In recent years if you are a tech enthusiast you will surely have heard of hackintosh asking you what it can be and especially how it works. In this guide we will go to see in detail everything that a hackintosh can do and how it works.

Hackintosh is the name you give to a non-Apple build that has on installed macOS.

Over the years, installation techniques have improved and have evolved to a level of stability that directly competes with the machines of the cupertino house.

Let’s see all the advantages of doing a hackintosh over purchasing a Mac.

Hackintosh’s advantages

At the head of everything is the flexibility of the components. The prices of the Apple home computers are objectively high for the hardware offered.

Think instead that through the procedures used for hackintosh you can build machines with even 350/400€ budget and make it work perfectly with macos.

This allows us to exploit the full power of software such as Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X or MainStage without paying the “brand“ more than the hardware itself.

One of the other strong points is the continued ability to upgrade the hardware of the machine, which in a real Mac is obviously not possible, since so you buy and so remains.

System updates and all macos functions can be activated without any problems, as if you were on a real Mac. Now you will wonder: how can you install macos on a “not-Mac“? Let’s see the procedures used.

Install Macos on non-Apple hardware

To boot the system uses a particular support called Clover bootloader.

It allows us to perfectly emulate the hardware of a real Mac and then allow the installation and execution of macos on a “non-native” jargon machine, as well as the boot of all other operating systems on other disks such as Windows, Linux, etc.

Obviously the procedure needs the skills to make Clover work well with its hardware.

Many tools promise easy installations with just a few clicks but from experience and practice we assure you that the performance obtained from an installation “vanilla” is well away from any tool.

What Vanilla is?

Vanilla is one of the most transparent and less invasive techniques of installing macos.

You use an original Installer downloaded from Apple servers and using TINU you create a bootable USB like you do with Windows.

You install Clover dictating the various parameters for your hardware and you system the BIOS of the PC on which you want to install… The game is over!

They are NOT vanilla:

  • Modified/counterfeit distributions of macos;
  • Methods such as Unibeast/Multibeast, Olarila, ISO or prefabricated distro such as HackintoshZone and Niresh.
Hackintosh, the macos projet on not apple hardware

Good hackintosh to all!!

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