Hello fellow Users of Unsupported Macs,
Just a last post in this 2013 year and some follow-up on the script.
New year eve is coming and new version is on the way.
If the night isn’t too crazy I’ll post a new release tomorrow for the first day of this upcoming new year.
As I said here and there upcoming features will be :
Check for Update:
— manually or by enabling auto Check when launching the script,
it then will be easier to know if a new version is online :).
Choose the Os Version:
— For now still Mavericks but all is in place for Mountain Lion – maybe Lion later on.
Choose the installer:
— the script will have 3 levels of search aka – in default /Applications Folder (fast),
or via embedded SystemProfiler tools and Ultimately search in all indexed Volumes with Spotlight (longer). this late option will also allow to search in networks shares if any available (I do have backups of Installs on my Server). drag and dropping an installer directly will also be possible.
So that way, the installer could be anywhere you’d like it to be.
Choose a System already installed to patch it again
— As we never know with our lovely Apple Co, there will be be a function to patch again a System in case an Update wipes out Tiamo’s boot.efi and patched .plist
— This is really asked for. I’ve succeeded but not yet tested the efficiency. meaning I do have a recovery partition but have not tested the purpose of it: filevault or iMessage and such.
Plan is to propose several options like :
— Make a slim Recovery Partition: and get the Packages from the Sfott key plugged in so reinstall could be possible.
— Make a slim Recovery Partition: but with no Packages from the Sfott key plugged in. (but I don’t see the interest here)
— Make a Bigger Recovery Partition: The Recovery would be a Sfott Key in a way.
— This Recovery stuff has also made me make an option to verify and check Volumes and discs, wich can be useful to check and repair Volumes while booting from the Key.
Include rastafabi Maverick Download enabler
— AS I was suggesting it would be nice to include it on the script, Rastafabi gave me a Go for it, So I’ll make tests and change some stuff so that his dmg is cloned in another partition or as he suggest replace the EFI one (but this is new for me)
Propose to create USB installer for Supported Macs
— After all, Supported Macs may also be happy to get an installer.
using Apple script for Mavericks, or Base System clone for ML and Lion.
I’ll also evaluate to make a list of known “Unsupported Macs” that got success with Tiamo’s boot.efi and the key.
Last but not least
I want to say again that Tiamo’s work made this possible in the first place.
and 4-5 Terminal commands turned to be a script, that is as of now 2500 lines and counting.
I’m really enjoying this and even more knowing that it helped people out there.
So far 1000 downloads have been reached earlier today and I’m totally amazed.
Happy New Year to all, and enjoy your Unsupported Macs New Life ;)