(Guide)Launchpad pink icon fix for AMD 10.9 & 10.8

(Guide)Launchpad pink icon fix for AMD 10.9 & 10.8

Hi to Everyone
I found this Similar Issue with most of Users Using in Hackintosh So i Thought to Post it here

For AMD 10.9 or Ml 10.8 User
finally i fix Launchpad pink (some say red) icon for AMD CPU .thanks to Saurav252525

Solution are pretty simple


Solution 1:
open terminal then copy & paste this
rm ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db ; killall Dock

but you have to do this every time u reboot...
Solution 2:
download this...... Launchpad PinK icon Fix 10.9 AMD 1.2

1. Updates LaunchPad Icons
2. Looks for all .db's in Application Support/Dock & Updates them.
3. Saves Desktop Wallpaper & LaunchPad placement
Don't forget to make it run on startup
Save the attached to Applications,
Go to System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login items
Add the Launchpad Refresh.app in here.
reboot & done......!
Fix The Most Common Problems With Hackintosh's

Fix The Most Common Problems With Hackintosh's


Many Hackintosh users running Mac OS X have been unable to get this working, instead tried Several methods,Forum ,Tricks ,though on less wide of a scale. There is no single, definite solution to Hackintosh, but several possible workarounds are available. Hackintosh is not Easy But it's more Better than other OS'S ,it takes takes Bunch of patiences and Lots of Times .This My effort to collect all or Common Error which should come when you are trying to install .

There are several solutions to the Most Common Error ,Plz Read Before Posting .
Hi
Everyone Here is Guide Most Common Problem With Hackintosh's ,when a Noob or Newbie wants to Install OSX and faced Problems ,creates a new thread and waiting for reply ,this will help you in getting Solutions.
Preface:
So I’ve built a few hackintoshes now to the point where I’ve a good idea what I’m doing.The problem with it being that I haven’t found a well explained start to finish guide of how to do it without a lot of Googling and combining numerous different guides so my idea is to collate everything into one place for beginners to hopefully understand get better systems. although I’m rewriting most of it if anyone wants credit adding to something I’ve accidentally stolen from them just PM me.If any one has any suggestions on how to improve this guide PM me or mention it on the forum thread.
KNOWN ISSUES WITH HACKINTOSH
  • How to Uninstall Kexts Using Single User Mode
  • Stuck at Apple logo fix
  • Installation Issue: Hanging at 1 Minute Left
  • Kernel Panic Issue :AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
  • KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
  • KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelHDGraphics
  • boot0:Error
  • Stuck at :Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport
  • stuck at [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed
  • Infinite restart loop
  • iMessage login
  • Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]
  • com.apple.GeForce; com.apple.NVDAResman Kernel Panic Issue
  • Lan-Freeze issue
  • Making Mac partition bootable
  • PS2 Mouse & Keyboard issue
  • Mach Reboot
  • Crashing When Opening: About This Computer
  • USB Devices not working
  • How to: Install Error loop at account creation
  • Stuck "Waiting for root device"
  • P-State Stepper Error 18 at step 2 on CPU X Possible Fix
  • FakeSMC: [Fatal] failed to initialize SMC device
  • fix Mac App Store error
How to Uninstall Kexts Using Single User Mode
Issue :how to delete or uninstall kexts in Single user mode or using Terminal
Solution:Whenever you faced a Kernel Panic or Error related to particular kexts use these steps :following
Boot with -s will let you to Command line Interface of Mac OS X
1.After the system loads a blinking cursor will appear. This indicates that you may start typing in commands.
2.Replace name_of_the_kext.kext with the name of your kext you wish to remove
3.Type the commands below, press enter after finish entering each line:
mount - uw /cd /System/Library/Extensionsrm -rf name_of_the_kext.kextsudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/*shutdown -r now
Stuck at Apple logo fix
Issue:Stuck at Apple logo fix
Solution:If you have just installed OS X for the first time and your Hackintosh is getting stuck at the white screen with the Apple logo and the spinner is spinning endlessly try using -v -x boot flags.
You should normally boot with safe mode the first time around along with verbose mode to see the last line of code just in case it gets stuck.It's always best practice to use integrated graphics, especially with the new CPU's, to minimize problems.

Installation Issue: Hanging at 1 Minute Left
Issue: Installer hangs at about "1 minute left"
Solution: Once the installer hangs at 1 min left, Reboot back into the DVD installation in the same manor as before. Do NOT format the drive, Relabel or enter the disk utility at all. Continue through the installation, this time it will finish installing successfully, and quicker as it will only install the missing files.

KernelPanicIssue:AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement

Issue:Kernel Panic Issue :AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
Solution:If You Got Kernel Panic on/about AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement make you have NullCPUPowerManagement.Kext Is Installed .Then use Following Commands :
Step1:BootinSingleUser mode by interrupting the Chameleon bootstrap and enter -s boot flag, having highlighted the targeted OS X partition to boot from.Step2:Shortly afterwards, you will be given the possibility to enter your own commands.You need write access to the partition, so we start with these commands:fsck -fymount -uw /Step3:Go to the directory where you installed the kext.cd /System/Library/Extensions/orcd /Extra/ExtensionsStep4:Remove the kext you just installed.rm -rf example.kextStep5:Remove caches.rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.cachesStep6:Clear nvram.nvram -d boot-args Step7: shutdown pc by following command:​​shutdown -r now 
The system will automatically reboot upon completion and it should normally work again!

KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
Issue:KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
Solution:If You got Kernel Panic or Kernel Extensions Backtraces thats due to your IntelHD Graphics so you will need to delete those Kexts use Above Commands:
fsck -fymount -uw /mkdir /kext_backupcd /System/Library/Extensionsmv AppleIntelHD*AppleIntelSNB* ATI*GeForce* NVDA*/kext_backup reboot
Solution:2:You Can do a fresh Install of Niresh Mac OSX When installing make sure you have Selected kext in Graphisc/backup/move graphics extensions.it will boot fine after getting working OSX you can install or Enable your Graphics
KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelHDGraphics
Issue:]KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelHDGraphics
Solution:Similar to Issue:KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB

boot0:Error
Issue:boot0 error
Solution::If you installed Mavericks or ML and after installing Chameleon you get "boot0: error" when booting from HD, here's a way to fix it.
Download Chameleon binaries (i386.zip) and copy boot1h to the root of the USB installer.
If you installed via DVD you can use Disk Utility to restore the ISO to an USB drive, then install Chameleon to it (to make it bootable).
Boot from the USB, open Terminal (Utilities menu) and run
diskutil list
Look for the IDENTIFIER of the OS X partition and run (replace diskXsY by the identifier)
diskutil unmount diskXsYcd /dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY bs=4096
Solution:2:Most of time you have not installed a Bootloader or Your bootloader is messed with windows/linux bootloader ,install a bootloader will fix your problem always install latest Chameleon Bootloader
Solution:3:Download and install Chameleon Wizard ,Update it to the latest version if prompted.Click on the Install tab at the top.See Screenshot: Then based on your current setup choose the appropriate install method. I have OS X on a standalone drive and Windows on it's own drive so my install method would be Boot1h. They are pretty self explanatory. Make sure the correct Target partition is selected and then click the install button. Now once you restart you should no longer see the previous boot0 errors.
Stuck:MissingBluetooth Controller Transport
Issue:Stuck at:Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport
Solution:you will need to remove the AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelF* kexts from the installation on the hard drive ,You can do this from single user mode (-s)
Boot -s. When you see the prompt "root:", then:
Type:  mount -uw /Type:  cd /System/Library/ExtensionsType: mkdir intel_backType:  mv AppleIntelHD*AppleIntelF* intel_back/Type:  touch ../ExtensionsReboot-v
Stuck:[IOBluetoothHCIController[start]completed
Issue:stuck at [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed
Solution:If you have a CPU that does not end in a K, aka unlocked versions, then check your BIOS and look for something called Vt-d and Disable it. This is known to cause issues with OS X while providing no benefit to OS X.
Another issue might be if you are using a VGA cable for your monitor. It's known to not work unless you do some kext editing, so if possible use HDMI or DVI.As always, I've found it best to use IGFX whenever possible

Infinite restart loop
Issue: Infinite restart loop
Solution:This is super frustrating isn’t it? Darwin will load to a certain point, and then just instantly restart. You can’t tell what caused the restart because it happens so fast.
Chances are this was a kernel panic, and your bootloader is set to instantly restart on panic. To solve this you should ditch your bootloader and install a new one. Which one you choose is dependant on your version of OSX, and your hardware.
iMessage login
Issue:iMessage login

Solution:Open Finder, and go to /Extra in your main hard drive. Inside this "Extra" folder, create a folder named "Modules". If you already have a folder named "Modules", then just open the currently existing folder. Then, download FileNVRAM.dylib.
Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]
Issue:Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]

Solution:If you find your Hackintosh getting stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin] you should be able to fix this using the npci=0x3000 boot flag for Mountain Lion. If you are running Lion you would use the npci=0x2000 boot flag.
com.apple.GeForce; com.apple.NVDAResman Kernel Panic Issue
Issue: System stops on Kernel Panic during boot.
Solution:This is caused by the GeForce Kexts that are installed by default. The issue is resolved by removing the GeForce kexts at boot, and it can be done as followed:
boot with-smount -uw /rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kextrm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Ge*.kextrm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NV*kextexit
Lan-Freeze issue
This is well known and should be fixed in Release V.2.
For now you can use the cpus=1 option at boot load, or permanently put it in the bootloader:
sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
And replace the current string with this one:
<key>Kernel Flags</key><string>-v -legacy cpus=1</string>
If your board has got 2 LAN Ports, then do not use the nForce one.
Install the proper drivers for your second Port, for example Marvell Yukon, and use it instead of nForce LAN. Also delete forcedeth.kext after you installed the drivers.
This will fix the Problem.
Also you can consider using Wi-Fi, which works as well.

Making Mac partition bootable
Issue: After passing various installation obstacles, the bootload hangs at a blinking cursor "_" .

Solution:
Boot with the DVD and use -s at boot load.
Mentioned with Kalway release: the bootloader does not like seperate disk names. Use a single word as name.
Release 10.5.2 R2 has a problem booting if EFI and GUID are choosen
sudo -sfdisk -e /dev/rdiskX --->(X is the number of your HD,if you have only on its 0)updatef X --->(X is the number of the partition where you installed Leopard)wqreboot
PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard issue
after installing Leopard , boot again from the install dvd and after choosing your language, choose "terminal" from the menu bar: then enter this command:
cp -Rf /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /Volumes/leopard//System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext
NOTE: replace /Volumes/Mac OSX according to the name you gave at your Mac OSX partition
Also worth considering: use of USB keybords/mice during installation issues.
This is a big issue for acer laptop users - Mostly aspire 5000 - 5300 series
Mach Reboot
The problem is due to a non suitable kernel for your processor. If you have a SSE2-only processor,Mostly for AMD CPU Users
Solution:Use the Latest Kernel for your CPU ,Download AMD Maverics Kernel replace with original allways works.
Crashing When Opening: About This Computer
Issue: OS suddenly crashes, and reloads back to desktop when user attempts to open "About this Computer"
Resolution: Download these
· (IONetworkingFamily.kext) => NO NEED BUT YOU CAN DO
· AppleSMBIOS.kext => THIS IS NEEDED
and place them into /system/library/extensions/. If it asks to replace, hit Yes. After that Open Terminal Utility. Then type:
(Note: After each line hit return to execute command)
Solution: With this tip I'm not saying that you are going to make your USB devices to work, but it is worth the try.
- Restart your PC and go into BIOS menu. Go to USB configuration section. Set USB Controller = Enabled. Set USB 2.0 Support = Enabled. Set Legacy USB Support = Disabled.
- Save changes and reboot.
- Boot into Leopard just with -v (don't use -legacy flag).
- If it works, edit com.apple.Boot.plist and remove -legacy flag, if exists.
Solution:2: download IOUSBFamily.kext extension (located here, in Utilities & Resources) that may work for you. Always make a backup copy of the extension that you are going to replace. If it doesn't work, boot in single user mode and restore the old one

How to:Install Error loop at account creation
Issue: Upon install, the process hangs in an infinite (?) loop circling between chosing language and creating / transferring an user acount ("Do you already own a mac?").
According to the forum, the problem seems to be connected to problems concerning the network card.
Solution 1: Importing an account from an existing (Tiger) installation.
Solution 2: Booting with the flag "Graphics Mode"="640x480x32". The resulting low screen-resolution prevents the setup screen, thus skipping the "loop". As one is not able to create a new username, only the default "admin" is created. This can be changed later on.
Solution 3: Some people reported success with disabling the network card in the bios or disconnecting the cable.
Solution 4: Boot using "-s" flag then type ->
Issue:Upon booting DVD installer you see a message "waiting for root device…" This is a known issue that comes up quite frequently. Your IDE or SATA chipset may not be supported by the installer. Unfortunately there is no easy fix for this problem. You must have a working install of OSX to do this.
Solution 1 Find a known working kext for your specific chipset.(Google is your friend)
Create a folder named Extensions on your Desktop
Unpack Extensions.mkext from the Leopard.ISO in this folder
Remove the MeDevil's kext(AppleNforceATA.kext)
Replace with the one known to work for your chipset
Fix the permissions on your new file
type
and place the newly created Extensions.mkext into the ISO and burn it to DVD and try again.

Issue:P-State Stepper Error 18 at step 2 on CPU X Possible Fix
Solution: If you are using Wrong DSDT or which doesn't support you Motherboard Bios then you will get this Error. once you used a correct patched DSDT with Bios Version then you will get your system working .

FakeSMC: [Fatal] failed to initialize SMC device
Issue:FakeSMC: (Fatal) failed to initialize SMC device
Solution: Reinstall OSX Make sure you have Installed FakeSMC.Kext and checked SMC plugin ,will solve your issue.
flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
Issue:flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
Solution: boot with flag GraphicsEnabler=Yes ,always solves this issue.

Fix Mac App Store error
Issue:Your device or computer could not be verified. Contact support for assistance.
Solution:1: Go to /Extra in your main hard drive and open the text file org.Chameleon.boot.plist with TextEdit. This is the configuration file for the Chimera bootloader (which UserDSDT uses). Add this string to the part of the file between <dict> and </dict>:
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
Then reboot. If this doesn't solve the errors, proceed to the next solution.
Solution:2: If neither of the above solutions fix the issue, open the System Preferences app and go to the Network section. On the left-hand column in the Network section, select each of the items and remove it by clicking the minus sign on the bottom of the column.
Then, go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration in your main hard drive and delete NetworkInterfaces.plist. Or alternatively, drag it to the desktop (as a backup, in case things go wrong).
By removing all of the Network items in System Preferences and deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist, you have effectively reset the network configuration for Mac OS X. Reboot (you may have to reconfigure your internet connection afterwards).
How to Find kexts (Driver) for your Hardware

How to Find kexts (Driver) for your Hardware

Hi to Everyone ,
Lots of people asking a Similar Question " I have Intalled Mac OS X Maverick/ML/L/SL but my Sound ,Ethernet,Graphics etc. is Not working and i know what to install ".???

To Identify the Hardware
Download and run app System Info http://www.osx86.net/files/file/2243-system-info/

Able to run on Windows ,LINUX ,Mac but you just need Java Enabled or installed .

Goto Downloads Section Find Kexts for If your kexts you need is not there ,use Google or net to search your kexts.

How to Dual Boot Clover with Windows 8.1 & Mac OSX Mavericks on Legacy Bios System or MBR Systems.

Hi Everyone ,,
Clover is Very Advanced and Powerfull Bootloader ,Although lots of Hackintosh users not get this working like Chameleon. I tried my best to make this Easy and Simple for Newbie/Noob for Hackintosh and Tonymacx86 Users ..


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This guide will show you how to dual boot both Windows and OSX using the Clover Bootloader on the same hard drive with Legacy Bios e.g Award Bios ,Phoenix etc. or MBR Formatted HDD.
Chameloen is not able to run or make Newest Hardware to make full supported in OSX then you need Clover Bootloader which has lots of unique features e.g .Kext patching on the fly,ATI Mobility and Nvidia fix,DSDT Patching ,Native Resolution ,and lot's of Excellent Features ..

Pre-Requisites:

1) Clover Bootloader =you can Downlaod Slytherin or Clover.pkg
2) Clover Configurator (Similar App like Chameleon Wizard and Champlist ).

3)BootDiskUtility (Application Creates Bootable Usb of Clover Bootloader on Windows )


STEPS:
I've assumed you have a Windows 8 /8.1 dvd OR USB and a Lion/ML/Mavericks DVD OR USB Unibeast

1. First of all install windows 8.1 , while in the install phase, Partition 2 disks, 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for Mavericks.
2. After installing windows 8.1 Insert Maverick installer media and install Maverick..

3. While in the Install Phase, Create a new partition with the disk utility(the one you didnt use for windows) and format it mac journaled. install Mavericks ,Select Clover Standard in Customize/Bootloader/Clover in Niresh Distro's and boot to desktop.

3a. if you didn't install a Bootloader to disk, use Clover and install it now. it will install as an application. or if it will not installed then boot with your installation Media .
See screenshots for Options you need to select :

Configure your Config.plist (same like org.chameleon.plist) using Clover Configurator ..Use my Config.plist as example ..

Note: Before Restarting you need driver Ntfs.efi for clover in EFI/Clover/Driver64.if you not install this driver then you will see your Partition detection as ScreenShot :Posted Image
after installing Screenshot:Posted Image

Differnce is only Drive name Detection as Before NTfs.efi showing Legacy HD1 or else After showing as Normal Drive name you are getting in Windows and Mac too..
4. Now you cannot boot into windows 8.1 No problem
4a. Reboot your Mavericks and select your Partition Named as System Reserved , .

5.Windows will start if not then you need to Repair your Windows 8.1.

5a.insert the windows 8.1 dvd drive or USB

click next and select repair at the bottom left


Select command prompt and type in



(type and press enter after each line)

Diskpart
list disk
select disk 0 
<---normally your 1 disk with two partitions, windows and Mac
list partition <---- if you see 3 DO NOT PANIC, system reserved is where the windows 8.1 boot location is
select partition <----SELECT the system reserved partition(very important, its around 350 MB)
active<----set selected partition as active
exit<----exit the diskpart program (You could also do a Startup repair)
now close the command prompt and repair the computer(1st option)


once repaired you will boot into windows! Hooray!! !!windows is fixed.


(HERE You can use Easybcd to Dual or triple boot using windows as Main OS)
Note: if your can't boot with Mac Partition then Use Bootdiskutility to Boot and Install Clover again..

PS:if you want to automatically boot with windows drive Ntfs.efi is necessary in Efi/Clover/Drivers64 then set your Option 

Now you have Successfully installed Mavericks and Windows !!Good Luck!!

Here are some screenshots :
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Note: Some drives are hidden in Clover Boot Menu ,that's why they are not showing ,only necessary drive's are there..

The Best Hackintosh Laptops of 2013-2014 - Mavericks Edition 10.9.2


It's very difficult to find a laptop that can easily be turned into Hackintosh. As mentioned in our Hackintosh compatibility guide, most laptops aren't good Hackintoshes, because the compact design of laptops makes it very difficult to replace non-compatible parts. With this in mind, we are proud to introduce our (long overdue) list of Hackintosh-compatible laptops for 2013 and 2014.

All of the laptops on this list can run OS X Mavericks, and use 3rd-generation Intel processors ("Ivy Bridge" generation). Unlike in previous iterations of the list, all of the laptops in this year's list will require at least one hardware replacement-- the WiFi card. Unfortunately, the number of laptops using Mac OS X-compatible WiFi cards in the last few years has shrank dramatically, to the point that it's no longer practical for us to maintain the "no hardware replacements" rule.

On a positive note, the laptops on this year's list tend to work much better with Mac OS X than laptops from previous lists. Laptop Hackintoshing has gone very far since we last touched upon it-- these days, advanced DSDT patching has essentially become the norm, and more laptop-specific kexts and drivers are available for users than ever before. While it's still true that no normal laptop will ever run Mac OS X as well as a real Macbook, these days, some laptops can get pretty darn close.



HP ProBook 4540s ($600)

What You Get: The HP ProBook 4540s is a standard sized laptop with a 15.6-inch screen at 1366x768 resolution, and a pretty great keyboard. At 2.4 kilograms and 3.4 centimeters of thickness, the 4540s isn't the prettiest laptop in the bunch, but it's reliable enough for everyday use. There are multiple models that use different 3rd-generation Intel processors, varying from the lowest-end Core i3 to the highest-end Core i7. Overall, it's a very diverse selection; no matter what you're looking for, the ProBook 4540s line will probably have the right laptop for you. A few models include discrete graphics cards, but you won't be able to use them-- Mac OS X only works with the integrated graphics on most laptops. The battery life for the 4540s on Mac OS X is about 3-4 hours, which isn't great, but it's not a dealbreaker, either.

Hackintosh Ability: As usual, the HP Probook takes the gold medal for Hackintosh compatibility. The amount of development that has gone into making Mac OS X work on this laptop is unprecedented-- virtually every single feature of this laptop works in Mac OS X, including sound, graphics, power management, sleep mode, the HDMI port, HDMI audio, the battery meter, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, ethernet, and multi-touch gestures on the trackpad. If you're looking to set up your first-ever Hackintosh, and you really want it to be a laptop for some reason, then choose the 4540s.

That being said, not everything is perfect with the 4540s. A few features still don't work in OS X Mavericks, including WiFi (unlike in previous generations, you'll have to replace the WiFi card in your ProBook) and Bluetooth (since Bluetooth depends on the WiFi card). The external microphone doesn't work either, but that's a relatively minor issue. As in previous generations, the VGA port, camera, and brightness levels on the ProBook are also still "finicky"-- your mileage may vary.

Beyond its basic compatibility with Mac OS X, the main benefit of buying a ProBook 4540s is the sheer ease of setup. When you install Mac OS X on a 4540s, you're walking on well-trodden ground. The installation process itself is a breeze, compared to other laptops: simply install OS X Mavericks normally with Unibeast, and then run the ProBook Installer (a specialized app for ProBooks that will install all of the necessary kexts and make any necessary DSDT edits to your laptop automatically). Virtually every possible issue in the installation process has been noted and documented in the HP ProBook forum on tonymacx86. Need help? The tonymacx86 forums are there for you.



HP ProBook 6470b ($700) or HP ProBook 6570b ($800)
What You Get: The HP ProBook 6470b and 6570b are essentially the exact same laptops as the ProBook 4540s, except their screens are more pixel-dense, and therefore arguably better (or at least more expensive). The 6570b has a 15.6-inch screen at 1600x900 resolution, compared to the 1366x768 resolution of the 4540s. Meanwhile, the smaller-sized 6470b has a 14-inch screen at 1366x768 resolution. Otherwise, the hardware between all of these models is pretty much identical.

NOTE: In terms of business-level laptops, the HP EliteBook 8470p and 8570b are virtually identical to the consumer-level 6470b and 6570b, respectively. As a result, the EliteBooks should work equally well in Mac OS X.

Hackintosh Ability: As previously mentioned, the 6470b and 6570b are essentially just beefed-up copies of the 4540s, except with bigger screens. Therefore, it's little surprise that both of these models are just as compatible with Mac OS X. Like the 4540s, virtually every feature of the laptops works in Mac OS X: sound, graphics, power management, sleep mode, the HDMI port, HDMI audio, the battery meter, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, ethernet, multi-touch gestures on the trackpad, etc. Other working features include the Displayport and the card reader (as long as you disable Firewire in the BIOS of the laptop)-- the 4540s doesn't include either of these features.

Fortunately, the installation process for the 6470b and 6570b is just as easy as it is for the 4540s: install Mac OS X with Unibeast, and then run the ProBook Installer. The installation process isn't exactly as well documented as it is for the 4540s, but the ProBook Installer makes it easy enough overall. The same caveats for the 4540s also apply for these laptops: for WiFi (and Bluetooth) to work properly, the WiFi card needs to be replaced. It's also unclear how well the external microphone, camera, VGA port, and brightness levels actually work.


Lenovo Ideapad U310 ($600) or Lenovo U410 ($700)                      

What You Get: The Lenovo U310 and U410 give you the same specifications as most mid-end laptops, except in a thinner and lighter package. With 13.3-inch and 14-inch screens, respectively, both of these "ultrabooks" are essentially designed as lower-cost alternatives to Apple's own high-end 13-inchers. While neither the U310 nor U410 is quite as tiny as a standard 13-inch Macbook Air, both are relatively compact in their own right, especially compared to their lumbering counterparts from the HP ProBook line. Both the U310 and U410 use 3rd-generation Intel processors and integrated Intel HD graphics-- while the U410 includes a discrete NVIDIA graphics card inside, Mac OS X won't be able to use it. The battery life is 4-5 hours in Mac OS X, which is relatively standard (and slightly better than what you get from most HP ProBooks).

Hackintosh Ability: In terms of Mac OS X compatibility, the Lenovo U310 and U410 work just as well as the very best of the HP ProBooks. Nearly every part is compatible: sound, graphics, power management, sleep mode, the HDMI port, HDMI audio, the battery meter, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, ethernet, multi-touch gestures on the trackpad, brightness controls, and the camera. The only feature that's particularly finicky is the SD card reader, which doesn't work after the laptop wakes from sleep mode. As usual, however, you'll have to replace the WiFi card to have proper WiFi (and Bluetooth).

Unlike the HP ProBooks, however, the installation guide for the U310 and U410 is rather complicated-- while it's very detailed, it's also extremely difficult to read unless you have prior experience with Hackintoshes. Therefore, the U310 and U410 are definitely not ideal choices for your "first Hackintosh". You can use Unibeast to install OS X Mavericks, but the process is quirky-- for instance, you will have to format your hard drive from the command line because Disk Utility doesn't work on this laptop. The post-installation is noticeably more difficult, as well. If you own a ProBook, you can simply run ProBook Installer and call it a day. In comparison, if you own a U310 or U410, you will have to patch your DSDT manually with MaciASL. You'll also have to generate your own SSDTs (read the installation guide for more details). While none of this is really difficult, it's certainly inconvenient.

The most inconvenient part of all is probably replacing the WiFi card: unlike the HP Probook, both the U310 and U410 include a hardware "whitelist" in their BIOS, meaning the laptop won't be able to recognize replacement WiFi cards by default. To remove the whitelist, you will have to install a patched BIOS on your laptop. Every individual laptop requires its own specially patched BIOS, so to do this, you will personally have to extract your own laptop's BIOS and submit it to specialists online for patching (again, read the guide for more details).



Lenovo G580 ($500)
What You Get: The Lenovo G580 is an average 15.6-inch laptop with a great keyboard. The specifications of the G580 are comparable to most of the laptops in the HP ProBook line: it's 3rd-generation Intel, and relatively heavy. Like the Lenovo U310 and U410, which are its Ultrabook counterparts, the Lenovo G580 gets about 4-5 hours of battery life in Mac OS X.

Hackintosh Ability: Like other Lenovo laptops featured on previous iterations of this list, the Lenovo G580 offers a reasonably good, if not perfect, alternative to the laptops of the HP ProBook line. Almost all of the laptop's major features work in Mac OS X, including sound, graphics, power management, sleep mode, the battery meter, USB 2.0, ethernet, multi-touch gestures on the trackpad, the camera, and brightness controls. The sound only works with the VoodooHDA kext, which is generally considered an inferior solution to the more standard AppleHDA kext-- however, it's still workable. In addition, sleep mode is a bit finicky, but also workable. You'll also have to replace the WiFi card to have proper WiFi (and Bluetooth). The only features that don't work at all are the card reader, USB 3.0, and HDMI audio, none of which are necessarily make-or-break features.

Compared to the Lenovo U310 and U410, the Mac OS X installation guide for the Lenovo G580 is probably less complicated. However, it's definitely still not as smooth as you might like-- you'll probably need prior experience to get this laptop fully up and running in Mac OS X. After installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast, you'll have to install some basic kexts with Multibeast, manually install a few more extra kexts, set a couple of boot options, manually patch your DSDT with MaciASL, and generate your own SSDTs-- it's inconvenient, but then again, none of these steps are particularly difficult for experienced users.  Fortunately, the G580 doesn't have a BIOS whitelist, meaning that you can replace your WiFi card with pretty much anything you want (as long as it works in Mac OS X).


Acer Aspire S3-391 ($1000)
What You Get: The Acer S3-391 is probably the most compact laptop on this list. If you're looking for a Hackintosh ultrabook that's truly portable, you'll probably want to go with this. At just 1.4 kilograms and 1.8 centimeters in thickness, the 13.3-inch S3-391 is essentially a clone of the 13-inch Macbook Air. The battery life for this laptop is around 5 hours in Windows (and probably the same in Mac OS X), which isn't great compared to the 10+ hour battery life on the newest Macbook Airs-- nevertheless, it's workable. Unsurprisingly, the S3-391 is also the most expensive laptop on this list.

NOTE: There are multiple versions of the S3-391 available spanning over multiple generations of the Intel processors, but for the purposes of this list, we're only referring to the models that use 3rd-generation Intel processors.

Hackintosh Ability: Although it may be less well-known than other laptops on this list, the Acer S3-391 is pleasantly compatible with Mac OS X. Almost all of the laptop's major features work correctly in OS X, including sound, graphics, power management, sleep mode, the battery meter, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, ethernet, multi-touch gestures on the trackpad, the camera, and brightness controls. As usual, you'll also have to replace the WiFi card to have proper WiFi (and Bluetooth). The only feature that doesn't work at all is the SD card reader, which is no big loss.

The Mac OS X installation process for the S3-391 is pleasantly well-documented. Certain parts of the process are rather complicated, but overall, the guide isn't particularly difficult to follow if you have some previous Hackintoshing experience. After installing OS X Mavericks with Unibeast and installing a few basic kexts with Multibeast, you'll have to perform some DSDT patching with MaciASL, generate your own SSDTs, patch your audio kexts manually, and install a variety of extra kexts. Most of these steps are more or less straightforward, although most of them aren't exactly easy to do. Meanwhile, replacing the WiFi card should also be reasonably straightforward, since Acer never includes BIOS whitelists in their laptops.



Conclusion
There are a lot more compatible laptops in the Hackintoshing world, but most of them use outdated hardware, or don't have a coherent installation method for OS X Mavericks. This list is constantly expanding, as I find more laptops that fulfill these requirements. For now, keep your eyes peeled on hackintoshrizwan.blogspot.in