Mac OS High Sierra Hackintosh Install Clover Walkthrough

Here’s detailed steps on how to install macOS High Sierra on a hackintosh using the Clover method with the HFS Method.

Apple introduced a new file system called Apple File System (APFS). When High Sierra is installed the drive is automatically converted over to APFS, but there is a way to disable it easily and keep the drive as HPFS  by editing an XML file during the install.

As to why a hackintosher would want to disable is because they may encounter problems where their drive isn’t able to handle errors properly becuase they don’t have Apple’s custom firmware. Two out of the three times I’ve tried to use APFS the drive became unbootable for some unknown reason, therefore I recommend people use HFS if they want a more reliable hackintosh, however you can still use APFS if you want to play around with it. If you do make sure you have apfs.efi in your EFI and skip the APFS conversion step when you get to it

Clover Prerequisites

To follow this guide you must have first:

Step 1: Booting the USB Installer

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…

Step 2: Format & Install

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 name you choose for the drive if you plan to opt out of the APFS conversion

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

Note: While macOS is being installed 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 3: Disable APFS Conversion

There is now a second option in Clover, which under normal circumstances we would select, however before that we must disable the APFS conversion from taking place. If you plan to use APFS and have the necessary apfs.efi in your EFI folder you can skip this step.

  1. Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra again like you did in Step 1.
  2. Open Terminal through Utilities at the Top Menu Bar once installer finishes loading.
  3. Type the following into Terminal and press enter after each line is entered:
  4. 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

  5. cd /Volumes/Hackintosh

    Replace “Hackintosh” in the line above if you named your drive something else when you formatted it as GUID.

  6. cd "macOS Install Data"
  7. vi minstallconfig.xml

    This is what it should look like in Terminal before pressing enter when the drive is named “Hackintosh”

  8. minstallconfig.xml will populate in terminal…
  9. Use the arrow keys to highlight to the ‘t’ in true
  10. Press the DELETE key on your keyboard 4 times to carefully removing t, r, u, e
  11. Type i on your keyboard to enter insert mode
  12. Type in false
  13. Press Esc key
  14. If entered correctly press :wq to save or :q! if you messed up. (If you mess up  and  typed  :q!  you can try again by reentering: vi minstallconfig.xml)
  15. Close Terminal on completion
  16. Restart computer from the Top Silver Menu Bar

Step 4: Complete the Installer

  1. Reenter the Clover Menu on restart
  2. Select Boot macOS Install from “Hackintosh”
  3. Setup will finish the High Sierra install…

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

Note: On a 10.13.3+ installer I had to run Boot macOS Install twice the first time it rebooted with 18 minutes remaining; the second time it completed.


Step 5: 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…

Step 6: 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.

  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 automacially 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.

Fully Working Hackintosh

After macOS is running on your hackintosh there may be things that aren’t working such as audio, ethernet and wifi and graphics acceleration. If you followed one of our Build Guides return to that guide in order to get everything working. Otherwise check out the guides on how to get various things working.

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Andrea Michelon
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Andrea Michelon

Hello, really good guide. I’m getting stock at:

IOConsoleUsers: time(0) 0->0, lin 0, llk 1,
IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3, hs 0, bs 0, nov 0, sm 0x0

flashing on the top of the screen.

This is happening during the first boot.
After installing High Sierra on MSI B250I with Intel Pentium G4600.
Any possible solution?

Many thanks,
Andrea

5700
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5700

I’ve got the same situation on laptop asus ux501vw / n501vw.
Any solution?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Try -disablegfxfirmware

idaima
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idaima

Me too,do you solve it ?

JALA
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JALA

Use “Switch ResX” Tool to solve flashing the screen.. Google it and Download…

Akula
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Akula

I have a problem on the step 3
3. Setup will finish the High Sierra install…

Boot loop after half of boot line under apple logo. whats wrong with pc?

Jason
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Jason

I don’t see true in minstallconfig.xml, can you post a screen cap?

tim
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tim

there is no true in installconfig

jason
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jason

i got stuck at step2 it just restarts after trying to load the installer, any thoughts?

SeriusNtentions
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SeriusNtentions

Here is my build:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/SeriusNtentions/builds/

Thank you for your guide and prepared EFI! This is my first Hackintosh which is replacing my 2008 MacPro. I followed your instructions and everything worked smoothly! Now I have to figure out how to also make it work with windows. I sm guessing that a regular bootcamp install method will not work. Do you have a guide for HS with Win 10? Thanks

Dwin
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Dwin

All went well and worked for a day.
Now it is in restart loop. After selecting internal_hfs from clover boot menu it just restarts.

Dwin
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Dwin

Booted into recovery, have run first aid on the macOS volume and restarted. It’s back to normal now.

toto
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toto

after correctly finished step 2, I could’t see OS X ,”Boot macOS Install from “Hackintosh” “..
I’m using Alienware r6, with formatted 960 evo SSD. (i7 7700K, GTX1080)
Do you have any idea why clover doesn’t show OS X installer.

MoXyLe
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MoXyLe

What should I do, installer see my disk, but it shows as not mounted, but I know that he is mounted, so I can’t erase it and install macos, how can I fix it?

MoXyLe
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MoXyLe

Everything is fine!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hi,

I have NVME Disk Samsung 960 evo and I cannot move to second part of installation.

After first stage where I could see my drive and select it as installation target PC gets restarted but once Clover menu pops up I can see only external (USB) drive

Matt
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Matt

What is :wq or :q!

Paul
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Paul

Thank you so much. After many sleepless night. Following your tutorial works..

Vizvin
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Vizvin

Hey,
Thanks for the guide. I have a NUC 5i5RYH (broadwell). Could you help me with an EFI folder for the same?
Thanks in advance.

Lucivan
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Lucivan

sorry English, My hackintosh is running everything audio, video and network. but sometimes it restarts out of nowhere, especially when it gets long dominion period. what can I do ?

BobbyFrench
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BobbyFrench

Damm bro, I did it with my Intel NUC skull
here is the specs, it works f*** good, but I don’t have the bluetooth working and the audio, need to look at this..
version 10.13.1 (17B1003)
Model Identifier: iMac17,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.59 GHz
Memory: 32 GBChipset Model:
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580

galileo
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galileo

starts at Apple logo half way progress bar get something like small gear circle and all freeze, any ideas? I am using H P laptop i5-7300HQ

Mike
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Mike

bis jetzt die beste anleitung die ich im web gefunden habe ,selbs mit übersetzung in deutsch kein problem! danke

Reelevant
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Reelevant

Hands-down, no-nonsense, best tutorial on installation of Clover + (High) Sierra. Your tip of creating Install USB flash drives did that, thank you. I made a few to have around, these things are very volatile. And finally, after two months of living off the USB someone tells it how it is and gets me on a local hard drive. Bliss :))

Jason
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Jason

Ok macOS 10.13.1 successfully installed! Mac Store now shows I can update to 10.13.2, can I do it through Mac Store or no?

Evrins
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Evrins

you can backup your whole system with Carbon Copy Cloner before upgrading to a new version of macos
just restore from backup if failed
do not forget to make the backup disk bootable

Evrins
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Evrins

Thank this guide for saving me from banned sign with unibeast created usb installer

Ryan
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Ryan

Whenever I run terminal I get an error when inserting the line cd /Volumes/Macintosh SSD
It tells me “No such file or directory” However, I’ve named my drive Macintosh SSD and it shows up in the Image Volume as such. Thanks for your help!

Ryan
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Ryan

I solved my own problem thanks to Google. If anyone experiences this same problem it is due to having a space in the name of your drive. If there is a space you need to have a after the first word. In my case the terminal line looked like this:
cd /Volumes/Macintosh SSD

Sorry if everyone already knows this haha. Hopefully it helps someone else on the same rookie level as me 🙂

Lucas
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Lucas

I am stuck at the beginning after pressing Boot OS X install from install macOS. The Apple logo appears with a line under loading up the installer. After 2/3 of the way done the logo and line disappear and displays a circle with a slash in the middle. My specs are MSI Z270i Gaming pro carbon ac itx, intel core i5 6600k, gtx 1080

C++ developer who loves OSX
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C++ developer who loves OSX

You will most likely need to do adjustments to your drivers using Clover.
I have GB-BXi7-5500 and for Intel HD5500 video card I had to follow this

https://noobsplanet.com/index.php?threads/intel-hd-5300-5500-and-6000-graphics-fix-for-hackintosh.13/

try googling and finding if anyone successfully installed Mac on your hardware .
Now , I can’t say that “Circle With Slash” aka prohibition sign ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_symbol) will go away forever 🙂
I am getting it periodically on reboot even now , however my GiGabyte Brix boots up 8 out of 10
and it fully operational with High Sierra 10.13

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Inoran

i also have this problem where after booting the usb install of high sierra, I get a circle with slash symbol half way through loading.

My build is

Gigabyte z370xp sli
i7-8700k
amd sapphire rx 580
16gb ram

I had this same issue when I tried to install this way on a different build. I have tried using both a thumbdrive and on an sd card on a card reader and get the same results. Any help would be appreciated.

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kicsiii

Hey Guys! Im very grateful to find your website. You give me inspiration to build a new Hackintosh! I read everything and now i order the parts for my new FCPX editor Hackintosh.

Geza
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Geza

Excellent, very detailed and well written. Thank you!

after the bit DISABLE APFS CONVERSION : 12.Type in false

I would suggest you mention the “Esc” key to exit vi insert mode. Otherwise people not familiar with vi will be cursing you : )

For me everything went smooth until I tried to boot from my Samsung 500GB 960 Evo PCIe NVMe

It says : “Reboot and Select proper Boot device” I go an figure what I have done wrong : )

Geza
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Geza

Working now … was my fault I didn’t created EFI folder on the EFI mount before copying the files over : )

So everything works for more less the first time. Except sleep … but I don’t suppose there is a fix for HD630 for sleep with Kaby Lake.

I have been fighting Unibeast and Multibeast for weeks now and not able to get to this stage.

Thank you again ! : )

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David Dziak

Followed instructions for copying EFI from USB installer to HD on new build using Clover configurator, but no config plist warning keeps showing. Cannot boot from internal drive. Any help?

Marcos Mansilha
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Marcos Mansilha

Hello. First of all a hugeee thank you! I had tried to put together a hackintosh machine earlier but with big struggles tons of research and little to no success. This time I stuck to your guides and wow, I actually installed it at first try with literally no problems. So the installation until the Mac OS booting is all fine, os works fine, all great. Now two things missing, one kinda annoying. First a most important, I followed this exact guide and everything went smooth until the “easiest” part of getting the usb efi folder to Mac disk partition. I did that exactly as shown, but for some reason my ssd doesn’t even show up in my bios boot options, damn it doesn’t show up at all. But with the flash drive I can boot into clover and from there get into Mac OS without any trouble.
So my problem right now is to get my hackintosh disk recognisable/bootable. Any advices?

Marcos Mansilha
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Marcos Mansilha

Oh and a quick note that might be important. I do have a second windows ssd.
At this moment and after a totally clean installation, I got EVERYTHING to work. All with guides from you guys. Rebooted machine like 100 times without one single error, thanks to your guide got older graphics card working fine after some tweaks. I mean, it couldn’t be better.

The only thing at the moment is only being able too boot through clover with flash drive. I mean at last option I can just leave this usb to be plugged in the back and work as my boot. But would highly prefer to get it on one of the ssd’s.

Will just wait for your reply 🙂

MrSanc8
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MrSanc8

Hello… my installation gets stuck in black screen with the white apple logo. Just stays there. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?

I read in some forums that I need to use a USB 2.0 port, but my built does not have any?

Thanks for the help!

frank zhoa
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frank zhoa

Dear, Hackintosher, after completed install, only boot from usb, I follow the guide and copy EFI folder to MACOS EFI, but MAC couldn’t be boot by BIOS. I don’t know why…And I compare disk and usb by diskutil lists, same have “GUID_partition_scheme” and “EFI”.

frank zhao
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frank zhao

I use intel nvme, 760p, whether nvme not support booting from EFI?

uyuyu
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uyuyu

Step 6

6.Using Clover Configurator Mount the EFI of the Disk

I don’t see my internal boot drive displayed in the EFI Partition section in CLOVER?

Therefore I can’t copy the EFI in usb drive to local OSX 10.11 drive..

Any fixes?

uyuyu
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uyuyu

🙁 Need help pls! I can’t mount EFI drive from my SSD. Currently just booting via my thumbdrive ( where I installedHigh Sierria…. 🙁

DiZ
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DiZ

hello, thank’s for all what you do
You’re web site is amazing
but when I run the bootable key the apple screen is displayed and reboot after 75 percent load (The glitch screen and the menu clover reopens)
I tried several times to restart the installation but nothing helps.

DiZ
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DiZ

Thank’s for all what you do
You’re website as amazing !
Hello when I run the bootable key the apple screen is displayed and reboot after 75 percent load (The glitch screen and the menu clover reopens)
I tried several times to restart the installation but nothing helps.

DiZ
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DiZ

Problem solved.
with an MSI z370 tomahawk, use the file “config.skylake”.
Everything works fine, some trouble witch my screen when I go to fullscreen.
but my USB and ethernet works fine, for audio I use a “Focusrite”, no problems.

Thank’s again for your website, and the instruction
when I’m rich I’ll come and see you

MJNiazi84
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MJNiazi84

Hello Hackintosher earlier I have Installed 10.12.6 in 4th Gen 4790K with ASUS H-97 Pro Gamer.
but I now I upgraded to i5 8600K with MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon and 16 Gigs of RAM single chip with two SSDs one of ADATA 250 GB for Windows 10 and one spare of Kingston 120 GB which I am using for mac installation.

I created boot with Unibeast and download macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. with high sierra Patcher. I used your EFI Folder for coffee lake when I reached at clover bootloader I have selected -v and nvda disable.

my first try reached upto 20% of Installation with installer log is that no native mechanism and stuck with 3 Hours and 38 minutes after waiting for half an hour I reset and start windows 10.

what should I do.

blaze
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blaze

Well there’s your problem…macOS doesn’t support 8th gen GPUs yet. You might need to fake your CPU id (a quick google will tell you what you need to do)

Vlada
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Vlada

Hello,
Would anyone be so kind to explain me why not seeing on Clover Menu “Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra”. I did everything as explained on the site. Did I miss something?
Thanks a lot.

Rebel
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Rebel

I have exactly the same issue. Did all the steps (macos high sierra installer, EFI folder, BIOS settings) but not getting the “Boot OS X install” option.

Rebel
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Rebel

Searching hours on google and finding nothing, 7 minutes after adding a comment here I do another search and find the solution 🙂

Plugin the installer USB and remove the file “.IAPhysicalMedia”.

iterm command: rm -f “/Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra/.IAPhysicalMedia”

After this plugin the USB in your hackintosh and boot up, the “Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra” option should be there.

C++ developer who loves OSX
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C++ developer who loves OSX

Kudos to Rebel ! Omg I wish I saw your post much earlier spent all week-end figuring out . Your work around surely works , my boot loader all of the sudden sees Mac OS installation on my flash drive after I removed /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra/.IAPhysicalMedia
Any information what this file is for and why it was causing boot loader to choke ?

long
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long

omg thanks so much! it works

Vlada
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Vlada

Thank u so much! 🤣 It works.
In earlier versions, there were no such problems when creating the usb boot disk. Anyway, it works smoothly with the apfs file system.

Vlada
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Vlada

I also found the same explanation as Rebel say for that in tonymacx86 site.
The problem started to happen with version 10.13.4 mac osx, in version 10.13.3 there were no such problems, either creating a bootable usb with a unibeast or clover method.

tim
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tim

is there any reason I cannot use this process to install macOS on an external usb 3.0 flash drive and speed up my old mac mini? I got as far as the clover boot screen, then hit enter, and everything goes black.

blaze
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blaze

Is it a PowerPC Mac Mini? If so, nothing that new will work. I think you might need 10.6 or something.
Also, USB3.0 will be not as fast as your internal hard drive.

Burg
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Burg

I appreciate the guides. I’m attempting to install High Sierra but when I boot to USB clover does not show me the option of Mac OS, all I get is the clover menus? I’ve remade the USB a few times and have had no luck as of yet. Any suggestions?

Kuba
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Kuba

I found this and it helped in my case;)

Think I found a fix for new bootable media with High Sierra 10.13.4

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app
3. Install Clover
2. Delete .IAPhysicalMedia from Install macOS High Sierra
Code (Text):
rm /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra/.IAPhysicalMedia
The install volume is now visible for Clover

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Can you do step 3 after the install is complete? I accidentally selected the wrong option and completed the install before disabling APFS conversion

anniel
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anniel

Hello, I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with an Intel Core i5 3380M, I start the process ok, but when it finish loading in the apple logo it shows a negative icon. what I´m doing wrong?????

Guest
Anthony

Hope you are still around to respond.

Why no img of before and after?
vi minstallconfig.xml

bc I don’t see anything thats “true”

And the other issue is my Intel Graphics from the i5 8600K is having glitches, worked fine during installation but after the 1st or 2nd boot after the so called “Vi .xml -true/false” Is very Glitchy.

My sound works right away but after making or try alterations, becomes less glitchy but still glitchy enough that my audio from my HDMI goes out.

I’ve also tried different “ig-platform-id” works slighty bit but still glitchy, same motherboard I believe.

Asus TUFF Z370-Pro Gaming

No graphics card, just the CPU. Been trying to get this to work for roughly 2 months or so after failing to attempt the unibeast rout to just to get into the installation.

alex
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alex

i managed to get all the way to the end of this but i cannot boot from the harddrive on which OS X was installed. it’s giving me a ““Reboot and Select proper Boot device”. strange right? I mounted and copied the EFI folder as per instructed. any ideas?

Carlos
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Carlos

So now I have an issue that when the Installer first loads, Its asking me to “reinstall” instead of “Install”. When I click it to install, its not seeing my Install OS or something because it wants to connect to the server. Should I just continue with the download or did I do something wrong earlier?

Thanks for the help and the detailed instructions!

Gregor
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Gregor

I hope someone gets back to you Carlos — I have the exact same problem: everything seemed to be going fine up to the point when I use Disk Utility to create the partition on the drive I want to install OS X on, but when i close Disk Utility i then only have the option to reinstall MacOS but not a fresh install.

William
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William

I need help, pc keeps restarting when apple logo appears (the loading bar doesn’t show).

Here’s my config :
– ASUS PRIME Z370-A
– Intel I7 8700K
– 2X8GB Gskill RipJaws V
– Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8G

I followed this guide : https://hackintosher.com/guides/high-sierra-install-full-guide/ to make the EFI Folder.

(The version of High Sierra I downloaded is 10.13.5, earlier versions are not on the mac app store anymore)

Guest
Ansh

I do not see an option for “Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra” in the Clover menu. I am using an MSI Z370 PC PRO, Intel i5 8600k, and EVGA GTX 1070 SC

(PLEASE HELP)

Danbearpig
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Danbearpig

Thanks for the guide! I’ve followed the instructions exactly up until booting to the USB installer. The Apple logo appears, progress bar goes halfway, then I get the prohibited sign (circle with slash) and it stays there (it occasionally flickers briefly as if it decided either to refresh or try again and just shows that sign again). I tried adding -v to Clover boot options to get verbose mode, and it works except as soon as it gets stuck the text gets scrambled so I’m not sure what the log says.

I’ve got Asus Maximus VII Gene, i7-6700K, and a 1080-Ti (though I’m trying to boot with Intel integrated graphics and will install NVIDIA web drivers later; it worked with my Sierra install, but High Sierra refused to install the upgrade so I’m doing a clean install on a new SSD).

Nikita
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Nikita

thanks!!!!!

Alex Hirlinger
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Alex Hirlinger

Tried to follow this guide exactly along with your build for the ASUS ROG Maximus Hero X. I have the same motherboard, and CPU, but my graphics card is a Sapphire pulse Radeon RX580.

I followed these instructions exactly to remove the APFS from my boot drive.
I then updated all BIOS settings as you recommended, but my computer continually freezes on the apple logo with the progress bar trying to boot from my “Hackintosh” drive that High Sierra is installed on (booting through the USB still).

I tried to use Verbose to try and diagnosed the problem and it didn’t work after multiple tries, but it randomly worked after multiple tries and using the following settings in Clover: USB injection, USB ownership, CPU Halt Enabler and pressing the space bar and enabling Verbose mode and Safe Mode and deselecting “set Nvidia to VESA”.

When getting into Multibeast I began to attempt to install the correct drives that you recommend, but it gave me the install failed error. Checked the multibeast.logs and it says that Clover_v2.4k failed to install. After some looking online apparently you can’t install the UEFI drivers through Multibeast when in safemode… Unfortunately this is the only way that I’m able to get into the Mac Desktop.

I’m totally stuck and have spent multiple days trying to figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Caio
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Caio

How long does it take in the beggining, after the “Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra is selected”? I’ve been here for a long time, and the bar is empty, didn’t move at all.

James Thorderson
Guest
James Thorderson

Hey i cannot get network to work.
i7 7700K, Asus H170-Pro, GTX 1070, onboard LAN
Setup worked great and I’m at the desktop, just curious why we were supposed to choose “My computer does not connect to the internet”, I’ve tried using Multibeast to add Network drivers for all the different variations (removing the failed ones after each attempt) and none have worked.
In Network Settings Ethernet shows “Not Connected: The cable for Ethernet is connected, but your computer does not have an IP address” and every 5 or so seconds will switch to saying “Cable Unplugged: Either the cable for Ethernet is not plugged in or the device at the other end is not responding.”

Thanks

James Thorderson
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James Thorderson

My router is an Airport Extreme, my computer is plugged directly into it. My other mac mini plugged over ethernet to the same router has no issues. No issues with other devices on wifi either. Not sure if this has anything to do with it

velodork
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velodork

Hi! Im new here and after trying several installs with several versions of Mac OSX with several methods, I’m happy to say that yours has worked for me the best yet!

Everything looks great and my machine is BLAZING, however- I’m missing wifi/bluetooth and hdmi/DP audio. Ive tried the fixes here which haven’t worked… Im pretty sure I know the kexts to use as there are specific instructions for my mobo on another forum, I’m just having a hard time integrating what I need specifically for my board with your install guide/pre loaded EFI folder. I tried installing the kexts post install and nothing worked, whereas the kexts DID work using the other method (but graphics were jacked). Im super new and I would appreciate any advice/direction on how to integrate these sources into one clean install… TYIA!

AsRock Fatal1ty z170 itx/ac gaming
i5-6600k
Asus GTX 1060

thanseer
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thanseer

After install is finished. it showing cross through circle( prohibited logo) on screen, tried using -v and -x its not works any solution
My Hardware : core i7 8700 CPU
Gigabyte z370-hd3p motherboard
gtx 1080 gpu
16 gb ram & samsung 860 evo 250gb ssd

Duane Zingale
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Duane Zingale

Thanks for the guides, I ‘m so close, Any help would be great
I get to step 5.1 but the screen gets stuck 2/3 the way through on the apple logo.
No change the bar hits about 2/3rds the way throough and just sits there.

Asus Rog z370E
i7 8700k
Crucial MX500
1060 GTX

Duane Zingale
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Duane Zingale

Figured it out, needed to change the BIOS to run on CPU Graphics until i get nividia installed, which may put me back to reinstalling 😐

sam
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sam

hello I am trying to install in 17 r3 alienware after clover boot black screen appears , I am trying to install high sierra…Any leads…!!!

rona
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rona

Hi! I have found this guide only after my MacBook Air (13″, early 2014) has gone into a coma state. I think it’s not yet totally dead. I went to a (non-Apple) repair shop but the technician told me that the logic board must be the problem and the only fix is to replace it. The price quote I got for the motherboard is more expensive than what I actually paid for my secondhand MBA. It would be impractical for me to spend more on the replacement, so this really is not an option.

A little background:
The original owner removed the SSD so I had to boot and run MacOS X (Mavericks) from a 32GB USB 3.0 in the meantime while I was still looking for a new SSD. I used the internet recovery to install the OS in my flash drive. I installed light programs like Office for Mac, Chrome and Goofy. I also tried upgrading to High Sierra before installing the programs but with no success, because it cannot detect any SSD in the primary bay (there was none to detect). It worked well and I basically had my machine up and running.
I finally bought a Transcend JetDrive 850 SSD which is compatible with my unit (just have to upgrade to High Sierra BEFORE installation). I opted for this over the JetDrive 820 because my machine’s model can still have the OS upgraded, so why not?
(Not advertising here, just for easy reference https://www.transcend-info.com/Products/No-956)

Here’s what happened:
Since (1) I cannot upgrade my OS to High Sierra without the SSD and (2) I cannot use the SSD without upgrading to High Sierra first and (3) I don’t have any other Mac machine, I tried a workaround that obviously didn’t work thus this post. I created a High Sierra bootable USB installer using TransMac in Windows. I inserted the SSD into the primary bay and proceeded with installing the OS.
(1) Upon power on, I pressed Command + R. It was able to detect both the USB OS installer and the new SSD.
(2) I selected USB OS installer then pre-installation started on the SSD. Erased and formatted the SSD in Disk Utility (GUID partition scheme and APFS format were suggested by the discussions.apple.com forum).
(3) Installation started then the usual system reboot.
(4) Upon restart, I was a bit surprised to see the Clover Boot Manager instead of the native bootloader. It was this time when I realized that I was in for a big trouble and all my courage and excitement turned to fear of messing up and “bricking” my machine. I was not able to do a research on Hackintosh and Clover Manager beforehand.
(5) In the Clover Menu, I selected Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra and pressed enter. The installer slowly loaded just like in #3 of Step 1: Booting the USB Installer in the above post.
(6) I unintentionally interrupted the installation when the progress bar was not yet halfway through. It was taking so long that I thought it was already stuck up. I did a hard reset by turning it off.
(7) I turned it on again after a few seconds but there was no chime, no Apple logo, not even the Clover boot manager–just a dim backlight on the screen and the Apple logo on the lid lighting up.

Here are what I’ve tried so far:
(1) all the possible key combinations (internet recovery, boot options, NVRAM reset, SMC reset) just to bring something up on the screen.
(2) removed then inserted back the battery and the SSD, and also drained any power. Then repeated (1).
(3) used an external keyboard and monitor just in case they were the problem.
(4) inserted my previously working bootable OS X Mavericks USB drive but still not booting.

From what I have researched, what I did might have messed up the EFI firmware (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/warning-clover-will-break-your-real-mac-use-with-caution.224933/page-5) and one way to fix this is to flash the original firmware. With my MBA not booting how can I possibly do this? Another suggestion was to use GhostHacks tools (https://www.ghostlyhaks.com/blog/apple-efi/37-efidl?showall=&start=2). My EFI firmware is unlocked i.e. without a password, by the way.

It has been two days since my MBA is in a coma and I have been sleepless switching between reading forums and waking my machine up.

I hope someone can shed some light on this and suggest possible solutions.
Thank you in advance.

hans
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hans

Replace the files in the last step, dont merge them. Worked for me.

YANEZ
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YANEZ

Hey! I completed this guide successfully on integrated graphics. When trying to post install the rx580 I got stuck at every boot with a weird bug happening, where the screen starts flickering and shows random colors plus the fan stop LED lights up on the RX580. I decided to reinstall on a different drive with the card plugged in from the start. Everything worked until step 5. The first boot resulted in the same exact bug I previously had. The bug even appears when the card is just plugged in but the BIOS is set to igfx and the monitor is connected to the mobo.
Can you help? I’d really appreciate it!!

i7 7700K
Gigabyte Z270X – Gaming 7
Gigabyte Radeon RX580 (8GB)

Enrico
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Enrico

Hello,

What happen if i replaced the entire efi hackintosh folder with the usb’s efi folder instead merge it?

Thanks, Enrico.

Khubaib
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Khubaib

Hi,

I can’t get past step 1. When loading is about 75% done it says “IOGraphics Flags 0x45 (0x51)” and system immediately reboots. This keeps on happening and I can’t even get past step 1. Please help!

My laptop specs are below:

Laptop: HP Pavilion P252TX
CPU: Intel i7 5500U
Graphics: Intel HD5500 & GeForce 840M
RAM: 8GB

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Bob
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Bob

Got as far as cd /Volumes/Hackintosh (My Installer is named macOS High Sierra)
and got ‘No such file or directory’ even though it’s listed.
Kept trying but got the same error.

What a ball ache :/

Bob
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Bob

Never mind got it sorted by erasing the drive on the target machine and not my other machine.