Archive for February 2019

High pitch sound coming from Razer Blade early 2016. Dual boot macOS/Windows. The issue is noticeable in macOS.

4 days later got a Hackintosh going

So i tried to use a spare computer i had ass a hackintosh, i couldnt get it to boot at all. it would just shut down when i hit run clover and that build was a Intel DP67BG i5 2500k 8gb ddr3 110gb ssd AMD HD 7870

i couldnt get it goin so i swapped the hdds and video,cards between my daily and it was pretty much flawless took about 2 hours. the successful build is a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 i7700k, 64gb ddr4 and the same 110gb ssd, AMD HD 7870.

Now ive got the bug and think i should start a full build w a GIGABYTE Z390 and 9700k

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Get $100 Off Apple's New 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros [Deal]

A selection of Apple's new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are on sale for $100 off today on

The new iPads feature slimmer bezels, no Home button, Face ID, an A12X Bionic processor, and more.

Check the discounted models below!

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Black screen after DSMOS has been arrived on i5-8400 and Intel UHD630

Hey. I am trying to make my first Hackintosh using vanilla method but I have a problem at the beginning. When I try to run the installer after DSMOS has arrived, a black screen appears. My specs: MSI B360M Bazooka, Intel i5-8400, Intel UHD630, 8GB RAM

My config: Kexts used: AppleALC, Lilu, RealtekRTL8111, FakeSMC, USBInjectAll, WhateverGreen

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EFF Launches 'Fix It Already' Campaign, Demands Apple Encrypt iCloud Backups Securely

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new #FixItAlready campaign demanding that major tech companies fix serious security and privacy issues with their services and platforms.

We are demanding fixes for different issues from nine tech companies and platforms, targeting social media companies, operating systems, and enterprise platforms on issues ranging from encryption design to retention policies.

Here are the first nine issues and companies that the EFF is focused on...

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HP Spectre x360 USB bootable hackintosh?

Hey so I’m trying to figure out if it’s plausible to create a hackintosh located on a 128gb USB that boots to a HP Spectre x360.

I was looking at this guide:

And looking through it I’m not sure if it’s necessary I use the SSD provided with the computer or not. My specs are a bit different as well:


• Intel i7-6500U @ 2.50GHZ • 2 Cores • 4 logical processors • TDP: 15W • integrates graphics: Intel HD graphics 520


• HP 81A1 (same as guide so I don’t think it’s an issue)

Really just wondering if I follow the guide but just install Mac OS on the USB drive if it will boot and run.

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Most stable, small Hackintosh that is resilient against sudden power loss

I want to build a portable rig for music making. For this I’m in search of a Hackintosh build that is small, stable and can survive a sudden power loss (without issues of damaging or corrupting anything).

When it comes to specs, I would love 16gb+ RAM, fast Disk I/O and a relatively fast CPU (top of the line not needed).

Would a NUC with a UPS be a solution to this? If so, does anyone have any experience with something like this? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Can I run MacOS High Sierra with my current machine>

Hi everyone I currently have a gaming tower built and would like to dual boot MacOS High Sierra and Windows 10. My current specs are here. I would like to know if all or most of my hardware will work. Thank you in advance.

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HP ENVY All-in-One - 27-b255qd Hackintosh?

I'm looking at the model of computer listed above to purchase but I'd like to know if there are any hackintosh options available for this piece. I'm very new to hackintosh so I'm trying to learn here. Any help is appreciated. Here are the specs per the HP website


  • Form factor: Customized: 13.7 x 27.5 cm (5.39 x 10.83 in)
  • Chipset: Intel H370
  • Memory sockets: 2 x DDR4
  • Expansion Slots:
    • One M.2 socket 1 key A, 2230 type for WLAN
    • One M.2 socket 3 key M, 2280 type for SSD


Intel Core i7-8700T

  • CPU speed: 2.4 GHz (4.0 GHz - maximum turbo boost)
  • CPU cores: 6
  • CPU Cache: 12 MB
  • TDP: 35 W
  • Integrated graphics: Intel HD graphics 630


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 dGPU (4 GB)

  • Type: Discrete GPU
  • Rear I/O connectors: HDMI v2.0 from UMA
  • Memory size: 4 GB
  • Memory type: 4 GDDR5 memory modules totaling 16 x 512M
  • Total power consumption: 40 W

Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Keeping my current Windows 10 install...

If i buy a new hard-drive and use that exclusively for mac os will I be able to keep booting into my windows 10 drive?

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13" laptop recommendation for Hackintosh with best compatibility

Basically just need a small laptop that can run macOS with the most compatibility. Primarily for web dev and maybe using Logic Pro X. Looking at used MacBook Pros on eBay all the way back to 2012 and what they sell for compared to what you get is laughable. Figure I'd get more bang for my buck buying a used PC and using it instead.

Looking for a recommendation with some of the following specifications:

  • ~13" would be ideal
  • Quad-core CPU
  • 16GB RAM (or at least upgrade-able to that)
  • Upgrade-able SSD
  • TB3 would be ideal since I have some audio gear that is TB3

Can you still dual-boot/Boot Camp windows on it?

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Soor is a Third Party Apple Music App for iPhone [Video]

Soor is a new third party Apple Music app for iPhone that is now available on the App Store. Soor is Hindi for melody/note and is pronounced "Sur".

The only 3rd party music app with full Apple music support. Play, search, like, share and add songs from across the entire Apple Music catalogue.

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Disney in Talks With AT&T to Acquire WarnerMedia's 10% Stake in Hulu [Report]

Disney is in active talks with AT&T to acquire WarnerMedia's 10% stake in Hulu, according to a new report from Variety.

A knowledgeable source confirmed the talks, which come as Disney heads down the homestretch in gaining regulatory approvals to buy 20th Century Fox. Once that closes, Disney would pick up Fox’s 30% ownership share in Hulu. Meanwhile, AT&T on Tuesday prevailed in a court challenge by the Department of Justice, which was attempting to block its takeover of Time Warner.

Currently, both Disney and Comcast/NBCUniversal have 30% stakes in Hulu. Disney purportedly wants to buy out Comcast/NBCUniversal as well but that doesn't appear to be an option.

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Best WiFi/Bluetooth solution with Handoff working.

If possible I don’t want to spend more than $20. Not sure what handoff works with USB/PCIe etc. New to handoff on a hackintosh. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Cheaper, non Z/H370 mainboard?

Hi all,

I'm currently getting the parts for my first hackintosh (second desktop computer assembly). It'll feature an i5-8400, gigabyte Rx 580 8gb gaming, 16gb 2666mhz ram, one SSD, and one PCI express WiFi card.

My go-to forum for pc builds doesn't really focus on hackintoshs. I was planning on getting an MSI Z370-A Pro mainboard for around 100 €, but a few people said they don't understand why I need that chipset.

Can you recommend any cheaper, compatible mainboards? Or is the Z/h370 basically the thing to go with with hackintosh?

Thanks a million!


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Spectre is a New Long Exposure Camera App From the Makers of Halide [Video]

Spectre is a new app from the makers of Halide that uses AI to help you make amazing long exposure photographs.

Spectre reimagines long exposures: its intelligent shutter takes hundreds of photos during the exposure time and merges the result. That means you don’t just get a final still image, but also a video of the entire exposure as it happened.

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Need help forcing full RGB on new iMac (thunderbolt 3) running latest version of Mojave.

It's for my pen display. I can find scripts and instructions that worked for older OS but people are saying it doesnt work on updated versions.

Side note; when the hell is apple going to throw a toggle for this in display settings?

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Are you using your iGPU, do you really need it?

I had read that some applications use the iGPU like final cut and preview. I had had mine enabled in bios but have found some stuttering issues in after effects during ram preview. I disabled the iGPU and am now testing after effects and playback seems much smoother. Though preview is no longer able to display photos, but I think I read there is a kext that can fix that. I'm not sure if premiere uses the iGPU or if it will get along ok without, same with photoshop. So the question is, are you using your iGPU? Or getting along fine just on the GPU?

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Razer Blade Pro late-2016 and dual booting Windows

I'm only just starting to look into the possibility of doing this. It sounds like it might be doable. What I am curious about--whether it is this specific model of laptop or just Hackintosh in general--is dual booting Windows. I have a 1x 2TB SSD in my laptop and room for another drive.

  • Can I attempt to install macOS to a second drive such that is completely separate from Windows?
  • Would I need to get rid of Windows first?
  • In what order would I need to install the OSes?
  • If I can successfully install macOS on the laptop, does Windows need to be installed through Boot Camp?

Lastly, I'm also curious about performance of a successful Hackintosh build. Would you be able to use something like Logic Pro X efficiently?

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hp 15-cc523ca Hackintoshable?

hp 15-cc523ca Hackintoshable?

Hi all,

I have built hackintosh desktops before but never done a laptop. Wondering if this laptop will work. Google didn't give me much. I have attached a link to it from Microcenter where I bought it a while back as well as the speccy summary.

Thank you!

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