Archive for December 2021

Mojave -> Catalina upgrade - discouraged!

Trying to update from Mojave to Catalina and feeling very discouraged. I originally built this machine in Dec 2013 with MacOS 10.9 Mavericks. I've upgraded through every OS version through Mojave. I paused at Catalina because it's my music production machine and I didn't want to lose some old 32-bit apps, but now I'm ready to move forward and it's not cooperating at all.

Here are the steps I've taken, please help if you can!

* I've made a bootable clone of my Mojave (10.14.6) startup drive...

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Author: stevej

Big Sur 11.3 Update Broke USB 3


Update but stuck at iCloud sign in screen due to loss of USB 3.x ports (mouse and keyboard). Forced restarted and still no mouse or keyboard. Checked other ports and found usb 2.0 ports working which were off in my OpenCore port mapping kext. Replaced with USBInjectAll but still same issue only 2.0 ports working. My backup 11.2.3 (before I updated today) works fine. I use latest OpenCore with iMac20,1 SMBIOS

Something has changed.:problem:

update: I tested with latest...

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Author: JBX

Safe to upgrade to Big Sur 11.6.2 from 11.6.1?

Has anyone updated big Sur to 11.6.2? any special precautions?

Author: Rajkhand

Inexpensive graphic card suggestion help

My hackintosh grpahic card decided to go the way of the dodo and I need a very inexpensive replacement for the time being, under 400 if possible. Any suggestions?

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Help! - hack the Asus Z9PR-D12 sandybridge

Hello, TonyMacx86 community!

I’m bringing you another budget hack project.

I am currently stuck at this location:

  • CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2620
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 Ti
  • RAM: 24 GB ECC (bios only allows independent memory mode.

My EFI is attached.

Any help is greatly appreciated,
Thanks so much in advance.

Author: caarsonr

Good plan for dual boot hackingtosh mojave and Windows 10?

Hi hackintoshers! I already own a mojave hackintosh, put togheter by my dad(fyi im 14). He put a lot of work in it and was extremely happy with it. I use it almost daily for gaming and watching youtube or netflix. I also like programming/coding a lot(which is one of the reasons for choosing hackintosh). But now i keep running into some games, or other software that want to install, but is only available for windows. So I go searching on the internet for ways to get windows runnig on my computer, dual booting with my hackintosh. Talked with my dad about it, at first he wasn't too happy to hear that i wanted "more", but that is not my point. We figured out a way on how we could do it and i want your opinion on if it is a good one.

At first we would disconnect the drives with the hackintosh on it, for safety(that it surely won't get wiped)

The we would get a hard disk from somewhere(probably 500gb or so). And install windows on it the regular way. That shouldn't be too hard.

When windows is completely setup, we are going to try dualbooting it with the help of clover. I watched a video(, which shows me how to add that seperate drives to the clover menu, along with some tips for clover in general.

If im not wrong, the dual booting should perfectly work at this point, right?

(Idk if u need it but here are my specs of my mac: Motherboard: gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H Gpu: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB RAM: 12GB Storage: 1 ssd, 500GB. 1 HHD only for storage and backups, 1TB CPU: Intel i7 first generation 860, not sure about this one, im on vacation rn.)

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Monterey iGPU DP setup via nvidia output

I am trying to configure Monterey to use iGPU but output signal via dGPU. Is this somehow possible ? What to google for ?

My setup is asus z490-i and gtx1080 and the screen is a samsung g9. I have DP and HDMI connected to dGPU outputs. The mac boots now using hdmi (though the installation process was using DP). In the end I'd like to force DP and disable hdmi. and of course pass the signal via dGPU output. Worst case scenario is I will use second DP and connect it to mobo

I enabled iGPU multi-monitor but then I could not boot anymore.

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macOS Big Sur install bootloop

Hello! I've gotten to the point on my hackintosh were after installing to my ssd from recovery mode and it says to restart to finish, I do restart and then at the OpenCore boot menu I select the install macOS option (which is my ssd), and it shows verbose mode for just a few seconds, just to go black and then reboot into the recovery mode. I've attached a picture of the verbose mode and my EFI folder. Thank you guys in advance!

Author: marloluk

Trusty ol' X58A-UD3R and OpenCore woes

with the new mainframe working stellarly on OpenCore, thought I'd blow the dust off the old X58a-UD3R Xeon W3680 and set her up as a backup/archive server. Even have an XRAID I've attacked with the grinder to use as a case.

But no matter what I do, I can't get it to boot the Catalina installer on OpenCore.

Went through the whole OpenCore guide for Nehalem, and it always KP's with:

CPU 11 has no HPET assigned to it.

Anyone got this old workhorse going with OpenCore?

Author: TijuanaKez

!!Successfully!! install Big Sur and run in X58 UD4P, but have USB problems


Hi,I am successfully install Big Sur and run in X58 UD4P hackintosh, but only have USB problems

1.- When y boot can't use USB Keyboard and mouse, but when I am in Big Sur, USB Keyboard and mouse works fine, but ifs I disconnect and put the USB keyboard again not work more. in any of the USB ports.

2.- Although USB Keyboard and mouse works , Al USB ports don't work(example a USB pen drive), only if is the pen drive is conected when Boot. it is recognized, but if I...

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Author: PepeCortizona

[help] Is it possible to unlock with Apple Watch when using iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)? lists the minimum requirement as 2013 iMac. I'm wondering if that can be bypassed though.

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Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC | Bigsur/Catalina/Monterey installation?

Has anyone successfully installed hackintosh on their Gigabyte Aorus 15G KC laptop? I installed Catalina but wifi is not working properly. I could not identify the UHD 630 graphics card. Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

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TP Link UB400 on USB 3.0

Hey All,

I have installed Big Sur on Asus B360MA MB which got 3 USB 2.0 and 3 USB 3.0 ports. Till date i was using one of the 2.0 port to connect TP Link UB400 bluetooth dongle which is supported out of box but recently I connected Logitech wireless mouse with its own dongle that only operates on USB 2.0.

All other USB 2.0 ports are occupied with keyboard and Camera.

When i connected UB400 to USB 3 its not been reconised while as USB 3.0 pendrives are working correctly. Anyone knows how to fix this? As per TP link website, this can be used on 3.0 and 2.0 ports on Windows.

PS: I have done USB mapping couple of times but still issue persists!

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Can't Load Installer - OpenCore

When I am trying to boot to the installer, it hangs after showing several lines of AppleUSBXHCI Unsupported Speed Mantissa. I have the log file linked here, my config.plist here, the loading screen pics here , my hardware specs from Speccy below and I was using Dortania's OpenCore Guide.

Any help would be great...I've gotten kind of lost going down rabbit holes trying to get this working, lol.


 Operating System Windows 11 Education 64-bit CPU Intel Core i7 @ 2.90GHz 33 °C Comet Lake 14nm Technology RAM 32.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown (17-17-17-39) Motherboard HP 8751 (CPU0) Graphics S22E450 (1920x1080@60Hz) S22E450 (1920x1080@60Hz) HP E222 (1080x1920@60Hz) HP E222 (1080x1920@60Hz) Intel UHD Graphics 630 (HP) 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 430 (MSI) 27 °C CrossFire Disabled Storage 476GB SAMSUNG MZVLB512HBJQ-000H1 (Unknown (SSD)) 28GB PNY USB 3.0 FD USB Device (USB ) 14GB SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device (USB ) Optical Drives hp HLDS DVDRW GUD1N Audio Realtek High Definition Audio 
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Open Core 0.7.6, Catalina, Install doesn’t complete

I made a USB installer using Open Core for the first time, most current version at the moment which I think is .76. I’m able to boot from USB, partition my NVME as APFS, GUID and begin installing Catalina.

During the install process, I expect the machine to reboot several times before completion. However, when the PC reboots, installation does not continue. The PC boots up from the USB stick again and arrives at macOS utilities again.

GA Z77X-UD5H with Ivy Bridge i5 3570k, most recent...

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Author: BayCityRoller

Fenvi drivers for BCM94360NG crash Windows 11

W11 hangs (mouse, kb, everything) after running for about 10-20 secs max with this driver installed. It was initially connecting fine for the first few minutes, but a Windows update straight afterwards seems to have nuked it. Any suggestions, or known solutions, at all? Many thanks in advance if so.

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After BIOS Update, OpenCore (0.7.6) won't boot

Hi, hope you’re doing well.

I updated my BIOS (Gigabyte Vision G F21), and now my OpenCore (0.7.6) EFI does not boot. I am not able to reach the picker stage — OpenCore doesn’t appear at all. Everything was working just fine before the BIOS update, so I’ve obviously broken something during the BIOS update.

I have two separate NVMe drives: one with Windows, one with Mac / OpenCore. When I startup, my computer boots straight into Windows. When I enter the BIOS to select a boot device, only my Windows drive appears. There is no OpenCore option.

I am still able to boot into OpenCore/Mac by plugging in an external USB and booting it from BIOS, but I cannot get my native OpenCore EFI to appear at all. My EFI folder still contains all the appropriate files (same as the working USB), so I’m not 100% sure what’s gone wrong.

I’ve tried resetting NVRAM a few times via the USB. I’ve tried changing my Startup Disk to Mac (in System Preferences.) I’ve tried replacing all my EFI files with known working ones. OpenCore will not appear.

One option I haven’t yet tried is removing the Windows NVMe and trying to boot using only Mac, but I’m hoping there’s another solution I can try first, as removing hardware is a bit of a pain. Would re-installing Mac help? Or is there another way I can force my OC EFI to boot?

How can I get my OpenCore EFI back?


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USB bootable drive with Olarila works in any other computer except mine

Could someone help me, i am following the tutorial on Olarila, and i am trying to make the USB for my AMD computer.

But i follow it precisely, and when i try to boot the USB in my pc, it just shows an underscore. But it works in my other two laptops that i have here, and in my office pc.

How could i solve it?

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The new machine

Hello Guys! I just got a pic from my dads workspace with 4 gigs of ram and a pentium g860 3Ghz and a 200 GB HDD and intel hd 3000. What do you suggest which MacOS would be good for this hardware. If I really have to do it I have a Radeon HD 5450 passive cooling variant but I’m not 100% sure it’s still working. Thank you for any help😇

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Did a clean install of Windows, now OC won't go to the picker screen?

Hey guys. So I built my hackintosh earlier this year and it has been working great. I had a dual boot setup with macos and windows on their own dedicated drive. I was able to dual boot and everything was fine.

Couple days ago, I decided to do a clean install of Windows because it was being a little buggy the past few weeks (nothing to do with hackintosh). However, I kept getting errors during the clean install and the only solution I had was to unplug my macos drives and sure enough I was able to install Windows finally.

However, since then, it has only been possible to boot into Windows. I can't get into the OC picker screen. The only way to boot into my macOS drive is to use a bootable opencore USB. Before, in my BIOS boot options, the option of UEFI OS would bring me to the OC picker screen, but now that option just goes straight to Windows. If I pick any other boot option besides the Windows ones, I get this screen. Also, here's what my boot options looks like.

Let me know if there's any more information you guys need. Thanks.

EDIT: I reset the NVRAM which put a second "UEFI OS" option into my boot options which was able to bring me into the OC picker screen once again.

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Issue with opencore detection when windows is installed

I have a strange issue with Opencore detection in BIOS. When Microsoft folder is present in EFI folder, opencore isn't detected by bios. If i rename Microsoft folder in EFI and reboot then laptop boots into opencore but opencore isn't detecting windows because i renamed the Microsoft folder. I need windows with the dgpu enabled so i would like to boot from outside opencore by pressing f12 and selecting windows.

tried resetting the nvram, jumbling things around in the efi folder but no luck

CPU : i5 7200U

GPU : Intel HD 620, Nvidia GeForce 920MX (disabled using SSDT-dGPU-off)

RAM : 8GB 2133Mhz DDR4

Laptop Model : Ideapad 320-15IKB (80XL)

Audio Codec: ALC230, layout-id:20

Ethernet: Realtek RTl8111

Wifi/Bluetooth : Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Touchpad : ELAN


OpenCore version : 0.7.5

Installed OSes : macOS 12.1 ( kernel version : 21.2.0), Windows 10 both installed on the same disk. installed windows by booting directly from usb ( without going into opencore > windows installer)

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AX200 : TIPS for bluetooth with monterey

Hello guys

If you have a bluetooth and wifi Intel AX200 card and the wifi doesn't work but not the bluetooth on macos monterey there is a very simple solution:

You have to ACTIVATE in your BIOS the 4G decoding option and delete in the boot argument of your EFI : npci=0x2000

Once that made you must make as the tuto for monterey and here all should work without problem :)

You need only 3 things for 3 things for wifi and bluetooth :


and for wifi

Have a nice day and upvote if working for you to help other people :)

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No nvram variable found Open Core 0.6.4 Catalina Installer

I'm trying to install macOs Catalina using open core bootloader on my build. I've followed each and every steps described in Dortania, besides I did research on this forum about macOs installation processes. Any way I got stuck at no nvram variable found in verbose mode. Also, there was a log created on my usb showing 05:452 00:048 AAPL: [EB|#LOG:EXITBS:START].

My system specifications:
HP 290 G1 MT, 8350

Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz,
8 GB DDR4...

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Author: ktmsulaim