20 inch iMac G4 Becomes Ivy Bridge Hackintosh In Awesome Mod

Posted in Mac, Miscellaneous on 22/01/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


The iMac G4 will always be considered one of Apple’s most iconic designs, and were it not for it’s G4 processor, I’m sure many would be using it today. However Dremel Junkie, who’s done many Mac mods in the past, has hacked the iMac G4 and turned it into a modern Ivy Bridge Hackintosh running OS X 10.8. How cool is that?

As well as the videos, he details the process via a series of blog posts, and it’s pretty interesting. It involved changing the motherboard (he replaced the original with a small form factor motherboard from an Intel NUC) and hooking up the iMac’s display, which is a lot harder than it sounds due to the proprietary inverter cables/board.

I was always thinking of trying something like this, and now that a reference is available, I might well give it a shot sometime. He’s also made a guide for upgrading the iMac G4 to a Sandy Bridge processor, which is also very useful.

  • fucker

    OMG, i don’t stop say “Ha”.
    it’s terrible.


Henry Taylor-Gill

Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.