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  1. Catalina MBR HFS Firmware Check Patch

    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.15 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
     
    Please read Readme-10.15.pdf first.
     
    How to finish the Catalina installation.
    1. Use EasyMBR-Installer1015 to make USB Catalina Installer.
    2. Boot to USB Catalina Installer, open Utilities -> Disk Utility, format as MBR HFS+. 
        Install Catalina to blank MBR HFS+ "Target" partition.
    3. Boot to USB Catalina Installer, open Utilities -> Terminal, run the script command:
        copytempdata
    4. Boot to "Target" MBR HFS+ partition on single user mode (-s), run the script command:
        hfsupdatecache
    5. Reboot to "Target" MBR HFS+ partition, setup user name and login, finish the installation.
     
    Also, you need to setup Clover as BooterConfig=0x28, CsrActiveConfig=0x67
     
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    List of known issues:
    1. Some app-pkg-installers can't install to HFS+, but install to APFS fine.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
    1. Pass the MBR check, allow macOS 10.15 installation on MBR partition.
    2. Pass the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
    3. Pass auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.15.
    4. This MBR-Manual-Method will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
    5. This MBR-Manual-Method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
    No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
     
    What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
    As the following....
    1. createinstallmedia method,
        needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
    2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
        install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR HFS+ and GUID HFS+, will never convert the partition format.
        We can manually format as MBR HFS+ or GPT HFS+ on installation screen like as 10.12.
        We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 on installation screen now.
        Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, 10.14, 10.15 future versions, I think so.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
    3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
        End of MBR and HFS+, there is no more MBR HFS+ patch available for 10.15 native OSInstaller.

    How to make 10.15 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
    Just use EasyMBR-Installer1015 to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q4. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave, Catalina?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.15.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
     

     
    Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
     

     

    2,625 downloads

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  2. Mojave MBR HFS Firmware Check Patch

    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
     
    To use those patched files you must follow HowTo to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
    The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.14 HFS Firmware check by crazybirdy.
     
    What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
    1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR partition.
    2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
    3. Patch to stop auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.14.
    4. This patched MBR OSInstaller will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
    5. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
    No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
     
    What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
    As the following....
    1. createinstallmedia method,
        needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
    2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
        install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
        We can manually format as MBR or GPT, HFS+ or APFS on installation screen like as 10.12.
        We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13 and 10.14 on installation screen now.
        Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, and 10.14 future versions, I think so.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
    3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
        install via stage 2 automatically, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition, and can be installed as update from previous version.

    How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
    Just use EasyMBR-InstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Automatic-Method)?
    Just use 14MBRinstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.13.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
     


     
    Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_1014fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
     

     

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  3. High Sierra MBR and Firmware Check Patch

    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.13 installation on MBR partition.
     
    To use those patched files you must follow HowTo to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
    The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.13 Firmware check by crazybirdy.
     
    What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
    1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.13 installation on MBR partition.
    2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
    3. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR and GPT partition (GPT+recovery).
    No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
     
    What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
    As the following....
    1. createinstallmedia method,
        needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only.
    2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
        install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS.
        We can manually format as MBR or GPT, HFS+ or APFS on installation screen like as 10.12.
        We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13 and 10.14 on installation screen now.
        Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, and 10.14 future versions, I think so.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
    3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
        install via stage 2 automatically, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS.
        It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition, and can be installed as update from previous version.

    How to make 10.13 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
    Just use EasyMBR-InstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.13.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?

    How to make 10.13 installer for MBR (MBR-Automatic-Method)?
    Just use 13MBRinstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
    Read HowTo inside the dmg first, new for 10.13+.
    Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
    Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.13.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
     
    And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
     
     


     

    8,292 downloads

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  4. Sierra MBR Patch

    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.12 installation on MBR partition.
     
    To use those patched files you must follow HowTo-10.12.x to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
     
    The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x patch method
     
    How to make 10.12 installer for MBR?
     
    Open Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first.
    1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg to HFS partition and rename the partition’s name as macOSMBR as /Volumes/macOSMBR/
    2. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg to /Volumes/macOSMBR/
    3. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.chunklist to /Volumes/macOSMBR/
    4. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.dmg to /Volumes/macOSMBR/
    5. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.chunklist to /Volumes/macOSMBR/
    6. Remove /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Installation/Packages
    7. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Installation/Packages
     
    8.OSInstaller replace to
    /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/OSInstaller.framework/Versions/A/OSInstaller
     
    9. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages/Essentials.pkg/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
    to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
    (use Pacifist v3.2.14 to access the contents of Essentials.pkg, and make directory /System/Library/Kernels first.)
    (Need kernel only if you use Chameleon with -f to boot the installer disk, needn't with Clover.)
     
    10. Boot to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ to install macOS.
     
    And, need a /Extra/SMBIOS.plist supported with /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
    Set a SMBIOS with Chameleon Wizard.
     
    Work fine with Enoch r2839+
    and /Extra/kernel.plist with
    <key>KernelBooter_kexts</key>
    <string>Yes</string>
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    10.12.6.16G29
    10.12.5.16F73
    10.12.4.16E195
    10.12.3.16D32
    10.12.2.16C68
    10.12.1.16B2657
    10.12.0.16A323
     
    If you want to patch MBR by yourself, here is the patch code, works on 10.12.0~10.12.6
     
    perl -pi -e "s|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x0F\x84\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x90\xE9\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|g" OSInstaller
    codesign -f -s - OSInstaller
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    9,719 downloads

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  5. El Capitan MBR Patch

    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstaller.framework to allow OS X 10.11 installation on MBR partition.
     
    To use those patched files you must follow HowTo-10.11.x to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
     
    The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x patch method
     
    How to make 10.11 installer for MBR?
     
    Open /Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first.
    1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg to HFS partition and rename the partition’s name as OSXMBR as /Volumes/OSXMBR/
    2. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg to /Volumes/OSXMBR/
    3. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.chunklist to /Volumes/OSXMBR/
    4. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.dmg to /Volumes/OSXMBR/
    5. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.chunklist to /Volumes/OSXMBR/
    6. Remove /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages
    7. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages
     
    8.
    OSInstall.mpkg replace to
    /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg
     
    OSInstaller replace to
    /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/OSInstaller.framework/Versions/A/OSInstaller
     
    9. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages/Essentials.pkg/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
    to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Library/Kernels/kernel
    (use Pacifist v3.2.14 to access the contents of Essentials.pkg, and make directory /System/Library/Kernels first.)
    (Need kernel only if you use Chameleon with -f to boot the installer disk, needn't with Clover.)
     
    10. Boot to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ to install Mac OS X.
     
    Work fine with Clover
     
    Work fine with Enoch
    and /Extra/kernel.plist with
    <key>KernelBooter_kexts</key>
    <string>Yes</string>
     
    10.11.6.15G1011
    10.11.6.15G31
    10.11.5.15F34
    10.11.4.15E65
    10.11.3.15D21
    10.11.2.15C50
    10.11.1.15B42
    10.11.0.15A284
     
    If you want to patch MBR by yourself, here is the patch code, works on 10.11.0 ~ 10.11.6
     
    perl -pi -e 's|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x74\x5F\x48\x8B\x85|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\xEB\x5F\x48\x8B\x85|g' OSInstaller
    codesign -f -s - OSInstaller

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