OpenCore is an open source bootloader that allows users to install macOS Ventura on older Macs, even if they are not officially supported by Apple. The bootloader was first shown last summer when Apple first showed off macOS Ventura. The company has now released the final version, and it includes several Macs that did not make the list of supported devices.
OpenCore Legacy Patcher (OCLP) is a tool built on the same OpenCore bootloader used for Hackintosh. Originally, the OpenCore software allowed older Macs to work with macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey, but now it also works with macOS Ventura.
Apple has “removed most of the older drivers from macOS 13, as this version no longer supports any Macs with Intel CPUs older than the seventh generation,” OpenCore developers claim. Despite these limitations, the latest version of OCLP effectively extends the life of Macs that have been discontinued by Apple.
The latest OCLP version works with the following Macs:
- MacBook 2008 – 2016
- MacBook Air, 2009 – 2017
- MacBook Pro, 2008 – 2016
- Mac mini, 2009 – 2017
- iMac, 2007 – 2017
- Mac Pro, 2008 – 2013
However, it is important to note that like all open source software, OCLP has limitations. Apple may patch the software with the release of new versions, rendering it unusable. For more information about OCLP, visit their GitHub page (link below).
It is important to note that before installing this software, users should be aware of the potential risks and limitations and understand that the tool is not officially supported by Apple. However, if you own an older Mac and want to keep it updated with the latest software, OpenCore Legacy Patcher is an option to consider.
Try macOS Ventura features on your unsupported Mac
macOS Ventura offers a number of new features for Mac users. Although it has a similar look and feel to macOS Monterey, Apple has concentrated on improving first-party apps. Messages similar to iOS 16 includes the ability to edit and undo sent messages. The Mail app also has the undo-send feature, while Safari has added features such as sharing tab groups and access keys. For more detailed information on the same, check out our macOS Ventura Features Guide.
Source: GitHub | Via: 9to5Mac