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macOS Sierra Asus Z87-A Clover Installation for Upgrade from El Capitan Or Fresh Install

macOS Sierra Asus Z87-A Clover Installation for Upgrade from El Capitan Or Fresh Install

Instruction for how to prepare Clover USB system installation flash driver can be found from here: Install Mac OS X with clover EFI bootloader on ASUS Z87a

Hardwares used in this instruction:

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A motherboard (Get ASUS Z87-A motherboard from Amazon)
CPU: I7 4770K CPU or any LGA1150 CPU (Get LGA1150 CPU from Amazon)
Graphics Card: Integrated Graphics Processor (HD Graphics 4600)
Sound Card: Integrated Realtek ALC892
Harddriver: SATA3 SSD

Clover's configuration and files from this guide will fit El Capitan and Sierra. You can directly upgrade from previous macOS to Sierra using this guide for Asus Z87-A motherboard or other similar Asus motherboards.

What is working?

CPU Power management/Sleep/Wake OK
USB 3.0 OK
USB 2.0 OK
ALC892 Sound Card OK
Graphic Card OK
Almost everything

What is not working?


macOS bug or Clover bug and fix?

  • WiFi issue after wake from sleep?
    uncheck Disable Wake for network access from Energy Saver and restart
  • No sound after wake from sleep?
    Install CodecCommander, download the latest version from here:
  • iMessage issue?
    Do you have 17 digit MLB# and Board Serial number? 15 digit Serial#? and SmUUID?

Step 1, Clover configuration









Step 2. download SSDT-XOSI.aml and ssdt.amland unzip to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched

Step 3. download AppleALC.kext FakeSMC.kext RealtekRTL8111.kext USB_Series8_Injector.kext and unzip to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other

Step 4. download FSInject-64.efi HFSPlus.efi NTFS.efi OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi and unzip to EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI
Delete other files in this folder.

Step 5. upgrade to macOS Sierra or do a fresh installation.


  1. Ricardo Ferraz says:

    I can't get front panel audio to work. What's your advice?

  2. Fernando Barrios says:

    where is the link to download clover configuration file?

  3. Mike says:

    Yes, I actually got it to work eventually. My dumbass didnt realize audio was disabled in the BIOS. All is up and running!

  4. mike says:

    Could you go into some more detail on how you got audio to work? I am doing a fresh install and that is the only hurdle I am having. I tried using Mirone's audio patcher but I am having no luck with it. Could you maybe also post your dsdt for this board? Thanks

    • Evan says:

      You don't need dsdt or audio patch to get the audio to work if you are ALC892. Use AppleALC.kext from step 3. Put it into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other and the audio will work after reboot

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