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So apple has presented a new and updated mac mini a few days ago, and the great news seems to be the use of desktop processors in it, in fact, all the specs seems to match a typical desktop socket 1151 v2 coffeelake system without a dedicated gpu, so i am wondering if the smbios of this machine could be our new smbios of preference for coffeelake desktop machines. So i have created this new topic to discuss about it. Of course we will have to wait to do tests using the first public version of mac os which integrates this smbios, because when every new mac is released it's smbios is available initialy just in a purpose made mac os build and then it's added for all the os builds in the following releases.

 

So what do you think about the possibility of using this new smbios for desktop coffeelake machines instead of the imac 18.3/18.2 ones?

 

 

https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs/

 

 

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Which SMI-BIOS does the new Mac Mini use?

Yesterday I've installed the latest security update (2018-002) of HS. Cause of the missing nvidia driver for Mojave I'm stuck with HS. 

To my suprise the Intel Coffee Lake CPU (I7-8700K) was recognized by HS, which means that Apple has provided support to the Intel Z370 chipset and the 18.3 SMBIOS I'm using.

I doubt there will be a new special SMBIOS for the new Mac Mini.

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4 hours ago, helmi100 said:

Which SMI-BIOS does the new Mac Mini use?

Yesterday I've installed the latest security update (2018-002) of HS. Cause of the missing nvidia driver for Mojave I'm stuck with HS. 

To my suprise the Intel Coffee Lake CPU (I7-8700K) was recognized by HS, which means that Apple has provided support to the Intel Z370 chipset and the 18.3 SMBIOS I'm using.

I doubt there will be a new special SMBIOS for the new Mac Mini.

 

It uses an smbios which is not available yet, every mac model and revision does use it's own smbios, but coffeelake cpus works on mac os 10.12.6 or newer versions because they are quite similar to the kaylake cpus.

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Hello everyone, I care very much about the new smbiosie Mac mini from 2018 I have the same specification i3-8100 uhd 630 tried different methods but the graphics do not work I hope that the new smbios macmini 2018 will help something.

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Wish Pike was still around, he would have already had something for us to play with. 

Will start poking around to see what I can dig up before this week.

 

By the way Pietro, your TINU app has a lot of promise. I used it to create an installer, I will try using it this week and see how well it works. Thanks for the contribution and all the hard work. Nice video with Paul, can't wait for the next one.

 

6 minutes ago, aszmal said:

tried different methods but the graphics do not work

You should be able to get HD630 running without the MacMini SMBios. What have you tried? 

Edited by Mad Audi Scientist

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7 minutes ago, aszmal said:

 

17 minutes ago, aszmal said:


Hello everyone, I care very much about the new smbiosie Mac mini from 2018 I have the same specification i3-8100 uhd 630 tried different methods but the graphics do not work I hope that the new smbios macmini 2018 will help something.

i3 8100 UHD graphics is not natively supported my high sierra. You have to spoof it. So here are the steps:

 

Method : Coffee Lake 0x3E91808 FakeID + Blank ig-platform-id

Required Kexts:

  1. Download & unzip the most recent version of FakePCIID
  2. Copy FakePCIID.kext & FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext from the Release folder of Rehabman-FAKEPCIID & paste them to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  3. Download the latest of Shiki.kext
  4. Download the most recent version of IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
  5. Copy & Paste Shiki.kext & IntelGraphicsFixup.kext into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other

Now open config.plist using Clover Configurator & do the following

 

 

  1. Select Boot on left-side column
  2. Under Arguments check if -disablegfxfirmware is there or not if not then add it
  3. add shikigva=1 right after -disablegfxfirmware
  4. Select RtVariables on left-side column & Disable SIP (put CsrActiveConfig 0x67)
  5. Save & Exit

Now you have to edit the .plist files of two Kaby Lake kexts and insert the Coffee lake strings into them. You can’t edit the kext files directly in Finder because they are locked. So what you can do is go into Terminal and use nano to make changes.

 

 

  1. Open Terminal App & type the following:
    sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelKBLGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  2. Enter Password and Info.plist will populate in Terminal
  3. Find <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> near the bottom of Info.plist in Terminal. It’s hidden when Info.plist populates. Use down arrow key scroll down Info.plist
  4. Use the arrow keys to highlight the first 0 in 0x3E928086
  5. Add 0x3E918086
  6. Press Space Bar
  7. Should look like this:
    <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
    <string>0x59128086 0x59168086 0x591B8086 0x591E8086 0x59268086 0x59278086 0x3E9B8086 0x3EA58086 0x3E918086 0x3E928086</string>
  8. Press Ctrl+X and then press Y then Enter to save it.
  1. Type the following into Terminal:
  2. sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  3. Enter Password and Info.plist will populate in Terminal…
  4. Find <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> again for this Info.plist
  5. Press Spacebar before the first “<” at the start of </string> using your keyboard arrow keys
  6. Add 0x3E918086 0x3E928086
  7. Should look like this:
    <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
    <string>0x59128086 0x59168086 0x591B8086 0x591E8086 0x59268086 0x59278086 0x59238086 0x3E918086 0x3E928086</string>
  8. Press Ctrl+X and then press Y then Enter to save it.
  1. Paste the following into Terminal:
    sudo kextcache -i /
  2. Paste the following into Terminal
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
  3. Close Terminal
  4. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/
  5. Right click config.plist and open with Clover Configurator
  6. Click Graphics on left-column of Clover Configurator
  7. Remove ig-platform-id value
  8. Click Devices on left-column of Clover Configurator
  9. Set IntelGFX box to 0x3E928086
  10. Save config.plist & Reboot.

Or you can check https://hackintosher.com/guides/get-i3-8350ki3-8100-uhd-630-igpu-working-high-sierra/#3 and follow method 3.

 

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No offense but, you have to be a lot more detailed than that. What IntelGFX FakeID are you using? What ig-platform-id? What kexts? 

 

What board are you using? 

 

From a quick search here are two links that might be useful. 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/intel-uhd-630-graphics-0x3e918086-i3-8100-native-support-with-gfxid-injection.240585/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-asrock-z370m-pro4-i3-8100-ddr4-8g-m-2-ssd-high-sierra.248141/

 

 

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Well said Poles89. You covered all the bases and then some.

 

I'm going to get 8th gen Cpu and build a HacMini with the Z370 chipset just to see how well the latest Intel stuff works. 

 

I'v been tinkering around with some older X79 and X99 systems but, it might be time to try a 1151 system. 

Edited by Mad Audi Scientist

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Thank you, I will try again:) though I think I've already done this, maybe I'm setting up a clover?
10 minutes ago, Mad Audi Scientist said:

Bez urazy, ale musisz być bardziej szczegółowy. Jakiego IntelFX FakeID używasz? Co id-platform-id? Jakie kexts? 

 

Z jakiej płyty korzystasz? 

 

Od szybkiego wyszukiwania tutaj są dwa linki, które mogą być przydatne. 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/intel-uhd-630-graphics-0x3e918086-i3-8100-native-support-with-gfxid-injection.240585/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-asrock-z370m-pro4-i3-8100-ddr4-8g-m-2-ssd-high-sierra.248141/

 

 

asrock h310m-itx/ac :)

 

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1 hour ago, Mad Audi Scientist said:

Wish Pike was still around, he would have already had something for us to play with. 

Will start poking around to see what I can dig up before this week.

 

By the way Pietro, your TINU app has a lot of promise. I used it to create an installer, I will try using it this week and see how well it works. Thanks for the contribution and all the hard work. Nice video with Paul, can't wait for the next one.

 

You should be able to get HD630 running without the MacMini SMBios. What have you tried? 

 

Thank for appreciating my work, there is also athread dedicated to TINU in the New Releases and Updates section of the forum if you want to take a look, and yes we are preparing a new video.

 

For the mac mini smbios, we have to wait because we need some more infomrations about it to use it, and we need also a public macOS version which does support it, but for now coffeelake cpus are working fine with imac 18.3 or imac 18.2 smbioses, but you need to configure everything properly to get the system to work as expected, and the socket 1151 is a pretty easy platfrom for hackintoshing, i have done lots and lots of installs on socket 1151 machines, and the systems usually works well with just basic clover configurations.

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Just now, MarkMac said:

somebody got his hand on a macmini 8,1 smbios and want to share ?

 

we need a public version which officially supports this smbios first, and also i whould be glad if you tag here people whose make bmsios research

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2 minutes ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

we need a public version which officially supports this smbios first, and also i whould be glad if you tag here people whose make bmsios research

 

Do you mean we have to wait for 10.14.2. to be out there official ?.

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Hello again I tried all the methods and the graphics still does not work the only chance that will appear smbios mac mini 2018 with i3-8100 I have identical specifications of the computer so it should work?

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20 hours ago, TheMaxx32000 said:

Core i5 version:

 

Great thank you very much, how does it compare to desktop pc equivalent? how does it perform?

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20 hours ago, TheMaxx32000 said:

Core i5 version:

 

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30 minutes ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

Great thank you very much, how does it compare to desktop pc equivalent? how does it perform?

Great as you did, you would give some instruction I would be grateful

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Just now, Balamut said:

Is the WiFi/Bluetooth soldered on the board as usual?

 

I have seen the new snazzylabs video and the answer seems to be no, i haven't seen upgradeable cpu, ssd and network card

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56 minutes ago, aszmal said:


 

Hi, is there any chance that the smbios Mac Mini 2018 will be created this year - is it a very long procedure to create? :)

 

i think that we can start to use it when 10.14.2 will be released

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On 11/9/2018 at 2:24 AM, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

I have seen the new snazzylabs video and the answer seems to be no, i haven't seen upgradeable cpu, ssd and network card

 

From iFixIt looks like it is soldered.... damn I was hopping to upgrade the Wifi/Bluetooth 

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      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
       
       
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    • By Rohan20
      Opencore is running really really slow on Catalina 10.15.4. So It was running perfectly before I put the ssdt-pnlf for enabling Brightness control. it is running really slow and I verified my config with the sanity checker and its all correct. can someone please help. I am attaching my oc folder.

       
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/drkek0eaz19ina5/OC.zip?dl=0
       
    • By tlefko
      Description
      This esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies. Highly recommend using DW1560 wifi card, killer wifi isn't supported. This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I take no credit for. I am only responsible for minor changes in files and plists, as well as placement and instructions throughout the guide (as well as the work used from previous projects). Many files and ideas are sourced from @maz-1, @syscl, and my previous guides Granted, many files are similar or the same but there is significantly less of them and/or they are predeployed into spots where they will work just as well, even if not as efficient on bootup. Esentially, this guide is designed to provide a perfectly working setup with little knowledge of the topic and without optimization (because often they can break things). Most patches on the main plist use patches implemented by him as well. ****This guide does work excellently however and will provide you with a near perfect setup for Catalina for your XPS 9350, and is currently my daily driver as I struggled using the referenced users files as well.
      Styling
      This guide is designed to be literally as thorough as possible to appeal to those who really don't understand many of the things in @maz-1's guide or some of the other users as they assume you would already understand this information. It does not cover complex topics like undervolting etc etc Notes
      Never tested USB C except for charging, works great no issues with sleep, wakeup. power management is defaulted as I found with @maz-1 it had issues when on battery switching from AC USB devices eject on sleep (not really an issue) Haven't implemented a Bluetooth solution into this yet, as I don't really use it -- will be added ASAP (I believe KILLER WIFI will NOT work, must use one of the supported chipsets (DW1560 is excellent) BIOS Setup
      Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps)
      Format a USB (16GB) as Journaled and then proceed to download the latest Catalina Installer Patcher Application Download the latest Catalina installer from within the Patcher App, and select to download a new copy and install to your USB device Download the clover configurator application and mount the EFI of the USB partition, then copy the contents of the Files linked above to the EFI Folder within the EFI partition. ** This is because the App Store installers will often not download a full installer, just an truncated version that downloads the installer files from the interent while installing. Thus, they're not bootable from a USB as they're not complete. That is why you should use this method to make sure the installer is usable for bootable media.
      Install Steps
      Simply use F12 to boot from the USB device, and select the USB Device and then boot from the Install mac OS partition. I have defaulted the installer to boot into verbose mode so I can easily see the errors you guys are seeing if you encounter them. If everything goes well, you can disable these from the boot arguments selection of Clover Configurator Boot into the USB Device, and follow the steps to format your SSD from the installer to install Mac OS Catalina. NOTE THE TRACKPAD WILL NOT FUNCTION AT THIS POINT, BUT THE TOUCHSCREEN WILL. This is caused by the way the installer handles Kext loading but because the touchscreen is being loaded via usb and the keyboard in a different method (which I can explain in detail if you'd like, the install will be possible. Do not be alarmed if the installer takes a long time to boot into, this is expected Once you have done this step, use F12 to select the USB and boot into the installer from the SSD in the options menu. (you cannot boot natively yet as the EFI isn't copied into the SSD yet. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now we will add this as a native boot option. Setup computer as normal, touchpad, brightness, etc, should all be functioning at this point. Same with wifi. Then, you should using Clover configurator copy the contents of the USB EFI into the EFI folder of your SSD EFI partition (in the folder) Now will we add this as a boot entry so you can always boot from this natively without the USB. Boot Entry Setup
      Boot into the BIOS of the computer, then navigate to the Boot setup (or entries (not sure what it is called exactly, but it will be a list of the options your computer selects to boot) Click add new, and make sure the USB isn't plugged in. Select the only option that is avaiable, and in FS0 navigate to Boot/BOOTx64. Add this as an entry, then select this as whatever priority you would like. Credits
      Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers (@maz-1) Messages and Facetime
      Using Clover Configuator generate your own Serials, Board Numbers, MLB There are various guides online to do this and as default they're set to essentially Null (Fakeserial) This is fairly straightforward and there is lots of documentation, just don't open these apps until you've done this properly. Finished!
      Congratulations, there really aren't any more steps that are required. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Files can be downloaded here, and issues and help requests can be said here or opened into the GitHub page. Please @ me for a faster response on this page, as I am not that attentive, also, feel free to PM me.  Github: https://github.com/tlefko/XPS13-9350-Catalina Thanks for reading! Files.zip
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