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    Intel i3-5005U Audio Not working

    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

    15:08 UTC


    Stuck at OC: Watchdog status is 0

    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?

    My specs:

    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.

    11:28 UTC


    Fenvi BCM94360NG Wi-Fi Card. Any special configuration to work on Ventura?

    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.


    11:23 UTC


    Ventura on Ryzen 3600/RX 590/B450

    10:47 UTC


    Keyboard and Touchpad not working | Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen8

    Hi everyone,
    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?

    09:02 UTC


    Mojave: crash on gray screen with cursor post-install

    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.

    06:42 UTC


    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

    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?

    03:49 UTC


    Beeper Mini iMessage on Android - will it affect Hackintosh community

    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.

    01:54 UTC


    how to protect my phone

    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?

    23:57 UTC


    Updating Mac Type to Upgrade MacOS

    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?

    22:51 UTC


    Acer Nitro 5 AN515-43 Success


    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

    Audio:Realtek ALC255

    Touchpad:some ELAN

    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:

    1. Wifi, bluetooth works thanks to BlueToolFixup, but for now I'm having a hard time getting by without wifi, so I'll have a compatible module soon.
    2. Coolers, they have 2 modes: almost inaudible, humming, so it's very hard to sit without headphones, no cooler control.
    3. Sleep, surprisingly, but there are almost no problems with it, only if you go into sleep mode (exactly sleep mode, not just close the lid of the laptop) then after about an hour of this mode from it is no longer out of it, the picture will not be.

    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

    1 Comment
    21:39 UTC


    Safari acceleration (experimental features)

    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)

    Big Sur
    Safari 16.6.1
    i3 6100
    rx 570 4gb

    1 Comment
    20:36 UTC


    Failed to drop ACPI 54445353

    * 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.

    1 Comment
    20:34 UTC


    Brightness, Audio and Low resolution problem

    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.

    19:59 UTC


    I need EFI For thinkpad x1 yoga gen 5

    I need EFI For thinkpad x1 yoga gen 5

    19:03 UTC


    Stuck on Apple Logo


    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

    17:26 UTC


    Efi problem

    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

    16:49 UTC


    USB Keyboard keeps disconnecting after boot..

    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!

    16:28 UTC


    MacOS live image

    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?

    13:53 UTC


    Topaz Gigapixel

    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

    11:04 UTC


    Is this a glitch?

    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

    11:04 UTC


    Successfully installed macOS Ventura in the 12th gen!

    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


    10:47 UTC


    black screen when booting macOS Catalina on acer aspire V3-571G

    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.

    09:02 UTC


    Successful Big Sur hackintosh on Vaio SVF15AA1QL!

    08:57 UTC


    Easiest way to clone/move Hackintosh from one M2 drive to another?


    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

    CPU: i9-9900k

    RAM: G.Skill DDR4 64GB (4x16GB) 3600Mhz

    WiFi/BT Card: Fenvi T919

    Thanks a lot!

    07:48 UTC


    Should I use newer or older CPU for my hackintosh build?

    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?


    06:39 UTC

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