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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Hi! I did this build and when using my Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad I can't wake up the system. any idea? thanks
Please edit your Post # 16834 above and remove the build guide from the post.
 
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Hi, I've been using this Z390 build without any trouble for about a year already... Until I bought Apollo Twin X – I can't make TB work on my machine. I'm running Mojave 10.14.6

Apollo is connected to HS08 port and I tried this temp SSDT from Casey – to enable HS8 and HS13:

The Cintiq might be using USB 2 protocol over the Thunderbolt connection. We can test this theory by temporally enabling HS08 and HS13 (and disabling two other USB ports to avoid exceeding the 15 port limit). If this is something you'd like to try, please do the following:
  • Mount EFI partition of Mojave SSD.
  • Go to the EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder.
  • Temporarily move SSDT-UIAC-DESIGNARE-Z390-V7.aml to the EFI/CLOVER/misc folder.
  • Copy the attached SSDT-UIAC-DESIGNARE-Z390-HS8-HS13-TEMP.aml to the EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder.
  • Reboot.
  • Connect the Cintiq and check again.
This SSDT removes HS05 and HS06 in order to add HS08 and HS13.

My ACPI –> patched folder looks like this now:
Code:
SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-TB3HP-V4.aml
SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-RX580-V2.aml
SSDT-UIAC-DESIGNARE-Z390-HS8-HS13-TEMP.aml
SSDT-EC.aml
SSDT-DTPG.aml

Code:
WhateverGreen.kext
AppleALC.kext
FakePCIID_Intel_GbX.kext
FakePCIID.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC_SMMSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
NoVPAJpeg.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
USBPorts.kext

– TB still doesn't work. What can cause the problem? Any help is much appreciated.
 
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So after some failures I have tried again flashing the Thunderbolt chip on the Z390 Designare, this time using the 2K resistor and 47uF cap and a Raspberry Pi 4. First the lights were yellow, then after some wiggling at the clip it was much easier to get the right red light. I had been there two times before, but then flashrom couldn’t verify the chip after writing and said it was in an "unknown state". Nevertheless a (unconnected) Thunderbolt Bridge appeared in the Network settings and the Thunderbolt bus appeared in the System Preferences in the "Thunderbolt" area, BUT the UID was 0x0000000000000000 and the firmware version unknown. And it recognized no devices.
Now this time flashrom said:
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Erase/write done.
Veryfing flash... VERIFIED.

Bildschirmfoto 2020-03-24 um 17.26.41.png

I have used "DESIGNARE-Z390-NVM33-Elias64Fr.bin".
BUT still not working and still the same: UID is 0x0000000000000000, firmware version unknown and no devices recognized.
I am using SSDT-TBOLT3-RP05-PORT7-Z390-DESIGNARE.aml and followed exactly the "Thunderbolt DROM Micro-Guide for Designare Z390" for the custom UID and correct checksum. But there is also no change if I don’t use the SSDT at all.
Bios settings are exactly as in @CaseySJ 's screenshots.
Could the chip be defective from the tries that didn’t work out? But if so, how can it be that it showed "verified" this time?

Bildschirmfoto 2020-03-24 um 21.16.01.png
Bildschirmfoto 2020-03-24 um 21.18.44.png
Bildschirmfoto 2020-03-24 um 21.19.02.png

EDIT: As soon as I open System Preferences –> Thunderbolt then in IORegistryExplorer it sometimes suddenly looks like this:
Bildschirmfoto 2020-03-24 um 21.27.24.png
 
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Ok: First Post..
1) Thanks to all the "cracks" who have contributed to the community with their genius and extraordinary minds:
@Elias64Fr, @apfelnico (& DSM2), @NorthAmTransAm, @dgsga, @Loloflatsix , @dolgarrenan , @CaseySJ , and to @kgp, wherever you are. You, all the Admins of tonymacx86 and those who i don't name because of my poor memory: Brilliant minds :clap:
In particular, this thread seems to me one of the best organized knowledge of the entire web. Thanks @CaseySJ :thumbup:
2) Some years here following the steps of the most advanced users and various Builds .. (Giga X79-UD3, Giga X99-UD4 / ASUS X99-WS & A-II, ASUS-X299-A) ... All working without major problems respecting the basic Hackintosh rules. :headbang:
3) Interested in Thunderbolt3 goals. Awesome achievement of local node / Thunderbolt bus !!!! :clap:
Similar Results to those achieved by @qthegaijin. (Same problem with Antelope interfaces -Orion32+ here-)
**We continue in following posts.. Kind regards and health to everyone
 

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Hi, I've been using this Z390 build without any trouble for about a year already... Until I bought Apollo Twin X – I can't make TB work on my machine. I'm running Mojave 10.14.6

Apollo is connected to HS08 port and I tried this temp SSDT from Casey – to enable HS8 and HS13:



My ACPI –> patched folder looks like this now:
Code:
SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-TB3HP-V4.aml
SSDT-Z390-DESIGNARE-RX580-V2.aml
SSDT-UIAC-DESIGNARE-Z390-HS8-HS13-TEMP.aml
SSDT-EC.aml
SSDT-DTPG.aml

Code:
WhateverGreen.kext
AppleALC.kext
FakePCIID_Intel_GbX.kext
FakePCIID.kext
FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext
FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext
FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext
FakeSMC_SMMSensors.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausiEthernet.kext
Lilu.kext
NoVPAJpeg.kext
USBInjectAll.kext
USBPorts.kext

– TB still doesn't work. What can cause the problem? Any help is much appreciated.
Hello @dadest,

Your CLOVER configuration has two competing USB port definitions:
  • CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-UIAC-DESIGNARE-Z390-HS8-HS13-TEMP.aml
  • CLOVER/kexts/Other/USBPorts.kext
You can temporarily remove the second one (USBPorts.kext) and reboot. Also please check whether USBPorts.kext exists in /Library/Extensions. If it does, it should be removed (and then run Kext Utility to rebuild the kernel cache).

Also please check that latest UAD drivers for macOS are installed, and that the Apollo itself is running the latest firmware.
 
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Hello @habibelhabab1,

Good questions:
  • OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000 is not recommended, but it will not damage your system. The "very worrying statement from the maker" is exaggerated.
  • If you're in the middle of a project, it is okay to continue using OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000. I used it for nearly a year without any issue of any kind.
  • To switch to the new recommended drivers, however, we strongly recommend making a full bootable backup of your system ahead of time.
  • If you have already switched to Clover 5104 and have deleted the old drivers64UEFIfolder, then you're in good shape to switch.
    • Simply delete OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000 and replace it with the three files in the Catalina Mini Guide.
    • Sometimes it's a good idea to perform a CMOS Reset as well to clear the memory map. This should be done in accordance with instruction in the Designare User's Manual. All BIOS parameters must then be re-configured starting with Load Optimized Defaults.

Hi CaseySJ,
As I promised about a month ago (post #14856 and onwards) I have tested the OcQuirks driver replacing the potentially harmful OscAptioFix2Drv-free2000 driver on Mojave 10.14.6.
As per instructions I have used the three files from the catalina mini-guide (not the rev 15 version).

I can confirm that it works perfectly on Mojave.
Thank you very much for this driver and your help last month.

Best wishes
 
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So after some failures I have tried again flashing the Thunderbolt chip on the Z390 Designare, this time using the 2K resistor and 47uF cap and a Raspberry Pi 4. First the lights were yellow, then after some wiggling at the clip it was much easier to get the right red light. I had been there two times before, but then flashrom couldn’t verify the chip after writing and said it was in an "unknown state". Nevertheless a (unconnected) Thunderbolt Bridge appeared in the Network settings and the Thunderbolt bus appeared in the System Preferences in the "Thunderbolt" area, BUT the UID was 0x0000000000000000 and the firmware version unknown. And it recognized no devices.
Now this time flashrom said:
Reading old flash chip contents... done.
Erasing and writing flash chip... Erase/write done.
Veryfing flash... VERIFIED.

View attachment 456719

I have used "DESIGNARE-Z390-NVM33-Elias64Fr.bin".
BUT still not working and still the same: UID is 0x0000000000000000, firmware version unknown and no devices recognized.
I am using SSDT-TBOLT3-RP05-PORT7-Z390-DESIGNARE.aml and followed exactly the "Thunderbolt DROM Micro-Guide for Designare Z390" for the custom UID and correct checksum. But there is also no change if I don’t use the SSDT at all.
Bios settings are exactly as in @CaseySJ 's screenshots.
Could the chip be defective from the tries that didn’t work out? But if so, how can it be that it showed "verified" this time?

View attachment 456723
View attachment 456724
View attachment 456725

EDIT: As soon as I open System Preferences –> Thunderbolt then in IORegistryExplorer it sometimes suddenly looks like this:
View attachment 456726
Hello @JimSalabim,

Let me address several points:
  • Thunderbolt UID is generated either by:
    • A device property in SSDT
    • Clover device property injection
    • ThunderboltDROM section in firmware itself
    • Auto-assigned by macOS
  • Let's assume that the firmware is correctly flashed. (You can always read the chip again with Raspberry Pi and compare checksum against the checksum of Elias' firmware file.)
  • Let's start by examining the case where a Thunderbolt SSDT is used.
    • Can you please post the Thunderbolt SSDT you're using? If it contains a private UID, you may send it by private message (PM).
    • Also check the system boot log as follows:
      • log show --last boot | grep Thunderbolt <<-- Do you see any Thunderbolt errors?
      • log show --last boot | grep ACPI <<-- Do you see any ACPI errors such as 'table not loaded' or other errors?
  • Note also that the original Gigabyte firmware can be flashed back as a last resort.
  • The red line through IOThunderboltFamilyUserClient is normal. Every time we close and reopen System Information and then go to the Thunderbolt page, one of these will be created and deleted.
 
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Ok: First Post..
1) Thanks to all the "cracks" who have contributed to the community with their genius and extraordinary minds:
@Elias64Fr, @apfelnico (& DSM2), @NorthAmTransAm, @dgsga, @Loloflatsix , @dolgarrenan , @CaseySJ , and to @kgp, wherever you are. You, all the Admins of tonymacx86 and those who i don't name because of my poor memory: Brilliant minds :clap:
In particular, this thread seems to me one of the best organized knowledge of the entire web. Thanks @CaseySJ :thumbup:
2) Some years here following the steps of the most advanced users and various Builds .. (Giga X79-UD3, Giga X99-UD4 / ASUS X99-WS & A-II, ASUS-X299-A) ... All working without major problems respecting the basic Hackintosh rules. :headbang:
3) Interested in Thunderbolt3 goals. Awesome achievement of local node / Thunderbolt bus !!!! :clap:
Similar Results to those achieved by @qthegaijin. (Same problem with Antelope interfaces -Orion32+ here-)
**We continue in following posts.. Kind regards and health to everyone
Hello @MACacOsX,

Welcome to the forum -- you may have been here silently, but now you are visible! If you also have an Antelope audio interface, let's hope it can be made to work.

@qthegaijin: Is the Antelope still problematic even with a flashed Alpine Ridge card?
 

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You are absolutely correct. An equal amount of FFFFFFFF made the System DSDT throw errors.
View attachment 456700

However an equal of amount 20202020 gave us me the desired result.

View attachment 456701

So it looks like for OC there are different behaviors?

So for OC

Enable: YES
Find: FF503858 48000A51 5C2E5F47 50455449 4E495442 534500
Replace: 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 20202020 202020
TableSignature (DSDT): 44534454
The first byte should still be 0xFF because that is not part of the set of bytes to be replaced. I'm still uneasy about using 0x20. In ASCII it's the space character, but in ACPI machine language it might be an instruction code.
 
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Hello @MACacOsX,

Welcome to the forum -- you may have been here silently, but now you are visible! If you also have an Antelope audio interface, let's hope it can be made to work.

@qthegaijin: Is the Antelope still problematic even with a flashed Alpine Ridge card?
I need to order one. Amazon has deemed it non-essential so all the shipping times say mid to late April arrival.
 
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