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

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Hi @CaseySJ

Is OpenCore 0.6.8 is safe now with upgrade OpenCore 0.6.8 for my Z390 Designare ?

I have not latest version of BIOS.

Thanks.

BIOS doesn't really matter, you're safe to upgrade to 0.6.8. You can use HackinDROM as explained here:


And please also note this post:


Have fun!
 

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Hi folks,

I'm having some USB woes, all the ports occasionally freeze when I'm using a SSL UF8 control surface. Thi used to happen with my ICON Qcon Pro control surface too so I'm fairly sure it's not the hardware.

I've started to do some digging and opened Hackintool to take a look at the USB ports, they're all listed twice and HS08 isn't dibbled which means there are 16 ports active. I feel like this could have something to do with the issue?


Has anyone ever seen anything like this or know why this might be happening?

I've attached my EFI too in case I'm missing something important.

I tried using the "alternative USB port enumeration" by removing USBInjectAll, adding USBPorts.kext and replacing the SSDT-EC.aml but when I did so all my USB ports stopped working.

My build uses as i5-96000K Cpu but that is the only major difference. I'm using BIOS F6.
Hello @ralphonz,

Two suggestions:
  • Click the Refresh button to remove duplicate ports from Hackintool
  • Also have a look at this post.
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Hey @CaseySJ
Using your latest OpenCore EFI. since upgrading to latest OpenCanopy, clicking right or left on the keyboard goes to the most right or left option, so its pretty much unusable. happens also without OpenCanopy when clicking up or down.
Very annoying issue, any ideas?

The only changes I made is changing PlatformInfo and adding SSDT-GPRW.aml patches to disable USB wake all together.

Thanks
 

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Hey @CaseySJ
Using your latest OpenCore EFI. since upgrading to latest OpenCanopy, clicking right or left on the keyboard goes to the most right or left option, so its pretty much unusable. happens also without OpenCanopy when clicking up or down.
Very annoying issue, any ideas?

The only changes I made is changing PlatformInfo and adding SSDT-GPRW.aml patches to disable USB wake all together.

Thanks
Did you use OpenCore Configurator? If so, please see:

Screen Shot 2021-04-07 at 10.50.36 AM.png


OpenCore Configurator is not yet bug free for 0.6.8. But the problems you describe can be fixed manually as follows:

Screen Shot 2021-04-07 at 10.54.29 AM.png
 

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OpenCore Configurator 2.33.1.2 has just been released and it fixes the bug with AppleEvent. We can safely use this version, but set it to OpenCore 0.6.8 Release Version. It might default to 0.6.9 Development Version.

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Tonight I successfully updated my EFI from @CaseySJ 's 0.6.6 to 0.6.8 - the first time I've updated since switching from Clover a couple of weeks ago. Cool!

As I'm new to this, I really appreciate the clear guides and followed them to the letter, using the HackinDROM web app to transfer PlatformInfo.

Some newbie questions:

1. I did have a problem signing into iCloud after booting from the new EFI on the System drive. I ended up removing the computer from the Appple ID site and signing in again. Is it standard practice to sign out of iCloud before upgrading the EFI?

2. The USB ports work even though I didn't copy over my custom USBPorts.kext (created when I started with Clover in 2019). It’s great to have one less thing to worry about, but I'm curious: how does that work without the custom map? Would there be any advantages to using my custom map?

3. In general, do updates to OpenCore often drop support for systems that were previously supported? Or is this just a case-by-case situation?

4. In the guide for transferring PlatformInfo to the new config.plist, it says to review the boot arguments. I left them as they were in CaseySJ's 0.6.6. Is there anything I should change?

Thanks!
 
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I came from Clover 10.15.7, and, since MOTU finally released their Big Sur drivers yesterday, I decided to start fresh.

BIOS: F9i (unmod'ed)
OC: 0.6.8
OS: 11.2.3
EFI: the latest 068 from @CaseySJ
config.plist: generated using https://hackindrom.zapto.org/

Now the system works fine so far, except for Thunderbolt. Which was working perfectly fine on 10.15.7

I've tried method 1 from this post: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...700k-amd-rx-580.267551/page-1616#post-2086547



Not sure if I missed something here...

Help would be much appreciated.

Cheers
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Tonight I successfully updated my EFI from @CaseySJ 's 0.6.6 to 0.6.8 - the first time I've updated since switching from Clover a couple of weeks ago. Cool!
Glad to hear it.

...

1. I did have a problem signing into iCloud after booting from the new EFI on the System drive. I ended up removing the computer from the Appple ID site and signing in again. Is it standard practice to sign out of iCloud before upgrading the EFI?
I’ve been updating my OpenCore EFI on 5 machines every month for the past few months and have not encountered this issue. It may occur if one of the PlatformInfo credentials changes between updates.

2. The USB ports work even though I didn't copy over my custom USBPorts.kext (created when I started with Clover in 2019). It’s great to have one less thing to worry about, but I'm curious: how does that work without the custom map? Would there be any advantages to using my custom map?
This EFI includes a USB custom map

3. In general, do updates to OpenCore often drop support for systems that were previously supported? Or is this just a case-by-case situation?
Quite the opposite lately. OpenCore has been providing better support for legacy systems in each new update.

4. In the guide for transferring PlatformInfo to the new config.plist, it says to review the boot arguments. I left them as they were in CaseySJ's 0.6.6. Is there anything I should change?


Thanks!
In most cases it’s not necessary to change boot arguments. The option to review the arguments is there for those who have customized their OpenCore configuration.
 

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I came from clover 10.15.7 and since motu finally released their Big Sur drivers yesterday I decided to start fresh.

BIOS: F9i (unmodded)
OC: 0.6.8
OS: 11.2.3
EFI: the latest 068 from SJcasey
config.plist: generated using https://hackindrom.zapto.org/

Now the system works fine so far, except for thunderbolt. Which was working perfectly fine on 10.15.7

I've tried method 1 from this post: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...700k-amd-rx-580.267551/page-1616#post-2086547



Not sure if I missed something here...

Help would be much appreciated.

Cheers
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Please note that the “Thunderbolt” page will always say “No drivers are loaded” unless we flash the firmware to enable Thunderbolt Bus, which is not necessary for more than 90% of Thunderbolt devices.

Instead, please run IORegistryExplorer, select “File —> Save As...” and post the saved file. We can also check “System Information —> PCI”.

If the MOTU device is not being recognized, try setting “Thunderbolt Boot Support” in BIOS to “Boot Once”.
 
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