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Special Thanks:

Rehabman for helping me troubleshoot the various issues I had and helping me work them out

EmlyDinesh for adding a custom fix to his ApplePS2SmartTouchpad kext for the brightness keys to work properly

All developers who engineered the various tools/kexts/patches/etc to get this working



  • Processor : Intel Core i7-4710HQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
  • Graphics Processor (GPU) : Intel HD Graphics 4600 and Nvidia 860m 4gb
  • Chipset : Intel HM87 Express Chipset
  • Hard disk : Crucial MX200 256gb mSata SSD
  • RAM : 16GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM
  • Wifi : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (Swapped out for: Azurewave AW-CE123H (BCM4352))
  • Bluetooth : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Bluetooth 4.0 (Swapped out for: Azurewave AW-CE123H (BCM20702))
  • LAN : Realtek RTL8166G/8111G PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
  • Audio : Realtek ALC282 High Definition Audio
  • USB 3.0 : Intel 8 Series Chipset Family xHCI Host Controller
  • Touchpad : Elan v4 Touchpad
  • Webcam : USB2.0 UVC HD WebCam
  • Card reader : Realtek RTS5227 PCIE Card Reader
  • Monitor : 15.6 LCD 1920x1080
  • Optical Drive : DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

Interface :

  • 1 x Microphone-in jack
  • 1 x Headphone-out jack
  • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
  • 2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 port(s)
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x SPIDIF speaker out (same physical jack as Headphone-out)
  • 1 x mini Display Port



  • Graphics with Acceleration
  • Audio 
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • mini Display Port
  • LAN
  • USB3.0
  • Webcam
  • Optical Drive
  • Battery
  • Card reader
  • Synaptics Touchpad
  • Sleep, Processor P&C-States with Native power management
  • Fn Hotkeys


Not working:

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (need to replace with supported card, I replaced with BCM4352)
  • HDMI Audio is choppy and unusable
  • Realtek Card Reader

For Installation:
Follow the Steps in the link below, starting with Pre installation, Installation and Post Installation:


In bios, disable secure boot, delete secure boot keys

Format hard drive as GPT/GUID


Clover Install Steps:

Make Clover usb drive using this command (replace "Cap" with name of USB drive):

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Cap --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --no interaction

Then use following options for installing clover to usb drive:

  • Install for UEFI Booting only
  • install clover in the esp
  • Drivers64Uefi->OsxAptioFixDrv-64
  • Install RC scripts on target volume


After making clover usb drive, open usb drive with Clover Configurator app and change the following:

  • In ACPI: Uncheck "FixAirport"
  • In Boot: Check "kext-dev-mode=1" and "nv_disable=1"
  • In Install Drivers: delete VBoxHFS, install HFSPlus UEFI


Then add ApplePS2SmartTouchpad, FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement, and RealtekRTL8111 to 10.11 kexts in usb drive EFI partition 


Then boot from it and install normally


Post Installation:
Bootloader: Clover
Clover Install Options:

  • Install for UEFI booting only
  • install clover in the esp
  • Drivers64UEFI->OsxAptioFixDrv-64
  • Install all RC scripts on target volume
  • Optional RC Scripts


Clover Config/smbios:


Kexts (All kexts installed to S/L/E)

  • latest fakesmc, plugins (except LPCSensors), and hardware monitor
  • In fakesmc info.plist -> change "smc-name" to "smc-huronriver"
  • and change the values in keys: "REV", "RVBF", and "RVUF" to:
  • "<02060F00 0059>" for mbp 11,2 smbios
  • Add key "ACID" as shown in attached picture post-12954-0-76737600-1433710607_thumb.png
  • ApplePS2SmartTouchpad.kext for mouse, trackpad, and keyboard
  • In Content->Plugins->ApplePS2Keyboard Info.plist, set fn mode to "3" and Layout to "GIGABYTE"
  • RealtekRTL8111
  • Rehab man's ACPIBacklight.kext
  • Rehabman's ACPIBatteryManager.kext
  • Bluetooth Firmware Uploader
  • Custom aDummyHDA aDummyHDA.kext.zip
  • CodecCommander
  • FakePCIID
  • FakePCIID_HD4600_HD4400
  • FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio

Install DummyHDA

1) Go to Audio Midi Setup in Utilities and create a new multi-output device
2) Check both speakers
3) Make sure both speakers under the multi-output device have the same sample rate (I'm using 48000hz)

4) Install SoundSiphon, in its preferences, make the multi-output device the pass through device

5) Make SoundSiphon default output device - now you have volume control over multi-output device

Note: Whenever headphones are plugged in, you will need to manually select it as the output device


DSDT/SSDT Patches 
Note: All SSDTs and DSDT go into EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/Patched

Note2: Make sure you install the patches in the order listed


Extract DSDT/SSDT (taken from Rehabman's guide)

Copy dsdt and all ssdts from linux (located in /sys/firmware/acpi/tables) - ignore the tables in the "dynamic" folder

In osx, download aisle here: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/acpica/downloads

In OS X Terminal:

cd "to directory where you placed all SSDT/DSDT"
iasl -da -dl *.aml

**From this point on, we're only working with the .dsl files


Repositories to add to MaciASL:



Generate ssdt with PikeRAlpha's Script - name it SSDT.aml


Patch all linux ssdts with:

into_all all code_regex _T_([0-6]) replaceall_matched begin T_%1 end;

Patch ssdt3 with:

  • Rehabman Laptop: Remove _PSS Placeholders


Patch ssdt6 with:

  • Rehabman Laptop: Brightness Fix (Haswell), Haswell HD4600 Yosemite, Rename B0D3 to HDAU, Rename GFX0 to IGPU


Patch ssdt7 with:

  • Rehabman Laptop: Rename GFX0 to IGPU, Cleanup/Fix Errors (SSDT), Disable from _INI (SSDT) *Uncomment the External line from the INI patch*
  • Delete the line: \_SB.PCI0.LPCB.H_EC.TDRF (One) from Method SGOF
Patch ssdt8 with:
  • Rehabman Laptop: Rename GFX0 to IGPU
DSDT (Note: The order for the patches below is important):
1) Rehabman Laptop: Fix PARSEOP_ZERO Error
2) Rehabman Laptop: Remove _DSM Methods
3) Custom Battery Patch Gigabyte P35w v2 Battery Patch.txt
4) Custom Screen Brightness Patch Screen Brightness Keys Patch.txt
5) Rehabman Laptop: Add IMEI
6) Toleda Realtek ALC: Enable Audio ID: 3
7) Toleda Airport: BRCM94352 - Note: In the patch, change RP05 to whatever your device is under (check in ioreg)
8) PJALM Graphics: Intel Haswell MEI
9) Rehabman Laptop: Rename B0D3 to HDAU
10) Rehabman Laptop: Rename GFX0 to IGPU
11) Rehabman Laptop: IRQ fix
12) Rehabman Laptop: Usb_prw_0x0d_xhc
13) PJALM Gigabyte: Generic Series 8
14) Rehabman Laptop: OS Check (Windows 8)
15) Rehabman Laptop: RTC Fix 
16) Custom Disable from _Reg (DSDT) Patch Disable from _REG (DSDT) Mod.txt
17) PJALM General: USB - Device Renames for OSX 11.11
18) Search for method XWAK and add Return(0) underneath it
Important Notes:
  • There is an issue with the sound card in that at first boot and after sleep, sound will not play out of the front speakers or subwoofer. This is remedied by adjusting the volume with the fn keys. The same issue is present in ubuntu but no fix has been presented as of yet. The more people who add themselves to effected will increase the odds of a fix. See bug report here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1366241
  • Due to nvidia optimus not being supported in OS X, the nvidia card had to be disabled. This could be done in the bios but that would be a hassle when switching to windows so instead it was disabled in the dsdt and corresponding ssdts (see Rehabman's guide for details). This is why the nv_disable=1 flag is needed with the clover installer but not with the actual install once everything is done.
  • This specific intel hd graphics is not supported in OS X and so a combination of clover fake id, Rehabman's fakepciid kexts, and some AppleIntelFramebufferAzul patches had to be used to remedy this
  • 5ghz wifi and bluetooth handoff have been enabled with various clover kext patches
  • Sound was enabled with AppleHDA clover patches and the use of DummyHDA
  • For TRIM support, go into terminal and type: sudo trim force enable
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No problem :)


Updated guide for 10.10.4 (easiest update ever by the way, I literally just ran the update from the app store and did nothing else: most vanilla hackintosh update I've ever taken)


Edit: Updated to 10.10.5, same process as 10.10.4

Edited by Zackptg5
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Thanks for your post, Zackptg5!

Is the "MANUAL STEPS" necessary if I did all things follow the "EDP STEPS"?

I can't understand exactly between the manual steps and edp steps,

for example, is there some steps from manual steps that still necessary after all the edp steps done?

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Finally got around to installing El Capitan on it. Got everything up and running like before. Just took some updated kexts, clover patches, and the usb fix (the FakePCIID_XHCIMux and USB rename dsdt patch). Updated the guide with the new stuff.


On another note, I attempted the upgrade process with clover and it surprisingly worked...somewhat. There was some glitchiness with stuff like sound and graphics stuttering so I just washed my hands of it and did the old fashioned clean install which worked like a charm.

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