Guide to fresh installing macOS Mojave on a Hackintosh

Mojave 10.14 is now available for those who want early access through Public Beta. But instead of installing Mojave on those pricey Macs here’s how to do it for cheap on your custom PC for thousands less.

If you never built a hackintosh check out our list of compatible parts or the build list for hackintosh friendly parts. Right now this is just a desktop guide I’ll be experimenting on laptops in the future and update this guide or create another when that happens.

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.

Mojave Performance

I’ve been using Mojave exclusively since the Public Beta has released Although I haven’t done anything intensive on Mojave like video editing from my experience I haven’t experienced any big issues with Mojave only little things you’d expect to have in Beta. Mojave just feels like a nicer version of High Sierra.

There are a lot of upsides to updating to Mojave behinds the new features like getting around the issues with High Sierra 10.13.6 that some people have been having who claimed that going from high Sierra 10.13.6 to Mojave 10.14 fixed whatever issue they were having.

This guide has been built off and tested on both a Gigabyte Z370 and ASUS Z370 motherboard, but it will or should work on computers as new as Coffee Lake and as old as Ivy bridge. The cutoff for Mojave is Ivy Bridge however I have been able to get Mojave to install on a Sandy Bridge CPU by modifying the SMBIOS and spoofing an Ivy Bridge CPU.

Also right now only Intel integrated graphics and AMD graphics cards get full acceleration in Mojave. For Nvidia only the older Kepler graphics cards get full acceleration because of the native support they have.Running the newer Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards like the GTX 960 or the GTX 1070 will have significant lag issues until Nvidia updates the web drivers for 10.14 to support the new requirements.

Mojave Hackintosh Install Full Guide

This Mojave hackintosh guide will walk through everything form start to finish and contains the necessary EFI boot files already prepared for you 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. There may be some post-install changes that need to made after macOS is installed.

Step 1: Download – Get a copy of macOS Mojave

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

Download Mojave 10.14 from the Mac App Store

Step 2: Installer – Create the macOS Mojave flash drive

Now that we have a copy of macOS Mojave 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 10.14 Mojave flash drive installer

How to make a macOS 10.14 Mojave flash drive installer

Step 3: 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 3.1: 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 3.2: Sky Lake, Haswell, Ivy Bridge users Only

The default config.plist is configured for a Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake CPU. If you are using an older Skylake, Haswell or Ivy Bridge CPU then you will may 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.  Skip this step only if using a Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake CPU.

If you are using a Sky Lake or Haswell CPU:

  1. Click SMBIOS on left column
  2. Select the Up-Down arrow in the bottom right corner of Clover Configurator to change the SMBIOS depending on your CPU:
    • Sky Lake: Select iMac 17,1 or iMac 14,2
    • Haswell: Select iMac 14,2
    • Ivy Bridge: Select iMac 14,2
  3. Save config.plist
Step 3.3: Gigabyte / ASUS Motherboard users Only

A checkbox needs to be set in your config.plist in order to prevent the computer from restarting instead of properly shutting down. Follow this step only if you have a Gigabyte or ASUS motherboard otherwise move on to Step 4.

  1. Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
  2. Highlight Acpi on left column
  3. Under fixes check FixShutdown
  4. Save config.plist
Step 3.4: ASUS / ASRock / MSI / Motherboard users Only
  1. Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
  2. Highlight Boot on left column
  3. Under Arguments press the drop down arrow next to darkwake
    1. Select darkwake = 1 if using an ASUS motherboard
    2. Select darkwake = 8 if using an ASROCK or MSI motherboard
  4. Save config.plist
Step 3.5: ASUS Rog Strix & ASROCK ITX motherboard users Only

On certain ASUS and ASROCk motherboards if the RAM is unmapped using certain DIMM slots will prevent you from booting the macOS installer. To get around this during the install you can use 1 stick of RAM placed in the inner most slot or closest to the motherboard or you can map the RAM before you install macOS that way you can use any DIMM slot. If you decide not to do this before the install you will have to do it after ignorer to use all DIMM slots.

Guide: Mapping RAM and DIMM Slots on a Hackintosh with Clover SMBIOS

Step 4: 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:

  1. Virtualization : Enabled
  2. VT-d : Disabled
  3. XHCI Hand-Off : Enabled
  4. Legacy USB Support: Auto/Enabled
  5. IO SerialPort : Disabled
  6. Network Stack : Disabled
  7. XMP Profile :  Auto / Profile 1/Enabled
  8. UEFI Booting set to Enabled and set Priority over Legacy
  9. Secure Boot : Disabled
  10. Fast Boot : Disabled
  11. OS Type: Other OS
  12. Wake on LAN : Disabled

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

Dedicated Graphics + Integrated graphics card:

  1. Integrated Graphics : Enabled 
  2. Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  3. Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot
  4. DVMT Pre-Allocated : 128M or higher

Dedicated graphics card:

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

Intel iGPU:

  1. Integrated Graphics : Enabled
  2. 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 5: Install –  macOS Mojave 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: Mojave Clover Walkthrough 10.14 Install

Note: Most people like to install new versions of macOS using integrated graphics. Since I included the files for AMD cards you may be able to install macOS like I did with the card plugged in. Some people may have trouble installing macOS with a Nvidia card plugged in. If you have one you may want to use integrated graphics and go back to the BIOS settings and configure for an iGPU.

Mac OS Mojave Hackintosh Clover Walkthrough 10.14 Install

Mojave Hackintosh Post-Install Changes

Now that you have macOS up and running you should also be able to access the internet since the included Ethernet kexts are already in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other However you may want to delete the ones you don’t need as I included four of them for different ethernet chipsets.

Step 6: Sleep – Improving Mojave Hackintosh Sleep/Wake

If you don’t want your hackintosh turning on in the middle of the night you need to disable Power Nap and Wake for Ethernet Access in Energy saver and run sudo pmset -a standby 0 in Terminal: Improving Sleep on a Hackintosh (Wakeup, Freezes, Black Screens)

Step 7: Graphics – Dedicated AMD & Nvidia GPUs on Mojave

If using a compatible graphics card then you will need to install the fixes to get hardware detection and acceleration.

Mojave AMD Graphics

Most AMD cards are natively supported in Mojave if you have an RX 560/570/580 you are good. Make sure you set the ig-platform-id in config.plist to run in dGPU mode to avoid issues with certain apps in macOS like FCPX.

Mojave Nvidia Graphics

  • Polaris: Partial Acceleration
  • Maxwell: Partial Acceleration
  • Kepler: Full Acceleration

Newer Nvidia graphics cards that rely on the Nvidia Web Drivers to work such as Polaris GTX 10xx cards and Maxwell GTX 9xx cards have full acceleration until Nvidia releases web drivers for Mojave. However if you have an older Kepler card like a GTX 770 it will work because of the old native support that is carried into Mojave from when Apple used Nvidia cards.

Although you can’t get full acceleration on Polaris and Maxwell cards, If you would like to install drivers from High Sierra 10.13.6 on Mojave and mess around with them until Nvidia releases drivers you can, but you will experience some lag from only have partial acceleration and are better off using integrated graphics or AMD for now. See: How to install Nvidia Web Drivers with webdriver.sh on a Hackintosh

Step 8: Sound – Hackintosh Front & Rear IO

Test to see if your speaker/headphone Audio is working. If not you need to change a single number which is the audio layout-id, Follow the layout step of the audio guide to get your chipset working Read: Hackintosh Audio Guide – Layout ID 

This is how to get Hackintosh audio working

Step 9: HDMI Audio – Display & Digital sound in Mojave

As an optional step you can also get HDMI audio working on a hackintosh:

Dedicated: Hackintosh HDMI Audio + DisplayPort GFX Card Sound Guide

IGPU: Hackintosh Integrated Graphics (iGPU) HDMI Audio Guide

Step 10: WLAN – Working WIFI + Bluetooth on Mojave Hackintosh

If you have a motherboard or laptop with a WiFi slot you will need to replace it with a Hackintosh compatible WiFi+Bluetooth card and add the nessary kexts for WiFi and Bluetooth. You can read about that in the WLAN guide: Enabling Third Party Broadcom WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n WIFI

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Daniel
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Daniel

Does Mojave need the USB patch(es) to get USB3 working?

sturvey
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sturvey

I’ve got everything working, but my third display has a decidedly purple tint to it. I’m using an MSI RX560 utilizing HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort. Has anyone run into this before?

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Rodrigo

My HDMI display is having the exact same issue, switching between smbios didn’t help..

Alex
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Alex

I fixed it by injecting AMD9xxxControllerPatcher.kext

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Rodrigo

Thanks a lot, clean tutorial as always.
Everything works, even dual monitor with hd630 only.
However, on the HDMI display Im getting a purple tint that doesn’t exists on High Sierra. Any idea?

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Zoehir

Did you solved it? i know how to fix it 😉

Eric
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Eric

I had the same issue on both of my monitors, connected via HDMI. This solved the issue for me.

https://www.mathewinkson.com/2013/03/force-rgb-mode-in-mac-os-x-to-fix-the-picture-quality-of-an-external-monitor

Will
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Will

Noticed a minor error. Polaris is AMD, nvidia GTX 10xx is Pascal.

Riwa
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Riwa

I caught that as well, we’ll see if it gets fixed lol

jjt
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jjt

In step 3.5 it says to

2. Highlight Devices on left column
3. Set ig-platform-id to 0x59120003

But there is no ig-platform-id in Devices. However there is one in Graphics. I assume that it should read “Highlight Graphics on left column”?

anton56
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anton56

I have a Asus Z370-A Prime i3 8100 CPU with a single 8gb Kingston Fury

My problem is i don’t have video acceleration, and two USB 3,1 Gen 1 don’t work,

Anybody has the same problem?

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realitiblu

I finally got it to boot but Clover won’t mount an EFI partition for me. I’ve placed a cry for help on the forums as well: https://hackintosher.com/forums/thread/clover-config-wont-mount-efi.529/

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Luca

I’m installed High Sierra 17G2208 on a B360 mobo with i3-8100 using iGPU.
On High Sierra 17G65 everything works fine, beside still needing the kext-to-patch frame buffers entries
I was curious to see if on High Sierra 17G2208 I could drop those patches and indeed I can.
I set On Devices/Properties AAPL,ig-platform-id to 07009B3E and I don’t need those patches that are require for AAPL,ig-platform-id of 00001259
BUT I’m unable to get acceleration.
Is there a way to get acceleration working using the new AAPL,ig-platform-id on High Sierra 17G2208?

Beside that I also miss HDMI audio on High Sierra 17G2208 and that’s working on High Sierra 17G65

MJNiazi
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MJNiazi

Hi Luca I want to give it a try with a Asus ROG B360 G Gaming and i3 8100 using Dedicated Graphics Card GTX 1050ti if you do have the same board can you share your efi folder.

Thanks in advance

Einknall
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Einknall

Does Mojave still require the patch for getting the graphic acceleration to work on the i3 8100?

RandomTech
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RandomTech

I think by Nvidia ‘Polaris’ you mean ‘Pascal’ ?

editadobe1
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editadobe1

I just installed the latest final release of Mojave 10.14 and it’s smooth and worked like a breeze!

System Specs:
i7 – 8700K
RX Vega 56 8gb
24gb RAM
250gb Evo 860 Samsung SSD
VS550 – Corsair PSU
Seagate 1TB
Seagate 4TB
Gigabyte Z370 gaming 5

I downloaded the mojave EFI provided and changed the SMBIOS to Mac 18,3 since I have an i7-8700k and also changed the ig-platform-id to 0x59120003

I followed the above guide and everything is working so far, downloaded and installed FCP X and got a Bruce 5k score of 12-13 seconds (My RX 560 in high sierra 10.13.2 got somewhere around 36 seconds!!)
Geekbench GPU score was 178,870

I also downloaded MacX video converter and it showed hardware encoding supported BUT in the graphics card it showed my intel gpu, not the RX vega, I don’t know if that’s cosmetic or there’s something I still need to do….

Audio works fine – have a pair of BOSE computer speakers connected.

Internet works too, got a wifi extender and connected it via LAN to my hackintosh since the router is elsewhere.

I’ve not tested the multi-display since I only had a HDMI cable, need to pick up a DP cable. (My RX 560 had a dvi port so I used that)

I mainly use my system for video editing and motion graphics – FCP X, Adobe Premiere, After effects.

I have a 250gb EVO 850 SSD in which I’m going to install windows 10 and put up all the 3d softwares such as Cinema 4d and Maya that I need.

Any suggestions or anything I can do to make my system faster/ stable, please do let me know 🙂

Joey
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Joey

Hi~
What is “ig-platform-id to 0x59120003” for??

I have i5-4570 and RX580, do I need to change that as well?

G-man
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G-man

Hi,

Are you installing the OS with your graphics card plugged in? If so it’s better to change the platform id to 0x59120003.

This is mainly when you have a dedicated GPU and not using Intel’s onboard gpu as the primary gpu

Mei Chuan
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Mei Chuan

I had i7700K without dedicated graphics card and a Dell P2415Q 4K monitor. The monitor got into power save mode as the installer went the first pass. Tried several workarounds and still failed. Switched to a regular HDTV and it went smooth. Everything works fine on High Sierra. Even if I successfully installed Mojave with the said HDTV, once I changed back to Dell P2415Q, the same issue appeared again. Some ideas?

coolkiwiii
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coolkiwiii

Do Ryzen processors work with Mojave? I know someone made a guide for Sierra, so I wonder if there will be a Ryzen guide for Mojave

smella
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smella

Nope. AMD CPUs require a hacked kernel since Apple does not run them in their Mac hardware. Hacked kernels require Apple to release kernel source code, which usually comes out months after an OS release. At the moment the latest available is High Sierra 10.13.6.

Note: I ran a Ryzen High Sierra build for most of a year. Worked great on Windows. But with MacOS — man what a headache! If you want to install even an incremental security update you have to reinstall the entire OS. It crashed *constantly* – especially on final cut pro x, like every 10-15 minute a hard freeze. My advice would be to sell it and run intel if you are truly interested in hackintoshing.

d b
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d b

i sniff a intel fan boy here, dont listen to this bias opinion AMD are tearing strips out of intels monopoly atm and yes you can run ryzen very well with mojave.
search Ryzentosh on youtube .

Sauci
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Sauci

Linus tech tips made a video about building a Hackintosh that uses Ryzen

Riwa
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Riwa

Did they? I must have missed that video. Would you provide a link?

Charlie
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Charlie

Google it.

juschilin
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juschilin

Got up and running with the guide above. everything works. However, I notice that when I go into system preference –> Desktop & Screen Saver then click on “desktop” to change background my system freezes.

Anyone notice this? I tried removing the “whatevergreen” kext to see if that was an above but still have the issue. minor but wanted to resolve. thanks.

Kexts—> Other
AppleALC.kext
CodecCommander.kext
FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphices.kext
FakePCIID.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext
RealtekRTL8111.kext
Shiki.kext
SmallTreeIntel82576.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
XHCI-200-series-injector.kext
XHCI-300-series-injector.kext
XHCI-x99-injector.kext

Specs
i7 – 8700K
RX 560
16gb RAM
250gb Evo 960 Samsung SSD
Gigabyte Z370 Ultra gaming

andrew_leonard
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andrew_leonard

It looks like you have a handful of unnecessary kexts to begin with.

I would add WhateverGreen.kext back in since WhateverGreen is shaping up to be an all in one solution for video for the most part and having it for your rx 560 will most likely help. WhateverGreen has currently merged IntelGraphicsFixup, Shiki, NvidiaGraphicsFixup. So you can get rid of all 3 of those.

Also, get rid of RealtekRTL8111.kext. You don’t need it. AppleALC.kext handles your motherboard’s sound codec fine by itself.

Get rid of NullCPUPowerManagement. Proper power management for coffee lake can be had by just checking the “plugin type” checkbox in clover configurator.

Get rid of SmallTreeIntel82576.kext. IntelMausiEthernet should work fine for your board.
Also you don’t need FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphices.kext or FakePCIID.kext. I have the same exact cpu as you and have no problems without faking.

And you have a 300 series board so you can get rid of XHCI-x99-injector.kext and XHCI-200-series-injector.kext.

So to summarize, try this kext configuration and see how it goes (make backups obviously!) :

AppleALC.kext
CodecCommander.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
WhateverGreen.kext
XHCI-300-series-injector.kext

In general I like only keep what I absolutely need in both my kexts folder and in my config.plist. Just seems cleaner to me.

**IMPORTANT**

For whatever kexts you are using, make sure you have the most updated versions. Especially Whatevergreen and Lilu for you specific problem. In the case of those two, make sure you get their latest releases from Github. I have had plenty of issues that have been resolved by updating a kext.

End rant.

juschilin
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juschilin

Thanks for the feedback. I cleaned it up. issue continues but I found the problem.

Went back to the “How to fix Video Rendering in FCPX High Sierra” and found that I was missing “-rad4200” and added.

This seem to have corrected the issue. also, I no have freezing issues in iMovie when exporting projects.

Thanks again for your feedback.

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Viky Dog

HI! Fresh installation, everything is ok. Only problem: if you set the machine to sleep, the audio no longer works on restart. Does anyone have a solution?

My configuration: Intel 8700 + Asus TUF Prime Z370 + RX 580 8Gb Pulse.
Thank you!

bb92
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bb92

HELLO

Gigabyte H370 HD3 (rév 1) is probably the worst Board for hackintosh

It is designed for Windows 10 and only Windows 10

virusdoc
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virusdoc

I followed this guide to the letter with a Gigabyte Z370N and i5-8400, which was running High Sierra flawlessly (everything worked). All BIOS changes required to run High Sierra are still in place.

I used Hackintosher’s pre-made EFI folder, with FixShutdown the only modification made to the config. But I cannot even get the Mojave installer to run. Clover boots, but when I select the Mojave installer USB, it runs for about 3-4 minutes and then the system appears to go to sleep. The monitor goes into power save mode and all activity on the USB drive ceases, keyboard and mouse unresponsive. Booting with the -v flag indicates a lot of activity, but the final entries before the screen goes black fly by too fast for me to tell where the process crashes. Installing using the Display Port. Any suggestions for where to start troubleshooting would be appreciated. Thanks!

Tulum
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Tulum

Same , did you find a solution?

virusdoc
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virusdoc

Yes. My solution was to use tonymac’s Unibeast 9 to make the install USB. This enabled full install without an issue. The overall issue is that the ig-platform-id used for High Sierra is no longer recognized by Mojave and needed to be changed in config.plist to a supported ID. And any other graphics patch, fix, or fakeID in your config.list or kexts needs to be disabled. Once that is done and the SMBIOS is set to iMac18,1, absolutely nothing else is required to get native iGPU support for the HD 630.

Tulum
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Tulum

Thanks bro, worked like a charm!!

Daniel
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Daniel

I create de USB installation with unibeast. It worked, but, before the instalation , how do you created the efi folder? With multibeast for Mojave? Or do you used the efi posted here and puf it on the efi partition?

hussaino3
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hussaino3

I have a similar system, could you share your EFI folder with me please? 🙂

Elian Gonzalex
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Elian Gonzalex

Do the WLAN kewts listed in “Enabling Third Party Broad…” (step 10) work on Mojave? They worked for me on High Sierra but not Mojave.

Derek
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Derek

Using the preconfigured Mojave EFI folder on a Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 / XFX Radeon RX 580 GTS is not allowing me to preview(spacebar) .jpgs in finder or open a .jpg in preview. Has anyone seen/fixed this?

Guest
Viky Dog

have you upgraded from H.S. or did you do a new installation? I had your same problem going from H.S. in Moajave, with clean installation, now everything is ok.

Rich.D
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Rich.D

Hey , finally got mojave to install on my laptop , but i have some problems …
Whats not working :
Wi-Fi , HDMI , Bluetooth, Brightness, Sleep [black screen], battery percentage
What i got to work :
Audio , I/O ports , Ethernet , Intel HD Graphics [full acceleration],
I’m really a beginner at this and i would really be happy if someone could help me.
Here are my Specs :
XMG P706
cpu i7 6700hq
gpu ihd 530
8gb ram

LilysDad773
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LilysDad773

I will chime in with my *thanks* – I decided to go the clean install route instead of upgrading from HS (though I never even checked to see if that was possible, it wouldn’t have interested me – new release, clean install – always prefer that way). This went famously well, your guide was spot-on. Absolutely, 100% perfectly smooth. You guys are mint! (I’m running a core i5 4670K with iGPU). My thanks, and will contribute when my funds are a little better 😉

jaime09111
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jaime09111

I can’t get pass the loading screen, when I put in in verbose mode.. it fails with the error screen like this:

root device uuid is ‘xxxx-xxx-xx-x’
End InitBootStruct
Start LoadRAMDisk
End LoadRAMDisk
Star FinalizeBootStruct
Start RandomSeed
End RandomSeed
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

What can I do? I already tried all what you stated here, and I´ve tried for days already a lot of methods and nothing. I also tried putting the Ram in the SMBIOS part of the clover configurator but won’t work.

my specs are:

– Prime H370M-Plus v0904
– Intel i3-8100 processor
– KINGSTON SA400S37240G
– No External Graphic Card
– 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz A-DATA RAM Memory

donaldjohn
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donaldjohn

I have similar problem,
I upgraded my BIOS version to latest, and increased the graphic reservered memory, then, everything goes well

Tom R
Guest
Tom R

Nice tutorial! All works! Well, one thing… Radeon Vega 64 fan full speed… any ideas how to fix that?

@tomaczo
Guest
@tomaczo
Andrew
Guest
Andrew

HELP
I have a Hackintosh running High Sierra and duo boot with Windows 10
Today appstore recommended me to “update the software to the lastest version”

After Installing the update I found myself unable to access either Hackintosh or Windows 10. As I boot my PC, it only displays a line that says
“Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and Press a key”

I have no idea on how to fix the issue. I hope I can get a reply from you guys and Hackintosher
Thank you.

leviouss
Guest
leviouss

Hi!

I followed the guide and everything works flawlessly except one weird thing:
If I turn off the display (tv currently, soon monitor) and then turn it back on, the display says there is no input. It’s as if the Hackintosh was asleep, but I can’t wake it. Sleep works fine otherwise.
I’m using Intel HD4600 and HDMI.

Nathan
Guest
Nathan

Hi.

First of all. thanks for the guide.

This is my first PC build and first Hackintosh… I have a problem when it gets to the black Apple load screen. The bar initially progresses but then the screen goes completely black goes back to the Clover screen. I can’t get past this initial Apple loading screen.

Any ideas?

Guest
anilnc

The screen is blank once I boot from install media.

Guest
anilnc

Now it shows apple logo with progress bar. When progress bar completes it shows no entry or prohibited symbol.

kext1122
Guest
kext1122

I got this working on a MSI B250 Motherboard with i5 7500, Kingston SSD, 2 x 8 GB DDR4 2400 RAM. Runs Mojave 10.14.2. I downloaded it from the App Store directly. I used a USB3 sands cruiser 16GB thumb drive. The first time I booted it, it went into the apple logo and then into the beach ball logo. I figured out that I needed to use a USB2 port on the motherboard to plug in the drive to get rid of the error (booted in verbose mode from clover boot loader to get to the error).
Also lilu was needed to boot the drive successfully.

Another issue was the intel graphics HD630 was showing the memory as 7Mb after a successful install. I changed the SMBIOS to iMac 14.1 and inserted WhateverGreen.kext.

I can upload my EFI folder if anyone needs it. Good luck

Thomas
Guest
Thomas

Hello,

I’m trying to install Mojave on my desktop config :

MSI P67A-GD65
Core i7 2600

After I created the USB support for installation, I can’t boot on it, my computer can’t launch it whereas I can see “boot UEFI Sandisk” (my usb key), but it does nothing and finish to boot on windows.

I configured the Bios like explained in this article.

This key works on my more recent laptop (asus UX430 with i5 7200 cpu).

Does anyone have an idea for me? I’m searching for 8 hours now :'(

Thank you !

Hajobal
Guest
Hajobal

Nice Guide, especially the part that gave me native support for my GTX760 🙂

hajobal
Guest
hajobal

Is there native support for NVidia Kepler in High Sierra too?

sslavkaa
Guest
sslavkaa

I’m stuck on step 3.2. I’ve set the ig-platform-id to 0x59120003 but there there is no PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) under Devices>Properties.

My system:
Gigabyte z370 Auros Gaming 5
Intel i7 8700k 3.7 GHz
Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
G.Skill Flare X 32Gb Ram
RM750x PCU
Sapphire RX580 Nitro+ 8gb GPU

anon
Guest
anon

same

Arlo Miller
Guest
Arlo Miller

I had to manually type it all in

Axter
Guest
Axter

can you help me to make working intel graphics on mobile. I mean Configuring ig platform id. Please

ShiroOne
Guest
ShiroOne

i7-8700k
z370n WIFI
UHD630
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB

Running into a panic error when booting into Install macOS Mojave
com.apple.driver.DiskImage.KernelBacked
Dependency: com.apple.driver.DiskImages
Dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily
com.appledriver.DiskImages.UDIFDiskImage
Dependency: com.apple.driver.DiskImages.KernelBackend
Dependency: com.apple.driver.DiskImages
Dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily

Any thoughts?

Guest
Abhishek

Every thing working fine but 1 issues click shutdown gets restart.
SYSTEM:
Mojave 10.4.3
i3 8100
Gigabyte H310M S2H
8+8GB ram
Gigabyte RX 560
500GB SSD
By Helping me how to solve this issues will be more appreciate.

asheenlevrai
Guest
asheenlevrai

Hi 🙂

It is writtenin the guide:
“Mojave Nvidia Graphics

Polaris: Partial Acceleration
Maxwell: Partial Acceleration
Kepler: Full Acceleration”

Does that mean that the following kepler-based GPU are compatible with Mojave?
– GTX 660ti
– GTX 750
– GTX 760

If yes, should they work OOTB or should something be setup to have them working fully?

Tx
-a-

Asheen
Guest
Asheen

The follwoing has changed in the current version of Clover Configurator.
Could you please update the screenshot and instructions.
Tx

2. AAPL,ig-platform-id:

AAPL,ig-platform-id Instructions

and AAPL,ig-platform-id can be set 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*

Asheen
Guest
Asheen

My bad… I didn’t realize I was not using the GLOBAL version of Clover Configurator but rather the VIBRANT version (missing the required options). I don’t know why there are 2 different versions of this tool out there and why they offer different options while looking almost identical at first

shrike
Guest
shrike

Sorry I can’t follow the instructions here. I’ve successfully added ig-platform-id from the dropdown list. But I’m clueless with setting »AAPL,ig-platform-id«.

I have i5 3470 with HD 2500. I found on other forum that ig-platform-id is »0x0166000b« (which is 3rd in list of Ivy Bridge 4000 (desktop)), but nothing found about AAPL.

jason5d
Guest
jason5d

Disk utility or the osx installer is not seeing the sata ssd or the m.2 drive

It sees the ssd drive if i take it out the drive and use it with a usb adapter

z370 aorus gaming 7 and 8700k

Any thoughts?

jason5d
Guest
jason5d

i found the issue:
make sure SATA mode in is set to AHCI

AHCI sata mode sorted the problem all the drives showed up

max
Guest
max

Stuck at loading screen when booting from a freshly installed Mojave disk:

Trying to do a clean install of Mojave 10.14.3 on a new SSD using this guide, my machine is running High Sierra from another SSD perfectly. Main reason for upgrading is to get a radeon 580 8b MSI gpu working.

I’ve followed the guide twice from a-z, once with and once without a dedicated gpu, and after installation i cannot get past the loading screen when booting; it stops at a full load bar.

I used the EFI folder from Hackintosher, i’m wondering if there are things that need to be updated in it considering a now newer version of Mojave?

System:
Gigabyte z77n
Intel i7-3770 3.4ghz ivy bridge
samsung 860 evo 500gb
MSI radeon 580 8b <-currently removed

Note:
-i've used a Lexar 16gb CF card to make a bootdisk, when viewing the new SSD from my High Sierra drive i do see all the folders i would see after an installation.
-High Sierra still works from my old drive, so my guess the BIOS settings are fine.

Anyone with this problem?

Arturo González
Guest
Arturo González

Did you solve It mate?
I have exactly same problem
Motherboard: Gigabyte z370p dh3
Processor: i5 8400
GPU: MSI Rx 570 4gb gaming

Icaro
Guest
Icaro

i have a ECS Q87H3-M6 so, what settings should i use on the step Step 3.4 ? – i5 4460, GTX 970.

zayn
Guest
zayn

just amazing! your article helped me a lot and thanks Read More

Polarsphere
Guest
Polarsphere

hi what’s the name of the monitor/screen please?

Lazika
Guest
Lazika

Hello.

I hope you can help me. I have a Gigabyte Z370P D3 mobo and a core i7 8700K 16 Gb 3000mhz ram and a 256 Pcie ssd. Im trying to install mojave on this build but i have no luck with it. I followed your guide how to make a bootable usb drive. I do everything you said but when clover boots i only see the windows partitions and cant see my hackintosh usb drive. I put apfsdriveloader as well. Could you please help me why is it? Thank you very much.

Guest
littlekign

recently i have install a hackintosh(mojave version 10.14.5) on my laptop and i seek the solution for solve the mojave brightness contol, any ideal for it ? meanwhile i think there’s little glitch on my audio(alc269) card, it can be used with low volumn,how to fix this problem, i’m very appreciate what you’ve done

Abdel Rahman
Guest
Abdel Rahman

anybody have an idea how can i make my hd 4400 mobile integrated card work on hackintosh mojave

my laptop is hp 15 notebook i don’t remember serial number or version number but everything works fine except hd 4400 graphics card, wifi and bluetooth but i found a solution for wifi and blutooth

i use clover bootloader and disable my nvidia 820 m and my hp works fine but my display appear 4 mb or don’t appear at all

sorry for my bad English

akeba78
Guest
akeba78

Hi, all can help me please and install mojave with the GA-Z97X-UD7 TH motherboard???

rajanpandit2000
Guest
rajanpandit2000

Hai my config is
i5 2500k,
GA-z68 AP D3 Rev.1,
Gigabyte Radeon RX 560 OC 4G,
500 GB SSD Samsung EVO
I have prepared the USB with same method.. and also installed “Clover_v2.4k_r4961-Legacy” to active boot. I have download the preconfigured EFI folder and paste to my EFI partition.. I just change SMBIOS to 14,2…

But I am getting black screen after Apple logo progress bar..
please help

Fat1h
Guest
Fat1h

hi, nice tutorial. will it works for me?
my pc spesification:
i7 2600k
AsRock z77 extreme4
msi gtx 660 tf
corsair 2×8 GB ram
2 ssds, windows and el capitan hackintosh
2 hdds

thank you

Lane
Guest
Lane

So If I use the stock Mojave efi and transfer to my mounted efi from my USB installer which I’ve done. Do I need to inject Intel also in clover options at USB boot screen? When I boot from USB it loads the clover screen and I choose the external USB and it starts progressing u see the Apple logo and appears to finish but two hours later it’s just sitting there still. I’m on an unlocked Intel 8th gen 6-core. Have removed all drives and my Nvidia rtx and configured the BIOS according to guide to a T.

any help greatly appreciated TY.