The development team has created a tool that allows users to install macOS Ventura on unsupported Macs. While this tool was previously in beta status, the official release of OpenCore 6.0 is now available for all users who want to try it out.
As we wrote earlier on, OpenCore Legacy Patcher (or simply OCLP) is a tool that allows older Macs to run macOS Big Sur and Monterey without official support from Apple. The tool is based on the same OpenCore bootloader used for Hackintosh, a well-known method of launching macOS on regular PCs.
Two months after the release of the first beta version of macOS Ventura, the developers behind OCLP showcased several older Macs running Ventura thanks to the tool. However, making OCLP compatible with it proved to be a difficult task.
According to the developers, Apple removed most of the legacy drivers from macOS 13 because that version no longer supports Macs with Intel processors older than the seventh generation. Despite these limitations, the latest version of OCLP has been successful in extending the life of discontinued Mac computers.
Computers that can run macOS Ventura with OpenCore:
MacBook (2008 – 2016)
MacBook Air (2009 – 2017)
MacBook Pro (2008 – 2016)
Mac mini (2009 – 2017)
Mac Pro (2008 – 2013)
Of course, some things may not work as expected, since the project is an unauthorized modification and is still in “active development”.
Of course, this is not a perfect solution for people who still work on older Macs, but it’s interesting to see that people are still finding ways keep using ten years old computers.
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