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Hackintosh B460M-MORTAR WIFI Installation Guide

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This article mainly documents the process of installing Hackintosh.

Here is the link to my EFI repository

Version Information

  • MacOS 11.3.1
  • Bootloader: OpenCore

Hardware Configuration

MotherboardMSI B460M MORTAR Wifi
CPUIntel i5 10400
RAMKingston HyperX Fury RGB Memory 8GB * 2 2666MHz
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (integrated with CPU)
SSDCorsair RC10 512GB * 2
Power SupplyZHENHUA LEADEX G 550
CasePatriot M2 White
CoolerJonsbo CR-1000 White

Function Testing

  • Sleep/Wake
  • All USB ports
  • Hardware acceleration of integrated graphics
  • Audio output
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • Time synchronization issue between Windows and macOS

Downloading and Creating USB Installer

  1. Download the macOS image 11.3.1 from Hackintosh Build. After downloading, use WinMD5 to check if the md5 value matches. This step ensures the integrity of the downloaded image.
  2. Use balenaEtcher to create the installation image (run as administrator).
  3. After the installation is complete, use the disk management tool diskgenius to replace the EFI file on the USB drive with the appropriate EFI file for your configuration.

BIOS Settings

  • Set the USB drive as the first boot option.

Installing MacOS

  1. Enter the OpenCore boot page.
  2. Select Install macOS Big Sur.
  3. Wait for the installation process to complete and enter the installation interface.
  4. Select Disk Utility and click on Show All Devices in the upper-left corner.
  5. Select the disk where you want to install macOS, click Erase, and set the name as desired, format as APFS, and scheme as GUID Partition Map. After erasing, go back to the previous screen and click Install macOS.
  6. Follow a series of prompts to complete the installation.

System Settings

Start by opening Terminal and entering the following commands:

sudo spctl --master-disable    # Enable installation from any source on macOS
sudo kextcache -i / # Rebuild cache

If for any reason you modified certain drivers in /System/Library/Extensions/ or /Library/Extensions/, use the following commands to rebuild the cache:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo kmutil install --update-all
sudo kcditto

Moving the EFI File to the Disk

This step allows the system to boot from the disk instead of the USB drive. You can use Hackintool to complete this step. Mount the EFI partitions of both your disk and the USB drive, then copy the EFI folder from the USB drive to the EFI partition of the disk. Finally, remove the USB drive. With that, the Hackintosh installation is complete.


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