Published on August 28th, 2012 | by Saransh Sharma23
Asus P8P67 pro Hackintosh Guide
Here is a shockingly simple guide to help setup a Mountain Lion Hackintosh on a P8P67 pro based PC with audio, graphics, Bluetooth fully functional! My build now duel boots into Windows 8 and OS X Mountain Lion. This guide will tell you exactly how I did it. The BIOS version for my P8P67 pro is 2103. This guide may not work properly if you are on some other BIOS(the latest 3xxx BIOS causes problems with Hackintosh audio). So you may need to flash your BIOS to 2103. Both, BIOS flashing tool and BIOS are available at ASUS P8P67 pro downloads page here. Asus P8P67 pro Hackintosh guide will be broken in 2 parts:
1.) Installing Mac OS X Mountain Lion
2.) Mac OS X Mountain Lion – Post Install
Installing OS X Mountain Lion:
Simply follow my OS X Mountain Lion Hackintosh Guide here.
Note: In case you have Asus p8p67 pro + NVidia card at step number 6, use the bootflag ‘PCIRootUID=0’. To use this bootflag, simply type it in(at the bootloader screen). Even after successful install, every time you boot into your hackintosh, you need to type this bootflag at the bootloader screen.
Mac OS X Mountain Lion – Post Install:
Mountain Lion comes with out of box support for NVidia GTX 500 and 600 series. So the GTX 570 in my Hackintosh build was working without any effort at all. The Hackintosh support for AMD Radeon cards has always been good. AMD cards from 4000, 5000 and 6000(except 6900 series) are supported.
Ethernet works natively. No need to do anything.
Currently, Atheros 3010 Bluetooth chip, which is soldered onto the P8P67 [Vanilla, Pro, Deluxe, …] doesn’t work out of the box.
Though, Asus USB-BT211 dongle, which uses the same chipset is known to work well. The difference between the two is that P8P67’s chip lacks flash memory where the firmware is stored, so it has to be uploaded by OS Bluetooth driver before it can be used. This can be done by simply booting to another OS first and then restarting and booting into OS X.
So, there are currently the following workarounds:
1) Boot to Windows first, then restart to Mac OS X. Note: You should have Asus P8P67 Bluetooth drivers installed in Windows. Get the latest drivers from Asus’s website or use the driver disk which came with the motherboard.
2) The same method works with Linux, as it has support for Atheros 3010 driver and firmware out-of-the-box (tried with Kubuntu 11.04, but should work with any modern Linux). You may even half-way boot from Ubuntu Live CD.
3) Install Linux under VMware Fusion, choose “Connect Atheros USB device” in the right bottom corner. The Linux will upload the firmware, and device will appear as “ASUSTek Bluetooth Host Controller”. Then, you can disconnect it from VMware, run System Preferences -> Bluetooth, and disable/enable “Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar”.
After that Bluetooth will work in Mac OS until next power off.
UPDATE: For audio, look at the updated and significantly simpler guide here:
Making audio work was a pain. Asus P8P67 pro has ALC892, so in theory, downloading the latest Multibeast from tonymacx86’s website and installing the audio kexts for ALC892 by checking the following boxes should work.
-Rebuild Caches (Select)
-Repair Permissions (Select)
Drivers & Bootloaders
-Kext & Enablers
For some reason(at least in my case) getting audio to work with Multibeast 4.6 or 5.0 was a hit or a miss until I tried the same with Multibeast 4.0.3 The following is sure to work. Ignore the above and do this instead. Download Multibeast 4.03 from here. Run it. Check the required boxes as shown and install. After install, restart and you should have audio.
That’s it. Enjoy your successful hackintosh!
BTW, here is the hardware list for my hackintosh build.
|CPU||Intel i5 2500k|
|Motherboard||Asus P8P67 pro|
|Graphics Card||Palit GTX 570 Sonic Platinum|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB|
|HDD||Seagate 500 GB Barracuda 7200.11 is the MAC HD (others are for windows)|
|Case||Cooler Master 690 II Advanced (This case has a hot swappable internal HDD bay on top which makes it excellent for such projects)|
If you need help selecting hardware for your Hackintosh build then, here is an excellent resource from tonymacx86.