Can I install macOS Mojave on Asus VivoBook 17 N705FD Whiskey Lake?

georgealexander2k

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ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X705FD (U3E1)
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Intel Core i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz
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Intel® UHD Graphics 620
OS X/macOS
10.15.x
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I want to install macOS Mojave on this laptop: Asus VivoBook 17 N705FD Whiskey Lake. I don't know if it's working. I've been trying for a few days but I coudn't get past +++ End randomseed error. Now I want to start from scratch. What I did before was to download from my mac mini macOS mojave, and then I used some EFI with Clover from one tutorial and after that I added/removed kexts and drivers.

I think the first problem was that this motherboard can use AHCI or Intel Something in bios. Right now I have installed Windows 10 which I wish to dualboot on my m.2 SSD. After I switched to AHCI, Windows got blue screen error and I couldn't manage to get pass that untill I changed it back to Intel something... from AHCI.

Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X705FD
CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz - Kaby Lake
RAM: 8GB DDR4 which I wish to upgrade in the following weeks if needed
SSD m.2: SanDisk SD9SN8W128G1102 (Windows 10 installed)
Hard Disk: ST1000LM035-1RK17 1TB 5400 RPM (I will replace this HDD with Samsung Evo 960 if I will manage to install macOS on this laptop).
Dedicated graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 (I know that macOS Mojave have problems with some Nvidia Graphics card, would I be able to use it in my hackintosh laptop?)
Integrated graphics: UHD Graphics 620 (If I won't be able to use my Nvidia dedicated card, this one will be able to run most common tasks and some photo/video editing?)
Wireless NIC: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 160MHz (I know that this wireless card most probably won't work, but I do have another external wireless dongle which I know that's compatible and I can use)
Ethernet NIC: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller

Has anyone managed to install macOS Mojave on this thing? If I won't be able to use dedicated graphics, it's better to choose High Sierra?
 

EliteMacx86

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and then I used some EFI with Clover from one tutorial and after that I added/removed kexts and drivers.
This is a very wrong step and should be avoided.
Dedicated graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 (I know that macOS Mojave have problems with some Nvidia Graphics card, would I be able to use it in my hackintosh laptop?)
No, it will be disabled.
Integrated graphics: UHD Graphics 620 (If I won't be able to use my Nvidia dedicated card, this one will be able to run most common tasks and some photo/video editing?)
Yes, you can.
Has anyone managed to install macOS Mojave on this thing? If I won't be able to use dedicated graphics, it's better to choose High Sierra?
I installed on a similar Laptop from ASUS. Works like a charm.

Start here:
 

georgealexander2k

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ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X705FD (U3E1)
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Intel Core i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz
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Intel® UHD Graphics 620
OS X/macOS
10.15.x
Bootloader
Clover (UEFI)
Mac
Mac mini
Mobile Phone
Android
I followed that guide too but I got many ACPI errors. Just one time I managed to get pass them but graphics did not work. Can you please help me with EFI folder?
 

EliteMacx86

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2xAMD RX 580 8GB
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10.15.x
Bootloader
Clover (UEFI)
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS
I followed that guide too but I got many ACPI errors. Just one time I managed to get pass them but graphics did not work. Can you please help me with EFI folder?
Of course, we're here to help.
Attach your files to check.
 

EliteMacx86

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GIGABYTE Z370 AROUS GAMING 3
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Intel Core i9 9900K
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2xAMD RX 580 8GB
OS X/macOS
10.15.x
Bootloader
Clover (UEFI)
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
Android, iOS