Install Mac OS X 10.10 on a PC (Yosemite Hackintosh)

The following post will offer you the necessary tools needed to build your very own Hackintosh. These instructions are intended for novice users, and may seem redundant and repetitive to seasoned users. For those of you that are new to the Hackintosh community, basically you will be installing Apple’s OS X operating system on a custom PC. Please use this document (link)  as a supplement to the YouTube video series “My First Hackintosh x99 Chipset.” The following instructions will utilize UniBeast 5.2.0 installation tool that employs the Chimera bootloader. UniBeast 5.2.0 supports OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite. For this build we will be using Yosemite. Chimera much like the Chameleon bootloader are older, but very effective methods of installing OS X on PC hardware.

In addition, this document (link) will provide further instruction for using MultiBeast as a post-installation tool to set up the required drivers, kext files and boot configurations necessary to operate OS X on a PC. This build features the Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI motherboard, but does not require the X99 kernel patch (a special line of code entered in terminal) like other motherboards with the same chipset. It is also important to note that this build features the Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 NVIDIA graphics card, which can be a bit difficult to use when initially setting up a Hackintosh. This tutorial contains very specific details regarding the GTX970 graphics card and if followed correctly it should work without any problems. It is also important to note that this build is fully functional as a Windows 10 machine, however there are two minor issues on the OS X Yosemite side. The Realtek ALC1150 onboard audio is not working at this time. Fortunately I have a firewire audio interface, so this is not a deal breaker for me personally. I will be posting a fix for this issue very soon.

Secondly, iMessage is not working, but I hope to resolve this soon utilizing a fix with Clover (a different boot loader and set post installation tools). Other than these two minor issues this is a fully functional Hackintosh with access to the App Store, iTunes, notes, calendar, Apple mail, iPhone sync etc. Please note that it is technically frowned upon to install OS X on non-Apple hardware, therefore I recommend that you use your machine for personal use and do not attempt to build a machine(s) and sell them on sites like eBay or Craigslist. I would also like to recommend that you purchase the software you use. Just because this is a Hackintosh, does not mean you should use cracked or bootleg software. I will be posting additional hackintosh tutorials for OS X El Capitan and the latest macOS Sierra. Please remember to back up often. It will save you both time and frustration in the event of a mistake or catastrophic failure. Enjoy and happy building!

Download the Hackintosh OS X Yosemite Installation Guide: Click Here!


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