This tutorial has been updated on GITHUB to 10.14 and 10.15
the tutorial on insanelymac got too fragmented for a simple forum thread and will not be updated, but still be used for discussion and hints, tips and tricks
Dell XPS 15 (9550, Version of 2016) Sierra 10.13.1 Tutorial
Before we start:
this installation includes real time DSDT/SSDT patching from within clover. This is pretty easy to install. But it is NOT suited for people with no or only few knowledge in Hackintosh Systems. If you only know how to copy commands in your shell and you dont know what they're doing, then stop the tutorial and revert to windows or buy a real mac. Even if you get it running: this system is not failsafe and will be broken multiple times in its usage time, where you have to fix it without a tutorial.
Optional steps are marked in GREEN, System dependent steps are BLUE
English is not my mother-tongue and i'm writing this without proof reading, so please forgive my bad spelling
If you've questions or something doesn't work: first check if you've done all steps of this tutorial! If yes: please read the whole thread (doesn't matter how long it is) before asking to prevent multiple questions. Additionally do a search in google and this forum.
Many knowledge of "how to hackintosh a dell in the first place" by the tutorial of @Gymnae http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319766-dell-xps-9550-detailled-1011-guide/
Using many kexts and solutions from @RehabMan
What's not working:
Hibernation (works somehow, but high chance to destroy your whole data), Sleep works fine! SD-Card reader Killer 1535 Wifi (rarely used, need replace) nVidia Graphics card (Intel works) FileVault 2 (full HDD encryption) Requirements:
one working MAC OS X Enviroment 16GB USB Stick (larger is sometimes not bootable and/or requires advanced partitioning) MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 installation file from the app store (redownload, just in case) Knowledge in PLIST editing USB Harddrive for backup - you'll loose all data on your computer! Step 1: Prepare Installation
Use the existing Mac to download the Sierra installer from the App Store and create a bootable USB stick with CLOVER. You can do this with the App "Pandora's Box" of insanelymac (use google for download link), which is pretty easy to use.
Optional: check if your SSD can be switched to 4k sector size. This prevents NVMe corruption. See https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/4k_sector.md
After you've finished you need to download the Dell XPS 15 specific configurations for clover.
Link: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/archive/10.13.zip and unzip this file or checkout git directly:
git clone https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX.git You only need the folder 10.13, you can delete the 10.11. I'll refer to this folder by "git/"
Now mount the hidden EFI partition of the USB Stick by entering
diskutil mount EFI Inside the terminal. Mac OS will automaticly mount the EFI partition of the USB stick, but just in case: make sure it really is
Overwrite everything in the CLOVER folder of the partition EFI with the content of git/10.13/CLOVER.
If your PC has a Core i5 processor, you'll have to modify your config.plist in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/: search for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.
If you could use the 4k sector patch, replace the config.plist with the 4kconfig.plist.
If you use a hynix device and you didnt do the 4k sector switch, you'll have to add the following patch to your config.plist
<key>Comment</key> <string>IONVMeFamily Pike R. Alpha Hynix SSD patch</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data>9sEQD4UcAQAA</data> <key>Name</key> <string>IONVMeFamily</string> <key>Replace</key> <data>9sECD4UcAQAA</data> Go into the EFI Configuration (BIOS) of your Dell XPS 15:
Also disable the SD-Card Reader to reduce the power consumption drastically. Insert the stick on the Dell XPS 15 and boot it up holding the F12 key to get in the boot-menu and start by selecting your USB-Stick (if you've done it correctly it's named "Clover: Install macOS Sierra", otherwise it's just the brandname of your USB-Drive). You should get to the MacOS Installation like on a real mac. If you're asked to log-in with your apple-id: select not now! Reason: see Step 5.
Step 2: Partition and Installation
INFORMATION: after this step your computer will loose ALL data! So if you haven't created a backup, yet: QUIT NOW!
Dont install macOS yet. Select the Diskutil and delete the old partitions. Create a new HFS partition and name it "OSX". If you want to multiboot with Windows 10, then you'll have to create a second partition, too (also HFS! Dont use FAT or it will not boot! You have to reformat it when installing Windows). Make sure to select GUID as partition sheme.
Close the Diskutil and install OSX normally. You'll have to reboot multiple times, make sure to always boot using the attached USB stick. So dont forget to press F12. After the first reboot you should see a new boot option inside clover, which is highlighted by default. Just press enter. If you only see one, then something went wrong.
Step 3: Make it bootable
After a few reboots you should be inside your new macOS enviroment. You can always boot into it using the USB stick. Remove the USB drive after successful bootup. Enter
diskutil mount EFI in your terminal, which should mount the EFI partition of your local installation.
install git/Additional/Tools/Clover_v2.4k_r4003.pkg. Make sure to select "Install Clover in ESP". Also select to install the RC-Scripts. This should install the Clover Boot System. Now copy everything from git/10.13/CLOVER to EFI/CLOVER like you did before by creating the usb stick. (if you had to modify the config.plist in step 1, do it here, too). Your system should be bootable by itself. Reboot and check if your system can boot by itself.
Step 4: Post Installation
Because all DSDT/SSDT changes are already in the config.plist, you dont need to recompile your DSDT (albeit i suggest doing it anyway to make your system a lil bit more failsafe, see gymnaes El-Capitan tutorial for more informations). So we can skip this part and go directly to the installation of the required kexts. Open a terminal and goto the GIT folder.
sudo cp -r ./Post-Install/LE-Kexts/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.bak 2> /dev/null sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.bak 2> /dev/null sudo ./AD-Kexts/VoodooPS2Daemon/_install.command Now you'll have to replace the config.plist. Because you'll install modified kexts you'll HAVE TO replace the config.plist in your installation. Otherwise your PC will not boot anymore.
diskutil mount EFI replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with git/Post-Install/CLOVER/config.plist. Again: if your PC has a Core i5 processor, search the config.plist for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.
OPTIONAL (in case you've audio problems):
AppleHDA has some problems after Wake-Up. You'll have to plug in a headphone to get your speakers working again. You can use VoodooHDA instead, which breaks the headphone jack most of the time, but makes the rest much more stable.
sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/CodecCommander.kext sudo rm /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-ALC298.aml then remove from your config.plist from the key "KextsToPatch" the elements "AppleHDA#1" to "AppleHDA#7". Install the package: git/Post-Install/AD-Kexts/VoodooHDA-2.8.8.pkg
i also suggest moving some of the kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 to /Library/Extensions. It's just more stable.
Finalize the kext-copy by recreating the kernel cache:
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache sudo rm -rf /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / sometimes you'll have to redo the last command if your system shows "Lock acquired".
OSX 10.12.2 removed the posibility to load unsigned code. You can enable this by entering
sudo spctl --master-disable If you're using the 4K monitor, you'll have to copy the UHD enabling kexts to your clover directory:
sudo cp ./Post-Install/AD-Kexts/UHD-Kexts/* /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13/ To enable GPU acceleration: Edit your clover config file again and remove the following block from it:
To prevent getting in hibernation (which can and will corrupt your data), just set the default sleep mode to "suspend to ram" (sleep) instead of "suspend to disk" (hibernation)
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 To get HDMI Audio working:
Search for your Boarrd-ID in the config.plist and open /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist with a texteditor. Search for your board-id in there and change the value of it from "Config2" to "none"
OPTIONAL (alternative power management):
the whole power management is done by intels speed step technology (HWP), which is enabled in the clover config. If you want to let OSX manage the power management, you'll have to do these steps:
sudo cp ./Post-Install/CLOVER/ACPI/optional/SSDT.aml /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ then open the config.plist (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and change <key>HWPEnable</key><true/> to <key>HWPEnable</key><false/>.
Step 5: iServices (AppStore, iMessages etc.)
WARNING! DONT USE YOUR MAIN APPLE ACCOUNT FOR TESTING! It's pretty common that apple BANS your apple-id from iMessage and other services if you've logged in on not well configured hackintoshs!
If you want to use the iServices, you'll have to do some advanced steps, which are not completly explained in this tutorial. First you need to switch the faked network device already created by step 4 to be on en0. Goto your network settings and remove every network interface.
sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist Reboot, go back in the network configuration and add the network interfaces (LAN) before Wifi.
You also need to modify your SMBIOS in the config.plist of Clover in your EFI partition with valid informations about your "fake" mac. There are multiple tutorials which explain how to do it like "http://www.fitzweekly.com/2016/02/hackintosh-imessage-tutorial.html".
It's possible you have to call the apple hotline to get your fake serial whitelisted by telling a good story why apple forgot to add your serial number in their system. (aka: dont do it if you dont own a real mac). I personally suggest using real data from an old (broken) macbook.
Step 6: Upgrading to macOS 10.13.2 or higher / installing security updates
Each upgrade will possibly break your system!
(Update: after the latest updates in this tutorial the system should be update-proof.)
Step 7: Fixes / Enhancements / Alternative Solutions / Bugs
Afterword and fixes
as i said before: this is not a tutorial for absolute beginners, albeit it's much easier then most other tutorials, because most is preconfigured in the supplied config.plist. Some Dells have components included, which are not supported by these preconfigured files. Then i can only suggest using Gymnaes tutorial which explains most of the DSDT patching, config.plist editing and kexts used in detail and use the supplied files here as templates.
Warning: Some people have reported multiple data losses on this machine. I suggest using time-machine whenever possible! If your device is detected as "Model Name: Apple Device", see: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319764-guide-dell-xps-15-9550-sierra-10122-quick-installation/page-13?do=findComment&comment=2362337 If you want to save the settings of the display brightness: downgrade to clover 3899, in the never versions the nvram restore is broken. USBInjectAll is not intended for permanent use. You should check which USB are really required to be injected and modify your DSDT/SSDT. 4K Touchscreen only: Multitouch can be achieved with the driver from touch-base.com, but it's not open source - costs > 100 $ Not a bug: if you REALLY want to use the 4K Display natively and disable the Retina Mode (max 1920x1080), see: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/macbook-pro-retina-display-faq/macbook-pro-retina-display-hack-to-run-native-resolution.html Tutorial Updates
27. March 2017: UHD Kexts added, replaces perl command 23. March 2017: 4k sector tutorial against NVMe corruption added 7. March 2017: Suggestion to disable the SD Card Reader for reduced power consumption 4. February 2017: Dell SMBIOS Truncation workaround added 23. January 2017: Hynix SSD fix added 31. December 2016: USB-C Hotplug Fix and USB InjectAll Removed 28. December 2016: NVMe SSDT Spoof precreated, FakeID already preset in installation config.plist. VoodooHDA added as alternative to SSDT-ALC298 patch as well as color coding in tutorial 22. December 2016: FakeSMBios added Accessories Appendix:
The official Dell adaptor DA200 (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=at&l=de&s=dhs&cs=atdhs1&sku=470-abry) works completly on Sierra 10.2.2. You can use the Network, USB, HDMI and VGA. Everything is Hot-Pluggable a cheap 3rd party noname USB-C -> VGA adaptor didnt work you can charge the Dell with a generic USB-C Power Adaptor, but USB-C has only a maximum power of 100W, so it's either charging OR usage, not both. Dont forget you need a special USB-C cable (Power Delivery 3.0) for charging.
I've just got my hack. to were I'm happy with it.
its been a long road. and up to this point was always evolving. and from the software side. id Like to thank EVERYONE that as given there time help and support in my Hackintosh adventure.
the hardware side. as at times been a bit of a challenge (learning to bent stainless tubing) I got the powder coating done by a local company
Please comment. Had to change the tubing around
MOJAVE HACKINTOSH GUIDE
**FOR** GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO
CREDITS & THANKS
His help with EFI configuration and DSDT
Slice, Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy, ycr.ru, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, rehabman, Download-Fritz, Zenit432, cecekpawon Et al
autumnrain, slice2009, zenith432
ESP PRO MOUNTER
Hackintosh Vanilla Desktop Guide
/r/Hackintosh - corpnewt
JoniVR & theOneyouseek
• Intel I7 8700
• Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO
• Gigabyte AORUS RADEON RX 580 8GB ( connected to monitor with DisplayPort )
• Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB ( 2 x 8GB ) 2666MHz – CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 In this build, both memory modules are installed in memory slots DDR4_A1 and DDR4_B1
• Corsair RM650x 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Unit
• Corsair H100i V2 AIO Hydro/Water RGB LED CPU Cooler
• Samsung EVO 500GB SSD (2.5) macOS Mojave
• Samsung EVO 250 GB SSD (2.5) Windows 10 Pro
• NZXT H500 Mid Tower ATX Case
• RECOMMENDED WIFI CARD → ABWB 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E) BCM943602CS
• WIFI and Bluetooth with BCM94331CD with PCI-e adapter (but will require AirportBrcmFixup.kext for AirDrop.. )
** Avoid Samsung EVO 970 PLUS as Hackintosh has problem with that device **
• HDMI Port on AMD RX580 / 590 ( Ensure you disable BIOS CSM if using HDMI on RX580 / RX590 )
• HDMI Port on Aorus Z390 Motherboard ( Ensure you have correct BIOS settings as per this guide for Intel only)
• Ethernet Port
• SSD Trim
• USB 3.0 & 2.0
• Hardware Acceleration
PREAMBLE - BEFORE YOU START
Here detailed, is all the steps towards building a successful and stable Aorus Pro Z390 Hackintosh, if you are a first time Hackintosher, this guide will have you quickly up and running with the Aorus Pro Z390 Hackintosh. To rule out any problems from the go,
only have the disc that you plan to install macOS Mojave connected to the Aorus Pro, disconnect any other Windows / Linux or data drives, external drives from your Aorus Pro. Windows / Linux and data drives can be connected after successful installation of macOS Mojave
If you have more than 16 GB of memory, then install macOS Mojave with just 16GB, you can later add any additional memory. Install memory modules in slots DDR4_A1 and DDR4_B1. This build has the Wi-Fi combo PCI-e card installed in slot PCIEX1_3
with its 9 pin USB cable attached to motherboard header F_USB2.
If using the Corsair H100i v2 AIO cooler with USB cable connected to motherboard header F_USB1, you will need to enable hot-patch ( explained in guide ) in config.plist for working sleep, wake from sleep will only work by pressing Power Button.
However, If not using the Corsair H100i v2 USB cable, then you have wake from sleep using Keyboard / Mouse or Power Button.
The Corsair USB cable is only required if using Corsair Link software in Windows for custom Fan or LED settings.
Install macOS Mojave on its own physical drive, so do not try and install macOS Mojave onto a free partition on a disc that contains Windows.
Remove any Thunderbolt cards, Thunderbolt card can be reinserted after installation. Double check your BIOS settings are the same as this guide.
AMD Vega card's will work with this guide, but If you plan to use a Sapphire Pulse Vega 56 then please read @AudioGod ==>post regarding the Sapphire Pulse 56.
Following are unsupported / problematic
• Intel Optane ( if you have this, remove it before installation of macOS Mojave )
• Samsung EVO Plus drives ( firmware problem with macOS )
• XFX Radeon RX 580
• NVIDIA GTX / RTX not supported in macOS Mojave
• Fenvi T919 Wireless Card, it seems Bluetooth is not working out of box for some users ( Maybe the USB port attached to Fenvi bluetooth is wrongly configured, or the SSDT-UIAC.aml port connector was not configured as Internal, or maybe some other reason )
Save yourself a headache ---> RECOMMENDED WIFI CARD WORKING OUT OF BOX (OOB) is ---> ABWB 802.11AC WI-FI With Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E) BCM943602CS
Q - WILL THIS GUIDE WORK WITH MY NON AORUS Z390 PRO MOTHERBOARD ?
A - Possibly may work with other Z390 chipset motherboards. See very bottom of page for PRE & POST - INSTALL AORUS X 390 EFI's ( will require USB SSDT fix )
Q - I notice you have the Aorus Pro Z390 version, will this guide work with Aorus Pro Z390 WiFi version ?
A - Yes, but onboard Intel / Intel CNVi WIFII /Bluetooth will not work with macOS and you will have to disable HS14 for Bluetooth to function properly on BCM943602CS or BCM94331CD WiFi/Bluetooth Combo cards ( more info at bottom of guide) .
PART 1 - DOWNLOAD
Download the following:
• PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
• POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
//OPENCORE EXPERIMENTAL EFI FOR RX580==> EFI.zip
// INTEL UHD 630 EFI Aorus Pro Z390 EFI's below. For those who do not have a Graphics Card Installed in PCIe Slot, requires Initial Display Output BIOS setting to be changed to IGFX spoiler below!
• PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
• POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
• ESP MOUNTER PRO v1.9
• macOS MOJAVE
• CLOVER CONFIGURATOR
• EmuVariableUefi-64.efi ( Used only to initialise iMessages. It then must be removed from Clover drivers64UEFI folder as will cause intermittent memory allocation errors on boot, explained in guide)
• Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
// Not really needed but IF no sound on Wake from Sleep then use SSDT-ALC1220 and CodecCommander
• SSDT-ALC1220.aml ( Resolves Audio Sound on Wake, place in Clover / ACPI / Patched )
• CodecCommander.kext.zip ( Resolves Audio Sound on Wake, place in Clover / Kexts / Other )
PART 2 - BIOS SETTINGS (version F9 )
Here is a list of the BIOS settings that I have used ( Screenshots in spoiler below )
• Enter BIOS → Press F12 → Enter Setup
• Save & Exit → Load Optimized Defaults
• BIOS → Windows 8/10 Features → Other OS
• BIOS → CSM Support → Enabled
• Peripherals → Initial Display Output → PCIe 1 Slot
• Peripherals → Trusted Computing → Security Device Support → Disable
• Peripherals → Intel(R)Bios Guard → Intel BIOS Guard Support → Disable
• Peripherals → USB Configuration → Legacy USB Support → Enabled
• Peripherals → USB Configuration → XHCI Hand-off → Enabled
• Peripherals → Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack → Disabled
• Peripherals → SATA And RST Configuration → SATA Mode Selection → AHCI
• Chipset → Vt-d → Disabled
• Chipset → Internal Graphics → Enabled
• Chipset → DVMT Pre-Allocated → 256M
• Chipset → DVMT Total Gfx Mem → MAX
• Chipset → Audio Controller → Enabled
• Chipset → Above 4G Decoding → Disabled
• Power → Platform Power Management → Disabled ( Change to enabled after macOS is installed )
• Power → ErP → Disabled ( Can be enabled if you have RGB lighting that you want to power off when shutting down Hackintosh. Thanks @AudioGod for flagging this up)
• Power → RC6 (Render Standby) → Disabled
• MIT → Advanced Memory Settings → Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P) → Disabled
// IF USING CORSAIR H100i V2 AIO CPU WATER COOLER
• MIT → Smart Fan 5 Settings → CPU Fan Control mode → PWM
• Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
SCREEN DUMP SPOILERS
PART 3 – CREATE A MOJAVE USB FLASH INSTALLER
Prepare USB Installer for Mojave ( Video below )
• Insert USB drive
• Launch /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
• Disk Utility → View → Show All Devices
• On Left-hand panel → External →(Identify your USB device in left hand panel)
• Click and highlight your USB device in the left-hand panel.
• Click erase button.
• Name: USB
• Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled )
• Scheme: GUID Partition Map
• Click Erase button.
• Place the downloaded MacOS Mojave app into Applications folder.
• Open Terminal copy and paste:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction && say Mojave Drive Created • Enter
PART 4 – INSTALL CLOVER ON THE MOJAVE USB INSTALLER
Make Mojave USB flash drive installer bootable.( Video below )
• Launch Clover application, double click.
• Click Continue → Continue → Continue
• Click Change Install Location button.
• Click Install macOSMojave USB installer → Continue
• Click Customise button
Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP Themes UEFI Drivers • Click Install button
• Installation Complete!
PART 5 – CUSTOMIZE MOJAVE USB INSTALLER FOR AORUS Z390 PRO
Replace Clover EFI folder with PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip OR if NO graphics card installed in PCIe slot, then use PRE-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip( Video below )
• Install ESP Mounter Pro v1.9
• Using ESP Mounter Pro, Mount ESP on disk2s1 ( Your disk name may be different )
• Open mounted EFI partition found on desktop
• Copy all the contents from Aorus 390 Pro EFI folder
• Replace USB EFI folder with all the contents inside the Aorus 390 Pro EFI folder.
PART 6 – INSTALL MAC OS MOJAVE ON INTERNAL DRIVE
ENSURE BIOS: Above 4G Decoding is set to Disabled
if Above 4G decoding is set to enabled then macOS Mojave install will freeze at 2 mins remaining and will not shut down properly!!!!
Please be patient during install, so when install gets to 2 or 3 mins remaining then it may take extra time. Be ready to boot from UEFI USB installer by pressing F12 when install initiates restarts.
• INSERT USB INSTALLER INTO THE USB 2.0 PORT
Here is a walkthrough of the full process using the macOS Mojave USB Installer on the Aorus Z390 Pro.
• Power on PC and press F12• Choose bootable USB drive from boot menu.
• Install macOS Mojave to internal solid state or hard drive.
When system returns to the Clover boot menu choose:
• Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
At next restart, press F12 and boot from external UEFI USB device and choose:
• Boot macOS Install from Macintosh
Proceed with macOS Mojave install
macOS Mojave is now installed, but it can only boot at this moment thanks to FakeSMC and Clover on the Mojave USB flash drive installer.
PART 7 – MAKE AORUS Z390 PRO INTERNAL DRIVE BOOTABLE
Make internal drive bootable ( Video below )
So far, the Aorus Pro can only boot the internal system drive with the aid of the Mojave USB Installer.
To boot from the internal system drive without the installer:
Download and install Clover with RC Scripts on target volume.
If your Aorus Pro Z390 has AMD RX 580 then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - RX580.zip folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition. OR
If your Aorus Pro Z390 has no graphics card installed in PCIe slot, then copy the EFI folder from inside POST-INSTALL Aorus Pro Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip folder and paste it inside the the System Drive EFI partition.
• Remove USB Mojave installer and shut down and restart.
Aorus Hackintosh should now be able to boot to macOS Mojave, Done, well almost !
PART 8 – ENABLE IMESSAGES & FACETIME
// UPDATE 21st MAY 2019
Possibly Clover Configurator now automatically populates correct values for working iMessages when you select an SMBIOS.
After selecting SMBIOS, example iMac19,1 for Aorus Pro with RX580 ( image above ) then go to Apple and ensure you have the "serial number is not valid " message. Done!
If you still have problems connecting to iMessage, test and ensure that AirDrop is working, then follow instructions inside spoiler.
• Mount internal drive EFI/ESP partition
• Go to folder CLOVER → drivers64UEFI
• Place both EMUVariableUefi-64.efi inside → drivers64UEFI
Using Clover Configurator, add the following argument to config.plist using Clover Configurator.
• Slide = 0
Shutdown and then press power on button on PC.
• You should now be able to Log into iCloud, iMessages and FaceTime
• NOW delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi from CLOVER → drivers64UEFI Folder
• Shutdown and restart Aorus Pro hackintosh. iMessages etc is now operational without EMUVariableUefi-64.efi ( EMUVariableUefi-64.efi only needed to initialise iMessages )
// UPDATE 22nd May 2019
• It seems that there are no "Couldn't allocate runtime area" errors when continuing to use EMUVariableUefi-64.efi since updating to macOS Mojave 10.14.5 and using Clover version r4920.
• It is important to delete EMUVariableUefi-64.efi, this will avoid very intermittent boot errors such as: “Couldn’t allocate runtime area” post errors.
PART 9 – ENABLE TRIM for Solid State Flash Drives
Open Terminal and enter the following command:
sudo trimforce enable
DEFAULT SSDT – USB PORTS FIX CONFIGURATION WITH FRONT USB-C - SSDT USBPorts.kext ALREADY INSIDE AORUS Z390 EFI FOLDER – Provided by @AudioGod
If you have USBC on Computer Chassis / Case, then SS01 and SS02 is mapped to that USB C port
------------ GUIDE FINISHED YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE WORKING AORUS Z390 PRO HACKINTOSH WITH SSDT USB FIX ------------
OPTIONAL: Set Wi-Fi Country Code
OPTIONAL: System Information - PCI
External USB Storage: Fix "disk did not eject properly" message upon wake from sleep
OPTIONAL: Native Display Brightness - with MonitorControl
OPTIONAL: Dual Boot macOS Mojave & Windows 10
OPTIONAL: Replace the default "About This Mac" Apple Logo with RED AORUS APPLE
OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 1 – SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder
OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 2 - SSDT Ports configuration below - replace SSDT inside Clover /ACPI/PATCHED folder
OPTIONAL - ALTERNATIVE SSDT 3 – Create your own SSDT
FRAMEBUFFER PATCHING – For working Intel UHD 630 Graphics, working HDMI Port, working HDMI Audio on Aorus Z390 Pro
FINAL CUT PRO – Configuration for AMD RX5xx
AORUS PRO Z390 WIFI version with Intel CNVi – Disable Bluetooth on HS14
Resolve bluetooth issue reported by @eSaF
CLOVER – Updating / Upgrade Clover boot loader
SLEEP – Sleep and Automatic Sleep
SLEEP – Resolving Instant Wake ( Corsair H100i v2 AIO )
WIFI – Clover Hotpatch PXSX to ARPT
RECOMMENDED READING – Excellent Hackintosh Vanilla guide created by CorpNewt with in depth tutorial on Clover.
AORUS Z390 MOTHERBOARD X – EFI WITH NO USB SSDT, WITH PORTS LIMIT PATCH, WITH SSDT-GPRW SLEEP / WAKE FIX
Q - I notice you have the Aorus Pro Z390 version, will this guide work with other Gigabyte Aorus Z390 motherboards ?
A - Possibly, but it is not guaranteed that these EFI folders below may work.
PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - RX580.zip
PRE-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
POST-INSTALL Aorus X Z390 EFI - Intel UHD630.zip
Hi to all!
I've installed Yosemite on:
- i5 4690
- ASRock H87M Pro4 (with intel ethernet I219-V) (IntelMausiEthernet, AppleIntelE1000 and RehabMan for I219V kexts)
- 8gb ddr3 RAM
- 1tb hard disk
If I disable I219-V from BIOS, when I shutdown it, don't reboots (tested with all kexts)
If I enable I219-V from BIOS, when I shutdown it, the system reboots.
How can I fix this? Thanks!
Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VMware Workstation on a Windows Host
I wanted to make a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X El Capitan virtual machine running on a Windows host. The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.
There are many guides and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMWare disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….
I’ve gathered info for this guide from various threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum eg
Workstation 11/12, Player 7/12, Fusion 7/8 and ESXi 6 Mac OS X Unlocker 2 by @Donk How to Install OS X 10.x from Snow Leopard to El Capitan in VMware Workstation 10/12, Player 6/8 or ESXi 5/6 by @MSOK HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware Credit and thanks to @Donk, @Albert Nietsnie and @MSOK for all their hard work in creating and testing the VMware Unlocker program.
Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X) 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X) Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine VMware Workstation 12 or later VMware Unlocker 2.0.7 or later Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#41 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack
1. On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.
2. Unmount any attached install image/InstallESD.dmg (if currently mounted) by rebooting the system or running the hdiutil unmount command in terminal eg
3. Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes….
4. Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:
cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 5. At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.
@shela has created an ISO generating script compatible with OS X 10.6-10.12: create_osx_iso post #362.
See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS 10.13+ using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.
Install and Patch VMware Workstation 12 on your PC
1. Download and install VMWare Workstation Player 12 or later
2. Download and extract Unlocker 2.0.7 or later to your USB stick…
3. Run the win-install.cmd as administrator by right clicking the file in Windows explorer or run it from an Administrative Command Prompt.
Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine
1. Double click on the VMware Workstation 12 Player icon on your desktop and click “Create a New Virtual Machine”. Choose “I will install the operating system later” at the How will you install screen….
2. Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and OS X 10.11 as the version. By default, an OS X 10.11 folder will be created in your Documents\Virtual Machines folder.
3. Under Specify Disk Capacity, you can leave the default 40GB or set a larger value. I personally store the virtual disk as a single file. Click Finish and you will see OS X 10.11 on the Main Screen of Workstation 12.
4. Next, we need to edit the virtual machine settings to map the virtual SATA CD/DVD drive to the El Capitan installation iso we created earlier.
5. To prevent the virtual machine from crashing in Windows, the virtualHW.version set in the vmx configuration file needs to be changed from 12 to 10 (alternatively, the line smc.version = "0" can be added to the file). The OS X 10.11.vmx file can be edited with the WordPad program (navigate to the OS X 10.11 virtual machine folder with Windows Explorer and right click on the file to open in WordPad).
6. For HW10, set USB compatibility to USB 2.0, otherwise your mouse and keyboard might not work in the virtual machine.
7. Finally click “Play virtual machine”
Installation of El Capitan
Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
1. Select language, agree to legal terms
2. Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended. I’ve named the drive Macintosh HD but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.
3. Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.
4. After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete and the VM will automatically reboot…
5. At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout. You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…
6. Create a User Account and select your Time Zone. You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….
7. Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop. You should eject the Installation iso now by right clicking and selecting “Eject OS X Base System”. This will allow you to install VMware Tools….
8. After rebooting, the VM can now be resized or run at full screen resolution. Audio and network/internet should also work OOB.
SMBIOS Customization and iMessage Vars
To make the Virtual Machine more "Mac like", you can edit the vmx file to add unique identifiers from a real Mac's SMBIOS -
eg for an iMac 11,3 SMBIOS, you can enter the following lines....
smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id = "Mac-F2238BAE" hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE" hw.model = "iMac11,3" serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE" serialNumber = "W80#######6" Refer How to spoof real Mac in VMware - Multi-booting and Virtualisation.
The critical variables for iMessage/Facetime activation are MLB & ROM. By default, VMware "reflects" the host's MLB and ROM since it assumes you are running the OSX guest on a real Mac host - see post#42 by @Donk.
If the host is a Windows PC, the following lines need to be added to the vmx file (requires virtualHW.version 12 and smc.version = "0")....
efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE" efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE" system-id.enable = "TRUE" and the MLB, ROM and optionally system-id entered manually eg
efi.nvram.var.MLB = "W80######BA1A" (MLB can be 13 or 17 characters long, alphanumeric string) efi.nvram.var.ROM = "<=>?@A" (ROM is entered here as a 6 character ASCII string) uuid.bios = "## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##-## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##" <---Optional (if you want to inject a given system-id hexadecimal value) Note the output for ROM from imessage_debug is a 12 character hexadecimal that needs to be entered here as a 6 character ASCII string eg using an Hex to ASCII converter we find that "3c3d3e3f4041" hex is equivalent to "<=>?@A".
Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite
The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite . Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.
With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie
To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop
cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop
cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...
Update for macOS 10.12 Sierra
The above settings still work for macOS Sierra after upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8 - see post #13.
Update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave
See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.
Post#41 describes how to build "Install macOS ******.app" on the fly from installer files downloaded beforehand in /SharedSupport folder.
Update for macOS 10.15beta Catalina
See post Update for macOS Catalina 10.15beta