[Success][Guide] "Hackintosh Deluxe" Big Sur Vanilla 11.6 + OpenCore 0.7.2 Z370n WiFi / i5-8400 / RX-570

Raine

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#1


READER NOTE: (Updated 09/20/2021) This build began in September of 2018 with Mojave and Clover bootloader, but I have since updated it to reflect the change from Clover to OpenCore. All other updates are listed at the end of this post.

I. The Plan
This build was meant to allow me to switch to MacOS and replace my aging Shuttle XPC SG41J1 Windows PC, which is very outdated (circa 2010). I had 3 criteria when planning the build:

1. Outperform the current “middle” 2018 Mac Mini
2. Be the same size as my Shuttle XPC, or smaller
3. Try to keep the budget under the “middle” Mac Mini’s price of $699

Usage:
Aside from the common programs a typical user would use (Web Browsing, Email) I also use Microsoft Office and Adobe CC. Multimedia involves just Plex Media Player, though ideally this build would hopefully be capable of also running iMovie for some light video editing (post-production editing of action camera and 360 footage). Currently, I do not plan to use this machine for any gaming, thus my initial build did not include a discreet video card.

Budget:
With the current “middle” level Mac Mini (2018) coming in at $699, that was my starting target. The fun part was looking for the right component combination to get what I was trying to achieve.

II. The Part List
I actually spent about a month researching, changing component lists, checking compatibility, etc. and in the end, when I was ready to begin I ended up with the following component list:

Main Component List:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370n WiFi Mini-ITX, $129
Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 6-core, 2.8 GHz, $176
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (1x8GB) 2400 PC4-19200, $75
Main Hard Drive: Samsung NVMe M.2 970 EVO 250GB SSD, $80
Case: Silverstone SG13B Mini-ITX Cube, $44
Power Supply: EVGA 450B3 80+ Bronze, Fully Modular, 450w, $43

Extra Items:
Quiet CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9I Low-Profile CPU Cooler, $39
Secondary Hard Drive: Samsung SATA-III 860 EVO 250GB SSD, $46
WiFi/Bluetooth Airport Card: OEM Apple BCM94360CS2, $6
Key A/E Module Adaptor: BCM to NGFF M.2 Socket Adaptor, $10
Keyboard: Logitech K750 Wireless Solar for Mac, $48

Things I Already Have:
Monitor: Old Viewsonic VA2431 24” Widescreen LCD
Mouse: Logitech M510 Wireless
Alternate Mouse: Apple Magic Mouse 2
Case Fan: Arctic F12 PWM 120mm Silent

Things Added Later:
Dedicated USB 2.0 (post #71)
Logitech C310 webcam, FaceTime works (post #73)
BenQ GW2480 24" IPS 1080p UltraSlim Monitor (post #136)
XFX Radeon RX-570 RS XXX Edition 8GB (post #171)
Upgraded to 2x8GB Patriot Viper 4 Extreme DDR4 3200MHz (post #179)

MAIN BUILD: $547
ADD-ONS: $149
INITIAL BUILD, TOTAL SPENT: $696*

*Pricing was at the time of purchase.

III. Build Notes
It has been approx. 10 years since my last computer build, and I had never built a Hackintosh until now. However, putting all of the components together into the Silverstone case was a breeze – anyone who’s built a PC before won’t have any trouble here, it’s the same process as building a Windows machine. Some build pics below:









IV. Upgrading WiFi + Bluetooth Using an OEM Apple Module
Speaking of the WiFi/Bluetooth card, those not aware should know that the onboard Intel WiFi card doesn’t work with MacOS (none of them do). Since I wanted full Apple functionality including Airdrop, Handoff/Continuity, iMessage, Facetime, Maps, etc. so I went with the proven combo of an OEM Apple WiFi/Bluetooth Airport module + the appropriate module adapter to install it into the Z370n.

If anyone found the idea of swapping the Intel WiFi card with an Apple Airport module a little intimidating, let me tell you – it’s not. All you need to do the swap is a small Phillips screwdriver – no soldering, no cutting wires, it’s all simple. I’ll add some of my photos for reference:


Apple Airport module and adapter on the left





V. BIOS Info and Settings
For the Gigabyte z370n-WiFi, I am using BIOS version F5. My BIOS settings/changes were as follows (BIOS page -> Menu Item = Value):

DO THIS FIRST!!!! Save & Exit -> Load Optimized Defaults = hit theENTERkey
M.I.T. -> Advanced Memory Settings -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) = Profile1
BIOS -> Fast Boot = Disabled
BIOS -> Windows 8.1/10 Features = Windows 8/10
BIOS -> CSM Support = Disabled
BIOS -> LAN PXE Boot Option ROM = Disabled
BIOS -> Storage Boot Option Control = UEFI
Peripherals -> Initial Display Output = PCIe 1 Slot(for my Radeon RX-570)
Peripherals -> Above 4G Decoding = Enabled
Peripherals -> Intel Platform Trust = Disabled
Peripherals -> SW Guard Extensions (SGX) = Disabled
Peripherals -> Trusted Computing -> Security Device Support = Disabled
Peripherals -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support = Auto
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 -> Integrated Graphics = Enabled
Chipset -> DVMT Pre-Allocated = 64M
Chipset -> Wake on LAN Enable = Disabled
Chipset -> IOAPIC 24-119 Entries = Enabled

And finally:
Save & Exit -> Save & Exit Setup = hit theENTERkey

VI. Building the USB Installer/OpenCore Bootloader **NEW UPDATED**
(UPDATED) Back in November 2020, I switched to the much better, more streamlined, more reliable, and easier to work with OpenCore bootloader. To avoid any confusion I have removed the old Clover info from this post and added in OpenCore-specific info since that's what I've been using on this build. The following information is based on installing macOS Big Sur with OpenCore bootloader.

The first step here is to create a stock Vanilla MacOS USB installer. Using a 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive, I did the following:
  1. Download MacOS Big Sur 11.6 installer from the Mac App Store.
  2. Format a 16GB USB flash drive with the following settings:
    1. Name: usb
    2. Format: MacOS Extended, Journaled
    3. Scheme: GUID Partition Map
  3. In Terminal, and I used the following command (all one line):
Code:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/usb
After about 15 minutes, the MacOS Big Sur 11.6 USB installer was finished, and ready for OpenCore. To build my OpenCore bootloader EFI, I used the following files (and versions):
…and specifically for the z370n-WiFi motherboard, I have the following drivers:
… and the following kexts:
…and finally, the following SSDT files:
I won’t go through every step of configuring OpenCore, because to be honest: there are no secrets files, random patches, or other weird tricks! To build my OpenCore bootloader I simply followed the guide step-by-step. With OpenCore you build your own EFI and you know everything you did to make it happen.

With the OpenCore EFI built, I plugged the USB flash drive into the machine and after a bunch of scrolling text, the macOS installer showed up on-screen and I could install macOS Big Sur!



VII. EFI Transfer and USB Port Mapping **NEW UPDATED**
After the vanilla installation of macOS was successful, the last step was to make the system boot natively. In order to have the Hackintosh Deluxe boot up on its own (without requiring the USB installer flash drive plugged in), I just copied the contents of the USB flash drive's EFI Partition to my MacOS' main SSD drive's EFI Partition.

As for the USB mapping, when I switched from Clover to OpenCore I already had my own USBports.kext ready to go. If you haven’t done this yet, you can do the exact steps I took by following this guide: “How-To: Properly Map Your USB Ports for OpenCore“. It takes about 5-15 minutes to do, and the result afterward is:
  • A proper USB kext matched to your system (no more unstable “USBInjectAll.kext” workaround required);
  • All USB ports (2.0, 3.0, USB-C) are running at full speed;
  • Updating to future versions of MacOS shouldn’t break the system (like it did with Clover)
To help you out, here's how I mapped the ports for the z370n-WiFi:



VIII. How It Performs
After macOS installation, I ran some popular benchmarks (note: this was done with the initial build using Mojave + Clover bootloader) to see where my build stands vs. the “baseline” $699 Mac Mini and other, more expensive systems:

Geekbench 4
GeekBench 4 testing gave me a Single-Core score of 4997 – which blows away the Mac Mini’s score of 3402, and likewise, Multi-Core score of 18905 easily bests the dual-core Mac Mini’s score of only 6468!



Cinebench R15
I wasn’t expecting much out of this test since I was using the onboard Intel 630 graphics, and the Cinebench R15 results showed, as my build could only get up to 32-fps. But since this wasn’t built for gaming, this is perfectly fine with me.



BlackMagic Disk Speed Test
I wanted to see how fast the SSD drives were, so I also ran the BlackMagic Disk Speed Test. The 860 EVO SATA-III speeds were (as expected) fast enough, but I was amazed at how much faster the 970 EVO NVMe SSD was… Holy Cow!





IX. What Works, What Doesn’t
Back to the desktop, it was time to see if it all the hardware and apps work:

What Works 100%: Pretty much everything...
- Rear HDMI ports x2
- Rear Mini DisplayPort
- Rear ethernet ports x2
- Rear USB-C port
- Rear USB 3.0 ports x6
- Front-panel USB 3.0 ports x2
- Rear panel microphone input and speaker output (3.5mm jack)
- Front panel microphone input and headphone output (3.5mm jack)
- WiFi and Bluetooth (required card change, “Build Notes”)

- Airdrop
- Airplay
- Apple Music
- AppleTV DRM
- Continuity
- FindMy
- Handoff
- iCloud sync
- iMessage
- Maps w/Location
- Night Shift
- Sleep/Wake

What Doesn’t Work:
As seen in the above list, all of the features of MacOS are working perfectly (Yay!).

X. Final Thoughts
Just to cover all the bases, I used the Power Supply Calculator on the Coolermaster website to see that my current build is drawing approx. 164-watts (@90% TDP, always on 24/7) - so I’m not even using half of my EVGA power supply’s 450-watt rated output. If I were to add the second stick of RAM and the video card listed above, the calculated power draw would go up to approx. 243-watts, so I would still be good when it comes to supplying enough power after an upgrade.

So there we have it. I’m very happy with my system and it has been stable and trouble-free since the initial build.

Thank you to the numerous guides and resources available online to help people like me build their own Hackintosh; especially @Edhawk, Hackintosher.com and r/hackintosh.

Thank you for reading if you made it all the way to the end.
Feel free to comment or ask questions, I will help if I can, but please - do not ask me to upload my EFI folder; do the work for your own machine, it's not that difficult at all if you take your time and follow the steps =)

XI. Build Updates
The following is a running list of any changes I've made since the original 10/03/18 build:

MacOS Major Updates
10/07/18: Initial build MacOS Mojave 10.14 (post #1)​
10/07/19: Updated to MacOS Catalina 10.15 (post #171)​
11/18/20: Updated to MacOS Big Sur 11.0 (post #174)​
05/13/21: Updated to MacOS Big Sur 11.3.1 (post #175)​
07/28/21: Updated to MacOS Big Sur 11.5 (post #178)​
09/18/21: Updated to MacOS Big Sur 11.6 (post #179)​

Hardware Updates
02/19/19: Dedicated USB 2.0 (post #71)​
02/23/19: Logitech C310 webcam, FaceTime works (post #73)​
07/09/19: BenQ GW2480 24" IPS 1080p UltraSlim Monitor (post #136)​
11/14/19: XFX Radeon RX-570 RS XXX Edition 8GB (post #171)​
09/18/21: Upgraded to 2x8GB Patriot Viper 4 Extreme DDR4 3200MHz (post #179)​

Other Updates
02/27/19: Created USBMap.kext for USB 3.0 at full speed (post #79)​
11/18/20: Converted to OpenCore Bootloader (post #174)​
09/20/21: Updated first post with OpenCore files guide​
 
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Good job, I have pretty much the same hack and everything works great except on boot or on wake from sleep I have the screen flickering like 5 times and then it happens sometimes while in use, do you have this problem? It goes away if I clean NVRAM but then returns after a couple of sleep/wake events.
 
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Raine

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Good job, I have pretty much the same hack and everything works great except on boot or on wake from sleep I have the screen flickering like 5 times and then it happens sometimes while in use, do you have this problem? It goes away if I clean NVRAM but then returns after a couple of sleep/wake events.
Can't say that I do, I've never noticed any flickering on boot up or after coming out of sleep
 
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Hello, Raine, thanks for your golden guide.
Actually, this is a dream thread of hackintosh for me, because your hardware list is almost same to mine(I haven't bought, just added these to my Shopping Card ):

Motherboard:GA Z370N WIFI
CPU:i5 8400
Cooler:CoolerMaster Liquid Cooler 120
Memory:Kingston Fury DDR4 2400 16G
SSD:Samsung NVMe M.2 970 EVO 250GB SSD
HDD:SEAGATE 3.5‘’ 1TB 7200r 64M SATA3 (ST1000DM010)
Wifi+Blueteeth:BCM94352Z NGFF(DW1560)
Case:CoolMaster RC-110-KKN1
PSU:SilverStone SFX 300W v2.0
As a result, I can totally copy your steps and the EFI folder when I create my first Hackintosh. If I succeed, I am going to assemble another HTPC with i3 8100.

I noticed that you have tested DisplayPort to DVI cable and it doesn't work. I'm confused whether it means DisplayPort on motherboard doesn't work or is it just due to the DP2DVI cable? Have you tested the port on your motherboard with a DP input monitor?

BTW, I chose the BCM94352Z NGFF(DW1560)instead WiFi/Bluetooth Airport module you recommend because DW1560 is shorter than yours and could be put in the native little wifi case.

I'm so grateful for the things you did, thanks a billion.
 

Raine

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I noticed that you have tested DisplayPort to DVI cable and it doesn't work. I'm confused whether it means DisplayPort on motherboard doesn't work or is it just due to the DP2DVI cable? Have you tested the port on your motherboard with a DP input monitor?

BTW, I chose the BCM94352Z NGFF (DW1560) instead WiFi/Bluetooth Airport module you recommend because DW1560 is shorter than yours and could be put in the native little wifi case.
I've never used DisplayPort before so I'm not an expert with it... but I'm guessing it's not the cable; like I mentioned in my build, with the DisplayPort to DVI connected, I get video on my monitor all the way up to the Clover boot menu - but after it goes past that I don't see the desktop. I do know the desktop is there because I used my MBP and Chrome Remote Desktop to check, and it's there - so it just seems like there is no signal coming out from the DisplayPort once MacOS is fully loaded.

As for the Airport card, I selected the BCM94360CS2 because it was OEM Apple (so I know it will work native) and I found it for only $6 =)

Cheers
 

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I've never used DisplayPort before so I'm not an expert with it... but I'm guessing it's not the cable; like I mentioned in my build, with the DisplayPort to DVI connected, I get video on my monitor all the way up to the Clover boot menu - but after it goes past that I don't see the desktop. I do know the desktop is there because I used my MBP and Chrome Remote Desktop to check, and it's there - so it just seems like there is no signal coming out from the DisplayPort once MacOS is fully loaded.

As for the Airport card, I selected the BCM94360CS2 because it was OEM Apple (so I know it will work native) and I found it for only $6 =)

Cheers
Thank you for replying quickly.
If I want to be a lazy bird, after creating the Mojave USB installer and changing the BIOS setting, can I copy and instead directly your EFI folder to my USB Installer to get a full function MacOS without any other operation? of cause, the premise is that we have the same hardware.
 

Raine

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Thank you for replying quickly.
If I want to be a lazy bird, after creating the Mojave USB installer and changing the BIOS setting, can I copy and instead directly your EFI folder to my USB Installer to get a full function MacOS without any other operation? of cause, the premise is that we have the same hardware.
Uh... my build thread covers my EFI folder literally step by step, should be no trouble for you to duplicate it yourself =)
 

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Uh... my build thread covers my EFI folder literally step by step, should be no trouble for you to duplicate it yourself =)
That's one of the few good news that has been rare recently, I'm so glad to hear that.
In the past few weeks, I searched and read many threads, especially about the Z370N+i5 8400, at various hackintosh forums. Absolutely, tonymacx86, as the most popular hackintosh zone, is one of the places I have been to. There are many threads about the Z370N+i5 8400 there. But what makes me confused is that the veterans made many operations at the Post-Installation Modifications, like fixingUSB, relieving 15-ports-limitation, and fixing audio, etc. The process of the Post-Installation Modifications is a little bit difficult for me, a hackintosh newbie and a non-native English speaker. I had asked the veterans the same question as I asked you, can I skip the steps but only copy directly their EFI folder? They are very nice and reply me warmly, but unfortunately their answers are negative. this is one of the threads at tonymacx86:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...-8400-ga-z370n-wifi-i630-airport-card.258728/
Of course, I noticed there is a difference between that thread and yours, one is on High Sierra, the other is on Mojave. So, I want to know whether this is the key point.
Thanks. BTW, communicating with you and other veterans does have improved my English,LOL...
 

Raine

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They seem to prefer using Multibeast or Unibeast in their builds over there, so I wouldn't know if you can use their EFI. In fact, one of my main details was to not use Multibeast or Unibeast or whatever - which is why my build is based off a "vanilla" Mojave installation... meaning I did not want to modify anything within MacOS itself, everything is done through Clover. That way when an update to MacOS is available it won't cause problems (like I've seen happen when using any of the "__beast" programs).
 

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They seem to prefer using Multibeast or Unibeast in their builds over there, so I wouldn't know if you can use their EFI. In fact, one of my main details was to not use Multibeast or Unibeast or whatever - which is why my build is based off a "vanilla" Mojave installation... meaning I did not want to modify anything within MacOS itself, everything is done through Clover. That way when an update to MacOS is available it won't cause problems (like I've seen happen when using any of the "__beast" programs).
You gave me full confidence. My highest appreciation for your kindness.
I will set about creating my hackintosh when I accomplish my mission and go back to my country. I will also upload my full assembly process here step by step, for memory, for sharing.
Thanks again.
 

Raine

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UPDATE TO 10.14.1: After the 10.14.1 update my USB 3.0 and USB-C ports were not all working depending on device... my mouse, keyboard, and DJ controller worked fine but my external HDD and External flash drives were not recognized. However I found the updated patch info and made the following change in my config.plist using Clover Configurator:

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

2. Under Find* [Hex] look for:
83FB0F0F 83030500 00 (the original entry for MacOS 10.14)

3. To update for compatibility with MacOS 10.14.1, change the above to:
83FB0F0F 838F0400 00

4. Under Comment add the following:
USB Port limit patch 10.14.1 10.14.2 Beta by DalianSky

5. Under MatchOS add the following:
10.14.1&2

After a quick restart, all USB 3.0 and USB-C ports were working again 100% with the latest MacOS 10.14.1 update.


Updated to 10.14.1
 
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#12
Hi Raine,

Congrats for your build.

I need some help related to incomplete build.

Specification :

Gigabyte Z370N-HD3P
i3-8100 8th Generation


Need your help on below points.

1. Z370N - HD3P installation step would be same as yours?
2. You installed clover via installation steps or just replace EFI folder of hackintosher's EFI Link with modification as mentioned above?
3. I am facing issue with flickering screen, while mojave boots with front audio 3.5 jack working with crackling sound. back 3.5 audio jack working awesome. Any help on 2 items?
4. After you have update to 10.14.1, these setting were previously present ? or was override?

Need your suggestions on 4 points.

Thanks in Advance Sir.
 

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#13
Hi Raine,

Congrats for your build.

I need some help related to incomplete build.

Specification :

Gigabyte Z370N-HD3P
i3-8100 8th Generation


Need your help on below points.

1. Z370N - HD3P installation step would be same as yours?
2. You installed clover via installation steps or just replace EFI folder of hackintosher's EFI Link with modification as mentioned above?
3. I am facing issue with flickering screen, while mojave boots with front audio 3.5 jack working with crackling sound. back 3.5 audio jack working awesome. Any help on 2 items?
4. After you have update to 10.14.1, these setting were previously present ? or was override?

Need your suggestions on 4 points.

Thanks in Advance Sir.
1. Should be close to the same method, but not exact as you're not using the exact same motherboard. You'll have to look around for other builds with the HD3P for any specific tips.

2. During the "VI. Mojave USB Installer w/Clover Bootloader" section of my build, I installed CloverConfigurator to my MacBook Pro, then used it to open the EFI folder on the USB installer to make the necessary modifications.

3a. I am not having any "flicker" issues but I am also using an i5 processor; I think with an i3 you have to do the FrameBuffer injection; search the Internet for "Coffee Lake UHD 630 FrameBuffer Injection" for more info.

3b. All of my audio ports (front/rear) are working perfectly. Use this Hackintosher Guide to make sure you have the right kexts in place:

For ALC1220 audio (which your motherboard has) you can try injecting number 11, 1 , 2 , 5 , or 7; For reference I have mine set at 11.

4. After 10.14.1 update everything was still in place and my Hackintosh booted up normal, used the computer for a week doing daily things until I noticed/discovered that there was some connection issues with certain USB 3.0/USB-C ports. I just had to make one modification my config.plist (post #11 above) and that issue was resolved.
 
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#14
UPDATE: More small tweaking, I used an app called ThemeEngine to change my "About This Mac" image from the default Mojave to my own custom image =)


Custom "About This Mac" image
 
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Hi, it happened to me and I thought it was some problem, researching I noticed that your test is the same, cinebench is showing 3/6 colors / threads, can you tell me if it is a bug? I was very annoyed by this.
 
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1. Should be close to the same method, but not exact as you're not using the exact same motherboard. You'll have to look around for other builds with the HD3P for any specific tips.

2. During the "VI. Mojave USB Installer w/Clover Bootloader" section of my build, I installed CloverConfigurator to my MacBook Pro, then used it to open the EFI folder on the USB installer to make the necessary modifications.

3a. I am not having any "flicker" issues but I am also using an i5 processor; I think with an i3 you have to do the FrameBuffer injection; search the Internet for "Coffee Lake UHD 630 FrameBuffer Injection" for more info.

3b. All of my audio ports (front/rear) are working perfectly. Use this Hackintosher Guide to make sure you have the right kexts in place:

For ALC1220 audio (which your motherboard has) you can try injecting number 11, 1 , 2 , 5 , or 7; For reference I have mine set at 11.

4. After 10.14.1 update everything was still in place and my Hackintosh booted up normal, used the computer for a week doing daily things until I noticed/discovered that there was some connection issues with certain USB 3.0/USB-C ports. I just had to make one modification my config.plist (post #11 above) and that issue was resolved.

Thanks man for detail information. Here update from my side.


- Tried your vanilla approach. Quite impressed with your approach. Below event occur for me.
- Downloaded Mojave on my Hackintosh.
- Format my USB and transfer Mojave via installer as mentioned above.
- Downloaded Hackintosher thread pre-built EFI folder with changes in config file + kext folder part from your side.
- Installation of Hackintosh occur properly.
- Issue resolved :
**Front / Back audio port started working without any crackling sound.
**UHD 630 with 1586 MB Graphic enabled.
**No other testing performed, will update further but below issue i came across.

- PINK screen , when i boot to hackintosh screen. Tried below method but no luch.
**Remove kext which not essential in my case. But no progress.
**Still pink desktop screen used to come.

- Removed EFI folder with Hackintosher EFI with some modification for Z370 HD3P audio layout-id.
**Sound started working.
**PINK screen vanish when i used to logged in to hackintosh desktop.
**UHD 630 graphics working with hardware acceleration. Tried with benchmark results.


-- Issue still present.

**During initial boot time, PINK screen splash comes sometime, before password logged status screen.

Why PINK screen comes sometime, during booting period any knowledge ?
 

Raine

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Joined
Sep 30, 2018
macOS
10.16.0
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370n WiFi
CPU
Core i5-8400
GPU
Radeon RX-570
#17
Hi, it happened to me and I thought it was some problem, researching I noticed that your test is the same, cinebench is showing 3/6 colors / threads, can you tell me if it is a bug? I was very annoyed by this.
Why is it annoying? You're using on-board graphics, it has limitations.

Thanks man for detail information. Here update from my side.

- Tried your vanilla approach. Quite impressed with your approach. Below event occur for me.
- Downloaded Mojave on my Hackintosh.
- Format my USB and transfer Mojave via installer as mentioned above.
- Downloaded Hackintosher thread pre-built EFI folder with changes in config file + kext folder part from your side.
- Installation of Hackintosh occur properly.
- Issue resolved :
**Front / Back audio port started working without any crackling sound.
**UHD 630 with 1586 MB Graphic enabled.
**No other testing performed, will update further but below issue i came across.

- PINK screen , when i boot to hackintosh screen. Tried below method but no luch.
**Remove kext which not essential in my case. But no progress.
**Still pink desktop screen used to come.

- Removed EFI folder with Hackintosher EFI with some modification for Z370 HD3P audio layout-id.
**Sound started working.
**PINK screen vanish when i used to logged in to hackintosh desktop.
**UHD 630 graphics working with hardware acceleration. Tried with benchmark results.


-- Issue still present.

**During initial boot time, PINK screen splash comes sometime, before password logged status screen.

Why PINK screen comes sometime, during booting period any knowledge ?
Considering that you said the "pink screen" happens sometime but not all the time, for me the first thing I'd try for that kind of symptom is a different video cable.
 
Joined
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macOS
10.14.0
Mobo
Z370N WIFI
CPU
I5 8400
GPU
UHD 630
#18
Could you help me? A forbidden symbol (circle with slash) appears before the progress bar load completely. I follow yours steps and bios setting.. Do you have any solution to this problem?
 

Raine

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Joined
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macOS
10.16.0
Mobo
Gigabyte Z370n WiFi
CPU
Core i5-8400
GPU
Radeon RX-570
#19
Could you help me? A forbidden symbol (circle with slash) appears before the progress bar load completely. I follow yours steps and bios setting.. Do you have any solution to this problem?
It depends on what items you're using.

1. USB Flash drive: Are you using a USB 3.0 or USB-C flash drive? If so, try making an installer using a USB 2.0 flash drive instead.

2. USB Port: Try a different USB port, if possible use a USB 2.0 port that's directly attached to the motherboard (not front panel). If your mobo has only USB 3.0 or USB-C ports, try using a USB to USB-C adapter, or a USB 2.0 hub to "slow it down" to USB 2.0 speeds.
 
Joined
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macOS
10.14.0
Mobo
Z370N WIFI
CPU
I5 8400
GPU
UHD 630
#20
It depends on what items you're using.

1. USB Flash drive: Are you using a USB 3.0 or USB-C flash drive? If so, try making an installer using a USB 2.0 flash drive instead.

2. USB Port: Try a different USB port, if possible use a USB 2.0 port that's directly attached to the motherboard (not front panel). If your mobo has only USB 3.0 or USB-C ports, try using a USB to USB-C adapter, or a USB 2.0 hub to "slow it down" to USB 2.0 speeds.
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.