Hackintosh on a fresh mac HDD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by trent98, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. trent98 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2015
    I have a MacBook Pro model# A1278 (9,2) with 10GB RAM and a 1TB HDD which currently has windows 8.1 on it, I am attempting to install a Hackintosh copy of Yosemite on it but it gets stuck on stock Apple logo on first boot from USB but works fine in VMware, it even shows Hackintosh boot logo. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why install a hackinstoch (read hacked) version of yosemite when all you need is the actually copy of OS X?

    Hackintosh copies of OSX have special boot loaders and kexts (some of which are specific to certain motherboards). Just get the actual vanilla, genuine version of OS X.
  3. trent98 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2015
    Thanks for the reply but my mac didn't come with an install DVD and I would rather not have to re-download OSX because I already have a Hackintosh ISO if you have a way for me to get it installed it would be greatly appreciated.
  4. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    OS X modified for a Hackintosh simply isn't going to work on an actual Mac. You're going to have to download a clean copy from the App Store while in OS X and make a bootable flash drive or install disk.
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Even if you were able to get the Hackintosh version to install and run, if you encounter any problems you won't know what is causing the issue. Like the others are telling you, download the official version for the Mac App Store.

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