[GUIDE] Install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and Mavericks 10.9.1 on ASUS N53SN/N53SV/N53SM Notebooks
How to build a HackinTosh with Mountain Lion (10.8 and 10.8.2), the latest version of MacOS X.
This guide and some of my kexts is compatible with the Following Models: Asus N53SN , N53SV, N53SM, AND SOME N53 SERIES Models .
About my specs:
Let’s see what we have here…
My Notebook: Asus N53SN- SZ024V
Display: 15.6-inch LED-backlit Full HD display (1920 x 1080)
Processor: 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2630QM processor (2.0 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9 GHz)
Chipset: Intel HM65
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M graphics with 2GB DDR3 VRAM and NVIDIA Optimus Technology
and Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1920x1080x32)
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n (@ 2.4GHz) , Bluetooth v2.1
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 4 x SODIMM socket (expandable to 16GB)
Storage: 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
Optical Drive: Super Multi DVD drive
Camera: 2.0 Megapixel with security lens cover
Speakers: Built-in speakers with SonicMaster Technology
Microphone: Digital Array Microphone
Card Reader: 1x 8-in- card reader (MMC/SD/Mini-SD/XD/Memory Stick/MS Pro/MS Duo/MS-Pro-Duo)
Input / Output:1x Headphone-out jack, 1x Microphone-in jack, 1x VGA port, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x HDMI port
Battery: 6 cell
Dimensions: 15.6 x 10.6 x 1.2 ~ 1.6 (W x D x H)
What's works ?:
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1920x1080x32)
Realtek ALC269 Audio
Atheros AR9285 Wireless
Atheros or Broadcam Bluetooth (Most device works , some of them not)
Elan Multitouch Ps/2 Trackpad
Usb 2.0/ 3.0
Realtek 8xxx Ethernet
Fn Hotkeys (Function Key )
Super Multi DVD drive
Asus VGA Webcam ( with Camtwist app)
NVIDIA GeForce GT550M
What do you need:
Basically it is better to already have a working version of MacOS installed on your HackinTosh. It is always possible to achieve all steps of this GUIDE with an external MacOS system, but it will be more difficult. Also, I recommend you to have the following stuffs:
A working install of OS X (this may be in a virtual machine or a native install) to prepare the installer
1 x USB/SD card of 8GB minimum.
1 x Original Mountain Lion Install DVD (InstallESD.dmg).
8GB of available space minimum to install Mountain Lion.
1 x Human Brain.
30 minutes up to 3 hours spare time.
STEP 1 – Creating USB/SD Mountain Lion Installation Drive:
For this part, you need to force Finder to show all hidden files link
Right Click “Install OS X Mountain Lion” -> Show Package Contents.
Contents -> Shared Support -> InstallESD.dmg.
Open InstallESD.dmg (this will popup the “Mac OS X Install ESD” volume).
In ”Mac OS X Install ESD” volume open BaseSystem.dmg (this will popup the “Mac OS X Base System” volume).
Open the Disk Utility application.
Now we will create our USB/SD Mountain Lion installation DVD volume.
Partition your USB/SD device to match two partition, GUID Partition Scheme, both must be Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
other steps , you can watch this video fully usb installations:
watch this video while 10 minutes (10:00) and do it your usb drive this tutorial.
after 10 minutes on video , we don't need any steps.
some people send me pm about installation steps. if you have a trouble that you can use below links.
How to install mountain lion your notebook ;
I added here my Extra files for you. You must integrate this files your usb drive root.
Also I added my Drivers (kext files) here for you , after installation you need this files.
You will see my Extra files in Attachments , You can download here.
Ok if you have a bootable usb drive 10.8.0 retail mac osx files added. We are ready for installation.
1- install with , -v and finish installation.
2- When you finish installation you must boot with -x -v command. Because we have to delete some kext files like graphics kext.
When you open safe mode with (-x -v) command , you must delete this files ;
Roots ( Mac osX installed drive) ---> System ---> Library --->Extensions come here and delete below files ;
Delete all graphics kexts (+ plugin and bundles) :
AMD - AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext - AMDRadeonVADriver.bundle - AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle - AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext - AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGA.plugin - AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle - AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsVADriver.bundle - AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext - AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext - AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin - AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle - AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle ATI - ATI2400Controller.kext - ATI2600Controller.kext - ATI3800Controller.kext - ATI4600Controller.kext - ATI4800Controller.kext - ATI5000Controller.kext - ATI6000Controller.kext - ATIFramebuffer.kext - ATIRadeonX2000.kext - ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin - ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle - ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle - ATISupport.kext Nvidia - GeForce.kext - GeForceGA.plugin - GeForceGLDriver.bundle - GeForceVADriver.bundle - NVDAGF100Hal.kext - NVDAGK100Hal.kext - NVDANV50Hal.kext - NVDAResman.kext - NVSMU.kext
when you deleted above files your graphics card will work , if you have only below kext your S/L/E.
You must install only this files;
For Graphics card ; we need only this files:
I added some apps for you , you can downloads this apps , this thread . When you deleted this kext files ,
you must open "Kext Utility.app" , this app rebuild your permission and cache. Also you can install kext files with this apps.
Now we must deleted this files for not take "Kernel panic" our system.
Roots ( Mac osX installed drive) ---> System ---> Library --->Extensions
delete below files:
if you don't delete this two files , your mac osx have a Kernel Panic. After deleted this 2 files ;
open "Kext Utility.app" and drop below kexts and install your mac osx 10.8.0 system.
EvOreboot.kext --> for reboot , you need this kext.
FakeSMC.kext ---> This kext , for real mac machine.
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext --> This kext for your cpu management.
İnstall this 3 kext and repair your mac osx installed hard drive permission. When you finished all this procedure , you are ready to reboot your system , after all that you can't get any kernel panic.
All kext files , upload my me. You can find this files below links.
For update , you can download here;
OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.2 (Combo) :
Extra files ;
Dsdt , smbios and other files here;
(All Kext Files) Here;
needed apps (Here):
Bluetooth and Ethernet kext here;
By the way ; My Real Name is: Baki Eryiğit , from TURKEY.
Have a nice day guys. I hope , you will install without any issue.