The goal of this guide is to create the perfect Mac mini alternative using the Intel NUC Hades Canyon (NUC8i7HNK/NUC8i7HVK) and macOS. This guide is not for setting up a Hackintosh for any other configuration (although many of the steps are the same across most configurations). For a general Hackintosh guide, the Vanilla Hackintosh Guide is highly recommended and is the main source of inspiration for this guide.
This guide is in two parts. The installation guide are for those who just want to get everything working. The details section goes into more technical details about the inner workings of the various patches and pieces glued together to make it all work. The recommended audience for the second part are for those with technical knowledge and interest in how things work.
Multiple displays (six 4K displays max)
Ethernet (both ports)
Analog Audio (back port only)
Microphone (both stereo mics)
USB A ports
USB C ports
TB3 ports (including hotplug)
SD card slot
CPU power management
Wifi/BT (using Apple Wifi card)
Installation, updates, App Store
iMessage, iCloud, Siri, iTunes, other services
FileVault2, APFS, Time Machine, SSD TRIM
Metal, GPU accelerated applications
Parallels/VMWare, other VM software
Handoff, Continuity, Universal Clipboard, Apple Watch unlock (using Apple Wifi card)
Please report and track issues here.