Update Directly to macOS High Sierra

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    Sep 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM #1
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    Established users of macOS Sierra who wish to update directly to macOS High Sierra can do so just like a regular Mac would. These fully native methods require no USB creation or preparation and allow you to keep all of your files and settings.

    Before you begin, we strongly recommend performing a full backup of your existing system using Carbon Copy Cloner. By doing this, you can always go back to your working macOS Sierra installation.

    Guide: Update Directly to macOS High Sierra (APFS)
    Apple is now using APFS (Apple File System) instead of HFS+ for the default file system in macOS High Sierra for solid state drives. If you have a SSD, this guide will auto-convert it to APFS by default. Users with traditional 'spinning' hard disk drives will remain on HFS+ by default. Using APFS with Clover requires copying the apfs.efi file from the installer to your Clover EFI. If you would like to update without converting to APFS use the HFS+ guide below.

    1. Update your existing Clover install to v4173+ using MultiBeast or official Clover package.

    2. Open Clover configuration folder on the root of your system drive or EFI Partition using EFI Mounter v3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.

    3. Copy apfs.efi to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/.

    4. Download Install macOS High Sierra Application from the Mac App Store. When complete, the app will open. Please note, the Application will disappear after use.

    5. Choose system drive for install (Example: Macintosh HD). When complete, the computer will automatically reboot.

    6. At Clover boot screen, choose Boot macOS Install option (Example: Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD). Choosing your system drive will go back to your previous installation without updating.

    7. Complete the installation process- the computer will automatically reboot a few times.

    8. At Clover boot screen, choose Boot macOS option (Example: Boot macOS from Macintosh HD). The computer will then complete the update.​


    Alternative Guide: Update Directly to macOS High Sierra (HFS+)
    Some users with solid state storage may choose to update to macOS High Sierra without converting to APFS filesystem, thus maintaining HFS+ filesystem. This guide will not auto-convert your HFS+ SSD to APFS.

    1. Update your existing Clover install to v4173+ using MultiBeast or official Clover package.

    2. Open Clover configuration folder on the root of your system drive or EFI Partition using EFI Mounter v3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.

    3. Download Install macOS High Sierra Application from the Mac App Store. When complete, the app will open. Close the window.

    4. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and type the following:

    Code (Text):
    /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --converttoapfs NO
    5. At prompt, type A to agree to the License Agreement. When complete, the computer will automatically reboot.

    6. At Clover boot screen, choose Boot macOS Install option (Example: Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD). Choosing your system drive will go back to your previous installation without updating.

    7. Complete the installation process- the computer will automatically reboot a few times.

    8. At Clover boot screen, choose Boot macOS option (Example: Boot macOS from Macintosh HD). The computer will then complete the update.​

    Please let us know how these guides work for you! Thanks and good luck!

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    UniBeast and MultiBeast users-

    MultiBeast 9.2.1 is incompatible with APFS drives, but works with HFS+. We will be releasing updated versions of UniBeast and MultiBeast and a full UniBeast installation guide in the near future.

    In the meantime, if you are already installed on Sierra, we suggest using the above update guides. For fresh installations, please see the following post for instructions to create a USB installer for High Sierra.

    https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...h-sierra-public-beta-installation-usb.225520/

    Good luck and be sure to let us know how it goes!
     
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    thank you I will try to install it now
     
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    Thank you tonymacx86 and keep my fingers crossed for APFS upgrade...
     
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    Thanks for sharing, @tonymacx86! :thumbup:
    Waited all day, checked MAS every hour 3-4 times, sadly it's 8.15 PM here. Think I'll download tomorrow instead! (Hope there isn't to much traffic on to the server then.)
     
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    Thank you @tonymacx86 and all for for your continues support !!

    Great effort.

    Download complete, will do the installation tomorrow using Guide : Update Directly to macOS High Sierra (APFS)

    Question:
    Do we need to completely disabled SIP using 0x3FF ? Or can we use

    Code (Text):
    <key>BooterConfig</key>
    <string>0x28</string>
    <key>CsrActiveConfig</key>
    <string>0x67</string>
     
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    Hey @tonymacx86, thanks for this guide! Honestly, do you recommend APFS or not? I'm using Angelbird SSD for mac, with
    ECC @ 66 bits per 1024 bytes.
     
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    @tonymacx86 Hi, is it possible to update directly to High Sierra from El Capitan? (10.11.6)

    thanks!
     
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    just for SSD
     
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