ASUS PRIME Z390-A Hackintosh Build Guide w/ RX 5700 XT

This is a golden build featuring macOS Catalina 10.15.2 on an ASUS Prfime Z390-A motherboard paired with a i5-8600k and Sapphire Nitro+ 5700 XT 8GB. I was able to get everything working with a little bit of patience and now sharing my EFI for download along with my ASUS Prime Z390-A config.plist and USB-SSDT.aml with a step-by-step guide. Heres my setup:

The ASUS Z390 Hackintosh Build

ASUS Z390-A Hackintosh Build

 

CPU – Intel Core i5-9600K 6-Core

Motherboard – ASUS PRIME Z390-A ATX

RAM – CORSAIR Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB

Graphics Card – SAPPHIRE Nitro+ RX 5700 XT 8GB

Cooler – be quiet! 250W TDP Dark Rock Pro 3/4

Storage – SAMSUNG 970 EVO NVME SSD

Power Supply – CORSAIR RMX 850W

Case – Phanteks P600s Antracite Gray

ASUS Prime Z390-A Hackintosh Overview

With macOS Catalina 10.15.1 and 10.15.2 full support has been added for AMD Navi cards like the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700 XT here’s a build featuring one with a ASUS Prime Z390-A motherboard.

I’ve taken the time to make sure everything works and I’ll be updating this guide pretty regularly with more stuff and information as its pretty barebones right now, if you have any questions leave a comment below the Step-by-Step guide at the bottom.

Catalina ASUS Z390 i5 RX 5700 XT Hackintosh About this Mac

ASUS Z390 i5 Hardware Acceleration, HEVC, H.265

Both Hardware Acceleration/H264 and HEVC/H265 are working important for video editing.

ASUS z390 Hackintosh Configuration Notes:

  • Used EC0 to EC patch as my workaround of AppleACPIEC.kext consider spoofing EC post-install.
  • Changed audio layout ID to 7 from 1 to fix audio distortion of my computer case front audio jack.
  • NVRAM support enabled with EmuVariableUEFI.efi and RTC scripts post install.
  • FwRuntimeServices.efi + OcQuirks.efi used as memory driver.
  • I used Hackintool to fix the HDMI port displaying a black screen and dual-display support over Intel Graphics. The fix is located in the config.plist under Devices -> Properties -> PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)
  • slide=0 added as a bootflag to prevent/fix random freezing in macOS on the Z390 platform.
  • Intel integrated graphics lags for a couple seconds on boot on boot but can be “fixed” by disabling WhateverGreen.kext patching and removing the <Graphics> section of config.plist not advisable for those using HDMI over integrated graphics as a WEG patching is needed to match the BUS ID’s of each port corrrectly.
  • RX 5700 XT enabled by adding agdpmod=pikera as a bootflag with WhateverGreen.kext 1.3.6; also weirdly requires a <Graphics> section of config.plist to exist with injects set to <false> or will hang on lock screen. If you go with the Sapphire Nitro+ place it in performance mode as it comes with a BIOS switch, use an adequate power supply like the RM850x and also make sure to install RC scripts post-install so that sleep works perfectly.
  • Sleep/Wake will work on both the iGPU and with the RX 5700 XT and or other compatible AMD graphics cards. If you are using a monitor without speaker outport HDMI audio should be disabled as currently Catalina may cause a IntelHDMI kernel Panic on wake when it can’t find a HDMI audio output.

Enabling USB3 Speeds & Detection on Z390 Ports

To get USB3 speeds working on a motherboard the USB ports must be mapped correctly with an SSDT-USB.aml file placed in/Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/APCI/patched/

The USB port limit in macOS in 14 ports. There are a total of 14 ports on the backside of the motherboard IO (USB3 ports count as 2 per port because they also support USB2). The case I’m using has 3 front ports 2 USB3 and 1 Type-C port bringing the total number of ports to 20 well over the macOS port limit. To enable all ports a USB port-limit patch is also included in my config.plist for 10.15 under Kernel Kext & Patches. If you would like to remove the port limit patch you will need to play around with my SSDT-USB.aml and remove the ports you don’t mind having disabled, but that will require you to know on how to edit a USB SSDT with magiASL.

Only use this SSDT-USB.aml if you have a ASUS Prime Z390-A any other motherboard is going to have a different rear IO layout and will mess up which ports work when you try booting macOS.

ASUS Z390 BIOS Settings

I didn’t bother updating the BIOS when I got the motherboard and everything has been working golden since.

Before running the macOS installer change these settings.
Restart your computer and press the DEL key to enter BIOS upon your computer posting.

Change the following settings for the install:

  1. Exit → Load Optimized Defaults : Yes
  2. Advanced \ CPU Configuration → Intel Virtualizaiton Technology: Enabled
  3. Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration → Vt-d: Disabled
  4. Advanced \ PCH Configuration → IOAPIC 24-119 Entries: Enabled
  5. Advanced \ Onboard Devices Configuration → RGB LED Lighting → When system is in sleep, hibernate or soft off states: OFF
  6. Advanced \ AMP Configuration → Power On By PCI-E/PCI: Enabled
  7. Advanced \ Network Stack Configuration → Network Stack: Disabled
  8. Advanced \ USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support: Auto
  9. Boot → Fast Boot : Disabled
  10. Boot → Secure Boot → OS Type : Other OS

Using a dedicated graphics card:

  1. Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration \ Graphics Configuration → Primary Display: PEG

Using Intel iGPU:

  1. Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration \ Graphics Configuration → Primary Display: IGFX

(Optional) Hardware Acceleration

iGPU Multi-Monitor: Enabled will cause Primary Display to be set to IGFX. If you are using a dedicated graphics card change it back to PEG

  • Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration\Graphics Configuration → iGPU Multi-Monitor: Enabled

For DVMT Pre-Allocated to show in BIOS you may need to save & reenter BIOS after setting iGPU Multi-Monitor: Enabled

  • Advanced \ System Agent (SA) Configuration\Graphics Configuration → DVMT Pre-Allocated: 128MB/192MB

ASUS Z390 Catalina/Mojave Hackintosh Step-by-Step Guide

I’ve tested this hackintosh on both Catalina and Mojave, however NAVI GPU’s like the AMD RX 5700 XT only have support in Catalina 10.15.1 or later.

  1. Download a compatible version of macOS from the Mac App Store
  2. Create the macOS flash drive Installer
  3. Adding my EFI Drop Files:
    1. Download Hackintosher-Catalina-10.15-EFI
    2. Mount EFI Partition
    3. Copy+Paste/Move the EFI folder over to the EFI Partition of your flash drive and then open /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/
    4. Add EmuVariableUEFI.efi for NVRAM support
      • Copy EmuVariableUEFI.efi from:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/drivers/off
      • Paste EmuVariableUEFI.efi into:  /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/drivers/UEFI
      • Downloads for ASUS Prime Z390-A only:
        •  ASUS-PRIME-Z390-A-config.plist– configured for ASUS Z390-A contains a display patch that will map the internal HDMI and DisplayPort correctly so that Intel graphics HDMI port works along with dual monitors on boot and sleep/wake.
        • ASUS Prime Z390-A SSDT-UIAC-All.aml – Maps all the USB ports on a ASUS-z390-A for USB3 speeds place in/Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/APCI/patched/.
      • Using a different ASUS Z390 Motherboard?
        • Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
        • Add slide=0 as a bootflag under Boot > Arguments
        • Enable EC0 to EC patch under Acpi > Fixes
        • Those without a Prime Z390-A board may need to create their own display patch with Hackintool after macOS is installed for HDMI to work over integrated graphics. Therefore its recommended to install macOS with either a DisplayPort cable or with a macOS compatible dedicated graphics card.
    5. Verify RTC BIOS patch exists  in Acpi > Fixes under the list of patches to prevent a verbose error/hang.
    6. If using a AMD Navi GPU like the RX 5700 XT add agdpmod=pikera as a bootflag by opening config.plist with Clover Configurator  and adding it under Boot -> Arguments
  4. Configure BIOS Settings for Hackintosh Compatibility
  5. Walkthrough
  6. Post Install 
    1. If you are using a dedicated graphics card like the RX 5700 XT change AAPL,ig-platform-id to 0300923E  under Devices -> Properties Tab -> PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) for headless mode.
    2. Either install RC scripts in Clover to complete emulated NVRAM support with EmuVariableUEFI.efi or add native NVRAM with an SSDT here.
    3. If the display monitor doesn’t have built in speakers and you are using integrated graphics you may need to disable HDMI audio to prevent kernel panics on wake. I have it set to disabled in my config.plist under PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x3) since my Dell Monitor doesn’t have speakers



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M p
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M p

Combien cela t’a coûté ?

jonzarra
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jonzarra

Hi,

Great post! I have similar setup but I am having troubles when making iCloud sync Documents and Desktop folders. The rest of iCloud apps like messages, photos, FaceTime, … are working fine. Do you know what could be the issue?

Thanks!

jonzarra
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jonzarra

Ok. It seems that it was Catalina’s problem. 2 day after, it has started syncyng by itself.

Max
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Max

I’m still getting random freezing during the installation? I’ve added the slide=0

gonzolak_hackintosh
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gonzolak_hackintosh

I have almost same config (same mb, GFX, RAM etc.) and running Catalina 10.15.3. Only thing i’m struggling is USB port configuration. I’ve tried your ASUS Prime Z390-A SSDT-UIAC-All.aml file but it exclude important port headers on mb (i have smart device and kraken x62 connected to those and I use liquidctl to control them). I managed to get it working tho. What I can’t solve is to get SS08 working with is my case front port and I want it badly. Any advice?

Antxiko Gorjon
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Antxiko Gorjon

Hi!

i´m traying this procedure on a PRIME Z390-a with an i9 9900, one 2TB SATA RED, one 128GB SATA flash drive and Windows installed on internal M2 RAID. I reach the disk utility but I cant see any disks to install, only the USB flash drive from installation. I don´t really know where to search… thanks in advance!

Marty
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Marty

Great post – thank you for taking the time to walk thru all the steps on your build. I matched your parts list almost exactly. This was my second build, and had zero issues! Thanks again…

mro
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mro

Hi,

Thanks for the post!

I have same build but with core i9-9900K, and I’ve been able to get into recovery mode and install macOS Catalina. However, after the first restart, it keeps shutting down itself after loading bar with Apple logo. I tried regenerating SSDT via Windows 10 etc, and it always stuck in afps_module_start: 1683. Read some guides, it seems like I need to use USBMap, this is where I lost… not sure how to run it, it requires hackintosh environment.

Do you have any advice which part I might be missing out using your guide?
Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

Marcus27
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Marcus27

Hi,

can you see the 5700 XT temperature?

Free
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Free

im going to build this following your step
on June when I back to my home
Do you recomend upgrade the CPU to i7 9700k or i5 is enough?

Luca
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Luca

Can you elaborate more on what’s needed to boot the RX 5700XT on Asus Z390 motherboards please?
On Gigabyte I was able to boot it, but on Asus Z390 I wasn’t.
Especially this I would need some explanation:
“weirdly requires a section of config.plist to exist with injects set to False or will hang on lock screen.”

Greg
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Greg

Thanks a lot for that great guide! Everything works fine for me beside one thing. I used you “ASUS Prime Z390-A SSDT-UIAC-All.aml” and tried to change the mapping. However it did not work. I would like to enable the “internal USB 2.0 ports” like HS06 or HS11 – and therefore disable HS09/SS09 and HS10/SS10. Can you please help me with that? Thanks a lot in advance!

Greg
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Greg

Found my mistake, thanks anyway!

jpeg
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jpeg

what was your mistake? This is happening to me as well

IrvineDave
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IrvineDave

Thanks for the great post. Installed with minimal issues and seems to be working fine.

Guest
douirc

Thanks for the post! If I’m migrating from a Prime Z270-A and 7700k, can I just replace the plist and kexts or do I need to reinstall from scratch?

douirc
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douirc

So I learned there’s no need to reinstall, but now I’m trying to figure out if I can use my previous iMac18,3 Serial Number, SmUUID and MLB or if I need to create new ones that are compatible with iMac19,1? Also, if I went with the 9700k, should I stick with iMac19,1 or is there a choice?

douirc
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douirc

ok, so I stuck with iMac19,1 and just created new SN, SmUUID and MLB. Everything working, except 2.0 headers at the bottom of the board. My Fenvi FV-T919 plugs into the USB 2.0 head for BT 4.0 but none of the ports are enabled. How do I enable USB1112, USB_E12 and/or USB_E34 (without losing any of the other USB 3x ports)?

Shrey
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Shrey

I have the same exact problem. I’ve been looking for solutions for a while can’t find anything.

douirc
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douirc

yes, reading through Hackintosher’s post, he’s not enabled any of the USB 2.0 headers on the bottom of the motherboard because of the 14 port limit. Instead, he’s elected to choose all of the USB 3.0 and TypeC ports.

@Hackintosher, how do we remove one your USB3.0 ports and replace it with one of the mid-board 2.0 ports? I’m fond of USB_E12 :). I’m not using U31G1_C5, so I’d be happy to remove it in exchange. Your guidance is greatly appreciated.

douirc
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douirc

I followed this video and USBs work perfectly. I picked HS+SS 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 08 and HS06, 13, 14 for a total of 15 ports (maximum).

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/asus-rog-strix-z390-e-gaming-ssdt-usb-ports.281710/

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tof

Can you please give more details how to activate a USB2 port located on the board on which the T919 Bluetooth is being plugged

Guest
fabianxfighter

hey Guys,

I got the exact same problem. Do you have a new .aml file to share? Wouldnt mind to loose the usb headers next to the ps2 slot

fabianxfighter
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fabianxfighter
Jay
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Jay

Hi, I’m appreciated that I can see this post. Thank you for your guide. I’m following up the instruction but unfortunately I bought 9600KF CPU which doesn’t have internal graphics. In this case, what should I change in the configuration? I’m sticking whole day, please please kindly help me.. 🙁 I’m using ASUS PRIME Z390-A of course, and Sapphire VEGA 64 Nitro graphic card..

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Josh

Hi, this was a great post – thank you for taking the time to explain everything so well! I’m going to buy pretty much the exact same kit within the next few weeks, and will use your EFI files. Thanks!!!!

Two questions though – you didn’t mention wifi specifically (unless I missed it) … Does the Asus Prime Z390-A’s built-in network adaptor work OOTB with macOS? I mean Continuity, Apple Watch unlock, etc (after the EC->EC0 patch)? Also, your “About this Mac” screenshot shows Mac Mini 2018 (Macmini8,1) – do you recommend using that model, specifically, for compatibility reasons? As opposed to iMac Pro or whatever … ?

Thanks again for your help!

Guest
Josh

Sorry, one more question.

I’ve created a Catalina USB installer with the EFI files you shared – do I need to generate a new serial number, SmUUID, etc?

douirc
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douirc

Hi Josh, the Z390-A doesn’t come with WiFi. You’ll need to purchase a compatible card. I suggest the Fenvi FV-T919 since it’s plug’n play compatible. Also, the best Product Model for the Z390-A is iMac19,1. I’m running a 9700k and performance is great. And yes, you’ll need to generate a new SN, SmUUID, etc. if you want to log into your apple account.

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Josh

Thanks for the helpful reply!

My 9700k and Z390-A are being delivered today; got my RAM and two 970 Evo Plus drives yesterday. I’ve just ordered a Fenvi T919 as well, and I created my two USB installers (Rufus Win10, and Catalina, with the drop files from this post) so it’s all sort of coming together.

BTW, did you manage to get USB_E12 mapped, for the Fenvi?

I really appreciate your help – thanks again.

douirc
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douirc

Yes, but not the way it’s supposed to. I’m used to having a USBPorts.kexts in my /E/C/k/O folder and am trying to figure out how to properly set that up. That said, to get the USB 2.0 headers working, I did the following:
-In the config.plist Acpi/DSDT I added Patches EHC1 and EHC2
-In the config.plist Kernel & Kext Patches I just kept AppleAHCIPort
-I then deleted /E/C/A/p/ASUS Prime Z390-A SSDT-UIAC-All.aml
Bluetooth is working again but USB ports are not functioning properly. I’m building a map of all the ports so I can create a kext and simplify my life. Plus, less chance of future upgrades breaking USB ports. Will report back when finished.

@Hackintosher, there’s also something wrong with the NVRAM. When I change the Boot parameters to DefaultBootVolume = LastBootedVolume, it doesn’t remember this option on reboot. I also tried changing the Timeout = 3 and that doesn’t work either. This will be my next and final topic to fix and then everything should be working fine.

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Josh

Ok so I found a complete list of all the Asus Prime Z390-A’s USB connectors on a German forum – apparently USB_E12 is “HS06” in the SSDT. You can just edit the SSDT shared here, replacing HS09 (or another port) so as to stay under the port limit. Hope that helps.

LUke
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LUke

Is iGPU working with 5700xt together? (intel quick sync).
Can you try the BruceX benchmark in Final Cut Pro X? 🙂

Guest
Josh

Sorry, I’ve switched to OpenCore now … but the iGPU works fine in OpenCore (coincidently I JUST tested it like thirty minutes ago, because I was making some EFI changes) and it worked fine with the setup posted here, as well.

fabianxfighter
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fabianxfighter
jfk
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jfk

I have a similar setup but with a Gigabyte 5700 XT. From verbose boot, the system reboots every time it tries to display the login screen. I was able to look at the logs, and the system restarted because of a kernel panic: unable to initialize PowerPlay. From what I can find, this shows up on real 2019 MacBook Pros as well, but not to the point that it prevents booting. I’m using OpenCore, so the part about making sure I have a “Graphics” section doesn’t really apply.

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yodahome

Hey, thanks for this tutorial. I just bought this config with slight variations, namely a i9-9900KF (so no Integrated Graphics) and I kept the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 I already had and which used to work in 10.14. I think I followed the guide very precisely for the configuration, but I’m still stuck at booting into install. Apparently the install drive can’t be found. Clover works fine from UEFI USB, but then it pauses when looking for the root partition, after 30 secs or so it gives me the crossed-circle symbol and the message still looking for root device. I’ve tried two different drives and all of the USB ports on the mainboard as well as the front ones. I know it should be something wrong with the USB drive, but I don’t see why. I’ve set the BIOS as suggested, not sure what else to try. Any suggestions?

paul
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paul

Hello,

Thank you so much for the post !! it was really helpful 🙂
Just 2 thing don’t work in my computer, the usb-c in front panel and the BT …. Do you have any idea for my issues ?

my config

Asus Z390-A
Intel 9700k
RX570
Wifi / bt : Fenvi T919 BCM94360CD

Thank you in advance for your help

Don Redhorse
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Don Redhorse

Hi, do you have any issues with the RX5700xt? I heard about crashes etc. Why did you choose the Sapphire instead of an Asus version?

Guest
Josh

Just wanted to pop in to say THANK YOU for the great post. I got my system built about two weeks ago, and it’s been working PERFECTLY. I added a Fenvi T919 for BT and wifi (and all Continuity features work great!) but otherwise, it matches your system almost exactly. Thanks for your help!

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Viktor
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Viktor

I have same hardware instead GPU, my is RX580. But i haven’t luck with installation.
Could you please provide additional information –
What version of BIOS do you use in your Z390 MB ?
What version of Catalina ? (I tried 10.15, 10.15.3)

Guest
abu kasim

Thanks any help in setting BIOS for asus tuf z390-plus gaming (wifi)

Valics Lehel
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Valics Lehel

I have the same config like you, except i9 9900. I have 2 issues with my Catalina.
I have a 5700XT AmD card. It is working, booting, all is ok until a few minutes. I have 2 scenarios.
– Watch youtube in full screen, after. a few minutes (random, 5-10) i get screen frozen, but music still working. Even changing to next youtube video. After a few more minute computer will restart.
– Working on anything or even just not doing anything just have finder and clover open, after a few minute I still have mouse on the screen, I can move t, but I cannot click anywhere. No app will work, not even keyboard, just the mouse can be moved. The only solution is a reboot.
Anyone have/had this issues?

Andre Bossard
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Andre Bossard

Hi, thanks for the guide.
Booting and installation worked fine. Also the post installation on the first start, but then after a reboot, the screen is outputted on my AMD RX 480 with a grey background, mouse curser and sound/voiceover support. But no windows or menubar is drawn.

I have a AMD RX 480 and Nvidia GTX 1080 ti

What could be the issue?

Max
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Max

Thanks! Everything works.. only one thing: could you write me exactly how I must write in config.plist to add a Graphic section?
Thanks again

Andre Bossard
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Andre Bossard

Thanks for your guide. I followed it to the letter and could install Catalina on my Asus Prime Z390-A with 8700k.

I have a Nvidia GTX 1080ti and a AMD RX 570.

It installed and booted on the GTX output, then the output after starting switched to the AMD, but ended up to be a shaded grey screen with a working mouse cursor. No other ui coming up.

Any help is much appreciated.

More info and screenshot:

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/catalina-stuck-at-grey-screen-with-mouse-cursor-no-ui-asus-prime-z370-a-nvidia-gtx-1080-ti-amd-rx-570.294621/

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fabianxfighter

Excellent work.
Installed 10.15.4 without a single issue.
Intel 9700KF
XFX RX 5700 XT Thick II Ultra
Corsair RGB Ram 32GB
https://gyazo.com/95fb2776d248b2d0012ddc35432c1368

Tomek_etz1
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Tomek_etz1

Hi Fabian

I have XFX RX 5700 XT Thick III but i have major issues with restart or Shudown.

Get black screen and no power off when restarting no display output icluding windows until i power computer off manually.

Do you have any ?

Guest
fabianxfighter

Hey,

no.. works perfectly fine for me

Betty Huang
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Betty Huang

I have similar specs like yours, Prime Z390-a i,3-8350k, Plextor M6V, SSD ,32G DDR4 2400RAM and i used iGPU.I use the same bios setting and copied efi,ssdt config.plist. But i have no idea why my system totally freezes after a few minutes after boot,It looks like regular working OS, but in some time it is totally stuck. No sound is working, cursor not moving, time in right up corner not changes.Sometimes it becomes only when I open Chorme.Other time when I tried to open a .dmg file.

I have no idea what can cause such a weird problem.Kexts? UHD630?Clover settings? Etc.?

Harald Pliessnig
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Harald Pliessnig

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hi. ive done your installation on my ASUS-prime Z390-A – and an i9. (no other graphics card) i think it works pretty fine – only in many cases i get a boot-error at the beginning of the boot. in some cases the reboot works fine and in many i get quit from the beginning a blue screen with the clover boot discs. after choosing (rear usb2 port is NOT working in that case) my internal bootdisk the boot runs direct into

Error allocating 0xa00 pages at 0x000000001e400000 alloc …
End LoadKernelFromStream
ERROR !!! Load prelinked kernel with status 0x80000000000…..
Error loading kernel cache (0x9)

Error loading kernel cache (0x9)
Error: Aborted returned from boot.efi

was error, press any key

*Hit any key to continue*

after that i have to power off. put the installer stick into usb port, F8,boot from stick, choose STUDIO-disc and then the boot works as a normal one.

please help!!!

and i would prefere building an USBport.kernel with hackintool – would this work???

thx h

douirc
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douirc

10.15.4 I believe introduced an RTC problem. I haven’t yet tried this solution, but someone with a Z390-P said they added RTCMemoryFixup.kext in kexts/other and boot-arg: rtcfx_exclude = 00-FF to fix the problem.

Harald Pliessnig
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Harald Pliessnig

i forgot – im on 10.14.6 – would this be a solution for that too ? – maybe

douirc
Guest
douirc

sudo nvram wake-failure=%00%00%00%00%00

this solves the problem of failed post on reboot with 10.15.4

Guest
b2ramos

hi.
Great post! I have similar setup but I am having troubles : Unable to get acess for /Volume/

Art Mulder
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Art Mulder

Hi!

Trying this with an Asus Z390-P motherboard. Heard that a few other successfully used this cheaper motherboard so I thought I would also.

Unfortunately I’m getting a weird error late in the process. I’m installing Catalina and it gets to the end and aborts with “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again.”

This is a Catalina install, btw.

Any ideas?

– this board has a realtek gig lan, so I added the RealtekRTL811.kext
– After the first occurrence of this error I redid things and went out and downloaded all the latest versions of the kexts: USBInjectAll, XHCI-unsupported, WhateverGreen, Lilu, AppleALC, VirtualSMC, SMCProcessor.kext (I removed the FakeSMC.kext and tried the VirtualSMC.kext)

Hardware: Asus Prime Z390-P, Powercolor AMD Radeon Red Dragon RX580 8GB, Silicon
Power 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD, Intel Core i5-9600k,
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600), EVGA 600 PSU,
Noctua NH-U9S cpu cooler.

Vince
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Vince

I”m getting the same error, I have a slightly different build than you. Any assistance?

Victoria
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Victoria

Thanks for the guide, quick question: has anyone tested any RGB 140mm fans with this build? I am looking into something like
Corsair HD Series HD140 RGB LED 140mm High Performance RGB fans. Appreciate your insights 🙂

douirc
Guest
douirc

has anyone overclocked their Z390-A? I used the auto 5ghz feature and it’s stable but prefer not to use ‘auto’ settings to avoid over-volting. if you have a stable oc with any k processor, please post what you changed from the default bios settings. thanks!

douirc
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douirc

Anyone tried CMMChris’s RadeonBoost.kext? Improved my metal score by 37%! Now I just need to figure out how to fix my powerplay table for a Vega 64, but excellent improvement in performance.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/amd-radeon-navi-gpu.264399/page-83

adn
Guest
adn

As I know, he removed Vega support becase of fan issues

adn
Guest
adn

I tried PPT for Sapphire Nitro+ 5700xt in order to disable ZeroRPM, but got black screen

a chinese pupil
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a chinese pupil

Can msi z390-a pro use it ,please tell me😀😀.I can’t find a efi for msi z390-a pro+ i5 9600k+rx560d.Who can help me make a efi??

a chinese pupil
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a chinese pupil

Who have a efi for msi z390-a pro+ i5 9600k+rx560d ,if you have ,please tell me !Thanks a lot👍👍

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Jen

Thank you for the awesome guide! I’m building my first Hackintosh and I have a few questions for the community:

1. Can you provide me insights into the “service exited with abnormal code 1” error? I see it display in the terminal logs during installation but after waiting for a few moments clover still proceeds to the Catalina Installer screens.

2. During the first phase of the Catalina installation process, I keep getting “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running this application again”. Has anyone experienced this before? What is it trying to tell me? I can not find any logs for explaining this issue.

3. As I was doing research using clover, the tutorials are clicking ” Install/Update Clover” and loading a bootloader onto their USB installer. Just seeking clarification on using CLover. Do we need to go through the “Install/Update Clover” process? Or do we skip this and just move the “Hackintosher-Catalina-10.15-EFI” into the installer’s directory?

I have been doing tons of research and I thank you for your help. I feel sooo very close to getting this running!

Hardware List:
CPU – Intel Core i7-9600K 8-Core
Board – ASUS PRIME Z390-A
Ram – CORSAIR Vengeance RGB PRO 16gb x 4 (64gb total)
Graphics Card – SAPPHIRE Nitro+ RX 5700 XT 8GB
Storage – SAMSUNG 970 EVO NVME SSD

Mart
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Mart

Your Hackintosher-Catalina-10.15-EFI not working anymore because clover version is to old for latest catalina version.

Kaj
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Kaj

Hello,
I am trying to install catalina on an asus prime z390-a, with an i7 9700K using integrated graphics.
However when loading the installer i get stuck at Waiting On IOProviderClass, and then i get a prohibited symbol.
i’ve tried using different USB ports (2.0, 3.0, 3.1), i’ve tried selecting USB ownership and USB injection in clover and i’ve tried reinstalling the USB installer multiple times (also tried Mojave) but its always the same issue.

Thanks in advance!

Kaj
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Kaj

after reading around a bit more i found out that i had to try all USB ports to find one that worked. For me that was the USB 3.0 port underneath the HDMI port.

Vann
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Vann

I’m encountering the issue “an error occurred while preparing the installation. try running this application again” with catalina OS. i have followed your guide line as above. May can you advice ?

Recep Baltaş
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Recep Baltaş

Great guide. Thanks a lot. We have the same system with Gigabyte Titan Ridge. Got it working in macOS with Windows Dual Boot but can you show me the way to enable it without Windows? Thank you.