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  1. astrobruin

    Security Update 2021-005 Catalina

    Thank you for the Catalina update! (Still haven't updated because it sounds like a major ordeal) Ran the update, 16:30 minutes and 2-4 reboots, depending on how you count them. 1. Click install - reboots 2. Boot Mac OS Install from [Your Hard Drive's Name] 3. Boot Mac OS Install from [Your...
  2. astrobruin

    USB Bluetooth Audio Stutters

    FWIW, I have a similar motherboard, a GA-Z87X-UD5H, and had a lot of problems with Bluetooth that I *finally* seem to have solved. I bought a Fenvi FV-HB1200 WiFi & BT, marketed for Hackintosh. It's supposed to be plug and play, no kexts needed. I've had it for about 9 months and it's been...
  3. astrobruin

    New 24" M1 iMacs come in 7 Colors / Orders starting on April 30th

    Looks amazing, and the speed boosts look significant (rather than just the usual incremental steps). The 24" screen is a nice improvement over 21", and tempting. (21" was too small. 24" is acceptable). But I'm disappointed they didn't offer a 27" version as well (or will it be 30"?). I've...
  4. astrobruin

    New Apple Silicon Macs for 2021: Redesigned iMac and a Mac Pro mini

    I'll happily switch over to an M1 iMac, if it's powerful enough and the price is within reason. A $500 Apple premium is arguably a fair (even better) value than buying the same specs for a Windows machine, for $500 less. Affordability:I forget the exact numbers, but I built this computer...
  5. astrobruin

    Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave

    P.S. Check to see if your Preferences>System Updates has been changed to turn on the "Automatically Keep My Mac Up To Date" option. Just noticed this was on. I didn't enable it. Wondering if it the last update (or one of the last updates) changed the default.
  6. astrobruin

    Is it worth to upgrade?

    Thank you for the update! Sorry you're having regrets. I appreciate that you took time to explain and share why. Good point about dual booting into Windows. That had slipped my mind. Like you, I still sometimes boot into Windows (albeit *rarely*) to play games. Mainly it's just for my Oculus...
  7. astrobruin

    Security Update 2021-001 Catalina, Security Update 2021-001 Mojave

    Clover 5119 Went smoothly (had to turn my bluetooth off and on to connect my MagicTrackpad, but not sure if it's related). So far everything else seems fine. I first updated my kexts, then ran the installer. About 15 minutes total, details as follows: —————————————————————————————— Updated to...
  8. astrobruin

    Is it worth to upgrade?

    I would second the recommendations here. My Hackintosh is also roughly a ~2015 build, too. As tempting as it is upgrade to Big Sur, it's a lot of trouble (and some risk!) for a machine that is just on the margins of compatibility. And although my computer is arguably starting to reach the end...
  9. astrobruin

    macOS 11.0 Big Sur is Now Available on the Mac App Store

    Thank you! It seems like OC is a growing consensus. Increased reliability would be very welcome. Although I currently have everything running smooth (and am hesitant to fix something that works), it sounds like I'd have to make a bunch of tweaks to Clover anyway, to get it ready for Big Sur...
  10. astrobruin

    macOS 11.0 Big Sur is Now Available on the Mac App Store

    Thank you for the reply - I very much appreciate it. Wanted to run it by more eyes, to try and make sure I wasn't missing anything obvious and/or important. (And hopefully to help anyone else who is in a similar situation). I will take your advice and look into OpenCore. That might be a good...
  11. astrobruin

    Need Advice on Updating to Big Sur

    Just trying to make sure I'm understanding things. My current system definitions are "iMac 14,2" and I'm on Clover 5119. So in order to update to Big Sur, I need to: Update Clover etc. • Update and install the latest Clover • Append "quirks" to my config.plist • Update kexts, replace some...
  12. astrobruin

    macOS 10.15.7 Supplemental Update

    FWIW I try to wait a week or two (even three) so I can check comments for common problems. That's easier said than done - for some reason, the notification on the system preferences bugs me :) But it can take a handful of pages (or more) of comments before you can spot any patterns. I...
  13. astrobruin

    macOS 10.15.7 Update

    Always happy to report a successful upgrade via System Preferences 3 Reboots, a total time of about 27:30 seconds Clover 5199 Latest AppleALC, Lilu, and WhateverGreen I manually updated kexts (I tried updating them via Clover Configurator, but the kexts it added didn't have version numbers...
  14. astrobruin

    Software Update Safari 14.0

    Not sure if/how you can safely revert, other than restoring from a backup. FWIW (as you probably already know): bookmarks in your "Favorites" main directory will appear as square favicons in the "Favorites" section on the Safari Start Page. They're not as large or easily identifiable as the...
  15. astrobruin

    Software Update Safari 14.0

    Thank you. Yes, I believe you are correct. Or at least, I recall seeing both HTML 5 and Silverlight mentioned on help pages for troubleshooting. Alas Netflix and Hulu have never worked for me because I didn't have a wifi card for location services to validate my location. Now that I have wifi...
  16. astrobruin

    Software Update Safari 14.0

    Update. Please note that you will LOSE all of you TOP SITES bookmarks on your start page (if you use this feature). I had 24. All gone. And as far as I could tell, the feature is removed. [There is a "frequently visited" (?) section which may be similar. But given the large size of the icons...
  17. astrobruin

    Software Update Safari 14.0

    Thank you! Even though I can't run Netflix on Safari 13.1.2 currently, this saves me the trouble of trying to troubleshoot it (the Silverlight plugin is one possible cause). After all, why bother if it's going to get broken again when I update? Netflix works on Chrome, so I'll just keep use...
  18. astrobruin

    Software Update Safari 14.0

    I'm wondering the same thing. Will probably wait until I see how it goes for others.
  19. astrobruin

    macOS 10.15.6 Supplemental Update

    Simple and straightforward. ~17 minutes from start to finish (this does not include the time to download the update) Sound and video are working fine. Everything else seems normal. Clover: 5199 Updated Apple ALC, Lilu, and WhateverGreen to latest.* 1. Download and reboot 2. Boot MacOs install...
  20. astrobruin

    [SOLVED] Help setting up a Clover Boot-loader custom image

    Thank you very much! I was able to get a new theme to work *finally*! But it's a very dull, boring, colorless theme. So I'd like to be able to get this to work. I appreciate the link! I will give this a try, for custom images. :)