Tuesday, July 7, 2009

iGenius - next iPortable


>>>Update<<< Chameleon 2.0 for Lion here: 

ProtocolX made another USB bootable rescue/backup/restore distro. iGenius is based on 10.5.6 and is works for Hackintoshes as well for original Macs. Users report that this version is a way faster than iPortable. ProtocolX points out that SanDisk Crusier isn't the best choice for iGenius because of low throughput. Installation process and size after install is the same as for iPortable, only this time you have lots of rescue/restore tools included. So if you have 8GB of free space on your USB-stick, don't hesitate to install it, because you never know when you gonna need it. Here is some more info on included tools:

Hackintosh Tools:
AMD Patcher  About This Mac Modifier  AppleHDAPatcherv1.20  CPU-X  Chameleon 2.0  Custom DVD SlimbuildGUI-1  DPCIManager  DSDT Patcher GUI  EFIStudio  EFIStudio_ATI  EFIgfx tools  EFiXUpdater  Extensions-Repair  INSTAHackintosh (beta)  IORegistryExplorer  Kext Helper b7  KeyViewer  MKextTool 1.0  MSR Tools  Marvin's AMD Utility v.25  NVCAP Maker 1.4  OSx86 AMD Update  OSx86tools  PlistEdit Pro  Pref Setter  QuartzSimple  Repair & Set Permissions scripts  SwitchResX Control  USB Prober  Universal Checker  Universal OSx86 Installer  0xED  Hex Fiend
ACL Fix AllSecure AppleScript Automator BatChmod Bean 2.0 Calculator Changes CheckUp DMG2ISO DaisyDisk Dashboard Dictionary DrawIt Eject Disc Expose Filelight FolderLister Font Book Front Row Geekbench 64bit Mainmenu GrandPerspective HighLoad Hotspot Shield Image Capture JollysFastVNC KCNScrew (15-04-’09) Little Snitcher 2.0.5 MySQL Number Machine Overflow Pacifist PackageMaker Path Finder Permanent Eraser Photo Booth Pick'n'Burn Pixelmator Preferential Treatment Preview Property List Editor 2.2 RarMachine OmniObjectMeter QuickTime Player RealVNC Enterprise Safari Screen Sharing Secure Remote Disk SimplyBurns Smultron Spaces Stainless Stickies System Preferences TextEdit Time Machine TimeMachineEditor UnRARx 2.2 VLC Player What Keeps Me? Yummy FTP iPatch iRepair iSync TeamViewer Login Launcher Activity Monitor AirPort Utility Audio MIDI Setup Bluetooth File Exchange Boomerang Data Recovery 1.1.5 BootChamp ColorSync Utility Console Data Rescue II DigitalColor Meter Directory Utility Directory Disk Utility DiskWarrior 4.1.1 Drive Genius 2.1.2 Exif Untrasher FileSalvage 6.1.5 Firmware Password Utility 1.4.3 Grab Grapher IPObserver Java Keychain Access KisMAC trunk r319 Klix MacForensicsLab 2.5.3 Man Viewer Migration Assistant Network Diagnostics Network Utility Network Diagnostics Network Utility ODBC Administrator OfficeSalvage 6.1.5 OpenGL Extensions Viewer PodSalvage Podcast Capture RAID Utility Remote Install Mac OS X RescuePRO 3.3 SpeedTools Utilities StellarPhoenix System Profiler TechTool Pro 5 TelnetMac Terminal Testdisk 6.9 VoiceOver Utility VolumeWorks 1.5 X11 iBored iDefrag iPartition 3.0.1 iSSH Battery Health Monitor.app OpenGL Driver Monitor SystemLoad TemperaturMonitorLite TemperatureMonitor S.M.A.R.T Utility Carbon Copy Cloner 3.2.1 Clone X 3 Clonetools_H1 CopyCatX 4 Disk Utility Drive Genius 2 Instant Backup MacTuneUp BackUp NetRestore 3.4.6 QuickBack SuperDuper! Time Machine Tri-BACKUP 5 YourBackup iBackup Backuplist+ Email Backup AppZapper IceClean Leopard Cache Cleaner MacTuneUp OmniDiskSweeper Monolingual OnyX PKG DesInstaller3 StripPPC TinkerTool Trimmit Xslimmer Youpi Optimizer Slimtool iTool PreferenceCleaner Macdust

In case you have problems booting of USB-Stick on your Hackintosh make sure your partition map scheme is Master Boot Record (MBR). If this doesn't help try installing Chameleon bootloader.


You are probably looking for a working copy of Tiger or Leopard, ready to install on a "white box" pc. I can't give you a link to download it, so please don't even ask for it. This blog will inform you about working versions of OSX86. You have to find a copy yourself. (try some popular torrent sites)