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  1. Sry, I just saw this post. I installed the latest chameleon (enoch) bootloader and I booted using these flags : "AtiConfig=kFutomaki AtiPorts=4 GraphicsEnabler=Yes". Try it with GraphicsEnabler=No initially and if it works OK then turn it on and see if it runs.
  2. Both iCloud and Facetime require an Intel processor to work. Also, some SSSE3 etc. scripts don't work with AMD processors on OSX. Try installing Photoshop and applying the Black and White filter. It will crash. This has to do with the kernel that you are using and some ID numbers that the OS uses to identify processors through the kernel. For some reason iCloud and Facetime ONLY work with the vanilla Apple kernel. This might change in the following years, since Apple changed the default directory for the Kernel and the folder now is named "Kernels", which means they will add more kernels or smt. They also added the option of downloading iCloud and iCloud Drive on Windows. The only way to enable iCloud and Facetime is to install it on a PC which runs with the original Apple kernel, create a new user, login to iCloud and Facetime, take a time machine backup of that machine and then restore the user on your AMD hackintosh. You must then be VERY careful not to log out. As far as I am concerned, there is an AMD FX kernel which works with 10.10.3. My processor is the FX-8320 and it works.
  3. OK, so I have successfully installed OSX 10.10.1 on my AMD hackintosh. I have the GenericUSBXHCI.kext from the Hackintosh Zone installed. When I boot and I have nothing plugged in the USB 3.0 ports they do not recognise anything I plug in later. If during boot I have a USB stick or anything else plugged into any USB 3.0 port then all of them work perfectly. I am using Chameleon bootloader (the latest version). If they do boot up and work and then the energy saver option turns off the display and if the computer is put into sleep, the USB 3.0 ports stop working again. Help me! This is so weird!
  4. Hey, The HP 250 G3 laptop is set to AHCI by default. Changing that is a pain in the behind, so it is OK. Try booting from a USB 2.0 port if you haven't tried that yet. Also, the CPU is a Pentium but it might be a newer version which is not supporter by Apple. Have you tried booting without /hp? My suggestion would be : Plug into USB 2.0 port and boot from USB with just the -v flag. Then post a screenshot or photo of the screen here so that we can help you more. Also, it might be better if you used a clover bootloader. Read more here : http://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/2rgl48/psa_g3258_and_other_haswell_pentiumceleron_parts/
  5. I have tried multiple patches and the bootflag, nothing works with iCloud. AppStore works with the bootflag and also iMessage, but it might also be because of the patches I did. Honestly, I have lost track of how many patches I might have installed in order to make AppStore work. I also changed the kernel once, and it worked again.
  6. Have you tried PCIRootUID=1 and npci=0x2000 or 0x3000 at the same time?
  7. OK, I made it work. Go to your BIOS and find the USB configuration option. There is a USB-EHCI Handoff selection. Set that to Enabled. Boot with -f and the GenericUSBXHCI fix and USB Bus Fix boot flags from Chameleon Wizard afterwards. It should work perfectly. It shows 4 USB 3.0 ports, but it works anyways. Cheers!
  8. OK, this is a big problem with most AMD hackintoshes. I have posted a guide which worked up to Mavericks: https://www.hackintoshzone.com/topic/4865-guide-activate-icloud-on-amd-hackintoshes/#entry18338 The problem is that the CPU has a special ID number that enables the activation of iCloud on Intel platforms. The AMD cpus have different IDs and are therefore not capable of ACTIVATING iCloud and other Apple apps. This method worked with Mavericks. Unfortunately, I have lost ALL my data from my Mavericks Hackintosh and I was not able of transferring my account settings to Yosemite. I also did not have the time to try to do the whole method again. Once you activate the settings you can transfer them to your AMD hackintosh. Unfortunately, you need an Intel platform to activate any of these. If you only want to activate the AppStore, you might want to try different kernels. Some of them work.
  9. It works! Perfect! Now the only problem is that I cannot enable USB 3.0 from my MoBo. Did you have this problem? Cheers! Thank you very very much!
  10. OK, I think I have details that might help. I have the same exact motherboard and similar graphics card and same issue. 1) On safe mode, I get 1024x768 and my monitor is 1080p. The thing is that safe mode recognizes the graphics card as 7xxx/ R9 series. (My graphics card is the R9 280x Sapphire TriX) 2) I had the same problem on Mavericks 10.9.5 which I solved by reverting some kexts. The kexts I rolled back were these : IOHIDFamily, IOPCIFamily and AppleACPIPlatform They were rolled back to the 10.9.0 version and it worked perfectly. These kexts DO NOT LOAD under Yosemite since they are meant for a different version. I don't know if somebody can make them work with Yosemite or if there is some other way to work this out. I have tried different kernels with no success. Still get the rainbow cursor. The thing is that it boots with GE=Yes and the cursor moves as if the graphics card is enabled and it seems to be running on 1080p. It is not laggy and the resolution looks a lot like 1080p. It just doesn't boot the UI... Please help!!
  11. I have this graphics card : http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1227&lid=1&pid=2072 This graphics card is a dog when it comes to running games on Windows. I had been able to run it on OSX 10.9.0 as well OOB with no kext editing or anything. The ID was in the kexts and everything went smoothly with full graphics. It did not work with 10.9.5 or 10.10.1 no matter what I did. I edited the DSDT and used kexts from Deekay for 10.9.5 and I could not enable it. The problem is that it boots up to the grey screen and then I can see nothing but the mouse pointer and the spinning wheel. Judging from the smoothliness and the resolution, it is running on 1080p. I boot only with GE=No, as I did with 10.9.0. After a little bit of research I found out that AMD quietly changed the framebuffer on some 280x models. Maybe I have one of those. Could you please help?
  12. Boot with AtiConfig=Tahiti Do you have a Gigabyte mobo? If not, do not use the PCIRootUID=1 flag and see if it works that way.
  13. 7970 does not work with Yosemite vanilla kexts. Wait for new kexts to be released. Maybe start a request topic.
  14. If you need it for iOS development, download Mavericks. It is more compatible with AMD hardware. The problem with Yosemite is signed kexts. The OS will not load unsigned kexts from previous versions and they also changed some IO configurations for graphics cards. This means that you need to wait for people to develop new kexts, which will work with Yosemite, almost from scratch. I have the R9 280x which is almost the same as your 7970 graphics card. The way to tell if you graphics card is enabled is if the top bar on OSX is transparent. If it is white, you have no graphics acceleration. Also, AMD hardware does not work with iCloud and maybe AppStore and iMessage etc. It depends on the CPU and the kernel. So, your best bet would be building an Intel hackintosh or installing Mavericks instead of Yosemite. Sadly, there is no solution currently for enabling the 7970 chipset on Yosemite. On Mavericks it will most probably work with bootflags : "AtiConfig=Tahiti GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No" Also, Gigabyte motherboards usually need the PCIRootUID=1 boot flag. So try that one as well.
  15. I had it on the default settings actually. I got the 280x as well! It works with Mavericks but no luck with Yosemite so far...
  16. Yup, it works with Mavericks on vanilla kexts with GE=Yes, but there is no luck with Yosemite. To answer the previous question, reverting the kexts from Mavericks didn't work with me. I got an ACPI platform kernel panic. It is extremely difficult to go into editing ACPI kexts. Also, after changing the kexts to include your id, did you try booting with GraphicsEnabler=No and AtiConfig flags? Try GE=No first and then add the AtiConfig if this doesn't work. The fact that you are in the white screen means that the graphics are recognized and it is stuck at configuring the accelerator. Try these and report back!
  17. Nope, FX is totally not your problem. Since you can boot with GraphicsEnabler=No that means that your graphics card is recognized but you have no acceleration. Which means you cannot use it for doing anything even slightly graphical. If you go to "About this mac" on the apple menu you will see that the graphics is recognized as 7 MB. Which is your problem. Keep GraphicsEnabler=no and try to install different kexts with kext wizard. What is your OSX version? If it is Yosemite, then the graphics will not work with the original kexts. Also, I thought you said you had the Radeon HD 7900 series? I have the R9 280x which has the same chip as the 7970 and it does not work with Yosemite. If you have the HD5450 then you definitely need to replace some kexts. You also need a different AtiConfig flag : AtiConfig=Shrike or AtiConfig=Eulemur or AtiConfig=Hoolock Your kexts for the HD5450 are AMD5000Controller and AMDRadeonX3000. Check your device id from the system configuration option on the "About this mac" window and copy it in the info.plist of those kexts. Sadly, I am unable to help you further. Check this post as well : https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298681-amd-hd5450/ This says you should use Clover as a bootloader, but my experience says that Clover and AMD graphics don't work our well. Stick to the latest chameleon bootloader. Hope it helps!
  18. Try booting with Chameleon bootloader and flag : GraphicsEnabler=No If it doesn't work try adding AtiConfig=Chutoro and change GraphicsEnabler=NoYes <- See which one works best. If chutoro doesn't work, try these : Aji Buri Dashimaki Ebi Gari To see if your graphics card is enabled after booting, go to the top left corner menu and click on "About this Mac", it will recognize the Graphics as HD 7xxx or maybe 7970
  19. OK, I have a 280x Sapphire video card. This card worked on Mavericks perfectly with Chameleon and the vanilla kexts and it was recognized as a 7xxx card. In my research I have found that the 280x has the same framebuffer and characteristics as the HD 7970 so the kext recognizes it as a 7xxx series. After updating to Yosemite, the vanilla kext doesnt load and I get stuck before the login screen. It boots up in safe mode and recognizes the card as 7xxx series. I have tried different SMBIOSes but none work. I have tried reverting the ones from Mavericks and I got KP. I have never done a request so I don't know what else is needed. If I can help somehow, please tell me. Thanks in advance.
  20. Thank you very much Sam, It was what you say, the graphics card is not supported. Right now I'm pretty much stuck. The Mavericks 10.9.5 kexts worked OOB with only the AtiConfig=Pitcairn flag. And so I tried doing the same with Yosemite, but it does not work. The problem is that pretty much everybody keeps Mavericks, since the differences between these two are very small, so I have no support on the subject. There is a funny thing happening though. When I have the Yosemite kexts, OSX boots up in safe mode and the card is recognized as HD 7xxx, which is the same as on Mavericks. With the same kexts, it does not go through the full boot. After removing the kexts it boots up with 7MB graphics. I tried reverting the kexts from Mavericks but it got me kernel panics. And now I am thinking about DSDT editing. Now that I think of it, I had Chameleon installed on Mavericks and now I have Chimera, so I will first try changing the bootloader to the latest Chameleon one. I know that they are almost exactly the same, but this problem happened before when I chose the wrong AtiConfig with Chameleon so I am thinking maybe Chimera doesn't recognize the boot flag. Thank you again. A beautiful new year for you and best wishes! Bill Moore
  21. Hello, My specs are : CPU : AMD FX 8320 GPU : Sapphire Radeon 280X MoBo : Asus M5A97 r2.0 I have succesfully installed Niresh's Yosemite Zone on my pc. I had to replace the kernel in /S/L/Kernels because the /amd bootflag didn't work. Now I boot with -v and I see this error : Warning: couldn't block sleep during cache update Warning: proceeding w/o DiskArb and it gets past the console all the way to the grey screen. It gets stuck there with the spinning wheel on my mouse. No Apple logo, no loading bar, just a blank grey screen with the spinning wheel. It boots up in safe mode and I tried reverting some kexts from 10.9.5 but no luck. I reverted AppleACPIPlatform.kext, IOACPIFamily.kext, IONDRVSupport, IOPCIFamily.kext, IOUSBFamily.kext, Corecrypto.kext, Sandbox.kext, System.kext in that order and rebooted every time. Once I got to the System.kext things got too weird with multiple errors (mostly ACPI) so I stopped there. When installing Mavericks updates I got the same thing. No error message though. Reverting these to an earlier version (10.9.0) worked. But now it doesn't. Anybody got any ideas?
  22. I get the exact same thing on my build. CPU = AMD-FX 8320 GPU = Sapphire 280x Tri-X 3GB Mobo = Asus M5A97 R2.0 I had a Mavericks installation prior to that, and a time machine backup. I booted Yosemite in safe mode and tried to transfer the files and it got stuck so I rebooted. It gave me a b-tree node size error and I lost all my backups. I also had the Yosemite Zone install USB on and the same thing happened to it as well. So now I'm stuck with this. In a previous update that I did (10.9.5) the same thing happened. I managed to get over it by replacing some kexts with the ones from version 10.9.0 . They were these : AppleACPIPlatform, IOACPIPlatform, IOPCIFamily, IOUSBFamily. Now, Niresh's Yosemite install only worked in safe mode and after replacing these with the Mavericks ones I got a GenericUSBXHCI error (outdated) and it got stuck at "Still waiting for root device". If you could replace these AND the GenericUSBXHCI from the Mavericks Niresh install USB it might work. But MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A TIME MACHINE BACKUP FIRST!!! Niresh please see this.
  23. I have tried running the installation with niresh's Yosemite for AMD but it hangs on "No driver found for platform : ACPI". I will try replacing some kexts and I will report back! Cheers
  24. Install Niresh's Mavericks for AMD with /amdfx boot flag.
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