I have successfully installed MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 on my i9-10900k running on a Gigabyte Z490 Vision D.
You can find my EFI folder in this repository.
Current Bootloader: OpenCore 0.6.5
I also made a video on how I got macOS running on my build and how I build this rig: https://youtu.be/szOofRy7uBc
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume
config.plist. If you don’t rename one and there is no
config.plistit won’t work!
config_iMac20,2_iGPU_computing_only.plist: iGPU for computing only. So you don’t have display output to the onboard HDMI. Enable Internal Graphics in BIOS. AppleTV works. Amazon Prime/Netflix via Safari doesn’t work, you need other browsers. Sidecar works.
config_iMac20,2_iGPU_with display_output.plist: iGPU setup for display output, so you will get display output to the onboard HDMI. Enable Internal Graphics in BIOS. AppleTV works. Amazon Prime/Netflix via Safari doesn’t work, you need other browsers. Sidecar works.
config_iMacPro1,1_requires AMD GPU.plist: No iGPU. Disable Internal Graphics in BIOS. Requires discrete AMD GPU. AppleTV works. Amazon Prime/Netflix via Safari works. No Sidecar.
If you get an error within the installation saying something like “this installation is damaged” you can try this workaround: Delete Installinfo.plist on the installer disk:
Once you have installed MacOS Catalina onto your hackintosh’s drive you should repeat the same steps above of installing the EFI folder onto it’s EFI-partition:
Now your hackintosh can boot without the USB install stick.
Then following the other sections below you might want to investigate a GUI boot menu, a boot chime, and other post install niceties. (See dortania post install cosmetics)
In this section I want to show you how I setup my system so it sleeps and wakes just fine, but I don’t tell you that you need exactly these settings to have a proper configuration.
I also had to use
SSDT-Disable-CNVW.aml to disable the CNVi feature of the m.2 slot, where the onboard Intel Wifi 6 sits, because the CNVi device was constantly waking up my PC.
In addition, I set the following settings in Hackintool. You can edit them by clicking on the value, but it has a very small “clickable” area:
I use USBInjectAll.kext and created my own SSDT-EC-USBX.aml and SSDT-UIAC.aml using Hackintool.
All ports are enabled, except for the USB 2.0 port that is labeled “BIOS” and intended to be used to flash the BIOS. I had to disable this to stay within the 15 port USB limit. And I don’t need this port as much as the faster ones. BIOS flashing will work anyways, because this is done prior the Bootloader config.
If you want to use the iGPU to drive a display, use the iMac20,2-based config. There is no display output with the iMacPro1,1 because the iGPU is setup as computing unit only.
Note that the DisplayPort on the motherboard is no DP-out port. It is a DP-in port and it is only used to connect it to the DP-out of a graphics card to use the DisplayPort to Thunderbolt 3 feature, so you are able to have display output to the USBC/TB3 ports.
These are the device properties in the
config_iMac20,2_iGPU_with_display output.plist to configure the iGPU as display output:
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)</key> <key>AAPL,ig-platform-id</key> <data>BwCbPg==</data> <key>device_type</key> <string>VGA compatible controller</string> <key>AAPL,slot-name</key> <string>Internal@0,2,0</string> <key>enable-hdmi20</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-busid</key> <data>AgAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-enable</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-flags</key> <data>xwMAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-index</key> <data>AgAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-pipe</key> <data>CgAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con0-type</key> <data>AAgAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-busid</key> <data>BAAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-enable</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-flags</key> <data>xwMAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-index</key> <data>AwAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-pipe</key> <data>CAAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con1-type</key> <data>AAgAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-busid</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-enable</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-flags</key> <data>xwMAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-index</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-pipe</key> <data>CQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-con2-type</key> <data>AAgAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-fbmem</key> <data>AACQAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-patch-enable</key> <data>AQAAAA==</data> <key>framebuffer-stolenmem</key> <data>AAAwAQ==</data> <key>framebuffer-unifiedmem</key> <data>AAAAgA==</data> <key>model</key> <string>Intel UHD Graphics 630</string> <key>hda-gfx</key> <string>onboard-1</string>
And these are the device properties used in the
config_iMac20,2_iGPU_computing_only.plist to setup the iGPU as computing only:
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)</key> <key>AAPL,ig-platform-id</key> <data>AwDImw==</data> <key>AAPL,slot-name</key> <string>Internal@0,2,0</string> <key>device-id</key> <data>xZsAAA==</data> <key>device_type</key> <string>VGA compatible controller</string> <key>model</key> <string>Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Desktop)</string>
I needed this to get Audio working:
The layout-id and the device-id is injected via the device properties.
The audio device has the PCI-Address PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x3).
<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x3)</key> <dict> <key>hda-gfx</key> <string>onboard-1</string> <key>layout-id</key> <integer>28</integer> </dict>
Simply add the newest IntelMausiEthernet.kext (mine is v2.5.1d1).
You need natively supported Wifi and Bluetooth to use Airdrop, Unlock with Apple Watch etc.
Replacing the onboard Intel-Wifi6 card doesn’t work because the m.2 slot is a CNVi slot. Which means that it only supports CNVi-cards which are made by Intel. I have tried that already, trust me. You can either Insert a PCI-Express card like the MQUPIN fenvi T919 or buy a special adapter (google for “NGFF to m.2 B+M-Key adapter”) to get an Apple-support m.2 card working in one of the m.2 Slots that are meant to be used for m.2 SSDs. Then you also need an adapter cable to get USB-power onto the m.2 adapter to get Bluetooth working.
I used the MQUPIN fenvi T919 Wireless/Bluetooth Card. It has the natively supported WiFi and Bluetooth chip BCM94360CD.
No further kexts needed (no AirportBrcmFixup.kext, BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM3.kext, BT4LEContiunityFixup.kext).
You also have to disable the onboard Intel Bluetooth.
In your USB-configuration this is the port HS14. Either add “uia_exclude=HS14” to your Boot-arguments or generate a USBPorts.kext with Hackintool and remove HS14.
If it is still not working, download Bluetooth Explorer from Apple Developer (it is inside “Additional_Tools_for_Xcode_11.4.dmg”).
Then start Bluetooth Explorer App, select Tools/HCI Controller Selector. Then you should be able to see your Bluetooth adapter e.g. Apple BRCM. Select it and press “Activate”. If it is marked as “Active” it is working.
To get fully working Mac-like Thunderbolt 3 support, you need
Some devices might work without it, even hotplugging. Others won’t. If you have issues with your TB3 device and don’t want to flash your TB3 chip, you can try to disable SSDT-DTGP.aml and SSDT-TB3HP.aml. Then hotplug doesn’t work, but the device might at least work when it is connected on boot.
Flashing a modified firmware will activate the Thunderbolt Bus. Without flashing the TB3-chip with a modified firmware, you might have issues with Hotplugging some TB3 devices. E.g. I couldn’t get hotplug working on my TB3 eGPU case (Razer Core X). I could only get it working when it was connected while booting macOS.
I have also used the following combo. Works as good as the first one:
Default Keyboard Layout/Language setting was changed to EN-US in v1.5.
If you want to change this, just edit this setting in the config.plist:
- NVRAM - Add - 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82 - prev-lang:kbd | String | en-US:0
Valid Keyboard Values see here: AppleKeyboardLayouts.txt
My Overclock settings now are:
The highest Voltage I feel comfortable with for 24/7 is 1.35V. I unlocked the Power Limit and tried 5.2 and 5.3 Ghz All-Core. 5.3 Ghz crashed in Benchmarks. 5.2Ghz worked. So far everything is working and no further crashing with 5.2Ghz. 5.2 Ghz All-Core is working with 1.31V and is stable so far. Temps on idle: 35°C. Temps while running Cinebench e.g. : 75-80°C. Cooling solution: I have Thermalgrizzly Conductonaut applied, so fluid metal. And I have a custom watercooling loop with 2x 360mm and 1x 480mm radiator. Fans are spinning on minimum RPM until the temps reach 60°C. They reach 100% at 80°C.
Thanks for your support 🙂 Your help was crucial for my build.
Best, Chris aka SchmockLord