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I can't boot anymore after the 10.12.6 update. As far as I can see everything is fine, but it won't boot. You can see the log file in the attached picture. I hope links are fine, here is a link to the picture because the uploaded one on the site is hardly readable. http://imgur.com/a/nuMfV

... 4K Display patch

​... again

 

... everytime a patch gets released ...

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... 4K Display patch

​... again

 

... everytime a patch gets released ...

Yeah, that is probably right, simpler problem than I thought... @the_voicer u can use CoreDisplayPatcher if u don't want to patch it at every update

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... 4K Display patch

​... again

 

... everytime a patch gets released ...

 

 

Yeah, that is probably right, simpler problem than I thought... @the_voicer u can use CoreDisplayPatcher if u don't want to patch it at every update

Thank you guys I managed to get inside the OS with setting the FakeID to 0x12345678. Totally forgot about the 4K patch. Sorry.

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Regarding my final cut pro x problems, I'd like to try to utilize the discrete gpu again. I read that while it cannot be used for displays, it's power it being used for OpenCL and Metal - maybe this could enable FCPX again,

 

Is anybody using this machine for Final Cut Pro X?

 

How would I go about and re-enabling the batter draining Nvidia DGPU? Would I still need to rename GFX0 to IGPU in config.plist and just delete the SSDTs for diabling the dGPU?

Cheers

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Regarding my final cut pro x problems, I'd like to try to utilize the discrete gpu again. I read that while it cannot be used for displays, it's power it being used for OpenCL and Metal - maybe this could enable FCPX again,

 

Is anybody using this machine for Final Cut Pro X?

 

How would I go about and re-enabling the batter draining Nvidia DGPU? Would I still need to rename GFX0 to IGPU in config.plist and just delete the SSDTs for diabling the dGPU?

Cheers

 

Did You try to encode some very low resolution video, something that cant overheat the dGPU? That way You can be sure if the overheating is causing the issue.

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Did You try to encode some very low resolution video, something that cant overheat the dGPU? That way You can be sure if the overheating is causing the issue.

 

Yeah, I tried VGA content. Same result, this time even without filling up the VRAM completely. Heat levels are also ok according to HWMonitor and iStat Menus.

The system still crashed and I cannot find any log via Console.app helping me to nail down the problem.

 

I took the following steps to activate the dGPU and investigate, if it could help:

  1. I deleted the SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml from Clover/ACPI/Patched and installed both NVIDIA Cuda and Web drivers. The dGPU is now seen, but of course not used for display purposes
  2. The dGPU is listed as supporting Metal
  3. The dGPU is not used AT ALL when rendering with FCP X and not available for benchmarking - so I cannot say that what I read previously regarding dGPU still being useful for OpenCL and Metal tasks is true
  4. GeekBench lists the NVIDIA dGPU as not available for Metal, in contrast to the System profiler. It might not be fully activated

I have no idea what to try next :(

 

EDIT: I created a thread, since this might be a bigger issue - or just faulty hardware on my side

 

off-topic:

Reading the 9560 guide, they have brightness on reboot fixed and a link to SD reader drivers for our 9550. Wouldn't both be someting for our machine? Especially the PCIE card reader :)

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Yeah, I tried VGA content. Same result, this time even without filling up the VRAM completely. Heat levels are also ok according to HWMonitor and iStat Menus.

The system still crashed and I cannot find any log via Console.app helping me to nail down the problem.

 

I took the following steps to activate the dGPU and investigate, if it could help:

  1. I deleted the SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml from Clover/ACPI/Patched and installed both NVIDIA Cuda and Web drivers. The dGPU is now seen, but of course not used for display purposes
  2. The dGPU is listed as supporting Metal
  3. The dGPU is not used AT ALL when rendering with FCP X and not available for benchmarking - so I cannot say that what I read previously regarding dGPU still being useful for OpenCL and Metal tasks is true
  4. GeekBench lists the NVIDIA dGPU as not available for Metal, in contrast to the System profiler. It might not be fully activated

I have no idea what to try next :(

 

EDIT: I created a thread, since this might be a bigger issue - or just faulty hardware on my side

 

off-topic:

Reading the 9560 guide, they have brightness on reboot fixed and a link to SD reader drivers for our 9550. Wouldn't both be someting for our machine? Especially the PCIE card reader :)

 

I am using Final Cut Pro long time and without any problem. Does your discrete video disable completely? (do you have in ioreg.log disabled dGPU?).

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I am using Final Cut Pro long time and without any problem. Does your discrete video disable completely? (do you have in ioreg.log disabled dGPU?).

 

Yes, I attached two ioreg logs, one with NVIDIA dGPU activated and one without. The result is the same for both.

gymnae-ioreg.zip

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I tried that now, too via deleting the Fake_PCIID for Intel kext. Same result. Also, I tried launching FCP in a low resolution mode and thought that would help, but not really. There's no real pattern to it, but the reboot happens

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@Gymnae Can you share some video content (something resource-hungry like 4k is preferable)? I want to try on my setup

 

Sure, currently I'm travelling and will do so once I'm off mobile Internet and back to my DSL :)

 

The problem did appear also with simple VGA h.264 content, though. It's happening when the GPU is used, which happens when any effect, including color calibration, is applied.

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@Gymnae, I think it's safe to assume that it's not Your hardware if You can play games on pc. Try same free game off of steam and see if it causes any problems. That will also stress Your GPU.

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just wanted to give you guys an update. MY THUNDERBOLT 3 DEVICES are all working after replacing networkinterfaces.plist in my dell xps hackintosh with my original macbook pro's networkinterfaces.plis which is located library/preferences/systemconfiguration. 

 

all my drives my apollo thunderbolt soundcard my dock all showed up. 

 

it is amazing @wmchris

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Gladly - and for now I still strongly assume it's something with my iGPU:

 

1. Use the latest FCP X - it's 10.3.4 as of this writing.  Start a project on your local SSD or USB disk, it doesn't matter

2. Import any 2k or 4k content - I can provide some 4k mavic pro drone footage I shot

3. Add any effect, because this triggers GPU usage: Like loading of LUT plugin to load in LUTs, for example mLUT OR add any other effects

4. If using a LUT plugin, load any LUT through the plugin and apply it to the 8bit footage you are editing, for example this one

5. Work for a while in FCP X - export and work

6. At a random moment it'll reboot to the Dell logo with reset of brightness - no crash log in console

 

Why do I assume it's the iGPU? I do get artifacts when playing Command & Conquer 3 with FullHD resolution, something that looks like an overclocked GPU or when it's getting too hot. I cannot get temp readings of the iGPU itself, but the temps of the CPU die are fine, during gaming and rendering. I ran a bunch of OpenCL, metal and GPU benchmarks without any problem both in Windows and MacOS

 

I checked the VRAM usage with iStat Menu and it reaches 100% when rendering FCPX content with effects applied. I also did an extensive RAM check and it passed. The hardware seems fine!

 

EDIT:

  1. Found out any effect can trigger the crash, edited the text accordingly
  2. Hardware diagnosis could not find any hardware error

 

 

Hi Gymnae,

 

I have most probably bad news for you - just got one TV series episode into FCPX (latest version), video itself in mp4 with 1280x720 resolution. Applied few filters (color balance, camera recording effect) - and made export to Apple 4k profile. While that - continued working (visual studio in Win7 VM running inside of virtualbox, plus some local Xcode compilations, plus around 30-40 tabs in chrome, music playing in background from spotify etc.) - and everything looks fine.

Also, some time ago (few months maybe) i was playing Spore game with something like 1.5-2k resolution (don't remember exactly) - and i had no artifacts during play.

So, I assume, that maybe something with your MacOS or your setup or (maybe, there is some chance) with hardware

P.S. Could you try to run different benchmarks on you laptop that are using GPU - like cinebench, geekbench etc.?

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Hi Gymnae,

 

I have most probably bad news for you - just got one TV series episode into FCPX (latest version), video itself in mp4 with 1280x720 resolution. Applied few filters (color balance, camera recording effect) - and made export to Apple 4k profile. While that - continued working (visual studio in Win7 VM running inside of virtualbox, plus some local Xcode compilations, plus around 30-40 tabs in chrome, music playing in background from spotify etc.) - and everything looks fine.

Also, some time ago (few months maybe) i was playing Spore game with something like 1.5-2k resolution (don't remember exactly) - and i had no artifacts during play.

So, I assume, that maybe something with your MacOS or your setup or (maybe, there is some chance) with hardware

P.S. Could you try to run different benchmarks on you laptop that are using GPU - like cinebench, geekbench etc.?

 

Geekbench runs fine, I will give cinebench a try. A 2.4k demo video is currently uploading, I will share the link in this post.

EDTI: Cinebench OpenGL and CPU tests ran without a problem

I've also installed Windows 10 on the machine and will run tests on the iGPU - deactivating the dGPU.

 

You've mentioned you are running another setup compared to wmchris' repo. Would you be able to share it? I'd like to see your Clover configuration, maybe there's a difference in the Clover folder. I do not want to believe that it's a Hardware problem.

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Geekbench runs fine, I will give cinebench a try. A 2.4k demo video is currently uploading, I will share the link in this post.

EDTI: Cinebench OpenGL and CPU tests ran without a problem

I've also installed Windows 10 on the machine and will run tests on the iGPU - deactivating the dGPU.

 

You've mentioned you are running another setup compared to wmchris' repo. Would you be able to share it? I'd like to see your Clover configuration, maybe there's a difference in the Clover folder. I do not want to believe that it's a Hardware problem.

 

After Monday i'll try to get everything together and will share it for you

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just wanted to give you guys an update. MY THUNDERBOLT 3 DEVICES are all working after replacing networkinterfaces.plist in my dell xps hackintosh with my original macbook pro's networkinterfaces.plis which is located library/preferences/systemconfiguration.

 

all my drives my apollo thunderbolt soundcard my dock all showed up.

 

it is amazing @wmchris

Can you share this file for us please?

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TB doesnt work because everyone i know who could debug it doesnt own any TB enabled device ;-) so i doubt you'll get it to work on the XPS15.

all, thanks a lot for the amazing support here. I read somebody else mention on the thread (sorry tried looking but can't locate the post) that it should work if the device is plugged in before powering on/booting the machine .. .AND IT DOES!!

 

so the TB 16 dock works absolutely perfect when plugged in at boot (UHD display to external monitor, usb ports working). 

haven't tried the other ports yet (since i dont use many others on my usual setup). 

 

not working - audio on the monitor, although i recall that HDMI audio was working when directly plugged in (without the dock).

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all, thanks a lot for the amazing support here. I read somebody else mention on the thread (sorry tried looking but can't locate the post) that it should work if the device is plugged in before powering on/booting the machine .. .AND IT DOES!!

 

so the TB 16 dock works absolutely perfect when plugged in at boot (UHD display to external monitor, usb ports working). 

haven't tried the other ports yet (since i dont use many others on my usual setup). 

 

not working - audio on the monitor, although i recall that HDMI audio was working when directly plugged in (without the dock).

 

Could you download IOJones app and save it's output in moment when you have booted with TB16 and it is working (and great if you have something plugged into it, like flash drive etc.). I have some ideas regarding thunderbolt, but i have no device to even collect some data from system to analyze.

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Could you download IOJones app and save it's output in moment when you have booted with TB16 and it is working (and great if you have something plugged into it, like flash drive etc.). I have some ideas regarding thunderbolt, but i have no device to even collect some data from system to analyze.

 

Could you download IOJones app and save it's output in moment when you have booted with TB16 and it is working (and great if you have something plugged into it, like flash drive etc.). I have some ideas regarding thunderbolt, but i have no device to even collect some data from system to analyze.

hi goodwin_c, please find attached the output of the iojones app (sharing google drive link since it doesn't allow me to attach the file here)

 

devices connected to the docking station at the moment:

1. USB mouse and keyboard (via one Logitech universal receiver)

2. Display Port 34" widescreen display (3440 x 1440)

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0JNRaAYDLvCbzc4R21OcVk1R3c/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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hi goodwin_c, please find attached the output of the iojones app (sharing google drive link since it doesn't allow me to attach the file here)

 

devices connected to the docking station at the moment:

1. USB mouse and keyboard (via one Logitech universal receiver)

2. Display Port 34" widescreen display (3440 x 1440)

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0JNRaAYDLvCbzc4R21OcVk1R3c/view?usp=sharing

 

hm, looks pretty interesting and little bit promising. let see if i can do anything with that. sad that i have no device to test

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      • 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
       
      INSTALL NOTE
       
      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.  
       
      https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/coffee-lake
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      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
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      SSDT-UIAC.aml.zip
      SSDT-UIAC.dsl.zip
       
      CodecCommander.kext.zip
      SSDT-ALC1220.aml.zip
       
       
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