Contribute
Register

[Guide] Install Catalina on the Dell Optiplex 7010 and 9010 Desktop PC

Joined
Dec 7, 2019
Messages
1
Motherboard
X
CPU
X
Graphics
X
Thank you for your tutorial, worked incredibly fine! Will this guide be updated for Big Sur?
 

trs96

Moderator
Joined
Jul 30, 2012
Messages
23,312
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Thank you for your tutorial, worked incredibly fine!
Good to hear that it worked for you. What specifically is your hardware ? https://www.tonymacx86.com/account/account-details

Screen Shot.jpg


Will this guide be updated for Big Sur?
No, I'm not planning on that for a number of reasons.

Even if you go through switching SMBIOS to one that is Big Sur compatible, it will only last for one upgrade. Mac Pro 6,1 is one example. I don't really see any significant advantages of Big Sur over Catalina. In my opinion it's also not worth all the work of switching to OC on this build.

General recommendation to all Optiplex 7010/9010 owners

Stay with Catalina 10.15.7

It will continue to get security updates from Apple for about 3 years. Will keep working with no problems, you'll be able to keep using supported updated 3rd party browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

If anyone does want Big Sur, first learn about OpenCore and how that works and then give it a try.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 29, 2020
Messages
1
Motherboard
dell
CPU
i5
Graphics
intel hd2500
Good to hear that it worked for you. What specifically is your hardware ? https://www.tonymacx86.com/account/account-details

View attachment 495142


No, I'm not planning on that for a number of reasons.

Even if you go through switching SMBIOS to one that is Big Sur compatible, it will only last for one upgrade. Mac Pro 6,1 is one example. I don't really see any significant advantages of Big Sur over Catalina. In my opinion it's also not worth all the work of switching to OC on this build.

General recommendation to all Optiplex 7010/9010 owners

Stay with Catalina 10.15.7

It will continue to get security updates from Apple for about 3 years. Will keep working with no problems, you'll be able to keep using supported updated 3rd party browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

If anyone does want Big Sur, first learn about OpenCore and how that works and then give it a try.
Please sir don't do that, please update this guide for macOS Big Sur... I just transformed my dell optiplex 9010 to a bigger case and I made some good upgrades, I just put in 32GB of RAM and I bought an RX 480 with 8GB of VRAM, this thing would run awesome on Big Sur... Please pretty please, I beg you :) I already tried one open core guide but I had no success.
 

trs96

Moderator
Joined
Jul 30, 2012
Messages
23,312
Motherboard
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK
CPU
i5-4690K
Graphics
HD4600 / RX 570
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I already tried one open core guide but I had no success.
You always have another chance to try. Don't give up that easily. Use the guide at dortania.github.io You'll want the Ivy Bridge version. Another option is to wait for Unibeast for Big Sur. That will be coming out soon.

I do all this guide writing and maintenance pro bono, I get nothing in return save a few thank yous from people that appreciate what I do. It takes many hours of work to test and put together a working guide. My goal is to teach people how to do this themselves, not make them dependent on me to do it for them.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Dec 14, 2019
Messages
5
Motherboard
Intel® Q77 Express Chipset
CPU
i7-3770 3.4GHz (4 core)
Graphics
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hi @trs96,

Apologies! I had intended on responding before.

Anyway, just thought I'd give you a brief update on my Hackintosh.

After doing a fresh install (as I think I mentioned previously) all is working fine. I must have missed a step (or two), not realising, and this was the cause of the graphics issues.

Anyway, a big thank you for trying to help me out with my issue as well as putting the tutorial together in the first place!

As @BillyGoatGruff pointed out, between performing the process several times and going through the video to make sure I hadn't missed anything, I too noticed that there was a bit missing with the serial numbers towards the end. By the time I realised, I understood what was happening so filled in the blanks myself but apologies as should have mentioned this at the time.
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2017
Messages
28
Motherboard
GA-G41M-ES2L
CPU
Wolfdale 2.93 C2D E7500
Graphics
Gt 710 2GB
Mac
  1. MacBook
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
You always have another chance to try. Don't give up that easily. Use the guide at dortania.github.io You'll want the Ivy Bridge version. Another option is to wait for Unibeast for Big Sur. That will be coming out soon.

I do all this guide writing and maintenance pro bono, I get nothing in return save a few thank yous from people that appreciate what I do. It takes many hours of work to test and put together a working guide. My goal is to teach people how to do this themselves, not make them dependent on me to do it for them.
Thank you for the guide, it’s been the best Hackintosh I’ve ever had and I was around for deadmoo and JasMac. Really appreciate the support.
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2012
Messages
26
Motherboard
Dell Optiplex 7010 USFF
CPU
Intel Core i7 3770S
Graphics
Intel HD4000
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
  3. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Anyone with a 7010 USFF and a BCM94352HMB/aw-ce123h based mini pci card managed to get WiFI/BT working under Catalina?

Currently have mojave up and running (using trs96's guide) and have WiFi/BT working great including AirDrop/Handoff etc, but haven't seen too many sucess stories of these wifi cards working under catalina....
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
82
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H
CPU
i5-3340S
Graphics
HD 2500
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Air
  3. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Anyone with a 7010 USFF and a BCM94352HMB/aw-ce123h based mini pci card managed to get WiFI/BT working under Catalina?

Currently have mojave up and running (using trs96's guide) and have WiFi/BT working great including AirDrop/Handoff etc, but haven't seen too many sucess stories of these wifi cards working under catalina....
Sure, make sure you are using the BrcmPatchRam3.kext version of the ram, BrcmBluetoothInjection and ...Data not repo kexts also. All in the Other folder!

Sorry if that was vague, just woke up
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2017
Messages
28
Motherboard
GA-G41M-ES2L
CPU
Wolfdale 2.93 C2D E7500
Graphics
Gt 710 2GB
Mac
  1. MacBook
Classic Mac
  1. iBook
  2. PowerBook
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Sure, make sure you are using the BrcmPatchRam3.kext version of the ram, BrcmBluetoothInjection and ...Data not repo kexts also. All in the Other folder!

Sorry if that was vague, just woke up
This. I have my mine working great on 10.15.7 in my 7010 DT.
 
Top