What myHack is:
The myHack application aids in the installation of a retail OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, OS X 10.7 “Lion”, and OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion” operating systems on PC’s which is commonly referred to as “Building a Hackintosh” or “Hackintoshing”. myHack is designed to save time by simplifying and improving on most of the installation process, by automating as much as is possible to do safely and cleanly.
myHack makes it quicker and easier for both novice and experienced users to create a functional OS X system and the myHack OS X Installation Disk that it creates is an invaluable resource for troubleshooting and repairing your system when/if something goes wrong.
What myHack is not:
It is NOT a replacement for the human brain and is not intended as a 1-click solution to install OS X on PC. Such “1-click install solutions” ultimately fail (just like “OSx86 Distros”) because they do not educate the end users as to why something is done, how something is done and where something is done.
These installation methods are not optimized for your individual system and often use dirty tricks or modifications which, at best, leave your system in a partially functional, damaged state and at worst, fail to function at all and damage your hardware or filesystem in the process. When you run into a problem in the future, which you will, it will be difficult or impossible to correct the problem without knowing exactly what has been modified on your system (which you won’t know since you used some auto-patching fail-ware).
Of particular danger is anything that includes packaged or ‘auto generated’ dsdt’s, while some may just be partially broken and fail to boot your system, as is often the case as even a clean dsdt made by hand has to be rebuilt when you change bios revision, memory or other hardware components, but if you attempt to use a dsdt which has invalid pstates and voltage settings for your CPU there is a very real possibility that it could permanently damage your hardware.
myHack is not a collection of scripts and files that were stolen from others in the community and passed off as original work. I have written myHack 2+ from scratch in c and I make every effort to credit each and every person who has contributed either directly or indirectly to the files or utilities it contains.
myHack 2+ – a new chapter:
Unfortunately myHack 1.x was pirated and bastardized by others, for what reason I do not know for sure, I know I have barely ever seen a dime in donations so I doubt it can be financially motivated, perhaps they just like to stroke their own egos by acting like they are skilled at something other than copying and pasting the work of others.
This unfortunate action prompted me to completely redesign myHack 2+ as closed source software, not only to protect myself, but to protect the end user from the dangers of using software made by people who clearly can not be trusted to act with integrity. If you have downloaded myHack from any site other than this one, please erase it and download the official releases hosted here to ensure that you are receiving a trusted application from a reliable source.
Most importantly, enjoy the journey, I have been involved with hackintoshing since apple first made the move to intel back in the OS X 10.4 pre release days. I have found it to be a wonderful hobby full of interesting people from diverse backgrounds. I hope you find it as enjoyable as myself and others have.