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[INFO] ASUS ROG STRIX G531GT bios mod and hackintosh Mojave and/or Catalina install

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did you tried to load bios defaults? or to remove cmos battery for few minutes?
 
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are you able to do a dump of your actual firmware? maybe use the flash programmer? If so please attach the actual firmware too
No serdeliuk, I probably won't be able to do it because the flash programmer was from a friend's friend and I don't have it anymore.
If there is any way to dump it via msdos or Linux I could probably able to do it. If not then I'm probably out of luck
Btw it's 1:41AM here haha
 
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No serdeliuk, I probably won't be able to do it because the flash programmer was from a friend's friend and I don't have it anymore.
If there is any way to dump it via msdos or Linux I could probably able to do it. If not then I'm probably out of luck
Btw it's 1:41AM here haha
Nice, here is 22:13, i will have a look at your files, i found a bin dump of my bios too, i will compare them and see if there is something interesting. I suggest you to open a request on bios-mods or win-raid forums and ask for help, those forums are specialised in bios mods, probably they know a easy fix
 
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i5-9300H/HM370
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Nice, here is 22:13, i will have a look at your files, i found a bin dump of my bios too, i will compare them and see if there is something interesting. I suggest you to open a request on bios-mods or win-raid forums and ask for help, those forums are specialised in bios mods, probably they know a easy fix
Yes serdeliuk, I would probably do that after 8 jul
Because I'm in middle of exams so that I could consentrate on them and a good friend of mine has lended her laptop for helping in my exams.
 
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Yes serdeliuk, I would probably do that after 8 jul
Because I'm in middle of exams so that I could consentrate on them and a good friend of mine has lended her laptop for helping in my exams.
Good luck with your exams, i will try to find something in those files i have, i will let you know
 
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  2. iOS
[UPDATE] 31 Jul 2020
- Replaced aptiomemory fix with OcQuirks
- Added experimental BigSur support, currently it is able to boot a preinstalled BigSur but not the installer.
- Updated VirtualBiosMod and CleanNvram
- Updated all kexts and efi drivers
- Please download latest EFI.zip from github

[UPDATE] 12 Jul 2020
- Integrated into Clover's User Interface VirtualBiosMod and CleanNvram

[UPDATE] 11 Jul 2020
- Fixed mouse lag issue thanks @valinor61 for pointing out about the macbook version is generating the issue.
- Fixed NVRAM issues, now all settings including brightness level are saved upon reboots and are shared between Mojave and Catalina if you have both installed.
- Fixed sleep with Nvidia enabled, with Nvidia disabled are no issues with sleep.

[UPDATE] 6 Jul 2020
- Added the new version of VirtualBiosMod
- Cleaned unnecessary efi drivers and kexts
- Updated all drivers and kexts to latest available versions
- Added a new driver for backlight which work under Catalina too.
- Please remember to install Clover's rc-scripts to save nvram state upon reboots, as display backlight intensity.

[UPDATE] 28 Jun 2020
- Released a test app to mod the bios without hardware flash requirement
- The test app can be downloaded here VirtualBiosMod
- Please use this thread for all your questions about the virtual mod [TOOL] Virtual Bios Mod without flash

[UPDATE] 24 Jun 2020
- I was able to mod and flash the bios
- Attached required files to disable flashing Bios lock

If you flash your BIOS, DO NOT BLAME ME IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG AND YOU RENDER YOUR COMPUTER BRICK!!!
YOU WILL NEED A HARDWARE FLASH TOOL TO RECOVER YOUR expensive BRICK, a CH341A or a pickit2 should help to recover

!!!!!--NEVER FLASH BY ANY MEANS A STOCK FIRMWARE--!!! modded or not

If you mod a stock firmware and then unlock the flash chip and write the modded stock image you will lose your serial, mac addresses any other unique details about your computer, instead dump your own flash and mod.


If you don't like your mod effects you can use EZ-flash to reflash a stock firmware at any time.

In order to unlock your flash chip and to be able to flash a modded bios you need to:

1. follow the steps explained here in post #2 to find the right tools to flash the bios and save a BACKUP copy of your actual firmware
2. put in a safe place a backup of your unmodified firmware
3. Use VirtualBiosMod to unlock your bios
4. mod your OWN bios saved at step 1 with provided AMIBCP
5. flash your OWN modded bios with tools discovered at step 1

- Attached unlock.flash.and.mod.tools.zip
- Attached G531GT.stock.firmware.collection.zip which contain all G531GT STOCK bios firmware ever released by Asus until now

[UPDATE] 14 Jun 2020
- I have upgraded the internal Sata HDD to an 1TB Samsung EVO 860 SSD drive.
. The new drive perform better but NOT such better than the NVME one.
. Here are some measurements
. Old Sata Drive 129.52 MB/sec
. New SSD EVO Drive 538.85 MB/sec
. The NVME Drive 1263.00 MB/sec
. So, if you want to upgrade for speed upgrade the NVME drive and use the old NVME drive in a sata enclosure to replace the Sata HDD
. After i replaced the Sata HDD I had a BIG surprise, the battery suddenly started to last longer, after watching movies over the internet for almost two hours the battery drain was till 56% and reporting that will last at least for another two and a half hours.

[UPDATE] 12 Jun 2020
- Added Catalina support, now you can install Catalina too with same EFI
- You can have both Mojave and Catalina at the same time
- Under Catalina the AsusSMC kext does not work yet so Fn keys for brightness and keyboard backlight does not work, please use macAura
- If you use dual macOS boot Mojave and Catalina the AsusSMC kext works under Mojave and you need to install the kext in /L/E
- If you use only Mojave you can put the AusSMC in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other, but only if you do not have Catalina or intend to upgrade
- If you have AsusSMC in EFI and forget, the keyboard will not work under Catalina, so remember and remove the kext :)

[UPDATE] 27 May 2020
- I have released the Hot Patch version it can be downloaded here https://github.com/serdeliuk/hackint0sh
- This release does not require DSDT patch anymore
- Fixed USB3.0 and external drives
- Updated to latest Clover version 5118

[UPDATE] 19 May 2020
- Solved audio output to jack and sensing issues
. please clear kexts cache and reboot
sudo kextcache -i /

- Updated AppleALC to latest version
. Updated Lilu to latest version

[UPDATE] 09 May 2020
- Replaced the EFI.zip with the latest version
- Removed Christmas theme
- Added WiFi drivers for replaced card DW1820A
- Just to be mentioned, VT-d and boot startup sound should be disabled in B.I.O.S.

[UPDATE] 06 March 2020
- Here you can find my patches https://github.com/serdeliuk/hackint0sh
- Just to be noted, are only for patch/cli command, does not work with MaciASL

[UPDATE] 03 Jan 2020
- Created macAura.app to control rgb lights (keyboard and sidelights)
- Please download the macAura.app from github
https://github.com/serdeliuk/macAura/releases/download/1/macAura.app.zip

[UPDATE] 30 Dec 2019
- Replaced AC9560 wifi card with DW1820A

[UPDATE] 24 Nov 2019
- Replaced FakeSMC with VirtualSMC and all its satellites
- Added AsusSMC
- Patched DSDT for F7/F8 and arrow keys

Above modifications fixed the
- working LCD brightness control through F7 / F8 keys
- working keyboard backlight control through Up/Down arrow keys

[UPDATE] 21 Nov 2019
Fixed following:
- trackpad with GPIO pinning
- battery patch
- working backlight
- working audio

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Hello,

For those interested i was able to install Mojave on my ASUS ROG STRIX G531GT hackintosh after patching DSDT.
In order to successful patch the DSDT I needed to update to the latest BIOS firmware provided by ASUS.

Currently it only boot to macOS desktop, no i2c mouse support, no wifi yet and the screen light is dimmed after half of the boot process, i will fix some of issues in the next future.

For those who wants to give a try i have attached my EFI folder.
New EFI

Best regards.
Hello everybody,
My laptop is G731GT-H7114T (like this one https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08248RTL5/).
With hardware specification same as G531 GT (I think), can I do hackintosh by these steps:
(1) create Catalina bootable USB,
(2) Using Clover to add EFI partition to USB
(3) Replace EFI content in the 2nd step by content of the one in https://github.com/serdeliuk/hackint0sh
(4) Install macOS using the bootable USB
(5) ...

Thank you!
 
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Good luck with your exams, i will try to find something in those files i have, i will let you know
Hey @serdeliuk , thanku for your help all along
I have finally given up, In the process of soldering and desoldering I blew away some smd chips rendering my laptop useless so I bought a new laptop instead
Once again thankyou for your help in this journey of hackintosh that you made easy

I bought an amd laptop so I guess I won't be using Mac os anytime soon.
Once again thankyou and Goodluck serdeliuk!
 
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Hey @serdeliuk , thanku for your help all along
I have finally given up, In the process of soldering and desoldering I blew away some smd chips rendering my laptop useless so I bought a new laptop instead
Once again thankyou for your help in this journey of hackintosh that you made easy

I bought an amd laptop so I guess I won't be using Mac os anytime soon.
Once again thankyou and Goodluck serdeliuk!
Offff, tragic, but why did you needed to solder/desolder things? The flash programmer should be a in circuit programming that not require soldering.
 
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Asus ROG Strix G531GT
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i7-9750H/HM370
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  2. MacBook Pro
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  1. PowerBook
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Hello everybody,
My laptop is G731GT-H7114T (like this one https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08248RTL5/).
With hardware specification same as G531 GT (I think), can I do hackintosh by these steps:
(1) create Catalina bootable USB,
(2) Using Clover to add EFI partition to USB
(3) Replace EFI content in the 2nd step by content of the one in https://github.com/serdeliuk/hackint0sh
(4) Install macOS using the bootable USB
(5) ...

Thank you!
Hi,
You will need a working mac or hackintosh in order to successfully create a bootable usb installer.
Do you have any troubles booting the installer? Or creating the usb stick?

Best regards,

Marc
 
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