Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT/W5500/W5700 cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later

 

Under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 up to 10.15.7 you need to install MacVidCards driver patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT and AMD Radeon Pro W5500/W5700 graphics cards otherwise system will enter a boot loop.

 

It's not needed under macOS Catalina 10.15.1 up to 10.15.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 or later for AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX  5700 XT and Radeon Pro W5700.

 

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT and AMD Radeon Pro W5500 cards are not supported under macOS Big Sur.

 

Step 1

Press and hold Option key (on Mac keyboard) or ALT key (on Windows keyboard) until you see boot picker.

 

Press and hold SHIFT key, then click arrow under macOS Catalina partition.

 

This will boot macOS Catalina in safe mode without acceleration.

 

Make sure your keyboard is connected to the built-in USB 2.0 hub in Mac Pro otherwise it won't work properly.

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later
 
 

Step 2

Upon booting in safe mode, choose Go, then Utilities from Finder menu.

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later
 
 

Step 3

Click Terminal icon.

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later
 
 

Step 4

Type a following command in Terminal window (all in one line):

 

curl -qLs https://pics.macvidcards.eu/fix5700.sh > fix5700.sh; sudo sh fix5700.sh; rm fix5700.sh 

 

Terminal will ask for password. Type your user password and press ENTER (password won't be shown not even under asterisk).

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later
 
 

Step 5

After a few seconds patch will be applied.

 

Now you just need to reboot the system to normal mode by clicking Apple logo in top left corner of the screen, then Restart and again Restart.

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later
 
 

Step 6

If the system is still not booting properly then boot again in safe mode, click Apple logo, About This Mac, then System Report and Extensions under Software section.

 

Check if AMDRadeonX6000HWServices.kext is in version 3.8.24. If not, run the patch again and reboot to normal mode.

Installing MacVidCards patch for AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT/RX 5600 XT/RX 5700/RX 5700 XT cards under macOS Catalina 10.15.5 or later