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Majove Prepare a macOS Mojave USB Flash Drive for Laptop

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Introduction
Mac Os Mojave
was just released in 24th September 2018. This is the major release by an Apple because the UI of Mojave is completely dark. You can install this OS in any laptop running Intel processor and assuming you've at least 8 GB of RAM. 4 GB RAM can also install it but may be little slow and laggy while working with heavy programs. Below are the necessary 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

Description:
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: Your Choice
  • 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
Bash:
diskutil list
Then...
Bash:
# 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_mojave" 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.
Bash:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/install_mojave --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app --nointeraction
**If you using Terminal method to Formatting the USB Drive,then using this command.
In Terminal....
Bash:
sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume  /Volumes/install_mojave --nointeraction
After finishing the process.In Terminal
Bash:
sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Mojave" install_mojave
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
  • Select Drivers64UEFI

  1. Check ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi
  2. AptioMemoryFix-64.efi
  3. DataHubDxe-64.efi
  4. FSInject-64.efi
  5. SMCHelper-64.efi
  6. Use HFSPlus.efi
Some laptop needed emuvariableuefi-64.efi. but not for all.
  • install rc scripts on target volume
  • Check Clover preference pane


Step 6:
Download Laptop config Clover.
Here

**Then choose your config and paste or replace it here /EFI/EFI/Clover
**Go to /EFI/EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other/ then paste this following kext
FakeSMC.kext:
VoodooPS2Controller.kext:
USBInjectAll.kext:
Lilu.kext:
WhateverGreen.kext:

**Go to /EFI/EFI/Clover/Acpi/Pached and paste it here
SSDT-DiscreteSpoof.aml
Note: If your laptop build in dedicated GPU then need this.

**Go to /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI then past it
HFSPlus.efi:

Now you ready to boot and install macOS Mojave.

About APFS:
You can not stop avoiding APFS conversation when installing Mojave. Because APFS is forced on Mojave.After you install Mojave, you'll be using APFS.


Example:Here is my HDD System osX disk partition.
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