macOS High Sierra Hackintosh Issues and Solutions
As you know there are a lot of hardware configuration out there. So the solution might be different in your case. Although, you can always check forums to find the best Mac compatible hardware. Many users are facing issues while using 1060 in Hackintosh. In my first Hackintosh, I used a GTX 970 with Intel Core i7 4790K. I upgraded this build to macOS High Sierra and it was working fine. No graphics or sound issues. I only switched to 3rd party Wifi Adapter to connect to the internet.
When you plug in the USB and boot from it, you’ll get a black screen. That happens because of your motherboard compatibility. While creating bootable USB you have two options to choose from. You can either select UEFI BOOT MODE or LEGACY BOOT MODE. Whenever you face this issue, try to swap between the boot modes. Also, make sure to change the required settings from Bios. You have to disable VT-d, CFG Lock from Bios. Also, enable support for other OS.
Another issue is getting Stop or Prohibitory sign after loading completes.
You get this sign when you’re installing macOS on your old installation of macOS. I fixed it by formatting the SSD before getting into the installer. By doing this all config files were removed from the SSD.
Sometime you’ll be stuck at loading screen. You’ll either have loading stopped at halfway or sometimes you get a circular loading animation below loading bar and Apple Logo. This issue is due to your GPU. There is another case when you get a black screen after the loading is completed. That is also because of your GPU. In some cases, your system restarts after loading completes.
So how to fix it.
Here is the quick fix. That worked for my hardware configuration.
Disable your Nvidia Graphic Card using Clover boot flags. Inject Nvidia if you haven’t done this before. If you’re using latest clover version there are some other options in graphics menu, check them all and you’ll be able to boot into macOS Installer.
Some of you might be unable to format the partition after getting into macOS, the solution is simple, select the view mode from the top and show all devices. Now format the drive, not the partition.
Another issue is that Multibeast installation fails. You can resolve this by exiting the installer. Mount the EFI partitions using clover configurator and then do post installation using Multibeast.
If your system is not booting properly after reboot and you’re facing one of the already mentioned issues, then your graphics are not enabled properly. Or you have selected wrong SM Bios settings.
If you’re getting no sound from HDMI, you have to run a script to enable HDMI audio. It takes few minutes to install. I’ll put the link in the description.
If you’re having blurry graphics or stuttering, you should install and enable proper Nvidia drivers to run your graphics card at full potential.
If your Graphics memory 0MB in “about this mac” section, then you don’t have proper drivers installed. Or you haven’t enabled Nvidia drivers from clover configurator.