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[GUIDE] Acer Aspire V 15 V5-591G [From macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Big Sur 11 - Windows 10]


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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)
  • FileVault

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

BIOS Settings:

- BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)

- Secure Boot: Disabled

- Touchpad: Advanced

- Boot mode: UEFI

Getting ready for Installation:

Installation:

  • Create an installer with any method you know
    • Mac: App Store - createinstallmedia, gibMacOS
    • Windows: Use my guide to create an Internet Recovery for Big Sur  
      • You can use gibMacOS for older versions of MacOS
  • 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:

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Running fine on Big Sur 11.0.1 

 

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Finally a fully working touchpad.

 

Sierra 10.12.6

Spoiler

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High Sierra 10.13.6

Spoiler

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Mojave 10.14.6

Spoiler

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Catalina 10.15.7

Spoiler

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Windows 10 dual-boot (on one drive):

  • My GUIDE to create a dual-boot with Windows 10 on the same drive:

Useful Applications for Mac:

 

Useful Applications for Windows:

 

 

Notes:

 

Changelog:

  • 2021.04.12: Updated Clover to v5133: Fixes an issue where if FileVault is enabled, macOS OTA Installer entry cannot be seen
  • 2021.03.08: Updated to Clover v5131
  • 2021.01.27: Updated to Clover v5129 -> Recovery is now working
  • 2020.12.14: Fixed high watt usage, dGPU is now properly patched via SSDT (was 5-6W usage, now it's ~2W and +~2 hours more battery time), fixed long FileVault loading time, now it's working properly
  • 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
Edited by kushwavez
Updated to Clover v5133
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