Guide to fresh installing macOS Catalina on a Hackintosh (10.15 Update)

For those without deep pockets or who don’t want to own a Mac, here’s how to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on any custom build desktop computer. This hackintosh guide will walk through installing Catalina step-by-step from start to finish bundled into an easy copy-paste guide. This means that the initial configuring that’s required to get macOS up and running have already been preconfigured and should work for most new desktop computers.

Catalina Hackintosh Install Full Guide

This guide should work on most newer computers that are less than 5 years old. If you need a new system thats hackintosh compatible check out our list of compatible parts or the build list for hackintosh friendly parts.

Completed Builds with macOS Catalina:

This is just a desktop guide if you are looking to install macOS Catalina on a laptop I suggest you search elsewhere for a guide for your specific laptop as . the steps can be more intricate and complicated than whats in this guide.

You will need a computer running macOS already to follow this guide. If you do not have a Mac you will need to spend some time setting up a virtual machine on your Windows/Linux PC first.

Step 1: Download – Get a copy of macOS Catalina

To begin the setup of a Hackintosh we first need a clean copy of Catalina, which can be downloaded from the App Store:

Step 2: Installer – Create the macOS Catalina flash drive

Now that we have a copy of macOS Catalina the next step is to convert it into a flash drive installer. That’s done by first making a GUID formatted flash drive, using Terminal to move the installer image onto the flash drive and then editing the hidden EFI Partition on the flash drive to contain the necessary EFI Folder to boot macOS on non-Mac hardware. How to make a macOS 10.15 Catalina flash drive installer

How to make a macOS 10.15 Catalina flash drive installer

 

Step 3: Catalina EFI Partition & Drop Files

  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. Drop my EFI Folder in:
    1. Delete the folder called EFI  in the partition you mounted (If it exists)
    2. Download Hackintosher-Catalina-10.15-EFI.zip
    3. Unzip Hackintosher-Catalina-10.15-EFI
    4. Copy the unzipped EFI folder
    5. Paste the EFI folder downloaded from this website into your mounted EFI partition or /Volumes/EFI

Note: The EFI folder above if from a Z370/Z390 build and may require you to:

  • change the ig-platform-id,
  • enable a valid EC patch change or remove the EC rename
  • add kext or remove kexts you don’t need.

Step 4: Generating a DSDT table

Catalina requires an extra step to the install where we must spoof the EC device. To do that we must first prematurely boot into the Clover Menu then press F4 to generate a DSDT file map.

  1. Restart or boot the computer  you want to install Catalina on with the flash drive is plugged in
  2. Boot from the UEFI partition of the flash drive by either selecting it as a temporary boot device or setting it as priority in BIOS settings.
  3. You will be brought to the Clover Bootloader Menu
  4. Press F4 and that will generate an DSDT onto the EFI partition of your flash drive located in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin
  5. Return to your other Mac or boot back into the virtual machine you were using.

Step 5: Catalina Desktop EC Spoofing

Spoof EC by turning off real one and setting a fake one up recommended for desktops, do not use for laptops

  1. Download SSDT-Time and unzip the folder
    1. Read the instructions
  2. Open SSDTTime-master folder
  3. Right-click open SSDTTime.command
  4. This will open Terminal
  5. Please make a selection: 2
  6. Drag and drop a DSDT.aml or origin folder of mounted EFI partition folder /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin SSDTTime.command SSDT-EC creation Terminal
  7. SSDTTime will automatically open it’s own Results folder
  8. Copy SSDT-EC.aml from the Results folder and place it in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched of the flash drive
    • Note: The patched folder not the origins folder

If you are unable to get SSDTTime work try this rename method instead. I’ve already included the rename patches in config.plist but they all set to disabled, just enable the one that’s right for you.

Step 6: Bootloader – Configuring Clover config.plist for Install

We now need to configure the file in our EFI folder called config.plist to work with our hardware by opening and modifying it with Clover Configurator.

  1. Navigate to /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/
  2. Right-click config.plist
  3. Select Open With Clover Configurator
Step 6.1: Configuring ig platform id

For graphics to work properly we need to manually tell macOS which way graphics is run by setting a property value to AAPL,ig-platform-id 

AAPL,ig-platform-id Instructions

AAPL,ig-platform-id can be found by Selecting Devices on the left-side column of Clover Configurator > Selecting the Properties tab > Clicking PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) > Double clicking Properties Value*

  1. The Property Value is determined by the generation of Intel CPU and whether your Display/PC Monitor cable is connected to integrated graphics (iGPU) or a dedicated graphics card (dGPU):  
    • Coffee Lake Intel UHD Graphics 630
      • iGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 07009B3E
      • dGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 0300923E
    • Kaby Lake Intel HD Graphics 630
      • iGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 00001259
      • dGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 03001259

      Sky Lake Intel HD Graphics 530

      • iGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 00001219
      • dGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 01001219

      Haswell Intel HD Graphics 4600

      • iGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 0300220D
      • dGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 04001204

      Ivy Bridge Intel HD Graphics 4000

      • iGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 05006201
      • dGPU:
        • AAPL,ig-platform-id: 07006201
  2. Save config.plist
Step 6.2: Setting a proper SMBIOS

The default config.plist is configured for a 8th or 9th Gen Intel CPU If you an older CPU older CPU then you will need to make changes to the SMBIOS section located in config.plist in order to boot macOS by mimicking the properties of an older Mac.

  1. Click SMBIOS on left column
  2. Select the Up-Down arrow in the bottom right corner of Clover Configurator to change the SMBIOS closest to your CPU, I recommend:
    • Coffee Lake Refresh (9th Gen) iMac 19,1 or Mac mini 8,1 or Mac Pro 7,1
    • Coffee Lake (8th Gen) Mac mini 8,1 or iMac 19,2
    • Kaby Lake (8th Gen) iMac 18,1 or iMac 18,3
    • Sky Lake (6th Gen) iMac 17,1 or iMac 14,2
    • Haswell (4th Gen) iMac 14,2
    • Ivy Bridge (3rd Gen) iMac 14,2
  3. Save config.plist
Step 6.3 Extra Bootflags

Certain setups require extras boot flags only needed for Z390 motherboards and AMD Navi graphics cards.

  1. Click Boot
  2. Click the “+” near the button of Arguments box
    • For Z390 Motherboard add: slide=0
    • AMD Navi RX 5xxx XT graphics add: agdpmod=pikera
  3. Save config.plist

Step 7: BIOS – Recommended Settings

Restart your computer and press the DEL key or required key to enter BIOS when computer posts the splash screen logo.

We’ll now need to change some BIOS settings that are macOS and hackintosh friendly 🙂

Recommendation: Check out the builds section and find a motherboard by the same manufacturer as you have. Then scroll down to it’s BIOS settings to find the exact location of each setting that needs to be changed if your having trouble.

You’re motherboard may not have all of these settings and that’s okay:

Change the following settings:

  • Virtualization : Enabled
  • VT-d : Disabled
  • XHCI Hand-Off : Enabled
  • Legacy USB Support: Auto/Enabled
  • IO SerialPort : Disabled
  • Network Stack : Disabled
  • XMP Profile :  Auto / Profile 1/Enabled
  • UEFI Booting set to Enabled and set Priority over Legacy
  • Secure Boot : Disabled
  • Fast Boot : Disabled
  • OS Type: Other OS
  • Wake on LAN : Disabled

Based on  the GPU you’re using change the following settings:

Dedicated Graphics + Integrated graphics card:

  • Integrated Graphics : Enabled 
  • Primary Display Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  • Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot
  • DVMT Pre-Allocated : 128M or higher

Dedicated graphics card:

  1. Integrated Graphics : Disabled 
  2. Primary Display Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  3. Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot

Intel iGPU:

  1. Integrated Graphics : Enabled
  2. Primary Display Graphics: IGD/Integrated/iGPU/CPU Graphics
  3. DVMT Pre-Allocated : 128M or higher

Note: If you set Primary Display to CPU Graphics and DVMT Pre-Allocated setting doesn’t show. Save and exit BIOS and reenter and it should be there

Setting Boot Device:

You’ll want to be using the USB Flash Drive as the primary boot device until your hard drive becomes bootable at the end of Step 6. There are two ways to go about doing this:

Option 1: Press F8/F11/F12 on startup each time to select a temporary boot device until the boot partition on the drive you install macOS is configured. If you want to do temporary booting you will select the version of your USB Drive starting with UEFI: in it’s name. (For example I used a SanDisk flash drive so I would select UEFI: Sandisk, Partition 1)

Option 2: Enter BIOS and set Boot → Boot Option #1: UEFI : XXX (For example I used a SanDisk flash drive so I would select UEFI: Sandisk, Partition 1) This is easier if you don’t want to spam F8 on startup every time to boot macOS.

Set Boot Option #1 ASUS BIOS

This is where you would set the Boot Option in BIOS if you followed Option 2

Press F10 to Save and Exit the BIOS

Step 8: Install –  macOS Catalina Hackintosh Installation Walkthrough

The next step is to install macOS and then after copy the EFI folder from your flash drive’s boot partition over to the boot partition of the drive macOS is installed on. If you need to walked through the install follow: Catalina Clover Walkthrough 10.15 Install

 

Mac OS Catalina Hackintosh Clover Walkthrough 10.15 Install

Catalina Hackintosh Post-Install Changes

Catalina Hackintosh Install Complete Keyboard Window

Now that you have macOS up and running here are some post install steps to help you.

  • Test audio output if its not working you may need to change something called an audio layout-id which is a single number in your config.plist
  • All system files were moved to a read-only partition meaning /L/E or /S/L/E can’t be edited by you when adding or removing kexts.
    • To get around this after Catalina is installed these folders need to be mounted with write privileges through the Terminal app with sudo mount -uw /
  • You should also be able to access the internet since I included kexts for four Ethernet chipsetes, there are four of them in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other you may delete the ones you don’t need.
  • darkwake=0 is set as a bootflag in config.plist by default. darkwake=8 might be better for waking up an ASRock or MSI motherboard.
  • If you have issues with restarting when trying to shutdown try changing FixShutdown in config.plist under Acpi > Fixes
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108 Comments on "Guide to fresh installing macOS Catalina on a Hackintosh (10.15 Update)"

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PeteB
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PeteB

Shoot. I followed the instructions to the letter, and the Catalina installer freezes at “About 2 minutes remaining” with the blue progress bar at about 85%. 9900k, Aorus Z390 Ultra, Gigabyte RX 560. Stumped.

Josed
Guest
Josed

First I will like to say thank you for all your hard work you put into these tutorials.
I am having an issue booting Catalina install after the Apple logo.

Build Specs
H370M D3H LGA 1151 mATX
CPU: Core i5 8400
GPU: Intel 630

I used your updated EFI folder.

Justanotherdude
Guest
Justanotherdude

Hmm… opening the SSDTTime.command file only gives me this error:

“Downloading iasl.zip
– Extracting
An error occurred 🙁
– [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/var/folders/mp/gx458m3x0c5__tsxrgcczs880000gn/T/tmpQ1Pt_w/tmpqDlUMi/iasl.zip’
Something went wrong 🙁 – Aborting!
– Could not locate or download iasl!
logout
Saving session…
…copying shared history…
…saving history…truncating history files…
…completed.”

Any ideas why? I’m using vmware macOS from one of your guides. Tried to do it from my Windows PC, even though I could proceed to the next step and choose option #2, I receive an error stating that there is no “DSDT.aml” in the folder. Is this patch required, or could it perhaps be included within the EFI config you’ve uploaded? Thanks in advance for your response

Guest
Ronald

I had the same issue and manually installed a new version of python (3.8) and ran the Update Shell Profile Command in the Application/Python 3.8 folder.
Had try it more than once before it worked.

Chris
Guest
Chris

Hello All,

Has anyone been able to get catalina install and running on a Lenovo M700 Tiny. i5-6400T

Motta
Guest
Motta

Ola,sou novo aqui!
Tenho um Hackintosh rodando o Catalina com as seguintes configurações.

I5 8600k delid, placa mãe asrock fatality z370 com bluetooth e wifi, 16gb ram ddr4 Corsair rgb 3000mhz, Rx 580 8gb ram, gabinete itx bitfenix, ssd 240gb

Mas infelizmente meu bluetooch e o WI FI náo estáo funcionando, alguem teria uma dica para fazer funcionar ou algum doongle compativel?

randheerrrk
Guest
randheerrrk

Can you please provide an efi folder for msi gf63 thin laptop(core i5 9300h)

fiatlux
Guest
fiatlux

Little connection with the content of the post but what’s that nice case on the first picture?

UnicornsOnLSD
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UnicornsOnLSD

It may be a bit late, but it’s an Ncase M1!

Mike
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Mike

I can’t get my USB Catalina to boot. I tried the SSDTTime.command way first with no luck. So I then tried the rename way and still no luck. I noticed that MaciASL.app will open all aml files but not the DSDT.aml. And since DSDT.aml is needed what am I doing wrong.

Decompilation Error
iASL returned:

Loading Acpi table from file iASLfQbDuG.aml
Acpi table [DSDT] successfully installed and loaded
Pass 1 parse of [DSDT]

Using a Skylake Motherboard the Gigabyte Z170X-UD5

Alex
Guest
Alex

I need help! 🙏

ERROR allocating 0x11977 pages at 0x0000000023813000 alloc type 2
Couldn’t allocate runtime area
Boot failed;

My spec:
Gygabite z390M
CPU: i9900k
GPU: Sapphire radeon rx580 8gb

I was able to install Catalina after MULTIPLE failures! But after restart the computer this message appeared and I was never be able to boot it again.
I have tried to reinstall all from the beginning but after Cloverboot this message shows up…and now I’m stuck.

Thank you for your help…

stakos10
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stakos10

Hello there !! I just finished my first Hackintosh thanks to your EFI folder for 10.15.2 and everything seems to working perfect except that I am using internal graphics UHD630 and the HDMI has a green color so I went to your solution buying an active DP 4K HDMI but I stuck with 1080p no 4K … if you could help me,maybe to change something on .plist or any other solution ?

i58400
ASUS prime z370 a ii

turboyagi
Guest
turboyagi

Thanks for what looks like the only useful guide-every aspect is golden!

I am building hackintosh on a z390 UHD630, asus tuff z390 (same), and a dell xps 15- the xps runs at 4k! even!

laptop works perfect, cant wait to do the PCs tomorrow! too tired from being up all night trying other, inferior “guides”

Question- best bootloader? I am partitioning an ssd to 30gb and wired it into mobo- but it was inconsistent. should i use adapter for 2.5″ ssd or just get a thumb drive? Im gonna be doing this a lot (made 20+ hackintosh builds before, bootlaoder the worst part).

and THANK YOU for the terminal commands!!!

jlf
Guest
jlf

Just updated my Gigabyte Z370M D3H BIOS to f14a – and after that, Catalina is no longer booting. Do I have to generate new DSDT tables or something?

Guest
Raymond

Help needed, trying to turn my ncase m1 into a Hackintosh build.

HE2N_Key Does Not Exist, use kSMCPStateseEGPU for External GPU
Stuck at “AppleHDAEngineOutput…..”

SETUP;
9900K
Asus Z390-I rog strix
MSI Gaming X 5700XT

1. Used provided EFI Folder provided by this guide.
2. EC Spoofing , SSDTTime.command method
3. Set SMBIOS to iMac 19,1
4. AAPL,ig-platform-id: 0300923E
5. BIOS RTC Patch A00A9353 54415301 A00A910A FF0BFFFF

Harry
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Harry

Hey do you can get it running with 5700 gaming x? I always have black screen it doesn’t matter which bootarg I tried. Can install and boot fine with igpu but with disabled igpu and dgpu installed i get black screen.

Nirjhar
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Nirjhar

Hi, Asus rog Maximus xi hero wifi <<this is my motherboard. I am stuck. Want to install Catalina. My processor is 9900K. 64GB RAM (Crossair). AMD Radeon VII (Asus). Can you please help me? Or anyone?

Guest
Kaku

So I managed to get a Catalina 10.15 vm up and running in ESXi 6.7u2.

When I try to install Catalina updates, however, it goes to the Apple logo, status bar crawls just a bit, reboots again and hangs on the Apple logo. To fix this, I either remove or disable “Mac OS” as an option in the bootloader. Is there a way to get these updates to install? I just learned about Clover and find there could be some potential here… Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Lolopopo
Guest
Lolopopo

Hello, and really thanks for your great work !
I used to have problem with my Catalina installation : Some flikering on my screen…I’ve taken the Clover EFI Folder for better Z390 support of you and everything works wel; no more flickering…But : the resolution of my screen.
When Mac OS is open the picture is too big… i’ve got a HP27 fw Screen with speaker inside – hdmi port – (1920×1080). Could you help me please.

FireBeyond
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FireBeyond

I walked through this on my Maximus X Hero, 8700K, Vega 64. Install gets to the macOS Utilities page, I initialize my SSD (970 Evo Plus with updated firmware), select Install macOS, it sees the disk and as soon as I select it and hit Next, the installer quits. Where should I go looking?

Max
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Max

I am beyond stomp with this installation. I must be dumb as hell but this damn thing is not working.
I’ve been following the guide to the tee, at least I think. But I must be missing something!

After booting to the drive for installation. It goes to the process of getting me to the DiskUtility window. No problem there.
After I format the drive that I am going thru install. The install starts and it freezes.

It will say Installing MacOSX or something and its just frozen there. I cannot get passed this window. PLEASE HELP!!!

Asus Z390-P – updated to latest firmware
i9 9900K
Samsung 970 evo plus 1tb
64GB RAM

Trying to build this workstation for my wife.

Thank you,

~Max~

Crypt0h4sh
Guest
Crypt0h4sh

@max the Evo plus hasn’t worked in any of my builds. Same issue as you. Switching to an evo works great!

mau
Guest
mau

So…im at the part where im installing Catalina, after the agreement is accepted and selecting a new hard drive (clean install) it’s returning the first menu with those 4 options,
Restore
ReInstall
Get help
Disk Utility
I can´t get past this point, it’s really sad, anyone has a solution for this?

MichaelBeepop
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MichaelBeepop

Hello, it is work with i5-6400 and ASROCK B150M with integrated gpu Intel HD 530 ?

verveguy
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verveguy

Once again, thanks for the great guides. I finally took a run at upgrading from High Sierra to Catalina – and things are working pretty well using your EFI.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370, i7-8700, Radeon RX 580

My only remaining problem is sleep – machine reboots on wake / crashes on sleep.

Suspecting USB port handling, I’ve attempted to use USBMap to build a SSDT-UIAC.aml. All appears to go fine, put the resulting file in ACPI/patched but can’t seem to get it to “stick” – all ports (too many) are still active after boot. Any suggestions on how to make this work as intended?

Of course, the sleep problem may lie elsewhere…

verveguy
Guest
verveguy

Fixed my problems (I think).

Couldn’t get the SSDT-UAIC.aml to have any effects on the USB ports, so went the USBPorts.kext route via Hackintool and removed USBInjectAll.kext. Ports now seem sane and clean.

Didn’t solve the sleep problem however.

Sleep problem turned out to be dirty /Library/Preferences/com.apple.PowerManagement.* files hanging around from my High Sierra days. Deleted those, rebooted and sleep now seems to work.

see: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solved-sleep-shutdown.260947/

Jason
Guest
Jason

I just wanted to let you know, I followed these instructions, pretty much to the T, and everything worked just about flawlessly! ALSO: I installed this about two days before the 10.15.3 update, and I decided to chance it, and just run Software Update like on a normal Mac, and much to my surprise, it worked perfectly. Just like a Mac!

I had built a Sierra Hackintosh about 2.5 years ago, and had been terrified to update it, since it’s become my main editing machine, and also because of the lack of NVIDIA support. I bought the Radeon RX580 GPU, and I couldn’t believe it, but when I installed the card, and booted to Catalina, everything just kinda *worked*. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this very thorough rundown.

My build, in case anyone wants to replicate my exact system:
ASUS Rog Strix 270 motherboard
Radeon Sapphire RX580 GPU
Intel i7 7700K CPU
32 GB RAM
About 12TB of internal hard drives

Hoinv
Guest
Hoinv

hi, Please share with me the EFI friend. I have the same specs with you, but I don’t have much experience about hackintosh setting.

Guest
GMV

SUCCESS!
After I followed a lot of guide and systems without success, today I installed Cataòina 10.15.3 with your guide Thank you.
My System is:
Gigabyte Designare z390 + i9-9000 + 32GB Ram, 3 sed (Win, Linux, Mac), Sapphire RX5700XT.

Off course I need fine tuning now but Clover configurator not show the EFI partition of ssd where I installed Catalina. I can mount and modify by windows but is uncomfortable,
Any suggestion ?

Thank you.
Gian

Greg
Guest
Greg

I feel happy that I found your guide. Sounds great!

I am planning to install Hackintosh on my new Asrock Z390 + i7-9700 + 32GB Vengeance LPX. Now I am running Win10 on my single Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 drive. I would like to share this drive between win10 and Catalina. Can you suggest a best way to setup a dual boot (probably later a trial boot with a Linux distro)? Best practices? Best workflow? How to setup the boot EFI properly for dual boot, dual OS?

Win10 is now on a 200GB partition. EFI partition now is only the default 99MB.
I think, at first I will have to extend the Win EFI partition from 100 -> 300MB. That’s right? What are the next steps?

What is the best workflow to install macOS Catalina next to a properly setup Windows 10? Will I use something similar to GRUB when booting to decide which OS I will want to boot?

JohnC
Guest
JohnC

I am getting a prohibited sign in verbose mode .. when i boot from the usb and the apply logo is loading i get the prohibited sign .. I tried changing the usb ports tried all .. any solutions?

Guest
James

I apologize for not understanding how to use this command (sudo mount -uw /) but I have tried several variations with no luck… my EFI is on dev/disk4s1

Any help is appreciated, Thank You!

Adam
Guest
Adam

Hello, and really thanks for your great work!
After following this guide several times I couldn’t install Mac OS X Catalina. The USB seems to work fine, I could start the computer from it, but there is no option to install Mac OS X Catalina anywhere, I only see options to boot from my actual sistem, Mojave.
I made some minor modifications to your “config.list” in order to properly boot my actual system, based on Z170, and I’m using that same exact EFI folder in the installation USB and in my actual system.
I don’t know what I made in the wrong way, but I did it three times.
Could you help me, please?

Hardware configuration:
MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X
i7 6700
Sapphire rx580

Thanks in advance.

hoinv
Guest
hoinv

Hi, I’m successful install hackintosh 10.15.2 follow your instruction. But when booting, there are some problem:
1. Threre are many text log before I see login screen
2. Some thing my razer mouse, and coorsair keyboard don’t work with driver. I must be replug for working.

Do you know how to fix my problem? Many thanks.

EasyG
Guest
EasyG

After days of no success with numerous other tutorials, I just followed this guide to the tee for my new build and it worked FLAWLESSLY (Catalina 10.15.3). Everything works perfectly. Hackintosher, whoever you are, I love you!

MB: AORUS Z390 Pro Wifi
CPU: Intel I7-9700k
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor

George Shafer
Guest
George Shafer

I have a very strange problem in my Dell laptop that I have not been able to solve. Catalina is running fine, but the home screen shows 4 different views (like a 2×2 cube). Boot is fine and shows on the full screen. Any ideas?

Shuvro
Guest
Shuvro

Can I use this guide for gigabyte h270 hd3 motherbaod with i7 7700k. Thanks in advance. Im stuck in somewhere , and am a beginner

raaamonnn
Guest
raaamonnn

Hey thanks for all the work!
What EFI should I be using for my:
MOBO: ASrock x99 Extreme 4
CPU: i7 5820k
GPU: gtx 1080

Thanks!

Ryo Ikarashi
Guest
Ryo Ikarashi

Hi, Hackintosher!
First of all, thanks for your great instruction for Hackintosh.
I made an installer and put EFI from yours with patched DSDT and setup BIOS settings.
When I always boot from Clover I always get a kernel panic saying “** In Memory Panic Stackshot Succeeded ** Bytes Traced 291717 ** Please go to https://panic.apple.com to report this panic.”
Here is the screenshot. https://photos.app.goo.gl/knEASBnGggoKTVXb7
What changes to config.plist do I need to get it work?

Here is my build.

Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z370-A
GPU: SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RADEON RX 580 8G
CPU: Intel CPU Core i7-8700K
SSD: Samsung SSD 500GB 970 EVO M.2
Memory: Crucial 8GB BLS16G4D240FSB x2

Thanks in advance.

Val
Guest
Val

can’t copy into the mounted efi volume, whats wrong?

Guest
Travis S

This is all so thorough and I feel like I’ve done all the steps, but I can’t get beyond Clover bootloader—once I select the Install Catalina option, I get a ++++++ line and then black screen of verbose.

Using a z270/Kaby Lake, and anticipated some graphic issues since I’ve got Turing, but can’t even get to the install at all.

EC patch and (I think) proper kexts included, but would love any help. (FWIW, Mojave also installs but still run into the inability to change resolution and obviously cannot just App Store update to Catalina).

Jack
Guest
Jack

I have a dell vostro 5568, could this laptop install a hackintosh Catalina macos??

David
Guest
David

Hi,

Great guide. Well written. Have a couple questions though. Have a semi-working Asus Z270 -WS 6700K hack that has issues that I’m trying to fix. Using an EC aml patch file I downloaded from somewhere else. Should I build my own? Would I have to delete it before pressing F4 to download the acpi info within clover boot menu or would it contaminate Clover’s discovery process of my ACPI info? Also your config.plist has Z390 RTC bios bug fix. Should I disable that?

Thanks

Estavan
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Estavan

Hi,
I tried this guide on my nuc and it works perfect so I wanted to try on my server its a Dell powered R720. At step 5 I got this error (screen shot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yd_nFVlmFfWuwhg4GL4OYWNOA6jw8ZAg/view?usp=sharing ) So I tried the Renaming EC Method that didn’t work ether (screen shot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O8hUyKpsm0vFCv2c0JdfybpZ-f-3oW0P/view?usp=sharing) so my next idea was to post a comment asking for help. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Paulo
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Paulo

Do you think this will work on a z97 socket 1150 motherboard? I’m running Mojave right now but I’m afraid to upgrade!
I have a gigabyte z97-d3hm (micro-atx) and would just use the onboard intel 4600 graphics. It’s about 5 years old now

Eamin
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Eamin

I want to build this setup. How will it?

## Processor:

Intel 9th Gen Coffee Lake Core i5 9600k 3.7GHz-4.6GHz

## Mobo:
Gigabyte Z390 GAMING X DDR4 Intel 8th/9th Gen LGA1151 Socket Mainboard
OR
ASUS PRIME Z370-A-II (9th Gen) (most native NVRAM)

## GPU:
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card

Harry
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Harry

How to install catalina 10.15 on My pc specification r msi z370 pc pro i7 8700k asus geforce 1050ti ram 16 gb 3000mah 250 gb ssd …

Moses
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Moses

After making the bootable drive, when the USB is put into the system, the F4 button that is to be pressed, nothing happens.

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Pharoah

I have the same problem! It hangs slightly, which tells me that the file writing is working, but when I mount the EFI, all of the /origin /patches directories are empty

Greg
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Greg

Hit FN + F4 and that should do it.

MadMacintosh
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MadMacintosh

First off, thank you for the detailed guide. I tried and failed to install using the Vanilla guide. Then found your guide and was up and running within an hour. So, thank you very much.

I wanted to ask you — I’m thinking of doing another fresh install using some older hardware with a new AMD graphics card. Is there any reason I couldn’t use your EFI with a Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 + i7 6700 + Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 5700 XT 8GB?

AKA
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AKA

It’s not working!

I am getting stuck on [EB]#LOG:EXITBS:START] screen after I try to boot from flash drive

David
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David

i have the same Problem 🙁 🙁 🙁

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Alvaro

Will this work if I download the latest version of catalina 10.5.4 on my usb?
I am trying to follow this guide but on step 3 Clover configurator doesn’t see my EFI folder on my USB drive, it shows only the EFI folder of the laptop I am using to build this bootable usb.

Zbignev Juchnevic
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Zbignev Juchnevic

What about I9 10980xe its support by macOS? If yes, in this case what CPU to choose?

Coffee Lake Refresh (9th Gen) iMac 19,1 or Mac mini 8,1 or Mac Pro 7,1
Coffee Lake (8th Gen) Mac mini 8,1 or iMac 19,2
Kaby Lake (8th Gen) iMac 18,1 or iMac 18,3
Sky Lake (6th Gen) iMac 17,1 or iMac 14,2
Haswell (4th Gen) iMac 14,2
Ivy Bridge (3rd Gen) iMac 14,2

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SeriusNtentions

Thanks a million Hackintosher!

Success first shot upgrading from High Sierra to Catalina (I skipped Mojave)

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
Z270X Mobo
4.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
32 GB 3866 MHz DDR4
Radeon RX 590 8 GB

MICHAEL JAN AMBRIOLA
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MICHAEL JAN AMBRIOLA

Hey, Mostafa.
it’s good to hear it. i have the same mobo and video card. and I still haven’t achieved 100% success. Could you kindly send me your EFI folder? and what BIOS version are you in?
thank you very much

mostafa
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mostafa

First of all thank you very much for your great work.
I followed your instructions to the letter, but no luck. The boot clashes at:

Waiting on IOProviderClassIOResourcesIOResourceMatchboot-uuid-media.

And after that the screen freezes.

I have an HP all in one PC , i3 with Intel graphic card.

Any help please.

Thanks in advance.

merkos
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merkos

Bonjour..
Chose est de constater que si on a un problème,,faut pas être pressé,,,on a le temps d’aller boire un café,,je plaisante..c’est peut cela le problème,,votre hp qui sa propre carte mère,,,quand on fait un hackintosh,,la référence est gigabyte,,ou asus ,,moi j’ai une asus prime z390,,je regarde votre problème et si je trouve ,,je vous fais signe…Bonne chance…

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TRV

I’m getting the ++++++ lines too. Could have anything to do with 10.15.4 or 10.15.5? Can’t find a download for 10.15.3.

Alex
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Alex

I’m getting the same thing… Used Hackintosher guide to build my previous hackintosh with no issues. Wondering what the issue might be.

Josh O.
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Josh O.

I also am getting the repeating ++++ lines. I did not reach the apple sign loading at all. Any tips?

rockjano
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rockjano

Yeah me too getting the +++++++++ line too. I try to install 10.15.7…no luck :-(((((

vann
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vann

Hello,
Do you have correct EFI for the spec as below :
– Asus Prime Z390-P,
– Intel Core i5-9400(LGA 1151)
– Rog strix gaming RTX 2060 8G
May can you share it ?

Thanks

Dave
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Dave

Hello thank you for creating this awesome tutorial.

I am running into an issue when attempting to run the SSDTTime.command file.
I receive the following output:
Downloading iasl.zip
– Extracting
An error occurred 🙁
– [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/var/folders/bf/z6q9yn9n3873pwpsw_xm0fmm0000gn/T/tmpqveoj4qp/tmpkf49wcq4/iasl.zip’
Something went wrong 🙁 – Aborting!
– Could not locate or download iasl!
logout
Saving session…
…copying shared history…
…saving history…truncating history files…
…completed.

[Process completed]

I am running this on Mac Mini (that came out in 2014) with Catilina Installed and am sure I followed your instruction and even tried the renaming method you mentioned for Justanotherdude. is there anything else i can try?

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SeriusNtentions

Are you going to start using OpenCore? https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Desktop-Guide/why-oc.html

I just completed a fresh install on my backup macOS Catalina drive with 10.15.5. So far it seems like a cleaner option with less headaches and more stability! My Bios seems to give it more love than Clover. For some reason after ever power failures with Clover, I’d get a message on Bootup asking me to reset my Bios to Defaults and re enter the changes required to boot for from Clover.

Clover has worked great in the past, but I think OpenCore is the future.

Henry
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Henry

Nice work. What about taking a Mac drive with running macOS and install it on a similar specs pc, will it work with less hassle?
Thanks in advance.

haothien
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haothien

please create for clover dell precision 5510 , i dont have macos

Ozzo
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Ozzo

Are there any AAPL,ig-platform-id values for Sandy Bridge?

I know people are running Catalina on Sandy bridge using the beast tools, but is it also possible with this method? I have an i7-2600.

domino
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domino

Hello
The installation starts well ,,, but when it restarts nothing ,,, it is blocked ,, I have an asus prime z390 motherboard,, I was inspired by your efi folder ,,, I copy and replaced the config plist by your ..
My graphics card is the original graphics chipset
I generated the aml files in the acpi patched …

THANK YOU FOR READING ME AND CAN BE HELPING ME …..
THANK YOU

merkos
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merkos

Hello
Your tutorial works wonderfully ,,,, you are a crack ,,, on the other hand, we have to go through the usb key to launch catalina … How could we do to install the boot on a hard drive ,, what which would avoid booting on the key …. If someone has an idea ,,, I’m interested … Thanks in advance ..
 

Antriksha Somani
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Antriksha Somani

gt710 + Intel Processor- I5 9400F + Asrock Motherboard- B360M Pro4

What additional information I need?

ram
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ram

Hi. Thanks fr your hard work. Is there any chance that I can get hackintosh in Intel celeron laptops? I have no problem or need with high graphics or audio/video. I only need it for working with few light weight writing software.

My laptop mode : Asus x507M
Intel celeron n400 processor.

Thanks

Ryan
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Ryan

I can’t get past End Random Seed++++++ And If I do I will get PS2 trackpad and get stuck. Or kernel panic. I have an Asus Vivobook X512JA with an Intel i3 10th Gen 1005G1 Ice Lake and Intel UHD. I have tried many tutorials I can’t get macOS Installer or macOS installed on a USB to boot.

otal99
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otal99

I tried to follow the guide and I am getting kernal panic errors. Does anyone one know what kexts I would need and what settings I would use for SMBIOS and ig platform? Not sure what I use for kaby lake 7th generation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Gigabyte ga z270 xp sli mb
i7 7700 kabylake
16gb ram
EVGA geforce 960 ti