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[Guide] HP ProBook/EliteBook/Zbook using Clover UEFI hotpatch

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I have multiple Hp Folio 9470m. Once I had a good and stable running one, I owned several more and all I did was that I copied the SSD via Carbon Copy Cloner, installed Clover on the new SSD and copied the EFI Folder as well. This worked all the time for 4 HPs. But now I have another HP Folio 9470m, same specs as another one but the HP is only booting, Apple Logo shows up and then the Screen stays black. One can recognise that the light of the screen is on, but its black. If I hit some Keys I get the "Mägg" Error Sound out of the speaker, like you get it, when you type in the wrong password. I also tried to use my working SSD in the newer HP, in case the Clone was not perfect, but also my working SSD did not work on the newer owned HP. Its the same processor etc ... Same specs. I also updated BIOS and checked BIOS setting a lot of. Any idea?! I booted also in -v - the screen shot is what I get bevor it turns and stays black. Thank you.
 

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I have multiple Hp Folio 9470m. Once I had a good and stable running one, I owned several more and all I did was that I copied the SSD via Carbon Copy Cloner, installed Clover on the new SSD and copied the EFI Folder as well. This worked all the time for 4 HPs. But now I have another HP Folio 9470m, same specs as another one but the HP is only booting, Apple Logo shows up and then the Screen stays black. One can recognise that the light of the screen is on, but its black. If I hit some Keys I get the "Mägg" Error Sound out of the speaker, like you get it, when you type in the wrong password. I also tried to use my working SSD in the newer HP, in case the Clone was not perfect, but also my working SSD did not work on the newer owned HP. Its the same processor etc ... Same specs. I also updated BIOS and checked BIOS setting a lot of. Any idea?! I booted also in -v - the screen shot is what I get bevor it turns and stays black. Thank you.
Make sure the follow post-installation guides for each laptop especially the part of building your DSDT folder, as using the same DSDT for all laptops is a bad thing. Even though their specs may be the same, there could be subtle differences in their hardware that you may not see.
 

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Make sure the follow post-installation guides for each laptop especially the part of building your DSDT folder, as using the same DSDT for all laptops is a bad thing. Even though their specs may be the same, there could be subtle differences in their hardware that you may not see.
this guide doesn't use DSDT
 
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I found to EFI Folders Online. I tried the first one and that one worked out of the box for booting. I have no Sound which is not important for me because I won't use the internal speakers anyway. But now I know that it is not a hardware oder BIOS issue - it's simply some settings in the EFI maybe Clover Setting. Haven't had the time to compare them. Tried it yesterday in the evening and I am happy for now that it boots and works. Thanks for your help !
 
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I installed catalina to another volume on my drive and followed this guide but not everything works...

I have no sound, no backlight control, and probably more things that I haven't noticed yet.

HP EliteBook 840 G4

Has anyone been able to get this laptop working properly with catalina?
 
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this guide doesn't use DSDT
I am aware of that. I was referring to the F4 in CLOVER to build DSDT files inside the origin folder which is then used for the hotpatching part.
I installed catalina to another volume on my drive and followed this guide but not everything works...

I have no sound, no backlight control, and probably more things that I haven't noticed yet.

HP EliteBook 840 G4

Has anyone been able to get this laptop working properly with catalina?
Catalina is pretty unstable for me atm, but despite that I think Mojave will be the last stable macOS for the Probook 4x40s series.
 

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I am aware of that. I was referring to the F4 in CLOVER to build DSDT files inside the origin folder which is then used for the hotpatching part.
that is still not necessary to do
 
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