Following the guide of Insignia NS-PCY5BMA Bluetooth 4.0, Macintosh Yosemite 10.10.2, and Handoff, Handoff is still working well, even on Apple’s current 10.10.4. One issue that will creep up, is that every time the system is updated, the Bluetooth kext is replaced/updated. Luckily, only 2 things need to happen to restore functionality.
Running a modern Hackintosh has become fairly simple and straightforward these days. With the help of websites offering everything from installers to hardware compatibly charts, building a dream Mac is easily done. There is still a chance that something could break. It could be caused by a bad install, update, or even worse, a bad hard drive. What is fairly difficult is the fact that running hard drive diagnostics outside of a fully bootable Mac install may only allow you to test the physical drive. What about if is not a physical issue and is file system related?
That is where a great program from real Mac fame, DiskWarrior comes in to play for most. Sure, OSX has a built in drive verification utility and you could boot into single user mode and run fsck, but what if those fail? What if you can not boot into OSX at all? DiskWarrior does give you a disk image that can be booted off of, if it is a real Macintosh computer. It will not boot on non-Apple hardware. So what do you do then?
You boot to your recovery install of OSX.
Apple release the 10.8.4 update to it’s popular operating system a few days ago.
The fixes in this version are fairly minor with no extra edits needed on the Hackintosh project. The AppleHDA driver was replaced in the upgrade, so applying the sound driver from MultiBeast was necessary to get audio to work on the on-board chipset. Download the latest version of MultiBeast here (login required).
Details on what is included in the update since 10.8.3 can be found here. The update can be downloaded through the App Store.
As always, running a system update on non-apple hardware is not always 100% bullet proof. Make sure that you have another way to boot the system if something goes wrong. Multibeast may be needed on your setup.