Hackintosh: OpenCore protects its settings with a password on startup

Like every month, the new release of OpenCore Available. This update is for BootloaderThis program that allows a regular computer to install and run macOS thus switching to a hackintosh, offers a long list of small new features and multiple fixes. This month, there are also several new features visible in OpenCanopy, the graphical interface that lets you choose the boot size.

OpenCanopy en action On Hackintosh, Here in an old version without the new features.

The creators of OpenCore explain that they have completely rewritten OpenCanopy into a A traditional blog post That accompanies every update. The volume selector has been revised, as has the section that manages user, keyboard, or mouse controls. The performance should be much better, even on 4K screens and this rewriting has provided an opportunity to add many new features.

Two buttons were added to the screen to shutdown and restart the computer. The most interesting new is the ability to specify a password. If so, OpenCanopy will display a dialog and require this password to allow the user to access the startup parameters. This is an interesting protection, because you might want to protect access to these low-level settings that could be used maliciously.

OpenCore also supports Intel’s latest desktop processor, the Rocket Lake family released last month. Now that Apple ditches Intel CPUs, it’s my innovator Bootloader You must manage the new generations alone and it is not an easy task. Moreover, this support is still very limited at this point. According to the first comments And it prefers simplicity to stick to the generation that Apple uses in its Macs.

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As always, don’t jump into the OpenCore update without carefully reading the changes to apply them to your configuration. Overall, it’s best not to do this without a good reason, as it’s a task that remains complex at this point in the tool’s development, as I explained in my recent article on hackintosh:

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