This is my first hackintosh. To be completely honest there's still a lot I'm trying to figure out... And considering I can't even get the installer to begin, seems like there's something I'm just not understanding. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I've specced the machine based on a multiple successful builds I've seen in various vanilla forums.
I've set the recommended BIOS, double-checked, but can't even get to an installer screen despite following a Vanilla guide from a popular hackintosh youtuber.
(Not sure if her links can be mentioned, posted etc... Just playing it safe since this is my 1st post...)
Gigabyte Z390 Designare
Sapphire Radeon RX580 Pulse - 8 GB
G.Skill TridentZ 3200 - 64 GB
Samsung EVO 840 (This is a scrap drive. Planned on using it to get the build running first, then cloning my MP 5,1 HS image after.)
Other Stuff: Bluetooth, USB, iGPU, etc not important yet... Current goal is just to get the machine booting... I'll focus on WIFI/BT etc after...
I've tried multiple SMBIOS profiles, (listed below). All of them prevent me from even booting the installer with the message below.
At this point I'm wondering if the issue is HS related, or if there's a step that, although obvious to some, isn't obvious to me and overlooking somehow.
Message returned when attempting to boot the installer. (Pic attached):
This version of Mac OS X is not supported on this platform! Reason: Mac-AA95B1DDAB278B95
I also get an error when I click update in Clover saying: Package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install
^ Seems like this indicates I've missed a step or done something wrong?
Here's a list of the complete steps I've taken so far:
Double-checked BIOS settings according to each build.
Built a vanilla installer based on the video I mentioned above, steps listed below... (I've done this twice now, confirming I followed the steps in the guide.)
Vanilla Installer Steps:
Wiped and formatted my thumb drive with GUID Partition, HFS Extended (Journaled)
Used terminal to create a bootable installer from a 10.13.6 installer I downloaded last june/july.
Installed Clover Bootloader onto the Install macOS High Sierra partition of the thumb drive, and ticked:
Clover for UEFI booting only, Install Clover into the ESP, VBox HFS-64, APFSDriverLoader-64, AptioMemoryFix-64 (leaving everything else unticked.)
Clover Configurator Steps:
Mounted the Thumb Drive's EFI folder, opened C.C. and "downloaded" Lilu, WhateverGreen, & FakeSMC to the Other folder, & installed sensors.
Deleted the default plist and manually created one using the Coffee Lake 'sample plist' from r/Vanilla Hackintosh Desktop Guide.
Copy plist to the mounted EFI folder.
Open the plist with CC and did the following:
Confirmed the following flags were set in CC's Boot section - Verbose (-v), dart=0, debug=0x100, & keepsyms=1
Tried 5 different SMBIOS profiles - iMac 18,1 , iMac 18,3 , iMac 19,1 , iMacPro 1,1 , and MacBookPro 15,1.
All result in the same Mac OS X is not supported on this platform message. The one suggestion I've found so far that seemed like it might work was to add the boot argument:
Same results, installer won't start and I get the same message...
Seems like there must be something I've missed or I've done something wrong... I've spent the weekend searching, reading, etc, no luck so far...
A few questions:
I made the installer on my MacBook, not the build I'm trying to hack. Could this be related to the issue?
(I.e. - Does the vanilla method mean you need to create your SMBIOS profile on the actual machine you'll be Hackintoshing?)
Is there a 9900k or Sapphire RX580 compatibility patch needed for 10.13 I haven't seen mentioned in the Mojave builds?
Does the Clover update message package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install indicate something isn't right with my installer setup?
Please excuse me if anything above isn't clear, I'm brand new to all this and frankly I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around a lot of it!
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Sapphiretech Radeon RX 590 8 GB GDDR5
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M2 Flash Drive
EVGA 750 N1, 750W
TP-Link Archer T9E
Thermaltake View 21 Tempered Glass Edition
-FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS
-FIX ACPI ERRORS
-REMOVE UNUSED SCOPES / DEVICES
-HIGH PRECISION EVENT TIMER
-SATA SERIE 10 ID
-REMOVE 22K LINES, PROBLEMATIC and UNUSED
-FIX K.P in REBOOT
-NVRAM / REAL TIME CLOCK
-DARWIN / WINDOWS 2015
-HDAS to HDEF
-REAL TIME CLOCK
-ACQUIRE MUT0 0XFFFF
-OPERATION REGION GPIO
-MUTEX MUT0 0x00
-HDMI / HDAU
-FULL RENAMED DEVICES
--USB-C-- test with SanDisk Ultra USB-STICK 128gb
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I have installed Hackintosh on to my System, but the CPU cooler is obviously louder then on Windows.
I am using right now VirtualSMC.kext, but since FakeSMC provides temperature measurement tools, and VirtualSMC not, I asked my self if that might be a hint for my loud cooler?
My question, has somebody tried maybe both and even compared them? And is FakeSMC maybe less noisy?
Is it enough to just mount EFI partition, and delete the VirtualSMC.kext and put instead FakeSMC.kexts ? Without any fancy kext installation tool or terminal commands, just replace files and restart in enough?
Mainboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Ultra
CPU: Intel i9 9900k
CPU Cooler: BeQuiet! Dark Rock 4
GPU: Vega 64
Ram: 2x16GB Corsair 3200
SSD: 1TB Adata M.2
The Tutorial i have used - https://github.com/cmer/gigabyte-z390-aorus-master-hackintosh/blob/master/STEP_BY_STEP.md
Really works like a charm besides, the more noisy cooler, which i bought because it is extra quietly.
I asked first at tonymac's forum, but they deleted the post because I haven't used their tool, really disgustig.. I really hope to never use their tools, and I hope here the information freedom is more respected.