This is a step-by-step guide for installing macOS Sierra 10.12.x on ASRock H170M-ITX/ac utilizing the onboard Intel HD530 GPU. Sorry for not elaborating like you’re reading a novel of some sort, but I think this is for your own benefit. Here are the details of my personal build:
- ASRock H170M-ITX/ac (BIOS v7.00)
- Core i3-6100 @ 3.7GHz
- 16GB RAM @ 2133MHz
- Onboard HD530 via HDMI
- Mini PCIe BCM94352HMB Wifi+BT
My experience with this system after 4 - 5 months of daily development usage (Xcode, Web etc.) is this: It's most definitely a very stable system if you don't mind the well known Hackintosh plague, which is the absence of Sleep functionality. Highly recommended.
- Maccie, a working Macintosh or Hackintosh computer, or even a macOS VM on Windows.
- Hackie, your to-be Hackintosh computer.
- Installie, a USB disk with capacity of 16GB or more.
Create the Install Disk
A) Download Install macOS Sierra.app from the AppStore on Maccie.
B) Insert a USB disk on Maccie and open Disk Utility. Select your USB disk, select Erase, add Installie as its name and press Erase.
C) Run the following command from Terminal: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Installie --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction
D) Once more, rename your USB disk to Installie and execute Clover_v2.4k_r4049.pkg. Select Installie USB disk as target, then proceed to the customization step.
E) Select nothing but Install for UEFI booting only, Install Clover in the ESP, and OsxAptioFix2Drv-64 from Drivers64UEFI menu.
F) Installie's EFI partition is now mounted. Overwrite EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with the config.plist file attached to this post.
G) Copy all attached kexts to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other, copy SSDT-2.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.
OS X Installation
H) Your Installie USB disk is now ready, plug it in on Hackie.
I) Press Del key to enter Hackie’s BIOS. On the Exit menu, execute Load UEFI Defaults, then enable XHCI Handoff.
J) On Boot menu, set your first boot device to UEFI: BrandName XYZ, Partition 1. Save everything and exit.
K) On Clover menu, select the macOS Installer entry, and after a couple of minutes you should be in the macOS Sierra installer.
L) Open Disk Utility, and format Hackie's internal HDD or SDD just like on step B, but this time name it Macintosh HD.
M) Continue with the installation on Macintosh HD until Hackie is restarted. Then, the second part of the installation will continue.
N) On the last restart, this time boot from your newly created Macintosh HD.
O) With some luck you should be now customizing your Hackie's first run.
P) Repeat steps D, E, F, G but this time make sure you apply everything on Macintosh HD.
Q) Remove Installie from USB port, and restart Hackie.
R) The end.
S) If you own a SSD, paste the following on Terminal in order to enable TRIM support: sudo trimforce enable
T) Replace VBoxHfs-64.efi with HFSPlus-64.efi in drivers64UEFI. It's proprietary, but it's faster.
- You should replace the default Intel Wifi+BT Mini PCIe card with the BCM94352HMB or something equally compatible.
- Sleep does not work yet (see post #2 for output).
- Keep in mind that this is a WIP, any input from you will be much appreciated.
- Make sure to mention the lettering of the step in question and the description of your problem using as much detail as possible.