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    macOS Catalina 10.15.6 is out

    Released July 15th, 2020.
    Build 19G73.
     
    This is most probably the last major update for Catalina with only Supplemental Updates or Security Updates to follow. Safe to install on our Hacks without specific issues or surprises to expect. Blessing issue remains for those of us who experience it since 10.15.5 and this requires a reset of NVRAM to avoid. Failing that, 10.16.5 still installs Ok but the temp update partition remains until the macOS Install Data folder located in /System/Volumes/Data is manually deleted.
     

     

     

     
    Security updates 2020-004 for High Sierra (17G14019) and Mojave (18G6020) released at the same time.
     
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    Driver for Realtek RTS card readers

    Some of you may remember Sinetek's initial work back at the beginning of 2017 on the development of a macOS driver for those PCIe Realtek RTS card readers fitted to many of our laptops. Whilst Sinetek's work never fully completed  and  only reached limited success, Cholonam recently resumed development work for the RTS525a card reader of his Dell XPS 9350.
     
    This resulted in great success in the sense that we now have a working driver for several RTS card readers, albeit with some limitations in respect of performance or supported hardware models.
     
    The driver is available off Cholonam's Github repo.
     
    Discussion on this new driver is available in continuation of Sinetek's original topic at insanelymac.
     
    We've also reported on development progress of this kext in this thread where we invite owners of Hackintosh laptops fitted with Realtek RTS card readers to feedback their own test results.
     
    Credits and thanks to Cholonam and Sinetek of course! 👍

    Broadcom BCM4350 Wireless cards

    Good news on the BCM4350 front!
     
      
     
    Further to recent additional findings, BCM4350-based cards such as the DW1820A are now fully supported. Follow our guide, inject the appropriate properties into DSDT or Clover configuration and off you go. No need to patch kexts or anything of the sort. The closest it comes to working OOB... 
     
    Full 802.11ac speed (867Mbps) + BT 4.1 all supported! 
     
    These cards come as a great supplement to existing M.2 supported models such as DW1560 and DW1830.
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