As soon as possible modbin and dmitrik released test versions of kernel that allow to boot Snow Leopard on AMD machines. Stable XNU kernels for v Since v When Apple released the Developer Preview 1, a Russian Hackintosh developer usr-sse2 was the first who created a method to install Lion. The method consists of deploying Mac OS X v After some changes were made to the Chameleon source code, it became possible to boot Lion with an updated version of Chameleon.
After a while Dmitrik also known as Bronzovka had luck with creating a kernel that supported AMD systems; after a few months Shortly after the release of Developer Preview 1, some unknown developers managed to install this version of OS X to their PC by using a modified version of the Chameleon Bootloader. This version was released via the main project starting at version r  to the general public. Due to the problems sourced during the Lion era, [ clarification needed ] other ways of installing and required patches were never made public, which leaves the scene in an unknown state towards Mountain Lion.
Since the retail release of Mountain Lion several users have reported successful setups using installers purchased from the Mac App Store , along with updated versions of Chameleon and other tools including distros. Niresh's Distro Multiple new kernels for Hackintosh AMD's latest CPUs, from the ' Bulldozer ' architecture onwards, contain almost all the latest instruction sets, and hence, some kernels with full SSE4 support have also been released.
It also has a custom kernel that allows Intel Atom processors to boot into Mavericks. Niresh's was the only free distro that was released for Mavericks, since the iAtkos Team decided to release their Mavericks distro for specific hardware on donation basis. After the initial release of OS X Yosemite Some time later, Niresh an independent OSx86 developer released a standalone tool known as Yosemite Zone, which would automatically install the new OS and other various features on a non-Apple device with minimal input. This method consisted of torrenting an OS X Unibeast was updated to support Yosemite,  and a distribution of Yosemite Zone was released with AMD processor support.
Introducing UniBeast- our new tool to create a bootable USB drive from your Mac App Store purchased copy of Install Mac OS X Lion or Apple. UniBeast is a tool by MacMan and tonymacx86 to create a bootable USB drive from your Apple Store OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive.
This type installation uses as few kexts drivers as possible in addition to using an unaltered version of the OS X installation app, and is preferred over distributions. Both Clover and Chameleon were updated to be compatible with El Capitan. Clover and Chameleon were updated to be compatible with Sierra.
Clover, MacPwn  and UniBeast  were updated to support it. Clover was updated to support Mojave with revision The company used technical means although not the Trusted Platform Module , or TPM, as has been widely mis-reported  , to tie Mac OS to the systems it distributed to developers after announcing its switch to Intel's chips. Specifically, Apple charged Psystar with acquiring or creating code that "avoids, bypasses, removes, descrambles, decrypts, deactivates or impairs a technological protection measure without Apple's authority for the purpose of gaining unauthorized access to Apple's copyrighted works.
On November 13, , the court granted Apple's motion for summary judgment and found Apple's copyrights were violated as well as the DMCA when Psystar installed Apple's operating system on non-Apple computers. A hearing on remedies was set for December On May 15, , the case Apple vs.
Psystar Corporation finally ended. The court ruled that Psystar had "violated Apple's exclusive reproduction right, distribution right, and right to create derivative works,"  putting an end to the case.
Rosetta , a binary translator that made it possible to run PowerPC programs on Intel processors, and later the kernel itself required the support of the SSE3 instruction set. To circumvent this, programmers in the community released patched kernels, which included support for emulating SSE3 instructions using SSE2 equivalents.
In October , Apple released update Efforts were also made to emulate the SSSE3 instruction set for processors that did not support it. Extensible Firmware Interface EFI is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. Since this method generally does not require copying or modification of macOS, it is considered [ by whom? In early November , a group of hackers fronted by a Russian hacker known as Netkas , using an already modified Boot source root from David Elliot also known as dfe ,  developed a method  of emulating an EFI environment using a specially modified Darwin bootloader.
Several methods for real world deployment of this innovative solution have arisen around the Internet. An explanation of this achievement along with a usage guide was provided by the website DigitMemo.
Using the EFI patch, a Hackintosh could boot off " vanilla " unmodified macOS kernels and use vanilla kernel extensions. This not only allowed the system to be compatible with future system updates, but also offered increased stability. In mid, a new commercial product, EFi-X, was released that claims to allow full, simple booting off official Leopard install disks, and a subsequent install, without any patching required, but this is possibly a repackaging of Boot technology in a USB -attached device.
It was thought [ by whom? MSI announced the Efinity mainboard in early Boot is a bootloader provided by Apple for loading the XNU kernel. The Boot bootloader essentially preloads an environment on the system from which Leopard can boot and operate. The bootloader stores the necessary files kext files in a. The bootloader behaves like the Linux kernel: one can use an mboot-compatible a patched syslinux was used for the hack bootloader that tells boot-dfe about the.
Since the early developer builds of Mac OS X v Chameleon is based on David Elliot's Boot It allows to boot up macOS on non-Macintosh hardware.
Chameleon supports a lot of AMD as well as Nvidia graphics cards. There are a lot of branches of it by different developers.
Chameleon is currently in the 2. This system was invented by Intel and is currently in active open source development at TianoCore. Also, newer motherboards already contain EFI but it is not suitable for running a Macintosh. It was easier to produce; requiring only a single script to be added to an existing installation. Distributions of the live DVD have been made since its inception. Since then, it is notable that this method has been shown to work on normal Apple Mac hardware.
It is also possible to run macOS as a virtual machine inside other operating systems installed on standard PC hardware, by using virtualization software such as Oracle's VirtualBox   though this is not officially supported by Oracle . Likewise, it is also possible to conveniently install macOS on Windows and Linux versions of VMware software through the use of patches,     even though the company states it is only officially supported for VMware running on Apple-labeled computers according to Apple's licensing policies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
If you've read our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh you know that installing Mac OS X Lion requires a bit of work. You have install Snow Leopard, then go through a fairly tedious upgrade process rather than just installing from scratch. Fortunately, thanks to a new utility called UniBeast from tonymacx86, of course , that's no longer a problem.
UniBeast not only allows you to create a bootable Lion flash drive for a hackintosh, but it also removes the need to use an iBoot CD to boot. This mean you no longer need an optical drive to create a hackintosh. You format that drive with a single partition with a Master Boot Record partition scheme.
Once formatted, you run UniBeast and it will take care of all the magic for you. When it's done, you'll be able to boot from it and install Lion.