please share your experiences on running High Sierra/Sierra on mid-2009 MBP 15in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrjayviper, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. mrjayviper macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    So I have a spare mid-2009 MBP 15in that's running El Capitan right now.

    I want to do a fresh install of either Sierra or High Sierra. I know I need to use some patch to make it work.

    can someone please share their experiences with the OS + hardware combo? I've read there can be Wi-Fi isues but 5,3 wasn't listed in the affected models.

    Thanks a lot
  2. 0002378 Suspended


    May 28, 2017
    Hey, I have a 13" mid-2009 MBP and am running Sierra, which I installed using the patch (there is a thread on this forum that explains exactly how to do it ... it's pretty straightforward).

    Sierra is running beautifully on this MBP. Everything works fine. Shouldn't be a problem for you, either.

    Good luck !
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    If the old MBP is running fine as is, I wouldn't bother.
    It will gain nothing from the "upgrade"...
  4. Frederik on MacRumors macrumors member

    Frederik on MacRumors

    Oct 7, 2015
    I run High Sierra on my 15” mid 2009. it has 8GB ram and a 500GB SSD. It works quite good. I just get some kernel panics when waking from deep sleep... so I just shut down my MacBook instead of closing the lid.

    Nevertheless, I will buy a 2018 as soon as it surfaces. My mid 2009 just doesn’t feel like a good machine anymore.

    EDIT: I would like to add that I need Xcode occasionally. Therefore I needed to upgrade to a OS newer then supported by my MacBook.

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