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How to Download macOS Ventura on Unsupported Mac

An EliteMacx86 Exclusive Guide - This guide covers downloading a copy of macOS Ventura, unofficially.

Overview


Today, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Ventura 13.0 which is Apple's newest and most awaited OS. Monterey adding 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 removed supports for old hardware.

Unfortunately, with the announcement of macOS Ventura, 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 Ventura, you can check out our exclusive installation guide for Unsupported Mac lineups below.


Normally, you can obtain a copy of macOS Ventura 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 Ventura very easily.

Downloading macOS Ventura


The next step is to download the script. corpnewt has developed a script called gibMacOS which will let you download the copy of macOS from High Sierra to Ventura.

Note:
Before you start, make sure you're having a working and stable internet connection.


STEP 1: Downloading gibMacOS

The very first step is to download gibMacOS. To download gibMacOS, follow the steps below.

1. Visit gibMacOS on your Mac.
2. Click on Code button and then select Download Zip.
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3. Extract the .Zip file to your working directory.

STEP 2: Downloading macOS Ventura
The next step is to download macOS Ventura using the gibMacOS script. To download macOS Monterey, follow the steps below.

1. Double click on gibMacOS.command to open.
You'll get a list of available products for download.

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2. From the options, type "C" and press enter key and you'll get SU Catalog.

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3. From the options, select 4 which is for Developers, and press enter key and It will start downloading the catalog.

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4. Type 1 which is for "macOS 13 Beta 13.0 (22A5266r)."

The script will start downloading the files. Once the download is completed, you'll see the following screen.

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5. Quit the Terminal.

The downloads can be found under the following directory.
Code:
/Users/yourusername/Downloads/gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/developer/012-20267- 13.0 macOS 13 Beta

NOTE:
  • Replace "yourusername" with your actual username.

STEP 3: Accessing macOS Ventura Installer
The next step is to access the macOS Ventura installer. To access the installer, follow the steps below.

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

After installing the package file, the macOS Monterey installer will appear under the Applications folder.

NOTE:
  • You can use this installer to upgrade or clean install macOS Ventura on your system.
 
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