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MacOS Catalina on Intel 3000 & 2000 Graphics

Since after macOS Mojave, Apple has drop support for older Intel architecture like SandyBridge which was disappointing for older Mac book and hackintosh user. & newer macOS doesn’t have kext to enable those graphics in such scenarios we need to rollback those kext from older macOS like sierra. You can use kext from High sierra but Sierra is most stable version for Intel HD 3000 based CPU.

MacOS Catalina on Intel 3000 / 2000 ( SandyBridge and Arrandale )

Intel 1st Generation CPU are having intel 2000 Graphics which includes following CPU.

  • Intel Core i3-330M
  • Intel Core i3-350M
  • Intel Core i5-450M
  • Intel Core i5-520M
  • Intel Core i5-540M
  • Intel Core i7-620M

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This are the Laptop CPU but you can take Reference from from Intel site. As far as i know to enable the Intel Graphics you need to have following kext that enable Graphics acceleration

  • AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext
  • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin
  • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle
  • AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle

Apple has stop supporting those Graphics since after Yosemite so you can extract those kext from Yosemite.And From macOS Mojave apple  has stop supporting Intel HD 3000 graphics.This kext enable the Intel HD 3000 Graphics.

  • AppleIntelHD3000Graphics.kext
  • AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGA.plugin
  • AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle
  • AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsVADriver.bundle
  • AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext
  • AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle

To enable the Graphics Acceleration of Intel 3000 Graphics you need to either rollback those kext from macOS Sierra or you can install Application from following link

Quick Note:- To enable older Graphics simply rollback Intel Graphics Kext from Yosemite and macOS Sierra and copy to /System/Library/Extensions/ and rebuilt the cache.

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