MBA mid-2011: Only up to 10.13.4 supported?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by legaleye3000, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I'm on 10.13.4 and it shows no updates available. I know 10.13.6 is available but my computer won't recognize that it is in fact available. I downloaded the update manually from Apple's site and when I go to install it, it says that the computer is not supported, or something to that effect. Thoughts? Thanks.
     
  2. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    It does in fact support through 10.13.6 and I am now running Mojave using the DosDude1 patch.
     
  3. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    You don’t need it to run 10.13.6. It’s a patch to install Mojave on otherwise unsupported computers.
     
  5. Bazza1 macrumors member

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    Apple's own support paperwork shows the mid-2011 Air will not be eligible for Mojave - that starts with the 2012 Air. Latest High Sierra is last supported.

    Dosdude 1 patch is found via Google, but its clearly something of a process to install, has some reported issues, and I'd rather have a stock (albeit 'obsolete') Air, rather than tempt fate.
     
  6. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    I have switched my main system to Mojave on my Mid 2011 and it is running great. Performance at least equal to 10.13 or earlier.
    I have High Sierra 10.13.6 as a second boot partitions with a minimal system. I never run a system without a second boot. Recovery is too limited.
     
  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Try downloading the Apple 10.13.6 combo updater (you can go directly from 10.13.4 to 10.13.6):
    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1970?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     

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