Want to install macOS Sierra hackintosh on your PC? Here’s a step by step guide on how to do just that!
If you hadn’t already heard the news, then it’s worth pointing out that Apple has already released macOS Sierra for compatible Macs, but as history has had it, why should PC owners miss out on all that the latest desktop OS from Apple has to offer? The popular UniBeast and MultiBeast tools have already been updated to support macOS Sierra 10.12.x installation on an Intel-based PC that would otherwise be running Windows. If you’re looking to enjoy everything that macOS Sierra offers, but on a PC, then follow our step-by-step tutorial below to get up and running with your Sierra-based hackintosh.
What you need:
- Access to a Mac to download the macOS Sierra installer from the Mac App Store, and of course, for preparing the UniBeast USB Drive.
- A USB flash drive with a minimum of 16GB of free storage. It’s important to note that the content on this drive will be erased since it will be formatted as part of the process. Make sure you have backed up any content that the drive may contain.
- A PC built on Intel processing power to install macOS Sierra.
- Not entirely necessary, but definitely recommended is a full backup of the system. This is in case anything goes wrong, you will be able to roll back to a working version.
Installing macOS Sierra hackintosh:
Step 1 to 11: Make Hackintosh Usb installer with UniBeast tool
Step 12: Once you are into the boot menu, make sure that your USB drive is chosen as the drive to boot system from. When you get to the Clover boot screen, make sure that you choose Boot Mac OS X from USB option. Yes, we know, it’s supposed to be macOS now and not OS X, but we’ll excuse the naming ignorance in this instance.
Step 13: Soon you will arrive into macOS installer screen. If this is a new installation of macOS, then you are required to format the main hard drive that it’s being installed on to. From the menu bar on the top, navigate to Utilities > Disk Utility. Highlight the target drive in the left pane, and then hit the Erase button. If this process is starting to sound a little bit familiar, it’s because it is basically what we did for the USB drive earlier in the process. Choose “OS X Extended (Journaled)” and “GUID Partition Map” for Format and Scheme. Hit the Erase button to complete the formatting process and then close Disk Utility.
Step 14: Now simply run through the process of actually installing macOS Sierra on your PC.
Step 15: When the installation is complete, the system will automatically restart. At boot, press the relevant hotkey on the keyboard to get into the boot menu again.
Step:16: Choose USB followed by selecting Sierra at the boot screen and let the setup of macOS Sierra complete.
Step 17: Once the setup is complete and you are into macOS Sierra desktop, run the MultiBeast tool to install the required missing drivers for networking, audio, graphics etc on your system.
And there you have it. Once required drivers are installed using MultiBeast, you should have a clean and fresh installation of Apple’s macOS Sierra on your Intel-based hackintosh PC.