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. Patches below for OpenCore are for version 0.5.0 only.

Clover has now adopted the same feature allowing AMD users running macOS to update with ease. To achieve this you’ll need Clover r5095 or higher from here.

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,

Shaneee’s AMD Build

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz
  • Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3
  • 16GB Corsair Venegance LED @ 3200MHz
  • ASUS Strix ROG RX 560 OC
  • Samsung 960 EVO
  • Carbide 100R
  • CoolerMaster ML120
  • Corsair VS450
  • Vanilla install with Mojave 10.14.5 using OpenCore and AMD Vanilla Kernel Patches.
  • FakeSMC with relevant plugins for temperature monitoring.
  • Latest AppleALC source compiled for native audio.
  • Native USB with no fixes required.

Geekbench result:-

AMD Vanilla Kernel Patches

Kernel binary patches to enable native AMD CPU support on macOS.


  • Enables macOS to run on AMD CPUs on the fly.
  • Enables iMessage, Siri, Facetime, etc.
  • Enables HandOff, Continuity etc.
  • Faster releases compared to open source kernel


  • No 32-bit app support (i.e No OPEMU)

Supported AMD CPU’s

15hBulldozerFX Series
16hJaguarA Series
17hZenRyzen, Threadripper, Athlon 2xxGE

Supported macOS versions

For 15h_16h CPU's :

  • High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65, 17G66, 17G6029, 17G6030, 17G7024)
  • Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226,18E227), 10.14.5 (18F132)

For 17h CPU's :

  • High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G65, 17G66, 17G5019, 17G6029, 17G6030, 17G7024)
  • Mojave 10.14.1, 10.14.3, 10.14.4 (18E226,18E227), 10.14.5 (18F132)


Method I

NOTE : Includes only patches.

  • Grab the patches.plist file according to your CPU family model , provided in respective 15h_16h or 17h CPU family folders.
  • Open the patches.plist file with a text editor and copy the patches manually to your existing clover config.plist which is located in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/
  • Save and Done.

Method II

  • Grab the generic config.plist file according to your CPU family model , provided in respective 15h_16h or 17h CPU family folders.
  • Open it with Text Editor and edit it according to your macOS system needs.
  • Save it in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ and Done.


  • AlGrey for the idea and creating the patches.
  • XLNC for maintaining 15h_16h patches to various macOS versions.