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The release version of macOS Monterey (12.0.1) is now available from the Mac App Store. Anyone who has purchased Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or has OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.14 Mojave, macOS 10.15 Catalina, or macOS Big Sur installed will be able to upgrade for no cost.

What we know about 12.0.1 so far...
  • macOS Build 21A559
  • Release version is macOS Monterey 12.0.1
  • Install macOS Monterey Application size: 12.13 GB
  • Graphics drivers update
    • First version of macOS without NVIDIA graphics support...
    • Unofficial (rollback) NVIDIA support here
  • Updated bootloader required for installation. Update to latest OpenCore (0.7.4+) or Clover (r5141+) release
  • Updated AppleALC, Lilu, VirtualSMC and WhateverGreen may be required.
  • New system definition (SMBIOS) requirements
    • Official list of acceptable Mac system definitions here.
  • Established Bluetooth fixes for Broadcom may not work for installation- for solutions see here and here
  • Make sure the software you use has been updated with macOS Monterey compatibility before updating.
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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Apple's release notes:

macOS Monterey lets you connect, share, and create like never before. Enjoy new FaceTime audio and video enhancements, including spatial audio and Portrait mode. Get more done with powerful productivity tools like Focus, Quick Note, and Tab Groups in Safari. Work fluidly across your devices with AirPlay to Mac.

FaceTime

• Spatial audio makes voices sound like they come from the direction of a speaker on the screen in a Group FaceTime call
• Voice Isolation blocks background noises so your voice is crystal clear
• Wide Spectrum brings every sound in your space into the call
• Portrait mode puts the focus on you by blurring your background on Mac computers with the M1 chip
• Grid view displays people in same-size tiles and highlights the active speaker
• FaceTime links for inviting friends to calls on Apple, Android, or Windows devices

Messages

• Shared with You displays content shared over Messages in your Mac apps
• New Shared with You section in Photos, Safari, News, Podcasts, and the TV app
• Multiple photos display as collages or stacks in Messages

Safari

• Tab Groups help you save and organize your tabs and sync across devices
• Intelligent Tracking Prevention prevents trackers from viewing your IP address
• Compact tab bar option lets you see more of the webpage on your screen

Focus

• Focus lets you automatically filter out notifications based on what you’re doing
• Options to customize a Focus for activities like work, gaming, reading, and more
• Focus sets across all Apple devices
• Status lets your contacts know that your notifications are silenced

Quick Note & Notes

• Quick Note lets you take notes on any app or website, and easily revisit them later
• Tags help you quickly categorize your notes by topic and make them easy to find
• Mentions enable you to notify others of important updates in shared notes
• Activity view displays who made recent changes in a shared note

AirPlay to Mac

• AirPlay to Mac lets you share content from iPhone or iPad straight to your Mac
• AirPlay speaker support for playing music through your Mac sound system

Live Text

• Live Text makes text interactive in photos across the system
• Support for copying, translating, and looking up text that appears in photos
• Visual Look Up helps you learn about art, landmarks, and other objects in photos

Shortcuts

• New app helps you automate everyday tasks, helping you accomplish them faster
• Gallery with pre-built shortcuts that you can add and run throughout the system
• Shortcuts editor helps you design custom shortcuts for your specific workflows
• Support for automatically converting Automator workflows into shortcuts

Maps

• Interactive 3D globe with enhanced details for mountains, oceans, and more on Mac computers with the M1 chip
• Detailed city maps display elevation, trees, buildings, landmarks, and more on Mac computers with the M1 chip

Privacy

• Mail Privacy Protection helps prevent senders from tracking your Mail activity
• Recording indicator in Control Center for apps that are accessing your mic

iCloud+

• iCloud Private Relay (beta) helps prevent companies from creating a detailed profile of your browsing activity in Safari
• Hide My Email creates unique, random email addresses that forward to your inbox
 
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Same build as the RC2 then... going back to sleep.
 

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Search for 'Monterey' in the App Store.
 

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With OC 0.7.4 this update went through without any problems.

Good luck everyone.

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It is mandatory to have Open Core 0.7.4 because the update process could not go through the end or could stall in the middle.
Before restarting, don't forget to validate your config.plist because new quirks or others can have appeared with the new version of Open Core.
For that use ocvalidate in Utilities/ocvalidate folder and correct any possible errors.
I have Monterey installed since beta 8 and it is very stable.
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@jcds83 OC 0.7.4 is mandatory if using a T2 SMBIOS. The install fails without secure boot model set to "Default" with those SMBIOSes.

Edit: You shouldn't need the "-revsbvmm" boot arg with RestrictEvents anymore as well, for those of you that still may have that.
 
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