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[Guide] Install Mavericks on a Samsung R530 laptop

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First I would like to thank all the forum members that helped be with installing hackintosh on my samsung laptop. I learned a lot (and still learning) of the OSX file system.


In return for tis, I wrote this how to for this specific laptop. I hope its appreciated :)








Processor                            : Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-330M Processor (3M Cache, 2.13 GHz)

Graphics Processor(GPU) : Intel® HD Graphics H55

Chipset                                : Intel® HM55 Express Chipset

Hard disk              : Hitachi 640GB 5400rpm HDD

RAM                    : 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM

Wifi                                      : Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n Wireless adapter

Ethernet                              : Marvell Yukon 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Audio                                    : Realtek® High Definition Audio ALC269VB

Touchpad                              : Touchpad PS2

Webcam                                  : VGA Webcam (Alcor Micro, Corp?)

Card reader            : Realtek USB2.0 Card reader (PID: 0x0139)

Monitor                                : Samsung 15.6 16:9 HD1366x768

Optical Drive                     : Matshita DVD Writer

Battery                                : 6Cells 5200 mAh 56 Whrs

Interface :

1 x Microphone-in jack

1 x Headphone-out jack 

1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor

2 x USB 2.0 port(s)

1 x HDMI 


Graphics Intel chip
Audio with  Voodoo2HDA


Battery indicator

SDCard reader
App store

Not working:

Ethernet (And is never going to work) Use an USB ethernet adapter to fix this problem

CMOS Resets after reboot....



Installation Guide:

For a few days/weeks now I managed to install Mavericks successfully on a Samsung R530 laptop (See specifications above this page to get it fully working)


1.Get mavericks from the App store

In order to get this work, you need to have a ‘’real’’ MacBook / iMac / OSX Device that has the app store installed. Download Mavericks and wait until it has been downloaded.


2.Download Myhack

Download Myhack and install it on the machine. You can get it from here:



3.Create Bootable USB stick with Myhacks.

When you have installed Myhack and started it up, you have to choose for ‘’Create OSX Installer’’. Fill in all the nessercary parts and Myhack will create a bootable USB stick.  

When Myhacks is almost complete, it will tell you to install a custom MBR (Master Boot Record) choice NO otherwise hackintosh installation will crash on the installation screen!

4. Change BIOS settings

When the bootable USB stick is created we can start to install OSX mavericks on the laptop. To get this to work, we have to change e few settings in the BIOS. When the laptop is starting up, hit th F2 button and change the values as followed:



Als make sure that you choose to boot from USB under Boot -> Boot Priority.

Save changes and restart computer!


5. Installing OSX Mavericks

Now it’s time to install Mavericks J  Make sure that the internal/external stick/drive were you are installing Mavericks on has an empty HFS+ formatted partition of at least 8GB in size on it. You can partition and format it using Disk Utility, under Applications/Utilities. Once all the files are loaded you will be entering the ‘’welcome screen’’ were you have to choice a language.

Choose the language and the hard disc were you want to install OSX  mavericks on. Once again: The hard drive  has an empty HFS+ formatted partition or is already formatted with the FS that OSX uses.

Now sit back and drink some coffee. It could take about 20 minutes to install OSX Mavericks on the hard drive!


6. Completing the setup.

myHack will prompt you if you would like to install the generic Extra & Extensions bundled with myHack or if you would like to supply your own. Using your own is particularly useful if you already have a finely tuned OS X installation – you can simply provide the Extra of your choosing and it will migrate it properly for you. The generic bundle will boot most vanilla systems perfectly, but does NOT contain any extensions for audio/ethernet/acpi/ata/etc After installation completes you should be ready to reboot your system without using the myHack OS X Install Disk.

Reboot the system with the internal drive that you just installed OS X on.
Note: it could be possible that the BIOS settings are set to default. If this is the case, change them back as mentioned in step 4.


7. Installing the packages to get Wifi, battery Indicator and Sound to work

If everything went oke, the following hardware is working now:

·         SDcard reader

·         Graphics

·         Touchpad

·         Mouse

·         USB 2.0 ports

Now its time to get Wifi, battery Indicator and Sound to work. Download the following files:


Wifi:     https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B18hrahmiy3pOGwxTzZOZzc1a0k/edit?usp=sharing



Battery Indicator:

Sound (VoodooHDA 2.8.5 for Mavericks)




When you have downloaded all the files, unzip them until you get three kext files (1 for Wifi and two for the battery indicator)

Copy the files to /Extra/Extensions. When this is done, run Myhack again and select ‘’Myfix’’ / Quick. Now Myhack will merge the files into the hackintosh system. This could take a while so please do not interrupt it!

When finished, Myhack will prompt you with a ‘’finished’’ message. After this you can install the sound driver. (VoodooHDA 2.8.5). This is a .pkg file.  When you have installed this driver, reboot the laptop and sound, wifi & battery indictor should work.

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