About an hour ago I sent this post. Well, it passed, and Big Sur installed successfully (but without WiFi ) on my 2011 MacBook Pro 13". When I got to the set up, everything was extremely slow and stuttering. When I logged in, I was signed out of my iCloud and had to log in, but when I did after 10 minutes I was informed that the iCloud thing in Apple couldn't be reached. So I couldn't sign into iCloud even though I got the WiFi working. (Yay!!! (not really)) Fortunately I installed it on a partition so I could easily boot back into Catalina when holding alt-option on boot. Will not recommend doing this on the same partition as your old update as it'll be hard to make it back to your old OS version. For reference, I used these steps:I finally got it going using the hax.dylib method. It seems stuck at this point, though. Will update soon.
- Download pkg from http://swcdn.apple.com/content/down...kxzj3zjshu1srsh4n74a41n4/InstallAssistant.pkg
- Download https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/really-simple-installer-hack-zip.926156/
- Copy hax.dylib to home folder
- Boot into recovery
- Run csrutil disable in Terminal
- Reboot and run this in Terminal while on current OS - sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.libraryvalidation.plist DisableLibraryValidation -bool true
- Run this in terminal launchctl setenv DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES $PWD/Hax.dylib
- Open the InstallAssistant.pkg and open the Installer.app in Launchpad / applications folder
- Wait for install to finish
Final step (only required if trying to boot on machine older than Mid 2012 (?)) - on Catalina or other OS that can access your APFS partition, delete telemetry from /System/Library/UserEventPlugins/com.apple.telemetry.plugin when complete.
At least the steps worked...
I will probably wait for the patcher unless somebody finds a more reliable approach to this. Let me know.
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