This guide will walk you through creating a Vanilla USB installer for Mojave 10.14.1 on AMD systems.
- 8GB or larger USB drive
- Boot Disk Utility from CVAD
- TransMac (free 15 day trial)
- Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free
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Once you've downloaded the install Application extract the archive using 7-Zip and copy the SharedSupport folder to your Desktop as that's all you'll need.
Install macOS Mojave.app\Contents\SharedSupport
Now you need to format the USB using BDUtility and install the latest Clover Version.
Run BDUtility and go to Options > Configuration and click on Check It to update the Clover version. Click OK.
Now with the USB highlighted click on Format then Ok.
Now extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDUtility.
Now you can restore 4.hfs to the USB. In BDUtility expand the USB by clicking on the + icon to show the partitions. You should see something like this,
Click on the Part2 partition and click Restore. Now select the extracted 4.hfs file and let it restore to USB.
Once completed open Paragon Hard Disk Manager.
From here locate the USB drive,
Click on Resize Partition as seen above and extend it to fill the free space. In my case it's 55.77
Click OK then Apply in the top left of the main Window.
Once done you can close the Hard Disk Manager and open up TransMac. Right click on TransMac and Run as Adminstrator.
Once open click on Tools > Settings and open then Disk Drives tab and change the settings to match the image below,
Now locate the USB drive in the TransMac sidebar and navigate to OS X Base System/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents.
Now in TransMac right click on a blank space in the Contents folder and select "Copy Here" then locate the SharedSupport folder and select Copy.
Once that's done you need to configure Clover and copy some AMD files.
Using Windows Explorer navigate to the CLOVER partition of the USB and go to EFI > CLOVER. Copy the contents of the attached CLOVER.zip at the bottom of this post to that folder replacing what's already there.
Now download the AMD.zip file attached at the bottom and using TransMac place the prelinkedkernel.amd file into the USB at this locations,
OS X Base System/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels
You can now boot the USB to the installer. Once booted open Disk Utility, once open click the dropdown on the top left and change to show all Devices.
Now format the drive you wish to install Mojave to and name it macOS.
Once formatted quit Disk Utility and run the installer installing to the macOS drive.
Once it's done it'll automatically reboot. From here you want to boot to the Install USB once again and this time open Terminal from the Utilities menu at the top then enter these commands,
cp -r /Volumes/"OS X Base System"/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel.amd /Volumes/macOS/macOS\ Install\ Data/Locked\ Files/Boot\ Files/
cp -r /Volumes/"OS X Base System"/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel /Volumes/macOS/macOS\ Install\ Data/Locked\ Files/Boot\ Files/
sed -i '' "s/auth-//g" /Volumes/macOS/macOS\ Install\ Data/Locked\ Files/Boot\ Files/com.apple.Boot.plist
This will now install macOS from the installed drive. Once finished it'll automatically reboot. When it does boot to the USB installer for the last time and run this command in Terminal,
cp -r /Volumes/"OS X Base System"/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel /Volumes/macOS/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/
cp -r /Volumes/"OS X Base System"/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel.amd /Volumes/macOS/System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/
If you experience a reboot after accepting the Licence agreement on first boot please follow this,
XLNC wrote:Code: Select allThen create this file to skip the apple setup screen:
/ sbin / fsck -fy / sbin / mount -uw /Code: Select allNow create a temporary user account "Temp User" with password "password" and home directory "temp"
touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDoneCode: Select allNow reboot :
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist dscl . -create /Users/temp dscl . -create /Users/temp UserShell /bin/bash dscl . -create /Users/temp RealName "Temp User" dscl . -create /Users/temp UniqueID "510" dscl . -create /Users/temp PrimaryGroupID 20 dscl . -create /Users/temp NFSHomeDirectory /Users/temp dscl . -passwd /Users/temp password dscl . -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership temp dseditgroup -o edit -a temp -t user adminCode: Select allSo macos will now directly take you to the login screen . where it will ask you to enter password .
shutdown -r +0
type password and hit enter to login.
you will reach Data & Privacy screen again so click next to proceed ( dont worry, it wont reboot now ) and so after few clicks you will reach Desktop .
Now go to System Prefrences -> User & Groups and create a Administrator account of your choice with your real User name
After that logout from this Temp User account and login into your own admin account
Finally delete this Temp User account by going into System Prefrences -> User & Groups.
Clover.zip: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ak4if15vgibn ... R.zip?dl=0
fusion71au @ InsanelyMac for the original tutorial concept.
Scooby-Chan for testing.
XLNC also for testing.
Installed Operating Systems: Mojave 10.14.5 - Windows 10 Pro (Insider)
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 RAM: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Graphics: ASUS ROG Strix RX560
HDD: 960 EVO 500GB - MX500 250GB - 2TB Seagate - 640GB WDC - 500GB WDC LAN: RTL8111 Sound: HDMI
Other: USB Bluetooth - USB Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Bootloader: Clover