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I want to play around with Sequoia, but whatever I try, I'm keep getting a black screen after the opencore picker and therefore I can't get to the installation screen.

Hardware:
Intel Core i7 9700K (Coffee Lake)
Gigabyte Z390 Designare
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4
RX 6800 XT
Crucial MX500, 1TB SSD

Can anyone check my attached config?

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GUIDE How to Dual Boot macOS Sequoia with Preinstalled Windows 11 [Intel/AMD]

How to Dual Boot macOS Sequoia with Preinstalled Windows 11 on PC [Intel/AMD]

This guide describes how to Dual boot macOS Sequoia with Preinstalled Windows 11 on a PC using Clover and OpenCore. By following this guide, you'll be able to Dual boot macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on your PC or Laptop. The guide supports Intel and AMD Desktops and Laptops.

What is Preinstalled Windows?

Before starting with this guide, let's clear up some facts right here, to avoid confusion. Here, preinstalled does not mean that the target system on which you want to Dual Boot with macOS Sequoia and Windows 11, came with Windows 11 factory installed. Although, newer machines might have Windows 11 preinstalled, but not necessarily. It simply means the target system on which you want to Dual Boot with macOS Sequoia is already running Windows 11.

What is Multiboot?

Multiboot refers to the installation of two Operating Systems on a computer. The Operating System can be the same or two different Operating Systems. Moreover, the operating system can be installed either on a single drive or two separate drives for easier management, like updating and keeping it intact with each other.

Multi Boot is necessary to work with two Operating Systems, Windows and Mac, and get the benefits of both OS, enhancing a user's productivity by utilizing both OS on the same computer. Multi Boot can be referred to as Dual Boot sometimes. Multi Boot can be configured either on a single drive, on two separate drives, or even three depending on the Operating System you want to install.

Before starting with this guide, get to know something about Dual Boot. Dual Boot in a single drive requests installing macOS first then installing Windows 10. If you’ve already installed Windows 10 and you’ve some data then you’ll need to make a full backup because installing macOS requires full disk format and all data will be erased. Also, Dual Boot on a separate disk is the best way to dual boot two Operating Systems. Also when you make a dual boot, all the Operating Systems must be running in the same boot mode. If you choose to install macOS Sierra as a UEFI Boot Mode, then you’ll need to install Windows 10 as a UEFI. If you install macOS Sierra as a Legacy Boot Mode, then install Windows 10 as Legacy because if you install macOS Sierra as UEFI and Windows 10 as Legacy, then Windows will not be bootable. It simply won’t work.

Can I Multi-Boot macOS Sequoia on different drives?

Multi-boot on a separate disk is the best way to dual-boot two Operating Systems. With individual disks designated for each OS, the OS and its bootloader are intact using this way. Therefore, less chance of conflicts and interference between the two Operating Systems.

Can I use macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 at the same time without the need to reboot the system?

Dual Booting on the same machine gives you the advantage of switching between both Operating Systems when required, without having the need to use a different machine to run Windows 11 or macOS Sequoia or vice-versa. If you have a need where you require both Operating Systems at the same time, you'll have to either use two different machines or set up a Virtual Machine using VMware ESXi, Proxmox, QEMU/KVM, Unraid, or TrueNAS. Provided that, you'll have to set up two monitors to get the display. In case, you don't want the monitors to be hooked up always, you can set up VNC and operate the Virtual Machine remotely. You can find the guides to the Virtualization linked below:

Requirements

Following are the requirements for Dual Booting macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on PC. Please ensure you meet the requirements before proceeding with this guide.


Hardware
  • macOS Compatible Hardware for installing macOS Sequoia. See WiFi Compatibility for more information.
Storage
  • At least 500GB SSD. HDDs are highly discouraged due to their poor performance as a boot drive.
  • At least 16GB USB Flash Drive. USB 3.0/3.1/Type-C is preferred. Avoid Generic/Chinese USBs at all costs.
Operating System
  • Windows 11 must be installed before installing macOS Sequoia.
Tools
  • OpenCore Legacy Ptcher (OCLP) v1.0.1 or Later
  • IOReg
  • OCAT or any equivalent .plist editor


STEP 1: Back up your System

Before you proceed with the installation, we strongly recommend performing a full backup of your existing installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine, or any other reliable backup/restore tool. In case the installation fails or you encounter any issues with the installation, you can always restore the system to its previous state using the backup you created.

Please note that this guide will completely erase the disk fully. If you have any data, please backup your data

STEP 2: Download macOS

STEP 3: Create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB

STEP 4: Create Partition for macOS

As macOS will be installed on the same drive on which Windows 11 is installed, you'll need to create a partition for installing macOS Sequoia. To create the partition, follow the steps below:

1. Right-click on This PC and select Manage.
2. Select Disk Management under the Storage menu.
3. Right-click on Local Disk (C:) and click on Shrink Volume.
4. When prompted, enter the amount of space to shrink (in MB) and click on Shrink. The minimum disk space requirement is 50GB. The space you define will be used for installing macOS Sequoia

Once the free space is created, an Unallocated partition will appear in the Disk Management. You need to format the volume
5. Right-click on the Unallocated partition and select New Simple Volume.
6. Continue with the wizard until the Format Partition
7. To easily identify the disk later, type Macintosh HD in the Volume label field. The rest of the parameters will remain unchanged i.e. default values.
8. Review the summary and click on Finish.
9. A new partition will be created with the chosen options.
10. Close Disk Management

STEP 5: Setup BIOS

Before installing macOS, you'll need to set up the BIOS/UEFI first. To set up the BIOS/UEFI, follow the guide linked below:

NOTES:
  • Enable Intel PTT and AMDfTPM to enable TPM
  • If settings such as SATA Mode and Boot Mode are not up to the mark, and Windows 11 was installed with those settings, your PC may not boot back to Windows 11 after changing the BIOS settings for macOS.

STEP 6: Boot macOS Sequoia Installer

After preparing your installation USB, EFI and setting up your BIOS/UEFI, you're ready to install it on your target PC.

1. Plug your Bootable USB and restart your PC.
2. Boot to Boot Menu.
3. Select your USB Flash Drive with the UEFI Prefix and press enter to boot.
4. When at the OC Boot picker, select Install macOS 14 beta and press enter to boot. The installer will load in a while. If you have an existing version of macOS, the drive may appear in the OpenCore Boot picker.

STEP 7: Installing macOS Sonoma

1. When at the installation screen, select your preferred language and continue.
2. Select Disk Utility and click on Continue
3. When at Disk Utility, Click on View, and then select Show all Devices.
4. Now select the Macintosh HD which you created earlier in STEP #X and click on the Erase button.
5. Select APFS from the Format menu and click on Erase.
6. After easing the disk, click on Done and close Disk Utility. You can click on Show Details to verify if the USB has been erased with APFS format.

NOTE: Do not erase the whole target disk.

7. Select Install macOS 15 beta and click on Continue and then continue with the options.
8. Now select Macintosh HD and click on Continue.

Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.

NOTES:
  • Steps #4- #5 will format the target disk. Proceed with caution.
  • This will take a couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your Mac will restart to complete the installation.

Here it ends the first phase of the installation.

9. When your PC restarts, it will automatically boot from macOS Installer to continue the next phase of the installation. If for any reason, the installer does not auto boot, select macOS Installer in the boot picker and then boot. The installation will continue and upon completion, your PC will automatically restart.

10. Once again, your PC will restart. Upon restarting, it will automatically boot from the macOS Installer to continue the installation. If for any reason, the installer does not auto boot, select macOS Installer in the boot picker and then boot. The installation will continue and upon completion, your PC will automatically restart.

Once again, your PC will restart, and when your PC restarts, it will automatically boot from Macintosh HD to continue the last phase of the installation. You'll see something as shown below.

STEP 8: Finishing macOS Setup

After finishing the macOS installation, it's time to set up the macOS for the first usage with the newly installed macOS.

When you're at the welcome screen, continue to set up with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account, and Privacy settings by following onscreen instructions.

Now the installation is complete!

CHAPTER 3: Configure Dual Boot


CHAPTER Preparation for Installing Windows 11

STEP 5: Create Partition for Windows 11
Now, the next step is to create partition for Windows 11.

Open Disk Utility.
Select the drive on which macOS Sequoia is installed. In our case, its WD.....
Click on the Partition button. Click on the + button and use the following parameters

Name:
Format:
Size:

NOTE:
Windows 11 requires at least 50GB of free space. Partition accordingly as per your workload requirements.
Due to differences in disk capacity, your partition size might be different.
Always choose uneven capacity to differentiate between macOS and Windows 11 disks during the Windows 11 installation stage.

Click on Apply. When prompted, click on Partition. Click on Continue to proceed with creating a partition for Windows 11.

Once partitioned, a free partition will appear on your Desktop named Windows 11.
Close Disk Utility.




Enjoy macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on your PC :)

Stuck on ApplePS2Controller Catalina ( ASUS ExpertBook P3540FA )

Thanks for the reply.
I have make the changes like yours but the problem still exists. And sorry for the misunderstanding, i forgot to change my profile settings so i'm using a Kabe Lake R CPU but i don't know if i make the change correctly so here is my efi folder:
Nevermind that, i realized that those 2 error are coming from the wrong order (VoodooI2C.kext) and with your helps, i manage to solve those 2 error. But one more error occurs which is:
ApplePS2Controller: Notification consumer published: VoodooI2CPrecisionTouchpadHIDEventDriver
And EFI folder and the image is below:

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GUIDE How to Dual Boot macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on PC [Intel/AMD]

How to Dual Boot macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on PC [Intel/AMD]

This guide describes how to Dual boot macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on a PC using Clover and OpenCore. By following this guide, you'll be able to Dual boot macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on your PC or Laptop. The guide supports Intel and AMD Desktops and Laptops.

What is Multiboot?

Multiboot refers to the installation of two Operating Systems on a computer. The Operating System can be the same or two different Operating Systems. Moreover, the operating system can be installed either on a single drive or two separate drives for easier management, like updating and keeping it intact with each other.

Multi Boot is necessary to work with two Operating Systems, Windows and Mac, and get the benefits of both OS, enhancing a user's productivity by utilizing both OS on the same computer. Multi Boot can be referred to as Dual Boot sometimes. Multi Boot can be configured either on a single drive, on two separate drives, or even three depending on the Operating System you want to install.

Before starting with this guide, get to know something about Dual Boot. Dual Boot in a single drive requests installing macOS first then installing Windows 10. If you’ve already installed Windows 10 and you’ve some data then you’ll need to make a full backup because installing macOS requires full disk format and all data will be erased. Also, Dual Boot on a separate disk is the best way to dual boot two Operating Systems. Also when you make a dual boot, all the Operating Systems must be running in the same boot mode. If you choose to install macOS Sierra as a UEFI Boot Mode, then you’ll need to install Windows 10 as a UEFI. If you install macOS Sierra as a Legacy Boot Mode, then install Windows 10 as Legacy because if you install macOS Sierra as UEFI and Windows 10 as Legacy, then Windows will not be bootable. It simply won’t work.

Can I Multi-Boot macOS Sequoia if I have Windows 11 Pre-installed?

Multi Boot can be configured even when running existing Windows. You just need to install macOS. Yes, this is actually possible. Many users don't want to erase the pre-installed Windows due to a number of reasons such as lack of storage for the backup purpose. If you plan to do so, check the guide linked below:

NOTE: Although this guide uses a method where the data on the Windows side Operating System is preserved, we still advise you to back up all of your data before proceeding with this guide.

Can I use macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 at the same time without the need to reboot the system?

Dual Booting on the same machine gives you the advantage of switching between both Operating Systems when required, without having the need to use a different machine to run Windows 11 or macOS Sequoia or vice-versa. If you have a need where you require both Operating Systems at the same time, you'll have to either use two different machines or set up a Virtual Machine using VMware ESXi, Proxmox, QEMU/KVM, Unraid, or TrueNAS. Provided that, you'll have to set up two monitors to get the display. In case, you don't want the monitors to be hooked up always, you can set up VNC and operate the Virtual Machine remotely. You can find the guides to the Virtualization linked below:

Requirements

Following are the requirements for Dual Booting macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on PC. Please ensure you meet the requirements before proceeding with this guide.


Hardware
  • macOS Compatible Hardware for installing macOS Sequoia. See WiFi Compatibility for more information.
  • Windows 11 Compatible Hardware for installing Windows 11. See Windows 11 Compatibility for more information.
Storage
  • At least 500GB SSD. HDDs are highly discouraged due to their poor performance as a boot drive.
  • At least 16GB USB Flash Drive. USB 3.0/3.1/Type-C is preferred. Avoid Generic/Chinese USBs at all cost.
Bootloader
  • Clover or OpenCore. Please ensure to use the latest version to avoid issues.
Kexts
Tools
  • OpenCore Legacy Ptcher (OCLP) v1.0.1 or Later
  • IOReg
  • OCAT or any equivalent .plist editor


STEP 1: Setup BIOS

Now before you start installing macOS, you'll need to set up the BIOS/UEFI first. To set up the BIOS/UEFI, follow the guide linked below:

NOTE: Enable Intel PTT and AMDfTPM to enable TPM

STEP 1: Back up your System

Before you proceed with the installation, we strongly recommend performing a full backup of your existing installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine, or any other reliable backup/restore tool. In case the installation fails or you encounter any issues with the installation, you can always restore the system to its previous state using the backup you created.

Please note that this guide will completely erase the disk fully. If you have any data, please backup your data

STEP 2: Download Windows 11 ISO

The next step is to download Windows 11 ISO which will be used to create Bootable USB. Although there are several methods to download Windows 11 ISO, this guide will only discuss the official methods.


Method 3: Using Manual Method

1. Visit the Windows 11 Download Page
2. Scroll down a bit until you see Download Windows 11 Disk Image ISO for x64 devices
3. Click on the Select Download dropdown and then select Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO for x64 devices)
4. Click on Download Now and Windows 11 ISO will be downloaded.

STEP 3: Create a Windows 11 Bootable USB

Once you have the Windows 11 ISO, the next step is to create a Windows 11 Bootable USB.

Method #1: Using Media Creation Tool

Method #2: Using Rufus

1. Connect your USB Flash Drive.
2. Download Rufus
3. Open Rufus
4. Select your USB under the Device menu. If you're using an external HDD or SSD, select List USB Hard Drives.
5. Click on the SELECT button and browse the Windows 11 ISO you downloaded in STEP #2. You can also drag the ISO file to the Rufus window.
6. Select Standard Windows Installation
7. Set the Partition scheme as GPT and Target system as UEFI (non-CSM)
8. Select File System as NTFS.
9. Click on START.
10. When prompted to customize the Windows installation, you mostly don't need to customize Windows installation. However, if your hardware isn't compatible with Windows 11, select Remove requirement and click on OK.

Rufus will create a Bootable USB in a while.

Once the USB is ready, quit Rufus.

STEP 4: Boot Windows Installer

Now that you have Windows 11 USB, you're ready to install Windows 11 on your target PC.

1. Turn on your target System.
2. Boot to Boot Menu.
3. Select your USB Flash Drive with the UEFI Prefix and press enter to boot.

STEP 5: Installing Windows 11

1. When at the installation screen, select your preferred Language, Time, and Currency format, Keyboard input, and click on Next.
2. When prompted, click on Install now. The setup will start in a while.
3. If you have a Windows Product key, activate it using the product key. If you do not have the product key, click on I don't have a product key and click on Next.
4. Select the desired Operating System version you want to install, from the list and click on Next. In our case, we will be using Windows 11 Pro.
5. Accept the license terms and click on Next.
6. From the installation type, select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).
7. Select the target disk and click on the Delete button. If you have multiple partitions, select the partitions one by one and click on Delete. When prompted, select Yes.
8. Select Unallocated Space and click on Next and Windows will be installed on the selected disk.

NOTES:
  • Steps #4- #5 will format the target disk. Proceed with caution.
  • This will take a couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your PC will restart to complete the installation.

STEP 6: Finishing Windows 11 Setup

After the installation is completed, it's time to set up Windows 11 for the first usage with the newly installed Windows 11.

When you're at the welcome screen, continue to set up with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account, and Privacy settings by following onscreen instructions.

STEP 7: Update Windows 11

Once Windows 11 has been installed, the next step is to update Windows 11 to ensure you have the latest hotfixes and malware protection. To update Windows 11, follow the steps below:

1. Once you are at the Desktop, click on the Start button and then select Settings.
2. From the Settings page, select Windows Update from the left pane.
3. Install all the available updates.
4. After installing all the updates, close settings.

NOTE: Your PC might restart while installing updates.

STEP 7: Update Drivers

Once the system is updated to the latest, the next step is to update the drivers as well. This is required to ensure all hardware is fully functional under Windows 11. To update the drivers, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the Start button and then select Settings.
2. From the Settings page, select Windows Update from the left pane.
3. Click on Check for Updates and install the required drivers, close settings.
4. If there is any driver that has not been installed (such as the Graphics driver), download the drivers from the manufacturer's website and install it.

NOTE: Your PC might restart during installing updates and drivers.


CHAPTER 2: Preparation for macOS Sequoia

STEP 1: Download macOS

STEP 2: Create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB

STEP 3: Create Partition

Right click on This PC and select Manage
Select Disk Management under the Storage menu.
Right click on the C partition and click on Shrink Volume
Enter the amount of space you want to shrink. The space you define will be used for installing macOS Sequoia

STEP 3: Boot macOS Sequoia Installer

After preparing your installation USB, EFI and setting up your BIOS/UEFI, you're ready to install it on your target PC.

1. Turn on your target System.
2. Boot to Boot Menu.
3. Select your USB Flash Drive with the UEFI Prefix and press enter to boot.
4. When at the OC Boot picker, select Install macOS 14 beta and press enter to boot. The installer will load in a while. If you have an existing version of macOS, the drive may appear in the OpenCore Boot picker.

STEP 4: Installing macOS Sonoma

1. When at the installation screen, select your preferred language and continue.
2. Select Disk Utility and click on Continue
3. When at Disk Utility, Click on View, and then select Show all Devices.
4. Now select the Macintosh HD which you created earlier and click on the Erase button.
5. Select APFS from the Format menu and click on Erase.
6. After easing the disk, click on Done and close Disk Utility. You can click on Show Details to verify if the USB has been erased with APFS format.

NOTE: You must erase the whole target disk instead of any partition.

7. Select Install macOS 15 beta and click on Continue and then continue with the options.
8. Now select Macintosh HD and click on Continue.

Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.

NOTES:
  • Steps #4- #5 will format the target disk. Proceed with caution.
  • This will take a couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your Mac will restart to complete the installation.

Here it ends the first phase of the installation.

9. When your PC restarts, it will automatically boot from macOS Installer to continue the next phase of the installation. If for any reason, the installer does not auto boot, select macOS Installer in the boot picker and then boot. The installation will continue and upon completion, your PC will automatically restart.

10. Once again, your PC will restart. Upon restarting, it will automatically boot from the macOS Installer to continue the installation. If for any reason, the installer does not auto boot, select macOS Installer in the boot picker and then boot. The installation will continue and upon completion, your PC will automatically restart.

Once again, your PC will restart, and when your PC restarts, it will automatically boot from Macintosh HD to continue the last phase of the installation. You'll see something as shown below.

STEP 4: Finishing macOS Setup

After finishing the macOS installation, it's time to set up the macOS for the first usage with the newly installed macOS.

When you're at the welcome screen, continue to set up with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account, and Privacy settings by following onscreen instructions.

Now the installation is complete!

CHAPTER 3: Configure Dual Boot


CHAPTER Preparation for Installing Windows 11

STEP 5: Create Partition for Windows 11
Now, the next step is to create partition for Windows 11.

Open Disk Utility.
Select the drive on which macOS Sequoia is installed. In our case, its WD.....
Click on the Partition button. Click on the + button and use the following parameters

Name:
Format:
Size:

NOTE:
Windows 11 requires at least 50GB of free space. Partition accordingly as per your workload requirements.
Due to differences in disk capacity, your partition size might be different.
Always choose uneven capacity to differentiate between macOS and Windows 11 disks during the Windows 11 installation stage.

Click on Apply. When prompted, click on Partition. Click on Continue to proceed with creating a partition for Windows 11.

Once partitioned, a free partition will appear on your Desktop named Windows 11.
Close Disk Utility.




Enjoy macOS Sequoia and Windows 11 on your PC :)

GUIDE How to Create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB for PC

How to Create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB for PC

This guide describes how to create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB for PCs aka non-apple computers. The installation has been covered in another section. You can use this USB to perform a clean install of macOS Sequoia on your non-Apple computer.

Before you start with this guide, here are a few requirements
  • A working Internet connection.
  • A 16 GB or larger USB Flash Drive.
  • A complete backup of your system.
To start with the guide, you'll also need to have access to a fully functional computer running macOS Mojave or later.

This guide describes a complete offline method instead of Recovery. Therefore, you'll require access

STEP 1: Download macOS Sequoia

As macOS Sequoia is not officially released for the general public, but only for developers, you would need an Apple Developer Account along with the Software Enrollment to download a copy of macOS Sonoma. However, if you've not enrolled, you can download an official copy of macOS Sequoiaa directly from Apple Server using the guide linked below. To download macOS Sequoia, follow the steps below:

Using a Developer Account:
1. If you're using macOS Mojave or later, you can obtain macOS Sequoia via your developer account. Sign in to your Apple Developer Account.
2. From the left pane, click on Downloads.
3. Scroll down and under Overview, select macOS.
4. Under macOS Beta Software, use the link to download macOS Developer Beta Access Utility.
5. Open the macOS Developer Beta AccessUtility.dmg and install the package file.
6. A software update popup will open in System Preferences. Click on Upgrade Now to download the 15GB installer.

Without a Developer Account:
If you do not have a Developer Account, use the guide linked below to download macOS Sequoia

Alternative Download:

STEP 2: Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive

The next step is to create a bootable installation drive. Follow the steps below to create the installation media.

1. Insert your USB Flash Drive
2. Open Disk Utility. The Disk Utility is located at /Applications/Utilities.
3. Click on View and then select Show All Devices.
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4. Select your USB Flash Drive in the left pane and click on Erase button. A popup will appear asking you to erase the drive. Use the following parameters to erase your drive:

Name: USB
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Scheme: GUID Partition Map
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NOTE: Do NOT use any other format other than Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to erase the USB.

5. Once erased, click on Done and close Disk Utility. You can click on Show Details to verify if the USB has been erased with HFS+ format.
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6. Launch Terminal, located at /Applications/Utilities.
7. Execute the createinstallmedia command given below in Terminal.

Code:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 15\ beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB

8. When prompted, enter your password.
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9. Press (Y) to confirm and then press enter key. The terminal will start erasing the disk and will create a macOS Bootable USB.
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If you're on Big Sur or later, the Terminal may prompt for access. When prompted, click on OK to allow access.
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Once the process is completed, you'll see the following screen:
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10. Quit Terminal. The USB Flash Drive will be renamed as Install macOS 15 beta.
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STEP 3: Prepare EFI Configuration

Currently, this Bootable USB can be used on a real Mac to boot off the installer. However, on non-Apple computers, you'll also need a proper EFI (including Bootloader and kexts) to boot the installer on a PC. You can either use OpenCore (preferred) or Clover. Depending on your preferences, choose one from the guide linked below

OpenCore

Clover

NOTES:
  • The bootloader must be the latest. If you're using Clover, (v5158) or later and if you're using OpenCore (v1.0.0) or later is recommended.
  • Kexts must be the latest. The essential kexts are Lilu, VirtualSMC, WhateverGreen, and AppleALC. If you're using some other kext and an update is available, you should update that too. This is mandatory for the installation, ensuring the installer boots successfully and does not run into any problems.
  • For AMD Systems, you also need to update the Kernel Patches. Do not use these Kernel Patches if you're using an Intel-based CPU.
  • As Apple has dropped the support for older Mac Models (up to Skylake), you'll need to update the SMBIOS data to 2018 and later. See Setting Up SMBIOS for more information.

STEP 4: Install Bootloader and EFI

Once your EFI is ready, the next step is to install the EFI to the Bootable USB. Depending on the EFI choice you made in STEP #3, choose one from below:

OpenCore

Clover

Now, that you have the bootable USB ready, with the right ingredients, you can perform a clean install of macOS Sequoia on your PC!

README Common Problems in macOS Sequoia (15.0) and Workarounds

Common Problems in macOS Sequoia (15.0) and Workarounds

This thread is for common problems in macOS Sequoia. The problems listed here are likely to be experienced by users who attempt to install macOS Sequoia 15.0. Possible solutions are available for most of the issues at the moment.

This is not a troubleshooting thread. Please do not ask questions regarding your specific issue in this thread. If you're having an issue, create a separate thread. If you're having a problem to report or have a workaround to resolve the problems listed here, regarding the installation or function in macOS Sequoia, you can reply to this thread.

Special Notes

macOS Sequoia requires the following:
  • OpenCore v1.0.0 or later and Clover (v5158) or later.
  • Updated Kexts (Lilu, VSMC, and WEG)
If you're not aware of building kexts from the source, use the latest kexts from the installation guide.

In addition, please ensure your ports are mapped properly. If you're using a clean install, make sure to use a USB 2.0 Flash Drive.

Unsupported Hardware and workarounds

Like always, Apple has removed support for some older machines. This includes Desktops and Laptops on macOS Sequoia. However, the current beta release is almost similar to macOS Sonoma.


GPUs that does not support Metal. This include IGPUs as well.

There are ways to install macOS Sequoia on unsupported hardware. This isn't a problem on the Desktop side, as long as you have a compatible Graphics Card installed. However, on the Laptop, as the hardware such as CPU and GPU cannot be upgraded, you're left with a very few options: (i) either use the supported macOS on that particular system, (ii) bypass the compatibility check to boot and install (iii) change the SMBIOS to latest to boot and install (iv) root patch if certain hardware or function is not functional.

You can add -no_compat_check boot arg to your config.plist to bypass the compatibility check and continue with the installation. However, you won't have Graphics acceleration, broken WiFi and several other hardware functions. Recent macOS versions do allow to boot the installer, but the installation cannot proceed due to this skip. To combat this, the easiest way is to change the SMBIOS to a supported Mac model and that will let you boot the installer and then you can complete the installation. For example, iMac17,1 is ideal SMBIOS for SKL i5-6500 but that won't let you even boot the installer. Changing the SMBIOS to iMac18,1 or iMacPro1,1 will fix the issue. Still, the Graphics won't work and you'll have to root patch the system volume using OCLP. Another example is and luckily, you can spoof the SKL Graphics to KBL Graphics and that will serve the purpose. See the guides linked below for more information.

Grey Screen after installer boots

With the release of macOS Sequoia, one of the major issues is a grey screen followed by a white screen, when booting the installer. This can be fixed by the following:

- Ensure you're running OpenCore v1.0.0 or later and Clover (v5158).
- Ensure you're using the latest Lilu, VSMC, and WEG kexts
- Ensure your system is connected to the internet.

If you're using AMD APU, use iMacPro1,1 or iMac20,1 SMBIOS to prevent a black screen.

Progress bar stuck during installation or upgrade

During the installation phase or when upgrading to macOS Sequoia, the progress bar might get stuck for several hours. This can be fixed by the following:

- Ensure you're running OpenCore v1.0.0 or later and Clover (v5158).
- Ensure you're using the latest Lilu, VSMC, and WEG kexts
- Set SecureBootModel to Disabled
- Ensure your system is connected to the internet.

If you're using AMD APU, disable NootedRed until the installation is complete.

Black Screen after boot

With the release of macOS Sequoia, one of the major issues is a black screen when booting the installer or after the installation. This can be fixed by the following:

- Ensure you're running OpenCore v0.9.3 or later and Clover (v5152).
- Ensure you're using the latest Lilu, VSMC, and WEG kexts
- Ensure your system is connected to the internet.

If you're using AMD APU, use iMacPro1,1 or iMac20,1 SMBIOS to prevent a black screen.

Kernel Panic on AMD Platforms

If you're trying to boot macOS Sequoia on AMD platforms, there are chances that you'll end up getting Kernel Panic. The fix is to update the AMD Kernel Patches.

Solution: Ensure you're using the latest AMD Kernel Patches, which includes patches for Sequoia

Unable to select the language and continue

When booting the macOS Sequoia installer, there are chances that you might not be able to select the language and continue with the installation further. Although, the language can be selected, but the installation will not continue. This can be fixed by the following:

- Ensure you're running OpenCore v0.9.3 or later and Clover (v5152).
- Ensure you're using the latest Lilu, VSMC, and WEG kexts
- Ensure your system is connected to the internet.

Unable to boot with AMFIPass Enabled


An internet
Even if you're using an offline installer, during the installation stage, you'll get this error

Solution: Your system must be connected to the internet.


IGPU Graphics Acceleration

Apple dropped all the IGPU Graphics support up to Skylake. Users with Skylake and prior would not be able to use their IGPU, until there is a development from OCLP team. To install on systems with unsupported IGPU, use -igfxvesa in boot arg.

For Skylake Users

Fortunately, the KBL drivers are still present in macOS Sequoia Beta. It may be removed in the final release like NVIDIA drivers at the time of Monterey. However, SKL can be spoofed as KBL and acceleration can be achieved.

Stuck at NRed

If you're using AMD APU and trying to boot macOS Sequoia, the installer will stuck and will not progress further. Currently, NootedRed isn't compatible with macOS Sequoia.

NVIDIA Graphics Acceleration

With macOS Monterey, Apple completely removed support for NVIDIA. However, a workaround was to use OCLP, but at the moment, the OCLP is unable to patch the system on macOS Sequoia.

No I2C Device

With macOS Sequoia Beta 1, the I2C device such as Trackpad reported to work on Sonoma, does not work on Sequoia at all. Unless the base kext is updated, the issue will not be fixed. No ETA as of now.


SMBIOS Support
With the release of macOS Sequoia, Apple has dropped support for SMBIOS up to 2017 except for the iMacPro1,1. macOS Sequoia requires 2018 or later SMBIOS. See Setting Up SMBIOS for more info.

No Disk in Disk Utility
Some SATA Controllers are removed in macOS Ventura. The solution is to use CtlnaAHCIPort.kext

No USB Ports
Since macOS Big Sur 11.3, Apple made some changes and the XHCI Port Limit patch was broken. A solution is to map the ports.

Reboot Loop while installing or updating

If you're installing or updating to macOS Sequoia, the system might enter a reboot loop state. Originally discovered on a few HEDT platforms and mostly on macOS Sonoma 14.4. A guide already exist to fix the issue.

See the guide linked below for more information:

No WiFi and Bluetooth

On macOS Sequoia, Apple dropped support for several Broadcom Cards till 2017 Mac models. As a result, a major number of WiFi Cards will not work including supported Broadcom Cards (such as BCM94360NG/Fenvi T919). Users with any WiFi Card at the moment would not be able to use their WiFi, until there is a development from OCLP team. To utilize internet, use Ethernet or USB to Ethernet as a workaround for now.

Followed by Sonoma, macOS Sequoia also has no support for several Broadcom Cards till 2017 Mac models. As a result, a major number of WiFi Cards will not work including supported Broadcom Cards (such as BCM94360NG/Fenvi T919). Users with any WiFi Card at the moment would not be able to use their WiFi, until there is a development from OCLP team. To utilize internet, use Ethernet or USB to Ethernet as a workaround for now.


the WiFi and Bluetooth may not work. A solution is to update Lilu, VirtualSMC, and the Bluetooth related kexts. In addition, the USB ports must be mapped.


IO80211FamilyLegacy.kext has been removed and this is the reason why Broadcom natively supported WiFi isn't working at the moment. It's so much relief that Intel WiFi is still continuing to work. Spoofing the Device ID to a compatible one does not work and adding IO80211FamilyLegacy.kext throws Kernel Panic.

However, the Bluetooth is working absolutely fine with the latest BRCMPatchRAM commits.

Due to the removal of Legacy.kext, the Broadcom WiFi no longer functions.

No Ethernet

On macOS Sequoia, there is a very likely chance that your Ethernet won't work, including built-in, and any PCIe based such as AQuantia. To fix this issue, you'll need to enable VT-d on your System. Note that some systems may require memory mapping (fixing DMAR Table).

In addition, even if you had ethernet working on your previous macOS version, there are chances that during the installation, the built-in ethernet may not work during the installation stage. The solution is to use USB to Ethernet Adapter.

Applications

With the release of macOS Sequoia, there could be a number of applications, audio plugins, and extensions which may not work at the moment, like it has always been for each macOS release. With macOS Sequoia, this is no different. Little Snitch does not work with macOS Sequoia yet.

Audio
Currently, Audio is not working for some Layout IDs on AMD Ryzen.

NVMe Support
NVMeFix will not work on macOS Sequoia as it is no longer being maintained. This can be an issue for drives like Samsung PM981. You must use a natively supported NVMe Drive.

GUIDE How to Upgrade your Mac to macOS Sequoia

How to Upgrade your Mac to macOS Sequoia

This guide is about upgrading your Mac to macOS Sequoia the latest version of the Mac Operating System from Apple.

Before you proceed with an upgrade, we suggest you to check the compatibility of the Mac model.

NOTES:
  • If you're running macOS Sierra or later and planning to upgrade to macOS Big Sur, you'll require 40 GB of storage for an upgrade. If you're running a previous release than macOS Sierra, you'll need upto 50 GB of storage for an upgrade to macOS Sequoia.
  • If you're running OS X Mountain Lion, you'll need to upgrade your Mac to OS X El Capitan first and then to macOS Ventura.
  • Currently, macOS Sequoia is under Beta and it's not recommended for daily driver use.

STEP 1: Create a Backup of your Mac
Before you proceed with an upgrade, we advise you to perform a backup of your Mac. In case the upgrade fails or you encounter any issue with the upgrade, you can roll back to your existing installation.

To create a Backup for your Mac, follow the guide below

STEP 2: Download macOS Sequoia
The second step is to download macOS Sequoia. A copy of macOS is currently available to developers who have enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. If you have still not enrolled in the program, there's still a way to it which has been referenced below.

To download macOS Sequoia, follow the steps below

1. If you're using macOS Mojave or later, you can obtain macOS Monterey via your developer account. Sign in to your Apple Developer Account
2. From the left pane, click on Downloads
3. Scroll down and under Overview, select macOS.
4. Under macOS Beta Software, use the link to download macOS Developer Beta Access Utility.

If you plan to perform a clean installation, follow the guide below

STEP 3: Installation
Once the download completes, the installer will open automatically. Click on Continue and follow the instructions. At last, select your target drive and click on Install

NOTES:
  • If the installer asks for permission, enter your password when prompted.
  • During the upgrade process, your Mac might restart several times. You might get a blank screen at certain times but that's normal and the installer is still working in the background.


1. From the Applications folder, right-click on Install macOS Sequoia beta and click on open
2. Click on Continue and then continue with the options as shown below.
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Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.
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3. Once the first phase completes, the installer will prompt you for restarting your Mac and your Mac will restart automatically.
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Here it ends the first phase of the installation and Your Mac will restart a couple of times and will continue the installation.

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STEP 4: Complete Setup
When prompted for setting up a few newer options, set it up by following onscreen instructions and you should be at your Desktop.

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Now the installation is complete!

NOTES:
  • The first boot may be slower as the caches are not built yet. Once the caches are built, it will boot normally.

Enjoy macOS Sequoia on your Mac :)

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GUIDE How to Install macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Macs [MacPro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air]

How to Install macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Macs [MacPro, iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air]


An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers a clean installation of macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Macs, unofficially.


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Overview


Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Sequoia 14.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey added massive updates and improvements from its predecessor, Big Sur.

Packed with new features and functionality, the most noticeable update that can be seen and experienced is the new GUI. Featuring a much more "iOS" look and feel and is as smooth as butter. With each release of macOS, Apple removes support for old hardware.

Unfortunately, with the announcement of macOS Sequoia, Apple has officially dropped support up to Skylake. Luckily, for our users and readers, we're going to provide you with a complete installation guide step-by-step.

If you've made an attempt to install macOS Sequoia before reading this guide, you've probably been greeted with the Internet Recovery or no-entry sign immediately after booting from the Sequoia installer.

With this in mind, you'll have to use other ways to get macOS Sequoia on your unsupported Mac.

Compatibility


Before you proceed with a clean installation, we suggest you to check the compatibility of the Mac model. Have another Mac model and want to run macOS Sequoia? You can find the complete list of supported Mac models for macOS Sequoia and check whether your Mac model is listed. The compatibility list is linked below.

Requirements


Before you start with this guide, here are the requirements for setting up macOS Sequoia on your unsupported Mac mini.

MacLate 2009, Mid 2010, Mid 2011, and Late 2012
Boot ROM VersionLatest Boot ROM installed
USB Flash DriveAt least 16GB

If you meet the above requirements, you're good to go and can start with the guide.

STEP 1: Create a Backup of your Mac
Before you proceed with the installation, we advise you to perform a backup of your Mac. In case the installation fails or you encounter any issue with the installation, you can roll back to your existing installation.

To create a Backup for your Mac, follow the guide linked below.

STEP 2: Download macOS Sequoia
The next step is to download macOS Sequoia. Normally, you won't be able to get new updates as you're using an unsupported Mac and Apple will block updates for the new OS. However, there's another workaround available and you can download a copy of macOS Sequoia very easily. To download macOS Sequoia, follow the guide below

STEP 3: Create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB
After downloading macOS Sequoia, the next step is to create the Bootable USB for macOS Sequoia. To create macOS Sequoia Bootable USB, follow the guide below.

STEP 4: Preparing the USB Installer
The next step is to prepare the USB installer for booting macOS Sequoia. Typically, involving the preparation of EFI using OCLP.

1. On your target Mac, boot to Desktop.
2. Apple menu  > About This Mac>System Report
3. Note down the model identifier. In our case, it's Macmini7,1
4. Download OCLP from the download section of this forum.
5. Open OCLP and you'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
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NOTE:
  • It is strongly recommended that you use the target Mac to Build OpenCore.

6. OCLP detects the Mac model automatically. However, it is still recommended to select the target Mac model identifier from the drop-down selection, especially if you're running OCLP from any other than the target Mac.
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To select the target Mac model, simply click on the Settings icon and select the target Mac model identifier from the drop-down selection. In addition, disable verbose, if you don't want to debug the installation.
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7. Click on Return to Main Menu and you should have something similar to the screenshot attached below.
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8. Click on Build and Install OpenCore. Once the OpenCore is built, it will prompt you to view the log and install OpenCore to the target disk for booting.

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9. When prompted, Click on Install to disk.

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10. When prompted, click on OK to allow disk access.
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11. Select the Bootable USB you prepared in Step #3. In our case, it's disk2 - SanDisk.
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12. From the available FAT32 (ESP) Partition, select the disk to install OpenCore. When prompted, enter your system password
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13. Once OCLP finishes installing OpenCore to the target disk, you'll see the following.

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And within a few seconds, it will prompt to reboot.

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14. Once, you're done with all the above processes, click on Reboot.

15. After clicking on Reboot, you'll see the confirmation dialogue box to restart your Mac. Simply click on Restart to restart your Mac
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NOTE:
  • If you're preparing OCLP on any other Mac than your target Mac, do not restart your Mac. Instead, eject the USB and plug it into the target Mac.

STEP 5: Booting the macOS Installer
Once you finish setting up USB, you're ready to install macOS Sequoia on your Unsupported Mac.

1. Start/Restart your Mac and while starting/restarting, hold down the option (⌥) key or Alt Key (if you're using a non-Apple Keyboard) on your Keyboard. You'll see something like this below.

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2. Select EFI Boot (with the OCLP logo) and press enter to boot.

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Upon booting, you'll see something like the one below.

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3. When at the OC Boot picker, select Install macOS 14 beta and press enter to boot. The installer will load in a while.

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STEP 6: Installing macOS Sequoia

1. When at the installation screen, select Disk Utility and click on Continue

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2. Click on View and then select Show All Devices

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3. Now select your Hard Drive or SSD on which you want to install macOS and use the following parameters to erase your drive.

Name: Macintosh HD
Format: APFS
Scheme: GUID Partition Map

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4. Once the parameter is set, click on Erase button and the disk will be erased.
5. After easing the disk, click on Done and close Disk Utility

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6. Select Install macOS 14 beta and click on Continue and then continue with the options.

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7. Now select Macintosh HD and click on Continue.

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Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.

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NOTES:
  • Step #3 will format the target disk. Proceed with caution.
  • This will take a couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your Mac will restart to complete the installation.

Here it ends the first phase of the installation.

When your Mac restarts, it will automatically boot from macOS Installer to continue the installation.

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Once more, the Mac will restart, and when your Mac restarts, it will automatically boot from macOS Installer to continue the second phase of the installation. Upon completion, your Mac will automatically restart.

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After the second phase of the installation, your Mac will restart one more time, and this time it will automatically boot via Macintosh HD as shown below.

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STEP 7: Finishing macOS Setup
After booting via Macintosh HD, the installation would be complete and it's time to set up the macOS for the first usage with the newly installed macOS.

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When you're at the welcome screen, continue with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account, and Privacy settings.

Now the installation is complete!

NOTES:
  • During the installation process, your Mac might restart several times. You might get a blank screen at certain times but that's normal and the installer is still working in the background.
  • The first boot may be slower as the caches are not built yet. Once the caches are built, it will boot normally.

Enjoy macOS Sequoia on your Unsupported Mac :)

Current Issues

GUIDE How to Upgrade to macOS Sequoia on your Unsupported Mac

How to Upgrade your Unsupported Mac to macOS Sequoia

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers the upgrade process of macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Macs, unofficially.

Overview

Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Sequoia 13.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey added massive updates and improvements from its predecessor, Big Sur.

Packed with new features and functionality, the most noticeable update that can be seen and experienced is the new GUI. Featuring a much more "iOS" look and feel and is as smooth as butter. With each release of macOS, Apple removes support for old hardware.

Unfortunately, with the announcement of macOS Sequoia, Apple has officially dropped support up to Skylake. Luckily, for our users and readers, we'll provide you with a complete upgrade guide step-by-step.

If you've made an attempt to

install macOS Sequoia before reading this guide, you've probably been greeted with the Internet Recovery or no-entry sign immediately after booting from the Sequoia installer.

With this in mind, you'll have to use other ways to upgrade your Unsupported Mac to macOS Sequoia.

Compatibility


Before you proceed with a clean installation, we suggest you to check the compatibility of the Mac model.


Have another Mac model and want to run macOS Sequoia? You can find the complete list of supported Mac models for macOS Sequoia and check whether your Mac model is listed. The compatibility list is linked below.


Requirements

Before you start with this guide, here are the requirements for setting up macOS Sequoia on your unsupported Mac mini.

MacLate 2009, Mid 2010, Mid 2011, and Late 2012
Boot ROM VersionLatest Boot ROM installed
USB Flash DriveAt least 16GB

If you meet the above requirements, you're good to go and can start with the guide.

For Clean Install of macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Macs​


STEP 1: Create a Backup of your Mac
Before you proceed with the installation, we advise you to perform a backup of your Mac. In case the installation fails or you encounter any issue with the installation, you can roll back to your existing installation.

To create a Backup for your Mac, follow the guide linked below.

STEP 2: Download macOS Sequoia
The next step is to download macOS Sequoia. Normally, you won't be able to get new updates as you're using an unsupported Mac and Apple will block updates for the new OS. However, there's another workaround available and you can download a copy of macOS Sequoia very easily. To download macOS Sequoia, follow the guide below

STEP 3: Setup OpenCore
The next step is to set up OpenCore which will allow upgrading your Unsupported Mac to macOS Sequoia. Typically, involving the preparation of EFI using OCLP.

1. On your target Mac, boot to Desktop.
2. Apple menu  > About This Mac>System Report
3. Note down the model identifier. In our case, it's Macmini7,1
4. Download OCLP.
5. Open OCLP and you'll see something similar to the screenshot attached below.
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6. OCLP detects the Mac model automatically. However, it is still recommended to select the target Mac model identifier from the drop-down selection, especially if you're running OCLP from any other than the target Mac. To select the target Mac model, simply click on con Settings and select the target Mac model identifier from the drop-down selection under the Target Model option. In our case, it would be Macmini7,1. In addition, it would be good to disable verbose, if you don't want rolling texts on your screen during the booting and installation phase.
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7. Click on Return to Main Menu and you should have something similar to the screenshot attached below.
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8. Click on Build and Install OpenCore. Once the OpenCore is built, it will prompt you to view the log and install OpenCore to the target disk for booting.

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9. When prompted, Click on Install to disk.

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10. When prompted, click on OK to allow disk access.
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16. Select the current disk on which an older version of macOS is installed. In our case, it's disk0 - CT240BX500SSD1

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17. From the available FAT32 (ESP) Partition, select the disk to install OpenCore. When prompted, enter your system password

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18. Once OCLP finishes installing OpenCore to the target disk, you'll see the following.


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And within a few seconds, it will prompt to reboot.

19. Once, you're done with all the above processes, click on Reboot.
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20. After clicking on Reboot, you'll see the confirmation dialogue box to restart your Mac. Simply click on Restart to restart your Mac

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STEP 4: Boot using OpenCore
Once you're done with STEP #3, you need to boot using OpenCore. To boot using OpenCore, follow the steps below.

1. Restart your Mac and while restarting, hold down the option key and boot from EFI Boot with the OCLP icon.

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2. When at OC Boot picker, select your system drive (the drive on which you have existing macOS) and press enter to boot and it will boot back to the old macOS.

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STEP 5: Upgrade to macOS Sequoia
After booting using OpenCore, the next step is to upgrade to macOS Sequoia. To upgrade your Unsupported Mac to macOS Sequoia, follow the steps below.

1. From the Applications folder, right-click on Install macOS Sequoia beta and click on open
2. Click on Continue and then continue with the options as shown below.
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Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.

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3. Once the first phase completes, the installer will prompt for restarting your Mac and your Mac will restart automatically.

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After restarting, it will continue the installation

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Your Mac will restart again and when your Mac restarts, it will automatically boot from macOS Installer to continue the installation. If for any reason, the installer does not auto boot, select macOS Installer in the boot picker and then boot. The installation will continue. If you choose to boot from Macintosh HD or (your drive name), the system will boot back to your previous installation without upgrading to macOS Sequoia.

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Once again, your Mac will restart and when your Mac restarts, it will automatically boot from Macintosh HD to continue the installation, like above and after it boots, you'll see something like below.

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After this process, your Mac will complete the upgrade process and you'll be asked to enter your password to login into macOS Sequoia.

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Enter your password and you have successfully upgraded to macOS Sequoia on your unsupported Mac.

GUIDE How to Clean Install macOS Sequoia on your Mac

How to Clean Install macOS Sequoia on your Mac

The following is a guide for installing macOS Sequoia on your Mac. You can use this guide for a clean install of macOS Sequoia on your compatible Mac.

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Clean install macOS Sequoia using Bootable USB Drive

Overview


Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Sequoia 15.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey added massive updates and improvements from its predecessor, Big Sur.

Packed with new features and functionality, the most noticeable update that can be seen and experienced is the new GUI. Featuring a much more "iOS" look and feel and is as smooth as butter.

Requirements


Before you start with this guide, here's are a few requirements
  • A working Internet connection.
  • A 16 GB or larger USB Flash Drive.
NOTE:
  • A complete backup of your system. We advise you to perform a complete backup of your system along with the existing installation. In case something goes wrong, you can restore it using the backup you created.

To start with the guide, you'll also need to have access to a fully functional computer running macOS Mojave or later. This requirement is must as you need to access to Mac App Store in order to download a copy of macOS and create an installation USB Flash Drive later on.

Compatibility


Before you proceed with a clean installation, we suggest you to check the compatibility of the Mac model.

Installing macOS Sequoia on Mac


Now, you can start downloading files, creating a bootable USB, and doing a clean install. Follow the steps below to install macOS Ventura on your Mac.

STEP 1: Download macOS Sequoia and Create a Bootable USB
To download macOS Sequoia and create a Bootable USB, refer to the guide linked below.

STEP 2: Booting the macOS Installer
After preparing your installation USB, you're ready to install it on your target Mac

1. Start/Restart your Mac and while starting/restarting, hold down the option (⌥) key or Alt Key (if you're using a non-Apple Keyboard) on your Keyboard. If you're using an Apple Silicon Mac, press and hold the Power button on your Mac until the startup option appears. You'll see something like this below.

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2. Select Install macOS 15 beta and click on Continue or you can press enter to boot and the installer will load in a while.

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STEP 3: Installing macOS

When booted from the USB, you'll see something like below

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Do not continue yet as we're performing a clean install, it would be best to erase the target disk on which you're going to install macOS Sequoia.

Quit Install macOS.

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When the installer prompts, click on Quit and the installer will go back to Recovery Menu.

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When at the Recovery Menu, select Disk Utility and click on Continue.

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3. When at Disk Utility, Click on View, and then select Show all Devices.

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4. Now select your Hard Drive or SSD on which you want to install macOS and use the following parameters to erase your drive.

Name: Macintosh HD
Format: APFS
Scheme: GUID Partition Map

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4. Once the parameter is set, click on Erase button and you should see a prompt to erase your Mac.

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Click on Erase Mac to continue erasing your Mac. When prompted, click on Erase Mac and Restart.

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Your Mac will restart and boot back to Recovery to complete the Activation.

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From the top right menu, click on the WiFi icon and connect to your WiFi Network. If you're having an Ethernet Connection, you can use it too. We're using WiFi as it's more convenient. When prompted, enter your network password and click on Join to connect to your WiFi Network.

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Once the network is detected, your Mac will start the Activation.

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Once activated, you'll see something like below.

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From the Apple Menu>Click on Shut Down

Start/Restart your Mac and while starting/restarting, hold down the option (⌥) key or Alt Key (if you're using a non-Apple Keyboard) on your Keyboard. If you're using an Apple Silicon Mac, press and hold the Power button on your Mac until the startup option appears. You'll see something like this below. You'll notice that the Disk name no longer appears now as it's erased.

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Select Install macOS 15 beta and click Continue. Alternatively, press enter to boot and the installer will load in a while.

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1. When at the installation screen, select your preferred language and continue

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The installation screen will appear automatically. Click on Continue and then continue with the options.

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7. Now select Macintosh HD and click on Continue.

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Now, macOS Sequoia will begin installing to your selected disk.

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NOTES:
  • This will take couple of minutes and will restart at "Less than a minute is remaining". Upon completion, the system will automatically restart. Your Mac will restart to complete the installation.

Here it ends the first phase of the installation and Your Mac will restart a couple of times.

The installer will continue the second phase of the installation. Upon completion, your Mac will automatically restart.

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STEP 4: Finishing macOS Setup
After finishing the macOS installation, it's time to set up the macOS for the first usage with the newly installed macOS.

When you're at the welcome screen, continue with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account and Privacy settings.

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Now the installation is complete!

Enjoy macOS Sequoia on your Mac :)

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NOTES:
  • The first boot may be slower as the caches are not built yet. Once the caches are built, it will boot normally.

GUIDE How to Spoof Graphics on macOS [Intel/AMD/NVIDIA]

Honestly, @EliteMacx86 videos on YouTube are basic and good. Understanding is easy. (there are too many spoof files in the internet and cannot use those files, we should make own spoof file ALWAYS)

You can show Windows machine in YouTube? Please do this:

Making custom GPU spoof.

Windows working running OK.

Find GPU (6950XT) PCIE location in device manager.

Copy anywhere.

Open SSDTTime. Option "spoof hardware".

Paste ID from device manager for graphics card.

Because it is not native to macOS, it cannot find easy. We must bridge the device. I think 6000 series AMD GPU always has bridge. We must do this.

Also fake device ID to 0x73BF !!!

Write into PLIST file information.

After, it works perfect.

Suggest your video about disable ULPM and 0fan because it is the best.
Thank you for your kind words!

Yes, from 5000 series onwards, a bridge device is needed.

MSI Z590I UNIFY - Intel Core i9-10900F - 64GB RAM - AMD RX 5700XT - WiFi/BT - Thunderbolt 4 - OpenCore

In guide you say we need reset kext and thunderbolt efi. Should I use those files as well as Maximus sample? Or use only Maximus sample? Today I will have Thunderbolt SSD again to test and find differences for my motherboard and connection on sample.

Any ideas?
Reset and the .efi driver shouldn't be needed on your Motherboard.

GUIDE How to Download macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Mac

How to Download macOS Sequoia on Unsupported Mac

This guide describes how to download macOS Sequoia on your unsupported Mac, unofficially.

Overview

Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Sequoia 15.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey adding massive updates and improvements from its predecessor, Sonoma.

Packed with new features and functionality, the most noticeable update that can be seen and experienced is the new GUI. Featuring a much more "iOS" look and feel and is as smooth as butter. With each release of macOS, Apple removed supports for old hardware.

Unfortunately, with the announcement of macOS Sequoia, Apple has officially dropped support for their several Mac lineups including Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook, and Mac mini. Luckily, for our fans and readers though, we've already covered a complete installation guide step-by-step.

If you're having an Unsupported Mac and plan to run macOS Sequoia, check out our exclusive installation guide for Unsupported Mac lineups below:

Normally, you can obtain a copy of macOS Sonoma via System updates under System Preferences or can simply use App Store. But as you're using an unsupported Mac, you won't be able to get new updates and Apple will block updates for the new OS. However, there's another workaround available and you can download a copy of macOS Sonoma very easily.

Requirements

Following are the requirements for downloading macOS Sequoia on an Unsupported Mac. Please ensure you meet the requirements before proceeding with this guide.
  • Unsupported Mac
  • Internet Connection
  • Command Line Tools
  • Basic Commandline Knowledge

STEP 1: Download gibMacOS

The very first step is to download gibMacOS which will assist you in downloading the macOS Sequoia installer on your Unsupported Mac. To download gibMacOS, follow the steps below:

1. Install Command Line Tools, if you haven't already.
2. Open the Terminal and clone the gibMacOS repository using the command given below:
Bash:
git clone https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS
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STEP 2: Download macOS Sequoia

The next step is to download macOS Sequoia using the gibMacOS utility. To download macOS Sequoia, follow the steps below:

1. Assuming the Terminal Window is still running, execute the following commands:
Bash:
#Move to the directory
cd gibMacOS

#Run gibMacOS
sudo /.gibMacOS.command
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When prompted, enter your password. The utility will provide you with a list of available products for download.
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2. Type M and press the enter key to change the Max-OS version.
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3. When prompted, type 15 and press enter key, which is for macOS Sequoia.
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Once changed, you'll see something similar:
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4. Type C and press the enter key to change the Catalog.
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5. When prompted, type 4 and press the enter key, which is for the Developer seed.
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Once changed, you'll see something similar:
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6. Type 1 and press enter key, which is for macOS Sequoia.
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The script will start downloading the files.
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Once the download is completed, you'll see the following screen:
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Press enter key and you'll get back to the main screen:
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7. Once downloaded, quit Terminal using Q.
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The downloads can be found under the following directory:
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STEP 3: Access macOS Sequoia Installer

The next step is to access the macOS Sonoma installer. To access the installer, follow the steps below.

1. Open the InstallAssistant.pkg file using double click which you downloaded in step #2.
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2. Install the package file. When prompted, enter your password and proceed with the installation.

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Once the package file is installed, the installer will prompt you to either delete or keep the package installer. Select one as per your choice.
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After installing the package file, the macOS Sequoia installer will appear under the Applications folder.

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You can use this installer to upgrade or clean install macOS Sequoia on your system!

Download macOS Sequoia Wallpaper

Download macOS Sequoia (15.0) Wallpaper

Today, at WWDC24, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Sequoia, packed with a variety of features and stunning GUI, more like an iOS feel. macOS Sequoia contains powerful productivity tools such as Widgets and quick access to settings and much more. The experience with macOS is improving and with each macOS version, Apple provides new Wallpaper. With macOS Sonama, it is a stunning Wallpaper that is available for download.

Below are the Light Mode and Dark Mode official wallpaper downloads. These are available in HEIC and PNG formats. The HEIC is in 8K format. Find the downloads in the attachment.

GUIDE How to Download macOS Sequoia DMG for Clean Install

How to Download macOS Sequoia DMG for Clean Install

This guide describes a step-by-step method to download macOS Sequoia DMG for a clean install or upgrade purposes. By following this guide, you'll be able to download macOS Sequoia DMG without a Developer Account and can further use it for installing on a real Mac or on a non-Apple computer.

Today, Apple announced its new macOS lineup i.e. macOS Sequoia 15.0. A copy of macOS Sequoia is currently available to developers who have enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.

Users who have not enrolled in Apple's Developer Program, cannot get the update directly onto their Mac system. However, as always, there is a workaround to it. The methods for downloading macOS Sequoia Preview without a Developer Account have been described below. All the methods discussed here are official installers directly from Apple Server and are not modified in any way.

If you do not have a Developer Account and still want to try our macOS Sequoia, you can download an official copy of macOS for a clean install or upgrade purposes. To download the macOS Sequoia DMG, follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Install Command Line Tools, if you haven't already.
STEP 2: Open the Terminal and execute the following commands:

Bash:
#Clone macadmin scripts
git clone https://github.com/munki/macadmin-scripts

#Move to the directory
cd macadmin-scripts

#Run installinstallmacos.py
sudo ./installinstallmacos.py --catalogurl https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-15seed-15-14-13-12-10.16-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz
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Starting from macOS Monterey 12.3, Apple removed support for Python 2.7 and if you continue to download macOS using the macadmin script, it will throw an error:

This tool requires the Python xattr module. Perhaps run 'pip install xattr' to install it.

To overcome this issue, you'll need to follow the steps below:

1. Open the Terminal and execute the following commands. When prompted for the password, enter your password.

Bash:
#Install Command Line Tools for Xcode
sudo xcode-select --install

#Install xattr module
pip3 install xattr

#Move to the directory
cd macadmin-scripts

#Run installinstallmacos.py
sudo python3 ./installinstallmacos.py --catalogurl https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-15seed-15-14-13-12-10.16-10.15-10.14-10.13-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

2. Continue with step #3.

STEP 3: When prompted for a password, enter your password. You'll get a list of available products for download.
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STEP 4: Type 23 which is for macOS 15.0 beta (24A5264n) and press enter key. The script will start downloading the files.
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Once the download is completed, you'll see the following screen:
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STEP 5: Quit Terminal. You'll find the macOS Sequoia Installer in a DMG file in /Users/yourusername/macadmn-scripts directory.
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CPU Compatibility List For macOS [Intel/AMD]

Hello there i have a problem when tryin to install macos, where it says that is not compatible for my board, i have a Mother board Tuf b450m-PLUS with a Ryzen 7 5700g using the apu, am i doing something wrong or its not posible, ive tried from high sierra to monterey with no luck, any clues?
The CPU is compatible. Please create a separate thread for the installation issues.
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