Since I'm an NVIDIA user, I won't update until the farce with NVIDIA's web drivers for Mojave is solved - but this guide works already for 10.14
The H370 chipset powers 8th generation Intel Core-i CPUs. Even though the name H370 rings comparable to Z370, the H370 is based on newer silicon. This it also requires some new approaches compared to the Z370. An example would be on-die USB 3.1 and WiFi support.
Since this guide is not a "hold-your-hand-every-step" guide, I assume you know:
Clover installation and configuration How to create an install medium for MacOS Access and configure the BIOS Have heard of ACPI patching (I'm a newb at this myself)
Sleep (via DSDT edits and emulated NVRAM) On-board Audio (via AppleALC and native AppleHDA) Native power management (without any kext or patch) All USB ports (and only those present are active) iGPU for both acceleration and display dGPU (I'm running an Nvidia GTX 1080)
NIC --> I'm using WiFi only
What doesn't work
Native NVRAM via AptioMemoryFix.efi DMVT Pre-alloc higher than 64MB (but not necessary)
User @Panzerschiffe added a helpful post, altering this guide for user with AMD cards and not needing on-board sound.
He also runs Mojave, which I don't run yet.
Changes to the guide:
22.5.18: Added SSDT hot-patching to enable sleep, replacing DSDT static patching as an alternative.
23.5.18: Add iMac18,1 as alternative SMBIOS config for those relying on the iGPU for output
25.6.18: Added update info
28.8.18: Small changes for clarity, changed info for afps loading & updated USB patch for 13.6
04.10.18: Update to Mojave will come once Mojave is more mature
02.12.18: Removed unnecessary patches, fakepciid and audio patch method & linked to AMD post & added whatevergreen.kext as replacement for previois GPU kexts
This guide heavy inspired by the work of /u/corpnewt of /r/hackintosh and his (sorta) Vanilla guide
1.1 Create the install media for MacOS
Follow this, if you are using a Mac to start off with. If you are totally new to MacOS, then please check the basic guide Creation of an installer media in windows or linux
1.2 Install Clover on the install media
Using the Clover installer, ensure you are installing to the USB medium you are using for the installer.
Chose the following options, leaving the others on default:
UEFI driver: AptioMemoryFix UEFI driver: ApfsDriverLoader UEFI booting only Install to ESP
You have to get your hands on an apfs.efi. A google search can help, or extracting it from the Installer package. Make sure you procure a version matching the MacOS version you are about to install. Place the apfs.efi in drivers64UEFI.
1.2 Adjust the config.plist for the installer
You can use the config.plist attached as a guideline, but take a look at it before and at least adjust the SMBIOS - otherwise it won't boot.
Attention: The attached plist contains audio patches introduced by a post-install step. If you run into problems, you might remove those. It also contains a manual slide value, which should normally not be needed, but works fine for me. It is also tuned for usage with an Nvidia Pascal dGPU as main GPU.
The config you create now should serve you nicely for install and running the system.
Take care of adding the following basics:
SMBIOS: iMac18,3 - You can generate a serial number via Clover Configurator. The creation of a proper SMBIOS is covered in many guides to good extend Note: If you aim at using the iGPU for output, a user reported that iMac18,1 works better - since iMac18,3 produces sever flicker. Look at the graphics section and adjust the injection for Intel to your situation
Change 0x59120003 to 0x59120000 if you don't use a dGPU as your main display Driver and instead use the iGPU for output.
Also note. SMBIOS iMac18,1 has been reported to work better in this configuration. But 18,3 works fine for me.
Kernel and Kext patches
1.3 kexts and friends
Add the supplied SSDT-UAIC.aml to "patched" - it limits the injected USB Ports to the actual number and ports valid for this board.
Required kexts on "Other":
FakeSMC.kext Whatevergreen.kext Lilu.kext AppleALC.kext IntelMausiEthernet.kext in case you're running Ethernet USBInjectAll.kext with the HCI-300-series-injector.kext --> These two should be installed to /L/E after install
We are leaving sound out at the moment, this is something for post-install.
1.4 Check BIOS and install
You should be ready for install. But before you reboot, please take a look at your BIOS and set it up accordingly (copied from the aforementioned guide and adapted):
Load Optimized Defaults Disable VT-d setting If your system has Secure Boot Mode, disable it Set OS Type to Windows 8/10 or OtherOS - I have not seen a difference Turn off internal Serial and Parallel port Turn off Network stack for boot Turn off wake-on-lan (for now) Set XHCI Handoff to enabled Don't enable decode over 4G Depending on your GPU, set priority for boot Set internal GPU (iGPU) to enable - not auto or disabled Set DMVT pre-alloc min to 64MB and max to 128MB. For this selection to appear you might need to reboot after setting iGPU to enable Set USB legacy to enabled Activate XMP profile 1 f your Ram has it (mine doesn't and I added the timings manually) Set ERP to enable, disable platform power management (I need to do more research if this could be enabled)
I've attached my current BIOS config "hack2". You can place that on a fat32 drive (the EFI partition of your install USB drive might be an idea) and see if it loads. It's made for and with the F2 BIOS.
The install itself should be like other MacOS Hackintosh installs with it several reboots and ensuring to select the correct boot device in Clover.
2.1 Install clover on target
This is a no-brainer, but install a fresh copy of Clover on your target medium.
During install select again AptioMemoryFix but also additionally
EmuVariableUefi-64.efi Install RC scripts on target volume because otherwise NVRAM doesn't seem to work
After the install, copy
config.plist contents of "Other" content of "patched" to your new clover install.
2.2 Edit ACPI for slumber
Choose one option, not both. The hot-patch is experimental, but for the moment it is stable.
2.2.1 Edit DSDT
This is necessary only once on initial install and every time, you edit or upgrade the BIOS. The DSDT.aml attached to this post might work for your system or give you a file to compare to. Don't expect it to work for you, though.
I won't go into the details of DSDT extraction and patching. There are better guides (the linked guide is a rip-off of rehabman's guide from a different forum). Please follow such a guide to extract your ACPI data.
Locate and disassemble the DSDT with the newest iasl binary you can put your hands on, then open it with MacIASL in its newest version you can find (Hint: Here is a good source) You can check if the version is new enough if MacIASL doesn't throw error upon compiling a freshly extracted DSDT.aml or DSDT.dst
Add rehabmans repo (as per linked guide) and apply the following patches:
Rename _DSM to _XDSM Fix _WAK Arg0 v2 USB3 _PRW 0x6D Skylake (instant wake) Find the CNVW device and remove the _PWR function there.
Compile the DSDT and place it in "patched".
2.2.2 Use SSDT hot-patching
Instead of having to re-extract and re-patch the DSDT on every BIOS change or update, Hardware change one can also use ACPI hot-patching.
It's a combination of config.plist patches and an SSDT, which is hot-patched into the ACPI (if I understand the process correctly)
You need to add this SSDT-GPRW.aml to your Clover folder in the designated position at Clover/ACPI/patched You need to add this patch to your config.plist. It goes into the DSDT patch section
Note: This works for me, but the patch removes the _PRW method from all devices in the DSDT. This could have side-effects. So far, I have seen none. At the moment I'm also not applying any other patch, compared with the additional edits I made to the DSDT method before.
2.3 Install kexts to system
As mentioned in the install section, it's better to follow rehabman's instruction and install USBinjectAll.kext to /L/E:
sudo cp -R Release/USBInjectAll.kext /Library/Extensions sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / 2.4 Enable onboard Audio - Install AppleALC kext
Make sure your EFI partition is mounted and that you have a vanilla AppleHDA kext available. See below for a guide how to get a vanilla AppleHDA if needed
Note: Our Audio codec is ALC887 and it's running with layout ID 1.
Download the newest AppleALC kext from here and install it together with lilu.kext from here into your usual /clover/kexts/others location. Done. No scripts or config.plist patches necessary.
Add layout ID 1 to config.plist, if it's not there yet:
<key>Audio</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>ResetHDA</key> <true/> </dict> If you previously installed any audio patches, please follow this guide to "vanilla-ize" your install.
2.4 Optional steps for Graphics
If you have a dGPU, now it's the time to install its drivers and adjust the config.plist for it. The detaisl are specific to your GPU and thus of scope of this guide. Yet, my supplied config.plist is ready to be used with Nvidia Pascal cards and using the Nvidia web driver.
Whatevergreen.kext helps with Intel iGPU and NVIDIA dGPU fixes.
At the moment I'm also testing out a special bootflag: 'shikigva=12' to enable faster rendering in Final Cut Pro X. Without whatevergreen.kext and a shikigva bootflag, rendering in final cut seem very slow.
If you're facing problems with output from your internal GPU, you can try the framebuffer patches listed by @BackwardMac:
Updating inside 10.3.x/ 10.4.x point updates doesn't require much attention:
Download the update from the AppStore as any Mac would do Allow the system to reboot Before booting MacOS with Clover, make sure to disable extra drivers for dGPUs which require non-native support. If using an Nvidia dGPU: Remove "nvda_drv=1" from your boot arguments and disable Nvidia injection If using a non natively supported AMD card, do the same for AMD (I'm not using AMD, thus I cannot be specific) Boot into the newly created Install MacOS partition Repeat this process until the Install partition is gone Boot MacOS again, still following 3., and potentially install updated drivers Your Audio might require re-patching
Move away from static DSDT patching to SSDT hotpatching --> requires my work Native NVRAM --> requires developer work Audio without AppleHDA patching --> requires developer work
5. Thanks to
@MaLd0nfor helping finding the right way with the DSDT
@RehabMan, for being a legend and helping me out patching
@toleda, for audio patches for the 300 series
/u/corpnewt, for his superb vanilla guide
@wmchris for his super XPS 9550 guide and introducing me to hot-patching
@Panzerschiffe for his addition to this guide
all the developers of clover and it's awesomeness
THIS GUIDE WILL APPLY TO N551 SERIES WITH SIMILAR HARDWARE AND RESPECTIVE ROG VERSIONS WITH THE RIGHT CHANGES
- Processor : Intel Core i7-4720HQ 2.6Ghz
- Chipset: Intel HM86 Express Chipset
- Ram : 16gb DDR3L 1600 Mhz
- Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 – GeForce GTX 960M (Not supported so disabled)
- HDD: 500 Gb SSD Samsung 850 EVO
- Card Reader: Realtek PCI-E
- Webcam: HD WebCam (Chicony Electronics Co.)
- Lan: Realtek PCI-E Gigabit ethernet controller
- WiFi + BT : AzureWave AW-CE123H
- Audio Realtek ALC668 (internal speakers + external sub-woofer)
- 3 USB 3.0 Port, HDMI port, mDP port
Use CreateInstallMedia metod + Clover, you will find the config.plist i used in the attachments;
Kext in Usb Media:
Kext and Configuration:
- Install Clover on HDD and use the attached Config_final.plist as reference
- Install kext in /Library/Extension
- SSDT-PNLF for Backlight Slider (put in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED)
KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD
- Patch _Q0F to XQOF in Config.plist
- Patch _Q0E to XQOE in Config.plist (this two patch needed for Backlight Fn Keys)
- SSDT-PS2K for Keyboad and FN Keys works
- SSDT-ALC668 (put in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED)
- Use Layout-Id 3 for standard audio or 27/28 if your model have External Sub-Woofer (change exit in SysPref > Sound)
- Refer to this GUIDE For a simple USB Port configuration with Intel FB-Patcher
GRAPHIC iGPU HD4600
- Patch _REG > XREG in Config.plist
- Patch _OFF > XOFF in Config.plist (this two patch are needed for Discrete GPU disabling)
- SSDT-DGPU for Discrete Graphic Disabling (put in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED)
- Refer to this GUIDE for perfect iGPU setting with Intel FB-Patcher
WiFi & BT AZUREWAVE AW-CE123H
- Set BootArg “brcmfx-country=XX” without quotes (change XX with your country code e.g. US or IT)
SD CARD READER
DSDT PATCH NEEDED:
- Extract DSDT/SSDT with Clover and Disassemble using REFS.TXT
- Refer to DSDT/SSDT Patching Guide HERE
APPLY THIS FIX IN DSDT:
- [sys] Fix PARSEOP_ZERO Error (Aggressive)
- [bat] Asus G75VW Battery Fix
- [sys] Haswell LPC
- [sys] OS Check Fix (Windows 8)
- [sys] RTC Fix
- [sys] IRQ Fix
- [sys] SMBUS Fix
- [sys] HPET Fix
- [sys] Fix_WAK Arg0 v2
- [sys] Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel
- Fn Brightness Keys Patch *
- KeyboardBacklight Patch (Haswell/Ivy) *
- Keyboard Backlight Sleep Fix *
[*] txt file for patch attached
Compile & Patch DSDT file and put in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED
How to get FHD resolution in Clover and Apple start page:
- Activate CSM in BIOS
- Install CsmVideoDxe-64.efi in EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI (can be added during Hdd Clover install or with Clover Configurator later)
- Set 1920x1080 resolution in config.plist/GUI
- Apply a 1920x1080 theme with CloverThemeManager
How to merge Audio Channel for Internal speakers and Sub-Woofer works together:
- Work in progress, i’ll update guide as soon as i find a solution
Enjoy your new, full working N551JW Mojave Hackintosh
If i forgot something or you have a question feel free to ask me.
Credit and Thanks to:
@RehabMan, @Vit9696 and all other devs for the guides, kexts and support they give for free.
SSDT and patch.zip
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I have an old macpro 2008 fully loaded using yosemite 10.10.5.
I would not like to touch that OSX version but been curious with mojave on hackintosh PC.
i also have a low/mid range gaming windows PC.
My specs for my W7/10 dual boot (same SSD) windows PS are as follows:
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V
Intel i7 3770k
8GB DDR3 1600mhz RAM
Antec HCG 620W PSU
Asus GTX 560 DC
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
Built everything in mid 2012.
Will these hardware lets me install Mojave? If not, whats the max OSX i can install?
Then worst case, will i be able to install atleast yosemite 10.10?
I dont mind if i get Nullcpupowermanagement and not be able to use my bios C1 packages and sleep or any intel speedstep as i dont use them anyways in my windows OS.
i just need it to work smoothly with MB audio built-in, wifi, ethernet, Usb port 2.0 and 3.0.
im not a gamer but likes to use Logic pro X.
was thinking of using the W10 partition for the hackintosh OSX but if possible, i could use a 64GB USB 3.0 thumbdrive.
Thanks in advance.
Please help me to enable and use hd 3000 with Mojave.
I know that I can install some .bundle or .kext files to make it can be enable.
But it always show an err msg up. "IOConsoleUsers gIOScreenLockState 3 ......"
I have tried to reinstall the refi drivers and kexts.
but still not solved this issue.
I will upload my EFI partition as a zip file below (Google Drive, Because It's bigger than 10 mb).
Thanks for helping.
For the details about my hardwares, please see my "About Me" page->Brian's Budget Hackintosh.
So apple has presented a new and updated mac mini a few days ago, and the great news seems to be the use of desktop processors in it, in fact, all the specs seems to match a typical desktop socket 1151 v2 coffeelake system without a dedicated gpu, so i am wondering if the smbios of this machine could be our new smbios of preference for coffeelake desktop machines. So i have created this new topic to discuss about it. Of course we will have to wait to do tests using the first public version of mac os which integrates this smbios, because when every new mac is released it's smbios is available initialy just in a purpose made mac os build and then it's added for all the os builds in the following releases.
So what do you think about the possibility of using this new smbios for desktop coffeelake machines instead of the imac 18.3/18.2 ones?