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[SUCCESS] Asrock H370M-ITX/ac and getting RX560 to work with Intel graphics for full hardware acceleration on Mojave (and maybe High Sierra 10.13.6)By macinsane
Mojave (and maybe High Sierra 10.13.6) on Asrock H370M-ITX/ac and getting RX560 to work with Intel graphics for full hardware acceleration
Core i7 8700, UHD 630
Gigabyte Radeon RX560
Wifi/BT BCM943602BAED (DW1830) M.2
Samsung PM961 NVMe SSD
*This guide requires you to know the basics, meaning how to create a macOS install drive, installing and using Clover. There are great beginners guides out there! As always you need at least FakeSMC to boot, every other kext I’ve used is mentioned in the guide. For Mojave beta you need to be enlisted with your Apple-ID in Apple’s beta programme. What is described here may work for High Sierra 10.13.6, but I doubt it to be reliable. Even in early beta status (PB3) Mojave runs much more stable and smoother than High Sierra ever did for me.*
The board comes with BIOS version 1.20, there is an update 1.50 on the Asrock website. Usually it is good to stay updated but in this case I’ll recommend to stay on 1.20, because the 1.50 version seems to be unstable and I had restarts upon wake and things like that I couldn’t get fixed even with dsdt patches. So I just downgraded to 1.20 which runs fine.
Settings needed: Just the usual. Disable fast boot and security boot (everything Windows-related), disable vt-d and enable XHCI hand-off. Activate multi monitor support and set VRAM to 64MB to activate the Intel IGPU. From what I’ve read most people recommend 128MB but I find the 64MB setting to be more reliable, getting artifacts with settings below or above 64MB. 128MB may be needed for 4k support, though. As for nVidia users: You may have to disable the Intel graphics. I’m using an AMD card and that is the brand to go these days since Apple decided to work with AMD
Clover and power management:
I recommend upgrading to 4586. It seems that Aptiomemoryfix is now working with H370 chipsets. I stayed on OsxAptiomemoryfix2 together with Emuvariable and it works. Feel free to experiment.
For power management with your CoffeeLake cpu you can just tick plugin type within Clover or compile a ssdt with Pikeralphas script. Mojave reports my cpu correctly as Core i7 since PB3, before that it is just “Unknown” but that is just cosmetic.
This is the worst part. Getting the Radeon to run correctly alongside the Intel graphics took me weeks to figure out.
While RX570 and 580 run out of the box in most cases, the RX560 models often do not or at least not correctly. Apple even banned them from eGPU use. For my approach you cannot use “Whatevergreen.kext”, it simply didn’t work for me the way I needed it. Instead I added some fixes to my DSDT to set the correct number of ports used (DP, HDMI, DVI) and tell macOS to use the correct frambuffer. For those who are not into dsdt editing I added my DSDT, look at the “PEGP” section how it is done. This works for the RX560 using the “Acre” framebuffer, you can replace it with “Radeon”, that works too. Other cards need a different framebuffer and a different number of ports. You can do it! BTW: Do not buy this Gigabytecard!!! It has some weird VBIOS on it, which caused me nightmares before I got the card to work! Buy a Sapphire card instead, they are used by Apple too.
To get full hardware acceleration for encoding videos you have to have the Intel graphics enabled alongside your AMD card. Problem is, you cannot have it running simply as a second graphics card but you’ll need to “hide” it, means telling macOS that it doesn’t have any display connectors. Otherwise you’ll have screen artifacts or in the worst case just constant crashes. This can be done by adding a certain ig-platform-id in Clover. If you use 59120003 the Intel graphics will not show up in system profiler but it is there. You can check it with iStats or HWMonitor or look if the Kaby Lake graphics kexts are loaded. This ID makes the CoffeeLake UHD 630 to be recognized as a Kaby Lake gpu that has no display ports, is just used as a helper card.
You’ll need it as a helper card for video encoding. That is what Intel graphics are used for in Macs, to support video encoding on the hardware side. You can check if hardware encoding is supposedly enabled by using MacX Video Converter Pro and VDADecoderChecker. If both say “yes” and “fully supported” this is a good start. But despite the widespread belief this doesn’t mean everything is set correctly! You now have to find out, how to get both cards working together. This is the moment where you have to choose between work and fun: Are you using FinalCut Pro for video editing or are you planning to use iTunes for entertainment? Up until this day (Mojave PB3, High Sierra 10.13.6) you cannot have both working correctly! I’ll show you how it is done both ways.
The best settings for Final Cut:
Use the DSDT I’ve added with the respective AMD settings for the RX560 or modify them for your graphics card.
Use SMBIOS for iMac17,1 (14,2 does work but picture over DP port is ugly, iMac 18,1/2/3 do not work) in Clover.
Have AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebufferInjector_3e9x.kextin your Clover/kexts/Other folder.
Until Mojave PB2 (may work on High Sierra 10.13.6):
Fake-ID 3E928086 plus ig-platform-id 59120003
These are the correct setting when installing Mojave (usually you will start with PB1 as the full installer).
For Mojave PB3 and higher:
Fake-ID 59128086 plus ig-platform-id 59120003
After upgrading to PB3 you will get a black screen with 3E92 fake id because PB3 introduces Coffee Lake kexts and macOS will use these kexts instead but that doesn’t work with our ig-platform-id. So you can download the update to PB3 but before installing it you’ll need to change the fake-id to a usual Kaby Lake id. While this didn’t work in High Sierra and the first two Mojave betas (meaning you didn’t get full hardware encoding) it is now magically working with PB3. It is safe to remove AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebufferInjector_3e9x.kext after upgrading to PB3.
The best setting for iTunes and why it is the worstfor Final Cut:
Just do the same thing as for FinalCut, put Shiki.kext into your Clover/kexts/other folder and add -shikigva boot argument. You can use -shikigva=1 or 2 or 12 it will work either way. Now you can watch movies with iTunes, yay! But it has some sideeffects. You cannot use this setting when seriously editing with Final Cut.
While this works by tricking macOS to use the IntelGraphics to play protected video content, it doesn’t seem to be the way real Macs are doing this. As soon as you open FinalCut you will notice (check this with iStats or HWMonitor) that the Intel graphics is not or only barely utilized, instead cpu usage skyrockets, indicating that slow software rendering is used instead of hardware encoding through Intel graphics. To make it worse the Radeon still “thinks” there is an Intel graphics helping so it does not run at highest potential. You may never notice it when using HD material with 24 or 25p because it still fast enough for that. But 50p or 4k material will most likely cause stuttering. I was astonished when I had stutters while previewing my 50p material, impossible to watch it. Thinking: What is wrong? I have a freaking i7 8700 plus RX560! Even my old hackbook with HD4000 is doing better!
Wifi and Bluetooth
I swapped the Intel Wifi card that was coming with the mainboard plugged into the onboard M.2 port with a compatible Dell card. The DW1830 or BCM943602BAED. The wifi part runs out of the box, but if you want the card to appear as Apple AirportExtreme and set the country code according to your country you need to put FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext into Clover/kexts/other and add some Clover kext-to-patches by PMHeart.
Find: 75166644 3BA3581A 0000750C 4183FE04 7406
Replace: 66906644 3BA3581A 00006690 4183FE04 6690
Comment: AirPortBrcmNIC - PCIe in 10.13.x
Find: 4183FCFF 7435488D 55D0
Replace: 66C70644 45EB348D 55D0 (*this is for DE country code, change for your need)
Comment: BCM4352-Country Code
Bluetooth will work thanks to Rehabman’s kexts. You’ll need BrcmPatchRAM2.kext and BrcmFirmwareData.kext OR BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext. The Data.kext can be injected through Clover, just throw it into the kexts/other folder, the Repo.kext has to be installed in /Library/Extensions on your mac drive, it won’t work with Clover. I had issues with the Data.kext, Bluetooth was gone on every second or third reboot. The Repo.kext is more reliable, haven’t had any issues yet. I really don’t like the kexts to be installed in my system but I guess I have to live with it for the time being.
Oh, handoff and continuity don’t work, doesn’t matter that system profiler shows them as enabled. At least it works in one way: the mac can handoff Safari pages to my iPhone, but not the other way around. Documents opened on my phone show up in the dock, but they are not loaded.
This issue is around since at least High Sierra and from what I’ve read Rehabman is not going to fix this, because he founds this features not worth it. I have to disagree, these are very convenient and valuable features if you work with desktop, laptop and tablet in different situations, I miss this capability very much!
Audio works with Lilu.kext plus AppleALC.kext and you need to inject Layout ID=1 in Clover. For Mojave use the boot setting -lilubetaall to force the kexts to load. If you like to have DP or HDMI audio add a HDAU device to your dsdt (see mine for reference).
Credits go to this great community! I hope I mentioned everyone in this guide whose insights made this hack possible. If I have forgotten someone please let me know!
Create a bootable copy of macOS Sierra Check out the link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/559-flash-drive-maker/ --Install Clover UEFI in USB stick https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/files/Installer/ --Replace Folder CLOVER INSTALLATION.zip --Install Sierra and boot into system! --Install Clover UEFI and replace with my folder CLOVER POST INSTALLATION.zip --Reboot and activate video! Bingo! Now you need a fine tune! I prefer DSDT way, apply all patches in one file, many people prefer many SSDTs or Clover patches! If you need DSDT edit... Run it RunMe.app --DSDT My DSDT DSDT.ASUS H61M-A MaLd0n.zip Patches -FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS -HPET -SATA -SLPB -DARWIN -EHCx -LPC -HDEF -RTC -IRQs -SBUS -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -LAN -PNLF Clear NVRAM, Purge and Kextcache
--FakeSMC http://www.hwsensors.com/releases --Audio https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC --USB https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-usb-inject-all/downloads --LAN http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287161-new-driver-for-realtek-rtl8111/ Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
I'm French, so excuse me for the approximate language......
I was on Mountain Lion without problems and I installed a new Sierra system with Clover and rebooted with the key but when I remove the Clover USB key no longer "sees" my hard drive.
"loading operating system" then black screen.
Anybody got any ideas?
Gigabyte H61N-USB3 F8
Intel Core i5
Mémory 8 Go
Pendrive 2.0 (>=8GB) "Install macOS Sierra app" (https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?l=en)(Around 5GB) Working Mac
Installing Clover to USB
Get a USB 2.0 Pendrive (8GB and above)
Before you can partition the USB, you must determine what the disk identifier is. With the USB plugged in to the computer, use 'diskutil list':
diskutil list In my case, output:
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage MacOS 500.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s5 4: Microsoft Basic Data DATA 498.8 GB disk0s4 /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Pendrive *8.0 GB disk1 As you can see my pendrive is available at /dev/disk1 (check yours).
Now we are going to create partitions, In Terminal:
diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk1 1 GPT HFS+J "install_macos" R Output:
Started partitioning on disk1 Unmounting disk Creating the partition map Waiting for the disks to reappear Formatting disk1s2 as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with name install_osx Initialized /dev/rdisk1s2 as a 7 GB case-insensitive HFS Plus volume with a 8192k journal Mounting disk Finished partitioning on disk1 /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *8.0 GB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_HFS install_macos 7.7 GB disk1s2 Now as you can see partitions are created and your pendrive is ready to install clover.
Download the Clover installer. Current builds are available on sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot (chameleon, stolen and rebranded)
After Downloading the Clover installer,
Install it to the Target "install_macos" partition using "Change Install Location". Select "Customize". Check "Install for UEFI booting only", "Install Clover in the ESP" will automatically selected. Check "BGM" from Themes. Check "AptioMemoryFix.efi", "EmuVariableUefi-64.efi", "OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi" from Drivers64UEFI. After making your selections, Click "Install". Finally, one more EFI driver is needed, HFSPlus.efi:
Download from : https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/raw/master/Files/HFSPlus/X64/HFSPlus.efi. Copy to /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI.
Remove all folders from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/ except 'Other'. Now Download These, FakeSMC.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-FakeSMC-kozlek VoodooPS2Controller.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller USBInjectAll.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All Lilu.kext: https://github.com/vit9696/Lilu IntelGraphicsFixup.kext: https://github.com/lvs1974/IntelGraphicsFixup RealtekRTL8100.kext: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/259-realtekrtl8100-binary/
Download it from the attachments, Unzip and replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist
Building the MacOS Installer
In Terminal :
sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume /Volumes/install_macos --applicationpath "/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app" --nointeraction sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Sierra" install_macos Now your Bootable USB is ready to install. Turn off your Laptop.
Make sure you have adequate bios settings
Power on laptop with pendrive connected to it. Continuously press "ESC". Select "Boot From USB" (i.e. F9) and select pendrive from the menu. Now it boots into Clover, with left-right arrow, select options. Select "Graphics Injector Menu". Under "Inject Intel" select "FakeID" and replace "0x00000000" to "0x12345678". Now return to main screen and select "install_macos". When grey screen comes, select DiskUtility. Format whole Hard Disk as "Mac Os Extended (Journaled)" with Name as "MacOS" Now quit DiskUtility and click "Install Mac OS Sierra" and select the newly created partition in previous step. Now installer will begin installing files (~15-20mins) and the restart. After restart again boot into clover(Follow Step 1-5) and again select "install_macos". Now Install screen will appear and continue installation. This time installer will install files to your target partition and create Recovery HD partition. Later on restarts. After restart again boot into clover(Follow Step 1-5) and again select "MacOS". If everything goes well, you will finish up the installation process and arrive at the Mac OS Sierra desktop.
Install clover to hdd.
Congratulations!! Your Installation is complete!!
Now you need to fix things one by one.
Will Provide fixes when I get time.