Kon-Boot for macOS/OSX GUIDE

If you have purchased Kon-Boot for macOS/OSX this is the right place for you. If you have purchased kon-boot 2in1 version and you are looking for the installation tutorial please see the Kon-Boot for Windows GUIDE (please note that as stated on our website kon-boot 2in1 can be installed only on Windows).

What's Kon-Boot for macOS/OSX?

Kon-Boot for Apple Mac OSX systems allows the user to login into the system without knowing the previous passwords and user names. Kon-Boot will either allow you to login into selected account without knowing the password (bypass mode) or it will create new "root" account for you (new-account mode) from which you will be able to change other users passwords as needed. Have you lost your password? Kon-Boot can help!

Our software works by virtually modifying the UEFI bios and then modifying parts of the OSX kernel. Such changes are only made in virtual memory and they disappear after computer reboot.

Changelog

Date Version
05.2018 Version 1.7 update2 released
  • SSL support for Kon-Boot installer

02.2018 Version 1.7 update released
  • Automatic detection of FileVault (disk encryption)

01.2018 Version 1.7 released
  • Support for macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • Additional stability fixes
  • CD version is deprecated (meaning there will be no updated CD version, 1.6 cd version is kept in package)
  • New installer (requires Internet connection)
  • Entire documentation updated and moved to online form

09.2016 Version 1.6 released
  • Additional patches for macOS Sierra
08.2015 Version 1.5 released
  • Additional patches for OSX 10.10 security updates
01.2015 Version 1.4+ released
  • Additional patches for OSX 10.10 security updates
10.2014 Version 1.4 released
  • Support for OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)
01.2014 Version 1.3 released
  • Support for OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
06.2013 Version 1.2 released
  • Introduction to kon-boot bypass feature
  • Automatic installer for OSX
  • Everything packed in DMG archive
08.2012 Version 1.1 released
  • Support for OSX Mountain Lion
05.2012 Version 1.0 released
  • Initial version

System Requirements

Please note that CD version is no longer available since kon-boot v1.7 (the old one (1.6) is still included in the archive). Internet connection is required for the installed to work. Kon-boot can be only installed using the original installer. One kon-boot license permits the user to install kon-boot on only one USB device (USB pendrive).

Important - if you have purchased 2in1 version:
Kon-Boot 2in1 can be only installed on USB thumb drive (there is no .ISO in the package). Windows system is required for the installation. Please see Kon-Boot for Windows GUIDE for details.

Automatic Installation on OSX

Following video presents how to install kon-boot USB on mac operating systems:



Please use USB pendrive manufactured by reputable company like KINGSTON, SANDISK, SONY (max 16GB in capacity). Please don't use USB pendrives from "NO-NAME" companies - they may cause problems on various BIOSES.

Since version v1.2 kon-boot offers automatic installation on OSX systems.

  1. Open the .DMG archive you have obtained by purchasing kon-boot
  2. Navigate to the main kon-boot directory, locate the "MACInstaller" file.
  3. Run the "MACInstaller" file
  4. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen

Choosing the mode

After you boot your Mac computer with kon-boot you will be asked to choose the operation mode you would like to use as presented on the following screenshot:

MAC1


Press:

Bypass Mode

Bypass mode allows you to login into any selected account without knowing the password. All changes are only made to virtual memory meaning all changes caused by kon-boot are gone after computer reboots.

Steps:

  1. Pick the user account you would like to log into (or insert the login manually)
  2. Enter any password and press enter or just wait for OSX to login you automatically

If following warning window appears please click "Continue Log In" button as presented on the screenshot below:

MAC2

New-account Mode

After booting your mac from the kon-boot media you should have new account available to login. Please use the following information to login:

login: kon-boot
password: kon-boot

Please check following video for details:

How to delete created account

In order to delete the created account:

  1. Login to your kon-boot account (login: kon-boot password: kon-boot)
  2. Run the Terminal application
  3. Insert following command: dscl . delete /users/kon-boot
  4. Reboot

CD Installation Guide (Manual)

Please note that CD version is no longer maintained (last available version is 1.6).

Kon-Boot for Mac CD installation steps on OSX are presented on the video below:

  1. Extract your Kon-Boot package to the directory of your choice.
  2. Insert your CD disk
  3. In the folder to which you have extracted the .zip archive please locate the "konboot.iso" file (in "CD_ISO" directory).
  4. Select the "konboot.iso". Right click on it and pick "Open with Disk Utility" option.
  5. In the "Disk utility" window once again please select the "konboot.iso" and click "Burn". Proceed to the burning process of your CD.
  6. You are ready to use Kon-Boot for Macs.
  7. Reboot your target Mac machine (with your Kon-Boot media inserted) while pressing the option key (left alt).
  8. Pick the "EFI boot" option from the boot manager.

USB Installation Guide (Manual)

Please note: this method works only till version 1.6; version 1.7 must be installed using automatic installer.

Kon-Boot for Mac USB installation steps on OSX, video tutorial is available below:

  1. Extract your Kon-Boot package to the directory of your choice.
  2. Insert your USB thumb drive
  3. Open Disk Utility, select your USB thumb drive and pick up the erase option (with MS-DOS FAT as parameter)
  4. Now pick the "Partition" option (still in the Disk Utility window) and select "1 Partition" from the Partition Layout box.
  5. Now click "Options" below and make sure the "Master Boot Record" option is selected.
  6. Click "Apply" and later "Partition" to proceed.
  7. Now please copy the "EFI" folder from the package you have received to the top directory of your USB thumb drive.
  8. You are ready to use Kon-Boot for Macs.
  9. Reboot your target Mac machine (with your Kon-Boot media inserted) while pressing the option key (left alt).
  10. Pick the "EFI boot" option from the boot manager.

Support

Please visit the Contact us / Support page for details.