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erik's "Tiny But Mighty" HTPC: ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac - i5-8400 - UHD 630 Graphics - High Sierra

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Asrock Z370m-ITX/ac
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i5-8400
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UHD 630
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MacBook Pro
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iOS
could you tell me how to do it, I downloaded hackintool I went on the usb tab and I selected all the usb and deleted, then how do I go forward?
take a look here:
 
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Asrock Z370M-ITX/ac
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i7-8700
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UHD 630
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MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
128K, iMac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
I have attached my EFI. If you have a backup ready you could maybe try booting with it, however I think it's best to look at the settings and see if you can make something work.
Holy moly! Finally received my Samsung EVO 970 and found some time to work a bit on my Hackintosh. After a few troubles, I finally installed Mojave successfully with your EFI folder! Though I was getting horrible display glitches until I set the SMBIOS to iMac18,1 (I think it was not set in your config). My 27" 4K monitor even works with proper scaling over DP along my 21.5" 1080p monitor so that’s really great!

Now it seems most of my USB3 ports doesn’t work so I need to check that (it seems Hackintool is a way to do it).
 
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nuc8
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I have an Asrock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming ITX/AC and I have it working pretty solidly except that my computer wakes from sleep due to XDCI. Bluetooth and Wifi work with no issues for me. My Mighty Mouse stutters if I connect to my 2G network but on 5G it works nicely.

I'll post for you all if it helps. Looking at it, it's pretty similar to the others posted except I have my bluetooth on port HS14 where others seem to have it on HS13. Works for me though...


erik, how is your computer when it goes to sleep? Does it wake automatically once the fans shut down and keep powering on and sleeping in a vicious cycle?
Your DSDT saved my Bluetooth! Thanks a lot!
 
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ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac
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i5-8400
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UHD 630
I recently completed this build, almost identical to erik's build but I am running the most recent Mojave 10.14.3. Everything is working well except Bluetooth. Bluetooth is present and will connect, but the signal is very weak and the range is poor (about 5 feet). Just putting my hand in front the antennae causes the BT signal to break up. When I connect to my 2.4Ghz wifi band, the BT signal is even worse and breaks up constantly. When I turn Wi-fi off, BT will not connect at all.

More recently, BT will not turn off at all - the "Turn off Bluetooth" button in settings is greyed out.

I have the same WF//BT card installed as erik (Broadcom BCM94352Z) and the kexts installed as outlined in the guide here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/broadcom-wifi-bluetooth-guide.242423/

SMBIOS is set to Macmini 8,1. I believe I have the USB ports configured correctly - I'm using USBinjectall.kext and a custom SSDT patch that gives me 15 ports total - 6 usb2 + 4 usb3 + BT.

Any idea what is going on? Is this a macOS issue or a Hackintosh/kext issue or something with my home wifi?
 
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GA-P55A-UD4P
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This is a persistent problem for me, and there seems to be no solution. If I leave my case cover off, my BT works fine. But, as soon as I put it back on, BT becomes flaky, and my Magic Mouse is useless. Really frustrating.
 
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This is a persistent problem for me, and there seems to be no solution. If I leave my case cover off, my BT works fine. But, as soon as I put it back on, BT becomes flaky, and my Magic Mouse is useless. Really frustrating.
I finally was able to fix my BT issues. I popped that metal shielding plate off of one side of the wireless module (thankfully without having to remove the entire motherboard) and found that one of the antenna connectors had popped off. Must have happened when I installed it and had to jam those long antenna wires into that tiny metal housing. Since the MAIN/AUX connectors are located on different spots on the Broadcom BCM94352Z than on the stock Intel card, those antenna wires don't fit as well. I'm just gonna leave that wireless module open on one side for now.

Only weird part is the BT still can't turn off - the "Turn Bluetooth Off" button in Bluetooth Settings is still greyed out.
 
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Well, I just tried out an Apple Magic Mouse 2, and it works perfect with my hackintosh. It must be that the Magic Mouse 1 doesn't do so well with this build using the Broadcom wif/BT card.

Now, if I can only get sleep to work...
 
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Asrock Z370M
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Hi! I have a question. I have this build : ASRock Z370M itx + i7-8700 + Vega 56.
When I start my computer, the system will shutdown after 5/10 seconds to reboot normally and display the BIOS / Clover and macOS. I don't know why. It will do this as well when I reboot in macOS.
Maybe its normal, and it come from the motherboard. So, if it is, I suppose you have it as well. Can you tell me what is going on with your stuff?
Thx.
 
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Holy moly! Finally received my Samsung EVO 970 and found some time to work a bit on my Hackintosh. After a few troubles, I finally installed Mojave successfully with your EFI folder! Though I was getting horrible display glitches until I set the SMBIOS to iMac18,1 (I think it was not set in your config). My 27" 4K monitor even works with proper scaling over DP along my 21.5" 1080p monitor so that’s really great!

Now it seems most of my USB3 ports doesn’t work so I need to check that (it seems Hackintool is a way to do it).
Hello @GilDev do you have find solution with your USB3 ports ???
i have similar problem
 
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ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac
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i5-8400
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UHD 630
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Android, iOS
Hello @GilDev do you have find solution with your USB3 ports ???
i have similar problem
Take a look at the Hackintool guide for injecting the proper USBs: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/release-hackintool-v2-1-9.254559/
You can also look at this: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311/, though it's more complicated, it's somewhat what's going on when you use Hackintool.

Remember you have a port limit of 15 in Mojave (has anyone passed this limit?), and a USB 3.0 port on your computer counts as two ports in the OS (a USB 2 and a USB 3), so choose your ports wisely!
 
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