Muhammad Harits Syaifulloh

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Success Hackintoshing ASUS X450LCP OS X El Capitan

Hi guys, welcome back to Ask MHS. This tutorial is about how to hackintoshing or installing OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 using Clover bootloader in ASUS X450LCP.

Here's the specification :

  • Intel Core i5 Haswell 2.3 GHz
  • 4 GB DDR 3 1600 MHz RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720 M 2 GB (Not Supported by OS X)
  • 500 GB HDD
  • Atheros AR9485 (Not Supported by OS X)

What you need :

  1. Download OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 included Clover bootloader here
  2. Download TransMac here and install it
  3. 16 GB USB Flash Drive

Preparation :

  • Plug your USB Flash Drive into USB Port
  • Open TransMac as administrator (right click and choose Run As Administrator)
  • Look at the list of drives on the left side of TransMac and choose your USB Flash Drive
  • Right click on it and choose Format Disk for Mac and click OK
  • Right click again on it and choose Restore Disk with Disk Image
  • Choose your downloaded OS X El Capitan Disk Image Installer (.dmg)
  • Click Open and Ok
  • Wait until restoring processes are finished
  • After finish just restart your laptop

Setting Up BIOS :

After restarting your laptop, while it shown ASUS logo, just hit F2 until BIOS Setup is shown and then :
  • Go to Advanced
  • Disabled Intel Virtualization Device
  • Go to USB Configuration (see the bottom of the list)
  • Disable USB XHCI Pre-Boot Mode
  • Hit F10 and OK

Boot Up :

  • After saving the BIOS configuration and restarting it, now press Esc until the boot devices list are shown and then :
  • Choose UEFI boot of USB Flash Drive and hit Enter
  • At the Clover menu, please go to Clover Option (Mini icon at the bottom of the list and usually look like gear icon)
  • Go to boot args and hit Enter, then add nv_disable=1. Remember! just add, not replace. After that press Enter again.
  • Now press Esc to return, choose the first list and then press SPACE
  • Choose boot in verbose mode and press Enter

Installing :

After the installation window is shown, you'll be asked to choose the installation language. After that just continue by pressing right arrow button on it. And then :
  • Look at the top menu and go to Utilities >> Disk Utility
  • Choose your HDD Drive >> Click Erase
  • Type the name >> and then Mac OS X Extended Journaling for the file system >> and GUID Partition Map >> Now click Erase and wait until the processes are done.
  • After the processes are done, just quit the disk utility
  • Now just continue until you find disk selection window and just select your HDD Drive >> and then click install
  • Press restart after the installation is finished

POST-Install will be updated soon

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