MacOs Catalina was just released in 7th October 2019. This is the major release by an Apple because the UI of Catalina is in 3 variant Dark, Auto and Light. You can install this OS in any laptop running Intel processor and assuming you've at least 8 GB of RAM. 4 GB RAM can also install it but maybe a little slow and laggy while working with heavy programs. Below are the necessary requirements for this guide :
Intel based processor laptop/desktop
USB stick 16 GB or higher
A working mac or Hackintosh
Download macOS Catalina
To get a working Mojave installer onto a USB flash drive it must first be formatted into a scheme that allows for an EFI Partition. Afterward the Catalina Installer is ready to be placed on the USB drive using is Terminal.
Step 1: Formatting the USB Drive.
You can format the USB flash drive using two way:
- Disk Utility
**Insert Flash Drive
**Open Disk Utility
**Select the Flash Drive on the left column
Set the following settings:
- Name: Your Choice
- Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
- Scheme: GUID Partition Map
**Click Done upon finish.
**Insert Flash Drive
And Type Following Command
# repartition /dev/disk3 GPT, one partition # EFI will be created automatically # second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk3 1 GPT HFS+J "install_catalina" R
Note:- In my case, my sub flash drive is /dev/disk3, you can check for the available drive using the command diskutil list.
Step 2: Transferring the Mojave Installer to USB flash drive via terminal.
If you using the Disk Utility method to Formatting the USB Drive, then using this command.
First edit and replace Your USB Drive Name.
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/install_catalina --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app --nointeraction
**If you using the Terminal method to Formatting the USB Drive, then using this command.
# copy installer image sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume /Volumes/install_catalina --nointeraction
Step 3: Download Clover EFI Bootloader<<<<< Use the latest version
Step 4: Install Clover EFI Bootloader to USB flash drive.
- Change Install Location and select your USB flash drive
- select "Customize"
- Check "Install for UEFI booting only", "Install Clover in the ESP" will automatically select.
- Check Themes
- Check Recommended Driver
- Use HFSPlus.efi
Put this file
**Go to usb/efi/efi/clover/drivers/uefi then past it
Go to usb/efi/efi/clover/acpi/patched.[Recommended]
Put this file
Download Laptop config Clover.
No need for new config for Catalina you can use Mojave config.
/EFI/EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other/then paste this following kext[Recommended]
/EFI/EFI/Clover/Acpi/Pachedand paste it here[Recommended]
Note: If your laptop build in dedicated GPU then need this.
Now you ready to boot and install macOS Catalina.
Known Issue During Install
If you get this then please use SSDT-EC.aml. in USB/EFI/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched
Also, use SSDT-EC after install. it needs to run Catalina. Without SSDT-EC Catalina won't run.
-> If you got any problem or stuck while following this guide then create a new thread inside any of the linked Forum.
Working ProofMust Do After Installing Catalina:
Enable and Control Brightness | Backlight
Patch Brightness keys using console.app hackintosh Qxx method
Generate SSDT.aml for system using SSDT-PR-GEN.sh script
How To Disable Unsupported Nvidia or Radeon Graphics in hackintosh for better stability
[Patch] Wake from sleep black or glitchy screen fix
DSDT Patch Request Here[For Laptop]