The community of OpenCore Legacy Patcher enthusiasts, who run new versions of macOS on old devices, have reached macOS Sonoma, the latest version of Apple’s operating system.
According to the developers, 83 old Macs, the oldest of which was released in 2007, can get the latest version of the OS by installing OpenCore Legacy Patcher 1.0.0.
However, there are limitations and problems, of course. For example, Apple Pay, Touch ID, and saving passwords in Safari and settings do not work on MacBooks with touchpads from 2016 and 2017 using the Apple T1 processor.
There are many more problems with old hardware, especially with those that do not support the Metal graphics API. DRM-protected video playback, Live Text optical character recognition, Continuity Camera will not work on such devices, some interface elements may not render, and programs may not run.
Given the potential problems, it’s worth considering whether you need the latest version of your operating system to replace the lack of certain features, but if you still want to experiment, you can download OpenCore Legacy Patcher 1.0.0 from Github.