In this article, I will show you how to install macOS Sierra on Toshiba Z30-a using Clover UEFI. The complete guide of macOS Sierra 10.12 on Toshiba Z30-A. This method is using the clover EFI and the purpose of this guide is to provide a step-by-step exclusive guide to install macOS Sierra on Toshiba Laptops. It’s for macOS Sierra or El Capitan, it;s works for both because there aren’t many differences. But still, there are some unsolved problems.
Remember: This particular guide is for Toshiba Z30-a but it works for the similar specification also, because the drivers are pretty the same and work on all. This guide is named for macOS Sierra but it also works great for Mac OS X El Capitan.
Note: All guide and link for the Requirements are linked down below.
- Toshiba Z30-A (Get it Now)
- macOS Sierra or El Capitan downloaded from the App Store
- 8 GB or Higher USB Flash Drive (Get it Now)
- Edimax EW-7811un (Get it Now)
Creating USB Installer
Firstly, You need to create bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra to install it on the Lenovo laptop. The process of creating bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra or El Capitan is a little bit long, so due to this, we have managed in separate articles to create bootable USB. Now all you have to do is, follow one of the way below to create bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra.
- Create Bootable USB Installer Using Unibeast on Macintosh (Recommended)
- Create USB Installer for macOS on Windows 10 or lower
Important Note: After creating USB Installer via unibeast then you need to copy ApplePS2SmartTouch kext(TouchPad), VoodooPs2Controller kext (Keyboard) and FakeSMC kext to the USB Installer. First Mount the EFI partition of USB via EFI Mounter v3 then copy and paste it EFI > Clover > Kexts > other. When you boot from USB then your touchpad and keyboard will work, otherwise, you need an external mouse & keyboard to complete the installation Process.
Free Space for macOS 10.12
So before getting started you need at least 20 GB empty partition disk space to install macOS Sierra on that volume. If you have already then made you sure you have copied or moved your data before continuing to install macOS on that volume drive because it will clean and disappeared from your Windows. So in short, I want to say that you need a free empty partition or vacant HDD or SSD to install macOS Sierra on it. If don’t own any of them then create an empty partition drive by the article below or buy an HDD or SSD right now.
UEFI BIOS Settings
After create free disk space for macOS Sierra and bootable USB installer. First, you have to setup parts of your computer BIOS, this will let your PC to boot into USB installer. It’s only for Lenovo laptops and it may or may not work for any other laptop.
#1. Power on your laptop, Press F1/F2 from your keyboard to directly enter BIOS Setup.
#2. First Load Default Settings then after that make you sure that you applied the following settings to BIOS and at the end exit & save changes.
- – If your system has USB deep sleep disabled it.
- – Set the SATA Controller Mode to AHCI
- – USB Boot is Enabled
- – UEFI Boot is enabled
- – Enable Legacy Boot but set the Boot Priority to UEFI first
- – If your CPU supports VT-d, disable it
- – If your system has CFG-Lock, disable it
- – If your system has Secure Boot, disable it
- – Set OS Type to Other OS
- – If your system has IO SerialPort, disable it
- – Set XHCI Handoff to Enabled
- – If you have a 6 series or x58 system with AWARD BIOS, disable USB 3.0
- – Save and exit.
Boot with Bootable USB Installer
Turn on your laptop and If your system didn’t boot automatically then go to Boot Manger and select the Bootable USB Installer Manually.After you get into Clover Menu then if the USB installer is for El Capitan or Sierra, make you sure from Clover boot menu, select the bootable USB Installer (External) and hit enter. Newbie to clover then check the article below.
Installing macOS Sierra
#1. Select your Language for macOS Sierra and click on the Arrow button to go forward.#2. To partition the Disk for Mac OS. Now click on Utilities > Disk Utility. #3. Now select your free hard disk drive and click on Erase tab. Be sure to select a free empty partition the partition is going to be clean and formatted for macOS Sierra.
#4. Name the disk then choose the format to “OS X Extended (Journaled) “ and click on Erase button. If you are partition the entire hard disk then be sure to select the Schema to “GUID Partition Map”. Then your hard disk or drive will be cleaned and partition to OS X Extended Journaled.#5. Make yourself sure that you get the message that erasing disk process completed successfully. Click Done and close disk utility. If you faced any kind of errors then I highly recommend you to visit the link below.
Performing a clean Installation
In the previous steps, if you have installed macOS Sierra from the USB Installer to the partition that you created for macOS Sierra 10.12, then after booting from that partition that macOS Sierra is installed on it. Here it’s time to setup and performing a clean installation of macOS Sierra. Well, we have another article also for further information with the shots visit the link below to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra or keep following this article below.
- How to perform a clean installation of macOS Sierra? (With Shots)
#1. Choose your Country and click on Continue.#2. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.
#3. Now select your method to transfer information to this mac and click on Continue.
#4. Enable location services and click on Continue.
#5. In this step, you have to Sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have, then create a free Apple ID “how to create an Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch”. If you don’t want to sign in with Apple ID or don’t want to create Apple ID, then Choose Don’t Sign in and click on Continue.
#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
#7. Fill out the Full name, Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Sierra, that will be installed on your PC.#8. Select the options for Diagnostics & Usage and click on Continue.
#9. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. It will run on the desktop of macOS Sierra.#10. After performing a clean installation and Set upping your macOS Sierra on PC then you should see your final result that, macOS Sierra has successfully installed on PC.
Now after installing macOS Sierra on your Lenovo IdeaPad, this part is very tricky and important. Because you might face some problems after the installation, like sound and Wi-Fi isn’t working, no internet connection and the most important that you are unable to boot into macOS Sierra without the USB Installer then you need a post installation.
Installing Edimax Driver (Wi-Fi Solution)
After installing macOS Sierra 10.12 on your laptop then you may have big problem with Wi-Fi because it disappeared completely from the settings. So you can connect to the internet via cable or a wifi dongle, like Edimax EW-7811un. So if you have the already the item to install the driver, download the installer files from the like below then open it and install it by clicking continue a couple of times and type your password and hit enter to confirm installation process.
Installing Bootloader & other Drivers
This step is recommended to do before anything else because later the kext have to save here. Also if you don’t do this, you won’t be able to boot into macOS Sierra by the disk itself. For booting in maOS Sierra still, you will need to use the USB installer, though you aren’t using it install macOS Sierra. So it one of the most important and easy tasks that you have to do here. By placing the EFI files down below it will fix and install the necessary drivers.
#1. Download the MultiBeast for Sierra or El Capitan from the link below.
#2. After downloading open it then on the Quick Start page select UEFI Boot Mode.
#3. Then go ahead on the Build page, click Install and type your Password to confirm the Installation.
#4. After the installation, close multibeast and download EFI Mounter and PostInstall folder from the link below.
#5. Now open EFI Mounter v3 then mount the EFI partition of your macOS Drive, next Extract PostInstall.zip and then copy the EFI folder of that and replace/Paste with the current EFI folder of your EFI drive that you mounted.
#6. After Replacing the EFI folder, restart your laptop and all should work fine.
Other post-install tasks
There are some settings for initial configuration to be done after completing all the steps above. The tasks below is optional and recommended to be done on your laptop.
#1. The hibernation option (suspend to disk or S4 sleep) is not supported on Hackintosh,so it highly recommended to be disabled. To disable this open terminal and run the command below.
udo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage
#2. you will get slow WiFi after sleep and wake up until you disable “Wake for network access” in SysPrefs->Energy Saver.
#3. If you get Bluetooth Setup Assistant popup on your screen then to disable it, go to SysPrefs->Bluetooth->Advanced and uncheck all the options.
It was all about, exclusive guide to install macOS Sierra on Toshiba Z30-A. If you faced any problem tell us below by comment, feel free to tell us. we’re waiting for your suggestion.
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