Gigabyte Aero 15X

Hackintosh-Aero-15X

Hackintosh for Gigabyte Aero 15X V8 Tested and working on macOS High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina

Please see the following for more details:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-aero-15x-v8-mojave-catalina.287164/

Specs

- Processor: i7-8750H
- Memory: 32GB 2667 MHz DDR4 (Upgraded, originally was 16GB)
- Panel: LCD FHD 144Hz 1920x1080 IPS
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GDDR5 8GB

I/O | Ports:

- 3x USB 3.1 Gen1 (Type-A)
- 1x Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB Type-C)
- 1x HDMI 2.0
- 1x mini DP 1.4
- 1x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
- 1x SD Card Reader
- 1x DC-in Jack
- 1x RJ-45

Misc:
- Internal Speaker
- HD Camera

Notes:

  • Original Intel WiFi/Bluetooth was replaced with a macOS compatible one. (Used here: Broadcom BCM94352Z. But the Dell DW1830 should work better if you are dual-booting with Windows)
  • Intel WiFi/Bluetooth card can be made usable with itlwm project
  • EFI based

How to use this repository:

OpenCore

/EFI/ has a general config for OpenCore. Consider the current supported macOS version of this repository

  • EFI/OC: All necessary OpenCore files (with kexts, configs, patches, etc.)
  • EFI/Boot: Has other necessary boot files

Clover is not supported

Working

USB Based Devices

  •  All USB ports (2.0 + 3.0)
  •  Card Reader (3.0)
  •  HD Camera (2.0)
  •  Keyboard (2.0)
  •  Bluetooth (Internal 2.0)

Network

  •  Ethernet card
  •  WiFi + Bluetooth

Power

  •  CPU power management
  •  Battery indicator
  •  USB PM
  •  Shutdown/*Sleep/Restart
  •  Ambient Light Sensor & Saving/Restoring screen brightness on reboot
  •  **Disable eGPU to save power

* For Sleep to work, add -wegnoegpu to your boot-args (Mojave/Catalina+). However, this makes USB-C external monitors undetectable after boot

** Prefer to use SSDT-Disable-DGPU.aml patch to save power, as it ACPI disables the eGPU. This also makes USB-C external monitors undetectable after boot

-wegnoegpu can be used in conjunction with SSDT-Disable-DGPU.aml

Graphics

  •  Intel graphics card
  •  HDMI (High Sierra only with Nvidia GC)

Misc

  •  Sound (internal speakers + mic jack on/off)
  •  Touchpad + Gestures
  •  Thunderbolt hotplug (see: POSTINSTALL)

Not working/Issues

  •  Nvidia Graphics card (Only High Sierra with WebDrivers)

Support status:

  • MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra) – Deprecated (Could work but does not receive updates)
  • MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) – Old Stable
  • MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) – Current supported version
  • MacOS 11.0 (Big Sur) – Reportedly working
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