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How to install OS X Mavericks on your PC with Unibeast

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you're interested in running Mac OS X, but you don't want to pay ridiculous prices for a normal Mac, then a Hackintosh (I will write a guide about hackintoshing) just might be for you. Right now, the newest iteration of OS X is 10.9, known as Mavericks. Installing Mavericks on a PC is pretty much the exact same as installing Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) (I will post a guide of Mountain Lion using Unibeast soon). This guide will follow tonymacx86's standard Unibeast method, except that we try to cover the process with more detail (and pictures!).
 
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Step 1: Requirements

- A compatible computer: Not every computer will work with Mac OS X, even with the help of tools like Unibeast and Multibeast. Be sure to read the Hackintosh compatibility guide (which I will post soon) very carefully, to check whether or not your computer qualifies. The hardware requirements for OS X Mavericks are identical to those for OS X Mountain Lion; AMD processors and older 32-bit Intel processors (such as Pentium M) are not supported. If your computer already has OS X Mountain Lion installed, Unibeast will just update Mountain Lion to Mavericks normally, without deleting any of your apps or files.

- A separate hard drive: Mac OS X needs its own hard drive (a minimum of 10 GB of space is required, but at least 50 GB of space is recommended). Unibeast will not work on a hard drive where Windows was installed first. You can bypass this requirement by applying the MBR patch to Unibeast (which I will post soon) (the process for Mavericks is the exact same as for Mountain Lion).

- Unibeast (Free): Unibeast is a Mac program that modifies the official OS X Mavericks installer, and writes it onto a USB drive. You can then use this Unibeast USB drive to run the Mavericks installer on a PC. Unibeast works with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer; registration on tonymacx86.com is required to download Unibeast.

- A Hackintosh with Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion already installed, a real Mac, or a Mac OS X virtual machine: Unibeast is a Mac app, so you need a computer with Mac OS X to run it. You could use a real Mac, if you own one. Alternatively, you could install Mountain Lion on a virtual machine (which I will post soon), and run Unibeast on there instead. Be sure to install the Virtualbox Extension Pack to view USB drives from your virtual machine.

- OS X Mavericks (Free): The method used by this guide requires that you download a free copy of the Mavericks installer app from the Mac App Store. Though the Mac App Store is included in Mac OS X 10.6.6 and newer, you have to be running 10.6.8 to download Mavericks. (you might be able to circumvent this requirement by spoofing your system version) (a guide about spoofing the system version will be posted soon).

- An empty USB drive (8 GB or larger): The USB drive used for Unibeast must be at least 8 GB in size. Since Unibeast will erase all of the files on your USB drive, make sure to back up its contents first. You can reuse this USB drive for normal stuff after you finish installing Mavericks.

- Multibeast (Free): Multibeast is a collection of kext files (which will be discussed in a post soon) that your Hackintosh will need to run properly, after the initial installation. Download it onto a USB drive. Be sure to download the newest version 6 of Multibeast, not the older versions 3, 4, or 5.
kvanchakhadze2 months ago

hello

i have asus g75vw gaming laptop

intel i7-3630QM CPU 2.40GHZ

64x operating system

1TB hard drive

and 16GB RAM

can i install mavericks on my laptop?

RobertS23 months ago

Hello, do you have plans to post the PC compatibility guide? Or alternatively, where can I get one? thanks.

jasmin.mankad3 months ago

I don't have HPET option in bios settings. What should I do?

Omar Amir (author)  jasmin.mankad3 months ago

You don't necessarily need it. Just continue with the other settings.

rai55511 months ago
How can i do this if i have no Mac, just PC?

Thanks
Omar Amir (author)  rai55511 months ago
In step 1 (requirements), I've mentioned that you need - A Hackintosh with Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion already installed, a real Mac, or a Mac OS X virtual machine: Unibeast is a Mac app, so you need a computer with Mac OS X to run it. You could use a real Mac, if you own one. Alternatively, you could install Mountain Lion on a virtual machine (which I will post soon), and run Unibeast on there instead. Be sure to install the Virtualbox Extension Pack to view USB drives from your virtual machine. You could use one of my other two tutorials to run Mac OS X on a virtual machine then run Unibeast on this virtual machine then make this one!
rai555 Omar Amir11 months ago
so basically tp make your hackintosh, you have to have other hackintosh or apple computer at your disposal ? i better go virtual machine root
Omar Amir (author)  rai55511 months ago
Yes! It's 95% of the time, a virtual machine, it's fast and easy to make.