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Hi.
After the first reboot I couldn't get back to the installer.
What exactly happens after the install, black screen? Error message? You are not supposed to “get back to the installer” because it’s done…
When I select the usb drive in the BIOS boot menu, it will boot Windows from another separate SSD instead.
Please try physically detaching the *Windows* SSD from your PC and try if it boots from USB then. Steps are: 1. Unplug PC from power, 2. Remove SSD, 3. Plug back into power, 4. Try to boot USB.

If it doesn’t work after these steps, please make a new post in High Sierra Desktop Support part of this forum with all info about the PC, also upload USB/EFI/Clover/Clover folder. Thank you and good luck!
 
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What exactly happens after the install, black screen? Error message? You are not supposed to “get back to the installer” because it’s done…

Please try physically detaching the SSD from your PC and try if it boots from USB then. Steps are: 1. Unplug PC from power, 2. Remove SSD, 3. Plug back into power, 4. Try to boot USB.

If it doesn’t work after these steps, please make a new post in High Sierra Desktop Support part of this forum with all info about the PC, also upload USB/EFI/Clover/Clover folder. Thank you and good luck!
Actually, I would say to try to get 10.12 back again before posting in Desktop Support. Do you still have the 10.12 key? Are you sure you have all the kexts? Once you boot from the USB one, and the installer finished, you should be able to boot into the HDD/SSD you installed it to(correct me if I'm wrong).
 
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Once you boot from the USB one, and the installer finished, you should be able to boot into the HDD/SSD you installed it to(correct me if I'm wrong).
That’s true, there is one reboot after the initial installer finishes, the boot volume you want after this step is called “boot macOS Install from macOS”. Then another reboot after the Apple logo installing screen, you’ll want to boot from “macOS from macOS” volume again. (assuming you followed my video instructions where I choose “macOS” as boot disk name)

Additionally, I made a typo in my previous reply, I meant to write:
Physically remove the *Windows* SSD from the PC and try to boot from USB.
 
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After approx. 30 reboots I somehow managed to boot from the usb drive and finish the installation. The BIOS boot menu is totally weird though. My SSD with MacOS does not appear. Instead I have to choose one entry called "UEFI OS" out of several similar ones (total number varies). Sometimes the stick is not shown as well.
High Sierra seems to work well so far. Migration did work and the network is stable. Only problem now is that I can't boot my EFI partition. The boot disk is labeled disk5s1 and there is no corresponding EFI disk to be mounted. I guess that's why crashes.
 
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After approx. 30 reboots I somehow managed to boot from the usb drive and finish the installation. The BIOS boot menu is totally weird though. My SSD with MacOS does not appear. Instead I have to choose one entry called "UEFI OS" out of several similar ones (total number varies). Sometimes the stick is not shown as well.
High Sierra seems to work well so far. Migration did work and the network is stable. Only problem now is that I can't boot my EFI partition. The boot disk is labeled disk5s1 and there is no corresponding EFI disk to be mounted. I guess that's why crashes.
My BIOS also shows my macOS Boot Partition as “UEFI OS on [disk id]”. Glad you got it booting, that means your EFI partition is intact. Mounting it is another thing, try mounting it using Clover Configurator (and try all of the drives it lists, not just the boot disk). Also, what’s crashing?
 
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The boot menu showed the drive's brand as well and still does so with the Windows SSD. There are several of those UEFI OS entries (all the same size, varying number).
How do I know that I got the right disk?Is it the only one with a Clover folder?
Sorry, Multibeast crashes.
 
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The boot menu showed the drive's brand as well and still does so with the Windows SSD. There are several of those UEFI OS entries (all the same size, varying number).
How do I know that I got the right disk?Is it the only one with a Clover folder?
Sorry, Multibeast crashes.
To be clear: I'm talking about the UEFI BIOS Boot devices screen, not Clover boot loader boot volume selection. In my UEFI BIOS it shows one entry per OS, in Clover I get more because it shows the recovery partitions. You should see exactly the amount of entries as number of installed OSes. Photo attached of my UEFI BIOS boot devices screen for reference!
 

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Exactly. My Win 10 SSD is shown as a boot entry with brand information. But there are also two entries called 'UEFI OS' without any information about the physical disk while only one OS other than Win should be shown.
But everything works for now, so I don't really mind. Thanks for your help.
 
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Introduction
In my previous guide, I described how to install macOS Sierra on the "Hack Pro". Now it's time to rewrite history and go full High Sierra! Here's my "About This Mac" screen:
View attachment 274030
This install is remarkable for several reasons:
  1. The macOS install is entirely vanilla, meaning all modifications are done through Clover. (except the About This Mac mods)
  2. Sleep and wake are working fine. (as of macOS 10.13.6!)
  3. Multiboot Windows 10 from the same SSD as macOS.
Video Guide
I put quite some work into making this video guide on how to install macOS High Sierra. It covers all generic install hints for High Sierra including common errors. For RX 480/580-specific instructions, please see the written guide below!

Unfortunately, my video guide can't be embedded or linked to due to the SPAM filter blocking references to YouTxxx. The video is called "macOS High Sierra Hackintosh Guide: USB Install + Clover APFS + custom About This Mac!" on channel CONATH. Here's a QR code:
View attachment 317956
Written Guide
Basically you will follow the macOS High Sierra beta install guide as per this other post. The setup differs in the following steps:
  • Step 17: choose UEFI mode options as per screenshots given
  • Step 18: use my config.plist that is attached to this post!
  • Step 19: add all the FakeSMC kexts! (see screenshot below)
  • Step 20: Use IntelMausiEthernet.
  • Step 21: don't add NullPCPowerManagement! If you are using AMD RX480/580, add Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext!
Your kexts folder should look like this:

View attachment 274036
Next, we need to copy the Apple File System driver to your USB drive. Finder your way to /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra beta.app/Contents/SharedSupport/ and open the BaseSystem.dmg image. You can skip the verification. In the "OS X Base System" window that appears, go to /usr/standalone/i386/. Finally, copy the apfs.efi file from i386 to /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.
View attachment 274043

UEFI BIOS Settings
Reset to default/optimised default settings (in the save menu). A few things need to be tweaked and, depending on your BIOS version, they can be hard to find. Take your time and get all the options right!
  • IF USING AMD RX480: Graphics device = PEG (not IGP!)
  • IF USING Intel Graphics: Graphics device = IGP (not PEG!)
  • VT-d = Off
  • Windows 7 installation mode = Off
  • Serial port (Super I/O) = Off
  • EFI Boot = On
  • Secure Boot = Off (if it exists)
  • Fast Boot = Off
  • ErP = Enabled
  • XHCI Handoff = Enabled
  • Set default boot device to USB hard drive, this makes the install a little more seamless!
Installing macOS High Sierra
Simply boot from the USB stick and select "Install macOS High Sierra" in Clover Boot Manager! Keep your RX480 in the PC and all monitor cables attached solely to it. Thanks, WhateverGreen kext!

Post-Installation using MultiBeast
Run MultiBeast with the following checked:
  • Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
  • Drivers > Audio > ALC887/888b
  • Drivers > Audio > 100 Series
  • Drivers > Network > IntelMausiEthernet
  • (if not using GPU) Customize > Graphics Configuration > Intel HD 530
  • (if using RX480/580) Customize > Graphics Configuration >
    AMD Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
  • Customize > System Definitions > iMac 17,1
View attachment 276576
Let MultiBeast do its thing. DO NOT REBOOT YET.

Finishing touches using Clover Configurator
Copy Clover Configurator.app to /Applications and use it to mount your USB drive's as well as your hard drive's EFI partition. Now copy any missing drivers from the USB's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other/ over to the boot drive's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other/. Also copy all of the kexts from the boot drive's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12/ to the /other/ folder! You should have all the kexts in the boot drive's /EFI/.../other/ folder.
Reboot now and, in UEFI BIOS, set the hard drive as primary boot device again. Boot macOS from your hard drive and check that the new drivers are working (you should have graphics acceleration and working LAN).
Optionally, set up auto-boot in Clover configurator. Choose boot section in the left panel and type the name of the boot volume in the top right. Leave the rest blank and type 0 into timeout. This will disable any timeout and completely skip clover GUI on boot. To access Clover GUI, hold down a key as your PC turns on.


To get iCloud, iMessage and App Store working 100%, …
…you'll need to change your hardware identifiers using Clover Configurator. I've adapted the instructions from a Reddit post (link).
  1. Open CloverConfigurator and mount your EFI partition
  2. Open your config.plist
  3. In the Rt Variables section, make sure everything is clear.
  4. Go to the SMBIOS section and click on the magic wand. Select iMac icon, then iMac 17,1 from the dropdown. On the two buttons that read "shake", click a few times to generate a random serial. Copy the serial number and click ok.
  5. Go to https://checkcoverage.apple.com/ and search for the serial number that was generated. If you get an error message, that is good. It means you aren't using a serial number assigned to a real Mac. If you don't get an error, repeat step 4 and search for the new serial instead until you get an error.
  6. Open terminal and run "uuidgen".
  7. Copy this UUID and paste it in the "SmUUID" field in the SMBIOS section.
  8. In the "Board Serial Number" field, paste in your system serial number (the one that you just looked up on Apple's website) and add 5 random hex digits (numbers 0-9 and letters a-f) to the end to reach a total of 17 characters. The reason for step 7 and 8 is to keep your ROM (last 12 digits of the UUID that was generated) and MLB (Board Serial Number) values constant and unique on each boot of the OS. If the values change from boot to boot, iMessage will notice and fail to activate and there is potential that Apple will notice and blacklist your UUID, serial, or Apple ID. All Clover-generated ROM and MLB values are automatically blacklisted, as well.
  9. Export/save config.plist and reboot!
Introduction
In my previous guide, I described how to install macOS Sierra on the "Hack Pro". Now it's time to rewrite history and go full High Sierra! Here's my "About This Mac" screen:
View attachment 274030
This install is remarkable for several reasons:
  1. The macOS install is entirely vanilla, meaning all modifications are done through Clover. (except the About This Mac mods)
  2. Sleep and wake are working fine. (as of macOS 10.13.6!)
  3. Multiboot Windows 10 from the same SSD as macOS.
Video Guide
I put quite some work into making this video guide on how to install macOS High Sierra. It covers all generic install hints for High Sierra including common errors. For RX 480/580-specific instructions, please see the written guide below!

Unfortunately, my video guide can't be embedded or linked to due to the SPAM filter blocking references to YouTxxx. The video is called "macOS High Sierra Hackintosh Guide: USB Install + Clover APFS + custom About This Mac!" on channel CONATH. Here's a QR code:
View attachment 317956
Written Guide
Basically you will follow the macOS High Sierra beta install guide as per this other post. The setup differs in the following steps:
  • Step 17: choose UEFI mode options as per screenshots given
  • Step 18: use my config.plist that is attached to this post!
  • Step 19: add all the FakeSMC kexts! (see screenshot below)
  • Step 20: Use IntelMausiEthernet.
  • Step 21: don't add NullPCPowerManagement! If you are using AMD RX480/580, add Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext!
Your kexts folder should look like this:

View attachment 274036
Next, we need to copy the Apple File System driver to your USB drive. Finder your way to /Applications/Install macOS High Sierra beta.app/Contents/SharedSupport/ and open the BaseSystem.dmg image. You can skip the verification. In the "OS X Base System" window that appears, go to /usr/standalone/i386/. Finally, copy the apfs.efi file from i386 to /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.
View attachment 274043

UEFI BIOS Settings
Reset to default/optimised default settings (in the save menu). A few things need to be tweaked and, depending on your BIOS version, they can be hard to find. Take your time and get all the options right!
  • IF USING AMD RX480: Graphics device = PEG (not IGP!)
  • IF USING Intel Graphics: Graphics device = IGP (not PEG!)
  • VT-d = Off
  • Windows 7 installation mode = Off
  • Serial port (Super I/O) = Off
  • EFI Boot = On
  • Secure Boot = Off (if it exists)
  • Fast Boot = Off
  • ErP = Enabled
  • XHCI Handoff = Enabled
  • Set default boot device to USB hard drive, this makes the install a little more seamless!
Installing macOS High Sierra
Simply boot from the USB stick and select "Install macOS High Sierra" in Clover Boot Manager! Keep your RX480 in the PC and all monitor cables attached solely to it. Thanks, WhateverGreen kext!

Post-Installation using MultiBeast
Run MultiBeast with the following checked:
  • Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
  • Drivers > Audio > ALC887/888b
  • Drivers > Audio > 100 Series
  • Drivers > Network > IntelMausiEthernet
  • (if not using GPU) Customize > Graphics Configuration > Intel HD 530
  • (if using RX480/580) Customize > Graphics Configuration >
    AMD Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
  • Customize > System Definitions > iMac 17,1
View attachment 276576
Let MultiBeast do its thing. DO NOT REBOOT YET.

Finishing touches using Clover Configurator
Copy Clover Configurator.app to /Applications and use it to mount your USB drive's as well as your hard drive's EFI partition. Now copy any missing drivers from the USB's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other/ over to the boot drive's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/other/. Also copy all of the kexts from the boot drive's /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12/ to the /other/ folder! You should have all the kexts in the boot drive's /EFI/.../other/ folder.
Reboot now and, in UEFI BIOS, set the hard drive as primary boot device again. Boot macOS from your hard drive and check that the new drivers are working (you should have graphics acceleration and working LAN).
Optionally, set up auto-boot in Clover configurator. Choose boot section in the left panel and type the name of the boot volume in the top right. Leave the rest blank and type 0 into timeout. This will disable any timeout and completely skip clover GUI on boot. To access Clover GUI, hold down a key as your PC turns on.


To get iCloud, iMessage and App Store working 100%, …
…you'll need to change your hardware identifiers using Clover Configurator. I've adapted the instructions from a Reddit post (link).
  1. Open CloverConfigurator and mount your EFI partition
  2. Open your config.plist
  3. In the Rt Variables section, make sure everything is clear.
  4. Go to the SMBIOS section and click on the magic wand. Select iMac icon, then iMac 17,1 from the dropdown. On the two buttons that read "shake", click a few times to generate a random serial. Copy the serial number and click ok.
  5. Go to https://checkcoverage.apple.com/ and search for the serial number that was generated. If you get an error message, that is good. It means you aren't using a serial number assigned to a real Mac. If you don't get an error, repeat step 4 and search for the new serial instead until you get an error.
  6. Open terminal and run "uuidgen".
  7. Copy this UUID and paste it in the "SmUUID" field in the SMBIOS section.
  8. In the "Board Serial Number" field, paste in your system serial number (the one that you just looked up on Apple's website) and add 5 random hex digits (numbers 0-9 and letters a-f) to the end to reach a total of 17 characters. The reason for step 7 and 8 is to keep your ROM (last 12 digits of the UUID that was generated) and MLB (Board Serial Number) values constant and unique on each boot of the OS. If the values change from boot to boot, iMessage will notice and fail to activate and there is potential that Apple will notice and blacklist your UUID, serial, or Apple ID. All Clover-generated ROM and MLB values are automatically blacklisted, as well.
  9. Export/save config.plist and reboot!
Hi Conath, I was so pleased to see you're post as its the same motherboard as mine and hardware (except i have a 1070 and 6600k) and I was having great difficulty installing High Sierra vanilla route. I tried your vid tutorial with no success, but can ell you know what you're doing. Verified your BIOS settings many times. Had more success with unibeast, and got OS to install to desktop to proceed with the post install of multibeast and partition mounting. It is EXTREMELY laggy (flickering in Clover configurator and some other apps). After running Clover v2 to setup, I open Clover Config and the right disk is already mounted. It will not let me mount the USB EFI at the same time for me to transfer drivers and other needed files to the boot drive. Otherwise I think I can get this to work... I know this is from a while ago, but wondered if you're still available to help! I have spent so much time with this!!! Thanks so much for the help already.
 
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Hi Conath, I was so pleased to see you're post as its the same motherboard as mine and hardware (except i have a 1070 and 6600k)
According to your profile, you have a Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card. Nvidia makes their own drivers for use in macOS and publishes them on their website (also known as Nvidia WebDriver). You can find more information in this post. Note that Nvidia has not updated the WebDrivers to work on Mojave as of this time (26 Nov 2018), so you use macOS 10.13 High Sierra for now.
It is EXTREMELY laggy (flickering in Clover configurator and some other apps).
The flickering and lag should be fixed by proper graphics drivers. Good luck!
 
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