Kext Utility for Mac

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A lightweight and practical utility that makes it easy for you to simultaneously install multiple kext files and repair kext permissions for you system's folders

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Kext Utility is a handy and very easy-to-use Mac OS X application with support for OS X Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan that helps you install numerous kext files at the same time with little to no effort from your part.

A loadable kernel module is an object file containing the necessary code to extend the running kernel, also known as base kernel, of an operating system. Loadable kernel modules are usual used to add support for new hardware and or filesystems and for adding system calls.

Easy to use and drag-and-drop-based kernel extension installer for OS X

When the functionality provided by any given loadable kernel model is no longer needed, it can be easily unloaded in order to free up memory and other resources.

Kext Utility is a straightforward app that enables you to easily install loadable kernel modules, known as kernel extension (kext), a fact that makes it an essential utility for Hackintosh installations.

The advantage provided by a loadable kernel module is that the operating system does not have to include all possible anticipated functionality already precompiled into the base kernel.

Otherwise, most of the existing functionality would require memory that is not used and force the user to rebuild and reboot the base kernel every time a new functionality is added.

Automatically repairs system folder permissions and rebuilds system caches

Kext Utility can also be used to repair permissions for all system folders and rebuilt system caches. The repair process starts as soon as you launch the utility. Once completed, you just have to drag and drop the kext files you want to install. onto Kext Utility’s main window.

Thanks to Kext Utility you can also update records of the unsigned installed kexts in the AppleKextExcludeList.kext file, pack kext files to mkext cache files and vice versa.

In conclusion, Kext Utility is a practical and intuitive utility for any user interested in hackintosh installations and kext cache file reparation.

Kext Utility was reviewed by George Popescu
Last updated on August 18th, 2015
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