Sixty Four On Thirty Two (SFOTT)

Yosemite / Mavericks / Mountain Lion on Unsupported Mac

This page is dedicated to Sfott,

this “little” piece of code I did to automate the creation of USB key with the boot.efi from Tiamo’s of MacRumors.

This script aims to prepare a USB or disc media for Unsupported 32bit based Macs that are not eligibles for Mavericks or Mountain Lion.

Cette page est dédié à Sfott,

Ce “petit” bout de code pour automatiser la création d’une clé USB avec le boot.efi de Tiamo’s de chez MacRumors.

Ce script a pour but de préparer une clé USB ou un disque dur pour certains Macs non supportés 32bit et qui ne sont pas éligibles à Mavericks ou Mountain Lion.

10.10 : SFOTT Yosemite pre-release is out

Take a look at here to download it

10.9.5: Update

If you download the Update via AppStore from 10.9.2 and/or 10.9.3: working out of the box.

No Need to repatch for most ( but some had to repatch )

If you download the Combo from Apple website or via Appstore.

you’ll have to follow the 10.9.2 procedure to repatch the boot.efi

10.9.5: Mise à Jour

Si la MàJ est téléchargée via l’App Store depuis une 10.9.2 et/ou 10.9.3, elle se déroule sans problème .

Pas besoin de repatcher.

Si vous téléchargez la Màj Combo depuis le site Apple ou Appstore,

Vous devrez donc suivre la procédure de la 10.9.2

Here, you’ll always find the latest release. Ici, vous trouverez toujours la dernière version.

Current version is v1.4.4 Click here for a How-to (En)

To update and get 10.9.2 up and running See here for details

La version actuelle est v1.4.4 Cliquez ici pour une petite aide (Fr)

Pour faire fonctionner et mettre à jour en 10.9.2 lisez bien ici pour les détails

Go to the Download page to get SFOTT

Aller sur la page de téléchargements pour obtenir SFOTT


It contains an installer pkg that will put the Applescript app (and the shell script bundle in it) in the /Applications/Utilities.
L’image disque contient un installeur qui mettra une application Applescript (et le script shell avec) dans /Applications/Utilitaires.

This wouldn’t be possible without Tiamo’s work in the first place /
Rien ne serait possible sans le travail de Tiamo’s au départ.
Please read the read me | Lisez l’Aide

10.9.3 Update and SFOTT | All smooth but BEWARE


10.9.3 Update runs smooth. [EDIT] No need to repatch the System once done. I’ve just downloaded and installed the 10.9.3 Update on my Guinea MacMini2,1 with no hassle. This Update still installs in two steps : 1°) (download from Mac

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SFOTT | if your Mac thinks it’s a Macpro3,1 but it is not.


if your Mac thinks it’s a MacPro3,1 after using MDE v1 | si votre Mac croit être un MacPro3,1 après avoir utilisé MDE v1

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SFOTT | adding MD5 Hash


Just a note. To be sure you have the right last dmg I’ve put the MD5 hash And will do so for each new dmg release… It will be on each download description. Pour être sur que vous téléchargiez la

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SFOTT | version 1.4.4


Added Missing binary curl As spotted in a comment, curl binary wasn’t included in the copy when creating the key. It is now. Rajout de curl Comme indiqué dans un commentaire, le bianire curl n’etait pas inclus dans la copie

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SFOTT | troubleshooting


In case you encounter some troubles here are some reported Tips from my experience or feedback on comments : BACKUP first If you’ve read the comments you know I’m paranoid. just backup your system and even better just buy a

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SFOTT | version 1.4.3 Spotlight return


Spotlight should now work as normal. Removed a bit of code that was creating an invisible file of the Re-patch process, preventing Spotlight to index the System. **Included a double clic-able script (.command) to re-enable Spotlight for those that used

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SFOTT 1.4.2 | Resolving Problems with Spotlight


Hello Everybody, Sorry I took a long week-end… to discover many Comments on Spotlight being broken on the System after the Update. As I just came back, and read the comments It’s quite sure it’s a bug on the script.

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SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update | get Mavericks back up and Running


la version française… tout en bas ( je sais, je dois installer un plugin multilngue :) ) OK, this is version 1.4.2 of the Sfott script. so here it is various bugs I din’t target before, and new functions mainly

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SFOTT | Updating the Launcher and Script on the Key


This post is about updating the Launcher and of course the script itself on the key. Before finalising my last test on the MacMini2,1 for the Sfott update to get 10.9.2 working (it’s done I’m just making a last test).

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10.9.2 – Tiamo’s boot.efi & SFOTT


Warning ! As Steven warned here Today’s 10.9.2 update mess things up. EDIT 20140227: I updated the script and explained some steps to get 10.9.2 working. Le script est mis à jour et qqes explications ici pour avoir 10.9.2 fonctionnel.

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108 comments on “Sixty Four On Thirty Two (SFOTT)
  1. Avatar Bill says:

    Hi, Just installed mavericks and updated with the patch, excellent!

    As sound is not possible, is it possible to add a us sound card to hear music/videos etc?

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Avatar Clayton Belseck says:

    Successfully have Yosemite 10.10 installed using SFOTT Yosemite-beta. No luck with install of Yosemite 10.10.4 combo update and re-patch and no luck with the incremental update for 10.10.4 from Apples website. Cannot load SFOTT from terminal, during installation screen (Selecting utilities then terminal and entering “sfott”). But everything else runs great.

    Mac Pro (2006 1,1) Developer Edition
    12GB RAM
    Intel Xeon 2GHz 5130×2
    ATI Radeon ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
    Sandisk 240GB SSD Main
    1TB Seagate 7200 64MB
    Apple Pro Keyboard
    USB Gaming Mouse
    HP LV2311 23″ Monitor

  3. Avatar Toni says:

    Hi there,
    thank you so much for all the information and available downloads on your page.
    Thanks your guidance I successfully did an update to 10.10.5 on my Mac Pro 1.1 (2 x 2.66 Quadcore).
    It also run windows 10 now on a second hard disk.
    An open issue is that the temperature under Windows is higher due to the fact that there is no software to deal with the fanspeed manually (like FanControl under OS X).
    Anyhow, thank you!
    Cheers Toni

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