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    • 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 OC (UEFI) draft EFI here
      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 USBPorts.kext 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  
      Known Issues and their solutions - see here
       
      BIOS Version / Configuration
      Version: 02.11.01 Rev.A or 02.12.00 Rev.A or 02.14.01 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 and 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 1.4.9 WhateverGreen.kext 1.4.4 AppleALC.kext 1.5.4 IntelMausi.kext 1.0.4 (acidanthera version) EFIChecikDisabler.kext 0.5  
      ScreenShots
       
       
      HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf
      EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini - CLOVER Rev 1.4.zip
    • By kushwavez
      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - macOS Sierra 10.12.6 - Big Sur 11
      Running Big Sur 11.0.1!
      (Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave needs "SATA-100-series-unsupported.kext" and unmodified "AirPortBrcmFixup.kext")
       
      (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)
      Specifications:
      Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH) BIOS: Insyde Corp. v 1.15 CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530 RAM: 16 GB DDR4 (2x 8 GB SAMSUNG 2133 MHz) WiFi + Bluetooth: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth) Audio: Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255  Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111 Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW) Webcam: HD Webcam HDD: TOSHIBA 500 GB HDD SSD: KINGSTON A2000 NVMe PCI-e SSD (if you want Windows dual-boot then you need M.2 SATA SSD since NVMe will not work on Windows due interfering with NVIDIA GTX 950M (bluescreen when loading drivers)) Display: 1366x768 (15.6", Matte) Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh Connectors:  1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) Keyboard & Touchpad: Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard. Working:  
      Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z) Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z) Full Graphics Acceleration Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color) HDMI & VGA Outputs Audio  Ethernet  App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud Integrated webcam 3.0 USB Touchpad and Keyboard (with working gestures and Fn+Brightness keys) Battery info Sleep Mode NVMe PCI-e x4 SSD Power Management Hardware decoding/encoding (up to HEVC) Not working:
      Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  Only Bluetooth is working, Wifi is unsupported, changed to Broadcom BCM94352Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. Card Reader: Unsupported For Wi-Fi:
      1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it 2nd and best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo, BrcmPatchRAM3, AirportBrcmFixup kexts they're all in my attached zip). Or buy BCM94360NG for OOB support. You could buy these cards from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon Issues:
      - Sometimes Combo Jack audio is not working after sleep
      Not tested:
      - Hibernation
      - FileVault
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode: UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
       Download the install zip (bootpack & postinstall):  Click here (v5126) -> Acer_Aspire_V5-591G_Clover_v5126.zip (Tested: Sierra 10.12.6 -> macOS Big Sur 11.0.1)
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia, gibMacOS - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager, gibMacOS)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.plist" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
      - To disable SIP boot with "config_debug.plist"
       
      Please open the README.pdf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict> Before updating to a new version of macOS please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
      Here some pictures:

       
      Running fine on Big Sur 11.0.1 
       

      Finally a fully working touchpad.
       
      Sierra 10.12.6
       
      High Sierra 10.13.6
       
      Mojave 10.14.6
       
      Catalina 10.15.7
      macOS & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi  
            5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)  
      IF YOU CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but don't worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI Mountain Show: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows: 1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ in administrator mode to manage EFI
      remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ in administrator mode to manage EFI
      mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Useful Applications for Mac:
      EFI Mountain Show -> To easily mount your EFI Clover Configurator -> To easily manage your config.plist https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/ PlistEditPro -> Advanced plist editor https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/plisteditpro/ iStat Menus -> To monitoring your devices https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/ Boom 3D -> To significantly increase your audio quality https://www.globaldelight.com/boom/ TextMate -> a basic code editor just like Notepad++ on Windows https://macromates.com Modified Wineskin to run basic Windows 32-bit or 64-bit (or DX9 games) applications on Catalina -> https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/fobx5t/i_didnt_want_to_boot_windows_every_time_when_i/ CrossOver 20 -> Run DirectX 11 applications on Catalina=< https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover/ MaciASL -> View/Edit your .aml, .dsl files https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-maciasl-patchmatic/downloads/ Hackintool -> All useful info, tools in one place https://github.com/headkaze/Hackintool IORegistryExplorer V2.1 -> To view your IO tables https://github.com/vulgo/IORegistryExplorer/releases/tag/v2.1 App Cleaner -> To delete your apps with caches https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ Intel Power Gadget -> To see your frequencies https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-power-gadget Carbon Copy Cloner -> Advanced macOS drive backup utility https://bombich.com Commander One -> A Total Commander alternative for macOS https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html  
      Useful Applications for Windows:
      Total Commander -> To easily manage EFI https://www.ghisler.com mountvol b: /s -> To mount your system drive EFI EasyUEFI -> To manage boot orders and any bootloaders with ease https://www.easyuefi.com/index.html MiniTool Partition Wizard -> To mount your USB EFI, and manage other drives https://www.minitool.com/partition-manager/ Notepad++ -> Basic code editor for all type of files https://notepad-plus-plus.org gibMacOS -> A python script for downloading/creating macOS Internet Recovery USB from Windows (working internet is needed when installing) https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS  
       
      Notes:
      For Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave you need to download and use the full AirPortBrcmFixup.kext for WiFi, and replace CtlnaAHCIPort.kext with SATA-100-series-unsupported.kext for AHCI Sata drives For Sierra only you need to replace SMCBatteryManager.kext with ACPIBatteryManager.kext for working Battery indicator  
      Changelog:
      2020.11.12: Touchpad now fully functional with gestures, Patched Fn+Brightness keys (Fn+Left, Fn+Right), repatched DSDT, changed SMBIOS to MacBookPro13,1 for better support, fixed CPU Stepping, fixed some wrong lines in config.plist, updated to Big Sur release, updated bootpack, updated guide. 2020.11.03: Tested macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, updated guide 2020.11.01: Initial upload
    • By VortexisTV
      So I've been trying to update to Big Sur from Catalina but I get stuck at the +++ message at the beginning. I made sure I have all my kexts and drivers updated. Updating to Clover revision 5126 would only get me kernel panics. Am I doing something wrong? Any response would be greatly appreciated. EFI
       
      ASUS Zenbook UX331FN
      Intel Core i5-8265U
      Intel UHD 620
      Clover 5120
       

    • By kushwavez
      A really good motherboard with macOS compatible bult-in Wifi & Bluetooth

      ASUS Z170-Deluxe (with Wifi)
      BIOS: v3801
      CPU: i7-6700K 4.0 to 4.2 GHz (w/o OC)
      RAM: 1x 16 GB Corsair DDR4 2400 MHz
      GPU: Intel HD 530 (Headless) & ASUS Radeon RX 5700 OC 8 GB
      Audio: ALC 1150
      Ethernet: I219V2, I211-AT
      WiFi & Bluetooth: Broadcom BCM94360HMB Half-Mini-PCI-E
      More Specs: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z170-DELUXE/specifications/
       
      El Capitan 10.11.6 -> Big Sur 11 - Windows 10
       
      What is working:
      BCM94360HMB Wifi and Bluetooth AirDrop, Handoff, FaceTime, Messages, App Store, iCloud, etc. Intel HD 530 (QE/CI tested, but now I'm using it in headless) Sleep RX 5700 (QE/CI with 2 1080p monitors connected) Sound (all ports) USB Ports Two Ethernet ports macOS with a light OC (4.12 GHz - 4.5 Ghz, XMP, ASUS optimal) ASUS HyperKit and M.2 with a KINGSTON NVMe SSD - 250 GB Hardware decoding/encoding on both HD 530 and RX 5700 (HD 530 up to HEVC, RX 5700 at the time of writing VP9) iGPU only (with QuickSync) is used in the default config.plist To use dGPU for hw decode/encode and also use Intel QuickSync you need to start with "config_headless.plist" This will use iMac17,2 SMBIOS and shikigva=80 To use dGPU only boot with "config_amd.plist" also disable iGPU completely in BIOS. This will use iMacPro1,1 SMBIOS without iGPU System Integrity Protection is Enabled by default. If you need to boot with SIP disabled you may use "config_debug.plist" or disable it manually in Clover settings. If you want Enabled SIP but with allowing unsigned kexts you may boot with "CsrActiveConfig = 0x01"  
      What is not working:
      -  
       
      Not tested:
      Thunderbolt (no equipment)  
      Issues:
      None  
      BIOS Settings:
      Boot\CSM (Compatibility Support Module): Launch CSM: Disabled Boot\Secure Boot: OS type: Other OS Secure Boot State: Disabled Advanced\System agent (sa) Configuration: VT-d: Enabled Graphics Configuration: (This is for HD 530 in headless) Primary Display: Auto (to use dGPU only this must be PEG) iGPU Multi-monitor: Enabled (to use dGPU only this must be Disabled) RC6(Render Standby): Enabled (to use dGPU only this must be Disabled) DVMT Pre-Allocated: 128M Advanced\PCH Storage Configuration: SATA Mode Selection: AHCI HyperKit: Enable (if you have NVMe SSD with ASUS HyperKit) Advanced\CPU Configuration: Intel Virtualization Technology: Enabled CPU- Power Management Control: CPU- C-States: Enabled Intel SpeedShift: Enabled  
      Getting ready for installation:
      Download the bootpack (Clover v5126): Click here -> Z170-DELUXE_Clover_v5126.zip (Tested: El Capitan 10.11.6 -> macOS Big Sur 11.0.1)  
      Installation:
      Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia, gibMacOS - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager, gibMacOS) Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder Boot with the Installer USB If you have any problem (kp or freeze) boot with config_debug.plist to see what causes the issue  
      Post Installation:
      Download Clover Configurator and generate a new Serial Number for yourself  
      Some pictures:

       
       



       
      El Capitan 10.11.6
       
      Sierra 10.12.6
       
      High Sierra 10.13.6
       
      Mojave 10.14.6
       
      Catalina 10.15.7
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot (clean install, on one drive):
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac)
       Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart
      Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 
      Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type: 
      bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi  
      You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)  
      Mounting EFI from Windows:
      Open cmd in administrator mode and type: mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Total Commander or Explorer++ in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)  
      Useful Applications for Mac:
      EFI Mountain Show -> To easily mount your EFI Clover Configurator -> To easily manage your config.plist https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/ PlistEditPro -> Advanced plist editor https://www.fatcatsoftware.com/plisteditpro/ iStat Menus -> To monitoring your devices https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/ Boom 3D -> To significantly increase your audio quality https://www.globaldelight.com/boom/ TextMate -> a basic code editor just like Notepad++ on Windows https://macromates.com Modified Wineskin to run basic Windows 32-bit or 64-bit (or DX9 games) applications on Catalina -> https://www.reddit.com/r/MacOS/comments/fobx5t/i_didnt_want_to_boot_windows_every_time_when_i/ MaciASL -> View/Edit your .aml, .dsl files https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-maciasl-patchmatic/downloads/ Hackintool -> All useful info, tools in one place https://github.com/headkaze/Hackintool IORegistryExplorer V2.1 -> To view your IO tables https://github.com/vulgo/IORegistryExplorer/releases/tag/v2.1 App Cleaner -> To delete your apps with caches https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ Intel Power Gadget -> To see your frequencies https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-power-gadget Carbon Copy Cloner -> Advanced macOS drive backup utility https://bombich.com Commander One ->A Total Commander alternative for macOS https://mac.eltima.com/file-manager.html  
      Useful Applications for Windows:
      Total Commander -> To easily manage EFI https://www.ghisler.com gibMacOS -> A python script for downloading/creating macOS Internet Recovery USB from Windows (working internet is needed when installing) https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS mountvol b: /s -> To mount your system drive EFI
      EasyUEFI -> To manage boot orders and any bootloaders with ease https://www.easyuefi.com/index.html
      MiniTool Partition Wizard -> To mount your USB EFI, and manage other drives https://www.minitool.com/partition-manager/
      Notepad++ -> Basic code editor for all type of files https://notepad-plus-plus.org
       
      Notes:
      No need to change anything inside Clover from El Capitan to Big Sur For macOS Mojave and older you might need the full AirPortBrcmFixup.kext for full WiFi support   
      Changelog:
      2020.11.12: Noticed that the CPU is always at 4200 Mhz, created an SSDT for proper CPU stepping. Updated to Big Sur release version, updated bootpack
      2020.11.03: Tested El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur
      2020.11.01: Updated bootpack to Clover v5126, ready for macOS 11 Big Sur final release
      2020.04.23: Corrected layout-id to use all audio ports, updated bootpack
      2020.04.22: Deleted unnecessary boot-args, can boot without any custom boot-args (except agdpmod=pikera for RX 5700), updated bootpack
      2020.04.20: Deleted unnecessary lines from config.plist, updated bootpack
      2020.04.17: Replaced FakeSMC with VirtualSMC because FakeSMC is outdated (to see your frequencies use Intel Power Gadget) -> Removed unnecessary kexts, Updated all necessary kexts, updated Clover to v5112, updated bootpack, enabled SIP, deleted bootcamp theme
      2020.03.26: Updated to 10.15.4 -> Updated WhateverGreen, Lilu -> Updated Clover to v5107
      2020.03.23: Removed "EmuVariableUefi.efi" -> deleted, caused false nvram map, now it's native, updated Clover to v5106
      2020.02.11: Updated to 10.15.3 -> No problem when/after installing
      2020.01.19: Added ASUS HyperKit NVMe SSD to the "What is working" list
      2020.01.12: Tested system with OC, added more informations to BIOS settings
      2020.01.11: Added SmallTreeIntel82576.kext for 2nd Ethernet, Tested Ethernet ports
      2020.01.11: First upload
       
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