Unlike previous Hackintoshes, MacOS Mojave is not going to be easy to Install on PC, Apple officially kicked off a lot of Ancient Macs from its latest Operating System. Most of the old hardware is officially unsupported. But with Hackintosh Mojave Installer you can easily install Mojave on partially unsupported hardware too.
1 Advantage of Other Methods VS Hackintosh Mojave Installer.
- You do not need a real Mac: All other Hackintoshing methods need to have an existing macOS installation for it to work. This usually means that you either have to find a real Mac, or set up a Mac VMware. However, with Hackintosh Mojave Installer, you can just set up everything even from a Windows / Linux computer.
- The post installation is easier: By default, Hackintosh Mojave will automatically install necessary Hackintosh specific kexts and drivers for your computer when you boot your macOS installation for the first time. Other methods require you to do this manually, While the post installation in Hackintosh Mojave can cover up most Hackintoshes (you may have to use Install some kexts manually), it is still a nice convenience.
- Hackintosh Mojave Installer Support AMD Processor: Normally, computers that use AMD processors are unsupported by Mac OS X. However, Hackintosh Mojave includes experimental “patched” kernels that may allow Mac OS X to work with these processors regardless.
- You can install it on a hard drive that already has Windows installed. By default, the Mac OS X installer will not work with hard drives that were originally formatted in Windows. Therefore, if your computer’s hard drive already has Windows installed on it, you won’t be able to install Mac OS X on there. Normally, you can bypass this limitation by applying the MBR patch; however, Hackintosh Mojave does this for you automatically, saving you one extra step. (You must use the AMD Version of Hackintosh Mojave Installer)
- Hackintosh Mojave Installer supports more hardware: Normally other Hackintoshing methods are specific for a Computer Build, but Hackintosh Mojave Installer can be Installed on most computers without touching a single line of code.
2 Interested in Installing Hackintosh Mojave? Here are the Hackintosh Mojave Installer requirements:
- An existing computer with Windows, Linux or Mac: This is the computer where you will download and set up Hackintosh Mojave. The computer can run either Windows, Linux or macOS; any operating systems will work.
- A Hackintosh-compatible computer with an empty hard drive: This is the computer where you will install Hackintosh Mojave. It can be the same computer as the one mentioned in the previous point. If your computer already has macOS installed, Hackintosh Mojave Installer will just update macOS normally, without deleting any of your apps or files, but always a fresh installation is recommended. macOS needs its own hard drive partition — a minimum of 15 GB of space is required, but at least 50 GB of space is recommended. It is preferred that you use a completely empty hard drive for Installing Hackintosh Mojave Installer.
- Hackintosh Mojave Installer: Hackintosh Mojave Installer is a distribution of macOS Mojave that has been modified to work with PCs. You will need to use a Bittorrent client to download the disk image file containing Hackintosh Mojave Installer, which is a little less than 6 GB in size.
- An empty USB drive (8 GB or larger): In this guide, you will write Hackintosh Mojave Installer Image onto a USB drive, and boot your computer from that drive to install macOS Mojave. The USB drive must be at least 8 GB in size. Since you will need to erase all of the files on the USB drive, make sure to back up its contents first. You can reuse this USB drive for normal stuff after you finish installing Mojave.
- TransMac: ($48, 15-day free trial): If you are using a Windows computer to set up Hackintosh Mojave, you need to use TransMac to write the disk image file onto your USB drive. You can just download the free trial.
- Restore Mojave.pkg: (Free): If you’re using a Mac to set up Hackintosh Mojave, you need the special “Restore Mojave” app to write the disk image file onto your USB drive.
- Metal Supported Graphics Card: Metal is the foundation for accelerated graphics and compute on Apple platforms, enabling your apps and games to tap into the incredible power of the GPU. Mojave requires metal compatible Graphics Card to have full graphics acceleration on macOS. But Metal is not necessary to Install macOS.
3 Creating Hackintosh Mojave Bootable USB from Mac.
Follow this step if you are setting up Hackintosh on a Mac or existing Hackintosh. Plug your USB drive into Mac, and open Disk Utility (located in Applications->Utilities in your main hard drive). Select your USB drive in the sidebar of Disk Utility and erase the drive, with the “Format” set to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” format. You can rename the drive any way you want.
Select the main USB Device, “USB DISK 3.0 Me…” in the example above.
Erase USB as “Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format” & as “GUID Partition Map” Scheme.
Next, make sure that your Hackintosh Mojave Installer disk image file is in the same folder as “Restore Mojave.pkg”. If “Restore Mojave.pkg” is still in a ZIP file, double-click that file to unzip it.
Double click on “Restore Mojave.pkg” to start the app. By default, the app will be aimed at your computer’s main hard drive (mine is named “Mac” in the picture above). You do not want this– instead, click through the installer until you reach the page with the “Change Install Location” button.
From here, change the install location of the app to your USB drive (mine is named “Mac OS” in the picture above).
Press the enter / return key. The app will ask for your system password. After you enter your password, it will begin writing the Hackintosh Mojave disk image onto the USB drive.
This will probably take 20-40 minutes, though it may take longer, depending on the speed of your USB drive & Computer. Once it finishes, your USB drive will contain a fully bootable version of the Hackintosh Mojave installer.
NOTE: “Restore Mojave.pkg” is very glitchy. If you can not find the “Change Install Location” button on the first time that you run the app, restart your computer and re-run the app.
4 Creating Bootable Hackintosh Mojave Installer USB from Windows.
Follow this step if you are setting up Hackintosh Mojave on Windows. Plug your USB drive into your computer, and open TransMac. Find your USB drive on the left-hand column of the TransMac window.
Right-click on the USB drive, and click “Format Disk for Mac”. This will delete all of the files on your drive and prepare it for macOS Mojave.
Once your USB drive is done formatting, right-click it again and click “Restore with Disk Image”.
A file selection window will pop up, Choose your Hackintosh Mojave disk image file (it will probably be called “Niresh-Mojave.dmg”), and proceed. Now, TransMac will write Hackintosh Mojave Installer onto your USB drive.
This will probably take 20 to 40 minutes, though it may take longer, depending on the speed of your USB drive. Once TransMac finishes, your USB drive will contain a fully bootable version of the Hackintosh Mojave installer.
5 Creating Bootable Hackintosh Mojave USB from Linux.
Preparing Mojave bootable USB from Linux is tricky, First, you have to uncompress dmg, then write it to USB.
Install DMG2IMG with YUM or APT-GET from Terminal
sudo apt-get install dmg2img
sudo yum install dmg2img
de-compress Mojave DMG with DMG2IMG.
Then restore the uncompressed image to USB.
Change the variables below as you need (Warning: The following is just an example do not copy and paste).
sudo dmg2img -v -i /path/to/'Niresh-Mojave.dmg' -o /path/to/Niresh-Mojave-Uncompressed.dmg
sudo dd if=/path/to/Niresh-Mojave-Uncompressed.dmg of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
6 Set up the parts of your Personal Computer.
- Unplug all USB connected devices from your computer before you begin the setup (except your keyboard and mouse.). A faulty external USB hard drive can cause your Hackintosh boot loader to hang on startup.
7 Set up your motherboard’s BIOS for Mojave.
Essentially, the BIOS (or UEFI) is the settings page for your computer’s motherboard. From here, you can fiddle with how your computer hardware works.
It is often necessary to change a few basic settings in the BIOS or UEFI to get macOS up and running. The BIOS standard is generally used by motherboards from before 2012, while the UEFI standard is used by motherboards made after that, Hackintosh Mojave only support UEFI Based BIOS.
- To access BIOS / UEFI Setup, Press and hold Delete button on a USB Keyboard while the system is booting up.
Read more about Configuring UEFI BIOS for a Hackintosh