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Almost fully functional Acer Nitro 5!

Joined
May 29, 2011
Messages
122
Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5 (Clover UEFI)
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080 / HD 630
What folder should I put those EFI files in?
The fact that you have to ask that question suggests that you are not reading the Clover guide. I cannot just give you my EFI folder because it is configured for my specific Acer Nitro 5. Even if they are the same Brand and model name, there are differences that will throw your machine off. Like the fact that you have an 8th Gen Core-i5 and I have a 7th Gen. The chipset and other hardware is different. You have a GTX 1050 and I have a 1050 Ti. (Which depending on how your bios is set up, may require different patching to disable the nVidia chip.)

You must also make sure you have the latest BIOS installed. It may improve compatibility and this would prevent you from having to re-patch your DSDT immediately after you install macOS. Not to mention the fact that you will more than likely have to switch out the WiFi/BT module that is pre installed because it is not compatible with macOS.

It goes without saying that you need to have the USB drive and the BIOS settings configured correctly for the installer to boot. For starters, you have the files that belong in the driversUEFI64 inside the kexts folder. AFPS.EFI also belongs in the driversUEFI64 folder. The kexts that are recommended in the Clover guide also belong in EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other folder. you can delete all of the other folders in the kexts folder besides the Other folder.

Please read the Clover guide thoroughly and reconfigure your USB drive. The first page of this thread also described what was done and kexts that were used to activate certain hardware. Please understand that not every option will work for you as manufacturers will use different hardware between different models and revisions. Please tailor your USB to YOUR specific machine.
 
Joined
Jul 20, 2011
Messages
2
Motherboard
Mountain lion
CPU
2550K
Graphics
6850
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
hello i have the same notebook , how did make work the trackpad , i use the 4 kext for ic2 kext , but only keyboard work thanks in advance , and sory for my bad english
 
Joined
Oct 27, 2018
Messages
18
Motherboard
Nitro AN515-52
CPU
I7-8750H
Graphics
UHD 630, GTX 1060
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi I have the black screen problem with intel uhd 630 I have your same laptop you could give me your EFI?
 
Joined
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Messages
122
Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5 (Clover UEFI)
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080 / HD 630
Hi I have the black screen problem with intel uhd 630 I have your same laptop you could give me your EFI?
Please see post #81 above. Even if we have the same model laptop, there are differences between my your laptop and mine. It is not hard at all to patch the Intel UHD 630 and disable your GTX 1060. There are guides to do it for your specific configuration. I cannot just give you my EFI because it has patches to my specific machine and hardware. At least try to patch it on your own. Thank you.
 
Joined
May 29, 2011
Messages
122
Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5 (Clover UEFI)
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080 / HD 630
hello i have the same notebook , how did make work the trackpad , i use the 4 kext for ic2 kext , but only keyboard work thanks in advance , and sory for my bad english
Please read the VooDooI2C guide. Just adding the kexts will not make it work without the proper DSDT edits. It should be in the laptop FAQ's.
 
Joined
Dec 18, 2012
Messages
1
Motherboard
GA-Z77-D3H
CPU
i5-3570K
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti
Mac
iMac
Please read the VooDooI2C guide. Just adding the kexts will not make it work without the proper DSDT edits. It should be in the laptop FAQ's.
How could you make operating GTX 1050 ti on your laptop (Acer nitro 5), because you write in your description "GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080" , or i've only just misunderstood it. I've got a same laptop.

Thank you
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5 (Clover UEFI)
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080 / HD 630
How could you make operating GTX 1050 ti on your laptop (Acer nitro 5), because you write in your description "GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080" , or i've only just misunderstood it. I've got a same laptop.

Thank you
The description includes the GTX 1050 Ti because it is included in my system, however I have to disable it completely because it is not compatible in macOS with the Intel HD630 GPU in the same machine. (nVidia Optimus). In Windows, the GTX 1050 Ti works beautifully. In macOS, I am forced to only use the Intel HD630.
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2017
Messages
86
Motherboard
Dell i5577
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
HD 630 & GTX 1050
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hey everyone,
I have purchased a new laptop that is more modern than the Elitebook 8770w I was using prior. I now have an Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop that I plan on dual booting Windows 10 and macOS 10.14. As the title shows, I almost have everything working on this system. Let me attach my hardware specs and what is/isn't working :

Intel Core i5-7300HQ (2.5Ghz-3.5Ghz)
Intel HM175 Chipset
Intel HD 630 Graphics and nVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti w/ 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
A-Data 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM
Intel 256GB NVMe 600P PCI-E SSD (Windows)
Seagate 480GB SATA III SSD (macOS)
Windows Trackpad using I2C Bus (Synaptics Based Pad)
Broadcom BCM943602BAED Wireless AC + BT 4.1 NGFF Card (Dell DW1830) (On order, using older BCM94360CS2)
Realtek 8111 Based Ethernet
Realtek High Definition Audio (ALC256 Codec)
Clover UEFI r4674 running macOS Mojave 10.14

Power Management: Working. Don't hear fans speeding up. Followed PM guide.
Sleep: Working. Used the _PRW DSDT patch 0x6D for Skylake.
Video: Working. Used latest Lilu/IntelGFXfixup and Prealloc Fixup. Full QE/CI/Res. Disabled nVidia Graphics w/ DSDT edit.
Audio: Working. Used layout-id 13 in conjunction with AppleALC kext's 1.2.8 version + CodecCommander.
NVMe: Working. Intel Drive is recognized by the system and can read/write to it but I'm using that drive for Windows.
KB/TP: KB is working w/ VoodooPS2 V2018-0922. TP is working with VoodooI2C V2.1.4 and disabling of Apple's I2C drivers.
WiFi: Working. Used AirportBRCMFixup.kext to resolve speed issues. Airdrop supported
Bluetooth: Working. Used BRCMPatchRAM2.kext and BRCMFirmwareRepo.kext to enable BT. Handoff/SMHS supported.
Ethernet: Working. Using the Realtek Ethernet kext.
Battery: Working. Used Rehabman's ACPIBatteryManager.kext
Brightness: Working. Used the Brightness patch from the AppleBacklightInjector.kext
Shutdown/Restart: Working.
USB: Working. Created an SSDT for USBInjectAll and ensured only ports installed are active.
Does your HDMI port work?
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5 (Clover UEFI)
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti 4GB @ 1920x1080 / HD 630
Does your HDMI port work?
Unfortunately not, I had to disable the nVidia chip to get the onboard Intel HD 630 to work off the internal display. The HDMI port is directly linked to the nVidia chip. If I can find a way to re-enable the nVidia chip and have the system default into the Internal Display and use HDMI with the nVidia chip, then it may work. But I would not know where to begin with that or know if something like that would even work.

If anyone would like to chime in with any ideas, I'm more then welcome to try it!
 
Joined
Mar 14, 2018
Messages
1
Motherboard
Acer Nitro 5
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
RX 570
Mobile Phone
Android
Hey everyone,
I have purchased a new laptop that is more modern than the Elitebook 8770w I was using prior. I now have an Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop that I plan on dual booting Windows 10 and macOS 10.14. As the title shows, I almost have everything working on this system. Let me attach my hardware specs and what is/isn't working :

Intel Core i5-7300HQ (2.5Ghz-3.5Ghz)
Intel HM175 Chipset
Intel HD 630 Graphics and nVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti w/ 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
A-Data 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM
Intel 256GB NVMe 600P PCI-E SSD (Windows)
Seagate 480GB SATA III SSD (macOS)
Windows Trackpad using I2C Bus (Synaptics Based Pad)
Broadcom BCM943602BAED Wireless AC + BT 4.1 NGFF Card (Dell DW1830) (On order, using older BCM94360CS2)
Realtek 8111 Based Ethernet
Realtek High Definition Audio (ALC256 Codec)
Clover UEFI r4674 running macOS Mojave 10.14

Power Management: Working. Don't hear fans speeding up. Followed PM guide.
Sleep: Working. Used the _PRW DSDT patch 0x6D for Skylake.
Video: Working. Used latest Lilu/IntelGFXfixup and Prealloc Fixup. Full QE/CI/Res. Disabled nVidia Graphics w/ DSDT edit.
Audio: Working. Used layout-id 13 in conjunction with AppleALC kext's 1.2.8 version + CodecCommander.
NVMe: Working. Intel Drive is recognized by the system and can read/write to it but I'm using that drive for Windows.
KB/TP: KB is working w/ VoodooPS2 V2018-0922. TP is working with VoodooI2C V2.1.4 and disabling of Apple's I2C drivers.
WiFi: Working. Used AirportBRCMFixup.kext to resolve speed issues. Airdrop supported
Bluetooth: Working. Used BRCMPatchRAM2.kext and BRCMFirmwareRepo.kext to enable BT. Handoff/SMHS supported.
Ethernet: Working. Using the Realtek Ethernet kext.
Battery: Working. Used Rehabman's ACPIBatteryManager.kext
Brightness: Working. Used the Brightness patch from the AppleBacklightInjector.kext
Shutdown/Restart: Working.
USB: Working. Created an SSDT for USBInjectAll and ensured only ports installed are active.
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can you explain how did you manage to make the trackpad work, please? I have the same model laptop, everything is working fine but I can't make the trackpad work
Thanks a lot.
 
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