myHack 3.3

This version is now deprecated, consult the myHack guide for a link to the latest version.

This version was downloaded 33971 times.

I meant to get this out before the official Mavericks release but I kept it in beta testing a bit longer to ensure it was completely stable. File transfer progress is vastly superior to previous versions and also faster (2-5x faster in all of our tests). It was my original intention to release this as version 3.2 but I bumped the version number to ensure there is no confusion.

Note: Several users have reported a ”Selection does not appear to be a valid OS X installation source error”. Ensure you are pointing to the Install OS X Mavericks.app or InstallESD.dmg if you are pointing myHack to a .dmg which *contains* the Install OS X Mavericks.app that will cause the error.

Also please note that you should not run myHack.app from the .dmg it is distributed on. You should copy it to your local disk first.

I will add checks to warn users who accidentally make these mistakes to myHack in the next release to provide additional error prevention to users, but I did not want to wait to release this version any longer so for now these warnings should be enough.

The download is available on the guide page.

Changelog:

  • Bugfix: Recompiled as universal i386 & x86_64 binary. (fixes bad CPU in executable error)
  • Bugfix: Fixed file transfer progress in Mavericks.
  • Updated installation source search function for official Mavericks release
  • Vastly improved file transfer functionality improves transfer speed (as much as 4x faster) and progress is reported much more clearly.
  • Added AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement patch (similar to TRIM enabler) for Sandy/Ivy bridge processors.
  • myHack install OS X devices will now be named according to OS version.
  • Updated search for installation source functions for Mavericks official release.
  • Updated chameleon.
  • Other miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements.

 

Make sure to read the release page for myHack 3.0myHack3.1, myHack 3.1.2 & myHack 3.2 if you have not done so already, for a complete list of changes, contents and features.

 

Additional details of the myHack app’s contents, credits, and instructions are maintained on the guide page.

Feel free to post thank you comments and whatnot on this post but for support or to report a problem you encounter – please use the Forum or the #hackintosh channel on SojuGarden IRC.

myHack 3.2 BETA 8

This version is now deprecated, consult the myHack guide for a link to the latest version.

This version was downloaded 453716 times.

This has taken a lot longer than I anticipated to actually release. I have not had the time, energy or financial resources to dedicate more time to this project than a day here or there for many months. There are still more changes planned for the 3.2 milestone and I like to avoid releasing minor builds or revisions these days but in this case it is quite justified due to this years WWDC and the release of the 10.9 developer preview.

The download is available on the guide page.

Changelog:

  • Bugfix: Fixed “user canceled exiting error”.
  • Bugfix: Fixed (and improved) dialog icons.
  • Made MBR Patch optional (yes/no dialog).
  • Updated chameleon.
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 DP1.
  • Added TRIM enabler option – will enable TRIM support for all non-apple SSD’s.**
  • Other miscellaneous bugfixes and improvements.
**The TRIM enabler makes all changes in /Extra/ and does not modify /System/Library/Extensions/ at all. It works on all OS versions which support TRIM, though I am still waiting for confirmation that it works correctly on 10.9 DP1.

 

Make sure to read the release page for myHack 3.0, myHack3.1 & myHack 3.1.2 if you have not done so already, for a complete list of changes, contents and features.

 

Additional details of the myHack app’s contents, credits, and instructions are maintained on the guide page.

Feel free to post thank you comments and whatnot on this post but for support or to report a problem you encounter – please use the Forum or the #hackintosh channel on SojuGarden IRC.

myHack 3.1.2

This version is now deprecated, consult the myHack guide for a link to the latest version.

This version was downloaded 491849 times.

This was actually done a couple of weeks ago but I held it back from release because there are more changes planned for my 3.2 milestone and I don’t typically release minor revisions if I have anything planned. I have been so busy with other things that I’ve not been able to get everything I wanted to do with myHack done yet so I’m releasing what I have done so far. I decided to release this minor version now rather than waiting any longer because it fixes 1 bug that is fairly critical now that ML has gone to GM. The problem was caused by apple deciding to change some of their drive utilities conventions in DP4 so it was parsing the inode data instead of the path to the mount point.

The download is available on the guide page.

Changelog:

  • Bugfix: Corrected Extra/10.(6/7/8)/ merge function so that it works correctly during OS X post installation
  • Bugfix: Fixed drive selection menu under ML DP4+

Make sure to read the release page for myHack 3.0 & myHack 3.1 if you have not done so already, for a complete list of changes, contents and features.

Additional details of the myHack app’s contents, credits, and instructions are maintained on the guide page.

Feel free to post thank you comments and whatnot on this post but for support or to report a problem you encounter – please use the Forum or the #hackintosh channel on SojuGarden IRC.

myHack 3.1

This version is now deprecated, consult the myHack guide for a link to the latest version.

This version was downloaded 15553 times.

This release was made ahead of my planned schedule due to a couple of bugs being brought to my attention that I wanted to fix immediately. Since I was going to make this release anyway I used the opportunity to polish off a few other things that I had on the todo list, a few things that were suggested by users, and update a couple things in the bundle.

I’ve also added a new feature to the extra installation function, thanks to a suggestion by blackosx. It will install the Extra directory as usual, it will then check to see if you have an /Extra/10.(6/7/8)/Extensions directory – not just /Extra/Extensions. If one exists for the OS X version that exists on the target device, it will merge it with /Extra and then remove all the 10.(6/7/8) subdirectories from Extra. This will prove even more useful in the near future but for the time being it just helps users with this particular Extra schema to have a smoother ride while using myHack to update their systems.

Changelog:

  • Bugfix: Correct issue with myhack OS X post install patch of OSInstall.pkg when myHack OS X Install Disk is created on a Snow Leopard system
  • Bugfix: lspcidrv.kext and RemovedExtras won’t get moved to ExtraBackups when installing a new Extra
  • Extra/10.(6/7/8) subdirectories will now be merged based on target OS version
  • Disabled the Create OS X Installer option from myHack while running on an OS X Installer
  • Disabled Cancel buttons on myHack OS X post install dialogs
  • If cancel button is pressed on Extra file selection dialog, return to Generic Extra/Use Your Own menu instead of exiting myHack
  • Revised Snow Leopard installation source detection – Instead of looking in /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/ all volumes mounted in /Volumes/* are scanned
  • Fix permissions on /bin, /usr/bin, and /usr/sbin on osx installers so that all the binaries can be executed properly
  • Disable kernelcache on OS X Installers
  • Enable kernelcache on user supplied extras instead of just the generic one
  • When running myFix, check that myHack.kext is latest version, if not, update it
  • Removed log output for enabling ownership on devices
  • Minor cosmetic fix to DMG – attempt to prevent the text from being cut off on the bottom
  • Removed pkgutil and strings binaries from bundled utilities
  • Stripped ppc arch from bundled utilities
  • Updated myFix to version 2.1
  • Updated FakeSMC to version 4.2
  • Updated Chameleon

Make sure to read the release page for myHack 3.0 if you have not done so already, for a complete list of changes, contents and features.

Additional details of the myHack app’s contents, credits, and instructions are maintained on the guide page.

Feel free to post thank you comments and whatnot on this post but for support or to report a problem you encounter – please use the Forum or the #hackintosh channel on SojuGarden IRC.

myFix 2.1

There has been this persistent thorn in my side since some other not so tech savvy people out there started releasing their own Chameleon installers and unlucky users attempted to use them – Boot sector corruption from incorrect installation of boot0.

The issue is not one that is immediately apparent, it is only when you attempt a normal manual installation of chameleon or installation of chameleon using myHack that the problem reveals itself and the system fails to boot.

I attempted to resolve the issue in myHack 2.0 RC2, and while the fix worked for some people, the issue has proven to be a continued problem for others, and the fix itself apparently causes problems for a few other users that use unique installation schema’s as well.

I have revised the method used to ‘Flush’ the boot sector and repair the corruption in this release of myFix. It is my hope that this will solve the problem once and for all, otherwise more extreme measures may be required.

Changelog:

  • Revised chameleon installation – using new method to repair damaged boot sectors
  • Clean up temp files after running tests during chameleon install
Make sure to read the release page for myFix 2.0 if you have not done so already, for a complete list of changes, contents and features.

Feel free to post thank you comments and whatnot on this post but for support or to report a problem you encounter – please use the Forum or the #hackintosh channel on SojuGarden IRC.