Clover EFI
Clover EFI
r5125

5.0

Clover EFI free download for Mac

Clover EFIr5125

16 October 2020

A custom macOS bootloader.

Overview

Note: MacUpdate team strongly suggests against installing Clover EFI on your main machine. Proper configuration requires additional research.

Clover EFI Bootloader for macOS, Windows and Linux in UEFI and in legacy mode

Features
  • Boot macOS, Windows, and Linux in UEFI or legacy mode on Mac or PC with UEFI or BIOS firmware
  • Boot using UEFI firmware directly or CloverEFI UEFI firmware emulation
  • Customizable GUI including themes, icons, fonts, background images, animations, and mouse pointers.
  • Theme manager and theme repository
  • Native screen resolution in GUI
  • Press Page Up or Page Down to change GUI resolution
  • Press F1 for multilingual help, depending on language setting in configuration
  • Press F2 to save preboot.log from GUI
  • Press F4 to save original (OEM) ACPI tables into /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin
  • Press F5 to test DSDT patching
  • Press F6 to save graphics firmware into /EFI/CLOVER/misc
  • Press F10 to save screenshots from GUI
  • Press F12 to eject CD/DVD
  • GUI refreshes after CD/DVD insertion
  • Ability to boot previously selected boot entry after default timeout
  • Boot entries menu scrolls if screen resolution is too low for menu
  • Create custom boot entries for personalizing boot entries and add support for other operating systems
  • Create Clover boot entry in NVRAM with tool from GUI
  • Launch EFI command shell from GUI
  • Startup sound controlled by F8 and checked by F7

What's new in Clover EFI

Version r5125:
  • Resolved issue with kext loading.
  • Resolved legacy boot (6,7) file.

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How would you rate Clover EFI app?

2 Reviews of Clover EFI

5
Aargl
07 April 2020
Version: r5109

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I don't think this is the place for a debate about wether or not it's legit to use Clover on real Macs (some people do) or hackintoshes, but what Clover does it does it well. On the other hand, I agree with Mcr about the need for a disclaimer, just in case some kamikaze would try and install it on a real Mac without knowing what they're doing! :-D I was indeed surprised to find it here for 2 reasons: one is because of course it's meant in the first place for the hackintosh scene — but again, some people might find it interesting to have a different bootloader to boot Windows or Linux on their Mac (I haven't tried it myself...) — and two because I think the people who need it already know what to do with it and where to find it... ;-) But after all, provided you put a disclaimer for the non savvy, why not put it here? It's related to MacOS, it's not piracy, it doesn't modify the OS... I don't see it more an issue than if installing a ZFS filesystem on your drive, even though Apple wouldn't want you to do so.
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Aargl
07 April 2020
Version: r5109
I don't think this is the place for a debate about wether or not it's legit to use Clover on real Macs (some people do) or hackintoshes, but what Clover does it does it well. On the other hand, I agree with Mcr about the need for a disclaimer, just in case some kamikaze would try and install it on a real Mac without knowing what they're doing! :-D I was indeed surprised to find it here for 2 reasons: one is because of course it's meant in the first place for the hackintosh scene — but again, some people might find it interesting to have a different bootloader to boot Windows or Linux on their Mac (I haven't tried it myself...) — and two because I think the people who need it already know what to do with it and where to find it... ;-) But after all, provided you put a disclaimer for the non savvy, why not put it here? It's related to MacOS, it's not piracy, it doesn't modify the OS... I don't see it more an issue than if installing a ZFS filesystem on your drive, even though Apple wouldn't want you to do so.
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Mcr
07 April 2020
Version: r5109
MACUPDATE, this app needs to be removed. It is for use with 'hackintosh' machines, non Apple hardware that is rigged to boot macOS. First off all, installing Clover on 'real' Mac will likely result in a non bootable machine, requiring a complete reformat of the drive. Second, Apple does not permit the installation of macOS on non Apple hardware, which is the only use for using Clover; it is a violation of the EULA and copyright. Now whatever anyone's personal opinion on hackintosh, that's fine. What you do behind closed doors is your business. This site is a public marketplace and forum for users AND developers of Apple software; developers who make money supporting Apple and the Apple eco-system. You shouldn't bite the/a hand that feeds you. just as we don't condone posting piracy related software or information on this site, we shouldn't discuss software that knowingly or unknowingly causes users to violate their Apple user agreements. Clover by itself is not a violation, but it's only purpose is to assist the installation of macOS on non Apple hardware, which is a violation. If you want to discuss 'hacking' a Mac, there are plenty of other sites. For the same reason the page on Clover Configurator https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/61090/clover-configurator shouldn't be on MacUpdate either. Clover configuration is used to 'configure' Clover. Mac Users, unless you are extremely technical and knowledgeable, don't try installing this on a real Mac (Apple hardware), you almost certainly will 'brick' it. It's not what you think it is, if you want to run other operating systems on your Mac, use virtualization software.
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