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Old 11-07-2019, 10:40 AM   #253
serr
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Well, there's the "Hackintosh" approach. I haven't done this yet... I just know it exists. The OSX installers whitelist the machines Apple wants to allow you to install on and everything else is denied. That's how they're trying to stop you from installing some of the newer versions of OSX on some of the older pro machines with compatible hardware. I think the deal is to alter something in the EFI firmware to make the machine appear to identify as a whitelisted Mac.

3rd party installer fixes are becoming a thing now too. I believe the Dosdude1 patched OSX installers remove the "compatibility check" against that whitelist. These patched versions are aimed at the compatible blacklisted Macs and some of the older genuinely incompatible Macs but maybe could be useful for going 'Hackintosh'?
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