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

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Is there any reason to not get the USB-C version? Is that reliable enough on the NUCs?
No unless you also use it as a Thunderbolt port for display or whatever....if not no reason
 
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To new users trying to load Mojave or Catalina on an NUC8x please be aware this guide is no longer being maintained.
With recent bios updates being pushed out by Intel above version 56 as well as updates by Apple to Mojave beyond 14.2 the guide has become outdated and no longer works as is.

Two additional things are needed at a minimum to be able to reach the Mojave or Catalina install window. If you are trying to install Big Sur please do not attempt to use Clover, instead use OpenCore 6.3 or above.

1. At minimum an updated version of the Clover bootloader must be installed, I suggest version 5107 or higher, although slightly older versions will probably work but have not been tested. Rehabman’s version available through the terminal commands in his original guide on Github will cause the installer to halt. Instead of using Clover I highly recommend using a version of one of the OpenCore bootloader EFI folders attached. I haven’t updated the Clover version in about a year and have no plans to do so.

2. An updated config.plist containing an ACPI/DSDT/Patch for an RTC issue that will also cause the installer to stall if your bios is a version higher than 56

***Some users are also apparently unaware that their Samsung 970 EVO plus SSD will also cause install failure if the firmware is not updated first. Visit the Samsung Website for instructions on how to create a bootable USB drive for firmware updates.

The attached EFI folder has all of the above as well as some fixes for onboard Audio and USB C functionality and Bluetooth.

If you decide to use it it’s as simple as creating a bootable USB drive using UniBeast, mounting the invisible EFI partition on the USB drive and then replacing the EFI folder with the attached.

Once OSX install is complete repeat the process of mounting the EFI folder on your hard drive and again replace the EFI folder with the same attached folder to finish the job. Afterwards I highly suggest you use Clover Configurator to create a unique serial number for working iCloud and iMessage (although “continuity” is not an issue unless you have gone the route of adding a Wireless/ Bluetooth card in the one available M2 slot with the appropriate adapter mentioned in various NUC posts).
Being you are creating a Hackintosh be aware even if you have the exact same model there can be issues. I do not have all the answers and am not at the level of the moderators but will try to help you sort out whatever. Cheers and good luck.

Edit: If you are installing Mojave and 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. This will not work in Catalina or Bog Sur but you can change the Layout ID using Hackintool as described here by JayMonkey
an-idiots-guide-to-lilu-and-its-plug-ins.260063


EFI History

6/18/20 Added Updated NUC10i7 OC5.9 New and Improved
8/5/20 Added NUC8 OC6.0
8/29/20 Added NUC10i7 OC6.0
9/22/20 Added NUC10i7 OC6.1
9/25/20 Update NUC8OC6.0 to include USBC Fix, No Internal Headers Enabled
9/26/20 Added NUC8OC6.1 same as above
10/8/20 Added NUC8OC6.2 same as above
11/7/20 Added NUC8i7OC6.3 Big Sur Release 1 Ready
12/7/20 Added NUC8i7OC6.4 Also Big Sur Ready
1/7/21 Added NUC8i&OC6.5 Also Big Sur Ready
2/4/21 Added NUC8i7OC6.6 Also Big Sur Ready
3/7/21 Added NUC8i7OC6.7 Also Big Sur Ready
4/5/21 Added NUC8i7OC6.8.EFI
5/7/21 Added NUC8i7OC6.9 EFI
6/9/21 Added NUC8i7OC7.0 EFI
7/10/21 Added NUC8i7OC7.1 EFI
Thx :thumbup:
 
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Hi @Lesssureone, did page 90 get lost? Don't find the downloads anymore
 

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Hi @Lesssureone, did page 90 get lost? Don't find the downloads anymore
I haven't updated Opencore here for a while, with the release of 7.3 yesterday I'm going to try and get that done by the end of the weekend.
 
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I tried OC7.3 and booted from usb and I got this error

"Grabbed zero system-id for SB, this is not allowed"
 

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I tried OC7.3 and booted from usb and I got this error

"Grabbed zero system-id for SB, this is not allowed"
Try this version and let me know
 

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