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

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Hi @CaseySJ hope you are ok! Longo time! Because of professional life and family, I'm away from Tonymacx86.com community, but my Hackintosh still works great, mostly because of you that helped me so many times making it work properly.(except my bluetooth that drops randomly and drives me crazy sometimes). My wife, that works now most of the time from home, use it everyday, and this is the prove that my machine works as great, as a powerful mac.

But now that I have Big Sur on my Macbook pro, I would like to update my Hackintosh as well. And here starts my problem:

I noticed that you you recommend to use OpenCore to update. My Hackintosh is still made using your original guide (with some changes made after) but using clover boot loader.

I really don't know how to use OpenCore, and from what I have briefly seen yesterday, It seems that I have to start everything from the beginning to change my system to use OpenCore. Is that correct? If it's like this I would like to stay away from this option.) I could follow your mini-guide to OpenCore, but my motherboard is different from yours, and don't know if it would be the same, because of USB and Thunderbolt ports.

On Tonymacx86.com announcement of Mac Os Big Sur, says:

'Updated bootloader required for installation. Update to OpenCore 0.6.3 or higher or Clover Release v5.1 r5126 or higher'

So I would like to follow updating clover instead. But I tried yesterday to update clover to 5126, and the system didn't boot after clover boot menu. I must confess that I forget to make tonymacx86 recomendation:

'Note: Clover requires proper Quirks config.plist additions. See here for details.'

But I also read on your guide in bold red:

'URGENT: Please avoid Clover 5123 and newer for the time being.'

Do you think I will be able to update to Mac OS updating clover? If yes shoud I apply the Quirks recommended by tonymacx86, or do you think OpenCore is the bestway for now?

Thank You very much in advance!

note: As recommended, before updating clover, I backed up my system using Carbon Copy and your script, so I could recover my old EFI folder.
as CaseySJ said in his post a minute ago, switching to OpenCore is the best route. I had been hesitating for months but finally decided to take the plunge. it was painless. as always, if you follow a CaseySJ guide to the letter, you will have good results.
 

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1) will I find most solutions ideas and files on the original post on first page ( it looks heavily updated ) or do I have to go through entire thread ?
2) the first page doesn’t state about 5700XT compatibility with OP. I checked the notes and have a slightly different built ( 9900K + 5700XT + 64GB ). s there a different build you’d recommend ?
3) I want to get back my dual boot Windows + MacOS. What’s the latest update on OpenCore 0.6.3 N-D-K , better to wait for it or get going with the build, is there a fork that’s already 0.6.3 dual boot friendly ?
Hello @jabjabjab
  1. The Quick Reference and other spoilers at the top of Post 1 are absolutely the first place to look.
  2. The first page describes Mojave installation, but Mojave does not support RX 5700 XT. AMD NAVI GPUs were first supported in Catalina. All of the OpenCore Mini-Guides support RX 5700 XT with Catalina and Big Sur (use the file config-AMD-GPU.plist as the starting point).
  3. OpenCore has supported direct booting of Windows for the past few months. The N-D-K build is not necessary and in fact the developer has completely stopped working on the N-D-K version.
 

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Sorry CaseySJ, I tried to look in config.plist, but I don’t know where to look for...
It's best to follow the OpenCore 0.6.3 Mini-Guide and use config-AMD-GPU.plist as the starting point. Rename that to config.plist and enter your Serial Number, System UUID, System Name, MLB (Board Serial Number), and ROM into that file. In other words, don't use your current config.plist -- just back it up.

A link to the OpenCore 0.6.3 Mini-Guide appears in Section 1 of the Quick Reference spoiler at the top of Post 1.
 

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Hey @CaseySJ, I tried to do a fresh install of big sur using your ** OpenCore 0.6.3 EFI for Designare Z390 ** but after selecting MacOS installer from my USB at the boot screen it just hangs at the Apple Logo and doesn't progress from there. I also tried doing a NVram reset at the OpenCore bootloader by pressing space but still gets stuck.
To do a fresh installation of Big Sur, please follow this guide instead:
Screen Shot 2020-11-17 at 3.59.28 AM.png
 
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This thread is amazing :)

I’m a long time lurker, managed to set up a hack somehow last year and been running well so far with some issues.
first thanks to all you wonderful people, everyone doing this to help and learn off each other in these turbulent times. We’ve all we got people.

I build a Catalina clover last year, then jumped ship to OpenCore and now to bleeding edge Big Sur + OpenCore 0.6.3. sadly I had to delete my windows NVMe as it was no longer working.

i was recommend this thread but geez it’s for 2750+ pages. I got a few things to ask

1) will I find most solutions ideas and files on the original post on first page ( it looks heavily updated ) or do I have to go through entire thread ?
2) the first page doesn’t state about 5700XT compatibility with OP. I checked the notes and have a slightly different built ( 9900K + 5700XT + 64GB ). s there a different build you’d recommend ?
3) I want to get back my dual boot Windows + MacOS. What’s the latest update on OpenCore 0.6.3 N-D-K , better to wait for it or get going with the build, is there a fork that’s already 0.6.3 dual boot friendly ?
Start at page 1 and at least work through the build guide. I'd go with OC 0.6.3. There is a lot to know and do: There are often updates, a few spoilers, but no real shortcuts. If I can do it, you can do it. This is a great guide, that's why there are so many pages: People keep coming back to Caseysj's well.

Me, I'm running a dual-boot Mojave/Windows 10 setup that is governed by OC 0.6.3. Windows and most data are on SATA SSDs. Mojave and Sample libraries are on PCIe/M.2 type SSDs. The trick I've learned with Windows 10 (GPT format) is to get the BIOS settings tuned just right, then password lock the BIOS so that Windows can't overwrite it and screw things up. I can pick the OS from the "Open Core boot menu" -I used a combo of the CaseySJ guide and the Dortania guide for the dual boot and other particulars of my system.
 
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Hello @ummario,

Good to hear from you again! We can switch from Clover to OpenCore using the guide shown here:

View attachment 496589

The latest version of Clover may work, but I think it is best to switch to OpenCore. In fact, Clover has integrated OpenCore core into itself to create a hybrid. Several Clover releases in the very recent past have had critical bugs that rendered those releases unusable.

Additionally, if everyone switches to OpenCore, it makes it much easier for us to support them in this thread. Otherwise there are too many permutations:
  • Mojave with Clover
  • Mojave with OpenCore
  • Catalina with Clover
  • Catalina with OpenCore
  • Big Sur with Clover
  • Big Sur with OpenCore
Most people who report problems in this thread don't even tell us (a) which OS they're using and (b) which boot loader they're using. It's just too many combinations to support.

So it's best for everyone to adopt OpenCore, because that has become the leading boot loader.
Thank you @CaseySJ . I will take a look into it. Maybe I’ll try that on a secondary disk.
 

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Thank you @CaseySJ . I will take a look into it. Maybe I’ll try that on a secondary disk.
Does latest BIOS for Z390 AORUS Xtreme contain “CFG-Lock” in the BOOT section of BIOS Setup?
 
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@jiffyslot @CaseySJ Big Thanks ! :headbang:
I've already got opencore 0.6.3 + Big Sur running its the most basic and quickest dortania guided upgrade from Catalina which destroyed my WD NVMe that had windows. Here's how my EFI looks.
Screenshot 2020-11-17 at 12.34.27.png


Everything works but its not optimal. I got like 38 seconds boot time, DarkWake wakes me up every 10/20/30 mins does something with the monitor turned off and sleeps again. Plus my Windows didn't respond to anything after the upgrade so I nuked it for a fresh install.

So now I have
Samsung NVMe -> Big Sur with OC 0.6.3
WD NMVe -> Where I want to install Windows

How can I install Windows keeping OC in charge and primary , but also without having to open up my desktop ?
Once I do this, I'll start updating my EFI to Caseys

p.s. Updated bios to F9i
 
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It's best to follow the OpenCore 0.6.3 Mini-Guide and use config-AMD-GPU.plist as the starting point. Rename that to config.plist and enter your Serial Number, System UUID, System Name, MLB (Board Serial Number), and ROM into that file. In other words, don't use your current config.plist -- just back it up.

A link to the OpenCore 0.6.3 Mini-Guide appears in Section 1 of the Quick Reference spoiler at the top of Post 1.
Thanks CaseySJ,
the problem was on Open Core Configurator, for me the good version is 2.15.2.0, the 2.16.0.0 or 2.18.0.0 have created problems with CustomMemory and ForceResolution at reboot.
Now it’s ok! Truly grateful for your help
 
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