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OpenCore Alternatives

OpenCore is described as '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")' and is a Boot Manager in the os & utilities category. There are four alternatives to OpenCore for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is rEFInd - Boot Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenCore are Clover EFI bootloader, Patched Sur and rEFIt.

This page was last updated Jul 1, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

OpenCore is an open-sourced tool designed to prepare a system for macOS booting and has been architected to alleviate many...

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  1. rEFInd - Boot Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  2. Clover EFI bootloader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 sources into edk2/ folder.



  3. Patched Sur

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Patched Sur is a UI patcher for macOS Big Sur, designed to make it easy to run macOS 11 on unsupported Macs. This patcher hopes to allow any user of any knowledge to patch their Mac, while still giving you freedom on how you want to use your Mac.

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  4. rEFIt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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 setups with Boot Camp. It also provides an easy way to enter and explore the EFI pre-boot environment.

    Discontinued

    rEFIt is no longer maintained since 2013. The author suggested to check out rEFInd - Boot Manager , a fork of the original program.

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