HTC Shift with Mac OS X

The HTC Shift is a 7 inch tablet that came out a few years too early to be considered a serious contender in the current tablet climate. But spec-wise it still looks pretty good. The tablet has an 800 x 480 pixel touchscreen, an 800MHz Intel A110 CPU, and it was designed to dual boot Windows Vista. But thanks to the x86 processor, some users have updated the device to run Windows 7, and now…..

OS X now runs flawlessly on the HTC Shift and graphics are running without a hitch thanks to modified GMA 950 kexts. It’s nice to play around with other devices. In the mean time, here is some darwin goodness for the worlds favourite UMPC. OS X will run perfectly fine on the HTC Shift, some people are blindly saying that the 950 has issues with OS X. The 950’s were the original on-boards for the MacBooks. It’s impossible for it not to be supported. Better, with HW Acceleration!  What’s working:

Working
– GMA 950 w HW Acc.
– Camera
-Trackpad
– Keyboard
– Speakers
– 3.5mm
– Internal drive
– Ethernet/USB Expansion Hub
– Battery/Charging recognition
– Display (although forcing at 1024×600 it will only create a scaled view and it’s not useable)
– SD Card slot

Not Working
– WiFi
– Bluetooth
– Fingerprint Scanner ( OS X doesn’t have support for it anyway)

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