Resolved OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [Guide]

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  1. Boosted98, Jun 23, 2017
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    Boosted98 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think so. The oldest regular Macbook supported is the 2008 aluminum, then 2009 unibody, from what I've heard.
    So does anybody have any ideas what I'm doing wrong here?
     
  2. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I think I used SFOTT to install Yosemite on iMac 6,1 (late 2006) with GeForce 7300 GT card...

    Then I tried that particular web installer package for my updated version of 10.10.5, and again it installs fine (no errors) and the control panel in the menu bar shows it is "using the Nvidia driver," but alas, still it dont work.. About this Mac still shows 9MB and also, when you move the mouse around the dock for it to animate, you can see it is jerky response of the dock.
     
  3. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    Hi. Does anyone have either:
    MacBookPro2,x
    iMac5,1
    Xserve1,1/2,1
    (i.e. computers with X1300/X1600 GPU)

    PM me! I need testers for a solution to FULL OPENGL SUPPORT on 10.8-10.11
    You must already have the partial 10.7.5 kexts installed *including* ATIRadeonX1000*.bundle in /S/L/E
     
  4. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have iMac 5,1 with Yosemite and working X1300 GPU and audio hacks/kext I can test for you.
     
  5. parrotgeek1, Jun 25, 2017
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    parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    EDIT: does not work, wait for new version

    ok. put these files inside /S/L/E/ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8DiAFi2BTxvYkdlU2hOTGN0Sms/view?usp=sharing
    (replace the ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver with the tiny one and add the _real_patched)
    Then
    sudo chmod -R 0755 /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle
    then reboot
     
  6. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so I can take your two files and put into *.bundle file? how do I do that? does that bundle file open up like a folder ?

    I know how to do the "sudo" command, though...

    Also, I dont know what you mean by this: You must already have the partial 10.7.5 kexts installed *including* ATIRadeonX1000*.bundle in /S/L/E
     
  7. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    right click (control click) then show package contents and you can drag in like a folder
     
  8. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, but once in Package folder, I still need to into Contents and then MacOS and put these two files there, right?
     
  9. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  10. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, just did all those steps and rebooted.. got my desktop.. everything seems the same.. how do I know this open GL worked correctly?
     
  11. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    post a screenshot of Graphics/Displays from System Report in About This Mac
     
  12. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Here you go... fyi, I already had 128MB VRAM showing before this change...
     

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  13. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    hmm, now try to open launchpad and see if it is fast at opening
     
  14. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Well, Launchpad does open up within 1-2 seconds, no screen redraw... but still not sure if it was this fast before today's change as well.. is there something more definitive to test this OpenGL feature??
     
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  17. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    :-(

    it should show something about AMD Radeon
    so it didn't work

    I bought an iMac5,1 on eBay (before I posted this) so I can troubleshoot more
     
  18. be236 macrumors newbie

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    Darn it...

    Well, I also have iMac 6,1 with Geforce 7300GT card, which has no kext for it on Yosemite (it shows 9MB VRAM)... do you have any news about this?
     
  19. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    no, but the same principles of trying to fix this would work
    I am going to try more tests when the iMac arrives on Friday
    and then if I can't figure it out I'll open source what I'm doing

    I might need a new patch, of gldGetVersion to pretend to be a newer driver, some code checks it
     
  20. parrotgeek1, Jun 26, 2017
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    Here is a new version. Just replace the ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver file in Contents/MacOS with it.

    edit: for other users: it requires you to follow the instructions + download in my original post above first

    edit 2: ok so 2 people have downloaded this but not said anything...lol

    edit 3: replaced; compiled with -fPIC (I forgot)

    edit 4: removed! it freezes at apple logo (windowserver restarts)
     
  21. Boosted98 macrumors newbie

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    I'm totally stumped here. I tried Mac OS Extractor and now I'm using SFOTT, but I cannot get this to work. At the end it just shows a bunch of errors. I have not modified anything at all.
    This is what I get when I first open SFOTT:

    Working directory /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo exists
    Working directory /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo exists
    Moving to working directory /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo
    zip is here but icon is not here, unzipping icon
    ditto: Couldn't read PKZip signature

    And when I try to create patch:

    Select a Step : 1
    Download boot.efi from Tiamo - Macrumors
    check if Tiamo's boot.efi is there
    boot.efi found (graphic)
    /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefig/boot.efi
    boot.efi Checksumm:
    66a88a55d3ea633119f86810ff1378e518934f5b
    boot.efi found (verbose)
    /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/Tiamobootefiv/boot.efi
    boot.efi Checksumm:
    66a88a55d3ea633119f86810ff1378e518934f5b
    No (verbose) boot.efi found in Working Directory
    downloading boot efi file from macrumors
    from http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=502055&d=1412735734
    Credits:
    Tiamo http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=460956 for original release
    PikerAlpha for branching the code for Yosemite http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/
    Hennessie2000 http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=128975
    mikeboss
    and 666sheep 66sheep_member
    PeterHolbrook_member
    for compiling the boot.efi see post here : http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=20038853&postcount=732
    m666sheep_Bootpost
    MikeBoss_Bootpost

    unzip archive into working directory
    ditto: Couldn't read PKZip signature
    ls: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/PikerAlphabootefiv/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    boot.efi Checksumm:
    /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/PikerAlphabootefiv/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    No (verbose) boot.efi found in Working Directory
    downloading boot efi file from macrumors
    from http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=502055&d=1412735734
    Credits:
    Tiamo http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=460956 for original release
    PikerAlpha for branching the code for Yosemite http://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/
    Hennessie2000 http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=128975
    mikeboss
    and 666sheep 66sheep_member
    PeterHolbrook_member
    for compiling the boot.efi see post here : http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=20038853&postcount=732
    m666sheep_Bootpost
    MikeBoss_Bootpost

    unzip archive into working directory
    ditto: Couldn't read PKZip signature
    ls: /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/PikerAlphabootefig/boot.efi: No such file or directory
    boot.efi Checksumm:
    /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo/PikerAlphabootefig/boot.efi: No such file or directory

    Why are all these files missing? Am I totally missing a step after reading how to do this several times, or is there a problem with my computer? I'm running a Macbook 3,1 (A1181 Late 2007) on OS X 10.7.3 Lion. Recent install of Lion (a couple days old after messing up the boot.efi files when I was attempting to use macOS Extractor) so it's not like I've messed with any setting that could cause an issue.
    Anybody know what I can do? I'm totally lost at this point, and I'd really like to get this computer running Yosemite.
     
  22. RobNorton macrumors newbie

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    I tried the first download on my MacBookPro2,1 and it still shows the software renderer like be236 reported.
     
  23. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    I know, it doesn't work yet, I'll delete it
     
  24. parrotgeek1, Jun 29, 2017
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    parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    @be236 @dosdude1 @Czo

    It looks like my X1600 patch might never work on 10.10+. Here's why.

    In 10.9+, Core Image assumes that the GPU supports opengl 3.0 without actually checking for it. It has also removed the 2.1 fallback code.I was looking in the wrong place

    In 10.9, I can get away with replacing libCGXCoreImage.A.dylib with a modified 10.8.5 version. But I think the API might have changed too much in 10.10+ for me to be able to make a working shim for the old library. (only 2 functions were added in 10.9)Doesn't work

    I'm starting to think the crash is caused by something else easier to fix. I've asked be236 for crash logs
     
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