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[Guide] Intel NUC7/NUC8 using Clover UEFI (NUC7i7Bxx,NUC8i7Bxx,etc)

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I have been testing my new hackintosh with 10.14.6 for a couple of days and it seemed to work fine. Today I connected some speakers to the NUC and noticed some crackling noise (not loud - but annoying) that seem to be enhanced when the NVMe SSD drive is working. There are also some loud clicks during boot. I did a quick search and found some mentions of this but no solutions - unless I missed it. Does anyone know how to fix this?
If you have issues with crackling sound from the headphone jack several users have reported success installing all kexts, with the exception of FakeSMC.kext, to the Library/Extensions folder. Audio over HDMI and the headphone jack both should work. (You can probably install all of kexts there, including FakeSMC.kext, if you prefer)
 
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See below from the home page, it’s possible you need to update Whatevergreen.kext. If that doesn’t work take a screen shot of “About This Mac” showing the graphics information and post it.

What we know about the 10.15.1 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 19B88
  • Updated Intel and AMD graphics drivers
    • Initial support for AMD Navi graphics cards
    • AMD users may need to update to WhateverGreen 1.3.4
  • Updated audio drivers- established users of Catalina with AppleALC or VoodooHDA should not need to update.
  • Updated USB drivers- those using Port Limit Removal patch may have to update to new patches for 10.15.1
  • Install macOS Catalina App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Catalina from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Catalina App can be found in the Applications folder.
Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.
 

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Your intel graphics aren't being identified correctly, see my about this Mac for an example of what I mean. Did you update Whatevergreen.kext?
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If you have issues with crackling sound from the headphone jack several users have reported success installing all kexts, with the exception of FakeSMC.kext, to the Library/Extensions folder. Audio over HDMI and the headphone jack both should work. (You can probably install all of kexts there, including FakeSMC.kext, if you prefer)
That did it. Thanks. No more crackling noise while OS X is running.
There are, however, still some loud popping/clicking sounds (2 or 3 times) on boot before getting to the OS X login screen. Is there any way to get rid of them as well?
 
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I am running Mojave on my NUC8i7beh and I am experiencing this weird issue with sleep: when I try to put the machine to sleep for the first time, the monitor sleeps OK, but 1-2 seconds after the NUC itself goes to sleep, it wakes up again by itself (monitor still stays off). If I press a key/click the mouse, the screen wakes up and I can log back in. All sleep attempts after that work fine (monitor sleeps and a few seconds later the NUC goes to sleep). Wake from sleep is also working OK.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Also, has anyone actually managed to get *hibernation* working? It is a feature I would love to have, since I take my NUC to my office every day. If someone is interested in debugging this I'd be happy to share my findings so far (after a lot of experimentation).
 
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That did it. Thanks. No more crackling noise while OS X is running.
There are, however, still some loud popping/clicking sounds (2 or 3 times) on boot before getting to the OS X login screen. Is there any way to get rid of them as well?
Not that I know of. You can always try updating the various kexts and see if that helps.
 
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I am running Mojave on my NUC8i7beh and I am experiencing this weird issue with sleep: when I try to put the machine to sleep for the first time, the monitor sleeps OK, but 1-2 seconds after the NUC itself goes to sleep, it wakes up again by itself (monitor still stays off). If I press a key/click the mouse, the screen wakes up and I can log back in. All sleep attempts after that work fine (monitor sleeps and a few seconds later the NUC goes to sleep). Wake from sleep is also working OK.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Also, has anyone actually managed to get *hibernation* working? It is a feature I would love to have, since I take my NUC to my office every day. If someone is interested in debugging this I'd be happy to share my findings so far (after a lot of experimentation).
Please update your profile to include what NUC you are using. Also please note what version of OSX in your next post. Sleep wake issues are typically tied to USB functionality and incorrectly patching the port limits either an SSDT or in the config.plist. It can also be caused by a variety of USB devices that conflict with sleep. Try unplugging everything you don’t need and see if that helps. Software can also cause sleep to fail. Hibernation is documented not to work on hackintoshs and there are terminal commands listed in Rehabmans initial post to disable it completely.
 
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Your intel graphics aren't being identified correctly, see my about this Mac for an example of what I mean. Did you update Whatevergreen.kext?
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So this hackintosh was updated from an original RehabMan install on Mohave, which worked fine. Whie I followed your guide to updating to catalina, everything seemed to work, until I started noticing things lke my bluetooth and now graphs not working. Now, I seem to have kexts two locations; EFI/.../kexts/other and /Library/Extensions/.

Not sure if I'm supposed to have some of them in both or one or the other. I can screen grab as needed, jut need some guidance to know what to share with you. thanks!!
 
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