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OS X 10.11 EL Capitan Hackintosh Guide

Apple unveiled OS X 10.11 at its Worldwide Developers Conference on 8 of June,The new OS X is named “El Capitan” which is quite similar with OS X Yosemite only Few modification and little GUI is added but as you know its Developer Preview like Apple’s last releases so Only Developers are able to download a preview version of OS X El Capitan,According to WWDC a public beta will be available on this July and the final release will be on Fall of 2015,On this Tutorial help you to install OS X 10.11 Cl Capitan Hackintosh.

os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh
Important Boot Flags For OS X 10.11 EL Capitan
  •  kext-dev-mode=1
  • rootless=0

This are two basic and very important boot flag which allow you to reach the installation processes and the user creation process so use those flags for less trouble

Quick Note:=Always Boot with “Cache” because if you boot with “without cache” then OS X Installer will boot from kernel instead so perhaps you get error like Can’t Find Kernel 
HP User 
Well hp use must need LAPIC kernel which allows to run all cores of there CPU so i will provide the download link for LAPIC Kernel ,One more think i would tell you that if you are booting with LAPIC Kernel then kindly boot with “Without Cache” so Installer will boot from LAPIC Kernel and you will not get Kernel Panic Related to Local ACPI 
Kernel Location 
Kernel Location is same like OS X El Capitan for video tutorial see following video

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Hackintosh Guide with Clover

Requirements for making USB Installer are similar to Yosemite

USB Flash drive at least 8 GB

  • Install OS X 10.11 Developer Beta
  • Clover Boot Loader Latest 3215 i have tested with 3156
  • Voodoops2Controller.Kext and FakeSMC.kext


Installer USB Creation 

1.Open Disk Utility and Format your USB Flash Drive as MBR Partition Scheme with Mac OS X Extended Journaled
2.Then Mount InstallESD.dmg from your 10.11 El Capitan image from /Application/OS X El Capitan.App/Contents/Shared Support/InstallESD.dmg)
3.Then mount BaseSystem.dmg by using this terminal commands
open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
4.Using disk utility Restore “OS X Base System” to your USB Flash Drive 
5.Then Navigate to USB drive/System/Installation & Delete the “Packages” Alias then copy the “Packages” folder from “OS X Install ESD” to this location
6.Copy BaseSystem.chunklist ,Payloads and BaseSystem.dmg from InstallESD.dmg to USB
7. Install Clover Boot Loader 
os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh
os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh
os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh
os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh
8. Navigate to USB/EFI/CLOVER/ and replace default config.plist with your custom config.plist or try using my plist select it according to you config
9. Navigate to USB/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/ and create a folder called 10.11
10. Navigate to USB/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11/ and add FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext
11. Navigate to USB/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11/ and add NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
12. (Optional) Navigate to USB/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched / and add DSDT.aml and SSDT.aml
13.And Install the OS X  
Post Installation 
Once you successfully install OS X El Capitan,I assume you reach the desktop after first reboot then install clover boot loader on ESP only if you want to install Boot loader in EFI partition or you can install
without checking ESP.
Download Config.plist edited by me (simply add “rootless=0” after replacing )

4=For HD4600

 os x 10.11 el capitan hackintosh

Note:- This is OS X 10.11 El Capitan Hackintosh guide for any custom build system,And one more thing every time you have boot with “rootless=0”, if you are using patched kext then also you have to use “kext-dev-mode=1” flag like we use in OS X Yosemite

About the author

Pratik N Borkar

Every one Call him a Freak Smartass as tittle but no one knows that he is Avid Apple Fan & Technophilic who passionate about new techno kind a stuff and Apple's new creation like OS X and iOS ,Also He would like to share blog with useful tips,techniques and resources for Hackintosh and Macintosh for Apple addicts.

  • how about audio kext..? gfx kext and others kext..? or did you still used earlier(rollback) kext in al capitan?

  • Yes Audio kext can be rollback and working fine but no idea about NVDIA Web driver i did not test that 😀

  • Jira

    Hi there,

    I have almost similar specs as your HP dv6-6121tx but I’m having trouble installing El capitan (clover legacy)
    Keep getting iobluetoothhcicontroller missing bluetooth controller transport! before installation screen

    My hardware specs HP dv6-6001tx bios: F.1b

    2 GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM
    Microprocessor Cache
    6 MB L3 cache
    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Memory Max
    Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3
    Video Graphics
    AMD Radeon HD 6770M (1 GB DDR5)
    15.6″ Diagonal High-Definition LED HP Brightview Display (1366 x 768)
    Hard Drive
    750 GB SATA (5400 rpm)
    Multimedia Drive
    LightScribe SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
    Network Card
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity
    Bluetooth wireless networking
    802.11 b/g/n
    Beats sound system
    No issue installing Yosemite and Mavericks ([url=””]#####[/url]).

    My usb for El capitan (Clover legacy) appreciate it if you could tell how you manage to get to the installation page. Not asking you to spoon-fed me, just that I not sure if I’ve select wrong option during clover installation. I followed guides from but still getting same iobluetoothhcicontroller missing bluetooth controller transport!