To get your iATKOS Y release, follow the 3 steps below..


- It will be sent one by one over a high bandwidth source to donators.

- It will be sent to your e-mail address as a personal torrent file. 

- It will be sent in 24-48 hours if you apply the 3 steps below correctly. If not, you will get an email for further instructions.
Priority users get their releases in a few hours (less than 12h).

- Previous iATKOS donators whom donated at least 1$ before the date 9th of February 2014 for previous iATKOS releases, do not need to re-donate for iATKOS Y, they will get iATKOS Y and the support for free if they like to. They just need to fill and send the form below this page.

- iATKOS M users need to re-donate if they want to get iATKOS Y.

- iATKOS Y is also a general OSX86 release but unlike previous releases and like the iATKOS M, iATKOS Y has an improved auto-detection and auto-configuration software that configures the installer for its target computer. You can viewBasic Information topic.

- Each iATKOS Y dmg image (which is sent one by one to donators) is locked to its target computer, is unique for its target computer. Simply, every target computer only works with their own iATKOS Y dmg release.

- Donators that are willing to upgrade a part of their computers do not need to re-donate, they should just contact us.

- I suggest you to see our Example Installations and Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to have a view about iATKOS Y before getting it.

- Do not forget that iATKOS Y is an OSX86 release which is only for testing purposes and there is no guarantee that it will work on your hardware. Get it only if you like to.

- If you want to continue using Mac OS X after testing, you should buy a real Mac from Apple Store.

Follow the 3 steps below to request and download your iATKOS Y (Mac OS X Yosemite) release:

Step 1 ->> Donate to iATKOS using PayPal or Bitcoin.  (Why donate?)

Minimum donation amount: $10 / €9 / £7 / 0,05 BTC
Priority service donation amount: $20 / €18 / £14 / 0,1 BTC
One donation for one computer.

Step 2 ->> Create Hardware Information Report of your target computer.

- Hardware Information Report on Windows: Installhwinfo32/64 and get the fully detailed information (.txt, .htm or .log file).
- Hardware Information Report on Mac OS X: Download and run It will create the info.txt hardware report file on same location.
- Hardware Information Report on Linux: Create lshw dump with root privileges (sudo lshw > report.txt) which includes detailed hardware information.
- Hardware Information Report with no Operating System: If you do not have an installed operating system or if you don't want to use your operating system to create hardware information report, then you can fire up a Linux Live CD (ie. GParted Live CD, Ubuntu Live CD), boot from it and create thelshw dump with root privileges (sudo lshw > report.txt).

>> Do not change the hardware parts/configuration (including internal hard disks and solid state disks) after sending the form, otherwise your iATKOS Y might not work <<

Step 3 ->> Fill and send the iATKOS Y Request Form.

All of the fields should be filled out correctly for us to create and send your iATKOS Y release.

iATKOS Y (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) Hackintosh Desktop/Laptop PC Installer

Basic Information

- iATKOS Y is the Yosemite version of the OSX86 installer releases of iATKOS team.
The system version of the latest revision of iATKOS Y is Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.
We announced it on Feb. 2015 and released it on March 2015.

- iATKOS Y is a 7.8GB hybrid multi-partition dmg image file and it can only be installed using 8GB or bigger USB Flash Stick/HDD.
You will have to restore the iATKOS Y installer dmg image file to your target USB Flash Stick/HDD by following the instructions and boot with the USB device to install the system.
You can restore the dmg image to USB Flash on a PC (with Windows/Linux) or on a Mac.

- iATKOS Y is both for PC's and Real Macs.

- iATKOS Y dmg image includes 3 bootloader options to boot the iATKOS Y USB installer on your PC.
You can boot iATKOS Y USB installer with Clover UEFI, Clover Legacy, Chameleon Legacy bootloaders of your choice and you can install any of them to your target computer.
Clover version is 2.3k r3232, Chameleon version is 2.3 r2716.
This release is prepared to support wider range of computers by its hybrid multi-boot structure.

- For Macs, you can boot with the iATKOS Y USB by selecting it on the boot device selection screen.
Press and hold 'alt/option' key after pressing the Power button of your Mac until the boot devices menu comes up.

- iATKOS Y is designed only for Native Installation.
No Virtual Machine installations (Virtual Box/VMWare/Parallels etc.)

- Easy installation on Software RAID volumes. No additional user actions needed.

- iATKOS Y can work with AHCI, RAID and Non-AHCI (IDE) SATA modes.
No need to set SATA to AHCI Mode anymore.

- Network, Sound, Graphics, SATA/IDE and some other devices will be auto-detected and mostly auto-configured according to your hardware setup.

- iATKOS Y is designed for Clean installation.
You can migrate your Data/Accounts/Applications from another system using Migration Assistant after installation.

- Using software updater to apply main system updates just like Real Macs is possible using iATKOS Y on most of the compatible computers.

- Default Yosemite setting which shares your search terms you entered on Spotlight and Safari to Apple's and Microsoft's servers is disabled on iATKOS Y. Because, we think this is sort of a security breach, even for personal use.
You can turn on the option anytime if you want your Spotlight and Safari search results to become more specific for your location and your needs.

- Like the previous iATKOS releases, iATKOS Y is designed to run better on more compatible computers because of its original/vanilla/retail base system.

- UEFI/Legacy multi-boot operations (Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux) are easier.

- Wide range of options to make basic hardware work.

Adding Windows 10 to my Yosemite Build on a single SSD - a few questions

Here's what I'm thinking will be the process but I need some feedback as to if this is going to work at all.

I already have a partition on my SSD to install windows. (FAT32) Then I have Yosemite up and running on the other partition on the drive.

Here's where I'm not so sure if it'll work: If I install Windows 10 on the partition I made for it and then boot back into Yosemite will I be able to reinstall clover? I know that Windows sprays EFI stuff all over the place but by reinstalling clover will I be able to overwrite all of it?

Very sorry if that was not worded well. Also, if I'm coming at this from the completely wrong angle I'm completely open to another way of doing this.

Thanks in advance r/hackintosh

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Anyone got any information on the titan x and its ability regarding whether it will work in any future hackintosh builds?

Just wanna find out some more information from any developing users and people that build themselves about the "titan x" and whether it actually works in hackintosh builds. Some people claim to have got it running to its full spec. Not 100% sure if its something i'd be able to do myself

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Installed Mavericks, few issues.

So i got mavericks installed, it boots fine, all displays work etc etc. However my sound doesn't work.

The specs:

i7 2600 2x GTX 670 Asus Maximus V Gene M-Board 12gb Ram 1333mhz Anything else needed? I can imagine now

Well anyway, on previous versions of OS X (Lion, MLion) sound has worked fine through installing the Realtek ALC889 Driver through Multibeast. However when doing the same this time i get no sound whatsoever through the motherboard port or the front IO ports, same headset and everything. Is this something to do with Mavericks specifically? Anything else i can try?

Also, when trying to sign into the App Store with my Apple ID i always get the error "Connection Failed". Another issue being the top of the App Store window looks like this. That normal?

Finally, on windows Shift+2 would give me " but now it gives me @. Can i change that?

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Awful performance from a GTX 970.

I'm running a dual boot Windows 10 / Hackintosh (Yosemite) machine. I've had it running for about two years. Originally I had an EVGA GTX 670 in it, but I replaced it with a 970 about a month ago.

I just imported a project into Davinci Resolve and I'm getting terrible performance. With a relatively simple 2K ProRes project, I'm getting about 10fps when I try to play through the timeline.

I've had plenty of unanswered questions with Resolve with respect to display and rendering GPUs, so I closed that and ran NovaBench.

Here's the results from my Hackintosh. Most telling is: Graphics Tests (Score: 177) - 3D Frames Per Second: 565

I booted into Windows 7 and ran Novabench from there. Here's those results. Graphics Tests (Score: 1163) - 3D Frames Per Second: 2979

I'm hoping that something is wrong and I'm not doomed to poor performance with a 970 GTX because I picked a not-very-compatible card or something. I'm using the most recent NVIDIA web drivers.

In fact, I found the Novabench I ran with the 670 GTX. It performed better. Graphics Tests (Score: 203) - 3D Frames Per Second: 685

Possible causes:

I'm really at a loss. I wonder if it's that the web drivers aren't good enough compared to the drivers I'm able to install in Windows? Also, my i7 chip has an integrated GPU on it. Everything that I read on my computer displays the GTX 970 (About This Mac, Davinci Resolve, Novabench), but is there any possibility it could be interfering? I turned off "internal graphics" in the Gigabyte bios, but it didn't appear to change.

Here's my general build:

Yosemite 10.10.3

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155

Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155

EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 256bit

16GB RAM (8GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600

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Help after load screen the monitor turns off.

So I had this problem before and found my notes on my phone from 2013 when it happened.


No for no gpu.


1 for 9400



I screwed up about 5 months ago and needed to reinstall so I just used Linux until I could get to my friends house and make another usb startup.

I have tried the above and it is not working on Mavericks or the newest OS.

Also I have no clue what the other stuff is after the PCI any help would be great.

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So r/hackintosh, how about it?

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Compatibility check: Mainly nervous about motherboard.

I'm planning a hackintosh build for my wife for next Christmas. I'm confident I can handle the installation, but I wanted to get a compatibility check from you folks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor $146.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $48.45 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $494.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-30 11:55 EDT-0400

These parts are all listed as compatible on the Tonymacx86 hardware list. But, searching the forums on that site and reading mixed success/failure stories makes me nervous. Has anyone here had specific problems/success with the parts I've selected?

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10.11 Rootless -- the story so far

The clover people have added the ability to set the CSR setting that Apple is using to control "rootless" at the UEFI level:

this will be available in versions 2.3k v3251 and later and involves adding two RtVariables to config.plist (CsrActiveConfig and BooterConfig)

(these won't mess up Yosemite boots)

Public Beta 3 and I guess DP4 no longer honors the "rootless=0" bootflag so for new installs it's either this or somehow booting into the El Capitan recovery partition and setting the CSR security flag there, either via the CLI csrutil command or the Security menu item in the installer (csrutil doesn't work during a regular 10.11 boot).

Clover team hasn't yet figured out how to get kext injection working apparently.

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Installing OS X Yosemite on Existing Build -- Triple Boot System (OS X, Windows 10, (Arch) Linux)

Hey all, I need some help as I have run into a bit of snag installing OS X Yosemite on my existing build. I tried to follow the guides as closely as I could without feeling like I downgraded; my build is the following:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI (wasn't originally the one I wanted but they messed up my free upgrade)

CPU: Intel i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad Core Processor

GPU: Gigabyte WINDFORCE GeForce GTX 960 OC 2GB GDDR5

RAM: 32GB Crucial Tactical Ballistix

Storage: 3 x Crucial BX100 250GB SATA SSD 1 x Hitachi 0f10311 2TB SATA 3.Gb/s 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer HDD

CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Liquid CPU Cooler 240mm

PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-650 650W

Chassis: Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Military Green Steel ATX Mid Tower

This was my third attempt at installing OS X Yosemite on my computer, after the first time I was feeling antsy and installed Windows 8.1 update 1 on the second drive. The third time actually worked, but it required I use a lot of boot flags:

  • nv_disable=1
  • npci=0x300
  • cpus=1
  • -v
  • "Graphics Mode"="1024x768x32@60"
  • maxmem=2048
  • IGPEnabler=No
  • GraphicsEnabler=No
  • PCIRoot=0
  • PCIRootUID=1
  • UseKernelCache=No

I believe this is what they are, and the ones I used. After using these I could boot into the OS X Installer but it was really glitchy and slow. I formatted my first hard drive and installed successfully, went through multibeast and all.
In order to boot into it I had to go to the boot settings and choose my drive, I then had one option for apple, clicked it, got options for apple and windows. I tried to boot into it off the bat, couldn't. Tried to boot into it using the flags, got in, really glitchy (black bars flashing across the screen). Then tried it again with the flags and it got stuck at the login screen.

I seem to be making progress, but I'm having a lot of troubles. If anyone could help me? Should I be using the tonymacx86 procedures or Clover? Am I doing anything extra? wrong? Let me know. Thank you

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Windows 10 drivers for BCM94360CD Wifi+BT card?

I just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 and everything seems to work fine except Bluetooth. I'm using the Apple BCM94360CD card. The drivers from Bootcamp Support Software 5.1.5621 or 5.1.5640 that were working in Windows 8.1 no longer work, and I don't see any newer ones.

Has anyone successfully gotten Bluetooth to work with this card in Windows 10?

Thanks in advance!

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Want to dual boot Yosemite with Windows 10 on an existing build, how shall I proceed?

I built a hackintosh early 2011, which has been almost perfectly stable over the years. Specs as follows:


Ga-Z68a-d3-b3 (award bios)
8gb Ram
HD4850 (upgraded to GFX770)
256Gb SSD, Chimera bootloader dual booting
*Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1)
*Mountain Lion 10.8.5


With Windows 10 out, I think it's time to upgrade the Os'.
I have bought a second SSD so that I can install each OS on a separate drive.


Possible process:
*Upgrade windows 8.1 to 10 to acquire new key. Download ISO via Microsoft.
*Upgrade bios to UEFI from gigabyte site
*Clean install windows 10
*Clover install Yosemite on other disk


I've never used Clover, and don't care about imessage etc so is it worth doing?
I'm also wondering whether my Windows needs re-activation is I change the bios. Does this process sound sensible, anyone else in a similar situation?

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Message help

i got message to work. After some steps i lost it again. I know my serial is correct. I can send myself messages from hackintosh, and receive them from iPad. and vice-versa. However, I cannot send messages to friend using mackintosh, i can with iPad and these messages (sent from iPad) show up on the hackintosh.

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Thunderbolt question

Hey guys, So I have the gigabyte thunderbolt motherboard, and have windows 8.1 and the Intel thunderbolt drivers installed. My problem currently is that I can only see my thunderbolt hard drive if i boot windows and then boot Mac. If I boot Mac and reboot, the drives don't show. Does anyone have any thoughts/tips here?

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Clevo P750ZM / Sager NP9752 - El Capitan 10.11 DP4 - full nVidia graphics acceleration working

I upgraded my Clevo P750ZM 980m from Yosemite to El Capitan Developer Preview 1. Upgrade was successful however I was running into lots of issues trying to get full nVidia graphics acceleration.

Web Driver 346.03.01b06 kept booting up into a black screen. This was eventually resolved by upgrading to Developer Preview 4, booting up with nv_disable=1 and installing AppleGraphicsControl.kext from

It didn't work at first though, I had to go back and reinstall the web drivers again for some reason, and so far it is working using SMBIOS MacPro3,1

There are some minor issues, I notice animations seem to have some tearing? it just doesn't seem smooth like on Yosemite.

Some benchmarks (will add more shortly)

Cinebench R15 OpenGL - 87.05 fps

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New Yosemite install - What next?

This is the first install I've done since 10.5 so i'm a little lost with everything 'working' out of box. Here's specs

ASRock Z97M Pro4
Intel Core i5-4690K
8GB DDR3-2400
Sapphire Radeon R9 290x 4GB

I've got everything installed with Clover and it appears to be working alright. Injecting FakeSMC and Intel NIC kexts on boot, using VoodooHDA for audio. I'm not sure what else needs to be done. The only other issues I'm having are with dual monitors (HDMI/DVI) and HDMI audio. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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[Help] First hackintosh with some errors

So just today I bought a SATA cable to complete the installation of my second hard tribe for OS X. I got to the installation screen no problem no boot flags or anything. I started to install Yosemite onto the hard drive that I had formatted correctly using disk utility and all was going well. Around 5 minutes left the installation ALWAYS fails with "OS X could not be installed on your computer. An error occurred while extracting files from the package "AdditionalSpeechVoices.pkg". Quit the installer to restart your computer and try again". If anyone could help me at all it would be great. I'm using unibeast and ran it on a VM I had setup on windows. I have not yet tried re-running unibeast but I will tomorrow. If anyone could help it would mean a lot. Thank you.

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What is Hackintosh Daily Use Like?

Once you get over the first install hump of fully enabling (or as close as you will get with your kit) the features of your hardware, how stable is daily use of your Hackintosh?

I am weighing an actual Mac vs. building one, and want to know what I am getting into potentially.

I like the idea of getting more raw power and upgradability for my buck than the current Apple hardware options. (Frankly I feel like I am part of an under-served market that Apple used to serve but abandoned, but that's another story)

Looking over the guides, I am not afraid to go to war to get it a build working, but am curious, once you are over that initial plateau, how "buggy" is daily life in your experience?

Barring the issues with getting each release working (which its reasonable to assume is messy) is daily driving like having a Mac or is it more like having Linux on a PC in the 90's where you are fiddling constantly?

Thanks for any insight.

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Can only boot from my Clover USB Drive, help!

So after a long night of hackintoshing and getting everything up and running for the initial install, I followed tonymac's helpful guide on installing Yosemite with clover to work on my Post-Install. Problem is, even after tinkering with Clover Configurator and Clover EFI I still can't get it to boot from my SSD. When I select "Boot from Yosemite(name of the SSD)" it brings up the Apple Logo on a black backdrop for a second and brings me back to the Bootloader. This is weird because when I boot from my flash drive it boots up just fine. I even tried copying over my config.plist from my flash drive EFI to my SSD EFI to see if it would boot the same way but it didn't. Is there anything drastically different to try to attempt when booting onto your boot drive instead of your USB?

My Build if it Helps: CPU- i7 4770 Mobo- MSI z87i GPU- Gigabyte GTX 970

Any help/info on this would be greatly appreciated.

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