I remember the first time when I was tried to Hackintoshing my PC. At that time I try to install Mac OS Snow Leopard on my PC. And the funny thing was I spend more th
At that time, the spec of my PC was different from the PC that now I use for experimenting Hackintosh. Yeah! Quitely mess at that time haha.
I’ve tried different method vanilla and distro. And I finally found the safest way is by doing a
However, I’ve learned a lot for using Mac distro. But if you ask me the best way to Hackintoshing your computer? I would love to recommend
For peeps who already familiar with
So! if you don’t know what Hackintosh is, or you are new into it and want to learn how to build your first machine. In this post, we will find out about what
But before we talk further about what hardware you should consider choosin
What Is Hackintosh? (# Easypedia)
Alriiight, I will try to explain it in an easy way so everyone will nail it.
Hackintosh is a standard desktop or a Laptop PC that usually designed to work with Windows or maybe Linux operating system on it. But some
They use a bootloader application such as Clover, Chameleon to create a PBR (Partition Boot Record) to boot the Macintosh operating system. They usually use a GUID Partition Table (GPT) format layout. Even tho this method also work on Master Boot
The bootloader e.g clover/chameleon has several files inside the PBR partition. Like kernel extension (
The most essential kext used is FakeSMC.kext
For easy explanation; this ‘
Usually, some other additional
For better performance, Hackintosher usually
Stuff You Need to Install Hackintosh On PC
# A hackintosh ready desktop/Lapto PC
If your existing PC is compatible to install macOS. Then you all in
You can Google it, what kinda brand of Laptop or Mainboard that known work well for Hackintosh. There is several blog/website on the internet that ha
Personally, I love using
# Compatible VGA/Graphics card
One most important or you can say essential hardware part to make you
Ask Google to research about it, or simply read the post that has a list of working Graphics card based my own and some friend around internet experience. You can read the lists here Working Graphics Cards For Hackintosh [Case Study]
By doing research, you will save your time if you have a compatible Graphics card for Hackintosh. And not get busy to make it work with patching kext, etc.
Another hardware part like audio, ethernet card, wifi, etc is not too hard to make it work. As long it compatible with
# macOS Installer App and how to make a proper bootable usb to install it (Vanilla method)
When everything is ready, then you will need to have a macOS Installer App to make a
You can get it by asking a friend who has a real Mac computer. Usually, they keep the App installer. Or alternatively, you can google it, someone must upload it somewhere on the internet.
You can read posts in this blog how to create bootable USB for
Here if you want to learn create it from Windows How to Make Hackintosh Bootable USB Drive From Windows
Here how to create it from a running
Is Hackintosh Illegal?
I think it depend
Because you know, this fancy computer made by Apple was very very expensive. Even if you buy it from the
And the only way to learn the Mac OS is by
But! if your purposes are trying to make money from it by build a mass Hackintosh PC and make a company called ‘
You always can find other useful post related to Hackintosh stuff in this blog. I will try to keep posting about it when I
I know this post is far far from perfect. That’s why for you
And please don’t feel hesitate to correct me if there is something wrong or incomplete explanation that I’ve writ
Okay! that’s it for now.
Hope this post useful for a ‘good’ reason, you know.
And thanks for read.
Keep calm and keep on learning by doing!