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Deprecated, see AppleHDA Realtek Audio
MacOS/Desktop/Realtek/Audio Success/First Steps

macOS has not natively supported any Realtek audio codecs since the MacPro3,1/ALC885. Codec specific BIOS and OS binary edits enable nearly native macOS audio. There are many macOS audio solutions, however, all solutions require BIOS edits. This guide identifies the necessary steps to ensure macOS audio success on the first try.

Change Log
v1.2 - 4/25/2018: Coffee Lake audio support

v1.1 - 10/14/2017: High Sierra Update
v1.0 - 4/19/2017: Initial Release

Requirements
  • BIOS/.../Peripherals/Intel High Definition Audio/Enabled
  • Clean macOS install (recommended)
    • Otherwise, remove any previously failed audio methods
  • Native AppleHDA.kext
  • IOReg/HDEF
  • Audio ID: 1, 2, or 3 (not 0)
Installation
  • SIP disabled (If SIP enabled, disable and restart)
  • EFI partition mounted
  • Methods/cloverALC, AppleALC (MultiBeast, see Post #2)
  • Restart
IOReg
Problem Reporting
For MultiBeast/Desktop/Realtek see Post #2/Before You Install Audio: MultiBeast ...

All Methods
Before You Install Audio: All Methods/Desktop/Realtek

All macOS versions, 10.8 and newer
  1. Remove previous installed methods (skip, if clean install)
    1. AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/X. Uninstall AppleHDA Realtek Audio
  2. Native AppleHDA required (skip, if clean install)
    1. Restore native AppleHDA [Guide].pdf
  3. Mount EFI partition (Clover only)
    1. Community Software/EFI Mounter v3
  4. Disable SIP (10.11 and newer, if enabled)
    1. Explaining OS X El Capitan Security Changes
    2. Clover: config.plist/RtVariables/CsrActiveConfig/0x3 or 0x67
    3. Restart
  5. Unsupported Audio/AppleHDA (if supported, proceed to 6. IOReg/HDEF)
    1. Not supported
      1. 300/200/100 Series Audio: HDAS
      2. X299 Audio: CAVS
      3. X99 Audio: ALSA
      4. Legacy Audio: AZAL
    2. Fixes: AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/IX. Unsupported/Non-working AppleHDA Realtek Audio
    3. Install fix
    4. Restart
    5. Return to 4. Mount EFI partition
  6. IOReg/HDEF
    1. Supported: HDEF
    2. IOReg/Search: HDEF, (if HDEF@1B or HDEF@1F,3 present, proceed to 7. IOReg/CodecDevice)
    3. IOReg Search: HDAS/ALSA/AZAL, etc. (ignore HDAU)
      1. Fix failed, remove; try another method, see 5. Unsupported Audio/2. Fixes (above)
    4. Install fix
    5. Restart
    6. Return to 3. Mount EFI partition
  7. IOReg/CodecDevice
    1. Supported: AppleHDAController
    2. IOReg/Search: CodecDevice (if CodecDevice present, proceed to 8. Realtek Codec)
    3. IOReg/CodecDevice screenshotScreen Shot 2017-04-18 at 2.42.48 PM.png
    4. If no CodecDevice
      1. 300 (B/H/Q) Series motherboards, see Quick Fix: 300 (B/H/Q) Series Coffee Lake Audio
      2. Z370/X299/200 Series motherboards, see Quick Fix: Z370/200/X299/ Series Kaby Lake Audio
    5. Install fix
    6. Restart
    7. Return to 3. Mount EFI partition
  8. Realtek Codec (detected by cloverALC, realtekALC, pikeraokhaALC, and AppleALC, skip)
    1. Supported: 885, 887, 888, 889, 892, 898, 1150, 1220
    2. IOReg/Search: CodecDevice (note IOHDACodecVendorID)
      1. Realtek: 0x10ec
      2. Codec/Device ID: 0900 (ALC1150)
      3. If no 0x10ec, not supported; full stop
    3. Verify: AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/VI. Realtek Codecs
  9. Audio_ID (determine Audio ID, set Audio ID Injection, restart, verify)
    1. Supported: 1 (recommended), 2 (3 port/5.1), or 3 (HD3000/HD4000 HDMI audio)
    2. IOReg/Search: HDEF, note lHDEF/layout-id
      1. OK (Audio ID/decimal = layout-id/hex)
        1. 01 00 00 00
        2. 02 00 00 00
        3. 03 00 00 00
      2. NOK: 00 00 00 00 or greater than 5
        • See 10. Audio ID Injection
      3. IOReg/HDEF/layout-id screenshot Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 2.42.18 PM.png
    3. Verify: AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/VII. Audio IDs
  10. Audio_ID Injection (if layout-id is 1, 2, or 3, skip to 12. Ready to install audio
    1. Supported: audio ssdt, Clover, dsdt edits
    2. Methods: AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/VIII. Audio ID Injection
    3. Install fix
    4. Restart
    5. Return to 9. Audio_ID
  11. Any changes, restart
  12. Ready to install audio, see Installation/Methods (above)
 
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Before You Install Audio: MultiBeast/Desktop/Realtek

All macOS versions, 10.11 and newer
  1. Remove previous installed methods (skip, if clean install)
    1. AppleHDA Realtek Audio/Post #1/X. Uninstall AppleHDA Realtek Audio
  2. Native AppleHDA required (skip, if clean install)
    1. Restore native AppleHDA [Guide].pdf
  3. Disable SIP (10.11 and newer, if enabled)
    1. Explaining OS X El Capitan Security Changes
    2. Clover: config.plist/RtVariables/CsrActiveConfig/0x3 or 0x67
    3. Restart
  4. Mount EFI partition (Clover only)
    1. Community Software/EFI Mounter v3
  5. IOReg/HDEF
    1. Supported: HDEF
    2. IOReg/Search: HDEF (if HDEF present, proceed to
    3. 6. IOReg/CodecDevice)
      1. Screenshot - IOReg/Search: HDEF (HDEF@1B or HDEF@1F,3 valid):Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 2.42.18 PM.png
    4. IOReg/Search: HDAS
      1. if HDAS present, install one HDAS > HDEF method (A or B, below)
      2. Restart
      3. Return to 4. Mount EFI partition
    5. If no HDEF, installing MultiBeast audio will fail
      1. See Problem Reporting, Post #1; full stop
  6. IOReg/CodecDevice
    1. Supported: AppleHDAController
    2. IOReg/Search: CodecDevice (if CodecDevice present, proceed to 7. Realtek Codec)
    3. If no CodecDevice
      1. 300 (B/H/Q) Series motherboards
      2. Z370/200/X299 Series motherboards
        • MultiBeast 10.2 and newer: MultiBeast > Drivers > Audio > RealtekALCxxx >
        • √ 200 / 300 Series /X299 Audio Device ID Patch
    4. Install fix
    5. Restart
    6. Return to 4. Mount EFI partition
  7. Realtek Codec
    1. Supported/Codec Name (Device ID):
      1. 885/889a (0885)
      2. 887/888b (0887)
      3. 888/888s (0888)
      4. 889 (0889)
      5. 892 (0892)
      6. 898 (0899)
      7. 1150 (0900)
      8. 1220 (1220)
      9. 1220A (1168)
    2. IOReg/Search: CodecDevice (note IOHDACodecVendorID)
      1. Realtek: 0x10ec
        • If no 0x10ec, not supported; full stop
      2. Codec/Device ID: 0900 (ALC1150)
        • If codec not in list above, not supported; full stop
      3. Determine Codec Name from Codec Device ID
      4. Screenshot - IOReg/Search: CodecDevice: Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 2.42.48 PM.png
  8. Any changes, restart
  9. Ready to install MultiBeast audio
Install MultiBeast Audio (previous selections are not preserved)
  1. Restart, see MultiBeast Audio Failure [Solved]
  2. MultiBeast > Drivers > Audio > RealtekALCxxx
    1. √ ALC Codec Name
      • manufacturer/motherboard web page/Specifications/Audio/Realtek ALCxxx codec
        • no Realtek codec, try MultiBeast > Drivers > Audio > Voodoo
      • only one solution works, trial and error always fails
      • Legacy, 4 Series motherboards and previous
    2. √ 100 / 200 / 300 Series Audio
      • do not select, 5/X58/6/7/X79/8/9/X99 Series motherboards
    3. √ 200 / 300 Series /X299 Audio Device ID Patch
      • do not select, 5/X58/6/7/X79/8/9/X99/100 Series motherboards
      • ignore when macOS native Kaby Lake audio controller support is available
    4. Options (Audio ID: 1, 2 or 3)
      • None (Audio ID: 1)
        • default, works with all motherboards
        • Inputs: Pink (motherboard/mb and front panel/fp), Blue (mb)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Orange (mb), Black (mb), Optical
      • √ Optional 3 Port (5.1) Audio (Audio ID: 2)
        • do not select, motherboard with 5 or 5 audio ports
        • Inputs: Pink (fp)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Orange (Pink/mb), Black (Blue/mb), Optical
      • √ Optional HD3000/HD4000 HDMI Audio (Audio ID: 3)
        • 6/7 Series motherboards only
        • Inputs: Pink (mb and fp), Blue (mb)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Black (mb), Optical
    5. Screenshot/MultiBeast 10.2 > Drivers > Audio: Screen Shot 2017-12-19 at 6.06.32 PM.png
  3. Build
  4. Install
  5. Restart
 
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Hi, my mobo has "7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)"

Is this one

upload_2017-5-28_20-32-49.png


So, I think that the green is for audio speakers output and the pink for a microphone.

¿How do I install the drivers for them to work? I am very very very new to this .kext world
 
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No 7.1, 5.1 only; use Audio ID: 2.
See Surround Sound Realtek ALC AppleHDA
Off topic.
Sorry for my not understanding, is there any tutorial for unexperienced people on installing the ALC892 audio ?

Is any difference on using a 5.1 audio vs a 7.1 only using Left and Right and no 6-8 speakers?

Edit: I am only using HDMI for image, I have a mini stereo configuration

 

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Is any difference on using a 5.1 audio vs a 7.1 only using Left and Right and no 6-8 speakers?
Big difference, 2 speakers = stereo only. 2nd notice, off topic.
MultiBeast/892 audio, see Post #2.
Not working, see Post #1/Problem Reporting
 
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Big difference, 2 speakers = stereo only. 2nd notice, off topic.
MultiBeast/892 audio, see Post #2.
Not working, see Post #1/Problem Reporting
Will try, thx for the supporting!

Best hackintosh community :)
 
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Hi, how did you fix your audio? I have a little bit hard understanding this tutorial
Sorry, I didn't, my mobo wasn't working and I bought a different one. It was a faulty one..
 
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MultiBeast
Before You Install Audio: MultiBeast/Desktop/Realtek

All macOS versions, 10.11 and newer
  1. Remove previous installed methods (skip, if clean install)
    1. Realtek ALC AppleHDA/Post #1/Uninstall Realtek ALC AppleHDA
  2. Native AppleHDA required (skip, if clean install)
    1. Restore native AppleHDA [Guide].pdf
  3. Disable SIP (10.11 and newer, if enabled)
    1. Clover: config.plist/RtVariables/CsrActiveConfig/0x3 or 0x67
    2. Restart
  4. Mount EFI partition (Clover only)
    1. Community Software/EFI Mounter v3
  5. IOReg/HDEF
    1. Supported: HDEF
    2. IOReg/Search: HDEF (if HDEF present, proceed to 6. Realtek Codec)
      1. Screenshot - IOReg/Search: HDEF (HDEF@1B or HDEF@1F,3 valid):View attachment 251592
    3. IOReg/Search: HDAS
      1. if HDAS present, install one HDAS > HDEF method (A or B, below)
      2. Restart
      3. Return to 4. Mount EFI partition
    4. If no HDEF, installing MultiBeast audio will fail
      1. See Problem Reporting, Post #1; full stop
  6. Realtek Codec
    1. Supported/Codec Name (Device ID):
      • 885/889a (0885)
      • 887/888b (0887)
      • 888/888s (0888)
      • 889 (0889)
      • 892 (0892)
      • 898 (0899)
      • 1150 (0900)
      • 1220 (1220)
      • 1220A (1168)
    2. IOReg/Search: CodecDevice (note IOHDACodecVendorID)
      1. Realtek: 0x10ec
        • If no 0x10ec, not supported; full stop
      2. Codec/Device ID: 0900 (ALC1150)
        • If codec not in list above, not supported; full stop
      3. Determine Codec Name from Codec Device ID
      4. Screenshot - IOReg/Search: CodecDevice: View attachment 251594
  7. Ready to install MultiBeast audio
Install MultiBeast Audio (previous selections are not preserved)
  1. MultiBeast > Drivers > Audio > RealtekALCxxx
    1. √ ALC Codec Name
    2. √ 100 Series Audio (if 100/200 Series motherboard)
    3. Options (Audio ID: 1, 2 or 3)
      1. None (Audio ID: 1)
        • Inputs: Pink (motherboard/mb and front panel/fp), Blue (mb)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Orange (mb), Black (mb), Optical
      2. √ Optional 3 Port (5.1) Audio (Audio ID: 2)
        • Inputs: Pink (fp)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Orange (Pink/mb), Black (Blue/mb), Optical
      3. √ Optional HD3000/HD4000 HDMI Audio (Audio ID: 3)
        • Inputs: Pink (mb and fp), Blue (mb)
        • Outputs: Green (mb and fp), Black (mb), Optical
    4. Screenshot/MultiBeast > Drivers > Audio: View attachment 251595
  2. Build
  3. Install
  4. Restart
How is step 5 completed? Where do I have to go to get to IOReg/HDEF?
 
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