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[Success] Gigabyte BRIX BRi5-8250-BW on Mojave 10.14.1

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ASRock H87M-ITX
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Intel Core i7-4770K
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ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Turbo 2GB
Was able to "successfully" install Mojave (10.14.1) and get most things functioning. I referenced @RehabMan and @the_gael 's posts quite a bit:
[Guide] Gigabyte BRIX using Clover UEFI (GB-BXi5H-4200/GB-BXi5-4570R/GB-BXi7-4770R)
[GUIDE] Gigabyte Brix BKi3HA-7100 - Install Mojave

For installing MacOS/BIOS you can reference those guides. I don't completely understand everything, particularly the ACPI section: they're mostly copied over from the_gael's config.plist...Other than that, everything seems to work well.
About This Mac
Here's my Config.plist: https://pastebin.com/srYfnuv0

Hardware
  • Gigabyte BRIX GB-BRi5-8250-BW
  • Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 2400 SO-DIMM
  • WD Black 500GB NVMe M.2
  • Broadcom BCM94352Z
Kexts
  • AppleALC.kext
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • Lilu.kext
  • WhateverGreen.kext
  • RealtekRTL8111.kext
  • USBInjectAll.kext
  • FakePCIID.kext (for Audio over HDMI)
  • FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext (for Audio over HDMI)
  • FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext (for enabling Broadcom BCM94352Z)
  • BrcmFirmwareData.kext (for enabling Broadcom BCM94352Z)
  • BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (for enabling Broadcom BCM94352Z)
  • BrcmNonPatchRAM2.kext (for enabling Broadcom BCM94352Z)
Working
  • Full CPU & iGPU Acceleration (Geekbench4, OpenCL)
  • 4K60Hz + Audio on Mini DP or HDMI (Dual Displays is kind of finicky)
  • Bluetooth/Wi-Fi
  • Continuity, Handoff, Airdrop
  • iMessage, iCloud, Photos, Mac App Store, Notes, etc.
  • USB 3.0
  • Sleep/Wake/Shutdown
  • Audio (Front Panel Headphone + Mic)
Issues
  • iTunes Movies, certain streaming services on Safari doesn't work (Hulu, Amazon Video, etc) but they work in Chrome
  • The screen "stutters" briefly on boot during the Apple logo; not sure what that is, but is fine, otherwise
  • iGPU only works when 'Injecting' Intel under Devices. It's fine for me, but from what I gathered it should be left unchecked..
  • When waking up from sleep on my 4K60Hz display it would revert to 30Hz over HDMI. I bought an "active" Mini DP to HDMI adapter and I didn't experience that problem when using the Mini DP out, but it should be noted. Not sure what the cause of that is either.
 
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ASUS Zenbook 14 UX425JA (OC)
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i7-1065g7 (Ice Lake)
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
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  2. MacBook Air
  3. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
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Thank you for the post, it's definitely very enlightening! I was wondering whether you'd managed to solve any of the issues, or maybe you have found some new ones? I'm considering getting the Gigabyte BRIX BRi7-8550, so I'm trying to do some research before I commit. Your input would definitely be very much appreciated! :)
 
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Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF
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Intel I5-6500
Graphics
GT710
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
@dhpdhp Did you ever get your Gigabyte BRIX BRi7-8550 ?

I just bought one, plan to upgrade my Mac Mini 2012 with it, how's it running for you if you ever got it. :)
 
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Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF
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Intel I5-6500
Graphics
GT710
Mac
  1. MacBook
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
I put my Catalina booting CLOVERs here


I got it working, however I had to make a few changes by adding AptioMemoryFix + SSDT-EC.aml. Other than that, everything works great. :)

Thanks!
 
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Gigabyte Z370xp SLI
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i7-8700K
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RX 590
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  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I put my Catalina booting CLOVERs here
Luky fluke, I want a mini Brix, it looks so good, I just brought the GB-BRi7H-8550, do I need to buy a
  • Broadcom BCM94352Z card? anything else?, you're clover refi is ready to rock?, o have installed a lot of mackintoshes for ma and my family, so I have experience. but never a nun or similar ultra compact. I plan to use this mini computer for writing and internet surfing, will love to have everything working.
 
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I didn't read
CPU
the RULES
Graphics
so ignore me
WiFi / BT: BCM94352Z (some ebay or aliexpress Dell card for < $15)
RAM: 2 x 16GB G. Skill F4-2400C16-16GRS
NVM: 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO
HD: 2TB ST2000LX001
Display: 2560 x 1440
Logitech wireless Keyboard/Touchpad combo

Bluetooth on 10.15 seems somewhat flakey. I don't really use it and haven't spent much time trying to fix it.

10.15.3 latest tested.
 

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Gigabyte Brix Bri5-8250
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I5-8250
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Intel HD 620
Hello,

Has anyone already installed Catalina on this model Brix Bri5-8250. I think I followed the procedure but the boot remains blocked on the apple. someone to help me ...
Thx
 
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