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Don’t know if someone already posted this but here we go.
Asus prime X299 Deluxe Apple wifi upgrade.
It’s simple but be careful:

You need:

  • BCM94360NG NGFF M.2 2230 WiFi Card - Amazon
  • Phillip screwdriver
  • If you are going to use it with windows you need the Bootcamp Drivers.
Remember that you will be performing a hardware modification on your board, so have anti-static protection and be careful not to harm your board in the process.

Remove the board from your computer and disconnect any cables, ram, cooling etc. You don’t have to remove the processor.

View attachment 540797

Underneath the board you will see the screws that holds the plastic cover with RGB.
View attachment 540800

Remove the screws. Move to the side the plastic RGB panel and then carefully slide the connector off the board.
View attachment 540799

Please put aside the plastic RGB cover :clap:.

Proceed to remove the wifi screws.
View attachment 540801
And carefully pull the metal cartridge.

View attachment 540802

Take out the information stickers to open the metal enclosure and you will find an M.2 Wifi card.

View attachment 540803

The card is in place with foam tape and a top anti static tape, Remove the antenna cables and careful detach the old wifi card from the foam tape.
Try not to brake too much the foam tape as you’re going to use it for the new card. You will only use 2 of the antenna cables, the 3rd one you are not going to use it.
View attachment 540812



Exchange the cards with the new one and then put the first 2 antennas back
View attachment 540806

Assemble everything back and there you will have it.

View attachment 540807

Full with airdrop support.

Nice guide! Note this process is pretty much the same for all Asus x299 boards since the Wi-Fi card is removable
 
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Nice guide! Note this process is pretty much the same for all Asus x299 boards since the Wi-Fi card is removable
Will edit with that note...
 
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Hello guys, after reading numerous pages, I saw many OC EFI for Asus Prime, Deluxe, WS sage 10G, but there's no TUF mk1. Is there someone out there with TUF 1 OC EFI that has BSur working?

I'm currently running Hi Sierra on Clover using Asus TUF 1 mb, and would like to upgrade to BSur cos' many updated apps won't install on Hi Sierra.

My intention is to just replace the Clover EFI with OC, download BSur and run update from Hi Sierra. CPU is 7820x 8c16t and not using TB. Dual booting windows, so hopefully after upgrading, just a simple reboot would get things going again with min fuss.

Thank you in advance. :)
 
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My intention is to just replace the Clover EFI with OC, download BSur and run update from Hi Sierra.:)
I don't want to prevent anyone from learning OpenCore… but have you considered updating Clover instead?
 
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Hello guys, after reading numerous pages, I saw many OC EFI for Asus Prime, Deluxe, WS sage 10G, but there's no TUF mk1. Is there someone out there with TUF 1 OC EFI that has BSur working?

I'm currently running Hi Sierra on Clover using Asus TUF 1 mb, and would like to upgrade to BSur cos' many updated apps won't install on Hi Sierra.

My intention is to just replace the Clover EFI with OC, download BSur and run update from Hi Sierra. CPU is 7820x 8c16t and not using TB. Dual booting windows, so hopefully after upgrading, just a simple reboot would get things going again with min fuss.

Thank you in advance. :)

Like @etorix said you can try keeping clover but if you want OC you can try my BASE-EFI here and just copy over your existing USBMap and replace it. Pretty sure all Asus x299 boards have the same base setup to get it going.
 
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I don't want to prevent anyone from learning OpenCore… but have you considered updating Clover instead?


Thanks. I'm no expert in Clover and likely will break something that's working fine. Would like to min time on troubleshooting. Best is to just update straight to BSur and with everything intact.
 
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Like @etorix said you can try keeping clover but if you want OC you can try my BASE-EFI here and just copy over your existing USBMap and replace it. Pretty sure all Asus x299 boards have the same base setup to get it going.


Thanks. You mentioned this EFI is for newest BIOS, I'm sticking to 2002 at the moment cause I read the later versions have some kinks somehow. Is it still good to start with yours on 2002 or must I update BIOS to 3105?
 
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Thanks. You mentioned this EFI is for newest BIOS, I'm sticking to 2002 at the moment cause I read the later versions have some kinks somehow. Is it still good to start with yours on 2002 or must I update BIOS to 3105?

I haven't tested it but I believe it should work
 
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Don’t know if someone already posted this but here we go.
Asus prime X299 Deluxe Apple wifi upgrade.
(Pretty much the same for all Asus x299 boards with integrated Wifi)
It’s simple but be careful:

You need:

  • BCM94360NG NGFF M.2 2230 WiFi Card - Amazon
  • Phillip screwdriver
  • If you are going to use it with windows you need the Bootcamp Drivers.
Remember that you will be performing a hardware modification on your board, so have anti-static protection and be careful not to harm your board in the process.

Remove the board from your computer and disconnect any cables, ram, cooling etc. You don’t have to remove the processor.

View attachment 540797

Underneath the board you will see the screws that holds the plastic cover with RGB.
View attachment 540800

Remove the screws. Move to the side the plastic RGB panel and then carefully slide the connector off the board.
View attachment 540799

Please put aside the plastic RGB cover :clap:.

Proceed to remove the wifi screws.
View attachment 540801
And carefully pull the metal cartridge.

View attachment 540802

Take out the information stickers to open the metal enclosure and you will find an M.2 Wifi card.

View attachment 540803

The card is in place with foam tape and a top anti static tape, Remove the antenna cables and careful detach the old wifi card from the foam tape.
Try not to brake too much the foam tape as you’re going to use it for the new card. You will only use 2 of the antenna cables, the 3rd one you are not going to use it.
View attachment 540812



Exchange the cards with the new one and then put the first 2 antennas back
View attachment 540806

Assemble everything back and there you will have it.

View attachment 540807

Full with airdrop support.
How did you get the Bluetooth to work? I swapped everything out and got the wifi running.

Anything in the config, Kexts, or steps to get it working? Been a puzzle for me.
bluetooth.png
EDIT:Fixed it by mapping my mapping my bluetooth and setting it to 255
 
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How did you get the Bluetooth to work? I swapped everything out and got the wifi running.

Anything in the config, Kexts, or steps to get it working? Been a puzzle for me.View attachment 541917EDIT:Fixed it by mapping my mapping my bluetooth and setting it to 255
cool, sorry, was on vacations and didn't log in, The BCM94360NG is full Vanilla and has Native Support, no Driver needed for macOS and no other kext or any patching needed, always keep the default setting on Clover or OC. I didn't had to map it, but its good to know for future references.
 
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