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Summary

This is a repo containing the files for Clover used to make most things working on the Acer Aspire 3.

The Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 contains many variations with the same model number. The specifications on the particular model will be stated below:

  • Intel Core i3 8130u
  • Kingston 128GB SATA SSD
  • 4GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • Qualcomm Antheros QCNFA453 (REPLACED WITH A BCM94352Z NGFF LENOVO)
  • 15" 1080p display

NOTE FOR WIFI: YOU MUST TAPE OVER PIN 54 AND PIN 56 IN ORDER FOR THE WIFI CARD TO WORK ON MACOS, HOWEVER THIS WILL PREVENT WIFI FROM WORKING WITH OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS!

NOT WORKING:

  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI (kernel panics if HDMI is plugged in)
  • Audio jack (causes kernel panics on audio pop/when idle)

How To Use

Install Clover to a USB drive (you can find various guides on the internet), then mount the EFI partition of the USB you installed Clover on.

Delete the CLOVER folder on your USB Drive's EFI partition and move the CLOVER folder downloaded from this repo onto your USB Drive's EFI partition.

Then you're ready to boot and install macOS.

After installing macOS, you need to install Clover to your macOS/main OS drive. Then you will need to repeat the same process as you did with your USB and replace the installed CLOVER folder with the CLOVER folder downloaded from this repo.

Notes

Audio function keys will work normally with the default keeyboard mapping, however display brightness function keys have been remapped. Fn + right/left arrow will not work. Instead, Fn + F12 reduces and Fn + Pause Break increased the display brightness.

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Acer Aspire 3 A315-51 Hackintosh Configuration - Everything works (AFAIK) except Bluetooth, HDMI, and brightness function keys.

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