Archive for March 2021

Bluetooth for Intel AX201, is it possible?


I would like to know if it's possible to get Bluetooth working for this computer:
(Full specs, setup and efi here:

The wireless card is an Intel AX201. I was able to get wifi working using this driver (although it's limited to 25 mbps in speed) but I wasn't able to get the Bluetooth recognized.

Anyone has a clue for me? :)

Author: jamesst20

Bcm943602cdp Bluetooth 4.2 help needed

Hard Crash in Premiere Pro After changing monitor

I have an x299 build with a Core i9-7080X and Radeon VII that has been flawless until yesterday. I'm now getting hard crashes (the machine reboots) when I load projects in Premiere Pro.

I have two monitors - an LG Ultrafine 5K and a cheap 1080p Acer. Yesterday I tried swapping the Acer for an LG 4K Ultrafine which worked fine out of the box. The card has no trouble driving it.

When I opened a complex project in Premiere Pro, I got a hard crash as the project was loading. I swapped back in my old monitor but now it's still crashing even with the old monitor. It was fine before I tried the new monitor.

I've tried all the Adobe tricks - emptying cache, resetting preferences, etc. I've tied the new 2021 and it still crashes in the same way.

I zapped NVRAM and reinstalled macOS from Recovery. It's still crashing. The crash is always the same type:

Panic(CPU 0, time 8039581908495): NMIPI for unresponsive processor: TLB flush timeout, TLB state:0x0 ... BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Adobe Premiere P 

I notice that just before the crash happens System CPU usage spikes. Here's what it looks like:

The red system spike is in Premiere Pro just before a crash. The blue CPU spike is all user usage and is a Blender benchmark test in progress. It runs the blender benchmark just fine so high user CPU is not a problem.

These system spikes are new and started yesterday with the new monitor I'm no longer using.

Any ideas what's going on and what I can do to fix this? I really need Premiere to be working. Should I try erasing and re-installing my macOS volume? I would think that installing from Recovery would take care of any issues but I guess not.

Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Have old HDD from macbook with 10.6.8 installed, how can I clone this to virtual box (using PC)

I hope this is possible.

Old mac stopped booting up, but the hdd is fine. I have it in an external case and am reading it on my pc through hfsexplorer. According to the systemversion file it is running 10.6.8

I would like to restore the old computer to a virtual machine and am wondering how I would go about doing that on a PC?

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Sleep issues (still) on optiplex 9020

Hi,I’m still encountering issues with the sleep mode on my optiplex 9020. When I put the pc into sleep mode it takes like 20 seconds to get into sleep and then wakes up immediately,however when I unplug all the connected usb’s,it goes to sleep with no problems.

I already patched the USB ports with hackintool,tried all the darkmode boot flags,I’ve tried with other configs I found on internet and still nothing,what could I be doing wrong?

Also when I turn off the pc,it “turns on” automatically for like 3 seconds and then turns off,aaaaand the last issue i have is that when I left the pc standing for hours (obviously with the sleep mode turned off),the monitor won’t give signal and I have to restart the computer and it’s kinda annoying,I’m using a dp to hdmi adapter,idk if it has something to do with that.

Im using clover,and i’m on the last version on Catalina

Intel i7 4790

Intel graphics 4600

12 gb ram

Sorry for the broken English and large post hahaha

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[Solved] OpenCore boot menu


I'm using OpenCore as my bootloader. It's boring but reliable. I'm used to Clover with all the themes etc., and I understand that this is not possible with OpenCore. But I'm running OC on both of my build and the boot menu differs. Below pictures are examples, not actual pictures of my builds, but you get the idea.

How can I go from the 'list' menu to the icon menu? Is it possible to change that?

Thank you.

Author: joostiphone

Why can't I see my Boot Disk? - OpenCore - Mac OS Big Sur - ROG GL552VW Laptop


I've been hackintoshing desktop builds for work for many years, but have never attempted to push beyond Mac OS Mojave; and relatively have easier success with desktops than laptops (obviously).

The current machine I'm working on is an: Asus ROG Gl552VW and I've had a Hackintosh Mojave running on it for years. Lately, certain kexts started to fall apart randomly and I decided to push for an upgrade.

While attempting to get OpenCore onto this build, I followed a few very detailed guides, seemingling to a Tee, but although it looks the same in format-- I cannot see the boot disk in my bios! There is no option! Clover is so easy (because I'm familiar with it) but I cannot seem to figure this out.

Can someone please help me out?

Attached is my config.plist in my EFI folder from the boot USB.

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Error OpenCore

Hola tengo problemas al bootear el usb con MacOS, ala hora de seleccionar el usb empieza a cargar se queda un rato en negro despues aparece las letras blancas pero despues se reinicia y vuelve a la bios (Adjuntare un video para que vean)

placa h81m-e33 gpu msi rx 570 4gb

in inglish:
Hello I have problems when booting the usb with MacOS, when selecting the usb it begins to load it stays black for a while then the white letters appear but then it restarts and returns to the bios (I will attach a video for you to see) h81m-e33 gpu msi rx 570 4gb board

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Help me make a EFI or make one for me

Hello, I'm sort of new to Hackintoshing as I only have 1 year and a half of experience, I never got to the installer because my pc be stupid, as it's prebuilt it will be hard to Hackintosh on it, and it has Legacy BIOS so Opencore just won't work for me because I can't make the installer USB Legacy bootable, so I'm going for Clover but I can't find any guide that can help from Windows, so please make me a Clover Legacy EFI or help me make one here are my specs:

  • Intel Pentium G6950 2.8GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • AMD Radeon HD 7450 1GB
  • 500GB HDD I'm gonna upgrade it to a SSD soon ok
  • HP Elite 8100 SFF - Legacy BIOS

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The first thing to do is upgrade your CPU to at least a first gen Core i5. They sell for less than 20 USD shipped on Ebay. One of the best investments if you want to use this 11 year old hardware.

Author: AGtechGuy12465

Signing in with my Apple ID on a VMware VM without getting blacklisted

I wanted to test out a Hackintosh, so I've installed Big Sur 11 on a VMware Player VM (my host is Windows 10). It is working fine, but I've read that, if I want to sign in with an Apple ID (mainly to use the App Store), I must first populate the SMBIOS with a genuine-looking Mac serial key (please note that I don't own any Mac).

So I came across this thread. Are those instructions still relevant? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction? (I've also read that I should use GenSMBIOS instead of Clover Configurator, not sure about that.)

Am I risking anything by doing this? I'd like to avoid getting my Apple ID blacklisted, since it's also linked to my iPad.

How to run iMessage/FaceTime on VMWare (or should I say: how to run iMessage/FaceTime on a Windows PC, and for those that can't afford to run macOS on Bare Metal or whatever)

So, you want iMessage? On a Windows PC?

So, you have somebody that you wanna chat with, but cannot because he/she/they primarily use the Apple iMessage app on their iDevice for all their texting and you're really out because you don't have a iDevice on hand, a Mac, or you have either of them and have a Windows computer; or have a dual boot of macOS/Windows (Hackintosh or Real Mac) and have your iMessage working on bare metal macOS but have no time to reboot just to talk to someone. Or you're really worried you would lose your best friend or girlfriend because it's either them being desperate to talk to you.

Today I'll show you how to get iMessage (and FaceTime) working on a Windows PC, like any Windows PC (provided they run at least Windows 7+).

What will you need:

  • VMWare Player (available for free at VMWare's website, and also this guide will work with Workstation as the .vmx file format is shared.)
  • A macOS Virtual Machine (I recommend at least High Sierra, Mojave or Catalina, well once that comes out. I won't waste my time telling you how to get it, there's guides on Google showing it. And none of them are clickbait.)
  • Apple ID
  • Computer running at least Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.
  • Good amount of RAM and processor. (You'll need a Intel processor)
  • Internet (obviously)
  • Some tools (we'll talk about them as we go through the guide)
  • Patience and luck

Now remember this is REAL Apple communication tools, running in macOS, inside a virtual machine. It's not a clickbait guide you'd see on thousands of search results claiming to get the real iMessage experience when it's just lame excuses to infect your computer with viruses and ransomware. Got it? Let's go.

Now before we begin, you can't just run iMessage (or FaceTime) on the macOS Virtual Machine. If you try and sign in, it's not going to work and it'll either hang (or will show a error message), preventing you from using the service. This is because of the Mac model being reflected in a weird state (mostly), with the product name showing Mac and a weird looking Serial Number beginning with VM+. We can fix it though…

Make sure you are not signed in to anything Apple on macOS. (You would've been smart enough to skip the Apple ID setup page during the First Boot Setup Wizard, or OOBE in Microsoft terms)

Once the Virtual Machine is set up, with VMWare Tools installed, get the Clover Configurator and run it. (I know we're not going to install the bootloader, but this utility can generate a fake real Mac model for us)

With Clover Configurator open, head to SMBIOS and choose your Mac Model. (Make sure the SMBIOS you are choosing is compatible with the version of macOS you are running, because we will be making changes to the .vmx, and if you pick a incompatible one, macOS will not boot!)

Generate your serial number till your hands get sore, and make sure to check the Apple Support website if its invalid. Now we will use opposite terms here: if it's invalid, then good. Use that!

Now here's a template you should use for the .vmx. Open up Notepad because we will be taking notes!


hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE"


serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE"

serialNumber = "CCCCCCCCCCCCCCC"

smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE"

efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE"

efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE"

efi.nvram.var.ROM = "DDDDDDDDDDDD"

efi.nvram.var.MLB = "EEEEEEEEEEE"

(Make sure you copy/paste the template as RAW, clean, whatever they call it)

With whatever you have from Clover Configurator, replace the "AAAAA" on Board-ID with the Board-ID from it (it begins with Mac), "BBBBBB" for hw.model, which is usually the SMBIOS, "CCCCC" for Serial Number generated. Once you got that, head to "RT Variables", generate, then copy the ROM variable to "DDDD", followed by "EEEEEE" for MLB.

Okay got everything? Good. Close Clover Configurator, shutdown the VM, and make sure no instances of VMWare Workstation/Player are running.

Go to where your macOS .vmx file is, and open it in Notepad. In Notepad, find "board-id reflectHost", and set that to "FALSE". Then, copy whatever we just did on the other Notepad window, and paste it (between board-id reflectHost and firmware = "efi"). Make sure you paste it in really clean, get rid of unnecessary blanks (ok), and save the .vmx.

Once you saved your .vmx, fire up your macOS Virtual Machine again, and log on to iMessage (or FaceTime). Cross your fingers, hope for the best, and if you get the iMessage window, then hurray! Now you can get your friends' numbers and tell them you have a "iPhone".

If you do get a error saying "An error occurred during authentication", just restart the VM. That happened on me before and it worked afterwards.

If you have any questions, drop by in the comments section. Happy texting, but do it safely, and make sure you aren't threatening anyone, using this method to stalk people or something.

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Big Sur - 11

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Will a GT710 work with MacOS Catalina

If your GT710 is a Kepler series it will work up to Big Sur, but if it has a Fermi core then only up to High Sierra.  Try GPU section here. - @heraldojones

I have Catalina installed but I’m using a 1060 and it’s really slow, would a GT710 work?

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Boot loop after first stage of installation

I created a Big Sur USB installation drive by following the OpenCore tutorial by Dortania. Everything seems to go really smooth and I enter setup as I start the installation. When the screen hits '12 minutes remaining' it start to reboot (checked some youtube installation video and this seems to be normal). 

After the reboot it should pick up the setup again to finish the installation but instead it reboots and reboots and reboots. Is there something I missed or something I should double check in my settings?



  • Fast Boot
  • Secure Boot
  • Serial/COM Port
  • VT-d
  • CSM
  • Intel SGX
  • CFG Lock


  • VT-x
  • Above 4G decoding
  • Hyper-Threading
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • EHCI/XHCI Hand-off
  • OS type: UEFI Mode
  • DVMT Pre-Allocated(iGPU Memory): 128MB
  • SATA Mode: AHCI
This is what I see when booting and it stops right here and getting rebooted:

Author: de.schurk