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macOS Mojave upgrade from macOS High Sierra Hackintosh

macOS Mojave is here for all the Mac users with supported MacBooks and Mac computers. Upgrading a Hackintosh to newer macOS Mojave is as usual not a piece of cake. I’ve been using macOS High Sierra from last year. You can watch the complete Installation here. macOS High Sierra doesn’t have compatibility for Intel UHD 630 Graphics so I was able to get my core i7 8700K working using fake ids and kexts for the graphics. In macOS Mojave, Intel UHD 630 can work without using fake IDs or Intel Injection.

macOS Mojave Upgrade

macOS Mojave can be downloaded from Appstore using your Apple ID.

Download it and open the App macOS Mojave.

Make sure to copy the “EFI Partition” to a flash drive as you may need it for booting the Installation. After the first reboot, sometimes the EFI folder from the SSD is removed. That’s why you need to boot via USB to use its EFI partition for booting up the system. Everything goes buttery smooth from there and macOS is upgraded to macOS Mojave in around 15-20 min. You’ll not lose any files during the upgrade process but it’s better to create a backup of your SSD.

Here is how you can create a bootable USB for macOS Mojave.

General Issues and Troubleshooting after Upgrade

  • Intel UHD 630 graphics acceleration wasn’t working due to injected fake Ids so I’d to change the config file. I was using Intel Graphics Fix Up in macOS High Sierra. macOS Mojave has built-in support for Intel UHD 630 graphics so you don’t need intel graphics fix up now. Delete intel graphics fixup from kext folder. and make sure you have the latest “lilu.kext” and “whatevergreen.kext” in the “kext/Other” folder.
  • You’ll be stuck at loading screen if you use wrong SM Bios. For Intel Core i7 8700K, select iMac 14,2 from the dropdown in SMBios tab.
    • Sky Lake: Select iMac 17,1 or iMac 14,2
    • Haswell: Select iMac 14,2
    • Ivy Bridge: Select iMac 14,2
  • Gigabyte / ASUS Motherboard users Only
    • Highlight Acpi on left column
    • Under fixes check FixShutdown
  • ASUS / ASRock / MSI / Motherboard users Only
    • Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
    • Highlight Boot on left column
    • Under Arguments press the drop down arrow next to darkwake
      1. Select darkwake = 1 if using an ASUS motherboard
      2. Select darkwake = 8 if using an ASROCK or MSI motherboard
    • Save config.plist
  • Magenta Tint on External Display/ Monitor
    • Open a terminal
    • Type Ruby and Drag “patch-edid.rb” next to it.
    • Press enter and this will create a new file in “Home” directory of your computer. Press Shift+Command+H to navigate to that directory.
    • Copy folder and paste in Installation SSD/System/Library/Displays/Contents/Resources/Overrides
    • Reboot your system. It will fix magenta tint.

* I’ll update this post in future with more solutions. Meanwhile, check the videos on my YouTube. And if you have any request, email me at [email protected] or contact me on Social Media.

Complete Installation of macOS Mojave

 

macOS Mojave Hackintosh on Intel Core i7 8700K

macOS Mojave is here with brand new Dark Mode and a lot more new tools.

macOS Mojave on Intel Core i7 8700K

MacOS High Sierra to Mojave upgrade is also possible instead of clean Installation. All you’ve to do is to download the installer from the Appstore. Download size is around 6GB. Once the Installer is downloaded. Open it and wait for a few minutes. After it restarts, installation continues if the macOS high sierra Installation kext files are there. And if Installation freezes, boot your computer using your USB with the previous installer. All you need is the EFI partition config file and kexts to boot it to continue the Installer. After installation completes, you can boot right into macOS Mojave. Dark mode is there and a lot goodies. Screenshot and screen recording app are also there. Voice memos is also possible in macOS Mojave.

macOS Mojave Installation on PC

Last week, I did some experiments with the newly macOS Mojave. I upgraded my system after downloading the update of macOS Mojave which was around 7GB in size. After playing with the config files for basic functionality of all the hardware. I made up mind to do a clean install for you people. I’ve uploaded the complete tutorial on my YouTube Channel with 2 methods for bootable USB creation.

macOS Mojave has native support for several Intel graphics. That’s why no fake IDs are required in macOS Mojave for most of Intel graphics.

SYSTEM SPECS :

Intel Core i7 8700K ASUS Prime Z370P MSI LIGHTNING X 1080Ti 11GB Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO  Transend SSD 370 256GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB Seagate 1TBBENQ RL2755

Prerequisites

  1. Purchase a 16GB or larger USB drive.
  2. Do a full backup of your system. Use a separate HDD or SSD for installation.
Note In order to start fresh, you’ll need access to a functional computer running macOS. This is a requirement, as you need access to the Mac App Store to download macOS and create the installation drive.

STEP 1: Download macOS Mojave

The full operating system is a free download for anyone. Download the Application from the Mac App Store using your Apple ID on any Mac.

Open Mac App Store and Download macOS Mojave from the Appstore using your account.

Note The Application Install macOS Mojave will appear in /Applications.

STEP 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive with UniBeast

1. Insert the USB drive
2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
3. Highlight the USB drive in left column
4. Click Erase button
5. For Name: type USB (You can rename it later)
6. For Format: choose OS X Extended (Journaled)
7. For Scheme: choose GUID Partition Map
8. Click Erase then Done
9. Download and run UniBeast
10. Click Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Agree
11. At Destination Select, choose USB and click Continue
12. At Select, OS Installation screen choose Sierra and click Continue
13. At Bootloader Options screen choose UEFI Boot Mode or Legacy Boot Mode. UEFI Boot Mode is recommended for 7/8/9/100 Series CustoMac desktops and all UEFI capable systems. Legacy Boot Mode is recommended for 5/6 Series CustoMac desktops and all BIOS based systems.
14. (Optional) At Graphics Configuration screen choose the appropriate graphics option for your system and click Continue.
15. Verify installation options, then click Continue, enter a password and click Install

UniBeast will now create the bootable USB drive. The process will only take about 10 minutes, depending on system and drive speed. Do not unplug or stop during this time.

Mount the EFI partition using Clover Configurator

Open Config file with clover and follow the on-screen options.
In Boot tab, Make sure dart=0 and Nv_disable=1 is selected.
In devices, Under USB
Select Inject, Add clock ID and Fix Ownership.

From GUI, Select your screen resolutions.

In RT Variable tab, Change CsrActiveConfig value to 0x3.

In SM Bios, Select the configuration that matches with your processor.

Save the config file.

16. Now copy all utilities in the macOS Bootable USB.

Clover Note  UniBeast delivers basic bootloader support based on our testing on recommended CustoMac systems. For further bootloader customization, download and run the official Clover package. Advanced users may also compile Clover by downloading the full source.

STEP 3: Recommended BIOS Settings

Note If you’re installing on a recommended CustoMac desktop with AMI UEFI BIOS, the options are simple. For other systems make sure to set your BIOS to Optimized Defaults, and your hard drive to AHCI mode. Here are standard MSI AMI UEFI BIOS.

To access BIOS/UEFI Setup, press and hold Delete on a USB Keyboard while the system is booting up
Load Optimized Defaults
Disable VT-d
then Disable CFG-Lock
and Disable Secure Boot Mode
Save and exit.

STEP 4: Install mac OS Mojave

You’re almost done! All you need to do is boot from the USB drive and install!

For best results, insert the USB in a USB 2.0 port.

1. Turn on the computer
2. Press the hotkey to choose boot device (F11)
3. Choose USB
4. At Clover boot screen, choose Boot Mac OS from USB
5. When you arrive at the Installer, choose a language.

If you have issues reaching the installer, first make sure you’re using a USB 2.0 port. If you’re using an NVIDIA graphics card you may need to enter the extra boot flag nv_disable=1 to reach the installer. For instructions on entering boot, flags see Clover Basics and Switching Advice.

For a new installation of macOS Mojave, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. Format the SSD using MacOS Extended Journaled and GUID Partition Map. When the installer asks you where to install, choose macOS Mojave, or your existing install.

The system will restart several times during installation.

STEP 5: Post Installation

Download clover from this website. Install clover in your SSD where you’ve installed macOS Mojave.

After installation is complete. Open the EFI partition of your SSD and copy files from the USB to EFI folder of macOS SSD.

Open Config file

Boot Options, Inject Nvidia and dart=0.

In SM Bios select 14,2 for Haswell and coffelake, Select iMac 17,1 for Skylake

If using a NVIDIA ‘Maxwell’ GeForce GTX 750, 750 Ti, 950, 960, 970, 980, 980 Ti, or TITAN X graphics card, mac OS graphics drivers are not natively supported. Alternate NVIDIA drivers are required. Newer Nvidia cards are not supported with full graphic acceleration.

12. (Optional) Download and install Alternate NVIDIA Graphics Drivers
13. Reboot

*Also download Nvidia Kext and copy all to other Kext folders.

FAQS

You can check your audio and Ethernet controller from the detailed specification of your Motherboard.
Google it or visit official product website. For Example

MSI SPECIFICATIONS

Install and Enable Nvidia Web Driver in Hackintosh

NVIDIA WEB DRIVER

 

You now have a fully updated bootable version of mac OS Moajve on your CustoMac! And a USB rescue drive if something goes wrong.