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

Server Replacement

I am sure that many of you have noticed that the myhack server had been a bit unreliable lately, online, offline, online, offline, etc… The server which had so faithfully powered the site for the last few years was on it’s last legs and the stability toward the end there left much to be desired.

So early in the week I ordered some replacement hardware, all enterprise grade – Intel Xeon, ECC ram, etc. I also decided to abandon my own linux based OS, which evolved from a stateless lfs (linux from scratch) concept I’ve been dabbling in here and there since about 2001… Though I may still use it for other things I have decided to migrate my server to the emerging gold standard for web hosting – illumos (the kernel forked from what was previously open solaris). So now I have my own little DIY elastic cloud sitting here on a zfs array.

The server may be offline here and there over the coming days as I am still working on provisioning all the services the way I would like them to be, but the best news which I am going to announce now:

A new domain and website has been in development for the last few weeks and will be launched, along with myHack v4 alpha release (which has been in development since last november), hopefully before the end of this month!

Stay tuned.


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