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[Guide]Prepare a USB Flash Drive for installing macOS Mojave

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macOS Mojave was just released in 24th September 2018. This is the major release by an Apple because the UI of Mojave is completely dark.

Requirements for this guide :

  • Intel based processor laptop/desktop
  • USB stick 8 GB or higher
  • A working mac or hackintosh
  • Internet Connection

 

Preparation:

Download macOS Mojave

 

To get a working Mojave installer onto a USB flash drive it must first be formatted into a scheme that allows for an EFI Partition. Afterwards the the Mojave Installer is ready to be placed on the USB drive using is Terminal.

 

Step 1: 

Formatting the USB Drive.

You can format the USB flash drive using two way:

  1. Disk Utility
  2. Terminal

1.Disk Utility:

**Insert Flash Drive

**Open Disk Utility

**Select the Flash Drive on the left column

**Click Erase

 

Set the following settings:

  • Name: Mojave Installer
  • Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • Scheme: GUID Partition Map

**Click Erase

**Click Done upon finish.

 

2.Terminal

**Insert Flash Drive

**Open Terminal

And Type Following Command

diskutil list

Then

# repartition /dev/disk1 GPT, one partition
# EFI will be created automatically
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder
diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk1 1 GPT HFS+J "install_osx" R

Note:- In my case,my sub flash drive is /dev/disk1, You can check for available drive using command diskutil list

 

Step 2: Transferring the Mojave Installer to usb flash drive via terminal.
If you using Disk Utility method to Formatting the USB Drive,then using this command.
In Terminal....
First edit and replace Your USB Drive Name.

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Mojave Installer --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app --nointeraction

Then..

After finishing the process.In Terminal [Recommended]

sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Mojave" Mojave Installer

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**If you using Terminal method to Formatting the USB Drive,then using this command.
In Terminal..

sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume  /Volumes/install_osx --nointeraction

After finishing the process.In Terminal [Recommended]

sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Mojave" install_osx

Step 3:

Mount EFI Partition

Step 4:

Download Clover EFI Bootloader

Step 5:

Install Clover EFI Bootloader to usb flash drive.

  • Change Install Location and select your usb flash drive
  • select "Customize"
  • Check "Install for UEFI booting only", "Install Clover in the ESP" will automatically select
  • Check Themes
  • The defaults for Drivers64UEFI.efi are recommended

 

Step 6:

Moving Kext
You need to download the kext which matches with your system and copy the kext to USB EFI  /EFI/EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other/

 

Download:

Replace your EFI with this modified EFI<<<<<

 

 

Edited by ALiveVam

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