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Thanks for the guide! I've followed it and it's got me up and running using the same part specs. Using this PCIe and adaptor.

Research says Broadcom chip (4331) is supported.

WiFi is not working. 

 

- used your EFI-NVIDEA & removed the on board wifi chip.

- see info in the USB and PCI of System Report. But nothing in Network->WiFi. I cannot add a wifi interface in System Prefs->Network.

 

Would post screenshots, but right now I'm wiping and reinstalling because of a new panic around the the AppleACPICPU...

I've had lots of panics at the "IO80211controller" in the past when booting.

 

In addition: 

- added RehabMan's FakePCIID + FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi kexts. (both with kext wizard and in the EFI/Clover )

- modified the config.plist following the guide-airport-pcie-half-mini-v2, with "the-darkvoid KextsToPatch"

Any ideas?
 

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Hi Selie,

 

What motherboard are you using, is it the Asus ROG Z370-G Strix ? if so try:

 

1. Check BIOS settings

2. Update BIOS to version 0430 ( confirmed working with DSDT)

3. Reseat WIFI card / test if is seen in Windows Device manager or Linux Live Distro

 

If not using Asus ROG Z370-G Strix motherboard and using POST-INSTALL-EFI folder and you haven't already then..

 

1. Remove DSDT from EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED

2. Remove SSDT-UIAC.aml  from EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED

 

Do you really need to wipe and reinstall High Sierra because of a kernel panic ?  Why not just use your bootable USB installer to boot into OSX and remove offending kext etc..

I had no need to use FakePCIID etc for my build. Your card should work out of the box.

 

:)

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oh snap. cant boot at all now. get prohibited symbol. verbose seems to show 'still waiting for boot device'

I cant even boot from the USB. it throws the same error (although after different things)

 

is it worth changing the EFI folder on the stick to the pre install version ?

 

 

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oh snap. cant boot at all now. get prohibited symbol. verbose seems to show 'still waiting for boot device'

I cant even boot from the USB. it throws the same error (although after different things)

 

is it worth changing the EFI folder on the stick to the pre install version ?

 

 

 

I had same problem, boot back into High Sierra using USB installer. Then download the latest POST-INSTALL EFI folder that I have uploaded two hours ago, It has latest Clover boot-loader. 

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so pre-install EFI folder?

 

No, boot with USB installer, when you log into High Sierra then replace EFI folder on system EFI/ESP partiton with >>POST-INSTALL-EFI

Out of curiosity, try booting as normal.. but when you reach the Clover boot screen wait for a minute before clicking on High Sierra icon at Clover Boot Screen.

so pre-install EFI folder?

 

Just found out about the major flaw>> in Intel Chips

So far, everything seems ok with Clover v r4359 no intermittent prohibited symbol. 

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that seems to be me trouble, I cant boot from the USB - in fact Im not sure its actually trying to boot from the USB, its to the same point in verbose mode which is PTIDSensors: started.

stays there for a minute then symbol - do disk activity light either


i saw the thing about Intel too. also that 10.13.2 already mitigates the issue and that 10.13.3 will do more 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/03/apple-has-already-partially-implemented-fix-in-macos-for-kpti-intel-cpu-security-flaw

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that seems to be me trouble, I cant boot from the USB - in fact Im not sure its actually trying to boot from the USB, its to the same point in verbose mode which is PTIDSensors: started.

stays there for a minute then symbol - do disk activity light either

i saw the thing about Intel too. also that 10.13.2 already mitigates the issue and that 10.13.3 will do more 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/18/01/03/apple-has-already-partially-implemented-fix-in-macos-for-kpti-intel-cpu-security-flaw

 

Did you try booting to Clover boot screen, then wait for about 1 minute then click on the High Sierra icon ? I also again just got the prohibited symbol using updated Clover version, but was able to restart and boot back into High Sierra. I think that if you try and boot to quickly into High Sierra from Clover screen is why the prohibited sign appears, could be that some other process has not had enough time to load. Try waiting for about 1 minute at Clover screen then see if you can enter High Sierra.

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yep tried that, the main problem is that it just won't boot from USB, throws the same error at the same point. I've got no way of checking its actually booting from the device - is there anyway of stepping through the boot, i can see ACPI errors shooting past.

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yep tried that, the main problem is that it just won't boot from USB, throws the same error at the same point. I've got no way of checking its actually booting from the device - is there anyway of stepping through the boot, i can see ACPI errors shooting past.

You could try entering the bios, change usb setting from auto to enabled. Then try and boot, if you can’t boot go back to BIOS and reset usb back to auto then try and boot. I’m thinking a change in BIOS might reset ACPI / DSDT or the order it loads.

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Hi Selie,

 

What motherboard are you using, is it the Asus ROG Z370-G Strix ? if so try:

 

1. Check BIOS settings

2. Update BIOS to version 0430 ( confirmed working with DSDT)

3. Reseat WIFI card / test if is seen in Windows Device manager or Linux Live Dist

Same mobo as you. I've updated to 0430 as directed and checked the settings.

I'm at the same spot as @bifterx.

he Post-EFI has been copied over to the SSD.

I also got the prohibited screen during boot in verbose mode even after waiting. I'll wait longer and see.

 

Screenshot right before the prohibited boot fail. 

 

I saw you screenshot of the wifi card. I only have 2 cables where you have 3. Is this normal?

 

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Same mobo as you. I've updated to 0430 as directed and checked the settings.

I'm at the same spot as @bifterx.

he Post-EFI has been copied over to the SSD.

I also got the prohibited screen during boot in verbose mode even after waiting. I'll wait longer and see.Screenshot right before the prohibited boot fail. 

I saw you screenshot of the wifi card. I only have 2 cables where you have 3. Is this normal?

 

The cable that connects from card to the motherboard usb connector is for Bluetooth, do you have Bluetooth and is your WiFi card working ? I will have to do some testing to find out cause of intermittent acpi errors.

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The cable that connects from card to the motherboard usb connector is for Bluetooth, do you have Bluetooth and is your WiFi card working ? I will have to do some testing to find out cause of intermittent acpi errors.

Thanks for looking into the ACPI errors. I also will experiment with removing my 1070 ti, and booting with -nv_disable=1. 

 

As for the wifi card, it's possible it's a faulty one unless you know anything about this. Booting stops here if the wifi card is fixed to mobo.

So when you go to system prefs > network > + , you can see wifi? I cannot.

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phew, that was a bit of a butt clencher for a while! I had to change the CSM settings in the the bios from Legacy Only to UEFI and Legacy - dont know how/why it was set to legacy only, that allowed the boot from USB. Up to Desktop - swapped in new EFI folder etc. Success! Thanks for the help Glasgood - Im conscious that this isn't meant to be a support line so many thanks.

 

Just as an aside, whilst watching in verbose mode, the boot sequence takes a long time as it goes through this check multiple times (each time takes a while)

apfs_vfsop_sync:2928: failed to finish all  transactions in sync()! (err 16)

this appears to be related to TRIM being enabled by default on an SSD - whether it supports it or not. (the EVO 960 does support it) but that seems to be the big holdup during boot.

 

Anyway Thanks again.

Cheers

Rob

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I saw you screenshot of the wifi card. I only have 2 cables where you have 3. Is this normal?

 

 

If you have Bluetooth enabled then the cable with two wires is working, I'm not an electronics expert or amature, but if you have two cable's and I have three then I possibly may have an earth cable. Test WiFi card with Linux or Windows to confirm fault.  :)

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nuts. came back this morn and the machine had restarted back to clover boot. won't boot again. prohibit symbol. stops at PTID sensors: started. won't boot boot from USB.

The only thing I changed from the new EFI and boot loader was added Rehabmans  HW monitor kexts.

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nuts. came back this morn and the machine had restarted back to clover boot. won't boot again. prohibit symbol. stops at PTID sensors: started. won't boot boot from USB.

The only thing I changed from the new EFI and boot loader was added Rehabmans  HW monitor kexts.

 

Can you update BIOS to this >> latest version then boot with USB installer and replace system EFI  folder with >> this one  . I have removed HW monitor kexts .

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Thanks for the awesome guide, glasgood. I've been following along with the updates and it's a great journey.

 

Some improvements I made to my own EFI that could work for everyone:

- Replaced apfs.efi with the latest version in 10.13.2, this removes the apfs related error messages when booting into Clover. apfs.efi.zip

- Added kexts to enable hardware video encoding/decoding using the Intel iGPU with Nvidia. Need to add shikigva=12 in boot args videodecodekexts.zip

- Added CodecCommander to fix audio issues after sleep. CodecCommander.kext.zip

 

Hope this helps!

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bios ver 0605 or 0606 (on asus site)?

 

On the Asus UK site it only has Version 0605 listed, thats the one I'm using.

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I'll go lockstep with your setup.

ASUS Uk now showing 0606 updated today

 

https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z370-G-GAMING-WI-FI-AC/HelpDesk_BIOS/

 

I tried to update to  v0606 via BIOS internet update, but got Asus message saying that v0605 was the most unto date BIOS. So far using latest EFI folder that I have uploaded, I have shutdown and restarted my machine numerous times and no ACPI related errors have been able to sucessfully boot into High Sierra. No prohibited signs, fingers crossed. Looks like old BIOS update and combined possibly with DSDT may be causing the ACPI errors. I think the HWsensors may have caused a separate system halt.

Thanks for the awesome guide, glasgood. I've been following along with the updates and it's a great journey.

 

Some improvements I made to my own EFI that could work for everyone:

- Replaced apfs.efi with the latest version in 10.13.2, this removes the apfs related error messages when booting into Clover. attachicon.gifapfs.efi.zip

- Added kexts to enable hardware video encoding/decoding using the Intel iGPU with Nvidia. Need to add shikigva=12 in boot args attachicon.gifvideodecodekexts.zip

- Added CodecCommander to fix audio issues after sleep. attachicon.gifCodecCommander.kext.zip

 

Hope this helps!

 

 

Hi ryokun6,

 

Thanks for sharing this, will try out the updated apfs.efi. I did have CodecCommander.kext installed, but removed it whilst troubleshooting the prohibited boot sign.

I have got hardware encoding working, I tried shake.kext and different flags to try and get iTunes streams working but had no success. As it stands I have Hardware Encoding enabled

using MacX Video Convertor Pro.  Will add CodecCommander soon  :)

Thanks for the awesome guide, glasgood. I've been following along with the updates and it's a great journey.

 

Some improvements I made to my own EFI that could work for everyone:

- Replaced apfs.efi with the latest version in 10.13.2, this removes the apfs related error messages when booting into Clover. attachicon.gifapfs.efi.zip

- Added kexts to enable hardware video encoding/decoding using the Intel iGPU with Nvidia. Need to add shikigva=12 in boot args attachicon.gifvideodecodekexts.zip

- Added CodecCommander to fix audio issues after sleep. attachicon.gifCodecCommander.kext.zip

 

Hope this helps!

 

The new apfs.efi is good, the verbose text just before Clover boot screen is gone. Boot seem slightly faster. Again, thanks for sharing this.  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:  :thumbsup_anim:

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Why is Atheros E2200 Ethernet in the zipfile? 

Why is the older (1.2.0, not 1.2.1) of Apple ALC in there? 

Realtek 8111 driver - why? 

 

 Questions  :) I've just recreated the USB installer will update it, been busy this morning . Use --> Post Install Folder at top of listing. 

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I tried your updated EFI earlier this morning and I didn't get the prohibited sign once.

 

Everything went so well until just a moment ago I restarted and couldn't load the Nvidia Web Driver. I removed the DSDT and it worked, now the computer can't recover from sleep.

 

Haha. Gotta keep trying.

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      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
       
      APPLEALC
      Acidanthera, vit9696
       
      VOODOOHDA
      autumnrain, slice2009, zenith432
       
      ESP PRO MOUNTER
      @Micky1979 
       
      HACKINTOOL
      @headkaze
       
      CLOVER CONFIGURATOR
      Mackie100
       
      THEME ENGINE
      Alex Zielenski
       
      INSANELYMAC
      OLARILA
       
      Hackintool Tutorial
      daliansky
       
      Hackintosh Vanilla Desktop Guide
      /r/Hackintosh - corpnewt
       
       
      MONITORCONTROL
      JoniVR & theOneyouseek
       
       
       
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
      UPDATES
       
       
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      PART LIST
       
      • 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  
      OR
      • 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 **
       
       
      WORKING
       
      • Sound 
      • 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
      • WiFi
      • SSD Trim
      • USB 3.0 & 2.0 
      • AirDrop
      • iCloud
      • Hardware Acceleration
      • iMessages
      • Facetime
      • Handoff
      • Continuity
       

       

       
       
       

       
       
       
       
       
      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:
       
      • CLOVER
       
      • 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)
       
       
      OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
       
      • Native Display Brightness with MonitorControl
       
      • VoodooHDA.kext.zip 

      • ThemeEngine 
       
      • Assets.car 
       
       
      // 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
      • Choose:
      Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP Themes UEFI Drivers • Click Install button
      • Installation Complete!
       
      Video:
       
       
       
       
       
       
      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
       
      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
       
       
    • By JackBauer24
      Hello,
       
      I have installed OSx86 10.11 (El Capitan) on April 2016 on my Asus Z170 Deluxe system.
       
      For installation I used this Thread.
       
      I used it a lot and it worked well. Meanwhile I switched to Linux and I use Win10 time to time. So OSX was forgotten. Also it did not boot correctly anymore.
       
      Now I wanted to start with a fresh installation and use OSX more often again. I want to use OSX 10.13 High Sierra. Is it working on my Asus Z170 Deluxe? I have the same Hardware as of April 2016 only the graphics card was updated to a Nvidia GTX1080.
       
      My Hardware in detail: Asus Z-170-Deluxe (Bios 3801), i7-6700k, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX 3.0, Samsung 950 Pro/M2 NVME 512MB, HDD 4 TB)
      Can I use some of support files from the old thread for the installation (see attachment)? Can I still use  Clover 2.3k r3292 Special Edition v2 ? Or do I need a newer version?
       
      Has someone installed High Sierra successfully on the Asus Z170 Deluxe ?
       
      About some hints where to start I would be thankful.
       
      regards
      JackBauer24
       
      Z170DeluxeFiles.zip
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