SOS - My Hackintosh won’t boot properly after recent update

Schmidi0t

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Aug 12, 2019
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A few months ago I successfully used the macOS Mojave patcher tool to install Mojave onto my mid2011 MacBook Pro. Inside I have new ram (16gb) and replaced the hard drive with a 1tb ssd. My machine has been working phenomenally and have only had an issue today. As per the site recommendation, I have chosen the APFS start up option that allows updates normally. I have updated my os successfully in the past.

Recently I have been avoiding two updates: one from the apple software update and one from the patcher updates (I believe regarding a night mode issue). In hindsight, I probably should have just updated them right away. Nevertheless, I decided to update the one from apple today. It appeared that the update went fine, but after booting up, my screen was stuck and the progress bar wasn’t moving.

I have tried everything from resetting my NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC. Safe mode will not boot and gives me the no symbol. On normal launch, it asks for my password, after the progress bar gets halfway it stops indefinitely. I’ve had it sit there for more than 30 minutes. If I launch recovery mode, it suggests I reinstall Os lion.

My fear is that the os update did not update properly or may be interfering with the patcher. The usb flash that I used to put the os on the first time has since been erased. If I must, I can reinstall the original hard drive but I’d rather not if I don’t have too. Is there any way to fix this without erasing my ssd? I have files on there I cannot replace.

If you have come across this before or have any ideas, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you for the consideration
 

vince22

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Oct 12, 2013
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A few months ago I successfully used the macOS Mojave patcher tool to install Mojave onto my mid2011 MacBook Pro. Inside I have new ram (16gb) and replaced the hard drive with a 1tb ssd. My machine has been working phenomenally and have only had an issue today. As per the site recommendation, I have chosen the APFS start up option that allows updates normally. I have updated my os successfully in the past.

Recently I have been avoiding two updates: one from the apple software update and one from the patcher updates (I believe regarding a night mode issue). In hindsight, I probably should have just updated them right away. Nevertheless, I decided to update the one from apple today. It appeared that the update went fine, but after booting up, my screen was stuck and the progress bar wasn’t moving.

I have tried everything from resetting my NVRAM, PRAM, and SMC. Safe mode will not boot and gives me the no symbol. On normal launch, it asks for my password, after the progress bar gets halfway it stops indefinitely. I’ve had it sit there for more than 30 minutes. If I launch recovery mode, it suggests I reinstall Os lion.

My fear is that the os update did not update properly or may be interfering with the patcher. The usb flash that I used to put the os on the first time has since been erased. If I must, I can reinstall the original hard drive but I’d rather not if I don’t have too. Is there any way to fix this without erasing my ssd? I have files on there I cannot replace.

If you have come across this before or have any ideas, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you for the consideration
Try boot single user mode and check were the error stop.
 

uajafd

macrumors member
Jun 17, 2015
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Cmd-V, boot it verbosely.

Also, always update the patcher tool first.
 

saudor

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Jul 18, 2011
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You have to boot back into the patcher tool and re patch your install.. an update will overwrite all of that