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FeatureUnlock - Lilu Kernel extension for Sidecar and others

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Lilu Kernel extension for enabling Sidecar, NightShift, AirPlay and Universal Control.


Additional Notes

NightShift (macOS 10.12.4+)

AirPlay to Mac (macOS 12.0+)

Universal Control (macOS 12.3+)

Requires minimum of Wifi N and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless, wired is supported between iPad and Mac as an alternative

Note all parties check each other for compatibility, thus requiring FeatureUnlock on all models in the chain

Seen as Ineligible Device Found Md MacBookPro11,4, SV 340.17.2 in Console under UniversalControl: com.apple.universalcontrol

Recommend using a different SMBIOS if possible, otherwise use -force_uc_unlock for machines that are not blacklisted but are connecting with a blacklisted model.

Due to the nature of requiring FeatureUnlock for both models, Apple Silicon and iPads will not work

Sidecar (macOS 10.15.0+)

Requires minimum of Wifi N and Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless, wired is supported between iPad and Mac as an alternative

Requires a machine with an Intel iGPU active for reliable usage, most dGPU-only machines will experience difficulties. An H.265 capable iGPU is recommended for best streaming quality.

AMD dGPU-only machines may work if using an iMac19,x or iMac20,x SMBIOS with gvaForceAMDKE setting applied:

defaults write com.apple.AppleGVA gvaForceAMDKE -boolean yes

Boot arguments

-caroff (or -liluoff) to disable

-cardbg (or -liludbgall) to enable verbose logging (in DEBUG builds)

-carbeta (or -lilubetaall) to enable on macOS newer than 13

-allow_sidecar_ipad enables Sidecar support for unsupported iPads

-disable_sidecar_mac disables Sidecar/AirPlay/Universal Control patches

-disable_nightshift disables NightShift patches

-force_uni_control forces Universal Control patching even when model doesn't require


Apple for macOS

vit9696 for Lilu.kext

khronokernel for developing AirPlay to Mac and Universal Control patch sets and maintaining Sidecar patch set

Osy and DhinakG for Polaris22Fixup base

Ben-z for original SidecarCore patch set

Pike R. Alpha and cdf for NightShift patch set


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