macOS 10.12 Sierra Unsupported Macs Thread

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

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  1. MikB, Nov 27, 2017
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    MikB macrumors newbie

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    @dosdude1 and others.

    I formatted my 16GB PNY USB stick as journalled HFS+ in El Capitan and then verified this. After I've run "macOS Sierra Patcher 4.2.7" the stick is not journalled any more! I assume this is not supposed to be the result?

    The macOS installer is 12.0.49 and my current OS is El Capitan 10.11.6. Machine is a mid-2009 MBP 15" (2.63 gHz). As far as I could understand from the dosdude1.com site this is a supported machine.

    I can boot from the stick, but a bit before the point when I expect to get the chooser for what action to startup the screen remains blank and I got a beachball spinning. I waited well over 15 minutes for this to finish. This stick boots an unpatched USB image fine, so likely there's nothing with the stick itself.

    Would you please give some advice?
     
  2. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Version 12.0.49 of the installer app is too old. You need to download a later version. Unfortunately I can't provide the link due to MacRumors Forum rules, but it can be found by Googling.
     
  3. Dr.Bleed macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. That helped with the App Store. Realized my other issues are related to High Sierra so I've jumped to the discussion there.
     
  4. MikB macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for responding. Unfortunately I can't get the installer from App store as it doesn't show. Possibly because I'm not on a supported machine currently.

    The apple direct link doesn't move.
     
  5. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's hosted on Google Drive, you'll just have to search for it. Sorry I can't post a link.
     
  6. trifero macrumors member

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    Updated my macOS Sierra from 10.12.4 to 12.12.6 in macbook pro 17 4,1. Brightness is very low, and I con´t control the brightness. Nor with the keyboard neither Preferences pane. Any help?

    Thanks
     
  7. OGNerd macrumors member

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    Re-apply the Post-Install Patch from your install USB.
     
  8. trifero macrumors member

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    First thing I did. No changes.
     
  9. MikB macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the pointer, but I'm not one to trust "alternative" sources, so I installed OS X 10.11 in a virtual machine, connected to my Apple account and downloaded from the official Apple help document link. This took many hours — more than it should have taken due to some disk Utility issues (must be the dumbest drive app I've used and I've used that one since 2000) and the fact I wasted many hours using DiskmakerX (multiple fails even when appearing to work fine) instead of just using the Terminal (one try, success) for making an USB disk that I then made an image from so I could install 10.11 in the VTM. Puh! — but in the end I got the latest version of macOS 10.12 down and built a disk using your excellent tool.

    Thank you for building this for the world. A truly great effort.
     
  10. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brightness-control/id456624497?mt=12

    Use this application called Brightness Slider. I have it set to run every time I turn my mac on. Then I move the slider up and down, that usually fixes the brightness issue. But you'll have to do this every now and then after your screen saver kicks in and you come back to your desktop. But it's not terrible at all and does help with the brightness issue.
     
  11. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Download and run the brightness control patch script, that should fix the issue.
     
  12. trifero macrumors member

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    Thanks tkukoc and dosdude1.

    I will try right now.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 29, 2017 ---

    Thank you so much, dosdude1. Every thing works like a charm now.

    Thank you so much for all your work.
     
  13. danica_talos macrumors newbie

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    Hi! When i search for system updates, i become a zertificate error!

    What can i do?

    Bildschirmfoto 2017-12-06 um 21.24.27.png
     
  14. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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  15. powermonger macrumors newbie

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    In regards to posts about about glitches with a GTX660 or GT730 inside a Mac Pro 3,1 running HS, are there any updates on this issue? Anybody knows is this has been fixed or is fixable with a driver package or similar?
     
  16. princeegli macrumors newbie

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    keep learning man.....and you won't waste your time next try
     
  17. danica_talos macrumors newbie

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    Big THX! :D
     
  18. rosuna macrumors newbie

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    I have Julia Pro installed (it is a set of tools for writing in Julia programming language), and the script insist in be opened by Julia Pro.

    How can I run this script? What application may run this script?
     
  19. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Just open Terminal, drag the script onto the Terminal window, and press Return.
     
  20. telepati macrumors regular

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    After every new update should I patch software update again?
     
  21. telepati, Dec 11, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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    telepati macrumors regular

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    After trim enabled iMac 9,1 bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard does not respond. I tried nvram and smc reset doesn't help. Every start up I am getting prohibited sign but system opening but I can't do nothing. What can I do?

    Edit: I boot with installer USB, patch and force cache all system again woila everything working now. Thank you.
     
  22. rosuna macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much.

    The problem is not solved. I have the 10.12.5 Sierra OS, installed using your patch on a MacPro 3,1. I have not installed High Sierra yet because my graphic card is an ATI Radeon HD 5770.

    Anyway, I cannot update my system to 10.12.6. The AppStore does not "see" this update. I have downloaded the combo update and the 10.12.6 standalone update, but it refuses to install ("This software is not compatible with this machine").

    I have run the script, the automation tools of Onyx, i have cleared the catalogue, etc. Nothing works.
     
  23. trifero macrumors member

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    Weird. Same mac Pro 3.1. Everything is running so smoothly I can´t believe it´s my Mac Pro 3.1 and not the 5.1
     
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