Hackintosh Explained

What is a Hackintosh?

Hackintosh is running macOS in hardware not manufactured by Apple. As a little hacking involves the name derived as Hackintosh.

Why Hackintosh


macOS is a great, fastest and safest operating system with many features and facilities but it runs on Macs, the real apple hardware, but Apple Macintoshes are expensive, not everyone could afford to buy it.

but for the half of the price of Macintosh, you can make a Hackintosh system and you can upgrade it too in the near future. Hackintosh actually saves your money and Hackintosh is the cheapest solution for using macOS.

 Comparison Between Genuine Mac & Hackintosh


Sort of. Installing OS X on non-Apple hardware is a violation of the EULA (End User License Agreement), but the general rule is unless you are a business selling Hackintoshes, Apple does not care.

Apple knows we exist and have had plenty of opportunities to stop us, but they have never so much as tried.

Is Hackintosh Stable?

It depends on the machine and the install.

When you build a machine for running macOS, generally you can get it to function as good as a real mac. but Hackintoshes are completely unsupported.

You will have to be your own tech support, but do not be nervous, there are a ton of great online resources and you can learn pretty much everything you need from reading.

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Hackintosh Terms and Definitions

Can my Computer Run macOS?

That depends. The main qualifier is that your machine has an Intel processor. You can run on AMD, but it’s generally more trouble than it’s worth.

The easiest machines to install on are ones with UEFI bios, especially Gigabyte boards.

For the graphics card, Nvidia used to be easier to get working, but with the introduction of the 7xx series cards from Nvidia and the R9 2XX cards from AMD, the cards now work OOB(out of the box) and there is much less hassle required to get good graphics functionality.
To see if others have had success with your hardware check out: the OSX86 wiki.


How to install Hackintosh, are there any guides?

Hackintosh Guides:


Non-Apple Branded Desktop or Laptop installed with macOS is a Hackintosh. Mac OS can only be installed in Macs manufactured by Apple but with a little Hacking, it can be made to run in Local Personal Computers.

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  1. Anonymous says

    Can I run hackintosh
    in my PC: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
    Processor: Intel Core I3-3110 CPU 2.40GHZ
    RAM:4GB DDR3
    Video Card:Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Hard Drive: 750GB

    1. Hack Genius says

      Yes, go with High Sierra or Sierra

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