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Using Xcode 5 iOS simulator on Hackintosh 10.9


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On my Hackintosh, I'm seeing this odd error in the iOS system log every time I start one of the pre-loaded Apps or one of the sample apps I'm trying to compile and run in the Xcode 5 simulator.

 <Error>: libMobileGestalt MobileGestalt.c:1027: Could not retrieve region info

This is coming from the Apple binary blob libMobileGestalt.dylib located in




The only documentation I have found is here




It looks like when the simulator tries to build a hardware identity for itself to pass to those apps that are region-aware, it doesn't work properly on Hackintosh and when the libMobileGestalt queries the underlying host hardware it doesn't like what it finds.


Unfortunately, this error is fatal for any apps that use Apple Maps.


Anyone had any better luck with this on their Hackintosh ?


my Hackintosh

Asus M2A-VM - Athlon 64 X2 4200 - Asus GeForce 8800GT 512
SMBIOS  MacPro3,1/Intel Core 2 Duo
Mavericks 10.9 (13A603)
uname -a
13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: za  9 nov 2013 21:28:59 CET; SinetekBronzovkAnVoodoo v2.0.0:xnu-2422.1.72-AMD/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

XCode 5.0.2



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