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

CaseySJ

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I have a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 and a Samsung 4K monitor and HDMI is the port working. DP starts out fine but when boot is finished I get black screen no matter how I configure, via the graphics card ports or going through the Thunderbolt ports and using DP. I much prefer DP over HDMI and have been considering moving to a different video solution.
Some people have solved this problem by switching to SMBIOS iMac14,2. Because this can affect your licensed software, here's something you may want to try:
  • Find a spare 16GB USB flash disk and run Disk Utility (you can do this on the Hackintosh).
  • Select "Show All Devices" in Disk Utility and choose the parent name of the USB flash disk.
  • Then format the disk as "MacOS Extended (Journaled)" and "GUID Partition Map".
  • Disk Utility will create both a Mac HFS+ partition and an EFI FAT32 partition.
  • Mount the EFI partition of the USB flash disk.
  • Mount the EFI partition of your Mojave SSD and copy the entire EFI folder from Mojave SSD to the EFI partition on the USB flash disk.
  • Now run Clover Configurator and open config.plist from the USB flash disk.
  • Go to the SMBIOS section and choose "iMac14,2" from the pop-up menu. This will also give you new serial numbers.
  • Copy the new Board Serial Number to the MLB field in RtVariables.
  • Save the file and quit Clover Configurator.
  • Shutdown the Hackintosh.
  • Now unplug all Ethernet cables from the system.
  • Physically remove the WiFi/BT card (be sure to turn power off and unplug from wall before doing this).
  • We want to make sure there is NO NETWORK connection.
  • Connect your monitor using HDMI cable.
  • Boot from the USB disk (press F12 at BIOS Splash screen and select the USB disk).
  • From the Clover Boot Menu, select the normal "Boot macOS from Mojave".
  • Now Mojave will start as "iMac14,2".
  • If everything is okay, reboot the system, but this time connect the DisplayPort cable to the Radeon RX 580.
  • Do you still get black screen from DP connection?
Edit: Another option to try.
 
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Glad to hear the new card is working. Does it have firmware 20702?

Regarding Handoff, have you checked-on that little checkbox right there?
View attachment 393967
And in the Security/Privacy preferences page do you see an option to "Allow Apple Watch to Unlock this Mac"?
@CaseySJ,

you mean chipset? yes - 20702B0, the firmware though is v150 c9318. Locale is still of though - ETSI (but as long as it works ...), the Country is US. It is interesting how the cards in their stock are so random ...

It is saying though all those features are supported (see below) and handoff is checked on the settings. When I tried to do Auto unlock, "Turning on" is showing up forever and ends up with error that it could not connect to my watch.

Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 6.0.7f12
Hardware, Features, and Settings:
Name:
Address:
Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: Yes
Handoff Supported: Yes
Instant Hot Spot Supported: Yes
Manufacturer: Broadcom
Transport: USB
Chipset: 20702B0
Firmware Version: v150 c9318
Bluetooth Power: On
Discoverable: Off
Connectable: Yes
Auto Seek Pointing: On
Remote wake: On
Vendor ID: 0x05AC
Product ID: 0x828F
HCI Version: 4.0 (0x6)
HCI Revision: 0x2466
LMP Version: 4.0 (0x6)
LMP Subversion: 0x4196
Device Type (Major): Computer
Device Type (Complete): Mac Desktop
Composite Class Of Device: 0x380104
Device Class (Major): 0x01
Device Class (Minor): 0x01
Service Class: 0x1C0
Auto Seek Keyboard: On

Software Versions:
CoreWLAN: 13.0 (1350.2)
CoreWLANKit: 13.0 (1350.2)
Menu Extra: 13.0 (1370.4)
System Information: 12.0 (1300.1)
IO80211 Family: 12.0 (1200.12.2)
Diagnostics: 1.0 (805)
AirPort Utility: 6.3.8 (638.9)
Interfaces:
en3:
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x117)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.77.37.31.1a9)
MAC Address:
Locale: ETSI
Country Code: US
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 144, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Wake On Wireless: Supported
AirDrop: Supported
AirDrop Channel: 149
Auto Unlock: Supported
Status: Connected
 

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Hey Casey...
In my never-ending quest to get BT and Wifi working on my machine I am back.
I purchased the Fenvi card (since none of the other solutions got me anywhere) and installed it in the last long slot on the motherboard. Is there some other config needed, once I installed it I still don't have BT and now I no longer have Wifi.
Kind of at wits end here.
EDIT:
Sorry, in my rush I neglected to add the IOReg an System reports
Ouch! Unfortunately you may have received a defective or fake card.
  • For WiFi, your screenshot is missing the supported PHY modes and has AirDrop channel 0.
Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 6.44.16 PM.png

  • Your Bluetooth settings are quite broken. You're missing a Bluetooth address (like a MAC address), your "Manufacturer" is Ericsson instead of "Broadcom", there is no Chipset and Firmware data, and the Vendor/Product IDs are not Broadcom.
Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 6.41.38 PM.png
 

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@CaseySJ,

you mean chipset? yes - 20702B0, the firmware though is v150 c9318. Locale is still of though - ETSI (but as long as it works ...), the Country is US. It is interesting how the cards in their stock are so random ...

It is saying though all those features are supported (see below) and handoff is checked on the settings. When I tried to do Auto unlock, "Turning on" is showing up forever and ends up with error that it could not connect to my watch.
This is actually a more promising listing! For Apple Watch Unlock, have you already tried the suggestions in my earlier post?
 
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Ouch! Unfortunately you may have received a defective or fake card.
  • For WiFi, your screenshot is missing the supported PHY modes and has AirDrop channel 0.
View attachment 393985

  • Your Bluetooth settings are quite broken. You're missing a Bluetooth address (like a MAC address), your "Manufacturer" is Ericsson instead of "Broadcom", there is no Chipset and Firmware data, and the Vendor/Product IDs are not Broadcom.
View attachment 393987
Sheesh! I’ll return it to Newegg. Thanks
 

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Hi Casey,

Thanks so much for your wonderful guide. I'm going to be attempting this build over the weekend (just waiting for the last of my parts to arrive). I did have a couple quick questions before starting:
  1. I purchased this Fenvi card here in the time when you were recommending them, but then found out only certain ones work. It says "BCM94360" on the page, which is now a reject in the guide. Is this the same card that you received and tested out? I'm hoping it will work in the long slot, but buying another card is not a big deal.

  2. The Fenvi card I purchased probably won't arrive before I want to attempt the build. Is it okay to build without it and then slot it in after I have everything running?

  3. Since Macs are now supporting 9th gen intel processors, do you think it's wise to wait for a new Mojave version + possible guide update and try to follow that instead? I'm in a weird spot timing wise as you can imagine, since I don't have my system running but am planning to build in the next couple days.
Welcome to the forum! And you are quite right about being caught between a changing-of-the-guards! Some specific comments:
  • There seem to be fake Fenvi cards being pedaled by unscrupulous vendors. I would suggest buying from NewEgg first and secondly from "cityeliter" on eBay. (I purchased mine from "cityeliter".) I cannot vouch for any other vendor.
  • You can certainly build the system without the WiFi/BT card. It can be added later, and in fact it is just plug-and-play! No drivers or config.plist modifications needed.
  • I think Mojave 10.14.4 can be an important update for all of us with 9th Gen Coffee Lake processors because this would be the very first macOS to support this chip natively, including full power management and internal GPU. We may even need to use a different Platform ID and/or SMBIOS name for best compatibility. So I think there will be a fair bit of experimentation before the Build Guide gets updated.
  • But herein lies the rub: We can change Platform ID without thinking twice about software licenses and iCloud registration. But we cannot change SMBIOS in such a casual manner. An SMBIOS change can have significant repercussions for software licenses and iCloud accounts.
  • So if you can wait, it would be advisable to do so until we have worked out the kinks with 10.14.4 so you don't have to worry about switching SMBIOS.
  • On the other hand, you can install 10.14.3, but delay the installation of your licensed third-party applications until 10.14.4 is ready for installation on this motherboard. This will minimize the impact of a future SMBIOS change.
 

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Hey Casey...
In my never-ending quest to get BT and Wifi working on my machine I am back.
I purchased the Fenvi card (since none of the other solutions got me anywhere) and installed it in the last long slot on the motherboard. Is there some other config needed, once I installed it I still don't have BT and now I no longer have Wifi.
Kind of at wits end here.
EDIT:
Sorry, in my rush I neglected to add the IOReg an System reports
Make sure to document all this. Don't just send the card back. Talk to an upper level supervisor and tell him or her they need to really look into this. These cards cost 55 USD and they are getting defective or fake cards. That is just not right. Obviously Newegg is not testing any of these when they come in.
 

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Sheesh! I’ll return it to Newegg. Thanks
I am surprised you received that from NewEgg. However, they have 2 vendors:
Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 7.07.23 PM.png
Did you choose the "Fenvi Official Store" on the left or "Corn Electronics" on the right?
 
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This is actually a more promising listing! For Apple Watch Unlock, have you already tried the suggestions in my earlier post?
Just did, but it still comes back with "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch" error. I'm using iMac14,2 , but still should be compatible as it is Late 2013 model. There is no single hint that handoff would work either, even though went through the setup. Does it matter at this point where the card sits since WiFi and BT work? It is currently at x1 slot closest to CPU.
 

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Just did, but it still comes back with "Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch" error. I'm using iMac14,2 , but still should be compatible as it is Late 2013 model. No a single hint that handoff would work ... even though went through all Apple setup. Does it matter at this point where the card sits since WiFi and BT work? It is currently at x1 slot closest to CPU.
Did you sign out and back in to iCloud on everything first. If not try that and see if it changes.
 
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