Clover's menu never shows up when put EFI\Clover\drivers\UEFI\ApfsDriverLoader.efi

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Looks like you're having outdated information. They're no longer required as a user can use the Device Properties method to disable the discrete GPU (either NVIDIA or AMD) using disable-external-gpu WEG's property. Secondly, the user can also use "-wegnoegpu" boot arg which is also a property of WEG.

Other solutions are to define an external declaration in an SSDT with the path of the actual GPU and it can also disable the GPU. The other way is traditional which requires DSDT+SSDT to disable the GPU.

Indeed!
yes, but you are telling people in your guide to use Rehabman's files (that has not been updated for a few years) and now complaining to a user that he shouldn't have Nvidia and ATI checked....?

you may want to check over your guide a little more to help others out :)
 

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yes, but you are telling people in your guide to use Rehabman's files (that has not been updated for a few years) and now complaining to a user that he shouldn't have Nvidia and ATI checked....?
The forum recommends using OpenCore and it has been widely adapted. If a user wants to use Clover, it's their wish. No one is stopping them. Moreover, as stated in my previous post, the Clover guide isn't updated but will be updated soon. I just referenced the guide so that the user can check how to set that up.
you may want to check over your guide a little more to help others out :)
It will be done very soon. :)
 

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Well, you did not install the Clover as per the guide.

If you used the Clover installation guide, a Clover Install log file is created within the EFI directory which is missing in your case.

Here are the issues

- Remove the off directory from Clover/drivers directory
- ApfsDriverLoader.efi, AudioDxe.efi and SMCHelper.efi are missing.
- You're having multiple kext folders which are not recommended at all. A new guide for Clover is coming soon with everything updated. But it has been already discussed here
See "Placing required Kexts" section.

- You forgot to install a theme. The following guide recommends installing BGM theme, regardless of the UEFI or Legacy install.

- You're using PluginType=YES and also using SSDT-PLUG which is the wrong approach. Read here

- The Default Boot Volume and Legacy parameter is missing.
- Also, the recovery should be disabled using "NeverDoRecovery" option in Boot section.
- NVIDIA and ATI properties are still added which should be removed.

- IGPU properties are missing. Read here

- Language and Screen Resolution is not set
- Inject ATI and Inject NVidia should be unchecked/disabled.
- DellSMBIOSPatch must be set to True to fix the truncating issue on Dell Systems.
ok, I tried do all thing you said but hopeless, and same result: blackscreen, can't see Clover GUI
 

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already enable debug but still have only preboot

Here are the following issues

- Remove the BIOS directory from drivers directory
- DropOEM is usually required when you use full set of patched ACPI+Sorted Order.
- NVIDIA and AMD properties still exists
- Quirks are not configured.

If you have used OC before, boot using OC and reset NVRAM twice. Then boot using Clover.

Follow the steps below

  • Download latest Clover Configurator
  • Open your fixed config.plist using Clover Configurator
  • From the TOOLS section, go to Themes Editor.
  • From the Other themes in folder, select BGM and you'll see the background below the Info
  • From the Target Partition, select the target ESP and click on Save Theme. You'll see a message stating theme.plist data saved successfully.
  • Unmount ESP
  • Restart
  • Boot to Boot Menu
  • Use UEFI: Your USB/SSD/HDD name to boot and it should boot into Clover with the GUI.
If the above fails, use the same EFI and provide a video showing how you boot.
 
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Here are the following issues

- Remove the BIOS directory from drivers directory
- DropOEM is usually required when you use full set of patched ACPI+Sorted Order.
- NVIDIA and AMD properties still exists
- Quirks are not configured.

If you have used OC before, boot using OC and reset NVRAM twice. Then boot using Clover.

Follow the steps below

  • Download latest Clover Configurator
  • Open your fixed config.plist using Clover Configurator
  • From the TOOLS section, go to Themes Editor.
  • From the Other themes in folder, select BGM and you'll see the background below the Info
  • From the Target Partition, select the target ESP and click on Save Theme. You'll see a message stating theme.plist data saved successfully.
  • Unmount ESP
  • Restart
  • Boot to Boot Menu
  • Use UEFI: Your USB/SSD/HDD name to boot and it should boot into Clover with the GUI.
If the above fails, use the same EFI and provide a video showing how you boot.
Here video I boot:
Prepare on Mac:
Booting:

As you can see, with config.plist remade can't boot into Mac, but at least CloverGUI showed and verbose logging when ApfsDriverLoader.efi + HFSPlus.efi put not in Clover/Drivers
 

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Here video I boot:
Prepare on Mac:
Booting:

As you can see, with config.plist remade can't boot into Mac, but at least CloverGUI showed and verbose logging when ApfsDriverLoader.efi + HFSPlus.efi put not in Clover/Drivers
have you tried to give opencore a go instead?

as latest versions of clover rely on opencore mashed into it's bootloader, it may be better to go straight to opencore, that way you only need to learn just the one bootloader
 
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have you tried to give opencore a go instead?

as latest versions of clover rely on opencore mashed into it's bootloader, it may be better to go straight to opencore, that way you only need to learn just the one bootloader
I already success boot with OpenCore 082, current I find the way to fix external mic for combo jack, also trying Clover but stuck both
 

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I already success boot with OpenCore 082, current I find the way to fix external mic for combo jack, also trying Clover but stuck both
then use opencore, also check over various layoud ids as per applealc wiki

maybe codeccommander.kext may also help if needs be
 
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