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How to Install macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen System

How to Install macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen System

Since macOS Big Sur released everyone has the interest to install on their PCs. Such installing macOS Big Sur on there primary Macs and MacBooks. This year macOS Big Sur nominated one of the biggest releases of Apple Inc, and Apple called the macOS Big Sur “11.0” after macOS Catalina 10.15. macOS Big Sur with new redesigned features make your experience complete.

However, macOS Big Sur 11 is the first Apple operating system that can support the upcoming Apple Arm-Based Processors Macs and MacBooks. As the Intel Arm-based processor machines are old devices developed by Apple. But again during the WWDC 2020, Apple introduced the upcoming Intel PCs.

Since the biggest operating system released most of the users upgraded their macOS operating systems to macOS Big Sur. But some of the only tested on VMware and VirtualBox, because of its beta version. Fortunately, Apple kicked out the Public Beta now, and it’s available on the App Store. Directly without any issues, you can upgrade your macOS Catalina from the Mac App Store. Also, there is no needed to enroll with the Apple Developer program website.

Installing macOS Big Sur or upgrading our macOS operating system is pretty interesting. But installing it on different PC platforms is a bit tricky. In fact, most of the users requested from us to explain the ways of installing macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen.

Usually, the previous macOS operating system didn’t support AMD processors whether that should be “AMD Radeon or Ryzen”. But in the era of macOS Big Sur who are having AMD Radeon or AMD Ryzen, easily can install macOS Big Sur on that. So, the process a bit complicated follow the below guide to do not make any mistake.

My system Specifications:

  • Motherboard: AsRock A320M-HDV CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 RAM: Corsair 16GB DDR4 2133MHz GRAPHICS: Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB ETHERNET: Realtek RTL8111/8168 AUDIO: REALTEK ALC887 SSD: GIGABYTE 240GB 6GB/s SATA macOS VERSION: 11.0 SMBIOS: iMacPro1,1 SYSTEM DEFINITION: iMac Pro (2017)

Install macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen System – Hackintosh

To begin this process first of all you need a macOS Big Sur installer file. Which you can download it from Mac App Store, or through from Apple developer website. For installing macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen you need to following required files.

  1. Download Commands
  2. Download EFI file
  3. Download OpenCore Configurator
  4. Download macOS Big Sur installer file
  5. 16GB USB Drive

Step 1. Create macOS Big Sur Installer USB

There is a different process for creating macOS Big Sur Installer USB Drive. If you are a Windows PC user, so download the above installer file and follow our process to create the installer file. If you want to create an installer USB drive on your primary make then follow the below guide.

  1. Attach the USB flash drive to your Mac computer, then navigate to the top menu bar and click on the “Go” option and select Utilities.
  2. While the Utilities window opened double-click on Disk Utility to open.

3. Select the USB drive from the list of appeared devices, then click on the “Erase” option. And erase the USB drive according to the below options.

  1. Name: USB (Optional)
  2. Format: Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)
  3. Scheme: GUID Partition Map
Erase the disk
Erase the disk

When the USB drive formatted ahead over to search spotlight, type terminal, and press enter to open the terminal. When the terminal opened copy and paste the below code in the terminal. Enter your password and press enter, to confirm type “Y” and press enter. Wait until the process of creating the installer USB drive should be completed.

Creating Installer File
Creating Installer File

Step 2. Mount the Partition

Once the USB installer drive created, open the OpenCore Configurator to mount the EFI partition of your USB flash drive. To mount the partition click on mount partition option, then enter your password and press OK. Once the partition mounted to your desktop close the OpenCore Configurator.

Mount partition
Mount partition

Now copy the EFI folder, and paste into the EFI partition of USB flash drive.

Copy EFI
Copy EFI
  • Also, for making your job easy for the installation copy and paste the OpenCore Configurator alongside the macOS Big Sur Installer file.

Step 3. Edit BIOS Settings

For installing macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen or even PC-Hackintosh you need to bring some changes into the BIOS of your PC. So, when everything prepared for the installation, restart your PC, then enter the delete key to enter the BIOS window.

Once the BIOS window appeared to, navigate to the Exit tab, select the “Load UEFI Defaults” tab press enter and select Yes.

Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI Defaults

Select Save Changes and Exit tab, press enter, and select Yes. When you made changes automatically your computer will restart.

Save changes and exit
Save changes and exit

Once your PC restarted again press the delete key to enter the BIOS window. And change the BIOS settings according to the below screenshot. When you made changes navigate to the Exit tab, and save changes and exit the BIOS.

BIOS
BIOS

Step 4. Install macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen System

Once the macOS Big Sur installer USB flash drive created, and you have copied the EFI file to the EFI partition of USB flash drive, then edited the BIOS settings. So, let’s have a clean installation of macOS Big Sur on AMD Ryzen.

To start the process attach the USB flash drive of macOS Big Sur press the Boot menu key, and Boot macOS Big Sur from the created installer drive.

Boot from USB drive
Boot from USB drive

Now select the drive where you want to boot macOS Big Sur from that and press enter.

Select Drive
Select Drive

When you reached this step, select “Disk Utility” and click the arrow option to continue.

Disk Utility
Disk Utility

When the disk utility window opened select the drive from the left hand which you want to format for macOS Big Sur installation. If the drive list isn’t appeared there click on the “View” option and click on “Show all devices”. And click on the “Erase” option, and format the disk according to the below options.

  1. Name: Macintosh HD (Optional)
  2. Format: APFS
  3. Scheme: GUID Partition Map
Format the disk
Format the disk

While the disk formatted close the disk utility and select “Install macOS” then click on continue option.

Install macOS
Install macOS

Now to set up macOS Big Sur installation click continue.

Continue
Continue

Agree with the terms and conditions of macOS Big Sur by click on Agree for two times.

Agree with the terms and conditions
Agree with the terms and conditions

Select the drive where you want to install macOS Big Sur on that.

Select the drive
Select the drive

Now the installation begins starts, wait until the installation should be completed. When the installation completed automatically your PC will restart.

Installing macOS Big Sur
Installing macOS Big Sur

When your PC restarted again wait here for this portion too.

Installing macOS Big Sur
Installing macOS Big Sur

When the installation completed your PC will restart, at the first window select your country and click continue.

Select your country
Select your country

Complete the rest of the settings for the first use, I didn’t take that important to provide you the screenshots. Because that’s easy everyone can do that.

And macOS Big Sur successfully installed on AMD Ryzen system, go ahead and enjoy using macOS Big Sur 11 features for the first time on AMD system. It’s last but not list, the only thing that has remaining is only the EFI file drivers.

Installed
Installed

Step 6. Install macOS Big Sur Drivers

Here through this guide, you will learn how to fix macOS Big Sur sound, Bluetooth, WiFi, Graphics Display, and many more on AMD Ryzen System. The EFI folder contains the fixes files, which help the user for a proper use of macOS Big Sur on a system.

  1. Open the OpenCore Configurator, then mount the EFI partition of USB flash drive and the system drive.
  2. Copy the EFI folder from the EFI partition of USB flash drive, and paste it into the partition of the system drive.
Copy EFI
Copy EFI

When the EFI file copied you need to restart your PC, to do that, navigate to let hand then click on Apple Logo and click on Restart option.

Restart your PC
Restart your PC

Again if you faced any kind of problem regarding macOS Big Sur drivers on PC-Hackintosh. Then check the below links with full description.

Related:

  1. How to Clean Install macOS Big Sur on PC-Hackintosh?
  2. How to Install macOS Big Sur 11 on PC-Hackintosh?

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