[Updated] Stork's Thunderbolt Build: i5-3570K | GA-Z77X-UP5-TH | GTX 650 Ti | El Capitan

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  1. Westsurf

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    Oct 20, 2016 at 11:37 AM #861
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    Well what an interesting couple of days. Firstly an apology ... I failed to notice that Stork's MultiBeast build included "eSATA" not "SATA". As I don't use eSATA I can't comment on the need with my Sierra test drive and our MB.

    Now the last days. Having been on El Capitan I decided to do a clean install and use Multibeast as I had upgraded from Yosemite to get a clean reliable 10.11.6 install with the latest drivers rather than the original pre Multibeast build using the starting Clover package and composite kext installer. What a mistake. Despite having carbon copy clone and a time machine backup I had forgotten that I did a migrate from a smaller drive to a larger one and had no EFI clover setup on the 500Gb Samsung EVO 850 SSD that I used for the El Capitan main drive. Having worked that out and starting with a clean install, I re-partitioned the Samsung 850. Now the issue is ... MultiBeast WILL not install anything on this drive. Neither would a Clover bootloader install only.

    I've been through every incarnation of attempts, confirm the right MultiBeast versions, mounted EFI before install attempts, etc. In the end, the only way around the issue is to continue was to boot off USB install, then use the original "smaller" 120 Gb Samsung 840 drive and I did a migration to get all the info onto the 850 and finally I have a working El Capitan system.

    I have read everything I can regarding this and was wondering if anyone here can point me in the right direction to get the Clover bootloader onto the EFI partition of the 500 Gb EVO 850 drive preferably with the latest El Capitan Multibeast.

    The only advantage is I did upgrade to the modified F12j BIOS from Tweaktowns and have found it to be much better in many aspects including boot screens in full res .. boot speeds etc.

    Feeling very stupid and extremely frustrated ...

    Edit - Got it going again. Copied original EFI over from backup El Capitan to clean rebuild. Now to get Imessage working again.
     
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  2. gts_215i

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    Oct 24, 2016 at 7:44 PM #862
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    What happens to the previous board serial numbers, rom, Hardware UUIID etc... ?

    Considering the requirements (at least previously) to get Messages & Face Time working etc..
     
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    Oct 24, 2016 at 7:48 PM #863
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    Oct 30, 2016 at 8:48 PM #864
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    Hey Stork,
    I want to take a second to thank you for your build and your willingness to share. With no previous hackintosh experience, I build my machine in 2012 because of your great info and the contributions of so many others on this site. There really is no other place like this on the web. Thank you.

    I'm running UP5TH, i7 3770, 32GB, GTX680, Yosemite, SSD and several HDDs, Apple branded BT and Wifi

    That said, upgrading my machine has not been at the top of my list so I've just been dealing with all the little issues (No audio after sleep mode, no FaceTime or iMessage)

    A quick read through this thread looks like you guys have solved most of those. I'd like to upgrade to Sierra but want to make sure I have all my stuff in one sock before I do.

    Can you point me in the direction of the latest and greatest MB configs/settings, BIOS version and settings etc? I use this machine for school and can't afford to take it offline all the time. I'm hoping to do as close to a full Sierra upgrade as I can in one shot.

    Thanks for any help

    You guys rock!
     
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    Oct 30, 2016 at 11:03 PM #865
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    Oops! I forgot to document the update to Sierra for Thunderball. Give me a couple of days to get to it. TIA for your patience.
     
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    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:45 PM #866
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    Awesome, thanks...I assume you mean on the "Install MacOS Sierra" instructions page...?
     
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    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:49 PM #867
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    Following Stork's excellent instructions in this thread, I've recently updated from Mavericks / Chimera to El Capitan (10.11.6) / Clover with only few issues. In the process, I updated my BIOS from F11 to mod9 F12j as well. Thank you Stork and community for the terrific information! Based upon some complaints of sluggishness, I've decide to not make the full jump to Sierra yet. That said, I do have a few nagging issues:

    1: Sound card now makes a loud "pop" when called after several minutes of non-use. I faced this issue with earlier versions of OS X (Lion) on this build and temporarily got around it by using the "anti-pop" script but this was only a temporary workaround until a solution was found. I cannot recall what was the permanent solution to this issue (possibly when I created a custom DSDT). Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Suggestions for resolving it? FYI, I am using sysdef iMac14,2.

    2: Unable to use FaceTime. When I start FaceTime, I am presented with a view from my webcam, a spinning indicator and the message "Sign in with your AppleID in order to activate FaceTime". I assume this issue is related to an unrecognized board serial number or related AppleID issue, as I simply accepted the serial / ID information that was generated by the Clover installer. However, I seem to be able to use Messages without issue and I am able to login to and modify my iCould account (from within System Preferences->iCould) without issue. From my MacBook Air, I can also view this machine under my iCould logged-in devices (appears as iMac 27"). I had begun following jaymonkey's instructions here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-to-fix-imessage.110471 but then realized that they might not be updated for El Cap / Clover issues.

    3: Over time, trackpad becomes sluggish / erratic / disconnects. Unplugging then re-plugging the bluetooth USB dongle often resolves this. It appears that this might coincide with excessive memory use (typically by Safari) but I am not 100% certain. The same issue existed with Mavericks; so it is more of an annoyance than a show-stopper but it can get annoying when I must plug a mouse in to regain control.

    Any suggestions for resolving these issues would be greatly appreciated. Because this is my first experience with Clover, I am hesitant to try my previous approaches.
     
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    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:59 PM #868
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    Nov 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM #869
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    Thank you Stork! I assume your reply was directed toward repairing my #2 issue (unable to login to FaceTime). I think I had a bad serial number because, after updating Clover and "shaking" the serial numbers a few times, I was able to login to FaceTime after another reboot. So... issue #2 resolved!

    Regarding issue #1: Do you have any idea how I might resolve the loud "pop" every time the audio system awakens? I had this issue previously (with Mountain Lion, I think) but somehow resolved it. I don't recall how this was resolved... if it was due to generating a DSDT file... or an audio kext update... or something else. But this was not an issue through many Mountain Lion and Mavericks updates, yet it appeared again after this upgrade. Because I've updated my BIOS, changed boot loaders (to Clover) and upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan at the same time, I am unsure what is causing this loud audio pop. I prefer to not install the "anti-pop" script as a work-around because it prevents the system from sleeping.
     
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    Nov 23, 2016 at 7:39 PM #870
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    Unfortunately, I do not know why you're getting the Pop. However, I'll look into it. I might be due to the iMac14,2 system definition, but I can't be sure.
     

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