Hackintosh For Mac Os X
I have a friend who has never owned a Mac. He has just built a "hackintosh" by installing VMWare on his PC running Windows, and downloading a pirated, hacked copy of Mac OS X Yosemite in a portable VMWare virtual machine volume from somewhere online.
Hackintosh For Mac Os X
Now he's hitting me up for help doing further hacks to make his "hackintosh" behave exactly like a real Mac. He's asked me to run a Terminal script on my Macintosh to output my UUID, MLB (Main Logic Board serial number) and ROM values from my real Macintosh so he can clone these identifying numbers to his "hackintosh" volume.
The mere fact that Apple claims that creating a hackintosh violates the DMCA, and that their EULA is an enfoceable contract, does not make either so. There are rulings in their favor from the Psystar case, but it is not clear whether those rulings apply to end-users or only to companies like Psystar who were reselling hackintoshes.
I am not a lawyer, but I think that in most countries breach of contract and small-scale non-commercial copyright infringement are civil wrongs rather than crimes, so perhaps "illegal" is not the right word to describe your friend's use of a hackintosh.
Probably the most relevant case to answer that question is not a EULA case, but Apple vs. Psystar. Apple has successfully shut down the hackintosh company Psystar by claiming not only that they violated Apple's EULA (which is kind of a gray zone as demonstrated above), but also violated Apple's copyright by installing OS X on non-Apple computers. Copyright law is a veritable jungle in the United States, but I would think that this case sets the precedent that hackintoshes are a violation of copyright.
Besides, say for example, you know that the computer is running hackintosh, then what? You'll have to find out that mouse the computer uses, what keyboard, key layout, hardware buttons etc. For example, a Dell running Hackintosh will not be the same as a Acer runing Hackintosh.
If you use a hackintosh you have to choose your hardware carefully to make sure it is supported by macOS. You can get Wi-Fi + Bluetooth card used by Apple as I did in my desktop, but sometimes you do not have much choice.
my first hackintosh was a little bit rough - it was a pretty specific machine with some "weird" hardware (like gps & 3g - stuff that no mac ever had) - a sony vaio p11z. my second one was a eee pc 1005ha, made it without all the "netbook maker" stuff - i searched for the kext files for the hardware and it worked, the only thing that wasn't warking was the wifi card, but i replaced it with a original apple card. the third and last one was the easiest one. i have a aopen digital engine and i only connected a cloned macbook hdd to the machine, booted from the chameleon usb drive and started the computer from the hdd - i didn't change any files and it wroked. after that i installed chameleon on the hdd and that was it - a tiny mac with hdmi, 2 vga and all the funny stuff that can be build in from original macbooks (IR,BT, super drive, wi fi..)
This is a complete walkthrough in general on how you can install Mac OS X (Leopard) onto your desktop or laptop along with Windows 7. I know we are a Windows 7 topic specific blog, but lately there are an increasing interest in people who want to have their PC to run both Windows 7 and Mac OS X simultaneously. So let me share some of my 2-year of experience of building and installing hackintosh (warning: if you are not computer savvy user you may not want to try this :))
When you create a new partition please give it at least 20 GB or more, if you want to use the hackintosh for any real usage you probably want to add more disk spaces in there. (Xcode in Mac along will take almost 8 GB + spaces, so you want to give it as much spaces as you can)
Yes, you literary need to try out on the different distributions, if you really want to proceed and have a working hackintosh you better start looking at the hardware supportability here. Since every one of you will have a different hardware configuration, it is hard to be general in this case. The bottom line is, you want to check your motherboard (for desktop) or laptop version first. is an awesome place to go if you have some specific questions regarding your hardware compatibility and installing issue.
I have an HP Dv7 6360us i7 sandy bridge 4 GB ram, 750 GB harddrive, intel integrated 3000, and I am looking to make a dual boot hackintosh. I used CPUID and it said my motherboard is Hewlett Packard 165B, will this work? Also I have blu ray and USB3.0. I will have to disable the USB 3 to do the install. But where can I find drivers? Do you think it will work
you're interested in running Mac OS X, but you don't want to pay ridiculous prices for a normal Mac, then a Hackintosh (I will write a guide about hackintoshing) just might be for you. Right now, the newest iteration of OS X is 10.9, known as Mavericks. Installing Mavericks on a PC is pretty much the exact same as installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) (I will post a guide of Mountain Lion using Unibeast soon). This guide will follow tonymacx86's standard Unibeast method, except that we try to cover the process with more detail (and pictures!).
I built a Hackintosh based on the guide I found here about 6 years ago. I didn't have any experience building PCs so I definitely learned a lot! With a few upgrades along the way, it's been my main editing machine since then. The whole scene has evolved so much since those days and thanks to things like Clover Bootloader hackintoshing is easier now, than ever. Once you have everything set up it functions just like a regular mac. Updates can even be applied normally without breaking anything!
Potential hackintoshers beware! - Although things are much simpler than before, you need to have a strong DIY attitude when pursuing this. It definitely pays off in the end though! This guide tends to glance over the software end which is definitely the most difficult part. I recommend checking out "Golden Builds" on the TonyMac site since those are proven hardware configurations with detailed documentation on the software end.
Does anyone know if this hackintosh software could be used on an existing iMac? I've been looking into upgrading my GPU via external GPU and thunderbolt without having to run Windows bootcamp on my mac. Thanks!
If you are die hard mac because you like the style or use FCP then by all means spend loads of money on an official computer or build a hackintosh. However, if you are determined to use macs because you think that they are somehow miles ahead of PCs in stability and performance then I think you might be misguided.
I've built a couple hackintoshes.I worry about the stability. I've have instances (gigbyte 4790k hackintosh) where I transcodeed overnight, and wake up seeing that editready crashed... red cine x, definitely isn't stable. I don't mind using windows so this isn't the end of the world, but apple fanboys should just stick to the real thing. With windows, I Was using my ryzen 1700 (at 3.9ghz) it's a transcoding beast! But I find nle's a tad bit sluggish so I edit on my windows 4790k box + 1080ti for now.
I have an Lenovo Yogo 2 Pro with ubuntu installed. I need a OS X install for app development. Is there any guides to install a hackintosh and dual boot ubuntu? If possible I would like to use grub to boot the OS X install.
Cool. And i saw on your website that NVRAM got added too. What i saw on a quick google session for hackintosh with tianocore, missing NVRAM was a problem which needed workarounds. So this should also help.