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[Guide] How to create personal Vanilla MacOS Image or USB Installer

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1- First we need create .dmg or format USB Stick 


Usb Stick - Make sure that it has at least 8GB+ of available storage and is formatted as Mac OS Extended.


-Go to Disk Utility/File/New Image/Blank Image


-Change Save As:, Where:, Name:, Size:, Format:, and Image Format: and Save. Done!


2- Download macOS from Apple

Use this tool for check Apple Catalog By crazybirdy





After Download copy macOS Installer to Applications folder





3- Using the 'createinstallmedia' command in Terminal

a- Mount .dmg created in your desktop (if you use one USB Stick, ignore this step).


b- Open Terminal, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.

c- Type or paste one of the following commands in Terminal. These assume that the installer is still in your Applications folder, and MyVolume is the name of the .dmg mounted. If it has a different name, replace MyVolume in these commands with the name of your volume, in this case is Olarila.




sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Ventura.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume



sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Monterey.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Big Sur:


sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume



sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume



sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

High Sierra:


sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume


4- Mount EFI Partition in your .DMG or USB Stick with macos, use this app




5- Copy your EFI folder to EFI partition. You can use my folders below


paste EFI folder there


6- EFI folders



7- Installing Clover bootloader for support Legacy and UEFI in same installer--

a- Download Clover bootloader


b- Open Installer


c- Change Install Location


d- Select your disk


e- Go to Customize


f- Select "Install Clover in the ESP"

g- Go to "Boot Sectors" and select "Install boot0ss in MBR"

h- Go to "Clover for BIOS (legacy) booting" and select "Clover EFI 64-bits SATA"

i- Check "Install RC scripts on target volume

***Don't need select drivers, EFI folders above have all mandatory***


8- Put your Personal Logo (Optional)

a- Open your image/logo, "Select All" and "Copy"


b- "Get Info" in .dmg mounted or USB Stick



c- Select here


d- Paste image



9- Change Extensions

a- Change extensions .dmg to .raw

b- If you need update Clover bootloader, Kexts, etc, just rename .raw to .dmg


10- Compress .raw to Share with others

a- Open Terminal and type


bzip2 -z 

a- Drag image .raw into terminal


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hdiutil convert /path/to/example.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/to/example.iso

mv example.iso.cdr example.iso

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[ref]Elton Sousa[/ref], sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Catalina

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thanks buddy. I'll give that a go using hdiutil in macOS.

I tried renaming the raw file to dmg in Windows and then converting to iso using AnyToIso. It converted the file but Vmware won't recognize it.

Ok, so I've created an iso file using hdiutil and then copied the iso back to Windows. Vmware Workstation still won't recognize this iso file. Can anyone make the vmdk file from the beta 3 image?

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Hi guys, I get an error when copying the macOS image to the terminal. Nevertheless I have recorded the image of Olarila AMD in a usb and I have started it, being without advance in the beginning. I do not know if it's because of the processor that I have a Phenom II b45 ... Thanks for the tutorialūüėÉ

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[ref]MaLd0n[/ref], Hi Daniel, I'm trying to build new Hackintosh on;

Mother Board; ASUS H310M-D R2.0

CPU: Intel i3-8100 @3.60GHz

Graphics Built In; Intel UHD 630

Try to install Mojave and use CHIPSET SERIES 10, 20 and 30 (SKYLAKE / KABYLAKE / COFFEELAKE), but after series of codes after boot my display just went off and nothing happens...need your expertise please...many thanks!!!

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[ref]steezy[/ref], first try with only InjectIntel

Hi Daniel, still no luck, but I'm not sure if I've done the instruction very well :D

https://imgur.com/03cf0CQ, that is the message before my screen went off. I'm planning to get compatible external graphics, but I still want to try the onboard graphics. Hope you can take a look on my config. :cap


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