Installing Mac OS X in Vmware

September 28

Apple has some sort of tie-up with Vmware/VirutalBox to disable the Mac OS virtualization. So when you try to install Mac OS in vmware, it will fail.

Follow the below steps to get a Mac OS X Lion VM-

1)  Download VMware workstation 7 – Torrent Link
2)  Install a patch for VMware workstation and this enables Mac OS virtualization.
Download the patch from – VMware Workstation Unlocker
3)  Enable hardware virtualization in the computer BIOS – If you don’t know how to do this, Read this link
4)  Download Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview Vmware Image – Torrent Link
5)  Extract the Vmware image and click on .vmx file. It will load the Mac OS X Lion VM. Have Fun 🙂

To develop applications for iPhone or iPad, you must need XCode developer tools. To install Xcode on OS X, follow the steps –

1) Download and install OS X developer preview latest update –  Lion OS X DP4
2) Download the latest XCode from Mac AppStore. To download apps from AppStore, you will require an Apple account. To create an Apple ID without supplying your credit card details visit this link.
3) Double click on XCode installer to install it.  Now you can develop your own ios Apps 🙂

[Update on Jan-05-2012]
VMware workstation 8 guest unlocker is available now and you can download it from below links.
VMware workstation 8
VMware Guest unlocker


Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Mac OS, vmware


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11 responses to “Installing Mac OS X in Vmware

  1. Raj

    October 23, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Is this safe to install these tools? Will there be any backdoors?

    • Satish B

      October 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Vmware hack doesnot contain any backdoors. I am not sure about the os x. Anyhow we are installing mac on vmware. So even if there are any backdoors they will not affect the host machine.

  2. FillTorson

    December 1, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Great blog at least I think so. Thanks a lot for sharing this data.

  3. Melissa

    January 3, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I’ve read other places that people have trouble with the xcode after the installation of the OS. Has anyone else experienced this? I’d like to know before I continue with the process. Thank you.

    • Satish B

      January 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      I did not face any problem while using xcode. If you face any problem, first remove the existing xcode directory and install the newer version.

  4. Michael Bender

    April 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Anyway to get VMWare tools installed so I can maximize the image and make the resolution adjust and fill my screen?

  5. Michael

    April 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Anyway to install VMWare tools so I can maximize the screen and adjust the resolution to fill the whole screen like other images?

    • Michael

      April 21, 2012 at 1:14 am

      I found this. You just have to download and install it to support native resolutions which is what I was looking for: VMWare Tools:

      • Satish B

        April 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

        Great. Thanks for sharing the link.

  6. Kenneth

    November 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    That is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read article!