Yosemite on Macbok 2008

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  1. rezozo macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Is there any way to install OS X Yosemite / Mavericks on macbook 2008 (SFOTT is not working for me)?

    --Jonathan
     
  2. mrbib macrumors member

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    It's not clear which Macbook you have. It runs on the 2008 Aluminum Unibody Macbook.
     
  3. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    Can any one tell me how well does it run on late 2008 macbook?

    I have Mavericks now that runs superb , don't want to upgrade and regret
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    OS X Yosemite is compatible with the Aluminum 2008 MacBooks and the early 2009+ white MacBooks.

    On all of the machines I have tried, Yosemite is as fast if not faster.
     
  5. Philpug macrumors member

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    I am running it on a Late 2008 Alu, so far so good. I can even make and receive calls with it.
     
  6. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Question about Yosemite and on 2008-2010 Macbooks (unibody and aluminum only), what can we not do with Yosemite? I know we have the ability to do SMS Relay and Recieve/Make calls, can we do continuity also or no?
     
  7. RITmusic2k macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, late 2008 macbooks lack the BT4.0 antenna required for continuity.
     
  8. chezhoy macrumors regular

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    ditto

     
  9. brdeveloper macrumors 68020

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    I installed Yosemite on my late-2009 unibody macbook. As it's a spare machine, I didn't care with performance losses. I think Yosemite is a minor improvement in relation to Mavericks. No new underlying improvement like RAM compression introduced in Mavericks.
     
  10. RITmusic2k macrumors member

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    Hey there - quick question: I was able to make/receive calls on my 2008 unibody when I was running the beta, but I seem to have lost the ability when I upgraded to the public release... can you confirm you're still able to make calls on the regular version?
     
  11. rezozo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook is 2008 Plastic Model. Is there any way to "hack" the installer for installing Yosemite / Mavericks on it?

    Specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4ghz
    4gb RAM
    500gb HDD
    Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphic Processor

    I've already installed 10.8 with MLPostFactor (cuz the most new version that's compatible with it is 10.7.5, so I had to use hacks to make it work)
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Even if you get it running you most likely won't see good performance.
     

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