- Aug 29, 2018
- GA-Z170X-Gaming 5
- Intel Core i7 6700K
- AMD Radeon Pro 580
- OS X/macOS
- Clover (UEFI)
- Mobile Phone
Mac mini 2018 Hackintosh
This guide will help you setup macOS Mojave on your Gigabyte BRIX GB-BSi3H/GB-BSi5H/GB-BSi7H series.
The best macOS version that works flawlessly is macOS Mojave which you can get almost everything to work with not much effort.
CPU: Intel® Core™ i3-6100U2.3GHz
Memory: 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L slots (DDR3 1.35V) 1600MHz Max. 16GB
LAN: Gigabit LAN (Intel i219V)
Wifi Card: Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520
HDMI Resolution (Max.) 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
Mini DP Resolution (Max.) 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Audio: Realtek ALC255
1 x M.2 slot (2280_storage)
1 x PCIe M.2 NGFF 2230 A-E key slot occupied by the WiFi+BT card
2 x USB 3.0
1 x head phone Jack
1 x Mic phone Jack
1 x HDMI (1.4a)
1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.2)
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ45
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot
Supports 2.5” HDD/SSD, 7.0/9.5 mm thick (1 x 6 Gbps SATA 3)
Intel® Core™ i3-6100U2.3GHz Processor
8GB PC3L-DDR3 RAM (2x4GB Samsung Memory Modules)
1 Plextor 250 GB M.2 SATA SSD Disk Drive
1 Samsung EVO 860 500 GB SSD
All 4 USB ports work perfectly fine with no need for using the custom SSDTs.
Realtek ALC255 Audio codec works with AppleALC.kext (with Lilu) using Layout-id=11 (Thanks to the acidanthera developers (AKA dortania)
(you can also use these layout-ids: 11, 13,15, 86)
Intel Gigabit LAN (Intel i219V) works with IntelMausiEthernet.kext (Thanks to @Mieze) and IntelMausi.kext fork by acidanthera
Intel HD 520 works with Whatevergreen.kext
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:
Intel Bluetooth works OOB
macOS Mojave almost supports everything except for Intel Wi-Fi card which can be fixed with itlwm.kext and Heliport application which were developed by OpenIntelWireless project developers (thanks guy/s or gal/s)
Here is the list of supported Intel Wi-Fi adapters that will work with itlwn.kext and Heliport.
About activating the Wi-Fi you need to run the Heliport application which replaces macOS’s built-in Wi-Fi menu and you can scan and connect to all the available Wi-Fi networks around you.
You need to add the Heliport.app to “Login Items” under the Users & Groups in System Preferences for it to load with macOS.
Another issue with the Intel Wi-Fi and the macOS that I encountered is that the Signal Strength drops but it hasn’t disrupt my network connectivity so far so it could be a bug.
Sleep works fine with macOS Mojave but I had no luck getting it to work on Catalina and Big Sur (I didn't even try that hard to get it to work anyways because I like Mojave better lol).
What not works:
The only thing that doesn’t work is the AirDrop which is because of the Intel Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and if you replace the Wi-Fi+BT card with a supported Broadcom adapter will work eventually.
Here is the list of macOS Compatible Wi-Fi adapters (thanks to dortania group for the details list)
Thanks to the Clover Bootloader's developers; Thanks to the acidanthera team and everyone else in the Hackintosh community for their hard work and support.
Here is the EFI folder with Clover r5121: