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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 Mac On PC 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.maconpc.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.
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