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big sur - opencore - everything works so far

big sur - opencore - everything works so far


  • CPU: Intel i5-9600k @ 3.7Ghz
  • GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 8G, Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • RAM: 2x16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4 2666
  • Motherboard model: Gigabyte B365M DS3H
  • Audio Codec: Realtek ALC887
  • Wifi/BT Card: Fenvi T919
  • Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe 256GB for macOS
  • SPCC SSD 240GB for Windows 10
  • Samsung 860 EVO SSD 500GB for Storage
  • Old WD 2TB HDD for Time Machine and Windows backups

What guide I followed: OpenCore Desktop Guide

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Hackintosh no longer dual boots and goes straight to Windows

Hackintosh no longer dual boots and goes straight to Windows


My opencore Hackintosh no longer boots into Mac OS and goes straight to Windows even when selected in the F12 startup menu.

I have 2 NVMe drives, one Windows and the other Mac OS, both show up in the BIOS but unless I physically remove the Windows drive it will not boot into Mac OS.

Both drives show in the Boot Option Priorites but only one in the Boot Sequence

Is there a way to disable a NVMe in the BIOS rather than taking it out altogether?

Any ideas?


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Coffee Lake - Full Functionality from Initial Boot

Importing To Premiere Causes Lock Up

I have never had issues importing into Premiere until recently where every time I import HEVC video from iphone, it freezes the entire computer forcing a restart. Any other hackintosh video editors experiencing this?

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ALC1220 not working on Z490

ALC1220 not working on Z490

Followed the guide, currently using alcid=1 boot-arg and the same under layout-id (within the PCI entries portion of config.plist).

Using an ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming ITX/ac. Has the same ALC1220 found on the Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/ac and found on many other boards. Audio over DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB is flawless. Any ideas on how I can get internal audio working?


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Building for general internet use and Logic Pro X

Hi all,

Looking for a parts check on my build here!

Use case: (1) General internet browsing, (2) Logic Pro X (for audio recording/editing/mixing. No video).
No gaming, no dual-boot, no virtualization/containers for software development.

Desired lifespan: As long as possible. I understand some of these parts are overkill for what I need, but I'd rather pay more now to squeeze a few more months before the next build needed.

Boot/chain loader: I plan to use OpenCore.

Experience: I have never built a Hackintosh before but am well versed in building Windows machines, overclocking Intel chips, Linux (in general), and software development, professionally.


The Shopping List:

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor

MOBO: ASUS Z390-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard

GPU: Sapphire Technology Radeon RX 580 Overclocked Pulse Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0

BOOT DRIVE: Samsung 970 EVO+ 500GB SSD V-NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive

MEMORY: Crucial Ballistix Gaming 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K16G32C16U4B

PSU: Corsair RM650 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX

COOLING: Enermax ETS-T40 CPU Cooler

CONNECTIVITY: TP-LINK AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band PCI-e Bluetooth 5.0 AdapterI will be hardwired to lan but may choose to setup wifi because why not? Will this card work for both? Just bluetooth? Are there any Bluetooth only options?

CASE: Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - Whi...


Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm most concerned about the bluetooth/wifi selection and I wonder if there is an alternative Mobo that makes more sense considering. I do not plan on overclocking in the short term but in 3-5 years when the system starts showing its age, I would like the option to do so to squeeze more life out of it.

I also have a question about using OpenCore versus Clover considering my relatively simple use cases. I'm a tech person and I like to stay on the cutting edge when possible, but I wonder if the benefits of OpenCore really outweigh the time cost it would take to use it over Clover. This is really a question for another post (which I am sure there are tons of similar threads already here I can find) but if you have an opinion on this, please chime in as well!


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Best ITX boards for 9th gen i5s that will output 2 displays from the iGPU?

I've been looking at the Z390 ITX, which looks like it has pretty well established compatibility, but I cant confirm its ability to output to two displays at once from the iGPU (I'm a Nvidia user, so I cant use dedicated graphics).

Another one I've been looking at is the ROG Strix B360-I... But I cant get any confirmation that both display outputs work off of the iGPU on that one. Its really important that I can use two displays with this setup.

Apparently it involves patching the frame buffer?

Any perspective on this would be greatly appreciated.

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[Help] Nvidia Drivers

spent more than week trying to solve nvidia drivers problems on High Sierra and all i got is a dead end , i googled a lot and tried a lot of guides but a didn’t figure it out well , i got a lot of problems one after another , if i fixed the black screen issue i got a problem with 0x0 at the end If it’s fixed a got a kernel cache problem , if i fix any problem i get another one and all because i want to make my 1050 ti just to work Tried mojave but i know that it didn’t support nvidia so i downgrade to High Sierra with these issues , now i’m really upset because of all that and i want a final solution to make my hackintosh work properly. My setup is : MSI B350M bazooka Ryzen 5 1600 Nvidia 1050 ti Any help or a working guide are very appreciated. Sorry for lot of talking

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Kabylake OpenCore not booting

I have tried to boot off both the Big Sur installer and existing Catalina on the hard drive, both no avail. I have just tried OpenCore for the first time, and I've tried all of the troubleshooting guides and looked up the issue many times, but nothing has really worked. The error that I get every time is


I have also disabled things like CFG lock in the BIOS and all of the other options found in the OpenCore guide. I have been able to boot Catalina with Clover though. My specs are as following:

  • i3 7100
  • ASRock B250M Pro4
  • 2x4GB Ram
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 (for windows only)
  • 120GB Intel 600p NVMe SSD is my EFI.

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What GPU can I get? Nooby question.

Hello, I just built a rig, no graphics card yet. I want to know what GPU you recommend for low budget on Catalina. Also, can I purchase any XFX RX 580? This GPU is very affordable. Thanks for the help.

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Sleep issues with USB and PCIe on Catalina Intel OC Hack. Help really appreciated

Sleep issues with USB and PCIe on Catalina Intel OC Hack. Help really appreciated

Hey everyone,

This post is very long, so here's a TLDR:
Wasn't happy with USB so bought a PCIE expansion card and now I get instant wake, but don't think it's usb related but rather pcie.

And here we go. Everything in detail:

first of all, I'm really grateful for all the great help everyone's giving out for free over here. And all the developers and people updating the documentation. Only this allowed me to build my dream Hack Pro. Now I'm only left with a few very weird issues and the discord couldn't help me. I looked all over the internet but couldn't find anything so this is my last help.

So first thing: USB is fucked.

I'm working with an AsRock X299 Creator MB and besides the terrible bios it's pretty great. But the intel usb interface doesn't play nicely. The AsMedia USB interface however does (used for the front usb c port). So when I plug in hard drives into a USB slot they will always be detected as internal and when the computer is put to sleep they disconnect. The OC guides say AsRock requires USBInjectAll and XHCIunsupported, but nothing changes when I use them. All ports work without the kexts, but port mapping doesn't work if I use them. The hs and ss boot arguments don't do anything either. (I do have emulated nvram, so I add them manually in config). Only thing that does change anything is the portlimitpatch (works flawlessly).

So my workaround was to get a usb pcie expansion card. Now all external usb devices get detected as such and they don't disconnect on sleep, because SLEEP DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE. Like not at all. Tried the instant wake solutions from the OC guide. Tried the usb mapping again (didn't do anything), my pcie card's ports don't even get detected from the script, neither does the front usb c.

I don't think it's a usb issue really, but rather pcie. Previously tried a different pcie card that also broke sleep.

The log on sleep and wake shows this:

12:15:34 +0200 Sleep Entering Sleep state due to 'Software Sleep pid=210':TCPKeepAlive=active Using AC (Charge:0%) 27 secs

12:16:01 +0200 DarkWake DarkWake from Normal Sleep [CDN] : due to GBE1/ Using AC (Charge:0%) 3 secs

12:16:04 +0200 Wake DarkWake to FullWake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] : due to HID Activity Using AC (Charge:0%)

I didn't put my pc to sleep because of this. And tho usb mapping would be cool, sleep is more important for me. Would be really cool if someone could help me with this, as I'm running out of ideas.

MB: AsRock X299 Creator
CPU: Intel Core i9-10920X (Cascade Lake) 12-Core
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 5700 (Too broke for XT)
PCIE USB CARD: SilverStone PCIE USB 3 Card
OC Version: 0.5.9
Install Method: Vanilla (of course)
SMBIOS: MacPro 7,1
DSDT: Google Drive Link
CONFIG.PLIST: Google Drive Link (without serial)
I can also include a save from my ioregistry if that helps...

And here is my efi folder:

My efi folder

Again, any help would be greatly appreciated. Hope I included enough infos (probably too much), but if you're still reading this sorry for such a long post and thanks for spending time trying to help me (or avoiding work man idk)

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hlep with macOS Catalina usb prepare

Hi guys i need some help to make a usb with macOS Catalina for my pc


cpu:i5 2400

mbo:dell inc. idk model

ram:6gb ddr3

more specs by my pc name : Dell optiplex 790SFFif can some one make me a usb on my computer i give him my anydesk id to connect.

help me pls! my discord is !^_^RZWSCOOB^_^!#5827

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Weak keyboard signal strengt in macOS?

Hi folks.

I have this weird issue where my keyboard signal strengt is significantly weaker in macOS.

It seems to be a OS dependent issue, as I have a unRAID setup with a macOS VM and a Windows 10 VM. Both VM's have the same hardware passed to them, the same USB controller with the same wireless keyboard dongle attached (a Microsoft Sculpted keyboard). However, in Windows I have no issues, and can take the keyboard of my desk and into my lap no problem. Doing the same while in macOS result in extreme lag, we are talking 10-20 seconds before a keypress is registred - if ever.

Obviously I don't understand what the problem is, can I change some setting? (this is not a bluetooth keyboard, it have it's own dongle). Or is this just how it is for some reason?

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Easiest way to add a new kext into OpenCore?


If I want to add a new kext into my EFI > OC > Kexts - is the easiest way to place the kext into EFI > OC > Kexts and then use Propertree to perform a File > OC Snapshot ?

It feels right but I wondered if this would duplicate all my existing Kexts found in the snaphot process or it would simply appended the newly added one.



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OpenCore Vanilla, AMD Ryzen, Catalina - Sleep & Handoff Issues

I've had a Clover/Mojave installation running well for the last year on my Ryzen/x570 build, with everything working well, including iMessage/App Store/AirDrop/Handoff/Sound/Fenvi Wifi/BT/Ethernet, except for sleep (doesn't work at all) and Apple Watch unlock (the watch gets added, but doesn't actually unlock).

I wanted to try a new build with Catalina and OpenCore, and I seem to once again have everything working - except for sleep and Apple Watch unlock. I wanted this clean, so I didn't transfer anything over from Clover. Being a newbie and completely new to OpenCore, I followed the vanilla guide and build a custom DSDT using SSDTTime in Win (didn't use a pre-made). I have not changed any USB mappings, as I don't have the slightest idea how to start with this. I never did this with Clover either.

I've read conflicting things on whether sleep even works on AMD builds, with some saying it does and others saying it doesn't. I don't know how to get it to work though. I assume AMD power management is non-existent as well, and perhaps this could have something to do with sleep not working. I tried adding SMCAMDProcessor kext, but had a kernel panic on boot from it, and haven't messed with it again. Any suggestions on how to get sleep working?

Handoff seems much slower than on the Clover/Mojave install, with handoff and AirDrop showing up but taking a long time to function. Any idea how to fix? Also, turning on Unlock by Apple Watch seems to work (it checks), but it doesn't seem to actually work. Any idea how to fix this?

Thanks for any help and suggestions!

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Installed 2nd GPU (RTX 2080 for Windows), Windows boot Manager does not show up in the boot options (F11)

Hello, i've just installed a 2nd GPU (Zotac RTX 2080) on my 2nd PCIE slot on my Motherboard, MSI Z390A-PRO. Prior to the install, i could still boot into Windows. But after booting it up, the windows boot manager did not show up. However in Mac OS, i could see my Windows SSD drive being mounted

I did not do anything post installing the GPU into my motherboard..

Please help!

Opencore 0.5.9
Mojave OS
Mobo: MSI Z390A-PRO + i9 9900k
GPU: RX580 (First PCIE Slot)
2nd GPU: Zotac RTX2080
Ram:32Gb Corsair Vengeance

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Hackintosh HELP!

I'm not at all tech savvy, so trying to install hackintosh has been very difficult for me. If someone would be polite enough to give me the files needed for my hardware (CPU: i3-9100F and my mother board: B365 PRO-VDH) that would be appreciated. Otherwise I think I might be able to figure out my EFI files.

EDIT: I just found an iso for 10.15.5 from "" I'll try to use this and my transmac trial.

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First boot keeps getting stuck here. Have waited a total of 20 min.

Broke my Clover hack, recommendations for next steps?

So I've been running a Catalina Hackintosh (dual-boot with Windows 10) with Clover for quite some time now, it's been useful as a work computer during the pandemic. Recently I decided to add another SSD to the system, in the hopes both OSs could access it. Unfortunately the Mac drive could read, not write, seemingly due to NTFS formatting. I opted to try and reconfigure MacOS to allow it, and as part of that process, disabled SIP by setting the appropriate CsrActiveConfig value - something I've done before. Simply launch Clover Configurator, change value, save, and restart. Except this seems to have completely broken my system. It no longer boots all the way into MacOS, instead stalling almost immediately - there's no kernel panic when logging the output, everything looks exactly as it would normally, except it doesn't start up. Additionally, Clover is now loading a couple of different wacky visual themes each launch, and it also lost the default verbose setting. However even when I launch Clover with a USB running my old Mojave settings, I get the same stalling out issue (though not the themes/default verbose issues). Honestly at this point I'm not sure what I can try - if an old working config also doesn't work, what can I do? And why did just saving a change to a single value break Clover so badly?

My system's a Giagbyte H370N Wifi, Intel i5-8400 and RX580, with three drives - an 860 Evo with Catalina, an 850 Evo with Windows 10, and a newly-installed 970 Evo Plus (note MacOS had launched a few times with this drive in place, though). Log output available here, and also the backup config I'm trying is available on request if people need.

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Somehow for some reason on first boot I keep getting stuck on

Successful Hackintosh "8 Year old Computer" running Catalina

Successful Hackintosh "8 Year old Computer" running Catalina

My First successful Hackintosh machine using OpenCore

MotherBoard : Asrock H61M-S1 Plus

Processor : i3-3220 (Ivy Bridge)

Ram 4 GB ddr3 1600 mhz

GPU: Msi GT710

HDD : 1TB seagate Barracuda

Thanks to the Hackintosh (OpenCore) Discord Friends for helping me!!

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