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    TpwUK got a reaction from mediabox7 in Big Bertha's Big Brother   
    This is definitely an interesting board to play with. I personally don´t believe this motherboard can take stepping up the OS X release line. AFIK Mountain Lion started to introduce XNU/XPM and because this board supports direct power management from the CPUś i think it gets all confused when confronted with a cross between legacy AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement and AppleACPIPlatform etc etc. So i think this one is going to be a single leap from SL as the starting OS and then going straight to El Capitan or MacOS Sierra. We shall see.
     
    Well that´s the theoretical stuff out the way, the reality bit is that I had a sudden power outage today and it seems to have corrupted my Z9PE-D8´s NVRam because all i get on boot is that this version of OS X can not run on this platform! So i am typing this from the Z10PE running Mint Linux so I will hopefully find a way to be able to get OS X on here. Need to hack the USB Installer and see what I can do to get it running. Might take a few days, but I will be hopping in and out to see how peeps are doing
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from noway in Asks for icloud password   
    You can set this in system preferences but be warned, if you are using your main apple-ID and have used your machine with several builds and different smbios versions Apple are getting more strict and are blocking by network mac addresses now. It is also much harder to get your iPhone to interact with your non apple products too. 
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from noway in Asks for icloud password   
    With my partially blocked appleID i can not make purchases or get access to the Apple App Store any more from my Hackintosh, so i now have to download my apps using a real Apple and network them over... It's OK to use the same computer as long as you keep using the same smBIOS and run-time variable details across each build, but if you experiment to see which is best for your machine then you are better off not signing in at all with your ID.
     
    I am not sure how strict they have gotten on mac addresses either, if more people start seeing that message it can only be two things. They have recorded and blocked you mac address, or they are blanket blocking since all Apple products i have ever used have mac addresses that start with 00:. The latter would not be wise as there are plenty of Apple servers out there using NIC's so then the smBIOS would have to come into play too to decide if you are a true Apple computer.
     
    Once you're happy and certain you have a stable build and you're going to stick with it then start using your AppleID. Make sure to pick as close as you can get to a real mac serial number. If using clover or chameleon generated ones, check it on everymac for validity and then check the serial with apples coverage website. You can have 5 goes per day. If it says the number is invalid it is, so create a new one. If it shows as having active coverage, then generate another number.
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from noway in Asks for icloud password   
    It's not drastically serious but it's serious enough to warrant concern. Test your builds serial number with Apples coverage web page. If that says it is an unrecognised serial you need to change it. You need that web page to show that the coverage has expired, then you know you have a good serial. If you see a result that shows it's covered by Apple, then you need another serial otherwise you will be competing for logins with the true serial owner, only uncovered serials are good.
     
    If you need to rebuild from scratch then you also need to remove any EFI partitions on your non removable drives as Apple now seems to make backups to non booting drives but uses them to compare settings. I use Linux to remove those extra EFI partitions that using GUID partitioning creates. You will also need to clear your UEFI Bios Settings. If you can't delete them via the BIOS on your motherboard then you will need to downflash your BIOS to an older version, then flash back up to the latest one.
     
    The smBIOS and serial used to install now has to be copied to your boot drive from your USB installation stick, you can not create a new one as you used to be able to!
     
    If you get a partially blocked AppleID such as myself, it's no biggie if you have true Apple products, you can still use those to do your Syncing, I can still login to my AppleID, iCloud etc, but i can't use FaceTime or Messenger. I can not backup my iPhone to my now deleted Hackintosh build, and it would only do updates to the OS. No AppStore login, and no access to my legitimate AppStore purchases so no updates for those either. For these reasons I flattened my workstation and have now installed Windows 10 pro on it. I used to use the smBIOS settings from my dead MacPro3,1 the only thing i couldn't change was the networks MAC addresses and that seems to have been enough to block that computer for AppStore access. It's my own fault, I built this workstation and tried several smBIOS versions for iMac 14,1.. 17,1 along with MacPro 3,5 and 6, all of which would no longer work after 10.12.2 updates to what was by then running as a MP5,1, so i reverted back to my 3,1 specs and dropped to 10.11.6 and then that's when i discovered it was partially blocked.
     
    I phoned Apple support and came clean that i was using a Hackintosh because their current 6,1 was not powerful enough and was too expensive for the performance level it has. I explained that I have two other Apple computers and an iPhone that i need to use with my AppleID and they said that "they should still work and have full access to all Apple Services" and indeed they do. However the iPhone no longer shows as a device when connecting to any of my computers so something has been effected there too.
     
    I test software for companies and this is a major area of concern for me now and depending on what the new 2018 Mac Pro will deliver on bang for buck has to be seen before i decide if i will retire all my Apple products and shift to Android and Windows, and trust me, i hate Windows with a passion.
     
    The simple answer is to not keep using the same PC as a Hackintosh platform, get it right and working to your satisfaction with zero online access until you are sure it's good to go, then and only then activate your AppleID with it, but then, don't be surprised if it gets blocked because of having no legitimate Apple MAC Address for your network interface.
     
    Martin
     
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in ASUS Z97 mobo freezing and video distortion in UEFI BIOS! Plz Help!!   
    Ah ... OK
     
    Here's some simple steps that may help...
    If using USB mouse and Keyboard make sure they are connected via USB2 if available ports, if not you may need PS2 keyboard only Try removing your PCIe graphics card and use your onboard graphics for BIOS access Make sure your CPU is on the supported CPU list available on the ASUS support pages for your motherboard on their website If all these steps fail to get you into your BIOS then check with your motherboard supplier if they have a replacement warranty if the board is faulty (most UK suppliers allow 4-12 weeks from date of purchase) If Supplier does not support return/swap policy then contact ASUS you may need to RMA the motherboard if it's still covered by ASUS warranty Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in after processor upgrade sierra is very unstable   
    There are a number of hardware differences between the CPU capabilities that could cause issues. I recommend a fresh new install.
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Stuck in a reboot loop   
    Look into the settings of the -Debug boot argument ... Also Sierra from 12.3 requires that all kexts be injected (at least when booting with uefi mode)
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in CPU power management Asus p9X79 Xeon E5-2680 v2   
    Which OS version are you trying with ?
    Are you using Clover ?
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in CPU power management Asus p9X79 Xeon E5-2680 v2   
    I had issues with it too on my old IvyBridge build ... see if this kext helps  ... I am not certain the kext will work with Sierra. To get power management working i had to use -xcpm boot argument with Clover EFI boot.
     
    Martin
     
    HackPlatformPlugin.kext.zip
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in CPU power management Asus p9X79 Xeon E5-2680 v2   
    As far as i am aware you will not get full power management with Sierra and IvyBridge v2 Xeons. Kernel based power management for those CPU's was purely experimental with El-Capitan and has been officially withdrawn with Sierra, so if you want full power management you will need to roll back to 10.11.x then you can use -xcpm and kernel PM with your Xeon v2 CPU
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Asks for icloud password   
    It's not drastically serious but it's serious enough to warrant concern. Test your builds serial number with Apples coverage web page. If that says it is an unrecognised serial you need to change it. You need that web page to show that the coverage has expired, then you know you have a good serial. If you see a result that shows it's covered by Apple, then you need another serial otherwise you will be competing for logins with the true serial owner, only uncovered serials are good.
     
    If you need to rebuild from scratch then you also need to remove any EFI partitions on your non removable drives as Apple now seems to make backups to non booting drives but uses them to compare settings. I use Linux to remove those extra EFI partitions that using GUID partitioning creates. You will also need to clear your UEFI Bios Settings. If you can't delete them via the BIOS on your motherboard then you will need to downflash your BIOS to an older version, then flash back up to the latest one.
     
    The smBIOS and serial used to install now has to be copied to your boot drive from your USB installation stick, you can not create a new one as you used to be able to!
     
    If you get a partially blocked AppleID such as myself, it's no biggie if you have true Apple products, you can still use those to do your Syncing, I can still login to my AppleID, iCloud etc, but i can't use FaceTime or Messenger. I can not backup my iPhone to my now deleted Hackintosh build, and it would only do updates to the OS. No AppStore login, and no access to my legitimate AppStore purchases so no updates for those either. For these reasons I flattened my workstation and have now installed Windows 10 pro on it. I used to use the smBIOS settings from my dead MacPro3,1 the only thing i couldn't change was the networks MAC addresses and that seems to have been enough to block that computer for AppStore access. It's my own fault, I built this workstation and tried several smBIOS versions for iMac 14,1.. 17,1 along with MacPro 3,5 and 6, all of which would no longer work after 10.12.2 updates to what was by then running as a MP5,1, so i reverted back to my 3,1 specs and dropped to 10.11.6 and then that's when i discovered it was partially blocked.
     
    I phoned Apple support and came clean that i was using a Hackintosh because their current 6,1 was not powerful enough and was too expensive for the performance level it has. I explained that I have two other Apple computers and an iPhone that i need to use with my AppleID and they said that "they should still work and have full access to all Apple Services" and indeed they do. However the iPhone no longer shows as a device when connecting to any of my computers so something has been effected there too.
     
    I test software for companies and this is a major area of concern for me now and depending on what the new 2018 Mac Pro will deliver on bang for buck has to be seen before i decide if i will retire all my Apple products and shift to Android and Windows, and trust me, i hate Windows with a passion.
     
    The simple answer is to not keep using the same PC as a Hackintosh platform, get it right and working to your satisfaction with zero online access until you are sure it's good to go, then and only then activate your AppleID with it, but then, don't be surprised if it gets blocked because of having no legitimate Apple MAC Address for your network interface.
     
    Martin
     
     
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    TpwUK reacted to hackintosh0505 in Asks for icloud password   
    This is serious all right !
     
    actually i am happy with this build, 90% of the build is fine and runs fine, i gotta to be happy that this old hardware.is able to do it.
     
    i heavily depend on icloud sync, if i dnt sign in, it wont sync. This is my main rig, though i have a real Mac.
     
    about the serial number thingy i ddnt know that it should be changed in order to evade sm issues.
     
    Thanks for the explanation, will try to understand wht u have mentioned above.
     
    guess i have to type in the pw everytime.
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Asks for icloud password   
    With my partially blocked appleID i can not make purchases or get access to the Apple App Store any more from my Hackintosh, so i now have to download my apps using a real Apple and network them over... It's OK to use the same computer as long as you keep using the same smBIOS and run-time variable details across each build, but if you experiment to see which is best for your machine then you are better off not signing in at all with your ID.
     
    I am not sure how strict they have gotten on mac addresses either, if more people start seeing that message it can only be two things. They have recorded and blocked you mac address, or they are blanket blocking since all Apple products i have ever used have mac addresses that start with 00:. The latter would not be wise as there are plenty of Apple servers out there using NIC's so then the smBIOS would have to come into play too to decide if you are a true Apple computer.
     
    Once you're happy and certain you have a stable build and you're going to stick with it then start using your AppleID. Make sure to pick as close as you can get to a real mac serial number. If using clover or chameleon generated ones, check it on everymac for validity and then check the serial with apples coverage website. You can have 5 goes per day. If it says the number is invalid it is, so create a new one. If it shows as having active coverage, then generate another number.
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Asks for icloud password   
    You can set this in system preferences but be warned, if you are using your main apple-ID and have used your machine with several builds and different smbios versions Apple are getting more strict and are blocking by network mac addresses now. It is also much harder to get your iPhone to interact with your non apple products too. 
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK reacted to gils83 in AMD Ryzen // Sierra 10.12.4   
    hello all,
     
    the CPU AMD Ryzen work very good with kernel and boot Bronya .
     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    TpwUK reacted to hackintosh0505 in Cpu temp undetected (RESOLVED) thx TPWuk   
    Salute you TpwUK. it worked. after so long,finally i get to see temps.Thank God you helped me.
     
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Cpu temp undetected (RESOLVED) thx TPWuk   
    Reading the rehabman git tells you where to download from ... https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads/
    It should come with all the sensor kexts  and then you need HWinfo.app I think it was called to display the results. If using Clover copy the unpacked kexts to Clover/kexts/other
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in Cpu temp undetected (RESOLVED) thx TPWuk   
    HWSensors kexts that you can get from the FakeSMC github https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors or from rehabman's branch here https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-FakeSMC-kozlek
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK reacted to techlife95 in I finally did it :)   
    Excellent news everyone I successfully built a hackintosh computer dual booting windows 7 & yosemite on same ssd. It was not easy building a hackintosh believe me. It was trial & error. Finally after hours & hours of work I finally did it
     
    I want to thank all the people who have helped me on the forums. I appreciate you very much
     
    This video really helped me a lot as well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vtzWPO1740
     

     
     
     
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    TpwUK reacted to noname in macOS 10.12.4 is out!   
    Apple is now rolling out the official macOS 10.12.4 release through the Mac App Store. The latest version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.
     
     
    macOS 10.12.4 beta included changes to Siri, Dictation, and Apple’s PDF API:
    Night Shift now available on the Mac. Dictation support for Shanghainese. Ask Siri about cricket scores, schedules and player rosters. Siri knows about statistics and data from the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council. Updated PDFKit APIs for better displaying of PDFs in apps that use the framework. This is how Apple describes its Night Shift feature:
    See how to enable Night Shift and how the feature works on the Mac here.

     
    These changes were added in macOS 10.12.4:
    iCloud Analytics is now present as an opt-in step at setup Mac App Store gains Touch Bar support, Volume slider now visually indicates levels
     
    source: 9to5mac.com
     
    I'm updating it right now. 
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    TpwUK got a reaction from mikey1953 in ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Dual E5-2667v2 ES CPU's ElCapitan 10.11.6   
    You have done well to get a Sandy processor to work as MP6,1
     
    Martin
     
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    TpwUK reacted to HackinDoge in Pentium G3258 / GA-H81M-DS2V "Hac mini"   
    After my little brother upgraded to an i5-4590 / GA-B85M-DS3H-A / R9 390, the leftover parts were available to mold into a "Hac mini" for my mom.
     
    Specs:
    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2V
    RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600
    Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 128GB
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5
    Case: Rosewill SRM-01 mATX Case
    PSU: Antec Basiq 350W
    OS Version: macOS Sierra 10.12
     
    Build-Specific Capabilities/Notes:
    Working SpeedStep via XCPM. [source]  No need for NullCPUPowerManagement after everything is settled in. R9 270X via HDMI using 'Radeon' framebuffer.  Futomaki or Hamachi would probably work better after modification, but for the moment, I'm too lazy. TRIM enabled for SSD via Clover patch. AppleALC didn't work for the ALC887 audio for some reason (tried all layout-id's; probably forgot binary patch via Clover, oh well), so I am using aDummyHDA + Clover binary patch by @Mirone.  
    Pre-Installation:
    BIOS Settings:
    CSM set to Always Intel Virtualization Technology set to Disabled (you could try with it Enabled; I was getting bizarre kernel panics that stopped after I disabled it.) Intel Processor Graphics set to Disabled Jimmies: un-rustled
     
    Installation Guide:
    1.  Download macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store.
    2.  Create a macOS Sierra installer:
    /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume [path to USB, i.e. /Volumes/USB] --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction 3.  Install the latest version of Clover to the installer USB, with the following parameters:
     
    [*] Install for UEFI booting only
    [*] Install Clover in the ESP
    [-] Drivers64UEFI
     |-- [*] OsxAptioFix2Drv-64
     |-- [*] CsmVideoDxe-64
     
    4.  Place config-installation.plist in EFI/CLOVER, and G3258 - H81M-DS2V Kexts.zip in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12.
    5.  Boot the installer and install macOS.
    If you get a kernel panic relating to "No kext summary", try moving your RAM to different slot(s). If you get a kernel panic relating to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, then the kernel patch in the .plist wasn't enough, and you'll need to add NullCPUPowerManagement to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12.  You can remove NCPM on/after Step 6. 6.  Use the installer USB to get into macOS, then install Clover to the local disk.  Don't forget to copy over config-installation.plist and the kexts from earlier.
    7.  Run Mirone's AppleHDA Patcher with the following parameters:
    Realtek ALC887 VD layout-id 5 8.  Copy aDummyHDA.kext from ~/Desktop/MironeAudio/10ec0887/[AppleHDA version]/Clover to /System/Library/Extensions, then repair permissions:
    cd /System/Library; sudo chmod -R 755 Extensions; sudo chown -R 0:0 Extensions; sudo touch Extensions You do not need to worry about the config.plist in the same directory; it's contents are already part of the .plist we've been using.
     
    9.  Run ssdtPRGen.sh, then copy ~/Library/ssdtPRGen/ssdt.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.
    10.  There are a couple entries in my config.plist that, so far, have been commented out (i.e. "<key>#Devices</key>"; the "#" is a comment).  Go ahead and uncomment those (i.e. <key>Devices</key>).  Also, now would be a good time to rename 'config-installation.plist' to just 'config.plist'.
    11.  Don't forget to generate unique SMBIOS data via Clover Configurator!
     
    That... should be it.  Reboot, and enjoy your new Hackintosh!
     
    If any issues occur, or if I left something out, please don't hesitate to let me know below.
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    TpwUK reacted to xJPN in ASUS Z97 mobo freezing and video distortion in UEFI BIOS! Plz Help!!   
    Finally got my BIOS working, well semi-working. What I had to do was disconnect all of my drives. It let me boot into BIOS and all keyboard input worked fine, mouse was still frozen for some reason. Nonetheless, I was able to change the BIOS settings to get my system rebuild started.
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    TpwUK reacted to hackintosh0505 in USB 3.0 type-c 4 Port PCI Express Expansion Card 19-Pin Power   
    ha ha…. no no, u dnt need it. i kinda knew that u omitted the 7 and just typed the rest. thanks.
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    TpwUK got a reaction from hackintosh0505 in USB 3.0 type-c 4 Port PCI Express Expansion Card 19-Pin Power   
    The link you provided gives you the chipset info ... Chipset: Renesas uPD720201+Genesys GL3520 ... so I need slapping for missing the number 7 off
     
    Martin
     
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