How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

In this article, I am going to show you how to boot correctly into a Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra. If you have ever before tried to boot into USB installer of macOS Sierra, then you were failed, or if you don’t know how to boot correctly from USB Installer, then you are in the right place. Because here, I will show you the essential to boot into USB installer and some features or we can say the hidden feature that you may not know before reading this article. So follow the steps below to learn the process of booting correctly from Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra.

Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra

Before you begin, you will need to have a Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra. For this, we have an exclusive guide on how to create a Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra with Unibeast. So having a USB Installer is must test all the steps below.

#1. So after getting into EFI or Legacy Clover bootloader then here you will have many options to boot. If your system has full intel supported then select the Bootable USB Installer (External) by arrow keys from your keyboard then hit enter. Without making any changes.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Boot Directly

#2. If no, you have trouble while booting into USB Installer of macOS Sierra then select the USB Installer (External) by arrow keys from your keyboard then hit Space Bar from your keyboard to get into the boot options menu.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Hit Space Bar

#3. Well in this screen here are the most critical and fundamental boot flags that you can use them to boot into USB Installer of macOS Sierra quickly. Like verbose mode(-v), safe mode(-x) and much more, if you are using Nvidia graphics and have problems to boot in then select nv_disable=1 or nvda=1 and boot, It is beneficial.

So on boot options menu pick the boot flag that you need to boot up with that, then select Boot Mac OS X with Selected options and hit enter from your keyboard.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Boot Option Menu

How to Set Extra Boot Args/flags on Clover

Well, in clover bootloader you can also enter your custom Boot flags/args if the boots that are mentioned above didn’t work then you have still the changes to boot from USB Installer or Mac OS disk. Check the steps below to do this.

#1. If you didn’t find the specific boot args for your system in the feature above then, you can enter your particular boot flags or args. To do this on bootloader menu, select Options and hit enter from your keyboard.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?


#2. Select Boot args: then enter the boot arg that you want and then hit Enter and ESC button to exit from here.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Enter Boot Args

#3. Now choose the USB Installer ( External) and hit enter from your keyboard. Also, press Space Bar to check your boot custom boot flags.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Boot with Boot Args

How to Boot WithOut caches

#1. To boot without caches, simply select the disk that you want to boot without caches then press the Space Bar from your Keyboard.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Hit Space Bar

#2. On the second line select Without caches then select Boot Mac OS X with Selected options and hit enter your keyboard. That’s it it was all about how to boot into a disk without caches, it’s helpful when you are asked to boot without caches in an article to fixing something like sound.

How to Boot Correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra?

Boot Without Caches

It was all about, how to boot correctly into Bootable USB Installer of macOS Sierra. If you faced any problem, tell us below by comment, feel free to tell us. We’re waiting for your suggestion.


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  1. blankAndroidena Reply

    How to create a bootable installer for macOS You can use an external drive or secondary volume as a startup disk from which to install the Mac operating system.

  2. blankSatheesh Babu Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I have a Laptop HP 15-BS108TX with AMD Radeon 520 GPU and i5 8th generation processor. I could not install graphic driver on this laptop with Mac High Sierra . Rest of all setting fix properly. Could you help me to solve this problem?

  3. blankhafiz Reply

    i have followed your video tutorial on creating bootable and tried almost all config file. when i choose boot to install sierra the booting process stops after few seconds saying service stopped with error stats 1..please help

  4. blankVrishabh Reply

    How to replace config file, IF i cant even open the drive ?????? After Successful msg from Win32DiskImager, USB drive cant be opened….Windows says to format….please help…

      1. blankVrishabh Bansod

        No Windows 10….
        Got it working now….
        But Unable to boot {error :- }
        This error comes after selecting “Install MAC OS X from install macOS sierra” in clover menu.

  5. blankSulistyo Ardani Reply

    hello..i follow step to fix error ++++++++++++ after choose external usb installation… but still have same.. i try on 2 device ASUS x452c and intel i3 without GPU cards
    sorry bad english

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Have you placed your system config.plist file to your USB Installer? If no then do it will help you to boot without error. Also, Give a try to the default boot flags on from Clover boot menu.

  6. blankJessie Reply

    after booting from mac os sierra the screen goes black, the os created by Win32DiskImage.exe. already change the config file to HD4600.
    CPU: i7 4670
    Board: Asus H81M

  7. blankQANDM Reply

    Hi, My computer spec is I7 4670, Asus H81M, after booting from mac os sierra the screen goes black. Im using the HD4600 config.

  8. blankajmal Reply

    is mac os x supported for my pc, here is my desktop configuration.,.
    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 (Sandy Bridge-DT) – LGA1155
    Board: Intel DH61BF- UEFI enabled
    Chipset: Intel H61 (Cougar Point)
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT

    1. blankMukhtar Jafari Reply

      If you have done everything correctly then your system does not support macOS.
      What I can suggest you create various bootable USB with different methods.
      We ourself do like that. One of the bootable USB will work for our system.

  9. blankVignesh R Reply

    I am using a desktop pc with the following configuration…
    Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz
    4GB Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 1GB
    1TB HDD
    I tried all the config.plist possibilities….
    and the boot flag options.
    My motherboard supports UEFI… Can you please help me…

      1. blankVignesh R

        Yeah… After selecting external drive for max OS… A dash appears for sometime and then ++++++++.. Finally it gets stuck at a log that shows some info…. It happens for all the config.plist files…

  10. blankbaburao bangalore karnataka Reply

    J have tried to boot osx elcpitan through trasmac bootabe usb to gateway with 6gbram dualboot it did not go beyond logo even after using boot flags . i tried mac sierra throhgh unibeast usb with same results .how to fix

  11. blankRAIYAN Reply

    hello sir ,
    I am trying to install mac os sierra on my pc but its not getting installed. I usually get into clover and after booting from mac os sierra the screen goes black and hang by plus sign like this +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I haved tried every config.plist but not getting any solution for this. I am tired of this . Plz help…..
    My pc Specs:
    CPU: Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(S)
    Mother Board: Gigabyte :ASUS H110M-A
    AND 8 GB of ram plzzzzz helpppppp meeeeee….

  12. blankAyush Reply

    hello sir ,
    I am trying to install mac os sierra on my pc but its not getting installed. I usually get into clover and after booting from mac os sierra the screen goes black and hang by plus sign like this +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I haved tried every config.plist but not getting any solution for this. I am tired of this . Plz help…..

    My pc Specs:
    CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core Processor
    GPU: Nvidia Geforce GT-710
    Mother Board: Gigabyte : GA-970A-DS3P
    AND 8 GB of ram plzzzzz helpppppp meeeeee….

  13. blankBeqaa Reply

    Hello evryon i’ve got Asus x552CL
    i3, 4GB of RAM, nVIdia gt 710m also hd4000,
    when i try to install it says::: “ApplePS2Controller: Timed out on mouse input stream” and stops doing anithing. Thanx in advance

  14. blankAnzar Reply

    Hello sir/ma’am. I have an HP AY503TX Laptop which has no ahci options in bios setup and I have usb sierra bootable flashdrive which I bought from ebay. I tried to install this os booting through iboot disc and it shows error msg to boot Sierra. I would like to know how to install Sierra on hp laptop?

    1. blankMukhtar Jafari Reply

      See my dear all the laptops are not compatible with Mac operating system so just check your laptop compatibility
      Search on Google hackintosh laptop compatibility and tonymacx86 will appear then check it

  15. blankMuhammad Reply

    Hi .. I have a gigabyte motherboard with Intel graphics
    I used the HD 3000 config.plist the clover boots successfully and the and I define which partition to use through disk utility .. the mac OS system loaded successfully then PC restart and boots from OS partition as advised and then black screen with mouse cursor on it and that’s it .. any help please??

  16. blankXosé Reply

    I’ve made my bootable USB via Win32 but when I enter the enter screen after booting clover, apple logo appears until the logo is like a forbbiden logo. I have an Intel i5 4690K CPU, AMD RX 460 GPU, and a MSI B85-G43 gaming motherboard. Please help!

  17. blankBernod Reply

    i´m totally f.. up.. sorry for the hate, but i tried 1000 times different plist files an boot flags with my lenovo yoga 2 pro ultrabook. (i7, ssd, intel hd440 graphics, haswell and correct bios options, too etc.)
    my pc stops everytime at “+++++++++” or apple logo… no loading bar appears…
    what i can say is, that my mouse light (usb) is off after a few second, so there is a problem with the USB ? i don´t know..
    anyone have a solution for me?

  18. blankSalman Reply

    Please help!!!

    My Hardware:
    MB: Asus Maximus VII Ranger with Z97 chipset
    Processor: i5 4670K (Haswell)
    Graphics: Integrated HD4600
    RAM: 16GB (8×2) Corsair Vengeance
    SSD: Samsung 840 Evo
    Connected to TV with HDMI cable.

    **Bootable USB created using your macOS Sierra 10.12 RAW image file and Win32 DiskImager on a Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 8gb memory stick.
    Copied and pasted config.plist file from HD4600 folder to the correct folder on the USB stick.

    BIOS Settings:
    Secure boot – off
    Other OS
    UEFI Boot
    CFG lock – disabled
    AHCI mode – enabled

    When I boot from the USB, I see the options to boot from USB, but when I click enter, it shows a long list of white text like in DOS but I never get to the INSTALLER screen (i.e. the CHOOSE LANGUAGE screen).
    I haven’t used any flags yet. I’d really appreciate if you could help me sort this problem out. Thank you.

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Hey dear, Change your USB Installer config.plist file and try again.
      on clover screen hit space bar and try to boot with that boot flags.

      1. blankSalman

        Thanks for your reply. Which config file should I choose? I used the one for HD 4600 Graphics.

        What boot flags should I use?

      2. blankFaiz Orz Post author

        Use HD 4000 and nv_disable=1 boot flag. Other boot flags are mentioned in Clover boot menu page.
        Also, don’t forget to set -v boot flag for seeing error messages.

  19. blankKyle g Reply

    I have a 7th gen CPU With Intel 620 graphics, and I can’t find a confit file that works at all. I just get a black screen and a bunch of +++++++++++++++++

  20. blankma ashikul islam Reply

    can i install mac os or os x on my dell inspiron 5559?
    i don’t install mac on this laptop. please do something for that

  21. blankVolodymyr Reply

    Hi, I made a bootable drive using your guide and launched clover, but if I try to boot mac os from install mac os sierra, it shows error loading kernel cache (0x1). Loading in safe mode, verbose, without caches just gives black screen.
    Acer aspire e-574g, Windows 10, sata set to ahci, in bios boot mode uefi, flash drive has config for my integrated gpu in CPU, hdd is gpt

  22. blankParmeet Reply

    Hello, I have Dell Inspiron 5521
    8 gigs ram
    I5 cpu
    AMD graphics
    I am stuck on the apple logo and empty progress bar
    Please help me i really want to have mac os on my pc i have tried different settings but it is still stuck

  23. blankDibyadarshan Pati Reply

    Please help me man! I am getting stuck at a white screen everytime I directly boot into MacOS Sierra installer. As soon as I enter that option in clover, a black screen with only +++++++++- appears & finally comes to that white screen. Please tell me what to do. I need complete guide in this case. P.S. I have put that config.plist in that folder. My system specs are as follows..
    First of all- this is a desktop PC not laptop
    Processor- Intel i3 530 @2.93 GHz
    Motherboard- Intel DH55TC
    RAM – 4 gigs
    Screen resolution- 1650×1080 (16:10)
    Graphics- Intel® HD Graphics (no external graphics card)
    Again I request you guys to guide me completely on this. Also please tell me which config.plist is perfect for my specs..

      1. blankDibyadarshan Pati

        Thanks for that reply bro. I am now trying.. I will sure reply after trying. You are a true blogger man! You never step behind from helping ’em all.. Your replies above prove it.

  24. blankPaul Reply


    I am having similar issues to Bob, used Unibeast (installed fine) it boots to clover menu but hangs on ++++++++++++++ after using safe mode and verbose args.

    I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 13 i7-7200 with 16Gb RAM

      1. blankPaul

        Now I can see I am getting the error message using verbose flag – Mac not supported on this platform reason: mac f22788aa

  25. blankBob Reply

    I’m trying to install macOS on my windows pc. I created a bootable usb with Unibeast. Everything is OK untill I click ‘external’ on the clover boot menu. I see the apple logo and then my pc just restarts and nothing happend.

    AMD FX-8350
    16gb ram
    Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0

    kind regards,

  26. blankwilliam Reply

    please help me, i already follow your instruction and everything no problem, until my mouse doesn’t respond or move when begin installation (like choose language and select continue). only keyboard does respond.

    i already use nvidia gen 1/2 but didn’t solve the problem. any idea how to solve that problem ?
    thank you ..

  27. blankAlejandra Reply

    I hope you can help me. I just installed macOS SIerra, I used the instructions of the article I have a laptop ASUS k45vd
    I can enter to the system using the USB.
    I followed the post-install instructions
    I used multibeast. I installed the UEFI boot mode bootloader. I restarted the computer, I can see the clover menu, it automatically chooses the option to enter to the system after some seconds but after that I can’t enter to the system, it stays blank (I can’t even see the apple logo)
    I tried again with the USB and I can enter to the system without problems.

    I checked the boot options and I believe they are the same.
    Boot args: -v nv_disable=1 kext-dev-mode=1
    I don’t know what else to do
    Something I noticed I don’t know if it really makes a difference is that multibeast installed clover version 3766. In the installation USB is version 3763

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Download EFI Mounter v3 then open it when it’s opened, mount your USB Installer and your macOS Drive also. When both is mounted then from USB EFI drive Copy the EFI folder and replace it with the macOS EFI Drive then it will be the same and you won’t have any issue. The idea is to copy the USB bootloader files to the macOS Drive.

  28. blankAlejandra Reply

    I’m trying to install macOS Sierra and I created the USB installer with win32diskimager. I get to the Clover menu and I choose Boot macOS X from Install MacOS Sierra. I get a bunch of messages and then the system goes to the Apple logo but it stays there and it doesn’t do anything else, I can see the mouse icon (a multicolored circle) moving but the bar under the logo doesn’t fill, land it just stays like that. I don’t know if I need to adjust parameters or what i need to do.

    I’m using a laptop Asus K45vd
    Intel core i5-3210M 2.5GHz
    Nvidia Geforce 610m 2GB
    Bios ver 234
    VBIOS ver 2137
    EC ver 213
    VT-d is disabled
    Sata controller is AHCI
    Legacy USB support is enabled

    when I booted to the USB I used the boot menu and I had two options to boot to my USB, a UEFI: USB and the other option doesn’t say UEFI. I chose the UEFI option.

  29. blankMohammed Reply

    I have an Asus Q504ua (i5 6200U 520 ). I did everything the tutorial said but when I get to the Clover menu and I select “boot Mac OS X from Install macOS Sierra” I get a panic prompt. The following error reads”Can’t perform kext scan: no kext summary”.
    I’ve messed with the options, tried safe mode different boot flags but I still get the same message. Do you think it would make a difference or even possible if I installed El Capitan first then download Sierra? If you could help with this that would be greatly appreciated.

  30. blankJan Novák Reply

    Hey, Faiz Orz,
    thanks for the tutorial! But I have a problem.
    When installation ends, and I hit the restart button, everythink I see is short log on blackscreen and then my Windows (on other Drive) boot up. So I boot my USB drive with installation but there is nothing about bootable drive with MacOS. Only thing what is there, is installation of macos sierra like before and couple Windows things. So I hit Installation and I’m again on the beginning of the installation.
    Could you please point me, what could I do?
    Thank you a lot, have a nice day!
    Btw specs: i7-6700, GTX970, Z170-D3H (mb)

  31. blankSandy Reply

    Hello Faiz Orz,
    I am trying to install into Gigabyte Intel board. Created bootable USB by using “Win32Disk Imager”. MAC OSx Sierra downloaded from the link provided by you. It boots from the Clover and when i select “Boot MAC OSx from Install MAC OS X Sierra. It boots and stuck at “System time in nanoseconds”
    Please help….

  32. blankAyush Sharma Reply

    I tried placing config.plist file but whenever i boot using USB i first have to select boot clover from efi option for sierra installation option to appear,Here’s the problem:
    1)If i click on it without applying boot args apple logo appears and it load to about half and then black screen appears restarting pc.
    2)If boot args applied then still the process does not complete and pc gets restarting.

      1. blankDerry

        It’s just like my problem when I tried to install it, never succesful always restart before reach full bar of the loading bar below apple logo. Any solution?

        I use HP ac146tx

      2. blankFaiz Orz Post author

        Hey dear Derry, I have some tips.
        1. Once boot without caches and use nv_disbale=1 boot flag.
        2. Place your system config.plist file to USB Installer. (use HD5500 config.plist)
        3. If already did it then use another one.
        4. Still didn’t work then use this guide: Create USB Installer with UniBeast

  33. blankAyush Sharma Reply

    I tried all boot args all at once and then each one at a time but still unable to enter into OS setup as a black screen ending with ++++++++++++ appears and then it restarts.If boot args are not applied apple logo appears followed by restart .Pls Help

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      If you have created bootable USB Installer on windows 10 then you have to place your system config.plist file from the “Pacote de Config” folder to EFI > Clover(USB Installer). Then it will help you to boot without any problem into Bootable USB Installer.

  34. blankAli Reply

    I have dell inspiron 13 7000 series
    i5 4gb ram.tried with different methods to install mac os, unfortunately i am still stuck with it. can anyone guide me on this please.
    thank you in advance.

      1. blankAli

        i did tried with win32disk maker as well as transmac, none of the methods work for me. usb bootable disk create successfully, but wnen i boot with usb nothing happens. only black screen and shows oneblinking line on left corner of the screen keeps.

  35. blankGary Reply

    My macOS Sierra Bootable USB hangs a few seconds after booting on my Lenovo Yoga 910 which has a i7 7th gen and 13.9” touch screen at 3840 x 2160. I tried “How to create bootable USB installer for macOS Sierra using UniBeast” by downloading macOS from the App Store. When I boot on the Lenovo I get the Apple logo in the middle of the screen and it just stays there and the USB activity light goes off within a few seconds – system hangs. So I then tried “How to create macOS Sierra bootable USB Installer on Windows 10” and when booting it displays a couple of lines and a hangs after displaying a row of ++++++++++++++++++ in about the same time frame as the prior boot USB with the Apple logo. Both of these used the EFI Clover bootloader.
    I tried various Clover options per your “How to boot correctly into bootable USB installer of macOS Sierra” and it always hangs at the same spot after the row of ++++++++++++++++++++++ regardless of the options.
    I have a .jpg of the screen when it hangs if you want to see it. Please advise what else I should do in order to get macOS on this Lenovo Yoga 910. It does run macOS Sierra under VMware and VirtualBox, but I’d like to run macOS directly.
    Thanks – Gary

  36. blankDarshan Mothreja Reply

    Hi Faiz Orz
    I think you should give full description with boot args and there common problems faced by people. Because everybody have there own hardware configuration it might be different what you have. So the instruction manual that you have provided is having common steps. I didn’t got any new information from your article. Sorry for my words if you feel bad but I thought i can give you my opinion .
    Thank You
    Darshan Mothreja

    1. blankFaiz Orz Post author Reply

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. I will try to make an article for common boot args, but this article is for those who are new to clover and the basic information that they need to know.

      1. blankSami Akib

        could you please tell me what to do? even after doing everything in the guides and the videos it still says ‘This version of Mac OS X is not supported on this platform!

        Reason- Mac-F22788AA’

        I have an ASUS ROG GL752VW i7 16 GB RAM intel hd 530 and nvidia geforce 960M.

        Please reply fast. Much obliged.

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