macOS Catalina On Supported Windows Laptops and PCs

macOS Catalina

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Install or Upgrade to Catalina 15.4

Up to Catalina 15.3, everything seems to be straight forward, but when it comes to the latest Catalina 15.4, it’s quite a hurdle to get it to work. It needs Clover boot loader 5109, Lilu.kext 1.4.2, WhateverGreen 1.3.5 to get it to boot. The amazing thing is with these, DSDT and SSDT no longer need to be patched it seemed, everything works right out of the box, brightness keys, sleep/wake, HDMI, Bluetooth…

Prepare New Hard Drive for Dual Boot Windows and Catalina UEFI

OK, it’s been a while since I posted something in MacWannaBe. The new Catalina was out last month, the current version is 10.15.1. I decided to install on my HP Envy 13″ Kaby Lake. This one should work for all Kaby Lake laptops out there and also with MOJAVE OS too. So read carefully and watch the videos. Always use an external usb SSD drive to test any macOS before install it in the hard drive.

1. You can’t install Catalina on MBR unless you patch it, but it too complicated for me and I like to try the APFS system now instead of HFS. So, if you create the external USB drive using Boot Disk Utility, it won’t install.

2. Replace original WIFI-Bluetooth COMBO with DW1560 or better.

3. Thanks to Lilu and people on Hackintosh world, things are much easier to install than before: Clover boot loader 5070, Lilu 1.4.0, Whatevergreen 1.3.5, AppleAlc 1.4.3, AirportBrcmFixup.kext, Bluetooth Patchram 3 (I found BrcmPatchRAM3.kext + BrcmFirmwareData.kext + BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext), Hackintool is a must, VoodooPS2Controller.kext for trackpad, USBinjectAll.kext, ACPIBatteryManager from rehabman, FakeSMC.kext.

4. Use a 1GB USB flash drive, use Boot Disk Utility to create an EFI folder, then copy it to the EFI folder of the External USB SSD hard drive.

I’ll post more in details, but with these, you can boot Catalina without any problems.

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5 thoughts on “macOS Catalina On Supported Windows Laptops and PCs”

  1. Hi Louis, do you have a guide to install Big Sur , on Hp spectre x360 Gw, i5 sky lake ?
    With open Core .

    Thanks

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