macOS Catalina is on AMD

For the first time in AMD hackintosh history, AMD patches for macOS were released the same day as the OS. This is purely down to Algrey utilizing the Mask kernel patching feature offered by OpenCore.

Below you’ll find the updated patches which allow a smooth upgrade to macOS Catalina.

Depending on the SMBios you choose the system may panic on AppleMCEReporter. To fix this simply inject this kext,

Again if the system fails to boot your system may be reporting an EC device. Simply load this SSDT to fix that,

72 Replies to “macOS Catalina is on AMD”

      1. Hi, is there a relevant guide for open core installation and how to properly patch the config file? I can’t seem to get it to boot properly, always getting a random seed error.

        Thank you!

        1. I have this CPU and a Vega 64. I am having the same crackling noise issue since MacOS High Sierra because of the IGPU (at least that’s what I think the reason is). In High Sierra you could simply update the kernel, but in Mojave or Catalina, there is no kernel patch to fix it. Is there any other way to fix it?

  1. I’m still really new to hackintosh, i’ve tried multiple times and i’m not sure if I am making a minor mistake that stops everything from working. I’m on a Ryzen 1700x, Vega 64 with an NVME Primary SSD. I’ve tried in the past using the nvme as a boot drive with MacOS but apparently it wasn’t supported at the time so I tried a standard sata SSD.

    If I want to create a partition for a Hackintosh would I be okay using the Catalina build here; Or would I need to start with something else then upgrade. Is there anything to be worried about with previous clover on other partitions? Is there a definitive guide to using AMD OSX that I have been poorly overlooking all this time?

  2. GREAT and THANKS!

    I’ve trouble to change the CPU name at Apple system info where yours shows Ryzen 5 3600. Could you link a guide? Changing appleinfo….kext and string file edig wont work for me or I did it wrong.

    1. No. You need an amd graphics card as well. The last supported macOS version that carried nvidia support, at least for now, was High Sierra

  3. Will this work with just the 2400g? I couldn’t get it to work before in previous attempts, wondering if it would work Catalina.

  4. Hello,
    Sorry if I’m out of line here, but I’m not able to find any confirmed info.

    I’m planning to upgrade my laptop, and get a ryzen based laptop on black Friday.

    Something similar to this one:
    Asus TUF FX505DT-WB72 Gaming Laptop: Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1650

    Being an old hackintosh user, I couldn’t use my old laptops gfx card because of optimus. So, I was relying on Intel HD graphics.

    Now, if I go for the above said laptop, will the gtx 1650 work on ryzentosh? And more importantly, will the mac os work on this laptop?

    Thank you

    1. Hello. AMD Laptops are generally not supported on macOS. If you want a laptop for macOS get one with a supported Intel CPU with supported iGPU.

  5. HI.

    I got Asrock x570 itx/tb3, ryzen 9 3900x with 32 gb ram and 2080ti and i would like to also have mac os to play with.

    I never did this so is there any proper tutorial on how to do this?

  6. Hi Shanee,

    I firstly want to thank you for your time and contributions!

    Even though I tried to install various OSX versions on my system I failed.

    I am running an and ryzen5 2600 cpu GTX 1660 GPU on an Aorus b450 board running the latest bios version. Is it even possible to boot from a USB I get stuck at “Reboot and select proper boot device”

  7. Hi, I have a PC with:
    Processor: FX-8370E
    Memories: 16 Gb – Ddr3
    GPU: Fire pro 5100

    if I could install the AMD Catalina?

  8. Got it working on ADM 2200G, MSI Gaming Carbon B450, MSI RX 560 Graphics.

    Seems to work as supposed. Thanks a lot for this guide… 🙂


  9. Is the new Ryzen threadrypper 3970x supported by your OSX Catalina 15 “implementation”?
    Is there one list or your suggestion for best supported motherboards with TR3970x?
    Are the new 5700 series graphics card supported?

  10. Hello, I’m currently running macOS Catalina 10.15 and want to upgrade to 10.15.2. There is no kernel patches for 10.15.2 yet. Can I upgrade to 10.15.2 with 10.15.1 kernel patches?

  11. I am new to Hackintosh.

    I prepared the Installer but my mainboard failed to boot from the usb drive (no boot media detected).

    I have a Gigabyte F2A88XN-Wifi . Where should I start?

    My CPU is A10-7850K. Using GPU in the APU with 16GB of memory.

  12. hello shenee can you tell me if my pc runs Mac Catallina ?, below is my hardware:

    motherboard: asus m5a97 r2.0
    processor: amd fx 8300
    Video Card: Radeon R9 380 2GB
    Memory: Kingston Fury 8GB

  13. I have asus vivobook ryzen 5 (4gb upgraded to 12gb) X505ZA-EJ505TX laptop, i want to do hackintosh i have already seen so many utube videos but I didn’t understand how to do please help me

  14. I want to try but my specs / parts I want to use is below and what to know if they will work or no

    Ryzen 5 1600
    RX 480 4gb GPU

  15. Panic(CPU 30, time 611081624080): NMIPI for spinlock acquisition timeout, spinlock: 0xffffff80632df120, spinlock owner: 0, current_thread: 0xffffff805e4ca000, spinlock_owner_cpu: 0x1e
    RAX: 0x0000000000000002, RBX: 0x0000000132808a00, RCX: 0x0000700002ceb0ac, RDX: 0xffffffffffffffff
    RSP: 0x0000700002ceaf28, RBP: 0x0000700002ceaf80, RSI: 0x0000000000000000, RDI: 0x000000000000003c
    R8: 0x0000000000000000, R9: 0x0000000000000000, R10: 0x0000000000000001, R11: 0x0000000000000247
    R12: 0x0000000000000000, R13: 0x0000000000000003, R14: 0x0000000000000000, R15: 0x000000013280ca30
    RFL: 0x0000000000000206, RIP: 0x00007fff65e4043b, CS: 0x000000000000002b, SS: 0x0000000000000023
    Backtrace (CPU 30), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff83b657cf80 : 0xffffff801b06474b
    0xffffff83b657cfd0 : 0xffffff801aee2bed

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Diablo III

  16. Hi Shaneee,

    RAM: 10gb DDR
    Is this ok for running Catalina?

    I have Nvidia 210 1gb gpu .

    Will this work for Mojave?

  17. Hey guys. I’m a dev. My question is: does xCode and everything works as expected? Can someone confirm that building and running a mac or iOS app work?

  18. Excellent thank you so much man, unfortunately I’ll have to settle for a GTX 660 TI, Luckily I just happen to have one laying around.

  19. hi Shane
    thanks for taking your Time to write numerous guides

    I am running high Sierra on a gigabyte 990fx with amd fx 8320
    can I use this patch with clover to upgrade to catelina?

    also is there a guide or a way I can figure out how to add the patch

    I’ve got the file but I’m unsure what the 15h 17h etc is?

    thanks again

    1. Hello. We don’t support Clover anymore. OpenCore is what the patches are for now. Follow the Vanilla guide and it’ll walk you through the setup with OpenCore. Your FX is family 16h so those are the patches you need.

  20. Hi Shanee, I am writing this using Mac OS Sierra on and a6 APU and yes there is no graphic acceleration and I don’t even need that so now can I use this to install it on my system(amd a6 apu)? no graphic acceleration is okay for me, I just need to install latest Mac OS specially for Xcode and other stuff that could only run on Mac OS.

    before I will try I am waiting for answer.

    thank you
    God Bless.

  21. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install the KEXTs, the furthest I’ve got thusfar is it getting stuck on found legacy aptiomemoryfix driver…and it would do nothing further. now using a cloverbootloader to actually write the image I’ve got it stuck now at the Apple logo itself, which I’ve had before…nothing is loading it appears to be completely stuck, should I wait and if so for how long you reckon?

  22. i am having gigabyte a320m-s2h motherboard with AMD ryzen3 3200g processor with 4 cores can i able to install high sierra on my desktop?

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