Z/H97N-WIFI Hackintosh Clover Guide.

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So i’ve been working on a project with my new hackintosh build. Ive done appropriate patches using Clover Hotpatch with a Set of SSDTs. I am a busy man with a little time time on my hands. The patches I’ve done are on my GitHub which i will link below. The patches I’ve done for my H97N-WIFI build will indeed work with Z97N-WIFI. This guide is work 10.11+.

My configuration on my H97N-WIFI Build.

  • GA-H97N-WIFI.
  • Core i7 4790.
  • Nvidia Gigabyte GTX 760 3 monitors.
  • Corsair RM 650.
  • Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB.
  • Bitfenix Prodigy Case.
  • Apple BCM94602CS in Mini PCI-E Adaptor.
  • Apple Magic Mouse 2, Apple Keyboard 2.
  • 3x ASUS VE248H.

This Guide will also work on Z97N-WIFI Also other Z97/H87 boards will work with this guide.

Things you will need.

16GB USB Flash Drive

OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra downloaded from Mac App Store.

A Mac or a working Hackintosh to download 10.11 from Mac App Store and to create installation Pen Drive.

Set of SSDTs. Credits to Rehabman for his help with SSDT-USB & SSDT-HACK.

New set of Config.plists. installer_nvidia_graphics & post_install_nvidia_graphics are for native cards that don’t require Nvidia Web Drivers. installer_nvidia_graphics_nvdia_disable=1 & post_install_nvidia_graphics_nvidiaweb are for cards that requires Nvidia Web Drivers.

installer_HD4600 & post_install_HD4600 are for Intel HD 4600 if you’re using onboard iGPU.

Bios Settings

You can use factory defaults. But due to my SSDT-USB I recommend to have XHCI set to enabled not Auto. VT-d can be left to enabled only if you have dart=0 in config.plist. If you decide to disable VT-d then no need to worry about having dart=0 in config.plist. Recommend not using Beta BIOS. Stay at BIOS F8. Set Boot settings to UEFI Only. Enable XMP Profile 1.

Creating USB

I used createmediainstall using Terminal and install Clover Manually.

Erase USB Boot stick as OS X Extended (Journaled), GUID Partition Map. Naming the Drive as USB. Open. Terminal and copy and paste.

Sierra

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USB –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app

El Capitan

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/USB –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app

Wait till files are done copying. Now we can move onto install Clover to the Pen drive. At the time of this guide Clover version was 3882.

Open up Clover. Continue, Continue again, Change install location to you’re USB drive. Now click on Customise, Now we need to install correct settings for Clover.

To Clone my fork you will need to download developer tools and install using Terminal. 

git

Now to Clone my fork using Terminal.

mkdir~/Z-H97N-WIFI-Patches

cd~/Z-H97N-WIFI-Patches

git clone https://github.com/VoiletDragon/Z-H97N-WIFI-Patches.git

Location of files from my fork will be downloaded to ~(You’re Name).

Settings for Clover.

Install For UEFI Booting only.

Install Clover in the ESP.

Theme (select one as you prefer I choose bootcamp)

Drivers64UEFI, OsxAptioFixDrv. (Don’t use OsxAptioFixDrv2 it causes problems)

Now you can install Clover. Don’t forget to put HFSPlus.efi in Drivers64UEFI and remove VBoxHFS-64.efi. Now we need to put FakeSMC & Ethernet kext, USBInjectAll in EFI/Clover/kexts/other. Remove 10+ folders. FakeSMC, AppleintelE1000e can be downloaded from downloads section.

You will need to replace the config with installer_nvidia_graphics or installer_nvidia_graphics_nvdia_disable=1 or installer_HD4600 if you are using onboard iGPU. rename to config.

Ethernet kexts you will need depends on which Ethernet port you use. I Intel NIC.

Which will be downloaded from my GitHub.

USBinjectAll can be downloaded from Rehabmans Fork. Read Readme first.

https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All

Once creating you’re Clover Boot stick you can now get into installing El Capitan. At BIOS hit F12 and boot from UEFI Pen Drive. Now Boot without cache and install El Capitan.

Remember to boot without cache when booting into the installer and when booting into OS X.

Post Installation

At Post Installation you will need to install Clover to you’re boot drive. Its pretty much the same as the Pen drive installation. Except you need to put in place the correct config & SSDTs.

Install For UEFI Booting only.

Install Clover in the ESP.

Theme (select one as you prefer I choose bootcamp)

Drivers64UEFI, OsxAptioFixDrv. (Don’t use OsxAptioFixDrv2 it causes problems)

You can choose EmuVaribles if it makes you feel nervous but I didnt. Now you can install Clover. Don’t forget to put HFSPlus.efi in Drivers64UEFI and remove VBoxHFS-64.efi. Now we need to install FakeSMC,Appleintel1000E and USBinjectall in Library/Extensions.

You will need to replace the config with post_install_nvidia_graphics or post_install_nvidia_graphics_nvidiaweb rename to config.plist. Only need too install Nvidia Web Drivers if you’re Nvidia Graphics Card requires Nvidia Web Drivers. Use post_install_HD4600 if you’re using onboard iGPU.

Ethernet kexts you will need depends on which Ethernet port you use. I use Intel NIC.

download USBinjectall from Rehabmans fork. Read readme.

https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All

Now we need to put in place a few SSDTs. SSDTs we need are,

SSDT-HACK.
SSDT-LPC.
SSDT-USB.
SSDT-SMBUS.
SSDT-MCHC.
SSDT-XWAK.
SSDT-SATA.
SSDT-XHC.

These set of SSDTs go in EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched.

Remove config.plist and replace it with the one called post_install_nvidia_graphics or post_install_nvidia_graphics_nvidiaweb or post_install_HD4600 and rename to config.plist.

Now we can reboot and boot into El Capitan without the Pen Drive.

For Native Powermanagement you will need to generate a SSDT using Piker Alpha’s ssdtPRGen.sh.Guide can be found here. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/quick-guide-to-generate-a-ssdt-for-cpu-power-management.177456/

For Audio. There are two options here. You can use Toledas Clover Audio Injection but I choose to use RehabMans CodecCommander SSDT & CodecCommander.kext. RehabMans CodecCommander can be found on his Fork. But you can Clone his fork. Look at guide to clone his DH67BL fork.

mkdir ~/Projects
cd ~/Projects
git clone https://github.com/RehabMan/Intel-DH67XX-DSDT-Patch.git dh67.git

cd ~/Projects/dh67.git
./download.sh
./install_downloads.sh

As Hibernation isn’t supported on a Hackintosh (You will need to disable suspend to disk or S4 sleep) You will need to disable it in Terminal.

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage

sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage

What works.

Native Power Management.

Full Graphics Acceleration with GTX760.

Sleep/Including Audio after sleep state.

3 Monitors using Nvidia GTX760.

Ethernet Intel & Atheros. But i choose to use Intel NIC.

iMessage and FaceTime. Although i didn’t follow the iMessage guide.

USB 3 with full speed.

Beats 1 works but iTunes movies doesn’t play due to DRM Protection can be fixed by using Shiki. https://github.com/vit9696/Shiki/releases

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12 thoughts on “Z/H97N-WIFI Hackintosh Clover Guide.

  1. Hi, VoiletDragon! I’ve got a problem. When i boot from USB stick, system shows “DSMOS has arrived” and then appears a black screen and nothing happens. 😦

    I have:
    – Gigabyte GA-H97N-WiFi
    – Intel Core i5-4460, 3300 MHz (with Intel HD Graphics 4600)
    – Corsair 8GB(4GBx2) DDR3-1333

    Also, i have some questions:
    1) Where I can enable XMP Profile 1 in BIOS?
    2) How to boot without cache in Clover? Can i just add flag “-f”?

    So, I create USB Boot stick using Terminal, install Clover(UEFI only; ESP; Drivers64UEFI, OsxAptioFixDrv; put FakeSMC, Ethernet and USBInjectAll kexts; copy ‘installer_HD4600’ to USB).
    Then I boot from UEFI USB drive, choose ‘Install Mac OS X’ with flags: -v dart=0.

    I connect my display to computer via DVI-VGA adaptor(because monitor has VGA-port and compuer has only DVI-port. I can’t connect this display via HDMI, but I think the problem in this because I think if I connect my display via HDMI, everything will be work.

    Video: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxxfCFuwmUfvMkpOc2FXQy1FWDg?usp=sharing

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    1. make sure that your using installer_hd4600. Note that I’ve changed post install files. Make sure you use SSDT-IGPU with the combination of post_install_hd4600. XMP support is only enabled if you’re RAM supports it.

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