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#1 2015-02-22 19:25:41

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OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Last update: February 9, 2017.


Hi, My name is Isiah Johnson. I am a Web Developer and Apple Tech guy. From my original guide here on MacRumors, We are expanding our patches to anyone who may be interested in installing OS X on their legacy Macs.
Please Inform us first if you decide to share our stuff to other forums. There are only a few people in our group and thousands of users to help. We want to accommodate everyone.
Please do NOT mirror the direct links of MacPostFactor. It must come directly from Kelian's server.
Apple Software SHOULD come from the Official Apple Servers Legally.

Warning: MacPostFactor 2.0.1 doesn’t support macOS Sierra

OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs
OS X Hackers

macOS Extractor and MacPostFactor are apps that guide you through patching and installing OS X Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks(10.9), or Mountain Lion (10.8) on your older Mac. This thread focuses on OS X Yosemite.

macOS Extractor and MacPostFactor are apps that guide you through patching and installing OS X El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks(10.9), or Mountain Lion (10.8) on your older Mac. This thread focuses on OS X Yosemite.
MacPostFactor works for Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan (certain Models).
Please note that older GPU (GMA 950, X3100, X1600, X1300, X1900, 7300gt, etc.) Graphics Acceleration on Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra is not supported yet but we do have workarounds.

Installing on these models may cause them to have graphical issues as stated in these pages. Kexts are provided to help a little bit.OS X Extractor is somewhat for more advanced users and should only be used as an alternative to MacPostFactor. This thread consists of members prominent in these patches that can help you solve your issues. Please do not hesitate to post if you have questions.
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Apple History

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the first OS X version with optional support for a 64-bit kernel, allowing booting either with a 32-bit or 64-bit kernel. However, Apple did not support booting the 64-bit kernel in Macs that shipped with EFI32 firmware, even if they had 64-bit processors capable of running the 64-bit kernel. When Apple dropped the 32-bit kernel entirely from OS X, starting with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, EFI32 Macs no longer had an Apple-supported mechanism to boot newer OS X versions.

Fortunately, we have found workarounds for these versions of OS X. Here we provide guides in Post 1 and support for Installing OS X Yosemite on your Unsupported Mac.

This first post is usually updated with recently summarized information, updates, and more solutions.

For those who have 2006/2007 Mac Pros, you may be best suited to using Mr. Zarniwoop's Guide here.The MCPF and macOSXE projects are not affiliated with them.

Prerequisites
Tested Macs listed below. Here are the minimum requirements:
- Running 10.7 Lion
- At least 2GB of RAM.
- A copy of Yosemite in Applications Folder (.app file preferred)
- 15 GB of free space from USB or HDD Partition.

-MacBook2,x
-MacBook3,x
-MacBook4,x
-MacBookPro2,x
-MacBookAir1,1
-MacMini1,x (C2D upgraded)
-MacMini2,x
-iMac4,x (C2D can be upgraded)
-iMac5,x

We DON'T assist with Hackintosh. All private messages/emails involving installing OS X on non-Apple hardware will be redirected to another support team.


Guide to Installing OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs

Method 1 - macOS Extractor

ANY HARM OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THIS GUIDE HAPPENED UNDER YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!

Be sure to have root privileges (administrator password) as OS X will prompt you for this on some stage.


A: Preparing The Installation Drive

  1. Make a BACKUP of your system if you can.

  2. OS X Extractor has generally everything you need to patch OS X (There are also numerous other sources that can help).

  3. Get an OS X Yosemite Installer app (Recommended from the Mac App Store)

  4. Make sure your Mac meets the Requirements above

B: Start Patching

  1. Install macOS Extractor

  2. After you install, there should be a Hidden Toggle in your System Preferences

  3. Right click on the OS X Yosemite Installer app and click show package contents.

  4. There should be a new drive appearing on your Desktop called 'OS X Install ESD’

  5. Go to Applications/OS X Hackers Patch Files and run the AutoPatch package.

  6. Select the disk or partition (Installation Drive) that you want as the installer. WARNING: DO NOT SELECT YOUR CURRENT PARTITION (i.e Macintosh HD)

  7. (for non 64 bit Macs) Unlock and Replace the boot.efi files located in /System/Library/CoreServices and /usr/standalone/i386 with the copy provided in /Applications/OS X Hackers Patch Files/Boot EFI/ or from here . To Unlock it, use the Terminal app in Applications/Utilities/ and enter the command: 
                


  8. sudo chflags nouchg /Volumes/[Installation Drive Name]/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi

  9. (If you receive an error, go that directory and find the boot.efi. Then in the Terminal, enter 'sudo chflags nouchg ' and drag the old boot.efi in the window. Press Enter)

  10. Now lock the new boot.efi file

  11. (for non 64 bit Macs) lock the new boot.efi with this command:

Code:

 sudo chflags uchg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi
 

C: Installation

  1. reboot your Mac holding option (cmd) key

  2. If the installation drive boots you back to the main partition, try blessing the drive from your terminal app

  3.  sudo bless --folder /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System --file /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi --setBoot
  4. select the Installation drive "OS X Base System" (and press enter)

  5. when booted click install/continue until you reach the disk selection menu, select your main drive (probably Macintosh HD) if you are sure about it, else select another empty drive (at least 15GB for testing/bigger if it should be a secondary system)

D: If Reboot Fails

(If the Mac does not reboot to the Yosemite desktop boot to the installation drive again and perform the following.

Boot back into the Yosemite Install Partition
open the terminal at the top menu bar or boot into single user mode (Hold Command -S immediately after turning on)

enter code:

sudo rm /Volumes/[Main Drive Name]/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist

E: Install these 64-bit Kexts from the Kexts folder from OS X Extractor
(These will better the graphics by a little but you will not have Graphics Acceleration. Still in beta so they may not work well)

  1. Navigate in your Finder and go to the 'OS X Hackers Patch Files' folder in your Applications Folder

  2. Open the 'Kexts' Folder

  3. Choose your Graphics Card Kext Installer and launch it

  4. Select the Partition or Hard Drive that you are currently using the patched OS X. Install it. (Admin privileges required)

  5. Restart your Mac

IF your Macbook can't wake up from sleep:

Because of lack of working Graphics Acceleration. Your Macbook may not be able to wake from a display sleep. The Kext Installer includes a NoSleep Extension and Brightness App.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Method 2 - MacPostFactor

IMPORTANT NOTES
Install MacPostFactor at your own risk. We are not liable if your computer explodes, fail to wake you up for work, lose important files, pictures, porn or simply ceased to work. Always backup your existing installation before installing MacPostFactor or install in a second partition.
We are not aware of remaining bugs...Although it has been thoroughly tested by us and our group of private beta testers, you might still find bugs in it, and if you do find one, feel free to contact us on Twitter @MLforAll & @IsiahJohnson15 or simply email me at voolfy@me.com (@MLforAll's mail) or go to the Support Page.

Yosemite Install is EXPERIMENTAL. Try this on a secondary partition.

Supplementary Information for Yosemite

Yosemite can be installed on all computer but ONLY Mac Pros WITH AN UPGRADED GRAPHICS CARD can use graphics acceleration as of now!


Instructions — Installing directly on this computer

  1. [*}Make sure you have Install OS X Yosemite.app in your Application Folder
    [*}Select "On this computer" on the main MCPF window. Then, choose the partition you want to install Yosemite on.
    [*}Click install and prompt your password.
    [*}Click reboot. Your computer should reboot with the OSXHackers logo.
    [*}Once booted, Click Continue, Agree and choose the only partition showed.
    [*}Click reboot when you see "Installation succeeded !".
    [*}Enjoy!

Instructions — Installing via USB

  1. Make sure you have Install OS X Yosemite.app in your Application Folder

  2. Select "On an external drive" on the main MCPF window. Then, choose the disk you want to install the Yosemite installer on.

  3. Click install and prompt your password.

  4. Click exit. Boot the computer you want to install Yosemite on with 'alt' held and select your USB drive.

  5. Once booted, Click Continue, Agree and choose the partition you want to install on.

  6. Click reboot when you see "Installation succeeded !".

  7. Enjoy!

Bugs (from multiple Mac Models)


  1. Maps does not view the maps

  2. Launchpad is somewhat delayed and choppy

  3. Video don’t play in iTunes, Safari, nor DVD Player (best use Quicktime and Google Chrome)

  4. Notification Center is sometimes a mess.

  5. Only one Screen Resolution available

  6. Some Apps will have artifacts if primary using Graphics Card.

  7. iMessage/FaceTime note: Most users cannot initially login to iMessage or FaceTime using their Apple ID from their Macs after installing Yosemite as a security precaution. When trying to login, they receive an iMessage Registration validation code. The solution is to contact Apple support, provide the Mac's serial number, explain that Yosemite was installed using our guide and that iMessage isn't working and provide the validation code. Apple then unblocks the Mac, allowing iMessage and FaceTime login immediately and in the future OS updates. They really don't care.

Downloads
macOS Extractor
MacPostFactor


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Feel free to post your questions, concerns, or success stories in this thread. If you can’t post us back because your only usable device is bricked, Skype me at TMRJIJ,  or email us at Support@OSXHackers.net. We'll try to respond within 3-4 days.
There should be some great support Applications that we will use to help you.

Be sure to thank our awesome developers who have contributed greatly.


Developers:

Liem Mai, Birtha Åbel, Wayne Wong, Kelian Dumarais, Nolen Johnson, Mr. Zarniwoop, Tiamo, Pike R. Alpha, oem, atvusr, Jesse Samluk, Mike Hennessie,Andy Vandijck

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Other Threads:

OS X El Capitan (10.11)
OS X El Capitan on Unsupported Macs - TMRJIJ
2006/2007 Mac Pro (1,1/2,1) and El Capitan - Mr, Zarniwoop

OS X Yosemite (10.10)
2006/2007 Mac Pro (1,1/2,1) and OS X Yosemite - Mr. Zarniwoop

OS X Mavericks (10.9)
[Guide] Installing 10.9 Mavericks on older Macs. - HackerWayne
Mac Pro 2,1 and OS X Mavericks -5050

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
Success! Install 10.8 on old unsupported Mac - HackerWayne

Last edited by TMRJIJ (2017-02-09 21:51:28)


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#2 2015-02-23 03:01:03

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

So MacPostFactor is the replacement for MLPostFactor? When do you think will Yosemite support be rolled in?

Thanks and welcome to the forums!


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#3 2015-02-23 04:48:47

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

mcdermd wrote:

So MacPostFactor is the replacement for MLPostFactor? When do you think will Yosemite support be rolled in?

Thanks and welcome to the forums!

Yes, MacPostFactor is the successor to MLPF. It will allow Yosemite and Mavericks installation on some models but not for GMAs models at this time. It is unkown whether Wayne Wong will continue development of MPF. We are also working on a alternative that will install OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Leopard on all models as well as 10.11 when it releases this year.
Graphics Acceleration is still being worked on and any help would be extremely appriecated.


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#4 2015-02-23 05:07:13

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

We often upload our work in progress updates to OSXH with the included 64 bit kexts and patches. This is for developers who want to test things out and make necessary comments and changes improving the success for all users. After a certain amount of revisions and bug fixes, we release the final version and update post 1 with the link to the update.

Update (3-09-15) - Beta 4 coming here soon.

Previous Builds released on MacRumors:
Beta 1
Beta 2

Here is OSXH update v1.2 Beta 3. It is for Developers and people who can diagnose their Macs if something goes wrong.

This update includes:

  • Fixed the JavaScript Error that was previously shown in Beta 1

  • OpenGL Beta Patches for Developers Only (You have been warned if you decide to use these).

  • Ability choose which version of OS X they want patches for (Yosemite or Mavericks)

  • Supports French Language.

  • Now better detects whether your Mac meets the requirements as stated in Post 1.

  • Includes New Kexts for Bluetooth

  • Mountain Lion AutoPatcher Beta (May not work on some models)

  • LeopardAssist for 10.5

Coming soon in the next Build(s):

  • BootCamp Patch for Windows 8

Developer Focus Areas:

  • Photos for Mac if installing 10.10.3

  • General Reliability

  • OpenGL Framework

  • Wifi/Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

  • X1600 Kext Related Issues

Download Size: 269 MB

When this is done testing, it might be the last 'significant' update to this manual OSXH installer. We are working on an alternative to MacPostFactor that will automate OS X 10.9, 10.10, and soon 10.11 installation for all models.

Download Link

Last edited by TMRJIJ (2015-03-09 14:51:57)


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#5 2015-03-10 20:19:31

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

I tried to install the just downloaded OSXH update v1.2 Beta 3 but it fails to install:
in /Applications/OS X Hackers Patch Files/. Pacifist says:
1 missing file: /GFXMod-GMA.zip
2 changed files (checksum mismatch): /boot.efi and /OSInstall.mpkg
Hope it will be fixed soon as I am trying to update the video drivers of my MBP2,2... Thanks for the great work! ;-)

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#6 2015-03-10 20:45:18

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

MBP22 wrote:

I tried to install the just downloaded OSXH update v1.2 Beta 3 but it fails to install:
in /Applications/OS X Hackers Patch Files/. Pacifist says:
1 missing file: /GFXMod-GMA.zip
2 changed files (checksum mismatch): /boot.efi and /OSInstall.mpkg
Hope it will be fixed soon as I am trying to update the video drivers of my MBP2,2... Thanks for the great work! ;-)

I'm sorry you are experiencing this issue. I couldn't replicate the error you were experiencing but hopefully it is fixed on the Latest stable version of OSXH v1.2 Beta 2 and OSXH v1.2 Beta 4.


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#7 2015-03-11 18:55:13

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

The link seems to be down. I tried downloading just now and it errors out saying the connection was reset.

I'll try again later to make sure it's not a problem on my end.

c

Last edited by cc333 (2015-03-11 18:55:32)


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#8 2015-03-11 19:03:37

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

cc333 wrote:

The link seems to be down. I tried downloading just now and it errors out saying the connection was reset.

I'll try again later to make sure it's not a problem on my end.

c

I'm sorry you are having this problem. I checked the servers and everything seems to be working fine. Let me know if you have this error again.


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#9 2015-03-11 19:20:47

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

I just tried again, and it now just stops with a blank page.

Something odd I noticed is that since the file name has spaces in it, the browser wants to insert "%20" instead of " ". Can you rename the file to use, say, underscores instead?

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#10 2015-03-11 19:31:03

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

cc333 wrote:

I just tried again, and it now just stops with a blank page.

Something odd I noticed is that since the file name has spaces in it, the browser wants to insert "%20" instead of " ". Can you rename the file to use, say, underscores instead?

c

Which patch are you downloading?

MacPostFactor
OS X Hackers Extractor v1.2 Beta 1
OS X Hackers Extractor v1.2 Beta 2 (Stable)
OS X Hackers Extractor v1.2 Beta 3
OS X Hackers Extractor v1.2 Beta 4
Yosemite Patch Files Only
Mavericks Patch Files Only


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#11 2015-03-11 19:53:57

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

OS X Hackers Extractor v1.2 Beta 3, though I'd like to get Beta 4 if I can.

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#12 2015-03-11 21:19:57

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Here is OSXH update v1.2 Beta 4. It is for Developers and people who can diagnose their Macs if something goes wrong.

This update includes:
•    Fixed the JavaScript Error that was previously shown in Beta 1
•    OpenGL Beta Patches for Developers Only (You have been warned if you decide to use these).
•    Ability choose which version of OS X they want patches for (Yosemite, Mavericks, or Mountain Lion)
•    Supports French Language.
•    Now better detects whether your Mac meets the requirements as stated in Post 1.
•    Includes New Kexts for Bluetooth
•    Mountain Lion AutoPatcher Beta (May not work on some models)
•    LeopardAssist for 10.5
•    Improvements to OS X Mountain Lion AutoInstaller

Coming soon in the next Build(s):
•    BootCamp Patch for Windows 8

Developer Focus Areas:
•    Photos for Mac if installing 10.10.3
•    Installing OS X Mountain Lion
•    General Reliability
•    OpenGL Framework
•    Wifi/Bluetooth Connectivity Issues
•    X1600 Kext Related Issues
•    LeopardAssist

Download Size: 270 MB

Beta 2 is now considered a stable release on the site and post 1.

When this is done testing, it might be the last 'significant' update to this manual OSXH installer. We are working on an alternative to MacPostFactor that will automate OS X 10.9, 10.10, and soon 10.11 installation for all models.

Download Link

Previous Builds released on MacRumors:
Beta 1
Beta 2 [Stable]
Beta 3

Feb 24, 2015: Anyone Interested in joining OS X Hackers?


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#13 2015-04-01 18:20:13

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Final Release of OSXH update is coming soon. You can test Beta 5 and Beta 6 on MacRumors.


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#14 2015-04-03 19:21:13

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Is it possible to mirror the files somewhere?

When I downloaded the file again, it didn't work, but THEN I tried on a different (but slower) connection, and it works as expected. So, I can conclude that for whatever reason, osxhackers.tk is being blocked by my mobile ISP (AT&T). My other connection is too slow and drops out, so the only way to get it, I think, is to either get it from a site that isn't being blocked, or find a way to bypass the block without using the slower connection.

Ideas?

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#15 2015-04-18 16:34:05

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

cc333 wrote:

Is it possible to mirror the files somewhere?

When I downloaded the file again, it didn't work, but THEN I tried on a different (but slower) connection, and it works as expected. So, I can conclude that for whatever reason, osxhackers.tk is being blocked by my mobile ISP (AT&T). My other connection is too slow and drops out, so the only way to get it, I think, is to either get it from a site that isn't being blocked, or find a way to bypass the block without using the slower connection.

Ideas?

c

Hi,

Sorry about the long wait. Yes, we do have another domain. Use osxh.esy.es in front instead of osxhackers.tk for the download link.

Isiah Johnson


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#16 2015-04-18 16:36:09

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Here is OS X Extractor v1.21

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A OSXE update is recommended to assist you in installing OS X Yosemite and Mavericks on your old Mac. Also, by updating the system software of your server, you can enjoy various additional features and enhanced security. Always use to the latest version.
Never download this from any other provider. All links must be from these forums or directly from our server. This is to ensure that nothing was tampered with and that you have the most reliable and tested stuff.

This update includes:
• Performance and Stability Updates
• Fixed Issue where some users are unable to complete installation
• Fixed issue where OS X Hackers App couldn’t launch on some Macs.
• Includes Maintenance Scripts to refresh Mac slowness
• Addresses Issue where the provided scripts are unable to open in  the Applications folder.

Download Size: 170 MB

Prerequisites
Tested Macs listed below. Here are the minimum requirements:
- Running 10.7 Lion
- At least 2GB of RAM.
- A copy of Yosemite or Mavericks in Applications Folder (.app file preferred)
- 15 GB of free space from USB or HDD Partition.


-MacBook2,x
-MacBook3,x
-MacBook4,x
-MacBookPro2,x
-MacBookAir1,1
-MacMini1,x (C2D upgraded)
-MacMini2,x
-iMac4,x (C2D can be upgraded)
-iMac5,x


We DON'T assist with Hackintosh. All private messages/emails involving installing OS X on non-Apple hardware will be redirected to another support team.

How to Use It:
1. Download OS X Extractor
2. Install it. Choose a version of OS X to get the correct patches.
3. Open OS X Hackers in your Application and view to corresponding guide the OS you choose.

Download Link
External Link

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#17 2015-04-18 19:27:44

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

I tried the osxh.esy.es domain as suggested, but it also was blocked. However, the external link (Mega) worked, so I'm happy.

Thanks!

c


Main Macs: Early '09 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 13"
Secondary Macs: Early '08 Mac Pro, Mid '12 MacBook Pro 15"
Playthings: Mac SE/30, 3.0 GHz Mavericks-based HackServe, Many others....
Desired: Lisa, Kanga PowerBook G3, Apple IIc, Apple II, Spare parts, etc.

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#18 2015-05-14 19:50:14

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Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

OS X Extractor v1.22

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A OSXE update is recommended to assist you in installing OS X Yosemite and Mavericks on your old Mac. Also, by updating the system software of your server, you can enjoy various additional features and enhanced security. Always use to the latest version.
Never download this from any other provider. All links must be from these forums or directly from our server. This is to ensure that nothing was tampered with and that you have the most reliable and tested stuff.

Developers: You have focus areas for this update and OSXE v1.3

This update includes:

  • Performance and Stability Updates

  • Added Support Applications

  • Small changes to OpenGL Beta Patches

  • Fixed AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext in Other Kexts

  • Added Kernel

Download Size: 230 MB

Developer Focus Areas:

  • OpenGL Patches

  • Photos

  • Power Management

  • Wifi


Prerequisites
Tested Macs listed below. Here are the minimum requirements:
- Running 10.7 Lion
- At least 2GB of RAM.
- A copy of Yosemite or Mavericks in Applications Folder (.app file preferred)
- 15 GB of free space from USB or HDD Partition.


-MacBook2,x
-MacBook3,x
-MacBook4,x
-MacBookPro2,x
-MacBookAir1,1
-MacMini1,x (C2D upgraded)
-MacMini2,x
-iMac4,x (C2D can be upgraded)
-iMac5,x


We DON'T assist with Hackintosh. All private messages/emails involving installing OS X on non-Apple hardware will be redirected to another support team.


How to Use It:

  1. Download OS X Extractor

  2. Install it. Choose a version of OS X to get the correct patches.

  3. Open OS X Hackers in your Application and view to corresponding guide the OS you choose.

Download Link
External Link

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Terms and Conditions
OS X Hackers Site
Facebook Page


Isiah Johnson; Owner of Johnson Network, Web Developer
Macbook Pro (Mid 2010), Macbook (Early 2008) iPad 2 (Rev-A), iPhone 6

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#19 2015-08-27 17:01:04

jpoliti
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Registered: 2015-08-27
Posts: 1

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Hi. Having trouble using MacPostFacto to install Yosemite on a black MacBook 2.4ghz with 6 gigs of ram. Installation seems to go well until restart. Then I get an error message "You're not running this app in the proper environment". Is there something else that I should be doing?

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#20 2015-09-01 14:48:01

osbornla
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Registered: 2015-09-01
Posts: 1

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

I have Yosemite successfully working on my Macbook 2008 4,1 Has there been any progress finding a work around for the sleep issue? I dock my Macbook and I do not like having to turn it on and off so much because it won't sleep or if I decide to transport it to work, etc. I am hoping someone will have some news!

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#21 2015-09-16 19:43:56

r3df0x
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Registered: 2015-09-16
Posts: 1

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Hi, i have a imac late 2006 with a x1600 GC. There will be a solution for me to install mavericks? It will run slower than mountain lion, which i have installed with mlpostfactor?

Thank you for your work and keep up please smile

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#22 2015-09-28 19:49:20

macnavy
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Registered: 2015-09-28
Posts: 1

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

osbornla wrote:

I have Yosemite successfully working on my Macbook 2008 4,1 Has there been any progress finding a work around for the sleep issue? I dock my Macbook and I do not like having to turn it on and off so much because it won't sleep or if I decide to transport it to work, etc. I am hoping someone will have some news!

Please describe here the procedure use...


The user contact me, he see this video:

Last edited by macnavy (2015-09-29 15:40:15)

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#23 2015-10-26 00:04:04

TMRJIJ
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From: United States
Registered: 2015-02-22
Posts: 14
Website

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

The Guide will be updated to include new patches and updates to OS X Extractor.


Isiah Johnson; Owner of Johnson Network, Web Developer
Macbook Pro (Mid 2010), Macbook (Early 2008) iPad 2 (Rev-A), iPhone 6

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#24 2015-11-12 21:38:14

Riwam
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Registered: 2015-11-12
Posts: 2

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Hello
In a post in the MacRumors forum I read that a new MCPF 2.0 was near.
May I ask HOW near is it?
Thank you very much in advance!
Ed

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#25 2015-11-12 22:13:07

TMRJIJ
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From: United States
Registered: 2015-02-22
Posts: 14
Website

Re: OS X Yosemite on Unsupported Macs [GUIDE]

Riwam wrote:

Hello
In a post in the MacRumors forum I read that a new MCPF 2.0 was near.
May I ask HOW near is it?
Thank you very much in advance!
Ed

As of now, there is no ETA for the release of MacPostFactor 2.0. There are some small bugs to fixed and more testing. We may have invitations for private betas.


Isiah Johnson; Owner of Johnson Network, Web Developer
Macbook Pro (Mid 2010), Macbook (Early 2008) iPad 2 (Rev-A), iPhone 6

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