iPhone Screen Repair Prices Lowered!

It’s that time of year again when repair prices for older iPhone models drop due to the release of the new iPhone 15.

Prices are for genuine OLED screen displays and include fitting. Don’t forget to book your while-u-wait repair here!

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max – £349.99
  • iPhone 13 Pro – £299.99
  • iPhone 13 mini – £189.99
  • iPhone 13 – £179.99
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max – £149.99
  • iPhone 12 Pro – £129.99
  • iPhone 12 mini – £139.99
  • iPhone 12 – £129.99
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max – £129.99
  • iPhone 11 Pro – £99.99
  • iPhone 11 – £79.99

Upgrade your older MacOS to a newer MacOS version on unsupported hardware.

Do you have an older Mac but want to be able to run the latest apps, have the newer OS features and want to be able to access and use the App Store?

Now you can! We can upgrade your Mac Operating System to the latest version, even if updates are not supported on your Mac.

How? We use a sophisticated boot loader to inject and patch data in memory, instead of on disk, fooling the operating system into thinking it is running on a newer Mac model. This means that we’re able to achieve a near-native experience on many unsupported Macs.

The cost to complete the software upgrade is £85. Do ensure all data is backed up before the upgrade as we cannot guarantee data will be saved. Similarly, any older apps you have may not be compatible with newer MacOS versions.

Read more: Upgrade your older MacOS to a newer MacOS version on unsupported hardware.


Supported Models

Any hardware supporting SSE4.1 CPU and 64-Bit firmware work on this patcher. To check your hardware model, run the following command on the applicable machine in the terminal:

system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | grep 'Model Identifier'

Users running 10.9 or older are advised to upgrade to a newer operating system before using the patcher.

macOS Ventura installer creation requires 10.11 (El Capitan) or later.

MacBook

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
MacBook1,1Mid 2006NO32-Bit CPU limitation
MacBook2,1Late 200632-Bit Firmware limitation
MacBook3,1Late 2007
MacBook4,1Early 2008– No GPU Acceleration in Mavericks and newer
– No Keyboard and Trackpad
– No USB
MacBook5,1Late 2008YES– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacBook5,2Early 2009, Mid 2009– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
– Trackpad gestures are partially broken
MacBook6,1Late 2009– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacBook7,1Mid 2010
MacBook8,1Mid 2015Everything is supported
MacBook9,1Early 2016

MacBook Air

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
MacBookAir1,1Early 2008NORequires SSE4.1 CPU
MacBookAir2,1Late 2008YES– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacBookAir3,1Late 2010
MacBookAir3,2
MacBookAir4,1Mid 2011– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
MacBookAir4,2
MacBookAir5,1Mid 2012Everything is supported
MacBookAir5,2
MacBookAir6,1Mid 2013, Early 2014
MacBookAir6,2
MacBookAir7,1Early 2015, 2017
MacBookAir7,2

MacBook Pro

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
MacBookPro1,1Early 2006NO32-Bit CPU limitation
MacBookPro1,2
MacBookPro2,1Late 200632-Bit Firmware limitation
MacBookPro2,2Late 2006
MacBookPro3,1Mid 2007Requires SSE4.1 CPU
MacBookPro4,1Early 2008YES– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacBookPro5,1Late 2008
MacBookPro5,2Early 2009
MacBookPro5,3Mid 2009
MacBookPro5,4
MacBookPro5,5
MacBookPro6,1Mid 2010– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
MacBookPro6,2
MacBookPro7,1– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacBookPro8,1Early 2011– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
MacBookPro8,2
MacBookPro8,3
MacBookPro9,1Mid 2012Everything is supported
MacBookPro9,2
MacBookPro10,1Mid 2012, Early 2013
MacBookPro10,2Late 2012, Early 2013
MacBookPro11,1Late 2013, Mid 2014
MacBookPro11,2
MacBookPro11,3
MacBookPro11,4Mid 2015
MacBookPro11,5
MacBookPro12,1Early 2015
MacBookPro13,1Late 2016
MacBookPro13,2
MacBookPro13,3

Mac mini

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
Macmini1,1Early 2006NO32-Bit CPU limitation
Macmini2,1Mid 200732-Bit Firmware limitation
Macmini3,1Early 2009YES– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
Macmini4,1Mid 2010
Macmini5,1Mid 2011– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
Macmini5,2
Macmini5,3
Macmini6,1Late 2012Everything is supported
Macmini6,2
Macmini7,1Mid 2014

iMac

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
iMac4,1Early 2006NO32-Bit CPU limitation
iMac4,2Mid 2006
iMac5,1Late 200632-Bit Firmware limitation
iMac5,2
iMac6,1
iMac7,1Mid 2007YES– Requires an SSE4.1 CPU Upgrade(opens new window)
– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– Stock Bluetooth 2.0 card non-functional
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
iMac8,1Early 2008– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
iMac9,1Early 2009
iMac10,1Late 2009– GPU is socketed, recommend upgrading to Metal GPU(opens new window)
– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
iMac11,1– GPU Acceleration in Public Beta, see current issues (#108 (opens new window))
iMac11,2Mid 2010
iMac11,3
iMac12,1Mid 2011
iMac12,2
iMac13,1Late 2012Everything is supported
iMac13,2
iMac13,3
iMac14,1Late 2013
iMac14,2
iMac14,3
iMac14,4Mid 2014
iMac15,1Late 2014, Mid 2015
iMac16,1Late 2014, Mid 2015
iMac16,2Late 2014, Mid 2015
iMac17,1Late 2015, Early 2016

Mac Pro

SMBIOSYearSupportedComment
MacPro1,1Mid 2006NO32-Bit Firmware limitation
MacPro2,1Mid 2007
MacPro3,1Early 2008YES– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
– Potential boot issues with stock Bluetooth card, recommend removing to avoid kernel panics
MacPro4,1Early 2009– Everything is supported as long as GPU is Metal capable
– UHCI/OHCI support in Public Beta, see current issues (#1021 (opens new window))
MacPro5,1Mid 2010, Mid 2012
MacPro6,1Late 2013– DRM support is flaky

Apple iPod & FLAC Audio

Thinking about upgrading your old iPod video or iPod classic with a larger capacity SSD drive for your FLAC lossless audio files and want to continue using iTunes? You should read this first.

If you buy or download music in FLAC files, you may want to play them in iTunes. While iTunes doesn’t support FLAC files, it’s very easy to convert them to Apple Lossless, or ALAC, an equivalent lossless format that iTunes supports. Converting audio files from one lossless format to another is lossless; in other words, there is no quality lost when you convert from FLAC to ALAC. (The same is true with other uncompressed or lossless formats, such as WAV, AIFF, APE, SHN, and others.)

The best app for doing this on a Mac is the free XLD. It can convert to and from just about every audio format you will even want to use and does so retaining metadata; tags with track info and album artwork.

If you use Windows, you can get a free version of dBpoweramp, which can convert files, and a paid version, which you can use to rip CDs, edit tags and more.

Why not upgrade your iPod to SSD using our postal repair service? Or if you’re local, why not pop in to see us? We keep you posted at every step of the process and offer after-service support, second to none.

Useful tool to make a bootable OS X USB/disk

The best tool to make a bootable OS X utility is DiskMaker X.

Click the link below to be taken to the tool download page.

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39701/diskmaker-x/download

Use Terminal to create the bootable installer

Read more: Useful tool to make a bootable OS X USB/disk
Terminal window showing the completed process
  1. Plug in the USB flash drive or other volume that you’re using for the bootable installer. 
  2. Open Terminal, which is in the Utilities folder of your Applications folder.
  3. Type or paste one of the commands below into Terminal, then press Return to enter the command. Each command assumes that the installer is in your Applications folder and MyVolume is the name of the USB flash drive or other volume you’re using. If the volume has a different name, replace MyVolume in the command with the name of your volume.
  4. When prompted, type your administrator password. Terminal doesn’t show any characters as you type. Then press Return.
  5. When prompted, type Y to confirm that you want to erase the volume, then press Return. Terminal displays the progress as the volume is being erased.
  6. After the volume has been erased, you may see an alert stating that Terminal would like to access files on a removable volume. Click OK to allow the copy to proceed. 
  7. When Terminal says it’s done, the volume will have the same name as the installer you downloaded, such as Install macOS Ventura. You can now quit Terminal and eject the volume.

Commands

Depending on which macOS you downloaded, enter one of the following commands in Terminal as instructed above.

If your Mac is using macOS Sierra or earlier, the command should conclude with --applicationpath followed by the appropriate installer path, as shown in the command below for El Capitan.

Ventura

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Ventura.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Monterey

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Monterey.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Big Sur

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Catalina

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

Mojave

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

High Sierra

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume

El Capitan

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia –volume /Volumes/MyVolume –applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app

Which version of MacOS can my Mac run?

Looking to upgrade your Mac operating system but unsure if your Mac will run the latest version? Use our handy guide to help you.

We can upgrade your operating system to the latest version your Mac will support for £39.99. Get in touch today.

Monterey compatibility

macOS Monterey was unveiled at WWDC 2021 on 7 June and was released as a beta for developers that same day. It will become available as a public beta in July and be made available for all when it is officially released this autumn.

Apple has revealed that the following Macs are compatible with the newest Mac operating system:

  • MacBook models from early 2016 or later
  • MacBook Air models from early 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from early 2015 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2014 or later
  • iMac from 2015 or later
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)
  • Mac Pro models from late 2013 and later

Big Sur compatibility

Big Sur is the current version of macOS. It arrived on some Macs in November 2020. Here’s a list of the Macs that can run macOS Big Sur:

  • MacBook models from early 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air models from 2013 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from 2013 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2014 or later
  • iMac from 2014 or later
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro models from 2013 and 2019

Catalina compatibility

Catalina arrived in October 2019 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Mid-2012 to 2019)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 to 2019)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
  • iMac (Late 2012 to 2019)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro models from 2013

Mojave compatibility

Mojave arrived in September 2018 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 to 2017, because it’s the same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 to 2018)
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
  • iMac (Late 2012 to mid-2017)
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)

High Sierra compatibility

High Sierra arrived in September 2017 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 to 2017, which is same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 to 2017)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 to 2014)
  • iMac (Late 2009 to mid-2017)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and 2013)

Sierra compatibility

Sierra arrived in September 2016 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 to 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 to 2017, which is same as 2015 model)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 to 2015)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 to 2014)
  • iMac (Late 2009 to 2015)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and 2013)

El Capitan compatibility

El Capitan arrived in September 2015 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 to 2017)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 to early 2015)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2014)
  • iMac (Mid 2007 to mid-2015)
  • Mac Pro (2008, 2010, 2013)

Yosemite compatibility

Yosemite arrived in October 2014 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (13″ Mid-2009 to mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (15″ Mid/Late 2007 to mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (17″ Late 2007 to 2011)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2012)
  • iMac (Mid-2007 to mid-2014)
  • Mac Pro (2008 and 2010)

Mavericks compatibility

Mavericks arrived in October 2013 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 to early 2013)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2012)
  • iMac (Mid 2007 to early 2013)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 and 2010)

Mountain Lion compatibility

Mountain Lion, the last of the ‘cat’ versions of macOS launched in July 2012 and can run on the following Macs:

  • MacBook (Late 2008 to 2010)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 to mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 to mid-2012)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 to 2011)
  • iMac (Mid-2007 to 2011)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 and 2010)