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Hi there


I've previously set up my laptop as a hackintosh but had some very weird issues including ethernet working, then after a reboot always showing as unplugged and getting a broadcom wifi adapter working, then after a reboot showing as 'no hardware detected'.


I decided to try a fresh install and it's freezing on booting to USB, with this:



This is the guide I followed:



I've zipped and attached my EFI, here:



If anyone could take a look I'd be very grateful!

Thanks in advance.

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what BIOS version are you running?

Make sure you the following settings in BIOS:

  • UEFI
  • AHCI
  • Legacy Option Roms Disabled
  • Secure Boot Disabled

Installing 10.13.4?

Boot to Clover GUI, hit F4.

Compress and attach the Origin folder in /EFI/Clover/ACPI

I'll patch the files for you

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UEFI - yep

AHCI - yep

Legacy Option Roms Disabled - yep

Secure Boot Disabled - yep

Installing 10.13.4? looks like this is 13.0.57. is that an issue or should I redownload and start again?


Bios version is 1.5.3


Just realised I have the 'com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI' patch in place. Will that cause a problem if trying to install something other than 10.13.4?


I'm struggling to find the version installed to this stick and couldn't tell you if its 10.13.4, the 'about' section of the installer shows it as '13.0.57' - not sure if that helps in anyway?


I've attached the ACPI folder for you - thanks very much!


Apart from everything already discussed, would you say the EFI looks right?


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13.0.57 is High Sierra beta 7, very old. Download the latest which is 10.13.4 (13.4.09)

According to the files in Origin, you should go with the alternative bootpack.

Just replace the Config and the ACPI folder. The kexts folder looks updated.

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One thing that I neglected to mention was that I've installed a Broadcom BCM94352Z DW1560 and I've seen you mention to somebody on a different thread that with a hardware change you might need to re-patch the DSDT/SSDT.


Is it possible that's the issue? I also noticed that my bios was painfully out of date and have updated to 1.18.5 but still no dice.

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