Successful Hackintosh on Intel 11th Gen (TigerLake)

Hello Everybody,

I was able to install macOS Ventura on my TigerLake laptop, everything works (Including WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI). I have managed to spoof both my Intel(R) Core i7 and my Integrated Intel(R) Iris Xe Graphics Card..

I will post a video about it later on as soon as I'm free.

Here are the steps on how to install a successful Hackintosh on Intel 11th Gen (TigerLake):

1. Check your hardware compatibility. Not all Intel 11th Gen (TigerLake) hardware is compatible with Hackintosh. You can check your hardware compatibility on the Dortania OpenCore Guide website.

2. Create a bootable USB drive. You can use a program like Etcher to create a bootable USB drive with the OpenCore bootloader.

3. Download the macOS installer. You can download the macOS installer from the Apple website.

4. Configure OpenCore. Open the OpenCore configuration file and make the following changes:

  •     Set the SMBIOS value to iMac19,1.
  •     Set the PlatformInfo value to 0x04000080.
  •     Set the GraphicsDevice value to IGPU.

5. Install macOS. Boot your computer from the USB drive and follow the installer instructions.

6. Install additional drivers. After macOS is installed, you may need to install additional drivers. You can find these drivers on the manufacturer's website.

7. Update macOS. Once you have installed all of the necessary drivers, you should update macOS to the latest version.

Here are some additional tips for installing a Hackintosh on Intel 11th Gen (TigerLake):

Installing a Hackintosh can be a time-consuming process. Be patient and don't give up if you encounter any problems.

Use the latest versions of the tools. The tools used to install a Hackintosh are constantly being updated. Make sure that you are using the latest versions of the tools to ensure a successful installation.

Join our Hackintosh community. There are many Hackintosh communities online where you can get help and support. Joining a community can be a great way to learn more about Hackintosh and get help with any problems you encounter.

If you have any problems installing a Hackintosh, you can contact the Dortania OpenCore Guide support team for help.

GUIDE (AGO 2023)

Guide to a Successful Hackintosh on Intel 11th Gen (TigerLake)

Preface: Hackintoshing is not a straightforward process, and it requires a good deal of patience and technical know-how. This guide is for those who are comfortable with the basics and are specifically looking to Hackintosh a system with Intel's 11th Gen TigerLake processors.

1. Preliminary Steps:

  • Backup Data: Ensure all your important data is backed up.

  • Compatible macOS Version: At the time of writing, macOS Ventura is known to be compatible with TigerLake. Make sure you have a copy of the installation media.

  • BIOS Settings: Before attempting the Hackintosh installation, adjust the BIOS settings:

    • Disable Secure Boot.
    • Disable VT-d (can be enabled later if necessary).
    • Set SATA Mode to AHCI.
    • Disable any CSM or Legacy Boot options.
    • Disable "Above 4G decoding" if the option is available.
    • Ensure all CPU-related settings like Intel Virtualization Technology are enabled.

2. Creating a Bootable USB Drive:

  • Use a USB drive (16GB recommended) and format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID Partition Table.
  • Create a bootable USB using UniBeast or your method of choice.

3. OpenCore Configuration for TigerLake:

  • For TigerLake systems, you'll need specific drivers and Kexts. Make sure you have the following:

    • Lilu.kext: A must-have kext for all hackintoshes.
    • WhateverGreen.kext: Necessary for graphics.
    • AppleALC.kext: For audio.
    • VirtualSMC.kext: Replaces FakeSMC for reading system info.
    • VoodooPS2Controller.kext: For laptops with PS2 keyboards & trackpads.
    • Proper Wi-Fi kext depending on your laptop's Wi-Fi chipset.
  • Device Spoofing: You've mentioned spoofing the Intel Core i7 and the Iris Xe Graphics. Here's how to go about it:

    • Use DeviceProperties in your config.plist to spoof your CPU and GPU. For TigerLake, you'll generally be spoofing a comparable officially supported Mac device.
    • CPU Spoofing is achieved using the FakeCPUID boot flag in your config.plist.
    • For the Iris Xe graphics, you might need to add specific device IDs in the DeviceProperties section of your config.plist to ensure macOS recognizes and utilizes your GPU.

4. Installation:

  • Insert the USB and boot from it.
  • Follow standard macOS installation procedures. Choose to install on your desired hard drive.
  • If everything is set up correctly, the system should boot into macOS Ventura's installation setup.

5. Post-Installation:

  • Run MultiBeast or use MountEFI to mount the EFI partition and manually place the required kexts and drivers in the correct locations.
  • Install essential kexts to /Library/Extensions using KextBeast or a similar tool.
  • Use Hackintool or a similar app to ensure all your components (like USB ports) are working and properly mapped.
  • For sound, use alcid=xx boot argument where xx is the layout ID suitable for your codec.

6. Final Touches:

  • Test HDMI, WiFi, and Bluetooth to ensure full functionality.
  • Set your system definition in config.plist. For TigerLake, something like iMac20,1 might be suitable, but always pick the one most closely resembling your hardware.
  • Test sleep, wake, and other power management features. Use tools like Intel Power Gadget to monitor.

7. Troubleshooting & Community Help:

  • If you run into issues, verbose boot (-v boot flag) can help diagnose problems.
  • The Hackintosh community is active and always willing to help. Platforms like r/hackintosh on Reddit, InsanelyMac, and TonyMacx86 are great resources.

Disclaimer: Always remember that Hackintoshing is a gray area in terms of Apple's EULA, and it's always recommended to run macOS on genuine Apple hardware for the best experience and legal compliance.

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