This is the official guide to Install Sierra Zone on PC. macOS is built for Apple computers, Installing macOS on PC is called Hackintosh. Here you can learn how to Hackintosh Sierra. There are few ways of installing a Hackintosh, but Hackintosh Sierra Zone is the most convenient way to set up your Hackintosh
If you are searching for ‘How to Install Hackintosh Sierra on PC,’ ‘How to Install macOS Sierra on PC,’ or ‘Hackintosh Sierra Installation Guide’ well you are at the right place, This is the official guide to Install Sierra Zone on PC.
macOS is built for Apple computers, Installing macOS on PC is called Hackintosh. Here you can learn how to Hackintosh Sierra. (We have also previously covered How to Install Niresh Yosemite on PC.) Most of the troubleshooting information is included in this article so read this article completely once before beginning any procedures.
There are few ways of installing a Hackintosh, but Hackintosh Sierra Zone is the most convenient way to set up your Hackintosh
- You do not need a real Mac: All other methods of Installing Sierra require extensive knowledge + a Real mac because those guides are based on macs, but Sierra Zone never require a mac, you can setup a Hackintosh without the need of a real mac. You can set up everything from a Windows / Linux computer.
- You can install it on a hard drive that already has Windows installed: By default, the macOS installer will not work with hard drives that were initially formatted in Windows. Therefore, if your computer’s hard drive already has Windows installed on it, you will not be able to install macOS on there, but Sierra Zone automatically patches this so you can bypass this limitation. The patch is called MBR Patch.
- Sierra Zone Support More Hardware (Including AMD): Sierra Zone Supports a far range of Hardware including limited AMD Support, most audio, wireless and ethernet drivers will be installed automatically.
- Post Installation is Easier: Just like windows you have to install drivers to make macOS perfect, which is pretty hard for beginners but Sierra Zone automatically do this for you by installing most drivers automatically, and Sierra Zone also installs the Bootloader for you, but you may have to install additional drivers manually in case Sierra Zone couldn’t install the driver for you.
- Supports AMD Processors
- Auto-Install Ethernet Drivers
- Auto-Install WiFi Drivers
- Auto-Install Audio Drivers
- macOS Sierra USB Fixes
- NVME Patch for non-Apple NVMe SSDs
- A CPU (AMD / INTEL) with SSE4.1 Support: Without SSE4.1 Instruction set Sierra will not run
- A Computer/Laptop purchased after the year 2011: Sierra Zone Supports a vast range of Hardware, but anyhow Apple dropped support for older Hardware so there is a possibility of Kernel Panics, but it does not mean that you cannot run but you have to try yourself.
- An existing Computer with Mac, Linux or Windows Operating System: This is the computer where you will download and set up Sierra Zone. The computer can run either Windows or macOS; both operating systems will work.
- A Hackintosh-compatible computer with an empty hard drive: This is the computer where you will install macOS Sierra. It can be the same computer as the one mentioned in the previous point. If your computer already has macOS installed, Sierra Zone will update macOS normally, without deleting any of your apps or files. macOS Sierra needs its own hard drive partition, a minimum of 10 GB of space is required, but at least 50 GB of space is recommended. It is preferred that you use an empty hard drive for this, but if your computer already has Windows installed on your hard drive, be sure to create an appropriate hard disk partition for macOS Sierra by following Create a hard drive partition for macOS with Windows
- Hackintosh Sierra Zone (Free): Sierra Zone is a bootable distro of macOS Sierra which has been modified to work with PCs You will need to use a BitTorrent client to download the disk image file containing “Hackintosh Sierra Zone.dmg,”
- An empty USB drive (6 GB or larger): In this guide, you will write Hackintosh Sierra Zone onto a USB drive, and boot your computer from that drive to install macOS Sierra. The USB drive must be at least 6 GB in size. Since you will need to erase all of the files on the USB drive, make sure to back up its contents first. You can reuse this USB drive for normal stuff after you finish installing Sierra.
- TransMac: ($48, 15-day free trial): If you are using a Windows computer to set up Sierra Zone, you need to use TransMac to write the disk image file onto your USB drive. You can download the free trial.
- Restore Sierra.pkg (Free, available with Sierra Zone): If you are using a Mac to set up Sierra Zone, you need to Hackintosh Zone’s unique “Restore Sierra” app to write the disk image file onto your USB drive.
Follow this step if you are setting up Hackintosh Sierra Zone on Windows (How to Create your Sierra Zone USB drive from Mac).
Plug your USB drive into your computer, and open TransMac. Find your USB drive in the left-hand column of the TransMac window. Right-click on the USB drive, and click “Format Disk for Mac.” This will delete all of the files on your drive and prepare it for macOS.
Once your USB drive is done formatting, right-click it again and click “Restore with Disk Image.” A file selection window will pop up; choose your Sierra Zone disk image file (it will probably be called “Hackintosh-Sierra-Zone.dmg”), and proceed. Now, TransMac will write Sierra Zone onto your USB drive.
This will probably take 20-40 minutes, though it may take longer, depending on the speed of your USB drive. Once TransMac finishes, your USB drive will contain a fully bootable version of the macOS Sierra installer.
Create your Sierra Zone USB drive from Mac
Follow this step if you are setting up Sierra Zone on a Mac or existing Hackintosh (How to Create your Sierra Zone USB drive from Windows). Plug your USB drive into macOS, and open Disk Utility (located in Applications -> Utilities in your main hard drive). Select your USB drive in the sidebar of Disk Utility and erase the drive, with the “Format” set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” and “Scheme” set to “GUID Partition Map.” You can rename the drive any way you want (Mine is named “KingMaker” in the image below).
Next, make sure that your Hackintosh Sierra Zone disk image file is in the same folder as “Restore Sierra.pkg.” If “Restore Sierra.pkg” is still in a ZIP file, double-click that file to unzip it.
Double click on “Restore Sierra.pkg” to start the app. By default, the app will be aimed at your computer’s main hard drive (mine is named “Mac” in the image above). You do not want this– instead, click through the installer until you reach the page with the “Change Install Location” button. Select the drive that you format (It is named “KingMaker” in the example below)
Press the enter / return key. The app will ask for your system password. After you enter your password, it will begin writing the Hackintosh Sierra Zone disk image onto the USB drive. This will probably take 20-40 minutes, though it may take longer, depending on the speed of your USB drive. Once it finishes, your USB drive will contain a fully bootable version of the macOS Sierra.
NOTE: “Restore Sierra.pkg” is very glitchy. If you cannot find the “Change Install Location” button on the first time that you run the package, restart your computer and re-run the package.
You have to install dmg2img; use apt-get or yum to install dmg2img
sudo apt-get install dmg2img
sudo yum install dmg2img
Uncompress Sierra DMG with dmg2img, then restore the uncompressed image to USB, Change the variables below as you need (Warning: The following is just an example do not copy and paste)
dmg2img -v -i /path/to/Hackintosh-Sierra-Zone.dmg -o /path/to/Hackintosh-Sierra-Zone-Uncompressed.dmg dd if=/path/to/Hackintosh-Sierra-Zone-Uncompressed.dmg of=/dev/sdb bs=1M