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[Success] Gigabyte Z370N WiFi with i5-8500

Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
43
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
CPU
i5-8500
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
The latest version of this post is updated to my blog.





Comments

I'm new to Hackintosh. When installed it on my pc, I almost got stuck at anywhere except post-installation. Firstly, if you hang on "Installing Bootloader" with Unibeast 9.0.0, please try to reinstall your macOS, which you use Unibeast, after backup with Time Machine. Besides, I suggest when you want to build yourself at very first time DO NOT buy XFX video card, which I took about 1 week to handle an error "attempting system restart", although it appears at Tony's Guide.

Hardware Summary


  • MoBo: Gigabyte Z370N WiFi (M-ITX)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8500
  • Memory: Corsair Vengerance LPX DDR4 16G 3000MHz x2
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB
  • Drives: Samsung EVO850 500G
  • Wireless Network Card: BCM94352Z (M.2)
  • PSUs: CoolerMaster MWE GOLD 650W
  • CPU Cooler: CoolMaster T400i
  • Case: Antec Cube - Designed By Razer

BIOS Options

As for BIOS options, I fellow with @CaseySJ's guide at here, but there are some difference between Z390 and Z370N.

  • M.I.T > Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) > Profile 1
  • BIOS > Windows 8/10 Features > Windows 8/10 (cuz there is not the option of "Other OS")
  • BIOS > CSM Support > Disabled
  • BIOS > Secure Boot > Disabled
  • Peripherals > Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT) > Disabled
  • Peripherals > USB Configuration > Legacy USB Support > Enabled
  • Peripherals > USB Configuration > XHCI Hand-off > Enabled
  • Peripherals > Network Stack Configuration > Network Stack > Disabled
  • Chipset > Vt-d > Disabled
  • Chipset > Internal Graphics > Enabled
  • Chipset > DVMT Pre-Alloc > 64M
  • Chipset > DVMT Total Gfx Mem > 256M
  • Chipset > Above 4G Decoding > Enabled

Post-Installation

I mainly did following thing at the stage of post-installation:

  • Multibeast: Install AppleALC, FakeSMC, FakeSMCPlugins, IntelMausiEthernet, WhateverGreen and USBInjectAll, select iMac > iMac 18, 1 at System Definition.
  • USB 3.0: To archieve this I fellow with @xmark at here, there are some steps to enable usb3.0 on Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
    • Mount EFI from Mojave Disk with Clover Configurator
    • edit Config.plist > Acpi > Patches
      1. Comment: change XHCI to XHC, Find: <58484349>, Replace: <5848435F>
      2. Copy the compiled SSDT from the install drive into EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched on the Mojave EFI drive. Use SSDT-UIAC.aml for the name.
      3. Reboot macOS and USB 3.0 will be work.
  • WiFI & Bluetooth: I have changed to BCM94352Z from the built-in intel wireless network card, so the airdrop and handoff features are available. I recommend you read this postfirstly.
    • WiFi: Download AirportBrcmFixup and Lilu, and then install AirportBrcmFixup.kext and Lilu.kext with kextbeast into /Library/Extensions
    • BT: Install OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM, and then install BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext with kextbeast into /Library/Extensions
  • Enable HiDPI for 2K resolution screen:
    • Download a bash file for custom hidpi, the specific steps are described at README.md of git repo.
    • Download an app, called "Retina Display Menu"
    • Reboot
    • Choose the resolution you set
Summary

What works

  • Audio
  • Graphics card
  • Shutdown / Restart / Sleep
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Airdrop
  • Handoff
  • Display Sleep
What does not test
  • Unlock with Apple Watch
What does not work
  • HDMI Audio
That's all. Thanks for every person at tonymacx86 to help me build my first Hackintosh, especially for @CaseySJ.
 
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Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
43
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
CPU
i5-8500
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
hello,can you share your efi folder? thx
I’m not having computer around, so I’m afraid I can’t share with you immediately. But you can check my blog and download the files I changed. I have added a custom ssdt and modified config.plist.
 
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
43
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
CPU
i5-8500
Graphics
RX 580
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
I don't know why , I can't download the file in your blog. maybe you need try to reload, Anyway thx.
My efi folder is uploaded in the below. You should add the some configuration by yourself as I marked in the screenshot. Enjoy ;)
 

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Joined
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Messages
42
Motherboard
GA Z370N WiFi
CPU
8700K
Graphics
Vega 56
Mac
MacBook Air, Mac mini
The latest version of this post is updated to my blog.



Comments

I'm new to Hackintosh. When installed it on my pc, I almost got stuck at anywhere except post-installation. Firstly, if you hang on "Installing Bootloader" with Unibeast 9.0.0, please try to reinstall your macOS, which you use Unibeast, after backup with Time Machine. Besides, I suggest when you want to build yourself at very first time DO NOT buy XFX video card, which I took about 1 week to handle an error "attempting system restart", although it appears at Tony's Guide.

Hardware Summary


  • MoBo: Gigabyte Z370N WiFi (M-ITX)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8500
  • Memory: Corsair Vengerance LPX DDR4 16G 3000MHz x2
  • Graphics Card: Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB
  • Drives: Samsung EVO850 500G
  • Wireless Network Card: BCM94352Z (M.2)
  • PSUs: CoolerMaster MWE GOLD 650W
  • CPU Cooler: CoolMaster T400i
  • Case: Antec Cube - Designed By Razer

BIOS Options

As for BIOS options, I fellow with @CaseySJ's guide at here, but there are some difference between Z390 and Z370N.

  • M.I.T > Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) > Profile 1
  • BIOS > Windows 8/10 Features > Windows 8/10 (cuz there is not the option of "Other OS")
  • BIOS > CSM Support > Disabled
  • BIOS > Secure Boot > Disabled
  • Peripherals > Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT) > Disabled
  • Peripherals > USB Configuration > Legacy USB Support > Enabled
  • Peripherals > USB Configuration > XHCI Hand-off > Enabled
  • Peripherals > Network Stack Configuration > Network Stack > Disabled
  • Chipset > Vt-d > Disabled
  • Chipset > Internal Graphics > Enabled
  • Chipset > DVMT Pre-Alloc > 64M
  • Chipset > DVMT Total Gfx Mem > 256M
  • Chipset > Above 4G Decoding > Enabled

Post-Installation

I mainly did following thing at the stage of post-installation:

  • Multibeast: Install AppleALC, FakeSMC, FakeSMCPlugins, IntelMausiEthernet, WhateverGreen and USBInjectAll, select iMac > iMac 18, 1 at System Definition.
  • USB 3.0: To archieve this I fellow with @xmark at here, there are some steps to enable usb3.0 on Gigabyte Z370N WiFi
    • Mount EFI from Mojave Disk with Clover Configurator
    • edit Config.plist > Acpi > Patches
      1. Comment: change XHCI to XHC, Find: <58484349>, Replace: <5848435F>
      2. Copy the compiled SSDT from the install drive into EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched on the Mojave EFI drive. Use SSDT-UIAC.aml for the name.
      3. Reboot macOS and USB 3.0 will be work.
  • WiFI & Bluetooth: I have changed to BCM94352Z from the built-in intel wireless network card, so the airdrop and handoff features are available. I recommend you read this postfirstly.
    • WiFi: Download AirportBrcmFixup and Lilu, and then install AirportBrcmFixup.kext and Lilu.kext with kextbeast into /Library/Extensions
    • BT: Install OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM, and then install BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext with kextbeast into /Library/Extensions
  • Enable HiDPI for 2K resolution screen:
    • Download a bash file for custom hidpi, the specific steps are described at README.md of git repo.
    • Download an app, called "Retina Display Menu"
    • Reboot
    • Choose the resolution you set
Summary

What works

  • Audio
  • Graphics card
  • Shutdown / Restart / Sleep
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Airdrop
  • Handoff
  • Display Sleep
What does not test
  • Unlock with Apple Watch
What does not work
  • HDMI Audio
That's all. Thanks for every person at tonymacx86 to help me build my first Hackintosh, especially for @CaseySJ.
Thank you for the excellent guide! Just wondering, does the front panel headphone audio work on your build? After following your guide, everything works, except for the headphone audio: it has sound distortion/crackling sound.
 
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