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OpenCore Legacy Patcher
OpenCore Legacy Patcher
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OpenCore Legacy Patcher free download for Mac

OpenCore Legacy Patcher

Version 0.6.1

Install macOS versions on hardware dropped from Apple’s official support list.

4.4
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Absolutely Free

OpenCore Legacy Patcher overview

OpenCore is a sophisticated boot loader used to inject and patch data in memory, instead of on disk. This means that we're able to achieve a near-native experience on many unsupported Macs.

Built with security in mind

Supporting System Integrity Protection(SIP), FileVault 2, .im4m Secure Boot and Vaulting. For many machines, you're just as secure as a supported Mac.

Native OTA updates

Install updates the moment they come out, with native System Preferences support, just like a supported Mac.

Zero firmware patching

Using the capabilities of the OpenCore boot manager, our protocol upgrades are done in memory and are never permanent.

Supporting more hardware

New life is breathed into your decade-old graphics card or WiFi and bluetooth chipsets.

The newest features

Unlock Sidecar, AirPlay to Mac, Night Shift, and Universal Control, even on natively supported models!

A helpful community

Whether it's getting started or learning the specifics, you can always find answers with our amazing community of tinkerers, developers, and dreamers.

What’s new in version 0.6.1

Updated on Jan 30 2023

  • Add support for non-Metal Graphics Cards in macOS Ventura
  • Add support for legacy Wireless Cards in macOS Ventura
  • Add support for UHCI/OHCI USB 1.1 Controllers in macOS Ventura
  • Add support for AMD Vega Graphics on pre-Haswell Macs in macOS Ventura
  • Add support for Rapid Security Responses for Haswell+ Macs using Kernel Debug Kits

Full list of changes available here

Information

License

Free

Size

640.9 MB

Downloads

3167

App requirements

  • Intel 64
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OpenCore Legacy Patcher qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
3.5
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.5
Customer support
3.0
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AppleBman
AppleBman
Jan 31 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Jan 31 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
I've got OCLP 0.6.1 installed on 3 machines -- a mid-2009 15" MacBook Pro, a 2011 Mac Mini, and a mid-2011 MacBook Air. All running MacOS Monterey 12.6.3 flawlessly. The work the Dortania team did on this is truly incredible. Yes you'll lose 32-bit applications but if your workflow relies on them, don't upgrade. But for me, I can now use the "current" version of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers interchangably on a whole bunch of Macs in different locations -- which simplifies my life significantly. Thanks guys!
hammeris1a
hammeris1a
Jan 30 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Jan 30 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
WARNING TO YOU USERS THAT HAVE A MAC STILL CAPABLE OF RUNNING 32-BIT APPLICATIONS -- if you upgrade to Monterey or Ventura, you will LOSE QuickTime Pro -- just one of the INVALUABLE applications still 32-bit native only - also, Tex-Edit Plus, and many others. I say to you - DO NOT DO IT. Apple has screwed us big time by forcing 64-bit without recourse on its customers! Mac OS 12 and 13 brings nothing valuable to the table in real-life.
Dominikhoffmann
Dominikhoffmann
Jan 29 2023
0.5.2
5.0
Jan 29 2023
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
Now actually at 0.6.1.
rwilki21
rwilki21
Jan 29 2023
0.5.2
4.0
Jan 29 2023
4.0
Version: 0.5.2
I tried this on my late 2014 MacMini. I managed to install Ventura following the detailed instruction on the developers website. Unfortunately my Internet failed to work. I thought at one point that I had totally mucked up my Mac. I then was inspired to do a fresh install from the USB stick with the Ventura previously downloaded from the developers website. It worked. I was also able to download Ventura 16.2 from Apple and it works very well. This app has given my Mac mini a new lease of life and gives me the latest Apple updates and I no longer have to think about buying a new Mac mini.A great app.
janbaukespoelstra44
janbaukespoelstra44
Jan 4 2023
0.5.2
3.0
Jan 4 2023
3.0
Version: 0.5.2
My second comment on this app is that they must repair a big bug in Monterey, because if you look at the supported models and you see that Ventura is not supported why does i see that i can upgrade to Ventura in the updatebox in Monterey ? I hope they fix this but i think a developer does not read this ! This is a bug in the opencoreapp and is not ok !
shage1966
shage1966
Jan 4 2023
0.5.2
1.0
Jan 4 2023
1.0
Version: 0.5.2
OPenCore Legacy Patcher. Wow. Beware. It essentially bricked my mbp 2013. If you go to github to report a bug you will find that the lead developer has turned off bug reporting and has basically quit the project. Incredibly improper. The guy should state this on the landing page for OpenCore. So basically I got the opencore legacy patcher to install, I rebooted, followed the instructions to boot to the correct partition, and whoa, the keyboard will only allow certain characters for the password input. I tried a USB keyboard too: I can't enter password. So I am stuck in an infinite loop. Recovery boot allows me to reset my password to use a few keys that still work on the keyboard...but then this horrible software states my password is incorrect. If I could submit a bug report, perhaps that would be ok. At this point I need to create a new boot stick and start over. What a garbage tool.
janbaukespoelstra44
janbaukespoelstra44
Jan 4 2023
0.5.2
3.0
Jan 4 2023
3.0
Version: 0.5.2
Well, if you download the app from the developer there is is bug in the newest version, i get a message that the installer was not valid………but there was a link in a magazine and that worked, now i have installed big sur because Ventura does not work on my old Macbook pro from late 2010 haha ! If you dowload Monterey you get a message in updates that you can upgrade to Ventura……..so i stick with Big Sur for now !
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