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Acer Predator Helios 300 - Mojave

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Specifications:

Model                   : Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-572, 73FH)
Processor               : Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor Quad-core 2.80 GHz
Graphics Processor(GPU) : Intel® UHD Graphics 630 & NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4 GB Dedicated Memory
Chipset                 : Intel® Intel Sunrise Point HM175 Express Chipset (Kaby Lake-H)
Hard disk               : WDC WD10SPZX-21Z10T0 (1 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
SSD disk                : HFS128G39TND-N210A (128 GB, SATA-III) & Samsung 860 Evo (500GB, SATA-III)
RAM                     : SK hynix 8GB RAM DDR4 PC19200 (2400Mhz) 
Wifi                    : Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A Wireless Network Adapter
Bluetooth               : Qualcomm Atheros (0x04ca, 0x3016)
Ethernet                : Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Audio                   : Realtek® High Definition Audio ALC255
USB 3.0                 : Intel Sunrise Point PCH - USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
Touchpad                : Elan Touchpad I2C (ELAN0501)
Webcam                  : HD Webcam
Card reader             : Realtek RTS5287 PCI-E Card Reader
Monitor                 : AU Optronics B156HAN06.1 15.6" LCD (FHD: 1920 x 1080, 142 ppi)
Battery                 : 4Cells 3220 mAh 9 Hour
Interface :
1 x combo jack (Headphone-out/Microphone-in)
1 x USB 3.0 port(s) 
2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert 
1 x HDMI 

 

Working:

  • Graphics with QE/CI on Intel HD630 GPU
  • Touchpad
  • Audio all input/output (combojack too)
  • Keyboard Backlit
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet 
  • USB2.0 and USB3.0
  • Webcam 
  • Battery Indicatot
  • Elan Touchpad with Multi touch
  • CPU power management
  • Sleep and Wake with Close and Open LID
  • Fn Hotkeys

 

 

Not working:

  • Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti (Optimus not supported in hack) 
  • HDMI (port is connected to Nvidia GPU)
  • WIFI  (Atheros QCA61x4A is supported )

 

 

Issues:

  •  None

 

 

For Installation:

1. use createinstallmedia command :

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction

note : my usb name is USB change it with yours (usb name)

 

3. Install latest clover 

     

  • Install for UEFI booting only
  • Install Clover in the ESP
  • Drivers64UEFI\DataHubDxe-64
  • Drivers64UEFI\FSInject-64
  • Drivers64UEFI\ApfsDriverLoader-64
  • Drivers64UEFI\AptioMemoryFix-64
  • Drivers64UEFI\PartitionDxe-64
  • Drivers64UEFI\UsbKbDxe-64.efi
  • Drivers64UEFI\UsbMouseDxe-64.efi
  • Install Clover Preference Pane 

 

4. Download and copy files to EFI partition 

     Acer-Predator_G3-572_Mojave.zip

 

NOTE : always keep clover/kexts/others/ minimal use only required kexts as per suggested by @Bronxteck  (e.g. below kexts are required for this system )

  1. FakeSMC.kext
  2. VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  3. SATA-100-series-unsupported.kext
  4. USBInjectAll.kext

   

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Jake Lo said:

Any specific BIOS settings?

BIOS Version : v1.21 
Bios Settings :
Main => Touchpad => Advance

Main => FastBoot => Disabled
Boot => Secure Boot => Disabled 

 

these are default settings except fast boot needs to disabled and also bios must be updated
 

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