Archive for June 2020

[VIDEO GUIDE] How to configure your Gigabyte Aorus Master/Pro/Ultra BIOS for Hackintosh

I was told that some people might find this useful here, so here it is.

How to configure your Gigabyte Aorus Master Z390 BIOS for Hackintosh

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B360 Gigabyte - i5-9400F - RX 580 - Catalina 10.15.5

B360 Gigabyte - i5-9400F - RX 580 - Catalina 10.15.5


Gigabyte B360 Aorus Gaming 3 Wifi Rev 1.0 (shipped with latest stable bios firmware F13)

Intel i5-9400F with CPU cooler (No discrete graphics support)

Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 580 - 8GB (Display port & DVI ports used)

Be Quiet Base 600 ATX case

Corsair RM750x Power supply

Crucial Ballistix 2666 DDR4 2x8GB RAM

Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME 500GB drive (PCIe 4x mac OS) - comes with latest firmware

Kingston A2000 NVME 500GB drive (PCIe 2x Windows 10)

Bluetooth/Wifi (Intel Cnvi internal card that came with mobo - one of the back usb2.0 ports won't work when this is connected)

Wifi speed

Wired internet speed

nvme speed

LG UHD/Bluray optical disk reader/writer SATA
iClever BK-10 Bluetooth keyboard

Apple Magic 2 mouse (for gestures)

LG 4K HDR 27" Monitor

Logitech 4k Magnetic Apple HDR Webcam

Samsung 27" FHD LED Monitor

Altec Lansing VS2320 PC speakers

Videoproc results

Geekbench score

What is working:
Dual boot with windows (Used dortania guide with 0.5.9 Opencore bootloader - Catalina 10.15.5)
Full GPU acceleration, HEVC encoding and Apple TV+ DRM (imacpro1,1 smbios with shikigva=128 boot arg)
All USB ports full speed (Used hackintool to get usb mapping kext)
Dual monitors (DP and DVI) - HDMI ports not tested
Bluetooth, Wifi, LAN Internet (Intelmausi), Internal Realtek Audio (AppleALC alcid=99) - added kexts to bootloader
NVRAM (after adding SSDT-PMC.aml), SSD Trim
Power management (Removed cfg lock, added SSDT-Plug.aml, and CPU Friend kexts)
Restart, Shutdown, Sleep, Hardware monitoring, etc.
imessage, Facetime, Webcam, icloud, connect to iphone, itunes etc.

Usb mapping

Not working:
Handoff, Sidecar, Airdrop

Need to test:
Amazon prime
UHD disk playback

BIOS Settings:
CSM/Fastboot/Serial port/Vt-d/Trusted computing/Wake on LAN - Disabled
Above 4G Decoding/XHCI handoff - Enabled
XMP profile=1

Initially, I started with iMac19,1 suitable for my hardware. But couldn't make hardware acceleration to work. I can't enable iGPU as 9400F won't support it.

Total USB ports in Back Panel and Front Panel (2x USB3) is 16. The USB Type C is only shown under HS port and so that makes it 15 USB ports. Initially used XHCI-unsupported kext to install OS and then added USB mapping kext.
SSDT-AWAC.aml RTC fix is not needed for this board.

Link to most kexts used.

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Hackintosh a Ice Lake laptop

I cant get Mac OS on a VM so i want to dualboot my laptop with it its a i5 10th gen ice lake and a HP 17 inch laptop. Its new so i dont want to mess it up and it only has a 250GB SSD, Please Help!

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Removing everything and starting over with no access.

I installed a successful 10.12 on my computer but ran into issues with it restarting after prompting shutdown.

I followed a guide on a forum and after adding some kext files my Mac partition loads the motherboard screen then shows a bunch of +++++++++++. Is there a way to wipe everything and start over without getting into the system? Any option from clover other than windows locks up.

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I7-9700k and 2070 possible?

I know it’s a dumb question I really want to do a hackintosh my first one but I need windows for other stuff and I don’t want to sacrifice the power of the 2070?

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Flash F30

Whats up guys, I recently got a secundary laptop primarily for school related things, just was wondering if is possible to do a hackintosh on it because im really into MacOs and going back to windows is something I don’t want to. Its a Samsung Flash F30 with the following specs: -celeron n4000 processor -4gb ram -ssd 240 gb -intel uhd integrated graphics I know its really low-end, but maybe there is still a hope ;)

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Install Mac OS 10.13 on a VM?

I dont want to risk ruining my new laptop and i need it for xcode but when i tried booting the internet recovery DMG it goes to the EFI interactive shell and has no boot from file options. It refuses to start the vm without EFI

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Help with mac os Big Sur vm to external hard drive

Hello I was able to boot into vmware fusion on my Hackintosh with Big Sur, I want to clone the vm hard drive to an external. I have no idea how to do it, I want to boot my laptop with that external hard drive

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Is this a good Setup for a hackintosh? Wanna do mostly PC gaming but with the ability to boot up MacOS since I have multiple Apple products. Thanks!

First Time Hackintosher...

Minimum requirements

What is the minimum requirements for MacOS X BigSur??

1)CPU (AMD and Intel) 2)Ram 3)GPU (AMD and Nvidia) 4)SSD or HDD??

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HELP Building a Powerful / Quiet Hackintosh

Hello all,

I'm a narrator and I'm looking to upgrade my current MacBook Pro into a Hackintosh for audio editing (also able to play games as well if possible.)

My goal here is to find something essentially extremely quiet (my current mac gets up to 4000 RPM's while recording sometimes), that can run Adobe Audition or Pro Tools recording for multiple hours. I use an Apollo and my space is completely acoustically treated, it's much more comfortable than an isolation booth and why I'd rather invest in the best unit to allow me to move to and from my work stations as quickly as possible, as my acoustics are pretty much perfect. Unfortunately, that means keeping the unit in the same room (since there is only one room). I know Bequiet Fans are an option as well as Fractal Define Case but would love help on other options as well as the CPU, GPU, Motherboard, etc.

Can anyone provide suggestions with various price points involved (Middle of the road and more Expensive). I would love any and all insights you might have on my venture here to eliminate fan noise from recordings with also having a powerful computer.

Thanks and best regards,

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Does anyone else feel like they shouldn't use Hackintosh as their main setup? (Unwarranted concern/feeling) What are the long term cons of Ryzentosh?

This might sound a bit strange, so I'll preface this by saying that.

I have Windows on my main computer (3900x / 5700xt) and dual booted with Catalina (OC). MacOS feels smooth and runs super well! Everything works except handoff , airdrop etc; (I don't have Wifi Card installed). But I can't help but feel I shouldn't dive in and use the hackintosh as my main OS due to it not being "official". I guess the feeling comes as if I won't have the full performance or something, I'm not sure. Or as if there is a downside I am not seeing yet, I just stay away from using it as a main OS.

As strange as this may be, I guess I wanted to ask, is there any long term (or short term) cons or annoyances to stop me from using it as the main OS? Should I dive in and be happy with it as I much prefer MacOS (I have Macbook, ATV, iPad Pro, iPhone, Apple Watch etc;). I am using AMD 3900X although it seems to work flawlessly in regular use (haven't really tested performance apps).

Is there a noticeable performance hit in some apps like Adobe suite? I've heard LR doesnt work, but it seems to work for me.

Also am I a bit insane for my thinking? haha

Please help me dive into Hackintosh and enjoy the hard work of this awesome community!!

Also for those who dual boot, when do you tend to switch back to Windows? What for?

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