macOS 10.14 Mojave on Unsupported Macs Thread

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  1. ASentientBot macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!! Great work as always.
     
  2. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    How do I know if my MacBook Pro 7,1 and my MacMini 3,1 are metal graphics or not? The MacMini Has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 and the MacBook Pro has a NVIDIA GeForce 320M.
     
  3. ASentientBot macrumors 6502a

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    Neither are Metal-supported. No pre-2012 Mac is, except for Mac Pros with swapped GPUs.
     
  4. zoeloe macrumors newbie

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    Managed to get a MacBookPro8,3 up and running with 10.14.4 DP4 by:
    1) placing the unpacked remedy on the 10.14.4 DP3 disk connected to another Mac.
    2) Booting the MacBookPro8,3 in Single User. mounting the drive RW, executing install.sh, nothing removed
    3) when exiting from Single User the MacBookPro8,3 launches successfully into the OS.
    4) Applied 10.14.4 DP4, repeated steps 2) and 3)
    5) Reapplied Patches with the Dosdude patcher.

    All is well. Thank you dosdude.
     
  5. TimothyR734 macrumors 65816

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    I think I’m staying at 10.14.3 I’ve tried 6 times using the terminal and can’t get into Mojave and when I try safemode I get a circle with a line through it I’m not versed with the terminal ask Pkomume
     
  6. ASentientBot macrumors 6502a

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    Don't use safe mode, use single-user mode. Command+S at boot, not Shift.
     
  7. TimothyR734 macrumors 65816

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    I reinstalled 10.14.3 and checked to see if GeForceTeslaGLDriver.bundle got renamed using command S but it still hung up so I tried safe mode to see if could rename back
     
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  9. jackluke, Mar 6, 2019
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    jackluke macrumors 68000

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    #12459
    That's really weird, because renaming "GeForceTeslaGLDriver.bundle" doesn't affect or broke nothing in OSX, only disables the OpenGL Acceleration to your iMac, anyway to boot in safe mode one time try this from Terminal:
    sudo nvram boot-args="-no_compat_check -x"
    (use sudo before the lines if you are at Mojave Desktop, don't use sudo from CMD+S mode)
    after you have done, to disable the safe mode at every reboot, re-type: nvram boot-args="-no_compat_check", or reset PRAM as you know.

    edit:
    I missed the "-x" for safe mode, re-try
     
  10. Zerofade macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    Thanks for breathing life into my old early 2008 MacBook Pro 4.1! So far I have installed Mojave, (upgraded to a 256gb SSD too) and I bought a little usb WiFi dongle to fix the unsupported wireless card, it works nicely. The only issue I have is the trackpad touch click, the button works, and I can scroll with the to, but I can’t touch click. Would anyone know how to fix this? Also, I’m assuming that the wireless card also handles Bluetooth, therefore, if I wanted to use a Magic Trackpad to ‘fix it’, I will need a separate Bluetooth dongle? Thanks for all your help, so good to get the Mac running again!
     
  11. flygbuss macrumors 6502

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    The update on my supported machine (MBP 2012) to 10.14.4 developer beta 4 showed the firmware progress bar again.
    I’ll stick to 10.14.3 on my unsupported Mac for a little longer, I think.

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  12. Larsvonhier macrumors 6502

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    Proper sequence:
    - update OTA from 10.14.3 to 10.14.4 b4
    - let machine reboot but boot to patcher/install USB stick
    - re-patch everything
    - reboot and wait for progress bar freeze with white spinning symbol
    - reboot but go to cmd-s (single user)
    - delete your OpenGL driver (according to dosdude1 findings)
    - reboot to the Finder
    - let dosdude1´s script do the work (or do it manually and fix file attributes/permissions)
    - run patch updater and re-install all patches (if patch updater itself has an update, accept that before patching, too)
    - reboot
    - success / accelerated GPU
     
  13. jhowarth macrumors 6502a

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    You will need to apply the legacy video patch for any non-Metal card like the Nvidia Fermi Quadro 4000. If you have a backup of your previous El Captain volume, your best bet is to reformat the current system SSD as APFS and install patched Mojave 10.14.3 with migration from the backup volume for your other files.
     
  14. mikejrslac macrumors newbie

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    Any hope that @dosdude1’s non-metal gpu fix can be applied to Radeon HD 6770M for iMac mid-2011? Thanks.
     
  15. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    I am far from an expert, and have had no luck getting 10.14.4 to work on my non metal devices. Is there an easy way or a script to do this. I have tried at least 5 times no luck.
     
  16. hfogel macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Ok, a bit of an update. More to come later. After numerous tries, installing Mojave as an update to the existing El Cap system, but ending up with a computer that crashed at startup, and reinstalling, etc. to no avail, I tried a different tack. I installed an empty drive in one of the bays of my MacPro 3,1 formatted and partitioned it, installed Mojave on it. And voila, it booted fine, the Nvidia Quadro Fermi 4000 card worked fine, and all was well. That was until I used Migration Assistant to transfer data, settings, etc.. and upon restart, same error and crash at Startup.

    So, I installed again, used Migration Assistant to only transfer settings and users, and all is well. I don't know if there is a way to tell if Graphics Acceleration is working. It seems that the problem is with something in my existing system that is crashing the system. The challenge is how to transfer over data and apps on a selective basis. The moral is, as it always has been, start with a clean install.
     
  17. MiniPjotr macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to @dosdude1 & all for their work - great place here ! Its working now and thus I share my success and a question here:
    > Maybe some SSD Models are not compatible / seen by the EFI Bootloade when they are formatted with APFS?

    What I did:

    1st try with the macOS Mojave Patcher on MacMini4,1 on a Samsung SSD 850 Evo (2nd Drive with HDD , data only):
    - freshly reformatted the SSD with APFS
    - installed Mojave and the Patches - didn't boot on it
    - freshly reformatted the SSD with HFS+ installed Mojave - worked

    The second try after zapping P-RAM, fully partitining / reformatting the SSD again with APFS
    - freshly reformatted the SSD with APFS
    - installed Mojave and the Patches -> and still the SSD didn't want to boot and didn't show up in the StartUPDisks
    - rebotted with USB and the Mojave Patch Tool and applied the APFS Patch (as for MacMini3)
    -> now an EFI Volume is seen as a startup Disk, it boots after showing a single screen of text (not scrolling).

    From what I read the macMini4,1 should be able to boot APFS without the APFS ROM patch or the APFS Patch from the Mojave Patcher - but it seems this is not always the case?
     
  18. julianfairfax macrumors 65816

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    If you have transparency of any kind then acceleration is working. Your issue is probably caused by an old application but not just the app file. There are potentially other files made by the app that are causing the issue. I would suggest to try booting in safe mode by holding the shift key on startup.
     
  19. JoeThePro macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm this issue on my iMac7,1. I did the update using the patcher tool after detecting modified backlight, and reloaded mojave and was bricked when doing the backlight with patcher tool again. I tried loading some backlight kexts from earlier in the thread which unbricks, but it seems to be running poorly.
     
  20. sirlindqvist, Mar 6, 2019
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    Serious??? This is true? :)
    --- Post Merged, Mar 6, 2019 ---
    Can I use this on Radeon 6750 in an iMac 2011? If so ill reformat at once. Can @dosdude1 please confirm?
     
  21. dosdude1 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, I need to give a HUGE thanks to @parrotgeek1, who figured out this amazing solution... Broadcom BCM94321 WiFi cards are now WORKING under Mojave! If you'd like to test, just download the attached ZIP, extract it, cd into the extracted directory using Terminal, and then run ./install.sh. This should get WiFi working on ALL machines with BCM94321 WiFi chipsets, including the MacMini3,1, MacBookAir2,1, MacBookPro4,1, iMac8,1, and more. Please post results!

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  22. sirlindqvist macrumors newbie

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    Can try everything if I just can get confirmed Radeon 6750 will be able to use gfx acc.
     
  23. dosdude1 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No... The GPU support will remain the same as it's always been. Radeon HD 5xxx and 6xxx series will still not work.
     
  24. sirlindqvist macrumors newbie

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    There my hope died.. actually thought "non-metal support" meant those cards as well. Don't think we will ever see support. Better to upgrade gpu?
     
  25. TimothyR734 macrumors 65816

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    I tried safe mode and used in the terminal sudo nvram boot args=-x to enable it from the Mojave patcher no luck tried renaming OpenGL, removed GeForceTesla.kext, renamed GeForceTeslaGLDriver nothing from command s
     
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