- A compatible computer: Not every computer will work with Mac OS X, even with the help of myHack. Be sure to read the Hackintosh compatibility guide very carefully, to check whether or not your computer qualifies. The hardware requirements for OS X Mavericks are essentially identical to those for OS X Mountain Lion; AMD processors and older 32-bit Intel processors (such as Pentium M) are not supported. If your computer already has OS X Mountain Lion installed, myHack will just update Mountain Lion to Mavericks normally, without deleting any of your apps or files.
- An empty hard drive partition: Mac OS X needs its own hard drive partition (a minimum of 10 GB of space is required, but at least 50 GB of space is recommended).
- myHack (Free): myHack is a Mac program that modifies the official OS X Mavericks DP1 installer, and writes it onto a USB drive. You can then use this myHack USB drive to run the Mavericks installer on a PC. myHack works with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer.
- A Hackintosh with Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion already installed, a real Mac, or a Mac OS X virtual machine: myHack is a Mac app, so you need a computer with Mac OS X to run it. You could use a real Mac, if you own one. Alternatively, you could install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on your PC, and then follow this guide to install Mavericks (if your computer uses an Ivy Bridge processor, be sure to use iBoot for Ivy Bridge).
- As one last option, you could install Mountain Lion on a virtual machine, and run Unibeast on there instead. Be sure to install the Virtualbox Extension Pack to view USB drives from your virtual machine.
- OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the Mavericks installation app. It's available from Apple's Developer Program, which has a membership fee of $99 a year. Of course, you could always download it from bittorrent, too. Make sure that your downloaded copy is either called "Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview.app" or "InstallESD.dmg" (myHack works with either version).
- An empty USB drive (8 GB or larger): The USB drive used for myHack must be at least 8 GB in size. Since myHack will erase all of the files on your USB drive, make sure to back up its contents first. You can reuse this USB drive for normal stuff after you finish installing Mavericks.
- Multibeast (Free): Multibeast is a collection of kext files that your Hackintosh will need to run properly, after the initial installation. Download it onto a USB drive. Be sure to download the newest version 5 of Multibeast, not the older versions 3 or 4 (which are for Snow Leopard and Lion, respectively).