If you are a Hackintosh user with desktop virtualization software VMware workstation, then the “VMware unlocker” is a compulsory utility to run Mac OS X guests. This unlocker utility replaces few VMware program files to be able to install and run latest 10.10, 10.9 and older versions of Mac OS X guest virtual machines. Here is the download links of working unlocker for latest VMware Workstation 11, 10, and other series versions (all tested by me) on Windows 8.1, 8 64 bits and Windows 7 32 bit physical computer.
UPDATE (15-12-2014) – This post has been updated with VMware workstation 11 unlocker to run Yosemite and other Mac OS X guests on Windows PC
This patch is needed if you wish to install and use Yosemite, Mountain Lion and Mavericks Mac OS X virtual machines as guest Operating Systems on VMware workstation 11 or 10.
Sysprobs already published few guides about installing Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion OS X on VMware workstation by using this unlocker. I have demonstrated and tested the unlocker in VMware Workstation 7 series in previous post, but once it was upgraded to version 10, 9 or 8, it stopped working. Obviously, the upgrade process would have replaced patched files, therefore I could not able to uses OS X guests. Using this VMware unlocker patch did the trick and I could able to use my hackintosh virtual machines.
VMware workstation 11 Unlocker 2.0.2
I’m just a tester of this unlocker utility. Full credits should go the developer who produced a great tool. Unfortunately it took little time to develop and publish the unlocker for latest VMware workstation 11 than other versions. But finally it has arrived. The unlocker version 2 works fine with the latest VMware workstation 11. But the version 2.0 needed python installation on the Windows 8.1 or other Windows versions. That procedure looked slightly lengthy. Finally the unlocker 2.0.2 has come out today and it works without needing of Python. So, the installation procedure is similar to previous versions.
Here is my VMware workstation 11 guest machines support before patching. Also, my all Mac OS X virtual machines stopped working after I upgraded VMware 10 to 11.
Visit the official site to download unlocker 2.0.2 ( free registration required).
Close the all virtual machines and VMware workstation program. Right click on ‘win-install.cmd’ and select Run as administrator.
The successful script will stop the VMware services, copy few files and some other scripting stuff ( you will see more on-going process in command prompt in this latest version than previous versions) and start the VMware services.
Once it has successfully patched the VMware workstation 11, you should be able to see the Mac OS X guest support as shown below.
That’s it, The non working Mac OS X guest VMs started working after the patch for me. Here is the working Mac OS X 10.10.1 on Windows 8.1 with VMware workstation 11.
Read below if you have older versions.
Unlocker for VMware workstation 10, 9, 8 and 7
I have not updated the screenshots for latest 1.1.1 unlocker or VMware workstation 10/9. The all below screenshots remain same with earlier versions (almost one year ago). But, I can confirm that latest 1.1.1 unlocker works well with VMware workstation 9 on Windows 8 or 7 Host. Unfortunately, it did not work with VMware workstation 10 on Windows 8 host for me. But after seeing couple of positive feedback from users regarding this patch for VMware workstation 10 (in this link), I thought to update this post.
Kindly leave your comment in comments area if the unlocker worked for VMware workstation 10 on your host computer.
After applying patch with VMware unlocker – One more Guest OS type and versions.
Unlocker for 10, 9 and 8 Download Links
This unlocker works well with 9, 8.0 and 8.0.1. All credits go to developer of this patch. You can download and check for the updates and comments here. Make sure you are download the latest version from developer. As on today 1.1.0 is the latest one.
For VMware workstation 7.0 series.
You can download our earlier Sysprobs_lion files set which is having unlocker for 7.0 series.
How to Use Unlocker
Its very simple. Close all VMware programs (if opened)
Extract the downloaded file. The latest Unlocker is having patch for Windows, Linux, Fusion 4.0 on Snow Leopard and Lion and VMware ESXi 5.
Before run the patch, its recommended to take a backup of VMware program folder, because this patch will replace the original files. Even though the utility takes backup which can be replaced later if required, but its good to have a backup copy taken by you.
Right click on install.cmd file and select run as administrator option as shown below. ( or you can start the command prompt as administrator in Windows 7 computer and execute install.cmd from command prompt)
The successful patch will return the following screen (and disappears automatically)
That’s it. You patched the VMware workstation 10, 9, 8 in Windows 7 host to run Mac OS X Lion guest. Restarting the host computer is not required here.
Here is the working Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 in VMware workstation 9 with Windows 7 32 bit host after running unlocker.