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OpenCore Alternatives

OpenCore

OpenCore is an open-sourced tool designed to prepare a system for macOS booting and has been architected to alleviate many of the constraints imposed by its alternatives like Clover(these tools are sometimes referred to as "boot loaders"). The main thing OpenCore aims to do is create a more versatile and modular system which can better understand symbols and structures to make patching far more precise and effective. And with its custom prelinker, kext injection becomes macOS version agnostic meaning day 1 support on any macOS version supporting a prelinked kernel. While OpenCore is primarily designed for Hackintosh systems, it can be used in any scenario where an emulated EFI is needed with many using it on KVMs and even real Macs

Please remember that OpenCore is still new and currently in beta. While quite stable, and arguably much more stable than Clover in pretty much every way, is still being frequently updated and so chunks of configuration change quite often(ie. New quirks replacing old ones)

Best OpenCore Alternatives

Need an alternative to OpenCore? Read on. We've looked at the best OpenCore alternatives available for Windows, Mac and Android.

rEFInd

rEFInd

FreeOpen SourceMacWindowsLinux

rEFInd is a fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI).

rEFIt

rEFIt

FreeOpen SourceMac

rEFIt is a boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI-based machines like the Intel Macs. You can use it to boot multiple operating systems easily, including triple-boot...

Clover EFI bootloader

Clover EFI bootloader

FreeOpen SourceMacWindowsLinux

This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org . To compile it needs to place Clover...

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