macOS High Sierra (10.13) Unsupported Macs Thread

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  1. foxlet, Jun 5, 2017
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    foxlet macrumors regular

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    macOS High Sierra on Unsupported Macs


    [​IMG]

    For the first time since OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) in 2012, macOS Sierra (10.12) changed the official minimum requirements needed for installation, leaving many older (but still perfectly capable) Macs behind. Now macOS High Sierra (10.13) brings a new set of updates, and older Macs that can possibly run them.

    • MacBook (late 2009 or later)
    • iMac (late 2009 or later)
    • MacBook Air (2010 or later)
    • MacBook Pro (2010 or later)
    • Mac mini (2010 or later)
    • Mac Pro (2010 or later)

    Note this space!

    Preliminary Tested Models List:

    MacBookPro5,5 (13-inch Mid 2009) - No issues
    MacBookPro5,4 (15-inch Mid 2009) - No issues
    MacBookPro5,3 (15-inch Mid 2009) - No issues
    MacBookPro5,1 (15-inch Late 2008) - No issues
    MacBook5,1 (13-inch Unibody Aluminum Late 2008) - No issues

    MacPro3,1 (Early 2008) - No issues

    iMac7,1 (Mid 2007 W/BCM94360CAX and SSE4 supported T9300) - Screen brightness not controllable (NightShift works with modified CoreBrightness.frameworks)

    iMac9,1 (Early 2009) - Missing Screen Brightness Controls (buttons don't work either)

    MacBook5,2 (Early [Mid] 2009 MacBook) - Screen brightness not controllable (buttons don't work either), volume buttons do not work, same trackpad detected as USB mouse issue

    Known Patching Methods:
    Automatic tools that can be used to install macOS High Sierra onto an unsupported Mac.

    Using @dosdude1's Patcher Tool:
    Main Page/Instructions: macOS High Sierra Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs
    Download: [Direct Download]
     
  2. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    Hope it somehow magically supports my Mac Pro 1,1 again.
     
  3. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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    Are you able to make Post 1 a Wiki as a 'regular' title, @foxlet?
     
  4. foxlet thread starter macrumors regular

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    This section of the thread doesn't allow Wikiposts yet, so I have to wait until the 10.13 (High Sierra) section is made and the staff here moves it.
     
  5. yesjam, Jun 5, 2017
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    Hoping my mid-2010 27" iMac will be able to run High Sierra. I'm thinking that this release will likely be the last one that supports my older hardware.

    EDIT: posted before the system requirements were readily available. Very happy that I'll be running High Sierra on my iMac this fall.
     
  6. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    The way downloading the OS is handled appears to have changed for 10.13. Instead of downloading the entire ~5GB app from the App Store, now, the app downloaded is only ~7MB, and when launched, downloads the entirety of the OS. I'm assuming (and hoping) that this is done just to verify that you are actually a registered developer in order to install it. If this is the case, then the public beta (and final release) versions should revert to the traditional download method.
     

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  7. Herfindale macrumors member

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    @dosdude1 Can you make a patch for Macbook5,2 like 10.12 Sierra one?
     
  8. MisterBiro macrumors newbie

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    Interesting... Neither my MBP (2014) or MBA (2010) downloaded a 7MB file... Instead, they are both plowing their way through a 5.26GB downed.
     
  9. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, some with somebody else I know... I tried two different machines, and got the 7MB download both times... I'll just get somebody to upload it, and it should be fine.
     
  10. hrutkaymods macrumors member

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    Ready to start help getting this all rolling on our Macs... already experimenting with High Sierra and getting ready to start working on my 08 Pro with it
     
  11. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Fingers crossed that this works in much the same way as Sierra.
     
  12. fabiojuniorr macrumors newbie

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    Will it be possible to update to it the same way as we have done so far??
     
  13. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    Update: High Sierra is booted and running on a Late-2008 MacBook Pro 5,1! It works just fine by bypassing the system check and @parrotgeek1 's LegacyUSBInjector kext!
     
  14. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Perhaps it detects how much drive space you have free and downloads one or the other. My iMac downloaded only the 7.8 MB installer, but the Retina MacBook Pro has more space free and it's currently downloading the full 5.26 GB.
    --- Post Merged, Jun 5, 2017 ---
    That's great news, as expected not much has changed. Should be very easy to get it working on unsupported Macs capable of running Sierra.
     
  15. fabiojuniorr macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that? Can you walk us through? Would very much appreciate that!
     
  16. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    Can you check if the files like
    ./Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/MacBookAir3_1.plist

    still exist
     
  17. hrutkaymods macrumors member

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    Hi from my 2008 Mac Pro guys! @dosdude1 your old patcher still is king!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. fabiojuniorr macrumors newbie

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    How did you do it? Do you have a developer account? And if so, did you just check for updates as usual? And at the actual updating process, it just ran normally or did you perform any kind of different thing from the usual process stated in the macOS sierra patcher tool? I have a mbp pro 5,5 mid 2009 running macOS 10.12.5 and I really want to update to 10.13. Thanks in advance!
     
  19. hrutkaymods, Jun 5, 2017
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    I'm a dev... I downloaded the installer on my supported Mid 2010 MacBook, installed it to an external drive and then... Made a Sierra USB installer Patch stick. plugged the external drive in, booted from the USB Patcher, patched the High Sierra drive with the Sierra install patch tool and rebooted... can't wait until @dosdude1's new patcher comes out because that was a pain... but it works 100%, all sound and controls (and my Osxwifi,com airport card) i'm going to see if the night shift patch still works too
     
  20. dosdude1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've done a preliminary update to macOS Sierra Patcher, just to add compatibility with the High Sierra installer. Keep in mind nothing else has changed, so I'm not sure if some of the post-install patches still work in High Sierra. Also, for those of you who cannot download a copy of High Sierra, I have a copy available for download here (if this is not allowed, let me know and I'll remove this link). Download "macOS High Sierra Patcher" here.
     
  21. hrutkaymods macrumors member

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    I'm still testing it all... all patches for the Pro seem to work, can't say for the others yet and who knows if the updates patch will work but so far so good
     
  22. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    bump @dosdude1
     
  23. hrutkaymods macrumors member

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    They still exist I just checked, all the old ones are still there
    --- Post Merged, Jun 5, 2017 ---
    I can also verify that @foxlet's NightEnabler still works also[​IMG]
     
  24. parrotgeek1 macrumors regular

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    > diagram copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy new.png
     
  25. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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    @dosdude1 are you going to push out a small update for the Sierra or just make another patcher for this OS?

    Also All the Night Shift patches work perfectly. :cool:
     
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