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athlon
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My Hackintosh project works! The GTX 1050 Ti runs, it boots without USB needed and even audio works!

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  • 20
    Now update it to mojave I dear you :D
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    @zemaitis well, I can as well go full rm -rf / on it!
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    Looks great
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    That's great! What resources did you refer to for doing it??
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    @electrineer because why not?

    @not-kishan mostly this. https://tonymacx86.com/threads/...

    @bigus-dickus I would try, but unfortunately I don't have a Crysis...It runs Minecraft tho! (Also, I see what you did there with your nickname)
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    @3K-Vengeance Unix distro with support for Adobe products, iOS development and more stuff without actually having it's stupid hardware hell yeah!
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    @3K-Vengeance I mean, @TheAnimatrix put it perfectly. I mostly need it for iOS development. And yeah, I could just slap a Virtual Machine, but you know... Performance.

    Also macOS isn't that terribly bad... It runs better on a machine that is not designed for, than the one, glassy OS that is supposed to be designed to run on that PC...
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    @maushax no it isnt
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    @maushax It is not illegal to download the OS from other places than App Store, but I used the Mac Mini to do that. But Apple doesn't really care if you do. I know it's illegal to sell Hackintoshes and Apple told few stores like that to stop it, but I'm not selling anything.
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    @athlon it's against the EULA to "use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple branded computer"

    So place a sticker on your computer and then it's Apple branded? 😁
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    @electrineer hey, I didn't said that it is legal to install, just to download!

    Can this sticker be on the inside, or it must be outside? 😭 Have you ever seen Dell tower with Apple logo?
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    @StefanH thanks, I suppose. It's just my regular PC, but... With macOS.
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    @StefanH I mean, mine is really just a prebuilt. It's a Dell Precision T1700 with i5-4670. it came with single 256 GB SSD. I just put inside it another SSD, GTX 1050 Ti and thats it.

    The real problem was to find the audio driver. On the product side it says it's Realtek ALC3226 which apparently is custom built... But I found out that's just ALC292 so there it is.
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    Hackintoshes are not stable enough for development.

    Been there done that
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    @Teknas So far so good for me. No crashes, hangs, or performance drops...

    Although I'm mostly using Linux anyway because newer GPU drivers, Steam, etc.
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    @athlon did you manage to get Facetime, iMessage and Siri to work? I have a hackintosh on my laptop (I'd say 90% functional) only things not working are the above plus keyboard backlight control (just stays on lol) and remapping of Fn keys such as brightness (also I have some extra brightness levels that don't do anything that I really need to remove haha)
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    @MEGADROID well, I can't tell if FaceTime, iMessage or Siri work because I use none of that things, because well... I use an Android device. Also since Google Assistant (which I only use for setting up reminders) works in Polish since January, I don't see the point of using Siri.
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    @athlon cool, did you install it on a laptop or a desktop?
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    @MEGADROID a desktop. Not even a custom build, but a Dell Precision T1700, which has Dell in house built motherboard. The tricky part was to make the Realtek custom audio chipset to work, but it turned out to be a normal model with a new badge.

    Also the keyboards LEDs and function keys work flawlessly, which is surprising considering it's a cheap mechanical keyboard made by brand that I have never heard of (Genesis).
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    @athlon That's nice, I had to suffer and go through the hell of learning ACPI just so that I can patch my DSDT to get some basic functions such as the trackpad to work *facepalms* anyway, good luck :)
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    @MEGADROID i actually once tried installing it on my laptop. It was such a pain in the arse, that after 6 hours I gave up and reinstalled Linux.
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    @athlon That's why I installed it on a separate drive 6 months ago and forgot about it XD
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    @athlon 6 hours? I spent 6 months of my life on this thing O-o
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    @MEGADROID yeah and I was just "what could possibly go wrong". Well apparently A LOT of things can!
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    @MEGADROID first I couldn't get past the Apple logo while booting from my thumb drive (mind that it was my first Hackintosh, that's why I said "round two" in OG post).

    Then I couldn't transfer my drive from MBR to GPT.

    Then I had to go out and buy a WiFi dongle.

    Then I couldn't make iGPU working.

    Then there was a problem with logging into my iCloud account.

    Then there was a problem with audio.

    Then I couldn't manage to iMessage to work (back then I used iPhone), which eventually started working.

    After that I had a major performance difficulties, the computer was sucking up the battery like me coffee every morning. I just decided that I had enough, and I just rolled back to Linux.
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    @athlon OMG that's exactly my same experience except it spanned over 3 months to get past that bloody apple logo (2nd time hackintosher and to this day I sometimes get a bootloop when booting in verbose mode) I remember once I tried to show it to a friend and afterwards the laptop fans wouldn't turn on, nothing at all, I had to reset the laptop's EC to revive it, fun times haha
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    @MEGADROID I actually wrote down step-by-step tutorial for myself, because I find many of them skipping core parts and focusing on obvious things.
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