Download VMware Unlocker 3.0.2/2.1.1

In this article, we will share VMware Unlocker software which enables you to create an macOS virtual machine on VM Workstation and vSphere ESXi.

Download VMware Unlocker 3.0.2/2.1.1

Download VMware Unlocker 3.0.2/2.1.1

You can install and use macOS operating systems on your physical computer using virtualization programs such as VMware or Oracle VM VirtualBox.

VMware Workstation is a virtualization program and you can run multiple virtual operating systems on it. When creating a new virtual machine with Workstation 14 or 15, you will often not see an option for Apple operating systems. Because, there is no Mac OS X support for VMware Workstation, but you can use an Apple virtual machine using this tool.

If you want to install and run macOS Sierra on VMware Workstation, you need Patch software. With this macOS tool, you can build an Apple operating system on the virtual machine.

This program is not only for VMware Workstation and Player but also for vSphere ESXi.

Download macOS Unlocker

The latest version of the VMware Mac OS Unlocker is 3.0.2. This version 3.x was developed for VMware Workstation 11-15 and Player 7-15. You can use this version on VM Workstation virtualization software installed on a Windows or Linux operating system, or vSphere Hypervisor ESXi server.

You can download the Unlocker software via Google Drive after clicking the buttons below to download the current version.

Get Unlocker 3.02

Download Version 3.0

Get Unlocker 2.1.1

If you have problems creating and installing a macOS virtual machine on your ESXi (vSphere) server with the new version, you can download and try the old version of the tool. This version 2.1.1 was tested on many platforms and worked smoothly!

Download Version 2.1.1

How to Install and Use VMware Unlocker

After downloading the required version from the above buttons to your computer, you must first close the VM Workstation software to install and use VMware Unlocker on Windows 10. Additionally, you can check that the VM Workstation program is not running in the background on your system by using the Task Manager.

After closing the program, extract the .rar file that you have downloaded to your computer and then click the Right Key/Run as Administrator option on the win-install.cmd file in the folder to start its installation on Windows 10.

win-install.cmd ⇒ Configures Workstation Settings
win-uninstall.cmd ⇒ Restores / Uninstalls Workstation Settings
win-update-tools.cmd ⇒ Downloads the latest macOS Guest VM Tools

 
Running the Win-install.cmd File as an Administrator

Immediately after running the Win-install.cmd, the CMD command prompt will open and the unlock program will be installed.

Patching...

After the installation is complete, run the VMware Workstation / Player software and continue by clicking the Create a new virtual machine option to check the Mac OS X option.

When you proceed to the Select a guest OS window, you can see ” Apple Mac OS X “ option as in the image below.

NOTE 1: Don’t forget to add a minimum of 4 GB RAM and 2 processors when creating a Mac OS High Sierra / Mojave virtual machine! We also recommend that you enable the virtualization feature from virtual machine settings.

Mac OS X Virtual Machine Option

How to Install VMware Unlocker on Linux

You can also create and use a macOS virtual machine on the VM Workstation virtualization program on Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian. To use this tool in Linux, install the lnx-install.sh file in the folder.

However, as mentioned above, you should either shut down VM Workstation on Linux or stop its services. To do this in Linux, you can execute the following commands in Terminal.

sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-tools start
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-tools stop
sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-tools restart

 
Open Terminal and access root in your Linux OS. In the terminal, edit the permissions of the file with chmod + x lnx-install.sh command, and then start the installation using sudo ./lnx-install.sh command.

lnx-install.sh ⇒ Configures Workstation Settings
lnx-uninstall.sh ⇒ Restores / Uninstalls Workstation Settings
lnx-update-tools.sh ⇒ Downloads the latest Mac OS Guest VM Tools

 

macOS Unlock Tool for ESXi

To download the VM ESXi Patch for MacOS on vSphere ESXi 6.7, click on the image below to see our article.

ESXi Unlocker

macOS High Sierra / Mojave Installation

After downloading Mac OS Patch, you can browse the related article by clicking on the image below to install macOS Mojave on a Windows PC / Laptop.

Installing macOS Mojave with VMware

   Final Word


In this article, we have shared with you the VMware Workstation Unlocker Patch software that allows you to install Apple’s Mac OS operating systems on a virtual machine on Windows / Linux systems. Thanks for following us!

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9 Comments

  1. Avatar for Yves Yves March 6, 2018

    Thank you very useful!

    Reply
    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci March 6, 2018

      You’re welcome! Also thank you for your comment!

      Reply
  2. Avatar for Rauf Rauf March 28, 2018

    unable to install on ubuntu host, at booting stage from iso system restart when the progress bar reaches half.

    Reply
  3. Avatar for max max December 30, 2018

    Hi tolqabaqci
    Do you know if is possible to fix the multi display visualizzation for macosx vmware?
    thank you in advance

    Reply
  4. Avatar for Pradeep Pradeep October 13, 2019

    i have installed the win-install.cmd and still i am not able to see the Apple menu on VMware to install MAC OS I have enabled the VT in Bios .

    Reply
    • Avatar for tolqabaqci tolqabaqci October 16, 2019

      You need to close VMware Workstation before you click Win-install.cmd. Did you notice that?

      Reply
  5. Avatar for beatle beatle October 17, 2019

    When will we get an update that works with VM Ware 15.5.0

    Reply
  6. Avatar for Bert Bert October 25, 2019

    Create a boot ISO from Catalina app store download on macOS from a terminal window:

    cd ~
    mkdir TempInstall
    cd TempInstall

    Mount the InstallESD.dmg installer included in the Install macOS Catalina.app installer to the /Volumes/Catalina mount point:
    hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/CatTemp

    Create a blank disk image of 7316 Mb located in the current directory:
    hdiutil create -o ./CatalinaBase.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

    Mount the CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg image to the install_build mount point:
    hdiutil attach ./CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    Restore the disk image to the install_build directory you have created before:
    asr restore -source /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt –noverify -erase

    Remove the Packages directory with all containing files:
    rm -rf /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    Create a new empty directory instead of the previously deleted one:
    mkdir -p /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    Copy the installation packages:
    cp -R /Volumes/CatTemp/Packages/* /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages/

    Unmount disks from the directories:
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    hdiutil detach /Volumes/CatTemp/

    Rename the CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg file to the BaseSystem.dmg file
    mv ./CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg ./BaseSystem.dmg

    Create a blank disk image of 8965 Mb located in the current directory:
    hdiutil create -o ./Catalina.cdr -size 8965m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

    Mount the cdr.dmg image to the install_build directory:
    hdiutil attach ./Catalina.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    Restore the disk image to the install_build directory:
    asr restore -source /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt –noverify -erase

    Copy the BaseSystem.dmg image to the “OS X Base System” directory:
    cp ./BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    Unmount the “OS X Base System” directory:
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    Convert the cdr.dmg image to the iso image. You can use a location with enough free space that is convenient for you.
    hdiutil convert ./Catalina.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o ./Catalina.iso

    Rename the Catalina.iso.cdr file to the Catalina.iso file and move it to your desktop for more convenience.
    mv ./Catalina.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/Catalina.iso

    If everything is OK, remove the cdr.dmg file:
    rm ./Catalina.cdr.dmg

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  7. Avatar for Bert Bert November 2, 2019

    UPDATED Procedure for Catalina 10.15.1: New image sizes are necessary, pay attention to the OLD/NEW comments below. It’s a shame that this site prevents copy and paste, so type the commands carefully!
    sudo -s

    cd ~
    mkdir TempInstall
    cd TempInstall

    Mount the InstallESD.dmg installer included in the Install macOS Catalina.app installer to the /Volumes/Catalina mount point:
    hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/CatTemp

    Create a blank disk image of 8940 Mb located in the current directory:
    OLD 10.15.0
    hdiutil create -o ./CatalinaBase.cdr -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
    NEW 10.15.1
    hdiutil create -o ./CatalinaBase.cdr -size 8940m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

    Mount the CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg image to the install_build mount point:
    hdiutil attach ./CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    Restore the disk image to the install_build directory you have created before:
    asr restore -source /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt –noverify -erase

    Remove the Packages directory with all containing files:
    rm -rf /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    Create a new empty directory instead of the previously deleted one:
    mkdir -p /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages

    Copy the installation packages:
    cp -R /Volumes/CatTemp/Packages/* /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages/

    Unmount disks from the directories:
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    hdiutil detach /Volumes/CatTemp/

    Rename the CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg file to the BaseSystem.dmg file
    mv ./CatalinaBase.cdr.dmg ./BaseSystem.dmg

    Create a blank disk image of 9965 Mb located in the current directory:
    OLD 10.15.0
    hdiutil create -o ./Catalina.cdr -size 8965m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J
    NEW 10.15.1
    hdiutil create -o ./Catalina.cdr -size 9965m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J

    Mount the cdr.dmg image to the install_build directory:
    hdiutil attach ./Catalina.cdr.dmg -noverify -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build

    Restore the disk image to the install_build directory:
    asr restore -source /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt –noverify -erase

    Copy the BaseSystem.dmg image to the “macOS Base System” directory:
    cp ./BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    Unmount the “macOS Base System” directory:
    hdiutil detach /Volumes/macOS\ Base\ System/

    Convert the cdr.dmg image to the iso image. You must use a location with enough free space and is convenient for you.
    hdiutil convert ./Catalina.cdr.dmg -format UDTO -o ./Catalina.iso

    Rename the Catalina.iso.cdr file to the Catalina.iso file and move it to your desktop for convenience.
    mv ./Catalina.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/Catalina.iso

    If everything is OK, cleanup the working files:
    rm ./Catalina.cdr.dmg
    rm ./BaseSystem.dmg

    Reply

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