Step by Step Guide to Update Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5
The update for Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5 is a most important update for macOSX High Sierra. With this update for Hackintosh High Sierra, you would be able to store iMessages to iCloud along with their attachments. Apple has included many fixes to Security which have not been stated byt them, but have acknowledged the security enhancements included in the update for Hackintosh High Sierra. When you will update the Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.4 to Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5, you would not need to do any changes to your EFI Files.
Download High Sierra 10.13.5 for Apple store or you can directly update High Sierra from the update tab on apple store. If you prefer to download and install the complete new version of Hackintosh High Sierra, then you would need to follow this steps to create a new bootable Hackintosh High Sierra USB Drive. This also means you need to completely format or delete the old version High sierra from the computer.
Files You would Need to Update Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5
Here is the breakdown of all the listed files, you would want to know why you need to update the kext and other files. Before you copy paste the files, make sure you really need them, as some are fixes for graphics and other issues on hackintosh.
Choose the Files You would Need to Update Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5 based on your need.
Where to update the Kext Files:
If you are updating your kexts using Clover, Mount your partition and then got to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
If not using Clover then paste the kexts /System/Library/Extensions
You Need to Update these Two Files No-Matter-What
You should always include these two files in your EFI partition.
FakeSMC.kext – Required kext that emulates a Mac and is necessary to boot a hackintosh Computer. The FakeSMC folder has some Sensor Kexts included with it, you can use these to monitor your hackintosh.
Lilu.kext – Primary kext that is a must for other kexts to work like & . Some hackintosh users have noticed audio issues on Gigabyte motherboards due to some versions of . We recommend you use v1.0.0, instead of the latest version, if you face these issues.
The Files mentioned below should be Updated only if respective features are not working. Don’t just update Kext unless you see some fix is needed. I have provide you with info on what the kexts help you with, therefore choose accordingly.
Files needed for USB to Work
USBInjectAll.kext – This kext will inject all the USP Ports.
XHCI-200-series-injector.kext – This kext will help to detect any USB3 devices connected to the KabyLake Motherboard. With the help of this kext you can detect the Speeds of USB3 devices. You can use USB3 devices like Flash Drives once you add this Kext.
IntelMausiEthernet.kext – This kext will help you use Ethernet Ports on your Motherboard that are using Intel Ethernet Chipset.
RealtekRTL8111.kext – This kext will help you use Ethernet Ports on your Motherboard that are using Realtek Ethernet Chipset.
AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext – This kext will help you use Ethernet Ports on your Motherboard that are using Killer LAN Ethernet Chipset.
NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext – By adding this Kext, you would be able to use current Mac SMBIOS definitions like iMac 17,x and iMac 18,x.
It is recommended to use these SYMBIOS definitions if you are using a Skylake or Kabylake processors. In some case updating to latest definitions has also resolved the black screen problem on hackintosh.
IntelGraphicsFixup.kext – If you are using Integrated graphics, this Kext will help you fix display and graphic issues related to integrated graphics. We recoomed you to also set DVMT Pre-Allocated to 96M in bios in case you are using Intel iGPU, this will help to enable high resolution on displays.
WhateverGreen.kext – it will enable AMD GPU in hackintosh 10.12.6 or later. please note you would need to add Lilu.Kext.
Shiki.kext – You can protect the hackintosh from video playback by using this Kext.
AppleALC.kext – This kext will Enable audio Hackintosh.
HDMIAudio.kext – Can enable HDMI Audio on most graphic cards.
CodecCommander.kext – If your hackintosh has problems of low audio or dim sound after sleep, you can use this kext.
FAKEPCIID.kext – Provides support for Intel CPU’s running on earlier versions of Hackintosh. please note there is native Support for Kaby Lake CPU’s.
Provides support for integrated graphics on iGPU’s that are not supported in macOS by spoofing another supported integrated graphic card. The HD 630 iGPU’s on Kaby Lake processors are supported on hackintosh running version 10.12.6 or higher.
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext – This kext provide support for Pentium processors like G4560.
For users using HFS+ drive do not have to worry about APFS when updating Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5 due to it being converted. But, if you running Hackintosh High Sierra on APFS formatted drive, make sure you go ahead and download the latest apfs.efi file.
If you plan to update Hackintosh High Sierra from version earlier than 10.13.0 follow this step by step guide.
This is an automatic update, therefore when the hackintosh restarts, in clover bootloader choose Install macOS from ‘Your Drive’ in order to finish the update process. The computer may restart 2-3 times, therefore do not panic, but every time it restarts on the clover bootloader select Install macOS from ‘Your Drive’ option.
If you are one of the Ryzen users, you would need to do a fresh install of Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.5 as the direct update feature works only with Intel based processors. If you wish to give it a try, but make sure you have backed up the current version of your working Hackintosh High Sierra.