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  1. Changelog 2015-12-19: Added instructions for El Capitan along the guide and updated the attachments - now including Clover 3320. Reason: ASMedia 1042 is finally supported since El Capitan 10.11.2 and GenericUSBXHCI 1.2.11. For El Capitan stable releases, non-Apple kexts should preferably (in some cases, mandatorily) be copied to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11, for which you'll need InjectKexts=true and disabled SIP. post-install.zip updated with kexts that work for El Capitan too. Included separate versions of Audio_NP530U3B, one for each OS: Audio_NP530U3B_Mav.zip and Audio_NP530U3B_ElCap.zip. USB 3.0 is working for installation. 2015-08-23: Tested the same method for OS X El Capitan Public Beta. Basically all you need is to update everything (Clover and all the kexts) and the only really important modification is to use these as the Clover boot arguments: -v kext-dev-mode=1 -rootless=0 (thanks leocg). The system will already be usable with full backlight and graphics. Also, the current GenericUSBXHCI doesn't work with El Capitan and must not be loaded (no USB3, ASMedia 1042 unsupported so far). I'll probably adapt this guide or create a new one once I reach a good level of completeness with El Capitan. 2015-05-18: Added display color profile, fine-tuned for this laptop: Display Calibrated.icc.zip 2015-03-22: Modified config.plist with AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB patches so that HDMI audio is working now (thanks toleda). Also modified config.plist so that now the _DSM method from HDEF device is included by Clover, no need for DSDT patch anymore. 2015-03-20: Added NVRAM and EmuVariableUefi considerations (thanks nguyen). Updated SSDT part with updated ssdtPRGen. 2015-03-18: Big update! apianti made me notice that the system was only able to boot with a specific Clover version because that version I had, had a special driver called HFSPlus, which is not part of the Clover installers. The VBoxHfs driver won't boot from external drives, only from internal drives. Knowing that, now we can use even the most recent Clover version and that definitely makes things easier, especially for booting newer OSX's. 2015-02-25: updated with EAPDFix v2.0.1, instructions for kext reload added to the guide. Updated all kexts from post-install.zip to the most recent versions. 2015-02-23: Some extra reviews, added an introduction and Clover Configurator suggestion. 2015-02-22: Some overall minor updates (new links, formatting, grammar...). 2015-01-13: Added Chatzki report about a possible mistake on the section that explains how to activate two-finger scrolling gesture. 2014-09-18: it's safe to update to 10.9.5, no pre- nor post-interventions needed. 2014-07-16: it's safe to update to 10.9.4, no pre- nor post-interventions needed. 2014-05-31: it's safe to update to 10.9.3, no pre- nor post-interventions needed. 2014-03-17: Removed NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from Clover_2236.zip - thanks nguyen! 2014-03-13: EDID injection section moved to a dedicated thread 2014-03-12: added boot time improvement tips 2014-03-05: TRIM enabler is now done on-the-fly by Clover. No extra app is needed anymore. The changes were in the config.plist both from Clover_2236.zip and post-install.zip 2014-02-27: it's safe to update to 10.9.2, no pre- nor post-interventions needed. 2014-02-21: added some clarifications after feedback on #16. 2014-02-17: updated BIOS section with pictures and discovered the reason why I lost access to it before. That means: you won't lose access to yours anymore 2014-02-15: reconsiderations about the hibernation. 2014-02-10: changed the whole SSDT part, new config.plist needed. I'm still studying about the optimal way to use the SSDTs but this is already giving a Geekbench 10% increase and so far no problems. Updated some kexts. Small change in audio patch. Removed EHCI and DTGP patches (DTGP now done by Clover). 2014-02-05: removed some useless DSDT patches (now only 4, all really needed). Fn key and LPC work without patches. 2014-01-31: added some hardware specifications to help on search and specs comparison 2014-01-30: corrected AppleHDA269.kext, now only 16KB and truly ready for system updates (the AppleHDA binary patch is done in Clover). Added Clover patch to enable VGA. 2014-01-29: added AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext output for reference (references.zip) 2014-01-28: three Windows steps could be removed thanks to a patch rewrite by RehabMan; internal microphone now working (thanks Mirone!); 100% vanilla now: created an AppleHDA269.kext following Piker's New style of AppleHDA.kext patching Special acknowledgement: kyndder and RehabMan for their extensive support, patience, and for having taught me everything I know. So, what is cool about this guide? There are still many many tutorials around the web teaching you how to install a Hackintosh in a very old fashion: using distros (hacked versions of Mac OS), using Chameleon bootloader, Legacy booting, manually patching kernel extensions... Here I have put all my efforts on the newest methods available in order to have a very stable and clean system, without hard modifications to it. Let me give you an example: the first version I installed was 10.9 and I was able to gradually update to 10.9.5 without extra efforts (at all!). I just went into the App Store and clicked Update, just like a real Mac. When El Capitan came out, almost no modifications were needed to my setup, actually the hardest part was waiting for people to release some driver updates The Clover bootloader is the main facility here. Thanks to it, you can UEFI boot and configure some patches that are applied on-the-fly to the Mac settings, keeping all the OS files original (or vanilla as you'll often read), but simply read differently once the system is starting. Instead of hacking the OS, you hack the way the OS interprets your machine. That's why everything keeps working when you update the system. Finally, and maybe the most important, a completely bizarre particularity of this laptop was found and solved after weeks of research: you will need an EDID injection in order to activate the built-in display (ok that's kinda common, actually) and then you also need a DSDT edit to achieve full brightness, because there's a memory register set to a value that turns out to be very low on this specific display. The overall procedure here described is recommended even for different laptops or even desktops, however keep in mind that this guide can be used then only as a very superficial base - surely many modifications here recommended should not be done, and some extra will be needed, especially on the DSDT. The steps here described are strictly optimized for the Samsung Series 5 NP530U3B laptop. Working: Built-in display with brightness control, full backlight and resolution Intel HD Graphics 3000: QE/CI, full speed step (350MHz - 1.15GHz), HDMI (with audio) and mini-VGA outputs Intel Core i5-2467M: full speed step (800MHz - 2.3GHz) Realtek ALC269VC: built-in speakers and microphone, headphones Realtek RTL8168: Ethernet ASMedia 1042: USB 3.0 (for El Capitan, only since 10.11.2) Bluetooth Battery percentage Touchpad Keyboard commands with the key Fn Mavericks only: Card reader and Integrated camera iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime (last tested on March 22nd 2015) Sleep (from RAM only) Not working: Integrated WiFi. Intel Centrino will probably never be supported, please buy a compatible WiFi USB Adapter. Hibernation, which implies that the PC will keep some power usage while sleeping. FYK, hibernation doesn't exist on real Macs so this is not simple to get. El Capitan only: Card reader and Integrated camera Unstable: Mavericks only: no audio after boot and/or after sleep. Needs to reload EAPDFix.kext El Capitan only: shutdown and sleep will instantly reboot the machine if certain USB devices are kept connected, such as my WiFi dongle. When I take it off before sleeping or shutting down, they both work fine. Both systems: the USB 3.0 port often doesn't work after sleep This guide will simply and only avoid you one special job: research. This is not meant to be and will never be a "next-next-finish" procedure, unless you want to have a crappy system, and I don't really expect that from an Apple user. You will be able to install it after some hours of work. It took me a month to study and test a lot of solutions until I had a usable system, and I keep studying to make it better One of the very important parts of a Hackintosh consists in modding the DSDT, a system file containing lots of information about your PC's components and how they should interact with the system. This file is unique for each machine and even the same machine could have a different DSDT during its lifetime (e.g. after a BIOS update or a hardware upgrade). That means you should never use someone else's DSDT. So, during this guide, you'll prepare your very own DSDT, starting from the origin of it. Think positively: the hard work will only occur on the first installation; for later ones, you'll take profit of almost everything! Last but not least: the majority of the steps follow a necessary order, thus it is really important not to overpass. Don't reboot the machine if the guide doesn't say so, for example. Even with all the steps having been severely tested for over 2 years on tens of different OSX builds, I don't take any responsibility for any problem that could occur in your machine. You should also not attempt this guide if you don't know how to boot a USB Live Linux or to remove your HDD and install it into another machine, just to mention some usual PC recovery activities one should be used to in case of failures. Let it begin! --------------------- On Windows: 1. Update your BIOS on Samsung's SW Update. Here, the installation froze some times, and at every freeze I restarted the PC and retook it, until it finished successfully. I'm using version 13XK; I don't recommend using older versions and there aren't any newer while I write this guide. 2. Download the attached Clover_3320_preinstall.zip and extract it to any-size pen drive just formatted as FAT32. If you prefer, you can download the Clover installer, replace VBoxHfs driver by HFSPlus driver, install drivers EmuVariableUefi and OsxAptioFix, replace the config.plist with the one included on this zip and include the needed kexts in order to be able to boot and have your keyboard/mouse/touchpad/USB 3.0 detected. However, the zip already includes all that. 3. Follow steps 1-3 of the EDID injection guide to dump your EDID in base64. 4. There's only one adjustment to be made in the attached Clover: open EFI/CLOVER/config.plist on notepad, search for "CustomEDID" and change the string to the EDID64 you got from the guide. If you don't do that, you'll get a black screen on your laptop after booting Mac OS X, as said. ------------------------------ On the BIOS setup: In the Advanced tab, change AHCI Mode Control to Manual, and Set AHCI Mode to Enabled. Notice that "Fast BIOS Mode" lies that if Disabled the system can boot Legacy OS only. It does boot UEFI OS when Disabled! Moreover, you won't be able to boot from a USB drive if this is set to Enabled, so leave it Disabled. If someday you want to enable Fast BIOS, you'll need to use Esc+F2 whenever you want to enter the BIOS again. In the Boot tab, change UEFI Boot Support to Enabled and enter Boot Device Priority to put your device containing Clover (USB HDD probably) to the 1st place. I had problems when booting from "select boot device", so it's better to set it here. ------------------- Installation: 1. Download OS X Mavericks/El Capitan on the App Store and install it to a USB device following OSXDaily's guide. The USB device should be preferentially formatted in a GUID partition table via Disk Utility and the install partition should be at least 7GB. You can install Clover to the EFI partition of this USB drive and even have multiple installations, as I have on my USB 3.0 external HDD (see the picture below). If you don't have a machine running Mac OS X, you may want to try a VirtualBox, and in that case you might want to exchange files between Windows and the virtual Mac, for which you may want to refer to paulscode post. 2. Plug the Clover and Installation USB drives to any USB port. If you have put your installation files to a USB 3.0 device, you'll likely speed up your installation by plugging it to the USB 3.0 port. Use a 2.0 port if you have any troubles. Once you've booted from the USB, Clover should show up. Press the F4 key; this is going to save a lot of original files from your machine, such as the famous DSDT, in the folder EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin. We'll use them later for some patching. Clover may seem to have frozen for some seconds; don't panic, it is just saving the files. 3. Enter "Boot from Install OS X Mavericks" (or El Capitan) and wait for the install to load, it should take up to 2 minutes to show the graphics (time will vary depending on the attached drive, especially if USB 2.0 or 3.0) and then around 30 seconds to ask you for a mouse/keyboard if you haven't connected a mouse to a USB port. If it freezes for longer than this in any message, there's something wrong. Please post it here if you're using the same laptop model, otherwise refer to Google or create your own topic in these forums saying where did your boot hang up. 4. Once the graphical installation is loaded, you'll surely notice the brightness is very low (maybe you'll even think your display is off!). I found out that there's a memory register which needs a specific value to activate full backlight, and RehabMan then built a DSDT patch that sets this register in conjunction with ACPIBacklight.kext. You'll install both the patch and the kext later, because these procedures require the Mac OS to be installed, so you'll just have to be patient and use the display like that for the first moments... 5. Open the installation's Disk Utility (top bar > Utilities > Disk Utility) and partition your HDD. In case you're intending to dual-boot later, leave some free space for the Windows partition(s) after the Mac partitions, otherwise it won't work. If you plan to use the Windows free space for multiple partitions, be aware that the installation can only be made in the first of them. If you want a partition with native read&write support on both Windows and OSX, use exFAT. NTFS is read-only on Mac and FAT will give you problems for files bigger than 4GB. You don't need to mess with the SSD. You can try to install Mac on it, but 16GB is just too small, you won't be able to install almost anything on your Mac then. If you want to make a slight upgrade and have an SSD dedicated to the Mac, go ahead and get a 32GB+. Another option is to create a Fusion Drive between the SSD and the HDD: this is the solution I've been using for over a year. People say this also tends to corrupt more... Well, my installation got corrupted after 1 year, but the overall speed boost I get everyday definitely made it worth it. Remember to Time Machine as often as you can! It certainly saved me days of work when I needed it. 6. Quit Disk Utility, follow the installation, restart and boot to your brand new Mac OS X to make the initial settings! ---------------------- On Mac OS X: Installing kexts: Drag and drop kexts over Kext Utility icon. If they're many, drop them all at once, otherwise at each kext installation the app will rebuild the kernel caches and this takes some time. To uninstall a kext, simply move it from the folder /System/Library/Extensions (also known as /S*/L*/E*) to a backup folder and run Kext Utility to update the caches. The kext is going to be loaded on the next boot. El Capitan: the next boot should be made with SIP disabled. Run kextstat on the terminal to certify that the kext is loaded, then run Kext Utility again to re-update the caches. In order to disable SIP, all you need is to set RtVariables/CsrActiveConfig and RtVariables/BooterConfig in the Clover's config.plist. Open the file, find the section RtVariables and make sure it looks like this: <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>CsrActiveConfig</key> <string>0x67</string> <key>BooterConfig</key> <string>0x28</string> <key>ROM</key> <string></string> </dict> PS.: I've intentionally cleared the ROM string. You can generate one by using Clover Configurator. 1. Install the kexts included in the attached post_install.zip (RealtekRTL8111, ACPIBacklight, ACPIBatteryManager). These links serve not only for giving credits but also for verifying in the future if there exist any updated versions. 2. Reboot and check if your Ethernet (cable) network is working. 3. SSDT: read the readme, download and run ssdtPRGen.sh as normal user, not as root. You must be connected to the internet (the script downloads information about your CPU). Answer No to all the questions asked by the script. 4. Copy ~/Library/ssdtPRGen/SSDT.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched. Also copy EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin/SSDT-1.aml to the patched folder. Some methods in the DSDT make reference to a register defined in the original SSDT-1 so we need to keep it. These will be the only SSDTs to be loaded as Clover is set to drop all of the native ones (that's defined in the config.plist). Reminder: don't reboot yet! 5. DSDT: use MaciASL. Open the file DSDT.aml stored on the previously mentioned origin folder and apply the patches included on post-install.zip, compile and save as DSDT.aml on EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched. Apply the patches slowly, let the app take its time. It will only be possible to save the file if there are no compilation errors! Warnings and remarks are ok, some are going to show up, and they're going to be fixed via Clover patches. 6. Edit EFI/CLOVER/config.plist : look for the key "Generate", which is set to true, and change it to false. Now we're using a custom SSDT so we won't need Clover's auto-generation anymore. P.S.: we've manually applied some patches to the DSDT because it's unpracticable to apply them with Clover. The others are applied via Clover to reduce the amount of manual patches. This way, in case of a BIOS update or a hardware upgrade, you'll have to reapply just a very few patches to your new DSDT. 7. Reboot. Notice while booting the correct startup of AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. Power management solved! And if you correctly applied the DSDT patches and installed the included ACPIBacklight, then you should also have full backlight. We're almost there! 8. (Very recommended) Download and run the latest Clover installer and install it to your hard drive. This time we have some modifications in order to NVRAM work properly. Click on Change Install Location if your hard drive is not already selected. Continue > Customize. Check Install for UEFI Booting Only. This will automatically install Clover into the EFI partition. Drivers64UEFI: check OsxAptioFixDrv (only this one, and please don't use OsxAptioFixDrv-v2, it gives you artifacts on screen). Check "Install RC scripts on target volume" and "Install all RC scripts on all other bootable OSX volumes". Those are for NVRAM purposes. Once installed, replace VBoxHfs-64.efi by HFSPlus-64.efi to be able to boot from external drives I had a kernel panic at my first reboot, but since the second reboot everything works flawlessly. If you want more information about NVRAM and how to test if it's working properly, please refer to Everything you need to know about NVRAM (by nguyen). The fixes below have no specific order and they all require the system to be rebooted in order to start working. You're still welcome to apply them "at once" and reboot after all, but do it as you wish! Audio: install the kexts from the attached Audio_NP530U3B_Mav.zip (Mavericks) or Audio_NP530U3B_ElCap.zip (El Capitan). Mirone helped me to update the xmls, then I've put them to a new dummy kext (so that you don't need to remove original AppleHDA.kext) and edited EAPDFix.kext for this laptop's nodes. EAPDFix is for audio after sleep. If you ever suddenly have no audio (mostly happens after a cold boot), all you have to do is: sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/EAPDFix.kext sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/EAPDFix.kext I have a script called EAPDReload.sh on my home folder, so I open up the terminal and run ./EAPDReload.sh. It has the same code as above, but the first line must be #!/bin/bash. I need it more often on Mavericks than on El Capitan. Battery: you've already patched and installed the kext, now you just need to go under System Preferences > Energy Saver and check "Show battery status in menu bar". Bluetooth: if you don't use it, remove the *Bluetooth* kexts from /S*/L*/E* in order to remove the support; however, this won't turn off the board. Scrolling gesture on the touchpad: System Preferences > Trackpad, move the tracking speed all the way up, test the scrolling, then reduce the speed back (thanks Andrea_ITA). Chatzki reported it worked for him after moving the scrolling speed all the way up. App Store & iCloud: do the steps described in the method #3 from this guide (remove all the Ethernet interfaces, then remove file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist and reboot). It's better to do this before having configured your network, but it's not mandatory. Also, if you haven't installed the RealtekRTL8111 kernel extension, then do it, otherwise you won't have an "en0" interface and Apple is going to say that your computer could not be verified. If Spotlight is heavily using the CPU and you are dual booting with Windows, prevent NTFS drives indexing. Hibernate: this is a known problem for PCs booting in UEFI mode. A temporary fix (currently works only for Mavericks) is to change the hibernation mode to 0 - this way, the sleep image will be stored in the RAM instead of in the disk, so the PC will keep draining the battery (low power of course) to provide energy to the RAM memory. It's different from the hibernation that we're used to in a Windows system, because it doesn't even exist on a real Mac. By the way, a real Mac has three hibernate modes: 0, 1 and 3. Many people succeeded on making a Hackintosh hibernate by using bizarre values like 21, 25, 29, 57... But I wasn't successful the time I tried it. Run the following command to set mode 0: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 For El Capitan only, we will also execute two more commands: sudo pmset -a standby 0 && sudo pmset -a autopoweroff 0 In case you haven't done it and your laptop has hibernated, you'll notice on the next boot that the Mac OS X boot option in Clover now has "(Hibernate)" beside it. If you try to boot that, you'll get a reboot, that's why we change the mode to 0. If that happened to you, hit the spacebar over the "(Hibernate)" boot option on Clover and enter "Cancel hibernate". Once booted, execute the step above and also the command below: sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage If you don't want sleepimage to ever be saved again (because it takes some Gigabytes), you can do this trick to create a 1 Byte unmodifiable file (thanks kyndder): cd /var/vm sudo rm sleepimage sudo touch sleepimage sudo chflags uchg sleepimage As mentioned in the working/not working/unstable (beginning of this guide), sleep can end up rebooting your machine depending on what is connected to the USB ports. It might be useful to know that you can prevent the system from sleeping when you're away from it using the caffeinate command, either alone for infinite waiting or followed by -t and the amount of seconds it should be kept running: caffeinate -t 3600 The common issues below are already solved for you if you're using my files: USB 3.0 on chipset ASMedia 1042: it works perfectly on El Capitan only since version 1.2.11 of GenericUSBXHCI, included on Clover_3320_preinstall.zip among the injected kexts. Curiously, Apple has reverted a change on the USB drivers on El Capitan 10.11.2 that made this possible. On earlier versions of ElCap, ASMedia 1042 is not supported. [AGPM controller] unknown platform: the MacBookPro8,1 SMBIOS requires your GPU to be named IGPU. On this laptop, it's called GFX0 instead. The Clover config.plist included in Clover_3320_preinstall.zip makes a DSDT patch that takes care of the renaming. The Mac OS X setup is over! Now run NovaBench (App Store), OpenGL Extensions Viewer (App Store) and GeekBench (free version on their website) and compare them with my results for the stock NP530U3B-A02FR: GeekBench, NovaBench, OpenGL (my current results are actually higher as I added a 4GB 1600MHz memory module). If you feel you're having problems with your installation, you can also compare the snippets of interest on your DSDT and SSDT to mine. The AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext output is interesting too. These are all included (DSDT, SSDT and AICPUPM output) in the attached references.zip. ------------------------------ Going further I really really recommend you to keep your Clover updated and to install Clover Configurator to take the most out of it. There will be plenty of options in there so you won't need to know each of the config.plist keys, everything is in the Configurator interface. Open your config.plist with the Clover Configurator and use the magic wand to get automatically filled the parameters in the SMBIOS section. For the SMBIOS/SmUUID, open the Mac terminal and run: uuidgen This will generate a random UUID, just copy-paste it to Clover Configurator. Besides the SmUUID, I've also cleared the RtVariables/ROM, RtVariables/MLB, SMBIOS/Board-ID and SMBIOS/Serial Number. All of these can be generated by Clover Configurator and I recommend to do it as chances of getting a working App Store, iMessage and FaceTime are bigger. ------------------------------ Installing Windows 8 Recommended read: Beginners guide to UEFI Dual boot OS X and Windows Format the SSD as FAT32 (MS_DOS option on Disk Utility) otherwise you'll get errors during Windows installation (apparently it tries to place some files to the SSD). If for some reason you can't format your SSD, unplugging it will also work. Format a USB drive for Windows 8 from a Windows computer (on Mac you'll get an error about duplicated privacy.rtf while you copy the .iso files) Extract the Windows 8 ISO to the USB drive. In case you've created a partition for Windows instead of leaving free space, erase that partition using the Windows installer, then select the new free space and click Next. Windows will automatically create the needed partitions on that space. To recover Clover, boot Windows and connect your pen drive containing Clover. Hold Shift key while you click on Restart to enter "Advanced startup" menu. Choose to boot from USB-HDD. Sync time between Windows and Mac: change Windows registry key. ------------------------------------------- Installing Clover to the HDD If everything seems to be running fine, you can start making some customizations to your Clover config.plist, such as removing "-v" from the Arguments key - this will show a gray Apple screen during the boot instead of a black console. The console is useful for debugging but if everything's fine then you don't really need it anymore. Also, personally I don't have other systems installed, I have Windows and Linux installed as virtual machines inside the Mac. So, it's pointless to select the system I want to boot. That's why I activated the "Text only" option in the GUI section and set Timeout to 0. As a final tune, you can now enable Fast BIOS option. Your Mac will boot in under than 10 seconds from the moment you click the Power button. Finally, you probably don't want to use forever a USB drive only for booting. You can install Clover directly to the hard drive, instead. Please follow step #9 and then the following steps: If you want to use your SSD with Mac, format it as Mac OS Extended and mount its EFI partition using Disk Utility. EFI partitions are hidden, you'll need to follow this tutorial to see them. Copy the EFI folder from the USB drive to the SSD EFI partition. You can also use the HDD's EFI partition. Mount the HDD EFI partition and copy the folder EFI/Microsoft to the just created EFI folder on the SSD. When you reboot using the Clover USB, go to Clover Boot Options and enter Add Clover boot options for all entries - this way, your BIOS will be able to boot from whichever drive you installed Clover, including your SSD (normally the BIOS doesn't have an option to boot from the SSD). Reboot now without the Clover USB and it should work! ------------------------------------------- Final words It took me a lot of time to write this guide, but I felt I needed to do it after so many people hard working to help me and the whole community. If you have something to add, please do it! You're also welcome to make any critics and further suggestions to this guide. If you wish to use it as a base for writing your own guide, I just ask you to link to my topic. Good hacking!
  2. [FAQ] Hackintosh Haswell CPU Installation and Overclocking Introduction: This is a small but valuable guide to those who are seeking to install a Haswell CPU on a hackintosh. The primary objective is to answer any questions that some may have. I could not find many answers for these questions. At least, a clear informative source. This very much applies to others intel chips. The process is all the same. For me, it was a 4790k. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can I Install a Haswell CPU without Reinstalling OSX? Yes. Very likely. I did not have to reinstall making the jump from an i5 4430 to the i7 4790k. What Do I Need to Do to Get My CPU Working Correctly? You've heard the term "speed step" or "power management" or even "Frequency Scaling". This is the power saving feature that intel has designed to decrease the frequency (thus, power consumption) when the CPU is not under load. This is fixed by generating an SSDT file (see below). If you're a novice to the subject, you may have also been confused by the terms C States and P States. Simply, the more states you have, the more power consumption levels you have. With only 1 P and C state, your CPU may only scale down to one low frequency, instead of multiple, which is how it was designed. Anyway, i'm not an expert on C/P states. As long as my frequency scales, i'm happy with that. There is a way to check P and C states, with a kext called AppleIntelInfo.kext which (if im not mistaken) was developed by PikerAlpha. Secondly, you should have the best SMBIOS profile loaded in Clover Config. For the 4790k, iMac 14,2 is the most compatible with my GTX650. iMac 15,2 gave a black screen at boot. To determine the best profile, a good rule of thumb is to select a system that uses the same CPU socket as you have, and even the same processor (if possible.) Lastly, DO NOT use NullCPUPowermanagement.kext with an SSDT! In fact, NullCPUPowermanagement.kext is an abomination to a true hackintosh. It should not be required. How to Generate SSDT? The process is easy. PikerAlpha generated a program that creates this via terminal. It is called ssdtPRgen.sh. SSDTs are then place in EFI>CLOVER>ACPI>PATCHED. The shell script can be downloaded with a quick google search. Piker's GitHUB will provide a download. The script is ran inside terminal. The ssdt file(s) export to a location designated inside the terminal window. Just pay attention to the script output. Note*****: It is best to generate an SSDT AFTER you have overclocked the system. <-- How to Confirm if CPU Power Management is Working? Download the latest Intel Power Gadget from their website and simply run it. Once it is open, view your CPU frequency chart. If it is moving up and down, you're good. If it is staying constant, it is not working and the SSDT is either not being loaded or is more likely generated incorrectly. SSDT requires no special kernel flags. But it must be installed in the right location of the EFI partition. OVERCLOCKING a Hackintosh - HOW?? There is absolutely no information on how to do this. Mostly because its the exact same process as a PC. However, theres some things you should know. About This Mac will never show your overclocked speed. Thats pretty understandable. Overclocking must be done from the BIOS on Hackintoshes Best stress test softwares for OSX are : CPUTest, Prime 95, Cinebench, and Geekbench. Monitor temps with Intel Power Gadget tool. Monitor voltages with ONLY HWMonitor. HW Monitor is accurate if fakeSMC is installed. But I do think there are some inaccuracies with the voltages. Other than that, there really is no way on OSX to see voltages and important CPU data. Let me know if this has helped. Mods, correct my info if it is incorrect. Appreciation: PikerAlpha, RampageDev, OSX86.net, InsanelyMac, others.
  3. alexalegjobb

    Acer Aspire V5-573G

    Hi Guys! I have Acer Aspire V5-573G 15.6” IPS FHD, i3-4010U, 4 GB RAM, HDD 1 TB, intel HD 4400, GeForce GT 720M. Which boot flag to use? Thanks!
  4. ALL IN ONE GUIDES FOR HACKINTOSH Hi friends! Here are all the guides that I've written based on my experience with the help of my friends. Some are based on existing guides, but I have redefined to suit more system. Most of the guides are about Mavericks. I'm looking forward to receive your feedback to make them better. Thank you! Pre installation The right hardware for your Hackintosh Checking your hardware before installing OS X Installing Mavericks/Yosemite using Chameleon (Legacy BIOS) Chameleon’s common bootflag Installing Mavericks using Clover (UEFI) Installing Yosemite using Clover (UEFI) How to boot into Clover UEFI Post installation Install Chameleon bootloader – speedstep and installing kexts (Legacy BIOS) Install Clover bootloader – speedstep and installing kexts (UEFI) How to check your CPU’s speedstep QE/CI for 1st Generation Intel HD Graphics How to update OS X on your Hackintosh Dualboot Windows and OS X using Chameleon Dualboot Windows and OS X using Clover UEFI Sync time between Windows and OS X How to fix iCloud/iMessage/Facetime on your Hackintosh DSDT/SSDT: Basic knowledge DSDT/SSDT: Edit using MacIASL DSDT/SSDT: Common DSDT patches DSDT/SSDT: Enable battery by patching your DSDT using pre-made patches ( Laptop-exclusive ) Clover Config: Tweaking Clover menu entries Troubleshooting Boot0: error while using Chameleon Issues while booting into OS X Touchpad/Keyboard won’t work after using Hackintosh for a while ( Laptop-exclusive ) Advance techniques How to patch AppleHDA Everything you need to know about NVRAM How to patch framebuffer AMD GPU Patched Framebuffer Repository Fn keys remapping/enabling DSDT/SSDT: Everything you need to know SSDT DSDT/SSDT: Disable dedicated GPU to extend battery life (Laptop-exclusive) DSDT/SSDT: Brightness fix for Intel HD3000/4000/4400/4600 (Laptop exclusive) Clover Config: Convert your patched AppleHDA to Clover patching-on-the-fly Update yours AppleHDA Download links Hackintosh Vietnam Tool Chameleon bootloader Clover bootloader ******All credits to pokenguyen and?vusun123*******
  5. E ai pessoal, sei que estou a muito fora do fórum, mas isso não quer dizer que parei de ajudar. Passando então para deixar um tutorial rápido de como obtive sucesso na instalação Yosemite na minha configuração descrita na assinatura. ? 1 - Tenha um hackintosh ou Mac real. 2 - Baixe o app de instalação do Yosemite direto da AppStore, quando baixar ele virá com a atualização 10.10.1 embutida. 3 - O método que usei para criar o pendrive boot foi o UniBeast, então procure no google. 4 - Depois de criar o pendrive, dê boot apertando F11 (Placas mães ASUS) e escolha o pendrive. 5 - Inicie com "-x". 6 - Formate seu HDD entrando no Utilitário de Disco presente barra de menus acima. 7 - Instalado o sistema, reinicie a máquina e aperte F11 novamente escolhendo o pendrive, dê "Enter" no HDD onde instalou o Yosemite sem nenhuma flag, direto. 8 - Tenha dentro do pendrive as versões Mavericks e Yosemite do Multibeasst (método que usei, googleie que encontrará). 9 - Post-installation, dependendo da versão da sua bios tu pode estar usando os processadores Sandy, uso o Ivy então conheça bem seu hardware, abra o Multi do Mavericks e faça rollback da AppleACPIPlatform.kext para a versão 10.8.1, bootloader melhor forma é instalar na partição EFI, escolha no Multi de acordo com as imagens anexadas no post. (Lembrando que isso varia de acordo com seu hardware.). 10 - Reinicie sua máquina e dê boot pelo HDD, correndo tudo bem ele vai iniciar normalmente. ? Abraços.
  6. Hello everyone. ? This guide will help everyone who has the Intel HD 4000 video, and as in my case, if you have a notebook and want to enable both the video and the audio from the HDMI output. I will be explaining in two ways the easiest way possible, but to succeed requires a lot of attention and patience. ? Before you begin: ? Check if you really need the issue of AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext to have HDMI audio. How? - Connect your Hack to a TV/Monitor HDMI input, if the video and audio is working, do not touch anything. ? If you really have problems, see the instructions below. ? What You Need. ? "AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext" what is in System/Library/ExtensionsPatches for audio and video present in the DSDT.An app for editing hexadecimal numbers - I recommend using the app Hex Fiend -?Download.TexEdit app for editing values​​.? This tutorial will use the ig-platform-id 3 = 03006601, which is in HD 4000 videos in Ivybridge CPUs. For more information on ig-platform-id and which to use, read here. I'll put some different values ​​of ig-platform-id that they may activate your HDMI. Which also requires the layout-id is using, if you use the AppleHDA. ? Method using DSDT - What else do works. ? Before applying either of these methods in your DSDT, first requires that the DTPG method already applied. Insert this patch in HDEF device in your DSDT: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) ?// _DSM: Device-Specific Method? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Store (Package (0x0A)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "hda-gfx",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x0A)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "onboard-1"? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },??? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "layout-id",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x04)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "PinConfigurations",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (Zero) {}? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? }, Local0)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Return (Local0)? ? ? ? ? ? }? ? ? ? }If you use integrated graphic (e.g: Intel HD 4000) will have to rename the GFX device in DSDT for iGPU, and add this method in device iGPU: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) ?// _DSM: Device-Specific Method? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Store (Package (0x0A)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "device-id",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x04)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0x66, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "vendor-id",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x04)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0x86, 0x80, 0x00, 0x00? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "AAPL,ig-platform-id",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x04)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0x03, 0x00, 0x66, 0x01? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "hda-gfx",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x0A)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "onboard-1"? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? },?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? "layout-id",?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Buffer (0x04)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? {? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? }? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? }, Local0)? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Return (Local0)? ? ? ? ? ? }? ? ? ? }Check that there are no errors or warnings, if you have no errors, save the DSDT and put in right place.? ? Check that audio and video is working, if only the video worked and had no audio, we have to modify the AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext. See below: ? Applying patch in?your AppleIntelFramebufferCapri. 1 - Section. Information about the connections present in the video kext AppleIntelFramebufferCapri: ? Let's analyze what is present in this kext that enables the activation of Video. ? See the corresponding initial values​​, which are in hexadecimal numbers: 503 - LVDS (Laptop built-in display)602 - VGA?205/406/304 - HDMI/DVI/DP2 - Section. ? About hexadecimal numbers. ? In OS X Mavericks had a slight change in the values ​​present in the kext AppleIntelFramebufferCapri compared with the Mountain Lion, something that did not disturb in the activation of HDMI input. ? Values ​​of OS X Mountain Lion: 03 00 66 01 01 02 04 02 00 00 00 04?00 00 00 01 00 00 00 20 10 07 00 00?10 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00?00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00?05 03 00 00 02 00 00 00 30 00 00 00?02 05 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 04 00 00?03 04 00 00 00 04 00 00 81 00 00 00?04 06 00 00 00 04 00 00 81 00 00 00?Values ​​of OS X Mavericks: 03 00 66 01 01 02 04 02 00 00 00 04?00 00 00 01 00 00 00 40 10 07 00 00?10 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00?00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00?05 03 00 00 02 00 00 00 30 00 00 00?02 05 00 00 00 04 00 00 07 04 00 00?03 04 00 00 00 04 00 00 81 00 00 00?04 06 00 00 00 04 00 00 81 00 00 003 - Section. ? What will be changed for the functioning of the HDMI. ? As seen above changes were few, only one line. Now as mentioned in the beginning to obtain a fully functioning HDMI have to know which ig-platform-id is being used, see some values​​. ? After checking which value corresponds to your ig-platform-id, let's change the line that corresponds to HDMI input. ? Make a backup of the kext, then put the AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext on the Desktop,? click with right button and go to "Show Package Contents" then Contents/MacOS. ? See that within this folder is a file called "AppleIntelFramebufferCapri" open it with the app Hex Fiend, and run the command ⌘ + F will open a dialog box with the "Find" options, and "Replace". ? ? Now that you have the correct values of your ig-platform-id, enter the corresponding value (see list above) in the "Find" and press Enter, when the value is correct, the result will appear in blue, if not right "X" will appear on the left side. see: ? ? After making sure you're with the right values​​, copy and paste into a new document in TextEdit, and organize this way: ? ? Now let's change the values ​​for the functioning of the HDMI. All HDMI audio works independently of ig-platform-id that is using this value below: 02 05 00 00 00 08 00 00 06 00 00 00See how it will look: After modify, copy and paste the entire value in "Replace" field, and click in the "Replace" button that is below the fields. ? Save.? ? Now install the modified kext with KextWizard, and repair permissions and reload the cache, then run these 2 commands in Terminal: sudo touch /System/Library/Extensionsthen: sudo nvram -cNow restart. ? Patching AppleIntelFramebufferCapri - Using patch? ? There is a very functional method that allows to enable the HDMI port using only a patch. ? 1 - Download the patch:?HD4000.zip ? After downloading patch run this command in Terminal: cd Downloads/HD4000./list2 - Several files will be extracted, each one is for a different ig-platform-id. You already know what your, edit: ? As seen above, this value that I used is the HDMI value. 02 05 00 00 00 08 00 00 06 00 00 00After you changed, now apply the patch in kext - What's in System/Library/Extensions. ? Run this in Terminal: sudo ./patch?[insert here the name of the edited file]E.g: sudo ./patch?01660003-345264.txtThis method is 100% functional, but will only succeed if you have attention to the values and leave the formatting of the file as the original. ? That done, repair permissions, restart and reload the cache. ? 3 - Section: ? Connect your Hack with a TV/Monitor HDMI input, and go to System Preferences > Sound, you have to look like this: ? ? Go to About this Mac > System Info > Graphics > and see if the information on your TV/monitor is present, and it has to be with the "Television - Yes" information the last line. ? Additional Information.? ? For the HDMI audio work you have to have the audio running natively, either with AppleHDA or VoodooHDA.?For integrated devices (iGPU) usually pretty using "onboard-1" in the patches for DSDT. Some dedicated device (GFX) use "onboard-2" Credits Information - Toleda?Keep in mind that OS X will not provide the sound, only the TV/Monitor will provide the sound, high / low volume will be controlled by the TV/Monitor.To use the AppleHDA see it: Guide to patch AppleHDA for your codec? Thanks for help:?EMlyDinEsH, Bruxo, Toleda, Mirone and Oldnapalm.
  7. Hello guys

 ? After a lot of testing I managed to get OS X 10.9 and 10.8.2 to work stable on my Lenovo G580 (2189), now I like to share my process with you. ? OS X 10.9 Mavericks with U{censored}: This tutorial is shorter than my older one (OS X 10.8.2 with iATKOS ML2) because it's less detailed. If you have problems to understand my instructions try solving the problem with reading the other guide, still this guide and the Mountain Lion guide are independent from each other. ? For laptop specifications and compatibility take a look into the OS X 10.8.2 guide. ? You will needU{censored} prepared flash drive, follow only step 1 and 2 of this guide (tick Laptop and Legacy USB support in U{censored} setup) (if you have problems use this interactive online guide)The kexts (kexts4mavericks.zip) which are found in the attached files section at the end of the post, the newest version of MB{censored} for Mavericks and KB{censored}, which are found?here?(you will need a {censored} account (it’s free))Setup Set your graphic device to UMA graphic in BIOS.Boot from your USB (may be plugged in a USB 3.0 port) using the boot flags "IGPlatformID=01660003 IGPEnabler=Yes".Go through the setup (create 2 partitions for dual boot; if you update from another version I recommend to just deleting the actual OS X partition so you don't need to reinstall Windows)On restart boot OS X (not the setup) from your USB flash drive again and use the same boot flags as before.Setup up your OS X.At this point you can optionally install the combo update, restart and boot your OS X from USB (with the boot flags) again.You will have working ethernet, download the kext4mavericks.zip, MB{censored} for Mavericks and KB{censored}. Alternatively you can put it on a flash drive and plug it in your laptop (use the 2.0 port, I guess it won't recognize the USB when you plug it in the 3.0 port).Move the Extra folder in the package to your drive you installed OS X on (since it is a clean OS X installation no Extra folder will exist at this point)Run MB{censored} and tick the following kexts and install (skip "Quick Start", click on "Drivers"; also ignore all fails and install the newest version of the drivers):VoodooHDA (install v2.8.2, worked very well for me (had problems with v2.8.4))FakeSMCPS/2 Keyboard/Mice and TrackpadsAtheros - Shailua's ALXEthernetPatched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement --> OS X 10.9.0Chimera{censored} Black (optional)? ? ?9. Move the kexts in the zip package (6 kexts) to your desktop, run and install KB{censored} (ignore all fails again). ? ?10. Shut down OS X and restart, you won't need your USB flash drive and startup options anymore. Have fun with Mavericks! ? OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion with iATKOS ML2: My laptop specifications ? Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50 GHz
 ? Intel HD 4000
 ? GeForce GT 630M
 ? 6 GB RAM
 ? Conexant 20672 SmartAudio HD ? Atheros: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter / AR3011 Bluetooth / AR8162 Fast Ethernet
 ? 500 GB disk space
 ? 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 ? For maximum compatibility compare your specs with mine! ? Compatibility ? The microphone sadly doesn't work too (too silent). ? You will need ? •????? iATKOS?ML2 DVD (you can burn it with Transmac on your PC (use of an USB flash drive instead of a double layer DVD at your own "risk") ? •????? an USB hub, you'll need it while the OS X installation because both of your USB 3.0 ports won't work (I use?these, they work excellent) ? •????? an USB keyboard and an USB mice ? •????? The kexts (kexts.zip) which are found in the attached files section at the end of the post, the newest version of MB{censored} for Mountain Lion and KB{censored}, which are found here (you will need a {censored} account (it’s free)) ? Setup Press F2 while your laptop is booting to reach the BIOS setup and switch the graphic device to UMA graphic and exit saving the changes, this is necessary because OS X can't handle Nvidia Optimus which is used in our laptop. If you changed your BIOS settings before, I recommend to restore to optimized defaults before doing this step.
 ?While your laptop is at the boot screen press F12, you will reach the boot device selection menu. Now boot from the iATKOS ML2 DVD.
 ?When the DVD is loaded press F8 to enter startup options. Type "-x UseKernelCache=No" (the bootloader handles with the QWERTY key layout, some keys on your keyboard may be moved). ?Wait about 15 minutes, the OS X installation is loading.
 ?Now go through the installer (create 2 partitions for dual boot, one in the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format and one in MS-DOS (FAT) format): ? ? ? Source: {censored} ? ? ? ?6. Now, where the installer finished and the system restarted we can move on. If you’re already on the chameleon boot ? ? ? ? ? ?screen, turn off your notebook first. This is the point where you need the USB hub. Plug in your USB hub in your USB ? ? ? ? ?2.0 port (the two 3.0 ports won’t work at the moment) and plug in your USB keyboard and USB mice. ? ? ? ?7. Turn on your laptop again and start the system with the boot flag „UseKernelCache=No“. ? ? ? ?8. Go through the OS X setup, you can navigate with your USB mice and your USB keyboard. ? ? ? ?9. When you reached your desktop you will have working Ethernet. Download the kexts, MB{censored} and KB{censored}, you ? ? ? ? ? ?can find the links in the „You will need“ section. Alternatively you can put the utilities on a flash drive and plug it in ? ? ? ? ? ? ?the USB hub. ? ? ?10. The first thing you do is to move the content of the Extra folder in the Kexts.zip to your local Extra folder. ? ? ?11. Now run MB{censored} and tick the following programs and install them (always install the newest version; ignore the ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?VoodooHDA fail message after some seconds when installations of MB{censored} succeeded): ? ·????? VoodooHDA?(install v2.8.2, worked very well for me (had problems with v2.8.4)) ·????? FakeSMC ·????? PS/2 Keyboard/Mice and Trackpads ·????? USB 3.0 – Universal ·??????Patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManager --> OS X 10.8.0 - 10.8.4 ·????? Chimera ·????? Theme {censored} Black (optional) ? ? ? ?12. Place all the kexts in the Kexts.zip to your desktop (6 kexts), run and install KB{censored} (this will install the kexts on ? ? ? ? ? ? ?your desktop automatically for you). ? ? ?13. Now reboot, you should have a (nearly) fully working Hackintosh (you don’t need any startup options anymore). ? (little) FAQ ? Problem: Bluetooth doesn’t work. ? Answer: It may be necessary to change the PID (product ID) and the VID (vendor ID) of your Bluetooth driver. ? Problem: Dual booting with windows. Answer: ? 1.?? For dual boot you have to change back your graphic device to switchable graphics again (if you need the graphics card in Windows) in your BIOS (F2 while booting), don’t forget to exit saving changes and it is very important to change back to UMA graphic when using OS X, otherwise you will not be able to boot into OS X. ? 2.?? Press F12 when your laptop is starting to get to the boot device selection menu and boot from your Windows DVD/flash drive (whatever you’re using for your windows setup, for me it is a Windows 7 disk) ? 3.?? Go through the setup, choose custom (not Upgrade) when you’re asked. Now choose the drive you formatted for windows in the OS X installation and format this drive again („Drive options (advanced)“ will show you the format function). Go ahead installing windows on this drive. ? 4.?? When windows finished installing and you reached your desktop, put in the iATKOS DVD again and shut down windows. ? 5.?? Change your graphic device to UMA graphic again in your BIOS (F2 while booting) if you changed it to switchable graphics before and exit saving changes. ? 6.?? Boot from the DVD (F12 while booting) and boot OS X (not the installer) in the chameleon boot screen with no startup options. ? 7.?? When you reached Finder (desktop in OS X), reinstall the newest version of Chimera via MB{censored}. ? 8.?? Voilà, you have a dual boot OS X and Windows laptop. If you dislike windows of course you can do the same with other operation systems (e.g. Ubuntu) too, you can also make a triple boot Hackintosh and so on. ? 9.?? Now shut down OS X and boot into windows to set it up. Install the drivers which you get here. The drivers you need are the following (all downloadable in the link I just gave you): ? ·????? Chipset ·????? Audio ·????? Bluetooth ·????? Camera ·????? Card Reader ·????? Ethernet ·????? Intel Management Engine Interface ·????? Intel Rapid Storage ·????? Touchpad ·????? USB 3.0 ·????? Intel HD (integrated graphics) ·????? Wireless LAN ·????? NVIDIA GeForce (graphics card) (get this here) ·????? Lenovo Energy Management ? Problem: Speakers don’t work. ? Answer: Go to System preferences --> Sound --> set the right output (for me it was: Speaker (Analog); I recommend not changing the VoodooHDA settings if you don’t know what you’re doing) ? Problem: My Windows clock is always different from my OS X one. ? Answer: Simple solution here ? Thank you for checking out my guide, I hope it was a little bit helpful and please give feedback. I’m working hard to keep this topic updated? ? Regards, ? Lexstar ? Notes: ? - for Mavericks you can turn on Switchable Graphics in BIOS now (after the installation), very helpful if you use Dual Boot with Windows ? Edits: ? 07.11.13, 9:35 PM: added bluetooth kext for OS X mavericks! (thanks Dinesh) 17.11.13, 1:40 PM: updated bluetooth kext again, configuration was wrong that is why it caused kernel panics Kexts.zip kexts4mavericks.zip
  8. What you need: ? Mountain Lion 10.8.5 (Last) Mavericks AppStore. Clover UEFI Pendrive with Clover in UEFI mode. ? Patience.? ? Here we go: ? 1 - Open Disk Utility and repair disk permissions of the system to prevent problems.2 - In your folder Applications, open "Install OS X Mavericks.app", and run it normally, and select the partition that the Mavericks will be installed.?Wait for 30 seconds and reboot.?In Clover screen, select "Install OS X Mavericks".?It did not work for me this option open by Clover, so I shut down, and up with Clover penboot.?After loading, these images will appear.?and in the end of install.?After installed, go with pendrive because the modified kexts were replaced by new ones.Reinstall the kexts, and format the EFI partitionin the installation the Mavericks has modified her.?After you get it sure, with the right ready kexts and EFI restart.?And voila, appeared to me even the option of Secure Boot.???Thanks for help:?Artur-pt, Slice and Apianti. ???
  9. Hi, My name is Patrik, and i built a hackintosh with use this main components: ? Motherboard: GA-Z87N-wifiProcessor: Intel i7-4770kGraphicsCard: GA-Geforce GT640 (2GB ram version)Memory: Corsair DDR3 1600Mhz (2 x 4 GB)Apple magic mouse (bluetooth necessary)Apple Wireless keyboard?(bluetooth necessary)So, uuohh guys, where do I start?? ? I,m a 25 years old programmer from Hungary (Budapest). Sorry for my English knowledge, i don't speak very well. When i bought a hackintosh (8 weeks ago), I knew nothing about the systems (clover, chameleon, kernel, patches, kexts) but now i understand about 80%. Step by Step to-do list for this configuration: ? 1. Hardware preparation: Update motherboard's BIOS ROM via USB(FAT32 formatted) (you can download from gigabyte website) Remove the motherboard's wireless chip because wifi doesn't supported and bluetooth architecture is not fully compatible. (Yes, plug out from mini-slot) (Wrap insulating tape around the chip to not touch the metal parts. Be careful not to inflict harm in it and put it in a place where no contact with the heat generating component.) Buy a Belkin or ioGear usb bluetooth 4.0 adapter (my only one potential is the Belkin adapter because?it is only available in Hungary)2. Install OS: Create a bootable usb image with OSX (my choice is U{censored} from {censored}) Load optimized defaults in BIOS than save and reboot your machine (Yes the defaults is fully compatible)(Do not overclocking system yet!) Boot from USB and install the OS to selected clean (GUID - formatted) partition3. Boot installed OS with USB image: (because you haven't installed bootloader on target drive, just only on USB Image) Boot from USB and choose partition where you are installed OSX (boot in verbose mode: -v) (try and try again when system fail at boot) When you got fails in 10/10 times, make sure the BIOS options is loaded by defaults (do not overclock system yet!) When your OSX is booting on ? ?, your next task install the main bootloader for your target partition (where you Installed the OS)4. Patch internet connection:?(You might just have an internet connection, but it probably will not be available after installing the bootloader.) If there is no internet connection try another port - you have 2 port? Download AppleIntelE1000e.kext from {censored} Downlaod iKext app form this website Open iKext app, drag AppleIntelE1000e.kext and Drop onto iKext app When iKext say Reboot your machine,?You do not yet5. Install FakeSMC and HWsensors: Download?FakeSMC with plugins and HWSensors.app from this website and launch installer During installation click costumize and select all checkboxes (FakeSMC is important to prevent boot fails)6. Install main bootloader for your OSX: My choice is Chameleon bootloader because is working more times then clover (i trying both in various versions more then 20 times ?) So, download the latest Chameleon bootloader and the latest Chameleon Wizard from this site?(If there is no internet connection try another port - you have 2 port?) Install Chameleon bootloader. In costumize menu select standard theme (Just this, other selection not necessary) (after istallation no reboot your Mac!!!) Open Chameleon Wizard On the first tab (install), choose update and click install button (Attached image) On the second tab (org.chameleon.boot), set the following settings (attached image) On the second tab (org.chameleon.boot), click save button (near the top right corner) (if you just have to save as, click and save file to Extra/) On the third tab (SMbios), Set system definition to iMac 14,1(attached image)?(if you just have to save as, click and save file to Extra/) OK, reboot your machine During the boot, go to BIOS and Disable Intel Graphics, save and restart. Boot from partition where your are installed the OS, not from USB?(in verbose mode: ?type "-v" if you seen a chameleon? ? ) !! If you got fail in bootong process, reset your machine and boot from USB, then recheck settings in Chameleon wizard7. Install audio: Download latest woodoohda installer from this website?and install it. (Least 2.8.5) Reboot your mac8.?Now you can feel a ninja?... with?a chameleon?on your shoulder? ? ? ? ? ? ? My observations during the eight week trying?: When i use 1920x1080 graphics mode in Chameleon Wizard settings, my OS is much slower then if i don't use any setting in graphics modeI found the microphone (rear pink line-in) volume settings. set to the maximum of the sliding iMix in voodoo HDa preference pane.Open bugs: The Graphics card is not fully working. sometimes my computer going to sleep for a sec or a half sec. I think this is an Open GL issue because when i test the graphics with Cinebench, this error appears immediately. When is choose 3,1 Mac Pro SMbios configuration this error appears less, but it is not solve the problem.My attached microphone (rear pink line-in) settings in voodoohda settings reseted after reboot. This will be patched in the new version maybe.? ? ? I hope I could help you guys, and you don't forget: buy a Mac form Apple if you love to use it!? ?
  10. Hi: This is a guide for triple-booting a Dell Inspiron 17R N7110 with OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Windows 7x64 Ultimate, and Vector Linux VLocity (x64). I use this laptop for DJ'ing every weekend and frequently throughout the week. Interestingly enough, I've tried running my DJ software on both Windows and Mac on this laptop, and Mac runs my DJ Software way better. The latency for MIDI USB devices (controller turntables) is almost nothing with Mac, where with Windows there is a significant latency issue which makes Windows unusable for me in terms of DJ'ing. It probably doesn't help that the vendor only provides generic USB drivers for Windows, though (Numark). What doesn't work: > Sleep (don't care). Using a low-timer screensaver and InsomniaX to disable sleep. > Never tested HDMI or E-SATA (USB on that connector works though) > Function key brightness (brightness slider fix in guide) My DSDT is attached. I also attached a geekbench score screenshot. I subscribed to the thread so I can answer any questions. Begin Guide: **************************** **************************** * NOTE: this laptop's BIOS only boots from MBR drives: Re: Inspirion 17R (N7110) - UEFI (Phoenix SecureCore Tiano) firmware alway boots in BIOS Mode - Linux Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community * NOTE: Booting from USB: the system is finicky about seeing some usb sticks at boot time. I recommend using the boot menu (F12) instead of just waiting. Keep spamming F12 until you see it in the list - may take a few times. ------------------------------- Changed Hardware ------------------------------- HD: Seagate 500g 5200rpm *TO* Seagate 750g 7200rpm SS hybrid hard drive (Momentus XT): Seagate ST750LX003 Momentus XT 750GB Solid State Hybrid Drive - 750GB, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200RPM, 32M, 2.5 at TigerDirect.com WLAN / Bluetooth (Mini PCI-E): Intel *TO* Atheros AR5B195: AR5B195 | eBay RAM: 6g *TO* 8g (1x2g *TO 1x4g): Crucial CT51264BC1339 4GB Laptop Memory Upgrade - PC10600, DDR3, SODIMM, 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered at TigerDirect.com LCD: 17" 1600x900 Glossy *TO* 17" 1920x1080 Matte: http://www.laptopscreen.com/English/section/search/index.php?section=products&model=INSPIRON+17R+N7110&brand=Dell ------------------ BIOS ------------------ BIOS version: A12. Dell support page has it. Process may work on other versions. ------------------ Things-To-Have ------------------ Retail OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3 - may work with other SL versions. OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.0 update from Apple Store (10.8.GM). Bootable Nawcom OSX CD (required for allowing OSX to install on MBR type drive) OSX Mountain Lion MBR installer patcher ("2815-OSInstall(MBR)+OSInstall.mpkg(10.8.GM)"): Hackintosh OSInstall(MBR)+OSInstall.mpkg 10.8.x - Downloads - OSx86.net USB Stick #1: ML Installer: at least 8GB (you'll want to keep this in-case future problems - handy for booting in the OS without safe mode) USB Stick #2: transfering files to/from systems (I'm assuming you have another working computer of some sort) Bootloader: using latest Chameleon: Chameleon-2.1-r2069.pkg {censored}: MB{censored} {censored}: U{censored} ------------------------ Drivers / Hacks ------------------------ FakeSMC / IntelCPUMonitor / ACPISensors (+HWMonitor App): "FakeSMC_r615.zip": Hackintosh FakeSMC r615 (10.6 or 10.7/10.8) - Downloads - OSx86.net System Definition: {censored} MB{censored}: MacBook Pro 8,1 (REQUIRED for video to work) DSDT: Custom / User (use my DSDT at your own risk). SSDT: {censored} MB{censored}: Customization > Boot Options / SSDT > Core i5/i7 Overclocked (up to 4.2ghz). Video (QE/CI): If vanilla DSDT not working, try using DSDT HD3000 video hack: {censored} Forum ? Information Power Management: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement Patched for 10.8: Patched AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext for 10.8 PS2 Key/Trackpad: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext & ApplePS2Controller.kext USB3: Primary method (100% working): http://www.osx86.net/view/3745-genericusbxhci_usb_3.0.html NEC / Renesas USB 3.0 Controller (Laptop Internal) Secondary method: LaCie USB3 Kext: MB{censored} 5.1.3 (mostly stable - might require reboots for USB3 devices to show up) Alternate method: "PXHCD" (LaCie) kext: Hackintosh PXHCD.kext - Downloads - OSx86.net You shouldn't have to use the DP3 kexts. Also available on MB{censored} 4.6.1 . MB{censored} 5.1.3 CalDigit drivers do not work and make the usb3 ports dead. LaCie Driver notes: > All USB2 devices work but the only USB3 drives that will mount in USB3 ports are USB3 compatible LaCie External Drives. > (I can't get other USB3 drives to mount in USB3 ports) > USB3 devices work fine in USB2 ports. > If USB2 drives aren't mounting in USB3 ports, try rebooting. Usually works for me. > You can also try using the DP3 kexts from same thread above which fixed drive-based problems for me - however I lost detection of my audio midi USB devices, so I had to go back to originals. Audio/Mic: 2786-AppleHDA + Enabler for ALC269(.zip): Hackintosh Asus K53SD with AppleHDA ALC269 & USB3 ASM1042 - Downloads - OSx86.net DELL N3010 aka 13R_Hackintosh DUAL BOOT TUTORIAL LION + WIN WLAN / Bluetooth (Mini PCI-E): Intel: not supported. just spend $10-$15 on ebay/amazon and just buy an internal atheros card (see top for link) or buy a USB eqivelent. Qualcomm Atheros AR5B195 (AR9285 Wifi + AR3011 Bluetooth): osx driver: simple edit of info.plist required for bluetooth (vendor/product id). read notes on page: Hackintosh Atheros AR5B195( AR9285 Wifi + AR3011 Bluetooth) - Downloads - OSx86.net win drivers: WLAN: ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????) BT: HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC*-* Atheros Bluetooth Driver - HP Business Support Center ** NOTE: some bluetooth devices act strange if connected when WIFI is in-use. My bluetooth mouse movement became erractic. Disable / enable WIFI to fix the problem. LAN: RealTek 8101E/8136 FE (Fast Ethernet) 100MB: ** NOTE: lnx2mac drivers did not work for me. The device never gets found. Used Realtek RTGNIC install package for 10.7 (RTGNICv2.0.6For10.7.zip): Realtek ** NOTE: Ethernet adapter must be manually configured on order to work: Yes, speed goes from 100MB to 10MB. Something is better than nothing. If you find a better solution let me know. [system Configuration -> Network -> Ethernet -> Advanced -> Hardware]: > Configuration: manual > Speed: 10baseT/UTP > Duplex: Fullduplex > MTU: Standard (1500) Backlight Brightness: slider works vanilla but only ends up at half-brightness: Install "ACPIBacklight.kext" and remove "AppleBacklight.kext" & "AppleBacklightExpert.kext" (no DSDT edit required): ACPI Backlight Driver - Other Peripheral Devices - InsanelyMac Forum Sleep (sleeps but doesn't wake): SleepEnabler does NOT work. probably needs a DSDT fix. not working yet. Sleep on Lid Close (disabler): NoSleep or InsomniaX (both work) Card Reader: "AnyCardReader.kext": Hackintosh Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 Lion 10.7.2 PACK - Downloads - OSx86.net WebCam: vanilla Battery: VoodooBattery + AppleACPIPlatform: http://www.osx86.net/view/2648-appleacpiplatform_amp;__voodoobattery.html VGA Port (Post #185 -WITHOUT- DSDT edit): Editing Custom connector info for Intel HD 3000 Graphics (sandy bridge, OSX Lion) - Page 10 - Intel - InsanelyMac Forum Editing Custom connector info for Intel HD 3000 Graphics (sandy bridge, OSX Lion) - Page 9 - Intel - InsanelyMac Forum How to reset hackintosh notebook external display settings? - Notebooks - InsanelyMac Forum Editing Custom connector info for Intel HD 3000 Graphics (sandy bridge, OSX Lion) - Page 7 - Intel - InsanelyMac Forum ** Note1: Must boot OSX with monitor plugged in -OR- do a sleep/wake refresh to get monitor to display. ** Note2: Changing resolutions on the external monitor will cause the display to go black. ** Note3: If external display stops working, reset display configurations and reboot: How to reset hackintosh notebook external display settings? - Notebooks - InsanelyMac Forum rm -f /Library/Preferences/com.apple.window* rm -f /Users/"USERNAME"/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.window* rm -f /Users/"USERNAME"/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.pref* ** Note4: If your display files above don't get regenerated on a reboot, you can force a regeneration by changing your display resolution. HDMI Port: untested E-SATA+USB Port: USB works - haven't tested E-SATA Display Sleep on Lid Close Bug: using disabler for now - no fix yet Function Keys Brightness: not working - VoodooPS2Controller doesn't work. --------------- Part 1a: Create Partitions --------------- 1> Boot from "Nawcom ModCD 0.3.2" so we can boot from the retail 10.6.3 (snow leopard) DVD. 2> Use "Disk Utility" from retail DVD menu to create 4 primary partitions (MBR style partition): > OSX (350gb) (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) > Windows (165gb) (FAT) > Linux (125gb) (FAT) > OSXBACKUP (remaining space) (FAT) > used for time machine backups and, if you want, a mountain lion installer partition for emergency situations. **NOTE: MBR only supports up to 4 primary partitions. Chameleon doesn't see linux on the 4th partition. Therefore, all OS'es must be on partitions 1-3. That's why the OSXBACKUP partition will be on partition 4. --------------- Part 1b: Installing OSX From Snow Leopard (10.6.3) --------------- 1> install OSX 10.6.3 on OSX parition. finish to setup process as well. a> If you have "CUSTOM OPTIONS" available on the main install screen, the -ONLY- option I enabled was the PS2 option. If you don't have "CUSTOM OPTIONS", after the install is finished, try MB{censored} "PS2" controller drivers. If those don't work, check osx86.net and try drivers from there. Voodoo PS2 drivers did NOT work for me. b> these PS2 drivers should work in SL and ML. 2> After install is complete, boot with nawcom boot CD. boot into new OSX install and complete the setup process. --------------- Part 1c: Install Windows (Partition #2) --------------- 1> Install Windows 7: Boot into Windows 7 setup from DVD. Install Windows 7 on "WIN" partition. Windows partition must be formatted first (do it from Windows Setup advanced disk options). 2> On Win7 install compeltion, reboot without any bootloaders or CD's. finish windows setup process. if you can boot into windows OK, move on to next steps. --------------- Part 1d: Install VLocity Vector Linux (Partition #3) --------------- [1] Boot from setup CD [2] When setup asks for "partition drives" vs "use existing partitions", select "use existing partitions". [3] Select the partition using for Linux, mount to "/" and format as "ext2". [4] Do install. [5] When install is complete, do NOT install any bootloaders ("none" option). [6] Finish config - reboot on complete. [7] Must boot from Vector install CD to boot into system. At first boot prompt, run command "linux root=/dev/sda3" (sda3 being the new installed partition). Ignore read-only warning. [8] Go through VL configuration stuff. Reboot when finished. [9] Same as above, use VL CD to boot into system. [10] Install GRUB bootloader: > At user login screen for VL, jump to a terminal instance and log in as root. > Run grub install command: "grub-install --force /dev/sda3". For info on "--force": https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB2 > Run grub config generator: "grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/grub.cfg" [11] Reboot. Grub should boot into linux and have a menu screen now that includes linux and windows (added by default). --------------- Part 1e: Set Active MBR Partition --------------- 1> Make sure the OSX (Partition 1) is the active partition in order for Chameleon to work right. > I used windows "diskpart" to set the active partition. --------------- Part 1f: Install Chameleon (Bootloader) --------------- 1> Restart and boot into OSX (Snow Leopard) again with nawcom CD to ensure everything works. Make sure you can get into OSX without crashes / freezes / hangs. 2> Install the chameleon bootloader. Make sure chameleon can see all three partitions on bootup (OSX, WIN, LIN). OSX probably won't boot from chameleon yet. -------------------------------------------- Part 2: Copy / Transfer Important Software -------------------------------------------- At this point, you should copy / transfer over any important software that you will need post ML install. Once ML is installed, you will only be able to boot by doing safe mode, which will restrict access to external drives that are only HFS/+. If you have a way to write to a USB HFS drive (special software / another mac), then you can skip this section and do it after ML is installed. If you don't or aren't sure, you should just get software onto the system now so you don't have problems later. 1> Create a temp "software" folder on your OSX desktop. 2> Copy / transfer important software over to that folder: a> Chameleon (or your bootloader). b> a DSDT editor: DSDT - OSx86 c> a Kext installer like Kext Wizard d> drivers / hacks / MB{censored} / etc e> anything else you want ----------------------- Part 3: Create installer USB drive for OSX Mountain Lion ----------------------- 1> format your 8GB USB stick as default mac type filesystem (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)). creation single partition as Master Boot Record. ** NOTE: USB3.0 ports won't work right now - use a USB2.0 port. 2> Make folder in "/Applications" called "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" (app package). 3> Mount mountain lion image (was named "InstallESD.dmg"). 4> Mount "BaseSystem.dmg" from inside newly mounted mountain lion image "Mac OS X Install ESD" ("InstallESD.dmg"). 5> 2 images should be mounted: "Mac OS X Install ESD" and "Mac OS X Base System". 6> run {censored} U{censored} - make sure to check "Laptop Support" or keyboard won't work on ML setup (next step). ----------------------- Part 4: Install Mountain Lion ----------------------- 1> after U{censored} is finished, patch the usb drive with nawcom "2815-OSInstall(MBR)+OSInstall.mpkg(10.8.GM)" files so that the install will work on MBR drive (2 files to overwrite - see instructions in zip). 2> reboot system using the new bootable ML USB. 3> select the USB drive from iB{censored} and enter command line options: "busratio=17 -x". a> if you get a black screen (no actual setup windows come up), reboot and try again. Sometimes I had to try a few times. 4> Press space-bar when bluetooth keyboard window comes up. Do the install. Install took about 45 minutes to an hour for me. a> screen may go wacky during install progress screen. hit an arrow key and it came back to see the install progress. ----------------------- Part 5: Fixing Mountain Lion ----------------------- After the ML install finishes, we're going to have the biggest hurdles. The video (Intel HD3000) is a pain in the ass and makes it almost impossible to boot into the system (black screen after load). I could only figure one way out to boot into the system: 1> Boot from the U{censored} USB into OSX using with options "busratio=17 -x GraphicsEnabler=no". b> **NOTE: if you installed the "legacy_kernal", you will have to boot with option "mach_kernel". I experienced immediate reboots after bootloader without specificing mach_kernel. If so, change "legacy_kernel" to "mach_kernel" in "org.chameleon.Boot.plist" "Kernel" option. 2> Move "AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext" & "ApplePS2Controller.kext" out of E/E to the Desktop. 3> Delete remaining kexts in E/E. 4> Install "AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext" & "ApplePS2Controller.kext" drivers to S/L/E. 5> Repair E/E permissions and rebuild caches. 6> Install FakeSMC + Intel drivers (listed above). 7> Install "AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement" driver (listed above). 8> Open MB{censored}: Install system definition for MacBook Pro 8.1 and Core i5/i7 SSDT boot option (see above). 9> Extract / create / add custom DSDT file. 10> **IF USING 1920x1080 LAPTOP SCREEN**: add "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32" to "org.chameleon.boot.plist". --------------------------------------------- Part 6: 4K Advanced Sector Fix for Chameleon ** SKIP THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A 4K SECTOR DRIVE ** --------------------------------------------- 1> The Chameleon boot loader doesn't get installed properly by itself on "4K Advanced Sector" drives. You will see "boot0: done" and will go straight to Windows 7 (no chameleon menu). 2> The Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD is a 4K Advanced Sector drive. This fix is required for chameleon to work right. 3> Follow the instructions in the post below (page 1, post #6). The post refers to "OSX Lion" but you can use your U{censored} OSX ML USB stick: Chimera and 4k HDD boot issues (I also saved the instructions to a text file with this file called "4k_advanced_sector_fix") ---------------------------------- Part 7: Install Remaining Drivers (any order) ---------------------------------- > Install "ACPIBacklight.kext" (above). > Install Audio drivers (above). > Install Battery drivers (above). > Install LAN / WAN drivers (above). > Install USB 3.0 kext > External VGA hack (above). > Any other drivers... ---------------------------------- Part 8: Create Moutain Lion Installer (Recovery) Partition ---------------------------------- Use Moutain Lion 10.8 and xMove for Mountain Lion to install the ML installer onto the OSXBACKUP partition. This will help for emergency recover situations. > Format OSXBACKUP as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" through mac DiskUtility > Mac will set OSXBACKUP as the primary partition. Use windows "DiskPart" command utility to set partition OSX (#1) to the active partition again. > Make folder in "/Applications" called "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" (app package) - should still exist from above. > Mount mountain lion image (was named "InstallESD.dmg"). > Mount "BaseSystem.dmg" from inside newly mounted mountain lion image "Mac OS X Install ESD" ("InstallESD.dmg"). > 2 images should be mounted: "Mac OS X Install ESD" and "Mac OS X Base System". > run {censored} xMove for Mountain Lion. Install to OSXBACKUP. > Boot into OSXBACKUP from chameleon. Make sure it works. 4k_advanced_sector_fix.txt geekbench 2013-05-05 at 3.04.14 PM.png.zip
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    It is for XPS12 9Q23. There are guide, kexts and boot loader. Take a look /EFI/CLOVER/doc/The Guide for Installing OS X 10.9 in Dell XPS12 9Q23 CLOVER BOOT and it will help you. AppleHDA updates can be found if you search the key words: XPS12.
  12. This method is tester on motherboards with G31 Chipset and Nvidia 8xxx series and later. I'm not saying that this will not work on other motherboards i didn't tested it you can try and if it works post your results. ? Things that you need - 10.9 installation image? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? MyHack?http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide/ ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Installed OS X (or you can use real mac if you have one) ? CREATE INSTALLATION USB DRIVE OR HDD ? 1. Mount 10.9 installation 2. Open installation image and right click on install os x 10.9 and select show package content 3. Go to Content/SharedSupport and mount InstallESD.dmg? 4. Open my hack, enter you password, and select Create OS X Installer 5.Than select Create OS X 10.9 Install Disk, select volume where you want to create bootable installation and click OK Select Browse manually and select mounted OS X Mavericks installation? ? ? If you don't have OS X Installed than skip this step? When MyHack is finished open USB/ and if you have working os x ML or Lion copy and replace your Extra folder to USB ? BIOS SETTINGS ? - Set your BIOS to its default settings. - Execute Disable bit: Enabled - XD (if exists): Enabled - Limit CPUID Max: Disabled - Set all cores of the CPU active/enabled. - Virtualization (if exists): Enabled or Disabled, try it. - Hyper-threading: Enabled or Disabled, try it. - HPET (High Precision Event Timer/PCH): Enabled - SATA Mode: AHCI - Set all the Overclock/Performance/Turbo etc. values to Auto. - Set the UEFI mode settings (if exists) to compatible mode ? ? ? INSTALLATION ? Boot from your USB and boot with flags ?USBBusFix=Yes PciRoot=0 -v Go To DiskUtility select your HDD and select Partition Create how much partitions you want and under options select GUID Partition Table ( IT IS IMPORTANT TO SELECT GUID PARTITION TABLE THER IS NO MBR PATCH FOR NOW ) Format your HDD to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Exit DiskUtility select partition and install? after 15 minutes you will be asked to delete 3 kexts click yes and delete kexts? INSTALLATION WILL FAIL THATS OK SO DONT PANIC? When installation fail message comes up restart PC and boot HDD that you installed OS X 10.9 Setup your account and go to your HDD/Extra folder and edit org.chamelleon.Boot.plist Mine is looking like these and it should work on all G31 Motherboards? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"><plist version="1.0"><dict> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>DropSSDT</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1440x900x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>SystemId</key> <string>C53B2A61-xxxx-5E83-993E-x1A68B8F1x07</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string><key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string></dict></plist>Graphics Enabler will work on Nvidia Cards only, if you have ATI or Intel GPU find enablers that works with your GPU ? Install your sound,wifi,ethernet... Open MyHack and select RunMyFix? Restart Your Hackintosh And You Can Start Updating OS X Mavericks In AppStore? After all Updates Is Installed RunMyFix Again and reboot ? If you use Nvidia GPU download and install Nvidia Cuda Drivers http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-5.0.61-driver.html ? I have M-audio Delta 2496 Pci card and it works with Envy24 Snow Leopard 64bit kext in and out works great? ? ? ? If you have Questions or you need help I'm here to help you ? ? This is Photos of my Hackintosh? https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1240551_10201660132415919_307445244_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1001683_10201401001377805_2097253361_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/972051_10201367477179721_43775846_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1011878_10201159709545660_2078678690_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/526871_10201750827083229_473712838_n.jpg ? ? This one is Developer Preview 8 last update? https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1381577_10201929015497828_1183349825_n.jpg ? ? ? ? ?
  13. Hi: Guide for triple-booting Gateway M685-E with OSX 10.7.5, Win7 Ultimate (x32), and Vector Linux Std Gold (x32). Begin Guide: *********** *********** ** NOTE: the Gateway M685-E is a 32-bit machine and will not work with Mountain Lion 10.8+ (requires 64bit). 10.7.x will probably be the best I'll get. ** NOTE: had a situation when trying to install linux where I tried installing grub bootloader as MBR and it hosed my GPT information. Windows would no long boot and when trying to reinstall from DVD, would give me an error regarding the GPT partition. If this happens, use OSX DiskUtility to do a "repair" on the drive. After doing the repair on the drive from OSX, windows should let setup reinstall to the partition. ** NOTE: A DSDT doesn't seem to be required. ** NOTE: NullCPUPowerManagement may be required initially by Snow Leopard but doesn't seem to be required for Lion. ** NOTE: Might be wise to keep the 10.7 Lion Installer partition for emergency booting (if need to use a terminal / command line for problems on main 10.7 install) --------------------- Install 10.6.3 --------------------- [1] Boot from iB{censored}. [2] Swap and boot the OSX 10.6.3 Retail DVD. [3] Set boot style to GUID and creation 6 partitions: > Mac (extended journaled (default)) [110 gig] > Mac (extended journaled (default)) [25 gig] (for backups + Lion installer partition) > Windows (FAT) [110 gig] > Linux(FAT) [67 gig] > Linux Swap / Transfer (FAT) [4 gig] > FAT Transfer Partition [4 gig] (for transfering between OS's) [4] Run install of 10.6.3 on OSX partition. ** NOTE: if screensaver kicks in, can't get visible screen back! Have to wait until install finishes and reboots automatically. [5] After installation, reboot with iB{censored} CD and boot from new installed OSX. [6] Disable regular and display sleep. Choose a screensaver instead. [7] Reboot and boot to OSX using iB{censored} (for safe measure to ensure everything is working). --------------------- Copy OSX Images, Bootloaders, {censored}, etc. --------------------- [1] Copy all files needed. --------------------- 10.6.8 Upgrade --------------------- [1] Set BIOS date back a few years (I used 05-07-2009). Required for update package to run without failing. [2] Copy "MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.pkg" file to desktop of OSX. [3] Run setup and update. Reboot using iB{censored} afterwards. Should be at 10.6.8. ** NOTE: if setup fails (shouldn't), try running {censored} UpdateHelper, reboot, and run combo update pacakge again. --------------------- Install MB{censored} Stuff (required for booting without iB{censored} and the Lion install partition requires these to boot) --------------------- [1] Open MB{censored} for (I used Lion version): [2] Select: FakeSMC [3] Select: PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard Drivers [4] Select: ElliottForceLegacyRTC (bios cmos reset issue) [5] Select: EvOreboot (fix shutdown / reboot stalls freezes) [6] Select: Optional: NullCPUPowerManagement (shouldn't be required) > NOTE: this may cause boot problems (randomly booting into system) - if so, try booting into the system without using this kext. [7] Select: System Definition: MacBook Pro 8,1 (required to for Lion Installer to recognize compatible system) (might work with other definitions) [8] Install --------------------- Update boot plist / DSDT --------------------- [1] Optional: Use DSDT Editor to extract and then compile the "dsdt.aml" file. Place in "/Extra". > NOTE: a DSDT may not be required. I mainly tried using a DSDT for boot problems (randomly working sometimes). Try without. [2] Use Chameleon Wizard to update the org.chameleon.Boot.plist file: > use "dsdt.aml" (only if using a DSDT mentioned above) > use "smbios.plist" > arch=i386 > GraphicsEnabler=yes > Restart Fix NOTE: originally I wasn't using a dsdt but I was having random boot problems so the dsdt seems to fix the problem. --------------------- Install Windows 7 --------------------- [1] Boot from Windows 7 x32 DVD, install to WINDOWS partition. ** NOTE: THe windows partition will need to be formated by the setup first (as NTFS). [2] Go all the way through installation until booting to desktop. ** NOTE: Windows install will always erase an existing bootloader (shouldn't be one yet anyway). [3] Install Windows activation as well just to make sure nothing breaks later. --------------------- Install {censored} Chimera Bootloader --------------------- NOTE: I could not get video to work with the latest Chameleon. Using {censored} Chimera works. --------------------- [1] Boot into OSX without iB{censored} CD (if something goes wrong, you could boot with iB{censored} CD). [2] Run MB{censored} for SL (3.10.1 used) - install Chimera bootloader (v1.7.0 r1394). [3] Create and configure "/Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist" to use "GraphicsEnabler=yes" and "arch=i386" as options in order to get fully working video. [4] Verify Windows partition still runs ok and is accessible. --------------------- ** IMPORTANT NOTES ** --------------------- > OSX 10.7+ cannot be booted with iB{censored} CD. > xMove: System files and extensions are copied to the 10.7 installer partition from the main 10.6.8 OSX installation. Make sure necessary kexts are installed before doing xMove. --------------------- 10.7 Upgrade --------------------- [1] Boot into OSX (shouldn't need iB{censored}). [2] Create installer partion (from OSX partition) of at least 8 gig on the mac. Any name. [3] Create empty folder in "/Applications" called "Install Mac OS X Lion.app". [4] Copy then mount 10.7 "InstallESD.dmg" (from DVD) [5] Mount "BaseSystem.dmg" from inside newly mounted lion image "Mac OS X Install ESD". ** NOTE: to see "BaseSystem.dmg" will need to show hidden files: console command: "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE" kill finder (force restart/refresh): "killall Finder" [6] 2 images should be mounted: "Mac OS X Install ESD" and "Mac OS X Base System". [7] Copy / Run xMove (Lion) - use new installer partition. [8] Reboot and enter into the new Lion Installer partition. Install. Should finish / reboot automatically. NOTE: if screen goes blank - don't panic. Installer is still running. Just let it finish and the installer will reboot automatically. [9] After finishing, reboot into regular OSX partition. Should boot without problems. --------------------- 10.7.5 Upgrade --------------------- [1] Run / install 10.7.5 Combo Update --------------------- Vector Linux (Standard Gold 7) --------------------- ** NOTE: Could not install to GPT-partitioned drive with Vector Linux Light (7). Setup never would see Ext2 partitions. See: Vector Linux (Light 7) on GPT Drive (Multi-OS) Problem [RESOLVED] [1] Boot from setup CD [2] When setup asks for "partition drives" vs "use existing partitions", select "use existing partitions". [3] Select the partition using for Linux, mount to "/" and format as "ext2". [4] Do install. [5] When install is complete, do NOT install any bootloaders ("none" option). [6] Finish config - reboot on complete. [7] Must boot from Vector install CD to boot into system. At first boot prompt, run command "linux root=/dev/sda5" (sda5 being the new installed partition). Ignore read-only warning. [8] Go through VL configuration stuff. Reboot when finished. [9] Same as above, use VL CD to boot into system. [10] Install GRUB bootloader: > At user login screen for VL, jump to a terminal instance and log in as root. > Run grub install command: "grub-install --force /dev/sda5". For info on "--force": https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB2 > Run grub config generator: "grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/grub.cfg" [11] Reboot. Grub should boot into linux and have a menu screen now that includes linux and windows (added by default). [12] Set swap drive in file: /etc/fstab add line under main partition "/dev/sda5": "/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0" --------------------- Check Windows Boot --------------------- [1] Check to ensure Windows will boot. If an error about the boot sector happens, open OSX partition and run DiskUtility and do a repair on the drive. --------------------- OSX Hardware Drivers --------------------- [1] Network: Atheros AR9285: > (see saved driver files on software drive) > Hackintosh AR9285/ AR5B195 / AR9002WB PCIe wireless/half size - Downloads - OSx86.net [2] Audio: VoodooHDA-v2.8.2.x32.x64.SL.Lion.zip [3] Battery: VoodooBattery for Lion: > Hackintosh voodoobattery Lion / Mountain Lion - Downloads - OSx86.net
  14. This is a new contest announcement with big prizes! Creating a hackintosh system isn?t very hard, but when you are new to the scene it?s very difficult to know where to start. There?s a wealth on information about hackintosh and it takes a lot of time to find some clues on where to start. OSx86.net it?s goal is to make life easier for the community and therefore the new contest will be: Newbie guide to hackintosh! What do you have to do? You have to write a guide, in English, accompanied with useful screenshots / pictures so new users will know how to start building their hackintosh systems. The rules of engagement Thou shalt not use {censored} tools (Why?) Thou shalt not copy from other guides (we will check for plagiarism) Thou shalt not use pirated distributions like iAtkos (Why?) When you submit a guide to this contest, OSx86.net has the right to use this guide on the website. Although it is not obligatory, it would be very nice to use OSx86.net's site in your tutorials / screenshots. You will get extra points for it :-) The OSx86.net crew will pick the winners What are the prizes? First place: ? 200,- Second place: ? 100,- Third place: ? 50,- All payments will be done via PayPal only. How to submit? Please submit your guide by e-mailing to info@osx86.net with your guide attached. Also let me know your username on OSx86.net, this is needed for the poll. Deadline Saturday, May 4th 2013
  15. Ive hackintoshed for not very long. However I am one of those people who does research and dives in headfirst. In doing so I have tips, tricks and knowledge for those who are just starting out. I suggest everyone read and follow these tips when installing a hackintosh. Im hoping to keep this guide once its finished updated, or have at least a recent update of all tools and methods available that ive found, what works and what doesnt for someone who really doesnt have a ton of programming experience. 1. Know what you are working with Know what hardware you have Motherboard Graphics Card Ram CPU Know what BIOS options you have available for said motherboard. Intel Speedstep Legacy USB AHCI, RAID, IDE Install Windows, have a windows partition or drive with windows on it. Think about it this way. Trust me, this is helpful for knowing what you have. Programs to find out information about what exactly is running on your computer. -Your new to this, ok then, well be informed, there are dozens of things running in the background of your magical metal box. Find your system info. *http://www.osx86.net/view/1479-system_info.html Save it (heres an example from my XFX Geforce 9300 For advanced modifications you will need to know VenID and DevID Otherwise, you will need this mostly to know exactly what is running on your system
  16. I currently have this EXACT Computer here. Samsung (NP305V5A-A04US) AMD Quad-Core A8-Series APU for Notebooks with AMD Radeon HD 6620G Graphics 15.6inch 6GB RAM 640GB HD Windows 7 Home Premium Details I was curious if it is possible, and if so, what would be the proper method of installation? I never seem to get answers whenever I have wanted to do this over the past few years with other computers, and I am really into installing OS X On a computer here. Thankyou
  17. tawn10

    Toshiba M700 SL guide

    update bios and dissable speedstepping as this causes an irq conflict with firewire! Toshiba M700 Tablet 10.6 Snow Leopard dual boot Hi, I thought that I would write this guide for anyone who has an M700, also as my brain regularly let's me down it would be useful to keep my notes somewhere handy!... oh and forgive my poor literacy... here we go... I have started with absolutely no mac experience whatsoever.. never even seen one lol, So I decided to set about installing OSX on my M700, first I downloaded all kinds of distro's (modified installation's) and tested their functionality, I started with Leopard and found that Ideneb (osx 10.5.6) worked near enough out the box, all that was required was to enter option's at the bootloader and select the -s -x flags (when prompted to press f8 for options.. press f8 then type -s -x and hit enter). anyways that's another story, if you read the title thats not why your here, on to the meat! First off if you don't like headaches then start with a fresh formatted install, it is possible to use an existing windows install but hassle, The following notes are mostly tested with a few assumptions (brave!) a usb mouse will be needed for the install, regardless of what read for 10.5 install multicore must be left on in bios.. everything default and booting from rom of course! I actually have the fingerprint reader disabled so can't comment. need usb thumb drive(s) & blank disk at some point of course you will not get wireless working without changing the internal wireless card (under the keyboard) for a mac compatible so just don't bother download IATKOS S3 V2 this distro works well with the M700 (respect to IATKOS!) iATKOS S3 - Hackintosh Snow Leopard 10.6.3 for PC and burn boot the rom with -s -x flag's and select english if you are open the disk utility select the main drive and choose partition, create partition's sized as you will I did this HackinTOSH 40GB mac journaled WINDOWS 80GB msdos fat DOCUMENTS (as much as possible!) msdos fat UBANTU 20GB (for later) msdos fat This creates a hybrid GPT disk unlike the tradidtional MBR partition scheme the disk function's like that of a mac and is a requirement if you wish to run OS update's the GPT disk has a hidden 200mb partition named EFI that mac doesnt use but just likes it to be there the MBR still exists and protects the GPT partition scheme Windows is constricted to 4 partitions as it uses the MBR so windows needs to be on one of the first 3 (+EFI totals 4) When you finished partitioning close the disk utility and then.... restart and install windows... shut down and get your windows disk in (win7-64!) boot from the disk choose advanced options and format the windows partition to NTFS the rest of that bit is for a Macroshaft forum, Reboot the Iatkos disk again -s -x this time just next and customise and have the following options selected Chameleon RC5 !!! (windows friendly :-) Extra Directory Fake SMC Dissabler RTC Evo Reeboot Apple PS2 X3100 EFI string GMA 950 27A2 X3100 framebuffer next..... make a coffee ! (takes about 20) keep an eye as when it reboot's you need to eject the disk, HackinTOSH Should now load and you can begin filling in the pieces as per below guides, I haven't actually tried that method but should work, I had to do the following as I installed mac first and have included this for the purpose of information..... after installing mac then windows mbr is haggered so.. /boot Iatkos, get network going as below, partition thumbdrive to macjounaled name "FLASH" download GPTsync: enhanced gptsync tool - InsanelyMac Forum install to the flash drive and get gptsync on the flashdrives root, reboot iatkos to install environment and do the following open diskutil and unmount HackinTOSH close diskutil open terminal and cd /volumes/flash ./gptsync disk0 (yes or whatever til back at bash) fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0 p f l write exit reboot with iatkos and select HackinTOSH download Chameleon RC5: Windows friendly installer Chameleon 2 RC5 Installer (r693) - Downloads - OSx86.net install and done!\ now you can dualboot win and osx the following will sort the rest of things out, firewire, delete AppleHPET.kext from s/l/e (system/library/extensions) reboot firewire appears in network, now reinstall AppleHPET.kext with Kextwizard: Kext Wizard 3.7.10 - Downloads - OSx86.net wired network, intelE1000e.kext: IntelE1000e.kext - Downloads - OSx86.net audio: VoodooHDA.kext: (with fixed volume control) VoodooHDA Volume Control Fix [uPDATED][REUPLOADED] - InsanelyMac Forum bootloader gui http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,1737.0.html this gets renamed "default" within create a folder "themes" within E/E (extra extensions) E/E needs to be unhidden to see it use this http://www.brooksandrus.com/downloads/show_files.zip screen res as per this guide Fixing Scrambled,Stretched, or Wrong Resolution Laptop Display Problems - InsanelyMac Forum and some! boot windows, open regedit, navigate HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\enum\display\tosxxx?(not generic)\(digits)\deviceparameters and save the key as a text file open the text file and you will see the screen's EDID as a lot of hex digits comma seperated with some dashes in the middle, you need to remove all the dashes commas spaces and carriage returns so the edid is a long string and save the text file to a thumb drive, download plisteditpro Fat Cat Software and unpack, change from sytem preferences displays the color of the display, this creates a directory and plist we need navigate /System/Library/Displays/Overrides/DisplayVendorID-756e6b6e/ the file DisplayProductID-717 can be dragged to Plisteditpro edit IODisplayEDID in the top half, replace the string with the one from windows, close save, check there is no extension on the file (get info rtclk) and reboot. Tablet download and install TabletMagic TabletMagic | Thinkyhead sudo -s (password) open terminal cd /system/library/extensions/apple16x50serial.kext/contents/plugins/apple16x50acpi.kext/contents chmod 644 info.plist nano info.plist navigate find and replace "pnp0501" with "WACF009" its next to IONameMatch save and exit (work it out lol) run maintenance in kext wizard (reboot if not message popped serial0) Tabletmagic can now see the tablet woohoo! configure it! keyboard layout Liyang on the intartubes and thats most all for now, if you would like to add anything feel free, if you would like to ask anything then you are welcome, I will blog as I find if you don't mind sorry to the diehard terminal talkyhead's... my brain is a sieve T
  18. melodosgr

    AMD Step By Step Guide?

    Hello everyone. Most guides on the internet are 80% for Intel CPUS.. I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me to clear out a few misconceptions in order to possibly make a clear guide of installing Snow Leopard on an AMD machine. So here are a few questions.. 1) What is the main difference between custom Roms (iDeneb etc..) and the retail Snow Leopard DVD? 2) What is the most proven method that works well right now? 3) Is it easy to use combo updates on AMD systems? And would the previous Kexts work well with them? 4) Do i need to patch my kernel every time that i install a combo update and what tool is been used to successfully carry out that task? 5) I have read a few posts and seems like Nawcom BootCD is the best way available at the moment. Why is that? And could someone tell me what exactly Nawcom BootCD does? 6) And finally, can someone explain me what the chameleon loader is all about? I use Grub and just reference the partition to load up OSX. Thanks very much and i look forward for some help