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This contains a list of the kext files I use for my hackintosh. You may eventually need to update your kext files when new versions of macOS comes out for continued support.
- If using the Clover method I like to stuff my kexts in/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
- If not you can place non-required kexts in /System/Library/Extensions
These two kexts you should always have in your EFI partition.
FakeSMC.kext – Mantatory kext that emulates a Mac and is required to boot a hackintosh. When you download FakeSMC the folder will also contain Sensor kexts that you can use to monitor your hackintosh read about that here : HWMonitor Sensor Guide
Lilu.kext – Arbitrary kext that is required other kexts to work like AppleALC.kext & NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext. Some Gigabyte motherboards have trouble with some versions of Lilu.kext breaking audio. I recommend those users use v1.0.0, instead of the latest version.
USBInjectAll.kext – Injects all USB ports
XHCI-200-series-injector.kext – Enables USB 3 device detection and USB 3 speeds on Kaby Lake motherboards. This kext is also recommended to have during the macOS install process so you can use those USB 3 ports and flash drives.
IntelMausiEthernet.kext – Enables ethernet for motherboards using an Intel Ethernet Chipset.
RealtekRTL8111.kext – Enables ethernet for motherboards using a Realtek Ethernet Chipset
AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext – Enables ethernet for motherboards using Killer Lan Ethernet Chipset
NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext – Allows the latest Mac SMBIOS definitions to be used like iMac 17,x and iMac 18,x. You would want to use these SMBIOS defintions if you are using a Skylake or Kabylake CPU respectively. Updating to the latest version may fix black screen issues.
IntelGraphicsFixup.kext – Fixes display and graphical issues when using integrated graphics. I also recommend setting DVMT Pre-Allocated to 128M or higher in BIOS if using the Intel iGPU to enable high resolution displays.
WhateverGreen.kext – Enables AMD graphic cards in macOS 10.12.6 or later. Will require Lilu.kext. Read about it here : How to hackintosh AMD graphics cards in Sierra 10.12.6+
Shiki.kext – Protects against graphical issues with video playback
AppleALC.kext – Enables audio on a hackintosh. Read about how to enable audio here: Hackintosh Audio Guide. Some gigabyte users have problems with AppleALC.kext not enabling audio. I recommend them using v1.1.0, instead of the latest version.
HDMIAudio.kext – May help enable HDMI audio on some graphic cards. Read about it here : Hackintosh HDMI Audio + DisplayPort GFX Card Sound Guide
CodecCommander.kext – Fixes a problem with dim sounding or lower volume audio after sleeping/botting the hackintosh by updating EAPD (External Amplifier) state on HDA.
FAKEPCIID.kext – Enables support for Intel processors on earlier versions of macOS that don’t support that processor by pretending to be a supported processor. Kaby Lake CPU’s are nativily supported as of macOS 10.12.6
FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext – Enables integrated graphics on iGPU’s that are not supported in macOS by mimicking another supported iGPU. Kaby Lake CPU’s with HD 630 are supported nativily in 10.12.6. If you have upgraded to 10.12.6 you can remove this kext.
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext – Used to enabled hackintosh support for Pentium Processors like the G4560
- Jul 22, 2018
- GIGABYTE Z370 AROUS GAMING 3
- Intel Core i9 9900K
- 2xAMD RX 580 8GB
- OS X/macOS
- Clover (UEFI)
- MacBook Pro
- Mobile Phone
- Android, iOS
So here's a quick guide to fix Keyboard and Mouse when installing. The fix works for USB and PS2 interface. On Laptops, the keyboards are generally PS/2 so you can use this guide if the keyboard isn't working.
Get Device Information
The very first step is to get the device information. The device information is basically a manufacturer name and model no.
You can use Device Manager in Windows to get the information
The next step is to download the required kext to enable the hardware.
- Download the latest version for better support.
Mounting the EFI Partition and placing kext
- Mount your EFI partition of your USB
- Copy VoodooPS2Controller.kext from Release folder downloaded above.
- Navigate to EFI/Clover/kexts/Other and place the both the kexts to this location.
- If the kext is already present in the directory, replace them with a new version
If the Keyboard and Mouse doesn't work follow the steps below.
Fixing USB Ports
Kexts Mac Os X
If the devices are still not working, there's issue with the USB ports.
To fix the USB ports, follow the guide here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/how-to-create-custom-ssdt-uiac.219/
Make the necessary changes and boot off your system. The devices should work now.
Remove Kexts Macos
Kexts For Mac Os X 10.13
- While installing Clover Bootloader, if you've installed 'AppleKeyFeeder-64' this can cause issue with the keyboard functioning. You'll need to remove it to prevent further errors.
- If the PS/2 Keyboard doesn't works, install PS2MouseDxe-64 from Clover Bootloader.