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    • By srmusico
      Hello Guys,
      im looking for the way of upgrade my MacBook Pro 2013 Retina SSD capacity.
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    • By awak3
      **If this is in the wrong section, please move it.. sorry I'm new here.
       
      I'm making this small guide to show people out there with the new Alienware 14 model laptop (haswell cpu) that is possible to get Mavericks booting without any errors and without having to use commands such as: -x and GraphicsEnabler=No. However, you will have to get other hardware such as soundcards, internet cards, and graphic cards working by yourself. Hopefully this guide will serve a greater purpose, helping all of us create or find working kext for these hardwares.
       
      Guide (USB Method):
      *Must have: A copy of Mac already installed and running, I used OS X booted on VMWare, worked perfect.** || Download the 'mach_kernel' from this link: mach_kernel (it is at the bottom in an attachment)
      **Recommended: 8GB or more USB drive** & myHack as it will rebuild the cache automatically for us
      **Note: I'm doing most of this from recent memory so if something doesn't work, just let me know.
      _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      1) First find and download a retail copy of OS X Mavericks. It doesn't matter how you get the copy as long as it is the retail copy.
       
      2) Now you have your copy of Mavericks. Now its time to format your USB drive. Open Disk utility and select your drive and format it as 'Mac OS (Journaled)'. That's it, now exit the disk utlity.
       
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      **From this point you should know what to do, so I will be short on some parts**
       
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      7) Once the installation is done it will reboot the computer, boot back into the USB Installer!!
       
      8) Now that you are in the USB Installer again, open up terminal. We need to copy the new mach_kernel from the installer over to mac OS X 10.9 (this is why when you try and boot it quickly reboots, this will fix that). Type this in the terminal:
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      10) To get Mavericks to boot without any error or using commands we have to start fresh. Its time to delete some kernels that are causing the PC to panic or hang. Open finder and navigate to 'System, Library, Extensions' and delete or backup every kext that has to do with a graphics card, because at this point these kext are keeping your PC from booting correctly. If you have trouble finding which kext are graphics, they usually start with AMD, ATI, Geforce, Graphics, etc.. just be careful and do a google search if you are not completely sure.
       
      11) After you have deleted or backed up the graphics kext it is time to delete or backup the bluetooth kext. There will be two bluetooth kext in there that are keeping the PC from booting correctly. They are the only ones in that folder that say bluetooth, remove them from the extensions folder.
       
      12) Now you may restart the PC and boot your OS X installation normally without any commands and it should boot right to the login or desktop screen. Now it is up to you to get all the other hardware working correctly with the kext, just do it with caution because the installation is unstable at this point.
       
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      -awak3
       
       
    • By gAlexLTT
      Bonjour, 
      J'ai l'intention de m'acheter un PC portable et en faire un hackintosh seulement voilà, j'ai un budget d'environ 500€ et je voudrais savoir lesquels sont les meilleurs, compatibles avec Mac OS X et si possible avec la nouvelle génération de processeurs Intel Haswell.
      PS : je ne joue pas donc même une carte graphique Intel HD Graphic 4000 me convient ;-)
      Merci d'avance
    • By xxxrichievxxx
      Hello everyone!
       
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