A Welcome to macOS 15 Sequoia

Woohoo another year of suffering Intel isn't dead! Basic rules and whatever:

  1. Beta success posts should be flaired "IT BOOTS - WIP" since betas are prone to breaking randomly

  2. No help posts for Sequoia. Stuff that's broken will get fixed.

  3. I will send Tim Apple to remove your keyboard from your house if you even begin typing "can i hackintosh raspberry pi macos sekoya"

With that out of the way, here's the current state of running Sequoia.

Compatible Hardware

2018 and 2019 Macbook Airs are out of the running, but their hardware is shared with the Macbook Pros of the same years. Therefore, if your setup works with Sonoma, it'll probably still work with Sequoia.

  • iMac 2019 and later
  • Mac Pro 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017
  • Mac Studio 2022 and later
  • MacBook Air 2020 (Intel) and later
  • Mac mini 2018 and later
  • MacBook Pro 2018 and later

Yes I love year numbers what's this mean

Thankfully nothing as of now.

Supported GPUs:

  • Polaris (RX 480, etc)
  • Vega (Vega 56, Radeon VII, etc)
  • RDNA 1 (5700XT, etc)
  • RDNA 2 (6600XT, etc)
  • Skylake (unverified)
  • Kaby Lake (HD 600)
  • Coffee Lake (UHD 600)
  • Comet Lake (UHD 600)
  • Ice Lake (G1, G5, etc.)


No promises yet.


Broadcom is still dead. OCLP hasn't gotten it working yet on Sequoia, so if you have a Broadcom card, disable its kexts and patches for the time being.

Ok where do I download 15

Wouldn't you like to know, weatherboy Apple Developer Program Site

Is x86 macOS dead?

Next year hopefully, but their approach with dropping hardware comes at odds with Sequoia's compatibility list. They will likely either drop all of Intel at once, or drop models slowly.

Can I emulate ARM macOS 15 on x86?


Can I run ARM macOS 15 on a Raspberry Pi?


Updating to Sonoma

As Apple now polls for more T2-specific information from its Macs, you can't update to Sequoia without either of these fixes:

  • Use iMac19,1 SMBIOS to update, then revert to your old SMBIOS if needed
  • Download the latest release of RestrictEvents.kext, and use it with the boot argument revpatch=sbvmm.

Note: You may encounter issues with the update not installing if you have BluetoolFixup.kext. Disable it while you are updating and re-enable it afterwards.

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