Jump to content
  • News

    Find news across computer technologies

    1. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released Oct 25th, 2021 as announced.
      Version 12.0.1, build 21A559.
       

       

       

       
      Monterey drops all support for Ivy Bridge HD4000 and nVidia Kepler. Patches are available to regain graphics acceleration though. This time, Apple raised minimal requirements to Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake graphics depending on platform (MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/iMac/Mac mini/MacBook).
       
      Also released at the same time:
      macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 (build 20G224) Security update 2021-007 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1519)  
      NB: macOS Mojave is now officially unsupported.
      0 0 637
    2. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Following the release of GM version a few days ago, Catalina 10.15 was released Monday October 7th, 2019.
      https://www.apple.com/macos/catalina/
       
      Build is 19A583. It is available off the AppStore for download. Those who run on beta versions through the beta enrolment program should probably 1st revert to default mode before attempting to download as the new macOS version may not be otherwise be offered.
       

       

       

       
      Our 1st few guides have just stared to roll in so we invite everyone to bring in their new contributions.
       
      0 0 3744
    3. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released March 24th, 2020.
       
      Watch out folks as this update can be problematic on Skylake and later platforms. Update Lilu + WEG kexts to latest available versions and Clover to r5107 before initiating the update. If you cache your kexts from /L/E (or /S/L/E), remember to also update the kexts in the E/C/k/O of your EFI partition as the temporary update partition boots only with kexts injection. Faking a different CPUID should no longer be required but boot parameters -lilubetaall and/or -disablegfxfirmware may be so until the update has fully completed.
       
      I've also noticed that 10.15.4 no longer supports XCPM on my Ivy Bridge laptop (Latitude E6230) so it's back to generated CPU power management SSDT + AICPUPM patch.
       

       

       

       
       
      At the same time Safari 13.1 + Security Update 2020-002 were released for Mojave 10.14.6 and HIgh Sierra 10.13.6.
       
       Warning to all those who run Catalina on officially unsupported graphics platforms (eg: 1st gen Intel HD, Intel HD3000, nVidia Tesla), the patches/tricks previously used to gain OpenGL-only graphics acceleration no longer work in 10.15.4. As such, stick to 10.15.3 for the time being!
       
       
      Edit: April 8th, 2020
      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      Unsurprisingly, Apple issue a 10.15.4 Supplemental update today. This brings 10.15.4 to Build 19E287. Looks safe to install on all systems running Clover r5107. Had trouble on Latitude E6230 running with Clover r5108 (and reverted to r5107).
       

       

       

      0 0 3389
    4. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released May 26th, 2020.
      Build 19F96.
       
      Seems safe to install on our Hacks. Ended up with a macOS could not be installed on your computer error message on the Latitude E6230 and 7490 laptops due to bless tool being unable to set the boot disk. But these are like false alarms because the Catalina partitions of those Hacks remained bootable and were properly updated to 10.15.5. The macOS Install Data folders in /System/Volumes/Data, however, had to be manually removed to get rid of the temp partition so, clearly indicative of a minor problem in fully completing the update at the end of the process.
       
      As for 10.15.4, refresh Lilu + WEG kexts and Clover to latest available versions (v1.4.4, v1.3.9 and r5118 at time of writing) before initiating the macOS update. If you cache your kexts from /L/E (or /S/L/E), remember to also update the kexts in the E/C/k/O folder of your EFI partition as the temporary update partition boots only with kexts injection.
       
      Security Update 2020-003 for High Sierra 10.13.6 and Mojave 10.14.6 released too (build 17G13033 and 18G5053).
       

       

       

       
       
      Edit: 1st June 2020:
      - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      10.15.5 Supplemental Update released today. Build 19F101.
       
      0 0 2014
    5. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released July 15th, 2020.
      Build 19G73.
       
      This is most probably the last major update for Catalina with only Supplemental Updates or Security Updates to follow. Safe to install on our Hacks without specific issues or surprises to expect. Blessing issue remains for those of us who experience it since 10.15.5 and this requires a reset of NVRAM to avoid. Failing that, 10.16.5 still installs Ok but the temp update partition remains until the macOS Install Data folder located in /System/Volumes/Data is manually deleted.
       

       

       

       
      Security updates 2020-004 for High Sierra (17G14019) and Mojave (18G6020) released at the same time.
       
      0 0 2523
    6. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released September 24th, 2020.
      Build 19H2.
       
      We thought 10.15.6 would be the last major Catalina version with further updates limited to Supplemental Updates or Security Updates only. Today, Apple proved us wrong and released 10.15.7 update today! Safe to install on our Hacks without specific issues or surprises to expect. 
       

       

       

       
       
      Security update 2020-005 for High Sierra (17G14033) and Mojave (18G6032) also released at the same time.
      0 0 1421
    7. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released November 12th, 2020 as announced.
      Version 11.0.1, build 20B29
       

       

       

       
      Officially, this drops support for Ivy Bridge systems with Intel HD4000 graphics to raise the minimum requirements to Haswell graphics. Yet, as per all beta versions, Big Sur 11.0.1 still provides all the drivers required to support HD4000 graphics so it can be installed and run on such platforms with full graphics acceleration.
       
      nVidia Kepler graphics remain fully supported. A notable exception to these specifications appears to apply to the iMac14,1/2/3 (Haswell models with Iris Pro 5200 or Kepler GT7x5M graphics) that all appear officially unsupported.
       
      Also released at the same time:
      High Sierra 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 17G14042), which should be the last one, High Sierra reaching end of support. Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 18G6042).
      0 0 1510
    8. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Nov 19th, 2020: Apple released a statement related to severe issues affecting Late 2013/Mid 2014 13" MacBookPro. These are the Haswell MacBookPro11,1 models.
      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211242
       
      In order to prevent further widespread of the issues and pending an eventual fix, Apple released a new Big Sur 11.0.1 version (build 20B50) that basically excludes MBP11,1 platform from the list of supported Mac models.
       
      15" models of the same generation, i.e. MacBookPro11,2 and MacBookPro11,3 are not affected by this and remain on the list of supported platforms.
       
      The direct consequence of this on Hackintosh is this:
      Hackintosh computers running with MacBookPro11,1 SMBIOS can no longer obtain Big Sur as a software update or download Big Sur from the AppStore. Hackintosh computers running with MacBookPro11,1 SMBIOS must use the -no_compat_check boot argument to install Big Sur. A workaround to this is, of course, to run Big Sur with a different SMBIOS such a MacBookPro11,2 or MacBookPro11,3.  
       
      EDIT: regression/bug fixed in Big Sur 11.1 (build 20C69).
      0 0 493
    9. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released December 14th, 2020.
      Build 20C69.
       
      This update brings back support for late-2013/mid-2014 Haswell MacBookPro11,1 models which had been dropped in Big Sur 11.0.1 (build 20B50) due to a bug. Apple have obviously fixed the issue. I was able to successfully use the SMBIOS of this model on my Haswell/HD4400 Toshiba laptop as shown below.
       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security Update 2020-001 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H114) Security Update 2020-007 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G7016)
      0 0 830
    10. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released February 1st, 2021.
      Build 20D64.
       
      Safe to install on Hackintoshes that meet the requirements, no issues to expect.
       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security Update 2021-001 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H512) Security Update 2021-001 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G8012)
      0 0 572
    11. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released February 9th, 2021.
      Build 20D74.
       
      One week after 11.2 update, Apple released Big Sur 11.2.1 update to fix some MacBook Pro battery issues and address sudo-related security vulnerabilities. Note that the update will not be offered if SIP disabled with csr-active-config set to 0xFFF (as recommended on Dortania's documentation) but will be if SIP enabled or SIP disabled with values 0x67 or 0x3E7 for instance.

       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Supplemental Update for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H524) Security Update 2021-002 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G8022)  
      0 0 659
    12. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released February 25th, 2021.
      Build 20D80.
       
      3rd update this month!
      Appears to be bug fixes for MacBookPro from 2019 and MacBook Air from 2020.

       
      Safe to install on Hackintosh systems.

       

      0 0 667
    13. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released March 8th, 2021.
      Build 20D91.
       
      The Big Sur 11.2 saga continues! 4th update in the course of 5 weeks... Bug fix/Security vulnerability fix...
       

       

       

      0 0 1041
    14. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released April 26th, 2021.
      Build 20E232.
       
      Safe to install on our Hackintosh; can take 1hr+ to complete...
       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security Update 2021-002 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1030) Security Update 2021-003 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G9028)
      0 0 616
    15. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released May 3rd, 2021.
      Build 20E241.
       
      A week after releasing Big Sur 11.3, here goes 11.3.1 update! Security updates it would seem...

       
      Anyway, safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

       

      0 0 637
    16. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released May 24th, 2021.
      Build 20F71.
       
      Safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

       

       
       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security Update 2021-003 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1217) Security Update 2021-004 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G9216)
      0 0 648
    17. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      June 7th, 2021
       
      Today, at the June 2021 WWDC event, Apple announced macOS 12, named Monterey. 1st developper's beta was released for download thereafter. 1st public beta will follow in July with 1st general release in the fall as usual.
       
       More details on Apple's web site:
      https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/06/macos-monterey-introduces-powerful-features-to-get-more-done/
       
      On the supported platforms front, it looks like Monterey drops support for many Haswell-based iMac/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air models with support starting at 2015 Broadwell models. But the Mac mini from Late-2014 and MacBook Pro from mid-2015 appear to remain supported and, with it, support for Haswell graphics. Probably just because these 2 models were sold until Q4 and Q3 2018.

       
      So, support starts at the following models:
      iMac 16,1 (Broadwell with iGPU graphics) Mac mini 7,1 (Haswell with iGPU graphics) MacBook 9,1 (Skylake with iGPU graphics) MacBook Air 7,x (Broadwell with iGPU graphics) MacBook Pro 11,4 (Haswell with iGPU graphics + Kepler dGPU)  
      This time -and as could be expected-, support for HD4000 is definitely dropped and no Capri framebuffer is provided. We'll probably see rapidly if this can be as easily patched as per support for, say, Intel HD3000 and nVidia Tesla graphics in Mojave/Catalina.
       
      Support for nVidia Kepler remains present (Geforce + NVDA kexts still provided), so no apparent change on that front.
      0 0 1104
    18. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released July 21st, 2021.
      Build 20G71.
       
      Safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

       
       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security Update 2021-004 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1323) Security Update 2021-005 for Mojave 10.14.6 (build 18G9323)
      0 0 283
    19. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released July 26th, 2021.
      Build 20G80.
       
      Looks like Apple re-opened the bugs & security flaws season! Anyway, safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

      0 0 389
    20. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released August 11th, 2021.
      Build 20G95.
       
      Bug fixes. Safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

       

      0 0 493
    21. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released September 13th, 2021
      Build 20G165.
       
      Security fixes. Safe to install on our Hacks.
       

       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security update 2021-005 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 10H1417)
      0 0 499
    22. Hervé Added by Hervé Hervé
      Released Oct 25th, 2021.
      Build 20G224.
       

       
      Security fixes. Safe to install on our Hackintoshes.
       

       

       

       

       
      Also released at the same time:
      Security update 2021-007 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1519)  
      0 0 194
×
×
  • Create New...