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Temporary fix for Broadwell graphics freezing after installing the security update 2020-002 (18G4032 build)

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Motherboard
HP 250 G5 (81EF) Clover UEFI
CPU
i3 5005u
Graphics
HD 5500 (1366x768)
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Android
So as you probably already know, the security update 2020-002 for High Sierra and Mojave causes random freezes when doing graphics-intensive tasks and then you have to force power off the machine, and this affects all 2015 Macs (except for the 15" A1398 which has a Haswell CPU), the MBA 2016 and 2017 as well as all hackintosh laptops with Broadwell graphics (5th gen Intel Core i series). In most cases you will get some "gpuRestart" logs under /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports, like this one:
Screenshot 2020-04-23 at 1.58.42 AM.png


Some more info here:

Apparently, installing previous and matched versions of the AppleIntelBDWGraphics* kexts and bundles fixes the problem. And I think it's a good solution until the next Apple update comes out. I have attached the vanilla Broadwell graphics kexts and bundles from the 18G103 build, which I have already installed and can confirm the issue is gone.
 

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