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Today Apple released macOS 12.6.1 Update, a minor software update for macOS Monterey. Update any supported system using the built-in Software Update functionality through the macOS System Preferences pane.

What we know about 12.6.1 so far...
  • macOS Build 21G217
  • Updated graphics, audio drivers
  • Install macOS Monterey App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Monterey from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Monterey App can be found in the Applications folder.
macOS Monterey 12.6.1 — Restart Required

This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

Related:
macOS 12.6 Update
macOS 12.5.1 Update
macOS 12.5 Update
macOS 12.4 Update
macOS 12.3.1 Update
macOS 12.3 Update
macOS 12.2.1 Update
macOS 12.2 Update
macOS 12.1 Update
macOS 12.0 Monterey is Now Available From the Mac App Store
Update Directly to macOS Monterey
How to Create a macOS Monterey Public Beta Installation USB
tonymacx86 Clover Theme (Updated for Monterey)
Introducing the macOS Monterey Critter!
 
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Please post help requests in the Monterey Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).


Pre Update Notes
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- This update may break some of your Monterey functions. Make sure you backup first. :thumbup:

Note: Before you update, make sure your USB ports are properly mapped. I recommend you use this procedure:

Here's the step by step way to update OC:
- Make sure you use the latest versions of the Lilu.kext, AppleALC.kext and WhateverGreen.kext.

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Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;

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Update to the latest Clover or OpenCore 0.8.5 or newer.
See the tonymacx86 Clover Builds (in Download menu) to update Clover. To update your OpenCore, see this guide. To convert from Clover to Open Core, see this guide.
:ch: Download OCAuxiliaryTools (OCAT):
https://github.com/ic005k/OCAuxiliaryTools
:ch: Follow the OCAT Guide:
https://github.com/5T33Z0/OC-Little-Translated/blob/main/D_Updating_OpenCore/README.md
:ch: After completing the Update, reboot.
:ch: Upon reaching the Desktop, open the Terminal and execute:
Code:
nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:opencore-version
Confirm you have updated OC to 0.8.5 or newer.

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Download the Monterey 12.6.1. Update from Apple's Mac App Store using System Preferences > Software Update, and run it - the updater will reboot upon completion.
Note: Update will reboot three times; each time Clover/OpenCore picks the correct boot partition. So, sit back and relax. The update takes 3 reboots and ~30 minutes to complete.​



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Done! So far, another easy update!
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Please post help requests in the Monterey Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).
 
Success updating directly using software update from 12.6. OC 0.8.5, all current kexts.
Dell 5490 laptop.
 
Up and running on my new PowerMac G5 build with Opencore 0.8.5.

Also, I can report that the WD Black SN750 SE NVMe does seem to be working properly in a Gen 3 M.2 slot and trim is enabled.
:)

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Upgraded from OC 0.8.0 to 0.8.5, and upgraded to latest kexts. No problem upgrading macOS from 12.6.0 to 12.6.1
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Awesome, do you have a photo of your G5, would love to see it, we can compare notes!.
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Here you go. It's an update to my first build, PowerMac G5 White. I still have to organize cables so that they look a little neater and add the second case fan, but it's very functional. Specs: Gigabyte GA-B560m-DS3H, i5 10400f, 32 GB Corsair DD4 2666, HP RX 570 2 GB video card, WD SN750 SE 1TB NVMe, Apple Broadcom Bluetooth/WiFi, and two HDD backup drives. I had a really hard time sorting out USB issues with the Rocket Lake chipset/Comet Lake CPU but finally found a working B560 EFI that helped me figure out what I was doing wrong.
 
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Here you go. It's an update to my first build, PowerMac G5 White. I still have to organize cables so that they look a little neater and add the second case fan, but it's very functional. Specs: Gigabyte GA-B560m-DS3H, i5 100400f, 32 GB Corsair DD4 2666, HP RX 570 2 GB video card, WD SN750 SE 1TB NVMe, Apple Broadcom Bluetooth/WiFi, and two HDD backup drives. I had a really hard time sorting out USB issues with the Alder Lake chipset/Comet Lake CPU but finally found a working B560 EFI that helped me figure out what I was doing wrong.
Uh oh!, ModBot's onto me. Your G5 is Naked like mine!. Updated to Monterey 12.6.1 without any drama, OpenCore 0.8.5

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