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[Success] Mojave 10.14.6 - Gigabyte Z77-DS3H rev. 1.1 - Intel Core i7-3770K - Intel HD 4000 & Radeon HD 7770 - 1TB SSD

Joined
Aug 24, 2012
Messages
27
Motherboard
Z77-DS3H v1.1
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 4000 | HD 7770
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
This machine was running Sierra 10.12.6 perfectly.

I upgraded it to Mojave 10.14.5 by doing a clean install.

It was a probably the best time that I have troubleshooted an installation.

If you have the same hardware, I have included my EFI to save you the troubles that I went through.

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My hardware:
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-DS3H Rev. 1.1
CPU: Intel i7-3770K (Ivy Bridge)
GPU(1): Intel HD 4000 (1.5GB)
GPU(2): ATI Radeon HD 7770 (1GB)
Hard Disk: Silicon Power 1TB (SSD)
Ethernet: Atheros AR8161
Audio: ALC 887
SATA Chipset: Intel Series 7
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Results:
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Audio: Working
Video 1: Working
Video 2: Working
Ethernet: Working
USB: Working
Facetime: Working
iMessage: Working
Sleep: Working
Preview: Working
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Setup Process:
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1. Created the USB Installer using UniBeast Mojave.
2. Made sure BIOS was set to only use UEFI.
3. Made sure no other hard disk ATA port was enabled.
4. Booted from the Mojave USB using the following boot flags: -x -v
5. Using Disk Utility, erased the SSD to
Partition Map: GUID
Format: Mac OS (Extended Journaled)

6. Started the Mojave installation.
7. Machine restarted.
8. Booted from the new drive using the following boot flags: -x -v
9. After processing a little bit, it restarted.
Don't panic if it looks like a kernel panic suddenly (white text). It is NORMAL.
10. Booted from the new drive again.
11. The install took about 30 minutes to complete.
12. After processing a little bit, it restarted.
Don't panic if it looks like a kernel panic suddenly (white text). It is NORMAL.
At this point, when Clover loaded again, I was surprised to see a bunch of APFS drives. This is normal.
13. Booted from the drive named: Mojave (the name I had given to it)
14. At this point if I booted with the following flags
-v -lilubetaall radpg=15 my Radeon HD 7770 monitor was working perfectly but my Intel HD 4000 monitor was not.
15. Booted to complete the installation.
16. At this point, turned on my previous Sierra drive (externally) and plugged it in to transfer the configuration and files to Mojave.
17. At this point the following issues had to be solved:
Audio
Intel HD 4000

18. Included the Apple ALC kext in the Kexts > Other folder.
This solved the Audio issue.
19. Included the following details in the Clover configuration file using Clover Configurator:
ACPI > AddDTGP
ACPI > AddIMEI
Devices > IMEI = 0x1E3A8086
Graphics > ig-platform-id = 0166000a
Graphics > InjectIntel
Graphics > InjectEDID
System Parameters > Inject Kexts = yes
SMBIOS > Product Name = iMacPro1,1
(No Preview issues), iMac18,3 & iMac14,2 (Preview issues)
This solved the Intel HD 4000 problem and my monitor was displaying correctly.
It also solved the issue with Preview not loading JPEG files and previews in Finder.

20. Surprisingly, the Clover Configurator generated SMBIOS information was valid to activate Facetime and Messages.
21. At this point everything works, so, I opened the USB drive's EFI partition and copied everything to the Hard Disk's EFI partition.



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Getting iMessage to work:
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At this point all the hardware is working fine, but I needed to make sure that iMessage, Facetime, iTunes, and the Apple Store all worked properly. These services are connected to Apple services and they require your machine SMBIOS to pass a litmus test.

You need to follow this guide to make sure that your SMBIOS configuration is correct: P1LGRIM's Guide.

It covers the following things pretty straight forward:

a. How to get rid of failed attempts from your iCloud's account (ghost machines).
b. How to clear the configuration files from previous attempts.
c. Making sure that you have an en0 device recognized as built-in.
d. How to properly generate your SMBIOS information and validate it online.
e. How to confirm that your machine does not have NVRAM issues (this one does as long as you use the AptioMemoryFix-64.efi in the drivers64UEFI folder).

At this point you should be able to log into iMessage but you won't be able to send or receive messages. When you send a message you will get a Not Delivered /!\ message after a long wait.

To fix it, do this on your iPhone:

1. Settings > Messages

2. Text Message Forwarding

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3. Toggle the new machine on

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Now your iMessage should work:

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Update Process from 10.14.1 to 10.14.5:
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1. Clicked Apple Icon > About My Mac
2. Clicked Software Update...
3. Software Update window appeared and checked for Updates.
4. Reported update to 10.14.5 and I clicked update
5. The machine restarted (several times)
6. The important thing here is that you should boot from the Install macOS partition until it is done installing.


Happy Camper! :)

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Upgraded to Catalina here.
 

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Thanks for this - managed to get a 7770 into a dell 7020 build and used your settings - fyi - I get purple dashes on boot and didnt use -v or -lilubetaall
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Z77-DS3H v1.1
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 4000 | HD 7770
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Thanks for this - managed to get a 7770 into a dell 7020 build and used your settings - fyi - I get purple dashes on boot and didnt use -v or -lilubetaall
It's not clear to me if it worked or not from your comment.

I put the -v just because I like to see the loading information instead of just the apple logo but it is not necessary. It just helps to troubleshoot usually.

What is that about the purple dashes that you are talking about? You should post a picture so people can see what you are talking about.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
HP 8300 Elite
CPU
i5-3570
Graphics
GT 710
Mobile Phone
Android
Yes working, (the clue is in the thanks)
The purple dashes - common problem
 
Joined
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Motherboard
Z77-DS3H v1.1
CPU
i7-3770K
Graphics
HD 4000 | HD 7770
Mac
iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 4.04.18 PM.png


It is recognizing your card as SXGA. SXGA has a maximum resolution of what you are getting.

It must be your kext for the card.

Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 4.06.38 PM.png


Mojave has very limited support for nVidia cards now.
 
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Joined
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Messages
149
Motherboard
Z77-DS3H
CPU
Intel 2500K
Graphics
GTX 760
Mac
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS, Other
I've had this motherboard since University (almost 6-7 years ago now) and it just keeps on giving! Thank you for this, I am going to upgrade very soon.

As you've put your device as iMac Pro, has everything been working as it should? Like when you do a geek bench score etc? I'm interested in running it as an iMac Pro too so I can use the new iPad OS Sidecar feature
 
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Motherboard
GA-Z77N-WIFI-F3-Clover
CPU
E3-1225 v2
Graphics
GT 640 | P4000
Mac
Mac mini
GPU(1): Intel HD 4000 (1.5GB) -> LCD Monitor
GPU(2): ATI Radeon HD 7770 (1GB) -> LCD Monitor
in this setup, the HD7770 can not make use of the HD4000 for hardware video acceleration, any video playback using HD7770 will lost hardware video acceleration


the better option should be
GPU(1): Intel HD 4000 (1.5GB) -> configured as headless mode, empty framebuffer, ig-platform-id = 01620007
GPU(2): ATI Radeon HD 7770 (1GB) -> LCD Monitor x2
 
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