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ASUS K53SC - BIOS Version 221

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Good evening to all. These days I tried several times to make my ASUS K53SC a Hackintosh without success. The USB flash drive is not detected by the system as bootable. I currently have no operating system installed on the laptop and I have no mac system from which I can create an installer. I would therefore like to start again from scratch to understand first if my laptop is compatible to create an hackintosh and in case which mac os system I can install. My only purpose is use Xcode to develop iOS applications. Below I leave the specifications of my laptop so you can help me. Thanks to all of the help.

ASUS K53SC-SX019X
-Intel Core i7-2630 QM 2.00 GHz
-8 GB DRR3 RAM Installed
-120 GB SSD
-Intel HD Graphics 3000 as Integrated
-NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 M

I've also check for the current BIOS Version and it's the 221 Version. Can anyone help me?
 
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If you are developing iOS apps for the App Store, then you will want to be on Xcode 11 (support for 10.1 ends in April). So your minimum OS X version is 10.14.4. However, the drivers for HD Graphics 3000 were removed in Mojave, because it can't do Metal. So the newest OS X your laptop can run is 10.13.6.

If you still want to try, go for 10.13.6 and Xcode 10.1, and hurry up and finish your app in the next 4 months! Otherwise, you will need newer hardware.
 
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If you are developing iOS apps for the App Store, then you will want to be on Xcode 11 (support for 10.1 ends in April). So your minimum OS X version is 10.14.4. However, the drivers for HD Graphics 3000 were removed in Mojave, because it can't do Metal. So the newest OS X your laptop can run is 10.13.6.

If you still want to try, go for 10.13.6 and Xcode 10.1, and hurry up and finish your app in the next 4 months! Otherwise, you will need newer hardware.
Hi kylec, at this point my question is: can I continue developing on Xcode 10.1 and export the project to an Xcode 11 or new version only to load app into the app store? However thank you for your reply
 
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I'm not sure. I think when I've done that in the past, the changes I had to make to the project were minimal, to compile in the newer version. But it depends on what APIs you're using.
 
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I'm not sure. I think when I've done that in the past, the changes I had to make to the project were minimal, to compile in the newer version. But it depends on what APIs you're using.
Ok. Thank you for your help!
 
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That's outside the scope of this forum.
 

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Ok. Last question and I'm done. If I use VirutalBox or VMWare to use MacOS there will be problems to upload app on AppStore ore it will be ok?
i think you need to go back and read the rules
 
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i think you need to go back and read the rules
And I think that I understand with the first answer from kylec. However I have edited the message :)
 
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