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.

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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Can someone tell me if this build works with Hackintosh?

CPU: Intel i5 4590 3.3Ghz
MOBO: Either:

  • MSI LGA1150 H97 PC Mate Motherboard
  • Gigabyte Intel LGA1150 GA-Z97X-SLI Motherboard
    (tell me which one is better please)

GPU: AMD Radeon 7770 HD

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OS X: Hackintosh or virtual machine?

I would like to try OS X Yosemite as my daily driver. I have AMD FX-6300 cpu paired with ATI R9 290 graphic card and running Windows 8.1, so I guess dualbooting would be kind of a problem because of AMD compatibility. What is your experience with running OS X on PC, are there generally big differences in performance between Hackintosh and running os on virtual machine? I would like to see how it works with daily applications like Chrome, video playback app, etc. nothing special. What is the easiest way to set it all up?

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Good X99 end-to-end installation guide

Hi guys,

I've been following this subreddit for sometime, this is my first post though.

I have an X99 build (specs below) and have been using it as a dev machine with windows/cygwin, now I just started in a new job (I'm a java developer) and got a MAC as a work computer, so I decided to get a second SSD to install a hackintosh in my home computer too.

I have followed the instructions on tonymacx86 guide, but could not make it boot, later I realized that I need to patch the kernel, so I did it with the perl search/replace command and it started with ridiculous video lag using nv_disable=1. Then I installed nvidia web drivers, following instructions from a different guide, and video was working, when I was trying to patch some kexts to get audio, bluetooth and wi-fi, I screwed something and now it's not booting again.

It's freezing after: "[IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed

I've tried so many things and messed with so many files, that I think my installation is broken beyond repair and I want to start again from scratch, but gathering pieces of information from several different sources makes the process even more complicated. Does anybody has a build similar specs, and could please, point out one (or few) guides, that cover the whole process (Processor, Audio, Wi-FI, flags, etc)

Intel Core i7 5820K

Asus X99 Pro Motherboard

4x8GB G.Skill DDR4 2666

MSI NVidia GeForce GTX 970 Frozr

Samsung M.2 NVMe 512GB for Windows

Samsung EVO 850 250GB for OSX

Flags that worked before nvidia drivers: -v -f -x npci=0x3000 nv_disable=1

Flags after nvidia drivers: -v -f -x npci=0x300 nvda_drv=1

Already tried cpus=1 dart=0 GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No IGPEnable=Yes/No with no success.

Thank you in advance for the support.

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El Capitan install Kernel Panic AppleUSBHCIPCI

Hey, any ideas how can I manage to deal with this KP? I've already tried numerous boot flags (npci=0x2000;npci=0x3000;PCIRoot=0;PCIRoot=1;PCIRootUID=0;PCIRootUID=1). Yosemite works without major issues with npci=0x2000... Lenovo G550 C2D - 10.10.4 Imgur Thanks!

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Stuck at "bpfAttach len 64 dlt 12". Can't reach installer


This is my build:


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K

Graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC (Strix OC Edition)

Network: TP Link TL-WDN4800

Can you guys help me? I did UniBeast USB stick according to Haswell-E + X99 Motherboard Temporary Guide - OS X 10.10. I didn't added npci=0x2000 to, because I don't know how, anyway I'm typing it in the boot screen so it isn't any different, right? I tried booting with -v -f -x npci=0x2000 nv_disable=1 cpus=1 GraphicsEnabler=No UseKernelCache=No. Tried different combinations and all the time I get stuck on "21.725104: ATHR: unknown locale 21" or "bpfAttach len 64 dlt 12".

Please! I've been struggling with this for weeks!

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Installing using MultiBeast, unknown CPU model

I've just finished building my first hackintosh. I followed the tonymacx86 instructions for installing, but I got the following error after booting up with the flash drive:

ACPI_SMC_platformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out WARNING: IOPlatformPluginUtil : getCPUIDInfo: this is an unknown CPU model 0x3c -- power management may be incomplete or unsupported DSMOS has arrived [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed 

Motherboard is MSI Z97 Gaming 3 CPU i5-4690

I've tried booting in safe mode, and have tried a few suggested solutions found using Google, but nothing has worked. I'd appreciate any help.

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Issues with Nvidia's 346.02.02.f02? Fix by rolling back to 346.01.03f01

Yesterday I installed Nvidia's new graphics driver update, after what appeared to be a smooth install I started getting memory crashes inside of Messages and strange visual bugs inside the window manager. After rolling back to the previous version for 10.10.4 which is 346.01.03f01 all of my issues were gone.

Here is the download for the previous version.

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ALC892 Audio won't work, no solutions fix it.

Basically like the title says, I've googled this and every solution I've tried doesn't work. I've tried all types of shit. Anyone have any ideas as to why this isn't working?

Using Yosemite.

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Best Laptop?

I'm building a live music rig. Looked into getting a 13inch MBP but quickly realized that cost is outrageous.

Then I got to thinking, what laptop can run stable, hosting playback on ableton live 9 in conjunction with hardware like the MOTU Ultralite MK3, some soft synths, and midi routing.

Then I realized i had no effing idea, so I came here for some help.

Is there a laptop on the market now, sub $1K that can handle 10.10 super stable and serve my needs?

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G3258 and gtx750 FTW vs i3 4370 with onboard video.

Both setups are ~210 USD plus or minus (i live near microcenter.) My question is, which will feel faster for simple daily use. If it matters i have 16GB of RAM sitting around i'm going to put in it:

  1. G3258 and gtx750 FTW vs.

  2. i3 4370 using on board graphics

Which one would you guys recommend? Short term and long term considerations? I tried some searches but couldn't come up with anything.

edit: this is assuming what I read on here is correct, that you can't use the embedded graphics of the g3258. If you buy that chip you need to get a dedicated card correct? If i can get away with no dedicated on g3258 I would like to start there, trying Mac OS for about 110 USD would be a fun way to spend this weekend.

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New Quadbooted machine with OSX

So I am in the Process of building my new PC. I am a Computer technician and build PCs professionally. Thing is....This time...I'm attempting to make it do everything..Including...Hackintosh...This PC will be quad booted for all of my projects/work. So far I have a 4790K, 32GB of Ram, Gigabytes UD5H Black Edition and a few more small things here and there... My question to you is...What are my chances of getting a R9 390 to work with Mac OS? I have heard of some 290's and 270's working but I have yet to find someone with a 390. I want those 8GB of Vram for other operating systems and I don't want to buy a Titan or 980ti. I'm also looking at some point, upgrading monitors to triple 1080/1440p screens if I can make it work. Please let me know what you guys think. thanks!

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