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Hackintosh-ROG-STRIX-Z490I

This repository is about hackintosh on Asus ROG STRIX Z490I. For now, all the hardware is working as expected, and it's ready for daily usage.

Anyone who has the same board can use my EFI directly. The source EFI folder uses debug version of OpenCore, mainly used for installation and testing. It’s recommended to use the release version for daily usage, you can replace it yourself or just download my release. Either way, don’t forget to edit the EFI/OC/config.plist file, you should generate your own SMBIOS info by following the Comet Lake Config Guide #PlatformInfo.

Highly recommended reading the whole OpenCore Install Guide before start.

Hardware

  • Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-I
    • Ethernet: Intel I225-V 2.5Gbit
    • Wi-Fi/BT: Intel AX201NGW (onboard) / BCM94360CS(M.2 Adapter)
    • Audio: Realtek ALCS1220A
  • CPU: Intel i7-10700
  • GPU: Intel UHD630 / AMD Radeon RX 6600XT
  • RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX DDR4 3200 32GB(16G×2)
  • SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe

Software

  • Bootloader: OpenCore 0.8.1-DEBUG
  • OS: macOS Monterey 12.4 (iMac20,1)

What's working

  • Intel UHD630 (iGPU)
  • AMD Radeon RX 6600XT (dGPU)
  • Audio Realtek ALCS1220A
  • Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi/BT (BCM94360CS)
  • USB
  • Restart/Shutdown
  • Sleep/Wake
  • Power Management (Native support)

Details

GPU

Intel UHD630

HDMI/DP display and audio output are working fine.

Working by:

  • ig-platform-id = 07009B3E

DeviceProperties:

<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)</key>
<dict>
    <key>AAPL,ig-platform-id</key>
    <data>BwCbPg==</data>
    <key>framebuffer-patch-enable</key>
    <data>AQAAAA==</data>
</dict>

AMD Radeon RX 6600XT

Native support with boot-args:

agdpmod=pikera

Audio

Working by:

  • AppleALC.kext
  • layout-id=7

DeviceProperties:

<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x3)</key>
<dict>
    <key>layout-id</key>
    <integer>7</integer>
</dict>

Ethernet

Working by:

  • device-id=F2150000

DeviceProperties:

<key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1C,0x4)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
<dict>
    <key>device-id</key>
    <data>8hUAAA==</data>
</dict>

Kernel Patch:

<dict>
    <key>Base</key>
    <string>__Z18e1000_set_mac_typeP8e1000_hw</string>
    <key>Comment</key>
    <string>I225-V patch</string>
    <key>Count</key>
    <integer>1</integer>
    <key>Enabled</key>
    <true/>
    <key>Find</key>
    <data>8hUAAA==</data>
    <key>Identifier</key>
    <string>com.apple.driver.AppleIntelI210Ethernet</string>
    <key>MaxKernel</key>
    <string>20.4.0</string>
    <key>MinKernel</key>
    <string>19.0.0</string>
    <key>Replace</key>
    <data>8xUAAA==</data>
</dict>

boot-args

dk.e1000=0

Use e1000=0 instead of dk.e1000=0` since macOS Monterey 12.3.

Wi-Fi/BT

Working by using an m.2 M-Key adapter with Apple Airport Card BCM94360CS. It's natively supported, airdrop, handoff, and sidecar are working perfectly. The bottom side m.2 slot for SSD is occupied and the bottom SSD heat sink must be abandoned.

The Bluetooth can not be recognized by default, it uses the onboard 9-pin USB2.0 port for power supply, so USB mapping should be fixed to make it work.

wifi-bt

The onboard wireless network card Intel AX201NGW uses m.2 E-Key slot and CNVi protocol. I tried to replace it with an m.2 A-Key BCM94352Z card, the slot is compatible but it didn't work even in Windows, so don't try to replace the onboard card if you don't know what you're doing.

USB

All ports are working fine except for the ones disabled due to the 15 port limit.

usb-rear

usb-onboard

USB Ports:

No. Type Port
1 USB 2.0 HS12
2 USB 2.0 HS13
3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS09/SS09
4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS10/SS10
5 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS05/SS05
6 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS06/SS06
7 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS03/SS03
8 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS04/SS04
9 USB 2.0 Hub HS11
10 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HS01/SS01
11 USB 3.2 Gen 1 HS07/SS07 + HS08/SS08

All ports: HS01 ~ HS14, SS01 ~ SS10, USR1 ~ USR2

HS02: AURA LED Controller / HS14: Onboard bluetooth

You can make your own mapping by hackintool, here's my choice:

usb-ports

Sleep/Wake

Works with DP output and power button. GPRW Patch is used to disabling the USB device instant wake.

Note:

  1. When using HDMI, the display cannot be woken up.
  2. Without enabling GPRW, a keyboard press or mouse click can wake up the display as well, but a second press or click is needed when the light is on, I tried to fix it by following Keyboard Wake Issues Guide, but didn't work. So my choice is to just use the power button, disable SSDT-GPRW if you want to use a keyboard or mouse to wake up.

F1 Boot Error

Don't bother if you didn't run into this error.

Add patch to Kernel -> Patch:

<dict>
    <key>Base</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>Comment</key>
    <string>F1 Startup patch</string>
    <key>Count</key>
    <integer>1</integer>
    <key>Enabled</key>
    <true/>
    <key>Find</key>
    <data>dTMPtw==</data>
    <key>Identifier</key>
    <string>com.apple.driver.AppleRTC</string>
    <key>Limit</key>
    <integer>0</integer>
    <key>Mask</key>
    <data></data>
    <key>MaxKernel</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>MinKernel</key>
    <string></string>
    <key>Replace</key>
    <data>6zMPtw==</data>
    <key>ReplaceMask</key>
    <data></data>
    <key>Skip</key>
    <integer>0</integer>
</dict>

BIOS

Version: 2403

Disable

  • Fast Boot
  • VT-d
  • CSM
  • Intel SGX
  • CFG Lock (no option in BIOS, Asus Z490 motherboards are factory unlocked. The AppleCpuPmCfgLock and AppleXcpmCfgLock quirks are not necessary)

Enable

  • VT-x (no option in BIOS, it's enabled by default)
  • Above 4G decoding
  • Hyper-Threading
  • EHCI/XHCI Hand-off
  • OS type: Windows UEFI Mode (Clear Secure Boot Keys or choose Other type)
  • DVMT Pre-Allocated(iGPU Memory): 64MB

EFI

SSDTs

Compiled by following the Dortania's ACPI Guide, the .dls SSDT files can be found in SSDTS folder.

  • SSDT-AWAC.aml
  • SSDT-EC-USBX.aml
  • SSDT-PLUG.aml
  • SSDT-SBUS-MCHC.aml
  • SSDT-RHUB.aml
  • SSDT-GPRW.aml (prebuild)

Kexts

Deprecated

  • RadeonBoost.kext v1.6
  • IntelMausi.kext 1.0.7
  • FakePCIID.kext (from RehabMan 2018-1027)
  • FakePCIID_intel_I225-V.kext
  • FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext (from RehabMan 2018-1027)
  • USBInjectAll.kext v0.7.6 (missing HS11 port used for bluetooth)

Misc

Installation

The OpenCore Install Guide is quite clear and easy, so there will be no detailed installation tutorials here. Give it some patience and you can build your own EFI.

Tools

Benchmarks

Item Score
CPU - Geekbench Single-Core: 1234 / Multi-Core: 8909
Intel UHD630 - Geekbench OpenCL: 4826 / Metal: 4790
AMD Radeon RX 6600XT - Geekbench OpenCL: 63628: / Metal: 76831

Credits