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    • By fantomas
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5
       
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5 introduces battery health management in the Energy Saver settings for notebooks, a new option to disable automatic prominence in Group FaceTime calls, and controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR. The update also improves the stability, reliability, and security of your Mac. 
       
      Battery Health Management
      Battery health management to help maximize battery lifespan for Mac notebooks Energy Saver preference pane now displays battery condition and recommends if the battery needs to be serviced Option to disable battery health management For more information, please visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211094
       
      FaceTime Prominence Preference 
      New option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls, so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks  
      Calibration Fine-Tuning for Pro Display XDR
      Controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR by adjusting the white point and luminance for a precise match to your own display-calibration target  
      This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements:
      Fixes an issue that may prevent Reminders from sending notifications for recurring reminders Addresses an issue that may prevent password entry on the login screen Fixes an issue where System Preferences would continue to show a notification badge even after installing an update Resolves an issue where the built-in camera may not be detected when trying to use it after using a video conferencing app Addresses an issue for Mac computers with the Apple T2 Security Chip where internal speakers may not appear as a sound output device in Sound preferences Fixes a stability issue with uploading and downloading media files from iCloud Photo Library while your Mac is asleep Resolves a stability issue when transferring large amounts of data to RAID volumes Fixes an issue where the Reduced Motion Accessibility preference did not reduce the speed of animations in a Group FaceTime call  
      Enterprise content:
      Improves performance on certain Mac models when enabling hardware acceleration in GPU-intensive apps such as those used for video conferencing Addresses an issue where Microsoft Exchange accounts were unable to sign in during account setup when using Conditional Access Apple Push Notification Service traffic now uses a web proxy when specified in a PAC file via the Proxies payload Resolves an issue that prevented some displays connected to MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) from waking from sleep when the Mac wakes Major new releases of macOS are no longer hidden when using the softwareupdate(8) command with the  --ignore flag This change also affects macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra after installing Security Update 2020-003.
       
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F96)
       
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    • By tonyx86
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      Due to the many problems with this forum (not searchable, Google no longer indexing it, slow load times...) I have started maintaining this thread in another forum.  Please Google "Catalina HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini" to find my other thread where my name there is deeveedee.  Thank you.
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      This guide is a work in progress and will be updated as I refine the installation.
       
      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) 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 SMBIOS MacModel MacMini 8,1 Unsupported M.2 PCIe x1 2230 Intel Wi-Fi (currently disabled in BIOS).  I may replace this with Brcm, but am using only Ethernet (IntelMausi) for now.  
      Installation Steps: To be provided
      See attached EFI and /L/E kexts in EliteDesk.zip archive See installation methodology here See references here  
      What is not working
      Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (intentional since I have not yet replaced my Intel card).  
      What is not tested
      USB c 3.1 port Microphone port  
      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
      (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) Some USB devices were not recognized. My SSDT-UIAC.aml was incomplete and did not specify all required USB port types (missing SSxx ports). The attached EliteDesk.zip archive includes this fix. (Reported this as a possible Clover issue - no solution yet) Clover boot loader may default to Recovery volume after a normal shutdown.  Work-around is to select your normal macOS volume.  This may only happen when Clover is configured to boot LastBootedVolume and may be "fixable" by explicitly setting a boot volume (haven't tested this). (Watching this - not sure it's a problem) At least one display blanks (sleeps) when plugging / unplugging USB device (observed in front USB 3.1 ports).  Display wakes immediately on keyboard and mouse activity, so this is a minor issue but may be indicative of another issue. (No solution yet - work-around is to use Firefox) Safari has problems loading insanelymac web pages after sleep / wake.  Work-around: use Firefox or reboot.  I have seen reports in forums where Safari issues are experienced after sleep / wake on a real Mac.  Not sure if the problems are related.  I suspect that it might be related to streaming video on InsanelyMac pages (since I haven't observed the issue on "static" pages).
      Also observed video problem in AppStore after sleep/wake.  Console: VideoDecodersUnavailable  (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) Display does not fully wake after resuming from sleep (needs an extra mouse or keyboard stimulus to fully wake).  Solution is to change boot arg darkwake=0 to darkwake=2.  Other values of darkwake may work as well, but this is the first I tried and it worked. (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) -disablegfxfirmware boot arg is not required with WEG.  I inadvertently left this boot arg after I encountered an endless gfx firmware update boot loop while working on my FB patching.  This boot arg is no longer necessary after completing FB patching with WEG. (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive): Sometimes, CMOS time is lost on shutdown or restart.  Solution is to enable Clover's Apple RTC fix in config.plist. (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) headphone jack doesn't work.  Solution is to change HDEF layout-id to 28. (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) System freezes on wake from sleep because of a kernel panic related to hda-gfx (my system does not have HDMI and my DP->DVI adapters do not drive monitor speakers).  Solution is to add No-hda-gfx property to HDEF as described here.  This property is recognized as a Lilu flag and prevents loading hda-gfx. (Solved and included in the attached EliteDesk.zip archive) Device (PMCR) is not defined.  Solution is a SSDT that "injects" the missing device. (Solved and included in the attached archive) eficheck is loaded (not sure why this is bad, but may be a privacy issue - see here). Solution is to add updated EFICheckDisabler kext that include Q370 chipset.  See here.  
      BIOS Version / Configuration: To be provided
      Version: 02.11.01 Rev.A  
      Clover Configuration: To be provided
       
      UHD 630 Framebuffer Patching: To be provided
       
      Current Versions
      Catalina 10.15.4.02 Clover (UEFI) r5118 Lilu.kext 1.4.4 WhateverGreen.kext 1.3.9 AppleALC.kext 1.4.9 IntelMausiEthernet 2.5.0  
      Credits To be provided
       
       





      EliteDesk800 G4 Mini - Rev 0.6.zip
    • By fantomas
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5 introduces battery health management in the Energy Saver settings for notebooks, a new option to disable automatic prominence in Group FaceTime calls, and controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR. The update also improves the stability, reliability, and security of your Mac. 
      Battery Health Management
      Battery health management to help maximize battery lifespan for Mac notebooks Energy Saver preference pane now displays battery condition and recommends if the battery needs to be serviced Option to disable battery health management For more information, please visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211094
      FaceTime Prominence Preference 
      New option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls, so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks Calibration Fine-Tuning for Pro Display XDR
      Controls to fine-tune the built-in calibration of your Pro Display XDR by adjusting the white point and luminance for a precise match to your own display-calibration target This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements:
      Fixes an issue that may prevent Reminders from sending notifications for recurring reminders Addresses an issue that may prevent password entry on the login screen Fixes an issue where System Preferences would continue to show a notification badge even after installing an update Resolves an issue where the built-in camera may not be detected when trying to use it after using a video conferencing app Addresses an issue for Mac computers with the Apple T2 Security Chip where internal speakers may not appear as a sound output device in Sound preferences Fixes a stability issue with uploading and downloading media files from iCloud Photo Library while your Mac is asleep Resolves a stability issue when transferring large amounts of data to RAID volumes Fixes an issue where the Reduced Motion Accessibility preference did not reduce the speed of animations in a Group FaceTime call Enterprise content:
      Improves performance on certain Mac models when enabling hardware acceleration in GPU-intensive apps such as those used for video conferencing Addresses an issue where Microsoft Exchange accounts were unable to sign in during account setup when using Conditional Access Apple Push Notification Service traffic now uses a web proxy when specified in a PAC file via the Proxies payload Resolves an issue that prevented some displays connected to MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) from waking from sleep when the Mac wakes Major new releases of macOS are no longer hidden when using the softwareupdate(8) command with the  --ignore flag This change also affects macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra after installing Security Update 2020-003.
       
      macOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F96)
       
      Update
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    • By miliuco
      Instalar macOS 10.15 Catalina en la placa Gigabyte P55-USB3 con tarjeta gráfica Radeon RX 580 utilizando un dispositivo USB con el programa de instalación creado con el comando createinstallmedia y con Clover como gestor de arranque. Las instrucciones para instalar macOS 10.14 Mojave en este ordenador son prácticamente las mismas, reemplazando la aplicación Catalina por Mojave, por lo que este artículo sirve para ambas versiones de macOS. La placa base Gigabyte P55-USB3 (y algunas otras de la misma marca con chipset P55 / H55) facilitaron el montaje de un hackintosh desde hace 10 años y la instalación de macOS desde la versión 10.6 Snow Leopard. Aunque se trata de una placa veterana, el comportamiento con Mojave o Catalina es muy bueno después de cambiar el disco duro clásico de platos giratorios (HDD) por uno de estado sólido (SSD).
       
      Componentes del hackintosh
       
      Placa base Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3: chipset P55, socket 1156, audio ALC892, red Gigabit RTL8111D, admite hasta 4 módulos de memoria RAM DDR3 Procesador Intel Core i5-750 para socket 1156: 4 núcleos, caché de 8MB, frecuencia de reloj 2,66 GHz Tarjeta inalámbrica + bluetooth fenvi FV-T919: PCI-Express, wifi es de tipo ac, reconocida por macOS como Airport y bluetooth de Apple Tarjeta gráfica Radeon RX 580 de 8GB: funciona bien tal como sale de la caja pero hay algunos detalles que merecen ser tenidos en cuenta, tiene su propio artículo.
        Requisitos previos
       
      La aplicación Instalar macOS Catalina en la carpeta /Aplicaciones Memoria USB de al menos 16gb preparada desde Utilidad de Discos con esquema de particiones MBR y formateada como Mac Os Plus con registro (en placas Gigabyte antiguas como la mía, las memorias USB particionadas con esquema GUID en vez de MBR suelen colgar el sistema al arrancar) Versión reciente de Clover (he utilizado la versión r5117) Versiones recientes de Lilu (al menos 1.4.4) y WhateverGreen (al menos 1.3.9) para afinar el comportamiento de la tarjeta gráfica Versión reciente de RealtekRTL8111.kext (he utilizado la versión 2.2.2) Versión 6.26-322 de FaceSMC (versiones más recientes inhabilitan el montaje automático de dispositivos USB en mi sistema).
        Crear USB de instalación
       
      Ejecutar este comando desde Terminal (suponiendo que el dispositivo de destino se llama USB):
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app Al terminar la operación hay que instalar Clover en la memoria USB, en mi caso elijo las opciones siguientes:
       
      Instalar Clover en la partición ESP Gestor de arranque > Instalar boot0af en el MBR CloverEFi > CloverEFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > Recommended drivers > FSInject + SMCHelper + XhciDxe BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > File System drivers > ApfsDriverLoader Instalar los scripts RC en el volumen seleccionado Scripts RC opcionales > Disable sleep proxy client.
        Hay que copiar 4 extensiones a la carpeta EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other del dispositivo USB: FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 y RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2. Respecto al archivo config.plist lo más significativo es:
       
      Boot > kext-dev-mode=1 en Boot arguments Gui > Theme embedded, EmbeddedThemeType Dark, Screen Resolution 1920x1080 (es la de mi monitor), Preboot en Hide Volume Graphics > en blanco, no se marca nada salvo si se utiliza la solución de foxbox para tener más de 2 conectores habilitados RT Variables > 0x28 en BooterConfig y 0x67 en CsrActiveConfig SMBios > iMac14,2 Sytem Parameters > Yes en Inject Kexts y marcar Inject System ID.
        Instalar macOS Catalina
       
      Arrancar desde el dispositivo USB y elegir Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina. Comienza el programa de instalación hasta que se reinicia el PC. Aquí se elige Install macOS from HDD (el nombre del volumen en el que estás instalando macOS). Con la tarjeta gráfica RX 580 se pierde la pantalla (en negro) en esta segunda fase de la instalación, es una fase en la que el usuario no interviene hasta que se vuelve a reiniciar el PC por lo que puedes dejarlo funcionar hasta que se muestre el menú de Clover del USB otra vez. Hay que elegir Boot macOS from HDD para arrancar el sistema instalado desde el disco duro, se recupera la pantalla y se puede configurar la cuenta y las opciones iniciales. A partir de este momento la pantalla funciona bien. En resumen:
       
      Arranque desde USB > menú Clover > Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina > pantalla funciona bien Arranque desde USB > menú Clover > Install macOS from MacintoshHD > pantalla en negro Arranque desde USB > menú Clover > Boot macOS from MacintoshHD > pantalla funciona bien.
        Instalar Clover y extensiones en el disco duro
       
      Hay que instalar Clover en el disco en el que acabamos de instalar macOS. Las opciones son las mismas que al instalarlo en la memoria USB. También hay que copiar las 4 extensiones (FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 y RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2) a la carpeta EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other de la partición EFI del disco. Y repasar el archivo config.plist recordando lo comentado para el USB. Si todo ha ido bien, al reiniciar sin dispositivo USB el ordenador arranca desde el disco duro con macOS Catalina en marcha.
       
      Nota: no comento nada del sonido porque utilizo un dispositivo externo de sonido por USB que funciona sin requerir configuraciones adicionales de ningún tipo. Esta placa base lleva el chip de sonido Realtek ALC892 que tengo desactivado, si deseas utilizarlo hay opciones para activarlo, si buscas ALC892 Catalina o ALC892 Mojave encontrarás soluciones para ello.
       

    • By fantomas
      Version finale... macOS Catalina 10.15.5 (19F96)
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