Because of my curiousity, you know curious could kill you if you don’t found the answer so I decide to testing my low budget hackintosh to installing macOS High Sierra (Beta) on it.
As I have write on my other post about hackintosh that my PC spec is intel core2 duo based machine with MSi LGA 775 as the mainboard and NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512 MB as my video card.
I test this newest macOS system on other drive than main drive which is SATA drive SAMSUNG HD160JJ 160 GB, who has macOS Sierra 10.12.5 installed on it like a boss.
And believe it or not I installed it on ATA drive with which is definitely non AHCI drive, and yeah! it works.
Of course it run pretty slow, but that isn’t the point. The point is it works, so when it came to the final release of the OS, it surely could be install and run even on low budget hackintosh. But yeah! make sure to install it on at least in SATA drive. If your machine have SSD drive is more more better.
So if your hackintosh was core i3 or above in spec then you’re ready to rock n roll with your hack 🙂
Note! this method only works on Beta version, if you want to install macOS High Sierra on your hackintosh computer the only way is by doing direct upgrade from macOS Sierra.
You can read the post about it here Hackintosh Direct Upgrade From macOS Sierra to High Sierra
About how to make vanilla hackintosh you can follow the guid here How to Sync Clock Dual Boot Mac OS X and Windows and here How to Make Mac OS Sierra Bootable Usb Drive With Disk Utility
macOS High Sierra (Beta) on low budget hackintosh overview
Below you can watch the video documentation of High Sierra installation on my machine. I know the video was poor but check it out if you want.
Just short review of macOS High Sierra
As you may already heard that High Sierra is have no big difference with the previous version 10.12 Sierra.
It just Sierra with a better and some more feature in Photos, Siri and and Apple File System, and the most feature that you may interest is Siri.
Siri now more ‘Human’ than before, She now can tell you a joke and could become your personal DJ etc.
And most big change was now macOS have a new file system called APFS ( Apple File System) as default. It’s a brand new advance file system with more fast, secure, crash protection etc.
After all, there is not much big change on it. If you have a real Mac beside your hackintosh, I think it will be great to upgrade your Mac to High Sierra when the final version release.
But you can also try the OS in beta version. Make sure you enroll your Mac before try it out. As it still beta version so don’t use it as your main system, it definitely full of bug. So backup your Mac or install it on external drive to test it.
Want to try it on your hackintosh? How to macOS High Sierra On Low Budget Hackintosh
I use exactly the same config.plist and kext for macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and other previous version of macOS as well. I also use the same method to create bootable usb drive from windows, just to testing out and ya! it works like a charm.
And I test the developer beta version instead of public beta ones, however now the public beta is available on Apple website for you to download. But you may have issue to direct upgrade your hackintosh to High Sierra public beta, something like shown in picture below.
That’s way I prefer to test my machine with the developer beta version instead of public beta.
Anyway! the important thing is it works. That’s all!
Note! Make sure you backup your main system on your hackintosh first before try it out, or for safe install it on other drive.
That’s it! if you wanna try your self go ahead, you can use my config.plist and kext that I use, you can found and download it at this Page
Please feel free to leave a comment bellow if you wanna discus about it with me, ask something, or maybe just say hi! Thanks for read and have a great day! 🙂