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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 can no longer install Big Sur without the -no_compat_check boot argument. A workaroud to this is of course to run maOC with a different SMBIOS such a MacBookPro11,2 or MacBookPro11,3.
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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. However, nVidia Kepler graphics remain 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) Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 18)
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Bronxteck recently reminded us of links Apple publish in relation to creating bootable installers for OS X and macOS from El Capitan 10.11, so here's a link to the related main page:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
 
Very useful as a replacement to the old AppStore method that allowed registered users to re-download an OS X/macOS installation package if they had already done so in the past.
 
12GB required for USB keys/flash disks.
 
Whilst the information is obviously meant for Apple Mac computers, it's nevertheless 100% relevant to the 1st phase of creating USB installers for Hackintosh computers, the 2nd phase being the necessary installation of the bootloader (Enoch, Clover or otherwise).
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