Welcome to myHack

What myHack is:

The myHack application aids in the installation of a retail OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, OS X 10.7 “Lion”, OS X 10.8 “Mountain Lion”, and OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” 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).

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.

Please help yourself, read the documentation, and do join us in the Forum or on IRC if you need some help.

Happy hackintoshing!


Recent Posts

Where is Conti? Where is myHack v4?

I’ve seen a lot of speculation out there asking the above questions. I can now finally answer.

myHack v4 was nearly ready a few months ago but I have been so preoccupied there was simply no time to complete it and prepare it for release. Why? Because approximately 4 months ago my family and I decided to move back to the United States after 7 years in South Korea. This was a difficult decision to make, and was incredibly complex and time consuming to accomplish. I did however take the time to migrate this website to a new host to ensure there would be minimal disruption or downtime while myself and my hardware traveled across the globe.

I wanted to explain this months ago, or at least before I left but there were personal and professional reasons for not doing so. Not everyone was aware that I was intending to move and I wanted to keep it that way until I was gone. We arrived here about two weeks ago and are adjusting to our new timezone and environment. With the holidays we are also distracted by reuniting with family whom we have not seen in many many years, some whom have never even met our children. So it may still be a little while before I can get everything done on here that I have planned but it is most certainly going to be done. I have not abandoned the project but it does require a rather large investment of time to keep it going. Despite what some people have speculated I make no profit from this so it is low on my priority level, perhaps in the future that may change.

myHack 4 actually supports Yosemite fine, I had it working within 12 hours of DP1 being seeded by apple, there are other portions of myHack v4 that must be completed prior to me being able to release it to the rest of you however.

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