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    macOS Catalina 10.15.5 is out

    Released May 26th, 2020.
    Build 19F96.
     
    Seems safe to install on our Hacks. Ended up with a macOS could not be installed on your computer error message on the Latitude E6230 and 7490 laptops due to bless tool being unable to set the boot disk. But these are like false alarms because the Catalina partitions of those Hacks remained bootable and were properly updated to 10.15.5. The macOS Install Data folders in /System/Volumes/Data, however, had to be manually removed to get rid of the temp partition so, clearly indicative of a minor problem in fully completing the update at the end of the process.
     
    As for 10.15.4, refresh Lilu + WEG kexts and Clover to latest available versions (v1.4.4, v1.3.9 and r5118 at time of writing) before initiating the macOS update. If you cache your kexts from /L/E (or /S/L/E), remember to also update the kexts in the E/C/k/O folder of your EFI partition as the temporary update partition boots only with kexts injection.
     
    Security Update 2020-003 for High Sierra 10.13.6 and Mojave 10.14.6 released too (build 17G13033 and 18G5053).
     

     

     

     
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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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    • Source: http://matthewlewis.ca/disable-or-uninstall-synology-6-1-universal-search/   Synology DSM 6.1 has removed File Station from the core and swaps out the Search functionality from File Station into its own individual package. I’ve noticed some users (myself included) have been posting on forums and stated they no use for this package and did not want it installed, and it cannot be disabled or uninstalled via the Package Center. So here are some simple SSH commands (assuming you already have SSH is enabled in Control Panel / Terminal & SNMP) you can execute on your DiskStation to either disable or remove the package permanently.   So login into your DiskStation with a ssh client such as PuTTy with your username and password followed by:   sudo -i   Enter in your account password, you should now be under the root account.   To disable:   synoservicecfg --disable pkgctl-SynoFinder   To remove completely:  synopkg uninstall SynoFinder   And to logout of root account:  logout   You will have to logout and log back into the DSM to notice the package has been completely removed! How to stop and uninstall Universal Search?   There's a lot of good, more advanced advice here, but the easiest way to do it for me was described on page 2 of this thread by quadcore:   Control Panel =>Task Scheduler => Create => Triggered task => Under "General Tab" give the task a name of your choosing, and set "Event" to 'boot-up'. Under the "Task Settings" tab, in the "user-defined script" box, add:   synoservice --disable pkgctl-SynoFinder synopkg uninstall SynoFinder  (this is optional AK)   Reboot, and observe in your Resource Monitor there isn't like 20 'synoelasticd' processes running. It works fine. I add the warning, you do this at your own risk.
    • Sir    The error page (the one with "go to https://") this is the full screenshot top to bottom of my laptop screen which i am able to capture,  but before this am not able go at top, and because it just so fast to take screenshot, but i tried and only am able to get this which i attached here.
    • The error page (the one with "go to https://") is the one we're interested in. But we need the entire page, not just the bottom part.   In other words, we need to complete (entire screen) version of this screen. The one you sent is cut off at the top.  
    • Sir   the first image which i send you is the last of the boot process and it stuck on (Please Go To https://panic.apple.com to report this) panic that's it. I wait here for 5 min but nothing happen & the last image which send you it just appear before the first image for few second.   and first image is screenshot of entire screen as you can see top to bottom.   Hope you understand sir.
    • I don't know how moving kexts from Clover/kexts/10.15 into Clover/kexts/Other (not all in /kexts) would cause that error...but ok. :)) Anyway, I've never seen that disk issue in my entire life. It doesn't recognise any drives. Not just NVME. There's no EFI partition, nothing. Can you post a screen of your Disk Utility window? I'm guessing you're trying to boot off of the USB now?
    • Please find the attached screenshots for diskutil output.  Also, I got a KP when I moved all the kext together under kexts folder (screenshot attached). So reverted the changes.
    • OK, the photo is good and clear. But can you, please, let it boot until it gets to the error, just make sure you take a photo of THAT entire screen?  
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