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

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Now I think part of SSDt and DSDT are working. The battery indicator now shows 100% instead of 0%. I am having issues to make my graphics work every time I have to uncheck the option (inject intel graphics) on clover so macOS won't hang on startup. I am also stuck in 1280x1024. Sleep won't work also probably because graphics drivers. Waiting for your help!
Thank you !
 
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Ahh, I got it working! But only touch, no pen action. Shouldn't they both work if one is working?
That's a good question—one I don't know the answer to, sadly. I'd ask for help in the thread. (FWIW, I just tried my pen, which I rarely use, and it worked.) I know I've had my ins and outs on that.
 
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Now I think part of SSDt and DSDT are working. The battery indicator now shows 100% instead of 0%. I am having issues to make my graphics work every time I have to uncheck the option (inject intel graphics) on clover so macOS won't hang on startup. I am also stuck in 1280x1024. Sleep won't work also probably because graphics drivers. Waiting for your help!
Thank you !
Is it still showing the same error in verbose mode—or is it something else? Are the brightness controls working, by chance? If you've made any recent changes to your EFI folder kexts/Config.plist, might be worth sending along.

I will say that this is not how my machine usually handles things when I have to turn off inject intel—generally it still loads in 4K but only has a very small amount of memory and is zoomed out.
 
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Ahh, I got it working! But only touch, no pen action. Shouldn't they both work if one is working?
Also, if you're on High Sierra rather than Mojave, you should look into going back to the pre-Mojave versions of VoodooI2C, as the scroll function only works with three fingers on the latest version, rather than two fingers on the older version—an issue that's due to the pen support. There hasn't been a release in a while, but I believe it's on the list.
 
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Also, if you're on High Sierra rather than Mojave, you should look into going back to the pre-Mojave versions of VoodooI2C, as the scroll function only works with three fingers on the latest version, rather than two fingers on the older version—an issue that's due to the pen support. There hasn't been a release in a while, but I believe it's on the list.
Good to know, though I am on Mojave.
 
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Is it still showing the same error in verbose mode—or is it something else? Are the brightness controls working, by chance? If you've made any recent changes to your EFI folder kexts/Config.plist, might be worth sending along.

I will say that this is not how my machine usually handles things when I have to turn off inject intel—generally it still loads in 4K but only has a very small amount of memory and is zoomed out.
Well my Intel Wireless card went bad and wasn't responding and wouldn't turned on on Windows. I've sent it back to HP so when I have it back I will start over. If I remember correctly the resolution was in 4K when I started macOS from USB but not on the NVME SSD. I've probably mixed some things up in my EFI Folder. Question here, are the graphics handled by the Kext files or the DSDT SSDT files? I wonder. Thanks again for your amazing help Surely I will make a video when everything is working correctly.
 
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Update on the sound: I stumbled upon an ALCPlugFix specifically for ALC 295, which appears to have made all four speakers start firing properly. (I've only had the bottom two firing for the longest time.) Headphones work, but internal mic doesn't. However, the better audio quality is noticeable. I've yet to run into scratchiness, but keeping an eye on it.

I'm currently using layout #1, which directly supports the Spectre-like HP Envy x360 in recent versions of AppleALC.

https://github.com/hieplpvip/ALC295PlugFix
 
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Update on the headphones/mic situation: MacOS natively supports the USB-C dongle the new iPad Pro uses, which means there's a simple way to add line-in support using a USB-C port. I just bought and tested it after experimenting with my OnePlus 6t dongle and realizing there was a chance an Apple one might work.
 
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I upgraded to 13.6.2 today and used your Clover setup, got everything to work except two things: Power Management and Audio. My CPU (8550u) is now hogging at around 2.8GHz constantly with ~80degC. I have made sure SSDT.aml is not in the EFI folder, and SMBIOS is set to MacbookPro13,2. Nothing changes after reboot. What can I do?

Note that due to an infinite boot loop during install ("No install resource" error in the OSX installer, I cloned the APFS macOS volume from a desktop (i7-8700k + Asus Z370-P) 13.6.2 setup directly, which might contain desktop Library/Extensions. Then I used your CLOVER setup to boot.

I have attached my CLOVER and Library/Extensions for further examination. Any help will be much appreciated
 

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Hi everybody,
Does anyone tried to install macOS Mojave?
It should work better than HS!:)
 
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