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As it happens Im really pleased with this machines overall performance, stability and functionality - its the best, most "native"(if that's even the right word) hack I've ever built and honestly, with the simple structure of OpenCore, it might be the easiest as well.

Have you updated to 11.3? I finally have all of my pieces parts in and ready to start my build thanks to your help, but I was wondering if the USBMap.kext needs to be redone to conform to the one that @nmano just posted above?
 
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Yeah mine is on 11.3.

haven’t checked nmano’s so not sure if that was for our motherboard specifically, or a general sample, but mine is definitely all customised for the PRIME A-II and tested on 11.3 :thumbup:
 
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Another month, another OpenCore update!

Changelog for BASE EFI:

Bootloader / Kexts:
* Lilu 1.5.3
* NVMeFix 1.0.7
* AppleALC 1.6.0
* VirtualSMC 1.2.3
* IntelMausi 1.0.6
* RestrictEvents 1.0.1

config.plist Changes:
* Added Custom Memory examples for SMBIOS MacPro7,1. For more info, refer to post
 

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Yeah mine is on 11.3.

haven’t checked nmano’s so not sure if that was for our motherboard specifically, or a general sample, but mine is definitely all customised for the PRIME A-II and tested on 11.3 :thumbup:

So I did my hardware upgrade today and it went very smoothly thanks to your help.

I do have a couple of questions -- one is that I noticed that your kexts like Lilu and WhateverGreen are fairly old, is there a reason why you aren't using the newer builds?

Secondly, I noticed that some of the settings in your config.plist are different than the ones on the Dortania Guide recommendations. Is this because of the SSDT's that you created or is there another reason?

Many thanks for all your help!
 
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So I did my hardware upgrade today and it went very smoothly thanks to your help.

I do have a couple of questions -- one is that I noticed that your kexts like Lilu and WhateverGreen are fairly old, is there a reason why you aren't using the newer builds?

Secondly, I noticed that some of the settings in your config.plist are different than the ones on the Dortania Guide recommendations. Is this because of the SSDT's that you created or is there another reason?

Many thanks for all your help!

You can use the newer versions of the kexts, I don’t think they’re that old but yeah haven’t upgraded to the very latest, I am due to do that with OC 6.9, no reason for it other than laziness on my part! :lol:

And which config.plist settings are you concerned about? Most are chosen specifically to match the board and BIOS settings although I have turned off a lot of the logging, verbose and crash dump functionality since it’s all working well and gives a cleaner experience if you’re not troubleshooting
 
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hey guys! Anyone know how to delete the Feedback Assistant? I used betas for 11.3 til the RC, then I opted out but it's still here even on stable just updated 11.3.1 I also reinstalled the "App Store downloaded" version 11.3 last week but no go, still here, it's driving me mad.

EDIT: I deleted it from Applications/Utility and it disappeared from launchpad and dock. Is it normal that it stays in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/ ? I suppose it is, since that's the app folder usually hidden to the user?!?!
 
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@pieropontra : you have to unenroll your pc from the Apple-Beta-Program - then it should be gone.
 
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And which config.plist settings are you concerned about? Most are chosen specifically to match the board and BIOS settings although I have turned off a lot of the logging, verbose and crash dump functionality since it’s all working well and gives a cleaner experience if you’re not troubleshooting

For instance:

In the Booter Quirks -
EnableWriteUnprotector - You have it set to True where Dortania recommends False
ProtectUEFIServices - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True
RebuildAppleMemoryMap - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True

In the Kernel Quirks -
AppleXcpmCFGLock - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True

In the Misc -
You have both AppleDebug and ApplePanic to False where Dortania recommends True

I don't really understand the specifics of those Quirks even after reading about it, and nonetheless everything seems to be running fine which is all that matters ultimately, but I was curious as to why those settings differ from the Dortania guide?

I also have another question regarding the SSDT-GPU-RX5700XT that you created for me. I was wondering why it is necessary since Big Sur (and Catalina) should natively recognize this GPU? Just curious and trying to learn as much as possible.

Many thanks once again, you've made this a very easy process!
 
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For instance:
....

SSDT-GPU-RX5700XT - Yeah the 5700XT is natively supported, this SSDT just sets the correct names and slots in System Profiler for the GPU and the GPU HD Audio, its just cosmetic so everything looks neat and tidy, like this: ;)

Screenshot 2021-04-27 at 17.36.37.png



In the Kernel Quirks -
AppleXcpmCFGLock - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True

Not Required if the motherboard has MSR Lock disabled in BIOS

In the Misc -
You have both AppleDebug and ApplePanic to False where Dortania recommends True

This is just the debugging stuff I mentioned earlier, not required but makes troubleshooting easier, I turned off once happy with the build


In the Booter Quirks -
EnableWriteUnprotector - You have it set to True where Dortania recommends False
RebuildAppleMemoryMap - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True
ProtectUEFIServices - You have it as False where Dortania recommends True

You can have these two the other way around, from the guide:
"...This is due to missing the MEMORY_ATTRIBUTE_TABLE and such we recommend disabling RebuildAppleMemoryMap and enabling EnableWriteUnprotector. More info on this is covered in the troubleshooting section" - I can't fully remember but I may have made this change early on trying to rectify a different problem. I'll double check it and come back to you


***EDIT: @Midphase - Leave this ^^^ as they are in my config! I just switched them back and immediately realised the reason I changed them, it causes instant power down on selecting the boot partition from OpenCore with these the "standard" way around. I too don't fully understand what the individual quirks do but it was a step I had to take in the troubleshooting section for " Kernel Issues" when putting the build together***
:thumbup:


Glad its initially up and running without too much trouble!
 
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