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Hey guys! Took me about a whole day to figure this out but I finally got macOS Sierra (latest GM release) working for my board. Here are the specs of my Hackintosh.

 

Mobo: Gigabye X79-UP4

Proc: i7-3930K

Mem: 4x8GB 1866Mhz Corsair

Video: NVIDIA GTX 680

SSD: Mac

 

Here's my EFI (change them to just EFI and put at your EFI partition):

Attached File  X79-UP4 Files.zip   35.97MB   309 downloads

 

For Audio:

https://www.dropbox....b0.command?dl=0

https://www.dropbox....KbFUvuM_ba?dl=0

 

Instructions:

1. Burn macOS Sierra your usual way. Put this EFI folder to your EFI installer partition. Upon installation bootup, change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1 until installation completes etc.

2. When you first get to your desktop (still with nv_disable=1), run the AGDPFix program to get full resolution for your NVIDIA card. (If after booting, the screen is black, hard restart then make sure to change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1)

3. To enable audio, mount your EFI partition then drag the audio_clover file to Terminal. Reboot and everything should work now. Congratulations! :)

 

Everything works (USB3, SATA, Audio, Video, etc) (Sleep I'm not really sure as I seldom leave my Hack on when not in use)

 

I hope this could help some people to save you guys time and energy from figuring it out. Cheers! :)



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can you confirm all USB3 port works?

thanks



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Hey guys! Took me about a whole day to figure this out but I finally got macOS Sierra (latest GM release) working for my board. Here are the specs of my Hackintosh.

 

Mobo: Gigabye X79-UP4

Proc: i7-3930K

Mem: 4x8GB 1866Mhz Corsair

Video: NVIDIA GTX 680

SSD: Mac

 

Here's my EFI (change them to just EFI and put at your EFI partition):

https://www.dropbox....ierra).zip?dl=0

 

For Audio:

https://www.dropbox....b0.command?dl=0

https://www.dropbox....KbFUvuM_ba?dl=0

 

Instructions:

1. Burn macOS Sierra your usual way. Put this EFI folder to your EFI installer partition. Upon installation bootup, change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1 until installation completes etc.

2. When you first get to your desktop (still with nv_disable=1), run the AGDPFix program to get full resolution for your NVIDIA card. (If after booting, the screen is black, hard restart then make sure to change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1)

3. To enable audio, mount your EFI partition then drag the audio_clover file to Terminal. Reboot and everything should work now. Congratulations! :)

 

Everything works (USB3, SATA, Audio, Video, etc) (Sleep I'm not really sure as I seldom leave my Hack on when not in use)

 

I hope this could help some people to save you guys time and energy from figuring it out. Cheers! :)

does it work gigabyte x79 ud5 ?



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Hello thank you for the information. do you mind to write or take a photo with your bios options?

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I can confirm that I was able to boot with your EFI on my x79-ud5 / 3930k

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I have a very similar set-up as you - same specs except for my video card is the GTX-780. Other than that, same motherboard, same CPU, not sure if I have the same vendor of RAM, but 4x8gb.

I replaced my clover config file with yours and copied your 10.12 Kext folder to my EFI partition.

I only get a black screen on boot up. I tried switching to nv-disable=1, but with no success.

Prior to doing this, I had a working Yosemite install (never updated to El Capitan) and had successfully installed Sierra, but the USB 3 was not working, and there was a kernel task that was constantly taking up 200% of the cpu and making everything sluggish.

Any ideas on why Im only getting a black screen?

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Good job JD Apolo, great !

 

BLACK SCREEN repair :  Ok on Asus Rampage IV X79 with Nvidia 670gtx, i just check NvidiaWeb in clover and boot flag : nv-disable=1 . Remove HDMI cable.



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I'm using the Gigabyte X79, I wonder if that is the problem. I tried every combination of the nv-disable and web driver flags, and do not jave the monitor connected by HDMI.

I appreciate the suggestion. Any other ideas?

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After much trial and error, I was finally able to get the computer to boot so that I could restore my EFI files and boot back into Yosemite. Upgrading my mackintosh is always fraught with anxiety, as I don't have another computer and if it won't boot after making a change, it won't boot. How do the rest of you deal with that? Do you have other computers you can mount your EFI partitions on to make changes?



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How do the rest of you deal with that?

 

Install Clover onto a USB you don't need. It can be a small one like 512mb. Once the install is finished, replace its EFI folder by one you know that works with your system. Test it by trying to boot from it. When you're sure it is working properly, you can make change to your system's main config (on your HDD/SSD) and if you screwed up, you can boot back from the usb key. Make sure to keep that usb key in a safe place as it's your backup plan for booting on your hackintosh.

 

Cheers!



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Guys, I was wondering. I'm never sure whether I plugged my SSD on the right SATA port or not. I have a GA-X79-UD5.

 

@JD Apollo and others : On your GA-X79-UP4, where did you plug it? On the white, black or gray SATA port and why?

 

Thanks in advance!



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Install Clover onto a USB you don't need. It can be a small one like 512mb. Once the install is finished, replace its EFI folder by one you know that works with your system. Test it by trying to boot from it. When you're sure it is working properly, you can make change to your system's main config (on your HDD/SSD) and if you screwed up, you can boot back from the usb key. Make sure to keep that usb key in a safe place as it's your backup plan for booting on your hackintosh.

 

Cheers!

Thanks! I'll try that, or perhaps the opposite, try to get a file that will load Sierra successfully on a USB before changing the one on my HDD. I have kind of a noob question though. If i have an EFI partition on a HDD with clover, and a USB stick with Clover, how do I force it to load the USB version instead of the HDD? How do I know which will be loaded at startup?



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You have a Gigabyte board? Upon bootup, when you see the Gigabyte logo, press F12. You'll then see a list of all your plugged in drives. Select the one you want to boot on and hit enter.

 

Also, one thing I like to do is setup different themes on each Clover install. That way, you know for a fact that you've booted on the right device.



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What do I do if there is no EFI partition on the USB after clover does the install? I go through all the motions, but when I run diskutil list no EFI is present for the USB drive



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Did you select "Install Clover in ESP" when installing Clover?


Also, read the description of  "Install Clover in ESP". You'll need to format the EFI "AKA ESP" partition using :

newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/rdisk#s#

Here's what I use 

 

 

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I tried a different USB drive, and this time it worked, although I can't seem to make it boot from it. I put a theme on the USB, but unless it's not loading the theme, it doesn't look like I'm successfully booting from the USB.  In the Boot selection list in the BIOS I'm selecting generic USB as the disk (I have several HDDs in the tower), but I'm not sure that is the correct one, as there are several disks listed with gibberish looking names.



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I tried a different USB drive, and this time it worked, although I can't seem to make it boot from it. I put a theme on the USB, but unless it's not loading the theme, it doesn't look like I'm successfully booting from the USB. In the Boot selection list in the BIOS I'm selecting generic USB as the disk (I have several HDDs in the tower), but I'm not sure that is the correct one, as there are several disks listed with gibberish looking names.


The best way to make sure you're booting from the right one is to unplug everything else. I know it can be a hassle but it clears every bit of ambiguity. If I were you I'd unplug everything, try to boot from the USB and try to understand how to boot from it with trial and error.

Do you use Clover Configurator to manage your clover config plist? It's way more user friendly than editing the plist file itself.


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Hi :)

 

Thanks so much for posting! Helped me a lot!

Everything in my System works now, expect for the USB 3 Ports.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

 

Thanks for answering

Janis

 

 

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Edit: USB 3 works. I just have to plug in the device two time in a row.

 

 

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My System

Intel Xeon E5 1650 @ 3.5 Ghz (6 Cores)

NZXT Kraken X61

Gigabyte X79 UP4

Asus GTX 980 Strix

Crucial 16Gb DDR3 RAM

NZXT H440



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Hi,

My hack:

Mb: Gigabye X79-UP4

Proc: i7-3930K

Mem: 4x8GB 2133Mhz Kingston

Video: NVIDIA GTX 960

SSD: Intel

 

I'm doing all the instructions, but the system after the installation the following error occurs during loading:

After that the system restarts

 

Can you help me?

 

sorry for my English

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Hi,

My hack:

Mb: Gigabye X79-UP4

Proc: i7-3930K

Mem: 4x8GB 2133Mhz Kingston

Video: NVIDIA GTX 960

SSD: Intel

 

I'm doing all the instructions, but the system after the installation the following error occurs during loading:

After that the system restarts

 

Can you help me?

 

sorry for my English

What boot args did you use?








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