Home > macOS > Yosemite Hackintosh with UniBeast and MultiBeast Yosemite Hackintosh with UniBeast and MultiBeast David Adams 2014-10-30 macOS 28 Comments Those who are eager to try out OS X Yosemite on any compatible Intel-based PC can follow a simple guide to install the same using UniBeast tool. The UniBeast tool creates a bootable installer via downloaded version of OS X Yosemite. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 28 Comments 2014-10-30 5:39 pm yousif Mine is running fine so far: Intel Core-i7 4770k GA-Z87-D3HP Nvidia GTX 750ti Yosemite 10.10 8GB RAM Had some issues with sound but google-ing online would help! 2014-10-30 7:16 pm hussam Mine is running fine so far: Intel Core-i7 4770k GA-Z87-D3HP Nvidia GTX 750ti Yosemite 10.10 8GB RAM Had some issues with sound but google-ing online would help! Can you get 10.10.xx updates this way? or only major releases? 2014-10-31 1:06 am tpaws I just upgraded my Hackintosh to Yosemite from Mavericks, and previously from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Very simple. Updates have never been a problem. Just check in on your favorite Hackintosh site to be aware of any potential issues. My Hackintosh is a hobby and entertainment machine and runs flawlessly. I also want a tower but can’t justify the cost of a Mac Pro, although if it was for my business I would buy one in a heartbeat. We have 3 older Macs. My wifes 2007 Macbook is soon to be replaced. She just needs to decide between a new Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. Also soon a new Mac Mini for a family computer for the grandkids (and soon great grandkids) visits. Intel Core i5 Haswell 3.09GHz GA-h87m-D3H Nvidia GT 640 Crucial M4 256 CT256M4SSD GB SSD 8 GB RAM Mushkin DDR3 Silverline 2 ea 1TB Western Digital HDDs 2014-10-30 8:17 pm Collateral Damage Candidate First, get a million dollars…. Likewise, “A fully functional Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later is required to download OS X Yosemite from Mac App Store and creating a UniBeast drive.” 2014-10-30 9:28 pm WorknMan Likewise, “A fully functional Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later is required to download OS X Yosemite from Mac App Store and creating a UniBeast drive.” LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for? 2014-10-30 10:04 pm karunko LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for? Let’s see: 1) Yosemite wouldn’t run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini); 2) You want better hardware but: 2a) You don’t want an all-in-one; 2b) You don’t want a notebook; 2c) You certainly don’t want to spend over 3K for a “proper” desktop computer; Plenty of good reasons, no? Okay, maybe you don’t see the value proposition in there, but don’t knock it “just because”. Side note: why linking to this article and not to the always up to date guide at the official site? (http://www.tonymacx86.com/445-unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-any-su…) RT. Edited 2014-10-30 22:05 UTC 2014-10-31 8:43 am moondevil Plenty of good reasons, no? No. If Apple doesn’t want to sell me something I want, I bother with them? I value the companies that want to keep me happy. If the big boys club don’t let me in, there are other clubs to get into. For many times since the mid-90’s I had the opportunity to buy an Apple, and not having the hardware configuration I want, always led me to reward other vendors. 2014-10-31 9:16 am karunko For many times since the mid-90’s I had the opportunity to buy an Apple, and not having the hardware configuration I want, always led me to reward other vendors. That’s okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem (rightly or wrongly is beside the point here). Also, an Hackintosh can run OS X and anything else you throw at it — Mavericks and FreeBSD for me (with FreeBSD playing the role of the “main” OS on that computer). RT. 2014-10-31 6:01 pm moondevil That’s okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem And they show it by defrauding Apple in hardware sales. Nice way to show how much those people value the Apple ecosystem. 2014-10-31 10:37 pm karunko That’s okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem And they show it by defrauding Apple in hardware sales. Nice way to show how much those people value the Apple ecosystem. Sorry, but you’re missing the point. I clearly stated that I have a Mac Mini from 2007 (and a souped up Mac Pro from 2008 that could run Yosemite but sits unused, so I didn’t mention it). Others have said that they’re Mac owners too, but with requirements not satisfied by what’s on offer. In other words: if Apple prefers to ignore them/us I’m not going to feel bad about building an Hackintosh which, if nothing else, proves that there’s an interest for a proper desktop at “desktop prices” — and let’s not forget that Apple is still making money from us with iTunes, the App Store and possibly even iPhones and iPads. RT. 2014-11-01 8:39 am moondevil No, what everyone is saying to me, is that is fine to defraud Apple in hardware sales just because you happen to sometime in your customer life to have bought an Apple system. That is just an excuse to defraud Apple. I like Apple as ecosystem, but don’t defraud them. Their current hardware doesn’t serve my needs in term of raw power (CPU/GPU), I go buy from other vendor a computer system that works for me. 2014-11-01 6:08 pm karunko I like Apple as ecosystem, but don’t defraud them. Okay, explain this then: if a company isn’t selling something I want/need, how is NOT buying from them defrauding? Is a well known fact that Apple like big fat margins and don’t want to produce a standard desktop . That’s certainly their prerogative, but another well known fact is that the moment you ignore a market segment, someone else will fill that void. RT. 2014-11-02 12:54 am galvanash No, what everyone is saying to me, is that is fine to defraud Apple in hardware sales just because you happen to sometime in your customer life to have bought an Apple system. That is just an excuse to defraud Apple. I think your being a bit myopic about it – not everything is black and white. Yes, technically you may be “defrauding” Apple by doing this, but reality is the vast majority of people running hackintoshs actually do own a Mac, many of them (like me) own more than one. They are not old archaic one’s either. I have a 2014 Macbook Air, a 2011 Mac Mini, 2 iPads, 5 iphones in all (family of 5). If you actually asked people who are running hackintoshes I think you would find most of them are like me – they run them because they want to use OSX on a piece of hardware that has a feature set they cannot get from what Apple sells (unfortunately). I don’t feel the least bit like I am taking advantage of or defrauding Apple, they make plenty of money off of me. I would happily buy a machine from them if they sold what I want (or anything even close to it). I simply want a small mini-tower with good performance, internal expansion, and a gaming capable GPU. Apple simply doesn’t make such a machine at this time. If they sold a version of the Mac Pro with a consumer level gaming GPU for a decent price I would buy it (and forego internal expansion) – but they don’t. Here is the thing. People have been running hackintoshes quite effortlessly for at least 5 years now. Do you know how many times Apple has introduced counter-measures designed to stop them from working? Zero. It has never happened. They don’t care. As long as it isn’t being commercialized it is nothing but upside for them. They could quite easily put a stop to it, but they don’t bother. They certainly don’t encourage it, but they are perfectly happy ignoring it because it is no skin off their back. Contrast that with jailbreaking iphones – where ironically Apple actually does get the hardware sale. They move mountains to kill that off at every opportunity. Why? Because it threatens their actual business model. Yes, contrary to popular opinion Apple is not a hardware company. Apple has exactly the same business model as Gillete – they sell razors (hardware) in order to sell razorblades (accessories, software, music, icloud, their appstore cut, etc.). They just figured out how to make that model work without forgoing profit margins on the razors. Thing is though if you bring your own razor but still buy their razorblades they don’t seem to mind much (which is obvious from their behavior). But see how far you get buying their razors and trying to get your razorblades from someone else… In short it may be “wrong” to build a hackintosh, but it certainly isn’t wrong enough that Apple gives a flip. They don’t care. 2014-11-01 10:43 pm techweenie1 Agreed! They don’t offer a proper desktop at any price point anymore, all their offering have everything integrated, there are no more PCIe slots on even their Mac Pro!!! That’s unacceptable, I love their operating system and their “ecosytem” but I do not love their hardware offerings. If they offered something with 3 or more PCIe slots (with the ability to add newer video) a socketed processor and removable ram that was available in the $1,500 – $2000 range for the basic model I would gladly purchase something from their Hardware. That being said, my Hackintosh is not playing very nicely with Yosemite and being that it’s an Ivy Bridge it cannot properly play any DRM video content from iTunes, which really sucks..in addition to iMessage/FaceTime is currently broke and I’m having major issues with certain USB devices when waking from sleep….. :/ I wish Apple offered me something that I wanted to pay for so I could avoid spending time trying to solve these problems but alas they don’t… Also I’m using the Ozmosis Bootloader that is baked into a custom rom for my board (GA-Z77X-UD5H) it’s pretty neat if you guys have editable nvram. 2014-10-31 12:33 pm henderson101 1) Yosemite wouldn’t run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini); Then, still no luck as the appstore will block your download – even if you already purchased from another machine using the same account… 2014-10-31 1:10 pm karunko 1) Yosemite wouldn’t run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini); Then, still no luck as the appstore will block your download – even if you already purchased from another machine using the same account… Correct, but Macs are not so uncommon these days and shouldn’t be too difficult to find someone to do it for you, copy Yosemite.app to a USB stick and be done with it. RT. 2014-11-03 2:57 pm henderson101 And that then turns from a legitimate download to a shady one. 2014-10-31 2:41 pm Thomas2005 â€¦LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for? Does a fully functional Mac let you choose the graphics you want or need? How about having multiple drives (optical, HDD, SSD) and expansion cards in a single case of your choosing? Your CPU choices are also limited. 2014-10-31 5:08 pm WorknMan Does a fully functional Mac let you choose the graphics you want or need? How about having multiple drives (optical, HDD, SSD) and expansion cards in a single case of your choosing? Your CPU choices are also limited. Obviously, you missed the point. If I want to build a hackintosh, it’s because I don’t want to buy a Mac. But according to this article, if you want to build one, you need a Mac first. 2014-10-31 6:06 pm tf123 Or… you know… know how to use the Internet. FFS. 2014-10-31 1:46 pm judgen Why would i want to do such a thing? The OS has lost its UI lustre, and the apps fells like old rehashes. The linux versions (i know that there is not a version of everything yet though) looks and work better or the same. Feels rather pointless now to use an hackintosh. 2014-10-31 3:28 pm stardogchamp Depends on what you’re doing with your computer. If you’re a musician, there are lots of reasons to use a OSX based machine. Most hardware (Midi controllers, keyboards, audio interfaces, mixing consoles) works out of the box and no to very little configuration is needed. If you run a studio, most of your customers will use OSX as well (almost all bands I know record their preproduction tracks on their Macbook Pros). Not all software DAWs run on Windows (and almost none on Linux). I built a Hackintosh to record full length albums and I’m very happy with it. If I want to, I can still install Windows (but previous experiences with drivers and older hardware tell me I’m better off using OSX). If I can save 2’000 bucks by building a similarly powerful Hackintosh (including RAID, several hard drives, PCI soundcards, etc), I can either spend the rest on other hardware I need and/or want or just pay my rent with it. Edited 2014-10-31 15:30 UTC 2014-11-01 12:23 am ins0mniac Or if your work involves DTP, graphics or video processing you’re out of luck on Linux and OS X (hackintosh or not) it’s still a better choice than Windows. 2014-11-02 3:06 am Johann Chua Since when was WINDOWS better for DTP than Mac OS X? 2014-10-31 4:15 pm Alfman If so, what VM, and how was the experience? 2014-11-01 4:11 am galvanash If so, what VM, and how was the experience? Have not done it with Yosemite, but I did with Mavericks and Leopard and it works fine for the most part – no reason to think it would be different with Yosemite. It is a little slower of course, but not much different from what you would expect with Windows in the same scenario. I used VirtualBox but you can do it with VMWare too from what I have read. It depends on what you are doing to be honest. If all you want it for is to do a bit of development and compile/sign apps using xcode its fine. Its not supported, but practically speaking it works. On the other hand if you want to run Photoshop, do AV processing, gaming, or anything that needs a GPU or very fast processing/IO, your much better off with a hackintosh or a real mac. Anyway, the installation process is pretty involved if you are doing it from official media (i.e. the original Apple DMG image). On the other hand there are ready-to-run pre-installed images on the intertubes if you feel like looking… 2014-11-02 1:58 am quackalist I’ve got Yosemite running as VM under VMware though it needs hacking…it works, but it’s slow and kludge and not worth the bother. Perhaps, this will get sorted or it might just be my end. Updated VMware and now find it doesn’t boot. Not sure If I’ll bother re-hacking or just delete the VM. Pity as I have a Mac Air and use Mac’s at a community arts thing. Hackentosh seems to be the way. Edited 2014-11-02 02:04 UTC 2014-11-02 9:36 pm Anonymous Penguin I must protest. Tonymac “steals” (sorry I meant “borrows) the work of legit developers without even giving credit. At InsanelyMac we are creating (it should be ready very soon) an installer which will give all credits to the developers whose work we use.