External USB hard drive
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Install macOS Catalina 15.5 on External USB Hard Drive

The best way to make a hackintosh is to install macOS on an external USB hard drive with your laptop or desktop to make sure everything works before installing it to the internal Hard Drive. This is how I configure and install an external USB hard drive for Catalina 15.5. Assuming you have a bootable […]

dw1820a module
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DW1820A on HP EliteBook 820 G3 Catalina 15.5

I decided to try the less expensive BT 4.1 and Wifi combo dw1820a for my Elitebook 820 G3 hackintosh instead of the more expensive dw1560 M2. Before we tape all the pins recommended by other people, download Windows drivers and install them first to see if they work, if they work then chances are the […]

Catalina Display Backlight Control Panel
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How To Fix Low Backlight Level with BacklightFixup.kext

Clover boot loader seems NOT to handle Lilu.kext, WhateverGreen.kext and SSDT-PNLF.aml well when it comes to setting the backlight level on Hackintosh while OpenCore boot loader sets the maximum brightness every time. In the case of low backlight with Clover, we can use and its SSDT-PNLF.aml to set the brightness to maximum. 

SP Ace 55 1TB SSD
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Upgrade SP SSD 1TB on X360 15-u011dx Haswell HD4400

Since the SSD 1TB started to drop in prices, I got one for my J120dx before, the brand is Silicon Power and it’s quite reliable and fast- Ace A55 from Amazon for less than $100. There are 14 screws need to be removed from the back – 2 hidden under rubber feet. Remove the keyboard […]

OpenCore_boot_Menu
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OpenCore Boot Loader for Hackintosh

has been the best boot loader for Hackintosh, since the macOS Catalina 10.15.4+, there are quite a few bugs with the newer versions, r5089-5098 don’t scan boot volumes. The only versions seem to work are 5107-5115 but still buggy. My HP x360 i7-4510u Haswell HD4400 only works with r5107 or newer while M7-J120dx works with r5078. The […]

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How To Fix Kernel Panic (KP) Reboot After Sleep/Wake Catalina 10.15.4 On Haswell HD4600

Catalina 10.15.4 with the supplemental update seems to be the trouble maker for most hackintoshes compared to the 10.15.3. The new Clover boot loader is quite buggy. The Haswell HD4400 and HD4600 have kernel panic reboot after sleep/wake when using AppleAlc.kext (1.4.8) to patch IDT 92HD91Bxx sounds with Lilu.kext 1.4.3. The only way to work […]