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ASUS Z87 - Pro Hackintosh?

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Yo, what did you do to get it working? Share the love. The z87 users on here need to get these things down on paper. :thumbup:
 
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Hello dear Asus Z87-PRO users :)
Please allow me to share my story with this mainboard. :p

I managed to install 10.8.5 with no major problems on my Asus Z87-PRO / 4770K / Intel HD4600 / SATA HDD / 16GB RAM

Hooray!

I used a USB stick cooked with Unibeast and the 12F37 build of 10.8.5 as in the ML tutorial (tonymacx86 - UniBeast: Install OS X Mountain Lion on Any Supported Intel-based PC)
After the installation I got into SafeMode (-x) and installed MultiBeast.
For audio I used : AppleHDA for ALC1150 UPDATE (TEST) - OSx86.net Hackintosh
I am so happy that IGPU works now without a hassle because I don't have a decent dedicated graphics card. System info says : "Intel HD 4600 Graphics : 1024 MB"(yay).
Bluetooth seems to work(not tested, don't need it)

Now the problems (hehe) :
- WIFI - not working (i don't need it anyway)
- GRAPHICS - minor glitches from time to time.. nothing serious though
- AUDIO - distorsions sometimes when playing Youtube vids via Chrome (the audio drivers are TEST stage so it's fine)
- SOFTWARE : latest version of Tuxera NTFS behaves weird.. "mount errors and such" at startup but it does the job after all

Oh, I almost forgot. I can only boot from USB first then select the OSX partition in the bootloader...

All in all I'm satisfied. I had VERY LOW expectations anyway :)
Everybody in this world seems to have Gigabyte mainboards and everybody recommends them for Hackintosh and I was pretty depressed with my Z87-PRO :)

So dear Asus-ers, cheer up!

I'll come back with more updates... sometime.
NEXT mission : OSX 10.9 Gold Master :)
 
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I have an Asus Z87 mobo and cannot get to the install.

Can you please post the bios settings you used?
 
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Yea I can't get to istall screen what bios setttings or boot flags, just -x?
 

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Finally

My Z87-Pro already have the Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks on it :D

Everything working besides the wifi, still work to do!
 
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Finally

My Z87-Pro already have the Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks on it :D

Everything working besides the wifi, still work to do!
Does the bootloader work? Or do you need to have the USB to get into OS X?
 

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I could not make it work, but one user said that works for him using this guide: http://www.tonymacx86.com/401-install-bootloader-extra-efi-partition.html

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UPDATE:
To make the HD bootable -> Format the disk that will receive the Mac OSX as "Master Boot Record" (Disk Utilities > Select HD > Partition > Options)


Wait wait wait .... you said ... just format the disk as MBR and you don't need to leave plugged the usb key where Multi/UniBeast is ??? Because i tried it some days ago and it didn't work with a Asus Z87 ...
 

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