Someone hacked macOS Big Sur on a custom mobile device

What is this bullshit ?! When it comes to porting software to unusual platforms, it’s often more “can I do this” rather than “does it work”. Crashed over an IKEA smart bulb? Certainly. Skyrim on Alexa? why not? How about macOS Big Sur on a Pocket PC? Yes.

YouTuber T Sanglay Jr (@iketsj) posted a video on Monday showing how he installed Big Sur on a handheld device. Running macOS on a small screen with a compact keyboard isn’t optimal for using the Apple operating system, but it’s still pretty cool.

However, it was not a standard device. It uses an Arduino Leonardo microcontroller board, 8GB of RAM, and a 240GB SSD. Sanglay tampered with using a LattePanda Alpha SBC (single board computer) with an Intel Core m3 processor and a custom 3D-printed chassis.

As for Hackintoshes, they are very elegant but far from practical. Sanglay even jokes that it’s not the best macOS app.

“You’ll probably say portable macOS is inconvenient, don’t worry. Well, of course you’re right. I just want to make one for myself.”

He also said that it costs more to make than the Mac Mini M1, so you’re unlikely to see a lot of other people fiddling with one.

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Frank Mccarthy

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