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Asus K55VM High Sierra 10.13 (Update 27/09/17)


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This is a guide to install MacOS on a Asus K55VM

Processor               : Intel Core i7-3610QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.30 GHz)
Graphics Processor(GPU) : Intel HD 4000 and NVIDIA Optimus GeForce GT 630M
Chipset                 : Intel HM76 Express Chipset
Hard disk               : Hitachi 500GB 5400rpm HDD 
RAM                     : 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
Wifi                    : Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
LAN                     : Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Audio                   : Realtek High Definition Audio ALC270
USB 3.0                 : Intel Panther Point PCH - USB 3.0 xHCI Controller 
Touchpad                : Elantech Touchpad v4 Hardware
Webcam                  : USB2.0 UVC HD WebCam
Card reader             : Realtek RTS5289 PCI-E Card Reader
Monitor                 : AU Optronics B156XW02 V6 WXGA 15.6 16:9 HD 1366x768
Optical Drive           : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N SCSI CdRom
Battery                 : 6Cells 4700 mAh 50 Whrs
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) 
1 x USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert 
1 x HDMI

Graphics with QE/CI on Intel HD4000 GPU
Audio with AppleHDA
USB2.0 and USB3.0
Optical Drive
Elantech Touchpad 
Sleep, Processor P&C-States with Native power management
Fn Hotkeys
Not working:
Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (need to replace with supported card)
NVIDIA® Optimus GeForce® GT 630M
Realtek RTS5289 PCI-E Card Reader

VGA work but not good
For Installation: (Standard)
Follow the Steps in the link below, starting with Pre installation, Installation and Post Installation: 
Wifi : Original Ralink RT5390 not work (Replaced by: Atheros Ar5bhb92-h))

Optical Drive : Not Present (Replaced by SSD Crucial 128GB)

Custom Guide: 
What do you need:
- A USB, one with >8gb

OS X High Sierra 10.13 bootable USB (search in google)
- Files attached on this post

How to prepare USBs:

1- Download this OS X bootable USB
2- Install RAW image on your usb (Mac OSX) Or use rawtousb program for windows
Open the terminal:
Find your USB stick
- diskutil list 
Unmount USB
- diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
Copy RAW Image
- sudo dd if=[drag and drop the raw file in terminal] of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m
Wait to finish and now you have a usb install ready to copy kext and clover
3- Download the file attached,  extract and open the Clover Configurator.app
4- Mount your EFI USB partition without format and then copy EFI folder of Clover EFI into
5- Copy Apps folder into your usb install
So now you have a full USB Install for this Asus
How to install Mac OSX in your notebook:
1- Boot installation from USB
2- Format HDD on GPT
3- Select Partition to install and finish installation
4- Now we have Mac OS installed

5- Open the Clover Configurator.app
6- Mount your EFI HDD partition and then copy EFI folder into
7- Then go into BIOS, in Boot menu select "Add New Boot Option" and complete:
Add boot option: (put a name) for example: Clover boot
Select Filesystem: (Select HDD that have Mac OSX Installed)
Path for boot option: \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi
Select Create and put the new boot option first.
Check too the VRAM of HD4000 is 64MB because probably if it's changed not work 
Save changes and reboot
8- So, now when system boot show Clover bootloader and just select the Mac OSX partition and press enter
If you did it all Mac boot you did well 

Copy HWMonitor.app into Applications folder if you want see temperatures and frequency and enjoy your Hackintosh!!!
If you have other problems ask me :)




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