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[Guide][10.11.6] El Capitan on the MSI Z170A Gaming M5, i7-6700K, GTX 970

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Great tutorial! I have the same setup. was able to get it to boot without the usb. internet, sound etc are working. the only issue i'm having is the memory. it only shows 8gb of my 16gb. the steps you show for that section I was confused about. was i supposed to copy over the config.plist file? or just modify it in the efi partition? if so what line would that be? also steps 1.3 to 1.5 when i efi mounted the MAC HD i was unable to find the efi\clover\drivers64uefi section. (might've been too tired to see it) I appreciate the time you took to do this tutorial and any additional help that i could obtain.


  1. Execute steps 1.3 - 1.5, this time with the hard disk's EFI partition
  2. XMP detection didn't work correctly for me, you can insert your memory specifications as in the attached config.plist
  3. Save and close TextEdit
Mac didn't detect the correct memory configuration, thats why I let Clover inject it using SMBIOS in the config.plist.
You could just copy that part out of the attached config.plist, insert it into yours & change it to match your configuration. You can find the details if you go to BIOS -> OC -> Memory-Z
 
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Hello friend, a good tutorial, but I have a problem, I do not get it to work, I stay in the part after installing the nvidia driver followed by instlación of AGDPFix (by the way, which is what I use? AGDPfix.app.zip or AGDPfix.v1.3.zip, with the latter gives me error "disable system integrity protection"), I restart the pc, I load the apple logo but once finished loading the screen turns black, do not show me image my screen telling me that no video signal (I have it connected via DVI-D). What could be failing ?, I repeated the process as 5 times without result. I have exactly the same configuration, except that I have 16Gb of RAM (not detected me 16Gb of RAM, 8Gb only recognizes me. The other problem). If you could help me, I would be very grateful. Thank you very much in advance.
 
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This is how I managed to get a working El Capitan Hackintosh on said MB, which is my first-ever Customac.

PC specs:
MSI Z170A Gaming M5, BIOS version 1.9
Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4,6 GHz
2 x 16GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Savage 2400 MHz CL14 @ 2600 MHz
MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G OC Edition
1 x SanDisk Ultra II 480GB, MS Windows 10
1 x SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, macOS / Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

I'm running this using 2 Samsung S24D590(PL) monitors: One over DP to HDMI, one HDMI.


Necessary Resources:
A 16GB+ USB thumb drive
A Mac computer that can download El Capitan through the Mac App store (you could also use the using-vmware-from-windows method)
Unibeast 6.2.0, Multibeast 8.2.3, EfiMounter V3, KextBeast 2.0.1
OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi
(Only for this specific WIFI card) RehabMan's FakePCIID package, version 2016-0512
The latest Nvidia Web Driver, in this case the one from here
AGDPFix

Instructions:
  1. USB setup
    1. Follow the Steps 1 & 2 in tonymacx86's UniBeast: Install OS X El Capitan on Any Supported Intel-based PC
    2. Move OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi, EfiMounter V3, KextBeast, the graphics driver, AGDPFix and if necessary the FakePCIID package over to the USB
    3. Open the EFI partition of the USB drive, it should be mounted already. If not, use EfiMounter to do that, if you're unsure about what's the correct disk, open Terminal and type "diskutil list" to identify it.
    4. Go to EFI -> CLOVER -> drivers64UEFI
    5. Delete OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi and insert OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi
  2. BIOS settings, Advanced Mode
    1. Load Optimized defaults
    2. Settings -> Advanced -> Windows OS Configuration -> Disable Windows 7 Installation
    3. Settings -> Advanced -> USB Configuration -> Enable XHCI Hand-off
    4. Settings -> Advanced -> Super IO Configuration -> Serial(COM) Port 0 Configuration -> Disable Serial(COM) Port0
    5. OC -> CPU Features -> Disable CFG Lock
  3. Boot the installer USB
    1. Plug the USB into any USB port, front or rear, 2.0 or 3.0. 3.1 Gen 2 probably won't work (Not tested)
    2. Press the power button, hit F11 to enter the boot menu. Choose your usb. (There could be 2 options, choose the name starting with EFI / UEFI)
    3. (Nvidia Graphics only) In Clover, navigate to settings -> Boot Args. Add "nv_disable=1" at the end and press enter. Press escape to go back to the list of boot options.
    4. Boot the option that says "Boot Mac OS X from YOUR_USB_NAME"
  4. Installation
    1. At the installer, accept license terms and choose your preferred language.
    2. In the top bar, select Utilities -> Disk Utility. Choose your destination drive and click the button "Erase". Name: "Macintosh HD"; Format: "Mac OS X Extended (Journaled); Scheme: "GUID partition map" and press "Erase".
    3. Close Disk Utility
    4. Install to "Macintosh HD"
  5. Post-installation
    1. When the PC reboots, execute step 3.2 (& 3.3) (without pressing the power button)
    2. This time, choose the option "Boot Mac OS X from Macintosh HD"
    3. Set up your mac
    4. Use MultiBeast for necessary drivers & fixes, select (steps 4-6 are optional):
      1. Quick Start -> UEFI Boot Mode
      2. Drivers -> Audio -> Realtek ALC1150
      3. Drivers -> Audio -> 100 Series Audio
      4. Drivers -> Disk -> 3rd Party SATA
      5. Drivers -> Disk -> 3rd Party eSATA
      6. Drivers -> Disk -> Intel Generic AHCI SATA
      7. Drivers -> Misc -> FakeSMC
      8. Drivers -> Network -> Atheros -> AtherosE2200Ethernet v2.2.0d0
      9. Drivers -> USB -> 3rd Party USB 3.0
      10. Drivers -> USB -> Increase Max Port Limit
      11. Customize -> System Definitions -> iMac -> iMac17,1
    5. Select Build and install to Macintosh HD
    6. Execute steps 1.3 - 1.5, this time with the hard disk's EFI partition
    7. Go back to CLOVER and open config.plist using TextEdit
    8. At "RtVariables", make sure that BooterConfig is "0x28" and CsrActiveConfig is "0x67"
    9. XMP detection didn't work correctly for me, you can insert your memory specifications as in the attached config.plist
    10. Save and close TextEdit
    11. (Only for this specific Network card)
      1. Open the FakePCIID package, place the Broadcom Wifi kext file from inside the release folder on the desktop
      2. Run KextBeast and install to S/L/E
    12. Reboot and execute the steps 5.1 + 5.2
    13. Install the Nvidia web driver and run AGDPFix
    14. Eject the usb and reboot
    15. Hit DEL to enter the BIOS, set the Mac Drive as primary UEFI hard disk
    16. the PC should now automatically boot into clover which then boots Mac OS X (it should do that automatically after 3s)
    17. Everything (except what's listed below) should be working now, YAY :D
What doesn't work:
Sound is very very (very!!!) quiet after sleep/wakeup, I'm still looking for a fix.
USB 3.1 Gen2 (USB 3.1) ports

Benchmark, Screenshots
Hello friend, I'm here again, I need your help, I think my problem is not how to run AGDPFix, because when I install Nvidia Web Driver is in this step where I get stuck, starting the pc shows me black screen, and only I can access the "nv_disable = 1" argument. And I got to recognize me 16Gb of RAM. But not the Nvidia Web Driver. Please appreciate it if someone kicked me a hand. Thank you.
 
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I did not see this excellent guide, but got 10.11.6 running on my configuration fine, until I updated the BIOS on my M5 from 1.8 to 1.A. Not boot. After going back to 1.8 I can again boot OS X. Anyone else have this issue? (Hmm .. config not correct - now updated to i7-6700K, 32 Gb of GSkill 3000Mhz RAM, and 250Gb Samsung m.2 for Windoze and 500Gb m,2 for OS X
 
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MSI Z170A Gaming M5
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MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G OC Edition
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Android
Hello friend, I'm here again, I need your help, I think my problem is not how to run AGDPFix, because when I install Nvidia Web Driver is in this step where I get stuck, starting the pc shows me black screen, and only I can access the "nv_disable = 1" argument. And I got to recognize me 16Gb of RAM. But not the Nvidia Web Driver. Please appreciate it if someone kicked me a hand. Thank you.
You have to run AGDPFix.app before restarting, I'll update my post
 
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Motherboard
MSI Z170A Gaming M5
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Intel Core i7-6700K
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MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G OC Edition
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Power Mac
Mobile Phone
Android
Hello friend, a good tutorial, but I have a problem, I do not get it to work, I stay in the part after installing the nvidia driver followed by instlación of AGDPFix (by the way, which is what I use? AGDPfix.app.zip or AGDPfix.v1.3.zip, with the latter gives me error "disable system integrity protection"), I restart the pc, I load the apple logo but once finished loading the screen turns black, do not show me image my screen telling me that no video signal (I have it connected via DVI-D). What could be failing ?, I repeated the process as 5 times without result. I have exactly the same configuration, except that I have 16Gb of RAM (not detected me 16Gb of RAM, 8Gb only recognizes me. The other problem). If you could help me, I would be very grateful. Thank you very much in advance.
It's the 1.3 one, you have to edit the RtVariables as explained
 
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Hey Buddy followed your guide and only have one issue where as the system won't shutdown and keeps rebooting... any fix to this
 
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