If you want to build your own portable hackintosh Mac capable of running Apple’s macOS Big Sur operating system. A YouTuber project “iketsj” is definitely worth checking out and provides full instructions on how to create a single handheld running macOS Big Sur. The excellent handheld is powered by a LattePanda Alpha single board computer, which has an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor supported by 8 GB of RAM, as well as an SSD for storage and an LCD display.
The portable hackintosh is encased in a 3D printed case and includes a rechargeable battery, physical keyboard, and trackpad, providing a fully portable Mac system. Watch the video below to learn more about the build and the custom printed circuit board required to connect all the hardware together.
“With macOS Big Sur, a big turning point is about to happen with Apple and its Macs. As we know, Apple will switch to in-house designed Apple Silicon Macs (Really just ARM) and therefore x86 machines will be phased out of their lineup within 2 years. What does this mean for x86-based Macs and Hackintoshing in general? Well, we can expect around 5 years of proper operating system support for the iMac20, x series which released earlier this year with an additional 2 years of security updates. After that, Apple will most likely stop shipping x86 versions of macOS and hackintoshing because we know it will be dead. “
“So although we are heartbroken the journey will end in the fairly near future, hackintoshing will always be a part of the time in Apple’s history. So enjoy it now while we still can, and we here in Dortania will continue to support the community with our guides until the end!
“And like every year, the first few weeks or months of a new version of the operating system are painful in the community. We strongly advise users to stay away from Big Sur for novice installers. The reason is that we cannot determine if the issues are related to Apple or your specific machine, so it is best to install and debug a machine on a known operating system before testing the new and shiny one.
Source: Liliputing: GitHub: / r / UMPC
Filed Under: Apple, Cool Mods
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