- Mar 28, 2011
- MSI GE72 7RD Apache (Clover)
- HD630 (1920x1080)
First of all, big shout to to @RehabMan and everyone else involved with the amazing project here. Also @e12350, whose topic inspired and helped me to try Mojave on my setup on which I had previously installed High Sierra here. I have to say this time around, the setup was much easier and without issues, perhaps the patches have evolved by a lot since last time!
- Laptop: MSI GE72 7RD Apache
- Motherboard/Chipset: 1799/Intel HM175
- Processor: Intel Kabylake i7-7700HQ
- RAM: 8GB x 2 = 16GB
- Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD (Windows 10) + 1TB 7200 RPM HDD (Storage) + 128GB SSD (50-50 for Mojave and Time Machine)
- Network: Atheros 2500 Killer GB LAN + Intel Wifi
- Graphics: Intel HD 630 128MB Dedicated + GTX 1050 4GB
- Sound: ALC899
- Display: 17.3" 1920x1080 120Hz/5ms
- Clover: Rehabman's latest Clover
What's not working
- Intel WiFi, I don't have a need for Wifi otherwise would swap this for something compatible.
- GTX 1050, disabled as Optimus so can't make it work.
- SD Card, don't need, won't be doing anything to fix.
- I cheated and used Unibeast 9.0 to create the install USB. If that does not work for you then follow Rehabman's guide here.
- Installed Mojave
- After first boot, installed latest Clover build by Rehabman present here and used his Config.plist for HD630 here.
- Following settings under Clover Configurator, not sure which ones were by default so try:
- ACPI: HDAS to HDEF for Audio, HECI to IMEI, MEI to IMEI, GFX0 to IGPU, EHC1 to EH01, EHC2 to EH02.
- BOOT: Verbose, dart=0, nv_disable=1, -cdfon, -igfxnohdmi, lilucpu=9
- DEVICES: Audio Inject NO, ResetHDA, 0x59168086 under IntelGFX although I believe no need for this
- GRAPHICS: 0x591b0006 under ig-platform-id
- KERNEL & KEXT PATCHES: As per recommendation here
- Collected the following Kexts mostly from Rehabman's collection here and put them under EFI/Clovers/Kexts/Other (DISCLAIMER: I know the recommendation is to install them to L/E/ on main MAC drive but I wanted to experiment, it worked. Also note that some of these may not be needed in my case anyway.)
- AppleALC.kext (Install Lilu.kext and AppleALC.kext to L/E/ if having issues)
- Rebooted after this and voila, everything worked except Audio
- Used the guide here.
- You will have to test your "layout-id" value, on mine 99 under Config.plist > Devices > Properties > PciRoot(0)/Pci(0x1f,3) worked. With 7 it would only work on Headphones and with 11, speakers only but 99 works perfectly with everything now.
- Possible layouts for ALC898/899 can be found here, which are: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 28, 65, 98, 99, 101
- Already did the kext file from Rehabman's Backlightfixup above. Simply put patched file accompanying it, SSDT-PNLF.aml, to /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
- I have external monitor connected to the DP port since I hate the big HDMI port and cable.
- I was having a lot of issues while enabling it so kept searching around until I found Intel Framebuffer Guide. Please note that if you don't see your Display showing under IGPU in IORegistryExplorer, you have to change the value for "AAPL, ig-platform-id". You can find all the ones available for you in the second post of the guide. You have to reverse and enter it under: " CONFIG.Plist > Devices > Properties > PciRoot(0)/Pci(0x02,0).
- This value for HD630 Mobile worked for me: 59 1E 00 00 (You have to enter it in reverse i.e. 00 00 1E 59)
- Followed the above Guide to initialise my up-teenth attempt at fixing DP port output.
- Once above was done, followed the guide by Rehabman here to initialise the FB patches where you enable the FB connectors, pipe and type. Mine happened to be on FB1 so following were used:
framebuffer-con1-pipe = 12000000
framebuffer-con1-type = 00040000
- Rebooted and the Display was detected without any issue. Note that I don't need DP/HDMI Audio so have not actually followed through with the checklist on Rehabman's DP/HDMI Audio fix topic linked to above.
- Already had the required .aml file from previous build. Simply used that.
- You can follow the guide here.
Disable Hibernation & related options from Terminal:
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage sudo pmset -a standby 0 sudo pmset -a autopoweroff 0
30th October 2018
- Upgraded to 10.14.1, detailed here
15th May 2019
- Upgraded to 10.14.5 from 10.14.1 directly
- Simply updated using About > Software Update
- Kept hitting/getting stuck on "Forcing CS_RUNTIME for entitlement" error
- After repeat attempts, simply upgraded Clover to latest available + latest WhateverGreen.kext, problem was still not solved.
- Rebooted and used fake graphics ID 12345678 for the upgrade installation partition, this time it booted to the "Estimating time" screen but panic reboot again.
- Removed Displayport cable that I have for the additional monitor hooked up and rebooted with the fake GFX ID as mentioned above and it went through.
- Rebooted into a working successfully upgraded version.