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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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I would like to test a new version when it is available. Thanks.

Is already available on my PC, will send you a build to test within an hour..

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Hi, Micky1979! I wonder, where would I find the option "Use alternative booting PBR" from the main Clover Installer in your "Pandora's Box"?

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Hi, Micky1979! I wonder, where would I find the option "Use alternative booting PBR" from the main Clover Installer in your "Pandora's Box"?

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that one?

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Download always fails despite high speed internet. Tried many times and resume is not supported.  speed between 20-70 kb/second then fails.

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Download always fails despite high speed internet. Tried many times and resume is not supported.  speed between 20-70 kb/second then fails.

Sorry but just tested:

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and it secceded downloading:

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clean the cache of your browser or use anoter one.

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Cleared cache and also tried different browser. also tried internet download manager.  Still the same problem. Wonder if its related to being in Bangkok?  Have seen download speeds today to 800mbits/second 

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Cleared cache and also tried different browser. also tried internet download manager.  Still the same problem. Wonder if its related to being in Bangkok?  Have seen download speeds today to 800mbits/second 

Really I don't know, but I'll report this to Administrators. 

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Thank you.  Is there a way to save file to my profile content?  If resume download were enabled I might be able to complete download.

 

I picked up an x99 board and a 12 core Xeon e5 v3. Would like to try Pandora to install osx.

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when i use pandora's box .the optionals of install RC scripts on target volume ,,,install RC scripts in all bootable volumes cant be chose....please check

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when i use pandora's box .the optionals of install RC scripts on target volume ,,,install RC scripts in all bootable volumes cant be chose....please check

This depend if the target partition is an OSX partition, otherwise all options for that are disabled. i.e. if you target an EFI partition (or a volume that does not contain an OSX installation) you can't install them.

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This depend if the target partition is an OSX partition, otherwise all options for that are disabled. i.e. if you target an EFI partition (or a volume that does not contain an OSX installation) you can't install them.

thank you..i got it.

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Yep, you can install Clover where you like,

  • also targeting an ESP only (thing that cannot be done with the official package or any other package),
  • but with Pandora you can chose or the ESP directly
  • or an OSX partition and install the bootloader to its EFI partition and all other things (like the prefpanel, RC scripts etc) to the OS partition you have selected at the beginning, at same time  :).

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Try to download an old revision (look at the right bar). If that help later you can update to latest revision from the app.

 

Great idea. That worked fine. Avg 180 kb/second.  There definitely is an issue with downloading the current version.

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do you by chance offer advise or help with this usb creator? i have an alienware x51 with secure boot and i have disabled the secure boot, i can get clover to load then when i strat it it goes to a black screen any input or reason why and a fix or work arund would be appreciated

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Shock surprise able to boot EC on MSI x99 SLI MB with Xeon E5-2648L v3  12 core and legacy GeForce 7300 GS GPU to boot.  Had used G41 Mavericks hackintosh to install EC with Clover, connected ssd to x99 box then used Pandoras Box Enoch bootloader with npci=0x3000   -v  -f    Bios most recent. Only change was to disable cfg.   .     Have not yet had time to install audio drivers etc etc. 3 gigabyte file transfer via usb took 1 minute and system report showed usb 3.  Mac pro 6.1 smbios

 

 

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do you by chance offer advise or help with this usb creator? i have an alienware x51 with secure boot and i have disabled the secure boot, i can get clover to load then when i strat it it goes to a black screen any input or reason why and a fix or work arund would be appreciated

Yes, no one file is patched and all is Vanilla.

If Clover load than Clover is ok, but you forgot to share your hardware spec, and if you have installed the FakeSMC.kext. Otherwise cannot tell you much..

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Can an EC dmg be used with Pandora to create an installer usb?   Must it be in the applications folder and in app format?

If you use the .app just navigate where your app is located, no need to be in /Applications.

Can use the .dmg? It should, but it's been a long time since I tried for the last time. So try and report back!

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Heads up, r3761 has been giving people problems, it's been updated to r3763 as of this writing which is supposedly more reliable.

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