This user installed Apple’s newly announced macOS Big Sur on his Acer Chromebook


User installs Apple’s newly announced macOS Big Sur on his Acer Chromebook

In the recent online event of Apple known as WWDC, the company after almost 20 years of macOS X moves to macOS 11 a Big Sur update. It is not yet been a week for the announcement of the macOS 11 and the user is running it. The User is an active member on Reddit and claimed that he installed macOS Big Sur on his Acer C720 Chromebook.

The user posted an image on Hackintosh subreddit and when asked about the specifications of the Chromebook running on macOS Big Sur update the user stated the following:

  • CPU: Core i3-4005U
  • GPU: Intel HD 4400
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Motherboard/Laptop Make and Model: Acer C720 Chromebook
  • Audio Codec: Realtek ALC283
  • Ethernet Card: N/A
  • Wifi/BT Card: Atheros 9462
  • Touchpad and touch display devices: ELAN I2C Trackpad, Atmel Touch screen
  • BIOS revision: coreboot/Tianocore

It’s quite amazing that someone has installed an upcoming macOS on a Non-Apple product and the biggest thing without any official patches available. When asked about the requirements to install the update, the user replied:

Not suitable for average users yet. Basically:

  • OpenCore Bootloader with custom coreboot firmware
  • SMC Emulated using custom coreboot firmware (no FakeSMC or VirtualSMC)
  • Lilu + other kexts installed to /L/E (as no injection via OpenCore)
  • Patches required for AppleALC on Big Sur
  • Patches required for VoodooI2C on Big Sur

It’ll probably be some time before I can get around to upstreaming the patches made to the kexts. Doesn’t make much sense to write a guide yet as the upstream kexts aren’t ready yet, and it requires a custom BIOS

User installs macOS Big Sur on Acer Chromebook

Apple has only released the first developer preview of macOS Big Sur and there are chances that this Chromebook Hackintosh might not be usable and lacks functionalities like WiFi and Bluetooth. Also, take a look at the features of the new macOS 11 a Big Sur update:

  • Complete design refresh
  • Safari boost
  • Messages enhancements
  • Better Maps

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