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Need help installing mavericks or yosemite DP1 on Dell OptiPlex 755

11 July 2014 - 04:30 AM

Hi guys :)


I've recently bought a 755 for dead cheap and looking forward to give him a newlife, so I need our community guys help as I'm not familiar with hackintoshing old dualcore systems. Below are the specs for the system.


Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 1.8GHz CPU
Intel Q32 Express chipset
3 GB DDR2 RAM (8 GB maximum)
80 GB SATA hard drive
DVD±RW drive
Floppy drive
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 with up to 256 MB shared memory

Nvidia 8400GS


Does anyone had any success installing and running mavericks or yosemite?


If so could you please let me know which installation method works as I always prefer for vanilla install.


As I've done some research in which few of them had problem with kexts while installing and in which they replaced them from older OSX versions. So to be honest I don't have much time to play with installation and for that reasons I'm looking for someone who had already played with it and had success, so that I can learn from there.


Many ¬Thanks :)

[ NooBs Guide ] How to install OS X Mavericks from scratch in progress

01 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

Hi guys,
:welcomeani:  to NooBs GuiDe :)
This guide is presented to you all by me and iFire. :) Attached File  emoticon-barcelona.gif   21.13KB   22 downloads 
We will be putting some time and effort in contributing this new guide to all our community members and will be updated daily by us. 

Basic Requirements to Lion /Mountain Lion/ Mavericks


 A Core 2 Duo or Core i3/i5/i7 Processors 
✓ Minimum of 2GB RAM (But most recommended will be 4GB for performance boost)
 Minimum of 10GB hard disk space is required. 
 Check your hardware compatibility list View Reference Link

 Last but not least and very important is to have lot of Patience  :yes: 

Part - I How to get access to a real Mac/OSX desktop/laptop using Windows PC


This part of the guide is must and only for all who don't have access to real Mac desktop/laptop. For others who can access real Mac desktop/laptop either by borrowing from friends or by any other means can skip this Part-I and move on to Part - II. Follow the steps taken in the below video to create a virtual mac system using Windows PC.The Virtual Machine should be either Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks OS X versions in order to proceed with next steps. So finally once you have a working Virtual Mac Machine then proceed to Part -II to create a OSX USB Boot Disk/Installer.

[View Reference Link]



Part - II How to create OSX USB Boot disk/installer



 A working install of OS X :  Virtual Machine or a native Install  to make your USBInstaller.
 A flash drive of minimum size 8GB formatted in GUID/GPT partition map scheme and HFS+ format type (see pic below).
 A copy of Lion / Mountain Lion / Mavericks.app.

✓DiskMaker X 
application [File Download Link]  to automate the process of creating USB Installer/boot disk.

Formatting USB flash drive   
1. In Windows, format your flash drive in FAT32
2. In your VM/Mavericks open Disk Utility and format the flash drive GUID/GPT and HFS+        

How to use DiskMaker X app

This video shows a good and easy tutorial on how to use the DiskMaker X app under Mac Virtual Machine in windows PC.





Part - III How to choose and install correct Boot Loader


How to install Clover  boot loader on to USB Flash drive in Legacy BIOS mode


1. Download clover [File Download Link] and follow the video below.



How to Install CLOVER to UEFI Mode : Install Clover to USB/HDD - Clover UEFI Guide


Part - IV Preparing system for OSX Install


Here first make sure the following checklist is double checked in the case of Laptop/Desktop before proceeding to installation part.

A Intel Laptop/Desktop with the OSX supported motherboard and processor.

Remove all the external connected devices of the Laptop/Desktop.

Only use On-Board Graphics and make sure you disable discrete graphics card either from BIOS or by removing it from Motherboard.

Make sure you only have working motherboard, CPU with on-board graphics and USB 2.0 ports (Do not use USB 3.0 port,because they need special drivers and can be fixed in post install). 

For laptops use external Keyboard and Mouse for installation,this is because the trackpad/touchpad will not work until they are fixed with correct drivers, which can be done in post-install.

Finally the above prepared OSX USB bootdisk/installer.


Part - V BIOS Settings/Configuration


Legacy BIOS - Laptops/Desktops


Essential Settings:

Config > Serial ATA (SATA) > SATA Controller Mode Option [AHCI] 

Security > Memory Protection > Execution Prevention [Enabled] 


Other Settings:

Security > Security Chip > Security Chip [Disabled] 

Startup > UEFI/Legacy Boot [Both] 

Startup > UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority [Legacy First] 



Part - VI Fix OSX Boot using Boot Flags and Other Fixes


Below are the list of combination of boot-flags which may be required for those who are having trouble to boot USB boot-disk/Installer.Please be aware the list of combinations has been tested, so don't mix unless you know what you're doing. And most importantly try the combinations one after other,  BUT NEVER TRY MORE THAN ONE COMBINATION AT THE SAME TIME.




How to use boot flags in clover bootloader [View Reference Link]


1. First press any key at clover GUI to stop auto loading the Operating System, the Clover GUI screen is shown below.

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2. From the above screen shown in step 1, make sure the OSX operating system is highlighted and press space bar key on the keyboard.

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3. Once after pressing the space bar key the below shown screen will appear.

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4. From the above screen shown in step 3 there is a option named Boot Args, which is a short form for Boot Arguments (a.k.a Boot Flags). At this point highlight the Boot Args option and press Enter once and type the required boot flags and then press Enter again to lock editing. Remember only press Enter twice before and after typing to lock and unlock.Once done from there move on to return option and come back to operating systems menu and choose the right one and proceed.See pic below.

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Other Boot Troubleshooting Fixes 


If for some reasons the above boot flags didn't work and stuck somewhere with below messages then try these fixes. Please read reference link carefully before you proceed.

1. Still waiting for root device     Attached File  Still Waiting for root device.zip   162.9KB   221 downloads  [View Reference Link]

2. Pci configuration begin            Attached File  PCI Configuration begin v.1.3.6 ACPIPlatform.zip   434.93KB   135 downloads
3. Instant reboot Haswell cpu    Attached File  mach_kernel.zip   3.32MB   131 downloads    [View Reference Link]
4. Usb problems                              Attached File  GenericUSB30.zip   47.74KB   88 downloads  or Use this flag: USBBusFix=Yes 
5. System :no:
  boot ?       -              Attached File  mv Graphics kext script.zip   1.35MB   128 downloads - Remove all Graphics kexts from S/L/E 

6. SATA IDE Enhanced/Compatible Mode - The Installer d0n't see the HD to Format and Install-  ICHx-based SATA chipsets/southbridges.  Attached File  SATA_IDE.zip   654.13KB   78 downloads

7. How to Install the kexts to the USBInstaller/EFI/CloverEFI/Kext 10.9 - https://www.dropbox.... Kexts 10 9.png


Installation Process


 Finally once Installation is done successfully without any errors then do first boot from your Hard Disk. For some reasons the first boot may not go as smooth as it should and will need to try below steps as required.


1. Try booting with the same boot flags that have been used before for installing the OSX  or try one from the above given list.

2. If you have problems with graphics kexts, try remove with this script -[File Download Link]

3. Problems with the first boot ? Kernel Panic, crash system, stop,  Please, Screenshots of the error are always helpful  :yes:

Help needed to enable Asus X53E (Motherboard version K53E) Functions Keys and Backlight.

22 January 2014 - 01:21 AM

Hi guys can anyone guide me how to enable Asus X53E (M.B ver K53E) functions keys and startup brightness setup.


I tried some dsdt edits form osx latitude and used kexts but nothing works.


I've attached my native DSDT below. Please have a look and let me know how to proceed with it.



Thanks  very much :)

Need help to do BROADCOM BCM4312 patch n driver in mountain lion n mavericks .

15 January 2014 - 03:59 AM

Hi guys..I'm having this card with device id 14e4 4315 n want it patch n load it with clover boot loader. In simple terms I want it to make vanilla kext without touching the filesystem n not to override kext for future osx updates. If u guys wanna give some advice plz feel free to post them.

Thanks :)

ASUS X53E-SX399V Mountain Lion 10.8.3 PowerManagement Help Please

08 December 2013 - 01:03 AM

Hi Guys :)


I'm trying to get my ASUS X53E almost fully working hackintosh and need some one help to do powermangement. I'll explain what I did so far ..... 


First my model is ASUS X53E-SX399V with Motherboard Version:K53E and i5 sandybridge. Full specs can be found in this ASUS site link below




I followed the tutorial from the below link up-to my installation.




For the post installation I used Asus Series Tool for Sandy and Ivy Brigde 2.0 from below OSX86 downloads link.




So far after doing above all steps I've got only these below list as working,,


1.HD 3000 Graphics (QE/CI)

2.Audio (Voodoo HDA)

3.Wifi (Changed Atheros to BCM4312)


5.Keyboard.Trackpad, Mouse

6.Function Keys (Volume, Brightness,Sleep,Display Off)

7.USB (2.0,3.0)


These are my non functioning features list




3.Shutdown (After shutdown fan and power button led still running)


5.Battery ( Always shows condition replace)

6.Function Keys (Brightness working (but no OSD), Wifi (turns off but can't turn it on back), and there is no On screen displays for any of the function keys except  for volume)


Below I'm attaching my Hardware Info and Dsdt files extracted from ubuntu live cd Attached File  Ubuntu extracted DSDT n Hardware info.zip   76.94KB   2 downloads


and also couple of dsdt files which I've got it from guides to try Attached File  DSDT files got from guides.zip   56.95KB   1 downloads.


Please help me with DSDT and power management, 

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