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  1. the-darkvoid

    FakeSMC - SMMSensors

    FakeSMC_SMMSensors.kext is a new FakeSMC sensor plugin which uses System Management Mode to obtain sensor information. The idea is derived from the dell-smm-hwmon driver in Linux, it allows reading fan settings, speeds and temperature sensor values. Additionally it could be used to control fan...
  2. the-darkvoid

    SSD Compatibility

    Has anyone thoroughly tested the compatibility of Samsung Polaris controller PCIe NVMe SSD's with High Sierra? These would be the 960 Evo, 960 Evo Pro and PM961 SSD's primarily. The Samsung Polaris controller only supports 512-bytes, and could exhibit problems with APFS, slow boot, trackpad...
  3. the-darkvoid

    [APFS] High Sierra 10.13.1 - No early logging

    When using APFS.efi with Clover some early logging generated by APFS.efi will show during the boot sequence. Due to copyright reasons and potential forum rules breach, this only contains patching instructions for your local APFS.efi. APFS.efi was updated in the High Sierra 10.13.1 update. MD5...
  4. the-darkvoid

    [Guide] Dell XPS 9530 Clover UEFI / Hotpatch

    This will be most likely the last revision of my guide for the XPS 9530, I will be moving to a XPS 9360 as Hackbook Special thanks to Rehabman for Clover Hotpatching vit6969 for Lilu.kext and all the other people for contributing plugins for it Following is a guide to run macOS High Sierra...
  5. the-darkvoid

    Login Screen Resolution

    When booting my laptop for the first time, the login resolution is scaled as per default. Once logged in it changes to my personal scaling settings, which also reflects when returning to the login screen after sleep. Is there any way to set the display scaling on the login screen displayed on...
  6. the-darkvoid

    [Guide] Dell XPS 9530 using Clover UEFI

    Work in progress Following is a guide to run El Capitan (10.11.5) on a Dell XPS 9530 (Bios revision A09). The Dell XPS 15 (9530) is a MacBook Pro look-a-like laptop with a QHD+ touchscreen. As such it is a very suitable laptop to be used as a Hackbook (Hackintosh). Changes Updated for El...
  7. the-darkvoid

    Intel Network adapters on OS X: Small Tree drivers

    Did anyone ever try the drives from Small Tree for OS X? They are officially linked from the Intel driver page. The drivers can be found here:
  8. the-darkvoid

    FakePCIID: Broadcom BCM57XX network OOB

    BCM57XX on OS X A wide range of Broadcom network adapters can be supported OOB on OS X, without any kext patches required. This will allow installing OS X updates without losing network functionality due to the patches changing. It currently supports the following Broadcom devices: Broadcom...
  9. the-darkvoid

    Yosemite 10.10.2 - No wakeup from sleep

    As per title, after updating to Yosemite 10.10.2 the laptop is not waking from sleep. That is, it goes to sleep, tries to wake up but the display remains black / switched off. It seems that besides the display the laptop is running fine. Attached is my ioreg and patchmatic -extract dump.
  10. the-darkvoid

    Airport TakeOff - kext enabler for Broadcom Wifi

    Recently I did some research if it was possible to enable the BCM94352Z WiFi / Bluetooth combo card as Airport Extreme in OS X without using any Clover patches This would lead to a more upgrade safe situation as no OS X system files have to be patched. To do this a technique is used where...
  11. the-darkvoid

    BrcmPatchRAM - Upload firmware into Broadcom Bluetooth USB devices

    BrcmPatchRAM - 3rd party Broadcom Bluetooth USB devices on OS X Introduction A number of Broadcom Bluetooth USB devices do not have a persistent firmware. These devices are only upgradable temporarily, called PatchRAM. Everytime the computer reboots or resumes from sleep, the firmware in the...
  12. the-darkvoid

    [Fix] Intel HD4200/HD4400/HD4600 Mobile on Yosemite

    Intel HD Graphics on Yosemite Note, now updated for Yosemite 10.10.2 OS X supports a range of Intel HD Graphics devices, however not all the variants present in hackintosh devices are supported out of the box. The following table shows the devices which can be supported in Yosemite and...
  13. the-darkvoid

    [Fix] Resolve boot screen garble

    Quite a lot of people here have a display garble/scramble when Yosemite boots up. This happens when the progress bar shows and disappears when the desktop displays. This can be resolved with a Clover EFI patch: Note that this should only be applied on OS X 10.10, so if you multi-boot with...
  14. the-darkvoid

    Enabling handoff for Bluetooth?

    I am running a laptop with Yosemite installed making use of a BCM94352Z NGFF M.2 combo card. The BCM94352Z WiFi is Vendor ID: 0x14E4, Product ID: 0x43B1. The Bluetooth USB is Vendor ID: 0x0930, Product ID: 0x0223 WiFi is working with a simple DSDT patch from Toleda...
  15. the-darkvoid

    [Guide] Dell XPS 9530 using Clover UEFI

    No longer maintained I have since moved to El Capitan Following is a guide to run Yosemite (10.10.5) on a Dell XPS 9530 (Bios revision A09). The Dell XPS 15 (9530) is a MacBook Pro look-a-like laptop with a QHD+ touchscreen. As such it is a very suitable laptop to be used as a Hackbook...
  16. the-darkvoid

    [GUIDE] Dell XPS 9530

    This guide is now outdated as I have migrated to Yosemite. Please find the updated guide for Yosemite here: [Guide] Dell XPS 9530 on Yosemite Following is a guide to run Mavericks (10.9.5) on a Dell XPS 9530 (Bios revision A06). The Dell XPS 15 (9530) is a MacBook Pro look-a-like laptop with...
  17. the-darkvoid

    NullEthernet.kext v1.01 - Small bug

    Rehabman, Just installed NullEthernet.kext v1.01 (RehabMan-NullEthernet-2014-0501) and customised the MAC address through SSDT. The mac address shows fine in ifconfig however in the kernel log it shows as follows: NullEthernet: Using MAC address from DSDT: 2d:ffffffe0:3e:1f:ffffffae:53...
  18. the-darkvoid

    Dell XPS 15 (9530) - Intel HD 4600 Graphics on QHD+ built-in display - Need some help

    Dell XPS 15 (9530) - Intel HD 4600 on QHD+ built-in display - Now Working In short: After days of fiddling around Mavericks is running on the Dell XPS 15, the LCD screen is detected but remains blank. Hopefully anyone can help. Detailed: Recently I acquired a Dell XPS 15 (9530) with QHD+...