30th October Brooklyn, New York, Apple announced a "re-engineered" Mac Mini - the first update to small sized desktop Mac since 2014. Surprisingly, they also unveiled a new i3 8th generation based "affordable" Mac Mini which costs $799. Cool...right? Not cool for me. So, I decided to build a really "affordable" hackintosh mac mini instead and successfully managed to build it around $614 .This is my 4th hackintosh build.
All USB ports
BIOS Settings: Use "Delete" to enter you UEFI setup.
Load Optimized Defaults
Disable Secure Boot Mode
Set OS Type Other
Turn off internal Serial port
Turn off Network stack for boot
Set XHCI Handoff to Enabled
Enable HD Audio
Don't enable decode over 4G
Set Primary Display to iGPU
Set DMVT pre-alloc to 64MB or 128 MB
Set USB legacy to enabled
Activate XMP profile 1
Set ERP to enable
I used the default command to create a bootable Mojave Installer on a 8GB USB drive. Then I installed the Clover_v2.4k_r4813 pkg on the bootable drive with these options:
Also select EmuVariableUefi-64.efi from UEFI Drivers list which will fix the rebooting issue if you may face during Mojave installation. Next, mount the USB's EFI partition and navigate to Clover/kexts/Other and place FakeSMC.kext & USBInjectAll.kext into that. Now go back to Clover folder and delete config.plist file and paste an empty config.plist file. I have attached it at the end of the post.
Plug the USB to your machine and press F8 and select your bootable drive. Next Format the drive using disk utility & install macOS. During installation the computer will reboot several times but every time press F8 and select your bootable drive and then select Install Mojave from your SSD/hard drive.
Run Clover Configurator and go to TOOLS > Mount EFI > Mount Partition > Open Partition (choose your macOS drive) Copy the EFI folder from USB's EFI to your drive's EFI.
Gather the necessary kexts.
Realtek Lan Driver a.k.a RealtekRTL8111.kext
WhateverGreen.kext for graphics
AppleALC.kext for audio
USBInjectAll.kext for USB ports
Now open Terminal and type the following one by one:
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/*
sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions/*
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/*
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions/*
sudo chown root:admin /
This will fix ownership and permissions...
Copy & paste all kexts to Desktop & use any Kext Installer to install them to /Library/Extensions/.
Then run the following command into terminal:
sudo kextcache -i /
Open /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with Clover Configurator
Next, we have to edit config.plist file . First make a backup of the empty config file. Download the latest Clover Configurator and open the config file. Next I have done the following modifications:
ACPI: HDAS -> HDEF, HECI -> IMEI, GFX0 -> IGPU, XHC1 -> XHC, EHC1 -> EH01, EHC2 -> EH02
Under Generate Options, check PluginType
Under Fixes, check FixShutDown, FixHPET, FixIPIC
Under Drop Tables, check Halt Enabler, FixHeaders, FixMCFG
Boot: Arguments: dart=0
Devices: IntelGFX=0x3E928086, USB-> check Inject, FixOwnership, Audio=1, check ResetHDA
GUI: Under Hide Volume, Click + and enter "Preboot"
Graphics: Inject Intel, ig-platform-id=0x3E9B0007
SMBIOS: iMac 18,1
Rt Variables: Click the dropdown and select "UseMacAddr0", in MLB enter the Board Serial Number from SMBIOS section. Double check if CsrActiveConfig value is set to 0x67 or not.
This is where I stuck nearly 1 month. After setting IntelGFX=0x3E928086 & Inject Intel with ig-platform-id=0x3E9B0007 it should work right after reboot as WhateverGreen handles the rest. But it didn't work, the display goes off whenever I tried to boot.
I have tried the other combination like, IntelGFX & ig-platform-id to blank with uncheck Inject Intel as i3 8th gen UHD 630 is natively supported in mojave. But no luck. I only able to boot with a invalid IntelGFX.
Next, I followed @headkaze's framebuffer patching using WhateverGreen guide. I tried to use Intel FB-Patcher a.k.a Hackintool, but its shows me like this:
That means it can't detect the CPU generation & also the video memory. No matter what SMBIOS I tried. Even ioreg showed no "AppleIntelFrameBufferX". So forget about framebuffer patching. Though I tried different combinations of framebuffer patching which I found in this forum but it didn't work.
Detecting CPU generation & Video memory is really important if you want a framebuffer patch. I also tried different Lillu+WEG versions. I even upgraded the BIOS to the latest version.
Then I found a framebuffer patch which also consists a connectors patch, which worked for ASUS H370M-Plus motherboard, worked for me.
As I have only HDMI, DVI-D & VGA video port.
Row 1: Index 2, BusID 0x02, Type HDMI
Row 2: Index 3, BusID 0x04, Type HDMI <-- assumes HDMI here
Row 3: Index 1, BusID 0x01, Type DP
Just go to Deviecs->Properties and paste this:
Save the config file & restart. Now I have 1536 MB Intel UHD 630. YESS !!!
The patch works for both DVI-D & HDMI even I don't have to change type HDMI to DVI-D.
So you see how connectors patch plays a crucial part if you want to use your Intel iGPU & onboard HDMI, DVI-D & DP connectors. After applying the patch the Hackintool looks like:
And here are the connectors tab for HDMI & DVI-D respectively.
USB Port Fix:
I followed the @headkaze's USB port patching guide mentioned in his thread. Now, as my USB controller's device id is 8086:A36D I had to install XHCI-unsupported.kext in Clover/kexts/Other. So after removing unused ports General->USB tab looks like this:
Next, after rebooting with -uia_exclude_hs uia_include=HS09,HS10 boot flag it looks like this:
Now, I used “Export” button to generate the USBPorts.kext & copied the file into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other. Removed unnecessary files like boot flags (-uia_exclude_ss -uia_exclude_hs uia_include=x), USBInjectAll.kext, Clover Renames (XHC, EH01, EH02). After rebooting the USB port limit is fixed. I have attached the kext files also if anybody needs it.
Helping someone out has become very hard on this website as a lot of people are coming to Hackintosh world lately.
Once I was trying to help a user to chose his new hardware for Hackintosh then I faced a Nvidia fanboy fighting me for something I wasn't sure about. Helping in Hackintosh means (try things out till fix the problem), no one can help another user with straight forward steps which will lead to a super successful Hackintosh, though it can happen but only by luck.
Anyway, I thing 0x5912000 shouldn't be there because its for Caby Lake and you should delete any iGPU related configs in config.plis, use only WEG+Lilu before you run FB-Patch (as its already mentioned in the guide).
Your FB-Patcher is detecting 0x3E92 as Device Id, so that should be the correct one which you can choose also as PlatformId, for PlatformId I select 0x3E920003 because I also have 0x3E92 Device Id, other way to know the correct Device Id is in Windows by running GPU-Z.
SMBIOS also should be Macmini8,1 or iMac 18,1 as I see people making UHD 630 work successfully, in my case I have a discrete GPU so I think its different but my goal is still try to help.
Though native graphics acceleration is supported on i3 from Mojave, I'm not able to manage to get it.
This is my system configuration :
Motherboard: Asus Prime H370-Plus
CPU: i3-8100 (UHD 630)
OS: Mojave 10.14.2
I'm trying every possible way to get full graphics acceleration. But whatever I try it shows only 4MB video memory or leads to Kernal Panic. Here are some ways I have tried so far:
Installed latest Lilu+WEG on L/E.
set DMVT prealloc to 64MB on bios.
Option 1: IntelGFX-> 0x3E928086, ig-platform-id-> 0x3E9B0007, Inject Intel = true. Output: Kernal Panic
Option 2: Blank IntelGFX, blank ig-platform-id, Inject Intel = false Output: Kernal Panic
Option 3: IntelGFX-> 0x3E928086, ig-platform-id-> 0x5912000, Inject Intel = true. Output: Booted Successfully but no graphics acceleration.
I knew that ig-platform-id-> 0x5912000 doesn't work in mojave and its works only for high sierra but I set this because with this ig-platform-id I can boot. Another way I can boot it by
setting invalid Fake IntelGFX value like 0x12345678.
Option 4: Downloaded Intel FBPatcher & followed this guide. But as I opened the app, its shows like this:
It clearly indicates it neither can detect Intel CPU generation nor GPU memory (currently shows 0 MB). I changed to different PlatformId from the drop down but no improvement. Anyway I
applied a patch with SMBIOS ->Macmini8,1 by someione's recommendation . I attached a config file (config_fbpather.plist) for this. Output: Kernal Panic
I have tried the upper mentioned methods with SMBIOS like iMac14,2 / iMac18[1,2,3] and Macmini8,1. I'm using HDMI port for display output. Now I don't know whats wrong with theses methods but maybe someone can help me to figure out this problem. I have also attached those config.plist files.