Every year, Apple introduces a new version of macOS. Some Macs miss the cut and no longer support the company’s latest and greatest software. open source opencore Launched last summer when macOS Ventura went into beta. It has since matured and now works on more Macs that didn’t make the list of supported devices.
as noted earlier 9to5Mac (opens in new tab), the OpenCore Legacy Patcher (OCLP) initially allowed older Macs to work with macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey. The tool has left beta and is based on the same OpenCore bootloader that is used for Hackintosh.
It wasn’t until recently that OCLP worked with macOS Ventura.
old is new again
OCLP developers explained to 9to5Mac that Apple “removed most of the older drivers from macOS 13 because this version no longer supports any Macs with Intel CPUs older than seventh generation.” Despite these restrictions, the latest version of OCLP supports Mac brings extra life to the . which has been discontinued by Apple.”
The latest OCLP version works with the following Macs:
- MacBook 2008 – 2016
- MacBook Air, 2009 – 2017
- MacBook Pro, 2008 – 2016
- Mac Mini, 2009 – 2017
- iMac, 2007 – 2017
- Mac Pro, 2008 – 2013
Like all open-source software, OCLP has limitations that change as Apple introduces new macOS versions. Therefore, there is a risk associated with installing it on your older Mac. Still, it’s nice to see a tool like this as it allows older Macs to stay up-to-date for a while longer, warts and all.
Apple’s macOS Ventura brought some new features to the Mac when it was released last fall, as well as various updates. It also includes a brand new Stage Manager and Freeform and an updated Continuity Camera feature. This version also brought mobile weather and clock apps to the Mac for the first time.
For more information about OCLP, visit GitHub webpage,