macOS 13.5 Update


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Today Apple released macOS 13.5 Update, a major software update for macOS Ventura. Update any supported system using the built-in Software Update functionality through macOS System Settings.

What we know about 13.5 so far...
  • macOS Build 22G74
  • Updated graphics, audio drivers
  • Install macOS Ventura App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Ventura 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 Ventura App can be found in the Applications folder.
macOS Ventura 13.5— 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:

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

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Please post help requests in the Ventura Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).

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

Note: Before you update:
- Clover users must first disable or remove BlueToolFixup.kext in order to update. Otherwise the software update doesn't initialize it crashes System 'Settings'.
- 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.

Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;

Update to the latest Clover or OpenCore 0.9.3 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):
:ch: Follow the OCAT Guide:
:ch: After completing the Update, reboot.
:ch: Upon reaching the Desktop, open the Terminal and execute:
nvram 4D1FDA02-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B30102:opencore-version
Confirm you have updated OC to 0.9.3 or newer.

Download the Ventura 13.5. 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 two times; each time Clover/OpenCore picks the correct boot partition. So, sit back and relax.​

Done! So far, another easy update!

Please post help requests in the Ventura Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).
Just installed 13.5 and everything still seems to work fine, audio, bluetooth keyboard and mouse, all seems to work
Might be one of the last software updates before the new version 14. I hope i can use my hackintosh a few more years...
Oh, i need to add : i am using opencore 0.9.3
25-minute update of macOS 13.5 (22G74) for my Z370 build with OpenCore 0.9.3
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no problem here


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Updated with OC 0.9.3. No issues to report.

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Smooth update again but took a bit longer this time. Still the logon screen resolution for 4k has not been fixed. But hey, with the new macOS we may use the Windows login screen :banghead:
Success desktop and laptop (dell inspirons) to OS 13.5 (OC 0.9.3)
Also updated iPhone and iPad to 15.7.8
As easy as it could be.
Smooth update again!, I agree with @GeraldB, it did seem to take longer than usual!. Booting OC 0.9.3
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