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Wonder anyone try this?
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/815-appleahciportkext/

Updated: Ok, after replace AppleAHCIPort.kext to 3.28, My P7P55D-e is working with 10.13 finally.
Hi there,

Congrats! So I take it that means that you upgraded by running the Install High Sierra app from within Sierra, and not by using a High Sierra USB installation drive? If the former, any issues you encountered that I should be aware of? We have nearly the same motherboard.

Thanks!
 
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Hi there,

Congrats! So I take it that means that you upgraded by running the Install High Sierra app from within Sierra, and not by using a High Sierra USB installation drive? If the former, any issues you encountered that I should be aware of? We have nearly the same motherboard.

Thanks!

Hmmm....actually, since the file is include in Base.dmg, I don't know how to update it so I kind pass around with it.
I attached the SSD to my MacBook Air and finished 10.13 install. then boot with my MBA 10.13 and replace the kext. Attach it back to P7P55D-e, boot usb installer and repair permissions with Terminal. Reboot with Clover USB, install Clover and other Kext. Done. (Finally). Hope this helps.
 
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Well, a much belated update. I was able to get things mostly working by creating a custom PrelinkedKernel file using the PLK.tool script and inserting the older v328 AppleAHCIPort.kext, but it was constantly buggy and certainly not ideal, considering I would have to create a new one for each system update. It just felt inelegant.

And so, after MUCH trial and error, I'm happy to report that I was finally able to get everything up and running! I added the following in my config.plist file under KextsToPatch, and voila, everything now works perfectly with the built-in v329 AppleAHCIPort.kext.
Code:
<dict>
                <key>Disabled</key>
                <false/>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>
                RYX2D5XCiciD4P5mhcl4D4TSdQs=
                </data>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleAHCIPort</string>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>
                iciD4P5mhckPmMFBCMyQkJCQdQs=
                </data>
            </dict>
Many thanks for everyone's help!
 
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Hi, sorry no solution I can think of.
If not already done, maybe what you can do a fresh install of Sierra and then do a direct upgrade to High Sierra.

I'm still stuck at this point - the point where Disk Utility can't see my Samsung 850 250GB SSD...

Running a 6600K, AsRock Z170 Extreme4 motherboard.
How would I go about creating an Sierra installer when I've already got High Sierra on my rMBP?

*EDIT*

Suddenly worked after reformatting the drive in Windows 10 to GPT...
 
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From my understanding, High Sierra requires a GPT boot drive. Getting it to work with a MBR formatted drive takes a lot of work.
 
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Hi! I just built my very first computer and soon to be hackintosh. I have followed every step installing the latest version of High Sierra and Unibeast, but I seem to be stuck where my USB installer doesn't recognize my Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD. I am curious if my problem is similar to this thread. I'm very new to this community and I'm hoping to get my hackintosh running soon. Thank you!
 
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Hi! I just built my very first computer and soon to be hackintosh. I have followed every step installing the latest version of High Sierra and Unibeast, but I seem to be stuck where my USB installer doesn't recognize my Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD. I am curious if my problem is similar to this thread. I'm very new to this community and I'm hoping to get my hackintosh running soon. Thank you!
Create your own post; you might have better luck getting responses.:)
 
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Well, a much belated update. I was able to get things mostly working by creating a custom PrelinkedKernel file using the PLK.tool script and inserting the older v328 AppleAHCIPort.kext, but it was constantly buggy and certainly not ideal, considering I would have to create a new one for each system update. It just felt inelegant.

And so, after MUCH trial and error, I'm happy to report that I was finally able to get everything up and running! I added the following in my config.plist file under KextsToPatch, and voila, everything now works perfectly with the built-in v329 AppleAHCIPort.kext.
Many thanks for everyone's help!

This solution is much better than replace v328. so don't need to worry about update anymore.
Thanks.
 
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Well, a much belated update. I was able to get things mostly working by creating a custom PrelinkedKernel file using the PLK.tool script and inserting the older v328 AppleAHCIPort.kext, but it was constantly buggy and certainly not ideal, considering I would have to create a new one for each system update. It just felt inelegant.

And so, after MUCH trial and error, I'm happy to report that I was finally able to get everything up and running! I added the following in my config.plist file under KextsToPatch, and voila, everything now works perfectly with the built-in v329 AppleAHCIPort.kext.
Code:
<dict>
                <key>Disabled</key>
                <false/>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>
                RYX2D5XCiciD4P5mhcl4D4TSdQs=
                </data>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleAHCIPort</string>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>
                iciD4P5mhckPmMFBCMyQkJCQdQs=
                </data>
            </dict>
Many thanks for everyone's help!

Just wanted to say thanks, this worked great for me after spending hrs looking at other solutions.

Do I need to make this change anywhere else after install to make sure it stays persistent after updates?
 
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