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So apple has presented a new and updated mac mini a few days ago, and the great news seems to be the use of desktop processors in it, in fact, all the specs seems to match a typical desktop socket 1151 v2 coffeelake system without a dedicated gpu, so i am wondering if the smbios of this machine could be our new smbios of preference for coffeelake desktop machines. So i have created this new topic to discuss about it. Of course we will have to wait to do tests using the first public version of mac os which integrates this smbios, because when every new mac is released it's smbios is available initialy just in a purpose made mac os build and then it's added for all the os builds in the following releases.

 

So what do you think about the possibility of using this new smbios for desktop coffeelake machines instead of the imac 18.3/18.2 ones?

 

 

https://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs/

 

 

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Which SMI-BIOS does the new Mac Mini use?

Yesterday I've installed the latest security update (2018-002) of HS. Cause of the missing nvidia driver for Mojave I'm stuck with HS. 

To my suprise the Intel Coffee Lake CPU (I7-8700K) was recognized by HS, which means that Apple has provided support to the Intel Z370 chipset and the 18.3 SMBIOS I'm using.

I doubt there will be a new special SMBIOS for the new Mac Mini.

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4 hours ago, helmi100 said:

Which SMI-BIOS does the new Mac Mini use?

Yesterday I've installed the latest security update (2018-002) of HS. Cause of the missing nvidia driver for Mojave I'm stuck with HS. 

To my suprise the Intel Coffee Lake CPU (I7-8700K) was recognized by HS, which means that Apple has provided support to the Intel Z370 chipset and the 18.3 SMBIOS I'm using.

I doubt there will be a new special SMBIOS for the new Mac Mini.

 

It uses an smbios which is not available yet, every mac model and revision does use it's own smbios, but coffeelake cpus works on mac os 10.12.6 or newer versions because they are quite similar to the kaylake cpus.

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Hello everyone, I care very much about the new smbiosie Mac mini from 2018 I have the same specification i3-8100 uhd 630 tried different methods but the graphics do not work I hope that the new smbios macmini 2018 will help something.

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Wish Pike was still around, he would have already had something for us to play with. 

Will start poking around to see what I can dig up before this week.

 

By the way Pietro, your TINU app has a lot of promise. I used it to create an installer, I will try using it this week and see how well it works. Thanks for the contribution and all the hard work. Nice video with Paul, can't wait for the next one.

 

6 minutes ago, aszmal said:

tried different methods but the graphics do not work

You should be able to get HD630 running without the MacMini SMBios. What have you tried? 

Edited by Mad Audi Scientist

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7 minutes ago, aszmal said:

 

17 minutes ago, aszmal said:


Hello everyone, I care very much about the new smbiosie Mac mini from 2018 I have the same specification i3-8100 uhd 630 tried different methods but the graphics do not work I hope that the new smbios macmini 2018 will help something.

i3 8100 UHD graphics is not natively supported my high sierra. You have to spoof it. So here are the steps:

 

Method : Coffee Lake 0x3E91808 FakeID + Blank ig-platform-id

Required Kexts:

  1. Download & unzip the most recent version of FakePCIID
  2. Copy FakePCIID.kext & FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext from the Release folder of Rehabman-FAKEPCIID & paste them to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  3. Download the latest of Shiki.kext
  4. Download the most recent version of IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
  5. Copy & Paste Shiki.kext & IntelGraphicsFixup.kext into EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other

Now open config.plist using Clover Configurator & do the following

 

 

  1. Select Boot on left-side column
  2. Under Arguments check if -disablegfxfirmware is there or not if not then add it
  3. add shikigva=1 right after -disablegfxfirmware
  4. Select RtVariables on left-side column & Disable SIP (put CsrActiveConfig 0x67)
  5. Save & Exit

Now you have to edit the .plist files of two Kaby Lake kexts and insert the Coffee lake strings into them. You can’t edit the kext files directly in Finder because they are locked. So what you can do is go into Terminal and use nano to make changes.

 

 

  1. Open Terminal App & type the following:
    sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelKBLGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  2. Enter Password and Info.plist will populate in Terminal
  3. Find <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> near the bottom of Info.plist in Terminal. It’s hidden when Info.plist populates. Use down arrow key scroll down Info.plist
  4. Use the arrow keys to highlight the first 0 in 0x3E928086
  5. Add 0x3E918086
  6. Press Space Bar
  7. Should look like this:
    <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
    <string>0x59128086 0x59168086 0x591B8086 0x591E8086 0x59268086 0x59278086 0x3E9B8086 0x3EA58086 0x3E918086 0x3E928086</string>
  8. Press Ctrl+X and then press Y then Enter to save it.
  1. Type the following into Terminal:
  2. sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelKBLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  3. Enter Password and Info.plist will populate in Terminal…
  4. Find <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> again for this Info.plist
  5. Press Spacebar before the first “<” at the start of </string> using your keyboard arrow keys
  6. Add 0x3E918086 0x3E928086
  7. Should look like this:
    <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
    <string>0x59128086 0x59168086 0x591B8086 0x591E8086 0x59268086 0x59278086 0x59238086 0x3E918086 0x3E928086</string>
  8. Press Ctrl+X and then press Y then Enter to save it.
  1. Paste the following into Terminal:
    sudo kextcache -i /
  2. Paste the following into Terminal
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
  3. Close Terminal
  4. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/
  5. Right click config.plist and open with Clover Configurator
  6. Click Graphics on left-column of Clover Configurator
  7. Remove ig-platform-id value
  8. Click Devices on left-column of Clover Configurator
  9. Set IntelGFX box to 0x3E928086
  10. Save config.plist & Reboot.

Or you can check https://hackintosher.com/guides/get-i3-8350ki3-8100-uhd-630-igpu-working-high-sierra/#3 and follow method 3.

 

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No offense but, you have to be a lot more detailed than that. What IntelGFX FakeID are you using? What ig-platform-id? What kexts? 

 

What board are you using? 

 

From a quick search here are two links that might be useful. 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/intel-uhd-630-graphics-0x3e918086-i3-8100-native-support-with-gfxid-injection.240585/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-asrock-z370m-pro4-i3-8100-ddr4-8g-m-2-ssd-high-sierra.248141/

 

 

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Well said Poles89. You covered all the bases and then some.

 

I'm going to get 8th gen Cpu and build a HacMini with the Z370 chipset just to see how well the latest Intel stuff works. 

 

I'v been tinkering around with some older X79 and X99 systems but, it might be time to try a 1151 system. 

Edited by Mad Audi Scientist

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Thank you, I will try again:) though I think I've already done this, maybe I'm setting up a clover?
10 minutes ago, Mad Audi Scientist said:

Bez urazy, ale musisz być bardziej szczegółowy. Jakiego IntelFX FakeID używasz? Co id-platform-id? Jakie kexts? 

 

Z jakiej płyty korzystasz? 

 

Od szybkiego wyszukiwania tutaj są dwa linki, które mogą być przydatne. 

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/intel-uhd-630-graphics-0x3e918086-i3-8100-native-support-with-gfxid-injection.240585/

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/success-asrock-z370m-pro4-i3-8100-ddr4-8g-m-2-ssd-high-sierra.248141/

 

 

asrock h310m-itx/ac :)

 

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1 hour ago, Mad Audi Scientist said:

Wish Pike was still around, he would have already had something for us to play with. 

Will start poking around to see what I can dig up before this week.

 

By the way Pietro, your TINU app has a lot of promise. I used it to create an installer, I will try using it this week and see how well it works. Thanks for the contribution and all the hard work. Nice video with Paul, can't wait for the next one.

 

You should be able to get HD630 running without the MacMini SMBios. What have you tried? 

 

Thank for appreciating my work, there is also athread dedicated to TINU in the New Releases and Updates section of the forum if you want to take a look, and yes we are preparing a new video.

 

For the mac mini smbios, we have to wait because we need some more infomrations about it to use it, and we need also a public macOS version which does support it, but for now coffeelake cpus are working fine with imac 18.3 or imac 18.2 smbioses, but you need to configure everything properly to get the system to work as expected, and the socket 1151 is a pretty easy platfrom for hackintoshing, i have done lots and lots of installs on socket 1151 machines, and the systems usually works well with just basic clover configurations.

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Just now, MarkMac said:

somebody got his hand on a macmini 8,1 smbios and want to share ?

 

we need a public version which officially supports this smbios first, and also i whould be glad if you tag here people whose make bmsios research

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2 minutes ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

we need a public version which officially supports this smbios first, and also i whould be glad if you tag here people whose make bmsios research

 

Do you mean we have to wait for 10.14.2. to be out there official ?.

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Hello again I tried all the methods and the graphics still does not work the only chance that will appear smbios mac mini 2018 with i3-8100 I have identical specifications of the computer so it should work?

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20 hours ago, TheMaxx32000 said:

Core i5 version:

 

Great thank you very much, how does it compare to desktop pc equivalent? how does it perform?

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20 hours ago, TheMaxx32000 said:

Core i5 version:

 

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30 minutes ago, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

Great thank you very much, how does it compare to desktop pc equivalent? how does it perform?

Great as you did, you would give some instruction I would be grateful

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Just now, Balamut said:

Is the WiFi/Bluetooth soldered on the board as usual?

 

I have seen the new snazzylabs video and the answer seems to be no, i haven't seen upgradeable cpu, ssd and network card

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56 minutes ago, aszmal said:


 

Hi, is there any chance that the smbios Mac Mini 2018 will be created this year - is it a very long procedure to create? :)

 

i think that we can start to use it when 10.14.2 will be released

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On 11/9/2018 at 2:24 AM, ITzTravelInTime said:

 

I have seen the new snazzylabs video and the answer seems to be no, i haven't seen upgradeable cpu, ssd and network card

 

From iFixIt looks like it is soldered.... damn I was hopping to upgrade the Wifi/Bluetooth 

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      My question is that is there any possibility to install Mavericks 10.9.5 on external drive on the newest Macbook Pro 13 from 2018? I know that the Intel Coffee Lake is new generation of CPU's and there is no drivers in Mavericks system to run this CPU, but I was thinking about it alot and I decided to write here. Because if we can install all the newest OSX, macOS on older machines then maybe we can install older systems on newer builds?
       
      P.S. If I wrote in incorrect topic then please move this thread to the right section, I will be grateful
    • By glasgood
      GLASGOOD'S
       
      MOJAVE HACKINTOSH GUIDE 
       

       
       
       
      **FOR**  GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO
       
       
       
       
      CREDITS & THANKS
       
      @MaLd0n
      His help with EFI configuration and DSDT
       
      CLOVER  TEAM
      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
       
       
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
       
      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 ThatsMatt
      Salve, sono nuovo nel forum e mi serviva una mano nell'installazione dell' ultima versione di MacOs sul mio notebook HP Pavilion 15-ak112nl.
      Specifiche Tecniche: 
      CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60 / 3.50 GHz, 4 core, 6 MB CACHE L3). 
      Scheda Grafica: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4 GB DDR3.
      Hard Disk: 1 TB SATA 5400 rpm.
      Ram: 8 GB DDR3L-1600.
      Audio: altoparlanti stereo Bang & Olufsen PLAY. 
      Rete: LAN 10/100, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, bluetooth 4.0 (Miracast).
      Grazie in Anticipo a chi mi risponderà
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