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[Tools, Tips & Tutorials] Quick guide to install macOS Sierra to MNA 13"

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This post was edited by BharatG at 14:22, Feb-22-2017

Hi there pals, this is a little guide to install macOS Sierra 10.12 on the Mi Notebook Air 13"
Not working:
NVME Drive
Intel Wifi
Nvidia Optimus GPU (it will never work on macOS)

Stuff needed:

A real Mac or a VM with macOS, to create the bootable installation pen drive.
An M2 Sata SSD and install it on the free slot, NVME is not supported by this filespack.
A usb wireless adapter cause the onboard chip is not supported.
The Downloaded FilesPack.
XiaoMi Notebook Air 13 1.04 FilesPack

Help needed?
go to this link on InsanelyMac.


Lets start:

Part 1
Download macOS Sierra from the AppStore
Insert an empty pendrive and name it Untitled
Go to terminal and paste this:
  1. sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app
Copy the Code
Install Clover Bootloader clicking on customize and selecting these options:
Then copy the files from the package to the right folders on EFI

Part 2
Plug the pen drive to the Mi Notebook at boot press F2 and choose the pen drive from the boot list
Install macOS Sierra

Part 3
Boot again with the pen drive but select the new partition where you installed macOS
When booted install clover as seen on Part 1, but this time on the drive.
Copy the files again.

Part 4
At boot press F2 select the new drive as boot option and reboot without the pen drive.
Enjoy macOS.

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 Author| 20:00, Feb-20-2017 | From PC
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try booting in verbose pressing space and post a screenshot of when it hangs...

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This post was edited by Mudshark at 20:56, Jan-17-2017

Thanks for the quick response

Any recommended SSD II drive ?Use the guide on Insanelymac...   
can you please point me to the guide
All I see is the instructions on the top of this page ....


Now I started with ;
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app
and got the following error :


/Volumes/Untitled is not a valid volume mount point.
h-MacBook-Pro-sl-Boaz:~ Boaz$

Sieera installer is in ; Macintosh HD /Applications and called : Install macOS Sierra.app


Thank you

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 Author| 23:43, Dec-29-2016 | From PC
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litchblader is right, even if there are Nvidia Web Drivers for macOS there is no driver to use Optimus graphic card switching, real Macs use different methods for multigpu...
We all know Windows is better for gaming and having a dual boot configuration you can use it if you need more gpu power!
And performance of the intel hd 520 are not bad at all, I play with COD:BlackOps for Mac using low setting in fullHD with a 40fps stable framerate!

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22:06, Dec-29-2016 | From APP
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the Nvidia driver is not available?

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22:30, Dec-29-2016 | From PC
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cresfang replied at 2016-12-29 22:06
the Nvidia driver is not available?

It's not possible and will never be...

If you want to use MacOS you've to live with the intel HD graphics ;)

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23:12, Jan-01-2017 | From PC
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As i can see from your review Intel wifi is not working.. is there a way to make wifi work or we need to use it without Wifi if we install MacOS?

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 Author| 19:15, Jan-02-2017 | From PC
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Right now there is no driver for wifi so using a wifi usb adapter is the only solution.

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04:19, Jan-03-2017 | From PC
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I thought there was an extra wireless lan slot next to SATA slot. Any chance that I can substitute that as a wifi card?

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 Author| 06:00, Jan-03-2017 | From PC
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There is no slot, well, there is a slot but on mine the connector is not soldered and even if it would we wouldn't be able to do much, since its a WWAN port, not a WLAN one.

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03:54, Jan-17-2017 | From PC
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Hi

In the instructions it says :
Plug the pen drive to the Mi Notebook at boot press F2 and choose the pen drive from the boot list


I noticed earlier that the Bios on the Xioami is very limited
and when I tried to set it to load from usb prepared using unibeast and 2 other utilities it failed to see the usb drive containing
MacOs Sierra oe El capitan 11.06
I must say that these where  tried without the extra SSD installed in the extra drive


Does your XiaoMi notebook has the original Bois version a05 or you've managed to alter it .


Thanking youb in advance
Mudshark

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 Author| 06:02, Jan-17-2017 | From PC
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Hi there,
Please don't use that tools... bad things...
Use the guide on Insanelymac...
To view the usb drive it has to be formatted correctly and with clover installed on efi...
And on the bios you have to disable secure boot, to do so you have to set a supervisor password, after setting is done you can remove the password too.
Good luck!

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