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[Guide] ASUS TUF FX504GE - Mojave

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Feb 9, 2019
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Motherboard
HM370
CPU
I7 8750H
Graphics
UHD 630
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android
Hackintosh-FX504GE-ES72
Mojave 10.14.3
Hardware Configuration
ASUS FX504GE-ES72(Amazon):
  • Intel i7-8750H
  • 16GB RAM
  • Samsung 970 evo 512GB NVMe SSD (Amazon)
  • Samsung 860 evo 1TB Sata III SSD(Amazon)
  • NV 1050Ti 4GB
  • Dell DW1560(BCM94352Z) Wireless+Bluetooth (taobao)
  • Apple Magic Mouse
Working
  • Intel Graphics Accelleration(uhd630)
  • Wifi & Bluetooth (dw1560)
  • Audio
  • Brightlight Control
  • Sleep and Wake (Hibernatemode 3)
  • PS/2 Keyboard
  • Work almost perfect
Not Working
  • hdmi port
  • I2C ELAN1200 Precision TouchPad
  • NV discrete card(disabled via hot patch)
Installation
  • 1.Use the Clover EFI Mojave Installer to install Mac OS Majave(10.14.3)
  • 2.Boot into the system and replace the "EFI" Folder on you System Boot Disk EFI partition
  • 3.Install all the kext contained in the Kext "other" folder into your /Library/Extensions, rebuild kextcache and reboot
#ACPI Patched: DSDT, SSDT-DDGPU, SSDT-PNLF/PNLFCFL, SSDT-UIAC, SSDT-XHC, SSDT-XOSI
#UEFI Drivers are used: ApfsDriverLoader-64, AptioMemoryFix-64, DataHubDxe-64, EmuVariableUefi-64, FSinject-64, HFSPlus, NvmExpressDxe-64, PartitionDxe-64, SMCHelper-64.
#Kexts are used: ACPIBatteryManager, AirportBrcmFixup, AppleALC, BrcmFirmwareRepo, BrcmPatchRAM2, BT4LEContiunityFixup, FakeSMC, Lilu, NoTouchID, RealtekRTL8111, USBInjectAll, VoodooPS2Controller, WhateverGreen, XHCI-unsupported.
#Please find above files in the link:

Clover Config
  • Acpi: AutoMerge, DSDT Patches(_OSI to XOSI, HECI to IMEI,GFX0 to IGPU, HDAS to HDEF,no need to rename EHC* as Chipsets post Skylake removed USB2.0 native support), SSDT PluginType checked
  • Boot Args: dart=0 -igfxnohdmi darkwake=0 -v -lilubetaall keepsyms=1 -wegbeta
  • Kernel Patches: Kernel LAPIC, KernelPM and AppleRTC enabled
  • SMBIOS: MacBookPro15,2
  • SystemParameters: InjectKexts Detect, InjectSystemID YES.
DSDT Patch (only two static patches needed )

Sleep and wake

Use "USB _PRW 0x6D (instant wake)" patches for Skylake(and later). This patch will add Method(_PRW) { Return(Package() { 0x6D, 0 }) } to relevant Devices.
# There may be missing a "}" after applying the patch, which cause compile syntax error. Search for Method(_PRW) and find out the syntax error. If there is still wake problems (“wake reason” :XDCI CNVW XHC etc.), use Log Show to find the wake reason and search the specific Device (XDCI or CNVW) to see if Method(_PRW) is missing in the specific device.

Brightness adjustment keys
working by modifying /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/DSDT.aml
Scope (_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC0)
{
...
Method (_Q11, 0, NotSerialized) // _Qxx: EC Query
{
Notify (PS2K, 0x0405) // Brightness down
}
Method (_Q12, 0, NotSerialized) // _Qxx: EC Query
{
Notify (PS2K, 0x0406) // Brightness up
}
...
}

Hot Patches
  • Disable NV GPU: SSDT-DDGPU
  • Backlight Control: SSDT-PNLF/PNLFCFL
  • Removing unused USB ports: SSDT-UIAC
  • inject properties for XHCI: SSDT-XHC
  • XOSI simulation to "Windows 10": SSDT-XOSI

USB
Actual Port Information:

Port Type Description
HS01/SS01 USB 3.0 Type A Front--Left side
HS02/SS02 USB 3.0 Type A Middle--Left side
HS03 USB 2.0 Rear--Left Side
HS07 Proprietary Webcam
HS14 Proprietary Bluetooth


Use above information to make specific Hotpatch SSDT-UIAC.aml(based on SSDT-UIAC-ALL).

Audio

Realtek ALC255: Use AppleALC.kext, Clover Audio inject =3
# /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGFXHDA.kext must be removed (ID matched but not actually compatible)

Credit:
  • Special thanks to RehabMan for his splendid work and comprehensive guidelines to Hackintosh laptops. His method make this model works almost perfect.
  • Thanks to Jaymonkey for his iDiot's Guide to Lilu and its Plug-ins.
  • Thanks to P1LGRIM for his iDiot's Guide To make iMessage work.
  • Thanks to PoomSmart for his preliminary work, which inspire me to work further and make this final build.
Useful Links:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with- clover.148093/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-patching-laptop-dsdt-ssdts.152573/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/#post-1664577
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-10-11-usb-changes-and-solutions.173616/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-using-clover-to-hotpatch-acpi.200137/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-lilu-and-its-plug-ins.260063/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/
https://github.com/RehabMan/Laptop-DSDT-Patch
https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config
https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All

Dubug Command
  1. sudo pmset -g log | grep -i failure
  2. sudo pmset -g assertions
  3. log show --predicate 'process == "kernel"' --style syslog --source --debug --last 10m > ~/sys_log.txt
  4. log show --predicate "processID == 0" --start $(date "+ %Y-%m-%d") --debug | less
  5. log show --style syslog --last 120m | fgrep "Wake reason"
 

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Joined
Sep 24, 2017
Messages
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Motherboard
Asus FX504GE
CPU
i7-8750H
Graphics
UHD 630 / GTX1050Ti
This is exciting.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Asus FX504GE
CPU
i7-8750H
Graphics
UHD 630 / GTX1050Ti
Hope someone can find a way to get the stock WiFi AC adapter and the GTX1050Ti to work.
 
Joined
Jun 6, 2017
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Motherboard
Asus TUF Gaming FX504
CPU
i7-8750H
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti, UHD 630
Mobile Phone
Android
There is any possibility to solve the HDMI? If not, are they alternatives four output video from the laptop?
Thanks
 
Joined
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Asus A555LAB
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Graphics
HD 4400
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MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
HDMI will work if you override the edid. No audio on HDMI though.
 
Joined
Jun 6, 2017
Messages
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Motherboard
Asus TUF Gaming FX504
CPU
i7-8750H
Graphics
GTX 1050 Ti, UHD 630
Mobile Phone
Android
Please can you give me some links to do that? I'm very nooby
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2019
Messages
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Motherboard
ASUS TUF FX504
CPU
intel i5
Graphics
GTX 1050
Why isn't the trackpad working? Can't we make it work with VoodooI2C?
 
Joined
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Motherboard
ASUS FX53VD-MS72-Clover
CPU
i7-7700HQ/HM175
Graphics
HD 630/GTX 1050
which plist did you use?
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2019
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Motherboard
ASUS TUF FX504
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intel i5
Graphics
GTX 1050
The UHD630 one by RehabMan works perfectly.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
ASUS FX53VD-MS72-Clover
CPU
i7-7700HQ/HM175
Graphics
HD 630/GTX 1050
Okay that answer helps alot, thanks. One last question if you or anyone doesnt mind. Do we have to edit the plist from rehab man before using it, I see alot of this talk about "#ig-platform-id" and "Common ig-platform-ids:" and im not sure what to do.
 
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