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18-05-2015, 08:23

Yosemite OS X 10.10.3 Hackintosh

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Yosemite OS X 10.10.3 Hackintosh

Yosemite OS X 10.10.3 Hackintosh | 7.6GB

The Mac OS X 10.10.3 comes with several improvements and changes. It could be the major update to original 10.10 rather than 10.10.1 and 10.10.2 updates. New Photo app, New Emoji, more iCloud options, Google 2-step verification and more changes are included in the OS X 10.10.3 update. While writing this post, the update is available as public beta only, but surely this method will work for final version too. The desktop virtualization software VMware workstation 11 had been used for this demonstration purpose.

Be sure to back up any important data, and if possible clone your hard drive before applying the update. If you have any issues post-update, boot using UniBeast created USB and type -f to boot without caches or -x to enter safe mode.

What we know about 10.10.3 so far...

OS X Build 14D131
Kernel updated to 14.3.0 Darwin kernel
New core OS X application: Photos
Includes initial support for Intel 5th generation 'Broadwell' CPUs
Includes initial support for Intel HD 5300, 6000, 6100 graphics
Updated Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD graphics drivers
If you use patched or modified drivers, you will need to re-apply changes to the updated drivers.
NVIDIA Alternate Graphics Drivers have now been updated for 10.10.3

This update will replace your audio drivers.
If using Chimera/MultiBeast you will have to reinstall AppleHDA using MultiBeast before or after reboot
If you use Clover or VoodooHDA, you may not need to make any modifications

Storage drivers updated- TRIM patch must be reapplied
X99 kernel and chipset support still absent - Haswell-E and X99 temporary guide remains necessary.
Install OS X Yosemite App Updated - If you downloaded Yosemite from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. When the download finishes, the app will automatically open. The updated 10.10.3 Install OS X Yosemite App can be found in the Applications folder. You may then re-create your UniBeast installation USB.

Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

How to Update Mac OS X 10.10.3 on VMware Workstation

Upgrade can be done with combo or individual updates. Better check the requirements, that means which earlier version is required for particular update. Usually the combo update will have the all necessary previous updates from the major release which is Mac OS X 10.10 Mavericks.

1) Make sure you are having the Mavericks OS X on the VMware workstation which is installed with Vanilla kernel. You can refer our earlier guide here. It was upgraded from Mavericks pre install VMware image to latest version.

You will be needing to unlock the VMware workstation to be able to install and use Mac OS X as guest Operating Systems on VMware with Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 computer.

Here is the OS X version of 10.10.2 before the update.

2) Take a snapshot of the virtual machine before proceeding the software update.

3) Use Apple App store to download and install the 10.10.3 Yosemite on VMware. The virtual machine needs to be restarted to continue the installation. Obviously the guest OS should have internet access to download the software update.

4) As we said earlier, since the vanilla kernel had been used in the method without modifying or patching the original kernel, the software update will take place smoothly.

Here is the updated OS X 10.10.3 on VMware workstation on Windows 8.1 host computer.

How to Fix Display, Slow OS X and Screen Lagging Issues On Yosemite VMware

There are some tweaks and workarounds available to fix the display issues when using this Hackintosh method on VMware workstation. Few users complained about screen lagging and very slow performance of virtual machine. Here are the few workarounds that could possibly fix the slow performing OS X virtual machine issue and improve the display performance.

a) Using Beamoff at startup

It’s a kind of script developed by Hackintosh experts to make the Yosemite virtual machine work better in VMware workstation, VM Player and even on ESX server. You can download the file and find more information here about how to use beamoff on VMware virtual machine.

Here is the simple summary.
a.1) Download the beamoff and extract it. Make sure you have transferred the file inside the guest OS X.
a.2) It doesn’t need to be installed. This particular file should be added in startup of Yosemite OS X for the specific user. You can find further steps on Apple site here.
Once you have added, it should be like below.

add beamoff to startup in virtual machine

Restarting the Mac OS X 10.10.3 virtual machine after above changes will load the beamoff in the startup and help to solve the display and lagging issues in VMware workstation.

b) Installing the Latest VMware tools

VMware tools for Mac OS X guest on Windows host is not available since it doesn’t support Mac OS virtualization on Windows OS platform. But we can use the VMware tools which built for Mac OS X platform. Since the guest OS is same, installing the latest version of VM tools will help to some extend.

b.1) Download the latest VMware fusion tools for Mac OS X.
b.2) Extract the file inside OS X virtual machine. You will be finding darwin.iso inside “payload” folder. Execute the ISO file and install the tools in the guest virtual machine.

With the above two methods, mostly the display lagging and slow VM performance issue will be fixed on Mac OS X 10.10.3.

System requirements:

Intel only (10.6.8 +)
2 GB of RAM
10-12 GB of available disk space
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