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[Guide] High Sierra on HP Spectre x360 8th Gen Coffee Lake

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Hi! Great Tutorial! I want also to install macOS High Sierra but I am having a problem where the USB key in clover won't boot on the laptop. Every other machine MSI and a cheap mini pc works at booting the USB key but the Spectre is only displaying a black screen after selecting the boot device. After some time at the black screen the fan goes at full speed. I am wondering if it's something with the 4K screen.Also, I am having trouble to understand the part where we have to modify the config.plist and set the config to disable to true or disable. Could someone shed me some light on this thank you!

Here are the specs
HP Spectre x360 ae013dx dark ash 13.3 with 4k display
Intel Core i7 8550u with 16 GB DDR4
Intel UHD 620
512 GB NVME SSD
Latest BIOS F23

Oh and Happy New Year !
 

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Hi! Great Tutorial! I want also to install macOS High Sierra but I am having a problem where the USB key in clover won't boot on the laptop. Every other machine MSI and a cheap mini pc works at booting the USB key but the Spectre is only displaying a black screen after selecting the boot device. After some time at the black screen the fan goes at full speed. I am wondering if it's something with the 4K screen.Also, I am having trouble to understand the part where we have to modify the config.plist and set the config to disable to true or disable. Could someone shed me some light on this thank you!

Here are the specs
HP Spectre x360 ae013dx dark ash 13.3 with 4k display
Intel Core i7 8550u with 16 GB DDR4
Intel UHD 620
512 GB NVME SSD
Latest BIOS F23

Oh and Happy New Year !
please read the faq for proper hardware profile setup:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
 
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Hi! Great Tutorial! I want also to install macOS High Sierra but I am having a problem where the USB key in clover won't boot on the laptop. Every other machine MSI and a cheap mini pc works at booting the USB key but the Spectre is only displaying a black screen after selecting the boot device. After some time at the black screen the fan goes at full speed. I am wondering if it's something with the 4K screen.Also, I am having trouble to understand the part where we have to modify the config.plist and set the config to disable to true or disable. Could someone shed me some light on this thank you!

Here are the specs
HP Spectre x360 ae013dx dark ash 13.3 with 4k display
Intel Core i7 8550u with 16 GB DDR4
Intel UHD 620
512 GB NVME SSD
Latest BIOS F23

Oh and Happy New Year !
Though I can't be sure because your problem reporting files aren't attached (see: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/), this sounds similar to a problem I had when first installing. If you boot from Clover in verbose mode (hit the space bar on your partition at the boot screen, select -v for verbose), you may see an error that says "gIOScreenLockState=3". If that's the case, this solution might work for you.

Either way, attach your problem reporting files so we can help.
 
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Well now I am stuck on a the gIOScreenLockState 3 now. The inject Intel Graphics was already unchecked. So I am stuck. Here are my EFI Files if that correspond to reporting files. I've read almost all the thread but it was mostly with discrete graphics (spoofing and all that). Thanks!
 

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Well now I am stuck on a the gIOScreenLockState 3 now. The inject Intel Graphics was already unchecked. So I am stuck. Here are my EFI Files if that correspond to reporting files. I've read almost all the thread but it was mostly with discrete graphics (spoofing and all that). Thanks!
Well, looks like we confirmed the issue, at least. Just double-checking things—that advice I gave you is slightly out of date, as IntelGraphicsFixup is now part of WhateverGreen. You need to put WhateverGreen.kext in your /Clover/Kexts/Other folder on your EFI. (Once you get it installed, you will need to add it to your /Library/Extensions folder as well.)

I haven't dug into your config.plist as of yet, but make sure you double-check the list of kexts at the beginning of the thread and ensure they're on your USB drive.
 
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Yes they are however as you can see in my EFI Zip folder there was XHCI unsupported.kext that was present. Now I have removed it and I will try again. Yes Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext is there also. There is also that nv_disable=1 that is checked in the options should it be unchecked ?
 
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Yes they are however as you can see in my EFI Zip folder there was XHCI unsupported.kext that was present. Now I have removed it and I will try again. Yes Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext is there also. There is also that nvdisable=1 that is checked in the options should it be unchecked ?
Just compared my config.plist to yours. One other thing I saw that may play a factor here: Both IntelGFX and ig-platform-id are currently commented out; remove the hashtags from in front of each.
 
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I've replaced my config.plist with yours and to my surprise Mac OS is installing !!! Thank you so much !!!!
 
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I didn't have an issues, it works as is laid out in the guide. One thing I'll say is that the touchscreen works on this device without having to dive into GPIO changes, so it's significantly less painful than with other devices—and will help you avoid the headaches mentioned.

Jaymonkey's guide is worth a look. He's on a prior-gen version of the Spectre, but the installation process is exactly the same.

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...2c-touchscreen-and-pen-working-in-osx.246052/
Ahh, I got it working! But only touch, no pen action. Shouldn't they both work if one is working?
 
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