Friday, October 19, 2018

How to make a bootable macOS Mojave USB disk with Clover bootloader

This simple process will show you how to make a bootable Installer thumb drive of macOS Mojave, with the Clover bootloader for successfull installation on your Hackintosh.

This works for my build in which you can find its specs here.
You will need a USB thumb drive, of at least 16 GB, and no more than 32 GB. This is the one I used:
HP x720w 16GB
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Prepare the USB thumb drive and download macOS Mojave

  1. If you have data on your thumb drive, now is the time to back them up somewhere else, as this process will delete everything on the disk.
  2. Open the App Store on a Mac that supports the macOS Mojave (I used my Mac Mini for this), and type macOS Mojave on the Search bar, and press Enter.
  3. Click on the View button on the macOS Mojave, and click on Get
  4. This will open the Software Update Preferences pane. Wait a few seconds until it asks you if you are sure you want to download Mojave. Click on Download button.
  5. Once downloaded into your Applications folder (leave it there) right-click on the Installer's icon on the Dock and click on Quit
  6. If your Mac is too old to support Mojave, download Mojave from Olarila here. You need a free account there for download links to work. Make sure you copy the Installer to the Applications folder before continuing.
  7. Plug your USB thumb drive on a USB 2.0 port, and from the Spotlight, type Disk Utility and press Enter.
  8. When on Disk Utility, click the View menu from the top menu bar, and click on Show All Devices.
  9. From the left list of devices, make sure you select your actual thumb drive device, and not its partition. Click the Erase button.
  10. Make sure the Name is USB. The Format should be macOS Extended (Journaled) and you should be able to choose Scheme in GUID Partition Format. All these 3 steps are essential for successful installation. Click the Erase to proceed.

Make the thumb drive a bootable Installer disk for macOS Mojave

  1. Download Unibeast 9 for Mojave from tonymacx86.com. You will need a free account for the download link to work.
  2. Open Unibeast and click on Continue. If you can't read the text of the Installer, that's probably because you're in Dark Mode in Mojave. Open System Preferences, General, and return it to Light Mode so you can see what you're doing.
  3. Click Continue 3 more times and then click Agree.
  4. Under Select a destination, click on the "USB" thumb drive you just made and click Continue.
  5. Under Select OS installation, click on Mojave and click Continue.
  6. Under Bootloader Configuration, click on UEFI Boot Mode and click Continue.
  7. I don't use old GPUs, so I don't need to click anything on Optional Graphics Configuration. Click Continue.
  8. Click Continue and type your password. This might take a while depending on the write speeds of the thumb drive.

Download extra drivers

  1. As of the time of this writing, there's no Multibeast for Mojave just yet. So if you need extra kexts, you will have to download them separately.
  2. You can also try the Multibeast for High Sierra. Download it from here.
  3. Download the latest Clover Configurator from here.
  4. If you need them, you can also download WhateverGreen.kext and Lilu.kext. Sometimes they are needed for installation of Mojave on a Hackintosh, so you might want to include them in your Installer. Specifically, at EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other. You might need to mount the EFI partition using Clover Configurator.
  5. You can find any other kexts you might need from tonymacx86 here. You might need KextBeast for their proper installation.
  6. Copy the Multibeast (if for Mojave), the Clover Configurator, Kext Beast and any kexts you might need to the macOS Installer bootable disk you just created.
All credits go to tonymacx86.com and Olarila.com.

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