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News! Pandora's Box Beta2 is OUT


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Pandora's Box beta2

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Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.

 

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Also included is a post-installation utility to apply additional fixes after installing or updating OS X.

 

These features are great, but you will see Pandora's Boxbeta2 also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. Since much of the configuration and customization can be done during the OS X installation process, once completed, you can immediate boot into your newly working OS X install without any additional setup.

Pandora's Boxbeta2 is available for download in our Downloads Section

 

Here is the complete change log from Beta1:

  • Newly designed interface with preference and settings
  • Added HTML Credits System integrated directly into Pandora
  • Added the Help manual (integrated in OS X)
  • Added Sparkle Software (self Update of Pandora's Box)
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks DP1
  • Added check for missing MBR patch (to continue in GUID)
  • Fixed bugs with bootloader in post-install
  • Fixed bugs with creating the Recovery HD partition
  • Fixed bug with missing AppleIntelE1000.kext installation
  • Added kernel flags and Intel HD4000 support to the bootloader options
  • Added modules for Enoch bootloader
  • Enlarged Laptop section, with two different kexts for battery support, LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
  • AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext patch, available during installation
  • Added log system (during installation and post-installation), with "notifications" in ML and Mavericks.
  • Added RTC patch for Mavericks
  • Added GenericUSBXHCI.kext, for Lion, ML and new build for Mavericks
  • Added AppleATIATA.kext (ATI PATA and SATA controllers)
  • Switch from Trim patches to Trim Enabler.app for non-Apple SSD
  • Added latest HWmonitor stuff from kozlek project (FakeSMC.kext, Plugins and HWmonitor.app)
  • Added Rotate Daemon (fix for AMD7000 cards)
  • Added OpenCL patches for Lion and ML in differents cards/OS X versions
  • Added Intel HD4000-HD3000 support on 6/7 Series chipset
  • Added Desktop version of LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
  • Added Repair permission and rebuild caches on others Volumes
  • Added Backup Hackintosh files function
  • Improve stability on each OS X versions when creating the Pandora System Options (on the fly).
  • Deleted the ACPI folders, now the .aml tables can leave into InsanelyBox directly.
  • Other minor bug fixes

Watch and Participate to the Beta2 Testing here: Pandora's Box (Beta 2 Testing)

 

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All of the aforementioned tools are great aids for us non-hackers who are here because we need a working computer for our profession. I don't understand people who oppose such great efforts and encourage endless hours on the Terminal, one patch after another.

Whoever wants to make hacking their hobby, there's nothing stopping them. I prefer getting the job done as quickly as possible, so that I can use the Hackintosh to create music and graphics. To each their own!

 

Buy a Mac for your professional work.  

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Fantastic work! Although my PC is Haswell was possible to pass reboot error (I think created by mach_kernel + FakeSMC) using other tools as MyHack or ### trying to install ML or Mavericks.

I believe that in a short time will be possible installation on Haswell ones using your great tool without suffering. Sorry for my english and many thanks!

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Finally i was able to install Mavericks. Only it took a long time to before i could choose my main language.

Only can't get OSX started or it takes more then 10 minutes.... I switch it off.

 

don't got kp's onlt SMC error but booting with dart=0 they were gone

 

MSI H87-G41 PC Mate, i7-4770, 32gb DDR3 1600 XMP, GTX650

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I tried the Beta2 version on ML 10.8.4, but it didn't create a bootable USB installer for my EVGA X58 132-BL-E758-A1 mobo (GTX 285 grapgics card)

I also tried Digital_Dreamer's Hackinstaller script without any success.

What finally worked was Conti's MyHack installer. I did need several boot flags and a few simple ##### touchups, but nothing too heavy.

 

All of the aforementioned tools are great aids for us non-hackers who are here because we need a working computer for our profession. I don't understand people who oppose such great efforts and encourage endless hours on the Terminal, one patch after another.

Whoever wants to make hacking their hobby, there's nothing stopping them. I prefer getting the job done as quickly as possible, so that I can use the Hackintosh to create music and graphics. To each their own!

I own 5 Macs and have been using them exclusively since '91. Doing creative work on Macs, rather than noodling around "under the hood" has always been my focus until Apple dropped support for my Mac Pro when it was (and is) still a superb machine. Many hours of learning later I got 10.9 installed on it thanks to SFOTT and Tiamo - but this only served to make clear how cynical Apple had been to drop support for those 64bit machines with 32bit EFI. The idea that it's somehow wrong or lazy to want "it just works" functionality from a Hackintosh kinda goes against why many people want a Hackintosh in the first place - because they value OSX enormously but dislike the intrusiveness of the "walled garden" especially with regard to hardware upgradeability. cheers.

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