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@FireWolf2 years ago

07/17
01:51
macOS Sierra OS X

RepairPermissions V3 – Now supports repairing permissions on macOS Mojave

Howdy! Long time no see. Apple has released macOS Mojave, the next generation of OS for Mac users, and now it’s time to get RepairPermissions updated.

>> Latest Version: 3.9.3225 @ 2018.06.05

>> Prologue

In OS X El Capitan, without `diskutil repairPermissions`, we can use `repair_packages` in /usr/libexec/ to verify and repair permissions. But now this handy command line tool has been removed from the latest macOS Sierra by Apple. Since it may not be safe to force use the `repair_packages` in macOS Sierra, it’s time for me to rewrite my `RepairPermissions` to support the new macOS Sierra.

>> Introduction

RepairPermissions is a command line tool written in Swift language to verify and repair permissions on Apple’s OS X and macOS. With newly designed APIs and data structure, RepairPermissions now supports verifying and repairing permissions on Apple’s latest macOS Mojave!

>> New Key Features

Support Apple’s latest macOS Mojave.

Dynamically optimized for multi-threading.

Support multiple boot environments.

Save results to a local file.

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RepairPermissions V3 – Now supports repairing permissions on macOS Mojave

@FireWolf2 years ago

07/14
00:14
Utilities

Aria2 Download Manager – Configure and start downloads with Aria2 right now

Aria2 Download Manager

– Use Aria2 to start downloading right now! –

(English description on the upper half, 中文介绍在本页的下半部分)

Introduction

Aria2 Download Manager (ADM in contexts) is a graphical user interface written in pure Swift of Aria2 for Mac users. ADM (currently) wraps two famous Aria2 web interfaces Aria2 Web UI and Yet Another Aria2 Web Front-end (YAAW) to manage downloads, and emphasizes on providing user friendly interface to configure Aria2 easily and conveniently.

Key Features

* Easily switch between two web interfaces.
* Make your favourite web ui the default interface.
* Integrated with latest Aria2.
* No need to write configurations file by yourself. Let ADM do these stuff for you and Aria2 works out of box.
* A user friendly interface to let you customize Aria2’s configurations.
* Support updating integrated Aria2 binary to latest version.

Supported OS Version

OS X Yosemite (10.10.x) and later.
ADM is not tested against macOS Sierra (10.12.x). Some features may not fully compatible with macOS Sierra.

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Aria2 Download Manager – Configure and start downloads with Aria2 right now

@FireWolf3 years ago

10/13
11:47
OS X OS X El Capitan

KCPM Utility Pro V5.1 – Installing Kexts, Repairing Permissions, Rebuilding Caches, Configuring SIP and more

Howdy! Long time no see.

Finally I have finished the new significant update. With lots of bugs fixed, user experience improved, KCPM Utility Pro V5 is now released. I hope you enjoy the new functions and experience. : )

This version is obsolete.

Please manually upgrade to KCPM Utility Pro V6 instead.

Introduction:

KCPM Utility Pro is a 6-in-1 system maintenance tool written in Swift that supports installing kexts, repairing permissions, rebuilding caches, configuring system integrity protection (SIP), setting up BooterConfig and more.

And yes, it fully supports Apple’s latest OS X El Capitan.

 

Supported Languages:

English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese

(More languages are coming! If you want to add other languages support for this utility, please have a look at the localization section below.)

 

Supported OS X Version:

OS X El Capitan (10.11.x)

OS X Yosemite (10.10.x)

(Unfortunately, OS X Mavericks is not supported by KCPM Utility Pro due to that some Swift methods are not available under OS X 10.9.x)

 

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KCPM Utility Pro V5.1 – Installing Kexts, Repairing Permissions, Rebuilding Caches, Configuring SIP and more

@FireWolf3 years ago

07/27
19:12
OS X OS X El Capitan

RepairPermissions V2.0 – With repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan's whole disk supported

RepairPermissions V2.x has been deprecated.

Please use RepairPermission V3 instead.

V1.0 was not released publicly and was integrated in my FireWolf OS X PE because the only job it did was running

diskutil repairPermissions.

However, repairPermissions verb was discarded in the new DiskManagement.framework of OS X El Capitan.

So this is a new version of RepairPermissions command line tool.

 

Introduction:

RepairPermissions is an easy command line tool to repair the permissions of an OS X system volume.

 

Update Logs:

V2.0.1

Resolve an issue that RepairPermissions may not function properly under OS X Mavericks.

V2.0:

1. Repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan’s whole disk is now supported.

2. Repairing permissions under normal OS X, OS X Single-user mode, OS X Recovery is fully supported.

 

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RepairPermissions V2.0 – With repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan's whole disk supported

@FireWolf3 years ago

07/24
19:40
FireWolf OS X PE OS X

A new version of FireWolf OS X PE has been released

FireWolf OS X PE V7 is now available to download.

English release page can be found at http://www.firewolf.science/firewolf-os-x-pe-v7/

Chinese release page can be found at http://www.firewolf.science/firewolf-os-x-pe-v7-cn/

You are welcome to report any BUGs or give any suggestions.

Feel free to leave a reply.

A new version of FireWolf OS X PE has been released

@FireWolf3 years ago

06/15
14:30
OS X OS X El Capitan

[Unofficial] Realtek ALC Audio Script v1.0.5 with OS X El Capitan Supported

So I updated toleda’s audio_RealtekALC script to support OS X El Capitan.

Notes:

  • This is NOT AN OFFICIAL release from toleda.
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600 HDMI Audio currently is not supported. (I have no device to test, so I didn’t change the codes.)
  • Please make sure that you boot OS X El Capitan with the following essential kernel flags:

 

rootless=0 kext-dev-mode=1

Update Logs:

V1.0.5 BETA @ 2015.06.15

Add OS X El Capitan support.

0x11d41983 codec will be disabled by default in OS X 10.11.x

Supported Realtek ALC codec ids:

ALC269 (Brix Only)
ALC283 (Brix Pro & NUC)
ALC885
ALC887
ALC888
ALC889
ALC892
ALC898
ALC1150

Detailed information can be found on toleda’s Github: 

https://github.com/toleda/audio_RealtekALC

Join the discussion on insanelymac:

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/306562-applehda-for-el-capitan-discussion/

Downloads:

V1.0.5 BETA: UNOFFICIAL_audio_realtekALC-100_v1.0.5.command

[Unofficial] Realtek ALC Audio Script v1.0.5 with OS X El Capitan Supported

@FireWolf3 years ago

06/9
08:10
OS X OS X El Capitan

Installation Notes: Install OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Hackintosh

Update @ 2015.06.10

Slice updated Clover to rev3224, I will test whether it supports the first two method.

I will post the feedback later and make a detailed guide.

Thanks for following.


 

After downloading the full installer package from the Mac App Store, I quickly tried to install this new OS X 10.11 system on my hackintosh build.

Brief hardware configurations of this test machine:

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.93GHz
RAM: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Motherboard: MSI H55M-P32
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX460
LAN: Realtek RTL8111D/8168D
Sound: ALC888 (Legacy)

 

So far, OS X El Capitan 10.11 is working fine on my computer and you can take this post as a short tutorial.

Since it is obvious that Clover cannot fully support or recognize this new OS, we have to place our essential 3rd-party kernel extensions in /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other.

So first, put the essential kernel extensions such as FakeSMC.kext into Clover’s /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other

Basically, there are three ways to install the new-released system. However, the first two methods will end up with failure.

(1) Method 1: Upgrade directly from the current OS X.

Directly run the installer “Install OS X 10.11 Developer Beta.app” and select the target disk to begin the first installation stage.

After rebooting the system, you may find that Clover fails to inject 3rd-party kexts such as FakeSMC.kext even though you use boot with injected kexts mode.

(2) Method 2: Create a bootable installer by createinstallmedia command line tool

When using “createinstallmedia” command line tool from the OS X 10.11 installer package to create a bootable OS X 10.11 installer, you will be notified that Failed to copy the PrelinkedKernel because this file does not exist. PrelinkedKernel is just the previous kernel cache file “kernelcache” but located at /System/Library/PrelinkedKernel/ now. You can manually fix this issue by copying PrelinkedKernel to ./IABootFiles directory of your target bootable disk. However, after you reboot to Clover, you will find that Clover cannot find this bootable installer. (aka. Clover needs to be modified to support OS X El Capitan)

(3) Method 3: Create a custom installer

The third method is as usual. Mount the InstallESD.dmg and then mount the BaseSystem.dmg inside it.

Use Disk Utility to restore the BaseSystem.dmg to your USB stick or a hard drive partition and delete the alias named Packages in /System/Installation.

Then copy the Packages folder located at InstallESD.dmg to /System/Installation on your USB stick or hard drive partition.

Finally copy the BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist and Payload folder to the root directory of your USB stick or hard drive partition.

Then reboot to Clover, select your USB stick and boot with injected kexts, and you will see the OS X 10.11 installer.

 

Here are some screenshots during the OS X El Capitan installation:

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IMG_3816

 

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And here is my desktop with System Information.

BTW, the new desktop wallpapers are awesome.

 

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And yes, this is the redesigned Disk Utility, wow, nothing to say……

 

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So far, the power management and speed-steps for i3-530 works fine with MacPro3,1 SMBios definition.

GTX460 works great with Clover’s Inject Nvidia = True.

ALC888 legacy version is also working by recreating a patched AppleHDA.

RTL8111D/8168D works with Rehabman’s RTL8111.kext.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments.

I will approve your comments as quickly as I could.

Also I am considering to create a short video on how to create a custom bootable installer for Hackintosh.

For real Macs users, you can directly upgrade your OS by clicking the installer package downloaded from the Mac App Store or use createinstallmedia to create a bootable usb stick. (Be sure to fix the PrelinkedKernel missing isses!!!)

 

Installation Notes: Install OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Hackintosh