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Install Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4400, 4600 on macOS with Full QE/CI

Written by John

In this guide, you will learn how to Install Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4400 or 4600 Kext on OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra and High Sierra. It works on all Intel HD 3000, 4400, 4600 sometime working with Intel 4200. If your Graphics does not belong to one of the Graphics, this guide is not for you, unfortunately.

In case if you do not have macOS installed on your computer, you can find out more details about installing OS X on my website.

Before you proceed, it is critical to understand that the performance of your computer after Install Intel HD Graphics 3000/4400/4600 Kext  may vary. If you have successfully enabled native resolution on your display, it is now time to enable partial acceleration. In macOS, full acceleration requires that both Quartz Extreme and Core Image (QE/CI) work together.

Quartz Extreme and Core Image (QE/CI) should work in conjunction to enable full acceleration on macOS. You have to boost the graphic power to maximum. In case if you haven’t boosted your graphic card, it may lead to mouse tearing, graphic related issues and poor refresh rate. Therefore it is crucial to ensure that your graphic card is fully accelerated.

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Steps to Install Intel HD Graphics 3000, 4400, 4600 on macOS

Step 1: Install all Kext with Kext Utility

After you extract Intel Graphics Kext.zip. Install Kext utility. Open then Drag all kext to Kext utility:

Install Kext with Kext Utility

Install Kext with Kext Utility

Select Target Disk is El Capitan then click Install

Select Target Disk

Select Target Disk

Step 2: Mount EFI Partition with Clover Configurator

Extract Clover Configurator.zip, open Clover, select Mount EFI then click Mount EFI Partition

Mount EFI Partition

Mount EFI Partition

Step 3: Copy Config.plist to EFI Partition

Open EFI Partition, open EFI\Clover, copy and paste this file Config.plist

Copy and Paste Config File

Copy and Paste Config File

Select Replace file

Replace File

Replace File

Step 4: Copy all Kext to EFI Partition

Open EFI Partition, open EFI\Clover\Kexts\Other, copy all Kext file then paste here

Copy all Kext to Clover

Copy all Kext to Clover

Done! Now, Reboot your OS X El Capitan.

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João Pedro Ramos
João Pedro Ramos
August 12, 2019 6:12 pm

Hello! Firstly, I would like to thank you for the explanation you have made, Thank you!

But I had some problems, the first is the same as the 1536MB ID system of my Intel Graphics 4400 it starts to give several errors in Google Chorme and Whatsapp.
These bugs are like image flaws.

And the other problem, that was using a VDA.

How can I solve both problems?

** Sorry, I’m Brazilian and I don’t speak very well

João Pedro Ramos
João Pedro Ramos
August 14, 2019 2:58 am
Reply to  John

Hi! So, about the system acceleration everything is great, it is super fast, I had no slowness after I updated the kext.

The bugs that are happening are these that appear in the images below. I even made a video showing what happens, sometimes everything is normal and nothing comes back.
I already checked my “Flat” cable from my computer and it is OK.

João Pedro Ramos
João Pedro Ramos
August 14, 2019 12:55 pm
Reply to  John

Hi, So which Kext do you need to change? Do you have a website or how can you download and upgrade?

Vitaliy
Vitaliy
August 31, 2018 2:57 pm

Hello! I can’t find Config.plist in the archive. Could you help please?

emir
emir
August 19, 2018 6:52 pm

hello i have a problem after opening the refi driver. there isn’t anything in there other than a file named ‘apple’ can you help

FreeMan (@FreeSlam)
FreeMan (@FreeSlam)
June 23, 2018 7:35 am

I have a question this tutorial is working with a intel hd 4000 desktop and z77 chipsed with intel core i7 3770k ? thanks

Kiran
Kiran
June 20, 2018 1:55 am

Bro i am Really really Thankful to you………I saw several posts but it didnt work….But You saved me…Thanks So much….

LT
LT
March 13, 2018 8:53 pm

I have a odd issue with this graphics card. I went thru the steps mentioned and it works only if the kext are loaded into S\L\E also only if I happen to boot with -x if I boot without it panics and will repeat the last panic error. And then to get it to boot as normal without -x being added I have to uncheck the inject Intel to get to boot normal but then it brings the graphics back to 5MB. Do you have any idea as to what is causes said issue.

maykbrito
maykbrito
December 27, 2017 4:22 pm

I was tired and almost giving up.. But your post saved me! TKS!

Lonnie
Lonnie
October 10, 2017 6:54 pm

I have an N5050 laptop with an HD3000 .. I dropped the config files in the EFI/Clover folder and I see them in clover, I’ve tried them all with no success

I get stuck at IOConsolUsers:gIoScreenLockState 3, hs0, bs 0, now 0, sm 0x0

I’m running Sierra ( latest version as of 10/10/2017

The only way I can boot up is my using a fake id of 0x12345678 and it’s in low resolution.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
August 21, 2017 12:03 am

It doesn’t work on my Laptop Lenovo z40-70