If you have a Mac for the first time and are running an operating system that is no longer officially supported, you may feel a little jittery before an update.
macOS 13.1 update with OpenCore
With the current macOS 13.1 update on an old Mac, everything worked wonderfully for us. The 13.1 update was displayed normally in the system settings and installed as usual.
After the last reboot, however, the font size was very small, or the resolution was not adapted to the retina display on the 2015 MacBook – similar to a new installation. But don’t worry: The OpenCore Legacy Patcher recognizes this fact and reinstalls the appropriate files.
You can ignore any notices from macOS, as the small tool will point this out again. Another reboot is enough. And everything is as usual and runs flawlessly.
More information about the OpenCore Legacy Patcher can be found here.
macOS 13.2 update with OpenCore Patcher
Meanwhile, there is the 13.2 update of macOS Ventura. This also installed with us just like that. After a reboot, however, the display resolution was again too small because the graphics patch was not installed. This time, we had to manually run the OpenCore Legacy Patcher and simply post-install the patch using the “Post Install Root Patch” option.
There are also ongoing updates to the patcher. We had updated it and then post installed the graphics patch. When restarting, the patcher noticed that it was a new one, but the patch on the SSD was still created with the older version and automatically asked if it should be update here as well. After that, it rebooted once and was done.
The OpenCore Legacy Patcher team does a great job for users of older Macs.