Install Hackintosh Mavericks on Your PC AKA Niresh Mavericks

Installing Mac OS X on PC is not easy as installing windows or linux, because mac os x are made only to be installed on genuine Apple Computers known as Macintosh
Hacking the OS X to be installed on Normal PC is known as Hackintosh,
This article will show you how to make your hackintosh mavericks with Niresh’s Mavericks known as 10.9

Making a Perfect hackintosh needs special hardware requirements any how with Niresh’s Mavericks you can make it work on most machines without much trouble

Here are the requirements to create a Bootable USB image

An Existing Computer (Windows or Mac)

Hackintosh Mavericks

An Empty USB Pen drive with 8GB or more storage

Win32DiskImager or USBIT
First you must download the Niresh’s Mavericks USB Version from the link
You can also use the ISO Version but i needs a blank 8.1 GB DVD

Create Mavericks bootable Image

With Mac:

Download “Mavericks-Restore Package for Mac” extract it,
place “Niresh’s Mavericks DMG” and “Mavericks Restore Package” in same directory
plugin your Pen Drive
Open “Mavericks Restore Package” click continue and select “Change Install Location”


then select your Pen drive volume name from the list (be careful when selecting the name selecting any other volume name may cause heavy data loss)


Press continue and wait for the process to finish

with Windows:

In windows you can use Win32DiskImager or USBIT to make Mavericks Installation USB

Format your Pen Drive
Open Win32DiskImager

Select OSX-Mavericks.dmg by clicking the blue icon
Select your Pen drive from the list Next to the blue icon
After that click Write and wait for the process to finish

Setting up BIOS is very important to use hackintosh, without proper Bios settings your computer will not boot Mac OS X
Read the article Hackintosh BIOS Configuration to setup your BIOS

Boot From the USB that you Made


the boot menu will look much similar to the above image

if you didn’t manage to reach the boot menu check your BIOS settings

Niresh Mavericks Bootflags

On this menu you can use multiple boot flags to boot into Niresh’s Mavericks Installer
this is mostly needed in case if your processor needs a custom kernel or if you face some rare errors to troubleshoot its better to boot with -v (verbose) boot flag
to use a boot flag simply start typing it & you will be able to see the bootflag on screen
but in case if you want to use multiple bootflags you can separate it with a space


-v -s

In the above boot flag verbose mode and safe mode boot flags are combined
a custom kernel may be needed in order to boot Mavericks in AMD Machines and some intel machines
AMD Processor:

amd or amd64


Haswell Processor:



AMD Buildozer Processors:



HP Laptops with Haswell Processor:

xpcm-free cpus=1 -v


HP Laptops:



IVY Bridge Processors:



Most laptop users may have to boot with



AMD users must use chameleon as the Bootloader do not use Clover as boot loader in the Installation

Fixing boot problems or Debugging Issues

Incase if the USB flash light stop after a few seconds you may have to use one of the following boot flags

USBBusFix=Yes Enable the EHCI and UHCI fixes (disabled by default).
EHCIacquire=Yes Enable the EHCI fix (disabled by default).
UHCIreset=Yes Enable the UHCI fix (disabled by default).
USBLegacyOff=Yes Force USB Legacy off (disabled by default).

Sometimes booting with -x (safe mode may fix graphics glitching issues)

If it stops in a line where is says PCI Configuration Begins
Try Either one of the following boot-flags


Gigabyte MotherBoard users should use PCIRootUID=1 & it may solve “PCI Configuration Begins” in some cases

Configuring the Installation

In the Installer menu open “DiskUtility”


Erase a Hard disk partition as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” format, you can set it using Disk Utility’s Partition tab.




Mostly customization is not needed & many audio and network kexts will be installed automatically by the Installer
If you have used any special boot-flags to boot into the Installer you have to select the correct package for it

Example: if you have to boot with npci=0x2000 there is a package in the Installer you must select it

after customizing press ok and Select the erased volume and start Installing in that volume


If you face any errors during the installation please include the Installer log and create a post in the Hackintosh Forum

After the Installation boot into Mac OS X
After the Installation There are chances you may run into a few issues

Black / Grey Screen, Monitor Turn Off Issues & Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport
To fix reinstall with all the Backup Graphics Extensions Packages Selected or take a look at Fix Grey/Black/White Screen Hackintosh

FakeSMC: [Fatal] failed to initialize SMC device Error
DSMOS has arrived / waiting for DSMOS
Still waiting for root device

PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Not Working
Boot with Kernel Flag -f

In some rare cases you may loop in account creation menu or you may be brought to a screen which asks for a username and password

Use the following as username and password
Username: root
Password: niresh

The Hackintosh may need some time to configure and rebuild the caches.

If Niresh’s Mavericks helped you please consider a donation with PayPal with USD or GDB to keep the project and website alive

Please ask your questions in the Mavericks Hackintosh Forum

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