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Hi there.
After struggling by myself to even get 10.14 past the 'end randomseed' line several times I finally found and used your guide to get 10.14.4 installed and working on my hackintosh workstation. I have 10.13.6 stable but not brilliant, it works ok with FCPX and Resolve as I require but can be temperamental.
Without any Kernal to patch additions I had its power tweaks working and XCPM appeared to work fine. My Radeon Pro WX9100 worked well with the radeon fan speed kext and ran (as per one of the two Luxmark screenshots) at 1442mhz quite successfully.

 

I’m up to the part in your guide where your going through SSDT and device implementations. I tried to get XCPM working in 10.14.4 but have given up for the time being. As per the screenshot with the intel power app, and me testing XCPM in terminal and getting 0 back (so not working) it appears that my Xeon is running locked at full clock speed and is reporting wrong. I tried using just the additions to the kernalToPatch that you had in the section but couldn’t get my machine to start so had to go back to the full set I found in the file you shared to another earlier user to get it booting. I’m not sure what is best to tweak to get my v5 Xeon working fully from there. I have the suggested options turned on in bios (and the power one off as recommended) but no joy. If I try the options I used in 10.13.6 (none) then I can’t get it to boot past ‘end randomseed’

My other primary concern is my Vega card. My Radeon Pro WX9100 is being reported by Luxmark as running currently on 945mhz. And feels slow in games and FCPX.


I've stuck the  VegaTab_9100.kext into the kext folder in clover and also tried adding SSDT-X99-Vega-Fontier.aml (changing the name) but it still feels slow. How might I use the powerplay table to set my WX9100 to 1500mhz and aiming for 55deg Celsius? (I don’t mind a louder card, but I don’t want it too hot as it does long render sessions and long gaming sessions). the Vegatab kext appears to be affecting my fan speed (which is nice) but its not helping the power. If I try running vanilla, I get slow speed 945mhz still. 

 

I would also like to get my thunderbolt 3 port along with bluetooth & wifi working but will try that once I reach the later part of your guide that deals with it. I’ve never managed to any of those three working so far so they are of less immediate desire.

Audio appears to work perfectly right away. So I’m not keen to touch that.
My Hard drives and SSD appear okay. Mac OS itself feels to run beautifully smooth. USB 3 is working on most ports and I’m currently leaving the Clixt-iMacPro-AsusX99E-XHCI-15port.kext in there till I put in the time to remake it to suit my systems different layout.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qm9tdbb4amwp3v9/EFI.zip?dl=0 is my EFI folder that’s currently in use. Any help toward getting my processor and graphics working properly would be greatly appreciated. I've gone over your guide as best I can, but please let me know if there's something critical I've misunderstood or failed to do. 

 

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Edit, after a while of gaming it starts to freeze repeatedly so I'm continuing the evenings gaming in 10.13 ...

 

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Back from Rome and quick update to 10.14.5 Beta on X99 with Radeon VII

 

1.) New macOS 10.14.5 Beta X99 EFI-Folder Source distribution

 

2.) SSDT-X99-Radeon-VII.aml + SSDT-X99-HDEF.aml + SSDT-DTPG.aml

 

3.) Lilu.kext v.1.3.5 + AppleALC.kext v1.3.6 + Whatevergreen.kext v.1.2.7

 

4.) Clover_v2.4k_r4918

 

Perfect Radeon VII implementation, including Hardware Acceleration, Display HotPlug, multi-monitor support, DP/HDMI Audio and system sleep/wake. 

 

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Apart from Luxmark, all other Radeon VII macOS benchmark scores are not optimal at present, mainly due to a yet to be optimised Radeon VII macOS driver implementation or some missing update of respective GPU benchmark programs, although I use a briefly adapted Radeon VII load table in my respective SSDTs. With the current Radeon VII macOS implementation, GPU temps keep low (40-50 deg C) even during Heaven and Valley benchmarks and even in case of the air flow Radeon VII, I am currently employing for testing purposes.

 

Enjoy and have fun,

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Important additional comment for all Vega users with 4K monitors though: when connecting a Vega with e.g. the LG 38UC99-W (WUHD, 3840 pix x 1600 pix) via one of the Display Ports (DPs), the screen resolution is fine under both Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra but is totally at odd during boot (VGA like boot screen resolution). The VEGA DP 4K boot screen resolution issue is neither related with the fact that the LG 38UC99-W is an ultra-wide (3840x1600) and not a true UHD (3840x2160) monitor nor related to any likely apparent issue with the ASUS X99-A II firmware. It is definitely a Vega firmware problem in combination with most 4K displays, as the DP 4K boot screen resolution issue is totally absent with my Nvidia GPU and the problem also does not only affect the ASUS Splash Screen but also spreads over the entire boot process until the login screen is reached (Windows and macOS). Splash Screen, Apple logo or verbose boot messages are not stretched but rather have VGA like resolution. Any fix of the AMD vBIOS would be highly appreciated. It is more than disappointing to witness such issues with 600-1000$ GPUs... Fortunately, the 4K boot screen issue is restricted to the Vega DP ports and likely due to the fact that the LG 38UC99-W only supports DP 1.2. Solution: Connect your Vega and your 4K display via the HDMI port. The 30 Hz HDMI monitor frequency issue under 10.13 is successfully removed under Mojave: monitor frequency of 60 Hz with the display connected via HDMI (in contrary to 75 Hz via DP).

 

 

Great benchmarks with Radeon VII :thumbsup_anim:

 

Is the Radeon VII react the same with the boot splash screen as you described here? I mean by the that the screen resolution of the boot screen.

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3 minutes ago, MMido said:

 

Great benchmarks with Radeon VII :thumbsup_anim:

 

Is the Radeon VII react the same with the boot splash screen as you described here? I mean by the that the screen resolution of the boot screen.

 

I am now using the LG5K2K, which boot resolution works fine with Vegas. With the VII, the boot resolution is ok although not optimal or perfect. 

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New X99 10.14.5 Beta EFI-Folder distribution adding Radeon VII GPU Temp sensor information for iStatMenus. 

EFI-X99-10.14.5-Beta-iMacPro1,1-050419.zip

I just modified Kozlek/Interferenc FakeSMC/HWSensor source code distribution for adding Radeon VII GPU Temp sensor information and subsequently added new FakeSMC.kext and HWSensor.kexts to /EFI/Clover/kexts/Other. The new GPU Sensor kext should now support all Vegas and also the new Radeon VII, when using iStatMenus. 

 

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Enjoy and have fun,

 

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Flawless update to 10.14.5 Beta 2 (18F108f)

 

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No further improvements in Radeon VII performance so far (quite identical overall benchmark scores when compared with Beta 1) but H264 and HEVC support. 

 

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Enjoy and have fun,

 

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New createInstaller.sh scripts for macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226) and macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E2034) - special build

Apple recently changed the index for macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226) on http://swcdn.apple.com/, although resulting Install macOS Mojave.app version remains 14.4.08.
 
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I therefore expect the respective macOS Mojave 10.14.4 build still to be 18E226.

Respective changes for macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226) on http://swcdn.apple.com/ also required minor modifications of createInstall.sh for Mojave 10.14.4 (18E2034), which else also still reveals receptive Install macOS Mojave.app version 14.4.10. 

Corresponding Update of Section D.2) completed. New versions of createInstaller-10.14.4-23042019.sh.zip and  createInstaller-10.14.4-SB-23042019.sh have been linked in the guide in the originating post of this thread. 
 
Enjoy and have fun,
 
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Edit: Update of createInstaller-10.14.4-SB-23042019.sh as I accidentally renamed and linked old file before. 
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      6.  For HW10, set USB compatibility to USB 2.0, otherwise your mouse and keyboard might not work in the virtual machine.
       

      7.  Finally click “Play virtual machine”
       

      Installation of El Capitan
      Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
      1.  Select language, agree to legal terms
       

      2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I’ve named the drive Macintosh HD but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.
       



      3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.
       

      4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete and the VM will automatically reboot…
       

      5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…
       


      6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….
       


      7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.  You should eject the Installation iso now by right clicking and selecting “Eject OS X Base System”.  This will allow you to install VMware Tools….
       



      8.  After rebooting, the VM can now be resized or run at full screen resolution.  Audio and network/internet should also work OOB.
       

       
      SMBIOS Customization and iMessage Vars
      To make the Virtual Machine more "Mac like", you can edit the vmx file to add unique identifiers from a real Mac's SMBIOS -
      eg for an iMac 11,3 SMBIOS, you can enter the following lines....
      smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id = "Mac-F2238BAE" hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE" hw.model = "iMac11,3" serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE" serialNumber = "W80#######6" Refer How to spoof real Mac in VMware - Multi-booting and Virtualisation.
       
      The critical variables for iMessage/Facetime activation are MLB & ROM.  By default, VMware "reflects" the host's MLB and ROM since it assumes you are running the OSX guest on a real Mac host - see post#42 by @Donk.
       
      If the host is a Windows PC, the following lines need to be added to the vmx file (requires virtualHW.version 12 and smc.version = "0")....
      efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE" efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE" system-id.enable = "TRUE" and the MLB, ROM and optionally system-id entered manually eg
      efi.nvram.var.MLB = "W80######BA1A" (MLB can be 13 or 17 characters long, alphanumeric string) efi.nvram.var.ROM = "<=>?@A" (ROM is entered here as a 6 character ASCII string) uuid.bios = "## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##-## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##" <---Optional (if you want to inject a given system-id hexadecimal value) Note the output for ROM from imessage_debug is a 12 character hexadecimal that needs to be entered here as a 6 character ASCII string eg using an Hex to ASCII converter we find that "3c3d3e3f4041" hex is equivalent to   "<=>?@A".
       
      Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite
      The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite .  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.
       
      With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie
       
      To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...
       

       
      Enjoy
       
      Update for macOS 10.12 Sierra
      The above settings still work for macOS Sierra after upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8 - see post #13.
       
      Update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave
      See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.
      Post#41 describes how to build "Install macOS ******.app" on the fly from installer files downloaded beforehand in /SharedSupport folder.
       
      Update for macOS 10.15beta Catalina
      See post Update for macOS Catalina 10.15beta
       
      CECI.zip
      CYI.tool.zip
      CMI.tool.zip
    • By crazybirdy
      Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
       
      To use those patched files you must follow HowTo to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
      The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.14 HFS Firmware check by crazybirdy.
       
      What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
      1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR partition.
      2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
      3. Patch to stop auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.14.
      4. This patched MBR OSInstaller will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
      5. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
      No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
       
      What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
      As the following....
      1. createinstallmedia method,
          needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
      2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
          install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
          We can manually format as MBR or GPT, HFS+ or APFS on installation screen like as 10.12.
          We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13 and 10.14 on installation screen now.
          Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, and 10.14 future versions, I think so.
          It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
      3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
          install via stage 2 automatically, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
          It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition, and can be installed as update from previous version.

      How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
      Just use EasyMBR-InstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
      Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
      Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
       
      How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Automatic-Method)?
      Just use 14MBRinstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
      Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.13.
      Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
       
      And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
       


       
      Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_1014fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
       

       
    • By fusion71au
      Patch Catalina or Mojave macOS Installer App for Unsupported Machines
       
      Often for economic reasons, Apple prevents the Installer.app for its latest macOS from installing on older machines perfectly capable of running it eg macOS 10.14 Mojave on Unsupported Macs Thread.
       

       
      In Mojave 10.14, @ASentientBot posted a method to patch the distribution file in OSInstall.mpkg to enable the Mojave installer to install on unsupported machines (with or without graphics card metal support). 
       
      In Catalina 10.15beta, the above method no longer works since Apple is checking OSInstall.mpkg for its file signature and the mandatory requirement in Catalina to install to 2 separate apfs volumes necessitates using the original Catalina macOS Base System Installer.  Fortunately, it is still possible to substitute High Sierra’s Apple Signed OSInstall.mpkg inside the Catalina or Mojave InstallESD.dmg by making it R/W.
       
      The procedure below will allow Macs or Hacks able to install High Sierra to also install Catalina or Mojave (eg SMBIOS MacPro5,1, iMac11,3, MacBook Pro7,1 which have been unsupported in macOS 10.14.x and 10.15beta) -credit to @ASentientBot's post.
       
      Prerequisites
      1. Mac or Hack capable of and running High Sierra 10.13.x
      2. An original, untouched copy of OSInstall.mpkg from High Serra InstallESD.dmg - attached OSInstall_10.13.6.mpkg.zip save to your ~/Downloads folder
      3. macOS Installer App eg for Catalina beta or Mojave downloaded to /Applications
      4. Add NVRAM boot arg (or Clover config.plist boot arg on a hack) -no_compat_check to enable system to boot to final completed Mojave or Catalina install.
       
      Procedure
      1. Open Terminal and type the following
       
      open /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg (assuming the Catalina or Mojave Installer App is in /Applications)  
      2. Open Disk Utility, click File|New Image|Image from ‘InstallESD”
      3. Save as read/write image, no encryption in /Applications
      4. Unmount InstallESD in DU by clicking the "eject" icon next to it
       
       
      5. Open the R/W InstallSD.dmg in /Applications and replace Catalina’s/Mojave's OSInstall.mpkg with High Sierra’s version by typing in terminal
       
      open /Applications/InstallESD.dmg cp ~/Downloads/OSInstall_10.13.6.mpkg /Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg  
      6. Unmount InstallESD in DU by clicking the "eject" icon next to it
      7. Replace original Catalina/Mojave InstallESD.dmg with our patched one, making a backup of the original.  In terminal, type
       
      sudo mv /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg /Applications/InstallESD_orig.dmg sudo mv /Applications/InstallESD.dmg /Applications/Install*/Contents/SharedSupport/  
      8.  Test the newly patched installer!…

    • By mfkk
      I install Mojave by following RehabMan Guide. After install I copy the Intel HD4000 7 series Config.plist from RehabMan. In my system configuration shows 1536MB graphics but I don't get the graphics performance . I have graphics related problems and lags issues. dock don't have transperancy, browsers have black shade and don't see fonts etc. I try many config files but I can't fix the issue still now. When I try some config file it will be fix until restart or shutdown. After that I have still graphics problem. Over a month I try to fix this I didn't get any result still now. Please help me to fix this . I'm first time in Hackintosh and I don't have knowledge about it.
       
      Intel HD4000 Graphics with 1366x786 (8086/0166)
      i3 processor
      6gb ram
      123gb ssd 

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