Nehalem, SandyBridge, IvyBridge, Haswell, Broadwell
Skylake, Kabylake and Coffeelake is here
***Update bios to last available version!***
If you need a full patched DSDT...
-Extract tables with F4 key in Clover boot screen!
-Run it and send me files!
--Create a bootable copy of macOS Sierra
Check out the link
--Create a bootable copy of macOS HighSierra
Check out the link
--Install Clover in USB stick
--Replace with my Clover folder
--Install Sierra/High Sierra and boot into system!
--Install Clover and replace with my folder
CLOVER Post Install.zip
--Reboot and activate video!
Now you need a fine tune! DSDT time!
-FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS
-XXXX to HDEF
- 1 Generation Intel Processors, use Generate P and C States in config.plist
- 2 and 3 Generations Intel Processors, Generate SSDT with Piker script and drop CpuPm and Cpu0Ist SSDTs
- 4 Generation+ Intel Processors, use PluginType=1 in DSDT, SSDT or Clover config.plist
for check Power, Frequency, Temperature and Utilization, use it
Install Intel Power Gadget.pkg.zip
Install .app, select the required permission and reboot. Work in F1 / F2 keys!
*in some cases .app don't work, check patches in config.plist inside Clover folder Post Install
--install Lan driver by Mieze
It's time to Rock
-Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
Apple, Slice, Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy, ycr.ru, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, RehabMan, Download-Fritz, Zenit432, cecekpawon, Intel, Oracle, Chameleon Team, crazybirdy, Mieze, Mirone, Oldnapalm, netkas, Elconiglio, artut-pt, ErmaC, Pavo, Toleda, Master Chief and family, bcc9, The King, PMheart, Sherlocks, Micky1979, vit9696, vandroiy2013, Voodoo Team, Pike R. Alpha, lvs1974, Austere.J, CVad and many, many, many others!
We're all here to have fun and learn from each other!
The H370 chipset powers 8th generation Core-i CPUs by Intel and is actually much newer than the Z370, even though it name implies otherwise. The H370 requires new approaches compared to the Z370, since it includes newer or different components. 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
BIOS configuration and access
Have heard of ACPI patching (I'm a newb at this myself)
Sleep (via DSDT edits and emulated NVRAM)
on-board Audio (via CloverALC script)
Native PM (without any kext or patch)
All USB ports
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)
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:
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
Look at the graphics section and adjust the injection for Intel to your situation
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":
When having an Nvidia card: NvidiaGraphicsFixup.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. Please note the absence of Shiki, I don't find it necessary. Video material I tried made use of the iGPU without shiki.
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 to enable
Set DMVT pre-alloc to 64MB
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
Install RC scripts on target volume
because otherwise NVRAM doesn't seem to work
After the install, copy
contents of "Other"
content of "patched"
apfs.efi from drivers64UEFI
to your new clover install.
2.1 Edit DSDT for slumber
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 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 /
2.3 Enable onboard Audio
This is where I'm not so happy currently, I'd like it to work without altering AppleHDA. But currently I find no other way.
2.3.1 Install FakePCIID & FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio
Rehabman tells us to use a kext installer to install it to /S/L/E. Chose the RELEASE folder
2.3.2 Run CloverALC command
Ensure your EFI partition is mounted before running this command
Get the newest version of CloverALC command (audio_cloverALC-xxx.sh) and run it. Our Audio codec is RTL887 and I'm running with layout ID 1
2.4 Optional steps
If you have a dGPU, now it's the time to install its drivers and adjust the config.plist for it.
This is out 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.
Move away from static DSDT patching to SSDT hotpatching --> requires my work
Native NVRAM --> requires developer work
Audio without AppleHDA patching --> requires developer work
4. 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
all the developers of clover and it's awesomeness
I have been having a pretty major issue with my new Hackintosh lately. It has been displaying broken link images in safari (See image 1). It has also had certain areas of artifacting such as the storyboard in Xcode (See image 2). and finally PDFs have been showing up completely blacked out (See image 3). This has been a big issue for me and I was wondering if any of you have had the same problem and have had any luck fixing it. I have already tried display calibration and switching to integrated graphics. Thanks in advance!
(See attached for config.plist)
MB: Gigabyte Z370XP SLI
GPU: ASUS 1070 Dual
RAM: 16GB Ballistix (8GB x 2)
HDD: WD Blue 1TB