Archive for April 2020

USB problem - not recognizing external HD

I have the Catalina port limit removal patch, have correct SSDT (I think), USBInjectAll in my kexts folder, but its not recognizing my external HD. Weird because it was working last week. Posted my EFI. Can anyone help?

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What causes SSDTTIME to crash instantly?

Problems updating to Catalina, help?

I updated my hackintosh to Catalina 10.15.4. The install on my SSD went smoothly, but now my GPU is not detected, nor is my HDD drive. I'm running the newest version of Clover.

My GPU is a GeForce GTX 960. The latest CUDA Driver installed is 418.163

I have a SATA connected HDD that isn't showing up in disk utility. AHCI for SATA is turned on in the BIOS.

Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

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Simple Kext Question: Do I need these?

I was inspired by Snazzy Labs video to plunge into building a vanilla Open Core Hackintosh (instead of using clover). As I was reading through the Dortania Guide, I got a little confused. Under kexts, where it says "must haves" that referring to everything below, or is it just saying that VirtualSMC and Lilu are 'must haves'? How about these? (SMCProcessor.kext, SMCSuperIO.kext, SMCLightSensor.kext, SMCBatteryManager.kext).

Also, I wasn't sure if I needed these or if it just depended on whether or not I bought an ethernet card for my system? Will I be able to just use the ethernet on my motherboard?(AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext, LucyRTL8125Ethernet.kext, RealtekRTL8100.kext, SmallTreeIntel82576.kext)

And lastly, there were some wifi and bluetooth kexts I was unsure if I needed: (AirportBrcmFixup.kext, BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM3.kext)

Sorry, I'm new to all of this; maybe someone can enlighten me.

Specs: Processor: i9 9900k; MB: Gigabyte Z390 designare; RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16 GBx2; HD: Samsung Evo+ 970; Graphics: Sapphire Radeon RX 580)

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Hackintosh for GF! Catalina 10.15.4 | OpenCore 0.5.7

| i7-9700k | Gigabyte z390 D |iCloud +iMessage working! | Dual Boot PC

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I gotta admit, it took me a while to get this thing to work, before this I had no experience in building PC’s, I got some help from a close friend who is really good at making PC’s and solving tech related problems. My GF is a graphic designer and she needed a new computer. She has been working with a Mac-book Pro 13 inch (2012) for the last 6 years, she used to get really frustrated with her computer due to the lack of speed.

I didn't like seeing her like that, so then I had the idea to propose to her to make a Hackintosh, I only knew that it was a thing and have always wondered how to create one, she didn’t understand at the beginning until I started to explain to her how it kinda worked. She accepted, and since then we started to work with the budget she had.

We bought the following parts:

  • Gigabyte z390 D
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
  • ADATA Premier DDR4 16gb
  • NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 3D de 480 GB,
  • EVGA 450BR

Later, I took everything out of the official Open Core guide:

  1. Mount Mac Catalina in the USB: I used Windos, with GibMacOS, in the GibMacOs it gives you several versions of OS and I chose the newest of Catalina and that says Full Install. Then use the Make Install to load the operating system to the USB, the Make Install comes in the GibMacOs. (On the page you can download all these programs and if you have Windows you run the ones that say .bat)

  1. After mounting the Catalina on the USB you must enter and Delete all the files except the one that says “Openshell.efi” from the “Tools” folder

  2. Then you must enter the "Drivers" folder and delete all the (.efi) files, download the ones that appear on the page and copy them into the "Drivers" folder.

  1. Then Add to the “Kext” folder all the files that are compatible with the PC hardware. In this option I found several failed Kext, but in the guide I found a repository of .Kext and with those I had no problem.

Kext repository.

In the repository you find many Kext. To download the correct ones I was reviewing the guide, with the specifications of the PC hardware. To select the best option, I went to Windows and reviewed the information it gave me about the drivers, then compared them with what the guide said and saw which ones to download. If you enter the USB there is the folder that says Kext, there are all the ones I saw that were necessary for the hardware of the machine.

  1. For SSDTs you can generate them manually by scripting or automatically (easier) with the SSDT Time program

First I generated the SSDT manually with scripts thinking that it was going to be the best option, but I tell you that it did not work well. So later I did another test generating them automatically with SSDT Time, which is easier, and that one worked well. The SSDT Time application generated several files for me but I only copied the SSDT .aml which in the end I think were 2. They are still on the USB in the "ACPI" folder

  1. This is the step that takes the longest to edit the Config.plist, in the guide I chose "INTEL CONFIG.PLIST" "Cofee Lake", "Cofee Lake" because in that category is the processor that has the PC that It is Intel i7-9700K. For this use the PorperTree tool, in this I loaded the config.plist file from the USB and then made the changes on the OC Folder

Here all the configuration parameters are changed, adapting them according to what the guide says and the specifications of the PC hardware. Here I also use the SMBIOS which is like a Key Generator to generate and load some serials. I assume that this option is the one that allows you to use the iCloud appropriately.

  1. Then in the PC Bios apply the settings that are in the guide, I could not apply them as is, because the Bios of the machine did not have all the options in the guide, but I remember that I disabled the fast boot, the VT-d and CSM.

  2. Then I used the USB to start with the installation, which took about 3 hours between trial and error, and in the end it lifted. When the Mac menu starts, you have to enter the Disk Utility to select and format the free Hard Disk. After formatting, select that disk, which is where the Mac Catalina will be installed.

  3. When it was installed, the OS at first only worked with the USB installed on the computer, so I found a part in the guide that mentions the steps so that it can work without the USB.

And that’s it. It’s working great! I tried my best to give a little guide, and help somebody someday.

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OC boot is stuck on this message. CPU IDs have been set correctly according to guide. i3-4005u HD 4400

Some devices work on all USB ports, yet some don't work on any and cause lag - Z370 OC Catalina Build

I made a lengthy post about my issue a few days ago, and also tried the discord server but haven't had any luck. I'm writing this more easily digestible post in hope that it catches the right person's eye.

On my new OC build, my USB storage devices are not recognized my any of my USB ports, and they often cause lag and freeze ups when plugged in or unplugged. However, my usb RAID array, microphone and mouse adapter work fine.

For example:

Plug in USB mouse receiver: works great

Plug in USB storage device into same port: System lags and cant find the device in finder or disk utility. It can be found in system viewer or IOReg.

Plug both of those devices into a hub and plug it into the same port: Mouse works, same behaviour with USB drive.

Here is a link to my previous post, which has a lot of detail:

Motherboard: Asus Z370-P II (Bios version 1203)

CPU: i5 9600k

Graphics: Radeon RX 5500XT

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Help with config.plist

Hi Reddit ,

Trying to get Intel Quick Sync and VDA decoder on hackintool to show fully supported. I read the vanilla guide and got my hackintosh working . Just need final help with config plist. I have selected smbios imac 13,2 as that supports headless mode. I can see that icon on hackintosh tool.

I am using intel 6 series motherboard which needs to fake IMEI and even put a platform id 0x01620007.

I am going in to devices and properties but doesn't seem to do any changes. Any kind soul can take a look?

I Have 3570k with HD4000 on H61 gigabyte board and a rx460. Attaching my config plist

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Gigabyte z390 Designare Installer crashing on second phase

Gigabyte z390 Designare Installer crashing on second phase

installer crash report

Hi there, hope you all guys are taking good care of yourselves. Im trying to install macOS on these specs:

Gigabyte z390 Designare i9 9900k CPU
MSI Radeon Rx 5700 xt GPU Sabrent 512GB Rocket M.2 NVMe SSD (2)
G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600
CORSAIR RMX Series 750 Watt, 80+ Gold , Fully Modular Power Supply

im following Vanilla guide for installation, first phase went smoothly, as soon as it reboots and boot into ssd for second phase of install it's crashing, anyone here with same mother board please let me know what is the issue and what is the recommended bios for hackintosh on this mother board, Thanks in advance.

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Can Anyone Remote Desktop My Pc And Make A Mac VM

Can Anyone Remote Desktop My Pc And Make A Mac VM they have to prove their identity with real certificate

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Stuck on Installing Catalina with OpenCore 0.5.7

I have spent the last two days trying to get my system to run Catalina. I had previous experience with a Clover installation on this machine and it worked really great on High Sierra. Now I've been following the vanilla guide for my system and unfortunately I can't get past this screen. I have re read the guide multiple times now, and my config.plist should match it exactly, as well as the bios settings but I'm still stuck.

This is what is hanging on:

These are my system specs:

i7 7700K

AsRock Z270M Extreme 4

Samsung 500 GB EVO NVMe drives x2 (1 for windows, other was going to be OSX)

32GB of ram

HD 630

GTX 1080 (applied the dsdt to disable this on mac as well as bootflag)

This is my EFI folder:

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Qemu vm / vanillla amd or intel hack

What’s the consensus about what is the best? Price per performance definitely is in Amds favor but I’ve heard there are problems with the adobe suite with amd — is this unfounded?

Has anyone had success using thunderbolt pass through via qemu and an aic card?

I’m trying to decide what to build your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Anyone know how to fix getting stuck on apple logo