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Info

Applications for macOS

After installing macOS, you might want to install a few Applications for your Computer to tweak OS X.

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macOS Tweaks

Free NTFS Driver for macOS

NTFS (NT File System) is used in Windows Operating System, Macs started using APFS file system since macOS Sierra. When you plug an external drive with NT File System on a Mac, you can read datas from the volume but macOS does not have write support for NTFS.

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Troubleshooting

Hackintosh Boot Flags

The downside of having a Hackintosh is that when things go horribly wrong, you must fix it yourself. In this guide, I will attempt to go through the basic process to go through when your Hackintosh isn’t functioning as it should.

Your bootloader, be it Clover, Chameleon or Chimera, will have certain flags or special instructions that tell it how to properly boot the computer. In this section, I will go over some common boot flags and their uses.

If your computer hangs on a specific line of the verbose output, you can Google that line for more information about it. If you are asking for help because your computer will not boot, it is good practice to take a picture of your verbose output and post it along with your question.

Common Boot Flags

-v | Verbose Mode: This flag will cause your computer to boot in verbose mode. It will print information to the screen as it boots up, rather than displaying the apple logo. This is the go-to method for determining why your computer hangs at the apple logo, and many advanced users prefer to boot this way normally.

-x | Safe Mode: If you have experience with Windows, then you’ll already know more or less what safe mode is. It boots your computer with only the essential drivers (kexts) required for the computer to work. This is useful for 2 main reasons. First, if your computer does not boot up in verbose mode and you cannot figure out why safe mode can deduce whether or not it is an issue with your computer’s core functions. Secondly, safe mode can be useful for recovery purposes. If you install a kext that breaks your system, you can boot into safe mode and remove it. If you are having issues booting your computer, you should generally try safe mode just to see if it works, and because debugging a running computer is a lot easier.

darkwake=0 : This flag disables an advanced power management feature of OS X, which allows some parts of the computer to wake from sleep, but this can mess up sleep on Hackintoshes. Try this flag if your computer cannot sleep, or cannot wake from sleep. Alternatively, darkwake=1 can enable the feature. Note: your computer must be able to sleep through a DSDT or native means before this will make any difference.

PCIRootUID=1/ PCIRootUID=0 : This flag can help fix hangs at boot. PCIRootUID=0 generally is needed if you’re using an AMD graphics card. Note: this flag solves issues related to graphics cards so you may have to use it upon initial installation or after changing GPUs.

npci=0x3000/npci=0x2000: If your computer hangs around the line [PCI Configuration Begin], try both of these flags. 0x3000 is the standard fix, but 0x2000 can be tried if the first option fails to solve the issue.

dart=0 : This disables some older visualization technology, VT-d. This can fix some motherboard issues, and will not inhibit applications like Virtualbox or Parallels as these applications use VT-x instead.

cpus=1 : This flag can be used to boot with only a single core of your processor. It can be useful for getting some unsupported cpus to boot the installer. you may need this in a HP laptop with insyde Bios.

arch=i386 / x86_64 : These flags boot your computer into 32-bit mode (i386) and 64-bit (x86-64), the default for 10.6+ This mode may help with compatibility on some older computers.

Clover Specific Boot Flags

The following boot flags should only be used in the Clover bootloader. They are fairly advanced.

MountEFI=yes/diskX : If your system cannot find your EFI partition, this flag can be used to denote which disk it is on. X refers to the disk number which I believe starts at 0 in the order that the bootloader sees the disks.

LogLineCount=0 : This specifies the number of lines of log that clover will save before deleting them. 0 means it will save the log forever and is useful if your debugging your computer.

LogEveryBoot=Yes/No : This command will save Clover’s logs every time the computer boots. I recommend you just leave this on so you’ll have some point of reference if something breaks.

LogLocation=PATH : Set the location of the Clover logs. The default location should be in the root of your EFI directory.

Chameleon Boot Flags

These flags are meant only for Chameleon/Chimera. Some of them might work in Clover, as it’s documentation isn’t exactly complete; however, most will not.

GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No : This kext enables many partially supported graphics cards through injection. It is not needed for 7xx and 6xx Nvidia graphics cards, but most others will need it. [Clover handles this issue through the config file]

IGPEnabler=Yes/No : This is an alternative to Graphics enabler. It can be used if you wish to use integrated graphics in conjunction with an Nvidia 6xx or 7xx card.

UseKernelCache=No/Yes (10.8+): The kernel cache is disabled by default, but can be used to speed up boot times by loading your kexts from a cache. If this doesn’t work properly, OS X can boot extremely slowly. Note: for before 10.8 (lion) use -f

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Hackintosh Installation Guide

Install macOS Mojave on Intel/AMD Desktop or Laptop Computer

Unlike previous Hackintoshes, MacOS Mojave is not going to be easy to Install on PC, Apple officially kicked off a lot of Ancient Macs from its latest Operating System. Most of the old hardware is officially unsupported. But with Niresh Mojave you can easily install Mojave on partially unsupported hardware too.

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Downloads

Direct Download macOS Mojave Installer

MacOS Mojave was released to the public on September 24th, 2018, You can download Mojave from Hackintosh Computer. “macOS Mojave is a major update that introduces powerful new features for a wide range of Mac users, from consumers to pros,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

“Dark Mode brings a dramatic new look to macOS that puts your content front and center, familiar iOS apps come to the Mac for the first time, and the redesigned Mac App Store makes finding new apps easier and more enjoyable than ever.”

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Info

Kexts Explained!

Kexts stands for Kernel Extensions, Kernel is actually the heart of macOS, It is basically the one that gets your Operating System boot & work. The function of Kexts are similar to Drivers in Windows. Kexts extend the functionality of macOS by providing additional codes to the kernel. Basically, Kexts are loaded when macOS boots. Simply Kexts are similar to Drivers in Windows, Different hardware needs different drivers that are the basics.

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Hackintosh Installation Guide

Guide to Install Hackintosh High Sierra on PC

This is the official guide to Install High Sierra Zone on PC. macOS is built for Apple computers, Installing macOS on PC is called Hackintosh. Here you can learn how to Hackintosh High Sierra. There are few ways of installing a Hackintosh, but Hackintosh High Sierra Zone is the most convenient way to set up your Hackintosh.

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macOS

Find Audio Kexts for Your Hackintosh * How to Make Sound Work in Hackintosh

When you set up #Hackintosh audio may not work, but most of the sound chipset can be tweaked or Hacked to make audio work without any hassle, Most of the methods for achieving Sound output in Hackintosh are listed here, We have also previously covered about Finding WiFi and Ethernet Kexts for Hackintosh


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MacPwn

Hackintosh High Sierra Vanilla Guide with MacPwn

Installing macOS High Sierra in a Hackintosh is hard, The oldest methods do not work, Apple broke the System and making Hackintosh even harder.
MacPwn was updated to support High Sierra. Now MacPwn only Support Clover boot-loader in UEFI mode only, it is time to leave Legacy behind. You can install Chameleon manually and try booting from it, but MacPwn does not support officially

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Downloads

Download macOS High Sierra

Apple previewed macOS High Sierra on June 5, 2017, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, delivering new core storage, video, and graphics technologies that pave the way for future innovation on the Mac.

macOS High Sierra offers an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple’s advanced graphics technology that powers everything from machine-learning to virtual reality content creation.

macOS High Sierra also includes some refinements to the apps Mac users enjoy every day, including Photos, Safari and Mail.