Create a Hackintosh with ASUS Motherboards

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  1. Mr. Penguin

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    Rationale
    I am generally disappointed for the lack of information out there for ASUS motherboards in creating Hackintoshes. So I am going to make it super easy for you. My setup is a dual boot system (10.9 Mavericks + Windows 8 64bit) created with MyHack. You can try to use UniBeast but for me, installation failed. When it asks you to patch MBR, just click no with MyHack.

    Update 8/11/2015 For upgrade to El Capitan 10.11.x please read this thread:
    https://xiaopan.co/forums/threads/create-a-hackintosh-with-asus-motherboards.4591/page-7#post-31281


    Update 18/10/2014 Note that if you are upgrading or looking to install the newest Mac OS X. Check out this guide first:
    https://xiaopan.co/forums/threads/m...ade-from-mavericks-to-yosemite-tutorial.7799/

    My System
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    {tbody}
    {tr}
    {td}Motherboard{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LX{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Graphics{/td}
    {td}ATI Radeon 7770{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}CPU{/td}
    {td}3.5 GHz Intel Core i7{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}RAM{/td}
    {td}16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}DVD Burner{/td}
    {td}TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224BB{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}LAN{/td}
    {td}RealtekRTL8111{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}WiFi{/td}
    {td}AirPort Extreme Atheros 9380{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}SSD{/td}
    {td}120 G KINGSTON SV300S37A{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Hard Drive{/td}
    {td}2TB 7200rpm ST1000DM003{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Camera{/td}
    {td}VF0690 Live! Cam Socialize HD AF{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}OS 1{/td}
    {td}10.9 Mavericks{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}OS 2{/td}
    {td}Windows 8 Pro 64bit{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Display 1 (DVI){/td}
    {td}Acer S240HL{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Display 2 (HDMI){/td}
    {td}TV 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p){/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}Speakers{/td}
    {td}5.1ch Logitech{/td}
    {/tr}
    {/tbody}
    [/xtable]
    It is 100% compatible.
    • Sound is working
    • WiFi is working (see my sig)
    • DVD Drive working (sh224-BB)
    • Dual Monitors (HDMI + DVI) Working
    • Photobooth working!
    • Sleep and shutdown working!
    My Lovely Desktop
    Mavericks 10.9 Hackintosh.png

    Homework
    Now, there is some other things you have to do before.
    1) Download the latest BIOS for your Motherboard from ASUS
    2) Patch your BIOS (you may not need to do this, try doing without). I have created a patched 2204 cap version for my own motherboard (download the zip below). I recommend you use the USB BIOS Flashback (if your motherboard supports it) or use it manually if you get security verification failed errors
    3) Create a Mac OS X install disk
    4) Setup your BIOS according to the following BIOS Settings screenshots
    5) Install Mac OS X
    6) If you know someone with a Mac it is quite easy to create a Bootable USB. If not, you are going to have to use Parallels Desktop or VMWare (see video below) in Windows and Install Mac OS X VM to be able to create a bootable installer. This will increase the install time significantly.

    Minimum What you Need
    • 8GB or more USB formatted Mac OS X Journaled
    • Mac OS X Installer
    • Computer with OS X installed to create your Installer USB
    • MyHack or Unibeast
    Recommended ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility Settings
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    I am missing a screenshot up there, so if someone can determine what screenshot I missed, please comment below.

    Multibeast Settings
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    If you do not have an SSD, you do not need the TRIM patch. Also for other motherboards, be sure to check what LAN and Sound devices you have.

    How to Create Mavericks Install USB
    Watch this video on YouTube.


    These tutorials will come after, stay tuned. I feel that there are some video tutorials that can be done much better. But for now, my advice is to:

    1) Start in safe mode -x to get it installed and to get to the Desktop.
    2) Backup your Extra folder in the root of your drive
    3) Replace the (Extra Folder) files in the root of your drive listed in the download link at the bottom of the page. Now you should be able to start Mac OS X without safe mode.

    Extra Folder.png

    4) But! You will have to edit the plist settings manually and change the serial number and mac identifier before you reboot by using the original plist settings. Where it says Add a String in here replace it with the backup mentioned in your original org.chameleon.Boot.plist file. Do the same for smbios.plist.

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    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>"1920x1080x32"</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>Add a String in here</string> <key>HD4000PlatformId</key> <string>9</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>dart=0</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> </dict> </plist>
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    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMfamily</key> <string>Macmini</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>Macmini6,2</string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Add a String in here</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>Add a String in here</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MultiBeast.tonymacx86.com</string> </dict> </plist>
    Tips
    • I recommend you use a Mac Mini hardware identifier as you get better GeekBench Scores
    • Run Multibeast and Install a nice bootloader theme. myHack isn't very pretty
    • This works for Mountain Lion and Lion 10.8 and 10.7 respectively
    • These settings are great for Windows 8 dual boot as well
    • When you finally got it working, make sure you clone your drive with Carbon Copy Cloner and Do Time Machine Backups. Hackintoshes can break easily!
    Geekbench Score
    GeekBench Result.png


    Resources
    USB BIOS Flashback Guide (here)
    How to Patch BIOS with PMPatch (here)
    ASUS Downloads (here)
    MyHack (here)
    TonyMac (here)
    Hackintosh Download Setup Files (here)
    How to Install Mac OS X with Unibeast (here)

    Install Mac OS X in Windows with VMware
    Watch this video on YouTube.


    OS Downloads
    Remember 10.9 is free, and the best way is to download it from the App Store
    Mavericks 10.9 Torrent (here)
    Mountain Lion 10.8 Torrent (here)
    Lion 10.7 Torrent (here)

    Resource Folder Contents
    BIOS
    BRenamerl.exe
    BUPDATER.EXE
    BUPDATER.txt
    P8Z77VLX.CAP
    PMPatch.exe
    Readme.ini
    Hackintosh
    Extra
    Extensions
    AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
    ApplePS2Controller.kext
    FakeSMC.kext
    lspcidrv.kext
    NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    Patched_10.7_AppleRTC.kext
    modules
    FileNVRAM.dylib.bak
    KernelPatcher.dylib
    Keylayout.dylib
    org.chameleon.Boot.plist
    smbios.plist
    SSDT.aml
    MultiBeast
    myHack
    Other Supported Hackintosh Motherboards (others maybe, try!)
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    {tbody}
    {tr}
    {td}P8Z77 WS{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LE V3{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LX2{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}P8Z77-I DELUXE{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V DELUXE{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LK{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V PREMIUM{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}P8Z77-I DELUXE/WD{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LE{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LK2{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V PRO{/td}
    {/tr}
    {tr}
    {td}P8Z77-V PRO{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-M{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V LE PLUS{/td}
    {td}P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT{/td}
    {/tr}
    {/tbody}
    [/xtable]
    Please try with other motherboards and tell us what is compatible. Thank you.

    If you use PMPatch and you get something like the following, it means it worked.
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    PowerManagement module at 001FC9B8 patched. AMI nest modules not found. Phoenix nest modules not found. CpuPei module at 007913A8 not patched: Patch pattern not found. CpuPei module at 007D13A8 not patched: Patch pattern not found. Output file generated.


     
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  2. H-S

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    getting error in unibeast at 10.9 with app store
     
  3. Mr. Penguin

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    Use MyHack :)
     
  4. neco198

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    How I can install mac osx on asus n75-sf laptop ? I found on youtube, but always i got nvidia patch error. I try use MyHack and again got error. What I need to fix that error ?
     
  5. Mr. Penguin

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    What have you tried? You have been writing down what you have tried right? I have no idea what you did, please make more of an effort.
     
  6. meknb

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    Don't install any graphic kexts use the patched dsdt to disable the nvidia card
     
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    Sorry for late, I have busy week. I will now again start make installation from usb. I will use on vmware 10.8 and download myhack for 10.9.
    Before I add custom dsdt and add driver for graphic ( i dont know what is name of program. Program will adding support to nvidia gt 5xx ).
    --- Double Post Merged, 15 Nov 2013 ---
    How I can patch dsdt with myhack ?
     
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  8. platinumsteel

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    Hi pal...I am about to buy the ASUS P8Z77-V LX motherboard for a Hackintosh Build i am about to do......Thanks to your detailed post here Create a Hackintosh with ASUS Motherboards | Xiaopan Forums ...I am able to follow instructions to be successful..I have only one question.I don't truly understand your statement u made here ''4) But! You will have to edit the plist settings manually and change the serial number and mac identifier before you reboot by using the original plist settings. Where it says Add a String in here replace it with the backup mentioned in your original org.chameleon.Boot.plist file. Do the same for smbios.plist.''
    Could u please elaborate a little on it? Thanks
     
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  9. Mr. Penguin

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    Just create a new serial and mac identifier. You don't want multiple Macs of the same serial getting pinged to Apple from all over the world. Also if others have followed the guide you would get constantly emailed if you setup iCloud and all that saying your device is in China for example.
     
  10. platinumsteel

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    Ohh I think i understand now...thanks a lot...Well that would be secondary matters for me...Wont be using any icloud or even using it to browse the internet at all even...But thanks for the heads up..When i get everything working and up and running as it should I would report back here with some good news..thanks again.....
    --- Double Post Merged, 24 Nov 2013 ---
    Oh and i forgot to report that I would be using a core i3 with HD4000 with that same asus board...That should not make any difference...Am i right?
     
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    Should be fine, just need to get the graphics settings right in BIOS.
     
  12. i19tommy84

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    i am at the part using myhack to create the bootable usb..but it asking for password...what is the admin password in os snow wm? anyone
     
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    You are kidding right? :areyoukiddingme:Same as your account credentials....
     
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    Well i used the vm disk file download from here...i try to do the usb revery...it pop up the window asking for password....name is mac but i dont know what the passwird is
     
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    Sorry I do not know your password.

    Link please to the VM disk file you downloaded from here.
     
  16. platinumsteel

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    Hi penguin what will happen if i do not patch or update the bios?Just asking....
     
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    No idea.
     
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    You will have to use nullcpupowermanagement.kext your system won't be able to sleep and will run a bit hotter.
     
  19. platinumsteel

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    Ok thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Hi penguin and everyone...so i choose to used myhack to prepare the os x bootabe usb....did the configuration like the screen above but at the part where i need to select partition to install os on but state that my pc dont have enought space to for install..but i deleted windows parttion prior os x installing...am i missing something?
     
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