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    Source from Success Guide Yosemite 10.10.1 Clover UEFI Guide - Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

    I decided to upgrade to Yosemite 2 days ago and have spent some time getting my Hack to run smoothly.
    As I could not find a dedicated guide to the Z77X-UD5H I thought I would post this in the hope that it helps others with issues…

    I have been running 2 Hack’s over the last 2.5 years with great success using unibeast and multibeast. After trying a unibeast Yosemite install I found several issues and then decided to head down the rabbit hole into the world of clover…

    This installation is for a clean install as I prefer not to upgrade from previous versions and assumes that you have access to another mac

    I have used and modified sections of Tonymac’s guide here (BIG THANKS AS ALWAYS)
    How To Install OS X Yosemite Using Clover

    *** the front USB 3 will not work at first - use rear sockets ***

    My Hardware list:

    GA-Z77X-UD5H (Rev1.0)
    32GB RAM
    2 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 OC's
    Corsair AX 860
    Corsair H80i
    2 x Samsung 830 256 Gb
    TP-Link 4800
    Mac Pro 2009 Case

    Step 1: Download OS x Yosemite
    1. Open Mac App Store
    2. Log in with your Apple ID
    3. Download OS X Yosemite

    Step 2: Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs Clover bootloader to the USB stick.

    1. Insert the USB drive
    2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
    3. Highlight the USB drive in left column
    The Application Install OS X Yosemite will appear in /Applications.

    4. Click on the Partition tab5. Click Current and choose 1 Partition
    6. Click Options...
    7. Choose GUID Partition Table
    8. Under Name: type USB (You can rename it later)
    9. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    10. Click Apply then Partition
    11. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal
    12. Type the following, enter password and hit enter. This command completely erases the USB, then creates native OS X installer media from the Install OS X Yosemite Application.


    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --no interaction

    Upon completion, the USB will be renamed Install OS X Yosemite.

    13. Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge
    14. Open Clover package installer
    15. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location...
    16. Choose the USB, now called Install OS X Yosemite
    17. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings:

    (note these are slightly different to Tonymac’s guide - UEFI Boot not Lagacy)

    18. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/ and replace default config.plist with this one config.plist
    19. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ and add FakeSMC.kext
    11. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ and add AtherosL1cEthernet.kext + AppleIntelE1000e.kext
    21. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ and add NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    22. Navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/ remove VBoxHfs-64.efi and add HFSPlus.efi
    23. Create a folder called Utilities on your Install OS X Yosemite USB and copy the following:

    • AtherosL1cEthernet.kext (from above)
    • AppleIntelE1000e.kext (from above)
    • FakeSMC.kext (from Above)
    • Clover_v2k_Installer (in my case r3033) (from above)
    • Clover Configurator (Yosemite Edition)
    • config.plist-Standard (from above)
    • Multibeast 7.1.1 (for installing ALC 898 sound)
    • Multibeast 6.0.1 (for fixing sound after sleep issue)

    Step 3: Going back to basics
    (This might not be necessary , you can try the installer with your build 'as is' - If you get issues I suggest doing the below)
    When I first started building hacks back in the days of Snow Leopard this was the norm…

    1. Backup any important data
    2. Remove all drives apart from the SSD/HDD you wish to install OS X on
    3. Remove all graphics cards/adapter cards/wifi cards (you just want the motherboard with memory/CPU - with cooler/PSU + SSD/HDD
    4. Reset CMOS
    5. Connect only wired mouse and keyboard to the rear USB 3 ports
    6. Connect 1 monitor only to the integrated graphics of the motherboard (I used Display Port)
    7. Download F16 mod11 from TweakTown: F16 Mod11
    8. Prepare a formatted Fat 32 usb stick and place the Bios update on the USB
    9. Put USB stick in one of the USB 2 slots (the non-blue ones)
    10. Boot pressing Del to enter Bios
    11. Press F8 to enter Qflash utility
    12. Backup old Bios to USB stick
    13. Update Bios from USB stick (F16 mod11)
    14. Reboot and adjust Bios to match the following:

    STEP 4: Install OS X Yosemite
    Unlike UniBeast, this is a 3 part installation process. The system will reboot twice in order to finish the installation and the recovery partition.

    1. Turn on the computer
    2. Press the F12 to choose boot device
    3. Choose UEFI USB
    4. When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot OS X Install from OS X Install OS X Yosemite
    5. The system will then boot into OS X Installer
    6. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing.
    a. Choose Disk Utility
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table
    g. Under Name: type Yosemite (You can rename it later)
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    i. Click Apply then Partition
    j. Close Disk Utility

    7. When the installer asks you where to install, choose Yosemite
    8. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time
    *** NB it takes along time to install and might stop on ‘1 second remaining’ it is still running be patient ***
    9. Press the F12 to choose boot device
    10. Choose USB
    11. When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot OS X Install from OS X Install OS X Yosemite

    The system will boot into the new drive, create the recovery partition, and complete the installation. Upon completion, system will restart a 2nd time.

    12. Press F12 to choose USB device
    13. When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Yosemite
    14. The system will launch OS X Setup
    15. Complete setup, do not be concerned it you ethernet or sound does not work

    Step 5: Post Installation
    1. Navigate to your Utilities folder of the Install OS X Yosemite USB you made in Step 2 part 23
    2. Run Clover Installer and chose Yosemite HDD as the installation location
    3. Use the following custom settings:

    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.

    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    6. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ and delete config.plist and replace with the standard one from your Utilities folder on the USB
    7. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ and add FakeSMC.kext
    from your Utilities folder on the USB
    8. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ and add AtherosL1cEthernet.kext & AppleIntelE1000e.kext from your Utilities folder on the USB
    9. Run Clover Configurator Yosemite edition from your Utilities folder on the USB
    10. Click File then Import Configuration
    11. Navigate to EFI drive under devices
    12. Click on EFI folder
    13. Click on Clover folder
    14. Click on config.plist
    15. Click on Import at the bottom of the screen
    16. Match the following screens

    *** NB. your model identifier will most likely be Mac Mini Server 6.2 it may also be iMac 27 13.2 - do not change this at this stage ***
    *** ignore this serial number just stay with the one that is already there for the moment ***

    17. Click File then Export Configuration
    18. Exit Configurator
    19. Remove USB
    20. Restart

    Step 6: Getting things to work
    You should now have a system that boots from the main drive into Yosemite 10.10 and thinks it is a mac mini server… if not you need to retrace your steps back previously

    *** NB. the following is specific to my hardware - your mileage my vary***
    *** the front USB 3 header is not yet working - looking for a soution***

    1. Shutdown
    2. Disconnect monitor from internal graphics
    3. Install GPU card (1 only to start) and connect to monitor (I used Display port)
    4. Restart
    5. Boot into OS X 10.10
    6. Run Clover Configurator form your Install OS X Yosemite USB
    7. Click Mount EFI under the tools section
    8. Click Mourt EFI Partition in the bottom right corner
    9. Enter Password
    10. EFI partition should mount (If it finds multiple partitions then try disk0s1) you can see if it is the right one by clicking on the EFI hard drive icon on your desktop and making sure it has the EFI folder in it
    11. Follow parts 10 through 15 from part 5 to load your config.plist file
    12. Click on the SMBIOS tab
    13. Click on the wand next to the model image
    14. Click on the new mac pro Icon
    15. Select Mac Pro (3,1) - LGA775 from the top
    16. Press the week and unit shake buttons several times (generates a random serial)
    17. Click OK
    18. Click File then Export Configuration

    19. Remove USB
    20. Reboot

    Your Hack should now boot into Yosemite and think it is a Mac Pro (click ‘about this mac’ to check)

    21. Shutdown
    22. Install additional graphics cards and wifi card
    23. Connect additional monitors (I have 3)
    24. Reboot
    25. Install 10.10.1 update
    26. Reboot
    27. Run Multibeast 7.1.1
    28. Click on drivers tab only and select as below

    29. Reboot
    30. Go to System Preferences and click on sound
    31. Click on ‘Play sound effects through’ Line out (Second one - Black connector)
    32. Click Output tab and select second line out.

    33. If your front USB 3 is not working copy GenericUSBXHCI.kext to your desktop
    34. Download KextBeast from here and run
    35. Reboot - Front USB 3 should now work (Credit due to Rehabman)
    36. If HW monitor is only seeing hard drive temps then you need to install the latest plugins from here
    to your FakeSMC.kext which is in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/

    Step 6: Backup your system!


    1. If you only use 1 or 2 screens you can stay with the Mac Mini Server identifier 6,2 - If you want to use 3 screens or 2 GPU’s you need to use the Mac Pro 3,1 identifier
    2. If you get the USB device is Disabled due to power warning make sure XHCI is set to AUTO not SMART AUTO in the Bios
    3. To fix iMessage: How to Fix iMessage (there are issues still)
    4. If you are losing your sound after sleep then use Multibeast 6.0.1 to fix the issue:

    Good Luck!
    Last edited by admin; Tue 24th March '15 at 10:29pm.
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