HaswellHelper: Enhanced 10.8.4 Kernel Now Available
Published on 08-16-2013 12:54 PM by
In June, Intel announced and released it's next generation of Socket 1150 CPUs, codenamed Haswell. As part of Apple's commitment to Open Source, they make the kernel source available via opensource.apple.com. I've added support for these new CPUs to xnu-2050.24.15 (AKA the 12.4.0 Darwin kernel shipped in OS X 10.8.4) and tonymacx86 and I are happy to announce it's release.
HaswellHelper is a quick installer for MacMan's xnu-2050.24.15 kernel enhanced to allow Haswell CPUs to boot and run OS X 10.8.4 only. It will also delete GenericUSBXHCI.kext from /Extra/Extensions. You may use this on a UniBeast created USB drive to get installation support. The installer is now available at tonymacx86.com/downloads.
PLEASE NOTE: Haswell CPUs and chipsets are not currently supported natively by OS X. We can't recommend Haswell systems yet, as there is no official support. Hence, please don't view this as buying advice. We don't recommend using an enhanced kernel for the long-term. The vanilla kernel is a much more desirable solution for a stable system.
Early Adopter's Guide to Intel's Haswell CPUs and 8-Series Motherboards
Temporary Installation Guide for Haswell Systems [10.8.4 only]