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Today, 03/20/13 marks an extraordinary event that's been in the making for some time. The staff of InsanelyMac are proud to present to you :


"Pandora's Box"


Pandora's Box application is a new "Tool" that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7 or Mountain Lion 10.8 with the option to use either the retail app version or it's dmg image file.

Also included is a post installation utility to apply additional fixes after install or after a OSx software update.

So those features are great, but you will see "PANDORA'S BOX" also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. With the option for you to configure and choose much of the customization during the OSx installation process, once complete, you can immediately boot into your new working install without requiring any further setup.

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Watch and Participate to the Beta Testing here: http://www.insanelym...-beta1-testing/

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Wohhhh

i like this and i will try

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I'm very excited about this, a big "thank you" to everyone who spent hours slaving away to make this a reality!



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I think there is super good project. It is so to be regretted that I hadn't found it in when I was installing my hackintosh one year ago. I would have tormented less during installing MacOSX.

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Awesome! And also it comes with a perfect timing. About to start my first Hackintosh installation in a few days.
Very cool that it's also in Italian, that is my first language. :P

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Few minutes... :P

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Very cool that it's also in Italian, that is my first language. :P


First and favourite language ;)

Congrats to all in the Pandora team, they have done an amazing job!

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Yay! In italian too! Fantastic! Great job guys! Thank you!

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When everything is found ok, the files will be made available for translation in all known languages​​!

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Hello, could this tool be used to upgrade Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion? Or is it only for new clean install?

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Like it. Nice and easy install for 10.8.3 on my probook.
Many thanks.

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Tested and... worked perfectly! :D
Hands down the best tool to install ML quickly and without problems. This is my first Hackintosh I built, and I tried iAktos, Tony's things, but this beats them all.
Just had to install a pair of kexts for my system and my Hackintosh is perfect now.
The only little issue was that the AppleIntel1000 Ethernet kext apparently was missing from the archive. When I tried to install it the program said it was missing. I even tried to re-download pandora a couple of times.
Not really an issue, btw! I just went ahead and downloaded it from another site. The last thing I have to do now is enabling HDMI/DisplayPort audio... I'll try to figure it out later... :S

Kudos to the creators of this!! Keep it up. :P
(Ragazzi, siete grandi!)

PS: Now that I think about it... I could use my newly created beast to make a videotutorial for this wonderful tool (it's pretty straightforward, btw).

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Hello, could this tool be used to upgrade Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion? Or is it only for new clean install?

At the moment there is a problem using Pandora in Snow Leopard (confirm?).
The problem will be fixed in the next release, but I think you can do upgrade, as if you were using a normal Retail instalation. This has worked for me from 10.7 to 10.8.

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The only little issue was that the AppleIntel1000 Ethernet kext apparently was missing from the archive. When I tried to install it the program said it was missing. I even tried to re-download pandora a couple of times.
Not really an issue, btw!

You're right. I saw a new version with a different name by the same developer ...
I see to fix in the next release.

Micky

Like it. Nice and easy install for 10.8.3 on my probook.
Many thanks.

ProBook? ...Ivy or Sandy Bridge??
IDT audio is working for Probook Ivy Bridge with Pandora, he he!

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At the moment there is a problem using Pandora in Snow Leopard (confirm?).
The problem will be fixed in the next release, but I think you can do upgrade, as if you were using a normal Retail instalation. This has worked for me from 10.7 to 10.8.

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What is the problem with it on SL? I can try it, but I'd like to know what to look out for, and maybe confirm problem.

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Only one problem with GUI interface builded in 10.8 whit "only 10.7" compatibility....and we received this bug, would like to know if it still happens with everyone.
However, it will not damage your system!

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ProBook? ...Ivy or Sandy Bridge??
IDT audio is working for Probook Ivy Bridge with Pandora, he he!

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Sandy (4540s).

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Can I also suggest to add the kext for ALC 898 codec? As far as I know many users now have boards with it.

Only one problem with GUI interface builded in 10.8 whit "only 10.7" compatibility....and we received this bug, would like to know if it still happens with everyone.
However, it will not damage your system!

Micky

If you mean that you can't run Pandora on SL yes, I've had this problem.

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What we have here is something that will finally throw ##### off as king of the mountain. TonyMac has some serious competition now.

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Only one problem with GUI interface builded in 10.8 whit "only 10.7" compatibility....and we received this bug, would like to know if it still happens with everyone.
However, it will not damage your system!

Micky


It didn't even try, just popped up a message saying it didn't work with this version :(

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very nice work and thank you.ssd doesnt show up via finder hopefully will be fixed.great desktop pic.cant wait for final rev for sl





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