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iATKOS L2 Hardware Compatibility

Hardware Compatibility Information of iATKOS L2 (Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2):

- Intel CoreDuo and newer processors are supported.
>> Ivy Bridge CPUs are not supported (Core i3, i5, i7 3xxx) <<
CoreDuo / Atom / Core2Duo / Core2Quad / 1st and 2nd Generation Core i3, i5, i7 / Xeon 3xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx

- AMD CPUs can not be supported. Maybe another release, maybe another lifetime.

- Please read with attention and do not continuously ask questions about your motherboard compatibility.

- Simply, chipsets from 945G to C606 are supported. Common chips are 945, 965, 975, P35, P43, P45, P55, G31, G41, G43, X58, H61, HM65, HM67, H67, P67, Z68, Z77, X79, C602 and C606.

- Besides the main chipset model, a motherboard has many components. Every component itself may or may not be compatible and even may be problematic for Lion. Also, BIOS of the motherboard may be problematic to run Lion. Because of these reasons, some motherboards will not be able to run this OS easily, some of them will need hard efforts in order to make it partially work and some of them will never run it.

- Intel Graphics HD 3000, GMA X3100, GMA950 is supported, the rest are not. This means that Intel HD 4000, Intel HD 2000, Intel HD 2500, Intel HD and GMA900 is not supported.

- nvidia vga cards from G70 core to GF119 (fermi series) are supported on 10.7.2 (G70, G71, G72, G73, G84, G86, G92, G94, G96, G98, C79, GT200, GT215, GT216, GT218, GF100, GF104, GF106, GF108, GF110, GF114, GF116, GF119).
This does not mean that all of them will work of course, but most of them will work with iATKOS L2.
Some of them will work with issues and some of them may not even work. You will have to try and see it yourself.

Simply, nvidia 7xxx / 8xxx / 9xxx / 1xx / 2xx / 3xx / 4xx / 5xx and some of the fermi 6xx cards are supported.

- ATI HD 7xxx is not supported. Most of the ATI HD 6xxx/5xxx/4xxx cards work with modified drivers and the users will have to take the additional steps to use such cards after installation.

Network Devices:
There may be problematic chips but most of them will work with iATKOS L2.
- Intel Gigabit
- Realtek RTL8111/8168
- Attansic L1E > Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114
- Marvell 88E8038, 88E8039, 88E8056, 88E8001
Wireless: Some chips (ie. Atheros ar5008, Broadcom BCM4311) are natively supported by OS X. So, this is not the complete wifi support list of OS X.
- Atheros 9285, 9287, 9227

- Recommended minimum amount of RAM is 1GB.

Disk Space:
- Recommended minimum amount of disk space for installation is 15GB.

iATKOS L1 and L2: Migration Assistant Issue [ FIX IT ]

This is an easy way about how to fix Migration Assistant to transfer your Account from Hackintosh to Mac, you will notice that your hackintosh won’t be able to boot after it. This happens due to OSX messing up some file so bootloader can’t boot it.
So, if it happened you need to fix it, with help of another OSX copy on your PC.
A fix for single file with name “filename” is:
sudo su
cd folder_of_file
rm .SM.gul.filename
cp filename filename_
rm filename
mv filename_ filename
And the files you need to fix are(* is a wild card):

iATKOS L2: filevault2 security issue [ FIX IT ]

This article describes an issue about Apple’s FileVault 2 technology and  Mac OS X 10.7.2 update. Prior versions of FileVault 2 in Mac OS X 10.7.1 and 10.7.0 do not exhibit this behavior.
- Here is compiled (from sources) 10.7.2 kernel and a source patch
 - By default this kernel forbids booting into single-user-mode for everyone, if firevault 2  protection is enabled.
- But you can allow one user (e.g. admin or yourself) to boot system to do this, boot into osx typing password for that account at efi login screen.
Then run this command:ioreg -l -w0 -p IODeviceTree | grep efilogin-unlock-ident
you will get result like:
| | “efilogin-unlock-ident” = <"4B012BC6-A948-2893-3454-B345307B8234">
copy the value – 4B012BC6-A948-2893-3454-B345307B8234
And insert it into /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ under name suallow, just like in example bellow:

Kernel Flags

So, now only the user you choosed can boot single user mode when FV2 enabled, and nobody else.
Now your files can be almost fully secured.

Why iATKOS L2 ? [ Include OSX Lion 10.7.2 DOWNLOAD ]

OS X 10.7.2 brings number of new enhancements beyond iCloud compatibility, including Safari 5.1.1 and ten featured improvements.

The 10.7.2 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes support for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content on iCloud and push it to all of your devices. iCloud on OS X Lion includes the following features:

- iCloud stores your email, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, and Safari Reading List and automatically pushes them to all your devices.
- Back to My Mac provides remote access to your Mac from another Mac anywhere on the Internet.
- Find My Mac helps find a missing Mac by locating it on a map and allows you to remotely lock the Mac or wipe all its data.

Getting started with iCloud is easy. After installing the update, OS X will automatically present an iCloud setup panel. Simply enter an existing Apple ID or create a new one and then follow the on screen instructions. To learn more about iCloud visit

The 10.7.2 update also includes Safari 5.1.1 as well as fixes that:
- Allow reordering of desktop spaces and full screen apps in Mission Control.
- Enable dragging files between desktop spaces and full screen apps.
- Address an issue that causes the menu bar to not appear in full screen apps.
- Improve the compatibility of Google contact syncing in Address Book.
- Address an issue that causes Keynote to become temporarily unresponsive.
- Improve VoiceOver compatibility with Launchpad.
- Address an issue that causes a delay in accessing the network after waking from sleep.
- Enable booting in to Lion Recovery from a locally attached Time Machine backup drive.
- Resolve an issue that causes screen zoom to stop working.
- Improve Active Directory integration.

For detailed information about Safari 5.1.1, please visit this website:

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:
For information on the security content of this update, please visit:
Available versions of OS X 10.7.2 include:

- OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 (Client) (768.84 MB)
- OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 Client Combo (818.59 MB)

- OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 (Server) (842.49 MB)
- OS X Lion Update 10.7.2 (Server) Combo (892.24 MB)
- Server Admin Tools 10.7.2 (202.61 MB)


iATKOS L1 Lion 10.7.1 [ DOWNLOAD ]

md5 of iATKOS_L1.dmg >>> 2911ae8bab1cd04610690a4f55a0056a

You can get iATKOS L1 by the torrent link above

- Burn the dmg image to a blank 4.7GB DVD (±R ,±RW) using Disk Utility or another burning application on OS X and then you are ready to boot with the DVD.
- Restore the dmg image to a USB media and install chameleon to it (google is your friend) then boot with it.

- Windowsers can burn the dmg to 4.7GB DVD using Transmac
- Use x-flash or some other applications to restore the dmg to USB media, then install chameleon bootloader to it (google is still your friend) then boot with it.

iATKOS L1 Lion 10.7.1 [ TORRENT ]


Apple seeded Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 to developers, registered developers can download the first beta of Mac OS X 10.7.3 build 11D16. The new version improves the operating system, but the main changes have taken place for icloud, Mail, iCal and Address Book.

People familiar with the first external build of the forthcoming update — labeled OS X Lion 10.7.3 build 11D16 — say the Mac maker has requested developers to focus their evaluation efforts on iCal calendars, Mail, Address Book and iCloud’s document storage.

Seed Notes :

OS X 10.7.3 build 11D16 Lion Seed Notes. OS X 10.7.3 Update Lion year update to OS X is Lion 10.7.
Known Issues
Focus Areas
icloud document storage
Address book

OS X Lion 10.7.3 can be downloaded from Mac Dev Center.


Hackintosh on a Dell Studio XPS [Retail install GUIDE]

I've tried using EmpireEFI as well as installing OS X from a USB CD drive, but was screwed over by the infamous "still waiting for root device" error, I'd imagine this is because of the 435MT model I have using Jmicron; though I am not sure.

On my fantastic and terrible journey to get OS X working on my 435MT I have realized that the parts Dell used in this series greatly varied; so this guide is meant for people who can't get Empire EFI working, and have the Radeon 4850 435MT model.

What you need:
- An 8G USB stick
- Retail Snow Leopard (10A432)
- Myhack installer
- VoodooHDA.kext (for sound.)
- Modded Radeon4800controller.kext
- Netkas Radeon drivers
- EVOenabler.kext
- OSX 10.6.1 and 10.6.2 update
- An already working hackintosh
- iAtkosv7i / Working Hackintosh or regular Mac. (for USB preparation)
- Kext utility


1) Preparing your USB stick. (Prasys did a wonderful guide on this that explains in greater depth)

I formatted my USB stick under GUID in disk utility, after doing that I restored the OSX image to it and applied myhack with the following settings:

2) Restart your computer and boot onto your install partition with -x -v flag.

3) Give it some time, eventually the installer will load and from here enter Disk Utility; format your HDD in GUID. after you finish you can begin installing.

You can do a full install with printer drivers and additional languages; but I opted to do a barebones install; mostly because I kept reinstalling multiple times to cut down on downtime while I was experimenting...

4) I found I had to move the mouse a little bit every 5 minutes or so during install to prevent it from locking up (I don't know why it did this..)

5) After install,use your USB stick to boot into the OSX partition with -x -v flags on, It may take a little while, but eventually OSX will load in gimped graphics mode; It will have no sound as well.

Run myhack again and apply the same settings you applied your USB install stick to your Snow Leopard Partition; restart your PC and boot into your Snow leopard partition off your HDD, not your USB stick.

6) Now that you're able to get into OS X, get this Radeon 4850 package from

Install only these from the 7 Drivers .pkg

Now you will be able to boot into OSX without needing to use -x flag, however the display will stutter and your monitor won't have proper resolutions, do NOT try to skip to step 7; if you do not install these you will be hit by a "Still waiting for root device" error upon reboot. I'm not sure why.

To fix the resolution issue and enable the complete function of your HD4850 you need to use EVOenabler and a modded ATI4800controller, I've included them in the post.

7) Install Kext utility, after Kext utility is installed drag the EVOcontroller and ATI4800controller onto Kext utility one at a time, and it will install them.

Now shutdown your PC, while it is off, connect your monitor to the Radeon port on the right; when you turn your PC back on you will be able to boot into OSX 10.6 with fully enabled graphics and it will recognize your monitor; everything will work perfectly.

.... Until you update to 10.6.1.

Upgrading your OS X

When you use the 10.6.1 package it will reduce your graphics to gimped graphics mode again, after upgrading you must connect your monitor to the left Radeon port again, as it will no longer recognize the port on the right; the reason is because the ATIcontroller kext has been modified.

This issue is easily solved however, simply go to your root folder and enter System -> extensions and copy your ATI4800controller.kext to your desktop.

Right click the kext on your desktop and "Show Package contents", open the "Contents" folder and open info.plist, scroll down until you find content similar to this.

0x94401002 0x944a1002

you will want to change 0x94401002 to 0x94421002.

After editing the should look as follows:
0x94421002 0x944a1002

Edit nothing else and save the changes to the file, after saving drag the ATI4800controller.kext you have just edited onto kext utility to install it, shutdown your computer and attach the monitor to the Radeon port on the right again; your graphics will be fixed for the 10.6.1 update.

To upgrade to 10.6.2 you just simply(lol) have to repeat the above steps; when I tried to do an upgrade form 10.6 to 10.6.2 in this fashion my graphics freaked out; however doing it in steps allowed me to upgrade and keep my graphics in working order.

Reduced Size Screenshot of SL 10.6.2 running on my XPS, 1920 x 1080 I changed the dock because I don't like the 3D one

ATIcontroller and EVOenabler kext:

by Keagi

Mac OS X Lion Themes for earlier versions, etc...

DOWNLOAD (Compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard)

DOWNLOAD (Only compatible with Windows 7)


Advantages of Hackintosh [ NEWS ]

Lower Cost  Almost half the price of original Mac price, you can build Hackintosh same spec to the Mac Product you want.
  Go Green, Make Old PC Run Faster.  With MacOSX Installed will make any old pc run slightly faster then before.

More Option, Less Sacrifice. Don’t need to sacrifice you favorite PC brand of Desktop, Notebook and Netbook like DELL, LENOVO, HP, COMPAQ, ASUS, ACER….. Or you like to custom build your machine. It’s all possible!
Future Upgrade Possible! Compare to Original iMac & Mac Mini. Hackintosh is easier at upgrading parts and repair individual parts. And even have more option to up grade with, than Mac Pro