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How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh

How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh

In this article, I will show you how to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh. The installation of macOS Catalina 10.15 in two platforms you learned that correctly. Now it is the time to install it in your PC-Hackintosh. Because the complete beta version is now out for the public. It means to install macOS Catalina 10.15 in your PC-Hackintosh is a big experience and you will learn many things from it. However, the installation on PC-Hackintosh is a bit complicated for the first time who are new with it. But in this post, I will try to mention all the things clearly.

After macOS Mojave now macOS Catalina is having more users. And macOS Catalina 10.15 with its significant features attracted many people to use. With many experimental working, Apple Inc brought many changes to  Music, TV, Podcast and other outstanding features like Sidecar, Now use your iPhone or iPad as the second screen display in macOS Catalina. And the screen time, or use your Apps of iPad in Mac.

macOS Catalina 10.14 with high-security performance and high graphic. It will keep your personal data and personal information out of risk and unknown attacks. This is the changes that everyone wanted to be in touch with it. Now without any doubt, you can easily use macOS Catalina for the purpose of your work. And before this, we didn’t know about the time how much are spending in using our computer, or how much we are using the Apps on Mac. But in macOS Catalina 10.15 with Screen time features you can check how much you used your computer or the Apps. By clicking and enabling the Screen time make sure yourselves to your computer and to the Apps. Let’s dig in for the installation of macOS Catalina on PC-Hackintosh.

How to Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh – Required Files?

  • Download macOS Catalina 10.15 dmg file by – Techsprobe.
  • Download Post EFI
  • Bootloader or Pre-EFI Download Link
  • Download Realtek ALC235 Audio Kext complete file – Mediafire
  • Download Realtek RTL8111 Ethernet Kext complete file – Mediafire
  • Post-install folder for macOS Catalina 10.15 Download Link
  • Battery Kext file, copy and paste the below codes into the terminal in case that battery is not working.
kextstat | grep ACPI*

   11   28 0xffffff7f81014000 0x9000     0x9000     com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.4) 8794C760-FDD9-3664-ADED-4A9BBEC6E517 <7 6 4 3>

   15    2 0xffffff7f82b58000 0x9c000    0x9c000    com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (6.1) 642EF8D6-8F86-3F92-B450-FDC9BAE4F3DD <14 12 11 7 6 5 4 3 1>

   53    0 0xffffff7f82bfd000 0x7000     0x7000     com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC (6.1) D2AB03B0-4FD7-3BCA-8F73-02EFB144703F <52 15 11 5 4 3>

   57    0 0xffffff7f82c07000 0x4000     0x4000     com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons (6.1) 63A655B0-6C11-33D2-B9EB-A44D1217E048 <56 17 15 11 7 6 5 4 3 1>

Before getting started to macOS Catalina 10.15 installation on PC-Hackintosh you should prepare the below requirements.

Download macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh

You can download macOS Catalina 10.15 dmg file in two ways

  • By developer account, you can download macOS Catalina 10.15 from its official site.
  • Or you can download macOS Catalina dmg file from the above-given link.
  • Download macOS Catalina dmg file – Direct Link

After all, if you want to download macOS Catalina 10.15 dmg file from its official site which is Apps Store. If you are having Developer account in App store. But in case those who don’t have a developer account, therefore, you are suggested to download the direct link from here by clicking on download link of macOS Catalina 10.15 you can get the complete file.

However, remember that macOS Catalina you are going to download from here is the same that you are downloading from App Store. The procedure is this that we have downloaded and we uploaded that in a drive. And after that, you download just insert the file into Disk Utilities after creating USB drive for macOS Catalina, then copy the dmg file into USB.

Create macOS Catalina 10.15 Bootable USB

For the purpose of creating macOS Catalina 10.15 USB disk installer. We have tested different methods and different kinds of software. As I have written articles about creating Bootable USB for macOS. However, macOS operating system is the same and creating Bootable USB is also the same. There aren’t any differences between each other. And the software which officially developed for creating Bootable USB for macOS is Disk Utility, Unibeast, and Diskmaker. This is software which we can use for Bootable USB. The easiest and fastest software is Diskmaker, the same like RUFUS that we are making Bootable USB for Windows version. And I recommend you to use Diskmaker for creating Bootable USB for macOS Catalina. In here I am making the Bootable USB for macOS Catalina 10.15 using Disk Utility.

Open Disk Utility for creating macOS Catalina Bootable USB Drive

Step 1. Before going to Create Bootable USB for macOS Catalina 10.15. You have to prepare at least 16 GB USB for macOS Catalina 10.15 dmg file because of the dmg file is enough large.

Step 2. Now insert the USB to your computer, go ahead click on Go, click Utilities. On the other hands, you can use Command key + space for spotlight and type in search bar Disk Utility, then press enter.

Disk Utility
Disk Utility

Step 3. After that, you launched Disk Utility Partition the USB Drive according to below settings

  • Choose a “Name” (Optional)
  • Choose “Format” “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • And Choose “Scheme” “GUID Partition Map”
  • After that, the USB drive is formatted successfully click Done.
  • Finally, close the Disk Utility
Erase the USB
Erase the USB

Step 4. Now open the Spotlight search from the right-handed top menu bar. And right down there Terminal, then click enter. After that, Terminal opened. Copy and paste the below recommend code into the terminal. While pasting and pressing the enter key you will be required to enter the password. After entering the password, the process of creating USB Bootable Drive will be at least 3 or 4 minutes.

  • Enter “Y” and confirm the command into the terminal.
sudo /Applications/install\ macOS\ 10.15\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createomstallmedia --Volume /Volumes/USB

Install Clover Configurator

Install the Clover Configurator, in case of that mount EFI partition we use Clover Configurator.

  • Download the Clover Configurator, and select the Mount EFI from the left-handed side.
  • While the Clover Configurator is opened, therefore, you have to select the “EFI on install macOS Catalina 10.15 Beta”. And click on Mount partition. After clicking you will be asked to enter your password, enter the password and wait until the Done option appears, then click done.
Mount EFI
Mount EFI
  • After that, you mounted EFI partition automatically an EFI folder will be generated to your desktop. And open the EFI External folder from your desktop, then copy the EFI file into the external folder. Now you have done and paste the EFI file, therefore, Eject the external folder.
  • Now you have totally created the EFI file of macOS Catalina 10.15 in USB Drive. Therefore, you are ready to install it on PC-Hackintosh before doing that you have to copy all fixes files & drivers to a separate USB Drive. In order that your work should be easy after the installation.

Post-Installation USB Drive:

  • Insert the USB flash drive to your computer, the USB should be at least 8 GB because the recommended file is 6 GB.
  • After that, go ahead click on Go, click on Utilities. And the utility folder will open, then click Disk Utility.

Now select the inserted USB flash drive from the left-handed panel. And Erase the partition of USB Drive according to below settings.

  • Choose a “Name” (Optional)
  • Choose the “Format” Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • And choose the “Scheme” “GUID Partition Map”
  • And click Erase button
  • Finally, after erasing click “Done”
Post-install
Post-install
  • After partition copy and paste all the fixes drivers into the Post-install USB drive, and Eject the USB drive.

Configure BIOS settings for macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh

Step 1. After that, you have copied all the fixes file into post-install USB Drive, therefore, before installing macOS Catalina on PC-Hackintosh you have to change some BIOS setting. Restart your computer and press the BIOS setting key, then go to “Save & Exit” select “Load Optimized Defaults” press enter select “Yes” again press enter”. Remember that without this setting you won’t be able to install macOS Catalina on your PC.

  • Again move up select Save & Exit setup and click yes. Automatically the computer will restart, again press the BIOS setting key.
Load Optimized Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults

Step 2. Choose “M.I.T” and select “Advanced Frequency Settings” then press enter.

Advanced Frequency setting
Advanced Frequency setting

Step 3. In this step, choose “Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P). Press enter key and select “Profile1” again press enter.

Extreme memory profile
Extreme memory profile

Step 4. Select “Peripherals” from the top menu panel. And com down select “XHCI Hand-off” press enter and choose “Enabled” and press enter.

XHCI Hand-off
XHCI Hand-off

Step 5. Select “Chipset” from the top menu panel. And select “VT-d” press enter and “Disabled” and press enter.

Chipset
Chipset

Step 6. Now you are done with BIOS setting for macOS Catalina 10.15, therefore, you are at the last step select Save & Exit and click yes.

Save & Exit
Save & Exit

Install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh

Step 1. To install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh you have to insert the created Bootable USB to your computer. After that, restart your computer, then press the Boot menu key of your computer. After that, the list of drives will appear whether you want to boot macOS Catalina from USB or CD/DVD. Choose the recommended one and press enter.

Boot menu
Boot menu

Step 2. Now you are in Clover Bootloader, therefore, select Boot macOS install from installing macOS 10.15 Beta.

Boot macOS Catalina
Boot macOS Catalina

Step 3. Coming to this menu choose Disk Utility, and press continue.

Disk Utilities
Disk Utilities

Step 4. Choose View form menu, and click on Show All Devices.

Show All Devices
Show All Devices

Step 5. Now you have to Erase the drive for macOS Catalina 10.15 installation. Therefore, select the drive from the left-handed tab for creating partition or formatting. And follow the erase settings from below.

  • Choose a “Name” (Optional)
  • Choose the “Format” “APFS”
  • And choose the “Scheme” “GUID Partition Map”
  • After doing this setting click Erase
  • After that, the drive successfully erased click done.
  • And close Disk Utility at last
Erase the Disk
Erase the Disk

Step 6. Now click on Install macOS and click continue.

Install macOS
Install macOS

Step 7. To set up the installation of macOS 10.15 Beta, click continue.

macOS 10.15 Beta
macOS 10.15 Beta

Step 8. Agree to terms and condition of macOS Catalina 10.15 beta, and click continue.

Agree to terms and condition
Agree to terms and condition

Step 9. Select the drive which you have formatted for macOS Catalina 10.15, and press Install. After that, the installation is completed your computer will restart automatically.

Install macOS Catalina on Macintosh HD
Install macOS Catalina on Macintosh HD

Boot macOS Catalina 10.15 from Macintosh HD

Step 10. After that, your computer restarted press and hold the Boot menu key. Again Boot macOS Catalina 10.15 beta from USB Drive. And Boot Loader menu will come, then you have to Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD.

Boot macOS Catalina from Macintosh HD
Boot macOS Catalina from Macintosh HD
  • Step 11. Wait for the install of macOS Catalina 10.15 beta, the process of installation will be at least 16 minutes. After that, the installation is completed your computer will restart.

Step 12. After restarting your computer press hold the Boot menu key. And boot macOS Catalina from the USB drive. However, in this step, you will be at the last step of the installation, therefore, again from the boot loader menu choose Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD.

Boot macOS Catalina from Macintosh HD
Boot macOS Catalina from Macintosh HD

Step 13. At the first welcome screen choose your country and click continue.

Choose your country
Choose your country

The other steps of macOS Catalina are easy, due to that I don’t provide the screenshot related to this step. And everyone knows how to bypass these steps.

  • Click continue on written and spoken languages.
  • Continue to Data & Privacy
  • Choose my computer doesn’t connect to the internet and click continue.
  • Choose don’t transfer any information right now and click continue.
  • On Apple, ID menu provides any Apple ID. Or if you don’t have any click on Sign up later and click skip.
  • Agree to the terms and condition of macOS Catalina.
  • Create a computer account and click continue.
  • Click continue on Express set up.
  • On the Analytics again click continue.
  • For the Screen, time click continues.
  • Choose your look from three modes Dark, Light, or Auto.
  • Wait that your computer should be ready for the first use.

Post-Installation of macOS Catalina 10.15

Step 1. Go to Finder>Preferences, then mark the boxes:

  • Hard disks
  • Connected Servers
  • After checking that, the disk will appear on your desktop.
Finders>Preferences
Finders>Preferences
  • Step 2. Now connect the post-installation USB drive, and open the that. After that, copy and paste and fixes files into your desktop.
  • Step 3. Click on Post-install folder>Open Clover Configurator, then click on Mount EFI. Then Mount partition of EFI on APFS container [Macintosh HD – Data, Pre-boot, recovery, VM, Macintosh HD].
  • Step 4. Mount the EFI partition of EFI on install macOS 10.15 Beta.
  • Step 5. After Mounting the partition of both drive, the drive will create on your desktop by the name of EFI.
Mount EFI partition
Mount EFI partition
  • Open EFI partition of system drive and delete EFI file.
  • And open the EFI partition of USB flash drive. Then copy the EFI file from USB Drive and paste that into EFI system drive.
  • Now Eject the EFI USB flash drive.
  • After all, you have to open the fixes drivers like Audio, Graphic, Ethernet, and other drivers and start installing.
  • Open Ethernet folder, and open Kext Utility, then enter your password. After that, it will take some time for installation.
  • Drag the Atheros file into Kext Utility, then enter your password.
  • Open the Audio fix, open VoodooHDA, then drag the file into Kext Utility and enter your password.
  • After that, the drivers installed successfully restart your computer. And coming back to macOS Catalina windows go ahead and check the settings of sound and…

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And installation of macOS Catalina 10.15 on VirtualBox & VMware

Conclusion

That’s all about how to install macOS Catalina 10.15 on PC-Hackintosh. The process was easy first you have to download the required files, and create a Bootable USB drive, create post-install drive, Configure the BIOS Settings, Install macOS Catalina on PC-Hackintosh, and at last install the drivers. I hope you have gotten something from this article, therefore, if you faced any problem feel free and comment in below comment section. If you have any sort of suggestion or idea share with us. And subscribe to our Blog via your email address for the latest post updates.

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