Introducción

Keep your aging Mac from going obsolete by installing a patched version of macOS Mojave.

Please do note that if you install any Mojave update from Apple on your Mac you will "brick" your machine and you will be required to do erase your HDD/SSHD/SSD and start over. '''

Herramientas

No se requieren herramientas.

Partes

  1. Grab a copy of the Mojave Patch Tool at the link below.
    • Grab a copy of the Mojave Patch Tool at the link below.

    • macOS Mojave Patch Tool

    • You will need a flash drive that is at least 16 GB in size and a copy of the patch tool in order to do this process.

  2. Once the patch tool has finished downloading, open it the .dmg file and wait for it to mount. Inside the .dmg file, you will see an application named macOS Mojave Patcher. Double click it to open the application. If you get the error message "macOS Mojave Patcher can't be opened because it's from an unidentified developer.",(2nd image) you can bypass this by right clicking the application and clicking open (3rd image).
    • Once the patch tool has finished downloading, open it the .dmg file and wait for it to mount.

    • Inside the .dmg file, you will see an application named macOS Mojave Patcher. Double click it to open the application.

    • If you get the error message "macOS Mojave Patcher can't be opened because it's from an unidentified developer.",(2nd image) you can bypass this by right clicking the application and clicking open (3rd image).

  3. Now, we will format the USB drive so it can  be used by the patch tool. Insert your 16 GB or higher USB drive into your Mac. Open Disk Utility
    • Now, we will format the USB drive so it can be used by the patch tool.

    • Insert your 16 GB or higher USB drive into your Mac.

    • Open Disk Utility

    • Type "disk utility" into spotlight search and it should show up.

    • Erase the USB Drive and format it into macOS Extended (Journaled) format. The name of the drive does not matter.

  4. If your Mac is not supported by this patch tool the patch tool will let you know that your machine does not support the Mojave patch. If that error is shown, it's the end of the road for your Mac. :-( Go back to the patch tool window and go the the menu bar These following steps are only necessary if you do not have a copy of the Mojave installer application.
    • If your Mac is not supported by this patch tool the patch tool will let you know that your machine does not support the Mojave patch. If that error is shown, it's the end of the road for your Mac. :-(

    • Go back to the patch tool window and go the the menu bar

    • These following steps are only necessary if you do not have a copy of the Mojave installer application.

    • Click "Tools" and then click "Download macOS Mojave" in the dropdown menu when it appears.

    • Click continue, and then select where you will save the installer.

    • I saved the installer to my desktop. Save it to wherever you want, just remember where you saved it.

  5. Once the Mojave installer has finished downloading, select the Mojave icon in the macOS Mojave Patcher window.
    • Once the Mojave installer has finished downloading, select the Mojave icon in the macOS Mojave Patcher window.

    • Select your Mojave installer and click open

    • Now, select your volume by clicking the dropdown menu under the picture of a hard drive. You want to select the name of your USB drive.

    • My USB drive is not Macintosh HD. Do not select your Mac's hard drive/solid state drive/solid state hybrid drive. Instead, select your USB drive's name.

    • Click start operation. This may take a while to complete based on your drive speed.

  6. Once this process has been completed, eject your USB drive and shut down your Mac.
    • Once this process has been completed, eject your USB drive and shut down your Mac.

    • If you are planning to do these next few steps on an iMac, you need a wired keyboard made by Apple. Ask your friend if you can borrow their Apple Wired Keyboard. Or, you can buy one for yourself at the link below.

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    • Press the power button on your Mac and hold down the option key on the keyboard as soon as you either see the grey startup screen or the bong.

    • Keep holding the option key down until you see a screen that looks similar to the picture I attached.

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  8. Use the arrow keys to move the outlined box over to the yellow box with the USB logo on it. Press enter when you have highlighted that box.
    • Use the arrow keys to move the outlined box over to the yellow box with the USB logo on it. Press enter when you have highlighted that box.

  9. Only perform steps 8 and 9 if you intend to do a clean install. Otherwise, you can simply skip these steps and install to your volume containg a previous version of OS X, and it'll do an in-place upgrade.
    • Only perform steps 8 and 9 if you intend to do a clean install. Otherwise, you can simply skip these steps and install to your volume containg a previous version of OS X, and it'll do an in-place upgrade.

    • Open disk utility by going to utilities in the menu bar and clicking disk utility.

  10. Click on your HDD/SSHD/SSD in the sidebar menu and click erase at the top of the window.
    • Click on your HDD/SSHD/SSD in the sidebar menu and click erase at the top of the window.

    • Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and name your HDD/SSHD/SSD to whatever name you would like it to have.

    • Once you have successfully erased your drive, click the words "disk utility" in the menubar. Click close and Disk Utility should close.

  11. Click continue at this menu
    • Click continue at this menu

  12. Click your HDD/SSHD/SSD that you want Mojave to be installed onto. Click continue after selecting your drive.
    • Click your HDD/SSHD/SSD that you want Mojave to be installed onto. Click continue after selecting your drive.

  13. Sit back and relax while Mojave is being installed onto your Mac.
    • Sit back and relax while Mojave is being installed onto your Mac.

    • Pro tip: If you would like to see what is going on behind the scenes of the installer window you can press Command + L to see the installer log.

  14. Once the installer is done installing, shut down your computer.
    • Once the installer is done installing, shut down your computer.

    • Follow step 6 again to reboot onto your Mojave installer drive.

    • This time, instead of installing Mojave again we need to install the necessary patches for Mojave to run properly.

    • Click macOS Post Install in either the side menu or from the dropdown menu in utilities.

  15. Select your type of Mac in the dropdown menu.
    • Select your type of Mac in the dropdown menu.

    • The patch tool automatically detects your Mac model and shows what you have here. If you are unsure at all which Mac you have, select the model listed here.

    • My suggestion is that you select ALL of the checkboxes that you can. It does not hurt to do so and it can be helpful later on.Most of the checkboxes are necessary for Mojave to run properly anyways.

    • Not all of the checkboxes will be selected at first. Be sure to select all of them.

    • Click patch after doing all of the necessary things above.

  16. Click reboot after all of the patches are completed.
    • Click reboot after all of the patches are completed.

    • The patch too might rebuild the cache after pressing reboot, so be patient and wait for your Mac to reboot on its own.

    Remounting your new Mojave partition might be necessary.

    Peter C - Contestar

  17. You should now have been rebooted into a fully working copy of Mojave. Yay you!
    • You should now have been rebooted into a fully working copy of Mojave. Yay you!

Conclusión

Done!

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I love how I’m being congratulated with “You’re Finished!”!!!

Peter C - Contestar

I have a Macbook 2008 with 10.7.5 on it and am being told that is the end of the line. Will this work on my Macbook?

Bill Hines - Contestar

Hi can i know whether Macbook pro late 2008 with el capitian will it work?

Alex - Contestar

Replying to my own question. Yes it work . Today I tried. Thing is now after post patch. My keyboard won’t work. Guess I need a original Apple wired keyboard . Tomorrow I go office and try if that is so valuable maybe should buy from my boss

Alex -

can this be installed on a 2011 with an already faulty GPU or does the GPU have to be working for the first boot?

lewis Barker - Contestar

yep it can work on a faulty GPU. I run it on a MacBook Pro 2011 17inch with a faulty GPU and it runs like a dream.

Anthony Kaisaris -

After I finished installing everything, My keyboard doesn’t work properly. I can press shortcuts, but I can’t type in Safari or other applications, but I can type in spotlight. I’m using 2009 iMac.

When I installed it first, the keyboard works well, but after installing Onyx and used the Onyx maintenance tool. After restarting then the keyboard shortcuts works, and I can only type in spotlight.

One thing I love about this patch, is the fact that I now have Siri.

So how can I resolve that keyboard issue?

Sarki Amada - Contestar

Hi Sarki, I think I may have found the solution to your bluetooth device not working. Read this article here’s the link:https://blog.macsales.com/46143-macos-10.... You have to delete the Bluetooth P-list heres the steps:To delete the Bluetooth plist file, follow these steps:

Open a Finder window, and browse to /Library/Preferences.

Locate the file named: com.apple.Bluetooth.plist.

Select the com.apple.Bluetooth.plist file and drag it to the trash.

Empty the trash.

The com.apple.Bluetooth.plist file will be recreated.

Go ahead and try using or connecting a Bluetooth device

I really hope that helps! If you have more trouble be sure to let us know and if you have sucess.

Marshall WahlstromHelgren -

Hello everyone,

does anybody knows if the bluetooth keyboard is working after installing the patched mojave?

Are there any issues with software that will not work on the patched mojave?

Thank you in advance for the replies

Marco - Contestar

Running wonder on a macbook air 13 "mid 2011. Thanks!

eduardogunter - Contestar

how can I uninstall the patches if necessary?

Subhy Omar - Contestar

Hi,

I installed the patch on a Mac Pro 2008 3.1 and I’m experiencing a lot of issues… Graphic issues even if my graphic card is in the list of compatible cards (Nvidia), Logic Pro crashing all the time. Wifi not working, airport card not recognized. What should I do ? Also, know that I installed the High Sierra patch before and it worked perfectly, I just had to change my airport card. I wondered if I can downgrade to High Sierra.

I must also give the information that I took out the SSD of the Mac Pro (where the system is installed) and brought it home to do install the patch and Moyave from my MacBook Pro. When I had the window asking me the model, I choose Mac Pro 3.1. Maybe this have an incidence on the issues I have.

Thanks for your help.

Innacity Man - Contestar

I installed MacOS Mojavi on an unsupported 2011 Mac Mini to 10.14.2. Previously, I had upgraded the HD with an 256 SSD, and I am happy with the ability to upgrade. I even used the Apple upgrade to 10.14.3, without bricking it!

David Petersen - Contestar

Trying this, but the tool won’t download Mojave - always High Sierra? Any ideas? I’m running a Macbook 5,1 with El Capitan.

Cho - Contestar

Just to let you guys know if you have a working hard drive and you dont want to loose your data skip step 9. Theres no need to format the HDD the patch will work as an update.

Aron Jones - Contestar

The article claims that you will have installed a fully working copy of macOS Mojave. That isn’t quite accurate. There are two important functions that are not working Quartz Extreme and Metal. You cannot used iMovie for one because of this deficiency.

John Donahue - Contestar

Hi! This is an original Mojave os? When i install it, i got an original Apple Mojave os?

Balazs Bota - Contestar

Thank you for this great guide!

Can I just ask for clarification about the statement at the beginning: “Please do note that if you install any Mojave update from Apple on your Mac you will "brick" your machine and you will be required to do erase your HDD/SSHD/SSD and start over.” Does this mean that if Mojave is placed on an unsupported Mac, then things like automatic updates or future security updates released by Apple should NOT be installed on the device?

jlepawsky - Contestar

I just installed Mojave on a 2011 iMac. It is running 10.14.3 and has taken an Apple update without bricking. Websites/internet/wifi/bluetooth/USB all run smoothly. HOWEVER, the system is VERY slow now compared to when it was running High Sierra. Objects moved across the screen create acid trail duplicates that persist for some time. Any idea what could be gimping the system? Please advise.

J Kanter - Contestar

Received error message (macOS could not be installed on your computer) during installation on my disk that had apple installed MacOs High Sierra. I decided to do a clean install as the partition with the MacOs High Sierra wasn’t booting again. I keep getting the same error message after some time during installation. What do I do?

joerichlad - Contestar

Installed Mojave on my aluminum 2008 MacBook 2.4ghz professor with no issues and it is running it perfectly! I upgraded to a 250gb SSD and that really gave it a boost.

My isight and facetime work work with no issues, in addition to the other onboard apple appps. 3rd party apps are working like a dream and it actually runs faster that El Capitan IMO. What an amazing different and I would like to thank the developers of this for giving our older macs some new life and features!

Todd Bates - Contestar

I have updated my Mac and it is now running 10.14.2. many thanks.

I see that 10.14.3 is now available but cannot update to it as it is “not compatible” with my machine.

Any ideas what the issue may be?

Martin Dalgleish - Contestar

It worked flawlessly on my macbook air 11” mid 2011, on my macmini mid 2010 and even on my macbook white unibody!!!! All of them with SSD and memory upgrade (except for the macbook air, which runs on 4Gb RAM). Running smooth and no problems until now! Thanks for this patch, it gave new life to those old, but great machines!

Rodrigo Del Monaco - Contestar

Encountering App Store sign-in problem. It appeared to keep on ‘un-sign-in’ although I had signed-in successfully. Purposely tried with wrong password and it appeared incorrect password error message. HELP HELP! WHY CAN NOT SIGN IN ?

Derick Chua - Contestar

After performing final patch, an error popped up saying the volume of Mojave is not a valid copy and rebooting the original HD does not boot succssfully. I downloaded the patch tool from the link provided. Any suggestions on the fix? I feel that my HD is unrecoverable at this point…

drummerboy - Contestar

Installation went well on my macbook8,1. Late 2011 13” pro.

However, I had to go to disk utility to mount the ssd drive, then go back and install the patch.

And……the camera does not work nor does the screen brightness buttons. After multiple tries with terminal and terminating vcd and appleassistant, etc etc, I reverted back to High Sierra. No fix possible.

But, the guide above is very good and made my job easy. Thanks!

ted melville - Contestar

Bei Schritt 7 nach der Auswahl des USB Sticks und der Enter Taste, komme ich in einen grauen Apple Start Screen der sehr lange läd und am Ende gar nichts mehr macht… was ist passiert? Was habe ich falsch gemacht?

Dirk Deichmann - Contestar

I get stuck on a white screen with the apple mac logo after loading data from the USB, any advice

thanks in advance

Rabih Ibrahim - Contestar

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