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Today Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Update, a major software update to macOS High Sierra. Update any supported system using the built-in Software Update functionality through the Mac App Store, or by using the standalone installer available from Apple.com.

Be sure to back up any important data, and if possible clone your hard drive before applying the update. If you have any issues post-update, press spacebar, and boot using Safe Mode.

What we know about 10.13.4 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 17E199
  • Kernel updated to Darwin 17.5.0
  • Updated apfs.efi version 748.57.19 (download).
  • Updated Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD graphics drivers
  • This update will replace your audio drivers. If you enabled Realtek onboard audio using MultiBeast or the cloverALC script, no changes will be necessary.
  • USB drivers updated. New USB Raise Port limit patch may be required for 10.13.4. See here for details.
  • If boot stalls upon update, install FakeSMC.kext in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other. This is default as of MultiBeast 10.2
  • Install macOS High Sierra App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS High Sierra from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS High Sierra App can be found in the Applications folder.
Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

Related:
macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update
macOS 10.13.3 Update
macOS 10.13.2 Supplemental Update
macOS 10.13.2 Update
macOS 10.13.1 Update
macOS 10.13 Supplemental Update
macOS High Sierra is Now Available on the Mac App Store
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-6-update.224836/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-5-update.220866/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-4-update.217169/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-3-update.212177/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-2-update.209122/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/macos-10-12-1-update.205565/
macOS Sierra is Now Available on the Mac App Store
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/os-x-10-11-6-update.195102/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/os-x-10-11-5-update.193170/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/os-x-10-11-4-update.187001/
https://www.tonymacx86.com/os-x-updates/183129-os-x-10-11-3-update.html
https://www.tonymacx86.com/os-x-updates/177647-os-x-10-11-2-update.html
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Pre Update Notes:
- This update may break some of your High Sierra functions, like audio and the nVidia Web drivers. Make sure you backup first.:thumbup:

- If you're using nVidia drivers for your GeForce GTX 750, 750Ti, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, Titans 'Maxwell' and GTX 10x0 "Pascal" graphics cards, you'll need to install the nVidia 10.13.4 Web driver(s) after the 10.13.4 Update.
- Method to use existing NVIDIA drivers here.​

- If you're using the AMD RX and Vega graphics cards, you will need to set the Devices/Graphics/RadeonDeInit=No flag in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist. Whatevergreen.kext will also not be needed, but move to the Desktop for backup.

- For those who are using the MacPro6,1, iMac15,1, iMac17,1 or iMac18,x system definitions may need to re-apply the black screen fix. The updates to the Lilu.kext, WhateverGreen.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext are not out; when available, they will be in the Downloads > Kexts area.

- The update does not convert a HFS+ formatted drive to an APFS.

Please post help requests in the High Sierra Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).


Here's the step by step way to update for those who aren't using the Nvidia Maxwell/Pascal graphics cards. For Nvidia Maxwell card users, see below
:ch: Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;
:ch: Update your apfs.efi according to tonymacx86s guide How to Update + Current and Past apfs.efi Downloads;
:ch: AMD RX and Vega graphics card users will need to change RadeonDeInit flag to No in the config.plist and move Whatevergreen.kext to the Desktop for backup;
:ch: Modify your /EFI/EFI/Clover/config.plist file to replace the USB port limits patch with the patch in Post #84;
:ch: Download the High Sierra 10.13.4 Update or the Combo Update in Post #1 or the Update from Apple's Mac App Store and run it to update 10.13.3 - the updater will reboot upon completion;
:ch: The updater will cause your system to reboot several times (see Post #52 for details); on my system, I downed the 10.13.4 Updater and experienced the following (YMMV):
:ch: First and second reboots, at the Clover Boot menu, the default was "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" which was not what it should be; so I selected "Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Prebooot" > make sure that is selected;
:ch: Third reboot again defaulted to "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" > change to "Boot Installed (your installation disk) and it will finish your installation;​
:ch: Upon rebooting into High Sierra after the last reboot, you can:
:ch: Check to see if your audio is working. If not, restart. Still no audio, post to No Audio Devices - AppleHDA Realtek Audio,
:ch: (Optional) Update to the latest version of Clover,
:ch: (Optional) Check to see if your TRIM setting has survived through the update (About this Mac > System > System Report > SATA/SATA Express) - if not, use the "trimforce" Terminal command (1); if you've used the "trimforce" command in 10.13.2, then it should "survive" the update, but check to make sure; and
:ch:Re-boot.​
:ch: If you having trouble using your USB 3 ports, see Post #84 for a config.plist modification.​

For Nvidia Maxwell/Pascal graphic cards users (see 2nd and 3rd note above), you'll need to do the following once the Nvidia web driver is released for the 10.13.4 Update:
:ch: Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;
:ch: Update your apfs.efi according to tonymacx86s guide How to Update + Current and Past apfs.efi Downloads;
:ch: Modify your /EFI/EFI/Clover/config.plist file to replace the USB port limits patch with the patch in Post #84;
:ch: Download the High Sierra 10.13.4 Update or Combo Update in Post #1 or use the Mac App Store.
:ch: Download the latest Nvidia web driver for 10.13.4 Update.
Method to use existing NVIDIA drivers here.​
:ch: Run the High Sierra 10.13.4 Mac App Store Update - the updater will reboot upon completion;
:ch: The updater will cause your system to reboot several times (see Post #52 for details); on my system, I downed the 10.13.4 Updater and experienced the following (YMMV):
:ch: First and second reboots, at the Clover Boot menu, the default was "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" which was not what it should be; so I selected "Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Prebooot" > make sure that is selected;
:ch: Third reboot again defaulted to "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" > change to "Boot Installed (your installation disk) and it will finish your installation;:ch: Upon rebooting, run the Nvidia web driver pkg and reboot when its completed it's installation;​
:ch: Check to see if your audio is working. If not, restart. Still no audio, post to No Audio Devices - AppleHDA Realtek Audio.
:ch: If you having trouble using your USB 3 ports, see Post #84 for a config.plist modification.​


1 Use the new Terminal trimforce command in the following manner:
Code:
sudo trimforce enable
 
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Installed direct from AppStore without problems. I just needed to run the Toledo script to enable sound.
 
Having a flickering display after updating (Full GPU Acceleration and using Intel GPU)
Graphics appears two times in system informations. Any Suggestions ????



Sound works. (USB Audio)
 

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Interestingly, I lost two of my three monitors by removing Whatevergreen.kext. Next I tried removing lilu and shiki, but the result was the same, put them all back and I have all three monitors back, so it seems I still need whatevergreen.kext.
 
I just updated via App Store without any fanfare. Vega 56 fan noise is considerably improved.

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Gigabyte GC-AQC107 10GBase-T card is not working.

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RadeonDeInit not needed. WhateverGreen.kext not needed. Sleep/Wake working.

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A few restarts and I noticed that the Vega fan noise is back... :banghead:

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The Vega fan noise seems to come and go. Need to monitor behavior more.
 
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