GUIDE How to Create OpenCore EFI using OpenCore Configurator [Intel/AMD]

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How to Create OpenCore EFI using OpenCore Configurator [Intel/AMD]

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers the Creation of OpenCore EFI using the OpenCore Configurator.

Overview

EFI is the very basic requirement for being able to boot macOS on a particular system. There are several ways to create an EFI configuration and to some extent it requires knowledge and for complex issues, an expertise is required. A guide is already available on this forum and is in extended form, covering every possible information. This guide uses the tool "OpenCore Configurator" to create Open Core EFI. As it's a GUI based tool, creating EFI is very quick, within a few minutes only!

Creating OpenCore EFI

To create OpenCore EFI, follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Gather System Information
It's always recommended to have your system information when creating an EFI configuration for your system.

STEP 2: Download OpenCore Configurator
The next step is to download OpenCore Configurator for creating OpenCore EFI. Download OpenCore Configurator from the downloads section of this forum.

STEP 3: Preparing EFI
The next step is to prepare EFI. Once you have downloaded the tool, follow the steps below.

1. Open OpenCore Configurator
2. From the Tools Menu, select EFI Maker and you'll see something similar to the screenshot below.
Screen Shot 2022-06-13 at 1.16.53 AM.png
3. Depending on your system, select the CPU code name. The options are Desktop, Laptop, HEDT and AMD.
4. From the options, select the following as shown in the Screenshot

Screen Shot 2022-06-13 at 1.22.32 AM.png

5. Select the SMBIOS and click on Make
6. Add WhateverGreen and AppleALC kext

The EFI will be generated at /Users/yourusername/Documents/OCC/EfiMaker/

NOTES:
  • You may need to adjust Booter Quirks and Kernel Quirks as per your System.
  • Depending on your system, additional kexts might be required.
  • Framebuffer patching is required for IGPU.
 
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