Giacomoleopardo Build - ZOTAC Z77-ITX WiFi - Core i7-3770T - MacMini 6,2

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  1. giacomoleopardo

    giacomoleopardo

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    Mobo:
    ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING
    CPU:
    Intel® Core™ i7-7700
    Graphics:
    On board Intel HD 630
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Jan 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM #1
    giacomoleopardo

    giacomoleopardo

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    ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING
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    Intel® Core™ i7-7700
    Graphics:
    On board Intel HD 630
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Welcome to the installation guide, based on Yosemite OS X with Clover bootloader


    This install method is intended to reduce to zero System Updates issues. Althought it's been successfully tested with Combo Update 10.10.1, 10.10.2 and 10.10.3, I can't guarantee for the next ones!​

    For reference, check previous guides about this machine

    WARNING! It tourned out the config.plist files attached before were slightly wrong. Anyone who has downloaded them before February, 10th 2015, please replace the file with the new one attached to this post. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience: my really bad mistake.

    Mountain Lion, UniBeast Method + Chimera
    Mavericks, UniBeast Method + Chimera
    Mavericks, UniBeast Method + Clover


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    Components



    Intel® Core™ i7-3770T Processor 8M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz
    [AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008ACVF9A/[/AMAZON-uk]

    Zotac Z77 ITX WiFi
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089OJHBW/

    Corsair Vengeance LP Blue 16 GB (2x8 GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009M0TCHQ/

    SAMSUNG 840 Series 2.5-Inch 256GB
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-Solid-MZ-7PD256BW/dp/B009NB8WRU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416813047&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+840+pro

    Crucial m4 256GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085J17UA/

    Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 7200RPM 2 TB SATA 6 GB/s
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/

    Gelid Slim Silence I-Plus CPU Cooler
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058W3IUO/

    Streacom F7C EVO Chassis
    [AMAZON-uk]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00958DA5K/[/AMAZON-uk]

    PicoPSU-160-XT High Power 24 Pin Mini-ITX Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005TWE6B8/

    192w AC-DC Power Adapter, 12v 16A
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00905I1TI/

    Sony Optiarc Blu Ray Slim RW BD5850H
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118072

    Belkin F8T016 Mini Bluetooth Adapter
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001E96JBK/

    Noctua NF-R8 PWM Cooling Fan
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GD30UC/

    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DLDO4U/

    Apple Magic Mouse
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TLTGM6/

    Apple Infrared Remote Control
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TPFNXS/

    MacBook Pro Infrared board
    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Pro-Infrared-board-p-18041.html

    OS X Yosemite
    http://www.apple.com/osx/


    Comments


    This machine was assembled for HTPC use and audio editing, but I ended up to use it for my daily stuff. No need powerful graphic card, HD 4000 is totally enough to me.
    This board is really amazing, it has all the stuff I need, except:
    - MiniDisplay Port: it doesn't support 27" Apple Cinema Display (non thunderbolt).
    - DVI port: not there!​

    Beside that, everything is working fine:
    - Full native Ivy Bridge Power Management with custom SSDT
    - Auto and manual sleep
    - HDMI audio (all video ports)
    - WiFi on board (Atheros AR9285, with toleda's kext in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 - onboard AR3001 Bluetooth partially working, not recommended)
    - Both Ethernet ports fully functional (with Mieze's RealtekRTL8111-Binary 1.2.3 in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 - insanelymac registration required, or use MultiBeast/Drivers/Network/Realtek/RealtekRTL8111 v1.2.x)
    - Belkin 2.0 Bluetooth dongle (either in usb 2.0 and 3.0) Working in BIOS and Clover bootloader
    - Wake on LAN​



    Installation


    Tools:

    - Latest Zotac bios
    - Clover Bootloader installer
    - Clover Configurator
    - MaciASL Open Beta for editing .aml files. By SJ_UnderWater
    - Yosemite install App from AppStore (free if you already have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or newer
    - A real Mac or an already working Hack
    - 8 GB USB Flash Drive​


    Step 1 - Update Bios

    - I flashed BIOS using Zotac Windows utility with new Zotac BIOS release. Of course I installed Windows 8 to do that. I guess it's possible to flash bios from dos as well, but since I never did that, I can't help about it. Thanks to CodeRush whom worked with Zotac developers, the unlocking process of bios is no longer needed! The latest bios has unlocked MSR 0xE2 module which gives us the opportunity to have native Ivy Bridge Power Management and everything is working as expected on OSX! Here's what I did:
    • Booted the system into Windows
    • downloaded new Zotac bios
    • flashed BIOS following Zotac instructions (put the content of the unzipped folder into a new folder C:BIOS, then run the update command)
    • loaded optimized default and set bios as stated in Step 2


    Step 2 - Bios configuration

    - Boot pc
    - Press Del key to gain bios settings
    - Press F9 to load Optimized Defaults
    - Leave Main section by default
    - X-Settings main window​

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    - X-Settings/CPU Configuration - Core Ratio Limits as default​

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    - X-Settings/CPU Configuration - Core Ratio Limits modified ---> see SSDT script in post #4\UPDATE 3 on the original install guide​

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    - X-Settings/Gpu Boost: leave default
    - X-Settings/Memory Configuration: Load XMP-Profile 1 if supported by your RAM
    - Advanced/onBoard Device​

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    - Advanced/onBoard Device/Serial Port 0 Configuration​

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    - Advanced/Storage Configuration​

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    - Advanced/Cpu Configuration​

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    - Advanced/USB Configuration​

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    - Advanced/Display Configuration ----> Note: this config is for HD4000 integrated graphics, for discrete graphics set Primary Display [PEG]​

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    - PcHealt: leave default
    - PowerManage​

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    - Boot: set this section at your convenience. With Clover choose uEFI Win8, in Boot uEFI OS Selection​

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    - Press F10 key to Save and Reboot​


    Step 3 - Yosemite Installation

    - Follow Tonymac's guide then do the following changes:
    - STEP 2/17 - Use this install custom options
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    - STEP 2/20 - Use configUSB.plist (see attachments of this post)
    - STEP 2/22,23,24 - Use 10.10 usb folder (see attachments of this post)
    - STEP 2/26 - Use dsdt and ssdt if you already have from a previous installation on Zotac Z77 ITX, but my advice would be to start everything fresh. We will generate new dsdt and ssdt.
    - Copy the tools into your USB pen drive.
    - STEP 3/3,10,12 - Choose UEFI usb option, like this
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    - STEP 4/6 - Copy config.plist attached (NOT THE USB ONE!) to /EFI/EFI/CLOVER
    - STEP 4/7,8 - Copy 10.10 folder attached (NOT THE USB ONE!) to /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts​


    Step 4 - Post-Installation

    - Once OS X Setup is finished, you'll be on desktop (don't worry if you see everything a bit laggy).
    - In System Preferences/Security & Privacy/General/Allow apps downloaded from/ select "Anywhere"
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    - We need to extract, patch and save DSDT.aml.
    Thanks to the massive work of PJALM, and forum moderator SJ_UnderWater, now just two patches are necessary to make this board fully functional. Simply follow these steps.
    - Download MaciASL from here, unzip it and open it. It automatically will open a "native" DSDT. It's important to know that these patches can be applied just one time, so if you want to re-patch dsdt you'll have to start from a native dsdt again. So my advice is: save a backup copy of this file just in case you need to re-patch it. To do that just go to MaciASL menu bar click on File/Save as, choose the directory where you want to keep your backup native dsdt, select Disassembled ASL file as File Format and name it "native dsdt.dsl" (add extension manually).
    - in Menu bar open MaciASL\Preferences and select Sources in Preferences window
    - set iASL as ACPI 5.0 as in the following picture
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    - select Sources icon, click on "+" to add Name and URL of the patches that you need: in my case they are
    - Close completely MaciASL and re-open it: again a native DSDT will appear as before, click on Patch command: now in the left side of the Patch window you should see all the patches we've just added like this
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    - select in Zotac Z77-ITX but before applying, remember to delete the Atheros part from the patch itself (in the right window of MaciASL) I mean this part
    Code (Text):
    # Fix the Atheros AR9285 WiFi and rename it to ARPT
    into device label PXSX parent_label RP01 set_label begin ARPT end;
    into method label HPME parent_label RP01 code_regex (Notify\s\()PXSX(,\s0x02\)) replace_matched begin %1ARPT%2 end;
    into device label ARPT parent_label RP01 replace_content begin
    Name (_ADR, Zero)\n
    Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) {0x09,0x04})\n
    Name (_SUN, One)\n
    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)\n
    {\n
        Store (Package (0x10) {\n
            "AAPL,slot-name", "AirPort",\n
            "name", "Wireless Network Adapter",\n
            "model", Buffer () {"Atheros AR9285 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter"},\n
            "device_type", Buffer (0x07) {"AirPort"},\n
            "device-id", Unicode ("0"),\n
            "subsystem-id", Buffer (0x04) {0x8F,0x00,0x00,0x00},\n
            "subsystem-vendor-id", Buffer (0x04) {0x6B,0x10,0x00,0x00},\n
            "built-in", Buffer (One) {0x01}\n
        }, Local0)\n
        DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))\n
        Return (Local0)\n
    }
    end;
    That's the Atheros AR9285 WiFi card, which is not natively supported by osx. This patch was working in Mountain Lion 10.8.5, but is no longer working. So we need to apply PJALM AIO Patch without the Atheros part, then use toleda's kext toledaARPT.kext already inserted in 10.10 (see attachments).
    - After removing Atheros part from PJALM AIO, click on Apply, then Close. Now click on Compile command: no Errors, Warnings nor Remarks should appear, but some Warnings may stay: they won't affect your installation; the mandatory thing is NOT TO HAVE ERRORS when compiling a DSDT! Go on
    - Re-open patch windows and under PJALM Graphics select
    • Generic Discrete Graphics (AMD/nVidia) to enable HDMI Audio if you have a discrete graphic card or
    • Intel HD4000 to enable HDMI Audio if you have ONLY Intel HD 4000 onboard graphic)
    - Apply your right patch and check compile: still you should have 0 Errors, X Warnings, X Remarks, XX Optimizations.
    - Go to MaciASL menu bar click on File/Save as, choose desktop as directory, select ACPI Machine Language Binary as File Format and name it "dsdt.aml" (add extension manually).
    In post #1 of the original Mountain Lion guide you can find the red steps I made to patch dsdt manually (before PJALM All In One patches). I left them in the thread 'cause they're still valuable infos for more than somebody.
    - Copy DSDT.aml in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
    - Run caches_rebuild.command (see Attachments)
    - Reboot​
    - If you don't find any Clover Boot Option in Bios, plug your Clover Uefi Install USB pen drive and boot from it. You should go to "Clover Boot Options". Probably you'll find two of them: choose the one referring to the Sata HD connector, not the USB one. Press the space bar and you'll know which one is the right one.
    Select "Add Clover boot options for all entries" and press Enter key. You'll see nothing, but Clover will be present in Uefi boot options in your Bios, then. Choose of course the right one as usual in the bios boot options

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    Power Management Configuration​


    Time to load Ivy Bridge Power Management.

    A great thread where I learn a lot of stuff about Power Management (PM) is this, if you want to learn, give it a shot!
    AppleGraphicsPowerManagement no longer needs optimization! If you want to learn more about that take a look at here.
    Now we need to get CPU PM (generating SSDT.aml).
    - Open Application/Utility/Terminal and type
    Code (Text):
    curl -o ~/ssdtPRGen.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Piker-Alpha/ssdtPRGen.sh/master/ssdtPRGen.sh
    This will download the latest revision of PikeRAlpha's ssdtPRGen.sh to your user directory.
    - The next step is to change the file mode (+x) with
    Code (Text):
    chmod +x ~/ssdtPRGen.sh
    - Now type
    Code (Text):
    ./ssdtPRGen.sh -w 3
    if your Ivy Bridge CPU is at stock frequencies, or
    Code (Text):
    ./ssdtPRGen.sh -w 3 -turbo 4100
    if your Ivy Bridge CPU is overclocked at, let's say, 4100 MHz.
    You'll see something like this
    Code (Text):
    Last login: Wed Nov 26 08:23:10 on ttys000
    Mac-mini:~ jack$ curl -o ~/ssdtPRGen.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Piker-Alpha/ssdtPRGen.sh/master/ssdtPRGen.sh
      % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                     Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
    100  123k  100  123k    0     0   128k      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  128k
    Mac-mini:~ jack$ chmod +x ~/ssdtPRGen.sh
    Mac-mini:~ jack$ ~/ssdtPRGen.sh -w 3


    ssdtPRGen.sh v0.9 Copyright (c) 2011-2012 by † RevoGirl
                 v6.6 Copyright (c) 2013 by † Jeroen
                 v15.1 Copyright (c) 2013-2014 by Pike R. Alpha
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    Bugs > https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/ssdtPRGen.sh/issues <

    Override value: (-w) Ivy Bridge workarounds, now set to: 3!

    System information: Mac OS X 10.10.1 (14B25)
    Brandstring 'Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770T CPU @ 2.50GHz'

    Scope (_PR_) {220 bytes} with ACPI Processor declarations found in the DSDT (ACPI 1.0 compliant)
    Generating ssdt.dsl for a 'Macmini6,2' with board-id [Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED]
    Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770T processor [0x306A9] setup [0x0704]
    With a maximum TDP of 45 Watt, as specified by Intel
    Number logical CPU's: 8 (Core Frequency: 2500 MHz)
    Number of Turbo States: 12 (2600-3700 MHz)
    Number of P-States: 22 (1600-3700 MHz)
    Injected C-States for CPU0 (C1,C3,C6)
    Injected C-States for CPU1 (C1,C2,C3)

    Intel ACPI Component Architecture
    ASL Optimizing Compiler version 20140926-64 [Nov  6 2014]
    Copyright (c) 2000 - 2014 Intel Corporation

    ASL Input:     /Users/jack/Library/ssdtPRGen/ssdt.dsl - 312 lines, 9455 bytes, 72 keywords
    AML Output:    /Users/jack/Library/ssdtPRGen/ssdt.aml - 2126 bytes, 28 named objects, 44 executable opcodes

    Compilation complete. 0 Errors, 0 Warnings, 0 Remarks, 0 Optimizations

    Do you want to copy /Users/jack/Library/ssdtPRGen/ssdt.aml to /Extra/ssdt.aml? (y/n)? n
    Do you want to open ssdt.dsl (y/n)? n
    Mac-mini:~ jack$
    - Type
    Code (Text):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES; killall Finder
    - Press Enter key: hidden files will be now visible. If this command doesn't work, use ShowAllFiles
    - In your user folder go to Library/ssdtPRGen and copy SSDT.aml file in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
    - Type
    Code (Text):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO; killall Finder
    - Press Enter key: hidden files will be back hidden. Or, again, use ShowYourFiles
    - Run caches_rebuild.command
    - Reboot
    - In terminal type
    Code (Text):
    cat /var/log/system.log | grep "AICPUPMI:"
    , this command uses PikeRAlpha's AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementInfo.kext (previously installed in /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10) to check CPU's speed steps, like this
    speedsteps.png
    That numbers are the speed steps your cpu is achieving. Power Management is working!​



    Audio Configuration​


    Now we have to take care about Audio.
    Until now, each one of us had to patch AppleHDA.kext (if you have dsdt edits) or get HDAEnabler (without edited dsdt), and every system update we had to repatch it.
    Now it's time to try a different method. Thanks to the Clover so called "Patch on the fly", and to the great support of Forum Moderator Toleda, here's a simple method to patch Audio that would (hopefully) survive to the System Updates (already tested from 10.10 to 10.10.1).
    - Open Terminal and type
    Code (Text):
    defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1
    - Open Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, go to the menu bar find Debug and flag "Show Every Partition"
    - Now in Disk Utility you'll see all the partitions, included EFI (greyed out, cause it's unmounted)
    - Mount EFI partition from Disk Utility and close the window
    - Download audio_CloverALC-master.zip from toleda's repo, unzip it and leave it in Downloads folder.
    - Open Downloads/audio_CloverALC-master and unzip audio_cloverALC-100.command.zip.
    - Double click on audio_cloverALC-100-v1.0.2.command, a Terminal window will open, type your password (even if you don't see anything) and press enter
    Code (Text):
    Last login: Sun Nov 23 15:26:29 on console
    Mac-mini:~ jack$ /Users/jack/Downloads/audio_CloverALC-master/audio_cloverALC-100-v1.0.2.command ; exit;
     
    Agreement
    The audio_cloverALC-100 script is for personal use only. Do not distribute
    the patch, any or all of the files or the resulting patched AppleHDA.kext
    for any reason without permission. The audio_cloverALC-100 script is
    provided as is and without any kind of warranty.
     
    File: audio_cloverALC-100.command_v1.0.2
    Verify EFI partition mounted, Finder/Devices/EFI
    Password:
    rm: /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config-backup.plist: No such file or directory
    Confirm Realtek ALC892 (y/n): [B][SIZE=4]y[/SIZE][/B]
    Clover Audio ID Injection (y/n): [B][SIZE=4]y[/SIZE][/B]
    Use Audio ID: 3 (y/n): [B][SIZE=4]y[/SIZE][/B]

    Download ALC892 files ...
      % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                     Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
    100 25585  100 25585    0     0  14443      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 14438
    Edit config.plist/Devices/Audio/Inject/3
    Edit config.plist/SystemParameters/InjectKexts/YES
    Edit config.plist/Boot/Arguments/kext-dev-mode=1
    Download kext patches
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    100  1335  100  1335    0     0    667      0  0:00:02  0:00:01  0:00:01   667
    Install /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/realtekALC.kext
    Download config kext and install ...
      % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
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    100  3451  100  3451    0     0   3348      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--  3350
    /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/realtekALC.kext deleted
    Install System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext/ALC892 zml files
    Fix permissions ...
    Kernel cache...
    rebuilding //System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache
    kext-dev-mode allowing invalid signature -67054 0xFFFFFFFFFFFEFA12 for kext AppleHDA.kext

    Install finished, restart required.
    To save a Copy to this Terminal session: Terminal/Shell/Export Text As ...
    logout

    [Processo completato]
    - Type three times Y for yes (in black up here) and the process will be completed, the command file will install realtekALC.kext in /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 and will insert some hex codes to /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist
    - Reboot
    - Check Audio Devices (including HDMI Audio devices)​





    A few more steps:

    - If Auto Sleep doesn't work follow this steps:
    - open terminal and type "pmset -g assertions" (no quotes)
    - if you see something like that
    Code (Text):
    Assertion status system-wide:
    PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep 0
    PreventSystemSleep 0
    PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 0
    ExternalMedia 0
    DisableLowPowerBatteryWarnings 0
    UserIsActive 0
    ApplePushServiceTask 0
    BackgroundTask 1

    lmediamounted"
    pid 192(helpd): [0x0000000c00000133] 00:03:06 BackgroundTask named: "com.apple.helpd.sdmbuilding"
    you just have to type "launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.helpd.plist".
    - type again "pmset -g assertions", and when all numbers are 0 you go on
    - Reboot and try Autosleep
    - If Safari/Firefox crashes on Flash Player plug-in YouTube videos (mostly with discrete graphic card) follow these steps:
    • Choose a web video that gives you this issue (not all videos do that, I believe just those ones that require Flash Player plug-in)
    • Don't play it, otherwise the system will probably crash (but you already know that, don't you?)
    • Right click on the video and choose settings
    • A window like this will appear
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    • Simply uncheck Enable Hardware Acceleration (my pic is in italian, I guess you'll find it in your system language)
    • Close and re-open the browser (Safari/Firefox) and check: hopefully that will do the trick.

    That's it.
    Please feel free to report bugs, error, and anything that could be useful for this guide and Zotac Z77 ITX users! :thumbup:


    Credits

    Tonymac for Unibeast method
    MacMan for MSRDumper
    SJ_UnderWater for MaciASL, Patcho and DPCI Manager
    PJALM for the great support and his DSDT patches
    samisnake for patched bios info
    samisnake for auto sleep info
    CodeRush for patched bios
    toleda for HDMI audio here and here
    toleda for Hex editing work
    toleda for SSDT support
    flytiger for auto sleep info
    rcork for system profiler info
    PikeRAlpha and Jeroen for SSDT script
    PikeRAlpha for AppleHDA892.kext
    minihack for info and DSDTSE patches
    miramar for info and patch
    Groths for Trim Enabler
    Hilbe for IR Receiver installation
    MacintoshHealer for great support


    Uploaded some pictures​


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  2. giacomoleopardo

    giacomoleopardo

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    Graphics:
    On board Intel HD 630
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Jan 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM #2
    giacomoleopardo

    giacomoleopardo

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    Graphics:
    On board Intel HD 630
    Mobile Phone:
    iOS
    Giacomoleopardo Build - ZOTAC Z77-ITX WiFi - Core i7-3770T - MacMini 6,2 on Mavericks

    Edit Log

    • UPDATE #1. January, 24th 2014 - Added Toleda's Atheros patch for AR9285
    • UPDATE #2. January, 24th 2014 - Added Mavericks install guide using UniBeast method + Clover bootloader
    • UPDATE #3. February, 5th 2014 - Replaced MultiBeast Lnx2Mac's Realtek kext with Mieze's RealtekRTL8111 v. 1.1.3
    • UPDATE #4. November, 23rd 2014 - Updated Guide (Original Post) to Yosemite Install with Clover Method
    • UPDATE #5. February, 10th 2015 - Updated attachment with correct cong.plist files
     
  3. Stork

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    Jan 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM #3
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    Giacomoleopardo's Build - ZOTAC Z77-ITX WiFi - Core i7-3770T - MacMini 6,2 on Mavericks

    Congratulations, Giacomoleopardo, on another excellent build and build description! :clap::clap::clap: I know the tonymacx86 Forum members will enjoy duplicating your efforts. :thumbup:
     
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    Jan 14, 2014 at 5:09 PM #4
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Jan 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM #5
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    You did it again, your guides are AWESOME!
    I totally love 'my' rock solid h77n build!
     
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    Jan 16, 2014 at 6:01 PM #6
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    Thanks man!
    Meanwhile, huge news!
    Check the OP, where I explain how to avoid AppleHDA.kext patching
     
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    Jan 16, 2014 at 8:55 PM #7
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    One of the most comprehensive build descriptions I've read! Excellent work.

    What is more I really like the look of that small case. Less cheesy than some other Mac Mini wannabes.

    And all those code mods ... That can be the hardest part. Well done!

    :thumbup:
     
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    Jan 17, 2014 at 3:58 AM #8
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    Thank you very much for your explanations. You did a hell of a job.
    The mini is looking swell.:thumbup:
     
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    Jan 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM #9
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    Bravo!!!!. Great guide as always.

    Regards
     
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    Jan 24, 2014 at 9:22 PM #10
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    Post moved here for reference. Updated Clover Installation Guide in OP
     

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