2018 Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 / i5 8250U / Easy Mac OS Hacintosh setup Guide / OSX High Sierra

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  1. Justin

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    #1 Justin, Aug 24, 2018
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    Just received my new 13 Xiaomi Mi Notebook air!
    2018 Xiaomi Air 13 model with Intel Coffee Lake chipset inside.

    2018 13" Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air DARK GRAY 2 - 800 USD / 700 EUR

    It's super easy to get MacOS running on Coffe Lake system. Plus quad core i5 8250U is a nice plus for video editing.

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    Xiaomi Mi Notebook AIr MacOS Easy Setup Guide

    Very easy MacOS setup guide for the 2018 Xiaomi Mi Air 13" / i5 - 8250U / i7 - 8550U notebook using premade Mac OS Install Flash Drive image and EFI for Xiaomi Air.




    1. Installing a second SSD for OSX


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    I want to have two SSDs on my machine, one for Windows and one for OSX.
    I have upgraded my Xiaomi Air 13 with a 500GB Crucial MX500 M.2 Sata SSD.



    It's optional, as you can install MacOS on an external USB SSD or even flash drive but an M.2 SSD will give you the best performance.


    2. Making a MacOS High Sierra setup USB drive


    1. I downloaded a premade MacOS install USB flash drive image
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 [17G65] (Флешка для установки) Legacy, UEFI, GPT
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    2. Restored image on a 16GB USB flash drive using R-Drive (included with the torrent).

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    3. Downloaded a premade EFI for 2018 Xiaomi Air 13.
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    4. Replaced Clove/EFI contents of the Flash drive with Xiaomi 13 USB Install EFI.

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    3. Installing MacOS High Sierra

    1. Hold F2 on boot to enter BIOS on your XIaomi Air 13.

    Security tab > add a supervisor password and disable Secure Boot Mode.

    Boot tab > boot order and make MacOS USB setup drive to boot first.

    F10 to save changes.

    2. Finish a standart MacOS setup.

    4. Post Install

    To fix sound and other driver issues.
    And add Clover with OSX/Windows dualboot.

    1. Mount SSD EFI partion using Clover configurator and replace contents with EFI for Xiaomi 13 Post Install SSD

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    Xiaomi Mi Notebook AIr 13 VS 2014 Macbook Pro 13
    FCPX and performance test


    This is basically the best I could get from Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 with High Sierra.
    Nvidia GPU does not work
    Integrated Intel GPU limites all FCPX performance.
    Not much gain from the 8th gen CPU compared to even an old 4th gen dual core macbook Pro.



    Many more problems after the Mojave update. Project closed. Xiaomi Air 13 sold.
     
  2. wildnomad

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    Hi Justin,

    I just followed your steps with a 2018 Xiaomi Mi Air 13" / i5 - 8250U, but I'm stuck at USB boot with a launchd error about com.apple.WindowServer dying immediately: Service ran only for 0 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 10 seconds.

    After some googling I believe that a probably cause is that the discrete nVidia MX150 is not disabled by an ACPI patch.

    Do you know the original source of the premade EFI files? Maybe I have a different BIOS version or I just have to reapply the ACPI patches.

    Thanks in advance for your time!
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    Hi again,

    The post-install .zip archive contains the ACPI patches. I'm trying to make it work with them.
     
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    #4 Justin, Aug 28, 2018
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    It's better to post a full boot screenshot. It may be more than the last error.

    Though I did little changes to the usb Install EFI.
    It's the same EFI it's already in the pramede setup torrent.

    I just added nv_disable=1 and inject graphics ID 0x123456789.
    Plus copied all kexts for the Xiaomi.

    That's it.

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    Post install has a lot of stuff changed but no the USB install one.
     
  5. Mauro Matbot

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    Great I am trying this on my resent 13.3 air
     
  6. Justin

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  7. Hiroyuki Yamashita

    Hiroyuki Yamashita New Member

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    Thank you for informative information.
     
  8. CuongNC

    CuongNC New Member

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    Can i use this guide for air 13.3 i5-7200U?
     
  9. Rodrigo0098765

    Rodrigo0098765 New Member

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    great i will intall it
     
  10. icex187

    icex187 New Member

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    Thanks for Guide
     
  11. Xlyj204

    Xlyj204 New Member

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    Thank you very much for Guide.
     
  12. STP

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    Great...
     
  13. rockoz

    rockoz New Member

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    thank you for the guide i will give it a try
     
  14. STP

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    ...but I can't find where is R-Drive
     
  15. ltornado

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    Hey thanks for the hard work man!
     
  16. rockoz

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    To install from USB Drive i have to use this Boot Args: nv_disable=1 mbasd=1
    Otherwise it failed to install
     
  17. ltornado

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    Hey guys, the Hackintosh is almost perfect except for the fact that the laptop can't sleep. Does anyone know a fix thanks!
     
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  20. cpanolan

    cpanolan New Member

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    thanks friend, but it did not help(( error
     
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