[Guide][Files] ASUS X542UA - Intel Core i3-6006U - 4GB RAM - Intel HD Graphics 520



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This is a simple installation with my preconfigured files for macOS Mojave 10.14.3 on ASUS X542UA.

Specifications:
  • Laptop: ASUS X542UA
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6006U
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • IGPU: Intel HD Graphics 520
  • HDD: Kingston V300 SSD 256GB
  • Display: 15.6" AH-IPS (1366[768)
  • Wireless/Bluetooth: Realtek (Unsupported), replaced with DW1550 (Broadcom)
  • Trackpad: I2C Trackpad
  • Camera: VGA Camera
  • Ports: 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 | 2 x USB 2.0 | 1 x HDMI + VGA | 1 x SD Card slot | 1 x 3.5mm audio combo jack
What works:
  • Audio
  • Graphics (with acceleration)
  • HDMI
  • Keyboard
  • Trackpad (with all gestures)
  • Brightness
  • Power Managenent (and fast sleep)
  • iMessage, FaceTime with camera, iCloud
  • USB 2.0 and USB Type-C Port

Not working / Not tested
  • VGA
  • CardReader
  • Brightness keys

Bootable USB creation
1. Visit App Store
2. Download macOS Mojave
3. Use Createinstallmedia to create the USB.
4. Go to CLOVER partition and replace folder EFI from my settings (zip is attached to this post)

UEFI Settings:
To access your BIOS/UEFI, press and hold F2 key on your keyboard and then set the following.
1. Set Optimal Defaults (or F9)
2. Go to Advanced (or F7)
3. Disable Secure Boot
4. Disable VT-d
5. Disable CSM
6. Set SATA to AHCI
7. Exit Saving Changes (or F10)

Installation:
1. Turn on your notebook
2. Press F11 to enter boot menu
3. Select your USB Flash Drive and press enter to boot
4. When at Clover screen, select Boot macOS Install from Install macOS Mojave
5. Once you reach the installer, select your preferred language and continue
6. On top, click on Utilities and then select Disk Utility
7. When at Disk Utility, click on View and select Show all Devices
8. Now select the your SSD or HDD
9. Make sure that you don’t select partition, select the Drive and click on Erase button

Under Name type Mojave
Under Format select APFS
Under Scheme select GUID Partition Map, and click on erase button
Close Disk Utility

10. Select Install macOS and continue
11. Now select Mojave and click on Install
12. The system may restart few times to complete the installation
13. If the system restarts, select Boot macOS Install from Mojave

14. After installation, boot it using USB, but this time select Boot from Mojave
15. When you're at the welcome screen, continue with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account and Privacy settings

Boot from System Drive:
This is one of the most important part as it allows to boot it using the system drive without any need of installation USB

Mount the EFI Partition via Clover Configurator (google it and download).
Be sure to mount both the EFI partitions of your HDD or SSD and Bootable USB. Both the EFI partition will be mounted on your Desktop.

Assuming that you’ve mounted your EFI Partition, continue the following.
1. Open your EFI Partition of your HDD or SSD.
2. Select EFI folder and then move to Trash.
3. Now open your EFI Partition of your Bootable USB.
4. Now copy the EFI folder to your EFI Partition of your HDD or SSD

By using this method, You’ll able to install Clover Bootloader and all kexts automatically to your HDD or SSD.

Network:
The Laptop uses an unsupported Realtek module. To activate WiFi and Bluetooth, you need to replace it with compatible (i.e. DW1550)

DSDT and SSDT Patching:
All patches already included in my EFI folder.

p.s. For activating keyboard Brightness/Backlight keys ASUSFnBKeys and a DSDT patch is required. For more information, read here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/guide-how-to-remap-brightness-hotkeys-on-laptop.183/

Restart your Laptop:
After completing the post installation, restart your laptop.

Miscellaneous:
App Store, iMessage, FaceTime, and iCloud
1. Mount your EFI partition
2. Open your config.plist via Clover Configurator
3. Navigate to SMBIOS Tab
4. Generate a new SMBIOS for "MacBook Pro13,1"
5. Save your config.plist
6. Restart your laptop
7. Login into App Store, iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud.

Conclusion:
You should have all the functions as stated above. Good Luck. Regards, Alex

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Credits:
RehabMan
Mirone
Mikey1979
EliteMacx86
Striker
 

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