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[Success] - Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming + i9 10900K + OpenCore

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Motherboard
Asus ROG Strix Z790-E
CPU
i9-13900K
Graphics
RX 560
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I wanted to post my config if it helps anyone else. (full EFI folder attached)

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming
CPU: Intel 10900K
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
GPU: ASRock Phantom Gaming Radeon RX 560 + Gigabyte 4090 Gaming OC (disabled in config.plist)
Wi-Fi/BT: Broadcom BCM94360CD 802.11ac 1750Mbps Desktop PCi-E WiFi Adapter. (Handoff / Continuity working)
Ethernet: I225-V
Storage: 2x Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe + 1 SATA 870 EVO 1TB (APFS)
Case: CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 500D RGB SE Mid-Tower Case
PSU: CORSAIR AX750 RM1000x (2021)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler EK Nucleus AIO CR360 Lux D-RGB

About the only thing not working is Apple TV+ DRM content (fixed), but Netflix / Prime / Apple trailers work fine. The DisplayPort and HDMI outputs on the motherboard work with acceleration via the IGPU, but as of yet the HDMI does not. This is why I added the Radeon RX 560 as I have two monitors. If you have single or dual monitors you can probably just use the iGPU without the Radeon GPU. The same EFI will work with either iGPU or an RX 560 (or similar). If you have a CORSAIR Commander Pro like this case comes with, THIS workaround for Catalina or THIS kext for Big Sur will solve it being detected as a UPS. If you're on Monterey or newer, the Commander Pro kext doesn't work. I've been doing this:

alias ups='sudo pkill ioupsd' (in my .zshrc file... I run it on each boot)
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What's left to fix: iGPU HDMI, this is a bigger problem than just Z490 from what I've been reading, Wake from sleep via keyboard or Wake on Lan (I have to press the power button, at least it STAYS asleep which is nice). A better driver for the Ethernet I-225V (for me it seems to drop packets although internet tests don't confirm, others say it's fine). Fixed by changing "Configure" to "Manual" under Ethernet -> Hardware advanced settings and specifying Speed and Duplex.
Slow Wi-Fi after sleep: Resolved by unchecking "Wake for network access" in System Preferences > Energy Saver

Other than that everything works and it's ROCK solid!

Note: Use OpenCore Configurator to generate UUID, MLB and Serial number. I enter my real MAC address in the ROM field, these are all important to get iMessage / FaceTime working. If you're using a supported DGPU in the main (upper) PCI-E slot, you'll have to remove the "blocker" I have in the EFI.

EDIT 06.14.2020 - Cleaned up ACPI, added front USB C port (only working at 2.0 speeds, not sure why yet)

EDIT 06.20.2020 - Clean up kexts, fix on-board audio (thanks hemon!), fix intel hdmi audio, included better USBInjectAll kext, not enabled by default, but can be should you want to do your own USB map.

EDIT 07.01.2020 - Removed ALCID from boot-args now that audio is fixed, remove CPU mask spoof as no longer needed as of 10.5.5

EDIT 07.18.2020 - Fixed HDMI black screen, both monitors now working with iGPU. For now I have removed the Radeon card so my RTX 2080 Ti can run at PCIE x16 in Windows.

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EDIT 08.03.2020 - Added EFI-0.6.0.zip containing OpenCore 0.6.0 that was released today, along with all of the updated kexts that the same team also put out today. I added all of the new 0.6.0 keys and ran it through the online validator. Going to keep the original EFI.zip (version 0.5.9) attached here for now incase 0.6.0 introduces any problems that I'm not aware of.

EDIT 09.09.2020 - Added EFI 0.6.1.zip containing OpenCore 0.6.1 along with all the updated kexts that came with it. This version requires you to be on 10.5.6 Supplemental Update, 19G2021 or later. It has the iMac 20,2 system definition for the 10900K CPU. Removed the slow front USB C and enabled the rear at full 10 Gbps speed. I had to generate all new serial, MLB, UUID, etc. for iServices to work.

EDIT 11.08.2020 - Added EFI 0.6.3.zip. This build has an improved USB map, shown in post 5 below. (enabled the 3 black 2.0 ports above BIOS port) It's also reported to support Big Sur with little to no modification. Removed 0.5.9 since newer builds have many improvements / fixes.

EDIT 12.21.2020 - Added EFI 0.6.4.zip including all the latest kexts. As usual I ran it through the validator here. Removed EFI 0.6.0 because of age.

EDIT 01.08.2021 - Added EFI 0.6.5.zip including all the latest kexts. As usual I ran it through the validator here. Removed EFI 0.6.1 because of age.

EDIT 02.07.2021 - Added EFI 0.6.6.zip including all the latest kexts, As usual I ran it through the validator here. Removed EFI 0.6.3 because of age.

EDIT: 03.06.2021 - Added EFI 0.6.7.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.4 because of age. (Validator wasn't updated this month for 0.6.7)

EDIT: 04.09.2021 - Added EFI 0.6.8.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.5 because of age. Tested and passes validator built into OpenCore Configurator. I've been running this personally with Big Sur and it's running great.

EDIT: 05.04.2021 - Added EFI 0.6.9.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.6 because of age. Tested and passes validator built into OpenCore Configurator.

EDIT: 06.08.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.0 1.1.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.7 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 07.05.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.1.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.8 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 08.03.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.2.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.6.9 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 09.08.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.3.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.0 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 10.04.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.4.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.1 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 11.01.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.5.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.2 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 12.08.2021 - Added EFI 0.7.6.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.3 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 1.17.2022 - Added EFI 0.7.7.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.4 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 2.09.2022 - Added EFI 0.7.8.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.5 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 4.18.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.0.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.6 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 6.12.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.1.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.7 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT: 7.05.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.2.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.7.8 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 8.09.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.3.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.0 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 9.17.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.4.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.1 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 11.10.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.6.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.2 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 12.07.2022 - Added EFI 0.8.7.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.3 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 1.02.2023 - Added EFI 0.8.8.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.4 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 2.16.2023 - Added EFI 0.8.9.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.6 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 3.07.2023 - Added EFI 0.9.0.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.7 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 4.04.2023 - Added EFI 0.9.1.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.8 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 5.10.2023 - Added EFI 0.9.2.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.8.9 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 6.15.2023 - Added EFI 0.9.3.zip including all the latest kexts. Removed EFI 0.9.0 because of age. Tested and passes using OCValidate.

EDIT 10.13.2023 - @hemon has a Sonoma friendly build of 0.9.5 HERE, awaiting validation from others before posting here.

5700 XT and similar see here for the changes needed.


Special thanks to xiaovie (mcvie on here) who gave me a lot of pointers early on and helped get me up and running. If you don't have the Broadcom WiFi/BT card I have, he has kexts for the onboard module here: https://github.com/xiaovie/-Hackintosh-i7-10700k-ROG-STRIX-Z490-A-GAMING-RX-590.zip/releases
 

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Hi,

I have the Asus z490i and I tried your EFI. Sadly its not working as is. Installation (initial progress bar) stops almost halfway thru.

I guess I'd have to do more investigation.

Thanks btw. This is a good place to start for me
 
Hi,

here with Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming and it doesn't work: stop signal while loading. Is this a BIOS setting problem? How it can be possible that it doesn't work if we have the same config?
 
Can you guys turn on verbose logging so we can see where it's getting stuck? It's under the NVRAM section of config.plist on your boot USB: (add the -v flag)

Code:
<key>7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82</key>
            <dict>
                <key>SystemAudioVolume</key>
                <data>Rg==</data>
                <key>boot-args</key>
                <string>alcid=1 -v</string>
                <key>csr-active-config</key>
                <data>5wMAAA==</data>
                <key>prev-lang:kbd</key>
                <string>en-US:0</string>
            </dict>

I would also check the BIOS settings and make sure all the "standard" Hackintosh settings are set correctly. Things like fast boot off, XHCI hand off enabled, etc. Any of the guides on here for a Z390 should have the settings.


You guys should start here to make sure you're creating the OpenCore boot USB correctly:


Comet Lake specific guide:



EDIT: Found the BIOS settings also in that guide (recently added)


Disable:

  • Fast Boot
  • VT-d (can be enabled if you set DisableIoMapper to YES)
  • CSM
  • Thunderbolt(For initial install, as Thunderbolt can cause issues if not setup correctly)
  • Intel SGX
  • Intel Platform Trust
  • CFG Lock (MSR 0xE2 write protection)(Apparently this is already off on our Asus boards)
Enable:

  • VT-x
  • Above 4G decoding
  • Hyper-Threading
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • EHCI/XHCI Hand-off
  • OS type: Windows 8.1/10 UEFI Mode
  • DVMT Pre-Allocated(iGPU Memory): 64MB
 
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- Not all of my USB ports work as intended
@scope666 is it possible for you to show how you created your USB port mapping files?

Hi,

I have the Broadcom combo Wi-Fi/Bluetooth card for Handoff / Continuity support, so I needed the internal USB header working. These are my notes on how I did the map: (remember there's a 15 port limit, and each USB 3 port essentially counts as 2, one for HS and one for SS)

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Can you post a Geekbench 4.x of your i9-10900K ? I'm very curious about the performance...

I don't have a 4.0 handy at the moment, but here's my 5.1.1 score, you can use the browser to compare to other builds:



Example comparison to a randomly picked 9900K using the search function:

 
I gave up and I changed for now to Windows. I already wanted to give Windows a chance after about 15 years of osx - and for now I'm satisfied; Office is on another level and Edge is much faster than Safari. Thank you very much for the effort!
 
Hi @scope666 - I’ve managed to install and boot up my hackintosh thanks to your EFI. Thought I must say that its a mix of my config and yours. Had to build tje SSDT thru SSDTTime. Then used your config.plist as well as some of your ACPI and Kext.

Its not 100% but its a start. For one thing my Ethernet isn’t working.This is looking like a really good Hobby now.

Thanks again.
 
Hi @scope666 - I’ve managed to install and boot up my hackintosh thanks to your EFI. Thought I must say that its a mix of my config and yours. Had to build tje SSDT thru SSDTTime. Then used your config.plist as well as some of your ACPI and Kext.

Its not 100% but its a start. For one thing my Ethernet isn’t working.This is looking like a really good Hobby now.

thanks agan


Hi Dieselmat, glad you got it up and running. I'm betting your board has the Ethernet at a different address than mine, you should be able to fix by adjusting the address inside the FakePCIID_Intel_I225-V.kext. (show package contents --> Info.plist )

IOExplorer should be able to show you where yours is living.

IIRC I got the Ethernet working by looking here:

 
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