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@ferfwe If you are installing Mojave, please post your questions in this thread.

please excuse me . I'm happy. established with the help of your keks mak sierra. it remains to understand it and put wifi tp link tl-wn725n

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EDIT: I have attached my current EFI / LE folders to this post (consistent with the explanation below).  I have not yet attached this to Post #1, as I'm not ready to make it my baseline.  The attached configuration is working very well in High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina.

 

Note that I'm still running Clover r5103.

 

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I have not yet updated the baseline in Post #1 of this thread, because I still prefer to have kexts in /L/E for all the reasons that @Hervé states here, so I have been trying to find a way to get Bluetooth firmware update to work reliably in Catalina with kexts in /L/E. After experimenting with Clover's "ForceKextsToLoad" and giving up on that approach, here's the closest that I have come to having all kexts in /L/E:

  • CLOVER r5103 (Legacy): Inject Kexts = YES (not DETECT)
  • Kexts in E/C/k/O
    • BrcmFirmwareData.kext v2.5.1
    • BrcmPatchRAM3.kext v2.5.1
  • Kexts in /L/E
    • Lilu.kext v1.4.2
    • BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext v2.5.1
    • AirportBrcmFixup.kext v2.0.6
    • FakeSMC.kext v6.26
    • IntelMausiEthernet.kext v2.5.0
    • USBInjectAll.kext v0.7.1
    • VoodooPS2Controller.kext (Bronxteck) v6.0.0
    • ACPIBatteryManager.kext v1.90.1
    • FakeSMC_CPUSensor.kext v6.26
    • FakeSMC_GPUSensor.kext v6.26

It appears to me that there is something about BrcmPatchRAM3.kext and BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext installed in /L/E that does not agree with Catalina.  I'm not sure if the problem has something to do with Clover Legacy mode or is something specific to this laptop.

 

EDIT: This configuration appears to be working reliably for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3.  I will continue to test.

 

 

E6410-Catalina-3v8.zip

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Attached new E6410-Catalina-3v8.zip

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Catalina 10.15.4 has been released.  The new DosDude Catalina Patcher is available here.  I am too busy with other things to try it now, but the installation / upgrade process should be as stated in Post #1 of this thread, replacing Catalina Patcher v1.3.0 with the new DosDude Patcher.

 

EDIT: It appears that a CLOVER update is required for Catalina 10.15.4.  Be sure to get the latest CLOVER bootloader (r5107 as of this writing).

 

Be sure to backup first!

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Added note about latest CLOVER version

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Theres a way to enable Airplay mirroring on Latitude hack 6,2?

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I'm not on my Apple TV Wi-Fi network to test it, but when I open mirroring from the Menu Bar, it shows "AirPlay: Looking for TV".  What are you seeing?

 

 

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1 hour ago, tonyx86 said:

I'm not on my Apple TV Wi-Fi network to test it, but when I open mirroring from the Menu Bar, it shows "AirPlay: Looking for TV".  What are you seeing?

 

 

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None...

and in yours are with a second monitor attached?

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EDIT2: @vbmota According to this post in MacRumors, AirPlay no longer works with patched Legacy NVidia Video after Mojave.  I have confirmed that AirPlay still works perfectly on my HackPro5,1 running Catalina 10.15.3 with Sapphire Pulse RX580.

 

EDIT: @vbmota I was able to use Airplay to Apple TV in High Sierra 10.13.6 and Mojave 10.14.6, so maybe the Airplay problem in Catalina has something to do with a DosDude Catalina patch that I missed.  Not sure.  I deleted my previous statement about needing HD Graphics after finding that Airplay does work with this Latitude E6410 (Nvidia Graphics) running High Sierra 10.13.6 and Mojave 10.14.6.

 

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I'm not currently using a second monitor (although both the VGA and Display Port do work).  Successful Display mirroring to Apple TV does depend on your Wi-Fi card and requires your Apple TV to be on the same Wi-Fi network with Apple TV enabled.  If I remember correctly, you're not using the same Wi-Fi card that I'm using.  If you're not using Broadcom BCM 94352HMB, see if you can google Airplay with your card.

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Added note indicating that AirPlay no longer works after Mojave

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I just discovered that I've been wrong about EH01:HP14 USB port.  I never knew that the ESATA port on the left side of the E6410 is actually a dual ESATA/USB2 port, so EH01:HP14 should be an external USB2 port in SSDT-UIAC.aml.  Attached is the corrected SSDT-UIAC.aml file.  Replace the SSDT-UIAC.aml file in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched with the attached file.  I'll make the correction in the baseline attached to Post #1 when I make the next baseline update (probably for Catalina 10.15.4).

 

Sorry about the mixup and going back and forth on this.  Good to know I'm still learning. :)

SSDT-UIAC.zip

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I just participated in a Zoom meeting and found that my internal mic is not working. I had to connect an external mic to the right mic jack (which worked fine).  Does anyone have the internal mic working on their HackBookPro6,2 and if so, how did you get it working?

 

EDIT: If I install AppleALC.kext (removing VoodooHDA.kext and AppleHDADisabler.kext), the internal mic works.  I guess the internal mic needs some kind of additional VoodHDA.kext configuration.  

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@vbmota I edited my previous post about Airplay after finding that Airplay does work in High Sierra 10.13.6 and Mojave 10.14.6 on this Latitude E6410 (NVidia Graphics).  According to this post in MacRumors, AirPlay to Apple TV is no longer an option with patched legacy video after Mojave.

 

I am very happy with my ability to triple-boot High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 (hopefully soon to be 10.15.4).  I would highly recommend keeping a bootable Mojave and/or High Sierra partition if you need AirPlay.

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Changed text to indicate that AirPlay to Apple TV is no longer an option after Mojave

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I have not yet started to upgrade my Latitude E6410 (Nvidia) to 10.15.4 because there are still issues and 10.15.3 is fine for me (for now).  Here are some of the things that I think need to be considered for the upgrade to 10.15.4:

  • All 3rd party kexts may need to be injected by Clover (yeah, I know.  I'm changing my position on this AGAIN).  Looks like we may not have a choice with new restrictions imposed by Apple.  If true, I will be moving all 3rd-party kexts to E/C/k/O with Clover "Inject Kexts" = YES.
  • Clover will need to be updated (r5107 at the time of this writing)
  • A new DosDude patcher will be required.  Looks like they're still trying to resolve issues
  • There is a new boot flag 'amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1" that may need to be used in addition to "-no_compat_check".  This appears to be needed on a real MBP6,2, but I'm not sure if it will be needed on our hacks.

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@tonyx86

The internal microphone works for me with VoodooHDA after I switched "Input" to "Microphone (Digital)" in the Sound prefpane (see attached). Note that I have VoodooHDA installed via the "Legacy Clover" method (or whatever it was called), meaning that I have VoodooHDA.kext in /E/C/k/O, and no AppleHDADisabler.kext.

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We will need to add "amfi_get_out_of_my_way=0x1" to boot-args in order for the legacy video patch to work -- that, or we'll have to disable Library verification, as seen here. I've attached a relevant dialogue from the "macOS on Unsupported Macs" Discord server; if you're also a member of that server, you can access the attached messages directly through this link.

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Hello again folks.

Unfortunately, even after removing my bay drive HDD, I'm still encountering spontaneous white screens -- only much less frequently. I haven't the slightest idea what the issue could be.

 

On an unrelated note, however, I believe I've figured out how to boot Clover in UEFI mode!

  1. Erase a USB disk as GPT + FAT32 (let's call this volume "EFI-2", even though it's separate from the ESP)
  2. Manually create a Clover configuration on EFI-2, as such:
    • /EFI
      • /BOOT
        • /BOOTX64.efi (this is a renamed copy of CLOVERX64.efi -- see below)
      • /CLOVER
        • /ACPI
          • /patched (put appropriate DSDT/SSDT binaries here)
        • /drivers
          • /UEFI (put appropriate drivers here)
        • /kexts
          • /Other (put kexts here, not in /Library/Extensions ;))
        • CLOVERX64.efi (get it here)
        • config.plist (I don't believe it's necessary to change any of the configuration that we've been using for our Legacy boot setup)
  3. Reboot and press F12. You'll see an option under "UEFI Boot" named "INT(,0x80,0x13)" or something. Select that and press ENTER.
  4. Clover boots in UEFI mode! You can confirm this from the "About Clover" menu.

Now, I'm not sure how much of the above is necessary to get Clover working; I'm still messing around with this.
Perhaps, if we format the USB disk to have two partitions -- the first FAT32, 200MiB; the second HFS+, taking up the rest of the drive -- we could then manually install Clover on the FAT32 partition as described above, and run createinstallmedia on the HFS+ partition in order to create a traditional hackintosh setup drive.

Or, if that causes the drive to no longer be recognized by the E6410's horrible UEFI implementation, we could just run createinstallmedia on a separate HFS+ formatted USB disk.

 

On a semi-related note, I've been trying to replace Clover with OpenCore on my E6410. I haven't gotten very far yet, but I can say that at least the boot picker works. Apparently, people generally don't think to run OpenCore on an Arrandale system...

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EDIT: I just saw that there's a new DosDude Catalina Patcher v1.4.  Will try again later with the new patcher. Leaving this for historical purposes.

 

 

I have attempted to install 10.15.4 using DosDude Catalina Patcher 1.3.5, but have not been successful.  The Catalina installer fails with the attached error.  I have tried multiple USB thumb drives, played with multiple kext installation strategies, tinkered with Clover, but no luck.  Any ideas?  If not, will wait for 10.15.5 and try again.

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EDIT3: This is fixed in CLOVER r5109.

 

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EDIT2: This r5108 bug appears to be resolved in a new commit after r5108 was released (not yet merged).  The bug was introduced after r5107, as r5107 does not have this problem.

 

 

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I have found that something about CLOVER r5108 does not agree with the Latitude E6410 NVidia graphics.  When attempting to install Catalina 10.15.3 with CLOVER r5108, blackscreen after Catalina installation is complete.  I have reverted to CLOVER r5103 until I figure this out.

 

EDIT: I completed a Catalina 10.15.3 installation with CLOVER r5103.  The installation completed without issues.  I then upgraded to CLOVER r5108 and rebooted to a black screen.  There's something wrong with CLOVER r5108 on this Latitude E6410.

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On 31/03/2020 at 22:42, unilock said:

Olá novamente pessoal.

Infelizmente, mesmo depois de remover o disco rígido da unidade bay, ainda encontro telas brancas espontâneas - com muito menos frequência. Não tenho a menor idéia de qual poderia ser o problema.

 

Em uma nota não relacionada, no entanto, acredito que descobri como inicializar o Clover no modo UEFI!

  1. Apague um disco USB como GPT + FAT32 (vamos chamar esse volume de "EFI-2", mesmo que seja separado do ESP)
  2. Crie manualmente uma configuração do Clover no EFI-2, como tal:
    •  / EFI
      • / BOOT
        • /BOOTX64.efi (esta é uma cópia renomeada do CLOVERX64.efi - veja abaixo)
      • /TREVO
        • / ACPI
          • / patched (coloque binários DSDT / SSDT apropriados aqui)
        • / drivers
          • / UEFI (coloque os drivers apropriados aqui)
        • / kexts
          • / Outros (coloque kexts aqui, não em / Biblioteca / Extensões ;))
        • CLOVERX64.efi (obtenha-o aqui )
        • config.plist (não acredito que seja necessário alterar nenhuma das configurações que estamos usando para nossa instalação de inicialização herdada)
  3. Reinicie e pressione F12. Você verá uma opção em "UEFI Boot" com o nome "INT (, 0x80,0x13)" ou algo assim. Selecione isso e pressione ENTER.
  4. O trevo é inicializado no modo UEFI! Você pode confirmar isso no menu "Sobre o trevo".

Agora, não tenho certeza do quanto é necessário para o Clover funcionar; Eu ainda estou brincando com isso.
Talvez, se formatarmos o disco USB para ter duas partições - a primeira FAT32, 200MiB; o segundo HFS +, ocupando o resto da unidade - poderíamos instalar manualmente o Clover na partição FAT32, conforme descrito acima, e executar createinstallmedia na partição HFS +, a fim de criar uma unidade de instalação tradicional do hackintosh.

Ou, se isso fizer com que a unidade não seja mais reconhecida pela horrível implementação UEFI do UE64 do E6410 , poderíamos simplesmente executar o createinstallmedia em um disco USB no formato HFS + separado.

 

Em uma nota semi-relacionada, eu tenho tentado substituir o Clover pelo OpenCore no meu E6410. Ainda não cheguei muito longe, mas posso dizer que pelo menos o seletor de inicialização funciona. Aparentemente, as pessoas geralmente não pensam em rodar o OpenCore em um sistema Arrandale ...

 

Theres a way to run Clover in UEFI mode without an USB drive?

 

 

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On 3/31/2020 at 11:15 PM, tonyx86 said:

EDIT: I just saw that there's a new DosDude Catalina Patcher v1.4.  Will try again later with the new patcher. Leaving this for historical purposes.

 

 

I have attempted to install 10.15.4 using DosDude Catalina Patcher 1.3.5, but have not been successful.  The Catalina installer fails with the attached error.  I have tried multiple USB thumb drives, played with multiple kext installation strategies, tinkered with Clover, but no luck.  Any ideas?  If not, will wait for 10.15.5 and try again.

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I am not able to apply 10.15.4 to my Latitude E6410.  I have attempted with different USB thumb drives, different USB ports, tweaks to CLOVER config.plist. Nothing works for me - I always get the error above.  I have tried DosDude patcher versions after 1.30 including 1.4 and 1.4.1.  Has anyone succeeded in applying 10.15.4 to their Latitude E6410?

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EDIT2: I have upgraded to Lilu.kext 1.4.3.  The attached archive still includes Lilu.kext 1.4.2.

 

EDIT: My current EFI and /L/E is attached.  Note that you will need to move your kexts to E/C/k/O on your USB installer for the upgrade.

 

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The 10.15.4 update was problematic.  I'm not sure it completed successfully, even though my version is now 10.15.4.  I simply followed my install instructions in Post #1 and ignored the errors.  After the installation was complete, I deleted '/System/Volumes/Data/macOS Install Data.'  

 

I am currently running Clover (Legacy) r5109.
 

E6410-Catalina-4v1.zip

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The new AppleALC.kext v1.4.8 supports a new boot argument

  • Support startup delay for AppleHDAController via alc-delay property or alcdelay boot-arg (in ms)

This may be the solution needed for AppleALC.kext to be installed on this Latitude E6410 while preventing the interference with Wi-Fi startup.

 

VoodooHDA.kext is fine for me, so if you experiment with this, please report your findings.  Thank you!

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EDIT: Despite the 10.15.4 installation errors, 10.15.4 is running well on this Latitude E6410.  I no longer have reservations about installing 10.15.4.

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For those who want to attempt the Catalina 10.15.4 upgrade from 10.15.3 (despite the installer errors), here are my upgrade steps:

  • Backup your Catalina/Catalina-Data volumes
  • Create Catalina 10.15.4 installer USB using DosDude Catalina Patcher 1.4.1 (or later) and Catalina 10.15.4.02 (or later).  Note that 10.15.4.02 was released soon after 10.15.4.01.
  • Install Clover r5109 (or later) on the USB thumb drive
  • Copy the EFI attached to Post #1 to your USB EFI and copy all kexts from the LE folder attached to Post #1 to E/C/k/O in the USB EFI.  Be sure to replace ### MASKED ### values in config.plist with your own values.  All of your 3rd-party kexts should be in E/C/k/O on the USB installer.
  • Remove LegacyUSBInject.kext and SIPManager.kext from the USB /Library/Extensions folder
  • Modify the USB installer's CatalinaPatcherFlags.plist (use XCode) so that shouldAutoApplyPostInstallPatches and shouldUseAPFSBooter are both NO (default is YES)
  • Boot your Latitude E6410 from the USB thumb drive (press F12 and select USB)
  • At the Clover boot screen, select the Catalina Installer on the USB
  • At the Catalina macOS Utilities screen, select "Reinstall macOS"
  • Ignore the error "An error occurred while preparing the installation" and reboot from your USB thumbdrive
  • At the Clover boot screen, select the Catalina Installer on your destination drive's Catalina Data volume (not the installer on the USB).  The installer will apply the 10.15.4 update.
  • Ignore the error "The bless tool was unable to set the current boot disk" and reboot from your USB
  • At the Clover boot screen, select the Catalina Installer on the USB (not on the Catalina Data volume)
  • At the Catalina macOS Utilities screen, select "macOS Post Install" and click Continue
  • Make sure your upgraded Catalina volume is the destination volume (click Change if necessary) and select ONLY the following patches
    • Install Patch Updater
    • Legacy Video Card Patch
    • Library Validation Disabler Patch
  • Click Apply Patches
  • Reboot from your USB (not yet from your SSD) and boot from your upgraded Catalina volume
  • Sign-in with Apple ID (if you're prompted to enter your iPhone PIN and/or Setup iCloud keychain, skip this for now)
  • If prompted to re-install any DosDude patches, re-install them but don't restart yet
  • Confirm your macOS version is now 10.15.4 (About This Mac)
  • Install Clover (LEGACY - not UEFI) r5109 (or later) on your SSD
  • Add boot-arg amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1 to your SSD's config.plist
  • Remove the following kexts from /Library/Extensions
    • LegacyUSBInjector.kext
    • LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext
    • SIPDisabler.kext (this shouldn't be installed unless you selected wrong DosDude patches)
  • Rebuild kextcache (sudo kextcache -i /) and confirm that all 3rd-party kexts are "allowed"
  • Reinstall VoodooHDA.pkg (customize install, selecting only Catalina Classic method)
  • Delete '/System/Volumes/Data/macOS Install Data' (which is left because of the install error)
  • Reboot from your upgraded Catalina Partition
  • Welcome to Catalina 10.15.4

 

 

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EDIT: I have found that Microsoft Office 16.36 apps (e.g. Word) don't start without boot-arg 'amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1'  I originally thought that this boot-arg could be removed after installation, but it appears that we must keep the boot-arg 'amfi_get_out_of_my_way=1' after installation of 10.15.4 on our old hacks.

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I am currently running with Catalina 10.15.4 and Clover r5112.  This Latitude E6410 is perfect.  I am extremely impressed with @Slice's Clover team for the incredible work on Clover.  If you look at github, you'll see that the Clover team has been spending many hours on refining the Clover bootloader.  I am now running 10.15.4 and Clover r5112 on my HackPro5,1 and this HackBookPro6,2 and both boot fast and run great!

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any help with the spin speed of the processor cooler although it can slow down with fn+z?

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      OR download attached bellow.
       
      Put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI/
       
      That's it! FileVault 2 will work without problems.
       

       
       
       
      Make things works
       
      After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.
       
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below according to your processor version.
      - Put all SSDT-*.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.8.0.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Copy the Clover Configurator to flash drive because you will need later.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the VirtualSMC.kext, SMCProcessor.kext, SMCSuperIO.kext and UEFI driver (put VirutalSmc.efi inside /Volumes/EFI/EFI/drivers/UEFI/). I used the version 1.0.9.
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.9.
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.4.
      - Download the AppleALC.kext from here. I used the version 1.4.3.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
      - Download the IntelMausi.kext from here. I used the version 1.0.2.
      - Download the SmallTree-Intel-211-AT-PCIe-GBE.kext attached bellow to enable second ethernet.
       
      Important! If you are coming from my previous Mojave guide, please note that I am using some kexts from other repositories / authors.
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (BCM94360CS)
       
      Works out of box (plug 'n' play).
       
       
      Now you can start the installation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      How install
       
      UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

      UEFI configuration
       
      My BIOS is F10 (I use an 8th generation processor, so I don't need to upgrade)
       
      You can configure manually or load my BIOS profile.
       
      Manually:
      - Shutdown and insert the flash.
      - Power on with DEL pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Change value: BIOS - CSM Support to Disabled
      - Change value: BIOS - Secure Boot to Disabled
      - Change value: Peripherals - Initial Display to IGP
      - Change value: Chipset - VT-d to DISABLE
      - Change value: Chipset - Internal Graphics to ENABLE
      - Save & Exit Setup
       
      or, BIOS profile
      You can use one of my BIOS profiles attached bellow.
      It's two versions. One stock (Geekbench 4: 5840/27384) and another with overclock [5.0 GHz] (Geekbench 4: 6360/30348)
      - Put the profile in the root of the flash drive at EFI partition.
      - Restart with DEL pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Go to Save & Exit.
      - Select Load Profiles.
      - Select last option and then the flasdrive in the list.
      - And finally choose MACOS_STOCK or MACOS_5GHZ.
      - Save & Exit Setup
       
      Then:
      - Now, hold the F12
      - In the list, select your flash drive.
      - Choose the flash drive (white icon).
       
      The installer will start. 
      
      Format destination disk

      Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

      - Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
      - Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

      Close Disk Utility.
      
      Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
      Follow instructions in screen.

      After install

      After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press ESC again and select the flash drive.
       
      Choose the internal disk (gray hdd icon) if not already selected.

      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.

       
      Post installation
       
      Bootloader

      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to make the system disk bootable.

      Open the Clover Configurator from flash drive that you copied before.

      Mount and open the flash drive EFI partition. (Inside Clover Configurator, Mount EFI -> Select flash drive in Efi Partitions list -> Mount Partition -> Open Partition)
       
      Copy the EFI folder to desktop.
       
      Go back to Clover Configurator, unmount the EFI partition of the flash drive and mount and open the EFI partition of internal disk.
       
      Move the EFI folder from Desktop to EFI partition of the internal disk.
       
      Eject the flash drive.
       
      Move all Kexts from EFI partition of internal disk to /Library/Extensions and make kext cache, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
      Last thing
       
      Run this command in Terminal to disable hibernation (doesn't work in macOS):
      sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0  
       
      It's done!
       
       
      System Updates
       
      10.15.2
       
      Before install, update the following kexts:
      - Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.0.
      - WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.5.
      - AppleALC.kext. I used version 1.4.4.
      (all download links above)
       
      Download the latest CLOVERX64.efi.zip build. I used version 5100.
      Mount EFI partition and unzip to:
      - /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi
      - /Volumes/EFI/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi (rename the copy of CLOVERX64.efi to BOOTX64.efi
       
      Install update. Will reboot at least four time.
       
       
      10.15.3
       
      Updated with success without changing anything.
       
       
      10.15.4
       
      Before install, update the following kexts:
      - Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.2.
      - WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.7.
      - AppleALC.kext. I used version 1.4.7.
      - VirtualSMC.kext. I used version 1.3.7.
      (all download links above)
       
      Download the latest CLOVER installer. I used version 5107.
      - Install respecting the configuration mentioned above in "Install bootloader" section.
       
      Install update. Will reboot at least four time.
       
       
      10.15.5
       
      - Same as usual, update all Kexts and Clover.
      - Install Update, reboot.
       
      If you like me, I had a problem with two monitors. I needed to roll back two Kexts of video from 10.15.4: FixGraphics10.15.5.zip
      After replace, fix permissions and cache.
       
      And last but not least
       
      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
      Attachments
       
      config.plist v2.zip
      EFI v4.zip
      Filevault 2 additional drivers.zip
      SmallTree-Intel-211-AT-PCIe-GBE.kext.zip
      SSDTs.zip
      MACOS_5GHZ
      MACOS_STOCK
       
       
       
    • By tonyx86
      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) Unable to upgrade from 10.15.4 to 10.15.5 when using IntelMausiEthernet.kext.  Solution is to switch to IntelMausi.kext (Rev 1.0.2 here). (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 IntelMausi 1.0.2 (Not IntelMausiEthernet)  
      Credits To be provided
       
       




      EliteDesk800 G4 Mini - Rev 0.7.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
      Combo
       
      View full article
       
    • 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
      Combo
    • 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.
       

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