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What to do after I open the folder - "/usr/standalone/i386/" ? Just open the folder and do nothing?
Why do we need step 2 and 3? I do not see any point to open that folder and do absolutely nothing.

P1LGRIM says to copy in finder /usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ ;)

Thank you P1LGRIM ! I understand these steps now, but I do not understand why do we need to download the apfs file from here . Do we have to copy this file somewhere?
There is only one apfs.efi. Whether you download it form here or copy it from your local install is your choice. There are patched ones available to remove early logging messages. Thats all.

I do not understand which apfs.efi to copy to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ -
the apfs.efi from /usr/standalone/i386 or the one from this site ?

Like i said: It doesn't matter.

Regarding your boot issue: Maybe your BIOS is configured to bypass EFI volumes (bios compatibility mode). You can disable this, if your not relying on that. Or you need to copy apfs.efi to drivers64 folder, not drivers64UEFI.
 
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I attached an patched version of apfs.efi for 10.13.4 (17E202) which silents the debug output and makes booting a bit faster.

Tested on my 10.13.4 (17E202)

Extract it and copy apfs.efi to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/
 

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1. Boot into macOS High Sierra
2. Choose Finder > Go > Go to the folder
3. Paste /usr/standalone/i386/ into the "Go To The Folder:" dialog box
4. Press Go
5. Right click on the file apfs.efi
6. Choose COPY "apfs.efi"
7. Navigate to the /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ folder
8. PASTE the file apfs.efi into the folder /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/
 
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Patch FOR ELIMINATE VERBOSE MODE is still the same for 10.13.5 (17F77) apfs.efi

Code:
perl -i -pe 's|\x00\x74\x07\xb8\xff\xff|\x00\x90\x90\xb8\xff\xff|sg' /your-apfs.efi

Code:
MD5 before patch : 3eeb82012461682f125e6a7eef9ef5ba
MD5 after patch : d4dae12c82fe0fc93579cb60dc12b376

I attached the patched version for 10.13.5 (17F77)
 

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3. Navigate to /usr/standalone/i386/
4. Copy apfs.efi to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/

My sincere apologies for the newb question, but I'm struggling to make sense of the above. Do I copy the apfs.efi file located in the directory under #3 and paste it after mounting the EFI partition under Clover Configurator and the path listed in #4? I ask because the date stamp of the apfs.efi file is from 3/15/18. What are the apfs files attached to this thread for then?
 

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My sincere apologies for the newb question, but I'm struggling to make sense of the above. Do I copy the apfs.efi file located in the directory under #3 and paste it after mounting the EFI partition under Clover Configurator and the path listed in #4? I ask because the date stamp of the apfs.efi file is from 3/15/18. What are the apfs files attached to this thread for then?
Mount your EFI partition, then put the APFS.EFI in ''EFI\CLOVER\Drivers64UEFI'
 
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My sincere apologies for the newb question, but I'm struggling to make sense of the above. Do I copy the apfs.efi file located in the directory under #3 and paste it after mounting the EFI partition under Clover Configurator and the path listed in #4? I ask because the date stamp of the apfs.efi file is from 3/15/18. What are the apfs files attached to this thread for then?

Yup your right.

The apfs.efi attached to post above is patched to eliminate the verbose mode at the clover boot. (i update my post to eliminate confusion)
 
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Mount your EFI partition, then put the APFS.EFI in ''EFI\CLOVER\Drivers64UEFI'
"put APFS.EFI in ...." which APFS.EFI? The one I would download from the link provided or the one listed under #3, where it says: "3. Navigate to /usr/standalone/i386/"
 
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