If you’re a Hackintosh PC user, you may appreciate knowing that Unibeast now allows you to install and run MacOS Mojave on supported Intel PC hardware.
Like all else involved in the Hackintosh process, this is for advanced users, as unofficially installing MacOS system software onto select supported generic Intel PC hardware is not necessarily simple or for the faint of heart. But it does work!
If the concept of running MacOS Mojave on non-Apple Intel PC hardware appeals to you, and you’re comfortable downloading and modifying software packages, creating custom bootable install disks, adjusting BIOS settings on a PC, installing system software, tinkering with drivers and configurations to get audio, network, and graphics working, and a host of other technically advanced requirements, then out the lengthy and extremely detailed multi-step guide from tonymacx86 as linked below.
- Unibeast: Installing MacOS on supported Intel based PC
It’s important to emphasize that Unibeast is not supported by Apple, as obviously Apple only wants you running MacOS Mojave on actually supported Mac hardware from Apple (likewise, they obviously do not support the DosDude tool to run Mojave on unsupported Macs either), so if you go this route you’re entirely on your own. Using a Hackintosh is probably also be against the MacOS Licensing and Terms of Service or other agreements, so read those TOS and Licensing agreements thoroughly before whatever decisions and risks you make.
Going the Hackintosh route is impractical for nearly anyone aside from very technically savvy individuals, and if you want to run MacOS it’s much easier to just buy a new Mac Mini, a new Retina MacBook Air, or some other new Mac hardware, plus buying an actual Apple product will get you official Apple support, a full warranty, full iMessage functionality, and much more.
Nonetheless, using Unibeast for the unofficial Hackintosh option remains for those who are dedicated and advanced computer users that are comfortable building their own PCs and tinkering with many layers of hardware and software.
For many Hackintosh users, the primary benefit of jumping through these hoops seems to be that they’re able to use MacOS and Mac software on some hardware configurations that are not currently offered by Apple – for example, in a modern upgradable PC tower enclosure with many internal drive bays, which is highly desired by many professional Mac users – but with Apple apparently working on new pro-level Mac hardware, perhaps the current Hackintosh PC demand will peter out the same way it did once before when the Hackintosh Netbook trend died out soon after the release of MacBook Air. Time will tell!