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Create the USB installer for macOS 10.12 Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion or Lion, Installs Enoch or Clover, edit/create/generate the config.plist or o.c.B.p, SMBios.plist and kernel.plist.

  • Generate credible MLB & ROM, generate SMBIOSes (96 available) and its serials.
  • Install kexts from a large selection or install your own in /S/L/E, /L/E, /Extra/Extensions or /EFI/CLOVER/kexts or OEM sub directories (also on EFI partition).
  • FakeSMC.kext + plugins from both Slice or kozlek (latest) versions.
  • AppleHDA patcher or voodoohda, Nvidia Web Driver Updater (download and installs latest version!!!!). Ethernet/Wifi kexts... more and more..
  • Auto patcher for unsupported NVMe pci-ssd disks based on Pike R. Alpha's patches (lnfo inside Pandora)
  • Create/update/upgrade the Recovery HD partition.
  • Mount any ESP (EFI partition) you have in multiple disks.
  • Embedded web broswer, Youtube videos.
  • Embedded Clover WIKI.
  • more? can speak... really.. in en, it, es, pt, fr and de (thx spakk for German)

Is Pandora's Box secure? is compiled from source with 80,000 lines of code, no scripts, no AppleScripts and no Platypus, is a real app:

 

 

Pandora is code signed and use an advanced Helper Tool to perform its tasks, and this using advanced APIs by Apple. How it works?

The OS check for the digital signature of the Pandora's binary, its Helper tool and the launchd-daemon. Only if on all three binaries the signature match, the OS

grant Pandora to be executed. This avoid malicius softwares to take posses of Pandora to perform unwanted operations, unlike can be happen from a app containings *poor scripts. This secure your hack, but also your Mac.

Can Pandora erase your partitions by mistake like other tools has demostrate possible as already reported (even if they assure the opposite just to justify himself)?

No.

Hermes, creating your installer does not allow you to select your current OS ie "/", but also inform you with Alert-windows if you are selecting

an internal volume or that belongs to the same disk of your current OS. Also calculate if there are enough free space before proceeding.

Not last, when you create an installer Hermes before each operations have a triple check: target Volume must be the same always, must have the

same disk identifiers and also the volume uuid must match. This happen through the use of advanced API like Diskarbitration (made by Apple).

Also you don't have to rename anything before proceed: Pandora does not have this silly limitation, also your target volume can have spaces in the name unlike someone else *poor t-app (consider that 'OS X BaseSystem' will contains spaces.. so a t-app what can do later if cannot manage blank spaces???? :hysterical: ).

In addition, Hermes does not use funcy methods like "direct install", ie running OSInstall.mpkg manually. This last is particulary foolish

since OSX need to boot an installer to install OSX.

Otherwise what?

an installer copy some vital files from its root ("/"), in a direct installation INSTEAD some files are copied from "/" of the running OS.

Is not incredibly stupid? :hysterical: (also is why you have to run it inside the same OS... otherwise no chances to make it work.. )

Also that method can cause apps to crash because they are expecting important libraries to be updated or to be there, but instead ... you will have old or missing stuff.

You are warned!

 

A lot of code, but you will see a real graphical interface with some facilities and a lot of checks to do right things! .. nothing is done by case! :)

* a script can be well done, depend who made it ;), but someone really has no idea, pay attention.

 

 

 

About Updates:

Sunday 31 July 2016

Pandora's Box is able to update itself, the click counter from the Server indicate that 68% of users usually update through Pandora it-self instead of downloading again here (a lot of downloads :)):

Well, for users with slow or mobile connection this is particularly important since you can save time or MBs to download it. In fact only newer bytes are downloaded instead of

the entire app, usually 1-2 MB.. and your Pandora will be up-to-date.

 

Furthermore, Pandora receive updates for Clover and Enoch when available, at the same time maintaining a stable release to rely on (the one contained by default in the app), plus some intermediate versions if already downloaded.

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video by Fljagd

"All in One" solution for pre and post OS X installation.

Code redone from scratch, two new apps called Ares and Webkintosh:

Ares,

bootloaders configurator for both Enoch and Clover. Can edit the config.plist entirely with some facilities(as well for o.c.B.p, kernel.plist and SMBios.plist).

Clover WIKI is embedded in the config Editor to have quick access to the instructions and examples. Ability to update Enoch and Clover to latest revision available w/o update the entire app.

Ares can install the bootloader by targeting any ESP you have directly or in congiunction with the target Volume.

You can drag your config.plist directly into the Pandora's Box window, Ares will be automatically opened. What remain is to edit it and save where you like!

 

Zeus,

is now specialized in kexts installation from a large selection, but also permit you to drag your kexts (into the Pandora's interface) and let you decide where to install:

 

in any supported filesystems, in different volumes, but is also able to install in the target volume and its ESP at same time.

 

Support installation in

/System/Library/Extensions,

/Library/Extensions,

/Extra/Extensions,

/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other - 10.X (and on all OEM sub directories),

...again at same time!

 

 

Hermes,

now produces two kind of installers, one with "restore" method, other with "createinstallmedia". Both are untouched installers (Vanilla), and no kexts are added, nor the bootloader.

 

 

WebKinTosh,

a web browser to navigate hot Topics on insanelymac. Use YouTube API to show videos and users can make its own on "how to" do things using Pandora's Box.

 

 

More info here


What's New in Version r3.036

Released

  • Ares (Clover Installer): Clover updated to r4050.
  • Ares (config editor): added KernelAndKextsPatches->DellSMBIOSPatch.
  • Ares (Enoch Installer): Enoch updated to r2878 with new kernel and kexts patcher.
  • Ares (Enoch Installer): added new FileNVRAM.dylib develop version.
  • Zeus: FakeSMC.kext & Plugins updated to 6.25.1426.
  • Zeus: Fixed a bug (introduced in previous version) that was causing Zeus to not repair permissions on hfs volumes (thanks smigol81).


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This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!

 

Yep, it seem we have download Pandora too much...20GB/day :

 

Everyone, whom exceeds 20 gb on free accounts and 200 gb on paid accounts per day gets suspended. These are the current numbers as of todays date.

....20 GB are 335 downloads....wow

 

I think to solve tonight

 

Micky

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Tested  Pandora - option 2 - with Mavericks DP4 and updated to DP5 on a:


GA-Z77MX-D3H TH (rev. 1.0) / Core i5 3570K / 16GB RAM / Apple Thunderbolt display - apple trackpad - razer mouse


 


Everything is working as before on Mountain Lion 10.8.4 I had sound using a usb adaptor but you can use the Apple Thunderbolt speakers or if you want sound from the back IO mobo, voodoo will work too.


I also follow the tip about iCloud, after removing the  wifi card and network prefs on user libraries, installed alx ethernet for my mobo and I was able to login to my iCloud account.


 


Congrats on a great job Marchrius.


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Hi! I tried Pandora with my USB key, Mountain Lion and my PC with AMD FX4170.I made a usb with 3 different kernel (Amd, Default Intel and Atom kernel).  With the usb key the system installs very well, but I wander if there is a way to put multiple kernels on a DVD using Pandora... If it's not possible that would be a cool feature..

Thank you in advance

Matteo

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Hi! I tried Pandora with my USB key, Mountain Lion and my PC with AMD FX4170.I made a usb with 3 different kernel (Amd, Default Intel and Atom kernel).  With the usb key the system installs very well, but I wander if there is a way to put multiple kernels on a DVD using Pandora... If it's not possible that would be a cool feature..

Thank you in advance

Matteo

We can, but just afraid that users can make mistakes. Only one kernel can be invoked in ocbp, so what?.
 
Perhaps it is best to ask for info on who handles the kernel, such as in the topic dedicated to AMD kernel
 
Micky

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Sorry, but I have to complain about the way Pandora takes over Terminal.  When I first ran Pandora, it said it wanted to adjust my Terminal settings.  I said "no" so it ended.  What?  Okay, I tried again and this time said "yes".  Within a blink, my Terminal settings were replaced with Pandora's and my computer rebooted - without warning, while I had lots of other things going on.  I think it is crazy that Pandora needs special terminal settings in the first place.  But if you really need them, you should do a much better job of explaining to the user what is going on and what will happen and give them a chance to exit out of other programs before rebooting!! 

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Sorry, but I have to complain about the way Pandora takes over Terminal.  When I first ran Pandora, it said it wanted to adjust my Terminal settings.  I said "no" so it ended.  What?  Okay, I tried again and this time said "yes".  Within a blink, my Terminal settings were replaced with Pandora's and my computer rebooted - without warning, while I had lots of other things going on.  I think it is crazy that Pandora needs special terminal settings in the first place.  But if you really need them, you should do a much better job of explaining to the user what is going on and what will happen and give them a chance to exit out of other programs before rebooting!! 

Maybe you did not read that required a reboot:

 

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However, with the next version, Pandora will be installed with a Package (ready in my branch), and user settings will no longer be reset, just added the details for Pandora. The restart will still be needed, but the packages will warn before and at the end of installation, invite to reboot to make the changes effective.

 

Micky

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What a {censored} great tool! He produced a magick usb key installer that work everywhere ;) thanks a lot guys

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Installed Pandora.app 1.34 Beta 2, have a couple of questions.. when it asks for Which Mac model I want to use.. I have no idea.. the laptop I want to run ML or Mavericks on is a Dell E6510, Core i5, 4 gb ram, replaced the Intel wireless with a broadcomm BCM4322, has the Nvidia graphics

 

Any guidance on that option in the install or others I should be aware of?

 

Thanks

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I tested Pandora.app 1:34 Beta2 and I have to say that it is a great tools, my hackintosh is working perfectly in mavericks golden master 2.
I wanted to thank all the staff at InsanelyMac for having created an app so 'powerful and easy to use thanks  InsanelyMac  :) .

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Question: can I use this app to install osx and windows 8 on uefi. Dell 14r 5421

If yes am I doing something wrong cause my windows got corrupted and had to do a fresh install I had installed Mac osx mavericks on the same hard disk but on a different partition..

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can you please tell what post-installation from the main screen does? it seems to have installed an app but I can't find it.

 

thanks

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Thanks great app

i mean one of the best app  i have used

and i been hackintoshing for some time now love this app

keep up the good work 

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Thanks, "that other installer you don't support here" was a no go, booted to a black screen no matter what i tried, pandora on the other hand booted first thing to installer, install succeeded (that i reinstalled was my not knowing what to do with the first osx install to boot it without -x, all good now)

Mavericks now purring on Asus Sabertooth Z87 with 4770k.

We'll see how solid my understanding is when i repeat the install on a larger ssd (The 128GB Vertex 4 i installed on was a "let's see if this non Gigabyte mobo install can succeed")

 

Big thanks for this installer. PM me your paypal.

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The document “Pandoras-BOX.mpkg” could not be opened. eSellHijack1.0b7Installer cannot open files in the “Installer package” format.

 

what it means ?

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