- Jul 15, 2019
- Dell XPS 9560
- GTX 1050/HD 630
- Mobile Phone
As for the instructions:
- Open CloverConfigurator and mount your EFI
- Open your config.plist
- In the Rt Variables section, make sure everything is clear.
- Go to the SMBIOS section and click on the magic wand. Match the specs options as best you can to your machine. On the two sections that say shake, click a few times to generate a random serial. Click ok.
- Go to https://selfsolve.apple.com/ and search for that serial number that was generated. If you get an error message, that is good. It means you aren't using a serial number assigned to a real Mac. If you don't get an error, repeat step 4 and search for the new serial instead.
- Open terminal and run "uuidgen".
- Copy this UUID and paste it in the "SmUUID" field in the SMBIOS section.
- In the "Board Serial Number" field, paste in your system serial number (the one generated by the magic wand) and add 5 random letters and numbers to the end to reach a total of 17 characters.The reason for step 7 and 8 is to keep your ROM (last 12 digits of the UUID that was generated) and MLB (Board Serial Number) values constant and unique on each boot of the OS. If the values change from boot to boot, iMessage will notice and fail to activate and there is potential that Apple will notice and blacklist your UUID, serial, or Apple ID. All Clover-generated ROM and MLB values are automatically blacklisted, as well.
- Export config.plist
- In terminal, run the commands:
- defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
- killall Finder
- Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library/Chaches and delete all files or folders beginning with: (if there is nothing there with these file names, that is ok)
- Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences and delete all files or folders beginning with: (if there is nothing there with these file names, that is ok)
- Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library and delete the folder "Messages"(if there is nothing there with that file name, that is ok).
- Empty the trash. If it says files are still in use, reboot and empty it immediately upon startup.
- Open up Disk Utility, select your OSX partition, and rebuild the permissions. Reboot when this is completed.
- The moment of truth: open up iMessage and attempt to sign in. It worked for me on the first try.
- If it worked, you can re-hide hidden files and folders with the terminal commands:
- defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
- killall Finder
No worries blazinsmokey - glad to help.
The extra Clover 'drivers64UEFI' drivers are:
The battery life is amazing with 3.4. Thank you!
But I got one problem though. How can I check if my laptop is sleeping properly? bc it gets pretty warm while sleeping. I think there is a process that prevents the laptop from actual sleeping, but Im not shure.
pmset -g assertions
pmset -g log|grep -e " Sleep " -e " Wake " -e " DarkWake "
Thanks @blazinsmokey for the great guide -- I've gotten my laptop running mac OSX pretty happily.
The one problem I have is wake from sleep -- I've got a bit of a weird configuration (I boot off an external USB SSD) and while it sleeps fine, when it wakes up it seems to eventually hang (meaning the screen comes on, I can see the log in screen but then I get the spinning cursor.
I've run the disablehiberante script and the laptop otherwise works really well -- I sort of suspect it's my use of an External USB ssd that is the cause but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience getting that to work?