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Setup Guide for Gigabyte BRIX and BRIX Pro using Clover

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Can confirm. Upgraded last night on Brix Pro 4770R.

Upgraded Clover.
Copied kexts over to 10.12 folder.
Added HFS efi as suggested by HeadKaze.
Downloaded and upgraded macOS.
Had to select boot macOS install on reboot in clover.
20 minutes to reboot.
Select boot macOS in Clover.
15 minutes to finish install.
Log in. Seems to work so far.
 
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One small weirdness is it thinks I have two monitors, but I only have one. I've mirrored them so they are the same, but I'm thinking I shouldn't have to.

Unplugging and replugging doesn't seem to work. Will try a reboot and update.

EDIT: Reboot made no difference. The issue isn't a big deal, but is weird.
 

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I just did a search for the Gigabyte Brix GA-BSi7HA-6500 on the forum and got no hits. Is there a problem with hackintoshing this model? I am thinking about it for a macOS Sierra build.
 
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Hey guys I just wanted to say that I have successfully got 4k resolution in macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Since the instructions are all over the place I thought I'd put them together into one post.

NOTE: These are instructions for the Brix GB-BXi7-4770R. I take no responsibility for bricking your Brix. Follow this procedure at your own risk!

1. First you want to create a bootable USB drive. I used Rufus for Windows. You can use the built-in FreeDOS image.
2. Extract the attached "F7_BIOS" folder to your USB drive
3. Press F12 when rebooting your PC to select the USB drive
4. Type "cd F7_BIOS" then type "flash.bat". The batch file will execute:

Code:
afudos HM87P.F7B /gan
I used Lauderdale's modified F7 BIOS image (128 MB allocated to VRAM).

NOTE: For those daring people who want to attempt to patch your own you can use AMIBCP.exe to edit the BIOS. Open the BIOS in AMIBCP and from the Setup Configuration tab, expand Chipset->System Agent Configuration->Graphics Configuration. Find the "DVMT Pre-Allocated" option on right window change Optimal setting from 32M to 64M and save.

5. You should see it successfully flash the BIOS. Reboot and press DEL to get into BIOS. Reset back to optimised defaults. Go to Advanced->Chipset->CFG Lock to Disable and Boot->CSM parameters Enable. You may need to fix your boot order to boot back into Clover.
6. Download and execute the mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2. For macOS 10.12 you will specifically need the CoreDisplay-patcher.command. I had to run "chmod u+x ./CoreDisplay-patcher.command" to make it executable.
7. Place this patch in the KextsToPatch section of your Clover's Config.plist. It increases the buffers for 4k display.

Code:
            <dict>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleIntelFramebufferAzul</string>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>AwAiDQADAwMAAAACAAAwAQ==</data>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>AwAiDQADAwMAAAAEAAAAAw==</data>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>Increase buffer for 4K (64 MB RAM / 48 MB Framebuffer)</string>
            </dict>
8. Add the LoadVBios / PatchVBios to the Graphics settings.

Code:
    <key>Graphics</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Inject</key>
        <dict>
            <key>ATI</key>
            <false/>
            <key>Intel</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NVidia</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
        <key>LoadVBios</key>
        <true/>
        <key>PatchVBios</key>
        <true/>
        <key>ig-platform-id</key>
        <string>0d220003</string>
    </dict>
9. Run "sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true" to enable HiDPI (retina) modes.
10. Now reboot and go to System Preferences->Displays. Hold down the OPTION / ALT key and press the "Scaled" setting to get the additional 4k resolutions.
11. Some people recommend SwitchResX but it is not needed. I bought it anyway as it is a nice and easy way to switch resolutions from the menu bar.

That should be it! Well done on getting 4k for your Brix hackintosh!
 

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Update to macOS Sierra 10.12.2 16C67 went fine

My CoreDisplay MD5 is a83e2c647a7554f147992488c70ec896

To apply mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2 run the following:

Code:
./CoreDisplay-patcher.command patch v3
 
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Hey guys I just wanted to say that I have successfully got 4k resolution in macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Since the instructions are all over the place I thought I'd put them together into one post.

NOTE: These are instructions for the Brix GB-BXi7-4770R. I take no responsibility for bricking your Brix. Follow this procedure at your own risk!

1. First you want to create a bootable USB drive. I used Rufus for Windows. You can use the built-in FreeDOS image.
2. Extract the attached "F7_BIOS" folder to your USB drive
3. Press F12 when rebooting your PC to select the USB drive
4. Type "cd F7_BIOS" then type "flash.bat". The batch file will execute:

Code:
afudos HM87P.F7B /gan
I used Lauderdale's modified F7 BIOS image (128 MB allocated to VRAM).

NOTE: For those daring people who want to attempt to patch your own you can use AMIBCP.exe to edit the BIOS. Open the BIOS in AMIBCP and from the Setup Configuration tab, expand Chipset->System Agent Configuration->Graphics Configuration. Find the "DVMT Pre-Allocated" option on right window change Optimal setting from 32M to 64M and save.

5. You should see it successfully flash the BIOS. Reboot and press DEL to get into BIOS. Reset back to optimised defaults. Go to Advanced->Chipset->CFG Lock to Disable and Boot->CSM parameters Enable. You may need to fix your boot order to boot back into Clover.
6. Download and execute the mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2. For macOS 10.12 you will specifically need the CoreDisplay-patcher.command. I had to run "chmod u+x ./CoreDisplay-patcher.command" to make it executable.
7. Place this patch in the KextsToPatch section of your Clover's Config.plist. It increases the buffers for 4k display.

Code:
            <dict>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleIntelFramebufferAzul</string>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>AwAiDQADAwMAAAACAAAwAQ==</data>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>AwAiDQADAwMAAAAEAAAAAw==</data>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>Increase buffer for 4K (64 MB RAM / 48 MB Framebuffer)</string>
            </dict>
8. Add the LoadVBios / PatchVBios to the Graphics settings.

Code:
    <key>Graphics</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Inject</key>
        <dict>
            <key>ATI</key>
            <false/>
            <key>Intel</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NVidia</key>
            <false/>
        </dict>
        <key>LoadVBios</key>
        <true/>
        <key>PatchVBios</key>
        <true/>
        <key>ig-platform-id</key>
        <string>0d220003</string>
    </dict>
9. Run "sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist DisplayResolutionEnabled -bool true" to enable HiDPI (retina) modes.
10. Now reboot and go to System Preferences->Displays. Hold down the OPTION / ALT key and press the "Scaled" setting to get the additional 4k resolutions.
11. Some people recommend SwitchResX but it is not needed. I bought it anyway as it is a nice and easy way to switch resolutions from the menu bar.

That should be it! Well done on getting 4k for your Brix hackintosh!
Hi, I just enabled 4k on my brix pro 4570r. However, I found that the monitor doesn't work after wake up from sleep. If I using HDMI then everything is fine. Can you please help me with this?
 
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@headkaze thanks for your update report. I also updated this evening after updating clover and everything is fine. I have not done 4K yet, because I don't have a 4K monitor. If I did, I probably would try it.
 
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If you have an Iris Pro 5200 and it's crashing in macOS Sierra when viewing video in Safari, check out the following post. So far it is working for me.
 
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Upgraded clover (3998) and installed 10.12.3. So far no issues. Just FYI.
 
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