[Success][Guide] Catalina Vanilla "Hackintosh Deluxe" Z370n WiFi / i5-8400 / RX-570 (FINAL)

Raine

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Gigabyte Z370n WiFi
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Core i5-8400
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Radeon RX-570
#21
I didn't realized that my flash drive is 3.0. I'm gonna try with other.

Did you use a 2.0 flash drive at a rear USB port?

Thank you for your help.
I used a 2.0 flash drive in a 3.0 USB port. I do recall having to move the USB flash drive to a different USB port once during the initial attempt.
 

chinotto

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10.13.5
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GB z370n
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i5 8400
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Intel
#22
I have a very similar build and just updated SMBIOS to the new MacMini 2018. The system seems to be running smoother now graphically like animations, window resizing seems to be faster. And the CPU is now detected in about this mac.

Does your audio line out work by the way? Couldn't get it to work neither with 7 nor with 11 injection profile.
 
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Raine

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#23
I have a very similar build and just updated SMBIOS to the new MacMini 2018. The system seems to be running smoother now graphically like animations, window resizing seems to be faster. And the CPU is now detected in about this mac.

Does your audio line out work by the way? Couldn't get it to work neither with 7 nor with 11 injection profile.
I'll have to try that SMBIOS change to see what happens, my system seems to be running just fine as is but maybe I'll try it just to see what happens.

As for the audio line-out, yes both ports are working.
 
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Gigabyte GA Z370N WIFI
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i7 8700K
GPU
RX Vega 64
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Raine

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i7 8700K
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RX Vega 64
#28
Uh, BCM94360CS2; it's listed in my first post with a link to the actual item... (?)
Im asking again because I ordered exactly what you listed but didn't work then I spent 8 hours to place it correctly and gently but still didn't then return my old one into the PC and assemble the system again, so that's why I asked to make sure and just deal with my lost money and time.
Thanks for your tutorial.
 

Raine

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#29
Im asking again because I ordered exactly what you listed but didn't work then I spent 8 hours to place it correctly and gently but still didn't then return my old one into the PC and assemble the system again, so that's why I asked to make sure and just deal with my lost money and time.
Thanks for your tutorial.
Maybe you got a bad card? Did you confirm that the original "Windows" WiFi card (the one that came with the motherboard) was working before you tried swapping it over?
 
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#30
That could be the reason, I bought my Z370N WIFI brand new and changed the original WIFI card with BCM94352Z at day one, since then the BT/WIFI is working natively on Windows 10 and in Hackintosh it needs to install 3 additional kexts to have full support of BT/WIFI and all macOS BT/WIFI features enabled, (AirDrop, Handoff, App Store, iMessage, FaceTime, iCloud etc..)

But this time around I wanted to switch to OEM Apple card as I have done already with my old builds to get rid of installing additional kexts, only WIFI working but no BT, maybe a faulty card.

Now I'm on BCM94352Z again and I'm happy with it, no problems at all.
 

chinotto

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Intel
#31
Have you updated to the latest BIOS on your motherboard first?
No, not yet, I'll try today.
**UPATE: Flashed bios to F5 (same version as yours), still pink screen splash.
 
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zhutson24

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iGPU
#33
I'm working on a similar build; however, I'm not getting full video acceleration and my ethernet/audio is not working. My build consists of an i5-8400, GA B360M D3H, 8GB DDR4 Dual Chan Memory, 64GB M.2 SATA Drive, Mojave 10.14.2. I had to tweak several config files just to get the installer to work. However, I'm stuck as to why my UHD 630 is showing 3MB instead of 1536MB and why I'm unable to access the internet even though I have 3 different Ethernet Kexts in my others folder. Any help would be appreciated!
 

Raine

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Radeon RX-570
#35
UPDATE TO 10.14.2: When updating to 10.14.2 I decided to switch my configuration to use the WhateverGreen as my system's UHD Graphics kext; I was using IntelGraphicsFixup but this was merged into WhateverGreen so it made sense to switch now. This is the steps and the order I did them (note, system was still at 10.14.1 until step 3):

STEP 1. Modify config.plist
First thing to do was modify my config.plist. After mounting the USB Installer’s EFI partition and opening “config.plist” I opened up CloverConfigurator and made some small changes (CloverConfigurator page -> Item = Value):

I. Under the "Graphics" tab:
A. Graphics -> Inject Intel = UNCHECK

II. Under the "Kernel and Kext Patches -> KextstoPatch" tab:
A. Under Name*, find:
com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI

B. Under Find* [Hex] change to:
83FB0F0F 838F0400 00

C. Under Replace* [Hex] change to:
83FB0F90 90909090 90

D. Under Comment add the following:
USB Port limit patch 10.14+by PMHeart

E. Under MatchOS add the following:
10.14.x

III. Save config.plist and close.

STEP 2. Update and Modify Kexts.
The current list of kexts I’m running with 10.14.2 is below, and all of them are located in the EFI -> CLOVER -> kexts -> Other directory to preserve the vanilla installation (links to the source):

IntelGraphicsFixup.kext (REMOVED)
WhateverGreen.kext (ADDED, version 1.2.6)
AppleALC.kext (updated to version 1.3.4)
IntelMausiEthernet.kext (updated to version 2.4.0d1)
Lilu.kext (updated to version 1.3.1)
CodecCommander.kext (unchanged, version 2.71)
FakeSMC.kext (unchanged, version 6.26-357-gceb835ea.1800)
SmallTreeIntel82576.kext (unchanged, 1.0)
USBInjectAll.kext (unchanged, 0.6.7)
XHCI-300-series-injector.kext (unchanged, 0.5.0)

STEP 3. Update to MacOS 10.14.2
Time to update to 10.14.2; I did this by simply going to "Apple>About This Mac" and clicked on the "Software Update" in the Overview tab. Followed the update directions as shown. During the update process my system rebooted 2-3 times; unlike what the Hackintosher Mojave 10.14.2 Guide describes, I did not have to touch my machine nor select a different choice int he Clover EFI boot menu at all. I was expecting to, but for some reason I didn't have to and the update went fine.

Done!
Once it was finished, I had a working 10.14.2 system. I checked and confirmed that all USB 3.0 and USB-C ports were working again 100%, both LAN and WiFi working, everything was all systems normal. As an extra step, I used ThemeEngine again to change my "About This Mac" image from the default Mojave mountain image to my own custom image (see post #14 above for more info)


New "About This Mac" image for 10.14.2
 
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10.12.x
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Gigabyte Z370N Wifi
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i3 8100
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UHD 630
#36
Hey guys. If i choose to not replace my intel wireless card and I follow this build, will my ethernet still work? I'm assuming the IntelMausiEthernet.kext and SmallTreeIntel.kext will make it usable. In addition, I'll be using an i3 8100 in my build with the same motherboard. If i understand correctly, Mojave will support the UHD 630 in the i3 8100 with the lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext?
 
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Raine

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Radeon RX-570
#37
Hey guys. If i choose to not replace my intel wireless card and I follow this build, will my ethernet still work? I'm assuming the IntelMausiEthernet.kextand SmallTreeIntel.kext will make it usable. In addition, I'll be using an i3 8100 in my build with the same motherboard. If i understand correctly, Mojave will support the UHD 630 in the i3 8100 with the lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext?
Ethernet should still work - you'll just have no WiFi, no bluetooth, and non-working functions of MacOS such as Airdrop, Handoff/Continuity, iMessage, Facetime, Maps, etc.

Not sure specifically about using the i3-8100 but I don't see why the UHD630 wouldn't work.
 

Edhawk

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i7-4790K
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Powercolor RX 580 8GB
#38
@ bamblambazinga, yes you can keep the Intel wifi card and not replace it.

You should only need the IntelMausiEthernet.kext for your motherboard ethernet ports to work, as they are Intel i219-V ports.
 
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i3 8100
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UHD 630
#39
Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 8.09.16 PM.png

Big thanks to this thread/build, everyone in it and the installation guide from hackintosher. Easier than I thought it would be. Everything's up and running except Airdrop as I didn't install a broadcom wifi/bt card.

My build is as follows:
i3-8100
Gigabyte Z370N WIFI ITX
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz
Crucial MX300 275GB SSD
EVGA 500BR PSU
Cougar QBX case
 

Barncore

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#40
I have nearly identical parts to these (GA Z370N WiFi, i7 8700, UHD 630 onboard graphics) so i'm super grateful you made this guide! I'm going to follow it thoroughly tomorrow.

Quick question, if i were to install High Sierra instead of Mojave, would the process be exactly the same as described in the guide? Or would there be slight alterations? What alterations would need to be made?
Thanks!

Edit: Another question. Did you have to do anything fancy in particular for your 970 Evo NVMe M.2 SSD as primary boot disk? Hackintosher's Z370N 4K HTPC Guide used a regular SSD but i can't find the disperity between his BIOS settings and yours. Is there any?
 
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