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

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Currently running Ventura (latest public beta) under Leesureone's OC 0.8.3 EFI. Did a fresh install to a clean partition, all working well on initial boot. However, have noticed some weird power management issues - since there are a couple of folks here running Ventura thought I'd ask if anyone else has run into these:

1) After waking from sleep a series of apps don't respond and freeze (Safari, App Store). After a clean boot they work normally
2) Sometimes the NUC doesn't enter sleep mode after idle time, and is in a hung state without video output. Needs a hard power reset to come back.
 

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Currently running Ventura (latest public beta) under Leesureone's OC 0.8.3 EFI. Did a fresh install to a clean partition, all working well on initial boot. However, have noticed some weird power management issues - since there are a couple of folks here running Ventura thought I'd ask if anyone else has run into these:

1) After waking from sleep a series of apps don't respond and freeze (Safari, App Store). After a clean boot they work normally
2) Sometimes the NUC doesn't enter sleep mode after idle time, and is in a hung state without video output. Needs a hard power reset to come back.
I'll have to pay more attention to it, I just uploaded 8.4 and 8.5 to page 89 if you are interested. I'd suggest clearing the NVRAM after updating.
 
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I'll have to pay more attention to it, I just uploaded 8.4 and 8.5 to page 89 if you are interested. I'd suggest clearing the NVRAM after updating.

Thanks! I noticed that and upgraded to 0.8.5 + cleared NVRAM. I kept my EFI as close to yours as possible and will monitor to see if I noticed the issues coming back over the next few days.

As a sidenote, after the upgrade bluetooth didn't work (even with IntelBluetoothFirmware and BlueToolFixup both enabled), but following these instructions to upgrade IntelBluetoothFirmware to 2.2.0 brought it back:


  1. Install IntelBTPatcher.kext (Depends on Lilu v1.6.2 or newer)
  2. Make sure IntelBluetoothFirmware.kext v2.2.0 or newer is used.
  3. Remove/Exclude IntelBluetoothInjector.kext for macOS Monterey and newer from the Bootloader's config (not needed since the kext is not present)
  4. Install BlueToolFixup.kext from acidanthera/BrcmPatchRAM(opens new window)
 

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Thanks! I noticed that and upgraded to 0.8.5 + cleared NVRAM. I kept my EFI as close to yours as possible and will monitor to see if I noticed the issues coming back over the next few days.

As a sidenote, after the upgrade bluetooth didn't work (even with IntelBluetoothFirmware and BlueToolFixup both enabled), but following these instructions to upgrade IntelBluetoothFirmware to 2.2.0 brought it back:

Interested to hear if you continue to have issues with Safari and the App Store. So far my device has slept twice and everything seems fine, bluetooth was already working.
 
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Hello Leesureone,
Thank you for updating the EFI! I REALLY appreciate your efforts!
I tried to use the latest EFI 8.5, but at the final step, after the apple logo loads and the mouse curser appears for a second my nuc8 restart.
I tried to clear NVRAM but still same result.
I have uploaded my efi folder without the serial numbers.
Thank you very much
 

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Leesureone

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Hi Dan, instead of sending me your 8.5 version of your EFI please send me whatever working version you have. Same deal, remove serial numbers and zip it and upload it. I should be able to update it so it works for you.
 
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Hi Dan, instead of sending me your 8.5 version of your EFI please send me whatever working version you have. Same deal, remove serial numbers and zip it and upload it. I should be able to update it so it works for you.
This is the last version I had, that works.
If possible I would like to know what have you changed to make 8.5 work, so in the future maybe I will be able to do it by myself.

Thank you

edit:
BTW what BIOS version do you use on your nuc8? Did you update to version 90?
 

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This is the last version I had, that works.
If possible I would like to know what have you changed to make 8.5 work, so in the future maybe I will be able to do it by myself.

Thank you

edit:
BTW what BIOS version do you use on your nuc8? Did you update to version 90?
I haven't updated my bios for awhile, to be honest I don't use my NUC8 except to help support users so I tend to fall behind unless someone asks me a question or there is a new version of OSx.

See if the attached boots, it's an updated version of yours. Differences I notice are you have a USBc ACPI SSDT I don't load and I have four more ACPI patches and different Device Properties than you, mine are greatly simplified compared to your display properties.
 

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