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

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I have been fighting the same issue for a while. Latest BIOS and Catalina 10.15.1 didn't help. What I found out worked for me to fix it was to change SMBIOS to Macmini8,1 and unplug all USB devices (namely tablet which I suspect was waking up NUC from sleep). It works fine after that.
I am suspecting it is my Asus USB bluetooth dongle to blame, but unfortunately this has to stay connected since I am using my Apple BT Keyboard/Mouse. It is a real shame that no solution for the inbuilt bluetooth firmware issue has been found (yet, fingers crossed).
 
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Integrated
I just got a Samsung U32J590 today and tried connecting it through the HDMI 2.0 port (not the displayport, which works fine btw). At the beginning all was well, but then I started getting green flashes every once in a while until it finally started going back and forth to signal (with a green tint)/no signal.
Any chance you have a bad cable?
 
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No one answered.
The fact is that FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext replaces the device-id for AppleHDAController with a supported one.
AppleALC has binary patches for the AppleHDAController, which basically do the same thing.
You need to look at device-id in IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/HDEF@...
And based on this add your patch to AppleALC in Controllers.plist
0x9d74(device-id = 749D00), 0x9d71, 0x9d70, 0xa171, 0xa2f0, 0xa348, 0x9dc8 to 70A10000
0xa170 to 709D0000
Any chance you can elaborate a little more on this (ie. more detailed instructions concerning what to edit)?
 
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Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro
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iMessage is still not functional, i ran out of time last night to redo serial numbers.

......
So bit more time to investigate and replacing the config.plist with the original gets facetime, iCloud & iMessage working again.

Generating a new invalid serial number & board number etc following the guide results in iMessage & facetime not working resulting in an activation error. However I can still log into iCloud.
 
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NUC 7i7DNHE
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i7
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UHD 620
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MacBook Pro
Try this EFI folder, it may not get you accelerated graphics but it should restore Wifi and Bluetooth. To get accelerated graphics you may have download Rehabmans GitHub files. Let me know an we can go from here. Can you please verify you have a Kaby Lake 7th generation processor?
No Love on the Wifi/BT functionality :(
 
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Odd HDMI behavior, you can try updating the HDMI firmware but it very well make no difference. If not then try updating Lilu and Whatevergreen.kexts from this site. https://www.tonymacx86.com/resources/categories/kexts.11/

As far as imessage it sounds like your serial number has already been used, repeat the process of changing it but before applying it check on the Apple Website and make sure the new one is free. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/
Very strange behavior for me too. I came hear searching for a sudden failure of iMessage. Was working maybe day before yesterday, now it is not. I haven't made any changes to my system. Is something systemic going on?
 
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No Love on the Wifi/BT functionality :(
I don’t have anyway to test what I’m suggesting, there were missing kexts that should have enabled the wireless/ Bluetooth but I also noticed the ACPI/patched folder was empty and that could be part of it as well. The only reason you might have problems using Rehabmans original scripts is you will likely be installing a later version of Mojave than 14.2. The fix for that is using a later version of clover than he used so supposedly you can install, download his github content and run the scripts and then after that update Clover. Should work.
 
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Very strange behavior for me too. I came hear searching for a sudden failure of iMessage. Was working maybe day before yesterday, now it is not. I haven't made any changes to my system. Is something systemic going on?
A little update: I have two Hackintosh that I set up with unique serial numbers and iMessage (all the stuff). BOTH stopped working. One is a Dell Optiplex 9010 MT running Mojave 10.14.6, the other is a NUC7i5 running Catalina 10.15
 
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