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[Success] b1's "Mac Mini Killer" with macOS Mojave: i7-8700 | Gigabyte Z370N | RX560 | 16GB RAM

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I took me quite some time to be brave enough to try, I mapped the USB ports, the screen now stays dark during sleep, but the fans still spin up sometimes every minute, are there any solutions for that? Or it works in OpenCore? Thank you!
Try changing usb settings in bios > legacy usb support > Enabled (Not auto). Should Fix. For me, the only problem is the VirtualSMC not working after the 1.1.2 version. I have disabled RGB fusion in bios too. Friday now (too busy this days) I will be posting my 0.5.9 opencore Efi here with opencanopy support and fully manual patches and one with a fully patched dsdt with audio settings (no alcid bootflags or device patch needed). I don't use a patched dsdt because I have dual boot on my machine.

Edit: Opencore: 1.1.4 virtualsmc.kext will work only if smcprocessor.kext and smcsuperio.kext is disabled in config.plist.
 
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I don't use a patched dsdt because I have dual boot on my machine.
Thanks for your update!

Do you use regular OC or NDK Fork?
Having a dual boot on seperate drives as well but don’t like the regular OC approach.

Monitoring OC development closely but didn‘t make the transition yet.
 
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Thanks for your update!

Do you use regular OC or NDK Fork?
Having a dual boot on seperate drives as well but don’t like the regular OC approach.

Monitoring OC development closely but didn‘t make the transition yet.
Regular OC, rramon. I think that if things work in clover there’s no reason to change to opencore, at least for now.
 
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I think that if things work in clover there’s no reason to change to opencore, at least for now.
+1

Just in case: a very comprehensive and easy to follow OC guide can be found here.
 
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Try changing usb settings in bios > legacy usb support > Enabled (Not auto). Should Fix. For me, the only problem is the VirtualSMC not working after the 1.1.2 version. I have disabled RGB fusion in bios too. Friday now (too busy this days) I will be posting my 0.5.9 opencore Efi here with opencanopy support and fully manual patches and one with a fully patched dsdt with audio settings (no alcid bootflags or device patch needed). I don't use a patched dsdt because I have dual boot on my machine.

Edit: Opencore: 1.1.4 virtualsmc.kext will work only if smcprocessor.kext and smcsuperio.kext is disabled in config.plist.

Can you share your hackintool UBS port setup and which hackintool did you use for it? Thanks!

I'm still using Clover, after following your settings with legacy usb support and RGB, the fans still keep spinning up every minute. I suspect is my USB kext. I used different versions of the Hackintool to generate a few USB kexts, but the USB list changes with different versions of the Hackintool, is very confusing. The latest versions keep killing my Bluetooth (Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A)
 
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Can you share your hackintool UBS port setup and which hackintool did you use for it? Thanks!

I'm still using Clover, after following your settings with legacy usb support and RGB, the fans still keep spinning up every minute. I suspect is my USB kext. I used different versions of the Hackintool to generate a few USB kexts, but the USB list changes with different versions of the Hackintool, is very confusing. The latest versions keep killing my Bluetooth (Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A)
Random wakes or no sleep with screen off?

Ps: About the efi: I couldn't keep my promise because I worked my whole weekend.
 

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Based on the configuration of b1, which I would like to thank, I would like to share the Opencore 0.5.6 version, tested on Mojave (10.14.6), updated from mac app store to Catalina (10.15.3).

i5 8400
nitro rx580
z370n
16 GB 2666mhz
Tested on BIOS F10-F13 z370n - iMac19,1 SMBIOS
Updated to 0.5.9 + Open Canopy GUI. Tested on Catalina 10.15.5 (19F101) with F13 BIOS and SMBIOS 19,1. IGPU + GPU.

Build:
i7 8086k + A budget Deepcool Gammax 400 cooler with the leds cut off using pliers.
XPG s11 Pro 512Gb (Formerly known as a rebranded SX8200 Pro) NVME for Mac OS, A400 Sata SSD drive for Windows.
16gb 2x8gb 2400 mhz HyperX memory @2933mhz 16-17-17-35 1.2v;
Sapphire Nitro RX580; Leds OFF.
Corsair 550w Gold PSU;
NZXT H200 case for optimal negative pressure.

Bios Settings:

M.I.T -> Advanced Memory Settings -> Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) : Profile1
BIOS: CSM: disabled
Сhipset -> Internal Graphics = Enabled
Сhipset -> DVMT Pre-Allocated = 128MB
Сhipset -> DVMT Total Gfx Mem = 128MB
Peripherals -> Trusted Computing -> Security Device Support : Disabled
Peripherals -> Network Stack Configuration -> Network Stack : Disabled
Peripherals -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support: Enabled
Peripherals -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hand-OFF: Enabled
Peripherals ->RGB Fusion -> Disabled
Chipset -> Vt-d: Enabled
Chipset -> IOAPIC 240119 Entries: Enabled

Instructions:
1) Backup your EFI, making it bootable on a USB stick. Always.
2) !!!!!! Read the "READ ME!!!" on EFI FOLDER

-> move the folder to EFI partition.

What works:

Working fine with a replaced i7 8086k;
DRM on Pollaris RX580: Netflix on safari ok. Prime video only works on chrome and with shikigva=80 bootflags. Apple TV content just works.
Shutdown, restart;
Audio;
Sleep working well with "sudo pmset -a TCPKEEPALIVE 0" command on terminal (no random wakes, maybe this is your fix, slam2019);
Front Panel USB, USB's near the wifi-bt antennas disabled due to the limitation of the usb;
PowerNap;
Wifi, Bluetooth, Handoff and continuity with bcm94360cs2+adapter;
iMessage;
Quicksync;
FileVault 2;
Nvram ;
Ethernet 1 and 2;
Quicksync;
Sidecar;
Dual boot with Windows on another ssd.

What doesn't work: LEDS.

-> Known issue: VirtualSMC.kext not working with SMCProcessor.kext and SMCSuperIO.Kext after the 1.1.2 version. 1.12 - 1.1.4 VirtualSMC.kext will work only if SMCprocessor.kext and SMCsuperIO.kext are both disabled in config.plist.- Fixed VirtualSMC, added Nvmefix.Kext and disabled xhciportlimit on config.plist. Thanks rramon!
 

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Awesome @rrviega

I’ll take a look at it, adjust it to my config (which is very similar to yours) and repost the EFI folder.

Did you follow Dortania‘s guide?

Any idea why VirtualSMC doesn‘t work? @pastrychef @CaseySJ maybe?
 
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I have no problems with VirtualSMC.

Thanks for your fast response!

While comparing your Asus Z370-G OC EFI folder (0.5.9) with rrviega's I noticed that VirtualSMC.kext contains a Plugin folder where both SMCProcessor.kext and SMCSuperIO.kext are present.
At the same time these are present in EFI/OC/Kexts as well.

Could this be the reason?

Furthermore, the injection sequence inside config.plist -> Kernel -> Add is different from yours.


Edit: @rrviega

Please check attached config.plist if the problem still persists with VirtualSMC 1.1.4
Please delete SMCProcessor.kext, SMCSuperIO.kext and VirtualSMC.kext inside OC/Kexts and replace with 1.1.4 attached.

Inside config.plist (Kernel->Add section) I changed the injection sequence and BundlePath.

Maybe this is the reason it doesn't work.
 

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