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What is a Hackintosh?
A Hackintosh is a non-Apple computer that runs macOS.
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Check if your hardware can run macOS
Wifi/BT Card: (if available)
What guide/tool followed: [Links and/or names, links preferably]
What part I got an issue with: [Describe your issue WITH pictures attached if possible]
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I finished setting up my hackintosh but there seems to be no audio coming from it. It's my first time building a hackintosh and so far everything was going smoothly I figured out my codec was ALC3234 Realtek I added all the possible layout-id's with the alcid=xxx boot-args, but no luck I also tried adding my pcie address directly through with the requirements but no luck And for context I am using AppleALC.kext's latest version too. I'm not really sure what the issue could be. Tried various blogs and docs but no luck I also thought that maybe it could be an issue with the SSDTs since i got them from a git repo for my laptop
Hello, I'm new to hckintoshing and I'm stuck. On my display it says "OC: Watchdog status is 0" and I don't know what to do. Should I just wait for it to go away?
CPU: Pentium 4425Y (Amber Lake)
GPU: Intel UHD 615 iGPU
Storage: Some noname microSD card
Laptop: Microsoft Surface Go 2
I had heard that my CPU isn't supported, but it boots from USB, it just doesn't go into the installer.
Please: In the Sonoma with OCLP it works at the maximum available speed, but in the Ventura I only reached about 60% of the available speed.
My Hackintosh is an Intel Desktop.
I finished installing sonoma on my device thinkpad x1 carbon gen 8, but i cannot use keyboard and my touchpad.
I've tried to replace voodoo kext on my device and got this error.
what should I do?
This is an issue I had with Clover originally, so I switched to OpenCore, yet it still persists.
Basically, installation went just fine, however the computer simply hangs just a second or two once the GUI pops up post-install. I assume it's a kernel panic, but no crash dumps are shown. In Clover I was able to prevent GPU drivers from fully loading, and got a glimpse of the panicking part (com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily), but I wasn't able to do the same with OC, and neither did disabling the loginwindow service help, so I can't tell you if the exact same issue occurs 100%.
The machine in question has the following specs:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
- 6GB DDR2 600
- Acer EG43M board
- NVidia Quadro FX 3800 (i tried with an AMD R7 360, but that one hanged without even getting to spawn the GUI, and it too didn't dump a panic)
My EFI folder is as follows: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ksj0c6wic8nlloa/EFI.zip/file
Please mind the rather messy directory tree, I've been enabling and disabling certain drivers and kexts hoping I'd get it to work, but to no avail. I followed the dortania guide and related Yonah/Allendale/Penryn parts, but I had to take additional steps as the docs are a bit outdated.
Swapped 1Tb NvMe 2280 Rocket Sabrent with 2TB Samsung 990 Pro & now takes twice as long for Bios to come up. Takes 12 secs vs 5 sec with old M.2
Z390 Designare Gigabyte board
5700 XT Nitro Plus - Sapphire
NZXT Kraken cooler
64GB G Skill Ram
iOS is Catalina 10.15.7
No changes to Bios or updates besides cloning hard drive using carbon copy cloner. Used clover to mount and put EFI on new M.2. I did change the CMOS battery too but reloaded old profile in bios settings.
Is this normal? I just don’t see why adding a faster read write makes for longer boot. To be clear I mean from the moment I hit the power button to Bios splash screen. The actual EFI and load of the operating system is still the same time to boot.
Can anyone help?
I just watched a video from SnazzyLabs explaining how a new Android client called Beeper Mini allows imessage on android. As he explains it is based on spoofing mac serial numbers just as we do for hackintosh.
Now, the immediate question is.. what if Apple will change their authentication method due to this. Will we still be able to generate our serial numbers anymore? I am concerned that this app will just make Apple block spoofing of serial numbers and change their login procedure and hackintosh community will also get a hit here.
someone texted me and said that he will lock my SMS phone number and lock my phone by using my SMS number.
how can I protect my phone?
I switched from Clover to OpenCore a few years back and it's been absolutely flawless so I've left my config alone and experienced zero issues. The only problem is that when I did the original config with OC 0.6.0, I selected iMac 15,1 (mid-2015) which won't allow me to upgrade beyond Big Sur.
I have downloaded OC 0.9.6 and updated my OC Configurator, anyone have a tutorial on how can I update the model information without changing/upsetting my configuration or making any other changes so that I can upgrade to MacOS 13/14?
CPU：AMD R5 3550H
EGPU：RX560X (no work)
IGPU：AMD Radeon Vega 8
Wifi/bluetooth：QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
HD WebCam：UV CCamera VendorID_1032 ProductID_41056
After a while, I was able to get Hackintosh working on my laptop
The main problem was USB, but that was solved by RyzenUSBXHCI, which I found out about recently
Almost everything works perfectly except for a few items:
Well and a mini problem with the support of applications, for example, I could not play hearts of iron 4 and factorio with steam.
I'll consider any possible suggestions to solve any problems, I'm sure I did something wrong because I did the EFI in 3 hours and stole the ACPI to run the touchpad from another EFI.
I should add that I used the Opencore Guide for config.plist and the Noot AMD Hackintosh Guide for everything else
I received an Intel 8265 WIFI/BT module. It's much better now, but now I've noticed how fast the battery drains quickly
Hi, is there any way to speed up safari?
When I have a lot of bookmarks on the main screen, a new tab (and in general moving through the tabs is delayed, and scrolling through the list of bookmarks looks like it's freezing).
I moved all my bookmarks to a folder and now a new tab is created much faster.
Also, when I scroll sharply up on YouTube for example, I first see a white screen and then the content appears (I don't remember this on Catalina).
Is there anything I can poke around in the experimental functions?
The only thing I've enabled so far is WebGL via Metal (because without this feature and me in google maps artifacts)
rx 570 4gb
* Hardware: CPU: Intel Core i5-3750
GPU: iGPU 2500 HD
RAM: 16gb DDR3
Motherboard/Laptop model: Lenovo Think centre
Screen(s) Number: 1
Screen(s) Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Ethernet Card: Realtek 8111
What guide/tool I followed: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/config.plist/ivy-bridge.html
When booting from my EFI USB stick I can't choose an OS, I only get the option windows (See foto: https://imgur.com/a/dvK09FK). In the OC log files I get the following message:
00:000 00:000 OC: Failed to drop ACPI 54445353 0000006D50757043 0 (1) - Not Found
00:030 00:030 OC: Failed to drop ACPI 54445353 0074734930757043 0 (1) - Not Found
I have googled this error, but either the questions have not been answered or their system does not match mine.
My config: https://pastebin.com/e3A5Zt32
Thanks for any help in advance.
I have recently upgraded my hp 820 g3 laptop from monterey to ventura. Now brightness and sound is not working on my laptop. Prior to upgrade, I already did update of opencore version to latest one (0.9.6) and updated all the opencore files. What problems could be there.
I need EFI For thinkpad x1 yoga gen 5
I’m trying to update kexts for my Fenvi BCM94360 to get WiFi working on Sonoma
When I applied the kexts “AMFIPASS, IO80211FamilyLegacy and IOSkywalkFamily” to my config.plist and some configs to bootargs, kernels and nvram, it gets stuck on the Apple logo and gives me this error from the image. If I restore the EFI files to their original state, before doing anything to my config, it works “normally”, but with no WiFi at all, and my other screens, excluding the main one, are not recognized too.
I’m really not sure what to do, and can’t find anything to my problem, since I was following a tutorial and for the guy it worked like a charm.
Could you guys help me? Is there anything I’m missing to add?
My specs: HM570 Intel interposer i7-11800H RX 6600 XT
I've been stuck in open shell for months and don't know what to do I see executables but it freezes when I press enter can anyone help
Just installed my new Sonoma Hackintosh and every time when I boot my usb keyboard disconnects and is apparently stuck, the bluetooth keyboard/trackpad from apple keep working so it's not that everything disconnects. I've tried to use both 2.0 and 3.0 usb ports but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
On windows everything functions like normal so I'm pretty sure the keyboard isn't the problem. When I disconnect and reconnect the keyboard it works just fine after that.
Does anyone know what this could cause perhaps? I'd love to know, thanks!
I want to run MacOS on a virtual machine on my laptop just for the heck of it. I cannot afford another mac (it's braindead to do so) to get the live bootable image. Can anyone share a link for a live MacOS image?
Has anyone had a problem running Topaz Gigapixel on AMD chips? Mine won't load, wondered if there was a fix, much like Amdfriend does for Adobe apps. Thanks
I'm using Ventura 13.4.1 on my Dell 3060 with igpu and when I restart or shut down the system it goes blank for a second then this image appears for a second then it turns off. Is it normal? I've been seeing this all the time since Mojave with a dgpu even lol. I'm using OC 0.9
This ain't my 1st build but very impressed with the result so far.
Different SMBIOS can affect to GeekBench scroe, but i think the iMacPro SMBIOS is the best one.
This is the specs: * Motherboard : Asus ROG Strix Z690-F WiFi * CPU : Intel® Core™ i9-12900KF @ 3.10 GHz * dGPU : Asus TUF Radeon RX 6800 XT * RAM : 4x 16 GB DDR5 4000 MHz * Audio Codec : Realtek ALC4080 * Ethernet : Intel I225-V PCIe Ethernet Network Adapter * WiFi/Bluetooth : Fenvi T919 (BCM94360CS2) * USB Chipset : Intel 600 Series Chipset * Display: 1x 22” LG 22MK600 * Resolution : 1920px x 1080px * Storage : 2x Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1 TB * Bootloader : OpenCore r0.9.7 * macOS Version : macOS Ventura 13.5.1 Build 22G9
well when I was booting macOS Catalina Hackintosh on my USB before installation on my acer laptop after it booted it shows in a black screen ALWAYS after booting can you help me pls. NOTE: I used opencore EFI after flashing the image the correct one with the correct EFI.
I'm on Ventura 13.5.1 using Opencore 0.9.4, everything working perfectly. It's a dual boot in a single drive (Samsung 1TB 970 Evo Plus M.2), which has a 500GB partition for Mac and a 500GB partition for Windows.
But now I'm running out of space, so I bought another drive (WD BLACK 2TB SN850X). Now that I have two drives, I'd like to move Mac to the 2TB drive (which would be the main one) and keep Windows in the older Samsung 1TB drive.
What would be the easiest/safest way to handle this without losing any data?
Other specs in case it's necessary:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master
Graphics Card: Sapphire Nitro+ RX5700 XT 8GB SE
RAM: G.Skill DDR4 64GB (4x16GB) 3600Mhz
WiFi/BT Card: Fenvi T919
Thanks a lot!
I am building a new hackintosh build.
I couldn't find a definitive answer, but should I base my hackintosh on the newer intel 11th gen+ cpus or the older 10th gen?