We all know that macOS Mojave is now available for public testers in the form of public beta version and that certainly has initiated a new interest in people to install this beta version of the OS on their compatible Mac.
But, as you might already be aware of, installing beta version of an operating system on your production Mac or one that you have to rely on for one reason or another wouldn’t be the smartest thing to do. After all, it’s a beta build and can have its fair share of glitches and problems.
However, that doesn’t really runs you out of options because there’s a comparatively easy way to run macOS Mojave while keeping your current macOS High Sierra configuration intact. That means, even if something goes wrong with your macOS Mojave, you always have the option to switch back to your previously successful configuration of macOS.
So, if you are willing to install macOS Mojave 10.14 with the help of a bootable USB installer, here we have outlined the steps that you will have to follow for creating a bootable USB with macOS Mojave.
The process will require you to have a USB-C or USB 3.0 drive for making sure it all works successfully. Don’t worry, buying one won’t drain your bank. Besides, remember that you must have an empty USB drive so that you do not lose any of your important stuff in the process. Once you’re sure you meet these requirements, follow the steps given below to continue.
- Download the files for macOS Mojave from public beta website of Apple. You can also rely on Apple’s own developer portal for that as well.
- After downloading the Mohave file, close installer which might pop up on the screen automatically. You’re not ready to install it yet.
- Go to Applications from Finder window. Right click the ‘Install macOS 10.14’ button and choose ‘Show Package Contents’.
- Now in open contents go to resources. You will be in need of something from the sub-folder shortly.
- Launch the Terminal through Spotlight or by going to Utilities in Applications. When it opens, type in sudo and then give a space.
- Now, drag and drop createinstallmedia to the Terminal window you had just opened.
- You need to enter following command now and then follow it with a space: -volume
- Next, go back in Finder and select Go and then Go To Folder. Here click Go button after typing /Volumes.
- Connect the USB and wait until it appears in Finder window.
- Drag USB drive volume to Terminal window that is still opened.
- Press ‘Enter’ and submit that command we built by drag & drop just now.
- When prompted, type y and then press ‘Enter’ once more.
- You are done here, just wait for almost 30 minutes for the process to complete and your USB will be erased before copying the installer in there.
That’s it! Once the process comes to an end, you’ll have your bootable USB ready with macOS Mojave 10.14 and you can use it to install the new beta OS on your desired machine. Once you’re ready to do that, just connect your USB to the desired Mac and then restart the machine while holding Option key. Now, select macOS Mojave Installer to get on with the installation.
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