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iOS on VMware 12

Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:26 am

... trying to get virtual apple computer on VMware 12 and/or 14 workstation going, so far no success. Getting stuck on virtual processors executing something what they do not supposed to. Any one has working iOS folder from VMware workstation he's willing to share?

A fault has occurred causing a virtual CPU to enter the shutdown state. If this fault had occurred outside of a virtual machine, it would have caused the physical machine to restart. The shutdown state can be reached by incorrectly configuring the virtual machine, a bug in the guest operating system, or a problem in VMware Workstation.
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Re: iOS on VMware 12

Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Uh...not sure what you're asking. iOS runs on ARM.

Now, if you mean macOS, Apple only licenses macOS to be virtualized from a macOS host, and only licenses Apple hardware to be the macOS host. There may be workarounds out there, but I don't think we can link those and definitely can't share a system image in the forum. Maybe you'd have better luck with a Mac with VMWare Fusion as the virtualization software.
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Re: iOS on VMware 12

Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:01 pm

There is no iOS on VMWare. The closest you can get is to run the iOS simulator from Xcode. This is running the x86 version of iOS without hypervisor.
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Re: iOS on VMware 12

Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:50 pm

There are indeed workarounds for macOS on VMware. It's been about 4 years, but I had El Cap running in VMware Workstation, after a few tips and tricks. It absolutely will not work with an AMD CPU in the host, though.

I know you asked about iOS. Looks like that's out. How about virtualizing a PhotonOS instance and containerizing what you need? Any chance?
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Re: iOS on VMware 12

Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:02 pm

...well it is possible to install MAC OS in VMware workstation in Windows, and there are multiple videos of successful installation. I am stuck on something like "...virtual processors performed something illegal... press OK to reboot or CANCEL to shut down" and it hangs.
I thought instead of wasting time, it would be faster to ask if anyone already have working VM and willing to share... anyways, back to drawing board.
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