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[Guide] Asus Zenbook UX410UN i5 8th Gen

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Motherboard
Asus Z170-A
CPU
i7-6700K
Graphics
HD 530 & RX 560
Mobile Phone
Android
THIS IS NOT A "REAL" GUIDE!


I am not a developer or have any real knowledge in coding.

In this thread I will show you my walkthrough of the Zenbook 's transformation!



First of all I am really grateful that people like RehabMan, Acidanthera, Hieplpvip and many many others are making hackintosh accessible to everyone so all the credits to them!
Also thanks to this great tonymacx86 community <3


The Hardware

Asus Zenbook UX410UN (Greek Edition)
https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX410UA/
CPU:Intel 8250U

Graphics: UHD 620

Wifi/Bluetooth:Intel(I do not know exactly)

Touchpad:Elan 1200

Audio:Conexant


Wifi/Bluetooth : Dell DW1820A (UPDATE 22/9/19)

*****USB Wifi Adapter: TL-WN823N V3 (with official driver from TP-Link) *****

The Software

MacOS Mojave 10.14.6

WHAT WORKS

"Native" Bluetooth/Wifi with airdrop/handoff (UPDATE 22/9/19)

iCloud

Sleep

Ambient light sensor

Fn Keys

“Native” Keyboard Backlight

“Native” Screen Backlight

Touchpad with multitouch gestures

Battery Indicator

CPU Power Management

Webcam

Card Reader

Ethernet via usb

USB Ports

Audio (also through mini jack)

HDMI works with hot plug only if the OS is up and running.

USB Wifi Adapter

UPDATE 28/11/2018: HiDPI enabled with this
tool.

WHAT DOESN’T

Internal Intel Wifi/Bluetooth (REPLACED WITH DW1820A)

HDMI port works for image but not for audio(testing)

If HDMI monitor is connected from boot then internal screen doesn’t work.



NOT TESTED

iMessage

Video via USB-C

Installation


Follow Rehabman's guide to create and install from USB with clover


https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093


Hints:During installation I kept it minimal, only basic kexts and nothing in acpi/patched.

Kexts used into usb for installation:FakeSMC,VoodooPS2Controller,Lilu,Whatevergreen


Post Install

After installation you need to make your disk bootable and install properly the kexts in L/E and also choose the correct config.plist from Rehabman’s Repo in Github.

Read Rehabman ’s FAQ for kext installation(and many other things!)

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/

Rehabman’s Clover Files


https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config


My built is based in config_HD615_620_630_640_650.plist with some edits.

I finally decided to go with SMBIOS MacBook Pro 14.2


KEXTS

I made the decision to use VirtualSMC and not FakeSMC.

FINAL kexts in L/E:

(Please keep in mind that many kexts need dsdt or ssdt patching to work)


Lilu

VirtualSMC

AsusSMC—>DSDT PATCHING NEEDED

Whatevergreen (works with lilu to fix graphics)

AppleALC (works with lilu to fix audio)

CPUFriend

CPUFriendDataProvider

NoTouchID (works with Lilu.kext to bypass Touch ID authentication on supported smbios)

VoodooPS2Controller (keyboard)

USBinjectall—>SSDT NEEDED

SMCBatteryManager—>DSDT PATCHING NEEDED (Updated 22/9/19)

AppleBacklightFixup—>SSDT PNLF NEEDED (REPLACED BY WHATEVERGREEN)

NullEthernetInjector—>SSDT NEEDED

VoodooI2C—>DSDT PATCHING NEEDED

VoodooI2CHid—>-//-


BrcmFirmawareRepo

BcrmPatchRAM2


DSDT/SSDT What Where Why!

FIRST OF ALL READ THE EXCELLENT GUIDE FROM REHABMAN


https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-patching-laptop-dsdt-ssdts.152573/

Common Patches (dsdt)

"Fix _WAK Arg0 v2"

"HPET Fix"

"SMBUS Fix"

"IRQ Fix"

"RTC Fix"

"Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel"


Battery Patch(dsdt)

“ASUS N55SL/Vivobook” paired with SMCBatteryManager.kext

Touchpad(dsdt)

https://voodooi2c.github.io/#Installation/Installation

“Windows 1O Patch” paired with VoodooI2C and VoodooI2CHid

Works in Polling Mode

Ambient Light Sensor,Keyboard Backlight and fn keys(dsdt)

https://github.com/hieplpvip/AsusSMC/wiki/Installation-Instruction

This is the reason why I switched to VirtualSMC.

DSDT patches are needed, read the wiki.

Do not forget, AsusSMC, VirtualSMC and Lilu kexts needed!



Screen Backlight

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-laptop-backlight-control-using-applebacklightfixup-kext.218222/

SSDT-PNLF paired with AppleBacklightFixup.kext

Update 22/9/19 Superseder Whatevergreen +PNLF

Ethernet


https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Null-Ethernet

SSDT-RMNE paired with NullEthernetInjector.kext


USB ports and Power Properties

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-usb-power-property-injection-for-sierra-and-later.222266/

Follow these 2 guides to create your SSDT-UIAC.

Port limit patch in config.plist is NOT a solution!

Config.plist PATCHES
For Audio Fix read here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/release-intel-fb-patcher-v1-6-5.254559/

Simple Patches like:
EC0 to EC,
GFX0 to IGPU,
_DSM to XDSM,
HDAS to HDEF
HECI to IMEI
SAT0 to SATA

If you read the previous guides probably you know what to do also check here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-using-clover-to-hotpatch-acpi.200137/


I will update this thread with benchmarks as soon as I get some free time!


Please let me inform you that I will not provide my EFI folder/DSDT/SSDT etc most of these patches are device specific or already available!All the knowledge you need is already here!
I would be happy to help you if you follow the rules:
A)You have exactly the same Laptop or another 8th Gen Asus Laptop ONLY.
B)https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/tool-generate-proper-problem-reporting-files.235953/



HAVE A GREAT DAY!
 
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Asus Zenbook UX410UA-GV351R (clover UEFI) - macOS 10.13.6 (17G4015)
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i5 8250U - 8go DDR
Graphics
UHD 620 résolution inconnue.
Mac
MacBook Air
Hello great job. Ihave the same one working under High Sierra. By changing the DW160 you won't cancel the warranty. You have a avoid sticker on the SSD screw but none on the wifi bt card. Be aware you have 2 screw under the round plastic pads near screen.
 
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Gigabyte Z-170 Gaming K3
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Intel Core i5-6600K
Graphics
NVIDIA 1070
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iOS
Any updates on the bits not tested, mainly iCloud and iMessage?
 
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ASUS VivoBook S410U/X411U-Clover
CPU
i7-8550U
Graphics
UHD 620+MX150,1920x1080
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iOS
Hi, I can't even boot into the installer - I've got a S410UN, tried your EFI, a custom EFI, and no luck :(
ASUS Vivobook S410UN, i7-8550U, UHD620
It goes through the startup process, eventually loading the mouse cursor in the top left, and a loading bar at the beginning. Then the mouse dissapears, and I'm left with this (screenshot #2 attached).
Any help appreciated!
 

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Asus Z170-A
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i7-6700K
Graphics
HD 530 & RX 560
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Android
Any updates on the bits not tested, mainly iCloud and iMessage?
Sorry for my late reply but no and probably I will not ever test icloud or imessage on this laptop.
 
Joined
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Motherboard
Asus Z170-A
CPU
i7-6700K
Graphics
HD 530 & RX 560
Mobile Phone
Android
Hi, I can't even boot into the installer - I've got a S410UN, tried your EFI, a custom EFI, and no luck :(
ASUS Vivobook S410UN, i7-8550U, UHD620
It goes through the startup process, eventually loading the mouse cursor in the top left, and a loading bar at the beginning. Then the mouse dissapears, and I'm left with this (screenshot #2 attached).
Any help appreciated!
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