Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5 Update Guide

The High Sierra 10.13.5 update is the fifth major update for macOS High Sierra. This update adds support for Messages in iCloud, which lets you store messages with their attachments in iCloud and free up space on your Mac. Also added is a number of undocumented fixes, improvements, security enhancements to macOS. This is a minor and smooth update and shouldn’t require any changes to the EFI.

Download High Sierra 10.13.5

High Sierra 10.13.5 can be downloaded from the App Store or updated from an earlier version on the update page. 10.13.5 or on Apple.com’s support page.  If you would like to download a full version of 10.13.5 instead using the update tab in the App Store you will need to first delete Install macOS High Sierra from Applications folder if it exists. Here’s the links:

10.13.5 Update Quick Notes:

Hackintosh 10.13.5 Install Overview

This update is not automatic, when the computer reboots after installing in the app store you will have to select: Install macOS from “drive_name” to complete the update in Clover EFI Bootloader. I actually had to select Install macOS From… twice in Clover EFI Bootloader as the first time it rebooted before completion, while the second time it finished the install. There may be up to 4 restarts to finish the update. For Ryzen users a fresh install of 10.13.4 is required as the update feature does not work for non-Intel processors. If you end of getting the macOS cannot be installed error. See the updated [Guide] macOS could not be installed

Note:

  • Initial testing has shown graphical issues with certain Nvidia and AMD graphic cards so it may be best to stay with 10.13.4 for now.
  • If updating to macOS 10.13.5 from a version earlier than High Sierra 10.13.4, you will need the new USB Port Limit Patch introduced in 10.13.4 to be get past the USB port number restriction.

Hackintosh Nvidia 10.13.5 Web Drivers

If you have trouble installing either Web Driver try installing the Web Driver through a script or

Update Kexts for 10.13.5:

I recommend updating all your kexts especially Lilu.kext to the latest version:

Apple File System Users

Those already using an HFS+ drive don’t need to worry about theirs being converted to APFS on update.

if you have an APFS formatted drive, make sure you are using the latest version of apfs.efi unzip the download below and stick it in EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/

If you are updating from a version of macOS earlier than High Sierra 10.13.0 follow one of these guides before updating to the latest version:

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Carlos
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Carlos

Thanks for the update! I just finished a fresh 10.13.4 install, and i dont know how it happened but i was in 10.13.5. I am using an ultrawide dell monitor (looks horrible and have not been able to fix). Once i did the webdriver update to see if it fixed the flickering and the stretching. Now it goes straight to black after apple logo and turns off.

Gygabite 370 Gaming7
8700k
Nvidia 1070 ti (Using the display port for the ultrawide)

Carlos
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Carlos

update: (my card is 1050 ti not 1070ti). I disable Nvidia and went with internal Intel. When it uses the Inject Intel it hangs on the loading screen, For the time being I have to use Inject EDID and it works. My monitor is a Dell UltraSharp U2913WM (ultrawide). Resolution fixed with SwitchResX.
But my graphics are still buggy and jumpy. Hopefully the Nvidia Graphics get fixed soon.

Nick
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Nick

Is this something I can jump straight to from 10.13.2, or do I need to apply those updates prior to this one first?

Thies
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Thies

Hi there, thanks for your helpful articles.
My question is: Do Ryzen-Processors need a new Kernel for 10.13.5 ?

RedDevil RX580
MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Ryzen 7 2700X

Vlad Rapchan
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Vlad Rapchan

Will Vega 64 work “out of the box” in 10.13.5? And if not OOB, will it wok properly in any way?

kiljab
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kiljab

Is it worth it to install this update or wait until Mojave is out? I’m running on 10.13.3 now without issues.

pedro
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pedro

It’s not worth it, but I’ve updated and it works perfectly.
there is mac that sigen working perfectly with 10.6.8

Dave
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Dave

Interesting find. If you get a black screen after install, but think there’s a working system ( ie caps lock light switches on when pressed ), check what monitor output on your graphics card you’ve used.

I was plugged into display port #2. I moved to #1 and voila it’s all good.

Dave
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Dave

Only took me 35 minutes and 30 odd reboots with different options to figure out !

jdo
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jdo

upgrade 10.13.4 -> 10.13.5 makes my dual monitor setup fail too.

first monitor : integrated Intel with HDMI
second monitor : RX560 with display Port

I’m unable to have the two monitors at the same time, even with pluggin off/on one of the monitor. I had to disable my integrated Intel graphics on the BIOS to make my main monitor (on the RX560) works :'(

jdo
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jdo

and two crash in a day, computer fully locked, only a hard reset to unlock it 🙁
it never happened with previous releases

joshua solution
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joshua solution

the best option is to stay at 10.13.4

jdo
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jdo

or at 10.12.x 😉
I solved my crash issues updating some kext files
but I’m still unable to have my two monitors playing at the same time

David
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David

Thanks for the Update.

I installed 10.13.5. and all work fine but the USB Ports are slow, what can i do?
I tried all what i find on the web 🙁

deez nutz
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deez nutz

Did you apply the 10.13.4 usb line?

abz
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abz

should we also update clover?
currently on 10.13.4 everything working like a charm
just updated all the kext and currently downloading 10.13.5 update

deez nutz
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deez nutz

From my understanding clover should always be updated 🙂

patricia2626
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patricia2626

are 660 evga effect glitch

Gabriel
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Gabriel

Updating from macOS 10.13, I followed all your instructions except that I can’t find “Install macOS from “drive_name””.
I do have “Boot macOS Install from “drive_name”” though, but it keeps rebooting every time I select it.
I’ve tried 10 times and it always goes back to Clover boot screen.
Still, it doesn’t seem to affect my High Sierra partition as I can boot and write this post.
Any idea ? Thanks !
AsRock Fatality Z270, i5 7600K, nVidia 1070

Gary
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Gary

Has anyone run into a failure issue when trying to update to 10.13.5? I am using 10.13.4 and upon downloading the update and trying to install and restart I get a message about an “installer error.” I don’t have the full message but will try again and copy it next time.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Gary