Catalina 10.15.5 • Asrock B450M Pro4 • Ryzen 5 3600

wild_eep

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Got my system up and running today using OC 0.5.8 Debug and MacOS 10.15.5. My hardware is listed below in my Signature.

My install was pretty straight forward, following the Opencore Desktop Guide. The Install USB booted up perfectly on the first try. Installation of MacOS went smoothly; also on the first try. This isn't my first Hackintosh, but it is my first Hackintosh on an AMD CPU.

Here is a screenshot of my EFI folder:
MyEFI.png

What works:
Handoff • Continuity • Wifi • Bluetooth • Unlock with Apple Watch

What doesn't work:
Sleep • USB 2

Quirks:
NVMe drive shows as an external drive.
External SSD connected via USB 3 shows as internal drive
Sometimes Restart or Shutdown just hangs
AirDrop partially works -- it recognizes my iPhone and iPad, but can't see my other Hackintosh or my Macbook Pro, nor can it be seen by my other devices.
 
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r08ert0

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Got my system up and running today using OC 0.5.8 Debug and MacOS 10.15.5. My hardware is listed below in my Signature.

My install was pretty straight forward, following the Opencore Desktop Guide. The Install USB booted up perfectly on the first try. Installation of MacOS went smoothly; also on the first try. This isn't my first Hackintosh, but it is my first Hackintosh on an AMD CPU.

Here is a screenshot of my EFI folder:
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What works:
Handoff • Continuity • Wifi • Bluetooth • Unlock with Apple Watch

What doesn't work:
Sleep • USB 2

Quirks:
NVMe drive shows as an external drive.
External SSD connected via USB 3 shows as internal drive
Sometimes Restart or Shutdown just hangs
AirDrop partially works -- it recognizes my iPhone and iPad, but can't see my other Hackintosh or my Macbook Pro, nor can it be seen by my other devices.
What did you have to do to get the WiFi working. I’ve just purchased a Fenvi T919 but it will not connect to my WiFi.

Thanks
Rob
 
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wild_eep

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WIFI for me worked out of the box, nothing special needed. But bluetooth needed a little janky fix because I don't have USB 2 working on my motherboard.

On my wifi adapter, there is connector which you normally plug directly to an internal USB 2 connector. This is needed to get bluetooth working. I also have a Fenvi T919 in an intel hackintosh, so I know it also has that USB header.

But since I don't have USB 2 working on the Asrock B450M Pro 4 yet, I've had make a custom cable that connects the wifi adapter's internal usb 2 cable to one of my USB 3 ports.
 
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wild_eep

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Here are pics of my custom adapter.


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breakoutboard.png

The middle pic is the actual adapter. It is basically just 4 wires soldered to a Micro USB breakout board, an example of which is the 3rd pic. Then I just plug that adapter into a micro usb cable, which in turn is plugged into a USB 3 port on my motherboard. USB breakout boards are dirt cheap on ebay or amazon.

Micro USB breakout boards on AMAZON
 

r08ert0

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Here are pics of my custom adapter.


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The middle pic is the actual adapter. It is basically just 4 wires soldered to a Micro USB breakout board, an example of which is the 3rd pic. Then I just plug that adapter into a micro usb cable, which in turn is plugged into a USB 3 port on my motherboard. USB breakout boards are dirt cheap on ebay or amazon.

Micro USB breakout boards on AMAZON
Thank you so much for your help.
 

wild_eep

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Oh, one more thing.

On wifi, my antennas originally were on the back of my pc case, it had terrible reception. So my wifi signal kept dropping. Perhaps this is why you can't connect to your wifi. My solution was to get rp-sma extension cables to move my antennas up a little higher. No more dropped signals.
 

r08ert0

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Oh, one more thing.

On wifi, my antennas originally were on the back of my pc case, it had terrible reception. So my wifi signal kept dropping. Perhaps this is why you can't connect to your wifi. My solution was to get rp-sma extension cables to move my antennas up a little higher. No more dropped signals.
Got the WiFi connected, albeit, extremely slow, to the point where it isn’t worth using. Full signal on both 2g and 5g, but slow as hell.

im going to try to get the USB ports to work as they should. Is there a way of doing this?are there Kexts needed or SSDT’s for the Asrock B450 Steel Legend.
 

wild_eep

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Got the WiFi connected, albeit, extremely slow, to the point where it isn’t worth using. Full signal on both 2g and 5g, but slow as hell.

im going to try to get the USB ports to work as they should. Is there a way of doing this?are there Kexts needed or SSDT’s for the Asrock B450 Steel Legend.
There are several tutorials about mapping your usb ports, but they're all written from the perspective of developers, so its a bit difficult to comprehend for laymen. The ones from this link, are the best ones I've seen, but still a challenge for me to grasp.
 

r08ert0

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There are several tutorials about mapping your usb ports, but they're all written from the perspective of developers, so its a bit difficult to comprehend for laymen. The ones from this link, are the best ones I've seen, but still a challenge for me to grasp.
Thanks and yes it is daunting...
 

Najmul

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Try the AMD USB MAP kext from the opencore post install extra files, fixed the usb 2.0 ports for my B450 steel legend based system.
Placed it after vitual smc in my config.plist file
 

Najmul

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It's better to configure your own using the opencore desktop guide from dortania. Other people's config may not work for your system.


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