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Post Installation

Upgrading and other Major Changes

  • macOS minor version upgrade works just as any Mac would.
  • It is generally a good idea to hold off on new major macOS releases until kexts and other dependencies have been tested.
  • The macOS version of my machine is displayed on a badge in README.md

Configuring PlatformInfo for iMessage/iCloud/FaceTime

  • Refer to dortania /OpenCore-Install-Guide
  • NOTE: We’re sorry, but this serial number isn’t valid is fine and has personally worked and working for me and many others. Purchase Date not Validated can be a problem down the line if a legitimate machine with that PlatformInfo is activated.

Dual Booting

  • I recommend that you dual boot using another drive in the WAN slot (I have the WDC PC SN520 NVMe 2242). This makes installation much easier, and lets the BIOS F12 option act as your boot manager.
  • I've found that dual booting with OpenCore on a single can be quite troublesome. Instead, what I recommend is to use rEFInd Boot Manager should you need to dual boot Windows or Linux.
  • It is possible to share Bluetooth pairing keys between Windows and macOS when dual booting.
  • The .reg for Bluetooth connected devices in macOS can be exported using Hackintool's Utilities section. This key can then be imported to Windows.

Sleep

HiDPI, specfically, HiDPI for the WQHD-HDR 1440p Display

EDID Override

  • This is necessary to fix HDMI hotplug.
  • See current available patches in /patches/Internal Displays/, merge them with config.plist
  • If a patch is not yet created for your display model. Please see Issue #60 to create your own EDID override. Please create a pull request to add your EDID override for different displays.

Thunderbolt 3 Hotplug

  • Native-like integration with macOS in System Report without the need of flashing a modded firmware. Thank you @benbender
  • NOTE: If you do have a modded BIOS firmware, please reset all settings relating to Thunderbolt 3 to default, all that's needed are settings detailed below or in 1_README-HARDWAREandBIOS.md
  • Please make sure of these settings in BIOS:
Main Menu Sub 1 Sub 2 Sub 3
>> Config >> Thunderbolt (TM) 3 Thunderbolt BIOS Assist Mode Disabled
Security Level No Security
Support in Pre Boot Environment: Thunderbolt(TM) Device Disabled
  • Note: USB 3.1 Gen2 hotplug still Work-in-progress.

Keyboard

  • PrtSc (remapped to F13) = I use it for Screen Capture (Set in System Preferences/Keyboard/Shortcuts)
  • Check Use F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys in System Preferences/Keyboard to gain access to standard F keys:

Touchpad

  • Force Click is enabled by default, which turns any click on the trackpad into a force touch. I suggest you turn this off.
  • In addition, I prefer to have tap to click on: