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OpenCore Legacy Patcher free download for Mac

OpenCore Legacy Patcher

Version 1.4.1

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

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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 1.4.1

Updated on Mar 11 2024

  • Update updater implementation
  • Resolve Keyboard/Trackpad support for MacBookAir6,x running macOS 14.4 and newer. Expands SPI Keyboard and Trackpad patch to include MacBookAir6,x
  • Publish Bluetooth NVRAM variables for BCM2046 and BCM2070 chipsets. Reduces need for NVRAM reset to restore Bluetooth support in newer OSes (Thanks @Ausdauersportler)

Information

License

Free

Size

587.7 MB

Downloads

36962

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10 or later
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What needs improvements

Support
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Social media integration

OpenCore Legacy Patcher qualities

Value
4.7
Ease of use
3.0
Features
4.7
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
2.3

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avokus
avokus
Apr 12 2024
1.4.1
0.0
Apr 12 2024
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
I would love to upgrade my late 2013 iMac to a more recent MacOs. By the same token I still require to boot from an external disk that runs Mojave because of legacy software. I tested the boot drive on a 2020 Intel macbook and an M1 macbook both running Sonoma. Both macbooks did not allow a boot into MacOs Mojave. Is this an architecture (M1) problem or is Mac Sonoma too new. Who knows which MacOs if legacy patched would still allow me to boot into Mojave? Second question: Once the newer MacOs is running on the old machine, how will security updates be handled that Apples distributes now and then?
stiteswj
stiteswj
Apr 5 2024
1.4.1
0.0
Apr 5 2024
0.0
Version: 1.4.1
Hello, I made a big mistake by not updating OpenCore to 1.41 instead of the 1.3. Now I can't use the mouse or keyboard. Is there a way to fix it? Thanks, Jim
nobody2011
nobody2011
Mar 8 2024
1.2.1
0.0
Mar 8 2024
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
A new version (1.4.1) is out: => https://github.com/dortania/OpenCore-Legacy-Patcher/releases
jtpartlow77
jtpartlow77
Feb 1 2024
1.2.1
0.0
Feb 1 2024
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Have a IMAC 15.1, picked up the open-core to be able push IOS to Sonoma. Needed Parallels 19 with windows 11 to reinstall my quickbooks. Noticed with the current graphics patch with the virtual machine my windows11 screens are blank. Ran through tech support with parallels for a good hour or so and they could not fix the glitch unless in windows the videocontroller is disabled. Assuming the opencore patch used to push the IOS to Sonoma parallels is unable to read. I guess a patch on top of a VM patch is creating the issue? -Any known fixes for this? I can keep the video disabled but blocks me from running in coherent which I really like, also when in windows have to control/alt to release my cursor to drop back into my mac, kind of a pain in the a@@.
Ean
Ean
Nov 23 2023
1.2.1
0.0
Nov 23 2023
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
The developer website is riddled with entreaties to download and install malware. Whether this is intentional or the site has been hacked doesn't really matter--in either case this app should not be considered safe. I poked around in the contents of the app and didn't find anything immediately untoward, but there are a couple of encrypted disk images in there so... IMHO, between the encrypted app contents and the malware on the website one should stay afar way from this until it is demonstrated to be safe.
Plotzenhots
Plotzenhots
Nov 22 2023
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 22 2023
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
like ginseng and double-heart for oltimer's Macs – many thanks to the developers!
onuaugustine07
onuaugustine07
Nov 15 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Nov 15 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
Im trying to install the OCLP, how do I know the installer version that would be compatible for my MacBook 2012?
rjhartnoll
rjhartnoll
Sep 30 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Sep 30 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
Hi: I have a problem in that my iMac Retina 5K has no internet connection. Has anyone tried downloading OCLP for a Mac to a USB storage device on a Windows system, then using that download on the Mac to install the current OCLP on the Mac ? Could this approach work?
mnslingerland
mnslingerland
Sep 24 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Sep 24 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
I am really keen on using oclp for updating my Imac 11-3 to more current OS. it went all fine untill I had to selelct the target Drive for installing the new OS. In my case this is an SSD, samsung 2 Tb. It appears that this destination drive is formatted as MAC OS extended journaled. so is my additoanl HDD for backing up my system by using TIme machine. What I can find on the internet is that Time machine cannot work with FAT. As it is unlcear to me on how to proceed: Any suggestions on how I can use oclp for installing more recent MAC OS given the above configuration?
ronaldmuchenje
ronaldmuchenje
Apr 9 2023
0.6.1
0.0
Apr 9 2023
0.0
Version: 0.6.1
Hey there. I’ve got a quick question, I recently installed Mac OS Monterey on my 2010 Mac Pro. It runs like new and I can install more software for Music Production and Editing. My question is this now: I bought an audio interface which is Thunderbolt 3 and was going to buy a Thunderbolt 3 PCIe card to in order to run this piece of gear, but I’m not sure if it work as all the info seems to suggest it won’t though I’m not sure those people have OPEN CORE LEGACY PATCHER running on their machines. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated as I am now considering sending the interface back
wlaett
wlaett
Mar 26 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Mar 26 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
My MacBook Pro early 11 works with Ventura 13.2.1 :-)! Incredible Work, very cool! One Thing: My online Banking App doesn't work because lowered SIP Settings.
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 !
lodean
lodean
Mar 11 2024
1.4.1
5.0
Mar 11 2024
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
vieuxcon696
vieuxcon696
Feb 20 2024
1.2.1
5.0
Feb 20 2024
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
hirwajeermie
hirwajeermie
Feb 8 2024
1.2.1
5.0
Feb 8 2024
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
davereasbeck684113
davereasbeck684113
Feb 7 2024
1.2.1
5.0
Feb 7 2024
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Plotzenhots
Plotzenhots
Nov 22 2023
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 22 2023
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
opencorelegacypatcher
opencorelegacypatcher
Nov 21 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Nov 21 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
Macscheduler-net
Macscheduler-net
Nov 16 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Nov 16 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
wlaett
wlaett
Mar 26 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Mar 26 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
scheperstrip
scheperstrip
Mar 15 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Mar 15 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
kofz
kofz
Feb 1 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Feb 1 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
twaw
twaw
Jan 31 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Jan 31 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
DrOpenSource
DrOpenSource
Jan 30 2023
0.6.1
5.0
Jan 30 2023
5.0
Version: 0.6.1
Dominikhoffmann
Dominikhoffmann
Jan 29 2023
0.5.2
5.0
Jan 29 2023
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
rwilki21
rwilki21
Jan 29 2023
0.5.2
4.0
Jan 29 2023
4.0
Version: 0.5.2
shage1966
shage1966
Jan 4 2023
0.5.2
1.0
Jan 4 2023
1.0
Version: 0.5.2
janbaukespoelstra44
janbaukespoelstra44
Jan 4 2023
0.5.2
3.0
Jan 4 2023
3.0
Version: 0.5.2
setyorohadi
setyorohadi
Dec 27 2022
0.5.2
5.0
Dec 27 2022
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
PauloFut
PauloFut
Dec 7 2022
0.5.2
5.0
Dec 7 2022
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
marckaeden
marckaeden
Dec 5 2022
0.5.2
5.0
Dec 5 2022
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
Macsmurf
Macsmurf
Dec 5 2022
0.5.2
5.0
Dec 5 2022
5.0
Version: 0.5.2
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