Hi,To new users trying to load Mojave or Catalina on an NUC8x please be aware this guide is no longer being maintained.
With recent bios updates being pushed out by Intel above version 56 as well as updates by Apple to Mojave beyond 14.2 the guide has become outdated and no longer works as is.
Two additional things are needed at a minimum to be able to reach the Mojave or Catalina install window.
1. At minimum an updated version of the Clover bootloader must be installed, I suggest version 5107 or higher, although slightly older versions will probably work but have not been tested. Rehabman’s version available through the terminal commands in his original guide on Github will cause the installer to halt. Instead of using Clover I highly recommend using a version of one of the OpenCore bootloader EFI folders attached. I haven’t updated the Clover version in months and have no plans to do so.
2. An updated config.plist containing an ACPI/DSDT/Patch for an RTC issue that will also cause the installer to stall if your bios is a version higher than 56
***Some users are also apparently unaware that their Samsung 970 EVO plus SSD will also cause install failure if the firmware is not updated first. Visit the Samsung Website for instructions on how to create a bootable USB drive for firmware updates.
The attached EFI folder has all of the above as well as some fixes for onboard Audio and USB C functionality and Bluetooth.
If you decide to use it it’s as simple as creating a bootable USB drive using UniBeast, mounting the invisible EFI partition on the USB drive and then replacing the EFI folder with the attached.
Once OSX install is complete repeat the process of mounting the EFI folder on your hard drive and again replace the EFI folder with the same attached folder to finish the job. Afterwards I highly suggest you use Clover Configurator to create a unique serial number for working iCloud and iMessage (although “continuity” is not an issue unless you have gone the route of adding a Wireless/ Bluetooth card in the one available M2 slot with the appropriate adapter mentioned in various NUC posts).
Being you are creating a Hackintosh be aware even if you have the exact same model there can be issues. I do not have all the answers and am not at the level of the moderators but will try to help you sort out whatever. Cheers and good luck.
Edit: If you are installing Mojave and have issues with crackling sound from the headphone jack several users have reported success installing all kexts, with the exception of FakeSMC.kext, to the Library/Extensions folder. Audio over HDMI and the headphone jack both should work. This will not work in Catalina but you can change the Layout ID using Hackintool as described here by JayMonkey
Updated NUC8EFICatClover and EFINUC7Cat15.4 with Clover Version 5107, Catalina 10.15.4 Ready 3/27/20
Also Added Updated OpenCore 5.6
3/23/20 Added Intel Bluetooth kext to both OC and Clover Versions
4/9/20 Added Simplified NUC8 OC5.7 version, everything works except Wireless and Card Reader. Catalina Tested
6/5/20 Added NUC10 i7 and NUC10 i5 basic OC 5.9 EFI folders
6/18/20 Added Updated NUC10i7 OC5.9 New and Improved
8/5/20 Added NUC8 OC6.0
8/29/20 Added NUC10i7 OC6.0
9/22/20 Added NUC10i7 OC6.1
9/25/20 Update NUC8OC6.0 to include USBC Fix, No Internal Headers Enabled
9/26/20 Added NUC8OC6.1 same as above
10/8/20 Added NUC8OC6.2 same as above
11/7/20 Added NUC8i7OC6.3 Big Sur Release 1 Ready
yeah thank you. I'm finally back after two 2,5 days in Mac with Big Sur. And thank you Leesureone for your Big Sur Config
You saw my post in the other thread but what @markfultonncl says is true at least in OS X or XI. After almost a year there is still no support for the Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors iGPU. That and CPU emulation is needed for the i7 which rolls performance back to the level of Coffee Lake.Question, how functional is the NUC 10 EFI compared to the NUC 8? I know the development for the NUC 8 beats pretty much any other hardware in the hackintosh world!
Entertaining getting a NUC 10 since that's probably as far as Intel based hackintosh will go.
So I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a NUC 10, NUC 10 i5 for $380 was hard to resist at Micro Center.You saw my post in the other thread but what @markfultonncl says is true at least in OS X or XI. After almost a year there is still no support for the Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors iGPU. That and CPU emulation is needed for the i7 which rolls performance back to the level of Coffee Lake.
Cinebench results tell the tale. There are some postings here regarding those results. The i5 is actually a better choice being I don't think you need CPU emulation.So I went ahead and pulled the trigger for a NUC 10, NUC 10 i5 for $380 was hard to resist at Micro Center.
I don't really need much graphic processing power, only browse, youtube and read emails, the most I do is Zwift for bike training which requires some graphic power, no problems with both NUC's.
Geekbenched both NUC8i7 and the NUC10i5, the NUC 8 had ever so slightly higher multi-core score (3900 ish) compared to the NUC 10.
So far happy with the purchase. I do like it has 2 thunderbolt vs. 1
Just can't beat the price!