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Acer Aspire A515-51G Hackintosh

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Hardware used:

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What is working:

1. booting with Clover bootloader
2. basic framebuffer support on UHD620 graphics
3. disabled MX130 graphics card ( you will have to do it anyway, as every motherboard has other PCIO pinning )
4. wifi (BCM94352Z)
5. airdrop
6. bluetooth
7. touchpad ( I2C support via voodooi2c, full gestures support ) [ELAN0501]
8. HDMI output on UHD620 ( video only )
9. audio ( jack + built-in speakers )
10. battery status
11. brightness control ( currently ps2 mapping to Scr Lk / Pause Break keys + slider in system prefrences )
12. hiDpi ( one click hidpi, only issue: big apple logo on startup )

what is not working:

1. HDMI Audio
2. Wi-Fi card (You will need to replace it to the one that's compatibile - DW1560 will do.)


Remove kexts asociated with BCM94352Z(DW1560) if you do not have installed one


There are many tutorials on how to install OSX on a PC class hardware. However using my Clover you can simply install OS 10.14 or newer on Acer Aspire A515. Make sure to connect USB keyboard and mouse as the I2C bus is supported (yet) during instalation.

Post installation

First things first, if you are using an SSD make sure to enable the TRIM support:

$ sudo trimforce enable

Install Clover on your hardware, copy EFI to EFI and run those commands:

$ sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
$ sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext
$ sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext
$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext

Then download VoodooPS2 from here and run following commands:

$ cd directory-to-where-your-unzipped-download-is
$ sudo cp -R Release/VoodooPS2Controller.kext /Library/Extensions

Lastly, refresh the kernel cache by issuing following command:

$ sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /

reboot and enjoy!


Clover EFI Bootloader Lilu.kext VoodooPS2 VoodooI2C Disable MX130

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