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Direct Update to OS X El Capitan Using Clover

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Direct Update to OS X El Capitan using Clover

Established Clover users on OS X Yosemite who wish to update directly to OS X El Capitan can do so just like a regular Mac would. This fully native method requires no USB creation or preparation.

Before you begin, we strongly recommend performing a full backup of your existing system using Carbon Copy Cloner. By doing this, you can always go back to your working OS X Yosemite installation.

1. Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge and update your existing Clover install.

2. Open Clover configuration folder on the root of your system drive or EFI Partition. Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts from /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.

Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 11.49.52 AM.png

3. Open /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with TextEdit and add the following BooterConfig and CsrActiveConfig keys to RtVariables section. This will partially disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) when booting OS X El Capitan.

Code:
    <key>RtVariables</key>
    <dict>
        <key>BooterConfig</key>
        <string>0x28</string>
        <key>CsrActiveConfig</key>
        <string>0x3</string>
    </dict>
Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 9.51.03 AM.png 4. Download Install OS X El Capitan Application from the Mac App Store. When complete, the app will open. Please note, the Application will disappear after use.

5. Choose system drive for install (Example: Macintosh HD). When complete, the computer will automatically reboot.

6. When Clover boot screen appears, choose Boot OS X Install option (Example: Boot OS X Install from Macintosh HD). Choosing your system drive will go back to your previous installation without updating.

7. Complete the OS X installation process. When complete, the computer will automatically reboot.

8. When Clover boot screen appears, choose Boot Mac OS X option (Example: Boot Mac OS X from Macintosh HD). The computer will then complete the update.

:thumbup:

Related:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-desktop-guides/167901-how-create-os-x-el-capitan-public-beta-installation-usb-using-clover.html
http://www.tonymacx86.com/alternate-bootloaders/128018-tonymacx86-clover-theme.html
 
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I've put my kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11 Ethernet and FakeSMC and FakeSMC Plugins works fine doing it that way. You could put them in EFI/Clover/kexts/other it won't hurt neither :thumbup:
 
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That is weird. Not even the default ones?

I guess you could add the FakeSMC (I guess it wont hurt) and try from there. These are the kext I have.

Waiting to download El Capitan to try the best and easiest way to upgrade my hackintosh ever ;D

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No kexts at all. not even the default ones. How can i get them?:confused::confused:
 

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These are the kext I have.
Correct, copy all kexts/10.10 to kexts/10.11.
Since the 10.11 Installer replaces AppleHDA.kext;
1. disable SIP (0x3)
2. restart
3. View Raw/audio_cloverALC-110.command/Save (Use .zip)/select file/double click file, answer questions
4. enable SIP (0x0)
5. restart

More info:
Realtek ALC AppleHDA/Post #1/3. cloverALC/Clover patched

No audio:
See Problem Reporting, Post #1, No Audio Devices - Realtek ALC AppleHDA.
Post to same thread as the guide.
 

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No kexts at all. not even the default ones. How can i get them?:confused::confused:
Are you currently using Clover?
If no, this thread is not for you.
If yes, the non native kexts are likely in S/L/E.
 
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So I completed the steps listed, and when I boot OS X Install, I only get to a grey screen with spinning ball.

I have put the FakeSMC in the kexts folder on EFI partition, and added the arguments to config.plist.

Can't figure out why it's doing it? Using clover 3270. Upgrading from Yosemite.
 
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So I completed the steps listed, and when I boot OS X Install, I only get to a grey screen with spinning ball.

I have put the FakeSMC in the kexts folder on EFI partition, and added the arguments to config.plist.

Can't figure out why it's doing it? Using clover 3270. Upgrading from Yosemite.
Ditto. I can't get past the spinning beach ball of death. The only difference for me is I'm coming from Mavericks. Same clover rev. Using the default config.plist from here, slightly modified to get rid of "rootless=0" and to not inject intel graphics.
 
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Same here using Clover 3270 as well

Arguments added to the config as described

Any hints why we get the spinning death?
 
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