10.7.4 upgrade hackintosh

add Vendor /Device ID to /System/Library/Extension/AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext

my hackintosh masquerades as a MacPro5,1, so under that section, i add:



“10de” is the vendor trailing bits from the Graphics/Display output of System Info (0x10de)

“1086” is the device ID found in the same.


Install Nvidia drivers for OSX (must be done as MacPro5,1), and you should be good-to-go.


Hackintosh on Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3

If simply booting off the installer disk is not working, use “-v -x” as boot flag args in Unibeast.  On my build, USB devices (maybe the root hub?) would not initialize without those arguments; if you can’t use a keyboard or mouse, it’s pretty difficult to customize the install.

Use Unibeast with OSX 10.7.2 from App Store, creating USB installer.

Follow deadMetal’s instructions:

BIOS version is 3xxx series, meaning downgrading ran serious risk of bricking BIOS/mobo, so opting to use SpeedStepper for sleep/APM.

SpeedStepper for Lion 10.7.3:

When migrating (read: reinstalling for practice) my original install from a 300Gb spinning HDD I had laying around to a brand, spanking new Intel 520 SSD, I hit a few gotchas:

Got a kernel panic, wrt: com.apple.driver.AppleTyMCEDriver

The stacktrace:

Kernel Extensions in backtrace(with dependencies):
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6.3)@0x2f922000
dependency: com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily(4.0.1d0)@0x35b13000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.3.0)@0x2f905000
The solution: delete it.
  1. restart in single-user mode. Add args on startup: -s
  2. in the root terminal after loading is finished, run the following:
    • mount -uw /
    • rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTyMCEDriver.kext
    • exit