Kext files are basically the drivers for macOS. The word “Kext” is short for Kernel Extension. Kexts are an extension of the macOS kernel. When you boot up your machine the code contained in these kexts is atomically injected into the operating system. It’s like having drivers contained in a single file without having to install them like on Windows. When you want to uninstall a kext all you have to do is remove it.
Modify existing kexts or adding new ones will allow any hackintosher to get support for non native hardware like sound, ethernet and dedicated graphic cards.
- The majority of kext files are located in /System/Library/Extensions by default if you are modifying a kext this is where you would access them
- If using Clover Bootloader I like to place my kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other of my mounted EFI partition.
- Multibeast places its kexts in /Library/Extensions.
You may need to sometimes update your kext files when new versions of macOS come out. I created a page to the latest versions of the kexts I use for my hackintosh as a convince for myself and anyone else that wants to bookmark the page: