For those interested in more detailed understanding of the process, the same site also provides an installation tutorial using Clover. Install OS X Also see the " All-in-One Guide " from another helpful forum user. Forum postings from " ikingblack " and " snatch " may be useful, as well. These tutorials use the Chameleon bootloader. The same site covers installing the Yosemite Zone distro within the Virtualbox virtualization suite , as well.
Installation guides for OS X Mavericks For newer tutorials, see the current Hackintosh installation guides above. Don't miss the Hackintosh video tutorials , either. Quality Hackintosh tutorials for Mavericks include:. The site also covers the OS X Installing OS X If the "official" guide above isn't sufficient, you also may find this site's OS X Mavericks Unibeast tutorial and its tutorial for the sketchy Niresh distro helpful, too.
OS X This tutorial also includes a list of FAQs that can be quite helpful for troubleshooting. Covers hardware selection and construction as well as installing OS X Mavericks. Create a Bootable OS X Although hardware compatibility is essentially identical to OS X The site covers the OS X The author also provides shorter tutorials about OS X Mountain Lion software installation and Hackintosh performance hardware options.
Build an OS X It covers hardware selection and assembly in addition to OS X installation. Upgrade to OS X Significant coverage of emulation environments, too. Note that just like its predecessor, OS X Those who need older software should instead consider Mac OS X Hackintosh tutorials for OS X The site offers a "Lion" walkthrough for UniBeast , too. Lion on the Hackintosh - An insightful and detailed post from photographer Thomas Pindelski. Covers OS X Also from Bassheadtech. Note that Mac OS X Hackintosh tutorials for Mac OS X The same site also provides a guide to install the operating system on an older "Sandy Bridge" system.
Uses the iBoot Legacy and Multibeast applications. The same site also offers a list of kexts that may be helpful. There are a variety of Mac OS X See the below videos too. Let's face it, given the vast assortment of configurations, you can't install Windows on any old PC and expect it to work like OS X does on a Mac. Fortunately, many have experimented with Mac OS X on a wide variety of PC hardware and have shared their findings with the world.
The following listings of Hackintosh compatible computers, parts, motherboards and drivers kexts should be helpful:. OSx86 Project - The original wiki that lists desktop and notebook computers, as well as parts, that are compatible with a variety of versions of Mac OS X. In turn, this is promised to make it possible for the operating system to "utilize more of your hardware" -- from tonymacx86 registration required. There are a number of vibrant and active communities that focus on helping one another to configure, build, and troubleshoot Hackintosh systems.
Notable Hackintosh communities such as the following may be useful to you:. Before posting a message in any of these forums, it always is good form to first search and see whether or not your question has been addressed previously. Those who do not do so can expect to be dismissed as "noobs" or ignored. The following videos demonstrate the installation process of macOS Mojave For older versions of the Mac operating system, see the older Hackintosh installation videos further below.
This video -- created by 9to5Mac -- provides a detailed guide for how to install macOS Sierra He discusses other motherboards and other installation methods, as well. These videos walkthrough the installation process of the older OS X Mavericks Don't miss the current Hackintosh installation videos above, either.
Do you think mini mac with 8 GB is good for app development? I was going through some review and it says some times even 8 gb will hang up. Was wondering if for support and learning the mac OS if it was possible to order a Mac OS and actually install it from the disk on a non mac built PC.
Don't really want to buy a used mac to accomplish this when I have many many unused boxes sitting around waiting for linux and other fun operating systems. Not legally no; for a business, you would have to actually buy a Mac to avoid getting into trouble, I think. You can though, technically.
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Here's a link to a guide for VMWare virtual machine: I really want to install my very own mac computer. But i never had a chance to do that. Because i dont have a good enough computer to do that.
Planning on dual-booting 7 and osxML on an Alienwaree.. This is old, but maybe Notebook support is always sketchy; check out this immense thread on your particular laptop - http: Also, can't ever promise no issues with running apps; if the graphics card and motherboard are fully supported, you are good mostly.
How can I be able to install on my windows PC. Did you read the article Rashidul? That's kind of the entire topic. I'm afraid I can't email you personally to give instructions. I don't c my MB at http: Hi I know that you said you won't show us how to pirate it but will this version of os x work? I'm kinda confused. My ISP blocks piratebay so I cant check I'm afraid - but if it's uploaded by a reliable source check for the green or purple skull and corssbones , then yes, that should work.
I have a 3 year old Gateway with an I2 processor. Do you reccomend upgrading or updating my processor before installing OSX? Hi David. The main issue with compatibility is actually the motherboard - if you have a gateway machine, i doubt it's a brand name and supported motherboard, so it's unlikely to work. Do you know the exact model and make of motherboard not the whole computer, just the motherboard component?
This looks cool!! Yes, it can, just watch the video I have posted in Youtube. The link is already posted in the comments thread. Definitely going to Hackintosh my Desktop if everything works!!!
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Hey great article. This looks like a fairly good alternative to Windows 8 even though I'll be sticking to Windows 7 for a long while. One question though, how stable will the resulting Hackintosh be? Will it crash on the slightest whim? It depends on the hardware, and the drivers you had to install I suspect. As a novice, I find following the iAtKos way simpler. I also did upload a video of the same in Youtube ages ago.
One question though, how stable will the resulting OSX machine be? Will it crash at the slighest whim or will if withstand a virtual earthquake? Last I checked a few years ago this was against Apple's license agreement -- did they revise that? It's grey though, really; as far I'm concerned, it's ok if you're using a legally purchased copy, which I am. Ultimately, Apple doesn't make money on their OS - so more I can bring to the Apple fold, the more devices get sold, the more apps get sold, the better the world will be without windows!
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No, they develop and sell the os at a loss and make all their money on selling the computer hardware. Not judging, but you can see how losing hardware sales is not a net win for Apple. They don't make all their money on computer hardware, not by far. A significant percentage also comes from both App Stores, and iTunes. I tried to buy original version once and couldn't find it after asking a dozen so-called IT shops.
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Why can't you use Linux varient such as Ubuntu? It is smother and amazing than Windows. No need to purchase, It is free, No Antivirus needed, comes with necessary software and fully customizable. Are you not looking forward to Windows 8? Was, not anymore. Not initially, until I found the reason behind killing Home Server. Xbox Are you maybe tired of Windows Media Center being treated like a second class citizen? First, I do not have a Mac. Second, hell no! Remember in the second paragraph where I said don't comment just to say you don't like Macs, ands threatened to ban you? Yeh, that.
Nowhere in my comment did I "troll and tell the world how terrible Macs are". I was just expressing my opinion which is what comment sections are for. Comments never persuade anyone of anything. They just get both parties more fired up over the arguement. I am not stupid enough to waste my time on defending Windows or bash Macs. It's too bad there is little information on how to make a Hackintosh using an AMD system. It would be a much more inexpensive option over an Intel system I feel. I could be wrong. First I'm not sure AMD processors are supported on OS X as Apple is an Intel partner so there might be some limits, second OS X require considerably more resources so even if it works you'd have to buy one of the most expensive AMD processors to get it as smooth as you'd expect, so Intel is maybe the best choice as you won't have to purchase Core i5 or Core i7 just for such simple hacking.
Right now you can get the best amd cpu on the market for the same price as an intel quad core 3. Hi, there is http: After all the best choice is to either use Intel or buy a ready Mac computer but that's not what the post readers are supposed to do. Yeh; it's just a bad idea. Last I knew there were hacks to do it, but the methods outlined here don't do that. As far as I know, there isn't that much of a price difference nowadays, but I could be wrong. I'm not a programmer but why would AMD be different? Oh, I believe the distinction comes from of course that AMD CPUs use different motherboard chipsets, which is of course a different game.
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