iATKOS ML3U: The Easiest Way to Run Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 on Your UEFI PC
iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip: A Complete Guide
Do you want to run Mac OS X on your PC without buying a Mac? If so, you might be interested in iATKOS ML3U, a Hackintosh distro that supports UEFI PCs. UEFI is a newer and more advanced version of BIOS that allows you to boot from larger hard drives, faster boot times, and more security features. iATKOS ML3U is a UEFI based OSX86 installer that includes Apple's Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 and Clover UEFI Bootloader. In this article, we will show you how to download, prepare, and install iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip on your PC.
iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip
What You Need to Install iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip
Before you start, you need to make sure that your PC meets the following requirements:
A compatible UEFI motherboard
A 2nd generation Intel Core i series or newer CPU
At least 1GB of RAM
At least 15GB of free space on the target partition
A compatible VGA card
A USB flash drive of at least 8GB
A working internet connection
You also need to download the iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip file from a reliable source. You can find it on various torrent sites or online archives. Make sure to check the md5 checksum of the file to verify its integrity.
How to Prepare the USB Flash Drive for iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip
Once you have downloaded the iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip file, you need to extract it and copy it to your USB flash drive. You can use any software that can handle zip files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. After extracting the file, you should see a folder named iATKOS_ML3U with a dmg file inside.
To copy the dmg file to your USB flash drive, you need to use a software that can create bootable USB drives from dmg files, such as TransMac or Etcher. Follow the instructions of the software to select the dmg file and the USB flash drive as the source and destination respectively. Make sure to format the USB flash drive as FAT32 before copying the dmg file.
After copying the dmg file to your USB flash drive, you need to make it bootable by installing Clover UEFI Bootloader on it. You can use a software called Clover Configurator to do this easily. Download and run Clover Configurator on your PC and follow these steps:
Select Mount EFI from the left sidebar and click on Mount Partition for Install macOS ... under EFI Partitions.
Select your USB flash drive from the list and click on Open Partition.
Select Install/Update Clover from the left sidebar and click on Check Now under Clover Version.
Select the latest version of Clover and click on Download.
After downloading Clover, click on Install Clover in ESP under Install Location.
Select Customize and check these options: Install for UEFI booting only, Drivers64UEFI > OsxAptioFixDrv-64, Drivers64UEFI > PartitionDxe-64.
Click on Install and enter your password if prompted.
After installing Clover, close Clover Configurator and eject your USB flash drive safely.
How to Install iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip on Your PC
Now that you have prepared your USB flash drive, you are ready to install iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip on your PC. Follow these steps:
Plug your USB flash drive into your PC and turn it on.
Enter your BIOS or UEFI settings by pressing a key such as F2, F10, F12, or Del during boot.
Change the boot order to make your USB flash drive the first boot device.
Save and exit your BIOS or UEFI settings.
Your PC should now boot from your USB flash drive and show you a Clover menu.
Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS ... under External Devices.
You should see an Apple logo followed by a language selection screen.
Select your preferred language and click on Continue.
Select Utilities > Disk Utility from the menu bar at the top.
Select your hard drive or SSD from the left sidebar and click on Erase.
Name your partition as Macintosh HD or anything else you like, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format, and GUID Partition Map as the scheme.
Click on Erase and wait for it to finish.
Close Disk Utility and select Reinstall macOS from the main window.
Click on Continue and agree to the terms and conditions.
Select Macintosh HD or whatever you named your partition as the destination and click on Install.
The installation process will begin and may take some time depending on your hardware.
Your PC may reboot several times during the installation process. Each time it reboots, make sure to select Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD under Internal Devices from the Clover menu until you see a welcome screen.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip on your PC!
You can now set up your Mac OS X preferences such as your account name, password, time zone, etc. You can also install any drivers or kexts that you may need for your hardware compatibility using MultiBeast or Kext Wizard. Enjoy your Hackintosh!
How to Update iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip
One of the drawbacks of iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip is that it may not receive regular updates or support from Apple or iATKOS team. However, this does not mean that you cannot update your Hackintosh to the latest version of Mac OS X or fix any issues that may arise. Here are some tips on how to update iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip:
Before updating your Hackintosh, make sure to backup your important data and create a bootable USB drive with iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip in case something goes wrong.
Do not use the Software Update feature of Mac OS X to update your Hackintosh, as it may cause kernel panics or boot failures.
Instead, use a software called MacPois0n to download and install the latest updates and patches for your Hackintosh.
MacPois0n is a tool that can customize and optimize your Hackintosh with various options such as drivers, kexts, bootloaders, themes, etc.
You can download MacPois0n from here: https://www.hackintosh.zone/file/75-macpois0n-mavericks/
After downloading MacPois0n, run it and select the options that suit your hardware and preferences.
Click on Install and wait for it to finish.
Reboot your Hackintosh and enjoy the updated version of Mac OS X.
How to Troubleshoot iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip
If you encounter any problems while installing or using iATKOS ML3U (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 UEFI PC).zip, don't panic. There are some common issues and solutions that you can try to fix your Hackintosh. Here are some of them:
If you get a kernel panic or a black screen while booting from your USB flash drive, try using different boot flags such as -v, -x, -f, GraphicsEnabler=No, etc.
If you get stuck at a gray screen with an Apple logo and a spinning wheel while booting from your USB flash drive, try using different USB ports or a different USB flash drive.
If you get an error message saying "This version of Mac OS X is not supported on this platform" while installing Mac OS X, try using a different SMBIOS.plist file that matches your hardware.
If you get an error message saying "The installation failed" while installing Mac OS X, try formatting your partition as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID Partition Map again.
If you get a kernel panic or a black screen while booting from your hard drive after installing Mac OS X, try using different boot flags such as -v, -x, -f, GraphicsEnabler=No, etc.
If you have no sound or no network after installing Mac OS X, try using MultiBeast or Kext Wizard to install the appropriate drivers or kexts for your hardware.
If none of these solutions work for you, you can always seek help from the iATKOS team or the OSX86 community on various forums or websites such as:
iATKOS Official Website: http://iatkos.me/
iATKOS Official Forum: http://iatkos.me/forum/