Last month I decided to replace my ageing 2015 iMac with my first Hackintosh...and what an experience has it been! I invested a lot of time in getting it up and running but now it works like a charm and I want to share with you my working configuration.
You may find this useful if you have identical or similar hardware. I will focus on the Clover configuration, drivers and kexts specific to this hardware and provide links to the guides I used for more general info on Vanilla installations.
Please note that many guides for the Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming use an unsupported memory fix driver called OsxAptioFix2Drv-free2000.efi . The developer of this driver says that you should never ever use it, as it can cause serious issues to your system (here's his post). After a lot of and trial and error...I managed to use the standard memory fix driver contained in Clover r5033 (OsxAptioFix3Drv.efi) , by changing one little setting in the BIOS!
Since then, many things have changed and I would like to provide an update so that the information stay relevant: Upgraded from Mojave to Catalina. The mainboard received a major bios update (from version F7 to version F9e, but had to revert to F7 in Jan 2020!!) Updated Clover from version r5033 to r5101Updated all kext (except custom USB)Updated Hackintool from version 2.7.1 to 2.8.8
Everything still works after the updates. The hardware remained unchanged.
Please refer to the original post to get the full details. Here I am just highlighting what has changed!
Hackintool Update (2.7.1 to 2.8.8) Hackintool should check automatically for updates and propose to install the current version. To check manually, open Hackintool, then select from the macOS top bar "Hackintool…
If you are like me, you have been using Inbox by Gmail for the last few years. And you loved it. Sadly the service is shutting down in a few days... 💔
I enjoyed in particular one feature, which became part of my routine to deal with everything I have to do: emails and reminders all in the Inbox. Everything in one place. Handy, isn't it?
So, first thing first, I sent feedback to Google to reclaim this lost feature. Yes, lost. Whilst Google suggests that most of Inbox features have been subsumed in Gmail, that is not entirely correct...at least not all in one mobile app...
Second, I looked into alternatives email apps, like Outlook, Spark, Edison, Newton, Spike, and many others... Although I found some of them appealing (Spark for example seems rather polished), they did not really tick all the boxes.
In particular, none of them seemed to recognize the existing snoozed emails from Inbox or Gmail. That is, if you snoozed an email in Inbox/Gmail, you would not find it in the "…