Updating your Hackintosh to Mojave 10.14

Mojave brings a ton of new features to macOS my favorite additions being the changes to Finder and the new Dark Mode. If you want to be an early adapter of Mojave for your hackintosh here is what you need to do to to make your hackintosh work in Mojave.

 

Mojave 10.14 Update Steps

Download Mojave 10.14 from the Mac App Store

For a Mojave Hackintosh it’s a good idea to recreate your EFI folder under a newer version of Clover EFI Bootloader. You will then need to add the latest USB port limit patch compatible for Mojave and update your kexts to the latest versions. Nvidia GPU’s can be gotten working in Mojave by changing the build version of the web drivers available for High Sierra. Also if you use Clover Configurator as your EFI mounter you will need to get the latest version to support EFI mounting in Mojave.

The update took about 5 restarts to complete selecting Boot macOS Install from “drive_name” each time from the Clover Boot Menu.

1. Recreate EFI for Mojave 10.14

It’s highly recommended you recreate your EFI folder under a newer version of Clover EFI Bootloader. I had problems with my old EFI folder that although worked perfectly fine on High Sierra the same EFI prevented me from booting the Mojave installer. Recreating the EFI folder solved that issue for me.

The latest updates to Clover EFI Bootloader has switched from OsxAptioFix3Drv-64.efi to AptioMemoryFix-64.efi. If PartitionDxe-64.efi and ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi have been added apfs.efi will no longer need to added into EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI

  1. Mount your EFI partition and backup and or rename your existing EFI folder to something else and it will be overwritten. You will need to transfer the config.plist and kext folder to the new folder.
  2. Download latest version of Clover EFI Bootloader
  3. If you are not sure what .efi files you should include for Mojave when you install Clover EFI Bootloader to the EFI partition of your drive read the updated guide: How-to Make a Clover Hackintosh Bootloader
  4. Once the new EFI folder is on your boot partition transfer your old config.plist and replace the kext folder in the new EFI folder with your old one or with updated kexts.

2. Mojave 10.14 USB Port Limit Patch

Mojave requires a patch to raise the USB port limit. If you want to be able to use all your USB ports and USB 3 speeds you will need this patch, Out of the USB port limit patches I’ve tested only one of them works for Mojave 10.14 Beta and here it is:

  1. Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
  2. Select Kernel and Kext Patches
  3. Select the “+” at the button and input:
    1. Name*: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI
    2. Find* [Hex]: 83FB0F0F 83030500 00
    3. Replace* [Hex] : 83FB0F90 90909090 90
    4. Comment: USB 10.14+ by PMHeart
    5. MatchOS: 10.14.x
  4. Save config.plist
Mojave 10.14 Port Limit Patch

This is what the port limit patch should look like in Clover Configurator.

Make sure to disable or delete any previous port limit patches.

3. Kexts for Booting Mojave 10.14 Installer

Hackintosh Download Kexts

With Clover some have had trouble with kexts not working when placed in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/10.14 so place any kext used for Mojave in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/Other

Download the latest version of these kexts and replace the ones in your EFI partition (/Volumes/EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/Other) of your boot device after mounting the flash drive using a EFI mounter like Clover Configurator.

Required Kexts:

Recommended Kexts:

Use the Kext Page for link convenience

4. APFS in Mojave

If you opted out of Apple File System or APFS for short in High Sierra the installer won’t automatically convert it over so you don’t have to worry about that. But I have noticed Apple seems to become more aggressive with pushing people over to APFS based on the prompts shown in the Mojave Installer’s Disk Utility encouraging the use of APFS over HFS.

Again with the inclusion of PartitionDxe-64.efi and ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi in your drivers64UEFI folder there will no longer be a need to add apfs.efi manually.

5. Mojave Graphic Cards

Nvidia Web Drivers

If using an Nvidia GPU you will have to rely on a web driver version from High Sierra and change the build version to your current version of Mojave since there aren’t any web drivers available for Mojave yet by Nvidia, however you won’t be able to get full acceleration in Mojave until Nvidia release support.

AMD Graphic Cards

Most AMD graphic cards like the AMD RX 560/570/580 work in Mojave with full acceleration. My RX 560 works without WhateverGreen.kext.

Versions of WhateverGreen.kext earlier than 1.2.0+ can cause graphical glitches with transparency in the toolbar and various other windows so remove it from EFI/Clover/kexts/Other or S/L/E or L/E to avoid these issues.

If using a Coffee Lake or Kaby Lake CPU make sure to set ig-platform-id to 0x5912003 so the installer can complete and you don’t boot to a black screen.

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Juice
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Juice

Im stuck 70% in install mojave

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Rodrigo

Thanks a lot as always!
I’ve got 2 builds:
A) Has random reboots while not being watched (maybe it tries to sleep and fails)
B) Works flawlessly
Both have severe graphics glitches while booting, after the apple logo they work just fine.

Build A:
-I7 7700
-ASUS ROG STRIX B250F
-SMBIOS: iMacPro 1,1 (any other causes graphics freezes)

Build B
-I5 7400
-MSI PRO VH H110M
-SMBIOS: iMac 18,1

Geg
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Geg

Are AMD’s RX Graphics Cards compatible?(especially RX 560 4GB) I want to but it and I want to make sure it’s compatible with Mojave.

Guest
gianluca

Hello, all ok but the image doesn’t fit the screen, I’ve tried all possible setup.

Asus H270 prime pro

HD630

monitor 1920×1080 HP – HDMI

Guest
Vardaan

Hi!
I’m having serious graphic glitches on HD 630
Aorus Gaming 5
Intel i7 8700k.

Boot up is taking very long, atleast twice as long as HS.
AUDIO isn’t working either.
Rest everything looks great!

Would really appreciate your help!

Gianluca_f
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Gianluca_f

The installation went ok, the only problem is that the image doesn’t fit the screen. I’ve tried many settings, but nothing.
I’ve a 1920*1080 HP monitor via hdmi
Graphics is Hd630 and mobo asus H270 prime pro
I’ve also on the same pc other two installation win10 and Sierra that look perfect

Gianluca_f
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Gianluca_f

OK, solved. All is working. thanks

Deibys Artigas
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Deibys Artigas

Hey, buddy. What have you done?… I have the same issue.

Joost986
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Joost986

Hi guys, I just installed Mojave and I got it to boot, but im having troubles installing NVIDIA graphics drivers. I got it to install using the above mentioned tools and I see Nvidia web drivers are loaded, but the graphical glitches are still present. Also the sound is not working, wich is new. Before the update sound was working. Any ideas?
EDIT: The resolution seems native after the installation of the drivers, and not PotatoVision..

princeboat
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princeboat

Am able to let Mojave work on my ASUS laptop; sound, wifi graphics and ethernet and Bluetooth also working>>Intel HD Graphics 5500 1536 MB working great …Nvidia is not yet supported

Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma
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Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma

Can you please provide your EFI folder,
I also have intel HD5500.
I am trying to fix intel graphics to get 1539MB vram for 3 days but not successed and got only 4mb vram.

Guest
prince
Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma
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Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma

Link not working
But thank you
I already fixed this by whatevergreen.kext method
And now got 2048MB of Vram

kar lan
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kar lan

can you upload your EFI folder.
thank you.

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PLAymo

are you sure about this link? trty with file specific link, thank you

samu
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samu

Load your EFI folder please

Lennart
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Lennart

Hey Hackintosher,

Thank you for your nice guides and tips. I hope you can help me with my CoffeeLake i7 8700k setup. I don’t get my iGPU running. Neither with High Sierra nor with Mojave.
You said that CoffeeLake iGPU support is coming OOTB but it seems not for me.
Could you have any tips for me what I do wrong?

This settings I do use in my config.plist:
-wegbeta flag in Boot
no ig-platform-id
no fake-id in devices

bios settings set to what u recommend

What I get in verbose mode is:
HASH data from ME never returned 1

Regards,
Lennart

Joy
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Joy

When I install Clover on my FlashDrive, Do I need to select the following?
OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi
AptioMemoryFix-64.efi
PartitionDxe-64.efi
ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi

Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma
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Vijay Kumar Vishwakarma

Got ACPI Error : Method phrase/ execution failed [/_SB.PCI0…… , AE_not_exist,
Creating Ram disk for var/log
After that automatically reboots

Error image-
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15nSHR6LA2XfIHbXDITNcZo_F7p0YqXHa/view?usp=drivesdk

Darin
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Darin

So do you just install it directly from the app store when downloaded? I am confused if I have to install from a USB bootloader…

Anthony
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Anthony

Can anyone tell me if the onboard Wifi from Z370 Gaming E motherboard will work natively? Or do I need to buy one of the adapters that is compatible with macOS?

Patrihot
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Patrihot

Hello, thanks for your wonderfull guides by the way.

I installed mojave without problems but when it boots (the boot that we configure icloud etc..) my screen is yellow with a mouse cursor but I cant do anything (well seeing nothing than yellow with a mouse pointer). I have a hd7770.
It used to do that on sierra and highsierra without whatevergreen but im clueless now.

Any tips?

bodich
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bodich

Hi. I’ve installed 10.14 but my HD 5770 is not working fine. It’s in low res mode and tried a lot of solutions to get it up, no success. I’ve installed latest WhateverGreen 1.2.3, Lilu 1.2.7, set all graphics inject to NO. Can you help me? I have never troubles on older Mac OS versions and 5770 worked just fine without absolutely any action.

Mii
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Mii

Hello.
I am a little comfused. This Is my first time update for hackintosh.
I need to update from app store or I need to make Install USB?

Guest
Slavik

I’ve recreated the Clover EFI Bootloader but I’m still not able to boot into the Mojave Installer

DAvid
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DAvid

FUCK THIS GUIDE

Guest
Zoehir

Is it possible to install mojave with Igpu? I have an Asus prime-a motherboard and an i7 8700 processor. I have also an Asus 1060 gtx gpu but it isn’t supported yet for hardware acceleration. Is it possible with the Igpu?

JKhoo
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JKhoo

This is my first ever post and I would like to thank Hackintosher for his time and sharing of resources here. Your guides are the most straightforward so far I’ve found, though sometimes a bit hard when it comes to troubleshooting. I managed to install High Sierra on my i5 8400/Gigabyte B360M Aorus Gaming/Powercolor RX560 rig using your guides and decided to upgrade my OS to Mojave.

Just to share my experience, I did all the steps above and removed Whatevergreen.kext. Then I installed the update directly from the Mojave installer app. When it rebooted, I booted from the Mojave installer drive on Clover.

Unfortunately, it caused the blank screen after the apple loading sign. I knew it wasn’t stuck because my HDD lights were blinking a lot. Good thing I was dual booting to Windows and used another of your guide to access my EFI to try to troubleshoot. I found out that by adding the latest Whatevergreen.kext with latest Lilu.kext, the blank screen issue was solved for me.

Then it went to the installation screen properly and finished installing in about 30 minutes. So now I’m running my Hackintosh on Mojave and it looks like all is ok.

Ksasa
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Ksasa

I’ll stay with High Sierra until some official Nvidia web drivers from Mojave will be released. In this situation apps can’t take advantage of CUDA.

Plauto
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Plauto

Thanks again, everything went fine here!

Vlad Alexandru
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Vlad Alexandru

Hi man,
I have ASRock Z370 Pro4 and I’am running on Mac OS Mojave Official.

All works perfect,but I have one problem when put PC in sleep mode,screen turns green and don’t enter in sleep mode.

P.S. Darkwake is already set on 8

Please help me,Thanks !

His_Turdness
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His_Turdness

Everything went fine… Now just waiting for NVidia to wake up and release drivers….

Guest
rajkhand

@Hackintosher

Can someone please give step by step guide for upgrading from High Sierra to Mojave? that is after creating the new EFI folder with latest clover bootloader and latest kexts. My 100% working High Sierra is unable to upgrade.
I have downloaded the Mojave install file in my Application folder, when I run it starts installing and then after showing 18 minutes to upgrade it goes to about 8 minutes, then it reboots for the first time many lines flashes on the screen (as I have verbose flag unable in clover) then the display goes in power saver mode and though the computers power light is on and have waited for more than 30 minutes nothing happens.

One question when rebooting do I have to select prebooter from filevault 2 or prebooter from the other prebooter option?

so what is the boot sequence selection at each reboot? how many times it will reboot during upgrade process?

Guest
ncak

Hi, I am new to hackintosh and if upgrading my high Sierra to Mojave needs fresh install or can update directly within the OS? I am worried about re-installing all my music production softwares and plugins. Please help.

Guest
anilnc

HI

I followed your instruction but while installing from the usb, it shows apple logo and when progress bar reach 50% it shows no entry or prohibited sign. High Sierra installs well on this pc. please help

Guest
anilnc

Changed the USB port to standard USB 2 port and now it entered the installation screen. phew.. Will update once it installs.