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[Guide] Acer Swift 5 SF514-53t whiskey lake MacOS10.14.5

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Acer Swift 5 SF514-53t
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i5-8265U
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UHD 620
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MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi. With you Guide i can Boot macOS 10.14.6 with No Problems.

But MacOS Catalina has problem to Boot with Proper Graphics.

I cant activate Full Graphics Accelaration.

Same EFI Mojave work Perfect with Mojave
I have no time to do the update, but informations related to hackintosh from internet show that,
You may try to update
  • Clover 5070
  • lilu v1.3.8
  • WhatEverGreen v1.3.2 (UHD620/UHD630 is supported no need of AAPL,ig-platform-id)
  • If your notebook cpu were whisky lake, you should try to disable devices\properties\PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) and in Graphics\ ig-platform-id use 3EA50004 to see if it work.
P.S.
It seems to be fine with the original config.plist devices\properties\PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) update to macOS Catalina and its supplemental update(16A602). The bluetooth problems solved with the solution here. Just remove BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext from L\E and put ver.2.3.0d3 BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM3.kext and BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext in kexts\other
 
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Asus Rog mitx
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i9-9900
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RTX 2080
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iMac
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iOS
Hi,
Thanks for your tutorial, I have a Swift SF515 51T 55ZM and try your files in first but with no success, laptop loop in boot just at begining.

I don't know yet how to fix, even in verbose.
I think my SF515 is compatible, i use for the moment mojave.

For the M2 swap, it's impossible for my model
 

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i5-8265U
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Hi,
Thanks for your tutorial, I have a Swift SF515 51T 55ZM and try your files in first but with no success, laptop loop in boot just at begining.

I don't know yet how to fix, even in verbose.
I think my SF515 is compatible, i use for the moment mojave.

For the M2 swap, it's impossible for my model
Despite of the same kind of CPU yet they are still different laptops, you should try to use the guide Install MacOS with the Guide of RehabMan to make a MacOS install USB first. Then use my guide as a reference to solve the problems you encounter.
 
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Hi, thanks for your reply, i'm going to have a look of this guide.
 
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Intel ID3E34
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Android
Hi,

My Specs:- Acer A515-54G, i5-8265u - UHD 620 & Nvidia MX250 - Mojave 10.14.6

I was able to follow this and few other guides to get to almost 90% working system (graphics, audio, bluetooth, webcam, battery indicator, screen brightness control etc) except for 2 issues - keyboard and sleep. Can you please help.

1. Laptops' keyboard is not working no matter what I do. Similar to yours mine is also a PS2 keyboard and I2C touchpad. I have got the touch pad working with all the gestures by patching the DSDT. But the keyboard doesn't work with modified VodooPS2Controller.kext. Even tried with the latest version (both ways - with and without the trackpad plugins) and ApplePS2SmartTouchpad.kext as well.

2. Whereas shutdown is working fine, sleep isn't. If i try to wake it up, becomes idle for a while and restarts.

I can live with the sleep issue as shutdown is working fine. But request someone to please help me with the keyboard issue.

Problem reporting files are attached herewith.
 

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Better than me, for myself for now always trying to launch mojave install without success.
 
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Acer Swift 5 SF514-53t
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i5-8265U
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iOS
Hi,

My Specs:- Acer A515-54G, i5-8265u - UHD 620 & Nvidia MX250 - Mojave 10.14.6

I was able to follow this and few other guides to get to almost 90% working system (graphics, audio, bluetooth, webcam, battery indicator, screen brightness control etc) except for 2 issues - keyboard and sleep. Can you please help.

1. Laptops' keyboard is not working no matter what I do. Similar to yours mine is also a PS2 keyboard and I2C touchpad. I have got the touch pad working with all the gestures by patching the DSDT. But the keyboard doesn't work with modified VodooPS2Controller.kext. Even tried with the latest version (both ways - with and without the trackpad plugins) and ApplePS2SmartTouchpad.kext as well.

2. Whereas shutdown is working fine, sleep isn't. If i try to wake it up, becomes idle for a while and restarts.

I can live with the sleep issue as shutdown is working fine. But request someone to please help me with the keyboard issue.

Problem reporting files are attached herewith.
Try to remove SSDT-USBX.aml and SSDT-UIAC.aml and put USBInjectAll.kext in L/E and apply USB port limit patches 10.14.X. Make sure there is no other plugins in voodooPS2controller except VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext.
 
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Intel ID3E34
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Try to remove SSDT-USBX.aml and SSDT-UIAC.aml and put USBInjectAll.kext in L/E and apply USB port limit patches 10.14.X. Make sure there is no other plugins in voodooPS2controller except VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext.
Thanks for the reply Richard. I did try your suggestions already. USBInjectAll is installed to L/E and VoodooPS2Controller doesn't contain any other plugins except the keyboard. If it helps, here are the screenshots from XHC node in ioreg.

Also I have highlighted the USB port limit patches that I'm using. Please let me know if those are the ones that you are referring to
 

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iOS
Thanks for the reply Richard. I did try your suggestions already. USBInjectAll is installed to L/E and VoodooPS2Controller doesn't contain any other plugins except the keyboard. If it helps, here are the screenshots from XHC node in ioreg.

Also I have highlighted the USB port limit patches that I'm using. Please let me know if those are the ones that you are referring to
Yes, and modified RehabMan's VoodooPS2controller.kext
 
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