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macOS 10.15 Catalina is Now Available on the Mac App Store

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If you are using Logitech wireless USB keyboard, update Logitech Control Center Software first. Or you will be stranded in the middle of nowhere. You can't login because the keyboard doesn't work. Mouse works. I found an old wired keyboard in my basement but that was a big hassle.
 
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I had a Clover install of Mojave which worked very well.
My system is a NUC 8i5 and it had been running flawlessly with Mojave. I decided to take my bootable backup and update it to Catalina. I used the apple store update. I took about a half hour. Everything went smoothly.
I am now running Catalina. I am going to run it for a few days before I install Catalina on my main drive.
Everything that was working in Mojave is working in Catalina including the NUC's onboard bluetooth. No wifi though. Running Ethernet fine.
I did end up with a "Relocated Items" folder on my desktop. Not sure what to do with it, but I moved it to Documents.
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Hi .Will you be able to share your EFI folder. My Catalina update screwed up.

I use NUC 8i3.
 
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I was able to update without any issues. just had to update whatevergreen, lilu and applealc.

Has anyone with 17.1 smbios been able to get sidecar to work? Mine just keeps saying "looking for TV". I am trying to use sidecar with an ipad pro.

Nevermind, it was expecting both the devices to use same apple-id.
 
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After several installations and reverting back to Mojave (thank you Carbon Copy Cloner!) I finally have Catalina running well (Clover v2.4k r4961) on my B85 Powermac G5 here in Central Ohio. The issues that I ran into were:

No Wifi. When I first installed Catalina I was dismayed to discover that my homebrew Wifi adapter, which uses a real Apple MacPro Airport card, was no longer supported. It took a little bit of research and a lot of trial and error to resolve this issue. It turns out that the IO80211Family.kext used in Catalina removed support for this particular card. However, the Mojave version of this kext could be installed to once again provide support. The trick was to figure out how to install it since Catalina has locked down the root directory. I ended up downloading and installing Hackintool (thanks to Nate8727 and Headkaze!), which has the ability to easily disable the Gatekeeper and mount the disk in read/write mode plus it can install the kext as well. So I copied the kext from my Mojave drive, installed it, and rebooted. Voila! Once again my Wifi was back up and running normally. Whew!

Scrolling. This was a show stopper for me. Scrolling in web pages and programs is buttery smooth in Mojave. It was smooth in Catalina on my 2012 MacBook Pro too, which is much less powerful than my Hackintosh. But it was not smooth in Catalina on the Hack and it took me a while to figure out what was the cause. It turns out that MagicPrefs, a small utility I used to provide a two-finger right click on my Apple bluetooth mouse was the culprit. I did three separate installations before I figured this out, the last using a clone of my MacBook Pro’s drive. When scrolling worked fine on the external drive (with the bluetooth mouse not connected) and then continued to work well when I migrated my Mojave settings—until I enabled MagicPrefs—I knew I’d found the culprit. MagicPrefs is no more but I also lost my convenient two-finger right click. I use this because I often click too far to the right on my Apple mouse and call up the secondary menu rather than the left click I had intended. The Apple default for the right click on an Apple mouse is to Control-left click. This works fine in macOS but it doesn’t work at all in my Parallels Windows 10 virtual computer. Oh well. :( Sadly, there is no update to MagicPrefs.

Thunderbird. The problem that I had to sort out with Thunderbird was that unread mail was no longer bold faced. It turns out that Mozilla has no planned fix for this issue. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the add-on “Font and Theme changer” once again works with Thunderbird. That is by far the best solution since I can make the font larger which makes Thunderbird much more useful, plus incoming unread mail is once again bold faced. Woohoo!!

Drive icons. A problem for which I have no answer at this point is that I can no longer use custom icons for my hard and solid state drives. That’s a bummer because it allowed me to spiff up my desktop. Hopefully a workaround will be found so that I can once again have colorful icons.

APFS required. All drives on which Catalina is installed must now be formatted with APFS. Prior to this only SSDs had to be formatted with APFS, hard drives could remain HSF+. There are a couple of negative consequences. The first is that as of Catalina all APFS drives have two volumes, a System volume and a Data volume, which was highly confusing at first. This was not true in Mojave and has been done to add to system security. You only discover this if you’re booted from Mojave and looking at a Catalina drive or when you’re using Disk Utility in Catalina. At first I thought that something was wrong. When in Catalina you only see the system drive so everything looks normal and Carbon Copy Cloning seems simple. But try to clone from one Catalina drive to another while you’re in Mojave and you are destined for certain failure because there’s no way to select both volumes at the same time. Not good!

Parallels Desktop 13 still works. Yes, my virtual Windows 10 installation was definitely a bit wonky the first time I fired it up, but after I sorted everything out and exited from Coherence and reentered it a couple of times all seemed normal. I’ll eventually upgrade to Parallels Desktop 15 in the near future ($49) but at least I don’t have to do it immediately.

Could you tell me the steps to replace the IO80211Family.kext using Hackintool? Did you remove the original in /S/L/E, then replace it in /S/L/E or /L/E? Thank you!
 
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I updated 2 of my hack:
1) Pentium G4560 + RX560 + Asus Strix Mobo Z270
2) i5 7600 + RX580 + Asus Strix Mobo Z270
Both on clover 5070, latest Lilu, WEG, AppleALC. All working included iMessage, handover, sleep/wake, Audio (Including HDMI Audio)
 
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Update worked with some difficulties . Before anything else, I updated Clover and my BRCM kext's BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext and others. After a boot (still on Mojave), Bluetooth does not work. Install my "old" BRCM kext's,
voila, Bluetooth worked again.
Then, the update with Catalina followed. It takes some time and a few reboots, then it worked.
As expected Bluetooth does not work. So, I copy the old kext over with the newest kext's (BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext), but no luck Bluetooth won't work (WLAN works).
My WLAN/BT Combo is BCM20702A0.
Any hint for me?
 
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Thanks for attachment, don’t You don’t need anything under ‘patched’ folder to ECO to EC?

Yes, I did the ECO to E0 patch. But, as you have already have completed the step, I skipped it.

I was also facing the same issue. But then I upgraded the Clover to 5093 and all needed kext with it and voila, upgrade was successful. Only issue was pink tint screen which I later solved with Hackintool.
 
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Hello guys, I'm pretty new to this site.
I have macOS Mojave, the tools UniBeast and MultiBeast Catalina version is not out yet. What Should I do?

Just download the update. Do the rename op device based on the name from Hackintool and later upgrade the Clover to latest build. Also upgrade the kext, and then you are good to go.
 
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Anyone with support for NTFS file system support on Catalina? I am using fuse of macOS and ntfs-3g but only have read access to the drive.
 
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