(success) - Z77X-UD5H 3570K - GTX 960 - SSD

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  1. madman1234

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    Oct 3, 2017 at 11:44 AM #1
    madman1234

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    It took me a while, but now 10.13 works fine on my hack. I did an update from 10.12.6 to 10.13.

    First thing to do:

    1)
    Update Clover Bootloader to the latest version. Put the KEXT Files in Others

    2)
    Make sure, you drop MATS in config.plist. Otherwise it won't work at all.

    Code (Text):

    <key>DropTables</key>
                    <array>
                            <dict>
                                    <key>Signature</key>
                                    <string>MATS</string>
                            </dict>
                    </array>
     
    3)
    Update the BIOS in config.plist. Use Clover Configurator and choose your model, put in your old SN# and save the file.

    Reboot.

    4)
    Start the installations by skipping APFS.

    Code (Text):
    /Applications/"Install macOS High Sierra.app"/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --converttoapfs NO --agreetolicense
    5)
    Now the update process should work without any issue

    6)
    After 10.13 comes up, just update the NVIDIA Web drivers.


    Hope it helps!
     
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  2. zeuscba

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    Oct 3, 2017 at 6:59 PM #2
    zeuscba

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    Can you be more specific on step 3?
     
  3. madman1234

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    Oct 3, 2017 at 9:03 PM #3
    madman1234

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    This is the BIOS from Step 3.

    I deleted only the SN#

    Code (Text):
           

    <key>SMBIOS</key>
            <dict>
                    <key>BiosReleaseDate</key>
                    <string>08/08/2017</string>
                    <key>BiosVendor</key>
                    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
                    <key>BiosVersion</key>
                    <string>IM131.88Z.010A.B1C.1705011311</string>
                    <key>Board-ID</key>
                    <string>Mac-00BE6ED71E35EB86</string>
                    <key>BoardManufacturer</key>
                    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
                    <key>BoardSerialNumber</key>
                    <string>XXXXXXXXXXXXX</string>
                    <key>BoardType</key>
                    <integer>10</integer>
                    <key>BoardVersion</key>
                    <string>iMac13,1</string>
                    <key>ChassisAssetTag</key>
                    <string>iMac-Aluminum</string>
                    <key>ChassisManufacturer</key>
                    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
                    <key>ChassisType</key>
                    <string>0x0D</string>
                    <key>Family</key>
                    <string>iMac</string>
                    <key>FirmwareFeatures</key>
                    <string>0xE00DE137</string>
                    <key>FirmwareFeaturesMask</key>
                    <string>0xFF1FFF3F</string>
                    <key>LocationInChassis</key>
                    <string>Part Component</string>
                    <key>Manufacturer</key>
                    <string>Apple Inc.</string>
                    <key>Mobile</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>PlatformFeature</key>
                    <string>0x01</string>
                    <key>ProductName</key>
                    <string>iMac13,1</string>
                    <key>SerialNumber</key>
                    <string>XXXXXXXXXXXXXX</string>
                    <key>Version</key>
                    <string>1.0</string>
            </dict>
     
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 7:24 PM #4
    devilbio

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    Oct 9, 2017 at 5:03 AM #5
    seth125

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    Same motherboard here. Do you mean I don’t need the APFS.EFI?
    Sorry, I’m not following you on step 3
     
  6. madman1234

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    Oct 12, 2017 at 11:51 AM #6
    madman1234

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    You can copy over the apfs.efi file, doesn't harm anything.

    In Step 3 you have to add all the Options from key SMBIOS like described above.
     
  7. raygan

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    Oct 15, 2017 at 4:32 PM #7
    raygan

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    Thanks madman. I have the same board and CPU and was able to update after following step 2. I didn't skip updating to APFS and just ran the update as normal and it still worked fine for me.
     

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