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

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Just logged back into the Raspberry Pi and grabbed the pre-flashed (original) firmware from my main system:
Bash:
4fabde53555ea20b88d06b58cc02bdd79d9bd390  main-1.bin
4fabde53555ea20b88d06b58cc02bdd79d9bd390  main-2.bin
4fabde53555ea20b88d06b58cc02bdd79d9bd390  main-3.bin
Maybe there are minor differences in DROM or Digital Signature, etc. I can do a byte-for-byte compare if someone wants to post their original bin file.

Here's the TB3 ROM file read from the second Designare board.
 

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I looked at the SSDT again yesterday and it's perfectly OKAY.

For issue #1, was it due to missing en0 in System Information --> Ethernet?
I actually never checked that. I went back to SMBIOS 19,1 and logout out of icloud and messages and rebooted a few times. Then I checked my phone setting for text Message forwarding and saw that the Hackintosh wasn’t checked. That seemd to fix it.
 

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Here's the TB3 ROM file read from my first Designare board.
Here's the TB3 ROM file read from the second Designare board.
This helps to explain the checksum differences. There are differences in the scratch areas and in Active Region 2. But the actual Thunderbolt firmware from offset ox004000 to 0x080000 is identical.
 

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Because Z390 boards will likely cease production in a couple of months, new users wishing to duplicate this build will probably look to the Z490 successor. So this build guide will adapt accordingly, but support for Z390 Designare will continue. So no worries there.
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If @CaseySJ gets a Z490 system, he will create a new build description. :thumbup:
 
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Why? Because I was lazy. I followed a search that said these cured the problem for another user and I didn't want dive in and do the work and figure this out.... but that was another day! That was yesterday... Today, I'm a much better person and am actually digging into to try and find the root cause... and I already ordered new hardware...

With the above kexts removed, Bluetooth works identically but I have no WiFi.
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Correct. I actually started from scratch and used your clean Catalina install mini guide thinking maybe the issue was with my original Mojave to Catalina build.

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I have the GC TitanRidge up and going on my Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi thanks to this guide, now the only 2 items left on my wish list are Unlock with Apple Watch and SideCar. Looking at CaseySJ's screenshot has left wondering if I have the wrong Broadcom hardware or if my config is still wrong. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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New Broadcom card from Page 1 of this thread and BOOM! Unlock with AppleWatch works!

Much newer firmware and "Auto Unlock: Supported" is present


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The old/bad/wrong card turned out to be a BCM943223PCIRBT2... even though that isn't what I originally ordered. Check your part numbers kids! Here's the wrong one:
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Vs the correct card:
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I'll be d*@#$&! The Designare NVM33 is working on my GC-Titan Ridge. @scottkendall had mentioned he was using this on his card, so I tried it. Upon initial boot- 4K monitor plugged into dock DP port was detected after boot but remained a black screen. HD monitor plugged into HDMI of GPU showed posting and boot process. 4K monitor in black showed it was at 60hz. A reboot from there brought the 4K monitor to life. The 4K monitor was detected at post and boot process continued on that display and stayed active the whole way to the desktop- @60hz.

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** Micro-Guide for Installing Intel WiFi Driver (Beta) **
Please do not quote this micro-guide in its entirety. Post a link instead.​
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Is this the same driver as in the thread below? The 9560 is referenced in later posts as working but you have rub your stomach and tap your the top of your head at the same time.

 

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I'll be d*@#$&! The Designare NVM33 is working on my GC-Titan Ridge. @scottkendall had mentioned he was using this on his card, so I tried it. Upon initial boot- 4K monitor plugged into dock DP port was detected after boot but remained a black screen. HD monitor plugged into HDMI of GPU showed posting and boot process. 4K monitor in black showed it was at 60hz. A reboot from there brought the 4K monitor to life. The 4K monitor was detected at post and boot process continued on that display and stayed active the whole way to the desktop- @60hz.

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I think we got extra lucky that Designare Z390 shipped with NVM 33. This is so far the most Mac-friendly version of Titan Ridge!
 

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Is this the same driver? The 9560 is referenced in later posts as working but you have rub your stomach and tap your the top of your head at the same time.

This driver is from Page 14 of that thread, posted by Shuhung as mentioned at the top of the Micro-Guide. As the guide shows, it actually works -- for basic connectivity.
 
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Thank you so much! I was able to get my build up and running thanks to this guide. My only question is how to get video on boot from the thunderbolt port. Do I need to enable the on CPU video? I can boot off of DisplayPort directly from the 5700xt, but when I connect the 5700xt DP out to the DP in on the Motherboard, and then connect a usb-c to my monitor, I get no video on boot up
 
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