I have Big Sur beta 10 on my system. I also have native NVRAM thanks to SSDT-PMC.aml file.
I have seen that a nvram.plist file occasionally appears in /System/Volumes/Update volume root folder.
This file has many entries, some of them from past and not current settings (very different of keys founded in Hackintool or with nvram -p command).
If I delete it, everything seems to work fine. It is not created again at next boot but after an indefinite number of boots, it can be 2 or 3 or more than 20.
It happens to someone else? Is it something new in Big Sur? Does it mean that maybe I don't have native NVRAM although I think I do?
I have had some usability issues in the past with my hackintosh so I installed Mojave for the second time but it keeps producing the same exact problem. Most of the time the system stutters and lags after login. The app icons just bounce if I want to open them and even if it does it takes forever. Another thing I picked up on is that it seems like there's no internet access whenever this occurs. The problem ceases after like 2-3 restarts and everything is back to normal.
What could cause an issue like this? I had the same thing happening with my previous install but I thought that was because of unnecessary kexts I left in the EFI. I only have the bare minimum required this time so I'm kinda lost.
It's been a while that I am trying to update my system to 10.15.16.
The install seem to start, then at reboot time I only see the Normal boot and the Recovery option from the Clover boot menu.
None of those 2 allow to complete the update.
Is there any ways to force it to install and/or show the "Update" option on the Clover boot screen?
I managed to install Mojave on my MSI GP62-6QE laptop with somewhat success. The only annoying thing left is that everytime I shut it down it seemingly kernel panics and I get the "Your computer has restarted because of a problem" at startup.
I tried many different things such as removing emuvariablesuefi64, checking FixShutdown in CloverConfig but it seems the NVRAM is causing this issue.
I have deleted the nvram file from the EFI partition but it seems stuck somewhere else, I can't clear out the nvram from the terminal or in single user mode as it returns a "Not permitted" error.
Clearing out the nvram by pressing F11 at the boot menu screen works however.
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520
HDMI Resolution (Max.) 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
Mini DP Resolution (Max.) 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Audio: Realtek ALC255
1 x M.2 slot (2280_storage)
1 x PCIe M.2 NGFF 2230 A-E key slot occupied by the WiFi+BT card
2 x USB 3.0
1 x head phone Jack
1 x Mic phone Jack
1 x HDMI (1.4a)
1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.2)
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ45
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot
Supports 2.5” HDD/SSD, 7.0/9.5 mm thick (1 x 6 Gbps SATA 3)
Intel® Core™ i3-6100U2.3GHz Processor
8GB PC3L-DDR3 RAM (2x4GB Samsung Memory Modules)
1 Plextor 250 GB M.2 SATA SSD Disk Drive
1 Samsung EVO 860 500 GB SSD
All 4 USB ports work perfectly fine with no need for using the custom SSDTs.
Realtek ALC255 Audio codec works with AppleALC.kext (with Lilu) using Layout-id=11 (Thanks to the acidanthera developers (AKA dortania)
(you can also use these layout-ids: 11, 13,15, 86)
Intel Gigabit LAN (Intel i219V) works with IntelMausiEthernet.kext (Thanks to @Mieze) and IntelMausi.kext fork by acidanthera
Intel HD 520 works with Whatevergreen.kext
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:
Intel Bluetooth works OOB
macOS Mojave almost supports everything except for Intel Wi-Fi card which can be fixed with itlwm.kext and Heliport application which were developed by OpenIntelWireless project developers (thanks guy/s or gal/s)
Here is the list of supported Intel Wi-Fi adapters that will work with itlwn.kext and Heliport.
About activating the Wi-Fi you need to run the Heliport application which replaces macOS’s built-in Wi-Fi menu and you can scan and connect to all the available Wi-Fi networks around you.
You need to add the Heliport.app to “Login Items” under the Users & Groups in System Preferences for it to load with macOS.
Another issue with the Intel Wi-Fi and the macOS that I encountered is that the Signal Strength drops but it hasn’t disrupt my network connectivity so far so it could be a bug.
Sleep works fine with macOS Mojave but I had no luck getting it to work on Catalina and Big Sur (I didn't even try that hard to get it to work anyways because I like Mojave better lol).
What not works:
The only thing that doesn’t work is the AirDrop which is because of the Intel Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and if you replace the Wi-Fi+BT card with a supported Broadcom adapter will work eventually.
Here is the list of macOS Compatible Wi-Fi adapters (thanks to dortania group for the details list)
Thanks to the Clover Bootloader's developers; Thanks to the acidanthera team and everyone else in the Hackintosh community for their hard work and support.
Here is the EFI folder with Clover r5121:
Gigabyte Brix Mojave Clover r5121.zip