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