Thursday, 13 June 2013

Simple Vanilla Hackintosh Installation Guide (10.9 )

Simple Vanilla Hackintosh Installation Guide This is a manual restore method of making USB installer and Vanilla installation media creator of OS X 10.9 Maverick which highly recommended to Advanced Hackintosh user any new Hackintosh user must see my other post where i posted a simple guide 

Creating the installer
1.Format your USB Flash Drive as GUID / MBR partition map with a HFS+ partition.
2. Mount your Mavericks 10.9 DMG (Right click on “Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview” 
    then its in /Contents/Shared Support/InstallESD.dmg)
3. Mount BaseSystem.dmg by this terminal commands
    open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
4. Restore “OS X Base System” to your USB Flash Drive
5. Navigate to /System/Installation your USB drive Delete the “Packages” link 
   then copy the Packages folder from “OS X Install ESD” to this location.
6. Copy mach_kernel from BaseSystem.dmg to USB
7. Copy essential kexts to /USB/Extra/Extensions/ on your USB stick.
8. Install chameleon to the USB.
8. Install chameleon to the USB drive
9. Create the extra folder for the USB
10. Copy your smbios and OCBP & kexts to your USB stick and install it 

 If can't boot without  GraphicsEnabler=Yes then 
Add this following kext to system/Library/Extensions after installing OS X Mavericks

 For that you need to boot from USB Installer and open terminal
and type this 
cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/
cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/

Or you can use MAC Drive if you have it then 
Once you Successfully get the Desktop Install chameleon boot loader
Copy your Extra folder on you mac drive 


  1. you need a SMBIOS.plist with a working mac model in it too.

  2. Great post! Can we use a dual layer dvd instead of a usb to install? Thanks.

    1. I guess no but USB installation is quite fast