Best Hackintosh Laptops of 2017 – 2018

These Laptops will work as a Hackintosh that you can use for a Production environment.


1.Dell XPS 15 9550

  • Intel Core i7 6700HQ WITH TURBO BOOST UP TO 3.5GHz
  • 15.6-Inch 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdgeTouch Display
  • 16GB 2133MHz DDR4
  • 512GB NVME SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5
  • Bluetooth 4.1

Installation Guide 

Dell XPS 15 (9550, Version of 2016) Sierra 10.13.1 Tutorial

Please use the GITHUB version of this text, because this tutorial got too fragmented for a simple forum thread - thanks to the latest Dell Firmware 1.2.25 which requires multiple different versions and tutorials and made the installation of OSX much harder for newbies

Before we start:

this installation includes real time DSDT/SSDT patching from within clover. This is pretty easy to install. But it is NOT suited for people with no or only few knowledge in Hackintosh Systems. If you only know how to copy commands in your shell and you dont know what they're doing, then stop the tutorial and revert to windows or buy a real mac. Even if you get it running: this system is not failsafe and will be broken multiple times in its usage time, where you have to fix it without a tutorial.
Optional steps are marked in GREEN, System dependent steps are BLUE

English is not my mother-tongue and i'm writing this without proof reading, so please forgive my bad spelling :)
If you've questions or something doesn't work: first check if you've done all steps of this tutorial! If yes: please read the whole thread (doesn't matter how long it is) before asking to prevent multiple questions. Additionally do a search in google and this forum.

Many knowledge of "how to hackintosh a dell in the first place" by the tutorial of @Gymnae http://www.insanelym...led-1011-guide/
Using many kexts and solutions from @RehabMan

What's not working:

  • Hibernation (works somehow, but high chance to destroy your whole data), Sleep works fine!
  • SD-Card reader
  • Killer 1535 Wifi (rarely used, need replace)
  • nVidia Graphics card (Intel works)
  • FileVault 2 (full HDD encryption)
  • one working MAC OS X Enviroment
  • 16GB USB Stick (larger is sometimes not bootable and/or requires advanced partitioning)
  • MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 installation file from the app store (redownload, just in case)
  • Knowledge in PLIST editing
  • USB Harddrive for backup - you'll loose all data on your computer!
Step 1: Prepare Installation
Use the existing Mac to download the Sierra installer from the App Store and create a bootable USB stick with CLOVER. You can do this with the App "Pandora's Box" of insanelymac (use google for download link), which is pretty easy to use.
Optional: check if your SSD can be switched to 4k sector size. This prevents NVMe corruption. See
After you've finished you need to download the Dell XPS 15 specific configurations for clover.
Link: and unzip this file or checkout git directly:

git clone
You only need the folder 10.13, you can delete the 10.11. I'll refer to this folder by "git/"
Now mount the hidden EFI partition of the USB Stick by entering

diskutil mount EFI
Inside the terminal. Mac OS will automaticly mount the EFI partition of the USB stick, but just in case: make sure it really is
Overwrite everything in the CLOVER folder of the partition EFI with the content of git/10.13/CLOVER.
If your PC has a Core i5 processor, you'll have to modify your config.plist in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/: search for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.

If you could use the 4k sector patch, replace the config.plist with the 4kconfig.plist. 
If you use a hynix device and you didnt do the 4k sector switch, you'll have to add the following patch to your config.plist

<string>IONVMeFamily Pike R. Alpha Hynix SSD patch</string>
Go into the EFI Configuration (BIOS) of your Dell XPS 15:

In order to boot the Clover from the USB, you should visit your BIOS settings:
- "VT-d" (virtualization for directed i/o) should be disabled if possible (the config.plist includes dart=0 in case you can't do this)
- "DEP" (data execution prevention) should be enabled for OS X
- "secure boot " should be disabled
- "legacy boot" optional
- "CSM" (compatibility support module) enabled or disabled (varies)
- "boot from USB" or "boot from external" enabled

Note: If you get a "garbled" screen when booting the installer in UEFI mode, enable legacy boot and/or CSM in BIOS (but still boot UEFI). Enabling legacy boot/CSM generally tends to clear that problem.
In my case I left VT-d and Fastboot as they were. Also, update your 9550 to the latest BIOS.

Don't forget to set mode to "AHCI" in the sub-menu "SATA Operation" of "System Configuration". It's mandatory.
Also disable the SD-Card Reader to reduce the power consumption drastically. Insert the stick on the Dell XPS 15 and boot it up holding the F12 key to get in the boot-menu and start by selecting your USB-Stick (if you've done it correctly it's named "Clover: Install macOS Sierra", otherwise it's just the brandname of your USB-Drive). You should get to the MacOS Installation like on a real mac. If you're asked to log-in with your apple-id: select not now! Reason: see Step 5.

Step 2: Partition and Installation

INFORMATION: after this step your computer will loose ALL data! So if you haven't created a backup, yet: QUIT NOW!

Dont install macOS yet. Select the Diskutil and delete the old partitions. Create a new HFS partition and name it "OSX". If you want to multiboot with Windows 10, then you'll have to create a second partition, too (also HFS! Dont use FAT or it will not boot! You have to reformat it when installing Windows). Make sure to select GUID as partition sheme.
Close the Diskutil and install OSX normally. You'll have to reboot multiple times, make sure to always boot using the attached USB stick. So dont forget to press F12. After the first reboot you should see a new boot option inside clover, which is highlighted by default. Just press enter. If you only see one, then something went wrong.

Step 3: Make it bootable

After a few reboots you should be inside your new macOS enviroment. You can always boot into it using the USB stick. Remove the USB drive after successful bootup. Enter

diskutil mount EFI
in your terminal, which should mount the EFI partition of your local installation.

install git/Additional/Tools/Clover_v2.4k_r4003.pkg. Make sure to select "Install Clover in ESP". Also select to install the RC-Scripts. This should install the Clover Boot System. Now copy everything from git/10.13/CLOVER to EFI/CLOVER like you did before by creating the usb stick. (if you had to modify the config.plist in step 1, do it here, too). Your system should be bootable by itself. Reboot and check if your system can boot by itself.

Step 4: Post Installation

Because all DSDT/SSDT changes are already in the config.plist, you dont need to recompile your DSDT (albeit i suggest doing it anyway to make your system a lil bit more failsafe, see gymnaes El-Capitan tutorial for more informations). So we can skip this part and go directly to the installation of the required kexts. Open a terminal and goto the GIT folder.

sudo cp -r ./Post-Install/LE-Kexts/* /Library/Extensions/
sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.bak 2> /dev/null
sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.bak 2> /dev/null
sudo ./AD-Kexts/VoodooPS2Daemon/_install.command
Now you'll have to replace the config.plist. Because you'll install modified kexts you'll HAVE TO replace the config.plist in your installation. Otherwise your PC will not boot anymore.

diskutil mount EFI
replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with git/Post-Install/CLOVER/config.plist. Again: if your PC has a Core i5 processor, search the config.plist for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000.

OPTIONAL (in case you've audio problems):
AppleHDA has some problems after Wake-Up. You'll have to plug in a headphone to get your speakers working again. You can use VoodooHDA instead, which breaks the headphone jack most of the time, but makes the rest much more stable.

sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/CodecCommander.kext
sudo rm /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-ALC298.aml
then remove from your config.plist from the key "KextsToPatch" the elements "AppleHDA#1" to "AppleHDA#7". Install the package: git/Post-Install/AD-Kexts/VoodooHDA-2.8.8.pkg
i also suggest moving some of the kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 to /Library/Extensions. It's just more stable.

Finalize the kext-copy by recreating the kernel cache:

sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
sometimes you'll have to redo the last command if your system shows "Lock acquired".
OSX 10.12.2 removed the posibility to load unsigned code. You can enable this by entering

sudo spctl --master-disable
If you're using the 4K monitor, you'll have to copy the UHD enabling kexts to your clover directory:

sudo cp ./Post-Install/AD-Kexts/UHD-Kexts/* /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13/
To enable GPU acceleration: Edit your clover config file again and remove the following block from it:

To prevent getting in hibernation (which can and will corrupt your data), just set the default sleep mode to "suspend to ram" (sleep) instead of "suspend to disk" (hibernation)

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
To get HDMI Audio working:
Search for your Boarrd-ID in the config.plist and open /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist with a texteditor. Search for your board-id in there and change the value of it from "Config2" to "none"

OPTIONAL (alternative power management):
the whole power management is done by intels speed step technology (HWP), which is enabled in the clover config. If you want to let OSX manage the power management, you'll have to do these steps:

sudo cp ./Post-Install/CLOVER/ACPI/optional/SSDT.aml /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
then open the config.plist (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and change <key>HWPEnable</key><true/> to <key>HWPEnable</key><false/>.

Step 5: iServices (AppStore, iMessages etc.)

WARNING! DONT USE YOUR MAIN APPLE ACCOUNT FOR TESTING! It's pretty common that apple BANS your apple-id from iMessage and other services if you've logged in on not well configured hackintoshs!
If you want to use the iServices, you'll have to do some advanced steps, which are not completly explained in this tutorial. First you need to switch the faked network device already created by step 4 to be on en0. Goto your network settings and remove every network interface.

sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
Reboot, go back in the network configuration and add the network interfaces (LAN) before Wifi.

You also need to modify your SMBIOS in the config.plist of Clover in your EFI partition with valid informations about your "fake" mac. There are multiple tutorials which explain how to do it like "http://www.fitzweekl...e-tutorial.html".

It's possible you have to call the apple hotline to get your fake serial whitelisted by telling a good story why apple forgot to add your serial number in their system. (aka: dont do it if you dont own a real mac). I personally suggest using real data from an old (broken) macbook.

Step 6: Upgrading to macOS 10.13.2 or higher / installing security updates
Each upgrade will possibly break your system!
(Update: after the latest updates in this tutorial the system should be update-proof.)

Step 7: Fixes / Enhancements / Alternative Solutions / Bugs
Afterword and fixes
as i said before: this is not a tutorial for absolute beginners, albeit it's much easier then most other tutorials, because most is preconfigured in the supplied config.plist. Some Dells have components included, which are not supported by these preconfigured files. Then i can only suggest using Gymnaes tutorial which explains most of the DSDT patching, config.plist editing and kexts used in detail and use the supplied files here as templates.

  • Warning: Some people have reported multiple data losses on this machine. I suggest using time-machine whenever possible!
  • If your device is detected as "Model Name: Apple Device", see: http://www.insanelym...13#entry2362337
  • If you want to save the settings of the display brightness: downgrade to clover 3899, in the never versions the nvram restore is broken.
  • USBInjectAll is not intended for permanent use. You should check which USB are really required to be injected and modify your DSDT/SSDT.
  • 4K Touchscreen only: Multitouch can be achieved with the driver from, but it's not open source - costs > 100 $
  • Not a bug: if you REALLY want to use the 4K Display natively and disable the Retina Mode (max 1920x1080), see: http://www.everymac....resolution.html
Tutorial Updates
  • 27. March 2017: UHD Kexts added, replaces perl command
  • 23. March 2017: 4k sector tutorial against NVMe corruption added  
  • 7. March 2017: Suggestion to disable the SD Card Reader for reduced power consumption
  • 4. February 2017: Dell SMBIOS Truncation workaround added
  • 23. January 2017: Hynix SSD fix added
  • 31. December 2016: USB-C Hotplug Fix and USB InjectAll Removed
  • 28. December 2016: NVMe SSDT Spoof precreated, FakeID already preset in installation config.plist. VoodooHDA added as alternative to SSDT-ALC298 patch as well as color coding in tutorial
  • 22. December 2016: FakeSMBios added
Accessories Appendix:
  • The official Dell adaptor DA200 (http://accessories.e...s1&sku=470-abry) works completly on Sierra 10.2.2. You can use the Network, USB, HDMI and VGA. Everything is Hot-Pluggable
  • a cheap 3rd party noname USB-C -> VGA adaptor didnt work
  • you can charge the Dell with a generic USB-C Power Adaptor, but USB-C has only a maximum power of 100W, so it's either charging OR usage, not both. Dont forget you need a special USB-C cable (Power Delivery 3.0) for charging.

How to build a 4K video editing Hackintosh 2017 8th Gen Coffee Lake

macOS is the preferred platform for my workloads, whether it’s writing articles using Byword; composing my novel on Ulysses; managing my Linux servers and systems from Terminal app or working on audio/video editing projects.
However, there was a slight change in my workflow recently. I purchased Panasonic GH5 that shoots in 4K. But my 2013 MacBook Pro can’t handle the 4K workload with multiple audio video layers, color grading and LUTs.
To be able to edit my videos, I custom built a PC, spent $200 on Windows 10 license to run Adobe CC Suite. I was heavily disappointed. No offence to Microsoft and Windows users, but Windows 10 has a lot of serious issues. It’s was a frustrating experience. After trying it for almost a month I gave up.
My only option remained a more powerful Mac.
On December 14, Apple started taking orders for iMac Pro and I am all set to get the maxed out 18-core iMac Pro with 128GB of RAM. But it won’t arrive until the end of February.
What to do? I need a system now.
I turned that Windows 10 PC into an experimental Hackintosh so I can continue to work on my 4K video till my iMac Pro arrives. I was pretty impressed with the performance. I will use it till my system arrive.
If you are in my shoes, waiting for your iMac to arrive and want to give Hackintosh a try, this tutorial will help you. Just keep in mind that even if Apple, supposedly, doesn’t mind Hackintosh for personal use, it’s not in any way an ideal solution. It’s purely for playfulness. Also bear in mind that a few things won’t work, such as iTunes. You can’t play movies and TV shows that you purchase or rent from iTunes Store. If you try, the Hackintosh will freeze, needing a hard reboot. Use Hackintosh only as a stop gap hack and as the final solution.
Once that part is clear, let’s get our hands dirty.

What you need

  • A Mac. Yes, you need a mac so you can create a bootable USB drive for Hackintosh
  • Official version of macOS High Sierra from App Store
  • A 3.0 USB drive with 16GB storage
  • Unibeast & Multibeast (you need to create a free account on TonyMax86 to download these two packages)
  • Nvidia Web Drivers & Nvidia CUDA drivers
  • My Hardware Kit
Note: Please check for the latest versions of the software packages and drivers, instead of using the links above.
If you want to build your own Hackintosh, I will share my recipe. Just bare a few things in mind:

1) Even if Apple doesn’t mind Hackintosh for personal use, I recommend it only for playful ness and exposing yourself to macOS world, if you don’t already own a Mac, but want to try it out without investing in the platform.
2) While most things will work, iTunes will *not* work. DRMed content from iTunes Store will not play; your Hackintosh will freeze and you will need a reboot.
Once you understand these two points let’s get started. If you are building a new system here is my hardware:
  • Intel Core i7 8700-K
  • Corsair 64GB memory 3000 MHZ
  • 512 GB SSD (additional 6TB for storage)
  • Gigabyte GA-Z370-HD3P
  • EVGA GTX 1080 Ti (In fact you can use any latest GTX card)
  • Gigabyte GC-WB867D-1 (Bluetooth/Wifi)
  • Corsair RM Series 750 watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Power Supply
  • Cooler Master Mid Tower
  • Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid Cooler
  • Dell 4K monitor (optional)

Getting started

Format the USB drive: Plug the USB drive in to the Mac and open Disk Utilities. From the view option, select ”Show all devices’. Then select the USB drive from the left panel and click on ‘Erase’ button. Name the drive USB, choose Mac OS Extended and GUID partition table (see image below)
Click the ‘Erase’ button in the dialog box and wait for the tool to finish foromatting. Once finish, click on the ‘Done’ button and close the Disk Utility tool.
Write macOS image to Disk: Now open the Unibeast tool that we downloaded. Click ‘Continue’ until you reach the ‘agree’ button. Now you will see the USB drive that you just formatted. Clock on the drive and it will turn blue. Then click Continue and you will see High Sierra in the list, select it.
In the next window, you will see the option to choose UEFI or Legacy BIOS. If your motherboard supports UEFI, use the UEFI option.
Skip the ‘optional’ next steop to inject graphic drivers.
Click continue. You should see three ‘blued out’ option.
Hit Continue and it will ask for the macOS password. Then wait for it to copy files on the USB drive.
Once the copying is finished. You will see the USB drive mounted in Finder as “Install macOS High Sierra”. Now copy Multibeast, Nvidia Web Drivers and Cuda driver to the USB drive. (Don’t open the EFI partition, only copy files to “Install macOS High Sierra” directory.
Prepare your Hackintosh
Once your install media is ready. Remove the GPU from your Hackintosh (as it creates problem with booting from macOS); also remove any additional hard drives at this moment and keep only the SSD on which you want to install macOS.
Boot up the system, go to BIOS settings and make a few changes.
  • Disable Secure Boot
  • Set it to boot from Other OS
  • Set it to boot from both BIOS and Legacy
  • Disable Intel’s VT-d technology
  • Set removable USB drive as the default boot device
Plug in the Hackintosh USB drive and boot the sysystem from that drive. You will see Clover Boot Loader. Select, ‘EXTERNAL’ and choose ‘Boot OS X Install from macOS High Sierra”. It may take a while to boot into macOS. Once you see the macOS dialog box. Click on ‘Disk Utility’ option and then format the SSD with these options:
  • Name: High Sierra
  • Format: macOS Extented
Click on Erase and once it’s complete close the Disk Utility. Now, click on ‘Install macOS High Sierra’, choose the SSD that you just formatted. The system may reboot a couple of times.
Once the installation is complete you will be greeted by the default macOS options to select language, keyboard and creation of user. Finish all of those steps.
Once you are in your shiny new macOS, open the ‘Install macOS High Sierra’ folder and run Multibeast. Make these selections:
  • Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
  • Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALCxxx > ALC1250 and Optional 3 ports
  • Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIGB (select the latest version) and AppleIntelE1000e (select the latest version)
  • Drivers > USB > Increase Max Port Limit 200
  • Bootloader > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
  • Customize > Graphics Configurations > Nvidia Drivers Boot Flag and Nvidia Graphics Fixup
  • Build > Install
It will install all those packages. Once down, install the Nvidia Web Drivers and then install Nvidia CUDA drivers. Once everything is done. Shut down your system. Plug the Nvidia GTX 1070Ti card. Remove the USB drive and start the system. From the Clover Boot Option, hit Space Key so you see the options. Select Verbose Mode.
If everything goes well, you should be booted into your brand new Hackintosh system. I had to disable sleep mode as it puts the Hackintosh into reboot cycles. Go to System Preferences and set ‘put computer to sleep to ‘never’.
Once again, let me remind you that Hackintosh is just for playfulness. Get a real mac
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments below.

Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.2 Update Guide

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update brings stability, compatibility and security to your “Mac”. This update is light on features and only has improvements to compatibility with usb audio devices, voiceOver navigation for PDF’s in Preivew, Braille in it’s release notes.
The update also probably brings a number of undocumented fixes, improvements and changes to macOS.

10.13.2 Update
High Sierra 10.13.2 has been released along with it updated Nvidia Web Drivers. It’s safe to update to after updating Lilu.kext and apfs.efi if you have an Intel Hackintosh and not using a RX graphics card. For those with the RX 560, RX 570, RX 580. 10.13.2 breaks sleep functionality. For Ryzen users a fresh install of 10.13.2 is required
This update is done a little differently and is not automatically. When the computer reboots you may have to select: Install macOS from “drive_name” to complete the update.

Before updating follow these steps:
1. Update Lilu.kext
Lilu.kext version 1.21 or greater(+) is needed to successfully use High Sierra 10.13.2. Replace Lilu.kext in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other of your mounted partition.
2. Apple File System Users
If you already have a HFS+ drive it wont be converted to APFS if your worried about that.  A new version of apfs.efi is out with 10.13.2 update to the latest version if you have  an APFS formatted drive, unzip it and place it  in EFI/Clover/Drivers64UEFI/
3. Nvidia Web Drivers Update
If you are using a Nvidia graphics card in High Sierra either update your Web Drivers to the latest version or unistall them before installing the High Sierra 13.2 update.
Nvidia 10.13.2 Web Drivers:
Remember to enable SIP  when you install the web drivers and then disable them again after installing.

Intel 8th Gen i5 8400 Hackintosh

After building my first custom PC, I decided to try to Hackintosh it since I was used to MacOS. I had experimented with it years ago but never really had much success.
I spent about two days researching and experimenting, and last night, I finally got it to boot and install.
Hardware specs:
  • MSI Z370 PC Pro
  • Intel Core i5-8400
  • EVGA GTX 1060 6GB
  • Samsung 960 EVO 250GB
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB-3000MHz
What works:
  • iMessage
  • Sound
  • Graphics
  • Ethernet (no wifi card)
  • USB connections
  • All six cores/threads
This was my procedure:
  1. I followed this guide to prepare my Sierra USB:
  2. Since I'm using a 960 EVO, I needed to patch the correct kexts to install to it.
  3. Set BIOS settings according to guide, with PEG as primary graphics and a digital (HDMI or DVI) connection. Don't remove the graphics card like some people say to do.
  4. After getting into the boot loader, I set the FakeCPUID to 0x0906E9 (Kaby Lake). Then I booted with safe mode, verbose mode, Nvidia web drivers, and nv_disable=1.
  5. It should boot to the installer. I had to format the entire SSD (even the Windows 10 partitions) in order to use it.
  6. Install it normally, then boot into the freshly installed OS. Install GeForce web drivers and Clover, then copy the EFI folder from your USB directly to the EFI partition of your SSD.
  7. Add FakeCPUID to config.plist (I guess I could've added earlier).
After this, everything seemed to be working. Cinebench results:
You can get my EFI folder here:
Edit: there’s one thing that’s glitchy, and it seems to happen to everyone else who has a GTX 1060. After waking from sleep, the screen glitches and flickers until I restart it or use the “hot corners” trick to make the display sleep and wake manually.
(Hackintosh Pascal) Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

(Hackintosh Pascal) Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

Nvidia latest-generation drivers now support MacOS for Pascal graphics

nvidia pascal macos drivers titanxp

Why it matters to you
If you run an old Mac Pro or a Hackintosh, you can now reap the benefits of the latest generation of Nvidia graphics cards.
Nvidia wasn’t kidding or just trying to curry favor when it said it planned to release MacOS-compatible drivers for its latest-generation Pascal graphics cards. Just a few days later, it has followed through on that pledge by debuting the first beta release of drivers that support the new graphics processors (GPU).
The list of Apple systems that can support add-in graphics cards is short and rather antiquated at this point — the last time Apple released an officially supported, upgradeable graphics card system was prior to the 2013 Mac Pro overhaul. However, those users and anyone running a Hackintosh now have the option of more powerful graphics, thanks to the new Pascal drivers.

Until now, the best that those users could hope for is Nvidia’s Maxwell graphics cards, which, while impressive, don’t hold a candle to Pascal in terms of efficiency and raw power. With the new Pascal drivers, they can make use of everything from a GTX 1050 right through to the latest top-of-the-line GPU, the Titan Xp.
Released as part of the WebDriver-378.05.05.05f01 package, the drivers add support for all Pascal cards and can be found at this direct download link, according to 9to5Mac. It could come in handy for MacOS gamers, as well as those who need additional graphical power for rendering 3D effects or video editing.
Alongside older Mac Pro owners and Hackintosh users, there is another group that will likely benefit from this release — those running external graphics cards. Reports of successful implementation with the Thunderbolt-connected Akitio eGPU system have already begun appearing on Reddit, so we may see newer Mac Pros running Pascal graphics cards before long.

Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards Hackintosh Testing FakeCPUID Trick

 Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards Hackintosh

Hey everyone, just thought I'd start a new post to discuss this week's freshly released CPUs and motherboards. Intel just released their 7th Generation CPU family called 'Kaby Lake' and manufacturers put out the supporting Socket LGA1151 Z270 and H270 motherboards. This time around Intel has decided that these new 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) CPUs will also work with existing 100 Series motherboards, and that existing 6th Generation (Skylake) CPUs will also work in new 200 Series motherboards. This should make upgrading much easier.

Early Adopter's Buyer's Guide: Kaby Lake CPUs + 200 Series Motherboards

Please note 7th Generation CPUs and 200 Series motherboards are NOT supported natively in macOS. At this point it's too early to determine future compatibility, however preliminary reports are that the CPUs require workarounds to boot.

The majority of the motherboard manufacturers are using supported Intel i219-V, Realtek 8111H, or Killer E2500 ethernet. Many 200 Series motherboards also have Realtek ALC1220 onboard audio, which has not been tested. The platform also uses the same DDR4 RAM as last generation.

This post will be updated! If you have any information to share please let us know!

EDIT 1: Quick Kaby Lake / 200 Series Guide
Thanks to the early adopters and testers in this thread and around the net, the following info is known.

1.To boot, CPU ID needs to be spoofed. Go into Clover options at boot time and input the Skylake ID as FakeCPUID. Then just add the key and string in the KextandKernelPatches section of Clover's config.plist during post-installation.

Skylake CPUID: 0x0506E3

Code (Text):
With this fix, I used UniBeast and MultiBeast to install in less than 30 min.

2. After successful installation, to get full graphics acceleration for Kaby Lake Intel HD 630, three fixes to Clover's config.plist are necessary. One, Intel Graphics ID must be spoofed to 0x19168086 under /Devices/FakeID/IntelGFX.

Code (Text):

Two, install FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext to /Library/Extensions using KextBeast. Three, add the 'Skylake Glitch Fix' (AAPL,GfxYTile) to Devices/AddProperties/.

Code (Text):

Best Hackintosh Build for Davinci Resolve 12

MOST powerfull hackintosh BUILD for video color correction Davinci Resolve 12

System Specification

1.Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz Desktop Processor

2.Asus X99-A II - LGA2011v3 MotherBoard (LGA2011v3, X-Series Support, DDR4 Upto 128GB 3333+OC, USB 3.1, 3-WAY SLI/CrossFire)

3.Corsair 8GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz C16 Red Kit for X99 Chipset


5.Cooler Master Nepton 240M RL-N24M-24PK-R1 All-in-One CPU Water Cooling System

6.Kingston UV400 480GB

7.Segate Baracuda 4 HDD 2TB total 8TB for raid

8. NZXT S340 Mid Tower Case CA-S340MB-GR Matte

9.Nvidia GTX Titan X 12GB Graphics Card

10.Mac Os Sierra 10.12

How to enable CUDA for Davinci Resolve 12

If you using Hackintosh so after fresh installed OS you need to follow this step first before install Davinci Resolve.

1.After Hackintosh Installation finished do not install nvidia webdriver first You need to find a Cuda driver first for your Compatible GraphicsCard support.

2.Here is Last updated CUDA driver for my GTX Titan X  Mac os Sierra 10.12

3.Download and install CUDA driver then reboot your system when system is start then u can see the cuda driver update notification on your screen it means your cuda is supported by os then now install compatible nvidia web Driver and reboot your system again.

4.Now install davinci resolve please install Davinci Resolve Studio version dont install free version because free version not supporting cuda technology in hackintosh.

5.Now after installed Davinci launch and import your any 2k 4k video it's will be playing smoothly.
for query open the davinci prefrence menu then check video I/O section if u seen your Graphics Card and Cuda driver option then your cuda properly working if u can not see any cuda option then u have some problem with your hackintosh installation.

If any query or trobleshoot then feel free contact me i will resolve your issue.

How to enable Facetime messenger and imessage in Mac Os Sierra 10.12

As for the instructions:
  1. Open CloverConfigurator and mount your EFI
  2. Open your config.plist
  3. In the Rt Variables section, make sure everything is clear.
  4. Go to the SMBIOS section and click on the magic wand. Match the specs options as best you can to your machine. On the two sections that say shake, click a few times to generate a random serial. Click ok.
  5. Go to and search for that serial number that was generated. If you get an error message, that is good. It means you aren’t using a serial number assigned to a real Mac. If you don’t get an error, repeat step 4 and search for the new serial instead.
  6. Open terminal and run “uuidgen”.
  7. Copy this UUID and paste it in the “SmUUID” field in the SMBIOS section.
  8. In the “Board Serial Number” field, paste in your system serial number (the one generated by the magic wand) and add 5 random letters and numbers to the end to reach a total of 17 characters.The reason for step 7 and 8 is to keep your ROM (last 12 digits of the UUID that was generated) and MLB (Board Serial Number) values constant and unique on each boot of the OS. If the values change from boot to boot, iMessage will notice and fail to activate and there is potential that Apple will notice and blacklist your UUID, serial, or Apple ID. All Clover-generated ROM and MLB values are automatically blacklisted, as well.
  9. Export config.plist
  10. In terminal, run the commands:
    1. defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    2. killall Finder
  11. Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library/Chaches and delete all files or folders beginning with: (if there is nothing there with these file names, that is ok)
  12. Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library/Preferences and delete all files or folders beginning with: (if there is nothing there with these file names, that is ok)
  13. Navigate to /Users/[Username]/Library and delete the folder “Messages”(if there is nothing there with that file name, that is ok).
  14. Empty the trash. If it says files are still in use, reboot and empty it immediately upon startup.
  15. Open up Disk Utility, select your OSX partition, and rebuild the permissions. Reboot when this is completed.
  16. The moment of truth: open up iMessage and attempt to sign in. It worked for me on the first try.
  17. If it worked, you can re-hide hidden files and folders with the terminal commands:
    1. defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    2. killall Finder

Unibeast ERROR Selected Mac OS Installer is Incomplete Yosemite 10.10.5 only Fix

If u have Unibeast ERROR Selected Mac OS Installer is Incomplete error during create a unibeast
Try changing date Not working Try change date same as your Install OS X Yosemite Create Date
again not working then Solution is here

Requirement OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

1.First Check Your Install OS X Yosemite Create Date
Go Application/Install OSX Yosemite then Right click and select Get info and check Create Date and

2.Now Change your System Date as your Installation os x yosemite Date.

3.Now Download This recipt File from here

4.Now Put receipt file to Application/Install OS X Yosemite right click on and click on show Package content  now go to  Contents/_MasReceipt/   And Paste that FIle here That's It.

5.Now Go and open Unibeast Whatever Version and now u able to Create unibeast without Error.

Lowest Budget Hackintosh Build

CPU Intel Celeron G1840 2.8GHz Dual-Core Processor £30.96 @ CCL Computers

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £36.48 @ Ebuyer

Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £26.10 @ Amazon UK

Storage Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £39.95 @ Amazon UK

Case Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £36.95 @ Amazon UK

Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £32.32 @ CCL Computers

Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £202.76

Generated by HackUrMac 2016-05-30 1:23 BST+0100

Top 5 Laptop For Hackintosh you can buy 2016

Purchasing a laptop is no more a brain wracking event for you. Just the basic search over the Internet can reveal a lot of details. However, with the recent Hackintosh convention, in 2015, people have been able to look into purchasing laptops that could fit with the event. There is no need to go for an all time-consuming search, all you need to do is to go through the list provided below so that you can understand the best laptops within your budget.
These are laptops contain the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite and mavericks version. It can be extremely difficult for you to find a fully compatible laptop that can be used for Hackintosh, as it has been built on a separate platform of Mac OS. It comes with a different instructional said, that is why the laptop may not be able to be directly tuned to this particular event. However, there are some laptops that have been mentioned below, so that you can take your pick from the wide selection in the Internet.


Lenovo Y50-70: (Price: under 1200$)-

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This is the ideal Hackintosh laptop 2015, as it happens to be a gaming laptop. It contains 15.6 full HD screens, with a display size of 1920 X1080 that contains the Intel core i7 2.6 GHz coupled with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of HDD. Most of the features that you would find in a normal laptop is present in this particular model. You have the USB port, touchpad, Bluetooth, graphics, as well as the Intel wireless card that shall be excellent towards all your needs.

  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4720HQ (2.60GHz Base, 3.60GHz Turbo 1600MHz 6MB)
  • Hybrid 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive + 8GB Solid State Drive / Windows 8.1
  • 16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz / Bluetooth Version 4.0
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4GB Graphics Card
  • 15.6in Full HD 1080p IPS (1920 x 1080) Backlight Display with integrated camera

ASUS VivoBook S550CA: (Price: Under 800$)-


The Asus Vivo is a wonderful laptop for the Hackintosh laptop 2015 convention. It just looks like the MacBook Pro, and provides you with a wonderful stability in terms of the Mac operating system. It is also extremely good, and works better than most of the HP laptops that you can find in a market. All the standard features and compatibility with the Mac OS is evident in this particular laptop.
Specs :

  • Intel Core i7 3537U 2.0 GHz
  • 8 GB DDR3
  • 1024 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8, 5.5-hour battery life
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

HP ProBook 450 G2: (Price: Under 750$) –


When it comes to impressive performance, this model is definitely going to leave no chances. It performs impressive with the Mac OS X and can be implemented without any kind of problems. It runs extremely fast, and also contains the Intel HD graphics 4400, which leads to excellent graphical performance for the Hackintosh.


  • 8GB RAM / 1TB HDD
  • Intel Core i7-5500U (Broadwell) 2.6GHz
  • 1 Year HP Warranty

Lenovo Z50:(Price under 700$) –


The Lenovo Z50 is the best replacement that you can find for the MacBook Pro. It contains the Intel core i7 4


generation processor, the couples with 8GB of RAM and has 1TB of HDD. If you look at the various online websites, you can get excellent discounts on the purchase of this particular laptop.

  • 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4510U Processor (3.10GHz Turbo, 2.00GHz Base 1600MHz 4MB)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
  • Full HD 1080p Display (1920×1080) with 720p HD Webcam
  • 1TB Hard Drive / Windows 8.1 / DVD Drive
  • 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz / Bluetooth Version 4.0

Lenovo IdeaPad U430: (Price : Under 790$)-


Another great Hackintosh laptop 2015 would have to be the Lenovo IdeaPad U430. This is a wonderful laptop, and contains all the necessary features need for laptop to play out for your needs in particular convention.

  • 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4500U mobile processor
  • 4GB system memory, 500GB hard drive
  • 14″ HD+ 10-point multitouch screen, 2-in-1 hybrid hard drive provides both size and speed
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400, built-in stereo speaker, bluetooth, HDMI, USB3.0

Verdict & conclusion

If you are power user, and wanted to have power of both Operating system. You may opt for hackintosh computers. It is best and upgradable..

10 Best Graphics Cards For Hackintosh 2015-2016

10 Best Graphics Cards For Hackintosh 2015-2016

10 Best Graphics Cards For Hackintosh 2015

Graphic Card is the most important part to build a Hackintosh. It is not very difficult to find best graphic card for Hackintosh. So today I thought to share Best Graphics Cards for your Hackintosh , without wasting your time, here is the list of  best high quality graphics cards for your Hackintosh PC.
1. Important Note: The First 5 Graphics cards are compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite. Alternative NVIDIA graphics drivers are required to enable full acceleration. Driver Link Yosemite
2. Important Note: And the last 5 Graphics Cards are compatible with both latest version of Mac, OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, without any Alternative graphics Driver.

1. EVGA or Asus GTX 980: Buy Now

Evga GTX 980 gives you incredible performance on MAC. This card featuring 4GB DDR5 Memory with ACX 2.0 Evaga cooling technology.GTX 980 is powered by the next generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Maxwell is the most advanced GPU Technology. GTX 980 Work very great without any problem, and it’s give you super high quality Graphic Display, and incredible gaming performance.