macOS 10.12 Sierra Unsupported Macs Thread

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by redheeler, Jun 13, 2016.

Thread Status:
The first post in this thread is a WikiPost, and can be edited by anyone with the appropriate permissions.
  1. Jack Neill macrumors member

    Jack Neill

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    #4526
    I might just blow it away and start over. Its been on 12 since the .0. I am more pissed about my HP laptop dying. it was mission critical.
     
  2. johnsawyercjs, Mar 29, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017

    johnsawyercjs macrumors member

    johnsawyercjs

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #4527
    I had success last night updating from OS 10.12.3 to 10.12.4 on a Mid 2009 Macbook (5,2), using the App Store app's "Update" option.

    Though as others report here, after installing the 10.12.4 update, this Macbook model won't respond to the brightness up/down buttons on the keyboard. I installed the "Brightness" menu bar utility by bergdesign (http://bergdesign.com/brightness/), and that works fine, but @dosdude1 , is there a plan to incorporate a patch into MacOS Sierra Patcher to bring back keyboard brightness button functionality?

    Thanks very much for your work.
     
  3. Spacecat, Mar 30, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017

    Spacecat macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    #4528
    I'm trying to install Sierra on my 2009 Mac Mini. I upgraded via USB, it said complete. When I restarted I got the no symbol in both recovery and normal boot. When trying to boot from USB again, the loading bar freezes every time. I can't get back into it to try to fix anything (like disable SIP or try a clean install). I made a bootable disk of El Capitan just in case this went awry but that freezes as well! Sometimes I get a no symbol, sometimes the progress bar stops.

    What can I do at this point? I'm totally locked out of everything.

    [edit] Posted too soon but I was freaking out a bit. I let the machine just sit unplugged for an hour. When I fired it up the screen flashed a few times but I was inexplicably able to load the Sierra disk again. After disabling SIP everything booted!

    Thank you so much for making this! Apple in all their wisdom requires you upgrade Sierra if you want to update Xcode, I thought this machine had become entirely useless to me.
     
  4. LaurentR2D2 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Location:
    Paris - France
    #4529
    Hello,

    I've tried to search in the thread, but didn't found an answer. So I would guess that it's not done, but just in case : is there a way to install Sierra on a Mac Pro rev 1,1 ? I'm following Pike on Github, but it still indicates that there is no binary available for the moment for the boot.efi.

    Thank you
     
  5. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

    dosdude1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #4530
    Not possible, the Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1 CPUs don't support SSE4.1, and cannot be upgraded to ones that do.
     
  6. Jack Neill macrumors member

    Jack Neill

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    #4531
    does the MB 5,2 support night shift? I didn't get it but I borked the install too...
     
  7. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

    dosdude1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #4532
    It does with Piker Alpha's patch. Foxlet posted a tool to install it earlier.
     
  8. Jack Neill macrumors member

    Jack Neill

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    #4533
    I installed it, but it didn't work though. no biggie I was just wondering. thanks
     
  9. johnsawyercjs macrumors member

    johnsawyercjs

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    #4534
    @dosdude1: Is there a plan to incorporate a patch into MacOS Sierra Patcher to bring back keyboard brightness adjustment for OS 10.12.4?
     
  10. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

    dosdude1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #4535
    I'll see if I can figure out a fix first. If I can, then yes.
     
  11. Rexsa macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    #4536
    Fix to keyboard brightness adjustment: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then unselect “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light.” (Macbook pro 5,3 and everything works fine)
     
  12. foxlet macrumors regular

    foxlet

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    #4537
    For the record, I have a MacbookPro5,3 on macOS Sierra 10.12.4, and the brightness buttons work just fine without having to change any options, although I do use custom kernel extensions to enable USB and Keyboard support.
     
  13. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

    dosdude1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #4538
    Huh, in that case it's probably the Ambient Light Sensor not working properly. Try installing the Ambient Light Sensor patch in the post-install tool, that may just work.
     
  14. Rexsa macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2017
    #4539
    My first posting was the response for problem when Macbook won't respond to the brightness up/down buttons on the keyboard (post#4527). So what I did was After unselecting “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light.” my macBook start to respond to brightness up/down buttons. After unselecting I toggle back “Adjust keyboard brightness in low light" and now this works too.
     
  15. foxlet macrumors regular

    foxlet

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    #4540
    It may simply be due to a bug in the Preferences file for the keyboard after the upgrade, that Apple didn't oversee.
     
  16. metatext, Mar 31, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017

    metatext macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    #4541
    @Rexsa thanks for the tip! I'm glad it works for you. On a MacBook5,2 unfortunately, there's no Ambient Light Sensor, so there's no way to change that setting in the UI and sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iokit.AmbientLightSensor "Automatic Keyboard Enabled" -bool false doesn't really do anything I'm guessing cause kextstat | grep com.apple.iokit.AmbientLightSensor returns nothing, however, I will try to apply @dosdude1's patch from the installer. Tried the above with an empty plist though, just to see if anything might read from it, rebooted, no joy.

     
  17. L Caputo, Mar 31, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017

    L Caputo macrumors regular

    L Caputo

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    #4542
    So after installing 10.12.4 on this old MacPro 3.1 and getting Night Shift to work, all seemed well.
    Rebooting the next day and I get a message that SIP is enabled, so boot into Recovery Disc, but alas no, directory detected. OK boot into macOS boot USB (dosdudes1 patcher) and select post install bit and selected the appropriate patches for the MacPro 3.1 including the recovery disc patch, and re boot, then boot into Recovery Disc again no joy either. Erased USB and reinstalled patcher software 4.2.3 etc, done the post install recovery disc patch but no still cannot boot to Recovery Disc. Mercy Me what a to do, what is next.
     
  18. foxlet macrumors regular

    foxlet

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    #4543
    I think you mean you got a message that SIP is enabled? Disabling SIP is the correct procedure to load unsigned kexts.
     
  19. L Caputo macrumors regular

    L Caputo

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    #4544
    Yes absolutely I meant enabled, I will edit.
    But what I really need to know is why I cannot boot to my recovery disc even though I have gone to the post install screen and checked the recovery disc patch.

    I have noticed that by rebooting to my Yosemite disc and in Disk Utility mounting the Recovery Disc for Sierra
    and reading the platform support plist that it is the standard set of Sierra board IDs and Macs.
     
  20. fritte44 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    #4545
    Thanks, works great with latest Sierra build! Macbook Pro End 2008.
     
  21. AstroRob macrumors newbie

    AstroRob

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    #4546
    I'm curious if anyone else is having difficulties with the Sierra installation process. I had not caught the noted incompatibility with the current release, but I went back and downloaded the 10.12.2 install file from the link, and followed the instructions closely.

    However the result for me is always the same. When I select the USB stick as the boot drive I just get about 5 minutes of an Apple logo, no progress bar, then eventually a reboot that just returns me to my desktop.

    At this stage I've tried it with 2 USB sticks, and probably 3 versions of the Sierra install disks, but I can never even get the USB stick to boot.

    Any suggestions on what could be my mistake, or something that might be causing issues?


     
  22. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Location:
    Midwest
    #4547
    You should just flash the 5,1 firmware and do a legit update.
     
  23. ScooterComputer macrumors regular

    ScooterComputer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2011
    #4548
    MacBookPro5,5… did the 10.12.4 update via Software Update, two thumbs up, no issues thus far.

    As an aside, it would be nice to have a way to update @dosdude1's Post-Install app on the 10.12 install media from the Patcher app without having to create a whole new disk. Fortunately, I didn't need to boot into the USB stick to fix anything, but I spent a good while trying to figure out how to update the Post Install app on that sucker just in case. Man… why does Apple make things so complicated anymore?
     
  24. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

    dosdude1

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    #4549
    You can just copy it from the Resources folder of the latest macOS Sierra Patcher... Just right click on the Sierra Patcher App, click "Show Package Contents", go to Contents, Resources, and copy the macOS Post Install app to /Applications/Utilities of your patched Sierra USB drive.
     
  25. norbertus macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2017
    #4550
    Hi, the installer stick is not booting with the original sierra installer from apple. Only with the sierra installer from your mega download link. Thats what I do not like. The sierra installer should be working with the original apple file. Otherwise it could be patched from anybody and thats always a big risk. Waiting for your answer.
     
Thread Status:
The first post in this thread is a WikiPost, and can be edited by anyone with the appropriate permissions.

Share This Page