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Niresh Catalina

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Installing macOS Catalina on PC is made easy with Niresh Catalina. This is a special release, it focuses on Vanilla. It has no third-party software. You are free to customize your mac os experience your way.



Catalina Requirements.

  • Computer Desktop/Laptop with Intel processor and supported graphics card or chipset.
  • Motherboard with UEFI supported BIOS.
  • Catalina requires a processor with the SSE4.2 instruction.
  • Catalina requires a metal-compatible graphics card.
  • Separate SSD or separate hard-disk with at least 20GB free-space, an SSD is recommended.


Read Catalina Hackintosh Guide for full details about installation process.


Features & Changes:

  • Niresh Catalina is a vanilla Installer.
  • Niresh Catalina does not have any third-party applications or software.
  • Only supports UEFI compatible Desktop/Laptops.
  • Clover UEFI is used as default macOS bootloader.
  • Added Support for Apple File System (APFS).
  • Extensions are installed to /Library/Extensions instead of /System/Library/Extensions as a way to preserve vanilla methods, which also enables modifications of extensions without disabling System Integrity Protection in macOS.
  • Cleaned up Catalina Installer Customize Section, removed old & unnecessary kexts, tools.
  • Default desktop background image is left untouched.
  • Safari Bookmarks are left untouched.
  • No Desktop icons are created.
  • Added support for Installing Lilu kext.
  • Lilu Plugins are included as an option.
  • Added support for Installing FakePCIID kext.
  • FakePCIID Plugins are included as an option.
  • USB XHCI Patches are applied but may need patch upgrade upon OS upgrade.
  • AppleALC Audio Kext is updated..
  • Partial Intel Coffe-lake Graphics Support.
  • Voodoo TrackPad/PS2 Kexts were updated to the latest version.
  • ACPIBatteryManager.kext has been updated to the latest version.
  • Full USB 2.0 and 3.0 support on 7/8/9 Series motherboards.
  • Whatevergreen kext is added as an option.


Deprecated Features:

  • It is not possible to Install Niresh Catalina without converting to APFS.
  • It is not possible to Install Niresh Catalina on Master Boot Record Partition Schemes. It may fail.
  • Removed Post-Installation Optimizations, they are not necessary now.
  • Removed ATA/PATA Support, These are completely unnecessary in modern computers with UEFI BIOS.
  • VoodooTSCSync kext has been removed from Installer.
  • AptioMemoryFix.efi is removed OsxAptioFix3Drv.efi is used as replacement.



  • Niresh Catalina can be installed with a Non-Metal-Compatible graphics card, but a Metal-Compatible graphics card is required for full graphics acceleration.
  • Do not try to use this installer on a real mac.
  • Niresh Catalina does not support Legacy BIOS.
  • Third-Party Apps are no longer available, Those Applications and download links may be available from Applications.
  • Niresh Catalina is a safe installer.


Porting DMG to USB:
In Mac use Restore Catalina Package to Port DMG Image into USB Drive / Flash Drive.
In Windows use TransMac software to Port DMG Image into USB Drive / Flash Drive.


Help & Support: 

Post your problems and issues as topic in forum, Please do not post them as review which is against our website terms.


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Very nice, installed with no problem. How can I update to 10.15.2? I tried to update with System Preferences, but after that everything was broken and I have to re-installed everything. Can someone help me?

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I am currently on Windows and when I do the restore to disk image option on TransMac it gets to 100% but then says the error failed to write to mac volume

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i've just bought a new ACER laptop with the configuration of ;

i5-10210u 1.6ghz

8gb dd4

intel uhd 620

514gb wd ssd


so i could use the niresh catalina, unfortunately after the USB creation when i boot to clover the touchpad doesnt work but an external USB does, when i press install it get stuck on the

ApplePS2 touchpad, please help. i dont haver access to a MAC.


please help I'D BE GRATEFUL.






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is it work for amd processor?

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I was trying to install this on my MSI GP62 2QE Leopard Pro laptop. but it just kept saying attempting system restart mach reboot it just stays stuck this anyone know a solution to fix this its my first Hackintosh

i5- 4210h

gtx 950m 

8gb ram

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I can run the installer without any problem.. once I get to the installing part however, it's a straight forward to "less then a minute remaining" ander after a while I get 


An error occurred while running scripts from the package "OSInstall.postcript.pkg

I have a i3-9100F, 16GB RAM, RX 5700 XT .. any solutions?

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I love you so much♥

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Can anyone send me a direct link to download this image? I have not a good experience with Torrents :)  The best would like a google drive link or co.



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Matt Nguyen


Thank you so much for the easy installation. But i have a problem that need to be solved. When i change the input type in keyboard setting, for example, i want to type in Japanese and Vietnamese, it seems that the keyboard was disabled. After switching back to English, it will be ok. Please help me

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I downloaded Niresh catalina on my Android smartphone using bittorrent app but it showed size as more than 9 GB when in fact it is 8.6 GB or so which I couldn't copy to my flash drive because it stops copying at 4.6 GB. Can I download the image file on to Windows laptop using bittorrent without facing problem?

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Tried installing but i always get an error in the Niresh installer. the error is " Error allocating 0x116b8 pages at 0x0000000006f03000 alloc type 2 Couldn't allocate runtime area" My specs are MSI z270 pro-a i7 7700k GTX 1080. i tried in a different system with i3 8100 b360 gaming wifi and rx 580 and got a similiar error but different numbers but it still said couldn't allocate. Also tried using clean hard drives. Any way to fix this?


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it doesn't work on ACER Aspire E1-571G, Without running it in safe mode with the parameters: GraphicsENabler=No IGPEnabler=Yes

  • No USB Flash Memory can be opened through it, even if it's FAT or exFAT
  • No Ethernet
  • No WiFi
  • No Sound!

if I don't mark "Safe boot" in the options, the installation hangs for hours without end at the following line:


An solution?

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Work great


Gigabyte GA-B250M-D2V (LGA1151, B250, DDR4)

i3 7100

Ram 8Gb



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spacer.pngthank work great with  this setup and did  the update catalina 10.15.2


ASUS PRIME B250M-C/CSM LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI VGA M.2 mATX Motherboard B250 chipset

Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400 Processor 4M Cache, 3.70 GHz

Kingston Memory DDR4 8 GB 2400 (2x8 GB)

Asus GeForce GT 610 Graphic Card - 810 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM - PCI Express 2.0 - Low-profile

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It works great in Gigabyte motherboard. I am unable to update to 15.2 if I do I get a black screen. I updated whatevergreen and it did not work. 


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   0 of 2 members found this review helpful 0 / 2 members

Hey admin, 

Can i  install  catalina in my asus i5-2450 @2.50ghz   8gbram

Nvidia geforce 610m 2gb..........

please help me 

Thanks in advance 

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Hiran Kaushal


Will it support intel i3 7th generation with HD intel graphics 620, atheros qca9377 wireless network card???

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During installation it is showing GUID error and also ‘scheme’ options pls solve my problem

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Is Intel hd3000 graphics card supposed?

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i am stuck at unsupported cpu, unsupported cpu and unsupported pch IOConsoleUsers : time(0) 0->0, lin 0, llk 1,

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   0 of 1 member found this review helpful 0 / 1 member

Very Useful Software, Thank You For Sharing,

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   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

when are you going to post the update Niresh Catalina 10.15.2 update because is out to the public now? I updated to Niresh Catalina 10.15.1 very well without problems and I can't wait to update to 10.15.2.

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Hello admins,

I got a problem while installing with the niresh cataling installer stuck on "less than a minute remaining"


I would appreciate any reply from you guys

my pc specs:

CPU : i7-9700k


MotherBoard : ROG strix z390-F Gaming

I've tried different usb drives for installation/different hard drives to install on

thank you

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   7 of 8 members found this review helpful 7 / 8 members

Please can this be updated to the latest Catalina 10.15.2 or even 10.15.1? I managed to get 10.15 running off this Niresh Catalina installer but unable to update to 10.15.1... gives me a black screen. Have already updated the necessary kexts but still doesn't want to update to 10.15.1.



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