08 cMP resigned

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  1. vicentk, Jun 13, 2016
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    After the macOS 'Sierra' release the supported MP is from 2010, my 08 is finished the work, I'm love the cMP so I'm need 4.1 upgrade to 5.1 or directly to get 5.1. Hope there had any way can install the Sierra in my 08cMP.
     

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    Very sad day today. What I find interesting is that the 2009 MacBook is supported, but not a 2009 MacBook Pro... Identical in hardware - what could possibly be unsupported? It's certainly not the graphics!
     
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    The metal case.
     
  5. drasl macrumors member

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    Kind of funny that the family MBA 2010 that is practically useless due to lack of ram is supported but not the MP 2008 that runs virtual machines, backups and most apps.

    The MBA can hardly run Safari.....
     
  6. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    I prefer to use my 2008 MP over my 2012 rMBP when i can, its still a very capable machine despite its age. I can even play Modern Games with high settings on it (GTX680).
     
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    This gave me a good chuckle in the middle of a rather bad work day. Thanks, buddy.

    But seriously, I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of restrictions are in place here. If it's injecting a board-id into a .plist, I would assume this isn't really a huge deal.
     
  8. vicentk thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, it seem some is not necessary. Hope the software (VM, AI) will support 10.11 in few 2-3 years.
     
  9. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Chances are that there will be a way to get it on your machine should you need it. We've been getting unsupported releases of the last four versions of OS X for the 1,1 and 2,1 which were officially ditched by 10.7, so I wouldn't be super worried by it.
     
  10. goMac macrumors 603

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    Very odd upgrade lines being drawn. I have suspicions it's around GPUs. The 15" Macbook Pro had a 9600, the 13" did not. Could be why you have the weird 2009/2010 line too.

    The 2009 Macbook Pro also had that graphics switching that was more custom than the later models.
     
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  13. netkas macrumors 65816

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    Really?

    I have 3-week old baby on my hands, I dont have a time to spoon feed you guys.

    Max I can do is upload patched OSInstall.mpkg tomorrow
     
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    Congratulations! Kids are great
     
  15. vicentk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Congratulations!
     
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    after fully read all how to install the 10.12 in cMP 3.1, it seem not easy at this moment, in past I'm try to looking some second hand 4.1 and flash to 5,1, but I'm very afraid this 5,1 will not support the next 10.13 or 11.
     
  17. netkas macrumors 65816

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    it's so easy, just looks too big because broken into small steps.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    The easy way looks to be to boot the Mac Pro 3,1 in target disk mode then connect to a supported Mac over Firewire & do the install from that system onto the 3,1's disk & afterwards edit PlatformSupport.plist to add the board id.
     
  21. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    Just my 2c. It seems Apple pick a date (may be the expected 10.12 release day -7 year) and draw a line at there to define which Mac is supported in 10.12. Otherwise, there is no reason the weaker 09 LATE iMac and 09 LATE Macbook can install 10.12, but the stronger 09 EARLY Mac Pro, and 09 MID Macbook Pro cannot.

    They didn't have any pattern on software support in the past, but to me, this time, they seems want to follow the same 7 years rule as the hardware does.

    If that's the case. The Mac Pro 2012 (5,1) should be still supported on the next 2 OSX update. Of course, if follow the same pattern, they should drop the 2010 Mac Pro on next OS upgrade as well. However, that has to be done very artificially, because both of them identify as 5,1.

    This year is very clear, both 3,1 and 4,1 are out. But 4,1 user can flash to 5,1 and stay inside the circle. The real interest part is how they handle it next year. Will they support the 2010 Mac Pro, or drop the 2012 Mac Pro?
     

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