Mac OS X on PC Hack





Introduction: Mac OS X on PC Hack

This tutorial will show you exactly how to get the latest version of Mac OS X on your PC in a few simple steps, its also free.

I know many people that don't believe me when i say that Mac OS X works on PC...well it works and i want to share how to do it with you guys thats don't already know how :]

What you will need:

A dual core intel based PC
A torrent program or alternatively you could use rapidshare
A dvd burner
A blank 4.7GB dvd
InfraRecorder program (you can get this at
Determination and Patience :P

Step 1: Download Iatkos V4i ISO

You can search "iatkos v4i" or "iatkos" on google and find a link to a torrent


you can goto this link: it has all the rapidshare links for the ISO image. If you use this method to download the file you have to download all 24 of the parts.

Once you have downloaded all of the parts you must make sure they are all in the same folder and you have to extract the first file and it will automatically extract the rest into one folder. In order to extract these files you must have Winrar (can be found at

Step 2: Extracting the Rar Files

Once you have downloaded all of the parts you must make sure they are all in the same folder and you have to extract the first file and it will automatically extract the rest into one folder. In order to extract these files you must have Winrar (can be found at

Step 3: Burning the ISO Image

Once the files have been extracted you must now burn the ISO to a blank 4.7GB dvd. Infra recorder must be installed in order to complete this step.

1. Goto the "write image button" and browse for thr ISO file
2. Burn the ISO image
3. Wait...

Step 4: Install the OS

Now that you have your ISO burnt to dvd you can now install Mac OS X.

1. reboot your computer and enter the bios
2. goto the boot menu
3. Make sure your dvd drive is your first boot device
4. hit f10 to save and exit bios
5. Insert dvd and reboot
6. When it says "press any key to boot from cd" hit a key
7. follow the prompts and instructions throughtout installation
8. Once its installed you are almost done.

Step 5: Updating to Latest Version of Mac OS X

All that needs to be done now is for you to install the latest update for Mac OS X :] you can do this by going to this link:

once the file is downloaded simply install it :] now have the latest version of Mac OS X running on your PC! Show it off to all of your friends and watch as thier jaws drop :P



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    Is this legal?

    Is there a way I can get it to boot into windows by default and Mac OS X as a secondary OS?

    I tried iAtkos v7. That worked. I tried iAtkos S3 v2 (its snow leopard) and it worked so much better. I mean everything worked. All my hardware. I could dualboot windows 7 and os x successfully. You'll find my instructable in the related bar on the right.

    Is this a real mac os x, os or is only something fake? and wat is iatkos v4i or iPC, Kalyway, iDeneb?

    7 replies

    Yes this is installs REAL Mac OS X on a is not a lookalike it is simply Mac OS X that has been modified to run on a PC. iPC, iAtkos, Kalyway and iDeneb are all different distros...they are different versions that have different bootloaders, kernels and drivers.

    So lets say that i will use iPc if i download it and install it how many space do i will need

    Mac OS X will take up around 9-10 Gigabtyes of hard drive space

    So how do i can make mac bootable from a 16 Gigabtyes jump drive?

    this will be my last question

    Yes. Thats what I did. Takes 1hr to install.

    well um, there are two ways of doing that, you could either make something similar to a live cd...but on a flash drive or you could install it on your flash drive by selecting it as your drive when you install it...but that would mean you could only boot it on your computer or a computer that is completely identical to yours...ok im not sure exactly how to do either of those but i will tell you this... google is your friend

    after its all installed, does it have garage band and imove and all that stuff pre loaded, or do i have to jump through hoops to get it?

    2 replies

    No that comes separately in the iLife package. Get it form Apple for $40 or torrent it.

    It really depends on what hackintish distro you decide to download...there are a couple of different versions...some of them come bundled with extra software...some do not. Once the operating system has been installed its exactly like running it on a mac...there is no real difference, so there is no need to worry. You can download software just as you would for a mac.

    hey....this is an interesting project ...but i have a question 'will my games and other programmes work with this change in os' thanks in advance

    4 replies

    No. Windows and Mac have different file formats that are unique to each OS. Unless you could find software like Wine, only for Mac, then no, your Windows stuff will not work.

     Actually, Wine also works on Linux.

    I know, I meant, for Mac instead of Linux. I have an Ubuntu machine with Wine.

    Actually, through MacPorts and X11, Wine works great for me on Snow Leopard 10.6.6.