Microsoft’s Surface Hacked to Run Mac OS

Posted in Apple News, OS X on 17/01/2013 by Henry Taylor-Gill


It’s fair to say there have been mixed reviews about the Surface. However, if you’ve got one, the folks at XDA Developers forums have figured a way to jailbreak it to run an early version of Mac OS, freeing you from the clutches of Windows 8, The Verge reports (image via @stroughtonsmith).

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Installation shouldn’t require any coding or extra knowledge, and it seems fairly straightforward, however BSODs have been reported and it’s still in its early stages. To get started, download the file from the forum, run it and follow the instructions.

There’s also a FAQ if you get stuck, with some technical questions. The OP points out that it can be done completely independently – you don’t need to tether to a computer to run it. Finally, it’s worth noting this should work for any tablet running Windows 8 RT (doesn’t have to be the Surface).


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.