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Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: 2 Easy Steps (With Installation Steps)

In the post, I will share the easiest method to Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation. This guide is only applicable for users who are using a MAC. If you are using a Windows PC and want to create a macOS Mojave Bootable Installer, you need to refer to a different guide- How To Create macOS Mojave Bootable USB on Windows: 4 Easy Steps (+Video Tutorial)

macOS Mojave Bootable Installer helps you install a fresh macOS Mojave on your MAC system. This guide will help you Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation. So let’s proceed!

Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: 2 Easy Steps (With Installation Steps)

System requirements for macOS Mojave Installation:

  • MacBook (early 2015 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (mid 2012 and newer)
  • MacBook Pro (mid 2012 and newer)
  • Mac mini (end 2012 and newer)
  • iMac (end 2012 and newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • Mac Pro (end 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-enabled GPU)
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If your Mac isn’t on this list, you can continue to work on macOS Sierra and High Sierra.

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Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: What do you need?

  1. A USB Drive or an external drive with a minimum of 16GB free space.
  2. macOS Mojave Installer File. (Links provided below)

Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: 2 Step Guide

Step 1: You need to download the latest version of the macOS Mojave Installer File directly from Apple Store.

Below are the download links that you can use to directly download macOS Mojave installer file from Apple Store.

Download macOS Mojave Installer File

Once the downloading is complete, exit the installer application. You can simply see the snapshot below and follow the steps-

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Exit the installer application

To check whether you have downloaded the right file, browse to your Finder > Application and look out for the macOS Mojave Installer file. Its an .app file. See the snapshot below for the confirmation.

Mojave Application Installer file

Step 2: Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation

The process is very easy and technical at the same time. So make sure you are following each and every step carefully or you will end up with a corrupt installer.

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Now, insert your USB drive or the external drive. As in my previous post, I shows you how to Create macOS Catalina Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: 2 Easy Steps (With Installation Steps), so my USB has all the macOS Catalina installer files with name- Install macOS Catalina.

Insert USB and Erase it

The next step is to erase your USD Drive’s previous contents and convert them into a compatible format. For this, open your Disk Utility and select your USB (in my case, it is Install macOS Catalina, see the below snapshot). Select the USB and click Erase and choose the required format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

Enter the title of your USB– this title will be used in the next step. Try to keep it easy to remember. In my case I am using USBFlashDrive. Refer to the snapshot below.

Name your USB

After successfully erasing the USB, close the Disk Utility.

Erase Complete, click Done and close the Disk Utility

Next step is to open your LaunchPad and search for Terminal and open it.

You will see a set of line starting with Last Login time and date. Now, copy paste the following lines in your terminal.

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USBFlashDrive

Note: USBFlashDrive is the title of your USB that you have kept while Erasing the disk.

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Enter your password and wait for the process to finish.

If you are using a Windows PC and want to create a macOS Mojave Bootable Installer, you need to refer to a different guide- How To Create macOS Mojave Bootable USB on Windows: 4 Easy Steps (+Video Tutorial)

How to Install macOS Mojave from Bootable Installer

  • Insert the macOS Mojave Bootable Installer USB to your MAC.
  • Restart your Mac.
  • Power to the Mac and hold on to the Options button on the keyboard.
  • Select the Install macOS Mojave from the menu.
  • Then, the utility window will open, you have to pick the disk drive utility. You need to erase the drive that you would like to install macOS Mojave into.
  • Once you’ve finished then click on the Install button and then wait for the setup to complete.

Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer for Fresh Installation: Conclusion

So this was an easy guide to Create macOS Mojave Bootable Installer and continue a fresh installation on your MAC. Make sure you follow all the steps in the right manner for a peaceful installation. If you face any issues with the creation and installation. Please leave your queries below and I will try to solve them for you. Stay tuned for more updates at LogMod.com

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