Getting started

Welcome to the Noot Hackintosh Guide.

This guide will accompany you through the process of installing macOS on your AMD CPU-based system.

A Hackintosh is a computer running macOS on a non-Apple system. Wowza!


Time and Patience.

Creating a Hackintosh is a relatively lengthy process. No steps can be skipped. Don't start working on this if you have other things to do. Hackintoshes generally are not something you should be relying on as a work machine.

A compatible system: know your hardware.

Your CPU, GPU, motherboard, Ethernet card, Wi-Fi card, and others are important for whether your machine can run macOS: Unlike Windows and Linux, macOS isn't compatible with every x86 PC; There's still a significant amount of unsupported hardware, albeit several efforts.

Basic knowledge of command line and how to use a terminal.

Essential for going through the steps of the guide. Can't help you with how to change working directory in cmd.

A large enough USB drive.

You need a minimum of 16GiB to create an offline recovery USB drive (macOS only), and 2GiB if you're making an online recovery USB drive (cross-platform).

A compatible networking card if you're using online recovery.

Like mentioned before, macOS is not compatible with all hardware, so you can't just have any networking card.

A working computer.

You need something to run all the scripts and tools in order to make the USB drive with all required files.

All firmware on the target system up-to-date.

MacOS is very nitpicky; if your hardware has any significant "non-standard"/"unexpected" behaviour or bug, it will not work.

With that in mind, let's look at what systems are compatible at the moment.