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

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Anyone tried the latest v71 BIOS?
Before I updated the bios to v79 I updated my config.plist containing the ACPI/DSDT/Patch for the RTC issue Leesureone wrote about (Comment: Fix NUC BIOS DSDT Device(RTC) - Find:A00A9353 54415301 - Replace: A00A910A FF0BFFFF).
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Just wondering if anyone has tried playing Starcraft 2 on a NUC7 (Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640) with High Sierra 10.13.6? I get a total system freeze some minutes after starting a game (i.e. in game, not the game menus). No idea why this happens as I have zero stability problems with any other games I've tried on this computer.
 
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I discovered a new problem. After plugging a BT and Wifi Dongle into my USB Hub (with a TimeMachine Disk, Keyboard, Mouse and external Disk USB Adapter already plugged in, so all in all 6 devices), the Hackintosh won’t shutdown properly but will restart after being shutdown. I looked for the SSDT configurations and USBMap/USBInjectall (HS0../SS0..) but wasn’t successful.

Has someone a idea how I can fix this?

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I discovered a new problem. After plugging a BT and Wifi Dongle into my USB Hub (with a TimeMachine Disk, Keyboard, Mouse and external Disk USB Adapter already plugged in, so all in all 6 devices), the Hackintosh won’t shutdown properly but will restart after being shutdown. I looked for the SSDT configurations and USBMap/USBInjectall (HS0../SS0..) but wasn’t successful.

Has someone a idea how I can fix this?

Greetings
schlotterp
I saw you had downloaded my EFI folder and wondered how compatible it would be with an NUC7 model. There are some specific USB DSDTs in the ACPI/patched folder that are configured for the NUC8s and those are probably causing this problem.

To back track a bit I’m not sure you ever needed the modified config.plist dealing with the RTC fix required for the NUC8s with the newer bios. You might be fine with the config.plist Rehabman wrote...or worst case modify it with the RTC fix if your newer bios requires it.

Meanwhile it’s entirely possible all you need to do is revert back to the original NUC7 USB DSDTs you were using before as long as everything was working then. If swapping those out doesn’t work then you may have to also replace the config.plist.
 
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To new users trying to load Mojave 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 install window.

1. An updated version of the Clover bootloader must be installed, I suggest version 4290 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.

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.

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

Once Mojave install is complete and you have then installed an updated version of Clover to your hard drive replace the EFI folder on your hard drive with the same attached folder to finish the job. Afterwards I highly suggest you use Clover Configurator to create a unique serial number (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). Cheers

Hi Leesureone,
Thanks for your hard work supporting this thread, I have a perfectly stable NUC8i7BEH with, SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, 32 GB RAM, running mojave 10.14.2, and bios 51 (or 56), is there any practical advantage form the hackintosh functionality to update to bios 71 or newest mojave version? Thanks




About This Release:

  • Date: May 10, 2019
  • ME Firmware: 12.0.32.1421
  • EC Firmware: v3.20
  • PMC Firmware:300.1.20.1023
  • Framework Reference Code: Based on 7.0.44.23
  • Memory Reference Code: Based on 7.0.44.23
  • Integrated Graphics:
    • Option ROM: v1017
    • UEFI Driver: v9.0.1084
  • SATA RAID Option ROM: 16.8.0.1000
  • AHCI Code: Based on AHCI_17
  • LAN Option ROM: PXE V0.1.1.3
  • Visual BIOS: 2.2.23

New Fixes/Features:

  • Fixed the issue that caused the SSD password to stop working after updating to BIOS 0064 or 0066.
  • Fixed the issue where the fan settings wouldn’t change when changing the “Fan Control Mode” to/from Balanced to Cool.
  • Fixed the issue where wireless is disabled in the BIOS but still appears in Windows device manager.
  • Changed RING LED to RGB LED in the BIOS to match the motherboard silkscreen and Technical Product Specification.
  • Fixed the issue with the password prompt when BitLocker is enabled.
  • Updated the BIOS code for security fixes.
  • Updated Intel ME firmware to version 12.0.23.1311.
  • Fixed issue when keyboard/mouse is connected to Type-C port.
  • Removed option for 2048MB on IGD Aperture Size setting.
  • Fixed issue where HDD password feature doesn’t show in the setup menu with NVME PCIe drive.
  • Updated S3 Indicator blinking behavior.
  • Update Graphics Option ROM to version 1017.
  • Updated Graphics UEFI driver to version 9.0.1084.

 
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Hi Leesureone,
Thanks for your hard work supporting this thread, I have a perfectly stable NUC8i7BEH with, SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB, 32 GB RAM, running mojave 10.14.2, and bios 51 (or 56), is there any practical advantage form the hackintosh functionality to update to bios 71 or newest mojave version? Thanks




About This Release:

  • Date: May 10, 2019
  • ME Firmware: 12.0.32.1421
  • EC Firmware: v3.20
  • PMC Firmware:300.1.20.1023
  • Framework Reference Code: Based on 7.0.44.23
  • Memory Reference Code: Based on 7.0.44.23
  • Integrated Graphics:
    • Option ROM: v1017
    • UEFI Driver: v9.0.1084
  • SATA RAID Option ROM: 16.8.0.1000
  • AHCI Code: Based on AHCI_17
  • LAN Option ROM: PXE V0.1.1.3
  • Visual BIOS: 2.2.23

New Fixes/Features:

  • Fixed the issue that caused the SSD password to stop working after updating to BIOS 0064 or 0066.
  • Fixed the issue where the fan settings wouldn’t change when changing the “Fan Control Mode” to/from Balanced to Cool.
  • Fixed the issue where wireless is disabled in the BIOS but still appears in Windows device manager.
  • Changed RING LED to RGB LED in the BIOS to match the motherboard silkscreen and Technical Product Specification.
  • Fixed the issue with the password prompt when BitLocker is enabled.
  • Updated the BIOS code for security fixes.
  • Updated Intel ME firmware to version 12.0.23.1311.
  • Fixed issue when keyboard/mouse is connected to Type-C port.
  • Removed option for 2048MB on IGD Aperture Size setting.
  • Fixed issue where HDD password feature doesn’t show in the setup menu with NVME PCIe drive.
  • Updated S3 Indicator blinking behavior.
  • Update Graphics Option ROM to version 1017.
  • Updated Graphics UEFI driver to version 9.0.1084.

Great question, the short answer is no, the functionality is the same in Mojave regardless of the bios version (at least as far as I am aware).

Longer answer is there are security updates for windows and then of course the fixes you posted that might have been an issue for some users.

Nothing wrong with being conservative with bios updates though.
 
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I saw you had downloaded my EFI folder and wondered how compatible it would be with an NUC7 model. There are some specific USB DSDTs in the ACPI/patched folder that are configured for the NUC8s and those are probably causing this problem.

To back track a bit I’m not sure you ever needed the modified config.plist dealing with the RTC fix required for the NUC8s with the newer bios. You might be fine with the config.plist Rehabman wrote...or worst case modify it with the RTC fix if your newer bios requires it.

Meanwhile it’s entirely possible all you need to do is revert back to the original NUC7 USB DSDTs you were using before as long as everything was working then. If swapping those out doesn’t work then you may have to also replace the config.plist.
Man, yesterday I wasn’t able to reach the forum, seemed to have been down for a while.
You’ve misunderstood. I used the config provided in one of a older post for a short period of time to test it. What I’ve discovered during that time was that the internal microphone was working and that Siri was understanding me. But the provided config was all in all unstable on my system so that I moved back to my original config which I still use. But now I run into the problem that I’m not able to use more than 4 USB ports at once. I read a few posts regarding the SSDT settings and the way MacOS handles USB 3 ports (count them twice, SS0x and HS0x). I tried to create my own USBMap.kext and moving away from USBInjectall but wasn’t successful.

Greetings
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Man, yesterday I wasn’t able to reach the forum, seemed to have been down for a while.
You’ve misunderstood. I used the config provided in one of a older post for a short period of time to test it. What I’ve discovered during that time was that the internal microphone was working and that Siri was understanding me. But the provided config was all in all unstable on my system so that I moved back to my original config which I still use. But now I run into the problem that I’m not able to use more than 4 USB ports at once. I read a few posts regarding the SSDT settings and the way MacOS handles USB 3 ports (count them twice, SS0x and HS0x). I tried to create my own USBMap.kext and moving away from USBInjectall but wasn’t successful.

Greetings
schlotterp
Sorry I misunderstood, in the original's guide by Rehabman he describes how to create a viable USB SSDT using his Github archives nd the make command. As long as you downloaded his projects folder you can run the two commands any time. If I remember correctly you have to copy them once created from your projects to the ACPI/ Patched folder.


From Rehabman: To finish the setup, we need a correctly patched ACPI.

In Terminal:
Code:
make
make install_nuc7


If that doesn't work Hackintool available on this site can help create a valid USB SSDT. Its the Swiss army knife utility.
 
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