can just install it without doing all the tweaks and stuff, but just copy and paste your clover folder (because it contains the config and .kext's)?

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If you want Mojave on this system, this is what I did.

 

Copied EFI folder to a thumb drive

took the SSD out of the laptop and installed Mojave from a real mac

installed clover and put the EFI folder from the thumb drive

reboot and done.

 

 

Do you mean the clover folder with the EFI folder?

 

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Yes, install Mojave on a hard disk from a real Mac, then install clover, then use my EFI folders. done.

 

Note, without the proper wifi card you will not have have Wifi or bluetooth, Intel doesn't work

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On 9/28/2018 at 9:36 PM, Donw35 said:

I haven't done it but you will have to contact HP and flash the bios using a CMOS.bin file.

For those that are interested, here is my clover stuff for the HP 840 G3

HP_840_G3_Clover.zip

Donw35 this your DRIVER UEFI , they are too many, you put them ALL ...

the renames see in the pictures are correct for your HW

The kext are to be updated

Test this Clover and Post ioreg with these settings if it starts

 

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Correct, that is an old EFI folder, I am going to remove it and add the latest one when I get home. sorry for the confusion.

 

EDIT- I added the new clover folder

 

 

 

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On 9/26/2018 at 2:32 AM, Donw35 said:

If you want Mojave on this system, this is what I did.

 

Copied EFI folder to a thumb drive

took the SSD out of the laptop and installed Mojave from a real mac

installed clover and put the EFI folder from the thumb drive

reboot and done.

 

IMG_0043.jpeg

Hey! Great build, but i have some remaining questions:

 

Where'd you find a working VGA driver? Can you give me  a link or the name of it?

 

What if i don't own a real mac, how can i upgrade then? I don't wanna lose my current files of my High Sierra build. (If there's no other choice than doing a clean install of  Mojave and backing up important stuff on another drive or so, that's ok.

 

Because i can't upgrade directly somehow.

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The video drivers are supported by OS X already nothing to do unless your system has desecrate graphics chip.

 

I haven't done a upgrade or an USB install but its well documented

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Hello @Donw35,

 

I am a complete noob and maybe I'm missing something, so I hope that you will have 5 minutes to spare to help me ^_^

 

I used the hackintosher.com EFI folder that i put on the EFI partition of my USB installer. I then replaced the content of the CLOVER folder with your files. However, when I try to boot from my USB drive, I am greeted with a black screen.

 

Do you have any idea?

 

Thanks in advance for your great help!

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Ok, I'm dumb as a rock. I simply proceeded with a vanilla install and then used your EFI files directly on the laptop's drive.

 

So here is my little contribution:

  • DisplayPort image works (tested with a HDMI <> DP cable)
  • No sound output (except via the 3,5mm jack), even after installing VoodooHDA
  • Battery percentage works
  • Both USB 3,1 ports work (tested with a keyboard and a mouse, as well as with a USB hub)

 

I wonder what keeps the sound from working.

 

Anyway: thank you so, so much for the files! You saved me 3-4 more hours days of searching.

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Hi,

 

Thank you for this topic.

I have a similar laptop (820 g3) and i am attempting to install osx el capitan.

I believe your work would be of great help if i can get a functional clover for Sierra.

Would it be possible for you to re-upload you clover files please?

 

Thanks

 

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El 26/8/2018 a la 1:40, Donw35 dijo:

BCM943224PCIEBT2 Tarjeta a NGFF (M.2) Adaptador A / E de Amazon por $ 14

MacBook Air 13 A1369 11 A1370 WiFi Tarjeta de puerto Bluetooth Air de eBay $ 10

 

Hola ¿Tienes un enlace a este producto? gracias

Hello do you have a link to this products? thanx and sorry my english

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Hi everyone... will get a Samsung 970 EVO and split/ dual boot Mojave and W10.

 

BIG Question - since my 840 G3 is the touchscreen, any way of getting the touch to work in MacOS? :))

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I have a Elitebook 840 G2 with touch screen, works out of the box. the OS isn't well suited for touch but it does work. Keep in mind that the M.2 in your Laptop is an SSD not an NVME, make sure the Samsung 970 EVO is going to work, I don't think it will.

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first of All, thanks for sharing your own experience and Clover with us here ... it made it much easier to install, since i'm not a fan of DSDT patching stuff ! 

Nonetheless I have some issues would be glad if someone can help me with: 

1- I can't upgrade Clover every-time i do that the Laptop fails to boot ,it shows Apple Logo only and shut down no idea what the problem , so I keep on the latest version shared here 4920 . 

2- the Sound output doesn't change automatically when 3.5 mm plugged in , with googling I understood this has to do with AppleALC patching i'm not sure .

3- the laptop doesn't always sleep with closing Lid or it sleeps and wakes up immediately , I wonder if USB wifi is the reason ?

I did order BCM94360CS2 card and its adapter maybe this issue would be solved after replacement.

Away from that I guess the device is doing great on Mojave ! i'm glad that I could use it for everyday stuff and my studying 

anyone has faced those troubles or has suggestions - solutions ? would be thankful ! 

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      • Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
       
      • Boot -> Windows 8/10 Features -> Win 8/10WHQL
      • Boot -> CSM Support -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled if need be but try to have it set to Disabled first)
      • Favourites -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) -> Profile1
      • Favourites -> VT-d -> Disabled (Can be set to Enabled or Disabled, Your choice)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Display Output -> PCIe 1 Slot
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled (Set to Disabled if using SMBios iMacPro1,1)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Auto
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration ->  XHCI Hand-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup 
       
       
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    • By ITzTravelInTime
      Hi guys, this thread is to show you a new and open source app, created by me, that I called TINU:
       
      The name means: TINU Is Not #####, the U refers to a popular software that is used to create macOS hackintosh installers (that for good reasons is banned on this forum), but the aim of the name is to explain that this app is a totally different thing from that software and works in a totally different way.
       
      This app basically is a graphical interface for the createinstallmedia executable that is inside the macOS and Mac OS X installer apps, it is capable to create a bootable installer completely vanilla like what you do using the command line method, and also this method is recommended by apple itself. In addition to this, this app provvides you simplicity and flexybility, and lets you to avoid most of the tedious steps or problems of other simlar apps.
       
      TINU allows you to create easily a bootable macOS installer without messing around with command line stuff and without using disk utility, all you need to do is use the app and then install your bootloader of choiche on the usb (or just leave it as is if you want to use it on a real Mac).
       
      Features:
      - Simple-to-use UI that allows you to easily start the bootable macOS installer creation process.
      - It can work with every macOS installer app that has the createinstallmedia executable inside its resources folder (including also beta and newly released installers).
      - You can use any erasable volume that is at least 7 GB of size (if the volume's drive is not in GUID format, TINU will re-format it accordingly).
      - Can work with the Mac OS recovery system, so you can create a bootable macOS installer from the macOS installer itself or from the macOS recovery partition, and you can use TINU to install macOS, too.
      - 100% clean: The bootable macOS installers created with this tool are vanilla, just as if you created them using the command line "createinstallmedia" method in Terminal.
      - Open Source: You can verify what this program does on your computer and you can create your own version by downloading and playing with the source code.
      - Does not require any special preparations. Just open the program, make sure you have a USB drive plugged in and have a macOS installer app on your disk.
      - No need to use Disk Utility. TINU can format your drive or partition for you.
      - Integrated EFI partition mounter tool.
      - Works using the latest versions of macOS and will also support newer Mac installers out of the box without requiring an update.
      - Offers advanced features to customize your bootable macOS installer.
       
       (To sugegst a new feature please contact me on github)
       
      Requirements:
      - A computer that runs Mac OS X Yosemite or a more recent version (Mac OS X El Capitan is required to use TINU in a macOS recovery or installer).
      - A drive or a free partition (on a drive which already supports GUID) of least 7 GB that you want to turn into a macOS/Mac OS X installer.
      - A copy of a macOS/Mac OS X installer app (Maveriks or newer versions are supported) in the /Applications folder or in the root of any storage drive on your machine (excepted the drive or volume you want to turn into your macOS install media).
       
      Download:
      - All downloads:
      https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases
      - Reccommended download for Catalina and Big Sur users:
      https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases/tag/3.0_BETA_4_(82)

      Frequently asked questions:
      https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs
       
      Useful links:
      Thread (english) on insanelymac.com:
      - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/326959-tinu-the-macos-installer-creator-app-mac-app/
      Thread (italian) on insanelymac.com:
      - https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/333261-tinu-app-per-creare-chiavette-di-installazione-di-macos-thread-in-italiano/
      Thread (english-german) on hackintosh-forum.de:
      - https://www.hackintosh-forum.de/index.php/Thread/33630-TINU/
      Post on Reddit:
      - https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/a1h61d/tinu_vanilla_bootable_macos_installer_creation/
      Facebook hackintosh help and beta testing (Italian only):
      - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italia.hackintosh/?fref=ts
      Contact me (project creator):
      - Insanelymac.com profile: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/user/1390153-itztravelintime/
      - email: piecaruso97@gmail.com
       
      Note that:
      - This software is under GNU GPL v3 license so any new branch/mod/third party release must be open source and under the same license.
      - We (the project creator and othe people involved with active developmment) assume no responsibility for any use of this app and this source code, and also for any kind of hardware and software damage to any computer and any device or peripheral that may come from this app or source code during it's use and outside it's usage
      - We do not guarantee support to you, this is only an open source project, not a product released by a company!
      - This project is born only for educational and demonstrative purposes, it's not intended to be used for commercial purposes and it will never be.
      - This is a no-profit project, born only to let people to create macOS install medias in a more simple way and also to learn how to create this kind of apps.
       
      Credits:
      - Apple for macos and installer apps and scripts
      - People that helped me a lot:
      Francesco Perchiazzi, Nicola Tomarelli, Roberto Sciortino, Raffaele Sonnessa, Ermanno Nicoletti, Tommaso Dimatore, Michele Vitiello Bonaventura, Massimiliano Faralli, Davide Dessì, Giorgio Dall'Aglio, Peter Paul Chato.   
      - Special thanks to Italian Hackintosh group!! for help (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Italia.hackintosh/?fref=ts)
      - Thomas Tempelmann for help with the UI
      - Pietro Caruso (ITzTravelInTime) for creating, maintaing and developing this project
       
      Here are also some screenshots inside this spoiler tab
       
       
       
         
    • By tonyx86
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      In this thread, I have fully documented the installation of macOS Catalina on my HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini. It is a PERFECT HackMini8,1 and is running very well for me without any issues. I hope this documentation helps you to install macOS on your hack. Please leave feedback if you think there is anything I can improve and let me know if you have any questions.
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      Background
      This is my first "modern" hack supporting UEFI and my first hack using Clover "on-the-fly" patches.  My previous hacks
      Laptop: Thinkpad T61 / Nvidia NVS 140m Laptop: Dell Latitude E6410 / Nvidia G3100m Desktop: Gigabyte G31 / GeForce 9600 Desktop: Biostar TH55HD / Sapphire Pulse RX580 (Google "Catalina Biostar TH55HD" and look for user name deeveedee)  
      are all perfectly running Catalina and I patched them all "manually" - all DSDT patches applied with MaciSL with virtually no Clover on-the-fly patching and all booted Legacy Clover.  This UEFI hack was MUCH easier and took about 20 hours vs. a combined hundreds of hours for the old hacks.  I wanted a hack that was a little more future proof and I think this is it.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I am enjoying it.  It is a perfect MacMini8,1.
       

       
      My system specs
      HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini (I7-8700T / UHD 630 / Q370 Chipset / 32GB DDR4 RAM) 3 x DP Ports (connected to monitors using DP -> DVI adapters) 6 x USB 3.1 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 2 x NVMe SSD (M.2 PCIe x4 2280/2230 combo ports) 1 x SATA6 SSD 1 x Intel Ethernet RJ-45 Conexant CX20632 Audio Codec Unsupported M.2 PCIe x1 2230 Intel Wi-Fi.  A possible solution is here, but I am NOT offering any support for this.  
      macOS Installation 
      Important: You MUST BE LOGGED-IN to download attachments from this forum
      See macOS installation steps here See Known Issues here for additional installation steps that may not yet be included in my attached config files See CLOVER (UEFI) installation later in this first post
      See BIOS configuration in attached BIOS configuration PDF document
      See EFI and /L/E kexts in attached EliteDesk.zip archive See how I developed my installation methodology here See references here See instructions here for installing two M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs and one SATA HD / SSD  
      What is not working
      Microphone port  
      What is not tested
      USB c 3.1 port (I have partially tested the USB 3 functionality of the port and it seems to be working fine with the SSDT-UIAC.aml in the attached EliteDesk800.zip archive) Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (intentional since I have not yet replaced my Intel card). A possible solution is here, but I am not offering any support for this.
       
      What is working
      Everything not mentioned above Sleep / Wake Multiple displays with IGPU graphics acceleration, hot pluggable display ports and DP->DVI adapters USB 3.1 ports Audio (internal speaker and headphone jack) Ethernet Auto-sensing headphone jack automatically switches to internal speaker when headphones removed  
      Known Issues and their solutions - see here
       
      BIOS Version / Configuration
      Version: 02.11.01 Rev.A or 02.12.00 Rev.A See attached BIOS configuration in PDF document "HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf" Intel ME must be enabled for proper sleep / wake of UHD 630
       
      Clover Configuration
      Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP UEFI Drivers Recommended drivers DataHubDxe FSInject SMCHelper File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader VBoxHfs Memory fix drivers OcQuirks (replaces AptioMemoryFix) Additional drivers NvmExpressDxe Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane (option not available when installing on USB thumb drive)  
      UHD 630 Framebuffer Patching
      See here to understand my graphics properties for use with WhateverGreen.kext Read this to see my attempt at graphics patching without WhateverGreen.kext (WEG) to get a better understanding of what WEG is doing
       
      Current Versions
      Catalina 10.15.7 Clover (UEFI) r5122 Lilu.kext 1.4.7 WhateverGreen.kext 1.4.2 AppleALC.kext 1.5.2 IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (acidanthera version, not IntelMausiEthernet) NVMeFix.kext 1.0.3 EFIChecikDisabler.kext 0.5  
      Credits To be provided
       
      ScreenShots
       
       
       
      EliteDesk800 G4 Mini - Rev 1.2.zip
      HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf
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