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Monday, January 23, 2012

Quickest way to emulate mac on windows PC to use for jailbreak your iPhone

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 How To Install Fully Functional Mac OS X Lion Virtual Machine inside Windows 7 [UPDATE: 10.7.2]

UPDATE] Tested and confirmed that the free version of VMware Player works just as good as VMware Workstation. [UPDATE Oct 2nd 2011] Updated broken link for VMware unlocker, added Audio / Sound driver for VMware Mac OS Lion
[UPDATE Oct 13th 2011] Please update to 10.7.1 and take a snapshot of your working system before any attempts update to the latest 10.7.2 update release, which will likely cause kernel panic. You can download the update patch to 10.7.1 here
[UPDATE Oct 17th 2011] See update below on how to update your VM Lion to 10.7.2 latest release of Lion
[UPDATE Dec 5th 2011] Updated broken link for VMware unlocker mirror1, mirror2

The topic of “Hackintosh” has become ever popular ever since Apple started using Intel as their CPU provider in 2006. Since PC and Mac basically running on the same hardware there is no reason why you can’t try out the Mac OS X on your PC. This marked the birth of the Hackintosh community, after years of development now making your own Hackintosh has become easier then before.
Although, the process of making your own Hackintosh from scratch has become easier, there are still many things you need to pay attention to. Especially for a beginner, it’s still a quite difficult process to go though. (If you are looking for a Hackintosh guide be sure to checkout the new updated guide on Snow Leopard rom hardware selection to end installation)
So here instead of a guide for a real Hackintosh OS X Lion, this will be a guide on

How to create and install Mac OS X Lion Virtual Machine inside your Windows 7

If Hackintosh is not new to you, you will have no problem to follow along with this guide. If you are new to this “Hackintosh” thing, don’t worry this isn’t the real Hackintosh and installing on a Virtual Machine meaning it doesn’t matter what you do, you can always recover or start from scratch again without damaging your perfectly working Windows 7 environment.
To start, here are the following tools and items you need to have:

  • VMware Workstation 7.1+ (get the latest version) or even better free version of VMware Player will work as well
  • After many readers’ respond, it looks like it’s a good idea to download and install VMware Workstation Click here to enlargeeven with a free trail, for initial setups. Afterwards you can use VMware Player to run the VM.
  • Download the Mac OS X VMware unlocker Mac OS X VMware unlocker mirror1, mirror2 and other helper ([UPDATE] VMware unlocker link)
  • Download the Audio / Sound driver for VMware Mac OS X Lion if you want to get audio working as well (thanks to Manas commentator)
  • Download the bootable “Mac OS X Lion bootable vmdk” (find it on Google should be around 4.12GB in size)
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • At least 40 GB of Hard Drivespace
Make sure you have the above tool ready, after you’ve installed VMware workstation run the Mac OS X VMware unlocker

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Pick a location to extract the file.
Go to the location you’ve just extracted the file. should be something like this \Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\VMware Unlocker – Mac OS X Guest
shift + right click on the folder “VMware Workstation Unlocker –Windows” to “Open command window here”
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Run “windows.bat” command
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When this is done you should see something like the above screenshot.
Now navigate back to the folder \Mac OS X Lion VMware Files\Mac OS X Lion find the named Mac OS X Lion.vmx and double click.
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This will open the VMware Workstation, you should see something like the following
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Now click Edit virtual machine settings
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Here you want to add a new hard disk which will contain the vmdk you’ve just downloaded. Click “Add..” select “Hard Disk” Click next
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Select “Use an existing virtual disk”
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Browse and find the vmdk file, click “Open”
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Click “Finish” when you done.
The reason you want to add another hard drive is that in the original setting, the 40GB has no OS on it, therefore VMware will try to boot off the OS from the second disk (the vmdk file) which will load and boot into Lion Installer.
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Now back to the main menu, click “Power on the virtual machine”
From now here just following the on screen instruction to install Mac OS X Lion. Should be pretty straight forward.
When you done installing Mac OS X Lion on the Virtual Machine, go download the VMware tools inside the new Mac OS X Lion
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Double click “Install VMware Tools”
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After you finish installing the VMware tools, reboot the machine now you should have native screen resolutions.
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From now on, it’s highly suggested to take a snapshot of the working VM. Incase in the future you done anything that messed up the machine you can always rollback to previous working state with the save of snapshot. From this moment on, you can also remove the second hard drive (the bootable Lion installer vmdk file) that you’ve added to the VM earlier.
You should be able to install the 10.7.1 update without an issue.
Warning: Please ONLY update to 10.7.1 and take a snapshot of your working system BEFORE any attempts update to the latest 10.7.2 update release, which will likely cause kernel panic. You can download the update patch to 10.7.1 here
Update on 10.7.2:
Here are the steps to enable your VM successfully update to the latest 10.7.2 Lion which includes iCloud and many other integrations. (Thanks to one of our commentator Jay)
1. Download the 10.7.2 combo update from Apple’s website, don’t try to update it from Update.
2. Don’t apply the update yet, make sure you have taken the snapshot of your current system
3. Open Terminal inside Lion
4. run the following command, including the dot at the end.
cp -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext .
5. Now apply the update, but don’t reboot after it’s finished.
6. now go back to terminal and at the same directory location run the following command
7. sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext
8. sudo cp -r AppleLSIFusionMPT.kext /System/Library/Extensions
9. reboot
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Optional – Enable VMware Shared Folder

After you’ve had a fully working Lion you can enable the VMware share folder to your Windows 7 host machine. So this way the VM will have access to your Windows 7 file.
To do this, go to the “Virtual Machine Settings” when it was powered off.
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Go under options tab, select “Shared Folders”
Pick “Always enable” and click “OK”
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Go “Browse..” the folder that you wish to share to.
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From here you can pick and choose to make the folder to be “Read-only” or “Enable this share”
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That’s all there is. Finish the wizard and power on the VM again you should now see the mount folder on your Lion desktop that points to your Windows 7 shared folder.
Happy Virtual Machine !  

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