macOS 10.14 Mojave on Unsupported Macs Thread

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  1. Larsvonhier macrumors 6502

    Larsvonhier

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    #11926
    Supplemental Update: I can confirm successful installation even ontop of 10.14.3 beta 3, just had to re-apply audio patch on my MBAir 11,6”
     
  2. DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular

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    #11927
    Checked to see if my unsupported MBA4,2 on 10.14.4 beta 2 has an update (i.e. Supplemental Fix - Group Facetime Fix), but it didn't show. Only Safari Technology Preview 75 was listed. So I guess the fix that was available for 10.14.3 Final was already fixed on the beta 2 update.

    Just an FYI.
     
  3. jstolt macrumors newbie

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    #11928
    I have installed Mojave on my iMac 9.1, Primo 2009. Can I install the new update without any problems, (10.14.3 Supplemental Fix) or is there anything I need to know before updating?
     
  4. avz macrumors member

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    #11929
    I have the 2.0 GHz model, I also noticed that my logic board already has a backlit keyboard connector. I might add it at some stage.
    It just worked in my experience. No glitches or bugs.
     
  5. Larsvonhier macrumors 6502

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    #11930
    Or it might be the other way round: Apple might have taken care of the final release 10.14.3 with the suppl. update, but will roll out another coming beta containing it with 10.14.4 beta 3 (i.e.) - no rush here due to test usage anyway here.
    That has been their procedure in previous cases.
     
  6. flygbuss macrumors 6502

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    #11931
    I think so as well, I think 10.14.4 beta 2 is not fixed yet, though there is no rush since the bug is fixed or blocked for not fixed client versions on the server side
     
  7. tchek, Feb 8, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

    tchek macrumors member

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    #11932
    Hi,

    Fast Successful installation with Supplemental Update via software update. No need to use the Patch again. 10.14.3 (18D109) on iMac10,1 (21,5 inch late 2009), 3,06 GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4670 256 Mo
    So far so good
     
  8. jackluke macrumors 6502a

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    #11933
    Here is the 10.14.3 supplemental dmg for an "off-OTA" environment: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1993

    Chronologically released after the 10.14.4 beta 2, it's weird they'd have the chance to get rid of the OpenGL feature and instead it still works, so maybe that foretell a final 10.14.4 full installer with OpenGL back.
     
  9. avz macrumors member

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    #11934
    I saw in one of the Mojave related threads somebody mentioned that Mojave is the last OS to support OpenGL, so I guess there is still hope.
     
  10. segfaultdotorg macrumors regular

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    #11935
    I had upgraded to MacOS Mojave on my mid 2011 MacBook Air. I decided to downgrade to High Sierra about a week ago. Last night I got an EFICheck error (“Your computer has detected a potential problem” with options to show report, don’t send, or send to Apple). Is this normal? What can I do to fix it?
     
  11. Pralaya macrumors newbie

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    #11936
    macOSUpd10.14.3Supplemental:

    "This software is not supported by your system."

    10.14.3, iMac 27" late 2009.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. Badruzeus macrumors regular

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    #11937
    With dosdude1's Mojave Patcher app.. you got modified "PlatformSupport.plist" on /S*/L*/CoreServices, right? Is your System using APFS or HFS+..?
     
  13. Pralaya, Feb 8, 2019
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    Pralaya macrumors newbie

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    #11938
    Thanks for your reply!
    I have HFS+.
    The modified PlatformSupport.plist on S*/L*/ CS, how to check it?

    Starting the patcher, I'll try it.
    What do I've to change on the patchers GUI?

    So I ran the dosdude patcher again, with no result...
     
  14. Badruzeus, Feb 8, 2019
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    Badruzeus macrumors regular

    Badruzeus

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    #11939
    Just use Offline methods:
    1. Download macOS Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update.
    2. Extract *.pkg (from *.dmg), assumed it' s located on ~/Downloads
    3. Edit "Distribution" file for forcing installation on HFS+, Terminal:
    Code:
    $ cd ~/Downloads
    $ pkgutil --expand [PackageName].pkg NewFolder
    $ cd NewFolder && ls
    $ nano edit Distribution
    // or using your fav. xml editor, Find for:
    
    function FileSystem1(prefix) {
        if (my.target.filesystem && my.target.filesystem.type == 'hfs') {
            return false;
        }
        return true;
    }
    
    // change to:
    
    function FileSystem1(prefix) {
        if (my.target.filesystem && my.target.filesystem.type == 'hfs') {
            return true;
        }
        return false;
    }
    
    // Save.
    $ cd ~/Downloads
    $ pkgutil --flatten NewFolder [PackageNameHFS].pkg
    
    4. Try updating with your new modified [PackageNameHFS].pkg
     
  15. h123 macrumors newbie

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    #11940
    Hello everyone,

    my MacBook 5,2 and I, we celebrated our 10 years companionship this month.

    Today I opened the MacBook to identify the type of EEPROM in order to choose the right type for flashing APFS Rom-Patcher.

    Unfortunatly, I couldn't find the EEPROM.

    Please, can someone tell on which side of the printed circuit board the EEPROM is soldered?
     
  16. tchek macrumors member

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    #11941
    Hi,

    Another Fast Successful installation with Supplemental Update via software update. No need to use the Patch again. 10.14.3 (18D109) on iMac10,1 (27 inch, late 2009), 3,06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, ATI Radeon HD 4670 256 Mo

    So far everything is still going well ;)
     
  17. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    #11942
    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    Btw, was it a clean install or upgrade?
     
  18. Pralaya macrumors newbie

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    #11943
    So I expanded the .pkg file, BUT changing the function FileSystem1 was NOT necessary because it looked already like this , without changing anything:

    CapturFiles_2.jpg
     
  19. avz macrumors member

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    #11944
    Yes, clean install is definitely the way to go in order to keep things simple and straightforward. I never bothered with an upgrade myself but it should work too as there is nothing against it in the first page of the thread. If you carefully follow the instructions you'll be running Mojave in no time.
     
  20. Julian Marius Fairfax macrumors 6502a

    Julian Marius Fairfax

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    #11945
    My script can do this automatically. https://github.com/Julian-Marius-Fairfax/macOS-Patcher Just run chmod +x on the script file and then run the script file with sudo and go through the steps to patch the update package.
     
  21. DaniloGeekDude, Feb 8, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

    DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular

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    #11946
    If that is the case, am I to assume then that my 10.14.4 beta 2 MBAir4,2 still have the "Group FaceTime bug" ? Thanks.
     
  22. David403 macrumors member

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    #11947

    IT IS here ! and VERY SMALL.

    The image I've uploaded shows the position. Reading the number to identify yours is difficult. I first tried a magnifying glass. Even that didn't help. I tried taking a photo with my iPhone - I couldn't get it to focus well. I succeeded taking a 2400 pixel per inch color scan using a flat-bed scanner - then zooming in on the picture - I added an annotation on picture giving the number for future reference.

    Here is mine cropped and blown up to 200%
     

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  23. Larsvonhier macrumors 6502

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    #11948
    Relax. The bug is very likely still present in 10.14.4 betas (up to now) - but as all comm is routed through Apple´s servers, you're fine. Apple disabled group FaceTime on the server-side for all non-patched systems trying to engage FaceTime calls with more than two participants and even on newer systems you cannot add new members ad-hoc any more (which was part of the bug or 0day).
     
  24. avz, Feb 8, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

    avz macrumors member

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    #11949
    For those who like crunching numbers!
    I am sure that something went wrong here and it should not be possible but my 2.0 GHz Late 2008 MB with 3Mb L2 cache just owned a 2.53 GHz Late 2008 MBP with 6Mb L2 cache:
    Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 11.07.47 pm.png
    Full results:
    https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/11824328?baseline=11977576

    Probably maintenance issues with the MBP but nevertheless makes you wonder and put the numbers in perspective.

    Edit: I run Geekbench 4.3.3 as well(because that is what the guy with MBP used) and my results were 1421 and 2391.
     
  25. DaniloGeekDude macrumors regular

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    #11950
    Oh I'm relaxed. I seldom use FaceTime, and when I do I usually use my iPhone which is now on the latest 12.1.4.

    For those that are testing the latest beta 2 10.14.4, be it unsupported or supported, how are your testing and usage going? Any bugs (other than transparency on unsupported) discovered?

    Thanks.
     
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