Apple has launched recently a new version of macOS called Mojave 10.14 but a more shocking news for the users is that it doesn’t support the old Macs prior to 2012. So many people were thinking that Apple will continue the support of Mojave for at-least MacBook Pro 2010 model but Apple hasn’t come up with the idea of giving this model support. So the latest model of Mojave doesn’t support 2010 model too.
It will be unfair for those who have the old models of MacBook Pro to not to have the latest macOS Mojave on their devices, so every problem has a solution so as this problem surely has a solution too. Anyone can install macOS Mojave on their unsupported Mac even on the early 2008 Mac models by just using a third-party patcher app.
Install macOS Mojave on Unsupported Mac
Our step by step guide will make the work easy for you. But for this, you need to have patience and the required few things to install macOS Mojave on your unsupported Mac.
- A USB flash drive of 16 GB.
- macOS Mojave patcher. You can download the Patcher directly by just clicking on this link Download it here.
- A copy of the Mojave software, learn how to download macOS Mojave and create a USB installer drive.
- For this, you need to have your Mac computer, it could be an early 2008 model Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, or iMac. The models which are mentioned below can also have the latest MacOS Mojave 10.14 on them.
- Mac mini
- Following machines are NOT SUPPORTED even you use this Mojave patcher
- 2007 iMac 7,1 when CPU upgraded to Penryn-based Core 2 Duo, such as a T9300.
- 2008 MacBook Air (MacBookAir 1,1)
Once you have the required things, you can start the process of installing the latest MacOS Mojave on your unsupported device. Let’s start the process.
Download the Mojave installer app
Download the macOS Mojave installer from Mac App Store directly from the device which supports the latest Mojave. Don’t worry if you don’t have any Mojave supported Mac, you can still download the installer app by using the patcher tool.
- Open the patcher tool, download link mentioned above in the requirements.
- Type your Admin username and password when asked.
- After the verification part, go to the menu, click on tools, then click on Download macOS Mojave. The installer app will take 4 to 5 GB of storage so make it sure that you have that much storage on your Mac. The downloading time depends on the internet connection you used.
Bootable USB flash drive for macOS Mojave
Once macOS Mojave downloaded, its time to make your bootable USB flash drive for Mojave.
- Plug your 16GB USB drive into the USB port of Mac.
- Format the USB in the OS X extended (journaled) format using the Built-in Mac app called Disk Utility.
- After erasing the USB, open the macOS Mojave patcher tool.
- Point the Patcher tool to the downloaded Mojave Installer app.
- Select the USB drive you just formatted by the name of Mojave.
- Click on the “Start Operation” button on the patcher tool and let the app make the USB bootable with Mojave.
- When it is done, it will show that the process is completed.
Installing macOS Mojave and patching it
The wait is over, finally, it is the time to install and patch the latest Mojave on your old Mac.
- Turn off the Mac you want to install macOS Mojave with the bootable installer drive.
- Connect the USB flash drive to your Mac via the USB port.
- Turn on your Mac.
- Hold down the Option (ALT) key when it starts up.
- Select the USB Flash drive (name as Mojave) with MacOS Mojave on it from the list of systems to start up the installation process.
- Click on continue for further steps.
- It will take about to 15 to 20 minutes to complete the process, when it’s completed, restart your Mac, and hold the option key again.
- From the bottom left panel, select the macOS post install app.
- Select the model of your device on which you want to install the latest Mojave. Click on the patch button. When the patch is done, click on the reboot button. The computer will reboot with macOS Mojave installed on it.
TADA! You have successfully installed Mojave on your old Mac.