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Update Directly to macOS Big Sur

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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z270MX Gaming 5
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Late to the Big Sur party, but just completed successful upgrade from Catalina (Clover) to Big Sur (OC 0.6.6)

My process was as follows:

* Create OC EFI folder (Kexts, ACPI, config.plist, etc) using Kaby Lake Guide
* Delete Clover EFI on my Catalina installer USB, replace with new OC EFI folder
* Boot from Catalina installer USB, and select my Catalina OS Hard drive as boot device, verify everything is working as expected (Audio, Messages, Airplay, Bluetooth, wireless, etc)
*Boot normal into Catalina (Clover), and do full CCC backup
*Delete Clover EFI from internal EFI partition, replace with working OC EFI folder from Catalina USB install disk
*Reboot, cross fingers, verify that computer boots properly with new OC EFI folder
*Verify all the things, update kexts, etc
*Upgraded directly from Software update to Big Sur, took about 30 minutes, be patient
*Success

CPU: i7 7700K
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 56
RAM: 32 GB
HDD: 2 x Samsung EVO 850 1TB (1 macOS, 1 Win10)
Wifi/ BT: OS X Wifi adapter

Thanks again!!
 

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