How to build a 3rd Gen Ryzen Hackintosh - MacOS Catalina

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Comments • 57

  • TechteamGB
    TechteamGB  2 months ago +23

    Snazzy Labs has posted a better version of this guide, he explains it all better and includes a few bits I missed. Check it out here:

    • Ray T
      Ray T 29 days ago

      adobe works for you I try a thousand times and nothing I cant open adobe premier, photoshop, lightroom anything

  • Keturunan Rothschild

    what b450 mobo that good for hackintosh?
    that b450 steel legend doesn't fit my budget

  • Vasanth Ganapathy
    Vasanth Ganapathy 2 days ago

    Hi... Thanks for the video... What hardware changes i need to make in below combination to make Catalina work. Thanks in advance.

    Asus Board Prime B350M K
    AMD Ryzen 1300x
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
    Cool Master SMPS 450w
    Zotac Nvidia 1050Ti 4GB

    • Vasanth Ganapathy
      Vasanth Ganapathy Day ago

      TechteamGB thank for your reply... to install high Sierra with above hardware spec, which tutorial to follow... thanks in advance.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  Day ago +1

      You'd need an amd gpu to use anything newer than high Sierra, otherwise that's fine

  • Tom Meitei
    Tom Meitei 4 days ago

    Hey, my pc config is 2700x, gigabyte x470 motherboard, rtx 2060, and 16x2 corsair vengeance 3000 mhz ram but it lags a lot while editing in premiere pro. Please help.

    • Tom Meitei
      Tom Meitei 3 days ago

      @TechteamGB windows. For mac os i am planning to get rx 580.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  4 days ago

      In macos?

  • Mars
    Mars 9 days ago

    There is no SmallTree kext in there

  • Mars
    Mars 10 days ago

    Does it work on rx 5700xt, ryzen 7 3700X, and 32 GiB of DDR4 3000mhz RAM

  • BowRow's Vids
    BowRow's Vids 17 days ago

    So I got everything set up and it’s working great, but when I go to put it in sleep mode the screen turns off, and the fans on the pc ramp up, and I can’t wake the screen again unless I restart. Anyone know a fix for this?

  • Mike Neill
    Mike Neill 19 days ago

    Have you guys had any luck fixing the sleep/wake kernel panic caused by USB?

  • Orlando Nandito Nehemia

    is this support for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900x ?

    • EmatuM
      EmatuM 14 days ago


  • GaffyTube
    GaffyTube 28 days ago

    can you do a build for ryzen 3950x with good gpu 128gb ram with Mojave because I can’t install my adobe software on Catalina for obvious reasons..

  • Tian Andika
    Tian Andika 29 days ago

    You make hackintosh super easy, your opencore copy works flawlessly for my Ryzen 3600 + x370.. Thank you

  • Shri Ram
    Shri Ram 29 days ago

    I had done this as an dmg image. This is only for amd. You can just use galena etcher and 16 gb pen drive.

  • NightRadz
    NightRadz Month ago

    How would I get Bluetooth working?

  • Rex Kalashnikov
    Rex Kalashnikov Month ago +2

    Half ass vid🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Jay
    Jay Month ago

    can the thread ripper be installed with this setup?

  • Rene Barahona
    Rene Barahona Month ago +1

    I can't wait for the video that explains how to get NVIDIA cards to work on a modern version of macOS!
    Oh? What's that you say? Contrary to what he said, NVIDIA cards aren't supported not matter what you do? Surely this TVclip "expert" wouldn't lie to us, would he?

    In all seriousness; there is a lot of misinformation in this video and I highly doubt a followup video (such as the aforementioned one) will ever be published. Next time do some research. Perhaps then you won't come off as ignorant - like Stefan Etienne from The Verge.

    • Jealousy gets you no where
      Jealousy gets you no where Month ago

      haha look at me I'm so smart I can bitch at someone on the internet. Seriously man, grow up. Nvidia cards ARE supported on MacOS - High Sierra or older and GTX 10 series or older. Maybe if you spent more time researching and less time being a sarcastic ass you'd look less like Mr Verge...

  • Ranx Orox
    Ranx Orox Month ago

    video is total shite

  • Mr Hats
    Mr Hats Month ago

    Any luck with sleep? Trying to get sleep to work

  • Rico Sun
    Rico Sun Month ago

    Does your 5700XT fan spin on 10.5.1-3, I tried it on all .1-3 versions, but it just doesn't spin, causing massive heat on the GPU. I have MSI Gaming X 5700X

  • Jeffery Tse
    Jeffery Tse Month ago

    I’m the biggest fan of ryzen. However, unless ryzen can beat intel
    In fcpx. It is pointless to me

  • haplopeart
    haplopeart Month ago

    This was a pretty decent straight forward video. Thank You! Most people it seems are assuming WAY too much before hand knowledge. The inclusion of something that in theory already works also helps a TON! Hopefully I'll be booting a working system tomorrow.

  • KKW
    KKW Month ago

    Thanks for guide.Is your iService working ?

  • Andre Gamaliel
    Andre Gamaliel Month ago

    Hi, how to install it on Hdd?
    When i on disk utility i don't see the Hdd.
    Please help

    • Hendrik
      Hendrik Month ago

      You have to format it first using the installer disk utility

  • Rick Foreman
    Rick Foreman Month ago

    Sorry to point out that if you are trying to show someone how to do things like working of your config.plist and patching it you steamed right on through in 45 secs the whole process. Perhaps you can take some solis from the fact that Snazzy Labs only spent 35 secs explaining the process. What I can't figure out is why no one follows the Discord server for AMD Vanilla Installs. There it is obvious that figuring out how to properly set up the config.plist is a MAJOR source of frustration, KERNEL PANICS, and no boots. Seriously, I spent two weeks trying to figure out why the system wouldn't boot before I found that I had missed a Patch to delete.

  • Miguel García
    Miguel García Month ago

    Work all ? Power management cpu ? Usbs? Sleep? Etc etc

  • Charles Alexander
    Charles Alexander Month ago

    NVIDIA hardware in a hackintosh with Catalina??? Please tell us how?

  • Виктор Кашпур

    Ничего не понял. По русски, пожалуйста.

  • Antonio Stornello
    Antonio Stornello Month ago

    Ryzen 5 2500u and Radeon Vega 8. GPU Acceleration will work?

  • Azizur Rahman Abu Hanipah

    Please make a guide video to creting catalina and opencore usb on mac os. There are no guide video for Opencore on Mac Os. Please. A request from Malaysia.

  • Username
    Username Month ago

    Are there limitations to PCI lanes? I’ve heard rumors that amd hackintoshes limits them to something like ’one 16x + one 1x’ slot worth of bandwidth. Any truth to this 2020?

  • Yamzy
    Yamzy Month ago

    Wait so, will this work for nvidia gpu but amd cpu? for exmaple i have:
    Ryzen 5 2600 and gtx 1050ti
    or does it have to be an amd gpu

    • x Sparta
      x Sparta 5 days ago +1


    • x Sparta
      x Sparta 5 days ago +1

      he can hackintosh just can go past high sierra

    • x Sparta
      x Sparta 5 days ago

      @User6497 wrong

    • User6497
      User6497 Month ago +1

      If your processor is AMD, your gpu also has to be amd for the hackintosh to be possible

  • Aleksandar Vacić
    Aleksandar Vacić 2 months ago

    There's a bunch of kexts there (at 5:10) - can you post links that explain why you need them. I've built my Ryzentosh with just 4 and now have about 6-7 for various minor things thus I'm wondering what all those are doing: AppleIGB, NoVPA, toledaARPT etc.
    I do have AHCI SATA SSD attached, works out of the box in Catalina thus I wonder what AHCI_SATA is for.

  • john steave
    john steave 2 months ago +2

    After install it. I ran a lot of apps such as csgo from steam, it crashes with error: illegal instructions 4.

  • Jozo99
    Jozo99 2 months ago

    Nvidia IS NOT supported. Period. It's not and will not be. High Sierra is EOL and Nvidia has publicly stated they do not plan to release any new drivers at all and they will not support Cuda on macOs (which is reasonable as no SW company basically supports Cuda on macOs these days)

  • Jackson Welch
    Jackson Welch 2 months ago

    I keep getting the error "MacOS could not be installed on your computer" however when I target a USB drive as the install destination it installs fine. (just ungodly slow) Any ideas? Could it be my target NVMe?

  • David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez 2 months ago

    On the second install boot I got a cpu halted error

    MOBILE TECH 2 months ago

    plz help lenovo ideapad s145 ryzen 3 3200u

  • Devonian Wrighton
    Devonian Wrighton 2 months ago

    Once you start promoting Catalina you've lost all credibility

    • Root0x
      Root0x 2 months ago

      @Devonian Wrighton I dont get it, whats wrong with it?

    • Devonian Wrighton
      Devonian Wrighton 2 months ago

      @Root0x macOS Catalina, aka macOS 10.15, is the newest version of the operating system that runs on the Mac. macOS Catalina's name was inspired by Santa Catalina Island, popularly known as Catalina and one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California.

      In macOS Catalina, Apple has eliminated the iTunes app that's been a staple of the Mac operating system since 2001. iTunes was split into three apps: Music, Podcasts, and TV.

      The new apps are similar in function to iTunes now, but are split up by feature. You can still manage your devices in Catalina, but it's now done through the Finder rather than through an app. Syncing media can be done using the Apple TV, Podcasts, or Music apps.
      In the Music app, there's full access to the music library, just like in iTunes, regardless of whether the songs were purchased or ripped from a CD. The iTunes Music Store is included in the Music app, and you can access Apple Music content, too.
      The Apple TV app is similar to the Apple TV app on the Apple TV and iOS devices, offering up access to TV and movie content along with content from Apple's streaming television service, Apple TV+. For the first time, the new TV app supports 4K HDR content on 2018 and later Macs along with Dolby Atmos.

      In the new Podcasts app, users can access their Podcasts library, which was previously housed in iTunes. There are features for browsing, viewing top charts, and managing the library, plus new editor-curated categories. Podcasts is a simple app, but useful for those who listen to a lot of podcasts.

      A new Sidecar feature lets you turn your iPad into a display for your Mac with just the click of a button. Apple Pencil support works with the iPad with Sidecar, so you can turn your iPad into a drawing tablet in apps like Photoshop. You can extend your display or mirror it so both screens display the same content.

      macOS Catalina ramps up the security in macOS, and Gatekeeper, Apple's security protocol, checks all your apps for known security issues. New data protections also require apps to get your permission before accessing your documents.

      For those with an Apple Watch set up to unlock the Mac, there's now an option to approve security prompts by tapping on the side button of the watch. Macs with a T2 chip in them support Activation Lock for the first time, making them useless to thieves much as it does on the iPhone.
      A new Find My app, also available in iPadOS and iOS 13, brings the Find My Mac and Find My Friends technology to a Mac app for the first time, and it has a feature that lets you track your devices even when they're offline. This option leverages Bluetooth and the devices of other people who might be around your lost or stolen device, relaying its location securely and anonymously back to you.

      Screen Time has expanded to the Mac in macOS Catalina, so now you can track your device usage across all of your devices, not just iPhone and iPad, for a better picture of how you're spending your time.

      Mac Catalyst lets developers port their iPad apps over to the Mac with just a few clicks in Xcode and minor tweaks, which ultimately brings a greater number of macOS apps to the Mac App Store.

      There's a new Photos interface that organizes pictures by day, month, or year, while also intelligently choosing your best photos (while cutting out screenshots, receipts, and other less desirable images) so you can relive all of your favorite memories.
      In Safari, there's a new start page that uses Siri Suggestions to display frequently visited sites, bookmarks, iCloud tabs, Reading List selections, and links you've been sent in Messages for a more personalized Safari start page.

      Mail in macOS Catalina adds new features for blocking emails from specific senders, muting threads, and unsubscribing from commercial email lists. There's a new Gallery View in Notes, along with new view-only collaboration options and folder sharing.

      As on iOS, the Reminders app has been overhauled, introducing a new user interface, smart lists, attachment support, and Messages integration to make it easier to create and and organize your reminders. Voice Control, an Accessibility option, lets users who can't use a Mac in the traditional way operate their machine using solely voice commands through Siri. This feature also works on iOS 13 and iPadOS.
      In Safari, there's a new start page that uses Siri Suggestions to display frequently visited sites, bookmarks, iCloud tabs, Reading List selections, and links you've been sent in Messages for a more personalized Safari start page.

      Mail in macOS Catalina adds new features for blocking emails from specific senders, muting threads, and unsubscribing from commercial email lists. There's a new Gallery View in Notes, along with new view-only collaboration options and folder sharing.
      Your 32-bit apps no longer work in macOS Catalina, and you'll get a warning when you install the update for the first time. macOS Catalina supports 64-bit apps only, and that means that some of your older apps that haven't been updated for a while won't run at all. The Dashboard feature, which has long been disabled by default, has also been officially removed in Catalina.

    • Root0x
      Root0x 2 months ago +1

      would you be able to explain what you mean

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith 2 months ago

    so this wont work with an nvdia gpu?

  • Mihai Alexandru
    Mihai Alexandru 2 months ago

    Do you have a fix for the audio stuttering. It disappears when I move my mouse, and overclocking does not solve the issue

  • Luca
    Luca 2 months ago +1

    Brilliant and well researched videos as usual!

  • ahmet koksal
    ahmet koksal 2 months ago

    Who else noticed the missing io shield?

  • Stefano Ricci
    Stefano Ricci 2 months ago

    How's this hackintosh my opencore version keeps freezing using the latest catalina also issue switching off but that could also be the freezing bit

  • Ekrahizle
    Ekrahizle 2 months ago +1

    Guide worked great for the most part. I had to make a few changes to my kext files and configure.plist but otherwise great!

  • Je bros
    Je bros 2 months ago

    Cant boot priority for usb drive

  • Aexecutive X
    Aexecutive X 2 months ago

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for this lovely guide on a ryzen hackintosh. I was wondering if there are any difference between a ryzen and intel hackintosh. Also is it possible to make Nvidia cards(10th Gen including the TI to 20th Series on Catalina)?Does Side car work on both ryzen/intel hackintosh?Thank you for all those lovely videos you put out there.Cheers

    • Jozo99
      Jozo99 2 months ago +2

      Nvidia on macOs is dead. AMD + Nvidia for Hackintosh = worst combination EVER. Stick to Intel and AMD GPU. Apple doesn't have any Macs with AMD processors and no Macs with Nvidia GPUs, so you will get poor compatibility and stability and support of software when running macOs on HW that is in no real Mac.

    • Root0x
      Root0x 2 months ago

      10 series nvidia cards will only work up to OS X 10.13 high sierra

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago

      So the guide in the description goes over how to setup Intel and amd so check that out, but as far as I understand its fairly similar, with different patches. As for gpus, 10th gen should be fine although 20 series isnt at the moment, I believe. Not sure on side car I'm afraid!

  • Stefano Ricci
    Stefano Ricci 2 months ago

    your download even with all bits updated just goes into a panic

    • Stefano Ricci
      Stefano Ricci 2 months ago

      @TechteamGB hi yes updated the info for serial number mother board and computer number into the plist. Copied in patches for ryzen from the instructions to make sure they were the latest patches. I left all your kexts in even though once the machine was up and running is probably remove a majority as i think i only actually need six of them for my set up. Only thing I didn't do is the first part.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago

      Did you run gibmacos? What version did you download? Did you update the config with support for your board/lan?

  • Jay Arre
    Jay Arre 2 months ago +1

    This is second gen Ryzen.
    2000 series is 1.5 not 2

    • Jay Arre
      Jay Arre 2 months ago

      @TechteamGB 2nd**

    • manis x
      manis x 2 months ago

      that work for first gen r5 1400 ?

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago +1

      Ryzen 3900X is, indeed, 3rd gen.

  • Saif Bukhari
    Saif Bukhari 2 months ago

    love your videos mate - thanks a ton for sharing. qq to you/all will xfx 590 work?

    • Samurai DanNy
      Samurai DanNy 2 months ago

      Saif Bukhari you’re welcome my friend

    • Saif Bukhari
      Saif Bukhari 2 months ago +1

      Samurai DanNy thanks mate for taking the time too respond to my query, will do that . peace 🤘🏻✌️

    • Samurai DanNy
      Samurai DanNy 2 months ago +1

      Get a Amd RX 5700 XT ( Powercoller Red Devil vareint or Saphire Nitro or Pulse ) it’s 2 times faster than RX 590. A little bit expensive than RX 590 but RX 590 is not a great gpu if you are pairing with a 12 core cpu. It deserves a better and powerful gpu.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago +1

      Thanks, in theory yes that should be fine!

  • Rohan Leander
    Rohan Leander 2 months ago +3

    For people who do build hackintosh systems. Hats of to you cause I will not go through those steps and I'll probably end up with something Terrible.

  • J. P.
    J. P. 2 months ago +9

    Overall a pretty good video, but it could use some improvements.
    For one it'd be useful to list some of the things that don't work, such as virtualization (for the most part), internal audio microphone or in some instances sleep. It would also be nice if you covered some common issues that can pop up and how to fix them.
    Then on to some tips related to the contents of the video:
    - I would suggest against sharing your EFI as it encourages laziness from the viewer and can cause problems further down the line. Instead you could give some more information on setting up the config.plist.
    - In gibMacOS you can press r to only download the recovery, which saves you some time and bandwidth.
    - At least half the kexts in the EFI folder you showed are not necessary, some of them don't even work on AMD.
    - There's no reason to use macserial manually. GenSMBIOS can download it for you and generate serials with it, so might as well use that since we downloaded it anyways.
    - During the install make sure to format the entire drive, not just the partition as you had here. Disk Utility by default does not show devices, but you can show them by clicking the icon in the top left.

    • Brandon Philander
      Brandon Philander 15 hours ago

      What, virtualization does not work on MacOS?

    • Jozo99
      Jozo99 2 months ago

      Also, quite a lot of other SW doesn't work at all. Adobe stuff mostly, Blender etc…
      Anyway, Ryzen is build around lot of cores - something to consider if you expect great performance and you want to use Adobe SW, as they don't support more than 4 cores (on any platform) and their GPU acceleration ie. in Premiere is abysmal in comparison to Final Cut or Davinci Resolve.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago +2

      Thank you for the tips, I'll keep them in mind for future guides!

  • Henry Brock
    Henry Brock 2 months ago +7

    Please come to the AMD-OSX discord, there is a lot of things in this video that are not needed and need too be fixed.

    • Luca
      Luca 2 months ago

      I have already put him in touch with a lot of people in the Discord already (Corpnewt etc)

    • Henry Brock
      Henry Brock 2 months ago

      We also have a voice channel, come and join us so we can have a nice little chat. But over all good video, just needs some fixing up.

    • Erroruser
      Erroruser 2 months ago

      that is for sure we really need to talk to you as we have voice as well

  • Erroruser
    Erroruser 2 months ago +2

    FAIL you do not delete clover an boot folder you delete the efi folder an put oc efi folder in the efi as you left hidden files from clover an you do not select case sensitive you just choose APFS

  • Philip Smith
    Philip Smith 2 months ago

    Very cool. I have Catalina running as a VM at the moment but I wonder if there's a way to set this up on a separate drive alongside Windows and have a dual boot setup. Have you had any joy with that?

    • J. P.
      J. P. 2 months ago +1

      @TechteamGB OpenCore can do it, in fact it even supports bless like a real Mac, meaning you can use the bootcamp utility on windows, and the settings app on macOS to select what OS you'd like to boot with the next boot.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago +1

      That's not something I've actually tested yet, but it should be fine as long as you manually switch boot drives (normally F12 or similar) when rebooting. There might even be a way to select it in the opencore bootloader but I'm less sure about that.

  • Alps64
    Alps64 2 months ago

    Does it sleep?

  • john florek
    john florek 2 months ago +1

    could you please list the hardware components that you used for this build? also what bios settings did you use?

    • john florek
      john florek 2 months ago

      @TechteamGB Thank you.

    • TechteamGB
      TechteamGB  2 months ago

      So hardware is something I cover in the video at around 2:00 - but it's a 3900X, AsRock B450 Steel Legend, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, RX 470, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 boot drive. Bios wise, check out the link in the description to the more complete guide, but generally it's stock settings. Virtualisation was disabled, but that was done as a troubleshooting step from a different attempt so not sure how necessary that actually is.

  • Box of Games
    Box of Games 2 months ago +21

    Finally the hackintosh video we’ve been waiting for.

      GARI EVOLUTION SOCCER 2 months ago

      Let's use 9900k and SamSung ssd...

    • TechGuy
      TechGuy 2 months ago +1

      The major TVclip channels are afraid to make this video. Maybe because 3/4 of them got a Mac Pro to review.