Installing Hackintosh Yosemite in Unsupported Intel Processors and Most AMD Processors

Installing Yosemite is not easy as Mavericks because Apple changed many core features & kexts so there are many chances in which you may be stuck in a kernel panic with an unsupported processor even with correct patches I discovered this method when I was trying to install Yosemite in a Haswell HP laptop with Insyde BIOS but this method may work or may not but better give it a try

Download 10.10.1 Niresh’s Yosemite Image
Burn the Image to USB, There are specific Instructions for that in Main Article for Installing Niresh’s Yosemite

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

You must boot with custom boot-args ( Boot Flags)

to use a custom boot flag when chameleon loads just type the boot flag that you want to use & you must separate each Boot Flags with space
Boot with one of the following kernel boot-args


If it doesn’t boot try to combine these boot args


other AMD kernels may work but not sure

After when it boots into the Installation
Open Disk Utility & erase a volume as “Mac OS X Extended” and Install Yosemite to the volume
when the installation starts open the Installer Log because it will prevent Installer from the auto restart after few seconds when the Installation Finishes when it end, open Terminal

Now you must use some bash commands to copy proper kernel to the Root of Installation Volume
Here replace “Mac OS” with the name of your target volume
replace the kernel with the proper kernel that may work with your Hackintosh Example hp or hp1 in case if you are using an HP Computer with Intel Processor
you can copy multiple kernels too just watch the pattern and replace the correct one

To copy hp kernel

cp -f /Volumes/"Image Volume"/hp /Volumes/"Mac OS"/hp

To copy Haswell kernel

cp -f /Volumes/"Image Volume"/haswell /Volumes/"Mac OS"/haswell

This is the list of Included Kernels in the “Image Volume” – Yosemite Zone Image

: amd
: amd1
: amd2
: amd64
: amd32
: haswell
: hp
: hp1
: x99
: x99x

Then exit terminal and select Restart

After the Installation Boot with -v (Verbose) boot-arg
If it doesn’t work try to add and combine these boot-args with space


If you did not succeed then try to boot with the kernel that you have copied into the Root
to use a custom kernel enter the kernel name without slash

To use hp kernel : hp
To use haswell kernel : haswell

If it boots with the custom kernel, you must replace it with the default kernel
to do that open Terminal

cp -f /custom-kernel-name /System/Library/Kernels/kernel
Then remove caches and reboot
rm -rf /System/Library/Caches && reboot

That’s all

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