macOS 10.12 Sierra Unsupported Macs Thread

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

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  1. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    When did you download your copy from the App Store? It has to be a 10.12.4 installer app to work with the latest version of the tool. The one available from MEGA that I linked is just a copy I downloaded from the App Store myself about 4 days ago.
     
  2. norbertus macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer. I tried the download from febr this year and also from march. Then the stick starts booting, but stops after time. The version from the installer app in information says 12.4.06 for example. I do not have the dmg file.
    Can I verify your file? I did not see a checksum file from apple....
    thanks for your time... and your nice work
    Norbertus
     
  3. Surgeon One macrumors newbie

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    Your copy worked well for me...What i noticed, though, is that once 10.12.4 is installed i cant go back to 10.12...Uad stick just won't load...
    Also, any suggestions for a WiFi card to replace the one in my MacBook Pro mid 2009, 5,3? Even though the native card is supposed to be supported it keeps dropping the WiFi and i have to reboot, constantly...I tried a usb dongle and that workef well for a few days, then, it, too, drops WiFi forcing a reboot....What a headache?!
    Nevertheless, your patch has been AWESOME! Thank you...
     
  4. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    You can't replace the WiFi card in that MacBook. It's fully supported in Sierra anyways, so it's more than likely an issue with your network.
     
  5. zrw2011 macrumors newbie

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    hey dosdude1 i went on your site and its very helpful
     
  6. norbertus macrumors newbie

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    Hallo, now I was able to install sierra with the new apple download. Everything works. Thanks very much for the exellent work.
     
  7. Loyd-01a, Apr 3, 2017
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    Loyd-01a macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Just a question : How to uninstall the application and return to the pre-installation state?
    Thank you

    Edit 2 : Just read the Notes but the uninstall process doesn't work. I still have the option for Night shift in monitors.

    So the question still need an answer ! How to revert back ?
    Thank you
     
  8. ScooterComputer macrumors regular

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    So, I have to do a bit of testing but I think I owe @dosdude1 an apology. I –think– that the USB stick I was TRYING to find the place to put the Post Install app onto was a 10.12 installer made with Disk Maker X, rather than one made with his patcher tool. And… well… there IS NO /Applications/Utilities on those. (I'm assuming, since there certainly wasn't on the stick I was looking at, and know I used to install OS X on a few "supported" Macs.)
     
  9. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, yeah I believe DiskMaker X uses a different method to create the installer drive (using the app's included "createinstallmedia" utility), which keeps all that stored in BaseSystem.dmg, and therefore uneditable.
     
  10. norbertus macrumors newbie

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    Hello again,
    when everything is working fine, is ist ok now to csrutil enable again? Will that give problems with apple updates?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    No, SIP must remain disabled at all times.
     
  12. fabiojuniorr macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm considering update to 10.12.5, are you using Night Shift Patcher? If so, can you tell me if it still works with this new update? Thanks!
     
  13. Czo macrumors regular

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    The "Night Shift Patcher" replaces on file in the stock Apple 10.12.4 CoreBrightness.framework to the patched version, perhaps if Apple changed CoreBrightness.framework between 10.12.4 and 10.12.5 maybe the patcher makes you Display.prefpane to non functional. But, you can patch the 10.12.5 version of the CoreBrightness.framework by hand: https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/4398/.
     
  14. reiner.engler macrumors newbie

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  15. dwnldr macrumors newbie

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    Good day Friends !

    Since i first (ever) tried install OS/macOS on unsupported system and the result is absolutely fantastic (again, thanks to dusdude1 and "The Team"), maybe i try install Sierra also to another computer. Regarding to informations here, i like to ask or receive confirmation about two things :

    - Is now the dosdude1 patcher compatible with 10.12.4 installer ? (i read that the patcher doesnt work good with this installer, but i personally always prefer to installing as upgrading)

    - The second question is about night shift enabler. I saw, there is also patcher for this option. The earlier/first option was to change some sequences of "display" files to set the machine ID to another and enabling Night Shift. Now is patcher done = is this patcher doing also the same thing ? I ask just because dosdudes patcher makes a nice "original" computer ID and all works flawless, as i mentioned upper. I dont want to make some mistakes or mix-up something. I think, this patcher is "patching" absolutely different things-parts, and the display patch has nothing to do with system ID, but i wait for confirmation better.

    Thank you very much !

    Ronnie
     
  16. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, version 4.2.6 and 4.2.7 of my patch have 10.12.4 installer support (and drop support for older installer apps). The Night Shift Patch simply adds the unsupported hardware IDs to the CoreBrightness binary, and it is the only file modified with that patch.
     
  17. zodbert, Apr 6, 2017
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    zodbert macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, where is the MEGA link on your OS download page? The Sierra installer on your site's download page there is dated 16 September.
     
  18. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's on http://dosdude1.com/sierrapatch.html
     
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  20. ebernet macrumors newbie

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    I created the USB key on a supported system (MacBook Pro late 2011), then installed onto an external SSD, rebooting back to the patch USB key and patching the OS for 2008 Mac Pro. I plugged the drive into the 2008 MacPro and rebooted, and after initial start both of my screens go black (External SSD seems to continue being accessed). Tried to reboot from USB key (could do so) and ran patcher again, same thing. Zapped PRAM and tried again, same thing. Machine has no fans running but appears to be on.
    Modifications to hardware: extra USB 2.0 card, upgraded 5770 video card, replacement wifi/BT card with handoff support, 1 TB PCI based excelsior SSD (not installing on it). Any idea what may be the issue or how to diagnose?
     
  21. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Is your 5770 a stock Apple card or flashed with EFI firmware?
     
  22. tribalhere10 macrumors member

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    hi all,

    i'm on 10.12.4 and i know there is a 10.12.5 beta out. am on an unsupported macbook pro. and trying to use AUSenable to update but it prompt me the operation couldn't be completed. ( INSURLErrorDomain error -1100).

    what should i do?
     
  23. foxlet macrumors regular

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    You'll want to check your DNS and make sure that you're connected to the internet, then resync again for updates.
     
  24. miche macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody, anyone know how to restore the recovery partition? today i did a reset of the PRAM and now every time i start the mac i see a pop up saying that SIP is enabled. But i can't access the recovery partition (to disable SIP) though i see it in the terminal with diskutil list.
    Thanks for any response
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  25. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to apply the recovery partition patch in the post-install tool with your Sierra Patched USB drive. You can also disable SIP from Terminal in there.
     
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