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. 
Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015-2016

Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015-2016

Some time ago, I wanted to buy a Laptop for Hackintosh so I researched a lot about Best Laptops for Hackintosh. That’s why I thought to write a list about Best Laptops for Hackintosh in 2015. So you would not have to do that long and time-consuming research on this topic.
So without wasting anymore time, here is a list of Laptops compatible with latest version of Mac OS X Mavericks and Yosemite. It is very difficult to find fully compatible laptop for Hackintosh because Mac has been build on an entirely different instruction set. Tat’s why no laptop that has been manufactured till now  is fully compatible with Mac.
On top of that, only Broadcom and Atheros WiFi cards are compatible with MAC OS X. And if you don’t have Broadcom or Atheros WiFi adapter in your laptop you will either have to change that Card, or buy an external one all together.

1. Lenovo Z50: Buy Now

Lenovo Z50 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015Lenovo Z50 can be your ultimate replacement for Macbook Pro, having a Intel core i7 4th generation processor with 8 GB of ram and 1 TB hard drive storage. Amazon gives you amazing price discount on this laptop about 51 percent, in term of Hackintosh compatibility this is great laptop i have ever seen, Almost every features work very well including USB ports (2.0 & 3.0), Ethernet, Touch-pad, Bluetooth, Audio, Brightness and Intel HD 4000 Graphics works without any problem only you have to change WiFi card because the WiFi card of this laptop is not compatible with Hackintosh just buy an external WiFi card to solve this little problem.

2. Lenovo G50-70: Buy Now

Lenovo G50-70 - Top 10 Best Laptops for Hackintosh 2015
This is another very impressive and affordable 15.6 inches Hackintosh Laptop from Lenovo with high end specs it has come with Intel core i7-4510U 2.0 GHz Processor with 8 GB of Ram and 1TB of Hard Disk Amazon gives an excellent price discount on this laptop, installation process is very easy and quick, Almost every thing work very well including WiFi, OS X Yosemite work fast and smooth on this laptop you can buy this laptop with out any confusion.  

OS X El Capitan Vanilla Installation Guide

OS X El Capitan Vanilla Installation Guide

Guide :: Install El Capitan Mac OSX on Hackintosh PC [ Vanilla Installation Method 

This is a Guide to install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on PC / Hackintosh ..

This Guide not only Supports Mac OSX  10.11 El Capitan but also all Mac OSX  Beta and Stable versions 10.10 Yosemite , 10.9 Mavericks , 10.8 Mavericks too
El Capitan
Apple Unveiled about El Capitan and provided Developer preview now , if you fail in getting install so don’t expect any Magic wait until Apple Release stable GM Version which will in this Fall July 2015..
This Guide will present you full vanilla installation method none of the OSX Part will modified , I’M using this method from Mavericks and still one and only awesome way …
Requirement :
1.At least 8 GB USB Drive
2. Mac OS X Application
3. Latest revision of Bootloader Clover or Chameleon which supports OS X release
Method 1 : Clover UEFI and Legacy only 
This way Provide you to Upgrade directly without loosing any stuff , just you need to Select Install OSX nothing to do ..
This only and best method across to install as Apple Installation Way but only Support by Clover Bootloader Not by Chameleon Bootloader..

Chimera 4.1 Injects Intel HD 5500 Graphics

We got this little unit for testing a few months back, but kernel support was not in OS X. As of OS X 10.10.3, Broadwell CPU and graphics are now supported. MacMan's addition of CPU support and IGPU injection using the new Chimera 4.1 has allowed the Gigabyte Broadwell BRIX to boot perfectly and without any bootloader configuration.

The only issue with this little box is the m.2 slot Intel BT/WIFI card, which unlike mPCIe slots has no existing alternate to swap in. We're thinking that a Broadcom version will come along soon, but for now the Realtek ethernet is the only method of networking.

Capable Apple Mini Cards + PCIe and mini-PCIe Adapters

Yosemite's new Handoff and Continuity features are pretty amazing. This includes making phone calls, picking up where you left off in apps on other Apple devices seamlessly. Unfortunately even the latest USB Bluetooth 4.0 dongles aren't working at all with this feature. Fortunately there are solutions available that make these features work 100%.

The best way to get Handoff and Continuity features activated is using a native Apple mini networking card from a real 2013/2014 Mac with a specially modified PCIe or mini-PCIe Adapter. I've put a few of these together, and confirm that they work really well.

The first one I made was using an older MacBook Air card with the PCIe adapter. It connects both to PCIe slot and to USB hub on the motherboard. The MacBook card only had 2 antenna pins which were too small and too few for the 4 antenna PCIe adapter. I ended up ordering a iMac card which fit perfectly with PCIe adapter's 4 antenna pins. Both cards work fine with the mini-PCIe adapter as well- however you need to make sure your motherboard (I used an ITX with built in mini-PCIe slot) is fully bluetooth powered. If I were to do it again, I'd get the iMac card first, but both cards are identical Broadcom chipsets.

The following screenshots show how the card shows up on a CustoMac. It's a fully native Broadcom BCM43xx wifi with BRCM20702 Bluetooth USB hub.

You can find the adapters and cards readily available on Amazon or eBay, usually shipping from China. This method provides the best cost savings- I was able to make a full unit for under $50. In addition the website osxwifi.com sells the full package- no assembly required. This method costs extra because of the convenience and assurance that the right parts are ordered.

Continuity Activation Tool is an open source script to get Continuity working with some older Macs built in Bluetooth module- this could also work with some Bluetooth 3.0 cards. Check out Github for the latest download of Continuity Activation Tool. Unfortunately this doesn't enable 3rd party USB Bluetooth devices though such as the IOGear Bluetooth dongle. EDIT: Continuity Activation Tool 2.0 works with some Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongles.

If you've ordered or enabled a specific card or adapter, this thread is to list all working and functional WIFI/BT adapters which work with Handoff and Continuity features in OS X Yosemite.

Please provide as much detail as possible including model numbers, photos, and screenshots when listing your card and adapter. Thanks!
[Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

[Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

[Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2

2/12/2015 - 10.10.2 Update

Added 1. wireless_bcm94352-100-v2.0.command, 2. config-bcm94352-102.plist and 3. FakePCIID for BCM94352. wireless_bcm94352-100_patch.command deprecated
1/27/15 - BCM94352HMB/AzureWave AW-CB123H 5 GHz update, see Post #840
1/14/15 - BCM94360HMB/AzureWave AW-CB160H added12/9/14 - New Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0
solution, see BCM94352 BT4
11/19/14 - GYMLE BT4LE/Handoff
11/16/14 - BCM94352/US-FCC patch
11/12/14 - Yosemite Release/BCM94352 - 5 GHz/Handoff
2/28/14 - New repo, BCM94352 - 5 GHz working
10/18/13 - Added Airport ssdt Enablers
9/20/13 - Added Airport kext Enablers
9/16/13 - Update v2: Broadcom Support, WiFi + BT, 10.8.5

Airport working OOB on Mavericks/Yosemite with Broadcom BCM94360 and Atheros AR9280 and AR9380. OS X reports Airport Extreme with Wake on Wireless and AirDrop supported. Newer Broadcom WiFi cards no longer require rebranding to work in OS X. Yosemite/Handoff supported on Broadcom WiFi/BT4LE. Yosemite/AirPortBrcm4360.kext Whitelist added for abgn (abgn+ac excluded as of this writing).

BCM943224 HMS, BCM943225 HMB and BCM94352 HMB PCIe Half Mini versions tested. AR9280, AR9285 and AR9287 PCIe Half Mini versions tested. Mini PCIe versions and Mini PCIe to PCIe versions expected to work.

WiFi + BT
  1. BCM94360HMB/AzureWave AW-CB160H, see [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2 - Page 77
  2. BCM94360CD/BCM9331CD native Airport (WiFi) and BT4LE (PCIe 1x, not HM)
    1. 4331 - 10.10 Whitelist
  3. BCM94352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H supports Airport and BT4LE
  4. BCM943224 HMB supports Airport and BT3
  5. For any working WiFi without BT; BT4LE native support, suggest
    1. Dual Mode USB 4.0 Bluetooth Dongle (BCM20702 Chipset) | GMYLE
      1. 10.10 Handoff installation, see BT Handoff below
      2. Credit: minihack, #69, Continuity and Handoff Capable Apple Mini Cards + PCIe and mini-PCIe Adapters

  1. 10.8.5 or newer (The techniques described in this thread do not work in 10.8.4 or earlier)
  2. Supported Vendor/Device_ID (Note 1 below)

User Responsibilities
  1. Supported WiFi card sources - the usual
  2. Antennas - yes
  3. Mini PCIe to PCI/PCIe adapters - no suggestions
    1. Adapter must include motherboard USB connector for working BT

Airport PCIe Half Mini Repo
For wireless_half-mini/ dsdt edits, configure MaciASL/Preferences/Sources/+ with URL:

Airport Injection Methods
​(Select one method)
  1. kext enabler, see airport_kext_enabler folder (repo)
  2. kext edit/Info.plist, see [Guide] airport_pcie-hm_plist_edits.pdf (repo)
  3. dsdt edits, [Guide] airport_pcie-hm_dsdt_edits.pdf (repo)
  4. ssdt enabler, see airport_ssdt_enabler folder (repo)

Airport/WiFi (10.10 and newer)

  1. Whitelist (WiFi) - Credit: Skvo #115, Airport - PCIe Half Mini
    1. AirPortBrcm4360.kext/Whitelist/Supported Device IDs
      1. 0x4331 (BCM94331xx)
      2. 0x4353 (BCM943224xx)
    2. AirPortBrcm4360.kext/Whitelist/Supported Board IDs
      1. See link above
  2. Patches (ASCII or hex edit, not both)
    1. 0x4331
      1. Binary Patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. Find (iMac14,3): Mac-C6EFA63962FC6EA0 or
        2. 4d 61 63 2d 43 36 45 46 41 36 33 39 36 32 46 43 36 45 41 30
        3. Replace (ex., iMac14,2): Mac-27ADBB7B4CEE8E61 or
        4. 4d 61 63 2d 32 37 41 44 42 42 37 42 34 43 45 45 38 45 36 31
    2. 0x4353
      1. Binary Patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. Find (MacBookAir5,2): Mac-2E6FAB96566FE58C or
        2. 4d 61 63 2d 43 36 45 46 41 36 33 39 36 32 46 43 36 45 41 30
        3. Replace (ex., iMac14,2): Mac-27ADBB7B4CEE8E61 or
        4. 4d 61 63 2d 32 45 36 46 41 42 39 36 35 36 36 46 45 35 38 43
  3. Installation ​(Select one method)
    1. FakePCIID for BCM94352.
      1. https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-...i-id/downloads
    2. Kext/binary patch
      1. Skvo, Post #701, [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2 - Page 71
      2. HexEdit, Hex Fiend, 0xED, etc. (edits above)
    3. Clover/kext patch
      1. Download (View Raw) config-bcm94352-100.plist.zip
      2. Paste 1 patch to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch
        1. iMac14,3
        2. MacBookAir5,2
      3. Edit Replace to preferred Board-ID

BT Handoff (10.10 and newer)
  1. Requires AirPortBrcm4360 WiFi Support and BT4LE
  2. Patches/Credit: Dokterdok ​(Select one)
    1. 10.10.2 and newer, Handoff (working)/Hotspot (not tested)
      1. Binary patch: IOBluetoothFamily
        1. Find: 48 85 C0 74 5C 0F B7 48
        2. Replace: 41 BE 0F 00 00 00 EB 59
    2. 10.10 and 10.10.1, Handoff/Hotspot
      1. Binary patch: IOBluetoothFamily
        1. Find: 8B 87 8C 01 00 00
        2. Replace: B8 0F 00 00 00 90
  3. Installation ​(Select one method)
    1. Kext/binary patch
      1. Download (View Raw) wireless_bcm94352-100.command.zip
      2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-100.command
        1. Select patch
          1. Handoff only
    2. Clover/kext patch
      1. Download (View Raw)
        1. 10.10.2 and newer, config-bcm94352-102.plist.zip
        2. 10.10 and 10.10.1, config-bcm94352-100.plist.zip
      2. Paste patch to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch
        1. BT4LE-Handoff-Hotspot

BCM94352 5 GHz/BT Handoff (10.10 and newer)

  1. Requires AirPortBrcm4360 WiFi Support and BT4LE
  2. Patches ​(Select one)
    1. 10.10.2 and newer, 5GHz
      1. Binary patch: AirPortBrcm4360 (US: 1 or 2, not both)
        1. US/FCC the-darkvoid #981
          1. Find: 41 83 FC FF 74 2C 48
          2. Replace: 66 C7 06 55 53 EB 2B
        2. US/FCC AREOS #238
          1. Find: 58 54 00 5D 19 54 21 00 00
          2. Replace: 55 53 00 8D A8 5E B6 00 09
        3. XT/ROW sefki21 #914
          1. Find: 58 54 00 5D 19 54 21 00 00
          2. Replace: 58 54 00 8D A8 5E B6 00 09
    2. 10.10 and 10.10.1, 5GHz
      1. Binary patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. US-FCC Credit: webcivilian, #153
          1. Find: 58 54 00 2B 18 2C 21 00 20
          2. Replace: 55 53 00 0A 36 1C 47 00 0A
        2. XT-ROW Credit: Skvo #840
          1. Find: 58 54 00 2B 18 2C 21 00 20
          2. Replace: 58 54 00 0A 36 1C 47 00 0A
    3. "Airport Extreme" (Optional) - Credit: Skvo
      1. Binary patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. Find: 6B 10 00 00 75 0D
        2. Replace: 6B 10 00 00 90 90
    4. Handoff/Hotspot, see BT Handoff, above
  3. Installation ​(Select one method)
    1. Kext/binary patch
      1. Download (View Raw) wireless_bcm94352-100.command.zip
      2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-100.command
        1. Select patch:
          1. Handoff/BCM94352/US-FCC
          2. Handoff/BCM94352/XT-ROW
    2. Clover/kext patch
      1. Download (View Raw)
        1. 10.10.2 and newer, config-bcm94352-102.plist.zip
        2. 10.10 and 10.10.1, config-bcm94352-100.plist.zip
      2. Paste patch to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch
        1. 5GHz (select one)
          1. BCM94352-5GHz-US-FCC-dv
          2. BCM94352-5GHz-US-FCC
          3. BCM94352-5GHz-XT-ROW
        2. BCM94352-Airport-Extreme (optional)
        3. BT4LE-Handoff-Hotspot

BCM94352 5 GHz Patch (10.9 and newer)

  1. Patches ​(Select one)
    1. 5 GHz/10.9.5 - Credit: Skvo
      1. Binary patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. Find: 58 54 00 20 17 27 20 00 00
        2. Replace: 58 54 00 1B 67 31 95 00 09
      2. Post #825, [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2 - Page 83
    2. 5 GHz - Credit: Skvo
      1. Binary patch: AirPortBrcm4360
        1. Find: 01 58 54
        2. Replace: 01 58 58
      2. Post #249, [Guide] Airport - PCIe Half Mini v2 - Page 25
  2. Installation ​(Select one method)
    1. Kext/binary patch
      1. Download (View Raw) wireless_bcm94352-90_patch.command.zip
      2. Double click Downloads/wireless_bcm94352-90_patch.command
        1. Do not move file
        2. Enter Password
    2. Clover/kext patch
      1. Download (View Raw) bcm94352-90.plist.zip
      2. Paste 1 patch to config.plist/KernelAndKextPatches/KextsToPatch

BCM94352 BT4 (10.10 and newer, 10.9 and newer)

  1. Releases · robvanoostenrijk/BrcmPatchRAM · GitHub, credit the-darkvoid
    1. BrcmPatchRAM - Upload firmware into Broadcom Bluetooth USB devices
  2. BrcmPatchRAM.kext Installation ​(Select one method)
    1. Chimera/Chameleon - System/Library/Extensions/
      1. use kext installer
    2. Clover - EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10/ (and/or 10.9)
  3. Working
    1. Asus BCM94352 (0b05/17cf)
    2. Azurewave CE-123H (13d3/3404

I. Broadcom

Details - Native
  1. BCM94360CD, 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 3 Stream, 1300 Mbs + BT4LE(PCIe x1, not half mini)
  2. BCM94331CD - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 3 stream, 450 Mbs + BT4LE (PCIe x1, not half mini)
  3. BCM943224 HMB, 2.4/5 GHz abgn, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs + BT3

Broadcom Device_IDs (Vendor_ID: 14e4)
  1. Supported Device_ID
    1. 43a0 - BCM94360CD, 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 3 Stream, 1300 Mbs + BT4LE
    2. 4331 - BCM94331CD - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 3 stream, 450 Mbs + BT4LE
      1. 10.10+/Whitelist
    3. 4353 - BCM943224 HMB, 2.4/5 GHz abgn, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs + BT3
      1. 10.10+/Whitelist
    4. 4353 - BCM943224 HMS, 2.4/5 GHz abgn, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs
      1. 10.10+/Whitelist
  2. Supported Device_IDs (injection required)
    1. 43b1 - BCM94352 HMB/AzureWave AW-CE123H, 2.4/5 GHz, ac+abgn, 2 stream, 867 Mbs + BT4LE
    2. 4357 - BCM943225 HMB/AzureWave AW-NB290H, 2.4 GHz, bgn, 2 stream, 108 Mbs + BT3
  3. Unsupported Device_ID
    1. 3a. 4359 - BCM943228 HMB/AzureWave AW-NB111H, 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 2 stream, 300 Mbs + BT4

II. Atheros

Details - Native
  1. AR9280 - 2.4/5 GHz 802.11n, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs
  2. AR9380 - 2.4/5 GHz, abgn, 3 Stream, 450 Mbs

Atheros Device_IDs (Vendor_ID: 168c)
  1. Native Device_IDs (AirPort.Atheros40.kext)
    1. 0030 - AR9380 2.4/5 GHz abgn, 3 Stream, 450 Mbs
    2. 002a - AR9280 2.4/5 GHz abgn, 2 Stream, 300 Mbs
  2. Supported Device_IDs (injection required)
    1. 002e - AR9287 2.4 GHz, abgn, 2 stream, 108 Mbs
    2. 002b - AR9285 2.4 GHz, abgn, 1 stream, 54 Mbs
    3. Combo - AR928x + Bluetooth (limited OS X support for Atheros bluetooth, Note 2 below)

Notes - Atheros WiFi + BT
  1. BT, see RehabMan/OS-X-Atheros-3k-Firmware
  2. See AzureWave NB037H (WiFi+BT Combo) with Kext
  3. Dual Mode USB 4.0 Bluetooth Dongle (BCM20702 Chipset) | GMYLE

System Preferences/Network/Airport

1. Determine WiFi Card Device_ID
  1. Download, install and run DPCIManager | Free System Administration software downloads at SourceForge.net.
  2. Find Vendor-ID 14E4 (Broadcom) or 168E (Atheros) in DPCIManager/PCI
  3. Note Device_ID and verify with supported Device_IDs above.
  4. Vendor/Device ID is 14E4/4353; BCM943224 (example below)

2. Determine WiFi Card/Bluetooth ProductID/VendorID

  1. System Information/Hardware/USB
  2. Select ".. Bluetooth…"/BCM207020A (example below)
    1. ProductID/Convert hex to decimal/Ex. 0x217d = decimal 8573
    2. VendorID/Convert hex to decimal/Ex. 0x0a5c = decimal 2652 (Broadcom)

Problem Reporting (post to this thread with attachments)

  1. Description of WiFi/Bluetooth problem
  2. OS X version/motherboard model/BIOS version/processor/graphics
  3. Procedure/Guide Used
  4. IOReg/File/Save a Copy As... or IOJones/File/Save As..
    1. IORegistryExplorer_v2.1.zip (View Raw)
    2. IOJones
  5. Console/All Messages/kernel airport - select/Save Selection As:
  6. Screen shots:
    1. DPCIManager/Status
    2. System Information/Hardware/Network/WiFi
    3. System Information/Hardware/Bluetooth
    4. System Information/Hardware/USB (Select Bluetooth device)
  7. Chimera/Chameleon (if installed)
    1. Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist
    2. DPCIManager/Misc/Boot Log
    3. Extra/dsdt.aml (if WiFi edited)
    4. Extra/ssdt.aml (if WiFi edited)
  8. Clover (if installed)
    1. EFI/Clover/config.plist
    2. EFI/Clover/misc/debug.log (Set config.plist/Boot/Debug/YES)
    3. EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched/dsdt.aml if WiFi edited)
    4. EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched/ssdt.aml (if WiFi edited)

THe KiNG http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1416
Andy Vandijck http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/ind...owtopic=234570
Skvo #135, Airport - PCIe Half Mini - Page 7
webcivilian, #153, Airport - PCIe Half Mini - Page 8
AREOS #238 Airport - PCIe Half Mini - Page 12


Hi friends! Here are all the guides that I've written based on my experience with the help of my friends. Some are based on existing guides, but I have redefined to suit more system. Most of the guides are about Mavericks. I'm looking forward to receive your feedback to make them better. Thank you!

Audio Desk - GA-H97-HD3 - 4790K - HD4600 - Wifi - ATX

Audio Desk - GA-H97-HD3 - 4790K - HD4600 - Wifi - ATX

 24i/o MOTU Audio Desk
  Audio Desk - GA-H97-HD3 - i7-4790K - HD4600 - WiFi


Apple Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2

GIGABYTE GA-H97-HD3 ATX Intel 1150 Motherboard

Motu 24i/o Core system PCI Express Audio Interface

Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell Refresh Quad-Core Processor

Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet CPU Cooler

Silverstone SOD02 SLIM SLOT-IN SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive

Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Rosewill/Jonsbo/LDLC/Cooltek ATX Trio Fan UMX1

Corsair RM450 Modular Power Supply - Haswell Compatible

Samsung EVO850 250Gb SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Drive

Western Digital Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCIe WIFI Card 450MBPs

OSX Mavericks Hackintosh Install on Sony Vaio Pro 13

OSX Mavericks Hackintosh Install on Sony Vaio Pro 13

Hi, my name is Rizwaan and I wanted to start a thread for this laptop putting together information from other threads. My knowledge on hackintosh, DSDT editing/patching, bootloaders is very limited, so dont expect too much! Also I would like to state that I'm not responsible for any damaged caused by this thread, you continue at your own risk...

So far I managed to get working almost everything to make this laptop usable (at least for me)

Thanks a lot to everyone that worked developing tools and sharing information in forums. Special thanks to RehabMan for the incredible work and knowledge that he shares every day to make this possible.

The whole idea of this post is to share information and continue solving any issues until we make every component working.

Hardware Specifications:
Processor Intel Core i5-4200U, (Dual-core 1.6-2.6GHz, 3MB L3, 22nm, 15W)
Chipset Haswell ULT
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400, (20 EUs at 200-1000MHz)
Display 13.3" Glossy IPS 1080p Touchscreen, (Panasonic VVX13F009G00)
Storage 128GB SSD (Samsung PCIe MZHPU128HCGM)
Networking 802.11n WiFi (Intel Dual-Band Wireless-N 7260), (Dual-Band 2x2:2 300Mbps capable)
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS (Intel)
Audio Realtek HD

Target: OSX Mavericks 10.9.x

Graphics, 1080p panel
Full QE/CI Acceleration on 1080p resolution
Touch Screen
Screen Brightness (with slider)
Audio Output - Input
Battery Status

Not working:
Wifi - intel chip, just using a wifi usb dongle with supported chip
Anything else you could tell me!

More or less:
Bluetooth - Wont start automatically on startup, you must restart the computer to turn on the device

First of all I recommend reading this guides, as they are very useful
Vanilla Install
Haswell Kernel patch by RehabMan
Haswell early reboot, Mavericks, locked MSRs, and HP Envy 15-J063CL (i7-4700MQ)

1) BIOS Settings
SecureBoot: No
Intel AT: Disabled
Boot: Legacy
Boot from External device: Enabled
First Boot Device: External
Thanks to freesco for this

[GUIDE] How to Build a Hackintosh???

In theory, the only way to get an OS X computer is to buy a Mac from Apple; however, in practice, it is possible to build a computer and hack OS X into running on it. There’s a small, but dedicated, community of people who build Hackintoshes. In this series of tutorials I will show you how to join them.
While it is true that Apple controls the hardware of the computers that run their operating system—unlike Microsoft—it is still, for the most part, the same stock, off the shelf components available to everyone.
Apple uses CPUs from Intel, hard drives from Samsung and video cards from NVIDIA. If you carefully select your parts then getting OS X to run on your computer is surprisingly achievable.
In this tutorial I’ll explain why you might want to build a Hackintosh, take you through what parts go in a modern computer, how to choose them and what choices I made. In the next tutorial I will show you how to physically assemble your computer and in the third, and final tutorial, I will take you through installing OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Building a Hackintosh is a project. While it is surprisingly easy to do, it is not as easy as visiting an Apple store and buying an iMac. You’ll have to dedicate time to selecting parts, building the computer, setting up the software and trouble shooting the inevitable minor problems.
There are many great reasons to built a Hackintosh:
[GUIDE] Install Yosemite in GA-X99

[GUIDE] Install Yosemite in GA-X99

Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10-7-packaging_575px.png
Haswell E and Socket 2011-3 Motherboards are out. For any early adopters, know first off that these are not native CPUs yet. We'll have to wait on official kernel support from Apple when the Mac Pro is speed-bumped. Probably later this year or early next.

Haswell E CPUs include the 6 core i7-5820K and i7-5930K, and the 8 core i7-5960K. This necessitates a special workaround for TSC, as described in the following post on x79. 6 and 8 core CPUs need a special kext called VoodooTSCSync by Cosmosis Jones of VoodooProjects.

[Guide] Install Yosemite 10.10

[Guide] Install Yosemite 10.10


*****There are subtle differences in the guide depending on whether you’re using Lion / Mountain Lion or Mavericks*****
*****For Lion / ML use the blue line. For Mavericks use the red line. For Yosemite use the green line.*****

*****If you're creating the installer for Lion/ML use "Essential 03.08.2012" attachment*****
*****Otherwise use the attachment for the version you’re using*****

*****This guide will not work for versions of OS X earlier than Lion (10.7)*****

The all-in-one guide to vanilla OS X + Chameleon + DSDT for beginners

So I’ve built a few hackintoshes now to the point where I’ve a good idea what I’m doing. I’ve gone the distro way before as well as the vanilla way and I agree fully with the idea that vanilla is better. 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 the process better and build better systems. A lot of the leg-work for this guide has been done by other people; although I’m rewriting most of it if anyone wants credit adding to something I’ve accidentally stolen from them just PM me. Throughout the guide I try to avoid scripts and utilities so you can learn what your doing. If you want a one-click install this is not the guide for you; having said that there is nothing technically complicated that isn’t clearly explained so don’t be scared off if you’re a rookie.
If any one has any suggestions on how to improve this guide PM me or mention it on the forum thread.

Those who experience problems make sure you’ve read Part 7 before posting to the forum asking for help.

[Guide] Lenovo Y50 with Clover

I've spent a few days working on Hackintosh-ing this computer, and I've gotten it to a state where I can use it for daily use. There isn't much information on how you can Hackintosh this computer out there and how to fix everything to become usable, so I decided to compile my knowledge together and share it. This guide will walk you through creating a working OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1 dual boot. Now, let's get started...

The Lenovo Y50-70 is a gaming laptop with the following base specifications:
- i7-4710HQ Haswell (4th generation) CPU
- Windows 8.1 64-Bit, installed in UEFI mode
- dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 2GB VRAM
- integrated Intel HD 4600
- Hybrid 500GB + 8GB Solid State Hard Drive
- Intel Wireless-AC 3160 (with Bluetooth 4.0, supporting Bluetooth LE)
- Realtek RTL8111 Ethernet Card
- ALC283 Onboard Audio
- "Lenovo EasyCamera" webcam

[Guide] Patching LAPTOP DSDT/SSDTs


In order to make many OS X features work well on a laptop, you will always need a properly patched DSDT (and SSDTs). The purpose of this guide is to provide a foundation for proper patching of your OEM DSDT/SSDTs.

Although you may be tempted to use a DSDT from another computer, it will almost always end in failure. You simply cannot be certain it is valid to use ACPI files from another computer. Even minor differences in hardware configuration can make for differences that cause instability and weird bugs if you use foreign ACPI files.

The process of patching involves several steps:
- extracting native files
- disassembling the native files
- analysing and filtering the native files
- patching
- saving (compiling) and installing

[Guide] Booting the OS X installer on LAPTOPS with Clover UEFI


One of the first challenges you'll face in installing OS X to your laptop will involve getting the OS X installer to boot from USB. This guide is for those wishing to use Clover UEFI. Although some of the information and files contained here could be used for Clover legacy (just different selections in the Clover installer), one of the main advantages of Clover is UEFI booting, so I'll focus on that here.

Fix Security Update 2015-003 Breaks NVIDIA Web Driver Again (GUIDE)

Just attempted the update and again the driver is broken.

Using Terminal enter the following:

sudo pico /System/Library/Extensions/NVDAStartup.kext/Contents/Info.plist

Then change the line



Press Control+O then enter to save the changes and then press Control+X to exit

Then enter the following two commands. Hit enter after each one

sudo kextcache -system-prelinked-kernel
sudo kextcache -system-caches