How to Install Niresh Yosemite (Yosemite Zone) on Your PC

How to Install Niresh Yosemite (Yosemite Zone) on Your PC


Hackintosh Yosemite

Yosemite Zone is the easiest way to install Mac OS X Yosemite on PC, This is the official guide to install Yosemite Zone on PC, There are few ways of installing a Hackintosh Yosemite, but Hackintosh Yosemite Zone is the most convenient way to set up your Hackintosh.

  • Niresh Yosemite

OS X Yosemite (10.10) is the latest OS X release of 2014 by Apple,
but Apple locks the operating system to only be installed in genuine Apple computers known as Macintosh & they cost a lot
anyhow there is always a way if you want to install the operating system in your common pc, without paying the high cost for a real mac you can make a Hackintosh

We have previously covered the article for Installing Niresh Mavericks on PC
if you’re interested in Installing Mac OS X Yosemite on PC this article is for you, You may experience many problems while trying to Install Hackintosh, most of them can be fixed easily most troubleshoot information are included in this guide so first just read all Instructions once before starting any procedures.

Few Notes about this OSX 10.10 & 10.10.1 (Intel & AMD Supported)

  • Standalone Installer (This image also can be used with a genuine mac as a standalone Installer)
  • LGA 2011 Partial Support (Go for 10.10.1 Image)
  • MBR Patched
  • Trim Patched Installation and Post Installation
  • XPCM Patch
  • RTC Patch (CMOS Reset Patch)
  • Auto Install Audio Kexts
  • Auto Install Network Kexts
  • Installs Clover & Chameleon Boot-loader
  • Many more patches fixes etc, etc you’ll love it 🙂


Requirements to Install Yossemite


  • An existing computer with Windows or Mac
  • An 8GB Pen drive
  • Download Niresh’s Yosemite Image Version 10.10.1 Image is Highly Recommended


You must download the DMG file to prepare a Bootable USB
The ISO File is to use with VMWare / Virtual BOX / Virtual Machine or If your computer doesn’t support USB Booting  (it wont fit on 4.7 DvD)
Then prepare the Bootable USB

If you’re using a Macintosh or Hackintosh currently then download the Yosemite restore package (which is included in the Niresh’s Yosemite Download Page)
copy the package to the same location where Yosemite-Zone.dmg exist
then open the Yosemite Restore package and Install it to the 8GB/+ Pen drive
Please view the video instructions to restore the image with Mac OS X


If you’re using Windows currently then you can use TransMac to Restore, (which is included in the Niresh’s Yosemite Download Page)
Please view the video instructions to restore the image using TransMac

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

Now Boot from the Pen drive
Chameleon Boot-loader will be loaded

AMD, Haswell and HP Laptop users may have to use custom kernel in order to make the system boot & work properly
AMD Users : /amd
                      : /amd1
                      : /amd2
                      : /amd64
                      : /amd32 (it is actually a 64 bit kernel)
                      : /amdfx (can also boot non FX Processors)
4th Generation Processors / Haswell Users : /haswell (This also fix the Instant Reboot)
LGA2011 CPU / X99 Chipset : /x99 or /x99x [ try to add cpus=1 boot-flag too ]
HP Laptops with Intel Processors : /hp or /hp1

To use a custom kernel you just have to type the correct kernel name listed in above example to Boot with AMD kernel

just type : /amd

then press the Enter key Now boot From the Volume Yosemite-Zone

Now boot From the Volume Yosemite-Zone
There is a possibility of Instant reboot for custom kernel users as the kernel may not install automatically but 99% of users doesn’t need this step and safely ignore this
to fix it after Installation Do Not Reboot Open Terminal
I assume that the kernel you used as haswell and The Installation Volume where you installed Mac as “Mac OS”
(Replace following code variables with appropriate kernel and volume name)

cp -f /Volumes/"Image Volume"/haswell /Volumes/"Mac OS"/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
rm -rf /Volumes/"Mac OS"/System/Library/Caches
kextcache -u /Volumes/"Mac OS"
Then reboot

Sometimes if the USB flash light stopped after a few seconds you may have to use the following BootFlags

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).

If it stops in a line where is says PCI Configuration Begins

try either one of the following BootFlags
Gigabyte MotherBoard users should use PCIRootUID=1 & it may solve "PCI Configuration Begins" in some cases

Sometimes booting with -x (Safe Mode may fix graphics glitching issues)
If your mother contains one of the following CPU Sockets use the appropriate BootFlags

LGA 2011: -v cpus=1 npci=0×2000 (or use) -v cpus=2 npci=0×2000
LGA 1366: -v cpus=1 npci=0×2000 (or use) -v cpus=2 npci=0×2000
LGA 1150: -v npci=0×2000
LGA 1155: -v npci=0×2000

When you are at the OS X Installation Screen
Select your language
Open Disk Utility

Disk-Utility Niresh

Select the Volume where you want to Install OS X from Left SideBar
Erase it as “Mac OS X Extender (Journaled)” – Journaled is Better (Erasing is similar to Format in Windows)

Erase-Disk Niresh

Customizing the Installation Packages
Customizing may be required to resolve errors
If you have booted with any special flags example like USBBusFix=Yes, npci=0x2000, ….
then select the relevant package for it or else you have to use the same boot flag after the Installation



Chameleon will be installed as default boot loader but you can choose Clover if you can manage it or you can give it a try
Clover UEFI is not recommended in this release because it cause some issues in many computers
Network and Audio Kexts (Kexts are drivers) will be auto installed
Graphics may become a problem if your Graphics card or Graphics chipset is not supported
you may end in Black / Grey Screen or Monitor Turn Off Issue to resolve it ReInstall Yosemite with all the Backup Graphics Extensions package selected (If you want to resolve it without a reinstallation you can use the “grafix” solution)

Most of the Chipset kexts are installed to ensure it boots in every system without trouble
FakeSMC is the most Required kext for Hackintosh Do not unselect it
After Customizing Click OK and Select Continue to Install
After the Installation The System will Reboot
If you run into any Installation Error Save the Installer Log to a Some Pen drive and Create a new topic in the forum (It is very important to attach the Installer Log)

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

PCI Configuration Begin: to fix it you may have to boot with the following Boot Flags


(In my personal experience i was stuck in PCI Configuration Begin with the boot-arg npci=0x2000 but give it a try)
Errors (Kernel Panic) related to VooDoo HDA / AppleHDA
ReInstall & In the Customize section Unselect Auto Install Audio Kexts
Errors (Kernel Panic) related to AppleIntelE1000, AppleBCM, ALXEthernet, Brcm, Attansic and Realtek ethernet & Wifi
ReInstall & In the Customize section Unselect Auto Install Network Kexts

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

In some rare cases you may loop in user account creation menu or suddenly you will be asked for username and password
It is a program that runs after 10 minutes automatically to check if you have created the user account successfully
if it detects you have created an account it will Exit but if you haven’t created an account with in 10 min or if you are stuck in account creation loop, Keyboard not found problem just wait 10 minutes
After that a windows will ask username and password
Username: root
Password: niresh
Enter these value Login create an administrator account and use the created administrator account for your daily needs
using OS X as root is dangerous
Note that the password will be changed to niresh only if you don’t create the account with in the 10 minutes from boot
otherwise the password remains as same as the one which apple set for root account
About the rumors:
Some may say Distros are bad may contain malware, spyware that may be true
but Hackintosh.Zone previously called Niresh has been trusted for 4 years by the community of more than 160K Members
If you want to check if it contains some bad malware you can just check it by Installing Little Snitch and Monitor your Internet Traffic
This distro contains some additional kexts which you may not require and some may say that why install unnecessary kexts & stuffs
those additional stuffs be inactive if your system doesn’t have the hardware but what if your mother board gone damaged and replaced with a new model, you can just simply plug the hard disk and run the OS X as same as before without Reinstalling and setting up entire computer once again
The Time of Installing Mac with a Retail DvD Image is gone, This is your Easy choice
if you trust me Im always with you
I have spent a lot of sleepless nights while making this Installer
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This article may be updated in future
Happy Hackintoshing
If your processor is not supported you can try this article.
If you already have OS X Installed you can also try MacPwn Installation Instructions
Please ask your Questions in the forum

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