Is it legal to use hackintosh?
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Published on: Oct 27, 2021
Updated on: Nov 25, 2021
What is Hackintosh?
It is a tool used for hacking and Macintosh terms. This tool runs unauthorized versions of macOS. In fact, Hackintosh is a non-Apple computer designed for this purpose.
Some call these computers Hackbooks. Because this technique gives the x86 and x86-64 processor architecture the ability to run macOS X operating systems. You should also know that this tool is designed to modify the macOS through which the macOS is compatible with x86 processors.
Is it legal?
Anyone who purchases OS X software is subject to the terms of the Apple End User License Agreement (EULA). In fact, they did not buy the software, they just got permission to use it. The rules of this license are such that users are not allowed to install software on non-Apple hardware. Note that Hackintosh is a non-Apple device; If you install OS X on it, you are in fact violating the contract and it is illegal.
Apple is one of the largest and most famous commercial companies. Therefore, it is very important for Apple that every tool it launches, with the Apple logo on it, has the desired quality and result. Because It has worked hard to achieve this power and world fame and has not reached this position in one day.
The company's final results create more employment, creating conditions and possibilities for customers to take advantage of Apple's hardware and software innovations using the products they purchased.
Apple outlawed Hackintosh computers under the Digital Millennium Transcription Act. Also, it added that creating a Hackintosh computer would be in breach of the End User License Agreement (EULA) for all OS X operating systems. Users can run Apple's operating system (in Czech: spustit operační systém Apple )
on a regular computer using the right hardware and configuration. As we said, Hackintosh is a non-Apple tool that uses OS X. In fact, it is a fraudulent way to run Apple OS on regular and cheaper devices. Therefore, installing macOS on non-Apple devices (in Czech: instalace macOS na jiná zařízení než Apple ) is illegal and users have violated the software license agreement.
However, Apple's experts have never reprimanded anyone for making Hackintosh (in Czech: dělat Hackintosh); But a company in Florida indulged in this, selling Hackintoshes with a pre-installed Mac OS X 10.5. Apple sued them for doing so, forcing them to stop working. So if you don't sell Hackintoshes and you only have personal use, nothing happens to you, and although it's illegal, you won't be a problem and you won't go to jail.
Since Hackintosh is an unofficial and illegal tool, there is no official support for its problems and your only way is to get help from the Hackintosh community.
If you want to test on your hardware for personal use, you can ignore EULA. Also, if you ask the Court of Criminals to issue a verdict in favor of Apple, the answer will be no. Apple can challenge the use of Hackintosh for breach of contract, DMCA violations and copyright infringement, but the company is unwilling to spend a high cost of handling this. The cost of doing these things is very high, and it is also likely that the jury will not be persuaded and the process will fail. Hackintoshes can be any kind of computer, such as a laptop or notebook, whose operating system is macOS.
Apple does not do much to prevent the use of duplicates of its operating system, because users around the world can find these versions and use them easily. Hackintosh can also be a bonus for Apple. Because people who have not bought a product from Apple and are not familiar with its operating system, may be more attracted to Apple products through Hackintosh and buy from Apple later. In the meantime, just as a car company like Rolls-Royce doesn't use parts from another company like BMW, Apple doesn't sell licenses to hardware vendors either.
It's almost easy to build a hackintosh . Because there are various online resources and sites that teach you to build hackintosh step by step. From an economic point of view, it is clear that Apple computers are much more expensive than Windows computers and are not affordable at all. So if you do not want to spend a fortune on a Mac, Hackintosh is a good alternative. Ninety percent of the time, the Hackintosh works flawlessly, but to be perfect, its core components must be what Apple does.
The appearance of Hackintosh is not different from the appearance of Mac, users in Hackintosh install the same operating system used on Mac and their environment is completely the same; because they are actually deceiving OSX that the device they are using is Apple. This is not an easy task. But if users have high intelligence, knowledge and good understanding of technology, they can do it.
But it also has problems. Many users and hackers have trouble activating it. For example, they should try for a full day or two, to verify everything and ensure that the components work properly. This requires a lot of effort and patience. But in any case, they can handle it despite these problems.
Do not forget that in making Hackintosh, you have in any case violated the mac OS Agreement and violated copyright laws. In the meantime, we do not encourage you to ignore the rules and violate any contracts. Here we only share information and familiarize you with the options available.
Let me give you an example. Suppose you have an old laptop and you want to enable it with a Mac OSX version. In my opinion, if your goal is just for personal use or to do an experiment, there is no problem in this; But if you want to distribute it, you are actually abusing and cheating; Which I do not recommend at all. My encouragement to do this is only for personal use and discovering your own abilities. Because in this way you will gain a lot of technical skills and you can even become a security tester by becoming a professional in this job. Security testers or hackers can make good money through their knowledge and understanding of technology . It's just because I introduced you to making Hackintosh. Otherwise, we all know that violating copyright laws is not a good thing at all.
Of course, you may have problems using Hackintosh. The Hackintosh is basically very advanced and works well. But there are compatibility issues that force you to always update your hardware. That means trying to configure a computer and update its hardware, according to the Mac, costs the same as buying it. So configuring and updating your device and trying to look like a Mac is not wise.
Another problem with using Hackintosh is that you should never update your operating system without backing up and ensuring compatibility. If you do this without backup, you will never be able to go back. Because you have to upgrade your system and update your hardware again, which is very expensive and it is very ridiculous.
From a visual point of view, if you are very worried about the cost and trying to use the Mac OS, buy a Mac mini instead.
Is it worth it?
Is it worth spending time and money on making Hackintosh?
Definitely not, if we have an original Mac and there's a problem with our system, such as hardware or software, we'll easily get official support from Apple and we know that our system will definitely fix the problem. Because they take a lot of time for their customers and users and search for solutions in TonyMacX86 or OSX86; but if there is a problem with our Hackintosh, there is no official support for it and we will get in trouble.
We are in an amazing age where technology is constantly evolving and changing. Access to these items gives us the opportunity to discover abilities as well as increase creativity; So that we can use them to perform various experiments and improve our performance. But we must be careful not to abuse of the opportunities at our disposal and try to follow the rules.Click to audit your website SEO