Create macOS Bootable Installer Using createinstallmedia command

Createinstallmedia command …. ! Yeah… I know many people aware of this USB Creation of macOS but still, There are so many newbies in this so-called Hackintosh world who are still struggling to build their first Hackintosh setup. This guide is generally for those people. Basically, there is so many USB creation methods such as Disk maker x , Install Disk Creator and blah.. blah.. out of them this is one of my and many Hackintosh lover’s favorites. This method is recommended by Apple so its a pure Vanilla method which is also called as “createinstallmedia command “.

There are slightly different methods for Mac OS X (10.11 and lower versions) and macOS(10.12 and higher versions). I have Clearly mentioned which code work for Mac OS X  and macOS so go ahead and create a USB installer for your Macintosh and Hackintosh. This guide is a pure vanilla method which is recommended by Apple so any Apple hardware user can go for it without any trouble.


1:- install macOS High Sierra. App (You can Download from App Store)
2:- USB Flash Drive (8GB++)

The procedure is quite Simple, Download macOS according to your need and and mount your USB then open Terminal from /Application/Utility or use spotlight search and type the following commands according to macOS or Mac OS X.

Note:- USB is my USB Flash Drive name you can set anything which you like.

createinstallmedia command for macOS Ventura 13.x.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

createinstallmedia command for macOS Monterey 12.x.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

createinstallmedia command for macOS Big Sur 11.x.x.:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ --volume /Volumes/MyVolume

createinstallmedia command for macOS Catalina 10.15.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction && say Catalina Drive Created

createinstallmedia command for macOS Mojave 10.14.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/USB --nointeraction && say Mojave Drive Created

createinstallmedia command for macOS High Sierra 10.13.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ --volume /Volumes/USB

createinstallmedia command for macOS Sierra 10.12.X:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\

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createinstallmedia command for Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.x:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\

createinstallmedia command for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.x:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\

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createinstallmedia command for Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.x:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\

createinstallmedia command for Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x:-

sudo /Applications/Install\ Mac\ OS\ X\ --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ Mac\ OS\ X\ —nointeraction

Then Press Return after typing the command. The terminal will ask you for a system password just enter your super scared password and hit return. Afterward Terminal shows you the progress as the bootable installer is created. Quit Terminal when done.

If you have Real Mac Hardware such as MacBook Pro, iMac, MacPro, or MacBook Air then simply restart the System while holding the ” Command ” key and you see the installer option.

If you have Hackintosh System then install Clover boot loader or Chameleon (Enoch) boot loader and add necessary kext such as FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext, RealtekRTL8111.kext (Lan) and if your system is unsupported then use NullCPUPowerManagement.kext