Intro to Hackintosh x99 (no kernel patch needed) Unibeast Chimera Bootloader - Part 1





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Published on Aug 7, 2016

Installation Guide:

This video is intended for novice users interested in building a Hackintosh, and is not intended for seasoned users. For those of you that are new to the Hackintosh community, basically you will be building a custom PC with very specific parts (see list below) and installing Apple's OS X operating system utilizing Tonymacx86 & Mac Man’s UniBeast installation tool. UniBeast 5 (the version used for this tutorial) utilizes the Chimera bootloader and supports OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite. Chimera much like the Chameleon bootloader are older methods, but very effective in installing OS X on PC hardware. In addition, you will then use MultiBeast as a post installation tool to set up the required drivers, kext files and boot configurations necessary to operate OS X on a PC. This build features the Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI motherboard, but does not require the X99 kernel patch (a special line of code entered in terminal) like other motherboards with the same chipset. It is also important to note that this build features the Gigabyte GeForce GTX970 NVIDIA graphics card, which can be a bit difficult to use when initially setting up a Hackintosh. This tutorial contains very specific details regarding the GTX970 graphics card and if followed correctly it should work without any problems. It is also important to note that this build is fully functional as a Windows 10 machine, however there are two minor issues on the OS X Yosemite side. The Realtek ALC1150 onboard audio is not working at this time. Fortunately I have a firewire audio interface, so this is not a deal breaker for me personally. Secondly, iMessages is not working, but I hope to resolve this soon utilizing a fix with Clover (a different boot loader and set post installation tools). Other than these two minor issues this is a fully functional Hackintosh with access to the APP store, iTunes, notes, Apple mail, etc. Please note that it is technically frowned upon to install OS X on non-Apple hardware, therefore I recommend that you use your machine for personal use and do not attempt to build a machine(s) and sell them on sites like Ebay or Craigslist. I would also like to recommend that you purchase the software you use. Just because this is a Hackintosh, does not mean you should use cracked or bootleg software. Enjoy and happy building!

My personal build:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 Overclocked GDDR5 PCIe Video Graphics Card, 4GB

Vengeance DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C14

Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler

TP-LINK Archer T8E PCI Express AC1750 WiFi Dual Band PCIe

Crucial MX200 2.5" 1TB SATA 6Gbps (SATA III) SSD

Vantec 2+1 FireWire 800/400 PCIe Combo Host Card (UGT-FW210)

LG 16x WH16NS40 Internal Blu-ray Writer

Patriot Memory Supersonic Boost XT USB 3.0 8GB Flash Drive

Corsair Vengeance Series Black C70 Mid Tower Computer Case

Gigabyte LGA2011-3 Intel X99 SLI ATX Motherboard GA-X99P-SLI

OS X Yosemite (Working)

Tower Computer Case:
Corsair Vengeance Series C70 - (fans, USB ports, power/reset switches)
CPU Cooling:
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler (plug and play)
Intel Core 17-5820 Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3Ghz LGA2011-v3
(Single-Core Score 3035/ Multi-Core Score 20954)
Gigabyte X99P-SLI (USB, PCI/ RAM Slots, ethernet working)
Graphics Card:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 - (NVIDIA Driver required) Multiple monitors working
Corsair Vengeance LPX-64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz
Gigabyte USB 3.1 PCIe Card - (plug and play)
Vance 2+1 Firewire 400/800 PCIe Card - (plug and play)
TP-Link Archer T8E PCIe WiFi Card - (plug and play)
LG Internal Blu-Ray - (plug and play)
HP OfficeJet 6600 Printer/ Scanner/ Fax
Assorted USB/ Firewire/ SATA drives
iPhone charging/ syncing
Audio/ MIDI:
DIGI 002 Console (AVID driver required)
Reloop Jockey III ME DJ Controller (Reloop Driver required
Native Instruments Maschine MKII, Komplete Kontrol S25
Avid Pro Tools
Entire Native Instruments Suite
Apple Mail, Notes, iTunes, Photos, TextEdit, FCPX, AppStore, iBooks, Quicktime Player v10.4/ v7.6.6 (1709)
Microsoft Office 2011


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