There’s drama in the Hackintosh scene, but it’s no longer relevant.

A strange incident made me realize how much the Hackintosh world is in the twilight and toxic. In the end it’s okay if your next mac will be… a real Mac!

Giovanni Minelli
Nerd For Tech

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“The Hackintosh scene” — Artwork by minodesign

The incident

Recently I was looking to try to restore a motherboard with CPU that was laying there for several months, in particular I wanted to try to get a Monterey installation via Open Core (and not a Catalina installation made with Unibeast, because the support stopped with Catalina, ed).

Nothing more. Just a third PC —a fourth if I first count an old Thinkpad Manjaro perfectly functional — just a backup or rather an experimental PC, nothing to really rely on.

I already knew hackintoshes can broke in every moment.

Since many previous attempts with Open Core had failed on that hardware (the main problem was getting a key that is accepted by the PC hardware), this time I tried to test the EFI available at olarila.com: the site’s EFI FOLDER section provides a starting EFI to the main generations of Intel CPUs.

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Giovanni Minelli
Nerd For Tech

Art director & Designer. Writing about Apple, alternative OS, marketing and photography • www.minodesign.it