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Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to repair you Hard drive (Mac OS)

If you have trouble starting your Hackintosh normally, you should use a "Disk repair utility" to fix that problem. Even if you computer start normal you should run this tool to check and fix any possible issue. Sometimes "File system error" may prevent you system to startup and in most cases affect your system. most common issues are; an improper shutdown, forced restart, or
power interruption. So, to prevent any of those issue you should run the disk repair utility.

Disk Utility can repair common disk issues, ranging from corrupt directory entries to files left in unknown states, usually from power outages, forced restarts, or forced application quits. Disk Utility’s Repair Disk feature is excellent at making minor disk repairs to a hard drive’s file system, and it can make most repairs to a hard drive’s directory structure, but it’s no substitute for a good backup strategy. The Repair Disk feature is not as robust as some third-party applications that do a better job of repairing hard drives as well as recovering files, something Repair Disk is not designed to do.

In the event that your Hackintosh wont start and you want to repair your hard drive just follow this simple steps:(If you like to repair your hard drive from your computer menu, just Launch Disk Utility, located at /Applications/Utilities/).

First startup your computer using your Boot-loader program, after that insert your Mac OS disc, as if you're going to install the OS.

From the Install Menu choose "Disk Utility":

Once there in the left Select your hard drive and select "First Aid" Tab. after that select "Repair Disk" and in the small bar right below, it will show you how long it will take to repair your hard drive.

Repair disk permissions:

Mac OS X uses permissions to determine which users and groups can access or change saved files. This allows Mac OS X, as a multi-user operating system, to maintain clear separation between files owned by one user or another. This separation provides security. It also helps system reliability and stability, because even administrator-level users have to make a choice to modify or delete system files.
From time to time, the permissions on your disk drive may become incorrect. This happens most often after a software installation -- either from Apple software or a third-party package. The folders and files whose permissions are incorrect are generally part of the operating system, and do not directly affect the document files you have saved. Because the incorrect permissions can affect both the security and reliability of your computer, we recommend you repair the disk permissions after every new software installation.
The Disk Utility application provides you with a way to repair the disk permissions. This can take a few minutes or more, and you can perform other tasks while the repair process runs.

Disk Utility’s Repair Disk Permissions feature is designed to restore file or folder permissions to the state the OS and applications expect them to be in. Permissions are flags set for each item in the file system. They define whether an item can be read, written to, or executed. Permissions are initially set when an application or group of files are installed. The installation includes a .bom (Bill of Materials) file that lists all the files that were installed, and what their permissions should be set to. Repair Disk Permissions uses the .bom file to verify and repair permission issues.

What You Need

Disk Utility, located at /Applications/Utilities/.
Ten minutes to an hour of your time, depending on which First Aid tools you will be using.

Verify or Repair? Disk Utility gives you two options: Verify and Repair. When you verify, the utility checks for problems but doesn’t make any repairs, even if problems are found. This can be useful if you’re not yet sure you want to risk modifying your disk (perhaps because you want a chance to back up your data first, just in case).

Choose Your Medicine Now decide whether you need to run Repair Disk Permissions or Repair Disk. They are quite different, so you may want to run both.

Repair Disk Permissions fixes faulty permissions settings for all files installed by OS X’s Installer utility. OS X uses Unix permissions settings to determine your read and write access to files. If programs or documents won’t open or are acting oddly, a permissions problem is often the culprit. You can repair disk permissions only on disks with OS X installed.

On the other hand, you can run Repair Disk on any volume, even one without OS X installed. This tool attempts to repair problems in a disk’s directory, which keeps track of where everything on the disk is stored. This kind of repair can fix almost any ailment, from an inability to open a document to a complete failure to start up.

If you selected Repair Disk, and Disk Utility claims to have found errors but fixed them, select Repair Disk again, just to make sure. If Disk Utility finds errors it can’t fix, you’ll need a more powerful repair utility, such as Alsoft’s DiskWarrior or Micromat’s TechTool Pro (see “The Mac Medicine Cabinet”). From MacWorld.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

which processor is the best for my HACKINTOSH?

Which processor should I buy? INTEL or AMD

That's a question that most people ask when they are shopping for a computer. Some people have no knowledge of computer and they end up buying something that they didn't need it. Now, nobody wants to throw away their money buying something that they don't need or something that is going to give them a very hard time. With today's technology computer has become not only faster but easy to use. The battle between AMD vs. Intel intensifies on as processors become inexpensive and better. AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) processor runs on a 64nm and 90nm process nodes whereas Intel runs on a smaller 45nm node.

When it comes to building a Hackintosh computer you want to go with the processor with less trouble. AMD is cheaper but that doesn't mean "Quality" and less trouble. When you try to install Snow leopard OS into a PC Computer, you want to use a processor with less trouble. Today you can find a program (also call "Distribution or distro) that allows you to install Mac OS in a PC computer but no every system is complete compatible or trouble free, especially when it came to the main part which is the processor. some of those distros are "iATKOS 5i 10.5.5, iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5, Chameleon-2.0-RC2, etc. and also "Rebel EF" made by Psystar (They went into a big trouble not only with Apple but also with the Hackintosh community for selling Rebel EFI which contain some open source code). I used "Rebel EFI" to install Snow Leopard OS and the whole process went pretty smooth but you have to remember that Rebel EFI doesn't work with AMD Processor. I've installed Snow leopard on some computers that runs on AMD processors and it was so frustrating. I have a much better experiences installing Mac OS on a computer running Intel processor than AMD processor. Is a matter of choice, I guess, But if you ask me I will go with Intel processor. Even running Windows OS I have some many problems running applications on AMD processors, that doesn't mean the Intel doesn't have problems but is less problematic than AMD processor, No wonder INTEL is more expensive.

You can go and read in The hackintosh communities forums and you'll see how frustrating and confusing is for some people to build their own hackintosh computer. Not only because of the lack of hardware support but also because everybody use a different system.

I would never buy a Computer that runs on AMD processor, not even running Windows OS. I just don't see the point of wasting my money on something that won't give me what I want, But again, It's just my opinion.

Building a hackintosh computer can frustrate people since there are not too many places for support. As a reference we most use the hackintosh community for support.

When you install Snow Leopard OS in a computer running Intel processor Most hardware works out the box (Not all of them), some need a kext (driver) to work. So, before start thinking about building a hackintosh computer you MUST do your Homework first.

To me the choice is very clear "Intel processor" are a Better and faster processor but at the end of the day the choice is yours. I would rather save more money and buying a better computer than just something that is going to give me a "Headaches" . You don't have to take my work for it, just try to build it and you'll see for yourself.

Inter processors have the advantage of being completely compatible with Mac OS and with AMD processors you'll need a program the will patch the computer's BIOS in order to run Mac OS. So you don't have to be a "rocket scientist" to notice the differences. But again, is up to you!

Why apple picked Intel over AMD? The reason, industry analysts say, is that apple has a clear goal in mind: innovative designs. And such designs require the lowest-voltage chips.

In m opinion also Because of the processor performance and quality!

spend a few Dollars more and have a better Hackintosh computer.

Again, it's just my opinion and experience!

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

McAfee Security for Mac

Protect for Mac OS against Malware attack with McAfee Software.

Product Description:
Protect Macs against viruses and other threats
Guard your Macintosh computers and users against all types of viruses and malicious code, even new unknown threats with McAfee VirusScan for Mac, which integrates with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator for efficient network-wide security management.

It automatic update itself!

So easy to install just follow the prompt.

McAfee Security for Mac is an integrated suite of products that uses advanced heuristics and protects your Mac from viruses, trojans, spyware, and other malware. It also protects your Mac from execution of blocked applications, and unauthorized network access. It integrates with ePolicy Orchestrator and enables you to manage product policies and events, and view detailed enterprise-level reporting

What's new in McAfee Security 1.0
McAfee Security 1.0 has an enhanced graphical user interface and safeguards your Mac from viruses, Trojan horses, and other malware.
Please read the McAfee Security 1.0 User Guide for more information on how to use the software and secure your Mac better.

System requirements
Mac computer with an Intel or PowerPC processor.
1 GB RAM or higher.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6 or later), Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or later), or Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6 or later) operating system.
Minimum 300 MB of free disk space (500 MB recommended).

Download it here: McAfee for Mac

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Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition for Mac OS

Protect your Hackintosh against attack with "Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition Version 2.1.1".

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition - automatically removes Mac and PC viruses from email attachments, Internet downloads, and other sources to safeguard the corporate network. Centralized deployment, administration, reporting, and distribution of virus definition updates simplify enterprise-wide management of Mac clients.

No Serial Number require!

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition for Mac OS

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kext Utility x64 for Snow Leopard OS

Great Utility Tool you should have in you Hackintosh.

Kext Utility provide the next operations:

1)- Install kext files.

2)- Repair kexts permissions for system's and Extra folders

3)- Pack kext files to mkext cache file.

4)- UnPack mkext cache files. Note: The utility uses a modified widely applied fast method repairing of all (non/standart) kexts with little improvements.

Note that to run "Disk Utility" when you have enough time is the best way for repair all standart kext.

Download it here: Kext Utility x64 for SnowLeopard

Note: You need the file "Extensions.mkext" install into the extra/Extension folder in order to the utility tool to work.

You should run it to repair your kexts!

Repair & set permissions

Using the Repair Privileges Utility.

Most users of Mac OS X have not intentionally modified privileges and simply need a utility to reset system privileges to their correct default values.
open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/). Select your Mac OS X startup volume in the column on the left of the Disk Utility window, then click the First Aid tab. Click the Repair Disk Permissions button.

I hope this information can help you to adapt yourself to Mac OS since most people who had using Windows OS most of their live have some hard time adapting and understanding Mac OS.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

watch-out for Fake Snow Leopard OS web sites!

People eager to get a copy of the latest version of the Mac operating system, Snow Leopard, should be wary of sites offering free copies because they are likely to get some nasty malware instead, according to antivirus company Trend Micro.

Trend Micro said in a blog posting on Wednesday that it had discovered several fake Snow Leopard download sites that serve up a DNS (domain name system) changer Trojan dubbed OSX_JAHLAV.K instead.

You're better off by buying a retail copy of Snow leopard OS (Only $29) instated of downloading something that you have absolutely no idea what it has inside. Thousands of web sites are offering a free Snow leopard OS download but in most cases it comes with "Trojans and Malware".

If you're going to install Mac OS into a PC but aware that not all features and hardware are complete compatible with the operating system. Building a "Hackintosh" is not complicated as it sound but it can be a little stressful sometimes. Specially if you're not a costume to deal with Mac OS. When you compare how much money you will spend by building a Hackintosh computer against buying a original Mac, you're better off, with the hackintosh. for example the Macbook has only 2GB DDR3 memory and for that price you can get a PC with more GHz and Memory. The only challenge of creating your own hackintosh is to find the hardware support necessary but with some research you can find them. So, don't get discourage.

In the Links below you might find some help and support for your "Hackintosh Project".




3rd Party Drivers



One more thing: Some people have the wrong idea that apple computer don't get infect or attack with virus. The truth is that Mac OS doesn't get attack like Windows does but it get is fair share. So, if you can get a good AntiVirus do it. Just remember we have a "Hackintosh" which is still a PC running Mac OS.!!!

ESET released the results of a survey in November related to awareness of cybercrime in the U.S. The survey of more than 1,000 people found that while both PC and Mac users perceive the Mac as being safer, Mac users are victims of cybercrime just as frequently as PC users.
Meanwhile, Mac users are just as vulnerable to Web-based attacks like phishing as PC users are, and Mac users who fall prey to phishing tend to lose more money on average than PC users do, the survey found. "Viruses are a diminishing percentage of what we're seeing," said Randy Adams, director of technical education at ESET. "A lot of attacks have to do with social engineering and that kind of attack is platform agnostic."

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Programs (Mac Only)

Some programs and Kexts/Drivers for you hackintosh:


Clone_X_3.3.zip….Clone X is specially designed to create a copy of your system, to duplicate it on other disks or computers, and to repair and reinstall the system in case of problems (damaged system, errors during installation, etc.).

DivX7Mac.zip….Divx 7 for Mac.

iText_Pro__09_3.3.zipiText Express is a cute, intuitive, and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa, and is suitable for both Power PC and Intel Macs. iText Express provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on your Mac! Yes, it's Yummy ! iText Express has lots of attractive features it shares with LightWayText, besides giving good vibes by fully complying with Mac OS X. iText Express blends seamlessly into the OS X environment, and will continue to grow with the power of Mac OS X. iText Express perfectly covers every feature of TextEdit basics and Microsoft Word compatibility as well.

TheUnarchiver2.3.zip……. Supports more formats than I can remember. Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, 7-Zip, Rar, LhA, StuffIt, several old Amiga file and disk archives, CAB, LZX, stuff I don't even know what it is.
Copies the Finder file-copying/moving/deleting interface for its interface.
Uses the character set autodetection code from Mozilla to auto-detect the encoding of the filenames in the archives.
Supports split archives for certain formats, like RAR.
Built around libxad (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libxad/). This is an old Amiga library for handling unpacking of archives. It supports a whole lot of formats, and I added a couple more, and bugfixed old code. I also wrote a higher-level Objective-C wrapper around it, which might be useful for other projects too (including Xee).

PowerManagement.bundle (Dell D630).zip…..Dell Latitude D630-D830 OS X kexts

Sound_Files (Dell D630).zip….Dell Latitude D630-D830 OS X kexts

Sleep_Fix (Dell D630-D830).zip….Dell Latitude D630-D830 OS X kexts

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

How to Install Snow Leopard in a "Portable Hard Drive"

One of the advantages of Snow Leopard OS (MacOS) is that it can be install on a flash drive, Hard drive, Portable hard drive etc. As long as the device has enough capacity. In the other hand, you can't install windows OS other place than a Hard drive. Some people don't have enough capacity in their hard drive and this installation will give them a different choice. The same technique can be use to install it into a Flash drive and others devices.

You can load the OS by just plugging the Portable hard drive into the Computer USB port and loading it with a bootloader program. I used Rebel EFI to install and to load it.

Just follow the instructions below:

Things You Will Need to install Snow Leopard in a PC.

Blank CD or DVD
Retail copy of Snow Leopard DVD
Internet Connection
Rebel EFI or bootloader program Compatible with your Computer. (Bios and hardware)
Portable Hard drive.

NOTE: Rebel EFI only supports SATA Optical Drives. The use of an IDE drive may prevent the computer from reading the Rebel EFI CD.

First you will need is the Bootloader program. You can download it and after Burn The .iso with a Burn Disc Image software like Nero, DVD rip and burn, Roxio, Magicdisc, etc.

Start your computer and insert Rebel EFI disc. Remember to plugging your Portable Hard drive into your USB port.

as soon as you PC Boots select "Boots options" in there select "CDROM" and just follow the prompt.

"Attempting to eject CDROM" Window will show. When prompted, Eject the CD.

Next: "Please insect Mac OS x DVD".

"Please wait while the installation is initialized". Next step:

Select Main Language, after that Click "Continue", if you want to continue with the installation of Snow Leopard.

Next step: Click Agree, if you agree.

after that Select the hard drive that you want to install Snow Leopard OS on.

At this point you will need to Format your portable hard drive. Click on Utilities on the tool bar, then select Disk Utilities.
On the left you should see your hard drive.
If not, a disk is not connected or cannot be read by your computer.
After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
Format: Free Space
Click Apply
Click Partition
After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
At the bottom of the window Click on the Options Button.
Select the GUID Partition Table
Click OK
Click Apply
Click Partition
Quit Disk Utilities

After that Select your Portable hard drive, click on "Install".

When installation is completed restart your PC. Don't worry if you see a "Installation Failed" after the installation has finished, Just restart your PC. That will not interfere with the installation of the software.
When you PC restarts make sure to select "CDROM" from the boot options.

Once CD loads you will see your computer Hard drive, your Potable hard drive, and the Rebel EFI CD icons.

-Use the arrow keys to highlight the Portable Hard Drive (or the drive where you installed the OS).
-Press Enter to boot the drive.
-Follow the on-screen authentication procedure. (Welcome Screen)

after that Select: Your keyboard, then Select, Do not transfer my information now, then If, you have an Apple ID enter it now.

next window:Enter your Registration Information.

Next: Select if you want to try MobileMe Free.

Next: select your region

and That's it....Finish!

The last thing you will need to do is to install the kext/driver compatible with your hardware. Not every hardware will work out of the box and in that case you'll need to do some research on which kext/drive is compatible with your hardware.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Troubleshooting for Hackintosh!

No sound?

Have you try "VoodooHDA.kext"? It works for most Sound cards. Here is the Link: VoodooHDA.Kext

You can install it using KextHelper ..Here is the Link: KextHelperb7.pkg.zip..Drop files on its icon or on the open application.

Notice: some PC require "VoodooHDA.prefPane" to be install into the system/library/PreferencePanes Folder...you will find that file inside VoodooHDA-0.2.2. Folder. First try it without it.

If you know exactly what type of "Sound Card" you have, just look for the right kext on my kexts blog.

BACKUP your Hard drive (Using the Time Machine) Before Installing a new Kext/drive..Use it on your OWN RISK!

Also you can check the osx86project.org web site for 3rd party drivers support..osx86project.org

Thanks to the Hackintosh Community we have today PC's running Mac OS, so always support them!

Is very Important for you to know what type of hardware you system has, otherwise it would be very difficult for you to resolve a hardware problem. So, double check your hardware before installing a new kext or check the forum from someone who already has resolved a similar problem. Every computer is different not only in the type processor but also the configuration. Always do your research and browse for solutions. When it came to Computers always remember their are machines and sometimes it can be frustrated.

No Disc Found? (Installing Snow Leopard OS)

This issue can occur on systems that do not have a GUID formatted disk, or that had a previous instillation of another operating system on the internal hardBold text disk. The disk must be formatted as a GUID volume and ALL DATA ON THE DISK WILL BE LOST. The procedure to do this and convert your disk to one ready for the Mac OS are as follows:
Click on Utilities on the tool bar, then select Disk Utilities.
On the left you should see your hard drive.
If not, a disk is not connected or cannot be read by your computer.
After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
Format: Free Space
Click Apply
Click Partition
After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
At the bottom of the window Click on the Options Button.
Select the GUID Partition Table
Click OK
Click Apply
Click Partition
Quit Disk Utilities

"Dual Boots"....if you'd like your PC to have install "Snow Leopard OS" and "Windows 7" make sure to select 2 partitions instead of 1. the first one Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and the second one Format: DOS Fat. you can use it later to install Windows 7. If you have only 1 hard drive you can split it. If you have 2 hard drives, you can do it one at the time.

If your Battery doesn't show in the Menu Bar....

you might want to Install a "Battery Pkg." and it will fix the issue. After you Installer it, just restart your Laptop and it will show in the Menu Bar.....battery.pkg.zip

Knowledge and Some!

What is KEXT?
KEXT stands for Kernel Extension, this means that whatever needs to run in the kernel (OS core) environment can be written as extension and then loaded, even after the OSX has finished loading, this mostly answer the needs for hardware drivers.

Where are kext located?
kext are not files rather a folder (disguised as a file),

File extension KEXT description:
A .kext file is a kernel extension. They're generally used for device drivers and other things that need to modify the system at the lowest level. They're not the same as classic Mac OS extensions, as many of the things that classic Mac OS extensions did are done differently in Mac OS X.
Since kernel extensions aren't protected by Mac OS X's memory protection, developers are encouraged to stay away from writing them unless they absolutely have to. Even then, Mac OS X can dynamically load them, so chances are you'd rarely have to add anything to Mac OS X's Extensions folder.
Leopard holds kext files/folders in the /System/Library/Extensions folder,
at boot time the relevant kext are uploaded from Extensions.mkext this is a cache folder that contains kext related to the installed hardware,

you can delete it, if Leopard can't find it, it will create it again,

you can also state to rebuild it from darwin prompt at boot time using the switch -f see this post for further information.

How to Load and UnLoad Kext?
Kext can be loaded and unloaded during runtime using the kextload and kextunload command lines.

in order to load kext, from terminal write:
sudo kextload kextName (where kextName stands for the kext name you want to load)
enter your password and press enter
the system should reply with a success or fail message.
see the manual page for this command

in order to unload kext, from terminal write:
sudo kextunload kextName (where kextName stands for the kext name you want to unload)
enter your password and press enter
the system should reply with a success or fail message.
see the manual page for this command

you can also check the load status of your kext using kextstat, from terminal write:
sudo kextstat
the system will display a list of loaded kext and details on it
see the manual page for this command

How to Install a new Kext?
there is an easier method (not appropriate for all kext installs but works for 99% of them),
it is a little utility named KextHelper and it can be download here: KextHelperb7.pkg.zip....Drop files on its icon or on the open application.

Remember to BACKUP your system before installing a new Kext.

Kext Utility x64

FULL version


Kext Utility provide the next operations:
Install kext files;
Repair kexts permisssions for system's and Extra folders;
Pack kext files to mkext cache file.
UnPack mkext cache files.
The utility uses a modified widely applied fast method repairing of all (non/standart) kexts with little improvements. To all kexts the identical permisssions (a little more liberal, than it is necessary) are granted. Though it not 100% satisfies the system's "Disk Utility", however on working capacity of system, to the worst, does not affect.
Note that to run "Disk Utility" when you have enough time is the best way for repair all standart kext.

Update v2.3.2:
* improved repair routine for SnowLeo support
* additional info for CPU
Update v2.3.1:
* Corrected mkext's packing routine for SnowLeo x64 support
Update v2.3.0:
* rewritten repair algorithm
* improved statistic output

Download it here:KextUtility.v2.3.2.full.Snow.Leo..zip

what is Disabler.kext?

Since first running 10.5 on PCs, we noticed a new kernel extension which would create a little havoc with many PCs - AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. The basic purpose of this kext to to help managing the CPU state with its voltage and frequencies via the thermal zones that are set up for it. However, the timer which is specifically uses is HPET, a much more optimized and effective timer compared to the RTC and 8254 timers which are commonly preferred as of now in PCs. Though Windows is starting to take advantage of HPET from what I've read recently. HPET also never needs to use the CPU's time stamp counter, which is an advantage of freeing up the CPU a little more.

What is AppleDecrypt.kext?

Apple uses an AES encryption scheme with a few of the binaries in their software - Dock, Finder, loginwindow, SystemUIServer, mds, ATSServer, translate and translated for rosetta. Google them if you don't know their purposes. On regular Mac computers these are decrypted via the SMC included in the computer, and is used as a (very weak imo) implementation of making sure that only Apple computers run OS X. I can tell you that many people who use boot-132 CDs find out they forgot to include a copy of dsmos.kext or AppleDecrypt.kext when they attempt to run the OS and when they finally get to the GUI screen, nothing start up. That's because loginwindow is segfaulting.

Basically AppleDecrypt.kext is one of the 3 common kexts used to execute dsmos_page_transform_hook and return the 2 32 byte values that is needed to completely decrypt the binary. What these kexts do is they are a replacement for the vanilla kext that gets installed with system version updates, called "Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext" - its difference is they perform the same purpose but returns the known decryption key itself. Without overriding this, you wouldn't be able to use the OS, or at least the GUI end, as it is only used with a minimal list of binaries. (-nawcom).

What is a vanilla compatible system ?

A vanilla compatible system is a computer capable of running OSx86 with minimal modifications (no patched kernel, compatible with Apple software updates). You have a vanilla capable system if: you have a Core 2 based processor

What is DSDT ?

DSDT is a part of ACPI. Actually DSDT tells OS how to interract with the hardware (simplified way of telling it). OSX has an incomplete ACPI implementation which supports only a subset of DSDT. By replacing DSDT we can declare essentially the same interface but in the way that OSX understands. This potentially can solve nearly any ACPI-related problem (except if OSX bypasses ACPI). Other usage case is emulating by the means of DSDT features or hardware components not present on your system. But this is limited to devices that use ACPI.

ACPI defines a large number of tables that provide the interface between an ACPI-compliant operating system and system firmware. These allow description of system hardware in a platform-independent manner, and are presented as either fixed formatted data structures or in ACPI Machine Language (AML). The main AML table is the DSDT (differentiated system description table).
The Root System Description Pointer is located in a platform-dependent manner, and describes the rest of the tables.

Q. What is EFI emulation ?

Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware.. EFI is basically the “BIOS” of a Mac. For a computer to be properly recognized as a mac and to have the most compatibility it must have EFI. The problem here is that PCs do not have EFI.Developers have counteracted this problem by using EFI emulation which enables basic EFI function calls through a specially modified bootloader. EFI distributions for OSx86 include PC_EFI and Chameleon. Nearly all OSx86 installs have some form of EFI emulation installed, so this is not necessarily something to worry about. EFI emulation is required to use vanilla (unpatched) kernels and kexts, and to use GUID partition maps and EFI strings.

you can learn more in the link below:

EFI emulation

LegacyAppleIntelPIIXATA.kext? Well known legacy plist for SATA controllers.


DFE's IntelCPUPM disabler. NullCPUPowerManagement is an XNU kernel extension for use with OS X to prevent a kernel panic caused by incorrectly configured HPET devices on generic x86 hardware. Note, this extension overrides the CPU power management functionality making the CPU run at full throttle all the time. This in turn gives better performance but reduces battery life on mobile units.

OpenAHCI.kext? Legacy plist for ICH9 and ICH10 AHCI driver.

OpenBlockDevice.kext? Legacy plist for orange hard drive icons (internal seen as external).

OpenCompatible.kext? SMBIOS injector.

OpenHaltRestart.kext? Well known kext to fix Shutdown and Restart issues.

OpenInstall.kext? Looks like a decrypter kext (dsmos / AppleDecrypt).

Elliott Force Legacy RTC.kext?

ElliottForceLegacyRTC is an extension that fixes ACPI issues which became problematic with 10.6 without patching/replacing the DSDT (prevent bios settings reset on Snow Leopard). Thank you Dave for coming up with this idea...patching sucks. Note, this extension does no detection and blatantly forces the RTC length to 2 bytes, which should be the correct value on x86 systems.

Realtek R1000.kext?
Realtek kernel extension for 8111(X) chip sets for 10.6.X.

FakeSMC 2.5 - SMC (System Management Emulator) Emulator.

Intel82566MM.kext? - Driver for the ethernet controller Intel 82566MM *x64 only

AppleACPIPS2NUB.kext? & ApplePS2Controller.kext? - Allows the use of PS/2 keyboards, mice.

AttansicL1eEthernet.kext? - KEXT for the Attansic L1e Ethernet chipset.

NVInject.kext? - An Nvidia graphic injector *x64 only.

Natit.kext? - Graphic injector KEXT with editable paramaters.

SKGE.kext? - Gives functionally to some select Marvell ethernet controller.

AtherosFix.kext? - Dummy KEXT for Atheros Wireless cards. Add device-id to the existing info.plist if need be.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kexts for Hackintosh!

Click at the Link below to download the kexts.


1) Use it at your OWN RISK!

2) Backup your system BEFORE INSTALLING NEW KEXT!


-Radeon 7500 Graphics card

-0xED is a native OS X hex editor based on the Cocoa framework. OxED.zip

-ALC883 (audio).zip

-ALCinject (audio).zip

-AppleHDA.kext (audio).zip

-AppleHDA_432.kext (audio).zip

-BootCDMaker_1.5.zip...Burn Bootloader CD with this Software..Version 1.5.0b



-Chameleon_2_RC1+PC_EFI_10.1.zip...Bootloader...Thx,The Chameleon Group.

-Checksum-1.4.zip..An acronym for SUMmation CHECK. In data communications, an error-checking technique in which the number of bits in a unit of data is summed, transmitted along with the data, and checked by the receiving computer.

-DPCIManager.pkg.zip..DPCI Manager. Simple tool to examine PCI devices and assign user readable names to them.



-EFI_Studio.zip... EFI Boot Partition Installer to EFIStudio


-HDAEnabler.kext (audio).zip

-HimmelBar.pkg.zip...HimmelBar provides an icon in the menu bar to quickly access your installed applications



-KextHelperb7.pkg.zip.Drop files on its icon or on the open application.


-KextUtility.v2.3.2.full.Snow.Leo.x64.ready.by.cVad.dmg.zip...Make operations with Kexts easily. Just Run, Drag and Drop, and DONE!


-LegacyAppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver.kext (audio).zip

-LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext (audio).zip



-MD5 Checker.zip...MD5 Checker by PCWIZ



-OSvKernDSPLib.kext (audio).zip

-OpenHaltRestart.kext_for_snow_64.tar...OpenHaltRestart (OHR) is a kernel extension that fixes reboot and shutdown on PC-based machines without binary patching or recompiling the kernel.

-SL_PS2_HDA (audio).zip

-Series-of-LegacyHDA-888 (audio).zip

-ShowAllFiles.zip...... shows all files in your Hackintosh


-SlimbuildGUI 1.0 - BOOT 132 ISO Creator .zip...... SlimBuildGUI tools you can create your very own Mac OSX Leopard ISO




-VoodooHDA-0.2.2 (audio).zip

-battery.pkg.zip...If you Battery doesn't show in the Menu Bar just install it and it will Fix.

-cudadriver_2.3.1a_macos.pkg.....Kext for Geforce 9600 Gs NVIDIA





-voodoohda_v021_64bit (audio).zip

-x64_audio_for_ALC888 (audio).zip

I hope this could help you!

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