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This is a basic guide to get AMD Ryzen systems working in High Sierra.    You can create a USB installer following the link below or use the Kernel link to manually edit a cloned or copied disk with High Sierra already installed.    

 

1).   To create a USB installer follow the link here and then add/replace the Ryzen pre and post install folders after installer is finished and follow the guide for post instal using the kernel_ext_install_only terminal command option.

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/325514-amd-high-sierra-kernel-release-and-testing/page-24?do=findComment&comment=2519914

 

 

 

2).   To use the disk edit method download the link materials and follow these basic instructions to add kernel and system kext.   First you will need a HDD or SSD with High Sierra installed.   it can be copied using carbon copy cloner or Super Duper, pulled form a working Hackintosh ( intel) or a fresh install.   You will need a way to connect your test disk to a working Mac or Hack like a USB to Sata or if you have a Sata connection available use it.    

 

Step 1).    Open system used to edit the disk and go to top tool bar and select "Finder" scroll to "Preferences" click it. Check the Hard Disk box, this will show all drives on the desktop along with EFI partitions during the edit.   Name your test disk something like Ryzen so that it doesn't get mistaken for your working system drive.    Be especially careful when loading clover to the drive check the Change Install Disk option and make sure you only load it to the Ryzen drive.        

 

Step 2).    Open the kernels folder from the link in downloads and drag it to the desktop.   Next open the risen disk now showing on desktop.   Click on the System folder, then Library folder.    Now scroll down to "Extensions" folder and click on side arrow to open.    Leave this folder open but move the window to one side of the screen or the other so you can access it during edits.   You will be going from the Kernels folder to Ryzen disk folder so its best to set them side by side for the edits (see pic).     Open the Kernels folder on desktop and open the Extensions folder.    Drag the "System Kext" to the "Extensions" folder on the Ryzen drive.   You will get "Authenticate" and a "replace" set of options do both.   If you don't get the "replace" option then hit cancel and repeat until you have the replace option before using password.    

 

Step 3).   Close the "Extensions" folder tab arrow and scroll down to Kernels folder and click on arrow tab.    Next go to Kernels folder on Desktop and drag the kernel to the Ryzen drive kernel folder.    You should get the "Authenticate" and "replace" prompts again.  

 

Step 4).    Close the Kernels folder and scroll to PrelinkedKernels folder and hit arrow tab.    Drag the prelnked kernel from the desktop kernel folder to the relinked kernels folder and replace it.   Follow the usual prompts.     Optional, you can remove the "immutable kernel" or leave it there.    If you cannot boot after several attempts you may need to remove nit to help load the new kernel. 

 

Step 5).   Now the post important part is to run Kext wizard or equivalent Kext repair tool.   We need to rebuild caches and repair permissions.    Make sure to select the risen disk as the target disk for this.    Kext wizard allows you to select a target disk other utilities may not.

 

Step 6).    Open Clover boot loader and load onto the Ryzen disk.     Be especially careful when loading clover to the drive check the Change Install Disk option and make sure you only load it to the Ryzen drive.       After clover is installed open the EFi icon on desktop (disk) and then open the Clover folder.    Replace the config.plist and kext folder Other.    Check your Drivers64Efi folder for the apfsEFi driver in case you need it.  Place it there if needed.

 

Ryzen High sierra Kernels and Kext.zip

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Thanks for the guide, I'll be building two Ryzen systems in the next few weeks, and hate to lose the macOS.

 

Tho I did read in the Ryzen Sierra thread that graphics performance was somewhat less than stellar.

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Thanks for the guide, I'll be building two Ryzen systems in the next few weeks, and hate to lose the macOS.

 

Tho I did read in the Ryzen Sierra thread that graphics performance was somewhat less than stellar.

Yes, for Nvidia it is perplexing, newer AMD cards also suffer a 10-15% performance drop. Older R9 200 series seem to perform up to par though.

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Hi,

     I'm not sure if my question is related to what Shaneee means development...so I'l just post here, hoping I'm in the right sub forum. I came from the post "AMD High Sierra Kernel Release and Testing" and I found I got the same USB problem as 0xAE9's. I think I can provide my information and maybe you can help us to fix the problem.  :) [Actually my problem is Bluetooth with a BCM94352Z, but I think it's a USB problem]

 

     I must pologize for my English as I'm not a native speaker..hope you can uderstand what I'm talking about.

 

  The detailed configuration of my desktop PC is in my signature. I've fresh installed High Sierra days ago, and the USB ports are behaving weird. 

  I tried two different usb drivers, GenericUSBXHCI.kext and FackPCIID.kext with FackPCIID_XHCIMux.kext(I'm using the latest version downloaded from https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/). 

  1. When using GenericUSBXHCI.kext, all usb ports are functioning well but there is no information in USB under System Information. And I'm also suffering from a really slow shutdown(I remember seeing codes like waitting for my keyboard and mouse but timed out).  I used CoreMediaIO.framework and SPUSBReporter.spreporter and finally there are information in USB under System Information now.
  2. ​​When using FackPCIID and FackPCIID_XHCIMux.kext, several USB ports are not aviable(I can still charge my phone using these ports, but the PC can't recognize it), but in USB under System Information there are information about the USB Tree, but only one. I did a little more, using AIDA64 in Windows 10 try to identify the ports. In AIDA64 there are two USB Controller, one is USB 3.1 and another USB 3.0. And the problem is with the USB 3.1 one cause every ports under that USB Bus is not working(my Bluetooth is on USB3.1 BUS port 10, that's how I know my problem is with the USB).
 

  I'm now using GenericUSBXHCI.kext and I can see the Bluetooth device in the USB tree, but I still can't get it working after trying many different methods...so I think maybe the problem is still with USB. Any idea what to do?

 

Thanks. :P

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Hi,

     I'm not sure if my question is related to what Shaneee means development...so I'l just post here, hoping I'm in the right sub forum. I came from the post "AMD High Sierra Kernel Release and Testing" and I found I got the same USB problem as 0xAE9's. I think I can provide my information and maybe you can help us to fix the problem.  :) [Actually my problem is Bluetooth with a BCM94352Z, but I think it's a USB problem]

 

     I must pologize for my English as I'm not a native speaker..hope you can uderstand what I'm talking about.

 

  The detailed configuration of my desktop PC is in my signature. I've fresh installed High Sierra days ago, and the USB ports are behaving weird. 

  I tried two different usb drivers, GenericUSBXHCI.kext and FackPCIID.kext with FackPCIID_XHCIMux.kext(I'm using the latest version downloaded from https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/). 

 

  • When using GenericUSBXHCI.kext, all usb ports are functioning well but there is no information in USB under System Information. And I'm also suffering from a really slow shutdown(I remember seeing codes like waitting for my keyboard and mouse but timed out).  I used CoreMediaIO.framework and SPUSBReporter.spreporter and finally there are information in USB under System Information now.
  • ​​When using FackPCIID and FackPCIID_XHCIMux.kext, several USB ports are not aviable(I can still charge my phone using these ports, but the PC can't recognize it), but in USB under System Information there are information about the USB Tree, but only one. I did a little more, using AIDA64 in Windows 10 try to identify the ports. In AIDA64 there are two USB Controller, one is USB 3.1 and another USB 3.0. And the problem is with the USB 3.1 one cause every ports under that USB Bus is not working(my Bluetooth is on USB3.1 BUS port 10, that's how I know my problem is with the USB).
 

  I'm now using GenericUSBXHCI.kext and I can see the Bluetooth device in the USB tree, but I still can't get it working after trying many different methods...so I think maybe the problem is still with USB. Any idea what to do?

 

Thanks. :P

I think I have the same pcie WiFi Bluetooth module. On Intel systems in hackintosh it works great, but with Ryzen I can’t get the Bluetooth to work. It has a usb cable for attaching to the main board but I believe my mobo USB 2.0 ports drop out at log in. Does yours have a USB cable or is it just pulling off the mini pcie slot for WiFi bluetooth (itx)?

 

When using the video and files provided for the USB installer it removes several kexts that are beneficial to Ryzen systems. It is for AMD FX and A series builds which may need these removed. I edited the script to work for Ryzen but you need to replace the pre folder and post folders on the bootloader. Did you just follow the original video and guide? I think these essential kexts allow my USB bluetooth adapter to work. When I use the USB kexts I get the same results, nothing showing in about this Mac and the Bluetooth adapter doesn’t work. I also have my Logitech camera working which if using USB kexts it doesn’t.

 

If I can find a USB mainboard type cable connector to USB 2.0 adapter maybe plugging it into a port on the back will activate my pcie Bluetooth adapter.

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I think I have the same pcie WiFi Bluetooth module. On Intel systems in hackintosh it works great, but with Ryzen I can’t get the Bluetooth to work. It has a usb cable for attaching to the main board but I believe my mobo USB 2.0 ports drop out at log in. Does yours have a USB cable or is it just pulling off the mini pcie slot for WiFi bluetooth (itx)?

 

When using the video and files provided for the USB installer it removes several kexts that are beneficial to Ryzen systems. It is for AMD FX and A series builds which may need these removed. I edited the script to work for Ryzen but you need to replace the pre folder and post folders on the bootloader. Did you just follow the original video and guide? I think these essential kexts allow my USB bluetooth adapter to work. When I use the USB kexts I get the same results, nothing showing in about this Mac and the Bluetooth adapter doesn’t work. I also have my Logitech camera working which if using USB kexts it doesn’t.

 

If I can find a USB mainboard type cable connector to USB 2.0 adapter maybe plugging it into a port on the back will activate my pcie Bluetooth adapter.

My Wi-Fi Bluetooth Dual Module is pluged into a NGFF(M.2) slot with no USB canble connected to it. There is only one PCIE slot for GPU on my ITX motherboard, so my only choice is to repalce the orignal Intel Wi-Fi-Bluetooth Dual Modual with a Broadcom one...

 

As for installationg, I'm using a method provided by another forum from my country. With the original DMG file from App Store and what they call "bootshell" for AMD, I just repalced the kernel and prelinkedkernel to install the system...I don't think I've removed anything else from the system.

 

From the forum in my country, I knew lots of them are running Hackintosh almost perfectly on Ryzen platform on ATX B350 and PCIE Wi-Fi Bluetooth Dual Module , but I'm the first one on ITX B350 and a NGFF(M.2).

 

I thought being able to see the Bluetooth device somehow indicates some hope to drive it finally. It seems there is still a long way to go...:(

My VPN is not working there days, and I can't have access to the Video for the time being. Can you post these kexts here so I can have a try?

 

Thanks

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I'm having trouble doing a USB install on a Asus ROG B350-F motherboard, with Ryzen & 1700, the installer hangs on boot at FakeSMCKeys...Started.

 

I tried to replace the FakeSMC I downloaded form the link here( in the EFI folder ), with the one from HWsensors, but the installer hangs after USB Injection......started.

 

Not sure what I'm doing wrong?

 

I don't seem to have all the kext files from the Video?

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Ok, the hang on boot was FixUSB_1000, just uncheck it, then you need to add GenericUSBXHCI.kext, if you are using a Asus ROG B350-F motherboard.

 

Still having a little trouble with a black screen when the GUI loads on my RX 580, I'm working on it.

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Ok, the hang on boot was FixUSB_1000, just uncheck it, then you need to add GenericUSBXHCI.kext, if you are using a Asus ROG B350-F motherboard.

 

Still having a little trouble with a black screen when the GUI loads on my RX 580, I'm working on it.

Lilukext and Whatevergreenkext in Clover “kexts” folder “Other” for RX booting. Also, if uisng Clover configurator go to Systems Preferences and select “Inject kexts” = yes.

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Lilukext and Whatevergreenkext in Clover “kexts” folder “Other” for RX booting. Also, if uisng Clover configurator go to Systems Preferences and select “Inject kexts” = yes.

 Ok, thanks, seems I also had to turn off CSM in my Bios.

 

Worked on it all night, with the RX 580, and some old Geforce cards, when what I needed to do was disable CSM.

 

The Geforce cards wouldn't get any GUI, they just feel to the text console when the GUI should load. Never figured that out, but I don't think I need any of those old cards.

I think I have the same pcie WiFi Bluetooth module. On Intel systems in hackintosh it works great, but with Ryzen I can’t get the Bluetooth to work. It has a usb cable for attaching to the main board but I believe my mobo USB 2.0 ports drop out at log in. Does yours have a USB cable or is it just pulling off the mini pcie slot for WiFi bluetooth (itx)?

 

When using the video and files provided for the USB installer it removes several kexts that are beneficial to Ryzen systems. It is for AMD FX and A series builds which may need these removed. I edited the script to work for Ryzen but you need to replace the pre folder and post folders on the bootloader. Did you just follow the original video and guide? I think these essential kexts allow my USB bluetooth adapter to work. When I use the USB kexts I get the same results, nothing showing in about this Mac and the Bluetooth adapter doesn’t work. I also have my Logitech camera working which if using USB kexts it doesn’t.

 

If I can find a USB mainboard type cable connector to USB 2.0 adapter maybe plugging it into a port on the back will activate my pcie Bluetooth adapter.

 

I'm having this problem too. My Broadcom card uses the USB2 header on the motherboard, the Wifi works, but the Bluetooth doesn't.

 

I'm using the GenericUSBXHCI.kext, I can plug my KB/M into the USB2 ports on the back, and they work.

 

No USB info in the ASP.

 

All the ports seem to work, USB2/USB3/USB3.1.

 

I used the Pre/Post install scripts, not sure why it's not working.

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I have the same problem. I have to use GenericUSBXHCI.kext in order for all USB ports to work, but no information available in system profiler. Also need help getting a Orico 403 bluetooth dongle to work.

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AMD doesn't seem to expose USB 2.0 on the PCI Bus on 300 Series Chipsets.

 

It seem we only see two Serial bus controller's:

 

USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset USB 3.1 xHCI Controller [1022:43bb] (rev 02)

 

USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:145c]

 

[0c] Serial bus controller

[03] USB controller

 

Program interfaces Id Name Note 00 UHCI   10 OHCI   20 EHCI   30 XHCI   80 Unspecified   fe USB Device

 

What we are missing is 0c032000, no EHCI, as 0x0c032000 is what Apple's EHCI kext file looks for, we have no USB 2.0 ports or drivers.

 

As for USB 3.1, the Apple XHCI driver loads, but fails to create ports for USB 3.1 devices.

 

I think a DSDT edit could fix USB 3.1, it's likely the ports are not properly laid out in ACPI. However, I don't have any clue what to do about USB 2.0.

 

In linux, the USB 2.0 ports work, and lsusb sees the 2.0 Hubs and devices, so whatever the linux usb kernel drivers do for AMD 300 chipsets seems to work, if we could figure out how, we should be able to fix this?

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy (MTP)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 05ac:828d Apple, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of BCM2046 Bluetooth)
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 413c:3016 Dell Computer Corp. Optical 5-Button Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 413c:2113 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp. Kingston DataTraveler 102/2.0 / HEMA Flash Drive 2 GB / PNY Attache 4GB Stick
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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I think, somewhere is this code from the DTDT lies the problem: 

Device (PTXH)
                {
                    Name (_ADR, Zero)
                    Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized)
                    {
                        Return (GPRW (0x19, 0x04))
                    }

                    Device (RHUB)
                    {
                        Name (_ADR, Zero)
                        OperationRegion (PDID, PCI_Config, Zero, 0x04)
                        Field (PDID, AnyAcc, NoLock, Preserve)
                        {
                                    Offset (0x02), 
                            XDID,   16
                        }

                        Name (PT4, Package (0x16)
                        {
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            0x04, 
                            0x05, 
                            0x06, 
                            0x07, 
                            0x08, 
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            0x04, 
                            0x05, 
                            0x06, 
                            0x07, 
                            0x08, 
                            0x09, 
                            0x0A, 
                            0x0B, 
                            0x0C, 
                            0x0D, 
                            0x0E
                        })
                        Name (PT2, Package (0x16)
                        {
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            0x04, 
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            0x04, 
                            0x05, 
                            0x06, 
                            0x07, 
                            0x08, 
                            0x09, 
                            0x0A, 
                            0x0B, 
                            0x0C, 
                            0x0D, 
                            0x0E, 
                            0x0F, 
                            0x10, 
                            0x11, 
                            0x12
                        })
                        Name (PT1, Package (0x16)
                        {
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            One, 
                            0x02, 
                            0x03, 
                            0x04, 
                            0x05, 
                            0x06, 
                            0x07, 
                            0x08, 
                            0x09, 
                            0x0A, 
                            0x0B, 
                            0x0C, 
                            0x0D, 
                            0x0E, 
                            0x0F, 
                            0x10, 
                            0x11, 
                            0x12, 
                            0x13
                        })
                        Name (USBV, Package (0x16)
                        {
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            One, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero, 
                            Zero
                        })
                        Name (USBP, Package (0x16) {})
                        Method (UPGP, 0, Serialized)
                        {
                            Store (0x16, Local0)
                            If (LEqual (XDID, 0x43B9))
                            {
                                While (Local0)
                                {
                                    Decrement (Local0)
                                    Store (DerefOf (Index (PT4, Local0)), Index (USBP, Local0))
                                }
                            }
                            Else
                            {
                                If (LEqual (XDID, 0x43BB))
                                {
                                    While (Local0)
                                    {
                                        Decrement (Local0)
                                        Store (DerefOf (Index (PT2, Local0)), Index (USBP, Local0))
                                    }
                                }
                                Else
                                {
                                    If (LEqual (XDID, 0x43BC))
                                    {
                                        While (Local0)
                                        {
                                            Decrement (Local0)
                                            Store (DerefOf (Index (PT1, Local0)), Index (USBP, Local0))
                                        }
                                    }
                                }
                            }
                        }

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My mainboard 2.0 ports work but they list as 3.0 ports in About this Mac. If I use GenericUSBkext all ports work but no listing, and no hot plugging.

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My mainboard 2.0 ports work but they list as 3.0 ports in About this Mac. If I use GenericUSBkext all ports work but no listing, and no hot plugging.

 Please let me know what AMD chipset is on your MB?

 

I have the B350, but I don't have a data sheet for it, all I can find is:

 

B350%20Chipset%20Blog%20Diagram_575px.pn

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Hmmm.......

 

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As it seems, GenericUSBXHCI breaks Bluetooth support, so you must replace a few things from Yosemite, then if you want USB to show up in ASP, you need to copy SPUSBReporter.spreporter to /System/Library/SystemProfiler/.

 

Backup IOBluetoothFamily.kext and IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext, and remove them from /S/L/E, then put the one's I provide in your Clover Extensions folder.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9sU4v5iZl0pUDFUSElteW42SkU

 

 

 

 

 

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Is this why my bluetooth is not detected?

 

EDIT: This is what I get with no GenericUSBXHCI and SPUSBReporter.spreporter

dbienHF.png

 

USB 3.1 ports on back don't work and neither does the front USB. Bluetooth still not detected.

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Is this why my bluetooth is not detected?

 

EDIT: This is what I get with no GenericUSBXHCI and SPUSBReporter.spreporter

dbienHF.png

 

USB 3.1 ports on back don't work and neither does the front USB. Bluetooth still not detected.

 

Mine didn't work either, and I'm using an Apple branded bluetooth. It would show up as a Hub under USB, without GenXHCI, but not as a bluetooth device.

 

Applying the bluetooth files I linked form Yosemite and using GenXHCI fixed the issue.

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Please let me know what AMD chipset is on your MB?

 

I have the B350, but I don't have a data sheet for it, all I can find is:

 

B350%20Chipset%20Blog%20Diagram_575px.pn

I have the AX370 board, Gigabyte Gaming K5.

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I have the AX370 board, Gigabyte Gaming K5.

 Ok, I'll look into it, please sum up what is not working for you?

 

You can download IOJones and make a report with it, so I can see what's going on on you Buses.

 

Please upload the report somewhere I can get it, seems we can't do attachments in this area for some reason, or at least I can't.

This is as far as I got. All ports working but still no bluetooth.

 

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Did you apply the kernel extensions I posted?

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 Ok, I'll look into it, please sum up what is not working for you?

 

You can download IOJones and make a report with it, so I can see what's going on on you Buses.

 

Please upload the report somewhere I can get it, seems we can't do attachments in this area for some reason, or at least I can't.

 

Did you apply the kernel extensions I posted?

 

Try compressing the files first before posting.   I haven't tried it yet but want to soon, I'd like to get USB 2.9 working.

 

Basically, all my USB ports work except for two 2.0 ports on the front case, but the two 3.0 ports on the front case work.  Both of these are connected to the motherboard via cables.   All the rear Ports work I have 3 USB 3.1 type A ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 type C ( not tested) and 2 USB 2.0 ports that work but report as USB 3.0 ( I don't like this and don't use them in case they get overheated or fried).    So my rear USB 2.0 ports work but in 3.0 mode.    I'm using no kexts or fixes except the external icons and port limit patches in Clover.    The USBIjectallkext was for testing but it has no effect for me either way.

 

If I use GenericUSBkext all my ports work but nothing shows and Hard Drives are not hot pluggable or they don't show up unless connected during boot process.   I also cannot get bluetooth or camera to work with this kext fix.    By using nothing I'm getting everything but USB 2.0 working correctly, and they are hot pluggable or you can plug things in and they show up for use.

 

My camera Logitech 920 microphone registers and works, the camera works, and bluetooth ( USB dongle) works as well.     I have a Broadcom WIFi bluetooth PCIe adapter but the bluetooth for it doesn't work.   It has a USB 2.0 cable that connects to the motherboard just like the front case 2.0 ports.     The Motherboard 2.0 sockets ( similar to Audio/ on/off switch connector) don't work after boot into High Sierra.    

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 Did you apply the kernel extensions I posted?

 

IOBluetoothFamily.kext + IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext installed in Other and SPUSBReporter.spreporter to /System/Library/SystemProfiler. Then re-installed GenericUSBXHCI in Other.

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IOBluetoothFamily.kext + IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext installed in Other and SPUSBReporter.spreporter to /System/Library/SystemProfiler. Then re-installed GenericUSBXHCI in Other.

 Not sure what the problem is with your bluetooth, if you can go to the clover shell and type: devices, and use the page up to scroll to find your bluetooth device and post a screenshot.

 

Also, an IOJones report with GUSB loaded, and one without would be helpful to figuring out why it's not working.

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      1. Download and unzip "EFI_Clover_r5051 for VMware.zip". Mount Clover-v2.5k-5051-X64.iso by double clicking on it.
      2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal
      sudo diskutil mount disk0s1   3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition
      4. Shutdown the VM, add bios.bootDelay = "3000" to your VM's vmx file
      5. Reboot your VM, press <F2> to access the VMware Boot Manager and add CLOVERX64.efi to the boot menu.
       
      Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.
    • By fusion71au
      Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows
      This is a proof of concept tutorial, to show it's possible to create a vanilla High Sierra installer, entirely from scratch, in Windows (even without App Store downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from a real Mac ).  @PikeRAlpha's link to Apple's Software Catalog provides us with all the URLs necessary to download the needed files directly from Apple instead of some dubious source from the internet...
       

      Pre-Requisites
      8GB or larger USB drive Boot Disk Utility v2.1.2017rev021b from @CVAD TransMac (free 15 day trial) Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free Download Installer Files Directly from Apple
      1)  Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)

      to a folder named "SharedSupport" on your Windows NTFS drive.  A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...

      2)  Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
      3)  Edit InstallInfo.plist with WordPad/text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to this post)...
      Note:  You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
      Boot Disk Utility to format the Installer USB and Restore OS X Base System HFS partition
      1.  Format USB with BDU & latest Clover ---> creates boot files in CLOVER partition + second FAT partition
      2.  Extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDU --> save to it's local folder
      3.  Restore 4.hfs to USB second partition with BDU --->  2nd partition becomes bootable "OS X Base System"
      Paragon Hard Disk Manager to extend HFS Partition to its Full Extent
      Open Paragon Partition Manager Free and resize the second partition of the USB drive to the full size allowed.  Don't forget to apply the changes at the end...
      Transmac to Copy "SharedSupport" folder to OS X Base System
      1.  Open the TransMac program and navigate to the HFS+ Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents folder.  Right click anywhere in the empty space on the RHS pane and select "Copy Here"...
      2.  In the next stage, select the "SharedSupport" folder we created above as the "Files and Folders to be copied to the Mac Volume"...
       
      Clover Settings
      Clover configuration is required now.  The default config.plist (in the Clover FAT32 partition of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky.  If not, the hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide has some good explanations on the various settings available and also offers sample configuration files based on CPU type.  Also, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with Wordpad or Notepad.
      The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
      config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other. NB BootDiskUtility by default already has FakeSMC.kext installed here.  You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. If you want to use the installer to run High Sierra in Windows on VMware, you can follow my guide to set up the Virtual Machine and replace Clover's default config with EFI_Clover for VMware (which is compatible to run in VMware).  In the screenshots below, I have attached the USB Installer (in this case PhysicalDrive7) to my macOS Virtual Machine.  Reboot the system to the USB installer to install High Sierra ...
      What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?
      Not a problem, as long as we get "OS X Base System" bootable, we can launch terminal from the Utilities Menu to copy the SharedSupport folder over to the Installer app.  In essence, we will build the full installer app = 5GB+ on the target HD eg "Macintosh HD", by copying both the "small" installer app = 15MB (on "OS X Base System") and the SharedSupport folder from the NTFS volume (mounted in this example on /Volumes/DATA)...
      -bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/ -bash-3.2# cp -R /Volumes/DATA/SharedSupport /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/  
      ...then start installation with the startosinstall utility...
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app  
      The above steps can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on "Macintosh HD" and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume.  Copy/download to "Macintosh HD", then run in terminal (after attaching DATA USB with /Shared Support folder)...
      cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command Updated Download Links for macOS Mojave 10.14.6_18G87
      Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist  
      Note: In Mojave, Apple has removed the --converttoapfs NO and --applicationpath arguments from the startosinstall utility....
       
      eg to use startosinstall for the above section "What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?", the syntax is now
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD  
      This basically means that for Mojave, the default installation will always convert the target volume to the apfs file system.
       
       
      startosinstall.command.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.13.6.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.14.6.zip
       
    • By Pentothal.Z
      Hello all,
      I have a working hackintosh....ok.....but it takes a lot to boot and according to the boot.log there are a few problems.
      One of them is a black screen that stays on for a long time.
      I would like to ask anyone in this community some help to fine tune my machine.
      Boot.log and config.plist attached


      Any help would be appreciated.
      bootlog.txt
      config.plist
    • By 22eme_arkane
      Hi everyone !
       
       I build a new os on High Sierra and i have problem with my Skarkoon RAID 5 - 5 bay, is unmounting, work fine in windows but not in Mac Os.
      I use a card eSata in chipset Marvell 88SE9215, and i have the kext 3-party eSata  but nothings change.
      I try with the AppleAHCIPort.kext v328, nothings change.
       
      Any solution ?
       
      Thanks a lot !
       
      Config : GA-Z68X-UB3-B3 // BIOS UEFI, Version: U1f //
    • By bummercheese
      I have what's been said to be a natively supported wifi card, but for the life of me I cannot get it working properly with High Sierra. It is detected in DPCIManager but the wifi symbol at the top is hollowed and I can't turn it on.
       
      Here's some basic info about my hackintosh. It's running an i7 9700k with an MSI Z390-A PRO, a GTX 1070, and it's SMBIOS is running as an iMac 18.1

      Someone else has posted here about this with an ac66, which I think is very similar and uses the same device number 43A0. But he didn't get his problem solved in the end. And I have looked up this problem in a million different ways, I haven't found a solution that works from any yet.
       
      I've tried a large amount of different kext patches, kexts (fakepciid, airportbrcmfixup, etc), changing fake ID, modifying kext info.plist files, and every combination of those, none have gotten it to properly work.
       
      I have gotten it to work in one way but it's so unstable that it's unusable. Using the IO80211family.kext from yosemite works, but then it will randomly freeze about 10-15 minutes in, and then it'll not boot 9/10 times, and when it will it'll freeze on the login or right after. It gives errors about out of date kext, only way get back in is by reinstalling. So I figure this method is unusable.
       
      I'm just stumped on why a supposed confirmed working out of box card doesn't just just work, even with every amount of tweaking and adding kexts. I'm in my 4th day of almost nonstop testing and researching on how to fix this, and I'm too stubborn and determined to just buy a different card. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 
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