Fresh installing macOS High Sierra on AMD Ryzen Hackintosh Guide (10.13)

This is a basic guide that can be used to get a Ryzen desktop PC running macOS High Sierra 10.13.x. Installing macOS on an AMD build has more steps involved and harder to get working for beginners so I tried to simplify that process as much as possible and make it as easy to understand with this guide as I could.

If you have an Intel based system see: Guide to fresh installing macOS High Sierra on a Hackintosh (10.13 Update) as this guide is for Ryzen only.

Using the steps in this very basic Ryzen High Sierra guide I was able to get the following working:

  • Sound
  • Ethernet
  • All USB Ports
  • USB 3 Speeds
  • Nvidia GPU
  • AMD GPU
  • Wake from Sleep

Ryzen High Sierra Hackintosh Overview

With a little extra effort Ryzen can be made working in a hackintosh, although it wont be as smooth of an experience as a Intel machine would be since that is afterall what Mac’s are based on.

This guide is based off the Clover method and uses a custom Ryzen kernel that’s applied during the installation for Ryzen compatibility. The install will also take significantly longer to perform compared to an Intel machine.

All you need is a spare flash drive, hard drive, and a Mac or Windows/Linux machine capable of running a virtual machine to complete this. I’ve included an EFI folder aswell as the PreInstall & PostInstall folders necessary to do the installation. Sound should work after the install is completed I used VoodooHDA.kext was used to get sound working, USB 2/3 ports were gotten working using USBInjectAll.kext/GenericUSBXHCI.kext, while for Ethernet I included all the kext files I could think of that Ryzen motherboards use, so that should work too after the install is complete.

Using the steps and files contained within this guide I was able to get both AMD RX and Nvidia GTX graphic cards functioning. With a Ryzen CPU there will be some graphical performance degradation. Newer AMD graphic cards suffer about a 10-15% performance drop while for Nvidia the performance just isn’t there, suffering around a 50% drop in performance/fps.

Also sleep works for me whether I have an AMD or Nvidia graphics card plugged in. Getting sleep to work on Ryzen + Nvidia has caused other people to have restart issues instead of waking normally, but it appears to have been resolved as of  High Sierra 10.13.1 build (17B1003) and 10.13.2 (Beta) as I haven’t experienced this issue with my GTX 1050 Ti using the files contained in this guide.

The one thing you need to know is that any update of High Sierra that is 10.13.4 or later will not work well on Ryzen because the open source files that are suppose to be released by Apple every update haven’t been since 10.13.3. Because of that if you High Sierra 10.13.3 will give you the most stable Ryzen hackintosh, while High Sierra 10.13.6 is completely unusable on Ryzen. High Sierra 10.13.3 and 10.13.5 can be gotten working if you are an experienced Hackintosher and really know what you are doing.

For this guide the steps are based around version 10.13.0 – 10.13.3 of High Sierra, which all work fine on Ryzen. One thing you need to know with Ryzen hackintoshing is that major updates like when going from 10.13.1 to 10.13.2 for example won’t work. Small updates like the security fix for the root issue with macOS 10.13.1 do work. Once you get your Ryzen hackintosh you will need to stick with whatever version of macOS you are using.

This and slower graphical performance more so  when paired with an Nvidia compared to AMD graphics  card in my opinion is the downside of using a Ryzen hackintosh. If you haven’t bought your computer parts yet and plan to use macOS as your main operating system I recommend going with Intel instead only for a more smoother experience, but if you already have a Ryzen PC like I do lets get started…

Part 1 – Creating a Ryzen Installer

To create a Ryzen hackintosh you will need a to create a spare 8GB+ flash drive to put the High Sierra installer on. I also recommend the flash drive be a USB 2.0 drive instead of USB 3.0 as especially if you don’t have have any usb 2.0 ports as the installer may not load.

Also a mac is needed or for those without a Mac, you need to create a Virtual Machine running macOS

This is a written guide, however if you prefer to follow a video guide check out this video created by XLNC

Step 1. Create a High Sierra USB Installer

To install macOS the first thing you need to do is configure a flash drive with a macOS installer.

To create a macOS installer you first need access to a mac or a virtual machine running macOS.

Step 1.1 Create a Ryzen macOS Virtual Machine

How To Install macOS Sierra on a Ryzen PC (Virtual Machine / VMWare)

Step 1.2 Ryzen Compatible Version of macOS

For this guide to work you need a Ryzen compatible version of High Sierra: 10.13.0 / 10.13.1 / 10.13.2 / 10.13.3 Since the Mac App Store only offers version 10.13.6 for download you will need to get a copy of High Sierra from an alternative source and place the .app file in /Applications folder. When you download from somewhere else other than the App Store the installer usually comes in .dmg format. To get the .app file out of that you mount the .dmg file by double clicking it and then transfer macOS High Sierra to the /Applications folder.

Download a copy of macOS 10.13.3 here

Step 1.3 Create a flash drive installer

After downloading a Ryzen compatible version of macOS and placing it in the Applications folder where all the other Mac apps are we are ready to make a flash drive installer for macOS.

How to make a macOS flash drive installer

Step 2. Ryzen Kernel Setup

Now that we have the High Sierra Installer in our hands we need to configure it to be more Ryzen friendly by placing in a modified kernel created by Bronya@InsanelyMac and PreInstall/PostInstall scripts created by XLNC:

2.1. Folder Visibility

The AMD kernel files are added to folders that hidden by default on macOS, so lets unhide those folders:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Enter the following two lines:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles true
    killall Finder

  3. Restart macOS so that the hidden files will show after editing defaults.
  4. Open the flash drive you made in Step 1 Install macOS High Sierra you to see a bunch of semi transparent folders. These are the hidden folders we will be making changes to.

    Take note of the folders .IABootFiles and System for this is where you will be adding things into.

2.2. Adding the AMD Patched Kernel

Now we are going to start copy pasting files from a downloadable folder to the USB Flash dri`ve

  1. Download Ryzen_Kernel_10.13.zip
  2. Unzip Ryzen_Kernel_10.13
  3. Navigate to Ryzen_Kernel_10.13/PreInstall/Prelinkedkernel/
  4. Copy prelinkedkernel (The file not folder)
  5. We are going to use this patched version of prelinkedkernel to replace the existing Apple ones on the Install macOS High Sierra. Paste & replace prelinkedkernel in the following locations:
    1.  /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra/.IABootFiles/
    2. /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/
  6. Navigate back to the Ryzen_Kernel_10.13 folder
  7. Copy PreInstall & PostInstall folders
  8. Paste them on the flash drive /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra/

Step 3. EFI Partition Configuration

Now the boot partition of the flash drive must be configured by adding a preconfigured EFI folder.

  1. Mount EFI Partition:
    1. Download Clover Configurator
    2. Open Clover Configurator
    3. Select Mount EFI under TOOLS
    4. Click Mount Partition for Install macOS….
    5. Click Open Partition
  2. Delete the folder called EFI if it exists in the mounted partition.
  3. Download Ryzen_High_Sierra_10.13_EFI.zip
  4. Unzip Ryzen_High_Sierra_10.13_EFI.zip
  5. Copy the unzipped EFI folder
  6. Paste the copied EFI into the mounted EFI partition or /Volumes/EFI

Part 2 – Installing High Sierra on Ryzen

Installing High Sierra on Ryzen is more difficult to perform compared to an Intel based system, mainly because of how slow various parts of the installer take to load in comparison and the patience it takes dealing with failed boots.

As you go through the macOS installer on Ryzen you may frequently encounter this famous screen:

Not to worry, when this happen just reboot the system and try again. The slashed circle/failed boot icon can also appear every now and then during normal booting after having macOS installed on the Ryzen Hackintosh, although it should happen less frequently than when the install is taking place.

This is one of the compromises you’ll have to make with a Ryzen hackintosh. For me this isn’t as big of an issue as I prefer to sleep the machine when I’m done using it instead of shutting down and turning on.

Step 4. BIOS Settings

Now that the USB Installer has been finished it’s time to configure the BIOS for macOS compatibility.

  1. Restart your machine and enter BIOS, the hotkey will either be F8, F10, F11 or F12
  2. Head over the Exit section and reset the BIOS settings back to Default
  3. I recommend setting the flash drive’s UEFI: partition as the Boot #1 which can’t be found under the Boot section of BIOS
  4. Set the following BIOS settings: (You may not have all these settings and that’s okay)
    1. AMD-V / SVM = Disabled (Can be re-enabled after
      installation if needed)
    2. SATA Ports = AHCI
    3. IOMMU = Disabled
    4. APU = Disabled
    5. HPET = Enabled
    6. EHCI Hands-off = Enabled
    7. XHCI Hands-off = Enabled
    8. Serial Port = Disabled
    9. Parallel Port = Disabled

Step 5. Booting the USB Installer

Plug in the flash drive, preferably to a USB 2.0 port if you have one. Boot up your computer and select the UEFI: partition of the flash drive from the list of boot devices.

Boot into the UEFI of the macOS USB flash drive installer to load the Clover Boot Menu.

If the USB drive isn’t set as the default boot volume change the temporary boot device when the boot screen appears the button that needs to be pressed to do this is usually F10, F11, or F12. When the temporary selection screen appears Select UEFI : (USB Device Name).

  1. You are now in the Clover Menu. Use the arrow keys to verify Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra is selected
  2. Press Enter
  3. Installer will now slowly load… If you get the cigarette cross sign instead of the image below just restart and try it again. I had this happen a couple times as I went through the steps of the installer and simply trying again let me get around that.

When the installer loads we will want to properly format the disk as GUID for hackintosh usability before beginning the install.

  1. Press Continue when the installer appears
  2. Select your language
  3. Select Disk Utility  from the install menu
  4. Select Show All Devices from the drop down menu by pressing the View button at the top left top left corner. (Note: NVME drive not showing?)
  5. Select the disk you will be installing macOS and erase it with the following settings:
    • Name: (It can be named anything you want)
    • Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    • Scheme: GUID Partition Map

    It’s important to remember the drive name you choose for the AMD Kernel and or disabling APFS conversion.

  6. Press Erase
  7. Close Disk Utility 
  8.  Install macOS High Sierra

Note: While macOS is being installed the screen may go black the display is just sleeping you cap press a key on your keyboard or wiggle a mouse to wake screen

After the installer is finished the computer will restart and you’ll want to get back into the Clover Menu.

Step 6. AMD PreInstall Kernel Execution

There is now a second option in Clover, but before we can do that we must first do the preinstall portion of the AMD Kernel

  1. Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra again
  2. Open Terminal through Utilities at the Top Menu Bar once installer finishes loading.
  3. (Optional) Disable APFS with Terminal 
  4. If you forgot the name of your drive type the following:
  5. ls -1 /Volumes

    ls -1 /Volumes will list the available volumes. We want the name of the drive  set in step 4.2  for the line below

  6. Type the following into Terminal:
    /Volumes/Image\ Volume/PreInstall/pre
  7. Press Enter
  8. Volume Name: is what you named your drive when you formatted it. So type it in and press enter.
  9. Let it run…
  10. Restart computer from the Top Silver Menu Bar when it prompts you to do so in Terminal

Step 7. Finish the Installer

  1. Reenter the Clover Menu on restart
  2. Select Boot macOS Install from “Hackintosh”
  3. Setup will finish the High Sierra install… If you are stuck at a grey screen reboot and try again until it loads the bottom image successfully.  Also this part took me a long time to finish I was stuck at “About 18 minutes remaining” for like 10 minutes. 

Note: On High Sierra 10.13.3 I had to do Step 4  as the installer restarted with partway through and then finally completed when I ran it the second time.

Check out High Sierra fix – “macOS could not be installed on your computer” if you get a restart error prompt instead of this pic.

Step 8. AMD Post Install Kernel Execution

  1. Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra again
  2. Open Terminal through Utilities at the Top Menu Bar once installer finishes loading.
  3. Type the following into Terminal:
    /Volumes/Image\ Volume/PostInstall/post
  4. Press Enter
  5. Type in drive name for Volume Name:
  6. Let it run…
  7. Restart computer from the Top Silver Menu Bar when it prompts you to do so in Terminal

Step 9. Ryzen Final Setup & First Boot

After install is finished computer will automatically restart.

  1. Select Boot macOS from “Hackintosh”
  2. Select Language
  3. Select Keyboard
  4. Select My computer does not connect to the Internet
  5. Select Don’t transfer any information
  6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  7. Fill out Login information
  8. (Optional) Choose Customize Settings at Express Set Up if you don’t want to be tracked.
  9. macOS High Sierra will boot for the first time…

Part 3 – Ryzen Hackintosh Post-Install

There are still an number of things left like being able to boot from the hard drive instead of flash drive and getting proper video acceleration from graphic cards that have to be done.

Step 10. Configuring the EFI Partition

Now that we’re in macOS we want to be able to load macOS without the USB flash drive plug. To be able to boot macOS from the drive it’s installed on the folder in the EFI partition of the flash drive needs to be copied over to the EFI partition of the boot drive. You should also have internet access.

  1. Open Clover Configurator
  2. Mount the EFI of the Flash Drive
  3. Press Open EFI or navigate to the EFI location in finder
  4. Copy the EFI Folder onto your desktop
  5. Open Finder and Eject the Flash Drive
  6. Using Clover Configurator Mount the EFI of the Disk you just installed Mac OS on
  7. Press Open EFI or navigate to the EFI location in finder
  8. Paste the EFI over the existing EFI on the disk
  9. Select Merge when it prompts you with a menu saying that the folder EFI already exists

You will now be able to boot macOS without the USB Flash Drive

Recommendation: Delete the Folder called APPLE in your EFI Folder if it exists. This folder is created automatically on EFI partition of the flash drive during the install and may cause issues for the hackintosh.  The folder will eventually be recreated, however you only need to delete it once after installing macOS.

Step 11. Remove USB Kexts

While the EFI partition is still mounted from Step 10. it’s a good idea to remove the USB kexts in your EFI folder as they’re no longer needed after the post install patch which modified S/L/E. Having these kexts in both locations will interfere with one another and may cause some USB ports to not work on Boot or Wake so we should remove these kexts from our EFI folder.

  1. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/Other of your mounted EFI partition
  2. Delete DummyUSBXHCIPCI.kext, DummyUSBEHCIPCI.kext and GenericUSBXHCI.kext
  3. You’ll need to restart for these changes to take affect

 Step 12. AMD CPU Speed Enhancement

There is about a 20% CPU performance drop running an AMD Ryzen Hackintosh by default. This can be fixed by setting the busratio bootflag to match your Ryzen CPU.

Bus Ratio is calculated by:  CPU Speed Clock (MHz) / Bus Speed (MHz) = BusRatio.

CPU Speed Clock (MHz) = CPU Speed (GHz) x 1000

Bus Speed (Mhz) = 100MHz for all Ryzen CPU’s

Examples:

  • Ryzen 1800X 3.6GHz; busratio=36
  • Ryzen 1700x 3.4GHz; busratio=34
  • Ryzen 1700 3.0GHz; busratio=30
  • Ryzen 1600X 3.6GHz; busratio=36
  • Ryzen 1600 3.2GHz; busratio=32
  • Ryzen 1500X 3.5GHz; busratio=35
  • Ryzen 1400 3.2GHz; busratio=32
Set Bus Ratio:
  1. Mount EFI partition
  2. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/
  3. Open config.plist in Clover Configurator
  4. Select Boot on left-side column
  5. Under Custom Flags add the proper busratio=xx for your CPU:

    I’m using a Ryzen 1700 CPU so my busratio is 30 because of the 3.0GHz clock speed.

Step 13. Dedicated GPU Acceleration

For your specific motherboard you may need to add NVRAM detection fix to dGPU acceleration. I didn’t need it on my AMD RX 560, but needed it when I slotted in my Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti which I thought was weird.

To add EmuVariableUefi-64.efi:

  1. Open Clover Configurator
  2. Mount your EFI Partition
  3. Open config.plist using Clover Configurator
  4. Click Install Drivers on left column of Clover Configurator
  5. Click EmuVariableUefi in bottom left box.
  6. Verify EmuVariableUefi-64.efi exists in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/


AMD:

I included the files to get AMD RX cards working excluding the Vega 56/64 which will require more work. If you have an RX 560 add the boot flag -rad4200 to prevent freezing as detailed here.

Nvidia:

In addition to EmuVariableUefi-64.efi if you are using one of the more recently released Nvidia GPU’s you will to install the web drivers. There shouldn’t be anything else you need to do I already set the proper CsrActivateConfig and added the ncessary kexts. If it doesn’t work for some reason after installing the web drivers you may need to disable CMS in BIOS.

Head over to the driver page to get the web drivers:

Download – Nvidia Web Drivers 

Note: May have to reinstall the Nvidia web drivers if they don’t successfully install the first time due to privacy settings.

Step 14. Ethernet

I included all the Ethernet kexts I could think of that would work with Ryzen, but I recommend removing the kexts you don’t need.

Step 15. Sound

Sound is enabled using the VoodooHDA.kext.

Ryzen Hackintosh VoodooHDA Sound

Change the output device to get sound. Your options are the Line-out (Rear IO) front Headphones and SPDIF-out (Digital Output)

 

HDMI audio is a little tricky to get working, but if you want it try following: Hackintosh HDMI Audio + DisplayPort GFX Card Sound Guide

Step 15. Ryzen Sensor Monitoring

If you would like to get temperature, fanspeed & voltage monitoring follow: AMD Hackintosh Tempature Monitoring Guide

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93 Comments on "Fresh installing macOS High Sierra on AMD Ryzen Hackintosh Guide (10.13)"

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thienlong
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thienlong

Could you have guild for x99 and x299 motherboard

Canaro61
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Canaro61

Spectacular work !!! really bad for the non-optimal performance results on the Ryzen platform.
I was waiting for this test to decide on which platform to make my new PC and I was undecided between Ryzen (which favors the perfect functioning of windows 7) and the 8 platform of intel for the precision 8700k or 8700 on mini-itx (asus strix ) in which I think the operation of macOS and windows 10 is guaranteed without problems.
They are very undecided mmmmmmmmmmmmm they reasoned it very calmly

Lavoro spettacolare!!! veramente peccato per i risultati non ottimali in fatto di prestazioni sulla piattaforma Ryzen.
Stavo aspettando questo test per decidere su quale piattaforma fare il mio nuovo PC ed ero indeciso tra Ryzen (a cui favore và il perfetto funzionamento di windows 7) e la piattaforma 8 di intel per la precisione 8700k o 8700 su mini-itx (asus strix) in cui mi pare sia garantito senza problemi il funzionamento di macOS e windows 10.
Sono molto indeciso mmmmmmmmmmmmm ci ragionero con molta calma

Rehab
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Rehab

Give credits buddy .
Kernel credits : bronya
Post & pre install script credits : XLNC
https://youtu.be/ydHyAmxPb_Y

Gigamaxx
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Gigamaxx

Maybe give a portion of your donations to Bronya, and Insanelymac.com where this all originated.

As Rehab pointed out give credit where its due please.

Wingold
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Wingold

Hi Hackintosher,

Its a very nice build i like the mini-itx Formfaktor.

could you please add a parts list off your components?

mrringht
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mrringht

Thanks Hackintosher. But I am failed on my Asus X370 Strix motherboard when first boot after finished installation. The system failed to boot and auto-reboot at some point when booting.

May I know how to troubleshoot?

Spin
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Spin

Hi Hackintosher,

thanks for this great tutorial. Everything has worked and my system is running. Only the USB ports and bluetooth are not found. The system Profiler says, “No information is found.”

Bluetooth isn’t so important, but I have to activate USB somehow.

Somebody help me out here.

My system
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming ITX/ac
Ryzen 5 1600
Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB
16 GB Ballistix Sport LT

Doug Z
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Doug Z

Great post and instructions! Yes, credits should go to bronya and XLNC BUT your instructions are the most clear! I had trouble following XLNC’s videos…yours not a problem. Thank you! My system:

MB: Asrock Fatal1ty Gaming x399
CPU: Ryzen Threadripper 1950x
Ram: 32 gb
GPU: AMD Radeon Vega FE 16 gb

Cinebench:
CPU: 2928
GPU: 69 fps

Not bad at all.

Viktor V
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Viktor V

I’m stuck after booting OS installation from Clover, having the same hardware specs as you do. Hmm

Dan S
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Dan S

Fantastic guide, I never have too much luck with most Hackintosh guides but this worked perfectly for me. I didn’t have to do anything extra outside of what’s in this guide. Thank you so much for creating this excellent guide.

MB: ASUS Prime B350 Plus
CPU: Ryzen 7 1700
RAM: 16GB
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
Wifi Card: TP-Link AC1750 (Archer T8E)

Shants
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Shants

Wait so you have wifi fully functional?

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Dan S

Yeah, my motherboard doesn’t have WiFi built in but it works with the card that I mentioned. I didn’t even have to install any kexts, it just worked.

Dylan Moncayo
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Dylan Moncayo

Hello, Dan! I could share the link to your motherboard, I’m thinking about acquiring a Ryzen 5 1600 and i search for a motherboard compatible with Hackintosh.

You said that the motherboard did not cause you problems?

Sarthak Goel
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Sarthak Goel

Thanks man! Everything worked after following the whole guide, not sure with the sound as I am using an external card. Ethernet is working. NVidia Cards GTX 1060 working. Ryzen 1600.

I don’t know but I have to restart 2 times for the OS to boot. I receive the cross button inspite of the apple logo.
Also, when computer sleep and I open the computer, the graphics does not work properly, as in the the graphics card is still sleeping. :/

Please help. 🙂

Shants
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Shants

Ryzen_High_Sierra_10.13_EFI.zip is not available, it won’t open on mac or windows to download, can you help with that?

Fayaz Shaikh
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Fayaz Shaikh

Quick question. When booting will i need to remove my graphics card? I use a gtx 1060 and GT 740. Will either of these work when first install if or should i remove them first then install and put it in when done

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Dan S

Is the 10.13.2 Supplemental Update safe to install on an existing 10.13.2 install? Or would a complete reinstall be necessary?

Damiano
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Damiano

Everything’s fine until Part2 step2. When I try to boot from the USB disk it says “Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press a key”, as if the drive was empty. I tried booting from the other partition but nothing, so I checked the USB drive and all the files were there. The guide is awesome, but at this point I don’t know what to do. Anyone can help me? Thanks

BSeeD
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BSeeD

Hey there, seems like Im having an issue, I’m booting from the disk I created to complete the installation (part 4.3 of your tutorial),I’m not stuck at grey screen, the loader starts, but it says “21 minutes remaining”; it stays that way for quite some time and then the computer reboots but nothing has been done… I’ve tried twice already… Can someone help me ?

Norman
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Norman

Hi, thank you for the guide. I’m trying to get my Ryzen working for a quite a while but today I found your tutorial. Everything works until the “Boot macOS Install from Hackintosh”. I keep on receiving the “smoking prohibited” sign. Do I need to add some options such as verbose, single user etc.? Thank you

Norman
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Norman

I got it installed now. I added the -v for verbose and it worked fine. The only problem which I have is that the EFI folder doesn’t show up (the location is empty after mounting and opening) which makes it impossible to boot without having the USB stick inserted. I copied the EFI folder into the empty folder but it just doesn’t work.

Norman
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Norman

Just solved the problem. System works fine now. Hope it stays like this! Great tutorial, thank you!

Dan
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Dan

Hey dude, first of all – gratz on the great tutorial.
Followed the instructions and few issues come to my eyes:
1. macOS drive /samsung 960 evo nvme/ shown as external, not internal
2. Probably my biggest problem – the CPU is not multithreading. shows 6c/6t in cinebench, 6 logical processes in system report.
3. GPU artefacts under stress, but I guess my GPU is just failing.

Also a final question: Does Bluetooth works at all with some dongles? If not that’s gonna be a huge dealbreaker and a big waste of money for me… 🙁

My system:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 /stock/
MB: AsRock AB350M Pro4
HDD: Samsung 960 Evo 250Gb
GPU: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB
RAM: 16Gb /2×8/ Crucial DDR4 2400Mhz

Thanks in advance and keep up the great work 🙂

kernele
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kernele

bella!
guida semplice e chiara, con tutto il materiale occorrente in descrizione.
venerdì assemblo un ryzen 😏

Luky
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Luky

I’ve got a 1060 and Ryzen 5 1600 why does the nvidia performance really sucks?

Isaac Martínez
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Isaac Martínez

with step dd utily it would be easier to follow the tutorial
https://youtu.be/y2lUWtq_nQs

can you make a dmg and leave link in google drive please ?

Because I do step by step but in VMWare and the image damage

Saurabh
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Saurabh

Guide works pretty well but virtual box says SVM not supported, while I have re enabled it after successful install. any fix for this?

Martin
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Martin

Thanx for this tutorial. Are you able to use X-CODE / the app store with your setup>?

Niggo
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Niggo

After the step 9.( RYZEN FINAL SETUP & FIRST BOOT) my Hackintosh frezes at the Apple Logo.
What can I do?

My SETUP
Ryzen 7 1700
Nvidia GTX 1080

By the way awesome tutorial!!!

Ozfer
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Ozfer

I have a asus crosshair hero vi and every time the installer loads up and I click the arrow to start installing it tells me it cannot connect to the recovery server. I can see it’s using the small trees drivers for the Ethernet and it is receiving packets but it doesn’t look like it sends packets and ping fails.

The installer wont go past that screen even if I unplug the Ethernet cable or disable network. I tried updating the time but since the connection is broke it can’t fetch the time. Not sure if there is a bypass.

newb
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newb

This is probably a dumb question, but will the high sierra kernel and efi files work with a sierra usb? I just did this and im stuck with the progress bar at full but no boot. Thanks

smile250
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smile250

I am stuck on the clover install I have high sierra on my mac. But I cant see to load the EFI for my usb drive on clover.
Stuck on this step: Click Mount Partition for Install macOS…

The USB partition shows up but it does not mount the EFI mount for the USB “Install MacOS..”

smile250
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smile250

So I got past this bug.
So far osx seems to be working fine. Now I need to put it through its paces. I really didn’t think this would work on my PC. But It worked just fine with very few hiccups. all I did was restart the step I was on. Nothing major.

This is my current system specs:
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor 3.2GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
16GB DDR4-2400 RAM

Matthew
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Matthew

Hey, how’d you get past this step? I’m stuck here too and can’t find a way. I tried reinstalling Clover and still doesn’t work :/

Marcello
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Marcello

Has anyone tried to install it with RYZEN 5 2400G with the integrated VEGA 11?

Brian
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Brian

Maybe someone is working on it, and they haven’t slept just yet.

Fady Hanna
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Fady Hanna

I found a wireless network/bluetooth card that has the same broadcome chipset as the ones that apple uses on OSXWIFI, but the card is way too expensive, so i found this alternative instead
https://m.ebay.ca/itm/Wireless-Netw…465934?hash=item3d4b8beb0e:g:tMAAAOSwxp9W~NgQ
I havent built a hackintosh before, but i am willing soon, my question is will this card also work on windows? since i am planning on doing a seperate SSD dual boot system. Heres the spec sheet for eventual build in case it is needed:

AMD – Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor

NZXT – Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Asus – CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX AM4 Motherboard

G.Skill – Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Samsung – 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive

(2 x) Western Digital – Caviar Black 4TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Samsung – 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

Asus – GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card

NZXT – S340 Elite (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair – 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Feel free to give feedback on parts as well

Ben
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Ben

Hi,

Thanks for the tutorial.

I tried the install with the latest High Sierra update, but the USB key does not contain the .IABootFiles folder.

Clover start but does not find the installer.

Any idea ?

Thanks,

Thomas Petersen
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Thomas Petersen

Hi
Nice tutorial/Guide, have some problems about updating OSX to 10.13.4 it’s need to restart, but when restart I get the PART 2 error “The slashed circle/failed boot icon” and then the update is not installed.
Someone know how to fix that ?

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Jonny

Thanks for the tutorial. For step 12, what if my CPU is overclocked? My R5 1600 is overclocked to 3.8ghz so I am unsure what to put for the bus ratio. I assume 38?

Tomfo
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Tomfo

Looking for a little help, i’m trying to install the PreInstall and I type in:
/Volumes/Image\ Volume/PreInstall/pre and keep getting No such file or directory exists. Is it possible the folders didn’t copy to the USB drive properly? I didn’t want to bail out of this until I knew. Thanks so much, this is an excellent guide!

Tomfo
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Tomfo

Yep, i didn’t copy the folders properly…idiot mistake.

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armani

Hey so I went through the tutorial and have my flash drive ready with everything on it. I am using high sierra so the boot file wasn’t there and the clover program didn’t recognize and iOS but i fixed that by deleting the .IAphysicalmedia file. I get all the way to the loading screen and haven’t gotten the do not smoke cross sign but when the install reaches 100% full on the bar it just stays there and doesn’t move forward so i am basically stuck in the half way part of step 5

my build is
ryzen 7 1700
asrock ab350 gaming k5 motherboard
msi gt710 2gb graphics card
skill 16gb ddr4 32000 ram

The main point of my build was for music production, was gonna use pc since amds are tricky to put iOS on but my audio interface i use only works on macs and is xpensive so I don’t want to get rid of it. Am i even going to be able to use the audio interface when I get high sierra on my build?

benjamingaliciax64
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benjamingaliciax64

Hello. Thanks for this post, so fully help me on my Hackintosh install computer

Mi equipo es:
Gigabyte GA-AB350M-D3H
Ryzen 7 1800x
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 gddr5
Las aplicaciones (AutoCAD, Photoshop, Vmware, funciona al 100%, el rendimiento de gráficos también es al 100%)
El equipo no se apaga completamente, solo se reinicia
Usb3 funciona
M2 SSD funciona al 100%
Sata III funciona al 100%
La suspension e hibernación presentan conflictos, provoca reinicio

Instale siguiendo esta guía. La recomiendo completamente. Sigo buscando solucion al apagado, suspensión e hibernación

Limen Avark
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Limen Avark

Very nice tutorial and thanks verymuch.Follow your tutorial I successfully installed high sierra on my computer and run smothly most of the time for monthes.JUST a little problem,when deleted DummyUSBEHCI ,DummyUSBXHCI and GenericUSB in Other kext,my usb mouse just don’t wolk anyway(keyboard normal),and wolk again when put those back.Another thing is shutdown pretty slowly,seems like 10 second after screen off.

My motherboard:
Gigabyte B350 gaming 3 ver.1

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armani

what version of ryzen are you running?maybe you can help me out with mine since you got it to actually load high sierra

nfrush
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nfrush

My progress bar freezes at about the 10 percent mark indefinitely :/

Amit
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Amit

I tried creating bootable drive but there was no folder with name “.IABootfiles”. i created it manually and placed required boot files from sierra app.
But the system stuck at Localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] …… Error
Even tried nv_disable=1 flag, still same….
Please help out

Kevin
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Kevin

Absolutely perfect, thank you.

Craig
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Craig

Luckily I had a Mac with a 10.13.2 High Sierra installer, as I couldn’t get this to work with 10.13.4, kept on stalling at 100 percent on booting the installer volume.

That said, this guide worked like a charm for 13.2. Only issue was Nvidia web drivers causing a boot to black screen, but that was solved by just turning on screen sharing once I got those uninstalled, and then sharing the screen to another Mac upon getting the black screen the next time. (Which was a one time thing, was fixed for good after that)

thatpcguy
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thatpcguy

So this isn’t the exact build I am looking for.
But I have an Lenovo Erazer, and AMD build etc.
Also when attempting to do the build towards hidden files, despite already having such settings, I did not see such .IABootFiles folder.
Any support would be appreciated and assisted with in donations.

bratwurst
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bratwurst

Hello, there is not such a folder on my Install macOS High Sierra:
.IABootFiles/
but the other one(PrelinkedKernels/) is there.
What should I do ?
thanks 🙂

Makke
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Makke

Same problem that many have with .IABootFiles/ still fix to this problem after version 10.13.4. Only version in appstore is 10.13.6 any fix to this plz?

Robert Hansen
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Robert Hansen

I don’t have the folder .AIBootFiles when I restore my High Sierra, so I’m stuck right at the beginning. I’m running 10.13 from a distro right now but I would like to a more generic install

Ro
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Ro

im stuck After I type in:
/Volumes/Image\ Volume/PreInstall/pre and put the name of my new disk name i get ”no such file or directory.”

Tucano2000
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Tucano2000

You must type exactly this => /Volumes/Image\ Volume/PreInstall/pre

The name of the Volume you place when asked for the script after typing enter…

Mohzr
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Mohzr

Yo,

i follow your step, now i’m in 2 step, but i did all that must, i put my usb and boot it, a message say : missing operation system…

Please help me ^,^
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i’m on my new pc :

Ryzen 7 1700
16Go Corsair Vengeance LRX (8×2)
Asus PRIME X370 PRO
GTX 770 (x2) with bridge SLI
128GO SSD (x2)
2To HDD (x2)

feng
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feng

Hi,

I’m getting a failed to update preboot message: “failed to update preboot volume”

This happens after I try to install on my SSD after doing the pre-install steps. Any suggestions?

Specs:

Ryzen 1800x
MSI x370 Carbon Copy
Samsung 860 EVO (Mac SSD)

Using 10.13.3 High Sierra (followed the steps word for word)

feng
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feng

Update: I was able to install it by reformatting and then disabling APFS.

Thomas Petersen
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Thomas Petersen

Hi
I have problems doing step 6 “Step 6. AMD PreInstall Kernel Execution”.

Can someone write the terminal code
My Harddisk for the OSx is “HTHD”
My Install drive is /dev/disk1/ called “Install macOS High Sierra”

I can see my HTHD as volumes, but not the USB drive, the drive I can see as diskutil disk1.
So what do I write in the terminal..

tesst
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tesst

What housing it is?

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Alex

Hi Hackintosher,

Thank you for the great guides and tips&tricks you are posting here. This tutorial is by far the most comprehensive and easy to follow.

Unfortunately, I am hitting a snag on Step 8 – when I enter /Volumes/Image\ Volume/PostInstall/post the script executes without pausing for me to input the volume name, which results in “No such file or directory” error on all commands.

I tried re-downloading and re-copying the Pre/Post install folders on the USB with no luck.

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

anon
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anon

I’m having the same issue, looking at a work around now.

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Alex

Cheers! I actually experimented running the script in regular terminal in my VM and it did pause asking for Volume name

Robbie
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Robbie

Awesome guide, question though can I dual boot with this config? Thanks!

ridney
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ridney

Hi, I have a 1950x + X399 G7 mobo and have trouble booting OSX Install usb. I am getting the error “invalid kernel opcode (64-bit) 18 e1 7c …” any idea what I am doing wrong? I have followed everything from this guide so far

GeekSpring
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GeekSpring

Would this process work the same for the new macOS Mojave?

Jano
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Jano

Hi, thanks for the tutorial, brilliant.

Can you please specify what hardware you’re using – specifics?

Followed the tutorial on AMD-OSX, got everything working pretty ok. But struggling with usb3, usb2 works.

I’ve prepared the install media for this tutorial and will give it a go this afternoon to see if my usb3 decides to come alive. At the moment its just blank in System Profiler.

– Ryzen 5 1600 @3.8ghz
– 16gb Ram
– Asus Prime B350 Plus
– GTX1060 3gb

Chow

Patman24601
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Patman24601

It looks like Apple finally released the source code to 10.13.4 – 10.13.6, (no 10.14 yet). Now we can advance installing 10.13.6 on the Ryzen.

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pandamacproair

greetings. if i may ask will the GA-AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard work with an on board video in high sierra? thanks