macOS Mojave 10.14 is the Apple’s operating system that brought iOS apps like news and Stock to our PC. For the first time, Apple introduced the system-wide Dark Mode in macOS Mojave 10.14. macOS Mojave 10.14 has its own share of security issues. Most of the concerns have been mentioned for Apple to be more better ever. Alongside, the macOS Mojave 10.14 operating system is very safe and secure.
To take full advantage of macOS Mojave 10.14 or whether you want to upgrade it to macOS Catalina 10.15 or macOS Big Sur 11. Let’s talk about the release date and some cool features of macOS Mojave 10.14 before updating it to macOS Big Sur.
Apple unveiled macOS Mojave 10.14 in June 2018 at WWDC “Worldwide Developer Conference” event. With the announcement Apple introduced lots of features, Apple released the public beta version in July 2018. And finally, Apple launched the macOS Mojave full version with the latest update on September 24, 2018.
Till now macOS Mojave 10.14 is the best operating system, due to that Apple keeps macOS Mojave 10.14 up to date. The recent macOS Mojave 10.14.4, brought the Dark Mode to Safari, and Apple News+. Before releasing macOS Catalina 10.15 Apple released the macOS Mojave 10.14.5 update for the operating system.
macOS Mojave 10.14 is compatible with the following Macs, MacBooks.
- MacBook: Early 2015 or newer
- MacBook Air: Mid 2012 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Mid 2012 or newer, Retina display not needed
- Mac Mini: Late 2012 or newer
- iMac: Late 2012 or newer
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro: Late 2013 or newer; Mid 2010 or Mid 2012 models require a Metal-capable GPU
Fortunately, at the recent WWDC “Worldwide Developer Conference” event on Monday morning 22 June, 2020. Apple released the latest operating system with a bunch of 85+ highlighted features for its users. Apple has taken the operating system name from “Central Coast of California” macOS Big Sur. Apple wanted to kick out macOS Big Sur with the version of 10.16. But after the schedule changes, they released macOS Big Sur with 11.0 version.
macOS Big Sur is a redesigned operating system with a new UI interface look, Control Center, %50 Fastest Safari browser, Notification Center, Customizable Widgets, new Apps introduced with Mac Catalyst, Round Curved edges.
Still, macOS Big Sur is available in Beta version, you can get the Beta version from Apple Developer Program website. Alongside, Apple will release the Public Beta version in July 2020, and the final version will be available in your hand in September 2020. Moreover, if you are using macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina on your Mac then you can update it to macOS Big Sur 11 Beta version. And if you are a Windows PC user also you can update macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur 11 on Virtual Machine.
Before updating macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur be sure that macOS Big Sur is compatible with the following Macs. Because Apple drop-down some Macs that cannot support macOS Big Sur.
- MacBook: Early 2015 or newer
- MacBook Air: Mid 2013 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Late 2013 or newer
- Mac Mini: Late 2014 or newer
- iMac: Mid 2014 or newer
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro: Late 2013 or newer
- Developer Transition Kit
Update macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur on Virtual Machine
Step #1. Install macOS Mojave on Virtual Machine
Before updating macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur on Virtual Machine. Firstly, you need to perform a clean installation of macOS Mojave on VirtualBox and VMware Workstation. Virtualization is the best platform which complete the user experience in the era of testing the features of an operating system and its installation process.
If you don’t know how to install macOS Mojave on VMware & VirtualBox then check the below links.
- How to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VirtualBox on Windows PC
- How to Install macOS Mojave 10.14 on VMware on Windows PC
Step #2. Download macOS Big Sur 11 Beta Version
After you have installed macOS Mojave on one of the Virtual Machine. For updating it macOS Big Sur you need to download the macOS Big Sur Beta version from Apple Developer Program website. Apple only allows the Developers to their website without any costs. But being enrolled with the Apple Developer program for the third person it will costs.
However, we have prepared a macOS Big Sur Assistant Package installer set up for you which you can download macOS Big Sur Beta version.
- Download macOS Big Sur Assistant Package
When you have downloaded macOS Big Sur 11 Assistant Package installed file. Move it to your macOS Mojave Virtual Machine, and install it.
- Double-click on “macOSBetaDeveloperAccessUtility” file to open.
- When it destination opened double-click on “macOSBetaDeveloperAccessUtility.pkg”.
- Click Continue on the introduction window.
- Agree with terms and conditions and click continue.
- Enter the username password and click install software.
- Wait for the installation
- Once the Package installed on macOS Mojave it will automatically search for macOS Big Sur 11 update.
- When the update appeared click on the “Upgrade Now” option.
- Wait for macOS Big Sur 11 until it should be downloaded, the download process will take some time. And the macOS Big Sur installer update file is more than 9GB.
Step #3. Update macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur
Once the macOS Big Sur 11 update downloaded through Assistant Package installer. Automatically the installation window will pop-up. So, to set up the installation of macOS Beta, click continue.
To continue installing software, you must agree with the terms and conditions of the license agreement.
Now you can’t select the disk where you have to install macOS Big Sur 11, for this check the below instructions.
Step #4. The operation couldn’t be completed “BIErrorDomain error 3.”
When you reached to the step of selecting the drive where you have to install macOS Big Sur. You will see that you won’t be able to select the disk. So, to fix this issue you can check the below links and screenshots.
To fix this issue completely power off the virtual machine. Then go to the macOS Mojave destination folder, find the macOS Mojave VMX file. Right-click on that and open with Notepad.
Once the macOS Mojave VMX file opened, copy and paste the below commands and press Ctrl+S to save changes.
smbios.reflectHost = "TRUE" hw.model = "MacBookPro14,3" board-id = "Mac-551B86E5744E2388"
Step #5. Continue Installation
Again power on the macOS Mojave virtual machine, open the installation. Select the disk, click install enter your password, and press “Add Helper”.
Wait until macOS Big Sur should be installed.
Once the macOS Big Sur installed, the virtual machine will restart. Wait for the next step of installation too, when macOS Big Sur installed enter your username password and press enter.
In the Analytics click continue
Click Sign up later on the screen time window
Select “Not Now” option for Siri and click continue
And finally, macOS Mojave successfully updated to macOS Big Sur 11 on Virtual Machine. Over ahead, to macOS Big Sur features and enjoy using it.
Successfully macOS Mojave 10.14 has been updated to macOS Big Sur 11 on Virtual Machine. Furthermore, if you faced any kind of problem then share your problem via the below down comment section.