Usually, the usage of Mac OS X is limited to architectures released by Apple: the operating system comes pre-installed on Mac computers, and you can easily update it through the Apple App Store.
However, you can create your own “hackintosh” (a computer that has not been built by Apple, but can still run Mac OS X) and customize its behavior with the help of certain pieces of software, such as Clover EFI.
Clover EFI is a bootloader designed to work with UEFI motherboards, that provides configuration support for your OS X installation. In addition, the software can also be used to create a USB disc containing a custom OS X version and all the necessary drivers.
Easy to install bootloader for customizing OS X installations running on non-Apple computers
The Clover EFI software comes with its own installer package, which means that the entire process is reduced to simply following the on-screen instructions. Naturally, you will have to provide the credentials for your computer’s admin account.
Noteworthy is that you have the option to personalize the bootloader’s installation: you can choose to install Clover EFI for UEFI booting only, you can install Clover EFI in the ESP, you can apply a custom theme, decide which drives or scripts should be deployed, and so on.
Furthermore, Clover EFI also allows you to integrate a custom preference pane in your System Preferences window. As a result, you will be able to effortlessly update the bootloader, to change the Clover theme, or to adjust the number of log files and backups Clover EFI should keep.
Powerful software solution for booting a custom OS X installation, and improving its performance
Clover EFI is a great tool to have around if you are running OS X on a non-Apple computer that integrates a UEFI motherboard: the installer replaces the default bootloader, integrates powerful drivers, and allows you to customize both the OS X behavior and appearance.