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Update Directly to macOS Mojave

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Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 5
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Intel i7 7700k
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Asus Strix GTX 960
This is what I was afraid of. I am not convinced my system runs well with APFS. I had it once and it appeared sluggish and strange. I've asked in the forums how to go about preventing it from converting, but I didn't get any replies. I am very skeptical about running APFS for many reasons.
I would check if --converttoapfs NO flag works with mojave installation as well.
More information exists on the topic I linked under "Alternative guide"
 
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Dec 9, 2014
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ASUS Z370-I
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i7-8700k
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RX 580
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iMac, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
I updated clover through the update button of clover configurator, I updated FakeSMC the same way. After that I used the terminal to update apfs.efi with the following command:

sudo perl -i -pe 's|\x00\x74\x07\xb8\xff\xff|\x00\x90\x90\xb8\xff\xff|sg' /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/apfs.efi

Then I downloaded Mojave and launched the update.
All went fine, USB ports working, Camera and Apogee One working, nothing broken at first sight.
But later I discovered a problem with Preview crashing on me when opening some formats like jpeg.

I thought that maybe the RX480 was the culprit so I tried to inject ATI in clover, I tried lilu kext and Whatever green but it didn't help.
Finally, I activated my iGPU, the HD4600 in the bios (Asus board) to be active as a secondary GPU and added Inject Intel to the clover rules.
Now preview doesn't go in a endless loop anymore and I still have full GPU acceleration without any ATI Inject, or extra kexts.

Only problem now is that some Auto-play websites crash Safari, just like it does when running my computer without an eGPU.
Those websites I open with Chrome.

I can see a 137.89fps in Cinebench OpenGL and 133728 in Geekbench OpenCL Score.

Finally, I am gonna use the occasion of this post to say a word about moving from a GTX1070 to a RX480, which has been both a blast and a revelation.
The RX card is technically slower than the Nvidia card by a large margin, still the RX card scored better in Cinebench and was only slightly slower in Open CL. I couldn't believe my eyes, just moving windows around and opening/closing apps on desktop, everything felt smoother, snappier and prettier. Even my girlfriend, who's often borred by technology, noticed in ours streams on a large TV used as second screen, that everything felt more vivid and sharp.

By the way, I am using system definition 14,2.

Thank to Tonymac and all the community for your dedication, I always find in the forums the informations I am after.
 
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Oct 10, 2011
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Gryphon Z97
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i7
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GTX 970
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iMac
Does Mojave natively support the GTX 970? If not i must wait for Nvidia to release web drivers
 
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GA-Z87X-UD7-TH
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Intel i7 4790K
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AMD RX580 Saphir 8 GB
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iMac, MacBook Air
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Android
No problem for me. Just have to update lily.kext and WhateverGreen.kext for the graphic card (RX580). Work fine on my gigabyte Z87x.
 
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ASUS X99-A II
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E5-2660 V3 3.4 GHz
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RX VEGA 64 8Gb HBM2
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MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
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iOS
No problem for me. Just have to update lily.kext and WhateverGreen.kext for the graphic card (RX580). Work fine on my gigabyte Z87x.
RX 580 nativ support macOS Mojave :)
 
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Asrock H81M-VG4
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i5 4670k
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GT 710
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iMac
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iOS
My gt710 works in Mojave, native drivers work ok. Is it a DDR3 model, the GDDR5 models may need web drivers. It runs good but openCl apps like geekbench and Luxmark crash. But OpenGL apps like Cinebench and Uningine are fine. Everything seems fine when browsing, YouTube, chrome etc...
Just posted earlier in this thread
 
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P
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i3-3225
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Radeon RX 560 4GB
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iMac
Why is it necessary to “2. Open Clover configuration folder on the root of your system drive or EFI Partition using EFI Mounter v3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.” when upgrading from high Sierra to Mojave?

Thanks
 
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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P
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i3-3225
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Radeon RX 560 4GB
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iMac
I have updated from Sierra to Mojave directly. Without any errors/issues :) Updated clover first, then to Mojave.

Only thing that is not working is my GPU (Gtx 960) as long as the webdrivers are not published yet.
Another thing is sleep, but I will look for a fix later. Otherwise it works like a charm :)
Did you have to do step 2?

2. Open Clover configuration folder on the root of your system drive or EFI Partition using EFI Mounter v3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.
 
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