Jump to content

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

Recommended Posts

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



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.



**Insert Flash Drive

**Open Terminal

And Type Following Command

diskutil list


# 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


After finishing the process.In Terminal [Recommended]

sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Mojave" Mojave Installer


**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/



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



Edited by ALiveVam

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.